Floyd Mayweather ‘doesn’t have the motivation’ to rematch Manny Pacquiao

Floyd Mayweather

Floyd Mayweather will not be coming out of retirement to fight Manny Pacquiao again because he does not have the motivation to do so.
That is the opinion of Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe.
Ellerbe was speaking shortly after Pacquiao had just beat Adrien Broner in a welterweight fight in Las Vegas, which had reignited rematch rumors.
“He has no interest in doing that,” Ellerbe said.
But Pacquiao has continued his campaign regardless. “Come back to the ring and we can fight again,” the 70-fight veteran said.

Floyd Mayweather “doesn’t have the motivation” to come out of retirement and challenge the WBO welterweight world champion Manny Pacquiao to a rematch, according to Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe.

Pacquiao convincingly beat Adrien Broner in Las Vegas on Saturday and issued a come-and-fight-me plea to Mayweather who was sitting ringside at the time.

Mayweather has not fought professionally since his 10th round stoppage victory over the UFC fighter Conor McGregor in 2017.

Since then he has contested an exhibition fight against the Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa, who he obliterated in a single round on December 31. Though the exhibition was far from an official contest, it sparked rumors he was considering a return to sport.

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But his right-hand man Ellerbe squashed the rematch talk at Pacquiao’s post-fight press conference at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. “He’s retired and has no interest in doing that,” Ellerbe said.

A rematch could be worth hundreds of millions of dollars to both fighters, but Ellerbe said “it’s not always about the money.”

He added: “He doesn’t have the motivation, desire, he’s living his best life, travelling, running his multiple businesses, spending his earnings. He’ll be 42 in February and enough is enough.

“What good does it do to earn all that money if you can’t stick around and spend it. He’s broke all the records, he has nothing else to prove. I’m very happy for him.”

As for Pacquiao, Ellerbe said the former two-weight world champion Danny Garcia and the undefeated welterweight Keith Thurman “would be good fights for him.”

But it’s clear Pacquiao only wants one man — Mayweather. “My message is that I’m still active. I’m a champion. Come back to the ring and we can fight again if he wants.”

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Source:: Business Insider


How Theresa May united a bitterly divided Conservative party against her Brexit deal

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May makes a statement following winning a confidence vote, after Parliament rejected her Brexit deal, outside 10 Downing Street in London, Britain, January 16, 2019.

The massive and unexpected scale of Theresa May’s defeat this week reflects an unholy alliance between two opposing Tory factions: pro-Europeans and Brexiteers.
Both sides think that voting down the deal will help deliver their preferred form of Brexit.
Only one of these factions can win. Which will it be?

LONDON — To understand the huge and unexpected 230-vote margin by which Theresa May’s Brexit plan was defeated in parliament this week, you need to understand the unlikeliest of alliances within the current Conservative party.

On the one hand, there are the pro-Europe Tory MPs who opposed Theresa May’s deal because they seek a softer Brexit, or indeed no Brexit at all. On the other hand, there are the hardcore Tory Brexiteers, who voted down the deal because they are fiercely opposed to the Irish backstop, a measure which they say could keep the UK tied too closely tied to Europe and isolate Northern Ireland from the rest of the UK.

Although bitterly divided on Brexit, Conservative MPs seem to agree on just one thing. Even a better Whips’ Office — which has been criticised by some MPs for its lack of experience — could have done little to prevent Tuesday’s cataclysmic defeat. The problem was the deal itself.

“It was an impossible deal to sell. Why the prime minister put it to the Commons mystifies me,” said a member of the European Research Group of hardline Brexit-supporting Tory MPs.

Even Tory MPs who voted with the government agreed. “Francis Urquhart on steroids couldn’t have won this vote,” ,” said one who supported the prime minister’s deal, a reference to the terrifying and skilful whip in the original UK TV version of House of Cards. “The prime minister was assailed on all sides.”

But that is where the unity of opinion on Brexit ends. Both the main Conservative factions opposed to the deal — softer pro-Europeans and hard Brexiteers — believe that voting against the deal means they can achieve something closer to their preferred form of Brexit.

However, only one of these factions can be right. Which is it?

Does May’s defeat push the UK towards a softer Brexit?

There is a growing consensus among Conservative MPs and ministers that the size of opposition to May’s deal means one thing: The UK is heading for a softer Brexit.

Why? Because most of the 432-strong opposition to the deal came from MPs who support a more moderate form of …read more

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Evan Spiegel’s old Stanford professor flamed the Snapchat CEO for failing to stop kids getting addicted to tech

Evan Spiegel

Snap CEO Evan Spiegel should be doing more to stop kids getting addicted to tech, according to his old Stanford University professor Jim Steyer.
Steyer, who now runs Common Sense Media, said Spiegel has been “missing in action” and needs to take more responsibility for protecting young people on Snapchat.
It follows Spiegel revealing that he and supermodel wife Miranda Kerr limit their child’s screen time to an hour and a half a week.

Evan Spiegel may be limiting his stepson’s screen time, but he’s not doing enough to protect kids on Snapchat.

That’s according to Spiegel’s old Stanford University professor, Jim Steyer, who now runs nonprofit organization Common Sense Media, which helps parents and kids make smarter choices about tech.

In an interview with the Financial Times last month, Spiegel said he and supermodel wife Miranda Kerr limit their child’s screen time to an hour and a half a week.

The rule is partly inspired by Spiegel’s own parents not allowing him to watch TV until he was nearly a teenager. Instead, he told the FT he was encouraged to spend time “building stuff and reading or whatever.”

Steyer, who lobbies for better protections for children online, said he was pleased to hear about Spiegel’s approach with his stepson, but asked his billionaire former student: “How about limiting all the kids on Snapchat?”

He told Business Insider: “I’m glad to see Evan’s worried about that [screen time] now, but Evan’s been missing in action up until now. But he shouldn’t be because teens are on his platform.”

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Steyer took particular issue with Snapstreaks, which encourage Snapchat users to keep on communicating by counting the consecutive days they have exchanged messages.

“Snapstreaks is a huge problem. That’s like an intentionally addictive platform. Great that Evan’s finally waking up. This is affecting every child’s life, not just Evan’s. And these guys [tech CEOs] are responsible,” Steyer said, adding: “I haven’t seen Evan show any social responsibility.”

It is not the first time Snapstreaks have been challenged. Children’s Commissioner for England, Anne Longfield, said it contributes to young people feeling “increasingly anxious about switching off.”

Snap declined to comment directly on Steyer’s remarks. The company did say, however, that Snapchat is designed without public vanity measures such as “likes” and Snapstreaks are meant to be a …read more

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