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Maybe Mayweather Vs Pacquiao Was ‘Boring,’ But It’s Not The End Of The World

The big fight Saturday, in the end, wasn’t a riveting masterpiece of blood-spattering havoc. Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao, did not, in the minds of many, match the hype. It was “boring,” so many said. Mayweather only ran away — he took no risks, was even a coward, and Pacquiao didn’t even try, and this “Fight of the Century” will bury boxing once and for all...
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Floyd Mayweather Gets Win Of His Life Vs Manny Pacquiao

Before Saturday, one of the things that made Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao so long-awaited is that they were the two best fighters of their time, the two best fighters of the last decade. After Mayweather defeated Pacquiao by a unanimous decision, we can say this: Mayweather now has the best win of his life, and the best win that either man has on their respective ledgers...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mayweather Vs Pacquiao Undercard Results: Santa Cruz Wins Decision

Leo Santa Cruz traded a lot of leather with Jose Cayetano in the other undercard bout for Mayweather vs Pacquiao, winning a shutout decision in a fight that was more competitive than the first. Santa Cruz made his full featherweight debut, and nothing changed about his punch volume, which is super-high. It seemed as though there was at least a chance it affected his punching power...
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Mayweather Vs Pacquiao Undercard Results: Lomachenko Gets KO

Vasyl Lomachenko kicked off the Mayweather vs Pacquiao undercard Saturday with a dominant win over Gamalier Rodriguez, taking a few rounds to get going before battering the bejesus out of Rodriguez and effectively forcing him to quit. It was meant to be a showcase on a big pay-per-view, representing the fighter HBO chose to spotlight. That Rodriguez may have won a couple of the first...
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Freddie Roach On How Pacquiao Beats Mayweather

Last June standing in the lobby of a New York City hotel, a few days prior to the Miguel Cotto vs Sergio Martinez fight at Madison Square Garden, Freddie Roach stared me in the eyes and said, “We’re going to knock this guy out.” He continued with, “Have you ever been in the ring? What the **** do you know about boxing?” His aggressive retort came after I had given my personal...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Raymundo Beltran Stomps Takahiro Ao

An overweight Raymund Beltran tore through Takahiro Ao like a hippo through a watermelon on truTV’s debut boxing program Friday night. Maybe he would’ve if he had made weight, too. It just was kinda unfair, is all. Beltran, who weighed in over the lightweight limit, tried to get under and settled at 136, established himself pretty quickly against the Japanese southpaw. Ao was...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mayweather Vs Pacquiao: The Ultimate Guide

Don’t follow boxing very often, but you want to know the gist of Saturday’s mega-fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao? Follow boxing all the time, and want one place that rounds up all the links about the welterweight showdown you could ever want? This Ultimate Guide to the May 2 HBO/Showtime pay-per-view bout is for you, no matter what kind of fan you are. We begin...
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Floyd Mayweather Vs Manny Pacquiao: Dealing With The Casuals — A User’s Guide

Saturday night, THE ENTIRE WORLD will be watching one of the biggest boxing events in the history of the sport, Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao. Well, perhaps not the entire world, but a whole lot of people will be tuning in to see who is the best fighter of their generation. With a fight of this magnitude, news outlets that otherwise place boxing right below Women’s Water Polo...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Slow Burn: Manny Pacquiao Vs Floyd Mayweather Preview And Prediction

When you work with explosives the worst moment is just after you pop smoke. Did I get the time fuse right? Did I use the right amount of C4? Did I crimp the blasting cap tightly enough? Will it go off too soon? Will it go off at all? Then you relax just a little. Anticipation sets it. You watch the fuse burn. Occasionally the fuse appears to go out. The smoke disappears, but you...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mercito Gesta, Carlos Molina Swap Punches, Rounds For A Draw

It’s hard not to filter everything leading up to Saturday into a proxy for the forthcoming Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao battle, which means that, if on the Thursday before the fight, there’s a Filipino boxer on TV, you wonder whether his outcome says anything for his countryman Pacquiao’s chances. So when we got a draw between junior welterweights Mercito Gesta and Carlos...
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Mayweather Promotions Guys Win — Ishe Smith (Easy), Ashley Theophane (Questionable)

If it’s the weekend a Floyd Mayweather bout, then his mostly mediocre stable of fighters he promotes is fighting somewhere beforehand, and on Thursday, it was on ESPN2. In the main event, serial boring guy Ishe Smith had himself a nice performance, although his opposition had something to do with it. The junior middleweight met with unproven Cecil McCalla, who was coming off a...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

TQBR Roundtable, Mayweather Vs Pacquiao Edition

Depending on whom you ask, this is the biggest fight since Marvin Hagler-Sugar Ray Leonard or Muhammad Ali-Joe Frazier. I’m not quite sure where it ranks on a biggest fights list, but Mayweather vs Pacquiao damn sure the biggest fight of this young century. The two best fighters of their generation are finally facing each other, and we here at TQBR are ******* pumped. Distances...
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Manny And Floyd The Podcast: Fight Week

It’s hard to believe, but fight week is finally here. That means we’ve got a bumper episode of the Manny and Floyd podcast for you. Get it on iTunes, download it or subscribe on your podcasting app. Or just listen to it here: We’re covering everything: from the tickets fiasco to the height-enhancing shoes that Floyd alleges Manny wears, and to do it we’re joined by a...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Quick Jabs: Klitschko Ratings; PBC Lawsuit; #MayPac Writing; More

There is more to boxing these days than Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Paccquiao, although you might not believe it if this is the site you have mainly visited this week. But there are things happening, oh yes, besides the big ol’ fight Saturday. One of them involves the man in the photo above. TQBR is not in the habit of writing obits for boxers or boxing figures. It could be a full...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Mayweather And Pacquiao: The Safe Bet

Manny Pacquiao has been knocked cold, collapsing to the canvas on his face. He laid there motionless in front of millions. A monster defanged. An idol toppled. It is from this dramatic evidence that we can predict the result on May 2. Floyd Mayweather is a more skilled boxer. His defense rivals anyones in history. He’s smarter. He’s bigger. He may be faster. Mayweather will lose...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

A Bend In The River: What’s Next For The Winner Of Mayweather Vs Pacquiao?

A common aphorism around professional prizefighting states it is nothing more than a means to an end. Boxing as a career, rather than mere spectacle, is a route out of poverty and societal neglect open to those willing to offer up a grizzled part of themselves. In times of great hardship, so the greatest fighters are born; those willing to stare down insurmountable odds in pursuit...
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Mayweather Vs Pacquiao: Never Too Late

Five years is a long time to wait for anything. In most sports, there’s an incredible amount of turnover in a span of only a few years. The Texas Rangers went to the World Series in 2010, the first of back-to-back appearances. They finished 2014 buried in last place and they’re still stuck there. The New Orleans Saints won the 2010 Super Bowl, before their coaches were recorded...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Floyd Mayweather Vs Manny Pacquiao Undercard, Previewed (And The Rest Of The Week’s Boxing Schedule)

Thank God nobody is buying the Manny Pacquiao vs Floyd Mayweather pay-per-view for the undercard. Because it’s bad. Really bad, even by the low, low standards of recent PPV undercards. Ah well, preview it we shall, along with the rest of the week’s boxing schedule, including a few televised bouts in Vegas taking advantage of the fight week crowd, as well as stuff from further...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 10: Manny Pacquiao’s Biggest Wins

Because past is prologue, it’s worthwhile to revisit it in advance of Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao, May 2 on pay-per-view. Here, we examine a list of Manny Pacquiao’s biggest wins, in reverse order from #10 to #1. By biggest here, we mean — the best opposition he defeated, based on that fighter’s form at the time, with deductions for debatable results. Before, we...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 10: Floyd Mayweather’s Biggest Wins

Because past is prologue, it’s worthwhile to revisit it in advance of Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao, May 2 on pay-per-view. Here, we examine a list of Floyd Mayweather’s biggest wins, in reverse order from #10 to #1. By biggest here, we mean — the best opposition he defeated, based on that fighter’s form at the time, with deductions for debatable results. Next, we’ll...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Wladimir Klitschko Turns Back Stiff Challenge From Bryant Jennings

NEW YORK CITY — Wladimir Klitschko (63-3) defended his title Saturday night entering the ring to a raucous near sold out crowd of 17,056 at Madison Square Garden and staved off a spirited effort by Bryant Jennings (19-0) to defend the lineal heavyweight championship of the world. Jennings smiled as the bell waited to gong to start the bout but the early going would provide few...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Running Klitschko Vs Jennings Undercard Results

NEW YORK CITY — Keep coming back here for regular updates from ringside at Madison Square Garden, leading up to a separate post for the headliner of the HBO card, Klitschko vs Jennings. ****** Sadam Ali (21-0), the promising welterweight prospect and Brooklyn nativ,e stepped under the bright lights at MSG to face Francisco Santana (22-3-1) and left with an uninspiring but comprehensive...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Who’s God Rooting For In Mayweather Vs Pacquiao?

This is hilarious, because it’s ridiculous. We know whose side the earthly celebrities are on with Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao on May 2 — thanks, video feature! But Mayweather vs Pacquiao is big enough that, somehow, God’s allegiance is under discussion. Mayweather says he doesn’t think God picks sides: “God loves us all. I’m a fighter. What I do, I’m a professional...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Mayweather Vs Pacquiao Is Going To Happen Now, Right…?

There’s talk of a tentative deal Wednesday over the Mayweather vs Pacquiao ticket snafu that has kept anybody from being able to buy one for May 2. Tentative, because, just one side of the Floyd vs Manny debacle is quoted, that I can find. Pacquiao promoter Top Rank now says, per Kevin Iole, that a contract is ready. You know, the kind of contract you have to sign to actually have...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Kenny Bayless As Mayweather Vs Pacquiao Referee Is Disappointing

Kenny Bayless, the ref Floyd Mayweather got for his Marcos Maidana rematch after Tony Weeks was too permissive with Maidana’s tactics the first time around, is going to be the ref for Mayweather’s upcoming bout with Manny Pacquiao. This is disappointing. Whether it makes a difference or not? Unclear. That’s because Pacquiao is no Maidana. Maidana can be rough, and at times...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss
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