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Boxing Is Dead, And All You Posers Killed It: A Reflection On Mayweather-Pacquiao
By Aric Mitchell, The Inquisitr, 04 May 2015
Boxing is dead, and if you bought the pay-per-view, it’s pretty to safe to say you’re one of the posers who killed it.
Living in a house full of women, it’s seldom I get to say the words, “I told you so,” but today — the day after one of the worst fights of all time — I’m exercising that right.
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Mayweather-Pacquiao was a complete waste of time and money
By Chris Chase, USA Today, 04 May 2015
Mayweather vs. Pacquiao: the uber-bout that wasn’t. The so-called fight of the century was pay-per-snooze, a complete waste of everyone’s time and money — except in a boxing community now rolling in obscene amounts of cash, surely in disbelief they fooled us rubes again.
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LOVERRO: Floyd Mayweather Jr. got his money’s worth, but the fans didn’t
By Thom Loverro, The Washington Times, 04 May 2015
AS VEGAS — Like the great George Foreman once said, “Boxing is like jazz. The better it is, the less people appreciate it.”
Floyd Mayweather fights like Miles Davis, but it is a Kenny G world these days — devoid of style, ignorant of artistry, an audience of simple minds watching the sweet scienc Read Full Story >>>
Megafight Hype Fizzles
By Mark Thomas, CBS Sports, 04 May 2015
Las Vegas, NV – Years of speculation, accusation and frustration followed by ten weeks of unprecedented hype lead up to Saturday night’s superbout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Most of those who tuned in understood there was slim chance the event could exceed, or even match, expectation. But that w Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao keeps the faith in defeat
By Ryan Songalia, Rappler, 04 May 2015
LAS VEGAS, USA - There were sullen eyes and heavy hearts in the crowd at Manny Pacquiao’s prayer service on Sunday afternoon, May 3, the day after his unanimous decision loss to Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Tears were shed; some overcome by the message of the sermon, while others in mourning for the defe Read Full Story >>>
Floyd Mayweather says he has one fight left – with Amir Khan in frame
By Bryan Armen Graham, The Guardian, 04 May 2015
Floyd Mayweather has said he has only one more fight left before he retires and he will relinquish all five of his title belts in the next few weeks after beating Manny Pacquiao in a fight many had cast as the biggest in boxing history.
With the points win the American had unified three of the ma Read Full Story >>>
Mayweather is still boxing’s pound-for-pound champ, but no role model
By Mark Whicker, L.A. Daily News, 04 May 2015
LAS VEGAS — We get it. Floyd Mayweather is not a scoutmaster. He is not a Big Brother.
They will not make situation comedies in which he is the trusted, wise father. You know, the way they did about Cliff Huxtable. OK, bad example.
It is possible for a reasonably intelligent person to hold two Read Full Story >>>
An Engaging Call Elevates Welterweight Title Bout Above Distractions
By Richard Sandomir, The New York Times, 04 May 2015
Early on, it appeared that the HBO/Showtime broadcast of the welterweight title fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao would sink under a sea of hype and celebrity gazing. The host, James Brown, sounded overwhelmed by the atmosphere and marketing when, soon after 9 p.m. Eastern, he sa Read Full Story >>>
Floyd Mayweather Jr. wants his critics to eat their words
By Greg Logan, NewsDay.com, 04 May 2015
LAS VEGAS - If anything was sweeter than the $100-million check Floyd Mayweather Jr. received Saturday night as the first installment on a purse that should approach $200 million, it was the opportunity to crow about his unanimous decision victory over Manny Pacquiao before all his critics.
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Arrogant Floyd Mayweather will never KO tarnished legacy: DiManno
By Rosie DiManno, The Star (CA), 04 May 2015
LAS VEGAS—Scorned, jeered and down for the hate count in his own backyard.
Good thing Floyd Mayweather fights neither for the love of the public nor love of the sport. His passion for boxing expired long ago. His disregard for endearment is legendary.
It’s all about the money, for Money. Which Read Full Story >>>