Manny Pacquiao could face sanctions for not disclosing his injury to the Nevada State Athletic Commission prior to his fight against Floyd Mayweather.
After bagging millions of dollars following their megafight, pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather is currently in talks with Manny Pacquiao about the possibility of visiting the Philippines for an outreach mission.
“He’s a hell of a fighter, I take my hat off to Manny,” Mayweather said after he defeated Pacquiao and unified the WBO, WBC, and WBA Welterweight titles Sunday (Manila time) at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
To accommodate the largest audience possible for what many pundits are calling the boxing match of the century, Solar Sports, through Manny Pacquiao, imitated what HBO and Showtime did to make the Pacquiao-Mayweather bout possible; Establish a united front with the troika of free Philippine television—GMA-7, ABS-CBN and TV5.
Kickboxing, Boxing and Mixed Martial Arts matches, before the actual match, have staredowns, where both competitors face each other right before the fight. But some fighters have added a twist to that, by unexpectedly kissing their opponent on the lips, in an unexpected act that would be often, the ultimate provocation.
After years of false starts, name-callings, provocations, memes and failed negotiations, the match is officially a done deal. The welterweight championship match between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. is scheduled for May 2 at Las Vegas’s MGM Grand Garden Arena.