Anchor Max Bretos (l) and Friday Night Fights analyst Teddy Atlas filming SportsCenter live from the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. The biggest fight of a generation is nearly upon us and ESPN has it covered from all angles. ESPN’s week-long coverage from Las Vegas of the Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao prizefight began on Sunday with SportsCenter live from Las Vegas and will culminate with live post-fight coverage and reactions on SportsCenter immediately following … Read Article
Hall of Fame Boxing Announcer Al Bernstein, who will announce the Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquaio mega fight on pay per view Saturday, May 2, will be at Lagasse’s Stadium inside The Palazzo on the eve of the fight to provide his analysis to boxing fans. At 8 p.m. on Friday, … Read Article
“I don’t know why they had him staying in that type of hotel…the treatment, I feel that it wasn’t right…it just wasn’t right…financially, I don’t think Top Rank treated him right for this fight,” stated undefeated pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather, who spoke to select members of the media ahead of his upcoming clash this Saturday with Manny Pacquiao.. … Read Article
(Photo credit: Will Hart/HBO)The countdown to Floyd “Money” Mayweather vs. Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao continued today as both fighters held individual Grand Arrivals with Mayweather arriving at MGM Grand and Pacquiao at Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino.
In a long-awaited collision of boxing superstars taking place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena this Saturday, May 2, undefeated pound for pound king and 11-time world champion Mayweather (47-0, 26 KOs) meets eight-division world champion and Filipino legend … Read Article
“I feel no changes in my body…I think the changes are more experience now than 5 years ago…the speed and power, there’s no changes,” stated 8-division world champion Manny Pacquiao, who talked about how he’s changed in the 5 years since a showdown with undefeated pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather has been discussed.… Read Article
Until recent time this fight was confined to our fascination of a matchup between two incredible fighters. It is a fight that should have taken place five years ago but even today after all that has transpired it continues to arouse polarising opinion and passion in its potential audience. Boxing’s detractors have temporary halted their sermons of its demise. They have secretly purchased tickets, veiled in their backing yet contributing to the record shattering revenue … Read Article
The ever divisive Adrien Broner (30-1, 22ko) has spoken to FightHype.com after a trip to the Mayweather gym to visit his friend and mentor Floyd in sparring.
Broner, who at his worst is a bare-faced Floyd imitator, has said Mayweather is sharp and very focused ahead of Saturday’s fight;
“It’s tunnel vision now. You can tell there’s only one thing on his mind.”… Read Article
British WBA super-middleweight boss Carl Froch (33-2, 24ko) has this lunchtime (tue) spoken to Sky Sports News and become the latest in a long-line of fighters to wade in with a pick for Saturday night, offering his own tactical insight into what each man must do and also into whether or not his career has wound down to a natural conclusion.
Froch, a year removed from his stadium rematch with George Groves at Wembley, is … Read Article
Clichés like “key to victory” and strategic game-planning referring to the coaches’ insights and observations are a vital part of the mental preparation and the “psyche” of any pugilist. However even the most elaborate game plan is just a hypothesis, an intention that lasts until the first big shot is landed. In the late rounds when incremental damage piles up boxers fight on habit and instinct with rare moments of ingenuity and little regard of … Read Article
Like many fight fans the coming days are going to be very long as we await the anticipated fight of the century. Ok it has taken 5 years in the making, but its hear and I for one cant wait. Actually this is a match makers dream, an attacking whirlwind fighter versus a master counter puncher, possibly one of the best if not the very best the spot has ever seen. Those that say we … Read Article