First it was Floyd Mayweather, Jr. poaching all potential sparring partners from Manny Pacquiao.
Stephen Espinoza, Showtime Sports EVP, speaks about negotiating the Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao fight, perhaps the most complex and lucrative fight deal in history.
Experts have wondered if this fight, in a strict boxing sense, was announced five years too late. Maybe. But it doesn’t matter.
Let’s discard the nonsense that this is just another fight, or that it doesn’t feed a starving sport.
Floyd, you’re great. While I can’t concede the greatest, and I wince when you compare yourself favorably to The Greatest (Muhammad Ali), I’ll give it that you’re the best of your time.
With more dueling monologues than a presidential campaign, it’s sounding more and more like Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao will fight next year.
Somewhere way on the right side of your globe, in the aorta of China, Manny Pacquiao will fight on Saturday, Nov. 22.
If boxing is to save its vitality, it needs vital boxers to fight each other. Seems simple enough, an athletic algorithm that serves the sport and its fans.
Manny Pacquiao, one of the few boxers to still move the needle, fights Timothy Bradley this weekend for the WBO welterweight title.
Manny Pacquiao is about to find out the truth.
It’s easy to define a career and identify all the key moments once it’s over.
Juan Manuel Marquez was ready for his opportunity.
No need for Juan Manuel Marquez to impress the judges. No need for the referee to count to 10.
Manny Pacquiao says he wants a rematch with Timothy Bradley after a five-judge panel assembled by the WBO championship committee unanimously favored the Filipino fighter in a video review.
Rip Hamilton had a kindred spirit in the old, bald, fat guy standing near an MGM Grand bar late Saturday night. “I will never watch boxing again!,” the big guy bellowed to no one in particular. “Never!”
Boxing fans don’t want to see Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Victor Ortiz. They want to see Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Manny Pacquiao, and the sport needs it to happen as well.
Manny Pacquiao caught Shane Mosley early, then chased him the rest of the night. Not much more he could do against an aging fighter who seemed only to want to survive.