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Mayweather Pacquiao 2 | Rematch coming in 2019?

Published: 22/Jan/2019 3:54 Updated: 22/Jan/2019 4:08

by Paul Cot


Mayweather Pacquiao was arguably the most anticipated fight of all time. The two boxing greats could be on a collision course for a 2019 rematch!

Pacquiao Broner

Speculation and hype is intensifying as it is looking more likely that Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao will once again meet in the ring.

Mayweather was in attendance for Pacquiao’s latest fight against Adrien “The Problem” Broner. The undefeated Mayweather watched the Philippine Congressman claim a comfortable unanimous decision over the American, Broner.

Officially, Pacquiao beat Broner by scores of 117-111, 116-112 and 116-112. However, in reality this was arguably a little harsh on the 40 year-old Pacquiao. The current (regular) welterweight champion, landed more than twice as many punches over the duration of the 12 rounds.

Pacquiao Broner CompuBox Stats

Pacquiao Wants the Fight

After the fight, and using his champion status to his advantage, Pacquiao stated, “If he wants to come out of retirement, then announce it and challenge me. I’m a champion and I don’t pick any opponent.”

During the Showtime’s post-fight interview with Pacquiao, Mayweather himself was asked by Showtime sportscaster Jim Gray, “Are you going to accept that challenge?” With the camera on “money” Mayweather, he coyly looked away and didn’t respond.

It is looking more and more likely Mayweather and Pacquiao have a rematch of their 2015 fight.

Pacquiao has made his feeling clear. “Tell him to come back to the ring and we will fight,” Pacquiao said in reference to Mayweather’s current retired status.

The only ever eight-division world champion has been angling for a rematch ever since their first fight.

Mayweather, Tenshin and McGregor

Meanwhile, Mayweather temporarily halted his retirement to face Conor McGregor in a boxing match. McGregor, a former two-weight UFC champion, fighting in his first professional boxing match, succumbed to a 10th round TKO stoppage. This fight was the 2nd biggest PPV draw ever behind Mayweather Pacquiao 1.

More recently, the controversial Mayweather, fought in a boxing exhibition bout against Tenshin Nasukawa. This fight took place under the Rizin promotion and was widely criticised.

The 20 year-old Nasukawa is a kick-boxer who normally fights at the 121 pound weight division. However, this three-round exhibition took place at a weight of 147 pounds. This, along with the skill gap between the two, at least in terms of pure boxing, was the primary reason for the criticism behind the bout. Mayweather completely outclassed his opponent which ended in a first-round finish.

Back in September 2018, Mayweather had stated that he intended to come back and face Pacquiao in December 2018. This didn’t materialise but at the very least does show Pacquiao is on his radar. After all, there a few people who aren’t called Pacquiao, who could generate the type of money needed to get Mayweather in the ring.

Despite being one of the highest paid athletes of all time, it is widely speculated that Mayweather may need to come out of retirement for the money. He lives an unsurprisingly lavish lifestyle which is rumored to have taken a toll on his wealth.

The intent and motivation from Pacquiao’s side is clear. He has been outwardly open about wanting the rematch. However, with Mayweather having a win over Pacquiao already, there is perhaps less competitive motivation from his side. If the two are to meet in 2019, or later, it will likely be financially motivated from Mayweather’s side.

Is Mayweather Pacquiao 2 Going to Happen?

With Pacquiao coming off two wins and Mayweather approaching 42 years of age next month, it makes sense for the rematch to happen sooner than later.

Mayweather does have the likes of McGregor, and even Khabib Nurmagomedov as potential opponents. Both of these are under contract with the UFC though. Dana White, UFC President, has expressed reluctance to allow a fighter of his to get in the ring with Mayweather again.

As a result, and if this holds true, Mayweather doesn’t have many other options beyond Pacquiao. Moreover, bookmakers are even offering odds for a 2019 rematch between the two. Based on these odds, Pacquiao is a 2/1 (+200) underdog as of writing.


JakeNBake hit with DMCA strike for Kanye song in two-year-old Twitch clip

Published: 30/Oct/2020 2:19 Updated: 30/Oct/2020 3:16

by Isaac McIntyre


Twitch star Jake “Jake’n’Bake” Abramson has revealed he could be “in danger of losing everything” he’s built on his channel after an old IRL clip from more than two years ago was hit with a DMCA copyright strike due to a Kanye West song.

The ongoing Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) drama sweeping across Twitch has spared no one from its reach. The new Twitch crackdown, which sees streamers pinged for licensed music on broadcasts, is the hot topic in the community right now.

One by one, Twitch’s biggest stars have been sucked into the DMCA drama; Imane “Pokimane” Anys was forced to delete her streaming back-catalog last week, and Michael “shroud” Grzesiek has called for stars to “unite” against the crackdown.

DragonForce’s Herman Li was also banned after DMCA flagged his own music.

Jake'n'Bake has become the latest Twitch streamer caught up in the DMCA drama.
Twitch: JakeNBake
Jake’n’Bake has become the latest Twitch streamer caught up in the DMCA drama.

Now, the latest star to find himself on the DMCA frontlines is Jake’n’Bake. The 30-year-old IRL star is one of the Amazon-owned platform’s biggest stars. He boasts nearly 500k followers, but that may now be in danger.

Jake’n’Bake revealed on Oct. 29 that he had been hit with a copyright infringement from Twitch. The kicker? The clip in question was from a May 9 stream all the way back in 2018, which contained just mere seconds of Kanye West’s ‘Lift Yourself.’

Jake’n’Bake gets DMCA strike for old Twitch clip

“Just to be clear… this is a 30-second clip from two and a half years ago,” Abramson wrote on Twitter soon after receiving the DMCA email.

The Twitch email detailed a “claimed infringement” on Jake’n’Bake’s old 2018 broadcast, where moments of the Kanye West song can be heard. The email warned JakeNBake could have his channel “terminated” if another offense is uncovered.

“It was from an outdoor IRL stream. I probably passed by a shop, or was in a place that was playing the song in the background… I’m now in danger of losing everything,” the Twitch star continued. “How is this even realistic?”

Jake’n’Bake, who admitted on-stream soon after that Twitch is “80% of his life,” is now rushing to download and clear his video back-catalog — 13,00 past VODS worth — in an effort to avoid that next promised DMCA strike.

“The biggest thing for me, and I think a lot of people are the same, because my stuff is IRL, there’s like three years of home videos. I love that they’re all in one place, and accessible,” he explained.

“It’s not like I just played games… for me, it’s like, in my heart, all these memories, and experiences. It’s disappointing because it just got a bit more real.”

“My fear is if I counter-ping this, and it chimes like a little ‘tick’, and some computer just turns at me and goes through everything like ‘f*ck you, f*ck you, f*ck you’… and starts pinging me for everything I’ve done! Maybe I should just delete everything so that can’t get me.”

He added later, “It’s kind of nuts how this is just controlling my life now. This was two and a half years ago! I don’t really know what to do except delete everything, which just sucks. There’s nothing else I can really do.”

The DMCA drama, unfortunately, looks set to continue into the foreseeable future on Twitch, with the platform sticking to their guns on the copyright stance.

We can layout the big names hit by the wave so far ⁠— Courage, BrookeAB, Scump, Ninja, Sonii, Mongraal, Lirik… the list goes on ⁠— and there’ll likely be more caught in the crackdown soon. Twitch has yet to comment on the most recent strikes.