More than 200 accredited press members from around the world descended upon Mayweather Boxing Club for Tuesday’s Floyd Mayweather Media Day. It was the 11-time world champion Mayweather’s first and only open training session before his welterweight world championship unification mega-showdown against Manny Pacquiao on Saturday, May 2, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas live on pay-per-view.
Superstars Mayweather (47-0, 26 KOs) and Pacquiao (57-5-2, 38 KOs) is promoted by Mayweather Promotions and Top Rank Inc., the live pay-per-view telecast will be co-produced and co-distributed by HBO Pay-Per-View® and SHOWTIME PPV® beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/ 6:00 p.m. PT. Continue reading
2 Days: Terence Crawford – Watch the complete episode of 2 Days: Terence Crawford. Crawford vs. Dulorme will be televised as part of a split-site doubleheader on Saturday, April 18 live on HBO, beginning at 9:45 p.m. ET/PT.
Team Dulorme is heading to Texas: Today at the Luis Munoz Marin Airport in Carolina, Puerto Rico, Puerto Rican world title contender, Thomas Dulorme ( 22-1, 14 KOs ) alongside with his team, are heading to Arlington, Texas for the biggest fight of Dulorme’s career schedule for this Saturday, April 18 against Terence Crawford ( 25-0, 17 KOs ) of Nebraska, for the vacant WBO World super lightweight title. Continue reading
Photo by Ben Lowy – After hearing how late Mayweather was for his own media workout, the seven-time Trainer of the Year offered his own audit of Manny’s next opponent.
“I am so glad that Mayweather is big on Shots [the social network app. Mayweather uses] because he is going to be taking a lot of them from Manny on May 2,” said Roach, one of the many bon mots he served on Tuesday after Manny’s training session which included 12 rounds of sparring. “That is why he has been avoiding Manny for so long. He didn’t want this fight. He can pretend it was a strategy to build up the fight’s value but that’s not true. For once Mayweather wasn’t able to handpick his opponent. He was forced to take this fight — by Manny, the media and the fans. Continue reading
I’m saddened that days out from what many are building as FOTY potential, Saturdays scrap between big punching 140lb warriors Ruslan Provodnikov (24-3,17ko) and Lucas Matthysse (36-3,34ko) isn’t getting more attention.
Even on social media it seems that only “die-hard” fans are anticipating, and perhaps appreciating just how much potential to entertain this fight has.
Screened on HBO in the States and on Boxnation in the UK as part of a televised split with Terence Crawford v Thomas Dulorme, it’s safe to say in my opinion that those who will be in attendance ringside at the Turning Stone in Verona, NY are to be in for the biggest treat. Yet somehow, especially here in Britain, it doesn’t seem that enough people are getting truly excited about it. Continue reading
Video: Floyd Mayweather – “We’ll see what Pacquiao brings to the table”; Says Last Fight Is In September!
Videos courtesy of Fighthype.com: “You know, I got one more fight and I’m going to honor my contract…my last fight is in September. One more fight in September,” stated undefeated pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather, who made it clear that after Pacquiao, he only plans on fighting one more time before hanging up his gloves for good.
“That’s not important…what I do with sparring partners, that’s not important…I could have a good day in the gym, you know, sparring partners can have a good day on me. That don’t count.
” It counts under the lights when it’s for all the marbles,” stated undefeated pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather, who commented on reports that he’s been knocking out sparring partners during training camp for his upcoming clash with Manny Pacquiao. Continue reading
There was an interesting tweet from Britain’s premier heavyweight and WBO mandatory Tyson Fury (24-0, 18kos) this morning with reference to Twitter speculation regarding the British heavyweight title he owns and the numerous men that keep getting named with regards to potentially fighting, or challenging for it.
There appears to be a belief that because he is in pole position to face dominant, lineal heavyweight champ Wladimir Klitschko, Fury would vacate the British title that he won back in July 2011 against a then undefeated Dereck Chisora,(20-5,13ko) coincidentally on the day singer Amy Winehouse died.
It appears that the 6ft 9in “fighting-man” typically has no intention of such a thing. The tweet from Fury simply read; Continue reading
Veteran British fight figure Bob Shannon, who famously trained Ricky Hatton for his comeback, and whom has been in the corner of a whole host of British fighters in one capacity or another throughout his long career, has been charged with sexual assault. The complaint is believed to stem from an incident last year according to Greater Manchester Police, and the alleged victim is a girl under the age of 16. Continue reading
BOB ARUM: We are very excited to bring this event to Arlington, Texas, We are familiar with the Dallas-Ft. Worth area and have put on shows at Cowboys Stadium and this facility at the University of Texas Arlington is beautiful which is fitting for Fighter of the Year Terence Crawford, who was the world champion of the lightweight division and is now moving up for a crack at a junior welterweight world title. He fights a difficult contender in Thomas Dulorme. But we at Top Rank are confident in the ability of Terrence Crawford.
TERRENCE CRAWFORD: Camp has been going great. You know it’s been a blessing to be where I’m at and at this point I am ready to just go in there and do what I’ve got to do on Saturday night. Continue reading
Undefeated World Boxing Organization (WBO) lightweight champion and the Boxing Writers Association of America’s (BWAA) Fighter of the Year TERENCE “Bud” CRAWFORD (25-0, 17 KOs), from Omaha, NE, Puerto Rican buzz saw THOMAS “Thunder” DULORME (22-1, 14 KOs), the No. 2 world-rated contender and Hall of Fame promoter BOB Arum hosted a media conference call on Monday to discuss their upcoming rumble for the vacant WBO junior welterweight title. The Crawford-Dulorme world title fight will take place This Saturday! April 18, at College Park Center, located on the campus of the University of Texas Arlington in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. The world championship fight will be televised as part of a split site doubleheader live on HBO Boxing After Dark®, beginning at 9:45 p.m. ET/PT. Continue reading
In one of my favourite movies, The Crow, just before his character throws one of the men who murdered him and his girlfriend out of a window (just watch it, it’s a great film), Brandon Lee says;
“I guess it’s not a good day to be a bad guy, huh Skank?”
Well in Britain, I guess it’s not a good day to be Bury’s WBA (reg) super-bantamweight champion Scott Quigg, as like the fabled movie and comic book hero, WBA (sup) and WBO champion, undefeated Cuban Guillermo Rigondeaux (15-0,10ko) is on something of a hunting mission, publicly stating that he intends to come to the UK and call out Quigg in person. Continue reading