- Broner: Khan and Brook can’t beat me
- Austin Trout looking to turn his career around against Daniel Dawson
- Pacquiao to train 7 weeks for Algieri fight
- Cotto working on selecting his December 13th opponent
- Klitschko working with 15 sparring partners to get ready for Pulev
- Robert Garcia impressed with Algieri's talent level
- Shakur Stevenson, Jajaira Gonzalez and Darmani Rock to Kick Off 2014 Youth Olympic Games Competition for Team USA
- 2nd Installment of Tuesday Night Fights to take place on September 16 at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia
- MIKE TYSON PRESENTS BIG TEXAS THROWDOWN!! September 26, Mesquite TX
- Joe Ward: “I’m thankful that AIBA gave me the opportunity to be involved in APB”
- Shoulder injury forces Nicola Adams out of the 2014 Women’s Boxing World Championships in South Korea
- Undefeated lightweight contender Ivan Redkach Now trained by Robert Garcia
Mayweather-Pacquiao settle defamation lawsuit out of court
By Rob Smith: Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao have reach an undisclosed out of court settlement to resolve Pacquiao’s defamation lawsuit against Mayweather. The terms are confidential, according to AP. Each party will pay for their own attorney fees for the case.
The lawsuit came about from alleged comments made by Mayweather and his father Floyd Mayweather Sr. that Pacquiao had used banned substances to accomplish his feats. Last week, Mayweather was ordered to pay $114,000 after failing to show up for the Pacquiao case.
With this case behind them this could be the last impediment to putting together a Mayweather-Pacquiao blockbuster pay per view bout in early 2013. Mayweather wants the fight, Pacquiao wants the fight, and the boxing public badly wants to see them fight. Although it might be a little late in the game for the fight to be put together, it’s better late than never.
Pacquiao can’t afford to wait because he’s clearly lost a step and isn’t the same fighter he was three years ago. He lost his last fight to Tim Bradley, and he perhaps should have lost his fight before that against Juan Manuel Marquez.
With young guys like Saul Alvarez breathing down his neck and pushing hard for a fight, Mayweather needs to take the Pacquiao as soon as possible because Mayweather could lose if he faces Alvarez before Pacquiao. Besides that, there’s not a lot of options for Mayweather right now unless he takes the dangerous Alvarez fight. It’s either fight Alvarez or fight Pacquiao. At least against Pacquiao, Mayweather would have the size advantage and wouldn’t have to worry about taking on a guy that is stronger, younger and bigger than him like he would if he faced Alvarez.
Mayweather needs to make the Pacquiao fight happen before Pacquiao gets beat again. We’ve seen pretty clearly in Pacquiao’s last two fights that he can no longer fight hard for three minutes of every round, and he can’t handle movement anymore. He moves around the ring not like a welterweight, but more like heavyweight that’s lost his legs. Pacquiao is going to suffer additional losses in the near future if his promoter Bob Arum keeps putting him in with quality opposition.
Pacquiao might not even get past Juan Manuel Marquez this December. A loss for Pacquiao will pretty much ruin any chance there was of a true Pacquiao-Mayweather mega fight. The can still be made after that, but it’ll have lost the luster that it could have had if they had only agreed to fight two years ago in 2010. This is why Mayweather needs to get Pacquiao in the ring before someone defeats him again.
- Results from “Path to Glory SD Style” San Diego, CA
- Anthony Barnes takes out Darryl Fields with a first round KO
- Brook Upsets Porter to take home the title
- Figueroa stops Estrada in an exciting fight
- Dirrell wins rematch with Bika, takes home the belt
- Brook defeats Porter; Dirrell and Bika look poor; Figueroa toughs it out
- Deontay Wilder stops Gavern, wants Klitschko after Stiverne fight
- Goosen gives Deontay Wilder a good chance of beating Stiverne
- Mayweather hopes Khan fight will happen in 2015
- Austin Trout in a make or break fight tonight against Daniel Dawson
- Sam Soliman vs. Jermain Taylor to be televised by ESPN2 on October 8th
- Abner Mares signs with Al Haymon
- Lucian Bute in action on 12/6 at Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada
- Hearn wants to schedule Brook-Khan fight for the summer in 2015