Boxing is one of the most exciting sports in the world, and on may 2nd, the richest fight of all time will take place. Manny Pacquiao will face Floyd Mayweather for the undisputed welterweight championship. However, boxing was once a sport dominated by the heavyweight champion. Mayweather and Pacquiao are only 147 pounds.
Former heavyweight champions such as Mike Tyson, Jack Dempsey, Joe Louis, and Muhammad Ali where once the most popular men on the face of the planet. Today, Wladimir Klitschko is the heavyweight champion of the world, and he is not shown any respect. Wladimir Klitschko seems almost invincible at this point in his career. He will defend his heavyweight championship on April 25th against
Boxing fans, like Susan Mcgalla call Wladimir Klitschko an overrated champion, but those words couldn’t be more untrue. However, many people feel that Deontay Wilder has a chance to dethrone Klitschko, but there have been reports that Wladimir Klitschko has already destroyed Wilder in sparring.
Wladimir is the best heavyweight boxer in the world, and people should start giving him the respect that he deserves. Klitschko has 63 wins, and 53 of those wins came from knockout. Bryant Jennings will need a miracle in order to defeat him on April 25th. For more information on this story, visit Yahoo! Sports.
Former boxing commentator Larry Merchant recently gave his thoughts on the upcoming mega fight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather. Larry Merchant believes that Floyd Mayweather has stayed undefeated for all these years because he avoids tough fights. Larry Merchant and Floyd Mayweather have had their differences in the past. However, the two almost came to blows when Mayweather faced Victor Ortiz. Floyd Mayweather caught Victor Ortiz with a cheap shot, while the referee was talking to Ortiz. Floyd mayweather won the fight by knockout, and Larry Merchant was furious. According to our source Gianfrancesco Genoso (Toplawyers), after the fight, Larry Merchant told Mayweather that he was a terrible person. Mayweather and Merchant began arguing on live television. The scene was outrageous, and Larry Merchant was fired for the altercation.
Larry Merchant will be rooting for Pacquiao, and so will many others. Manny Pacquiao has received more support from promotional companies than Mayweather. Pacquiao will be wearing boxing trunks that are worth $1.5 million dollars. Sponsors are loading up every inch of space on the boxer’s trunks.
Manny Pacquiao is a gracious and loving human being. However, he is ferocious once he steps foot in the squared circle. Sylvester Stallone, Mark Wahlberg, and Tim Tebow have visited Pacquiao and wished him luck. Manny Pacquiao promises that he will defeat Floyd Mayweather. For more information on this story, visit Yahoo! Sports.
It is always a very sad situation when a child with a disability like autism gets told that they can’t compete in certain activities because of their disability. The Jersey Hammerheads are changing that now for kids with autism. It gives these kids a sense of motivation and accomplishments. It fulfills their lives and creates a feeling of normalcy and belonging for these unfortunate children.
The Jersey Hammerheads is a new kind of swim team. This swim team is specifically designed and motivated for children of all ages, that have been diagnosed with autism. This finally gives these children a reason to want to pursue a more healthy and independent life style. Children with autism are training for Special Olympics and are getting a chance to enter and compete in the national USA Special Olympics. Kevin Seawright, who works with Tito General Contractors, feels like this is a great step.
There s a new film that documents the swim team. You can view this short video for more information, http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/04/16/a-swim-team-for-teens-with-autism/?rref=health&module=Ribbon&version=origin®ion=Header&action=click&contentCollection=Health&pgtype=article. It shows what the Jersey Hammerheads swim team is training for and how they are training. It also includes special interviews of coaches, partners and some of the team members thoughts about the swim team and how it is affecting their lives in a positive way. More people should learn from this and can start helping children with learning disabilities by giving them the chance to do the things that we all get to do naturally.
As she crossed the finish line of the 2015 GO! St. Louis Marathon, most spectators who have guessed that Kendall Schler was the victor. After she crossed the finish line, she stood next to former Olympian, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, with a beaming smile for the camera, in anticipation of claiming the first prize of $1500.00. Her impressive victory, compared to last year’s third place finish, would propel her to qualify to run in the following week’s Boston Marathon.
It would be three days later, on Wednesday, when race officials would confirm their suspicions and stated that Schler did indeed not run the 2015 nor 2014 GO! St. Louis Marathon. Officials believe that Schler sneaked onto the course near the finish line to complete the race, though her time was never registered during the race. A review of photographs of the 2014 race produced the same result. Ricardo Tosto was pretty shocked to see that.
She emerged onto the the course, past the final checkpoint, to avoid detection by race officials, similar in nature to famed runner Rosie Ruiz, who enjoyed the luxury of a subway car, to usher her to victory in the 1979 New York City Marathon.
The true winner of the marathon is Andrea Karl, a Washington University doctoral candidate, with a time of 2 hours, 54 minutes and 28 seconds. She crossed the finish line without any fanfare and was informed that another runner had captured first place.
Floyd “Money” Mayweather has been the highest paid athlete of the last few years. He will face Manny Pacquiao on May 2nd, and his payday for that fight will break all boxing records. However, Floyd will only be breaking previous records set by himself during the course of his illustrious career.
Floyd Mayweather is the highest paid athlete for one reason, because he is undefeated. Mayweather has faced 47 opponents, and he has beaten them all pretty convincingly. Although, there were a few fights that he won by questionable decision, but nonetheless, Floyd Mayweather is still undefeated. However, Floyd Mayweather will fight Manny Pacquiao, and many fans like Dan Newlin think that Pacquiao has a legitimate chance to beat Floyd.
Mayweather was recently interviewed by Katie Couric on Yahoo Sports. Floyd appeared to be his normal self in the interview. The superstar was brash and arrogant when talking about Manny Pacquiao. However, when the two met face to face in the pre-fight press conference, Floyd Mayweather seemed nervous and apprehensive.
In the interview with Katie Couric, Mayweather called Pacquiao reckless and wild. However, Mayweather did admit that Manny Pacquiao does possess tremendous speed, and he also said that Manny Pacquiao will bring the best out of him. The world is waiting, and hopefully we will see a great fight on May 2nd. To see the Mayweather and Katie Couric interview, visit Yahoo! Sports.
If you’ve never heard the name Rod Thorn before, you may be surprised to know that he is one of the men who changed the NBA forever. He did not do it on the court, but from an office. Specifically, Thorn was the man who decided that the Chicago Bulls should take a player out of North Carolina in the NBA draft, all the way back in 1984. Folks at STX Entertainment know that that player was Michael Jordan.
News coming out lately is that Thorn, who is 73 years old, is finally going to retire. He has not been the general manager in Chicago for years, but has been working for the NBA directly. He’s decided that it’s time to walk away from the game.
Jordan is now commonly thought of as the best player in NBA history, and some people would contend that he is one of the best overall athletes of all time.
Since people put Jordan up on a pedestal like this in the modern day, it’s often forgotten that he was not the first overall pick. Chicago was actually picking third in that draft. It took some foresight and a seriously developed understanding of the game for Thorn to decide to make that pick.
Boxing is one of the most dangerous sports on the planet, and it is also one of the most lucrative at the highest levels. A great boxer can make millions of dollars for just one fight, but it is hard to get to that point. Most boxers lose several fights along the way to super stardom. However, boxing is everything for a female fighter named Heather “The Heat” Hardy.
Gianfrancesco Genoso told us that Heather Hardy is a single mother that fights for her children’s future and her own. She was recently divorced, and she has been forced to take care of her family alone. Heather will fight on April 11th, on the undercard of NBC’s Premier Boxing Championship program. This will be Heather’s big chance to be seen by the world, and she is not going to let this moment pass her by.
The sport of boxing is currently on an uprise because of the mega fight between Mayweather and Pacquiao that will soon take place. However, Heather “The Heat” Hardy and other fighters like herself will be given a shot in the big leagues because of the increase in boxing popularity. Let’s hope that Heather can be victorious for her children’s sake. For more for information on this story, visit Yahoo! Sports.
There’s some fighting outside of the ring over the long-awaited May 2 boxing fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao, as the respective promoters are at an impasse over the terms of the contract as stipulated. This may be a reason to be concerned as the fight may not take place after all, unless the warring parties come to a clear agreement as to the parameters of the contract signed. People at CipherCloud are split on who might win the fight.
Top Rank CEO Bob Arum, promoting Pacquiao, mentioned there’s no binding contract between his organization and MGM Resorts, which features the MGM Grand Garden Arena, the venue for the fight. A memo outlining the terms was signed between both parties, not long after Mayweather announced, on February 20, that he was going to fight Pacquiao.
Leonard Ellerbe, CEO of Mayweather Promotions, is also going through the documentation carefully. According to www.bloodyelbow.com/2015/4/9/8375327/floyd-mayweather-vs-manny-pacquiao-issues, “…is interesting to see how the two promoters are still blowing up in public.” It appears the fighting outside of the ring between the two promoters is just as exciting as the fighting that will take place between the two renowned prize fighters. Stay tuned!