The MGM Grand garden Arena in Las Vegas will play host on December 8th to the fourth meeting between Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez. So how will this one end, in a knockout? A decision? Or will it be another controversial outcome? HBO’s ‘Under The Lights’ tries to help us pick our winner.
Manny Pacquiao finally puts the rumours to bed and explains why the World's most anticipated fight hasn't yet occurred. Bearing in mind this is the Jimmy Kimmel show, there’s a joke here somewhere.
Long before Will Smith donned the neat Afro and sharp witticisms to play the greatest boxer to lace up gloves, 'The Greatest' himself appeared on the big screen as himself in his own movie biopic. Amazing. Here is Muhammad Ali in the trailer for the 1977 movie alongside a young Robert Duvall, now a frequent visitor to the Wild Card Gym when Manny Pacquiao is in town...
Having become a household name in America Manny Pacquiao has finally got the seal of approval for his mainstream-ness by bagging his very own Hewlett-Packard commercial. Joining the likes of such celebrity heavyweights as Jay Z, Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams, Pacquiao endorses the latest HP smartphone by detailing his heavy workout plan; 10-mile runs, 2,000 sit ups and 7,000 calories a day!
To advertise their new sports performance drink, Powerade pitted World and European heptahlon champion Jessica Ennis against three lads from the Herol Graham Boxing gym in a sweat-off, like competitive bodybuilding but with sweat. Of course, Ennis proceeds to saunter through the exercise drills without so much as getting a hair out of place while our heroes from the boxing gym look like they’ve done 15-rounds with Manny Pacquiao, in a heat chamber.
WBO super-bantamweight champion Nonito Donaire gets the 2 Days treatment as the HBO cameras followed him around in the 48 hours before his title-winning debut in the divsion against Wilfredo Vazquez Jr back in February. Becoming only the second Asian to win titles in four different weight classes behind Manny Pacquiao, the ‘Flipino Flash’ is due out again on July 7 to unify the titles against IBF champion Jeffrey Mathebula.
WBO welterweight champion Timothy Bradley has branded his promoter Bob Arum a ‘liar’ and laid down the gauntlet to Brit rival Amir Khan who he says he’ll happily face if his rematch with Manny Pacquiao fails to materialise.
Forbes.com named Mayweather its highest-paid athlete over the last year. Mayweather earned $85 million (£54m), knocking golfer Tiger Woods out of the top spot that he has held since 2001.