Floyd Mayweather, Canelo Alvarez presser goes on despite Alamo dispute
Log out of Facebook How to remove this experience Would Floyd Mayweather and Canelo Alvarez benefit from the Garcia-Matthysse bout on their undercard? By Kevin Iole | Boxing 8 minutes ago Tweet 0 Danny Garcia may defend his super lightweight titles against Lucas Matthysse (AP)Some of the best fights in the last quarter century wound up buried on unbelievably long Don King-promoted pay-per-view cards. Ask King how he thought a pay-per-view would perform, and he’d invariably reply, “a million,” regardless of reality. The truth is that the vast majority of them never threatened a million, despite the quality and depth of the undercards King and matchmaker Bobby Goodman made. And that issue brings us to the undercard for the Floyd Mayweather-Canelo Alvarez pay-per-view show on Sept.
Floyd Mayweather, Saul Alvarez kick off 11-city tour in NYC
“That’s what San Antonio is known for. I think we should show it off to the rest of the U.S.,” said Jessica Garza. “This is tourism. There’s a lot of tourists down here. We’re all visiting. It’s a good thing.
“(I want) to go down in history as the guy who beat the guy people consider the best.” When the news conference was over, both fighters got up and stared each other down one more time. And again, the crowd went wild. “It’s always been one of my ultimate goals to get to the pinnacle of the sport and push myself to the limit by facing the best,” Mayweather said. “He’s a young champion. What else can I say?” Copyright 2013 Associated Press .
Mayweather: Pacquiao a has-been
Pacquiaos a has-been, his career is over; (but Juan) Manuel Marquez is a legend (and I commend him), Mayweather told World Boxing News. Marquez knocked out Pacquiao in the sixth round in their fourth battle in Las Vegas last December and derailed a projected megabuck Mayweather-Pacquiao showdown. While Marquez nixed another rematch with Pacquiao, who bested him twice in their first three fights (the other one ended in a draw), Rios stepped on the plate and agreed to move up in weight to challenge the Filipino. Though he was at ringside when Marquez sent Pacquiao to the canvas with a dynamite right with a second left in the sixth round, Rios refused to consider the loss as an indication that the fighting congressman of Sarangani province is on the wane. Smarting from the narrow loss he suffered at the hands of Alvarado, whom he stopped in the eighth round in their first encounter, Rios showed his high regard for the 34-year-old Pacquiao. Im going out there and Im expecting the best Manny Pacquiao, Rios told Chris Robinson of BoxingScene.com.