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De La Hoya rips ‘boring’ Floyd Mayweather

Oscar De La Hoya had some harsh words for Floyd Mayweather Jr. in a letter written to the now-retired boxing champion for Playboy Magazine. De La Hoya fought Mayweather in 2007, producing what at the time was the biggest pay-per-view draw in the sport’s history (Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao broke the mark earlier this year)....Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Manny Pacquiao to fight either Amir Khan or Terence Crawford

Manny Pacquiao has not finalized his opponent for his final fight, but he is down to two possible boxers, his promoter says. The Daily Mail once again jumped the gun regarding the announcement of a fight involving Amir Khan. They reported Tuesday that Khan signed a deal to fight Pacquiao April 9 in Las Vegas....Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Ken Hershman stepping down as HBO Sports president

A very surprising development from HBO this morning, as the network announced that Ken Hershman is leaving as president of HBO Sports. He’ll stay in his post until the end of the year. Ken Hershman will step down as HBO Sports President at the end of the year. He’s run the division since 2012. — John Ourand (@Ourand_SBJ) October 30, 2015   The news circulated quickly...
Via Awful Announcing
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Bob Arum: Manny Pacquiao will retire after next fight

Manny Pacquiao will retire after his next fight as expected, his promoter Bob Arum says. Pacquiao, 36, is preparing to run for a senate seat in his native Philippines. Already a congressman in the country, Pac-Man is looking to become a senator before eventually running for president. Arum says Pacquiao told him of his plans...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Manny Pacquiao officially files to run for senate

Manny Pacquiao officially filed his paperwork to run for the senate in his native Philippines Friday. The 36-year-old superstar boxer is currently a member of the House of Representatives in the Philippines and looking to expand his political career. Manny Pacquiao files COC for senator. #Eleksyon2016 via @Joseph_Morong — GMA News...
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 16, 2015  |  Discuss

World Championships update: Manny Pacquiao attends, inspires Filipino to victory

Boxing hero Manny Pacquiao lands in Doha and inspires Filipino light flyweight Rogen Ladon to a surprise victory at the AIBA World Championships The President of the Qatar Boxing Federation Yousuf Ali Al Kazim and AIBA President Dr Ching-Kuo Wu welcomed a true legend of modern boxing, Manny Pacquiao, to Doha for the AIBA World Championships on Thursday morning. “It was an honour...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
October 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Manny Pacquiao headed to Doha to take in 2015 AIBA World Boxing Championships

At the opening press conference on day one of the 2015 AIBA World Boxing Championships, the President of AIBA Dr Ching-Kuo Wu made the surprise announcement that Manny Pacquiao, one of the greatest boxers of modern times, will be amongst the spectators in Doha. Pacquiao will arrive in Doha on Thursday and watch the afternoon session. Highlighting the importance of such a high-profile...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
October 06, 2015  |  Discuss

The pay-per-view numbers for Mayweather-Berto are not good

Following his last pay per view with Manny Pacquiao in May which generated a record 4.6 million buys, you would expect Floyd Maywether’s next fight to average less than that. That is exactly what happened with his “final” fight with Andre Berto last weekend. According to boxing maven Dan Rafael of ESPN, the buys for Mayweather-Berto were extremely disappointing: PPV industry...
Via Awful Announcing
September 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Mayweather received illegal IV before Pacquiao fight

For years Floyd Mayweather has made his opponents submit to drug testing, making it seem as though he’s trying to help clean up boxing. But it looks like that might not be the case. In a long report about boxing and the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, SB Nation’s Thomas Hauser found that Mayweather received an IV, which is prohibited no matter what it contains, a day before his May...
September 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Manny Pacquiao has shoulder surgery

After their mega-fight Saturday night, we found out that Manny Pacquiao entered the ring against Floyd Mayweather with a severely torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder. While the fact that the Filipino slugger wasn’t 100 percent healthy may not have altered the outcome of the fight, it almost certainly changed how it was contested. On Wednesday, Dr. Neal ElAttrache informed...
Via Rumors and Rants
May 07, 2015  |  Discuss

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