Floyd Mayweather Jr. says he’s not in favor of having WBO junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez fight middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin right now. Mayweather feels that the fight still needs to be built more before it takes place. He thinks it’s still too early yet for Canelo to be fighting Golovkin.
Former welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather said Wednesday he was "interested" in a fight with Conor McGregor and had already offered the mixed martial arts star $15 million to climb into the ring with him.
Mayweather, who retired in 2015 with a perfect 49-0 record, told ESPN's First Take program that a McGregor bout was the only thing that could tempt him to end his exile from the ring.
The 39-year-old was responding to a question about whether he would consider a rematch with Filipino star Manny Pacquiao following the duo's much-heralded "Fight of the Century" two years ago.
There are big time rumors starting to float around about Floyd Mayweather Jr. coming back to fight Filipino star Manny Pacquiao in 2017. Pacquiao, who recently picked up the WBO welterweight title off of Top Rank fighter Jessie Vargas, seems to be very eager to make the fight with Mayweather happen.
CBS chairman and chief executive Leslie Moonves reportedly believes a rematch between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao is possible, according to the LA Times. Moonves told Pacquiao’s trainer Freddie Roach he thinks the rematch can take place. Roach and Pacquiao both want a second chance at Mayweather after losing a 12 round decision last year in May in the ‘fight of the century in 2015.
From “Kid Dynamite” to “Iron Mike”, Mike Tyson has always been revered for his Boxing skills and knockout power. He holds the record for being the youngest heavyweight champion and is the youngest to unify the division.
Making his first appearance in almost three years, former two division belt holder Mikey Garcia (35-0, 29 KOs) stopped former WBC World featherweight champion Elio Rojas (24-3, 14 KOs)
Mikey Garcia (35-0, 29 KOs) looked sensational in his fight last month against Elio Rojas in stopping him in the 5th round last month on July 30 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Former two division world champion Garcia, 28, is now looking to get a title shot against WBC lightweight champion Dejan Zlaticanin or WBO champion Terry Flanagan straightaway if possible.
I reside in Los Angeles, specifically within a 60-mile radius said to have the most boxing gyms per capita in the world. There are boxing gyms everywhere, in backyards, plazas, indoor swap meets, corners, and stand-alone buildings. Being raised in this area, we grow a bias towards the American and Hispanic boxer, because they are among us, a part of our communities. My bias led me to watch the Vasyl Lomachenko vs Orlando Salido fight, cheering for the latter to teach Lomachencko a lesson.
Former world champion Johnny Nelson thinks that Kell Brook (36-0, 25 KOs) should attack IBF/IBO/WBA/WBC middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (35-0, 32 KOs) straightaway in their fight on September 10, because he believes that his best chance of winning the contest is to not fight passively.
DONNIE Nietes, the longest-reigning Filipino world champion, has relinquished his World Boxing Organization light flyweight title, as he prepares to move up in weight to face former world champion Edgar Sosa in a flyweight bout at the Stub Hub Center in Carson City, California on Sept. 24.
Manny Pacquiao fights have been airing over HBO pay-per-view for many years. But this time, as the Pambansang Kamao returns to the ring on November 5 after a very short retirement, HBO will not be around.
WBO super bantamweight champion Nonito Donaire (37-3, 24 KOs) could be fighting his #1 WBO mandatory challenger Jessie Magdaleno (23-0, 17 KOs) on the undercard of the Manny Pacquiao vs. Jessie Vargas card on November 5 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Five division world champion Nonito “The Filipino Flash” sparred twelve rounds earlier this week in Las Vegas and said he is “feeling great” and looking forward to the coming week when a new set of sparring partners join his training camp.
Joshua Buatsi sent a message to his Olympic light-heavyweight rivals by producing a devastating knockout of third seed Elshod Rasulov to cruise into the quarter-finals.
BOOS rang through the boxing arena at Riocentro, Pavillion 6 as a unanimous victory in the 91kgs Olympic heavyweight final was awarded to Russia’s Evgeny Tishchenko.
Former two division world champion Orlando Salido (43-13-4, 30 KOs) will be facing former WBC super featherweight champion Takashi Miura (30-3-2, 23 KOs) on December 17 on HBO at The Forum in Inglewood, California. This is good news. It means there could be three excellent fights coming up with the Salido-Miura fight on December 17, Vasyl Lomachenko vs. Nicholas Walters fight on November 26, and potentially Gennady “GGG” Golovkin vs. Daniel Jacobs on December 10. Those are all fights on HBO Boxing. It’s great stuff.
LAS VEGAS -- As of mid-afternoon Tuesday, ÓSCAR VALDEZ knew he was fighting Saturday night in the co-main event of the TERENCE CRAWFORD - VIKTOR POSTOL boxing card. What he didn’t know was exactly what he was fighting for, other than a nice paycheck and another step forward in his career.
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA via YSA– Fans were surprised to witness the grand arrival of the only eight-division world champion and reigning Fighter of the Decade Manny Pacquiao and World Boxing Organization Welterweight Champion Jessie Vargas at the WYNN Hotel.
If Manny Pacquiao (58-6-2, 38 KOs) makes the mistake of agreeing to fight WBC/WBO light welterweight champion Terence Crawford (29-0, 20 KOs) at 140, he’ll lose the fight, according to Gennady “GGG” Golovkin’s trainer Abel Sanchez.
If former eight division world champion Manny Pacquiao can get past WBO welterweight champion Jessie Vargas in flying colors on November 5 in their fight on pay-per-view, then Pacquiao is expected to be back for two fights in 2017.
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