It was recently announced that UFC president Dana White will be working alongside Yahoo! Sports’ media team to provide analysis for what’s being billed as the ‘Fight of the Century’. Boxing mega-stars Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao are set to showcase the pinnacle of combat sport’s competition in their anticipated showdown on May 2nd.
How will the shoulder-rolling ring craft of Floyd Mayweather fare against Manny Pacquiao’s thunderstorm of punching combinations? Can the Filipino penetrate Floyd’s defensive armor with his unrelenting attacks? Former boxercise instructor-turned UFC kingpin Dana White has you covered with his expert analysis in the pre and post-fight media production for the bout. Kevin Iole recently confirmed Dana White as Yahoo’s media correspondent for the super-fight:
“We also have, I guess I can announce this, our expert analyst for the weigh-in and fight night — I’ll back into this; we tried to hire ‘Sugar’ Ray Leonard, but he had a deal with NBC, so he couldn’t do it. We tried to hire Mike Tyson. We talked to Timothy Bradley, but he is broadcasting for TruTV on Friday, so he couldn’t do the weigh-in segment with us. We tried to get Shane Mosley, he was unavailable to do it. So I thought, how can I get somebody that is going to resonate with the public and is a good boxing person and that people are going to want to follow.
“So, we have Mr. Dana White to serve at the weigh-ins for us as an expert analyst, giving his predictions, giving his insights on the fight. So, Dana will be working with us on Saturday, after the fight, breaking down the fight–what happened, what’s next for the guys. And he will also do some segments on Friday with us after the weigh-ins just kind of previewing the fight. I have a credential that says, ‘Congratulations Dana White of Yahoo! Sports, you have been approved for a credential to Mayweather vs. Pacquiao.”
The savvy fight-promoter recently revealed in an interview with Fox Sports that he’s favoring the undefeated Mayweather over Pacquiao. Expect to hear much more of Dana’s boxing voice on May 2.
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