On the eve of the biggest Prize Fight of this Century, The Washington Post Express Cover today asks the question that is on every Boxing Fan’s mind — “Will Manny Pacquiao be the one to take down Pound for Pound Undefeated Boxer and self-proclaimed King of the Ring, down once and for all?”
Fistory has been made (or atleast the Contract has been signed!).
Pound for Pound King of Boxing Floyd “Money” Mayweather (47 wins, 0 losses) today officially announced his next opponent – 36-year-old, 10-time world champion Manny Pacquiao, who, until recently, was also the Pound for Pound King of Boxing.
Rather than take to ESPN or to Twitter, Mayweather announced that he has signed the contract to fight Pacquiao on a Social App called Shots.
Here’s a screenshot of the Fight Announcement.
Flashy, arrogant professional Boxer Floyd “Money” Mayweather, the wealthiest athlete in the world was getting a haircut at a Salon in London when a Jamaican woman walked in and failed to recognize the woman beating pound for pound King. The lady tells Floyd Mayweather that she doesn’t know who he is but that she does know who Usain Bolt is.
What followed was a war of words in which Floyd Mayweather got visibly upset and angry while the woman held her ground and shot back at Floyd.
Britain’s Welterweight Champ Amir “King” Khan and Featherweight Abner Mares worked out late tonight at their Trainer’ Virgil Hunter’s Boxing Gym in Hayward, CA. Here are the two, posing for a photo after their workout.
Former middle-weight titlist Hassan N’Dam boxed beautifully in a very small ring and stayed out of the hard-hitting Curtis Stevens’ left hook on his way to a unanimous decision on Wednesday at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California.
The French-Cameroonian N’Dam wowed not to repeat the same mistakes he made vs Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin in his last appearance in the United States. In that fight, N’Dam decided to stay in the pockets and trade with Quillin to please the American Television audience, and in that process, got dropped to the Canvas 6 times!
N’Dam vs Stevens Hightlights Video
N’Dam dropped Steven’s to the Canvas in Round 8, and tried to finish him off, but couldn’t. Then later, in the same Round, Stevens shook N’Dam with a short hook, but it was not enough to drop N’Dam or make a difference in the fight.
Pound for Pound #2 in the world Super Middleweight Champion Andre Ward reacted to the passing away of his promoter Dan Goossen. Mr Goossen passed away earlier this week on Monday after a short battle with Liver Cancer.
The larger-than-life Goossen was 64 years old. Some of the most significant fighters in his stable included heavyweight contender Arreola and super middleweight champion Andre Ward. Ward however hasn’t fought recently because he was/still is trying to break his contract with Goossen Promotions, Dan Goosen’s promotions company.
Despite their less-than-amicable relationship, Ward offered his condolences when he leart of the passing.
“Dan Goossen was an absolute titan in the boxing industry and a great friend to ESPN,” said ESPN boxing programmer Brian Kweder, who worked on many shows with Goossen, including one of the network’s biggest fights in years, the May 10 heavyweight title bout between Bermane Stiverne and Chris Arreola. “He was the mastermind behind bringing the world heavyweight championship to the masses via ESPN back in May. He will be sorely missed.”
Daniel Franco Professional Boxer, Coach, and Trainer from North Carolina seen here on a late night pad work session at his boxing gym — http://warzoneboxingclub.com warzone boxing club in Rancho Cucamonga, California
Three division world title champion Abner Mares (26-1-1, 14 KO) seen here training in the sand on the beach. Mares lost in his last fight in a 1st round TKO defeat against Jhonny Gonzalez in just his second fight at featherweight ( 126 lbs) weight division.
Feint Boxing, a boxing fan apparel store, has created this beautiful Team Maidana “EL Chino” T-Shirt just in time for the biggest fight of Marcos Maidana’s illustrious career. Maidana will be squaring off against undefeated Welterweight Champ Floyd Mayweather Junior.
Dubbed #TheMoment, the Floyd Mayweather Vs Marcos Maidana fight is going down at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on May 3rd, 2014. As it does for all such mega fights, TV Broadcast Network Showtime will be running it’s “All Access” show on SHO Sports. The “All Access” shows are very well produced and give boxing fans an unprecedent insider view of both fighter in their preparation leading up to the fight.
Here are 2 sneak peek previews of the premiere episode of All Access Mayweather Vs Maidana, that goes on air this Saturday April 19th 2014.
Its all going down Sat. April 26th. Port Hueneme, CA (Oxnard) at Oceanview Pavillion. Top Rank UniMas TV Solo Boxeo & Bash Boxing bring you our 1st Boxing by the Beach series! Get your tickets at www.boxingbythebeach.com. See you there fight fans!
In an exclusive interview produced by Round By Round Boxing, WBO Light Welterweight Champion Ruslan Provodnikov embraces his fighting style, saying “An Uncompromised Brawl is What I am Good At”. Boxing fans will remember how Provodnikov made Mike “MileHigh” Alvarado quit after the 79th round and took his will to fight away.
Here’s the interview, filmed at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
Donaire is getting ready for his May 31 showdown against South African Veteran IBF featherweight champion Simpiwe Vetyeka set to take place in Macau, China under the Top Rank Promotions banner. The fight will be telecast by HBO Boxing.
Every once in a while — and the frequency increases whenever a prolific professional Boxer announces his retirement — the internet goes in flame over how Boxing will die with that boxer, or that Boxing is already dead.
Nothing could be further from the truth. Last time I checked, the #1 most paid athelete in the World is a Boxer. At present, it’s still-undefeated Welterweight Champion Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr.