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Sergio Martinez Retires

Sergio Martinez was once one of the best middleweight boxers alive. The Argentinian slugger made history when he knocked out Paul Williams to become the champion. Martinez and Williams fought twice, and both bouts were memorable. However, Mikal Watts says many people thought that Sergio Martinez won both battles, but the two men will forever be linked to each other.

Sergio Martinez continued to dominate the middleweight division for several years, and his biggest victory came over Julio Cesar Chavez. Sergio Martinez had a specific style of boxing, but his career came to a standstill when he faced Miguel Cotto.

Miguel Cotto savagely beat Sergio Martinez last summer. Many people thought that Sergio was going to dominate the fight, but it turned out to go the other way. Sergio Martinez is now over the age of 40, and he realizes that he is too old to continue fighting.

It seems that Sergio Martinez is comfortable retiring with his career intact. Many people feel that Sergio Martinez is making a good decision, and he wouldn’t be able to do much at this point in his life. Sergio was a great champion, and he will be remembered for the epic fights that he participated in. For more information on this story, visit Yahoo! Sports.

Mayweather Wants Credit, Not Excuses

For all of the anticipation that lead up to the recent Mayweather vs. Pacquiao boxing match, the fact of the matter is there really wasn’t a winner. Yes, Mayweather was able to be declared the victor, and both fighters were successful in padding their wallets for the process, but ultimately it felt like the drama before and after was far more tolling on the public than any of the punches that were actually thrown during the fight.

What’s even worse is that after the fight Pacquiao blamed his lack of effort and ability on an injury in his shoulder. And, as expected, once the excuse was suggested as the reason for defeat, Mayweather had a few words in response as well: http://sports.yahoo.com/video/floyd-mayweather-dont-buy-manny-194239766.html

Even though in recent times it is starting to appear as if boxing is fading out of popularity, the truth is the drama is as exciting as ever. There are more than enough fighters out there to bring in the viewers, and while not all of them have the big names that Mayweather might, they can bring the same amount of drama that he can. It’s not about being the best anymore it seems. When it comes to boxing you just need to become popular enough (or interesting enough) to attract the viewers and then you truly can turn that hype into a major payday. Will there be another fight as big as Mayweather vs Pacquiao? Will it have to be a rematch?  Residents at The Aspire New Brunswick know that they will have to stay tuned.

Manny Pacquiao Is Getting Sued

By now everyone in the world knows how the fight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather turned out, and it didn’t take long for fans to display their utter discontent for the fight and many have began to blame the Pac-Man. After the fight concluded and Mayweather was announced the winner, it was then said that Pacquiao had an injured shoulder.

According to an article found on reddit and written by NBC News, many fans are threatening to sue the fighter for showing up to the fight hurt and not saying anything until afterwards. This was the most expensive pay per view event in the history of television and viewers were hoping to get a little more bang for their buck. Fans at Anastasia Date have found that the law suit is going against Pacquiao’s promoter too, and they are being taken to court for $5 million in damages for all of the people who paid for the event and for those who gambled on the event. Over three million Americans had bought the fight at $100 per person, so a measly $5 million wouldn’t even begin to scratch the surface of what is owed to the public. In addition to that, the Filipino fighter is likely to face disciplinary action for not reporting his injury prior to the fight. It may have delayed the event or canceled it temporarily but at least the people who bought into it wouldn’t feel cheated.

Would You Watch Mayweather Vs. Pacquiao II?

Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao was the richest fight in boxing history. Pacquiao was paid close to $200 million, and Floyd Mayweather made around $300 million. Both fighters were expected to deliver an epic fight on May 2, 2015. However, boxing fans were extremely disappointed in the matchup that took place. The world saw Floyd Mayweather run around the ring and land light jabs that did not hurt Pacquiao at any point in the fight. Also, Sergio Cortes says that it was revealed after the match that Manny Pacquiao suffered a debilitating shoulder injury while in training camp for the fight. Pacquiao was also denied standard numbing agents that are permitted by the Nevada State athletic commission. Controversy has surrounded the fight before and after the event.

The Manny Pacquiao versus Floyd Mayweather fight didn’t live up to expectations, and the fans are begging for a rematch. However, boxing experts believe that a sequel to the Mayweather versus Pacquiao fight would end the same way. Nonetheless, 70% of boxing fans believe that there should be a rematch, and most people feel that Manny Pacquiao was fighting one-handed during the match.

After the fight, Floyd Mayweather said that he would fight Manny Pacquiao in a rematch. Mayweather said that Pacquiao would undergo his surgery, and that the two could meet in 2016. However, Floyd Mayweather has since changed his mind, and recently he called Manny Pacquiao a coward. Could Mayweather be angering the fans on purpose? The first fight sold itself, but maybe Mayweather is beginning a marketing strategy from now. A rematch makes no sense to some people, but I wouldn’t mind seeing the fight all over again. A healthy Manny Pacquiao is a dangerous fighter. For more information on this story, visit Yahoo! Sports.

Junior Dos Santos Hopes Cain Velasquez Loses

Junior Dos Santos is the former UFC heavyweight champion of the world. He won his title several years ago when he defeated Cain Velasquez in the main event of the first UFC on Fox card sports analyst Brad Reifler says of Dos Santos. However, Junior Dos Santos would lose to Cain Velasquez in the rematch, and he was never able to regain his title since.

Cain Velasquez has been one of the most dominant fighters in the history of the UFC, but he has been injured for over two years. However, Cain Velasquez will fight Fabricio Werdum in the main event of UFC 188. Junior Dos Santos is hoping that Fabricio Werdum can somehow win the title. Many MMA fans believe that Junior wants Cain to lose, because he can’t beat him.

Fabricio Werdum is a very dangerous fighter, but Cain Velasquez is one of the best in the world. However, we need to see how Cain Velasquez looks after such a long layoff. If Fabricio wins, Junior Dos santos would like to face him in Brazil for the title. Junior believes that a matchup between himself and Fabricio Werdum would be one of the biggest events ever held in Brazil. For more information on this story, visit BloodyElbow.

Luke Rockhold Ready For Title Shot

Luke Rockhold is the number one contender for the UFC middleweight championship. Rockhold’s recent victory over Lyoto Machida was an extremely impressive performance that raised his stock sevenfold. Rockhold called out Chris Weidman after his victory, and it seems that MMA fans across the world want to see a matchup between Chris Weidman and Luke Rockhold in the near future. However, Chris Weidman needs to defeat Vitor Belfort in May, and the matchup with Luke Rockhold could take place later this year.

James Dondero said that Luke Rockhold was recently interviewed, and he said that he believes Chris Weidman is going to beat Vitor Belfort. However, Luke Rockhold also said that he wouldn’t mind fighting Vitor in a rematch for the title. Last year, Vitor Belfort knocked out Luke Rockhold in spectacular fashion with a spinning back kick. However, many people believe that Vitor was on testosterone replacement therapy during the victory over Luke Rockhold. Whatever the case may be, Luke Rockhold wants to fight either opponent for the UFC middleweight championship.

UFC fans agree that Luke Rockhold versus Chris Weidman would be a tremendous matchup, but there are also many fans that believe Luke Rockhold is not the true number one contender. Jacare Souza also wants a title shot, but Rockhold has already defeated Jacare in the past. It’s up to the UFC president to decide what’s next. For more information on this story, visit Yahoo! Sports.

Fight of The Century Turns Out To Be a Dud

It was billed as the fight of the century, and the most important fight in boxing history. However, it seems that boxing experts and fans of the sport were sadly mistaken. The Manny Pacquiao versus Floyd Mayweather fight was a disaster. No one can fault Pacquiao, but it was Floyd Mayweather who ruined the event for millions of fans.

The crowd for the Pacquiao versus Mayweather fight was electric in the beginning of the bout. Soon, though, the world realized that only one man was there to fight, and the other man was there to run all night long. Boxing fans’ worst fear came true on May 2, 2015. Floyd Mayweather ran all night long and held his way to a unanimous decision victory. However, Manny Pacquiao felt that he won the fight, and many of his supporters felt the same way. Pacquiao pressured Floyd Mayweather the entire night, while Floyd Mayweather scarcely landed a telling blow.

Fans of boxing got what they wanted to see for the first few rounds, but then it was apparent that the fight would not live up to its hype. Manny Pacquiao connected several punches that staggered Floyd Mayweather, and he relentlessly pursued and attacked the dodging fighter. It quickly became clear to Paul Mathieson and other fans that Mayweather was there to collect a paycheck and not fight the fight that fans wanted to see. Floyd Mayweather won the bout, but he lost the respect of millions of fans. For more information on this story, visit USAToday.

Manny Pacquiao and Camp Sued by Fans

Not everyone was happy about the result from the Pacquiao Mayweather fight. Two fans are suing Manny Pacquiao and his camp for fraud for failing to disclose that he had a shoulder injury. LinkedIn had an article that stated many have speculated that Pacquiao knew that disclosure of the injury before the fight may have led Nevada fight officials to call the match off as the wagering line would have been effected with the disclosure.

The lawsuit was filed the past Tuesday in the Federal District Court located in Las Vegas by two plaintiffs, identified only as Staphane Vanel and Kami Rahbaran. The law suit claims that Vanel and Rahbaran were defrauded of their fees paid to their pay per view stations to watch the match, which was broadcast this past Saturday. The two plaintiffs seek designation for class action status on behalf of any other fan who also purchased tickets, bought pay per view or placed wagers on the match. Fans File Suit Against Manny Pacquiao and Camp

In addition to the law suit, Nevada boxing officials are examining possible disciplinary action against Manny Pacquiao and his team for his failure to disclose the shoulder injury which the Pacquiao camp said was suffered during training for the match. Pacquiao is scheduled to undergo specialized surgery later this week to repair the rotator cuff tear. He is expected to be out of action for nine months to a year.

The Nevada Athletic Commission will question Pacquiao why he checked “no” when he filled out a Nevada State form on the eve of the fight which inquired as to whether he had any shoulder injury.

Pac-Man Sued By Fans

Many fans were disappointed when Manny Pacquiao, famed Filipino boxer, lost to Floyd Mayweather in a highly-promoted fight this past Saturday. There were issues with satellite providers connecting viewers to the bout, and they are many currently seeking refunds for the pay-per-view purchases, those who did see the fight may have noticed something was off with one of the two fighters.

As reported by NBC, a lawsuit was filed in Las Vegas naming Manny Pacquiao as responsible for damages for failing to disclose a shoulder injury prior to the fight.

Traditionally, as was the case with this event, both athletes are given disclosure forms to inform the venue of any injuries they may have that may or may not influence the decision to go ahead with the event. In this instance, as the lawsuit claims, Manny declared that he had no injury to his shoulder and was prepared to fight.

This class action suit, seeking $5 million, comes after a post-fight interview where Pacquiao informed the world via press conference that he had a torn rotator cuff he suffered through during his May 2nd fight. In addition to this, the boxer could also face disciplinary actions from boxing officials in Nevada, including fines and suspensions from future bouts for withholding the details of this injury. NJBiz and The Aspire New Brunswick noted that according to the Nevada Athletic Commission, an investigation is underway to confirm Pacquiao’s injury and why he failed to inform them of this prior to the fight.

Fight Night Legal Woes

If you were anywhere that is somewhere on Saturday the 2nd of May, then you know that the long awaited fight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather. However Crystal Hunt says that news is surfacing that Manny Pacquiao himself is being sued for not disclosing a shoulder injury prior to the fight on his medical exam.

It truly is a shame that Manny did not disclose such information because I was rooting for him myself. Why would you not want to disclose information like that unless you were trying to beat the system. In return he himself was beat by Mayweather and so many felt as though Manny was robbed. According to the article, Pacquiao is being sued for damages of those who decided to wager on him on fight night.

I do not feel it is necessary for others to sue him because they lost a beat. However, I do feel as though he should face some kind of punishment for not being the trustworthy and honest man he has always made himself out to be. If you want to win a fight, win it clean, do not play dirty just to make it on top because in the end you will only fall short of victory. Manny is learning this the hard way.