Normally, Manny Pacquiao would begin his training for a big fight in his native Philippines, then switch sites to Freddie Roach’s gym in Hollywood, Calif., roughly two months out to complete his preparations.
NEW YORK — Manny Pacquiao stood face-to-face with Miguel Cotto on a makeshift stage set up along the first base line, the wind whipping off the facade of the new Yankee Stadium and sending a chill through thousands of partisan fans.
He was part of the biggest pay-per-view buy in boxing history, but Floyd Mayweather Jr. still must prove he is a PPV star.
Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. arrived fashionably late Wednesday at his gym off Spring Mountain Road, where his father, Floyd Sr., was waiting for him. Their on-again, off-again relationship is back on as the elder Mayweather has been a welcome visitor at his son’s training camp and everyone seems happy.
Whether he’s in the ring or on the phone, Floyd Mayweather Jr. never forgets that he’s boxing’s best counterpuncher.
For Jesus Magdaleno, it would be quite a hat trick. For Michael Hunter, it would be a sweet daily double.
There’s no video evidence from the time Oliver McCall and Franklin Lawrence sparred in 2007 in a Kentucky gym. But chances are it looked a lot like their heavyweight fight Friday at The Orleans.
As first steps in comebacks go, Oliver McCall was pleased with his second-round knockout of John Hopoate on May 22 at The Orleans.
The Nevada Athletic Commission voted unanimously Wednesday to institute instant replay on a limited basis for boxing and mixed martial arts events.
Saturday was not a good night to be a Concepcion in Las Vegas.