Boxing

Boxing

Floyd “Money” Mayweather, the greatest pound-for-pound boxer of all time, arrived in the Philippines last week with his crew known as “The Money Team” for several endorsements activities, rest and recreation, as well as a quick chat with Special Assistant to the president Bong Go.

Mayweather, who successfully competed and defended his championship belt from 1996 to 2007 and 2009 to 2015, boasts of a 50-0 career win-loss record, which included a successful one-fight comeback in 2017 wherein he defeated the Philippines’ Manny Pacquiao.

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Up until two months ago, it was thought that boxing discussions this week would center around Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez, depending on the outcome of their fight that was to be held last weekend. Was a clear winner determined? Was there a beatdown, mentally or physically, that would require time for the loser to recover? More importantly to the fans, and just as intriguing, would be what would be what would be next for both.

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Max Kellerman of HBO dissected middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (38-0-1, 34 KOs) following his 2nd round knockout win over Vanes Martirosyan (36-4-1, 21 KOs) last Saturday night, and he came to the conclusion that he fights much differently against weaker opposition than he does when he fights the more talented guys like Daniel Jacobs and Saul Canelo Alvarez.

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It looks like the fight between WBC light welterweight champion Jose Ramirez (22-0, 16 KOs) and interim WBC 140lb champion Regis Prograis (21-0, 18 KOs) is dead in the water after Monday’s purse bid was called off without a new date for the rescheduling. Ramirez’s promoters at Top Rank aren’t eager to make the fight with the highly talented unbeaten Prograis right now, according to Dan Rafael.

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