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Will U.S. boxing fans ever see Manny Pacquiao fight on their soil again?
From the way Top Rank boss Bob Arum sounded on a recent conference call, the States may not be graced by Pacquiao’s presence anytime soon.
Pacquiao’s last 14 bouts have been in the United States, most of them in Las Vegas. He fought Joshua Clottey and Antonio Margarito at Cowboy Stadium and Jorge Solis at the Alamodome...Read more »
Floyd Mayweather said he’s going to fight again in May and September, as part of his six-fight deal with SHOWTIME. The question is who is left?
Everyone wants to fight Mayweather. In addition to wanting to become part of history by fighting the word’s finest boxer, it’s an easy way to get rich. These days, anyone who fights Mayweather is pretty much guaranteed to earn the biggest pay check...Read more »
If you have spent some time around Cuban boxer Guillermo Rigondeaux, you've seen his thousand-watt smile. But it was not on display Tuesday during the media workout at Mendez's Gym in Manhattan. The ritual of the media workout is generally a prolonged photo op during which the fighter breaks a sweat and smiles for the camera. But Rigondeaux actually had a fairly serious workout.
In contrast,...Read more »
It was an incredible time to be a middleweight in Philadelphia. It was the 1970s and the fighters were great and the nicknames were even better. They say that Marvin Hagler became the champion he was because of the experience he picked up fighting in Philly during that era.
'Bad' Bennie Briscoe, Bobby "Boogaloo" Watts, Willie "The Worm" Monroe and Eugene "Cyclone"...Read more »
So Floyd Mayweather called out Manny Pacquiao, big deal.
Here’s exactly what Mayweather tweeted on Tuesday: “Manny Pacquiao I'm calling you out let's fight May 5th and give the world what they want to see.”
While Mayweather’s tweet is probably genuine and he definitely wants the fight happen, there’s still no reason to believe the two sides will agree to a fight, much less on May 5.
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