This is the story of a Havana-trained, Olympic gold medalist boxer and the Tampa-based chef who put aside her award-winning cream cheese flan to help him escape from one of the world’s most oppressive regimes.
Floyd Mayweather took the first shot, saying his name is always attached whenever the media mentions Manny Pacquiao’s name. Manny responded back and hash-tagged #MayPac2. SI Now hosts Robin Lundberg and Ryan Asselta look in the crystal ball and predict if this social beef is the first step toward a rematch.
Russian boxer Maxim Dadashev died on Tuesday as a result from injuries he suffered in the ring during his 11th-round loss to Subriel Matias Friday night. Dadashev’s trainer Buddy McGirt stopped the fight and the boxer was treated for brain swelling. SI Now’s Robin Lundberg and Ryan Asselta unpack the horrible tragedy and argue if more could have been done to avoid this.
Most fighters don't get to end their careers on their own terms. But at 40, Manny Pacquiao has a chance to leave boxing on top after downing Keith Thurman. Says Freddie Roach: “There’s nothing left to prove.’