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
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
Upon learning that NESTLÉ® BUTTERFINGER® CUPS are a key part of the training regimen of Fighter of the Decade Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao, Butterfinger has bet one million on its newest fan, Pacquiao, to win the “Fight of the Century” which will take place on May 2, in Las Vegas. Pacquiao, boxing’s only eight-division world champion, is preparing for his biggest career challenge by adding a secret weapon to his training table. Continue reading
I had some computer problems recently. After weeks of stop-start connectivity, my laptop called it a day and I found myself staring at something called ‘a television’ with someone called ‘a wife’. It was terribly disorientating so I had to decide if it was time to visit the barman or the techie who lived down the lane and the latter would prove to be cheaper. A young guy with face fluff and mop-top set to work and, before I could say ten pints of Guinness my good man, new life was bestowed on my coffee stained computer and I was spared another trip to rehab. As I hadn’t accessed fight updates in nearly a week, I was eager to get all the news so you can understand my bitter disappointment when the first post I saw was Manny Pacquiao out cold following the JMM punch and an idiotic banner that read “What time is it? It’s Pacquiao O Clock”. Continue reading
Befitting the unprecedented nature of this mega-fight, a bout that is expected to be the richest in boxing history, Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao were given the royal treatment Wednesday at a gala press conference at Nokia Theatre at LA Live.
A glitzy, Hollywood-style red carpet—comparable to that of Hollywood’s biggest award shows—was rolled out to welcome the fighters and afford access to more than 700 credentialed media members from around the world. Among the formidable press core were dozens of television and radio crews and literally hundreds of newspaper columnists, boxing writers, and news, entertainment and sports reporters. Even the Goodyear Blimp flew above to mark the occasion as the top-two fighters of this generation, Mayweather and Pacquiao, went face-to-face for the first time prior to their epic welterweight world championship unification bout Saturday, May 2, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Continue reading
The incessant chatter has gone beyond “shooting the breeze”. Voices of disharmony hope to gain support for their viewpoint. Much of their utterings, gossip, and jawboning drifts off into the land of piddling. That should come as no surprise to us, because it would seem that anyone who has ever laced on a pair of boxing gloves, or helped someone else do so has been asked to give his 2cents. There’s no need for him to elbow to the front either. He just needs to hang tight and quicker than later someone will shove a mic under his nose and try to capture the elusive essence of the upcoming May 2nd mega event. Unfortunately, the public is discovering the camera is shaky and so are the opinions. Continue reading
It’s official: Sky Sports will exclusively televise the May 2nd mega-fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao on Box Office, with Sky today announcing how they have been awarded exclusive live T.V rights in the U.K.
After a fierce bidding war between Sky, BoxNation and BT Sports, Sky have emerged victorious and they promise a lengthy series of build-up shows to further wet the appetite of fight fans in the days and weeks preceding the welterweight title showdown.
Now, to the biggest question the fans have been asking: how much will it cost to watch the fight in the comfort of one’s armchair? Sky have announced how the fight will be priced at £19.95, which is only a small amount above their regular Box Office fee of £17.95. This is sure to please a lot of people, especially after there had been rumours the fight would carry with it a pay-per-view price tag of anywhere from £30 to £49.99. Continue reading
Both Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. have a long lasting relationship, except theirs is not a good fluffy one; instead it consists of strong dislike and social competition.
Pacquiao, while having a shaky past, one filled with cheating, gambling, drinking, and other character tarnishing activities, has always been trying to earn the approval of his fellow man. He was always closely involved in local politics, charities, and actively participated in helping the people every time a natural disaster touched Philippines. After holding a position of a congressman, there were rumors that he is now aiming at elevating his position in the government. A good Samaritan, a loyal husband, and a religious leader, Pacquiao has become a man people can be proud of. Continue reading
Sky Sports Box Office has been awarded exclusive live rights to ‘the fight of the century’, the welterweight world championship unification clash between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao, thanks to an agreement announced today. Continue reading