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Manny Pacquiao: ‘If Floyd Mayweather Wants To Fight, It’s On!’

Manny Pacquiao

Manny Pacquiao rebuilt his reputation within 36 minutes in the MGM Grand ring Saturday night, beating WBO welterweight champ Timothy Bradley convincingly — and now Pacquiao says he’s just waiting for a call from Floyd Mayweather to make their mega-fight. “The line is open 24 hours, seven days a week,” Pacquiao said after defeating Bradley…. Read more »

Manny Pacquiao: Will He Defy His Wife Or Will He Retire?

Manny Pacquiao May Retire Soon If His Wife Has Anything To Say About It.

Manny Pacquiao, fresh off a victory over Timothy Bradley to regain his WBO welterweight belt, may be on the verge of retiring. Though Manny has not yet spoken to this rumor, if the mother of his children has anything to say about it, Manny has fought his last fight. Because Manny and his wife are… Read more »

Did Muhammad Ali Win Championship In Fixed Fight 50 Years Ago This Week?

Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali officially became “The Greatest” 50 years ago Tuesday when he stopped the heavily favored champion Charles “Sonny” Liston to win the heavyweight title for the first time. But was the fight, which ended in surprising and controversial fashion, fixed? The rumors persist even 50 years later, not helped by the shady connections that… Read more »

Floyd Mayweather Jr. On Twitter: ‘Hey Fans, Pick My Next Opponent For Me’

Floyd Mayweather Twitter choose opponent

Floyd Mayweather Jr., two fights in to his estimated $250 million, six-fight contract with the CBS-owned Showtime network, took to Twitter on Sunday, asking fans to pick his next opponent. But there’s a catch. The undefeated, consensus pound-for-pound best boxer in the world gave his Twitter fans only two choices. Conspicuously not offered as an… Read more »

Boxing Legend Jose Sulaiman, Controversial WBC Boss, Dies At 82

Boxing legend Jose Sulaiman

Boxing legend Jose Sulaiman made his impact on the sport not with his fists, but his iron hand. That’s what he used to rule the sport’s most influential governing bodiy, the World Boxing Council, for almost four decades. The Mexican-born president of the WBC, first elevated to that position in 1975, died Thursday at University… Read more »

Pacquiao Vs. Rios: Boxers Get Fight Started Outside The Ring

Pacquiao Rios: Boxers Get Fight Started Outside The Ring

The Manny Pacquiao vs. Brandon Rios bout is still days away, but the boxers have already gotten the fight started outside the ring. Ahead of the highly anticipated fight on Saturday in Macau, Pacquiao and Rios have engaged in a war of words. Interestingly, both fighters are painting themselves as the underdog. Pacquiao actually compared… Read more »

Ronda Rousey Reckons She Could Take Down Cain Velasquez In A Fight

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Ronda Rousey thinks that she could take down Cain Velasquez, the UFC heavyweight champion, in a fight. In her recent comments to a well known Spanish publication, Hoy, she alleges that “under the right circumstances” she could beat Velasquez. She said: In any given moment, under the right circumstance, I think it is possible. You… Read more »

Is Manny Pacquiao Looking Past Brandon Rios?

Boxer Manny Pacquiao

It’s normal for any competitor to be confident heading into a performance. For a professional boxer, it’s essential. But that confidence must always be tempered by a healthy dose of caution and respect, something Manny Pacquiao and trainer Freddie Roach don’t seem to be giving upcoming opponent Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios. “Manny will be doing… Read more »

Floyd Mayweather Jr. Vs. Timothy Bradley: The Web Weighs In

Floyd Mayweather Jr. Contemplates

As The Inquisitr previously reported, a shot at Floyd Mayweather Jr. has been on Timothy Bradley’s mind. Floyd Mayweather Sr. dismissed that idea out of hand, eloquently positing that “Money” Mayweather would “whip his”… Well, you know… A Mayweather match with Russian powerhouse Ruslan Provodnikov might make more sense, according to Paul Magno. But, as… Read more »

What’s Next For Floyd Mayweather Jr.? Top 5 Jobs If He Wasn’t A Boxer

What's Next For Floyd Mayweather Jr.?

Recently, The Inquisitr asked who was next for Floyd Mayweather Jr. The resounding answer is that Floyd Mayweather Jr. has nothing left to prove (just ask Kobe Bryant). Ok… So since that conversation is over, we now query: what’s next for Floyd Mayweather Jr.? This led to pondering Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s skill set, which gave… Read more »

Floyd Mayweather Sr. On Tim Bradley: Jr. Would “Whip His @ss”

Who Should Floyd Mayweather Jr. Fight Next?

The Inquisitr recently asked who Floyd Mayweather Jr. should fight next. The comments reflected what everyone in the boxing world already knows: Floyd “Money” Mayweather is the consensus best pound-for-pound fighter in the world. “There is nobody else in this generation that can beat Floyd Mayweather,” said Courtney Brillhart. “I agree. There’s nobody who can… Read more »

Who’s Next For Floyd Mayweather Jr.?

Who's Next For Floyd Mayweather Jr.?

Floyd Mayweather Jr. knows it’s good to be the king. But one thing about being on top of the boxing world means someone always wants a shot at Floyd “Money” Mayweather. So who’s next for Floyd Mayweather Jr.? A few weeks removed from his 45th career win, a majority decision over Saul Alvarez, Floyd Mayweather… Read more »

Floyd Mayweather’s Instagram Attack Ends With Apology

Floyd Mayweather Instagram

Boxing champion Floyd Mayweather has offered a public apology to Oscar De La Hoya after posting a nasty Instagram message against the former world champ.. Last week De La Hoya announced that he was entering rehab after relapsing from his alcohol addiction. After his decision was announced, Mayweather was quick to support the former boxing… Read more »

Floyd Mayweather Beats Canelo Alvarez, Stays Undefeated

Mayweather stays undefeated after beating Canelo by majority

Floyd Mayweather beat Canelo Alvarez in the year’s most highly publicized fight Saturday night. With the win Mayweather remains undefeated with a record of 45-0. Canelo looked out matched by Mayweather all night. At one point ESPN tweeted, “Canelo is 23 years old, Floyd is 36 years old. Right now, Canelo is moving like 36… Read more »

Floyd Mayweather Set For Life With Earnings From Canelo Fight

Floyd Mayweather will be set for life after his fight with Canelo Alvarez

When all is said and done Floyd Mayweather will never have to worry about money again. His fight with Canelo Alvarez is on pace to break pay-per-view records and earn him a record $100 million. The final numbers may be staggering, but the math to get there is quite simple. Mayweather is guaranteed $41.5 million… Read more »

Oscar De La Hoya Enters Rehab To Battle Substance Abuse

Oscar De La Hoya Enters Rehab

Oscar De La Hoya has entered a rehab facility in order to fight substance abuse. In a statement released on Tuesday, De La Hoya said he was voluntarily admitting himself into an unnamed facility to deal with his addiction. In his public statement, De La Hoya writes: “Canelo Alvarez and I have big fights coming… Read more »

Oscar De La Hoya Checks Into Rehab

Oscar De La Hoya rehab

Retired boxing world champion Oscar De La Hoya has checked himself into a rehab facility. The 40-year-old announced that he would not be attending Saturday night’s match between his protege, Canelo Alvarez, and Floyd Mayweather because he would be fighting his own battle. “Canelo Alvarez and I have big fights coming up this weekend. His… Read more »

‘Canelo’ Alvarez Begins Promotional Tour For Mayweather Fight

Alvarez is set to face Mayweather on September 14.

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez is set to take on Floyd Mayweather in the ring on September 14 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. To promote the bout, both fighters have just begun an 11-city promotional tour with their first appearance in New York City on Monday. As expected in boxing promo events, they went face-to-face… Read more »

Adrien Broner Defeats Pauli Malignaggi After Months Of Trash Talking

Adrien Broner Wins Easily

Adrien Broner backed up months of trash talking by defeating Pauli Malignaggi on Saturday night. In a superlative but late start effort, Broner won over the judges who scored the match 115-113 (Tom Miller), 117-111 (Tom Schreck), and 115-113 (Glenn Feldman). According to CompuBox, Broner landed 32 more punches, 246-214, while throwing fewer than his… Read more »