|Op-Ed: Why date and venue could scuttle Mayweather-Pacquiao showdown|
By Leo Reyes, Digital Journal, Thu, 18 Dec 2014
In the early stages of the ongoing Mayweather-Pacquiao fight negotiations, two major issues stood in the way of the world's most anticipated boxing fight. These include the purse sharing issue and the random blood and urine testing that Mayweather wanted.
Seemingly, the blood and urine testing is Read Full Story >>>
Amir Khan: Floyd Mayweather running scared - I'm the last man who can beat him
SkySports.com, Thu, 18 Dec 2014
Amir Khan has taunted Floyd Mayweather, warning: fight me in May or lose your credibility.
Bolton's rejuvenated welterweight has renewed his attempts to land a fight with boxing's pound-for-pound king since enhancing his credentials with a thorough dismantling of former two-weight world champion Read Full Story >>>
NBA --Hawks exact revenge, pounce on Cavaliers, 127-98
By Jose Carlos Monroy, PhilBoxing.com, Thu, 18 Dec 2014
CLEVELAND -- The Atlanta Hawks blew the Cleveland Cavaliers out their building by making 49 of 76 field goals en route to a 127-98 rout on Wednesday night at the Quicken Loans Arena.
It was sweet revenge for the Hawks, who Read Full Story >>>
Why Floyd Mayweather is no longer our 154 lbs champion
By Jake Emen, ProBoxing-fans.com, Thu, 18 Dec 2014
Floyd Mayweather is undoubtedly a unique fighter. So unique, in fact, that here at ProBoxing-Fans.com we had him reigning over two divisions simultaneously, Welterweight and Junior Middleweight. However, that's no longer the case. Our 154 lbs. division championship has been vacated, creating a void Read Full Story >>>
WBC names mandatory challengers in each division
By Anson Wainwright, RingTV.com, Thu, 18 Dec 2014
The World Boxing Council’s 52nd annual convention took place over the past week in Las Vegas, and one of the key topics of conversation was how to sort out the various title challengers going forward.
Some of the big questions surrounded the heavyweight division, as it appears mandatory challenge Read Full Story >>>
LABORDO VS TOYCO IN ILO-ILO ALA-COBRA CARD
PhilBoxing.com, Thu, 18 Dec 2014
Juren "Turbo" Labordo will seek vengeance against Jaymart Toyco in their rematch on the main event of the ALA-Cobra "Tunay na Lakas" card held today December 18 at the Brgy. Katilingban Gym, Molo, Iloilo City.
Last year in Dumaguete City, Labordo (13-2,8KO's) lost to Toyco (14-6,10KO's) by TKO in Read Full Story >>>
Cotto on Negotiations with Canelo: ‘It’s Done in Oscar’s Mind and in Bob’s Mind but in Miguel Cotto’s Mind It’s Not’
By Victor Salazar, Tha Boxing Voice, Thu, 18 Dec 2014
Miguel Cotto was on hand at the WBC Convention and while the masses were celebrating the past and the future at the Convention, the focus of Miguel Cotto-Canelo Alvarez could not be escaped by Cotto. Is the deal done? Is it close? Miguel Cotto played Miguel Cotto well with a poker face and poker ans Read Full Story >>>
Jessie Vargas: “You’re in the ring to take care of business and I believe that I have what it takes to beat Manny Pacquiao”
By Jenna Jay, OTR Boxing Radio, Thu, 18 Dec 2014
The long awaited fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao is once again gaining steam, and while talks have started for a 2015 fight, most still feel that the fight will never happen and there are some boxers in the sport that are hoping just for that so they can have their own opportunity Read Full Story >>>
Floyd Mayweather dealing with murder-suicide, readys for Pacquiao
By Marcus Hondro , Digital Journal, Thu, 18 Dec 2014
The father of Floyd Mayweather Jr., Floyd Mayweather Sr., once a pro boxer himself, said that he's spoken with his son since the murder-suicide of Earl Hayes and Stephanie Moseley. He said his son is dealing with it as best he can.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. was talking to Hayes on Facetime on that Mo Read Full Story >>>
Fernando Vargas on Mayweather-Pacquiao: ‘Mayweather Will Beat Him No Problem’
By Sergio Pesina, Tha Boxing Voice, Thu, 18 Dec 2014
This past weekend Tha Boxing Voice was able to catch up with former junior middleweight champion, Fernando Vargas. We had to the chance to talk to Vargas and get his take on Khan versus Alexander as well as Pacquiao versus Mayweather. “Amir Khan did a great job, you know boxing. I think he did great Read Full Story >>>
Floyd Mayweather Sr. on prospect Bryce Fraser: ‘He’s one of the young up and coming fighters that is going to be very, very good’
By Chris Robinson, Hustle Boss, Thu, 18 Dec 2014
There are a pleothora of emerging prospects in the Las Vegas boxing community.
Trainer Floyd Mayweather Sr. is always open to working with somebody new, but it’s very rare that a fighter can catch his eye.
Having spent some time the past few years honing the skills of 18-year old Bryce Fraser, Read Full Story >>>
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MANNY PACQUIAO!
PhilBoxing.com, Thu, 18 Dec 2014
A BIRTHDAY GREETING FROM WBC PRESIDENT MURICIO SULAIMAN AND THE WORLD BOXING COUBCIL TO "FIGHTER OF THE DECADE" AND EIGHT DIVISION WORLD CHAMPION MANNY PACQUIAO.
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TOURNAMENT TO DETERMINE MAYWEATHER”S CHALLENGER IS UTTERLY STUPID!
By Ed de la Vega, DDS, PhilBoxing.com, Thu, 18 Dec 2014
Pardon me, but in my humble opinion the proposal of promoter Sampson Lewkowicz and approved by the WBC to hold a tournament amongst welterweights and junior middleweights to determine a challenger for Floyd Mayweather Read Full Story >>>
DENVER CUELLO RANKED NO.1 MINI FLYWEIGHT BY THE WBC
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, PhilBoxing.com, Thu, 18 Dec 2014
Manager/trainer Aljoe Jaro has been able to secure the No. 1 ranking in the mini flyweight division of the World Boxing Council for his fighter Denver Cuello.
Posing with WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman after the d Read Full Story >>>
Viloria can’t wait for Estrada rematch
By Joaquin Henson, PhilBoxing.com, Thu, 18 Dec 2014
Fresh from posting his third win in a row since losing the WBA/WBO flyweight titles to Juan Francisco Estrada last year, Brian Viloria said yesterday he’s gearing for a rematch with the Mexican champion and the Hawaiian Punch Read Full Story >>>
De La Hoya Changes Tune and Stated Via Twitter That If Mayweather-Pacquiao Happens in May He’ll Move the Alvarez Date
By Julio Garcia, Tha Boxing Voice, Thu, 18 Dec 2014
Saul “Canelo” Alvarez has his heart set on taking the boxing pay per views around Mexican holidays Cinco de Mayo and Mexican Independence Day away from Floyd Mayweather Jr. and having Mexican fighters headline those cards but he may have to wait at least for the May pay per view.
From the amount Read Full Story >>>
'Bata' defies Father Time
Gulf Daily News, Thu, 18 Dec 2014
The Philippines' most beloved and accomplished pool maestro defied the effects of aging by winning the Manny Pacquiao Cup Philippine Open 10 Ball championship held recently at SM City Mall in General Santos City to the delight of the crowd.
In the finals, he displayed finesse and class in beating Read Full Story >>>
NAC executive director stands behind judges’ scoring at The Cosmopolitan
By Steve Carp, Las Vegas Review Journal, Thu, 18 Dec 2014
After reviewing the judges’ work from Saturday’s card at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Nevada Athletic Commission executive director Bob Bennett said he stood behind their scoring in the welterweight nontitle fight between Timothy Bradley and Diego Chaves and the World Boxing Association super ligh Read Full Story >>>
Time to junk cowards and puppets
By Recah Trinidad, PhilBoxing.com, Thu, 18 Dec 2014
HONEST victories must be kept simple and pure. On the other hand, ugly defeats in whatever form need not be played back.
Like the shameful multiple fall suffered by the boastful Chris Algieri against Manny Pacquiao in Macau last month.
The least heard about it, the better, if they’re to pursue g Read Full Story >>>
JO JO DAN vs. KEVIN BIZIER, ARTUR BETERBIEV vs. JEFF PAGE JR. DEC.19 UNDERCARD PRESS CONFERENCE QUOTES
PhilBoxing.com, Thu, 18 Dec 2014
SHOWTIME BOXING: SPECIAL EDITION, This Friday, Dec. 19, Live on SHOWTIME® From Pepsi Coliseum In Quebec City, Canada
Also Included In The Photo Link Are Pictures Of Adonis Stevenson
Feeding The Underprivileged At Mais Read Full Story >>>
Gary Russell Jr. To Face Christopher Martin In New Co-Feature This Saturday, Dec. 20, On Showtime Boxing On Showtime Extrememe®
PhilBoxing.com, Thu, 18 Dec 2014
Interim WBA Featherweight World Champion Jesus Cuellar Defends Against Ruben Tamayo in Main Event; Unbeaten Prospect Julian Williams
Will Now Meet Jamar Freeman at Little Creek Casino in Shelton, Wash.
Quadrupleheader Begins at 10 p.m. ET/PT, Live on SHOWTIME EXTREME
NEW YORK (Dec. 17, 2014 Read Full Story >>>
Manny Pacquiao: The Brilliance of The Dark Side
By John Gatling, Examiner.com, Thu, 18 Dec 2014
You can't see the light at the end of any tunnel if you're blindfolded.
For cover up king Floyd Mayweather (whose unstated objective has been to shroud Filipino icon, arch nemesis and sworn enemy Manny Pacquiao in darkness), yesterday's revelations probably felt like being blindsided by a train.
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Mayweather's Mandatory Set Down With Tournaments
By Rick Reeno, BoxingScene.com, Thu, 18 Dec 2014
Mirage Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas - The World Boxing Council has approved a tournament style eliminator, at welterweight and junior middleweight, to set mandatory challengers to WBC 147 and 154 champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. (47-0, 26KOs).
The proposal, which the WBC approved, is to have the top ei Read Full Story >>>
Title shot for Zou
The Standard (HK), Thu, 18 Dec 2014
Olympic hero Zou Shiming will look to make history when he challenges Thailand's Amnat Ruenroeng for the IBF flyweight title in Macau on March 7.
Zou, 33, will try to become the first Chinese boxer to win a world title in just his seventh fight since turning professional after a stellar amateur car Read Full Story >>>
Trusting in Mayweather, Pacquiao, and Common Sense
By Dennis Cruz, Boxing Buzz, Thu, 18 Dec 2014
It certainly would be the ultimate holiday gift for boxing fans to have the Mayweather-Pacquiao mega-fight signed and sealed before Christmas morning, ready to be delivered to hungry fight fans on May 2.
And although we’ve been ‘round and ‘round with this issue for more than five years now, this Read Full Story >>>
Team Cotto Says That May 2nd Isn’t a Magical Date for Them and They’re Open to Fighting Canelo In June
By Victor Salazar, Tha Boxing Voice, Thu, 18 Dec 2014
If Miguel Cotto doesn’t fight on May 2nd, it’s not the end of the world according to his advisor Gabriel Peñagarícano.
“May 2nd isn’t a magical date for us,” Peñagarícano told the media at the WBC convention this past week. “There is no issue with the date or May 2nd for Team Cotto. It is for Can Read Full Story >>>
LUCAS BROWNE: “I THINK FLOYD MAYWEATHER WANTS TO KEEP HIS RECORD AS A ZERO AND MANNY PACQUIAO MIGHT BE TOO MUCH OF A THREAT TO THAT”
By Robert Brown, OTR Boxing Radio, Thu, 18 Dec 2014
I recently had a chance to speak to #5 ranked WBA, WBC, IBF heavyweight contender “Big Daddy” Lucas Browne. Browne is undefeated with a record of 22-0 (19KOs) and is coming off of an impressive victory over former contender Chauncy Welliver. Lucas speaks on his most recent win, and talks about his f Read Full Story >>>
Manny Pacquiao issues challenge to Floyd Mayweather Jnr over proposed superfight
By Gareth A Davies, Telegraph.co.uk, Thu, 18 Dec 2014
Manny Pacquiao has responded through a tweet to Floyd Mayweather telling him not to be "a humbug, and give fans the fight they want'.
The tweet was put out after Mayweather challenged the Filipino to a fight during an interview on Friday asking for the bout to take place May 2, 2015.
Mayweather ha Read Full Story >>>
China's Zou Shiming to fight Thai rival for world flyweight boxing title
By Unus Alladin, South China Morning Post, Thu, 18 Dec 2014
Less than two years after turning professional, China's golden boy, Zou Shiming, will have the opportunity to enter the path of true greatness by challenging undefeated Thai Amnat Ruenroeng for his International Boxing Federation (IBF) world flyweight title in Macau in March.
Zou, the two-time Ol Read Full Story >>>
De La Hoya: ‘Canelo Will Be Fighting on May 2nd’
By Victor Salazar, Tha Boxing Voice, Wed, 17 Dec 2014
The war for May 2nd is on apparently. Days after Floyd Mayweather declared the date for a fight with Manny Pacquiao. It seems that the Golden Boy, Oscar De La Hoya may have other plans.
“Canelo will be fighting May 2nd,” De La Hoya told ESPN Deportes at the WBC Convention. “The date doesn’t belon Read Full Story >>>
Limpag: ‘Tis the season to be merry for fight fans?
By Mike T. Limpag, Sun.Star Cebu, Wed, 17 Dec 2014
IT seems Christmas is bright for boxing fans, with their present due to be opened six months from now.
But would they really have something to look forward to this May? Or would they be in for another disappointment?
Floyd Mayweather Jr., after years of dodging Manny Pacquiao if you take the s Read Full Story >>>
Why the Sweet Science Remains Sour
By Joe Masterleo , Boxing.com, Wed, 17 Dec 2014
With few exceptions, the bulk of fighters are weak, insular men adept at controlling their destinies inside the ropes, but seldom outside them…
“Nothing helps a man to reform like thinking of the past with regret.”—Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Idiot
When will professional boxers unionize? Answer: Whe Read Full Story >>>
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