Max has had some tough sells on Face Off recently. First, there was the snoozer between Floyd and Miguel. Now, Manny seems like he can't even be bothered to answer the questions seriously.
Mayweather says the Pacquiao fight will "never happen," as long as Manny works for Top Rank.
It's so rare when a boxer gets on the cover of a national magazine these days that we feel compelled to let you know when it happens. Here's the cover of the new issue of ESPN The Magazine coming out this week (newsstands Friday):
FightHub provides a first-hand look at Floyd's open workout during Media Day on Tuesday.
Speaks for itself. I admit I was pleasantly surprised by this episode.
I feel bad for the editors who had to try to stitch together some narrative of drama from two fighters who clearly are making no attempt to create any. Check out this painful excuse for a Face Off:
For those who missed Zab's win over Vernon Paris on Saturday (which ran concurrently with HBO's Morales-Garcia fight), here's the footage of the 9th round TKO:
Zab looked great ruining Paris's 26-0 record coming into the fight. Afterwards, Zab said he would consider fighting Lamont Peterson, Amir Khan again, or Danny Garcia. He also mentioned he had a friendly bet with Kendall Holt over who would defeat their most recent opponent quicker -- Kendall won with his 2nd round TKO over Tim Coleman a couple weeks ago.
Men have been boxing in Olympic Games since as early as 688 BC according to Wikipedia. Centuries later—this summer—women's boxing will appear for the first time as an Olympic event in London.
The International Boxing Association has announced that the uniform will potentially be, wait for it, skirts. The AIBA says: "...skirts help differentiate" the women from the men. Fans can't tell the difference? The long hair and sports bras up top aren't enough?
Before deciding it's all too silly to pay attention to, take a moment and imagine fighters urged to wear something that marked them by race instead.
I love this kid. He's great in the ring, and he's great behind a microphone: