Floyd Mayweather Sr.: Manny Pacquiao a 'liar with no skills'

Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s father doesn’t think too highly of Manny Pacquiao. Floyd Mayweather Sr. told this week he believes his son’s next opponent, Andre Berto, will pose a bigger challenge than Pacquiao, who Mayweather Jr. defeated by unanimous decision in May. Mayweather Sr., a former professional boxer himself, didn’t stop there, though. The 62-year-old...
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Manny Pacquiao to retire in 2016 to run for Senator

According to a report by TMZ Sports, Manny Paquiao will hang up his boxing gloves next year to focus on politics. In the words of Pacquiao’s promoter, Bob Arum, the 36-year-old veteran is likely to participate in one last hurrah before officially retiring. This isn’t the first time politics has received Pacquiao’s undivided attention. His name has appeared on a Congressional...
Via Campus Sports Net
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lakers' Clarkson played chess with Manny Pacquiao (PHOTO)

While he's over in the Philippines to discuss a potential stint with the national team for FIBA Asia, Los Angeles Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson tried his hand at a different type of competition with a world-class athlete.Yes, that's a picture of Clarkson playing chess against boxer and Filipino congressman Manny Pacquiao. For Clarkson's sake, here's hoping that the two simply played...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Floyd Mayweather vs. Andre Berto fight preview & prediction

Fight Pick – Mayweather vs. Berto Prediction: On Saturday, September 12th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada and live on Showtime pay-per-view, Floyd Mayweather returns to the ring against Andre Berto. The fight, billed as Mayweather’s last, has been largely derided. But what should we expect from the action, and does Berto have any hope of an upset? Let’s take a look....
Via Pro Boxing Fans
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Kid Pacquiao continuing to train in Philippines for now

Undefeated lightweight Jonel “Kid Pacquiao” Dapidran (6-0, 3 KOs) will continue to train in Cebu City, Philippines, while waiting on a work visa to the United States. Manny Pacquiao’s 2nd cousin was just signed by Sampson Boxing, who is also credited with the rise of Pacman himself. Promoter Sampson Lewkowicz is moving the entire camp from Las Vegas to Cebu City to work with...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Mayweather-Pacquiao lawsuit to be heard by federal judge

As far as the biggest flops go in the sporting year that is 2015, none will top the dud that was the past-its-expiration-date Mayweather-Pacquiao fight.  The fight billed as the biggest of the millenium that boxing fans had been waited so long to see turned into a snoozefest.  Compounding matters was the fact that Pacquiao revealed a shoulder injury after the fight which greatly...
Via Awful Announcing
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Manny Pacquiao Claims God, Salt Water Healed Shoulder After Surgery

A typical athlete would require intense, often painful rehabilitation to help heal a torn rotator cuff that just had undergone surgery. Apparently Manny Pacquaio isn’t your typical athlete. Pacquiao had surgery on his injured right shoulder May 7, five days after losing boxing’s welterweight title to Floyd Mayweather. Just three months later, the Filipino boxer was asked how...
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Unbeaten Jonel “Kid Pacquiao” Dapidran, Manny Pacquiao’s 2nd cousin, signs with Sampson Boxing

Promoter Sampson Lewkowicz, the man credited with discovering an unknown talent named Manny Pacquiao in the Philippines in 2000, proudly announces the signing of Pacquiao’s second cousin, Jonel “The Kid Pacquiao” Dapidran to a long-term promotional contract. 17-year-old Dapidran (6-0, 3 KOs) is an undefeated lightweight prospect from Digos City in the Philippines. Manny Pacquiao’s...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Manny Pacquiao still thinks he beat Floyd Mayweather

    Manny Pacquiao still wants a rematch against Floyd Mayweather. Pacquiao is confident he can beat Mayweather if his shoulder is healthy. In fact, Pacman is holding firm on his assertion that he got the best of Mayweather while fighting with an injury. Freddie Roach, Pacquiao’s trainer, says the Filipino always says “I still believe I won” when he watches film from...
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Mayweather-Pacquiao lawsuits sent to California court

LAS VEGAS (AP) Plaintiffs who say the May 2 Las Vegas fight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. was a fraud and they deserve their pay-per-view money back will argue their cases in front of a federal judge in California. Judge R. Gary Klausner, the same judge hearing arguments in cases filed against the Sony movie studio related to a computer hacker attack last year...
Via AP on Fox
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Judge in California to hear fraud claims over Mayweather-Pacquiao pay-per-view

LAS VEGAS -- Plaintiffs who say the May 2 Las Vegas fight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. was a fraud and they deserve their pay-per-view money back will argue their cases in front of a federal judge in California. Judge R. Gary Klausner, the same judge hearing arguments in cases filed against the Sony movie studios related to that company's computer hacker attack...
Via AP on Fox
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Mayweather, Pacquiao lawsuits sent to California court

LAS VEGAS (AP) Plaintiffs who say the May 2 Las Vegas fight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. was a fraud and they deserve their pay-per-view money back will argue their cases in front of a federal judge in California. Judge R. Gary Klausner, the same judge hearing arguments in cases filed against the Sony movie studios related to that company's computer hacker attack...
Via AP on Fox
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Manny Pacquiao Thinks Salt Water Cured His Shoulder (Or He’s Lying)

(pictured: miracle sauce) Manny Pacquiao has always been a little on the daffy, superstitious side of things. This one takes the cake, or it’s something more insidious. That shoulder that was said to be injured before the Floyd Mayweather fight? It’s all good now, because miracles. “I’m fine. It’s God’s work. I never saw a doctor. I never did rehab. All I did was to...
Via The Queensbury Rules
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Orlando Scandrick compares Dez Bryant’s camp fight to Mayweather and Pacquiao

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant and cornerback Tyler Patmon threw a few punches at each other during a sideline altercation on Sunday. However, Cowboys cornerback Orlando Scandrick wasn’t impressed with the scuffle, telling Dallas KSEN-FM (h/t Fox News): “It didn’t accomplish anything. Nobody got better on that play. Everybody’s technique went out the window and...
Via Sportsnaut
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Mayweather vs. Berto to get the movie theater treatment

Fresh off of a historic victory in May over Manny Pacquiao in a fight that captured global attention, Fathom Events and Mayweather Promotions are pleased to present Floyd “Money” Mayweather’s next bout in select U.S. cinemas. Mayweather vs. Berto will be broadcast live on Saturday, September 12 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas at 9:00 p.m. ET and will be available...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Floyd Mayweather’s next fight will be on pay-per-view, not CBS

After three weeks of hoping Floyd Mayweather’s next — and perhaps final — fight might be available for free on CBS, the welterweight champion announced that his Sept. 12 bout will be on Showtime pay-per-view. Even more disappointing than that decision might be Mayweather’s choice of opponent for the match. Rather than fight a ranked contender like Keith Thurman or Amir Khan...
Via Awful Announcing
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Floyd Mayweather announces next fight date; opponent still unnamed

Floyd Mayweather's got another date with the ring.  The 38-year-old boxing champ, who beat Manny Pacquiao in the much-touted "Fight of the Century" in May, announced on Twitter Tuesday that he is looking to extend his undefeated streak to 49 with his next bout on Sept. 12. Mayweather's opponent, however, has yet to be named, though it appears Andre Berto may be the frontrunner....
Via Fox Sports
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Juan Carlos Payano & Rau’shee Warren both confident of victory Sunday

Fighters competing on the debut of PBC: The Next Round On Bounce TV held a roundtable before their Sunday bouts at a sold out Full Sail Live at Full Sail University. The main event will showcase Juan Carlos “Baby Pacquiao” Payano (16-0, 8 KOs) taking on Rau’shee “Nuke” Warren (13-0, 4 KOs). The televised portion of the card will open with John Jackson (19-2, 15 KOs) facing...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
July 31, 2015  |  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
July 24, 2015  |  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
July 21, 2015  |  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
July 15, 2015  |  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
July 12, 2015  |  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
July 10, 2015  |  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
July 09, 2015  |  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
July 04, 2015  |  Discuss
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