First it was Floyd Mayweather, Jr. poaching all potential sparring partners from Manny Pacquiao.
The richest fight in boxing history is getting even richer. And that’s before the first ticket has even been sold.
Stephen Espinoza, Showtime Sports EVP, speaks about negotiating the Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao fight, perhaps the most complex and lucrative fight deal in history.
The Mayweather-Pacquiao fight is so naturally radiant that the two participants eschewed the obligatory, cross-country, promotional tour.
UFC President Dana White says he’s trying to secure tickets to the May 2 fight at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. He also has an opinion on who will win the fight.
Experts have wondered if this fight, in a strict boxing sense, was announced five years too late. Maybe. But it doesn’t matter.
Manny Pacquiao was out walking the red carpet by the time Floyd Mayweather Jr. arrived, fashionably late for their first appearance together to promote a fight that really needs no promoting.
The two boxers will get together March 11 in Los Angeles for the only press conference before the week of the fight, organizers said Monday.
Let’s discard the nonsense that this is just another fight, or that it doesn’t feed a starving sport.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. will meet Manny Pacquiao on May 2 in a welterweight showdown that will be boxing’s richest fight ever.
A report just crawled across my flatscreen, with Bob Arum asserting that the dueling networks, HBO and Showtime, have basically agreed on broadcasting rights for a Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao bout in May.
Floyd, you’re great. While I can’t concede the greatest, and I wince when you compare yourself favorably to The Greatest (Muhammad Ali), I’ll give it that you’re the best of your time.