MMA’s Eclipse Of Boxing Is Only A Matter Of Time

Despite posting absolutely ludicrous numbers year-in and year-out, there is no question that boxing has no answers for MMA. The world of combat sports as entertainment was once thought of as a realm where boxing, MMA, and pro-wrestling could share fans. However, fans and promoters alike should expect MMA to overtake both of its competitors easily within the next decade. Without hard...
Via Oregon Sports News
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

What’s Next for Floyd Mayweather

After the let down of the century match between Floyd “Money” Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao, what is next for the man who came out on top. As it stands we know that Mayweather is supposedly going to be heading into the final fight of his undefeated, professionally unblemished, and storied career (many still not buying into this though). The rumors have swirled in many different...
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Pacquiao joins bid to help Philippines land FIBA World Cup

MANILA, Philippines (AP) Filipino boxing great Manny Pacquiao will travel to Japan next month to lend a hand as the Philippines bids against China to host the 2019 basketball World Cup. Manuel V. Pangilinan, the president of the Basketball Federation of the Philippines, said Friday that Pacquiao will be among Filipino government officials and business executives who will try to...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Philippines bid could pack a punch for 2019 worlds

MANILA, Philippines (AP) A rumor doing the rounds is that Manny Pacquiao will be in the corner for the Philippines basketball federation when it comes to bidding to host the 2019 World Cup. The boxing great plays basketball with his entourage during breaks in his training and has formed his own professional team which plays in the domestic league. Local reports say he will join...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Follow The Money; Who’ll Get Floyd Mayweather Next?

Following the world’s most lucrative, albeit not the most exciting, boxing bout with Manny Pacquiao earlier this year, Floyd Mayweather signalled his intention to fight one more time before finally hanging up his gloves. At 38, Mayweather stands at 48-0 in professional boxing following many years as an amateur. That’s a big toll on the body and brain so it’s hard to argue...
Via Fight Hub TV
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Premier Boxing Champions on ESPN draws 800,000: part of a boxing resurgence?

The many eulogies for boxing we’ve seen over the past few years appear to have been premature, and not just thanks to the record-breaking success of May’s long-awaited Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao bout. A more telling indicator of the overall success of the sport is how it does when Mayweather isn’t fighting, and a lot of the news on that front has been positive. The most...
Via Awful Announcing
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Floyd Mayweather to fight Andre Berto on CBS

According to a report from Michael Woods of the Sweet Science, Floyd Mayweather’s next bout may be one of his most accessible. After charging $100 to fans who wanted to watch Mayweather dance around the ring with Manny Pacquiao, it is being reported that his next fight on Sept. 12 will be on network television. The idea to put the fight on network television is a bit of a “give...
Via Campus Sports Net
14 days ago  |  Discuss

What’s next for Manny Pacquiao?

Things have been quiet with Manny Pacquiao over the past two months since his disappointing defeat to Floyd Mayweather. He’s had surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff on his right shoulder, and the recovery from that procedure will keep him on the shelf through the end of 2015. He’s eager to get back into the ring in 2016, although there have been no firm plans announced as to...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Floyd Mayweather’s last fight might air on CBS instead of pay-per-view

A lot of people are still waiting to find out who will be Floyd Mayweather’s opponent for his last boxing match. While many names have been discussed, a decision by Mayweather’s camp hasn’t been made yet. But do to many fans feeling like they didn’t get their money’s worth after he beat Manny Pacquiao, the best boxer in the world might be taking a different approach this...
Via No Guts, No Glory
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Pacquiao seeks mercy for Filipino on death row in Indonesia

MANILA, Philippines (AP) Boxing icon Manny Pacquiao visited a Filipino woman on death row in Indonesia early Friday and appealed for her clemency, a human rights lawyer said. Pacquiao and his wife, Jinkee, spent about an hour with Mary Jane Veloso early Friday at a Yogyakarta jail, Edre Olalia of the Public Interest Law Center in Manila said, citing his Indonesian colleagues. Veloso...
Via AP on Fox
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Mayweather might bid farewell to boxing on free TV: Report

Consensus welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. — still basking in his record-breaking pay-per-view fight against Manny Pacquiao — is reportedly considering making his scheduled late-summer bout the fighter's last — and on free TV. Mayweather insisted after the May 2 defeat of Manny Pacquiao in Las Vegas that he'd return for a 49th and final fight in September, and...
Via The Other Paper
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Floyd Mayweather Stripped Of WBO Title

LAS VEGAS — As Floyd Mayweather continues his walk toward retirement, the champion finds himself with one less piece of hardware to lug around with him. On Monday, boxing sanctioning body WBO (World Boxing Organization) stripped the undefeated champion of the welterweight title he won in May against Manny Pacquiao after he failed to produce $200,000 in sanctioning fees by the 4...
Via BadCulture
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Floyd Mayweather Likely To Be Stripped Of Welterweight Title By WBO

Once upon a time, Floyd Mayweather was going to vacate his welterweight title to give younger boxers a shot at the belt. Now, the World Boxing Organization might do it for him. Mayweather announced after his victory over Manny Pacquiao on May 2 that he’d relinquish his belts, saying “other fighters need to get a chance. I’m not greedy. I’m a world champion at two different...
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Floyd Mayweather Tops 'Forbes' Wealthy Celeb List

Forbes released its annual list of top paid celebrities. Unsurprisingly, coming off his long-awaited, record-shattering bout with Manny Pacquiao, Floyd Mayweather holds the top spot, raking in an impressive $300 million. Pacquiao
Via Stack
25 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Floyd Mayweather Clowns on Manny Pacquiao in Instagram Video

If there is anything that Floyd Mayweather can do well it is talk trash. The man knows how to talk the talk even if he doesn't always walk it. he talked all kinds of smack leading up to the  fight with Manny Pacquiao back in May and now that the fight is done and over with he is still talking smack.Mayweather claims there will be no rematch, but if he is still doing things like...
Via FatManWriting
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Mayweather Made An Obscene Amount of Money Fighting Pacquiao

Everyone knew that there would be a lot of money made when Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao stepped in the ring together on May 2....
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Floyd Mayweather Slapping His Manny Pacquiao Dummy

On the heels of getting his mouthed taped shut by Rihanna, boxer Floyd Mayweather was more than ready to start chirping once again....
Via Busted Coverage
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Mayweather-Pacquiao boosts casino winnings above $1 billion

LAS VEGAS (AP) Huge crowds and high rollers in Las Vegas for the Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao fight helped Nevada casinos make more than $1 billion off gamblers in May. It was the first time casinos have hit that total in more than a year. Nevada Gaming Control Board statistics released Friday show a 3.3 percent year-over-year increase in May. The bump came despite the loss of...
Via AP on Fox
June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

The Battle for Boxing: Cotto-Alvarez-Golovkin

With the boxing megafight to end all fights fully fizzled and fading from our unsatisfied palates, Floyd Mayweather calling Oscar De La Hoya out from retirement for a September showdown, and Manny Pacquiao quietly on the mend and unable to rotate his cuff, boxing loyalists are left to ponder who will assume the throne once the twilight years of Pacquaio and Mayweather play out...
Via Bloguin Best
June 20, 2015  |  Discuss

The Battle for Boxing: Cotto-Alvarez-Golovkin

With the boxing megafight to end all fights fully fizzled and fading from our unsatisfied palates, Floyd Mayweather calling Oscar De La Hoya out from retirement for a September showdown, and Manny Pacquiao quietly on the mend and unable to rotate his cuff, boxing loyalists are left to ponder who will assume the throne once the twilight years of Pacquaio and Mayweather play out...
Via The Queensbury Rules
June 20, 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

Forbes Releases World’s Highest-Paid Athletes List, Mayweather Tops $300 Million

You know why both Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao camps reportedly want a rematch even though the fans aren’t necessarily calling for it? It’s because THEY MADE A TON OF MONEY. So much in fact that the two boxers topped Forbes’ most recent highest-paid athletes list. The pairing made more coin than superstar athletes LeBron [&hellip The post Forbes Releases World...
Via No Coast Bias
June 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Floyd Mayweather is being honored at the Guys Choice Award for being “The Best Ever”

So apparently something called the Guys Choice Awards are a thing that Spike TV has been doing for quite a while now.  I imagine judging by the list of categories that it’s some kind of cross between the Kids Choice Awards and The Man Show.  Also, every one of the award winners is wearing antlers for some reason?  Anyways, in the announcement about the show there was this one...
Via Awful Announcing
June 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Burger King Guy Makes His Way To Belmont Stakes

Last we saw Burger King guy he was coming out of the tunnel with Floyd Mayweather before his “fight of the century” with Manny Pacquiao. We wondered why. Then we wondered which top ticket sporting event he would show up at next. First #MayweatherPacquiao and now the #BelmontStakes the freaking Burger King is everywhere! — Joseph Durie (@Joe_Ray_Me...
Via Food and Sports
June 06, 2015  |  Discuss

North Carolina basketball: How the new shot clock helps the Heels

Five seconds. Five measly seconds. How much of a difference can a 5 second change to the NCAA Men’s basketball shot clock REALLY make? When the NCAA rules committee voted to reduce the 35 second shot clock down to 30 seconds for the upcoming season, they most likely did so in the interest of creating a better product on the court to make better television. The idea is to speed...
June 03, 2015  |  Discuss
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