March 22nd, 2015
The 36 years old professional boxer from Philippines, Manny Pacquiao who is a world champion is among those who think that the current champion of UFC bantamweight women’s category, Ronda Rousey can defeat Floyd Mayweather Jr.; the American professional boxer who has not yet suffered a single loss in his professional career in a no holds barred fight. Pacquiao said that he believes that it is possible. He said that Ronda Rousey is in fact a very strong fighter and it is likely that she will defeat Mayweather in a mixed martial arts match. Floyd Mayweather did not make any comment in this regard.
There can be a number of reasons behind Pacquiao making the aforementioned statement. One of them is the fact that he has said earlier that he is a friend of Ronda Rousey. Manny Pacquiao will fight Floyd Mayweather on 2nd May this year so, that might also be one of the reasons why Pacquiao said this. Ronda Rousey became famous abruptly and she has proven herself as a brilliant Mixed Martial Artist already and that is the reason for her being hypothetically compared with other excellent athletes.
January 20th, 2015
MMA star Johny Hendricks is reportedly contemplating retirement post brutal weight cut at welterweight UFC 181 title defense.
The rumor seemed confirmed when the star appeared skinny on the bout’s weigh-in scale & was further reinforced as Johny appeared a step below in losing out his otherwise sure title to Lawler (Robbie) in tight-split decision.
Johny’s weight was real bad and everybody was shocked to find him pondering over retirement after the bout instead of fighting through it once again.
“It’s either (a change in approach) or retirement”, stated Hendricks. “That is how bad this weight-cut was.”
September 22nd, 2014
Mario Pacquiao is a boxing legend from the Philippines. He has been around the MMA circuit for quite a number of years. The southpaw is known for his agility and strength which has been instrumental in his success in spite of his lack of height. He was named as the fighter of the decade in the 2000s by the most influential boxing organizations of the world. Apart from being a legend in boxing he has also been associated with sports like basketball and other fields of interest like politics and acting.
Mario Pacquiao started boxing at a very early age from Manila. He went on to represent his national team at an early age and was soon a very popular figure. He fought in the categories of light flyweight, flyweight, and super bantamweight, and featherweight, lightweight, welterweight and was the champion in mist of these categories. His first stint with acting was on 2005 and later he went on to share screen space with the legendary Sylvester Stallone. A biopic on his life also came out in his native country. It was in 2007 that he chose to contest the elections for the liberal party but had finally contested it under KAMPI and lost the elections. It was in 2013 that he achieved some success on the political front. The latest dream of his that came true was being drafted as the coach and player of Kia Sorentos. He was the shortest and the oldest rookie to be drafted by any basketball team in their squad. There was a low in his career regarding the tax evation case however he continues to remain a national hero. The people are in absolute awe of their champion and Mario Pacquiao himself remains optimistic about his success in whatever path of life he chooses to be in.
July 7th, 2014
Former Ultimate Fighting Championship or UFC Lightweight champion Frankie Edgar finds himself in a really difficult position. He is preparing to take on an opponent he has defeated twice already and moreover, the fight is scheduled just twenty four hours after UFC 175, which sees both Chris Weidman and Ronda Rousey put their respective titles on the line.
And speaking of the precarious situation, Edgar said that with these two superstars fighting the night before, he just hopes their fight doesn’t get overshadowed by all the media hype surrounding UFC 175.
Edgar is up against BJ Penn and admittedly, he has claimed that the biggest wins of his career has come against the proud Hawaiian. First he defeated him via a split decision to win the UFC Lightweight Championship before getting a unanimous decision in a title rematch four months later.
This time, the two are set to go head to head at Featherweight.
At 32, Frankie Edgar is regarded as one of the premier fighters in the 145 lbs division where as the 35 year old BJ Penn, who will be making his debut in the division and has not won a competitive match in the UFC in four years.
Edgar has admitted he was supposed to fight Urijah Faber instead of Penn but the match fell through because Faber wanted the fight at Bantamweight and Edgar didn’t want to go down a division again.
Frankie Edgar suffered a defeat in his very first match in the division in a title match against Jose Aldo and he knows he has to win against Penn in order to get another shot at the title but he also knows no matter how rusty Penn might be, he will not be an easy opponent and it will be a difficult match for him.
February 11th, 2014
Filipino boxer and former eight division world champion Manny Pacquiao has agreed terms to mark his return to the sport with a match against Timothy Bradley in a rematch of their title fight from 2012.
The match is scheduled for the 12th of April at the famous MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada and will see the World Boxing Organization or the WBO Welterweight Championship defended by Bradley who is also closer to penning his side of the deal after agreeing the terms, according to Bob Arum, the CEO of Top Rank Promotions which represents both the boxers.
Speaking to the media, Arum stated that they have finished up the details, adding that they have finalized everything with Pacquiao and are on the verge of clinching a deal with Bradley. He then went on to mention that assuming they finish everything with the Desert Storm and everything is in place for the fight, only then will they announce the fight to the public.
Bradley defeated Manny Pacquiao at the same venue in a controversial decision win in June 2012 to take the 147 lbs title in a match where many believed Manny should have won long before and the judges got it wrong.
According to reports, Arum had expected to finalize the deal long before and there were even talks about a press conference being conveyed in Los Angeles on February 4th and New York on February 5th.
According to the representative of Pacquiao, the fight completely depends on Bradley now. They have agreed all the details of the contractual agreement that his fighter had been given and has signed on the dotted lines as well where as Bradley is yet to confirm his participation but the Manny Pacquiao camp is hopeful a deal will be clinched in time.
January 2nd, 2014
Pound for Pound boxing King Floyd Mayweather Jr. has announced that a proposed fight against long time rival Manny Pacquiao will never happen as long as Bob Arum, the CEO of Top Rank Promotions remains his promoter.
Mayweather Jr., who is a five division world champion, spent most of his career being under the wings of Arum and Top Ranks before an acrimonious split between the two in 2006 led him to join Golden Boy Promotions, where he has been ever since.
And while Arum has since indicated that the two have buried the hatchet and they are on amicable terms now, Money holds a different view and he has admitted the highly talked about mega match between him and the Filipino Bomber will never happen unless he decides to sever all ties with Top Rank.
Speaking to the media, Mayweather Jr. stated that everyone knows that at this point in time, the fight against Manny Pacquiao and he added that the one reason for the fight not happening is because he will never do business with someone like Arum and Pacquiao is his fighter.
He mentioned that Pacquiao is given a date by Bob Arum but Floyd Mayweather Jr. gives a date to Floyd Mayweather Jr.
The two fighters, arguably the greatest Pound for Pound fighters of their generations, have been long at war and they almost came to blows in 2010 but the fight fell through after Manny Pacquiao refused to give into the American’s demands of undergoing regular blood and urine testing.
Mayweather Jr. is almost certain to take on British boxer Amir Khan with a match being scheduled for May as he looks to defend his Light Middleweight crown once again against another pretender to his throne as he rakes in even more money from the fight.