Trainer Freddie Roach predicted Manny Pacquiao would knock out Ricky Hatton in three rounds.
Sounding more like a politician who had reclaimed his seat in government than a boxer who was coming out of retirement, Floyd Mayweather Jr. announced Saturday that he will pick up where he left off.
Freddie Roach on Saturday night did the predictable and the impossible.
Bernard Hopkins insists he is not ducking Chad Dawson. But the 44-year-old veteran said if he’s going to continue fighting at his advanced age, his bank account better receive a substantial boost.
Bernard Hopkins says to disregard Manny Pacquiao’s destruction of Oscar De La Hoya. Forget it. Throw it out. Never happened.
Unleashing punches at a machine-gun pace has made Manny Pacquiao a bona fide boxing star. No longer is he perceived as an undersized underdog.
The Joint is new, but Urbano Antillon is the same devastating force he was in the Hard Rock hotel’s former venue.
The trainers have waged a war of words for weeks. Now it’s finally time for the fighters to back up all that boasting.
• WHAT: 12 rounds, for Hatton’s IBO and Ring Magazine junior welterweight titles
• WHEN: 6 p.m. today
• WHERE: MGM Grand Garden
• ODDS: Pacquiao minus-255, Hatton plus-215
• TV: HBO Pay Per View (Cable 501/701); $49.95, $59.95 (HD)
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Floyd Mayweather Jr., the former unbeaten welterweight king who hasn’t fought since late 2007, will end his retirement to fight Juan Manuel Marquez on July 18 at the MGM Grand Garden, a source close to the fighter said Friday.