If people are wondering how plans for the Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather Jr. sequel are coming along, they should ask the man handling both boxers. “The key is Al Haymon. Pacquiao joined Haymon’s stable because he is confident Haymon will deliver Mayweather. Haymon is the key,” boxing analyst Ed Tolentino said in an interview Tuesday. The reclusive Haymon currently manages top-flight fighters, including Mayweather, Adrien Broner and Kieth Thurman, all of whom belong to the welterweight division. Pacquiao dominated Adrien Broner last month with hopes of fanning interest for another lucrative match against Mayweather. READ: Pacquiao-Broner PPV sales hit 400,000, earn $30 million “The first fight grossed close to $600 million in revenue. If the rematch makes even half of that, it is still a lot of money,” Tolentino said. “Also, Pacquiao’s fight with Broner drew an impressive 400,000 pay per view buys, so Manny still commands a … [Read more...] about News Who holds the key to making Pacquiao-Mayweather 2 a reality?
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MANILA, Philippines—Is a rematch between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. on the horizon? The two former pound-for-pound kings have repeatedly teased a retread of their May 2015 showdown, even coming face-to-face in Japan during September of last year. When asked directly about a rematch, Pacquiao placed the ball squarely on Mayweather's court. "Tell him to come back to the ring, and we will fight," Pacquiao said to Showtime's Jim Gray. The "Pacman" was coming off a dominant 12-round victory over American challenger Adrien Broner to make a successful defense of his WBA welterweight belt. Mayweather, who beat Pacquiao via unanimous decision in their "Fight of the Century" four years ago, watched at ringside as his Filipino rival made light work of Broner. "I'm willing to fight again (against) Floyd Mayweather," Pacquiao stressed. "If he's willing to come back in boxing." Mayweather had not fought in a sanctioned boxing match since August 2017, when he stopped Conor McGregor … [Read more...] about News When asked on-cam if he will fight Pacquiao, Mayweather is poker-faced
TOKYO: Floyd "Money" Mayweather beat Japanese kickboxing phenomenon Tenshin Nasukawa by a technical knockout on Monday (Dec 31) after just two minutes of a New Year's Eve "exhibition" bout that brought the US boxing superstar out of retirement for a big pay day.In a mismatched contest, Mayweather floored Nasukawa, a kickboxer less than half his age, three times in the first round of the three-round contest before the Japanese fighter's trainer rushed in to stop the fight."Money" Mayweather has hinted on social media he was pocketing US$9 million for the fight, meaning he earned around US$4.5 million per minute for the spectacle.The American boxer at first appeared not to be taking the fight seriously, grinning at his opponent and aiming only soft punches at him.But he then demonstrated his power, launching a series of jabs and hooks to the head of the 20-year-old Japanese fighter, sending him to the canvas after just one minute with a left hook.Sensing his opponent was struggling, … [Read more...] about Boxing: Mayweather floors Japan’s Nasukawa in just two minutes
TOKYO: Floyd Mayweather beat Japanese kickboxing phenomenon Tenshin Nasukawa by a technical knockout on Monday (Dec 31) in the first round of a New Year's Eve "exhibition" bout that brought the US boxing superstar out of retirement.Mayweather floored Nasukawa, a kickboxer less than half his age, three times in the first round of the three-round contest before the Japanese fighter's trainer rushed in to stop the fight.The American boxer at first appeared not to be taking the fight seriously, grinning at his opponent and aiming only soft punches at him.But he then demonstrated his power, launching a series of jabs and hooks to the head of the 20-year-old Japanese fighter, sending him to the canvas after just one minute.Sensing his opponent was struggling, Mayweather stepped in for the kill, unleashing a flurry of punches that left Nasukawa reeling again within just two minutes of the bout and facing his second standing count.With the Japanese fighter clearly struggling to stay on … [Read more...] about Boxing: Mayweather beats Japan’s Nasukawa by technical knockout
If Floyd Mayweather Jr. is serious about fighting UFC champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, then it has to be in mixed martial arts. UFC president Dana White said he’s not pitting one of his biggest fighters in a boxing match against Mayweather since they have already done it with Conor McGregor. "Listen, if Mayweather wants to fight, come fight. You fight in the UFC. We're not boxing him. We did that once. That's over. You wanna fight? You come fight . . . a real fight," White said in TMZ. READ: Mayweather says Khabib Nurmagomedov fight will happen Mayweather figured in a “money fight” against McGregor in August 2017, stopping the UFC star in 10 rounds to improve his unblemished career record to 50-0. Nurmagomedov himself defeated McGregor, by submitting the Irishman inside an MMA cage. Following his victory, he called out the American boxer. Mayweather said that he’s willing to take on the Russian wrestler, but he wants it under boxing rules. "Who's the … [Read more...] about News ‘A real fight’: UFC boss dares Mayweather to fight Khabib in MMA