Two versions of Manny Pacquiao showed up in the ring in Las Vegas on Sunday. As a boxer, PacquIao turned in a scintillating performance, proving that at age 40, he could still beat a solid welterweight 11 years his junior. As a politician, the Philippine senator was a gracious host, providing massive, in-your-face, pre-election media exposure for friends and relatives running in the May midterm elections. Unlike his sophisticated ring savvy, the politicking was rather crude: a party-list group’s logo all over the ring, a senatorial wannabe carrying his championship belt and raising a triumphant Pacquiao on his shoulders. It wasn’t all unexpected, given Pacquiao’s tendency to mix politics with boxing. But on this cold January evening in Las Vegas, boxing fans will remember the man for what he has accomplished in the ring. FOOTWORK Pacquiao raised a significant question going into his fight with Broner, his 70th as a professional: how much did he still have left in a … [Read more...] about The two Manny Pacquiaos that showed up in Las Vegas
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Khabib Nurmagomedov could do something that even Conor McGregor wasn't able to manage — lure boxing great Floyd Mayweather to the octagon. The undefeated American boxing giant is negotiating with the Ultimate Fighting Championships (UFC) over a contract that will "have more than nine figures", according to Timofey Kurgin, founder of The Money Team Russia. "I know Floyd has been negotiating with the UFC. If they sign a contract I think it will have more than nine figures," Kurgin told RT Sport. The potential move is being discussed at a time when speculations are rife over a possible super fight between Mayweather and undefeated UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov. Mayweather hasn't fought since beating ConorMcGregor in "The Money Fight" — a crossover fight at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas last year. The 41-year-old made close to $300 million from the fight, which saw the Dubliner lose via TKO. On the other hand, Khabib made light work of McGregor at UFC 229 on … [Read more...] about Floyd Mayweather may land UFC contract, take on Khabib Nurmagomedov inside the octagon
Adrien Broner or Andre Berto for Manny Pacquiao before Floyd Mayweather Jr.? Joaquin Henson (The Philippine Star) - October 13, 2018 - 12:00am MANILA, Philippines — The word is WBA welterweight champion Sen. Manny Pacquiao will stake his crown against either Adrien Broner or Andre Berto,, tentatively in Las Vegas on Jan. 19, before he takes on undefeated and “un-retiring” Floyd Mayweather Jr. in a much-awaited rematch sometime next year. Pacquiao, 39, is now a promotional “free agent” after finally severing ties with Top Rank. Last July, Pacquiao stopped Lucas Matthysse of Argentina in the seventh round to wrest the WBA crown in Kuala Lumpur with Top Rank tapping ESPN+ to make the fight available on livestream in the US. Top Rank, however, had no contract to represent Pacquiao who refused to sign away both the rights of first negotiation and last refusal. Top Rank initially held back paying … [Read more...] about Adrien Broner or Andre Berto for Manny Pacquiao before Floyd Mayweather Jr.?
Floyd Mayweather and 50 Cent’s running feud has taken a bitter turn. 50 Cent claimed Mayweather can’t afford some of the extravagant purchases he has made recently – something the former fighter took great umbrage to. Mayweather then took to Instagram, called 50 Cent a “herpes-infested rat” and encouraged his social media followers to mercilessly troll the rapper. The nine trolls with the most offensive posts will be rewarded with $1,000, apparently. Floyd Mayweather and 50 Cent’s ongoing feud has taken another bitter turn. The pair used to be inseparable, and were photographed at sports events and on the red carpet for a five-year period from 2007. Mayweather had 50 Cent carry his many world championship belts at boxing events, and 50 Cent was the one who accompanied Mayweather to a Las Vegas courtroom before the retired boxer served a three-month jail sentence in 2012. But things have soured since then, and Mayweather … [Read more...] about Floyd Mayweather has offered to pay his fans $1,000 to mercilessly troll 50 Cent on social media
REUTERS: A bodyguard for Floyd Mayweather was wounded when a gunman in a vehicle opened fire on the boxing great's motorcade as it was traveling through an Atlanta intersection early on Monday, police said.Mayweather was not in the vehicle that was fired upon and was not injured in the incident, a spokesman for the Atlanta Police Department said.Mayweather's bodyguard Gregory LaRosa, who was shot in the leg, was released from hospital three hours after the shooting.Mayweather's entourage attended a night club earlier in the evening and were in three SUVs after leaving a diner at 2 a.m.A vehicle pulled up to the SUVs in an intersection and a gunman inside opened fire, striking LaRosa in the lower leg. The driver of the vehicle LaRosa was in drove immediately to a hospital, Atlanta Police Department spokesman Donald Hannah told a news conference.Police believe the shooter was familiar with the entourage or the group of vehicles. Police are not sure if anything happened earlier in the … [Read more...] about Bodyguard for Floyd Mayweather shot in Atlanta