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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
16 days ago  |  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...
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Floyd Mayweather Sr.: Manny Pacquiao a 'liar with no skills'

Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s father doesn’t think too highly of Manny Pacquiao. Floyd Mayweather Sr. told this week he believes his son’s next opponent, Andre Berto, will pose a bigger challenge than Pacquiao, who Mayweather Jr. defeated by unanimous decision in May. Mayweather Sr., a former professional boxer himself, didn’t stop there, though. The 62-year-old...
September 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Manny Pacquiao to retire in 2016 to run for Senator

According to a report by TMZ Sports, Manny Paquiao will hang up his boxing gloves next year to focus on politics. In the words of Pacquiao’s promoter, Bob Arum, the 36-year-old veteran is likely to participate in one last hurrah before officially retiring. This isn’t the first time politics has received Pacquiao’s undivided attention. His name has appeared on a Congressional...
Via Campus Sports Net
September 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Kid Pacquiao continuing to train in Philippines for now

Undefeated lightweight Jonel “Kid Pacquiao” Dapidran (6-0, 3 KOs) will continue to train in Cebu City, Philippines, while waiting on a work visa to the United States. Manny Pacquiao’s 2nd cousin was just signed by Sampson Boxing, who is also credited with the rise of Pacman himself. Promoter Sampson Lewkowicz is moving the entire camp from Las Vegas to Cebu City to work with...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
August 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Mayweather-Pacquiao lawsuit to be heard by federal judge

As far as the biggest flops go in the sporting year that is 2015, none will top the dud that was the past-its-expiration-date Mayweather-Pacquiao fight.  The fight billed as the biggest of the millenium that boxing fans had been waited so long to see turned into a snoozefest.  Compounding matters was the fact that Pacquiao revealed a shoulder injury after the fight which greatly...
Via Awful Announcing
August 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Manny Pacquiao still thinks he beat Floyd Mayweather

    Manny Pacquiao still wants a rematch against Floyd Mayweather. Pacquiao is confident he can beat Mayweather if his shoulder is healthy. In fact, Pacman is holding firm on his assertion that he got the best of Mayweather while fighting with an injury. Freddie Roach, Pacquiao’s trainer, says the Filipino always says “I still believe I won” when he watches film from...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Member of Mayweather's entourage sued over ticket sale

Floyd Mayweather Jr. likely made over $200 million for his fight against Manny Pacquiao, but at least one member of his entourage apparently felt “The Money Team” should have taken home a few more shekels. In a lawsuit filed in Clark County court on Wednesday, a Las Vegas casino valet claimed he was threatened by...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 14, 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

Fans file $5M class action suit against Pacquiao over injury

Two fans filed a class action lawsuit against Manny Pacquiao and his team for failing to disclose a serious shoulder injury prior to the fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. last weekend. After losing to Mayweather by unanimous decision, Pacquiao’s camp said the fighter was trying to compete despite a severe shoulder injury. They blamed the...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 05, 2015  |  Discuss

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