Mayweather vs Pacquiao: Floyd says again he’s ready to retire

By Bad Left Hook

“I’m not nervous at all. I’ve been here before. It’s work. I won’t miss all this. I’m ready to retire. I’ve still got this fight and one more fight. Two decades, basically — I’ve realized I’m ready to hang them up soon.”

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Boxing Buzz

By cozman471

Arum: “Everybody’s” coming to the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight HBO/Showtime launch legal action against illegal streams of MayPac Gambling expected to be heavy for MayPac Keys to victory for MayPac Profile of boxing’s bad guy, Mayweather

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Mayweather vs Pacquiao to go up against Clippers-Spurs Game 7

By Scott Christ

The Clippers and Spurs are headed to Game 7, making Saturday’s sports lineup even more stacked.

With the Los Angeles Clippers pulling out a Game 6 win on the road against the San Antonio Spurs, the two high-profile teams will conclude their first round NBA Playoffs series on Saturday night in Los Angeles. In a day filled with big sporting events, this adds another major entry, and the one happening closest to fight time for Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao.

Mayweather-Pacquiao is a $100 HD PPV, while Clippers-Spurs will be available nationally on TNT, starting at 8 pm EST. The Mayweather-Pacquiao PPV is set to go live at 9 pm EST with a pair of undercard bouts, but it’s believed the main event fighters won’t walk to the ring until 11 at the earliest, which means there could be plenty of time to kill.

Some may argue that Clippers-Spurs is a better undercard event for the main event than the two fights (Leo Santa Cruz vs Jose Cayetano, Vasyl Lomachenko vs Gamalier Rodriguez), and it wouldn’t be surprising if a lot of fans chose to watch the game, then tune in only for the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight itself.

As for the idea that this could hurt sales, which surely will be floated around a little bit, it’s unlikely. As we’ve said before, this is a fight five years in the making, and a true once-in-a-generation level boxing event. Nobody’s going to have changed their mind just because there’s an important basketball game on, and the game and the fight may not overlap at all, even though the broadcasts will.

Saturday will also be the date for the 2015 Kentucky Derby, as well as a YankeesRed Sox game.

Source:: Bad Left Hook

Meet Manny Pacquiao’s official artist

By Togorashi

While you’re in town for this weekend’s superfight, here’s another fight week event to check out. Jun Aquino, official artist for Manny Pacquiao, will be appearing live this weekend at the Fight Town Gallery located at 3623 Las Vegas Blvd. … Continue reading

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Results: Mercito Gesta and Carlos Molina fight to draw, undercard filled with early KOs

By Scott Christ

Mercito Gesta and Carlos Molina brought their best, and wound up even at the end.

Mercito Gesta and Carlos Molina both badly wanted the win tonight, and each man fought as though it were indeed a must-win situation. Unfortunately, neither of them left with a W, as the judges scored their exciting 10-round fight a split draw tonight at the Fantasy Springs in Indio, California.

Official scores were 98-92 Molina, 96-94 Gesta, and 95-95. BLH had it 96-94 for Molina, giving him the first and last three rounds, with Gesta taking the middle rounds (4-7).

Molina (17-2-2, 7 KO) came out aggressively, looking to stop a two-fight losing streak that dates back to 2012, with losses to Amir Khan and Adrien Broner. In those fights, he was booked as a tune-up opponent. In this one, he was evenly matched against Gesta (28-1-2, 16 KO), who took a few rounds to really get going, but landed some good shots once he started letting his hands go.

It’s a testament to Molina’s toughness that he never backed down from Gesta in this fight, and pushed him hard all 10 rounds. There were plenty of debatable rounds in this fight, and the ultimate draw results is not a bad call. Of the score cards, Molina’s 98-92 win is the most questionable, but there may be some defending that, too.

On the undercard, we saw three early stoppages that only filled about 40 minutes of TV time. Jason Quigley improved to 6-0 (6 KO) with an early second round stoppage of Justin Snyder; Jeffrey Fontanez (16-1, 12 KO) trucked spoiler Jose Hernandez (15-10-1, 7 KO) at 1:43 of the first round; and Rafael Gramajo (3-1-1, 2 KO) stopped Luis Cosme at 1:07 of round one.

Source:: Bad Left Hook

New opponent for Tino Avila

By Togorashi

Golden Boy Promotions has announced that unbeaten super bantamweight Manuel “Tino” Avlia (16-0, 7 KOs) will now take on Erik Ruiz (13-2, 6 KOs) in a 10-round bout on May 7 at the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles. Ruiz replaces … Continue reading

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Smith dominates McCalla, earns decision win

Smith dominates McCalla, earns decision win

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