Stephen Espinoza, Showtime Sports EVP, speaks about negotiating the Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao fight, perhaps the most complex and lucrative fight deal in history.
Pacquiao is an all-time great. He has blemishes on his record, but he is a brilliantly talented fighter. He will not be intimidated or beaten before this fight starts, and he will give Mayweather the battle of his life.
Knocked bloody to the canvas several times the last two decades — by itself and its modern sibling, MMA — the sport of boxing went Rocky Balboa on Ivan Drago Saturday night.
Sadly, we have to deal in symbolism, because not one rumor regarding Mayweather and Pacquiao has materialized into something that boxing’s dwindling devotes can hang on to.
Somewhere way on the right side of your globe, in the aorta of China, Manny Pacquiao will fight on Saturday, November 22.
Love or loathe Mayweather, he has sold us on some part of his narrative. Which might mean part of us can relate to him, even if that makes us cringe.
After Rory McIlroy’s dad cashed in over the weekend, let’s look at 5 crazy sports bets that worked.
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.
At a time when youngsters are force-fed the mantra that there are no losers, that the score is incidental and every team gets trophies, we have LeBron James as the global, athletic avatar.
New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez was tops among the 27 baseball players on the list and No. 18 overall with $30.3 million, although he is currently facing the possibility of a 100-game suspension.
Floyd still isn’t ready to cede the throne. But Canelo isn’t asking. Something big will give in three months.
Floyd Mayweather fought as if he had never left the ring, coming back from a year’s absence Saturday night to win a unanimous 12-round decision over Robert Guerrero in their welterweight title fight.
Steve Silverman thinks Manny Pacquiao will wipe away the sting of losing to Bradley and dominate Marquez once again.
Lost in the blinding kaleidoscope of recent New York sports is the fact that a big bout is taking place tomorrow night in Las Vegas. And while boxing has been relegated to the back alleys of the sports pages, there are several compelling themes to this fight.
Shane Mosley may have taken a limo to the arena, but he rode a bike around the ring, keeping his opponent, the tornadic Manny Pacquiao, at a distance comfortable for him but rather irritating to the viewers who dropped big-fight money for a tango with less contact than the average episode of Dancing With the Stars.