THE latest issue of Boxing News, the world’s longest running, and greatest, fight magazine is out now. We continue the build-up to the richest fight in boxing history by focusing on Floyd Mayweather and his journey to superstardom.
Ahead of Mayweather’s May 2 fight with Manny Pacquiao we speak exclusively to the American’s publicist, Kelly Swanson, who tells us her first impressions of Floyd, and how he worked the growing media circus to his advantage.
We also speak exclusively to Freddie Roach – Pacquiao’s trainer – who gives a fascinating insight into the mind of the Filipino as he prepares for the fight he has always craved.
Plus we have an interview with a ‘starving’ Steve Cunningham, and we look back on the huge free-to-air card in Las Vegas that may have put Keith Thurman at the front of the queue to face the Mayweather-Pacquiao winner, and shoved Adrien Broner towards the back. We were ringside at all the big fights, including Paul Butler’s nightmarish time with Zolani Tete, and Zou Shimming falling short in Macau, and we pick the outcome of light-heavyweight destroyer Sergey Kovalev‘s showdown with Jean Pascal.
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