LAS VEGAS (March 11, 2015) – Sports fans will be treated to the fight that has captured the attention of the entire world when boxing’s pound-for-pound king Floyd “Money” Mayweather steps into the ring to face eight-division world champion Manny “Pac-Man” Pacquiao in an epic welterweight world championship unification bout. The much-anticipated mega-fight will take place Saturday, May 2 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Promoted by Mayweather Promotions and Top Rank … Read Article
Aside from the unstoppable media bombardment about the Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Manny Pacquiao bout, the fans are putting forward their long thought about opinions about who will win the fight, and why. Forums are crawling with back-and-forth discussions between the Mayweather Jr. and Pacquiao fans pleading with each other as to why one is right and the other is wide of the mark about the eventual outcome of the bout.
It seems that the … Read Article
As we near the date for Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao, many are wondering how the biggest stars in the sport today would fare against legends from other eras. As one of the best, most popular fighters ever, Sugar Ray Leonard’s name is often brought up as someone who may have been on the level of these two current titans of boxing.… Read Article
Now that it is signed, the talk on whether the fight between WBA/WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather and WBO 147 pound champion Manny Pacquiao will ever be made can be put to rest with them both now signed to face each other two months from now on May 2nd, at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Instead, we can now focus on the particulars, and who has the actual advantage once they collide in … Read Article
Selan B. (Phoenix, AZ): You made a point on FaceBook the other day about the Mayweather v Pacquiao fight that I’d like you to revisit. Could you elaborate on your thoughts regarding the magnitude of this fight and the legacy of the fighters?
Vivek W. (ESB): In a nutshell, when we look at this fight, this is an event on the scale of nothing we’ve ever seen before, and arguably, nothing we will ever see … Read Article
Ever since the positively earth shaking news that Floyd Mayweather is to fight Manny Pacquaio, fight fans around the world have been residing in some blissful parallel universe.
It is finally on. Two of the best to have ever done it will fight on May 2nd of this year. Let us all rejoice. Let us praise the fighters for overcoming the many obstacles facing them to make this momentous fight happen. Let us enjoy the … Read Article
By Seamus Raftery: While I was watching a short documentary recently on the career of heavyweight great Smokin’ Joe Frazier a comment by boxing journalist Thomas Hauser jumped out at me. Speaking of the famous third bout in the series between Frazier and his arch nemesis Muhammad Ali, Hauser suggested that while both men were slightly past their primes, on that day in Manila “their downward curves intersected at just the right point”. The result … Read Article
Manny Pacquiao is an intelligent man. His influence bestrides sport, politics, music and popular culture in his home country of the Philippines. His frightening boxing career that has seen him snare world titles in six weight classes has been forged not merely on brutality, but also on thoughtful artistry. There is no doubt that for a man with so much brains behind his glorious brawn, the signs will have been there. As inconceivable as it … Read Article
Opinions are like…personalities, everybody has one. With the big fight on course for May 2, 2015, every soothsayer, naysayer, trainer, manager and critic is prognosticating the winner. Some have it a 50/50 fight, the rest are firmly on the Pacquiao bandwagon or the “Money” bandwagon. Freddie Roach has even injected some psychological warfare into the mix claiming that Roger Mayweather is a better trainer than Floyd Mayweather Sr. – causing a little discord in the … Read Article
In an exclusive interview with CNN, world champion Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao tells CNN his eldest children are most excited about his upcoming bout with Floyd Mayweather Jr., saying they would be on the “front row” at the Las Vegas showdown on May 2.
“My son and my daughter, they really wanted this fight to happen…Three years ago [they said] ‘Daddy, I want you to fight Mayweather. I want you to fight Mayweather.’ I … Read Article