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Fighter of the year: Terence Crawford
By Dan Rafael, ESPN.com, Tue, 23 Dec 2014
In 2013, lightweight Terence Crawford gave fight fans a glimpse of what was to come when he fearlessly moved up to junior welterweight to take an HBO-televised fight on short notice against dangerous puncher Breidis Prescott. While there were some on Crawford's team concerned about the fight, his  Read Full Story >>>

THE HOMECOMING OF "EL MATADOR"
PhilBoxing.com, Tue, 23 Dec 2014

RANDY CABALLERO DEFENDS IBF BANTAMWEIGHT WORLD TITLE FOR FIRST TIME AGAINST ALBERTO GUEVARA AT FANTASY SPRINGS ON FEBRUARY 27 FOX SPORTS 1 AND FOX DEPORTES TO TELEVISE Tickets on Sale December 26th!! LOS ANGELES (Dec.   
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Silence Is Not Golden in Pacquiao-Mayweather Dispute
By Dennis Cruz, Boxing Buzz, Tue, 23 Dec 2014
One can’t help but notice the deafening silence produced by Floyd Mayweather’s decision to flip the script a bit on a December 12 Showtime card and turn aggressor, directly calling out Manny Pacquiao and the rest of Team Pacquiao to, essentially, put up or shut up. Since that declaration of war,   Read Full Story >>>

Cheers, Coach Chot is no Floyd Mayweather Jr.
By Recah Trinidad, PhilBoxing.com, Tue, 23 Dec 2014

Reyes. THE career announcement made by Gilas coach Chot Reyes on Wednesday goes down as one of the most heartwarming of the Christmas season. It’s so rich in Christian humility. Reyes announced he’s stepping out   
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Weight not an issue for Pacquiao against Mayweather
By Roy Luarca, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Tue, 23 Dec 2014
Floyd Mayweather Jr. can choose the weight he wants and Manny Pacquiao won’t object to it if only to make their megabuck bout happen next year. Whether the fight will be at 147 pounds or 154, or at a catch weight, Pacquiao hardly cares, the Filipino icon’s team said. Trainer Freddie Roach   Read Full Story >>>

VIDEO: Watch Pascal and Kovalev face off in Montreal!
By Ace Freeman, FightFan.com, Tue, 23 Dec 2014
Courtesy of Pierre Lavoie of Way Productions, watch this exclusive footage of Canada’s Jean Pascal coming face to face with unified light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev today in Montreal. Main-Events and InterBox announced that the Montréal Bell Centre will host the March 14th 2015 boxing Gala   Read Full Story >>>

Greybeards dominate boxing
By Ron Jackson, SuperSport, Tue, 23 Dec 2014
A bunch of senior citizens between 30 and 50 years dominated professional boxing in 2014. Heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko, 38, one-dimensional and regarded as a boring champion, still reigned in a division devoid of excitement. Bernard Hopkins, who will turn 50 on January 15, still  Read Full Story >>>

NBA -- Cavs pass stern test versus Grizzlies
By Jose Carlos Monroy, PhilBoxing.com, Tue, 23 Dec 2014

CLEVELAND -- In a convincing triumph against a Western Conference powerhouse and the league's second-best team so far this season, the Cleveland Cavaliers handled the visiting Memphis Grizzlies, 105-91, on Sunday afternoo  
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NBA -- Deng, Heat deliver at home against Celtics, 100-84
By Kirk Coyoca, PhilBoxing.com, Tue, 23 Dec 2014

MIAMI- The Miami Heat entered Sunday night having lost 8 of their last 9 home games at American Airlines Arena. Their last home win was against the Charlotte Hornets last November 23rd. The Heat were slated to play with  
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NBA -- Nets dispatch slumping Pistons, 110-105
By Ben Paz, PhilBoxing.com, Tue, 23 Dec 2014
BROOKLYN -- The Brooklyn Nets foiled a late rally by the Detroit Pistons to win 110-105 on Sunday night at the Barclays Center. The Nets snapped a three-game losing streak and improve to 11-15 while the slumping pistons lose their fourth straight and are 5-23, the third worst record in the NBA.   Read Full Story >>>

Muhammad Ali's Daughter -- 'He's Doing So Much Better ... My Daddy's a Strong Man'
TMZ.com, Tue, 23 Dec 2014
Muhammad Ali's daughter tells TMZ Sports ... the boxing icon is "doing so much better" following a bout with pneumonia over the weekend ... but says she's not surprised by his quick recovery. We spoke with Rasheda Ali-Walsh ... who tells us "My daddy is a strong man. He's so resilient and we're a  Read Full Story >>>

Ricky Hatton on Mayweather-Pacquiao: ‘There’s No Reason Why It Shouldn’t Happen’
By Mario Mungia, Tha Boxing Voice, Mon, 22 Dec 2014
Ricky Hatton is one of the few fighters in the world to have shared a ring with both Floyd “Money” Mayweather and Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao. In fact, Hatton is often the subject of debate between Mayweather and Pacquiao fans, used as ammunition by Pacman fans to argue that their fighter is better than  Read Full Story >>>

Amir Khan is promised £4.5m to take Wembley 'superfight' against Kell Brook
By Gareth A Davies, Telegraph.co.uk, Mon, 22 Dec 2014
Amir Khan could earn more fighting Sheffield’s IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook in a blockbuster at Wembley Stadium next summer than a Las Vegas meeting with Floyd Mayweather, promoter Eddie Hearn has claimed. Hearn, Brook’s promoter who was in Las Vegas for Khan’s majestic win against Devo  Read Full Story >>>

Muhammad Ali hospitalized with pneumonia
By Associated Press, Yahoo! News, Mon, 22 Dec 2014
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Boxing great Muhammad Ali was hospitalized with a mild case of pneumonia that was caught early and should result in a short hospital stay, an Ali spokesman said Saturday night. The three-time world heavyweight champion, who is battling Parkinson's disease, is being treated  Read Full Story >>>

UNA exec: Pacquiao an able lawmaker despite missing House sessions
GMANews.tv, Mon, 22 Dec 2014
Sarangani Rep. Manny Pacquiao's frequent absences at the House of Representatives isn’t nessarily proof he’s taking his lawmaking duties lightly, his colleague and party-mate in the opposition United Nationalist Alliance said Monday. UNA interim president and Navotas City Rep. Tobias “Toby” Ti  Read Full Story >>>

Three vie for PSA Athlete of Year award
The Philippine Star, Mon, 22 Dec 2014
MANILA, Philippines - The best and the brightest in 2014 – led by the Athlete of the Year – will hog the limelight anew when the Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA) holds its Annual Awards Night on Feb. 16 next year. Three athletes in different sports make up the short list of candidates f  Read Full Story >>>

House bill seeks to make boxing prizes tax-free
By Marc Jayson Cayabyab, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Mon, 22 Dec 2014
MANILA, Philippines – Boxing champion Manny Pacquiao and other boxers may find relief from their tax woes once this bill making boxing prizes tax-free becomes a law. Northern Samar Representative Emil Ong filed House Bill 5234 titled “Filipino Boxers’ Benefits and Protection Act,” which aims to m  Read Full Story >>>

Sarangani Mayors' League Prexy pooh-poohs Saguisag's proposal
By Aquiles Z. Zonio, PhilBoxing.com, Mon, 22 Dec 2014

SARANGANI PROVINCE – The Municipal Mayors’ League of Sarangani pooh-poohed the proposition of former senator Rene Saguisag asking the House of Representatives to suspend Sarangani lone district Rep. Manny Pacquiao. Ma  
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PONTILLAS LOSES BY KO IN WBO INTERIM TITLE FIGHT
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, PhilBoxing.com, Mon, 22 Dec 2014

The Philippines Ronald Pontillas was kmocked out in the 5th round of a scheduled twelve round bout for the WBO Asia Pacific lightweight interim title at the Pangsuma Sports Hall in West Borner Province in Indonesia.   
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2014 Fighter of the Year Chris Algieri honored at 28th Ring 8 Holiday Event and Awards Ceremony
PhilBoxing.com, Mon, 22 Dec 2014

NEW YORK, NY (Dec. 21, 2014) - A capacity crowd of 364 boxing fans attended last week's 28th annual RING 8 Holiday Event and Awards Ceremony at Russo's On The Bay in Howard Beach, New York. Past world champions Aaron "Haw  
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Sergey Kovalev wants to add Adonis Stevenson’s titles to his collection
By Lem Satterfield, RingTV.com, Mon, 22 Dec 2014
Sergey Kovalev said he would like to add Adonis Stevenson’s WBC light heavyweight title belt to his collection, even though he says he will be fighting the division’s next best 175-pounder when he meets Jean Pascal on March 14 in Montreal. Stevenson is THE RING champion and WBC beltholder. Koval  Read Full Story >>>

Buster Douglas: “I think Floyd Mayweather is a class act and he has great ability, so I’m gonna go with Mayweather to beat Manny Pacquiao”
By Robert Brown, OTR Boxing Radio, Mon, 22 Dec 2014
I recently had a chance to speak with former heavyweight champion, James ‘Buster’ Douglas. Douglas is widely known for his 1990 upset win over the then unbeaten champ, Mike Tyson in what was called the upset of the century. Topics discussed in this interview include, Douglas’ start in the sport, the  Read Full Story >>>

Boxing News: Brandon Rios Opines Mayweather Is Just Mentioning Pacquiao To Revive His 'Dying Name,' Predicts 'Money' Will Win
By Mark Wayne Eubank , International Business Times, Mon, 22 Dec 2014
Brandon Rios believes that Floyd Mayweather has been deliberately mentioning Manny Pacquiao's name lately to revive his "dying name." The much-awaited bout has been subject of discussions for about five years, and yet the world is still waiting for it to come to fruition. "Man you know what? I  Read Full Story >>>

J. Magdaleno to kick off Top Rank's 2015
By Dan Rafael, ESPN.com, Mon, 22 Dec 2014
Top Rank will kick off its 2015 with a UniMas-televised card from the Texas Station Gambling Hall and Casino in Las Vegas on Jan. 10. Las Vegas junior featherweight prospect Jessie Magdaleno (19-0, 15 KOs), the 23-year-old younger brother of lightweight contender Diego Magdaleno, will headline th  Read Full Story >>>

Robert Garcia high on Jesus Cuellar following Tamayo knockout; Abner Mares showdown brewing for 2015?
By Chris Robinson, Hustle Boss, Mon, 22 Dec 2014
Last night, from the Little Creek Casino Resort in Shelton, Wash., interim WBA featherweight champion Jesus “El Jinte” Cuellar (26-1, 20 KO’s) won his ninth in a row by stopping Mexico’s Ruben Tamayo (23-5-4, 17 KO’s) in the fifth round. The bout was part of a four-fight Showtime Extreme telecast.   Read Full Story >>>

ANG DIWA NG PASKO AY PAG-IBIG AT PAGPAKUMBABA
By Manny Pacquiao, PhilBoxing.com, Mon, 22 Dec 2014

MAGANDANG araw po sa ating mga masugid na tagasubaybay. Sana’y nasa mabuti kayong kalagayan at ligtas sa anumang karamdaman. Pasko na po at sana’y ating ibahagi sa kapwa ang totoong diwa nito. Ang araw ng pasko ay nagpap  
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Boxing’s Best Christmas Wish List!: The Sunday Brunch
By Jesse Ian Lardies, The Boxing Tribune, Mon, 22 Dec 2014
Hola amigos y familia, welcome to a balmy, 84 degree candy cane scented edition of Panama City’s highest grossing, most money spinning proper pugilistic paper, The Sunday Brunch – We are the boxing equivalent of Die Hard 1, Gremlins, Home Alone and National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation all rolled up  Read Full Story >>>

Watermelon: Best food for hungover fighters?
By Lee Cleveland , Fight Saga, Mon, 22 Dec 2014
If you're a fighter who loves to party on occasion and 'get your drink on,' this story may be for you. During the mid 1990s, a legendary boxing trainer noticed one of his fighters - an all-time great - would feast on watermelon following a rough night of partying. Of course, the trainer and th  Read Full Story >>>

Why Amir Khan rejects fight against Kell Brook
By Leo Reyes, Digital Journal, Mon, 22 Dec 2014
British boxing star Amir has rejected the proposed fight against fellow British boxer Kell Brook saying the unbeaten rising star from Sheffield, England, is disrespectful and not yet on his level. "He's not on my level...To be honest with you, I won't even fight him because he's very disrespectfu  Read Full Story >>>

NBA -- Paul ignites Clips past Bucks, 106-102
By Mohan Labra Ramchandani, PhilBoxing.com, Mon, 22 Dec 2014

LOS ANGELES - Chris Paul carried the Los Angeles Clippers on his back on Saturday night and helped his team avert a mild upset by scoring a 106-102 triumph over the visiting Milwaukee Bucks. With the game hanging in t  
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NBA -- Mavericks beat Spurs in Rondo's debut
By Doreen Mendez, PhilBoxing.com, Mon, 22 Dec 2014

SAN FRANCISCO -- Rajon Rondo had an uneventful debut as a Dallas Maverick, hitting only 3-of-11 field goals for 11 points, six rebounds and nine assists. But Monta Ellis was a different story. The Mavericks' other s  
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WISH LIST: FIGHTS FOR 2015
By Rene Bonsubre, Jr., PhilBoxing.com, Mon, 22 Dec 2014

‘Tis the season to be jolly and for making wishes. For a lifelong fight fan, it is time to savor the memories of 2014 and to look forward to what could be an amazing year in boxing. There is no fantasy league in the fight game and we  
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Muhammad Ali hospitalized
By Rich Mazon , PhilBoxing.com, Mon, 22 Dec 2014

Boxing great Muhammad Ali suffered a health scare and was admitted to an undisclosed hospital Saturday because of Pneumonia. Ali,72, is being treated by his team of doctors according to his spokesman and that his prognosis is good.   
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Boxing's 2014 Highs and Lows
By Charles Saunders, Boxscorenews.com, Mon, 22 Dec 2014
SONAHR: December 21, 2014 - In the realm of pugilism, 2014 was not a spectacular year. But it was a steady one, with luminaries such as Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao continuing to win, emerging stars like Gennady Golovkin and Sergey Kovalev rising higher, and the heavyweight division begin  Read Full Story >>>

De La Hoya: Pacquiao Has More Respect Than Mayweather
By Rick Reeno, BoxingScene.com, Mon, 22 Dec 2014
Golden Boy Promotions President Oscar De La Hoya admits that a few years ago he would have quickly picked Manny Pacquiao to defeat Floyd Mayweather Jr. That is no longer the case. In the opinion of De La Hoya, Pacquiao's physical abilities gave declined quicker than Mayweather's - which De La Ho  Read Full Story >>>

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