After the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight on May 2, Darren Rovell attempted to explain to ESPN viewers the diverse range of mega-rich people in attendance. One of those people, we were told, was “loan shark” Bobby Freedman. Here’s the actual video of Rovell’s on-air appearance from 1:40 a.m. ET on May 3:
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.
Police say they found 22-year-old Callum Burks naked and holding an American flag next to a road Saturday in Murfreesboro, Tenn. The national anthem (allegedly) might just do that to a man.
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.
Earlier this week, I posted a little rant calling Floyd Mayweather a coward, which prompted a great many of people to scream at me and remind me that Floyd Mayweather, if so inclined, could beat the ever-loving shit out of me using his patented, puts-America-to-sleep style of pugilism.
Here are the judges’ scorecards for Saturday’s fight, a clear unanimous decision for Floyd Mayweather over Manny Pacquiao. If you are a normal human being, there’s nothing notable here; just a cool artifact of a megafight, and some relief in the knowledge that the judging accorded with reality—no given in this sport.…
Former NBA coach and current ESPN analyst Mark Jackson aggressively defended Floyd Mayweather’s legacy against a straw man “hater” in the middle of today’s Grizzlies-Warriors game on ABC, declaring anyone who doesn’t recognize the welterweight champion as an all-time great “doesn’t know boxing,” and that those who…
Last night’s boring fight between two old men may have been a boring fight between one old man and one injured old man.
I should have known better. I should have known that the fight would suck. I have lived long enough to know that the whole point of spending $100 on a pay-per-view boxing match is so you can complain about spending $100 on a pay-per-view boxing match. There were people back in the day who used to bitch about Mike…
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.
Saturday Night Live acknowledged its likely low viewership up against Mayweather-Pacquiao by lampshading it in a cold open that purported to air a “pirate” feed of the fight. You probably didn’t see it, either! So here it is.
Manny Pacquiao lands a punch square in the fourth round against Floyd Mayweather.
Yes, you own fingers!
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.
Click herein for our updated list of athletes who may or may not be drunk at Mayweather-Pacquiao. Above, it’s Russell Westbrook hanging out with Jon Voight. Below, other people!
Gutless starfucker troll Mike Wilbon rambled his way to an awkward defense of serial domestic abuser Floyd Mayweather Jr. tonight on ESPN, having been inexplicably asked about tonight’s fight while covering the NBA playoffs in Los Angeles. Wilbon’s lengthy and nonsensical response implored viewers to understand the …
In the past year, Michelle Beadle has emerged as one of the most important and independent voices at ESPN. When First Take’s Stephen A. Smith suggested that battered women were guilty of provoking their assailants, it was Beadle who offered the most eloquent and vocal denunciation of Smith’s comments. A relative…
A Tulsa sports bar says it is getting price-gouged at the last minute after promising its customers it would show tonight’s Mayweather-Pacquiao fight.