Manny “Pac Man” Pacquiao v Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley II

The last time Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley met was in June of 2012.  Promoted as “The Perfect Storm”, the bout went the full 12 rounds and ended in a split decision. Bradley walked away as the victor.  The decision was questionable and left fans wanting a victor determined by punches, not votes.

PacquaiovsDelaHoyaOn April 12th the two meet in a rematch at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Get your tickets now for best selection.  Who knows, you might be sittings next to Will Ferrell if you go with ringside seats.

 

Floyd Mayweather will fight Marcos Maidana on May 3

He’s been untouchable in the ring for years. Will that change on May 3rd?

 

The undisputed pound-for-pound champion of boxing has another fight to look forward to: a May 3rd bout with Marcos Maidana. The 12-round welterweight unification fights will take place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, promoted by Golden Boy Productions and Mayweather Promotions. Mayweather is still undefeated, sporting a 45-0 record with 26 knockouts, while Maidana is 35-3 with 31 knockouts. Mayweather convincingly beat Robert Guerrero and Canelo Alvarez in 2013, with the Alvarez fight becoming the highest-grossing boxing match of all-time at $150 million. Floyd is also known for making very large sports bets… can you imagine the amount of cash he’d throw on himself if it weren’t against every rule in the book?

Maidana is Argentinian, and was thrust into the limelight after handing Andrien Broner the first defeat in his career in December. Maidana also has a win over Erik Morales under his belt, but Mayweather is the biggest game in town, and a win over the brash 37-year old champion would make him a part of boxing folklore. It’s always a spectacle anytime Money Mayweather is involved, and you can be sure the eyes of the world will be on that ring.

The Other Lead – The Sports Weekend in GIFs, Videos and Pictures

We start with the ugly, where Ndamakong Suh just broke the record for the biggest fine for an on-field incident in NFL history. $100K. Will he pay it like Randy Moss said he paid his fines (“Straight cash, homie”)?

 

Chip Kelly’s fast-paced Oregon offense is the talk of the NFL, but having 15 more offensive plays every game also gives your mobile quarterback 15 more chances to get hit. Michael Vick took the full force of Jarius Wynn’s wrath on this play in the fourth quarter:

 

The coolest image from this weekend’s games is the reflection of Megatron in the visor of Patrick Peterson’s helmet. Seeing Calvin Johnson line up across from you must be pretty daunting for an opposing cornerback, even if you’re one of the best in the game.  (Johnson had 116 yards, 2 TDs).

 

This one was one of the most anticipated, hyped and completely predictable boxing matches you’ll ever see. Saturday night, Floyd Mayweather jabbed his away into another title by winning just about every round against Canelo Alvarez. These days Floyd doesn’t KO opposing fighters, he just boxes the way a 36-year old undefeated champion should.

 

This is a bad way to lose a game. When the officials have to apologize after the game, you know you just got robbed. Here we see Wisconsin QB Joel Stave kneel down the ball, then place it down so he can spike the next snap to set up a game-winning 31-yard field goal. An Arizona State lineman jumps on the ball and does not give the ASU player a delay of game penalty — instead takes his time re-setting the ball allowing every second left in the game to tick off the clock. Time expires, no field goal, Wisconsin loses. Life isn’t fair.

There was some debate over whether he actually kneeled it down. We leave you with this: He did.

San Antonio Alamodome lands Alvarez-Trout megafight

With the big fight only a month away, we decided to take a closer look at Mexico’s Canelo Alvarez and the USA’s Austin Trout. Both boxers have yet to lose a professional match and have KO’d their way through the competition thus far. Trout called out Alvarez for a fight after he dominated Miguel Cotto, and now they will be rocking San Antonio’s Alamodome on April 20. Check out TicketCity’s tale of the tape and decide who you think has the edge in this Light Middleweight bout.

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Monday night raw in Austin,Tx 5-31-10

I recently went to the Frank Irwin Center to see a live taping of WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW. Even though the event was sold out through the box office, some folks over at TicketCity were able to get me good tickets the day of the event. I love watching WWE at home, but it was so different getting to see The Edge, John Cena, and Vince McMahon in person.

I always remember Vince Mcmahon being a control freak and the crowd always hating him. That was exactly happened at Raw. I hadn’t really followed seriously, like I did when I was younger, but it was almost like I never stopped watching. He came out down the walk way and the crowd booed. I thought it was hilarious and incredible that he is still playing the same character he played ten years ago as the evil boss. Then Bret Hart, another WWE legend who I remember from when I was a kid just returned as the commissioner of the WWE, and he is now challenging Vince to a fight.

 Meanwhile Ashton Kutcher was the host for the night. He played a small part in the night, but did some comedy skits, and was mostly there to promote his new movie, Killers.  It was amazing seeing my favorite wrestlers, and the excitement of the live crowd. It was truly an amazing experience getting to be at a live WWE event.

There were only 13,000 at the Frank Irwin Center, and that seemed like a lot of people. The excitement of watching the WWE live not only comes from the giant athletes slamming each other on the mat and being hit with chairs, but the story lines have gotten so intense and bizarre, that the crowd relates and has fun with the story. The fans go crazy and I had fun going along with it. Getting to see this live event with so many other people really makes it more fun and intense. I think I might check out the event

I can’t wait to do it again!