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Sugar Ray Leonard Visits ESPN, Discusses Mayweather-Pacquiao/Garcia-Peterson

Former Five-Division Champion and Boxing Hall of Famer Sugar Ray Leonard discusses this Saturday’s fight between junior welterweight titlists Danny Garcia and Lamont Peterson, and much more with ESPN’s Brian Campbell

Leonard visited ESPN’s Bristol, Conn., campus today for an ESPN Car Wash, appearing on several ESPN shows, including SportsCenter to also discuss the much anticipated May 2 Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiao mega-fight and more. Photos of Leonard on the set of SportsCenter are available in the ESPN Images library
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If Mayweather Jr. lost to Pacquiao: Bob Arum weighs in

Part of the reason that May 2nd is such a colossal event, is mostly due to the fact that for a long time now, boxing enthusiasts believed that only Manny Pacquiao has the right arsenal to beat Floyd Mayweather Jr. Of course aside from their competitive edge, both men have developed very unique personalities over the years, and paired together with their history, they make a great story for the sport of boxing.

One of the more popular questions nowadays, is what would happen if Mayweather Jr. lost the fight? Continue reading

U.S Senator Harry Reid is rooting to Pacquiao

Harry Reid, a long time senator from Nevada, has voiced his support for Manny Pacquiao in his upcoming bout against Floyd Mayweather Jr.

“I always try to help people who help me and no one has been more helpful to me, campaign wise, who’s been a personality, than Manny Pacquiao. I wish them both well and they’re good for the sport but Manny Pacquiao broke training on two separate occasions to come and campaign for me and I can’t forget that,” stated Reid. Continue reading

Swimming vs. road work/running for boxers – a better option or a therapeutic option?

Swimming is a great aerobic enhancer and surpasses the benefits of running as far as endurance and lung capacity are concerned. It opens up the alveoli and increases the feel good factor. It brings up the overall fitness level and tones the whole body of a boxer relaxing every muscle as well during warm down in the water. Swimming is a low impact activity and injury in the pool is extremely rare (slipping in the shower is another story). The old school of thought used to believe swimming developed the wrong back and shoulder muscles and affected the range of motion for boxers. The same school preached that free weights were poison for the boxing body. Continue reading

Freddie Roach: “Floyd Knows Manny is Taking Him into Deep Water”

SACRÉ BLEU! We have all heard of France’s New Wave style of filmmaking but has FLOYD “Money” MAYWEATHER decided to incorporate New Wave training into his preparations for his battle against Fighter of the Decade Congressman MANNY “Pacman” PACQUIAO or is he just a fish out of water? Their welterweight world championship unification battle takes place Saturday, May 2 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Continue reading

Mayweather vs. Pacquiao Official Commercial

With less than a month to go until the historic championship showdown between 11-time, five-division world champion Floyd “Money” Mayweather and eight-division world champion Manny “Pac-Man” Pacquiao, the collective marketing team for the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao promotion released the commercial spot today touting the pay-per-view event. Continue reading

Mayweather/Pac: Why Floyd Has No Chance…

I have heard a lot of hype about this fight, lots of hoopla, people saying stuff about the camps, psychology, trainers, drug testing, networks and so on. I have not seen much about the actual skills of the boxer when pitted against each other. What I have seen is how Mayweather will win and how faded Manny Pacquiao is. Well, I think Pacquiao will win and nobody has really said much about the details of how Pacquiao will win, which is silly because he has a great chance, this is my opinion.

Pacman’s offence, as usual, is the key to him winning specifically his punch output combined with his accuracy and most importantly his footwork; Floyd has never fought anyone with the combined output and accuracy. Manny has a high output and because of the speed which he can deliver punches he is very accurate for a person that throws that many punches. Continue reading

Left-Hook Lounge Radio Presents: Mayweather vs Pacquiao – Randall Bailey Special In-Studio Guest Today

Check out Left Hook Lounge Radio on BlogTalkRadio LIVE tonight at 9ET/6PT, hosted by Boxing247 / East Side Boxing resident scribe Vivek “Vito” Wallace. Left Hook Lounge Radio kicks off a full 30 days of live radio coverage breaking down Mayweather vs Pacquiao with some of the best minds in the business. Continue reading

HBO Sports to Replay Three of Manny Pacquiao’s Classics Bouts

Fight fans captivated by the fast-approaching welterweight unification title fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao can enjoy a revealing look at Pacquiao’s brilliant ring career when HBO Sports presents three of his all-time classic bouts back-to-back.

On Friday, April 17 at 11:00 p.m. (ET/PT) and Saturday, April 18 at 8:15 a.m. (ET/PT), HBO2 will replay Pacquiao vs. Bradley II 2014, Pacquiao vs. Cotto 2009 and Pacquiao vs. De La Hoya 2008 back-to-back. Continue reading