Despite receiving a ton of criticism from the real bosses of boxing, the often irrational but always passionate die-hard fans of the sport, and not receiving any support from the Home Box Office, Manny Pacquiao, Jessie Vargas and mutual promoter Top Rank, Inc, will be going through with their WBO Welterweight championship bout on November 5, at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
At the Summit Gym in Big Bear Lake, California, current Middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin and head trainer Abel Sanchez are making their final preparations in camp before they leave for London, England, where GGG will be defending his coveted titles against current IBF Welterweight champ Kell Brook.
This past weekend, former two division world champion and Showtime Sports color commentator Paulie Malignaggi was at the Ford Amphitheater in Coney Island, New York, to check out fast rising Welterweight Errol Spence Jr. in action against former WBA title challenger Leonard Bundu, in an IBF 147 pound title eliminator bout.
With less than 30 days remaining until his WBO title fight against incumbent Super Welterweight champion Liam Smith, Saul "Canelo" Alvarez is busy putting the finishing touches on his preparation in Southern California. In a recent interview with FightHype.com, the 26 year old fighter discussed how productive his training camp has been for this assignment.
On Monday, August 22, sports talk show host Colin Cowherd took to his respective soap box and raved about the "greatness" of UFC 202's main event between Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz, while doing his best to diminish the time honored global pastime and Olympic sport of boxing.
When Manny Pacquiao and Top Rank, Inc. initially announced a November 5 match-up between the Pacman and WBO Welterweight champion Jessie Vargas, many boxing critics and fight fans believed the eight division world titlist chose the "easy money" match-up against the most lightly regarded title holder within the talent enriched 147 pound division.
Last week, former four division titlist Adrien "The Problem" Broner was conditionally released from incarceration on a "contempt of court" charge, which put him in the stony lonesome for thirty consecutive days. Although the seemingly troubled prizefighter will return to court on September 21, Broner is looking to score another major fight, possibly in October.
Immediately following his big victory over Nate Diaz, which took place this past Saturday night at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, current UFC Lightweight champion Conor McGregor talked about potential opportunities that might not lie within the boundaries of Mixed Martial Arts.
Earlier this week, at the Mayweather Boxing Club in Las Vegas, Nevada, heralded boxing trainers Jeff Mayweather and Floyd Mayweather Sr. sat down to talk about the main event of UFC 202, Conor McGregor vs. Nate Diaz.