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Freddie Roach “Khan Hasn’t The Balls For Mayweather Or Pacquiao”

Amir Khan has hit back at ex-trainer Freddie Roach who said that the British fighter maybe lacks the intestinal fortitude to square off against either of the world’s two premier 147lb fighters, in Mayweather and Pacquiao.

Roach, who once said that Manny had Khan down 4 times in sparring, is arguably bitter over the Bolton man’s decision to “defect” to Virgil Hunter after his crushing defeat to Danny Garcia back in 2012.

He said of Khan; “Amir should be calling out my man or Mayweather, but he doesn’t have the balls” Continue reading

Mayweather vs Pacquaio: #ScrewTheFans

“Sorry but the contest is over and nobody has #MayPac tickets as of today with less than two weeks to go. #FansFirst#wheresmyticket” – Oscar De La Hoya Twitter feed, April 21, 2015

Odd choice of a hashtag there, Oscar.

How can you call this a “Fans First” issue when only 1,000 out of 16,800 tickets were actually available to the public? The more pertinent questions – why were so few tickets available? And has this superfight ever put the fans first?

Mayweather-Pacquiao should be a love letter to fans. It’s the once-in-a-generation event every generation deserves. They’ve hoped and prayed for Mayweather-Pacquiao since 2009. Now the fight’s finally here, the invitations have been issued, but it doesn’t seem like those fans are welcome. Instead, this enterprise merely exemplifies the asinine business model that’s slowly killed boxing for the last two decades. Continue reading

Justin Bieber Snubbed By Floyd Ahead Of Mayweather v Pacquiao

Loathsome pop-brat and perennial “hanger-on” Justin Bieber has been dealt a blow by his “buddy” Floyd Mayweather Jr ahead of next Saturday’s super-fight with Manny Pacquiao, reports the Daily Star in the UK.

The Canadian singer, who embarrassingly appeared to gate-crash proceedings when the fight was announced, had banked on being front and centre when Floyd makes his ring-walk in 6 short days.

Sadly for the 21 year old, who is more known for his anti-social, publicity seeking antics than his “music” these days, a source close to Mayweather told The Star; Continue reading

Video: Mayweather/Pacquiao: The Legends Speak [Full Episode]

MAYWEATHER/PACQUIAO: THE LEGENDS SPEAK debuts SATURDAY, APRIL 25 (12:15 a.m. ET/PT), immediately following “HBO World Championship Boxing® – The half-hour special will open with Lampley and Kellerman setting the stage for the mega-fight. Then Lampley sits down with Oscar de la Hoya and Shane Mosley, who faced both Mayweather and Pacquiao, to talk about how they trained and fought them and what they think each fighter will need to do to win the upcoming showdown. HBO also captured interviews with middleweight title-holder Miguel Cotto, Mexican superstar Juan Manuel Marquez and former British boxing sensation Ricky Hatton, all of whom fought Pacquiao and Mayweather in the Las Vegas spotlight. Continue reading

Floyd Believes He Has The Edge

Floyd Mayweather has hinted that he was the man who had the psychological advantage at the chance meeting at a Miami Heat basketball game that put the May 2nd super-fight with Manny Pacquiao together. Referencing the encounter and also the physical differences between them, Floyd said;

“You can read a guy’s body language. When Pacquiao first saw me in Miami, he didn’t expect to see me there at the game. He looked shocked. Like – ‘damn, he’s taller than me. He’s bigger than what I thought I was’ ” Continue reading

Floyd Mayweather Interview Transcript – Mayweather vs. Pac

Floyd Mayweather
Hey, how is everyone doing? I want to thank Leonard. I want to thank Kelly. I want to thank my team. I want to thank all the media from around the world that have been covering this fight. I want to thank everyone, I just want to say that you guys are doing a great job and I appreciate you.

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That thing on SportsCenter the other night, when you were talking about your place in boxing history and you said you thought you were greater than Muhammad Ali. Can you expand on your reasons why you feel that way? Continue reading

Arum: Money Means Nothing To The 1%

The Mayweather-Pacquiao ticket saga, after rumbling on since the fight was announced, came to an end inside a minute yesterday when all of the public allocation were snapped up within seconds.

Top Rank boss Bob Arum has spoken to CNN regarding the cost of tickets to the mega-fight, which as of Friday afternoon (BST) are currently re-selling on Stub-Hub for in excess of $128,000. Serious, serious money.

He said; “The 1% have so much money that they don’t know how to spend it. Whether it’s yachts, paintings or tickets to a fight, the money means nothing to them. We’ve never seen anything like this in all of boxing, and I don’t think, for any sporting event” Continue reading

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