Floyd Mayweather is finally going to fight Manny Pacquiao on May 2. This is the biggest boxing story in many, many years. It’s a fight that the public at large — boxing fans, boxing diehards, casual fans, even non-fans — have been yearning to see since 2009.
Mayweather and Pacquiao. Finally signed. Finally going to happen.
And Lance Pugmire of the Los Angeles Times is one of the finest boxing journalists in the game. That’s why it sucks so much that his paper printed a photo of Timothy Bradley instead of Mayweather in a story about Les Moonves of CBS bringing the fight from fantasy to reality.
Mistakes happen all the time, be it on blogs or other online outlets, or in print media. But you really hate to see it happen on this level of story, and this obvious. This isn’t a typo, it’s the complete wrong person. A real boner, as they say.
If you’d like to read Pugmire’s article on Les Moonves helping to make this deal happen — and you should — visit the LA Times web site.