While everyone focuses on the big fight this weekend, there's still boxing after Pacquiao-Mosley. Check out this HBO Face-Off between Jean Pascal and Bernard Hopkins in advance of their May 21 rematch. This is without question the most amusingly combative Face-Off we've seen yet--these guys love to argue with each other. Most hilarious moment: B-Hop suggesting Pascal is delusional due to drug use.
Manny looks sharp.
Floyd broke his silence today in a brief interview with Ben Thompson at Fighthype.com. The skinny:
- He calls Mosley his "leftovers," and says although he will be rooting for Shane, he doesn't give him much of a shot against Manny, and even implies that Shane should take PEDs for the fight to level the playing field
- The rumors of him fighting this summer, especially against Paul Spadafora, are completely unfounded, and that he is happily enjoying his hiatus
- He will fight Manny whenever Manny agrees to take the test
In other words, same old Floyd.
Due to inactivity, Floyd was removed from The Ring Magazine's Pound-For-Pound Top Ten List this week, enabling Miguel Cotto to return to the list at number ten. Personally, I would've preferred the inclusion of someone fresher, like maybe Amir Khan or Yuriorkis Gamboa.
The current rankings are (courtesy of The Ring):
This tour of Manny's L.A. home includes footage of his backyard swimming pool, replete with a fireplace IN the pool--never seen that before.
Things are heating up already in advance of the May 21 rematch between Jean Pascal and Bernard Hopkins for the legitimate light heavyweight championship of the world. Is it hype, or is the animosity real? Judge for yourself.