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te tumbo

“. . . more people watch tennis than watch his fights on ppvs right..” Ouch?! that was a laser right to the hearts of every Pacquiao* fanboy and another example of how the Truth about Pacquiao* informs and Hurts.

Posted February 11, 2014 6:42 pm 


deepwaters1234

damn just want to see the damn fight already. stop the excuses and other crap. fight or shut up

Posted February 11, 2014 3:59 pm 


Poor Pacturds

Hec dog who cares about the punk ass philippines this is the United States Biiotch and this is not a noble peace prize nomination this is boxing queer biy weirdo copy and paste the same thing 100 more time people might believe you poor pacturd. Get you head out of Mannys ass he is nothing broke and 70 million in debt you and azzbox talk the same Manny is great BS everyday. He is so great he lost 2 out of his last 3 fights and more people watch tennis than watch his fights on ppvs right..

Posted February 11, 2014 3:14 pm 


PEEJ

Can’t have all the titles. Some organizations make you choose to hold on to their belt or relinquish it. Not to mention once you win a title or 2 they then upgrade you to super champ or diamond champ. So it is pretty much impossible to hold all the belts at once.

Posted February 11, 2014 2:32 pm 


john

what ever happend to that word undisputed.

Posted February 11, 2014 1:51 pm 


Anonymous

Good for you BS…..boxing WILL go on with different fighters being considered the GOAT by naive casual fans and self proclaimed experts while the same fighters will be chastized by hardcore fans that follow the sport and not just one fighter if they don’t fight the best contenders around…..all bs will be forgotten and boxing will be live and kicking as always only different fighters will rule the day

Posted February 11, 2014 1:23 pm 


BS

Am I the only one who thinks boxing doesn’t need ‘saving’?!

Hasn’t some of the highest paid sportsman of the last decade (including very recently) been boxers?! Have any boxing fans stopped watching, enjoying, talking about fights on forums, reading articles about boxing etc etc??

NO. Boxing doesn’t require ‘saving’ from anything. It’s just a shame that there’s so many belts and so many ways for the champions to avoid fights and protect their reign, or their ‘0’. To make boxing even better than it is, the oragnisations should make champions fight their mandatories. The true winners would be the fans AND the fighters. They would all get more respect, and the fans would get to see the biggest fights. Too many belts, too much money, too many egos and too many easy-ways-out!

Posted February 11, 2014 9:16 am 


Hecdog

Manny Pacquiao’s legacy was cemented a long time ago. He will never be questioned in any way, shape or form as a truly great fighter. He avoided no one, fought every one and is the ONLY 8 Division Boxing Champion in boxing history. Manny Pacquiao’s picture should be right next to the definition of a fighter. His wars are historic and monumental. There has never been a more exciting fighter in boxing. He has called out Floyd Mayweather for the past 6 years, agreed to everything he ever wanted, and still Floyd refuses to take the risk of losing. Manny’s reputation inside and outside the ring speak volumes about the quality of fighter and human being he is. Manny Pacquiao has won and lost fights, but his true character continually elevates him to the top. A man that shows true class, respect and honor regardless of whether he wins or loses. His legacy will be that of arguably the greatest fighting machine to have ever laced on a pair of gloves. A man that had virtually no quality boxing training as a young man, but somehow was able to accomplish more than any other boxer in history. He accomplished this with pure natural ability, perseverance, commitment, discipline, dedication and the love for his family and friends. A man that was led by God to accomplish something special and touch those that need hope. This is the legacy of Manny “Pac Man” Pacquiao. Manny is the best

Posted February 11, 2014 4:50 am 


Auzbox

Garcia and mattysse are about the same as Bradley. Bradley the only that has headed a real main event card

Posted February 11, 2014 4:24 am 


get over it

Manny is simply not the same fighter as he was in 09. He goes the distant with Bradley in which he never dominated then goes to get KOed by Marquez and couldn’t stop Rios? This is the same dude that crushed Oscar, Cotto and Magrecheato. Although the were dehydrated to make the weight a win is a win so I give him that. But Manny needs to fight top guys and Bradley is not it even though he is number 3 he is not a household name and will not generate the money and interests of the public. He needs to fight guys like Floyd, Danny Garcia, Miadana, Kahn or even Mattysse. Fighting Marquez for the 5th time is not going to get him to the money and the ppvs he needs. Arum is handicapping your boy.

Posted February 11, 2014 3:22 am 


Floyd Money Mayweather

Hey flomos. Take it easy on them Pactards. I can’t draw without mexicans on a mexican holiday, and even when I did have a mexican american (Guerrero), my ppv didn’t do that good. So be a little nicer ok guys?

Posted February 11, 2014 12:37 am 


Auzbox

Yeh they went down but they will go 800 000 or more this fight. PPV sales go well when your winning. And it doesn’t matter about the 475, 000 PPV still second best draw in boxing its that simple

Posted February 11, 2014 12:25 am 


Fraud May

TARK
… “Hell how many guys are lining up to fight Pac?”

Quite a few… Danny Garcia just called him out.

Posted February 10, 2014 11:42 pm
________________________________________________________________
Really dude? Just becuase Pacquioa isnt throwing it out there in everyone’s face (unlike Floyd) or taking polls or tweeting doesnt mean that that no one wants a piece of Pacquioa. Problem is its all in house same goes for Goldenboy fighters.

Posted February 11, 2014 12:13 am 


mansworld

Manny you stupid immigrant ditch Arum learn English and the fight can happen Marquez KTFO of you…

Posted February 11, 2014 12:12 am 


Anonymous

Manny is a huge ppvs draw? LOL Actually his first fight with Bradley did less than 875,000 ppvs he didn’t even crack 1 million. His last fight with Rios did less than 450,000 ppvs. His sales are going down not up. He is no longer a draw and he needs Floyd to give him a handout. Floyd fought Canelo had did over 3 million ppvs. They are not even in the same atmosphere Floyd don’t need Manny. He needs Floyd but he has zero leverage

Posted February 11, 2014 12:09 am 


Manny Pacquiao

um… I dont think that um this fight will save boxing. but um I think it will um be good for boxing um because all the fans um want to see it. But I call Floyd um yeah maybeather and um he don’t want the fight. I guess um I’m still um too dangerous for maybeather to um fight right now.

Posted February 11, 2014 12:07 am 


get over it

Tark contracts prevents fights. Floyd fights who he wants to. Manny fights who Arum tells him too. Arum would never let Manny fight Floyd no matter what he tells the press and stupid pactards. Floyd would never bow to a Jew bastard like Arum he already dealt with Arum that’s why he left top skank. Manny is simply the low man on the totem pole. Arum was building a stadium for the fight. Manny will take the blood tests now. He will fight for charity the phone lines are open you see the pattern moron. He is desperate who needs who. Again he should have taken the fight in 09 and 40 million now what does he have nothing? lol

Posted February 10, 2014 11:59 pm 


TARK

… “Manny looses again he should retire simple as that…”

How about if Andre Berto loses again??? Or Victor Ortiz??? They can retire.

Pacquiao is one of the TOP PPV draws in the game. He’s a worldwide hero. I’m not saying he could beat Floyd, but there’s not reason on Earth for him to retire when everybody still wants him to fight Floyd — and he’s ready, willing, and able to fight Floyd anytime Floyd gets ready.

Posted February 10, 2014 11:49 pm 


teflon

Yeah Tark but the biggest problem for Manny is he could never fight anyone outside of Top rank than been his biggest Downfall and it will continue to be, Top ranks roster sucks….

Posted February 10, 2014 11:47 pm 


TARK

… “Hell how many guys are lining up to fight Pac?”

Quite a few… Danny Garcia just called him out.

Posted February 10, 2014 11:42 pm 


gman

Manny looses again he should retire simple as that…

Posted February 10, 2014 11:05 pm 


get over it

Manny is done and its time to move on. He blew his shot in 09 now he wants another one, and trust Arum runs Manny, If Floyd suddenly gets sympathy for Manny Arum will try to find another way to work his leverage to get what he wants. Everyone who fights Floyd is at his own terms from the money to the weight. Manny didnt want to come to terms because of Arum so it never happened but if Floyd is so unreasonable why does everyone want to fight him? Hell how many guys are limning up to fight Pac? For fear because he is more dangerous than Floyd what a joke…

Posted February 10, 2014 11:03 pm 


Jonn E. JaGozza

I gave this some more thought and I’d like to say that if boxing is seen as dying then think of all the movies and screenplays that have been created because the writers know that the theme of boxing sells and sells big and I’m not just talking about all the ROCKY movie series, how about others like The Boxer …, The Fighter… , Undisputed…, Rocky Marciano…, The Great White Hope…, Million Dollar Baby…, Raging Bull…, Requiem for a heavyweight…, Ali…, The Champ…, Real Steel…, Fat City…, Against the Ropes,… The Hurricane…Cinderella Man… No , fight fans… Boxing isn’t and won’t die however champs and former champs will fade away but there will always be new fighters coming up through the ranks to take their place .. PEACE …The boxingdictionary.com …”The Language of the ring “

Posted February 10, 2014 9:46 pm 


Jonn E. JaGozza

I don’t think Boxing is dying at all. As far as the Packman /Mayweather fight is concerned, we all want to see the best fighers fight the best, I’m not convinced that this fight would constitute that as one guy is undefeated and the other isn’t.. PEACE …Theboxingdictionary.com …The Language of the Ring”

Posted February 10, 2014 9:13 pm 


Fraud May

Heres the thing Pacquioa usually (eventually) agrees to the terms when he fights. Floyd is KNOWN to actually drag out negotiations to the point of NOT fighting who he was suppose to. AND THE EXCUSES go on and on…..

Posted February 10, 2014 7:23 pm 


Fraud May

Actually the Mayweathers had more excuses. Granted, Pacquioa started the excuses like what 2? and since then Mayweathers have had like 8 different reasons (excuses) for not wanting the fight. Ranging from mild to RIDICULOUS excuses from Mayweathers.

Posted February 10, 2014 7:21 pm 


moonshineman

@PEEJ

Sorry but Mayweather is no Fraud. His resume speaks for itself. Roach has already said he sees no reason why Arum won’t let Pac negotiate this fight with out him. So lets see if that is true. If Floyd is still reluctant to make the fight if and Pac beats Bradley and Arum says he will step aside to let this fight happen then it is a whole nother story. But at the moment, Pac and company have turned the fight down on a couple of occasions. They have both came up with excuses. Arum has come up with the most.
Posted February 10, 2014 1:18 pm

Yes. He is a fraud.

Posted February 10, 2014 6:54 pm 


TARK

Bob Arum has made it clear… He believes if he steps aside Mayweather will come up with another excuse … he always has.

BA said…, “Mayweather is Hitler… but Pacquiao isn’t Neville Chamberlain… He’s standing strong like Winston Churchill… Because if I let Pacquiao go on his own, not only would he not get a great deal, which I always get for him … but Floyd would just find another excuse not to fight him.”

So much for Arum doing his part to get the fight done… That’s a fantasy.

Posted February 10, 2014 6:42 pm 


Constantine the Czar

Manny Pacquiao is greater than Floyd Mayweather in so MANY ways because, (A) he has come from grinding depths of poverty in a Third World country all the way to EIGHT world championships and coming back from depths to supreme heights, (B) because he was not surrounded by boxers in a boxing family, in a boxing environment and come from a top amateur background like Floyd and (C) because he leaves his comfort zone, unlike Floyd, and fights all over the world, unlike Floyd. It’s time Floyd-Manny was made!

Posted February 10, 2014 6:41 pm 


moonshineman

@PEEJ

Sorry but Mayweather is no Fraud. His resume speaks for itself. Roach has already said he sees no reason why Arum won’t let Pac negotiate this fight with out him. So lets see if that is true. If Floyd is still reluctant to make the fight if and Pac beats Bradley and Arum says he will step aside to let this fight happen then it is a whole nother story. But at the moment, Pac and company have turned the fight down on a couple of occasions. They have both came up with excuses. Arum has come up with the most.
Posted February 10, 2014 1:18 pm

He is a coward.

Posted February 10, 2014 6:02 pm 


Hec Dog

Manny Pacquiao’s legacy was cemented a long time ago. He will never be questioned in any way, shape or form as a truly great fighter. He avoided no one, fought every one and is the ONLY 8 Division Boxing Champion in boxing history. Manny Pacquiao’s picture should be right next to the definition of a fighter. His wars are historic and monumental. There has never been a more exciting fighter in boxing. He has called out Floyd Mayweather for the past 6 years, agreed to everything he ever wanted, and still Floyd refuses to take the risk of losing. Manny’s reputation inside and outside the ring speak volumes about the quality of fighter and human being he is. Manny Pacquiao has won and lost fights, but his true character continually elevates him to the top. A man that shows true class, respect and honor regardless of whether he wins or loses. His legacy will be that of arguably the greatest fighting machine to have ever laced on a pair of gloves. A man that had virtually no quality boxing training as a young man, but somehow was able to accomplish more than any other boxer in history. He accomplished this with pure natural ability, perseverance, commitment, discipline, dedication and the love for his family and friends. A man that was led by God to accomplish something special and touch those that need hope. This is the legacy of Manny “Pac Man” Pacquiao. Manny is the best

Posted February 10, 2014 5:34 pm 


JE

Boxing’s top money draw, Floyd Mayweather makes $40 Million per fight. MMA’s top fighter of recent years has been (until his last two fights) Anderson Silva — top wage earned? 600 K. Pronouncing boxing dead has a long history, and most of those who made that prediction are, well, dead.

Posted February 10, 2014 5:33 pm 


moonshineman

@poor pacturds

Whats crazy is Manny fights a lot of the same guys as Floyd but as soon as Floyd beats them they cherry picked. Manny fought Marquez 4 times and got KTFO. But as soon as Floyd beat him he was too small or he was cherry picked. But Marquez is the same sixe as Manny. Its a double standard Manny missed out and walked away in 09 now what does he have Bradley? lol Manny will never leave Arum and the black man will never deal with the Jew Arum again so until changes happen it a wrap. Also this fight lost all the luster it coild have had due to Mannys losses no one believes he stands a chance of winning. And if the fight does happen the same haters will say Floyd waited too long past Mannys prime.
Posted February 10, 2014 1:49 pm

The fight won’t happen because your boy is chicken chit, and everyone knows it.

Posted February 10, 2014 5:24 pm 


RapidFire

Boxing is dying simply cause everyone wants to be defensive minded after Greats like Whitaker, Leonard or Ali. Also with all these belts and weight divisions letting people move up and down as they please doesn’t help the situation either.

Posted February 10, 2014 4:40 pm 


BILLY NO MEDALS ALL AMERICAN BOY

Anonymous is a cheap punk! sooner he od,s on is prozacs the better!!!the dour sour sap!!if you hate boxing so much go back to your Avon round you GIMP!!

Posted February 10, 2014 3:43 pm 


Tommy Boy

It certainly wont hurt either. I dont wanna pay $75 to watch some silly fight. I would to watch those 2 fight though

Posted February 10, 2014 2:15 pm 


poor pacturds

Whats crazy is Manny fights a lot of the same guys as Floyd but as soon as Floyd beats them they cherry picked. Manny fought Marquez 4 times and got KTFO. But as soon as Floyd beat him he was too small or he was cherry picked. But Marquez is the same sixe as Manny. Its a double standard Manny missed out and walked away in 09 now what does he have Bradley? lol Manny will never leave Arum and the black man will never deal with the Jew Arum again so until changes happen it a wrap. Also this fight lost all the luster it coild have had due to Mannys losses no one believes he stands a chance of winning. And if the fight does happen the same haters will say Floyd waited too long past Mannys prime.

Posted February 10, 2014 1:49 pm 


PEEJ

Sorry but Mayweather is no Fraud. His resume speaks for itself. Roach has already said he sees no reason why Arum won’t let Pac negotiate this fight with out him. So lets see if that is true. If Floyd is still reluctant to make the fight if and Pac beats Bradley and Arum says he will step aside to let this fight happen then it is a whole nother story. But at the moment, Pac and company have turned the fight down on a couple of occasions. They have both came up with excuses. Arum has come up with the most.

Posted February 10, 2014 1:18 pm 


moonshineman

The issue with Mayweather/Pacquiao is simple.

Mayweather says he is the best in boxing. The best should fight the best. Mayweather will not fight Pacquiao, because he knows he has a good chance of being defeated by Pacquiao ( the best.) Therefore Mayweather is a coward, and being a coward does not allow you to be the best.

Mayweather is a FRAUD, and that is bad for boxing. No role model for a coward.

Posted February 10, 2014 12:49 pm 


PEEJ

Jason if you knew anything about boxing then you would know Floyds resume is legit. Saying the fights where timed, well you can say that about a lot of fighters. You can say that about Pacs resume, most of his fights where about good timing, especially since they have a few of the same fighters on there resume. Nothing wrong with liking Pacs style over Floyds, he brings a lot of action. But I like the sweet science and that is what Floyd is all about.

Posted February 10, 2014 12:47 pm 


MJames

Khan is a joke. Obviously his 1.4m Twitter followers were always going to win him the poll, but that doesn’t change the fact that he has done NOTHING to earn the fight and has ZERO chance of winning. If the choice is between him and Maidana, I’d prefer Maidana. He has a belt, just beat Broner and is an established welterweight. khan has no belt, has never fought at welterweight before and is 2-2 in his last four fights, getting dropped by faded lightweight Julio Diaz last time out. How does Khan go from such bad form to fighting the best boxer on the planet? It’s ridiculous. I will not be buying the PPV. Khan just wants to cash out. He’ll retire after collecting his lottery pay day. It stinks.

Posted February 10, 2014 12:45 pm 


Anonymous

the sooner these two prima donnas fu#k off the better.

Posted February 10, 2014 12:31 pm 


Jake Lead Rights

Who the hell said boxing was dead or is dying? Boxing is as strong as ever and is continuing to escalate. Boxers make more money than any MMA top fighters.

Posted February 10, 2014 11:40 am 


JE

Boxing is not in need of “saving” despite the fact that the writer stipulates such a need. The writer needs to take a look over fights in 2013 and he’ll see plenty of substantial matches.

Posted February 10, 2014 11:28 am 


jason

no proper boxing fan can be a fan of mayweather ,,, as talented as he is, he does nt make the great fights, anyone who can say that kahn to madenia are good credible choices really need to go and watch WWF or whatever its called now…. he’s got a great resume on names alone, but they were timed, never at their peak… off course for complete muppet fan boys like that tool peej and happy boy , its enough , as they seem to love the man more than the sport .. each to their own i guess, i for one, would much rather watch a pac fight than may weather fight… and I’m a fan of neither

Posted February 10, 2014 10:59 am 


PEEJ

Nothing wrong with boxing, it is not dying. Gets annoying when folks say that. Saying the Mayweather era is a dark time for boxing when boxing is thriving and Mayweather just so happens to be the highest paid athlete is crazy talk. People are getting paid more money, there are millions watching, PPV records being set.

Posted February 10, 2014 10:27 am 


DALE

MAYWEATHER VS PACQUIAO WILL HAPPEN. IT IS BEING SET UP FOR THE LAST FIGHT OR NEXT TO THE LAST FIGHT ON MAYWEATHER’S CONTRACT. NEXT TO THE LAST SO IF MAYWEATHER LOSE, THE REMATCH WOULD BE THE LAST (AND MORE MONEY). IF HE WIN, AN EASY FIGHT WILL BE HIS LAST. ALL THE HYPE IS ON GOING TO CLIMAX AT THE END OF FLOYD’S CAREER WITH THAT FIGHT. WATCH WHAT I TELL YA. REMEMBER YOU HEARD IT FIRST WITH ME DALE

Posted February 10, 2014 9:56 am 


Auzbox

You don’t even write anything worth reading. Your a try hard that is better served on a vagina website cause that is all you are. A pundit pussy

Posted February 10, 2014 8:57 am 


Auzbox

Your lower than your mothers tit which also drags along the ground.

Posted February 10, 2014 8:55 am 


Auzbox

Pundit back to your corner. Your knowledge is poor and your just another dumb floydoid. Your a special boy. I represent myself and my opinion. You represent a peasent pest so beat it.

Posted February 10, 2014 8:54 am 


Deep waters 1212

This author has no credentials being a fan for 10 years. The hearns/sugar ray/ hagler/duran era.He doesn’t remember the Chavez era, the Roy jones era,the Tyson era,the delahoya era to say the least. In those eras the p4p top guy took on the top challenge with limited excuses. Negotiations are one thing but petty excuses are another . The mayweather era is a dark time for boxing. He will be gone soon and boxing will rise again.

Posted February 10, 2014 8:12 am 


john smith

As I said floyd–cott is the answer to mayrunner arrogance ape dad already said khan & maidana have no much to the queen of boxing ….boycott all of her fights until he fight pacman

Posted February 10, 2014 8:00 am 


Australian Boxing Pundit

Auzbox, fk off you sht licker.

Posted February 10, 2014 7:37 am 


Anonymous

BOXING DONT NEED SAVING. FLOYD NEEDS DRAGGING TO THE RING WHETHER HE SCREAMS LIKE A GIRL OR NOT. FORCE HIM TO FIGHT,WHO DOES HE THINK HE IS

Posted February 10, 2014 7:19 am 


Brazilian Boxing Fan

If Pacquiao and Mayweather ever face each other, I would root for Pacquiao, but I think Mayweather would win. They should have fought each other in 2009-2010.

Posted February 10, 2014 7:18 am 


Mr gav

Good article as much as I would like to see this fight happen, facts are that PAC has suffers 2 losses and may not get passed Bradley, there has been too much talking and true warriors would have fought 2 years ago, and this fight is very unlikely to happen.

Posted February 10, 2014 7:13 am 


Australian Boxing Pundit

Auzbox, you are embarrassing your compatriots with your mediocre posts. Note to all other English speaking nations, brothers, Auzbox doesn’t not represent Australia nor our boxing scene. He is a widely known junk boxing scientist and snake oil salesman. Please ignore him. He is the worst our nation produces, and is lower than a snakes belly.

Posted February 10, 2014 6:59 am 


Edgar Guevara

It is not about saving, but magnifying it.

Posted February 10, 2014 6:44 am 


Marquez owns the greatest KO in modern boxing history

Hacking dog, azzbox, happy boy – stop whining

Posted February 10, 2014 6:25 am 


Auzbox

Ruslan doesn’t hit harder than PAC and never will. Shi t you write garbage sometimes

Posted February 10, 2014 5:57 am 


Auzbox

Oh and the winner was going to take the 10 percent

Posted February 10, 2014 5:55 am 


Auzbox

Manny got 35 for fighting cotto, why take 40 for floyd when PAC is p4p king, and floyd takes 65. Bet floyd doesn’t take less when he is p4p 1 so why should manny. Manny offered 45/45 split floyd still said no.

Posted February 10, 2014 5:54 am 


Auzbox

Didn’t answer the question. Who is the higest paid at goldenboy?

Posted February 10, 2014 5:52 am 


mansworld

Manny didn’t dominate Bradley in the first fight never even hurt him. He needs to KO Tim to win he cannot afford to let it go to the score cards this time around. But that’s something the hasn’t be able to do since 09 and he couldn’t even KO garbage ass Rios. Bradley is one tough SOB. Pac is very open to counters if Bradley moves he beats Manny. If he stands in and trades then he has a good chance of loosing, but I think Bradley learned his lesson from doing that with the hard hitting Ruslan. Manny don’t hit as hard as Ruslan and he couldn’t finish Bradley either. Bradley reminds me of Evander Holyfield you hit him hard and he gets pissed off and he comes after you even harder…

Posted February 10, 2014 5:48 am 


Rich

Jason…You could say them remarks about almost any sport today……cricket,golf,tennis,according to some boxing pundits boxing has had one foot in the grave for decades.There are certain reasons you could point the finger at but your theory that fans think Manny/Floyd would save boxing is ludicrous,I and several others on this site have never heard this…

Posted February 10, 2014 5:38 am 


Gman

azzbox if Manny gets more than 10 million a fight then why is he broke and 70 million in debt? You Idiot he could have made a ton of Money fighting Floyd, Miadana, Danny Garcia , Canelo the list goes on. Who does top rape have that generates big money? The only way Manny saves his career is to fight the top guys and unfortunately nuttguuger Bradley and Marquez are not it. Hell Manny is making 20 million fighting Bradley when he could have made 40 fighting Floyd do the math. And 20 million wont save his ass that check is going right to uncle sam…

Posted February 10, 2014 5:38 am 


gensandiehard

largo!

did bradley entered the ring unhealthy before the fight? or he was disabled after punch from pac?

Posted February 10, 2014 5:25 am 


BLUESMAN

Mayweather-Pacquiao wouldn’t necessarily “save” boxing, but it would help make it better, in my opinion.

Posted February 10, 2014 5:03 am 


Auzbox

Gman who at goldenboy gets more than 10 mill a fight? Floyd is his own boss so that doesn’t count. Since 09 PAC hasn’t got under 15 mill so answer that.

Posted February 10, 2014 4:58 am 


Tunes

Remember the hype for holyfield vs tyson 1? That was huge and the fight was awesome. Still gets me hyped when I watch the replay. Pac vs floyd could be like that if pac knocks out floyd in the 10th :).

Posted February 10, 2014 4:39 am 


Happyboy

Boxing needs to be saved from Mayweather – Pac scenario.

Posted February 10, 2014 3:52 am 


KILLA

This article is on point. Mayweather vs Paquiao is just a SCAN. This fight is not saving boxing from Al Haymond and Showtime and HBO. This is just gimmicks by promoters and companies fighting eachother. This writer conclusion is one of the most wise statements I have read in this site. To witness a one of a life time fight it won’t be a hype one is just a natural thing of beauty.

Posted February 10, 2014 3:47 am 


mansworld

Hec dog is one weird dark pervert far beyond the average Manny nutthugger

Posted February 10, 2014 3:20 am 


gman

Arum has ruined Manny just think of how his career would have been if he was signed to Golden boy. They had they shot in 09 and Arum turned Floyd down and 40 million he felt as though Manny deserved half now no one care about the bout, funny how when Manny was winning they didn’t want the fight now that he is loosing and his ppvs have gone in the toilet they want it to cash out. But its not sincere Arum tries to use leverage which has never worked, first he was building a stadium and had billion dollar investors. Second Manny would take any blood test, third we would fight for charity and the phone lines are open. Arum tries his best to discredit Floyd in the press every chance he gets but it just makes Manny look more pathetic and desperate because the real knowledge people know its just BS tactics that hasn’t worked for years.

Posted February 10, 2014 3:18 am 


Havoc

Boxing is not a sport.

Posted February 10, 2014 2:55 am 


D

Rios beat an undeated Alvarado at 33-0. He lost a close rematch.

Pacquiao boxed rings around a 31-1 Rios. It wasn’t even a contest. So a little different outcome. Pac would beat the slow Alvarado even easier, because he’s been clubbed into submission a couple times.

Posted February 10, 2014 2:36 am 


Auzbox

HA HA. All the pactards says he can knock out Floyd, yet he couldn’t even KO Rios which means Pac is not any better than Alvarado.

Posted February 10, 2014 2:11 am 


fedor

i disagree with the author mma is catching up with boxing in a few years mma will surpass boxing , boxing undercards fight are boring & horrible even maint events always goes the distance still boring , mma undercards are full of action fights & competitive let alone main event , as long as bob arum is still
in the picture boxing is dying & thats the truth.

Posted February 10, 2014 2:10 am 


Farmboxer

Sounds as if the author does not want Pac to fight Void. Why? Because there is an excellent change that Pac would knock Void out.

Noticed that the polls are in favor of Void fighting Maidana, but Void’s personal poll has Khan ahead………………..Void is void……………….Void is a coward. I have never seen a boxer so afraid of another boxer as I have seen Void………………

Posted February 10, 2014 1:41 am 


Hec Dog

The sport of boxing is safe as long as Manny Pacquiao continues to fight. This man transcends sports. His impact on the economy and the crime rate all over the world is heart stopping. Imagine a congressman that is involved in the most critical and important policies of the world, and he’s also arguably the greatest prize fighter of all time. Manny keeps boxing relevant to the every day person. No one has ever written such a miraculous script that hits just about every topic in life. Poverty, religion, economy, government, sports, human rights and every other facet of life. Manny has been voted one of the most important and influential people of our time. This speaks volumes of who he is and how many people he impacts. Actor, Model, Singer, Philanthropist, Bible Study Teacher, Congressman, Clothes designer qualifies Manny as one of the most important treasures of our life time. Manny Pacquiao hit the cover of TIME Magazine. His sponsorship marketability is unheard of for a professional boxer. The Floyd Mayweather Mega Fight would have added a lot to the sport, but it by no means would have saved boxing. A boxer needs to stand above the rest and set himself apart from everyone else. He must have a plethora of opportunities outside of boxing to continue his popularity and significance to the world. Manny has done that. He is the most beloved athlete of all time. Just as the Greatest, Muhammad Ali has kept relevant up until this day, Manny Pacquiao will carry boxing on his shoulders years after he retires from this great sport. Manny is the best.

Posted February 9, 2014 6:49 p

Posted February 10, 2014 1:20 am 


Marquez owns the greatest KO in modern boxing history

No one cares about PAC
He was nearly killed by Marquez, and dropped so far below Floyd since that loss. PAC is done after the next loss

Posted February 10, 2014 1:15 am 


The big fight

That’s about 16.66 posts per minute.

Posted February 10, 2014 12:55 am 


The big fight

This site would crash if the PAC v mayweather fight was announced, 2000 posts in about 2 hours, no interest in the fight.

Posted February 10, 2014 12:48 am 


Nicolas

I remember the first Frazier-Ali fight, perhpas the greatest boxing event of all time. It certainly did not bring boxing up to greater popularity At that time the only other American fighter who held a title was Bob Foster, and he had been iced against Frazier in two rounds. For me the important year for boxing was 1976. the US Olympic team with Sugar Ray Leonard, and the Rocky movie being the big success it was and I feel bringing people back to the sport again. Also of course Ali winning the heavyweight title back in 74 over Foreman certainly was a big factor, and his subsequent title defenses, many which had more drama than his first reign. I think today what keeps boxing somewhat alive in the United States is the popularity of the sport among Hispanic people.

Posted February 10, 2014 12:39 am 


Amoe

I hope Floyd fight mp just to get it over with. Not to say PAC but is somebody beats mayweather it will make him more money in a rematch.

Posted February 10, 2014 12:34 am 


TARK

Everyone knows Pac knocked Marquez down 5 times and won their series 2-1-1… Everyone knows Pac beat Bradley.

Can Pac beat Floyd??? He wouldn’t be favored but he’s a risky fight for Floyd.. That’s why the fight’s not getting done.. He’s one of the 3 toughest opponents out there for Floyd, the others being Lara and Garcia.

Posted February 10, 2014 12:23 am 


tbones

Please save boxing? the sport is vibrant and live as ever. Floyd vs, Manny dont have the mega status it use to do to Mannys losses. Manny got KTFO by Marquez. What could ehe do to Floyd all this crap about punch out put different angles power. Fact it everyone he fought dealt with it. Bradley and Marquez he couldnt best, But somehow he can beat Floyd Poor pacturds who has he dominated since 09? I bet Manny couldnt beat Canelo. Manny never dominated Bradley and he never will and Marquez rocked him to sleep but somehow e can beat Floyd? No to mention he couldn’t stop Rios. I guess Floyd cherrypicked Hatton, Cotto , Oscar and Mosley? But didn’t Manny fight all of thse guys as well? Rios was worthy yeah right that why no one bought that BS fight on ppvs and no one will buy the Bradley vs, Manny II either who wants to see him fight the same clowns over and over? Now they already talking about a Marquez 5. No way Manny makes it out 2014 without another L…

Posted February 10, 2014 12:17 am 


Happyboy

Good piece!

Posted February 9, 2014 11:28 pm 


JoeKidd

Aside from the fact that the fight will never happen…if it does, it would be one helluva bore. See how Bradley broke his 2 ankles running from Pacquiao? Right there is the Floyd blueprint! And he’ll still get the decision.

Posted February 9, 2014 11:26 pm 


GaryintheBronx

What’s the factual basis supporting this piece of writing? Boxing in the US can sell out multiple venues on the same night. In Europe boxing is huge – it’s an entertaining night that has many facets…not just boxing. Throughout Canada and Mexico there are packed houses roaring for boxers. The Aussies love boxing, the Chinese love boxing…what’s this guy’s problem? Granted, Showtime, HBO, Arum, and Golden Boy need to have a series of meetings that bury these hatchets and bring us better quality matches (Floyd vs Bradley) but since that is not happening just be thankful we as fans can be just that – fans.

Posted February 9, 2014 11:23 pm 


te tumbo

“promoters like te tumbo”?!? Wtf does that mean!? I can honestly say, that of all the insults slung my way at ESB, that one kind of stung(?!). on the other hand, if this dumbsh@t simply and completely misread the entire cast of characters, we won’t be seeing “Billster” for much longer.

Posted February 9, 2014 11:01 pm 


Boxer

To the author, fights like this do help boxing example klitchkos are very bad for boxing why? Caus they hold the belts but won’t fight eachother therefor the division is froze yes their brothers but it hurts the sport, pacman vs Floyd would be good because people will turn to boxing caus it’s like mj vs Kobe even if you don’t like the sport a superstar combination draws people in, and when their is mega fights to be made and don’t it hurts the sport so yes every mega fight is important to any sport

Posted February 9, 2014 10:59 pm 


Billster

Jason you must be getting paid to cover boxing because I can’t see any other reason to follow boxing that closely. Unfortunately boxing will never change. Too many dummies like hecdog and tark and promoters like te tumbo all too willing to help line the pockets of the thieves, whores and manipulators that run boxing.

Posted February 9, 2014 10:51 pm 


Avoid

Pacquiao v Mayweather is a massive fight, Pacquiao is ready for the fight, why isn’t Mayweather, just making excuses to not fight Pacquiao, if Mayweather wanted the fight, it would be sorted out, promoters, everything, he does not want to fight Pacquiao though, that is the truth.

Posted February 9, 2014 10:50 pm 


Prof Konje

A very good article addressing the state of boxing with its politics, false promises, mismatches, etc. I didn’t think that some would understand what the writer was trying to communicate. Naturally the posts branch off with comments…..what’s the use?

Posted February 9, 2014 10:44 pm 


Avoid

Pacquiao has never tested positve for performance enhancing drugs, Mayweather probably has, tested 3 times, that is what happened, same as in other sports, hushed up, too much money to lose for everyone. Mayweather made an accusation that Pacquiao was taking ped, just after he knocked out Hatton, then he retired, hoping Pacquiao problem would go away,Pacquiao got knocked out against Marquez, so what, he wanted to knock Marquez out, so got countered, foght him 4 times, never avided that style that gave him some problems. Pacquiao is still there and when he beats Bradley, the point is Mayweather is avoiding Pacquiao, it is very simple.

Posted February 9, 2014 10:27 pm 


kingdon

good article, i love the sweet science also, in the hood in the early 70’s we all wanted to be stand up boxers, why, so you didn’t mess up your threads, if you go to the ground , there you are on saturday night with holes in your knees…..

Posted February 9, 2014 10:24 pm 


te tumbo

fiercely-contested and promptly-concluded rivalries are what attracts and bonds people to the sport. nothing worse than when rivalries are allowed to wither and fade over petty politics and promotional bickering. Mayweather v. Pacquiao* is among the most fiercely-contested and unconsummated rivalries in the history of the sport. yet another ignominious honor that Pacquiao* can claim and in which Floyd can share some credit. IMO, it was always a lopsided mismatch in Floyd’s favor and at this point, it is irrelevant to the sport. particularly without any preliminary build-up to reassess the respective abilities of both fighters. Floyd remains #1 P4P and undefeated. Pacquiao’s* has got a lot of ground to recover before he can be seen as a competitive matchup for Mayweather. ultimately, the sheer physics of the matchup along with stricter testing has always favored Mayweather and the advantages only begin there. anyway, a fiercely-contested trilogy between these two that concludes no later than 2015, would be a shot in the arm of boxing . . . it’ll nevah happen.

Posted February 9, 2014 10:15 pm 


Avoid

After Pacquiao beats up Bradley, Mayweather and his fans will say, this fight will not save Boxing, another excuse in the long line of excuses not to fight Pacquiao, buy that for a $ or $70.

Posted February 9, 2014 10:10 pm 


The Prince

Finally, article that makes perfect sense on this website. Well done, Peck

Posted February 9, 2014 10:07 pm 


blue eye devil

Pac / May is well beyond it’s “best used by date” with Manny on the decline and Floyd still operating close to top form with most of his skills seemingly intact. I can’t speak for the rest of the world, but it is going to take a lot more than one big fight to ever bring boxing back to a premier position in the U.S. Anyone who thinks that boxing is doing “well” here now must be too young to remember when it actually was doing well. I know that there are some areas here where boxing is still popular but it is really not strongly supported nationwide.When do you see boxers here doing commercial endorsements like the stars from all the other major sports? They are not major stars here, even Floyd isn’t selling new cars or pizzas. Broadcast stations here used to show top level / championship fights almost weekly to national audiences who had only a handful of stations to chose from. Now boxing here is basically restricted to premium cable and PPV. Virtually all the other major sports have most of their seasonal contests and all the championships broadcasted into every home here. Boxing might not be dying just yet in the US, but with the limited exposure to new fans and it’s already shady reputation, it holds just a fraction of the popular appeal it once had here.

Posted February 9, 2014 10:00 pm 


Avoid

Bradley is going to get well beat against Pacquiao, then Mayweather will have no excuse but to fight Pacquiao, even his blind fans will have to concede he has to fight Pacquiao then, no way out, just fight Pacquiao.

Posted February 9, 2014 9:52 pm 


largo

Pac won’t survive a healthy Bradley…I’ll be reminding you that ’til the day of the fight.

Posted February 9, 2014 9:51 pm 


largo

Pac/Floyd won’t save Boxing for two reasons: Boxing doesn’t need to be saved & the fight itself will never happen because Bradley is beating Pac up, down & outta boxing…

Posted February 9, 2014 9:44 pm 


Avoid

Mayweather has bottled it against Pacquiao, he would be scared to fight Pacquiao, that fight will not get signed as Mayweather is very scared of Pacquiao, it just does not work for Mayweather, he would be shaking in the build up, his legs would completely go on the night of the fight, scared, it will do that.

Posted February 9, 2014 9:25 pm 


CurlyQ.Howard

Whoever said that Pacquiao-Mayweather would save boxing? I really hadn’t heard that.

Posted February 9, 2014 9:22 pm 


Floyd Money Mayweather

Whew!!! Thanks for this article, cause I really really don’t want to fight Pacquiao.

Posted February 9, 2014 9:05 pm 


Eastside Watch

youtube.com/watch?v=8WnshiNyAU8

Posted February 9, 2014 8:49 pm 


Adrien Broner

youtube.com/watch?v=9YiXsuyYa4c

Posted February 9, 2014 8:04 pm 


Pacquiao v Mayweather

youtube.com/watch?v=5PdyN2doV7A

Posted February 9, 2014 7:33 pm 


Javielito

This article is a breath of fresh air when compared with the diatribe that is posted regularly here. Best article I’ve read on this site in years.

Posted February 9, 2014 7:09 pm 


Ted Spoon

Boxing doesn’t need saving, but fights of this magnitude widen the audience barriers and spawn new fans.

Posted February 9, 2014 6:58 pm 


Hecdog

The sport of boxing is safe as long as Manny Pacquiao continues to fight. This man transcends sports. His impact on the economy and the crime rate all over the world is heart stopping. Imagine a congressman that is involved in the most critical and important policies of the world, and he’s also arguably the greatest prize fighter of all time. Manny keeps boxing relevant to the every day person. No one has ever written such a miraculous script that hits just about every topic in life. Poverty, religion, economy, government, sports, human rights and every other facet of life. Manny has been voted one of the most important and influential people of our time. This speaks volumes of who he is and how many people he impacts. Actor, Model, Singer, Philanthropist, Bible Study Teacher, Congressman, Clothes designer qualifies Manny as one of the most important treasures of our life time. Manny Pacquiao hit the cover of TIME Magazine. His sponsorship marketability is unheard of for a professional boxer. The Floyd Mayweather Mega Fight would have added a lot to the sport, but it by no means would have saved boxing. A boxer needs to stand above the rest and set himself apart from everyone else. He must have a plethora of opportunities outside of boxing to continue his popularity and significance to the world. Manny has done that. He is the most beloved athlete of all time. Just as the Greatest, Muhammad Ali has kept relevant up until this day, Manny Pacquiao will carry boxing on his shoulders years after he retires from this great sport. Manny is the best.

Posted February 9, 2014 6:49 pm 


POW

We the fans want Mayweather-Pacquiao, not you Peck. Talk to yourself.

Posted February 9, 2014 6:35 pm 


Kid Hammer

Author you mention Corrales vs Castillo.

Never have I seen two fightere like these two who loved boxing inside.

Don’nt know Why Castillo has faded from boxing.

Diego Corrales (Rip) Motorcycle accident.

Posted February 9, 2014 6:31 pm 


third world

when floyd retires and arum counts his money in the after life,we can get back to boxing. another article born out of boredom to wind up the reader’s.

Posted February 9, 2014 6:28 pm 


pride

Fine*

Posted February 9, 2014 6:22 pm 


pride

Boxing will be fin if Pac-Mayweather never happens. There are still an incredible number of exciting fighters to keep boxing fans happy and maybe even make some out of casual viewers. The only thing I worry about is a reversal of fortune for the heavywights. That needs help. Wilder, Fury, Jennings, and all the others in the new generation need to really start making a statement for their ascension to replace the K-brothers.

Posted February 9, 2014 6:12 pm 


Anonymous

IT WONT SAVE BOXING, BUT IT WOULD SAVE ALOT OF MY TIME SPENT ON THIS COMPUTER ASKING FLOYD TO MAN UP. THEN I/WE CAN MOVE ON

Posted February 9, 2014 6:10 pm 


Anonymous

IT WONT SAVE BOXING, BUT IT WOULD SAVE ALOT OF MY TIME SPENT ON THIS COMPUTER ASKING FLOYD TO MAN UP. THEN WE CAN MOVE ON.

Posted February 9, 2014 6:08 pm 


Swedish Boxing Fan

We have united by all an excellent answer for this problem and the problem(s) with Floyd Mayweather Jr – Floyd is a childish & spoiled prima donna in boxing world and we all should never pay for his fights.

I speaking for all of us when saying this and I shall let this message be spread all over and let others do the same and even more. It all has to start somewhere.

This boxer is not worth the time or the money.

Posted February 9, 2014 6:04 pm 


Won Hung Lo

Manny gonna whup Bradley and Floyd!

Posted February 9, 2014 5:50 pm 


Ray Ray

Save boxing from what? UFC will never have the tradition or the same hype as a big prize fight in boxing.

Posted February 9, 2014 5:40 pm 


PEEJ

Boxing isn’t going anywhere. Isn’t dying at all. So I am confused why it would need saving.

Posted February 9, 2014 5:32 pm 


Auzbox

It will get people interested in the fight that have gone off boxing that’s for sure

Posted February 9, 2014 5:31 pm 


RUFFKNIGHT

If anything can save boxing, it’s not some bout that will do it.

Posted February 9, 2014 5:24 pm 



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