Mayweather Jr. vs Pacquaio II? Freddie Roach Sees Signs

The Wild Card boxing gym in Los Angeles, California, has brought many visitors over the years. Boxing enthusiasts, amateur and professional fighters, fans and media, Hollywood actors,  all have visited the famous gym for a variety of reasons. The owner and head trainer Freddie Roach has trained numerous world class fighters in that facility, including Amir Khan, Bernard Hopkins, Miguel Cotto, and who can forget his star pupil Manny Pacquiao. There are countless champions that coach Roach has chiseled, too many to mention.

The Wild Card boxing gym in Los Angeles, California, has brought many visitors over the years. Boxing enthusiasts, amateur and professional fighters, fans and media, Hollywood actors,  all have visited the famous gym for a variety of reasons. The owner and head trainer Freddie Roach has trained numerous world class fighters in that facility, including Amir Khan, Bernard Hopkins, Miguel Cotto, and who can forget his star pupil Manny Pacquiao. There are countless champions that coach Roach has chiseled, too many to mention.

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McGregor Has No Boxing Coach, But Has a Plan To Beat Mayweather Jr.

August is just around the corner, with both McGregor and Mayweather Jr. getting ready to go to work once the bell rings.

August is just around the corner, with both McGregor and Mayweather Jr. getting ready to go to work once the bell rings.

For Mayweather Jr., this fight is nothing new, nothing different, and has no extraordinary challenges attached to it. It is a boxing match, inside a boxing ring. Being the same Mayweather Jr. he has always been, almost guarantees him a victory, at least according to the majority of boxing pugilists.

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Freddie Roach Blames the Bible for Pacquiao’s Timidity

It has been a while now since the idea of Manny Pacquiao stepping into the ring has gotten boxing fans thrilled. It took Pacquiao over two decades to climb to the peak of his career, and only a fraction of that to lose nearly all of his popularity. There are as many reasons out there, as there are opinions, but for Pacquiao’s mentor Freddie Roach, religion is the deterrent to the old, aggressive Manny Pacquiao.

It has been a while now since the idea of Manny Pacquiao stepping into the ring has gotten boxing fans thrilled. It took Pacquiao over two decades to climb to the peak of his career, and only a fraction of that to lose nearly all of his popularity. There are as many reasons out there, as there are opinions, but for Pacquiao’s mentor Freddie Roach, religion is the deterrent to the old, aggressive Manny Pacquiao.

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Conor McGregor Smashes Mayweather Jr. With a Left Hook

Not yet of course. The fight is yet to take place on August 26th in Las Vegas, Nevada.  In real life Conor McGregor is trying to elevate his confidence and show the world that he is one hundred percent focused on his bout against arguably one of the best technical fighters in boxing history in Floyd Mayweather Jr., by having a huge mural painted in his gym depicting McGregor landing what seems to be a devastating left hook.

Not yet of course. The fight is yet to take place on August 26th in Las Vegas, Nevada.  In real life Conor McGregor is trying to elevate his confidence and show the world that he is one hundred percent focused on his bout against arguably one of the best technical fighters in boxing history in Floyd Mayweather Jr., by having a huge mural painted in his gym depicting McGregor landing what seems to be a devastating left hook.

This fight is being dubbed as circus my many, as a serious fight by some, and simply as an entertainment event by most. I would lean to agree with the latter. Fights like these, despite providing a tremendous amusement value, lack the density to display either fighter’s abilities in the ring.

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Sergey Kovalev: “I give him credit!”

There are winners, and there are champions at heart. Sergey Kovalev, despite being a rather active trash talker, is generally a very honest and constructive person after his bouts. In today’s Instagram, Kovalev stated the following:

There are winners, and there are champions at heart. Sergey Kovalev, despite being a rather active trash talker, is generally a very honest and constructive person after his bouts. In today’s Instagram, Kovalev stated the following:

“I admit that Ward was better in rematch. I give him credit he did his homework with “A” and showed his professionalism and discipline. But he didn’t put an end to our clash. I fought with two people in the ring… I will be back!”

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Ward vs. Kovalev II: Simply Part II of the First Bout

When the fight was stopped, the scorecards showed Andre Ward as a close winner. Based on the direction the fight was going, the scores were spot on.

When the fight was stopped, the scorecards showed Andre Ward as a close winner. Based on the direction the fight was going, the scores were spot on.

I think it’s unnecessary to nitpick, and more candid to say that Andre Ward was simply better than Sergey Kovalev this past Saturday night in Las Vegas, NV. He was better in most ways, and it showed early in the fight. If we start disputing the fashion in which, or the reason as to why Tony Weeks stopped the fight, I am afraid the fantasy of the “what if” will skew and mottle what the fight was actually beginning to look like. Had Tony Weeks not stopped the fight, chances are, at least based on the direction the bout was going, Kovalev would have lost in a much more devastating fashion, possibly with knockdowns, or even being knocked out as a result.

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Kostya Tszyu on Kovalev: ”He needs to discover what went wrong in himself, and not look for errors in the judges’ scores.”

Considered to be one of the best super lightweights in recent history, Kostya Tszyu (31-2-0) rarely makes himself available to comment on, or be interviewed for anything boxing related. But when he does pick up the microphone, it is not difficult to remember him as being  one of the more outspoken, smart, and most importantly honest people in boxing.

Considered to be one of the best super lightweights in recent history, Kostya Tszyu (31-2-0) rarely makes himself available to comment on, or be interviewed for anything boxing related. But when he does pick up the microphone, it is not difficult to remember him as being one of the more outspoken, smart, and most importantly honest people in boxing.

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Shane Mosley: GGG vs. Canelo on 9/17/2016!

With GGG knocking out Dominic Wade, and Canelo doing likewise in his bout against Amir Khan this past Saturday night, their matchup was absolutely essential for the sport of boxing.

With GGG knocking out Dominic Wade, and Canelo doing likewise in his bout against Amir Khan this past Saturday night, their matchup was absolutely essential for the sport of boxing.

Sometimes all roads lead to Rome, and other times they lead to one of the most exciting middleweight bouts in boxing history. Even with their recent victories, many boxing fans and pugilists has their doubts that these two will step into the ring to face each other anytime soon. As of now is no official word on negotiations, let alone a signed contract. At times BoxRec has been known to post upcoming fights before any announcements, and thus far there is nothing under either fighter’s profile. Nevertheless, Sugar Shane Mosley took his ‘mum’s the word’ information to Twitter:

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Fruitless Hope: Will GGG dominate again?

We are just hours away from Gennady Golovkin (34-0-0) defending his titles against the unbeaten Dominic Wade (18-0-0) at the Forum, in Inglewood, California. While Wade is most certainly a suitable opponent, it is hard to imagine anyone who is not a current champion with a five star resume to have the slightest chance against Golovkin. I am not, in any way, shape or form writing Wade off, especially not in a sport like boxing, where a split second or a miniscule mistake can end the night. Having said that, the mind, just like muscle memory, has a tendency to presume expectations to be met.

We are just hours away from Gennady Golovkin (34-0-0) defending his titles against the unbeaten Dominic Wade (18-0-0) at the Forum, in Inglewood, California. While Wade is most certainly a suitable opponent, it is hard to imagine anyone who is not a current champion with a five star resume to have the slightest chance against Golovkin. I am not, in any way, shape or form writing Wade off, especially not in a sport like boxing, where a split second or a miniscule mistake can end the night. Having said that, the mind, just like muscle memory, has a tendency to presume expectations to be met.

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