Floyd Mayweather denies Manny Pacquiao 2 ahead of scheduled meeting

Mayweather Pacquiao

Floyd Mayweather once again blasted talk of a second installment with Manny Pacquiao as ‘not true’ despite lining up a meeting with the Filipino Senator.

‘Money’ travelled to the Philippines to sit down with Pacquiao for what many believe are discussions over a rematch.

Despite the constant talk, Mayweather moved to tell his usual outlet at FightHype.com his side of the story.

“Rumors, rumors, Rumors. Mayweather v Pacquiao part two is not true. If you didn’t hear it on FightHype first, then it’s not true,” insisted Mayweather.

But let’s be honest, this is forever the case with any Mayweather fight. The five-weight world champion always likes to play the media and be the one to break any news of a comeback.

It’s happened many times before. One this is for sure that you cannot second-guess Floyd Mayweather.

Several meetings with Pacquiao over the last few months, coupled with simultaneous sparring videos being released, are only serving to fuel Mayweather’s obvious desire to control how things go down.

Flying to Pacquiao’s home country is the tip of the iceberg for many, which was quickly followed up by rumors of Pacquiao fighting Keith Thurman.

There are no accidental press leaks when it comes to Mayweather. He’s the ultimate puppet master on how any one of his bouts are made official.

All we know for sure is all the signs are there this rematch will happen.

More coincidences are transpiring than for the first fight.

And until Pacquiao signs a contract to face Thurman – or anyone else for that matter – for all intents and purposes he’s facing Mayweather for a second time this summer.

Too much has gone down to believe anything else on the matter.

KEY POINTS

  • Meetings in Japan and the Philippines

  • Several basketball games together

  • Training videos posted at the same time

  • Both interested in a rematch

  • Too much money to turn down

  • Pacquiao alternative contract signing the only proof of no fight

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Gennady Golovkin opponent leans towards Jermall Charlo in June

Gennady Golovkin

WBN was informed late last month of a DAZN double-header being in place for the return of former middleweight king Gennady Golovkin.

Golovkin is due to share a bill with Demetrius Andrade on June 8, live on the streaming service.

Reports are now filtering through that scheduled foe Brandon Adams has had a change of heart on facing the formidable Kazakh puncher.

Adams is likely to sign for a clash with interim WBC ruler Jermall Charlo a week later on June 15.

‘GGG’ will be making his debut for the streaming service following the signing of a multi-million dollar contract.

The veteran is set to warm up for a trilogy fight with Canelo Alvarez in September against an opponent yet to be finalized.

It’s back to the drawing board for Team Golovkin after the fight had looked done and dusted at one point.

Golovkin needs a victory following a draw, win and loss in his last three outings. That mixed bag came on the back of one of the most formidable runs in 160 pound history.

With many questioning how much Golovkin has left, the opportunity is massive for a divisional contender to land a shot at the big time.

DAZN will televise a huge night of boxing, the details of which will be made public shortly.

The demise of HBO saw Golovkin on the lookout for a new home. DAZN stepped in and are now planning an eye-catching double-header.

ANDRADE

In the co-feature, Demetrius Andrade was all set to defend his WBO middleweight strap against Maciej Sulecki.

It’s not known whether the Adams u-turn will affect the scheduled second main event.

Andrade has been in fine form of late after claiming the vacant title left behind by Billy Joe Saunders.

Sulecki, also 29, recently saw off Gabe Rosado in a tough Philadelphia scrap. The US-based Pole gets the reward offered to both fighters prior to the contest by promoter Eddie Hearn.

An accompanying undercard is likely to see many young prospects given the chance to shine. A usual feature on DAZN events of late.

In terms of venue, New York would be the current frontrunner. The likes of San Antonio, Las Vegas and Los Angeles cannot be ruled out at this stage.

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Vinny Mitchell, ex-pro and brother of Kevin, tragically passes away at 31

Vinny Mitchell

Former British super-featherweight contender Vinny Mitchell has sadly passed away, World Boxing News can confirm.

Mitchell was involved in a tragic traffic accident on Monday. Vinny was the father of four children.

The 31 year-old shared the same love for boxing as brother Kevin. Vinny turned pro in 2007, four years after his older sibling, and fought 13 times as a professional.

Eight straight four round wins saw Vinny moved up to six rounders in 2009. Three more victories led to a shock stoppage loss in early 2010.

That reverse meant Vinny had to re-evaluate his boxing career. The Dagenham man fought just once more before hanging up his gloves in 2010.

Former world title challenger Kevin, who was very close to his younger brother, led the tributes in a social media post.

“There are not many things I can say to say how heartbroken I am. I love you Vinny Mitchell I promise I’ll make sure your kids will know who there dad was.

“It kills me. See you again some day brother,” said Mitchell.

Vinny Mitchell
Frank Warren

Promoter Eddie Hearn sent condolences from Matchroom Boxing.

“So sorry to hear about the passing of Vinny Mitchell this evening. All our thoughts are with @KevinMitchell6 and the Mitchell family.”

Spencer Oliver stated: “Absolutely devastated to hear that Vinny Mitchell passed away today. My thoughts and prayers are with @KevinMitchell6 and all his family.”

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Legendary ring announcer Michael Buffer offered his sympathy.

“Gutted at the passing of Vinny Mitchell.  Heartfelt Condolences to Kevin and the family,” said the American.

Ex-amateur world champion Frankie Gavin added: “Devastated to hear the news of Vinny Mitchell. Top, top lad too. Thoughts an condolences to his family.”

Vinny shared bills with the likes of Amir Khan and Audley Harrison. As well as Kevin on many occasions when signed to Frank Warren.

WBN would like to offer our condolences to Kevin and his family at this sad time.

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