Tag Archives: Manny Pacquiao

VIDEO: Nate Jones is Waiting on Floyd Mayweather’s Call Regarding Possible Comeback vs. Pacquiao or Someone Else

Nate Jones talking boxing in Chicago (Photo: Hustle Boss)

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By Chris Robinson

Will Floyd Mayweather make a comeback to the sport and who will it be against?

The retired, former pound-for-pound king made headlines last month when he revealed that he would be returning to face off with his former foe Manny Pacquiao in December. And while it’s obvious Mayweather vs. Pacquiao II won’t be happening this year, there seems to be real reason to believe we could see them face off in 2019.

PHOTOS: Manny Pacquiao overcomes a game Jessie Vargas inside of the Thomas & Mack

Manny Pacquiao overcame a spirited effort from Jessie Vargas (Photo: Mikey Williams – Top Rank)

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By Chris Robinson

As expected, eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao defeated Jessie Vargas this past Saturday night in Las Vegas, Nev.

Inside of the Thomas & Mack Center, Pacquiao (59-6-2, 38 KO’s) was sharp, strong, and efficient throughout the fight, while Vargas, (27-2, 10 KO’s) lost no stock at all in defeat, showing true grit and determination in the face of his more experienced foe.

Pacquiao, 37, picks up the WBO welterweight title for a third time with the win and speculation about a rematch with Floyd Mayweather has begun. Check below for a closer look at the action.

Photos courtesy of Mikey Williams/Top Rank

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Chris Robinson can be reached at CRobinson@hustleboss.com

 

 

Manny Pacquiao vs. Jessie Vargas Official Weigh-In

Manny Pacquiao and Jessie Vargas face off later tonight in Las Vegas (Photo: Mikey Williams – Top Rank)

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By Chris Robinson

Later tonight, inside of the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nev., WBO welterweight champion Jessie Vargas (27-1, 10 KO’s) meets eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao (58-6-2, 38 KO’s) in an attempt to make a first defense of his belt and also elevate his career to a new level.

Vargas is a heavy underdog, anywhere between 6-1 to 7-1 according to Las Vegas odds makers, but he is not short of any confidence heading into the most pivotal fight of his career.  Vargas is coming off of his biggest victory to date, a ninth-round TKO over previously unbeaten Olympian Sadam Ali this past March, while Pacquiao is returning following an announced retirement that came after his victory over Tim Bradley in their third encounter.

PHOTOS: Inside the Final Manny Pacquiao vs. Jessie Vargas Press Conference

Manny Pacquiao and Jessie Vargas face off on Saturday night in Las Vegas (Photo: Mikey Williams – Top Rank)

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By Chris Robinson

On Wednesday afternoon, inside of the Margaux Ballroom at the Wynn Las Vegas, the final press conference was held for this weekend’s Manny Pacquiao vs. Jessie Vargas pay per view event.

Vargas (27-1, 10 KO’s) will defend his WBO welterweight belt against Pacquiao (58-6-2, 38 KO’s) from the Thomas & Mack Center in a fight that he is considered a 7-1 underdog.

VIDEO: Manny Pacquiao Media Day Highlights ahead of Nov. 5 Jessie Vargas bout

Manny Pacquiao training in Los Angeles ahead of his Nov. 5 bout in Las Vegas vs. Jessie Vargas (Photo: Mikey Williams)

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By Chris Robinson

We are a little over a week away from the Manny Pacquiao vs. Jessie Vargas showdown.

Set for Nov. 5 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nev., Vargas (27-1, 10 KO’s) will defend his WBO welterweight title against Pacquiao (56-8-2, 38 KO’s), an eight-division titlist over his legendary career.

Manny Pacquiao and Jessie Vargas Face Off in Los Angeles

Manny Pacquiao and Jessie Vargas facing off in Los Angeles (Photo: Hustle Boss)

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By Chris Robinson

There didn’t seem to be too much tension in the air on Thursday afternoon, Sep. 8, as WBO welterweight champion Jessie Vargas (27-1, 10 KO’s) and eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao (56-8-2, 38 KO’s) came face to face inside of the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles, Calif.

Vargas and Pacquiao will face off on Nov. 5, inside of the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nev.

Exclusive PHOTOS: Jessie Vargas kicks off training for Manny Pacquiao clash

WBO welterweight champion Jessie Vargas is deep into training with Dewey Cooper in Las Vegas ahead of his Nov. 5 bout vs. Manny Pacquiao (Photo: Hustle Boss)

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By Chris Robinson

WBO welterweight champion Jessie Vargas has officially kicked off his training camp for his Nov. 5 bout vs. eight-division titlist Manny Pacquiao, whom he meets inside of the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nev.

Vargas (27-1, 10 KO’s) may be the one holding the title, but he is regarded as the underdog to many against Pacquiao (58-6-2, 38 KO’s), who still looks sharp at 37 years old.

PHOTOS: Manny Pacquiao emerges victorious over Tim Bradley in trilogy showdown at the MGM

Manny Pacquiao may have fought his last bout as a professional (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night, from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev., eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao defeated former two-division titlist Timothy Bradley in clear fashion.

There were several close rounds, yet Pacquiao (57-8-2, 38 KO’s) again dominated key spots over the second half of the match, dropping Bradley (33-2-1, 13 KO’s) in rounds seven and nine. Nothing is for certain regarding Pacquiao’s future, yet the Filipino icon appears to be hinting towards retirement.

Manny Pacquiao drops Bradley twice, takes decision; Tim eyeing retirement?

Manny Pacquiao defeated Tim Bradley on Saturday night (Photo: Instagram)

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By Chris Robinson

Moments ago, from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nev., eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao captued a clear unanimous decision victory against friendly rival Tim Bradley.

Pacquiao (58-6-2, 38 KO’s) started cautiously against Bradley (33-2-1, 13 KO’s), as the two men appeared to trade the early rounds. Pacquiao’s class began to show in the middle rounds, as he began picking Bradley off with sharp counters.

VIDEO: Manny Pacquiao vs. Tim Bradley III Official Weigh-In

Manny Pacquiao and Tim Bradley will meet for a third time later tonight in Las Vegas (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

Later tonight, inside of the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev., eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao will meet two-division titlist Tim Bradley in a trilogy showdown on HBO pay per view.

At yesterday’s weigh-in, Bradley (33-1-1, 13 KO’s) hit the scales at 146.5 pounds while Pacquiao (57-6-2, 38 KO’s) came in weighing 145.5 pounds. Pacquiao, the beloved Filipino icon, claims this will be his last official fight but there is a lingering sense that he will keep competing after this.

Buzz for Terence Crawford vs. Manny Pacquiao grows following ‘Bud’s’ 10th round TKO over Dierry Jean

Terence Crawford scored another stoppage victory on Saturday night (Photo: Instagram)

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By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night, Oct. 24, WBO junior welterweight champion Terence Crawford scored a first successful defense of his strap with a stirring 10th round TKO victory over tough contender Dierry Jean.

Once again showcasing HBO’s airwaves, Crawford (27-0, 19 KO’s) was too strong and precise for his Haitian-Canadian foe, who drops to 29-2 with 20 knockouts.

Brandon Rios rips Manny Pacquiao for using shoulder injury ‘excuse’ following Mayweather defeat

Brandon Rios training in Riverside, Calif. (Photo: Chris Robinson)

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By Chris Robinson

Inside of trainer Robert Garcia’s new boxing facility in Riverside, Calif., you will find former lightweight champion Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios on the scene.

Rios faces off with Tim Bradley on HBO on Nov. 7 inside of the Thomas & Mack Center for a clash for Bradley’s WBO welterweight title and so far his spirits in camp are very high.

Manny Pacquiao still convinced he did enough to beat Floyd Mayweather

Manny Pacquiao is still convinced he won his bout vs. Floyd Mayweather (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Vitali Shaposhnikov

The hurricane of drama that followed the Mayweather vs. Pacquio fight was almost expected, as these things never end on a good note.

Aside from the numerous lawsuits, Pacquiao had exposed a serious injury at the post fight press conference, stating that he had to fight with an injured shoulder, limiting his abilities in the ring. At first it seemed like that was his only announcement following the bout, which in itself is a very powerful statement.

Team Pacquiao speak on Manny’s injured right shoulder that affected him vs. Floyd Mayeather

Manny Pacquiao and his team following his loss to Floyd Mayweather on Saturday night (Photo: Chris Robinson)

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By Chris Robinson

HustleBoss.com was on hand inside of the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada as Manny Pacquiao, Top Rank promoter Bob Arum, and Hall of Fame Trainer Freddie Roach spoke to the media about Manny’s right shoulder tear that affected him vs. Mayweather during his unanimous decision loss.

Check out the clip to see how the injury affected Pacquiao’s performance and much more.

Manny Pacquiao speaks to the media following loss to Floyd Mayweather

Manny Pacquiao following his loss to Floyd Mayweather (Photo: Chris Robinson)

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By Chris Robinson

HustleBoss.com was on hand inside of the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday, May 3 as eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao (57-6-3, 38 KO’s) spoke to the media following his loss to Floyd Mayweater.

In this clip, Pacquiao speaks on his tough loss to Mayweather and shares his thoughts.

VIDEO: Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao Weigh-In Coverage from Las Vegas

Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao weighing in (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

HustleBoss.com was on hand inside of the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Friday, May 1 as perennial pound for pound king Floyd Mayweather (47-0, 26 KO’s) weighed in ahead of his matchup with Manny Pacquiao (57-3-2, 38 KO’s), who he faces tonight in a highly-anticipated pay-per-view attraction.

Both fighters look in great shape, as Mayweather came in weighing 146 pounds while Pacquiao was at 145 pounds.

Photos: Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao weigh in ahead of May 2 showdown

Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao weighing in (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

Photos from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada as Floyd Mayweather (47-0, 26 KO’s) and Manny Pacquiao (57-5-2, 38 KO’s) weigh in ahead of their big clash tomorrow night on HBO Pay Pay View and SHOWTIME PPV.

Pacquiao hit the scales first, weighing 145 pounds, while Mayweather came in weighing 146 pounds. Each fighter looks in tremendous shape and the world can’t wait for tomorrow night.

VIDEO: Floyd Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao speak at final presser

It’s Fight Week in Vegas. Mayweather vs. Pacquiao – May 2, MGM Grand, Las Vegas (Photo: Chris Robinson)

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By Chris Robinson

HustleBoss.com was on hand for the final Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao press conference in Las Vegas, Nevada.

In this clip, check out what Mayweather (47-0, 26 KO’s) and Pacquiao (57-5-2, 38 KO’s) had to say ahead of their big showdown on Saturday night. It’s nice to see class from both men heading into the biggest matchup of their respective careers.

Photos: Inside the final Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao presser in Las Vegas

Floyd Mayweather Sr., Floyd Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao, and Freddie Roach in Las Vegas (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

Exclusive photos from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada as pound for pound king Floyd Mayweather (47-0, 26 KO’s) and eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao (57-5-2, 38 KO’s) face off at their final press conference ahead of their May 2 showdown.

Mayweather vs. Pacquiao is as big of an event as we have ever covered and it’s been a long time in the making. Visit our Official YouTube Channel in the coming days for more updates and check out more photos below, courtesy of our guy Naoki Fukuda.

Mayweather admits losing his fire, while Pacquiao is at full throttle

Floyd Mayweather during his media day in Las Vegas on Tuesday afternoon (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Vitali Shaposhnikov

Have you ever heard that if a fighter spends too much time in the ring being hit, fighting war after war, they tend to slip out of the game much sooner than those that fight smart and avoid punishment?

This idea is not necessarily false, and from many standpoints makes perfect logical sense. Being hit a lot can cause physical and mental damage, leading to a higher chance of permanent and temporary injuries, as well as decline in the ability to simulate self-confidence.