By Bart Barry– Saturday at MGM Grand Garden Arena, in the best fight of May 2015, so far, American Floyd “Money” Mayweather easily decisioned Filipino Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao, and more importantly, he made $100 million. Official scores went: 116-112, 116-112 and 118-110. Only one judge got right a match in which Pacquiao won two rounds, Mayweather possibly lost two rounds, ... Read More »
By Bart Barry– Saturday at MGM Grand Garden Arena, in the best fight of May 2015, so far, Amer...
Follow all the action live from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas as the long awaited super fight between F...
By Norm Frauenheim LAS VEGAS – It was a carnival and a concert. It was chaotic. Demonstrators protes...
By Joseph Davey For me and I’m sure many boxing fans, Saturday’s superfight between Floyd Mayweather...
LAS VEGAS — It was supposed to be one for the books. It wasn’t. More like one for the banks. Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao got a lot richer Saturday night while fans got poorer in a bout that was sold, sold and sold as the greatest in history. It wasn’t even the greatest one in the last month. ... Read More »
Follow all the action live from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas as the long awaited super fight between Floyd Mayweather and Maanny Pacquiao is a finally here. All the action begins at 9 PM with a 2 fight undercard featuring world champion Vasyl Lomachenko defending his Featherweight title against Gamalier Rodriguez as well as Leo Santa Cruz battling Jose ... Read More »
LAS VEGAS–Leo Santa Cruz scored a lopsided unanimous decision over Jose Cayetano in a 10-round Featherweight bout. Every round was basically one and the same with Santa Cruz landed hard shots and outalanding Cayetano basically 3 to 1 and he crused to the victory by scores of 100-90 on all cards. Santa Cruz, 124 1/2 lbs of Rosemead, CA is ... Read More »
For more information on ESPN’s week-long coverage from Las Vegas visit ESPN Mediazone. For behind-the-scenes stories and content, visit ESPNFrontRow.com For photos of ESPN in Las Vegas visit ESPN Images. #MayPac Predictions from ESPNers With one day remaining until the biggest fight of a generation, ESPN on-air personalities offered their fight predictions for tomorrow’s welterweight unification title matchup between Floyd ... Read More »
ESPN The Magazine’s “Fight for Perfection” issue hits newsstands today, featuring Floyd Mayweather on the cover, with a profile written by senior writer Tim Keown. This third installment of the Keown on Mayweather series in The Mag [following the Money Issue in 2012 and the Fight Issue in 2013], examines Mayweather as he prepares for the pinnacle of his career, ... Read More »
Klara Svenson (15-0, 5 KOs) and her opponent Erica Anabella Farias (21-1, 10 KOs) both made weight today ahead of their WBC Female World Light Welterweight Championship fight tomorrow night at the Frederiksberg Hallerne in Copenhagen. WBC Female World Light Welterweight Championship: Klara Svensson: 62.8 kg Erica Anabella Farias: 62.4 kg In a co-featured main event Danish boxing star Patrick ... Read More »
Growing up in the 1970s, young Evander Holyfield fell in love with boxing – in part – by watching ABC’s telecasts of professional and Olympic bouts. Even as Saturday’s Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao pay-per-view bout in Las Vegas gives boxing its biggest showcase in years, “The Real Deal” believes television remains crucial to the sport’s future. Holyfield appreciates not only ESPN’s ... Read More »
By Norm Frauenheim LAS VEGAS – It was a carnival and a concert. It was chaotic. Demonstrators protesting domestic violence stood on one street corner. A preacher stood on another. Seek God, he told a passing crowd full of people seeking a ticket that not even God could afford. They spoke Tagalog, English, Spanish, Russian, politics and Hip-Hop. They waved ... Read More »
LAS VEGAS (April 30, 2015) – Undefeated WBC Super Bantamweight World Champion Leo “El Terremoto” Santa Cruz, WBO Featherweight World Champion Vasyl Lomachenko, their opponents and non-televised fighters participated Thursday in the undercard final press conference before their respective fights taking place this Saturday, May 2, live on pay-per-view at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. In pay-per-view fights before Floyd ... Read More »
GOLDEN BOY PROMOTIONS KICKS OF MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND WITH AN EXCITING NIGHT OF BOXING AT FANTASY SPRINGS RESORT CASINO ON MAY 2
LOS ANGELES (April 30) – Kicking off the Memorial Day holiday weekend, Philadelphia’s Eric “The Outlaw” Hunter will return to the ring on Friday, May 22 to headline Golden Boy Live on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes from Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California. Hunter is scheduled to fight in a 10-round super welterweight bout against an opponent ... Read More »
LOS ANGELES (April 30) – Golden Boy Promotions will bring another night of electrifying fights back to the beautiful Belasco Theater on Thursday, May 7 in the highly anticipated third installment of its monthly hit series LA FIGHT CLUB, live on FOX Sports 1 and airing on May 8 on FOX Deportes. In the main event of the night, Manuel ... Read More »
By Joseph Davey For me and I’m sure many boxing fans, Saturday’s superfight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao brings with it equal parts excitement for the bout itself and disdain for it’s coverage. For years at a time, mainstream sports media avoids boxing as if it were a plague that could infect the very image of America’s most “wholesome” ... Read More »
Alfonso Olivera spoiled the pro debut of Abraham Lopez by winning a 4-round majority decision in a Super Lightweight bout. Olivera, 139 lbs won by scores of 40-36, 39-37 and 38-38 and is now 3-1. 2012 Olympic Gold medal winner Egor Mekhontsev won an 8-round unanimous decision over Kakim Zoulikha in a Light Heavyweight bout. Mekhontsvsev, 174 1/2 lbs of ... Read More »
FLOYD MAYWEATHER SR. AND FREDDIE ROACH TRAINER ROUNDTABLE FLASH QUOTES FROM MEDIA CENTER AT MGM GRAND IN LAS VEGAS
LAS VEGAS (April 30, 2015) – Floyd Mayweather Sr. and Freddie Roach, trainers for Floyd “Money” Mayweather and Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao, respectively, met with the media this morning to discuss Saturday’s welterweight championship showdown between Mayweather and Pacquiao live on pay-per-view at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. In a boxing matchup that has stirred the interest and emotions of sports ... Read More »
According to Dan Rafael of espn.com. Ray Beltran missed weight by .4 pounds for his Friday showdown against Takahiro Ao in Las Vegas. Beltran can not win WBO Lightweight title. Read More »
By Norm Frauenheim LAS VEGAS – There’s not a day, or even a few hours, when there isn’t a volley of insults between Floyd Mayweather Sr. and Freddie Roach. They sound like natural antagonists, separated by a lifetime of irreparable slights. You could assume that they share only mutual contempt. But you’d be wrong. Roach and the senior Mayweather are ... Read More »
Biloxi, MS (April 30, 2015) – On Saturday evening when most of the boxing world is glued to the TV watching the Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao superfight, those in the Mississippi Gulf will have the chance to not only witness the historic bout but also enjoy top notch talent before their own eyes. Live at the Hard Rock Hotel in Biloxi, ... Read More »
New York, NY / Hartford, CT (4/30/15) – On Friday, May 15th, 50 Cent’s SMS Promotions and DiBella Entertainment, in association with Universal Promotions, will present that week’s exciting addition of ESPN Friday Night Fights.Headlining the card will be undefeated Puerto Rican lightweight Reynaldo Ojeda (16-0, 9KO’s) taking on longtime contender Monty Meza Clay (36-4, 22KO’s) in the 10-round main ... Read More »
JOSE BENAVIDEZ, JR. COMES HOME TO PHOENIX FOR FIRST WORLD TITLE DEFENSE, AGAINST HARD-HITTING JORGE PAEZ, JR. Plus ANTONIO OROZCO vs. EMMANUEL TAYLOR
PHOENIX, AZ (April 30, 2015) — Phoenix’s favorite son is coming home — to defend his world title. Undefeated World Boxing Association (WBA) interim super lightweight world champion JOSE BENAVIDEZ, JR. will be making his first title defense, against Mexican buzz saw JORGE “Maromerito” PAEZ, JR., Saturday, May 15 at US Airways Center. The world championship battle will be televised ... Read More »
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