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We're just one day away from Manny Pacquiao-Brandon Rios showdown from Macau, China, which will be broadcast live on HBO PPV, beginning at 9 p.m.
Here are some expert opinions.
Holt McCallany, actor: Brandon Rios is a tough fighter with good power and a great young trainer in Robert Garcia, but it won't be enough in Macau this Saturday against former pound-for-pound king Manny Pacquiao....Read more »
Episode 1 of HBO's "24/7: Pacquiao vs. Rios" didn't contain any fireworks, but it certainly had its share of moments.
Much of the start of this episode was spent going over Manny Pacquiao's crushing knockout loss to Juan Manuel Marquez and introducing the audience to Brandon Rios. It proved a little slow for those who know the storylines, but it was certainly worthwhile getting to...Read more »
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 »
It’s been a fall full of great boxing, with several more great matchups to come over the next couple of months. One fight that may be the most overlooked of the bunch is the Mike Alvarado-Ruslan Provodnikov bout set for Saturday night on HBO's World Championship Boxing.
Alvarado (34-1, 23 KOs), who scored a tremendous victory over Brandon Rios in March, has emerged as one of the...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 »
1. Floyd Mayweather Jr., welterweight (44-0): Floyd is back in the top spot. Truth be told, it was an easy decision since Andre Ward has been inactive for so long. His win over Robert Guerrero on Cinco de Mayo proved he still has it. His September 14 bout against Canelo Alvarez is more proof that Mayweather is finally ready to put everything on the line.
2. Canelo Alvarez, junior middleweight...Read more »
After his dismantling of Robert Guerrero on May 4, its clear Floyd Mayweather Jr. has what it takes to fulfill his six-fight deal with SHOWTIME. Although Guerrero shouldn’t be confused with any of the all-time greats, he is still an excellent fighter in his prime. It was a win Mayweather needed to keep his place amongst the best in the sport.
Many in the boxing world are hoping Mayweather’s...Read more »
What’s next for Floyd Mayweather Jr.? The simple answer: whatever he wants. Truth be told, that is probably the only answer.
Mayweather is in a unique position where he has his pick of who he wants to fight, where and when. That’s a rarity in boxing these days, as promoters are often times running the show.
Need proof? Why didn’t Nonito Donaire fight Abner Mares? The two didn’t fight...Read more »
The Neutral Corner presents its fight wish list for 2013.
Floyd Mayweather (40-0) vs. Anyone: We want to see Mayweather fight anyone at this point. We know the “Money” man is very particular about who he fights and when, but its time he starts to justify why fans need to wait forever between fights. Manny Pacquiao, Canelo Alvarez and Tim Bradley are just a few of the several fighters we’d...Read more »
How important is Saturday’s fight against Juan Manuel Marquez to Manny Pacquiao? It’s of the utmost importance if Floyd Mayweather Jr. fights twice in 2013 like his advisor Leonard Ellerbe said.
Despite winning a close decision against Marquez in their third bout last November and a controversial loss to Tim Bradley on June 9, a big-money fight against Mayweather will still be on the table...Read more »