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 thank yous and plaudits were tossed around, as they usually are at events like this, though this press conference was far different than any other boxing press conference in the last 40 years.
Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao are finally set to deliver the fight we want to see.
Floyd Mayweather will have to decide if he’s ready to fight Manny Pacquiao.
Somewhere way on the right side of your globe, in the aorta of China, Manny Pacquiao will fight on Saturday, November 22.
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On Monday, at Marriott Marquis in Times Square, Mayweather and Maidana kicked off a five-city, four-day media announcing the Mayweather-Marcos rematch on September 13, at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Marcos Maidana certainly rattled the 37-year-old WBC/WBA welterweight world champion in their May 3rd fight—enough so that Mayweather was willing to listen to the clamor for a rematch and announced today that he’s granting Maidana another shot.
On July 12, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Erislandy Lara are fighting in Las Vegas. While technically not a title fight, it’s considered the de facto championship bout at 154 lbs.
Floyd Mayweather feels confident, as he should, for his May 3rd challenge from Marcos Maidana at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. But there’s someone that always seems to haunt the undisputed best pound-for-pound fighter in the world and that’s the constant specter of Manny Pacquiao.
Once it was over, the temptation was easy to go there: Manny Pacquiao was proclaimed “back” by his multitude of minions after he vanquished the game, though out-skilled Tim Bradley last week, avenging the grave injustice that was done to “Pac-Man” the first time they fought.
Call this the twilight of Mayweather’s countdown tour. The pound-for-pound king announced that he’s going to take on power puncher Marcos Maidana.
The sell-by date has long since expired. By now, it’s been stale for at least five years. Yet, there are many that still await and clamor for a showdown between pound-for-pound best Floyd Mayweather and fan-favorite Manny Pacquiao.
It’s a perfunctory boxing ritual that can’t be helped. Danny Garcia’s victory over Lucas Matthysse was barely an hour old when talk of his next opponent was broached.
He’d like you to believe it. He may even convince a few out there that he’s right, and they believe him. He may even believe it himself, despite the thin, diluted version of boxing today.