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Could a chance (or not chance) meeting in Miami finally lead to the mega fight the world has been waiting for between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao? All indications today seem to point that way.
Chris Mannix of SI.com tweeted, “@ChrisMannixSI: Hearing optimism from both sides that a Mayweather-Pacquiao deal could get done soon. From what I’m hearing, hard to see it falling apart.”
Mayweather was due to fly to Australia this week, but that trip was halted until next week for whatever reason. According to Lance Pugmire of the La Times, Pacquiao is in the United States until at least February 6th. Per Pugmire, “@latimespugmire: Sounds like @MannyPacquiao will be in US until at least Feb. 6. He’s planning to attend National Prayer Breakfast in DC next week.”
Even more hopeful news Arum told the New York Post that he expects a deal to be done within the next few days.
“Everybody is doing the right thing,” Arum told the Post on Friday. “We’re looking to complete the paperwork. Everything is moving in the right direction. Hopefully, the next couple of days it will get done.”
According to the report, the major issues are being hammered out, now all that’s left is the HBO and Showtime portion of the fight.
“The issues are being narrowed down to extraordinarily small points,” Arum said. “I’m optimistic it will all be put together in the next couple of days.”
Arum feels the chance meeting helped move the fight along.
“I think it helped a lot because we were all putting papers together, and there was still a question as to whether Floyd really wanted to do the fight or not,” Arum said. “Based on the meeting with Pacquiao in the hotel suite, Manny and [Pacquiao adviser] Michael Koncz were convinced Floyd absolutely wants to do the fight.”
Discussing the upcoming Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao fight with Chris Loupe and The Yard/HBCU Sports' own Duane Nash.
Items to be discussed:
Is the fight five years too late?
Will you watch the fight?
Who ya got: Floyd or Manny?
Is Floyd "Money" Mayweather deathly afraid of stepping into the boxing ring with Manny Pacquiao or not?
Here we have a man in Floyd that has been in the ring with the best and dominated future hall of famers and has never lost a fight, yet, for the last few years since the public has been demanding that he face Manny Pacquiao they are now saying that Floyd is terrified to face Manny once and for all.
But what is the real truth behind these accusations and what makes Manny Pacquiao the monster of an opponent that his fans make him out to be?
His knockout loss to Mayweather victim Juan Manual Marquez is still a visual that haunts even his most die-hard fans as his recent inability to secure a knockout victory even over sub-par competition like Chris Algieri has done nothing else but to support the fact that Manny Pacquiao's best days are behind him.
But yet and still, Floyd Mayweather is afraid.
So answer the question: Is Floyd "Money" Mayweather truly afraid of Manny Pacquiao?
Let's let it all hang out as far as your opinions on this topic goes and at least back up your explanations with FACTS and not simple useless chatter.
This week Victor and Jerry discuss why the NFL has moved toward a veteran combine and where will a lot of the free agents go. Ronda Roussey vs Kat Zigano happens tonight and the two will discuss it. Also discuss why Floyd Mayweather can't stay out of trouble and why his upcoming fight with Manny Pacquiia has been canceled/delayed. The two will also go over a little fantasy baseball.
Tonight at 9PM ET/6PM PT, FightSaga Radio Network presents a special "Trainer Rivalry" edition of "The Sweet Science with James Gogue"!!
The three decade fight trainer will discuss the ongoing war between the two heralded, May 2nd fight trainers, Freddie Roach and Floyd Mayweather Sr.
- Can Freddie's handpicked sparring partners genuinely replicate Floyd Jr.'s fight style?
- Is Roach correct when he insists that Roger is a better trainer than Floyd Sr.?
- Who will have the better fighter on May 2nd?
The Gogue will also offer fight fans an in-depth preview of this Saturday night's action on NBC, with "Strengths & Weaknesses", as well as "Keys to Victory" for all competing fighters!!
- Keith Thurman vs. Robert Guerrero
- Adrien Broner vs. John Molina Jr.
James will also examine Carl Frampton's plight for super stardom within the 122 pound weight division.
- The Jackal vs. El Chacal
- Frampton vs. Santa Cruz
- Carl vs. Scott Quigg
Tune in to another enlightening episode of "The Sweet Science with James Gogue"!!
Now that Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao has been announced, what exactly will be the subject we fall back on to whine about every week? We'll find something. In the meantime, they did indeed sign to fight. So this week on TQBR Radio, James Foley of Bad Left Hook and The Queensberry Rules' Patrick Connor will talk about the #MayweatherPacquiao fight with an actual serious tone. Also important, Gennady Golovkin wrecked Martin Murray last weekend in Monte Carlo, so expect some hyperbole and more about that. Thanks for tuning in!
Tonight, February 24th, at 9PM ET/6PM PT, FightSaga Radio Network presents another very special conversation with elite level trainer Ronnie Shields!!
The expert boxing coach will share his thoughts on the upcoming super fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao!!
- at 38 year of age, is Floyd showing any signs of slowing down?
- how does a win or loss affect Mayweather's legacy?
- is two months enough time to prepare for Manny Pacquiao?
- does Floyd fight past 2015?
- Will Mayweather's promotional duties hinder his training camp?
Coach Ronnie will also share his always candid thoughts on the upcoming bouts on the March boxing calendar
- Roy Jones Jr. vs. Willie Williams, March 6th, off TV
- Keith Thurman vs. Robert Guerrero, March 7th, NBC
- Adrien Broner vs. John Molina Jr., March 7th, NBC
- Amnat Ruenroeng vs. Zou Shiming, March 7th, HBO 2
- Glen Tapia vs. Daniel Dawson, March 7th, HBO 2
- Francisco Vargas vs. Will Tomlinson, March 12th, HBO Latino
- Andre Berto vs. Josesito Lopez, March 13th, Spike TV
- Shawn Porter vs. Roberto Garcia, March 13th, Spike TV
- Sergey Kovalev vs. Jean Pascal, March 14th, HBO
- Vyacheslav Glazgov vs. Steve Cunningham, March 14th, HBO
Join us for another packed edition of "Real Boxing with Ronnie Shields", exclusively on FightSaga Radio!!
Since 2009 there have been talks of a possible fight with 2 of the biggest fighters this generation Floyd "Money Mayweather, and Manny "Pac Man" Pacquaio but due to difficuties putting the fight together. Now in a recent interview with Showtime Sports Floyds Mayweather says that he will fight Manny Pacquaio May 2, 2015 so will the fight happen? Tune in as well as call in let us know what ya'll think.
Today, Sunday, February 1st, FightSaga Radio Network presents a very special "Super Bowl" edition of Boxing 411 with Joseph and Lee!!
Ring announcer and fight scribe Joseph Herron, along with FightSaga editor and chief Lee Cleveland, will examine the recent events leading into the "Super Bowl of Boxing", Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Manny Pacquiao, which has been tentatively scheduled for May 2nd of this year.
- How close is this fight to being announced?
- How far apart are the two premium cable networks, HBO and Showtime, in negotiations?
- Is there anything the fighters and promoters can do to speed up the process?
- Are Floyd and Manny are already engaged in battle?
The two fight scribes will also discuss the future of Miguel Cotto and Gennady Golovkin respectively.
- Will these two champions lock horns in 2015?
- What are their respective alternatives?
- Did Cotto make the right decision in turning down the massive PPV match-up with Canelo Alvarez?
Joseph and Lee will also review the recent upset on "Friday Night Fights" between Tony Luis and Karl Dargan!!
Tune in to the latest episode of "Boxing 411 with Joseph and Lee", exclusively on the FightSaga Radio Network!!
1- HS Sports- Sayerville Highschool Coach fired!! Was this deserved??
2- Golf- Tiger Woods injured again!! Is his career over??
3A- Winnipeg Jets Left Wing Evander Kane out for the season with shoulder injury also the inner turmoil on this team.
3B- New York Rangers Goalie Henrik Lundqvist out for 3 weeks, would have risked a stroke by trying to play.
4- MLB- Pitchers & Catchers
5- Boxing/MMA- Floyd and Manny talking... Will they fight??
6- NFL- Darren Sharper's co-defendent Brandon Licciardi implicates Detroit Lions Reggie Bush as someone who was giving women ecstasy, dropping it in drinks at a Las Vegas club a few years ago. Why is this news?
7A- Surprises and Disappointments so far at the All-Star Break.
7B- Brooklyn Nets at the all-star break.
7C- NY Knicks at the the all star break