Category — Manny Pacquiao
Floyd Mayweather Jr. tops Sports Illustrated’s list of the athletes who have bagged the most coin over the past year. And Mayweather has earned his estimated $90 million without a single commercial endorsement.
May 15, 2013 No Comments
Manny Pacquiao was a heavy favorite (as much as 3-1) to defeat Juan Manuel Marquez heading into Saturday’s showdown at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Then Marquez shook up the world, and the betting public, sending Pacquiao face down and knocking him out for the 1st time since Medgoen Singsurat (who?) dropped him in the 3rd round 13 years ago.
This might not put an end to what was once a much-anticipated bout with Floyd Mayweather—despite Marquez and Pac Man discussing Round 5 of their duels—but who cares now? If anything, “Money” lost any chance of a meaningful fight with Pacquiao by running for years. The luster of it and a huge payday to boot just couldn’t coax Mayweather into the ring. You have to wonder how many millions did he hear rattling down the drain Saturday night.
Or maybe he’s like me and would rather spend a joyful day on the computer playing slots at www.partybingo.com than come out of the witness protection program.
Admittedly, we’ve been longtime Pacquiao fans. And like many, we were stunned with how the boxing legend hit the canvas like a bad habit.
Further, it ended the reign of 1 of the greatest punchers to come down the pike in decades. Fighters who suffer devastating knockouts like this never recover. Add Pacquiao to this long list.
He might fight several more times, particularly with the speculation he is having financial trouble, and he might win a few. But Pacquiao won’t ever recapture the glory and invincibility with which he fought before. Which is why Floyd won’t be running anymore.
Speaking of scumbags, could you believe Bob Arum had the audacity to pitch a 5th fight between Pacquiao and Marquez before Manny could even clear his head? We should be talking a 3rd Mayweather-Pacquiao bout, but instead we’re left listening to this carnival barker try to sell us more nonsense.
I refused to buy the 4th fight between Marquez-Pacquiao, so a 5th is out of the question too. Unless you’re asking me to take the 5th, and thank you very much, I’ll drink to that.
December 10, 2012 No Comments
Manny Pacquiao has long been suspected of PED use despite his denials. Now Juan Manuel Marquez, who fights Pacquiao for the 4th time Saturday at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, has come under suspicion. Marquez is sporting a beefed up body and 1 many experts say couldn’t be achieved without some form of chemical enhancing.
Regardless, we like Pacquiao to beat him again. We’ll bet the safe money Pac Man defeats Marquez in a decision, but we wouldn’t be surprised if Manny knocks him the funk out.
December 7, 2012 2 Comments
We have absolutely no desire to pay any money to watch Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez fight for a 4th time. We’re not the only ones. But if you do, tickets are available via our good friends at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The bout is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 8 at the MGM Garden Arena.
Prices range from $200 to $1200. Tickets can be purchased at the MGM Grand box office or at any Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations.
Info: 800.745.3000 or MGMGrand.com.
November 10, 2012 No Comments
So Bob Arum says Pacquiao-Mayweather will happen in 2013? And what gave him that idea? Surely not Floyd Mayweather Jr., who continues to sit in a Las Vegas jail serving out his 3-month sentence for smacking around the mother of his kids.
Arum, who has been as big a problem as Mayweather has in staging the fight, believes the cold war between the 2 camps is thawing. We’re sure Arum has had plenty to do with that. As we’ve said before, we should be talking trilogy between these 2, but since we’re not, we’ll believe it when the fight happens. Just another credibility issue that plagues boxing.
July 4, 2012 No Comments
We knew Bob Arum was 1 of the biggest scumbags in boxing, but we never believed he’d go this far. Invest in his new cash cow Tim Bradley to rip off Manny Pacquiao in 1 of the biggest robberies in boxing? Who would have imagined that?
In a decision that reeks for even boxing’s low standards, Bradley scored a split decision over Pacquiao in a welterweight showdown Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Two incompetent judges (CJ Ross and Duane Ford) scored it 115-113 for Bradley, while another misfit (Jerry Roth) had it 115-113 for Pac Man. It wasn’t even that close. Pacquiao won at least 10 of the 12 rounds and some believed he took 11 of 12.
June 9, 2012 1 Comment
Despite being a 4-1 underdog to Manny Pacquiao, unbeaten Tim Bradley is confident he’ll prevail in Saturday’s showdown at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
June 7, 2012 No Comments
Is he getting the Barry Bonds head? Didn’t think so.
Mayweather beats Cotto? Yawn. Manny beats Tim Bradley. Then what? Still that song and dance about Pac Man won’t “take” $40 mill cuz Floyd says so? Won’t do as Floyd says? How dare Manny.
May 6, 2012 No Comments
Someone mentioned our silence on all of the recent talk of a possible Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather showdown, but like we’ve said before, we’ll believe it when the 2 get in the ring. All of the jockeying and barking about a May clash before Floyd heads off to jail was another chapter of their non-sense and more hot air.
Timothy Bradley? Well you could see this coming a mile away when Bob Arum welcomed the undefeated fighter to his camp last year. Bradley and Pac Man will face off June 9 at the MGM Grand for Pacquiao’s WBO welterweight title.
February 7, 2012 No Comments
Some 2012 predictions, including Phil Jackson returning to coaching just in the Knick of time.
January 2, 2012 No Comments