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Larry Merchant on Pacquiao's Comeback, Pacquiao-Vargas

Larry Merchant covered many of Manny Pacquiao’s fights after the future Hall of Famer — that’s Pacquiao, as Merchant was inducted into Canastota in 2009 — first appeared on HBO and continued to be fea...Read More

Merchant Thinks Mayweather-Pacquiao 2 Possible, Depressing

Many expected Manny Pacquiao’s retirement would be short-lived, and it was, as he will return from an April victory over Timothy Bradley to fight Jessie Vargas in September. Many expect Floyd Mayweath...Read More

Merchant Not Surprised Canelo Isn’t Fighting Golovkin Yet

Four and a half months ago, Canelo Alvarez knocked out Amir Khan and then called Gennady Golovkin into the ring. Today, Canelo isn’t fighting Golovkin. He is fighting Liam Smith and his team is saying...Read More

Merchant Sees Canelo-Golovkin in 2017, Needs Time To Cook

It's not clear just when - and if - Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez will defend his WBC middleweight title against their interim-titlist Gennady Golovkin. The WBC has announced a resolution that both boxers wil...Read More

Merchant: I'd Love To See Mayweather vs. Crawford

Former HBO analyst Larry Merchant is expecting Floyd Mayweather Jr. (49-0, 26KOs) to come out of retirement for a 50th fight - if the right financial opportunity comes along. Mayweather made $300 m...Read More

Merchant on Mayweather's Influence, Role in PPV Duds

During a recent interview, former writer and HBO Sports commentator Larry Merchant discussed the lack of pay-per-view fights that either live up to the hype or exceed expectations. Over the last f...Read More

Merchant Gives His Take on Mayweather IV Scandal

Former HBO fight analyst Larry Merchant gave his take on the controversy that is still lingering as it relates to a drug testing scandal involving Floyd Mayweather Jr. Mayweather was last in action...Read More

Merchant: Pacquiao Let Everyone Down With Mayweather

Former HBO analyst Larry Merchant has been around the sport for decades and he's witnessed numerous big fights get pushed back due to unforeseen circumstances. In his opinion, Manny Pacquiao shoul...Read More

Merchant: Mayweather Should Face Golovkin, He's Afraid

Larry Merchant WON'T be watching Floyd Mayweather fight Andre Berto on Saturday night ... because the legendary boxing commentator says that any Mayweather fight that doesn't involve a higher level of...Read More

Crawford on Merchant's High Praise and Fighting Matthysse

Terence Crawford (26-0, 18KOs) made the jump to the 140 lb. division two weeks ago and made an impressive statement in his debut by stopping Thomas Dulorme. Crawford felt the move came at the right ti...Read More

Merchant on why Mayweather-Pacquiao is happening now

Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather finally meet after years of unsuccessful negotiations and acrimony between the two sides. Originally discussed after Pacquiao's stoppage of Miguel Cotto in November...Read More

Merchant: Crawford is Even Money Against Floyd/Manny

Veteran boxing observer, Larry Merchant, is sky high on the prospects of one Terence Crawford, who just recently captured the vacant WBO 140-pound title by halting Thomas Dulorme in six rounds on Apri...Read More

Merchant: Speed is Big Factor in Mayweather-Pacquiao

Less than two weeks remain before Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao will step in the ring to face each other on May 2nd at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. They will battle for the WBO/WBA/IBF welter...Read More

Merchant: Mayweather-Pacquiao is More Like Lewis-Tyson

When you ask veteran boxing sage Larry Merchant this question - "Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao is the biggest fight since...." - it takes a awhile for him to answer. "Mayweather-[Oscar] De La Hoy...Read More

Video: Larry Merchant Discusses Mayweather vs. Maidana

David P. Greisman catches up with veteran HBO analyst Larry Merchant to discuss Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s upcoming unification fight on May 3rd, at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, with fellow welterweight ch...Read More

Merchant: Mayweather-Maidana is the Right Fight to Make

There had been plenty of discussion and debate in recent weeks about who Floyd Mayweather should face in his next fight, and why. Mayweather ended up choosing Marcos Maidana as his May 3 opponent pay-...Read More

Merchant: Pacquiao Has To Outfight Bradley To Win

Boxing’s next big rematch is on its way, as it was officially announced that Manny Pacquiao and Tim Bradley will lock horns yet again inside of the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada on April 12. Bradl...Read More

Merchant Has Mixed Feelings on Mikey Garcia's Fast Track

By Mitch Abramson - Larry Merchant’s unmistakable shock of white hair was hard to miss on Tuesday, a surprising and welcoming sight on an otherwise snowy day in Manhattan. But what in God’s name was...Read More

Merchant on Pacquiao-Bradley Rematch, Floyd Mayweather

At the moment, the next opponent for Manny Pacquiao is still undecided, with Ruslan Provodnikov and Tim Bradley in the running for the shot. During a recent conversation with veteran color analyst ...Read More

Merchant: Broner's Beating Made A lot of People Happy

HBO boxing analyst Larry Merchant felt a lot of people were happy when Adrien Broner (27-1, 22KOs) suffered his first career defeat at the hands of Marcos Maidana last Saturday night at the Alamodome ...Read More