Speaking to reporters Wednesday on a conference call to promote his September 12 bout with Andre Berto, Floyd Mayweather said people need to take him seriously when he says this will be his final fight.
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For a reminder that it never pays to paint a professional boxing event as a morality play, remember the silly white hat some people placed on Manny Pacquiao’s head.
A state lawyer assigned to the Nevada Athletic Commission is investigating the circumstances surrounding Manny Pacquiao’s injured shoulder and the boxer’s request for an anti-inflammatory drug nearly three hours before he fought Floyd Mayweather on Saturday night at MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Just days after Floyd Mayweather Jr. was victorious over Manny Pacquaio in the ring, Mayweather says he wants a rematch with Pacquiao in 2016.
Boxing fans who described Saturday’s match between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao as “out of this world” were really onto something: The fight will screen for U.S. astronauts on the International Space Station.
Manny Pacquiao will have surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder later this week after re-injuring the joint during Saturday’s 12-round unanimous decision loss to Floyd Mayweather Jr.
The Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao welterweight championship fight on Saturday in Las Vegas was expected to generate 3 to 4 million pay-per-view buys at nearly $100 each, but thousands also watched the boxing match for free thanks to Twitter’s video-streaming app, Periscope. Lawyers for Las Vegas-based Top Rank, the fight’s co-promoter, were looking into the alleged piracy Monday.
Manny Pacquiao said after Saturday’s loss to Floyd Mayweather Jr. that he injured his right shoulder in early April and was using an anti-inflammatory to deal with the pain. But the Nevada Athletic Commission would not allow him to get a shot before the fight, saying it had no knowledge of the injury.
Money is the one component that most defined the entire saga that was Floyd Mayweather Jr. against Manny Pacquiao, which the former predictably won by unanimous decision Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden.
MGM released an awesome timelapse video of the Grand Garden Arena during the long-awaited fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao on Twitter Sunday.
Scott Sibella, president & COO of MGM Grand, is promising to make public on Monday an all-in number after a record haul, thanks to the drawing power of Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao.
The celebrity starpower in the MGM Grand Garden on Saturday represented a return to boxing’s heyday.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. is a smart, calculating, defensive genius when a bell rings. The most hyped fight in history was, for the most part, a nice sparring session between a bigger, stronger, longer Mayweather and a fellow champion in Manny Pacquiao.
For all of the excitement inside the MGM Grand for Floyd Mayweather’s win by unanimous decision over Manny Pacquiao on Saturday night, there was noticeable peace and civility outside — until an early morning shooting.
WBA junior welterweight champion Jessie Vargas will meet former welterweight champ Timothy Bradley on June 27 in Carson, Calif. It’s a fight that Cameron Dunkin isn’t looking forward to. Dunkin manages Vargas and managed Bradley until two years ago.
Vasyl Lomachenko, the WBO featherweight champion, successfully defended his title with a ninth-round knockout over Gamalier Rodriguez. Leo Santa Cruz, the WBC super bantamweight champ, moved up to featherweight and won a 10-round unanimous decision over Jose Cayetano.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. outboxed Manny Pacquiao and remained undefeated, going to 48-0 with a 12-round unanimous decision Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden. Judges Burt Clements and Glenn Feldman had Mayweather ahead 116-112, while Dave Moretti scored it 118-110.
The biggest betting event in boxing history never came close to matching the hype. But for Las Vegas bookmakers and those who bet on Floyd Mayweather Jr. — and the sharp money was on the favorite — it might as well be remembered as a classic.
Decision: 118-110, 116-112. All for Mayweather, who wins by unanimous decision.
Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao weren’t the only ones making money Saturday. Street hawkers on the Strip were doing quite well, too.
Rachel Nichols of CNN and Michelle Beadle of ESPN and HBO posted on Twitter that Floyd Mayweather’s camp has banned them from covering Saturday night’s fight between Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao meet Saturday night for the world welterweight unification title fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Here’s a quick look at the two boxers.
Saturday is Grandpa’s day. If Gramps is a sports fan, he’ll be smiling Saturday because two glamour sports of his youth — boxing and horse racing, former kings of the sporting world in the 1950s — will have awakened to assume their regal status in the American consciousness.