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As the coverage increased to a fever pitch just before the showdown between Floyd and Manny Saturday night, many people learned of Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s history of domestic abuse for the first time. As the story began to gain traction, a modest boycott of the fight began to take shape. As people became horrified to discover that 5 different women had accused Floyd of beating them, and of his 90 day jail sentence for battery in 2012, people began to ask “how could you support this man?”
Of course, most of those protesting the viewing...
Twenty years ago on this day, May 6, a 23-year-old from East Los Angeles named Oscar De La Hoya stepped in the boxing ring against IBF lightweight titlist Rafael Ruelas and won by knockout in the second round at the Caesars Palace outdoor arena.
De La Hoya catapulted into being boxing’s largest money-maker after that clash between world title-holders. It was the one fight that made fans finally realize he was the real deal and not the product of a hype machine. He proceeded to win world titles in the junior welterweight, welterweight,...
Heavyweights Mansour and Dawejko Headline ESPN Friday Night Fights and Noche de Combates
The May 8 edition of ESPN Friday Night Fights presented by Corona Extra and ESPN Deportes’ Noche de Combates presentado por Corona Extra will feature veteran heavyweight Amir “Hardcore” Mansour (21-1, 16 KOs) and up-and- coming Joey “The Tank” Dawejko (14-3-2, 7 KOs) in the 10-round main event. Friday’s show from 2300 Arena in Philadelphia will air live at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN2, broadband Spanish-language ESPN Deportes+ and WatchESPN. ESPN...
FORMER WORLD CHAMPION DANIEL GEALE
WRAPING UP TRAINING CAMP IN AUSTRALIA
AHEAD OF SHOWDOWN WITH WBC MIDDLEWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION
ON JUNE 6 AT BARCLAYS CENTER LIVE ON HBO
Geale Set To Complete Training Camp In The United States
Photos by Team Geale
NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA (May 7, 2015) - Former Two-Time World Champion, Daniel Geale (31-3, 16 KO's) is finalizing his last days of training in Australia as he prepares for his upcoming June 6 world championship bout against WBC and Ring Magazine Middleweight World...
HBO ace Jim Lampley trotted out another edition of his "The Fight Game" on Tuesday night, and but of course, the issue of Mayweather-Pacquiao popped up, in several contexts.
Lampley gave us a pound for pound top five. Mayweather he mentioned first; then Gennady Golovkin, the high risk hitter came next; then Roman Gonzalez, the flyweight stud, who fights on HBO May 16; then Sergey Kovalev. Vasily Lomachenko, who Lamps called "incomparable" in terms of his skills package, finished the pack.
Lampley said tix and hotel prices dropped at...
SHOWTIME SPORTS® ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY SERIES
“ALL ACCESS” WINS SPORTS EMMY AWARD
FOR SECOND CONSECUTIVE YEAR
NEW YORK (May 6, 2015) – SHOWTIME Sports original documentary series “ALL ACCESS” earned a Sports Emmy for the second consecutive year on Tuesday, taking home the honors for “Outstanding Sports Documentary Series” at the 36th Annual Sports Emmy Award ceremony in New York City.
The revealing documentary series, which chronicles the buildup and aftermath of boxing’s biggest prizefights, won its first Sports Emmy at...
We’re in this together all the way until our cable bill arrives. One hundred dead presidents to see what was supposed to be the fight to not only put boxing back on the sporting map, but to keep it there as well. It's only a matter of days until we hear just how many pay per view buys were registered to view last Saturday's long awaited matchup between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao. The fight itself met nowhere near the expectations of well, millions of the paying public.
Should last weekend's bout undoubtedly eclipse all previous...
I tried to sound the alarm bell in this space on the inevitable clash between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao, at each stage, for literally years.
Today everyone is all over the place saying that the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight was a waste of time and money. Those saying such things are rightly upset because there's a chance Manny Pacquiao 57-6-2 (38) may have gone into the fight with an injured shoulder. They're also mad and disillusioned that the fight wasn't competitive and didn't come close to meeting its expectations. And to those...
At the postfight presser, held in the arena, with the principals in the ring, Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao talked about their clash at the MGM, and both touched on what comes next for each.
Pacman said thanks for coming and that he did his best, "but my best wasn't good enough."
The loser, via UD12, said he didn't want to make any alibis because of what he went through in camp. "I thought I won but I have to review it when I go back to my hotel to see what's happening," he said. "I respect Floyd Mayweather, he's fast, he's a good...
The question often asked in the buildup to Mayweather vs. Pacquiao was whether this richest of all prizefights could give a boost to boxing’s future by living up to the glories of its past. As May 2 approached, the anticipation reminded many of the 1980s, when the mega-million “superfights” got started with a series of bouts between the so-called Four Kings—Sugar Ray Leonard, Roberto Duran, Thomas Hearns, and Marvin Hagler.
Leonard and Hearns fought each other in two cliffhangers eight years apart; Hearns vaporized Duran with a...
FLOYD MAYWEATHER VS. MANNY PACQUIAO
TO PREMIERE ON SHOWTIME® NEXT SATURDAY, MAY 9
Delayed Telecast Begins At 9 p.m. ET/PT Immediately Followed By
INSIDE MAYWEATHER vs. PACQUIAO Epilogue
Saturday’s welterweight unification showdown between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao will premiere on SHOWTIME® next Saturday, May 9 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
The delayed telecast of Mayweather vs. Pacquiao will feature exclusive analysis from SHOWTIME boxing experts and will be immediately followed by the premiere of INSIDE MAYWEATHER vs. PACQUIAO...
Manny Pacquiao is walking down the hallway of the MGM wearing a smile on his face. He looks relaxed and ready to fight. Before Pacquiao walks in the arena, he takes a selfie with his trainer Freddie Roach. It is an interesting crowd and atmosphere. No one truly knows what to expect.
Floyd Mayweather walks in the arena wearing a black, white, and gold, leather outfit. Floyd is all business. Floyd looks extremely focused.
Here we go!
Fight starts center ring. Mayweather starts first with a one-two. Floyd looks sharp. He is feinting...