This Saturday night, Manny Pacquiao will fight Jesse Vargas on pay-per-view. The matchup is thoroughly forgettable. But Pacquiao’s management would like to remind you that in his political career, he wants to execute many, many people!
Manny Pacquiao’s boxing career is ostensibly finished, which means he has more time to spend fulfilling his duties as an elected senator in his home country of the Philippines. This is bad news for Philippine citizens, because it’s never good when a nutjob holds a political office.
Manny Pacquiao has long been a homophobic buster, a failing that carries much more weight given the fact that he is a sitting (if mostly absent) congressman in his native Philippines. He is now running for a seat in the country’s senate, and thus ramped up his anti-gay rhetoric during a recent television appearance.
The week in boxing news was dominated by a fighter who isn’t even currently in training: Manny Pacquiao. Even after an uninspired and perhaps compromised performance against Floyd Mayweather, Pacquiao remains the biggest, most marketable name in the sport. And the race to be Pacquiao’s next foe—in what Pacquiao claims…
The day before his fight against Manny Pacquiao, Floyd Mayweather took two intravenous infusions totaling 750 milliliters. The bags contained mixtures of saline and vitamins, but their contents are irrelevant: any IVs over 50 mL are strictly banned. The Nevada State Athletic Commission, which sanctioned the fight, did…
According to figures just released by HBO, there is no money left in the world, because it was all spent on watching Floyd Mayweather win a very boring decision over Manny Pacquiao two weeks ago.
Michelle Beadle and Rachel Nichols weren’t the only media members who had their access yanked around at the Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao fight. A longtime boxing writer believes he had his arena credential revoked for the May 2 event because of his coverage of Mayweather, specifically an interview he did with…
Manny Pacquiao’s shoulder apparently is as bad as advertised—he’ll undergo surgery to fix a torn rotator cuff and could be out a full year. But his bigger problem might be that the injury wasn’t advertised, first being disclosed to the Nevada State Athletic Commission only two-and-a-half hours before the fight.
Most of us had the choice to watch Saturday Night Live or Mayweather-Pacquiao this weekend. Jay Pharoah did not, because he had to work. You could tell he wanted to watch the fight, however, because at the end of the show, host Scarlett Johansson let everyone know that Mayweather won, and Pharoah’s face dropped.
Last night’s boring fight between two old men may have been a boring fight between one old man and one injured old man.
Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao finally boxed tonight, and we now have 36 minutes of evidence that this very boring fight needed to happen several years ago for it to have meant anything. Outside of a square punch Pacquiao landed in the fourth round, he never really seemed to threaten a Mayweather victory.
Manny Pacquiao lands a punch square in the fourth round against Floyd Mayweather.
This is your fight night open thread.
You’re going to have to wait a little longer for the fight you’ve all been waiting for.
A lot of people will want to watch Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao box each other this Saturday, but not a lot of people will want to plunk down a record-setting chunk of pay-per-view money to do so. These people will probably go to a local sports bar to watch the fight, and if they are good bar patrons, they will…
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Yahoo Sports boxing writer Kevin Iole had a bit of a tantrum last night, getting on his Facebook and Twitter page to wag his finger at ESPN boxing writer Dan Rafael for allegedly stealing a scoop from him.
The many failings of Floyd Mayweather to follow the basic rules on how to be a good human being are well documented. He’s a serial woman beater who once evicted his father and pleaded no contest to threatening his children. His odiousness speaks for itself. But his competitor, Manny Pacquiao, is busy (via his…