Mayweather vs McGregor – Good for boxing?

Please No, Not Again!   Not after the aftermath of the Mayweather/Pacquiao from May 2015 in which casual boxing fans were left with a bad taste in their mouth, PPV sales decreased, and boxing had a bad image in the sports world. In my opinion it wasn’t the $100 price tag it came with but the lack of action, after the years of the buildup was what did it. Pacquiao who is an all...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
1 day ago

Idle Notes: Top Rank/ESPN, Holiday Bowl, Solheim Cup

ESPN will air a Manny Pacquiao fight next month, in what may be the beginning of a new relationship with Top Rank boxing. In other news, Fox Sports 1 has acquired the Holiday Bowl, and the LPGA’s Solheim Cup is getting over-the-air exposure. ESPN to Air Pacquiao Fight, on Verge of Top Rank Deal ESPN [...]
Via Sports Media Watch
1 day ago

ESPN/ABC to get new Top Rank boxing series replacing HBO in the process

It appears that ESPN and ABC will be the home of Top Rank Boxing beginning with next month’s Manny Pacquiao fight against Jeff Horn in Australia. Top Rank has had most of its fights on HBO in a relationship that dates back 35 years and also a series on UniMás/Univision Deportes that was recently canceled. But with HBO cutting back on its boxing dates, Top Rank needs a place for...
Via Awful Announcing
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mayweather vs McGregor: Get your Irish up

The Irish culture dictates that if you are not interested in school, you must find a trade and begin the working life. The trade Conor McGregor pursued was already built into his DNA. The Irish have a strong affection for the fight game, but none have been able to rise to the level of Conor McGregor.The Dubliner is king of the mixed martial arts world, but on August 26th, he will...
Via The Queensbury Rules
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Arum says Pacquiao would fight McGregor if Mayweather won't

Floyd Mayweather Jr still needs to agree to his side of the deal in order for his fight against Conor McGregor to happen. If for some reason UFC president Dana White can’t hammer out a deal with the Mayweather camp, Bob Arum is just a phone call away.Arum told TMZ over the weekend that his client, Manny Pacquiao, would be willing to fight McGregor after Pacquiao’s upcoming bout...
Via Larry Brown Sports
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Freddie Roach frustrated: Manny Pacquiao is ‘way behind on training’

Freddie Roach seems concerned ahead of Manny Pacquiao’s upcoming fight in July.Pacquiao is set to face Jeff Horn on July 2 in Australia, and his trainer, Roach, believes the fighter is way behind of schedule on his training.Roach recently flew out from the U.S. to the Philippines to help Pac-Man train for the fight and expressed concern that Pacquiao was only doing five rounds...
Via Larry Brown Sports
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Sports & Politics Intersect: NBA power players continue to speak against Trump

Front Five: The top stories that shaped both sports & politics this week “To this day, I feel like there's a cloud, a pall over the whole country in a paranoid, surreal sort of way.” - San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg PopovichWhile May is generally the time for playoff basketball talk, coaches and owners alike did not hold back their opinions on President Donald Trump...
Via Yardbarker
May 18, 2017  |  Discuss

Terrorist group plotted to kidnap Manny Pacquiao

Terrorist group Abu Sayyaf had plans recently to kidnap Filipino icon and politician Manny Pacquiao, the country’s president said on Wednesday. Philippines President Benigno Aquino III said Wednesday that Abu Sayyaf, a Muslim militant group, had plans to bomb Manila, kidnap Pacquiao and potentially assassinate Aquino. The group’s plans were uncovered, and the country apparently...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 27, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Pacquiao confirms retirement after beating Bradley

All the talk heading into the Pacquiao-Bradley bout was whether or not Manny would follow in Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s footsteps and follow through with his retirement. Pacman defeated Bradley by unanimous decision, as all three judges scored it 116-110. The first question he was asked after the fight was about his retirement. Max Kellerman posed the question, and Pacquiao said...
Via The Sports Daily
April 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Manny Pacquiao knocks down Timothy Bradley twice in win

Manny Pacquiao knocked down Timothy Bradley twice in an overwhelming victory on Saturday night in Las Vegas to take the rubber match in the trilogy between the men. The Filipino put Bradley on the canvas in the seventh and ninth rounds before winning by a 116-110 score on all three judges’ cards. Here was the first knockdown Pacquiao recorded against Bradley: Manny Pacquiao...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 10, 2016  |  Discuss

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