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Gutsy move by HBO opening with Floyd Mayweather Jr. saying that if he's not on 24/7, don't even bother watching. He then asks, what would the show 24/7 be without me?
The truth is, Floyd does generate the best ratings for 24/7. With that said, it's still a pretty good show when Manny Pacquiao is on.
Best spoken line, Floyd Mayweather Jr.: "June 1st is just any ordinary day. I'm...Read more »
Middleweight champion Sergio Martinez defends his title against Matthew Macklin on Saturday night at the Theater in Madison Square Garden. Here is a video preview from HBO....Read more »
I was concerned that HBO was giving us too much Freddie Roach. Could a series just on the trainer really offer us anything new? Roach, thanks to training Manny Pacquiao, Amir Khan and others, is one of the most recognizable faces in boxing. His Wild Card Gym has become this era's Kronk. For its part, HBO has profiled him on "Real Sports," he's been on 'Face Off" and he really plays...Read more »
CNN prime time talk show host Piers Morgan knows how to ask the tough questions. Verbal sparring is part of his gig. But does he know how to slip a left hand? Perhaps we'll find out. In addition to grilling Manny Pacquiao in the studio, Morgan actually climbs into the ring with him at the Wild Card Gym.
Here's a press release sent out by CNN and HBO regarding Morgan and Pacquiao's upcoming...Read more »
We wrote that the opening of Mayweather-Ortiz sizzled. This opening was just as effective, but in a far more subtle way.
Best spoken line, Juan Manuel Marquez: "I think that is why I want this fight, why I've always wanted this fight and it's like a thorn in my side that I want to pull out."
Freddie Sez: "Everything in Manny Pacquiao's life is because of boxing....Read more »
Check out this video above of Bernard Hopkins. HBO supplied it....Read more »
Bernard Hopkins fights Chad Dawson Saturday night with the WBC and Ring magazine light heavyweight championship on the line in Los Angeles. In this video supplied by HBO, take a look at Hopkins' greatest hits....Read more »
Only Victor Oritz knows what he was thinking in the seconds before he was knocked out by Floyd Mayweather Jr. in the fourth round of Saturday's WBC welterweight title fight in Las Vegas.
Perhaps he will share it with us some day.
Let's recap what happened.
In the estimation of this corner, Ortiz was pressuring Mayweather like few fighters have ever pressured him. He was not...Read more »