Dads training their sons is one of the most common relationships in the sport. Usually, they don't get on the mic at a pre-fight press conference and relentlessly bait their son's opponent, though:
Floyd began his 87-day jail sentence today in Las Vegas. Photo courtesy of Boxing Scene:
Channel 12 (WRDW Augusta) is reporting that Paul Williams has suffered critical injuries in a motorcycle accident, and will be "likely paralyzed."
Obviously, if this report is accurate, the Sept. 15 PPV featuring Paul vs. Canelo in the main event is off.
This video made my day, check it out.
Do you think he's straight, or edging it up a notch for the cameras??
Mr. Kelly, I want so badly for you to be my friend.
I've been a bit down about all the recent cancellations (Rios-Gamboa, Peterson-Khan 2, Ortiz-Berto 2 -- the last 2 due to positive PED tests), but these two massive knockouts over the weekend deserve recognition:
Mikkel Kessler TKO 4 Allan Green - Instant wave-off
Karim Mayfield TKO 5 Raymond Serrano - The fight-ending blow occurs at the end of the fourth round, at the 2:49 mark in the video
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.