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HOPKINS A WONDER TO WATCH; THE HALF-SOLVED “MAYWEATHER VS. PACQUIAO”
By Reni M. Valenzuela, PhilBoxing.com, 19 Apr 2014
When a boxer or athlete runs out of gas during a competition, it’s almost always like reaching the point of surrender for the same boxer or athlete (not the “apostates”). Stamina is crucial in athletics, and in life. Read Full Story >>>
ShoBox: The New Generation To Be Available Via Armed Forces Network In More Than 175 Countries Tonight
PhilBoxing.com, 19 Apr 2014
Nearly 1 million uniformed military personnel serving abroad will be able to watch and support U.S. Armed Forces veteran Sammy Vasquez, Jr., as part of a special agreement between SHOWTIME® and the American Forces Network.
Vasquez, who served two tours of duty in Iraq, is featured in the opening Read Full Story >>>
The Fight Game With Jim Lampley Kicks Off Season Three With An All-new Edition Debuting Saturday, April 19
PhilBoxing.com, 19 Apr 2014
SATURDAY, APRIL 19 (12:05-12:35 a.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO. Hosted by the four-time Sports Emmy(R) winner, who has been the host of HBO Boxing since joining the network in 1988, the show is a provocative ,engaging and Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao Quietly Goes About Being a Real Fighter
By Bill Tibbs, MaxBoxing.com, 19 Apr 2014
Boxing is a sport that can survive and thrive for a long time on the strength of a series of bouts - or even a single bout - if the recipe is right. The public interest can be electrified and galvanized to the point that the sport becomes “must see” sports viewing. Whether in series or one-offs, bou Read Full Story >>>
Bradley's Trainer Tabs Pacquiao To Avenge Marquez KO
By Salvador Rodríguez, BoxingScene.com, 19 Apr 2014
Joel Diaz, trainer of WBO welterweight champion Tim Bradley, is picking Manny Pacquiao to defeat Juan Manuel Marquez - if the two fighters ever come together for a fifth fight. Pacquiao suffered back to back losses in 2012, against Bradley and Marquez. He avenged his twelve round controversial decis Read Full Story >>>
Shumenov becomes latest upstart to challenge old man Hopkins
By Lyle Fitzsimmons, CBS Sports, 19 Apr 2014
The light heavyweight division is not lacking for star power.
Both Adonis Stevenson and Sergey Kovalev come to the ring bearing title belts and fearsome reputations, while the tale of Bernard Hopkins has been told repeatedly since he was a young man of 40 -- precisely nine years ago.
A name yo Read Full Story >>>
Bernard Hopkins-Beibut Shumenov headlines premier D.C. Armory fight card
By Gene Wang, Washington Post, 19 Apr 2014
As a multi-time world champion who’s among the most iconic figures in boxing history, Bernard Hopkins could have picked almost any city for his next fight. Las Vegas, New York or Los Angeles all would have made sense given their storied relationship with the Sweet Science, track record for strong ti Read Full Story >>>
Bernard Hopkins ready to write a fresh chapter against Beibut Shumenov
By Kevin Mitchell, The Guardian, 19 Apr 2014
It is long odds that Bernard Hopkins had access to the writing of Gabriel García Márquez in 1982, the year the celebrated Colombian writer was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. Hopkins was a Philadelphia street punk newly delivered into the care of the Pennsylvania State Correctional Instituti Read Full Story >>>
Hopkins vs. Shumenov Predictions
Boxing.com, 19 Apr 2014
Will youth be served in the nation’s capital? Will the seemingly ageless Bernard Hopkins grow old before our very eyes?
Saturday night at the Armory in Washington, DC, IBF light heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins (54-6-2) fights a unification bout with WBA light heavyweight champion Beibut Shum Read Full Story >>>
HOW HE DID IT: Video Analysis of Pacquiao's Win Over Bradley
By Lee Wylie , The Sweet Science, 19 Apr 2014
Polished and mature" is the best way to put it, to describe how Manny Pacquiao downed Timothy Bradley in Las Vegas on April 12.
Manny's revenge was the consummate dish best served cold, as after almost two years, the Congressman showed one and all that he has a skill edge on Bradley, and yep, tha Read Full Story >>>
Yalden: It's time for Pacquiao vs Mayweather
By Nigel Yalden, Stuff NZ, 19 Apr 2014
The debate in boxing circles has been endless.
Who needs the fight more?
Does Manny Pacquiao need to fight Floyd Mayweather Junior?
Or does Floyd Mayweather Junior need to fight Manny Pacquiao?
It's easily the most polarising question in the sport, largely because the two athlete Read Full Story >>>
Murren hints MGM’s ties with boxing promoter Arum might be over
By Norm Clarke, Las Vegas Review Journal, 19 Apr 2014
Jim Murren, chairman and CEO of gaming giant MGM Resorts International, is strongly hinting that his company’s turbulent relationship with boxing promoter Bob Arum might be over.
In a newsletter sent to 62,000 company employees on Wednesday, Murren addressed the 83-year-old promoter’s epic tirade Read Full Story >>>
Website Publisher Greg Leon Now CEO of Pascal Promotions
By Michael Woods, The Sweet Science, 19 Apr 2014
He gives hope to print guys, and web guys and Bronx residents.
Greg Leon, publisher of the site Boxing Talk, has done pretty darn well for himself in the last few years, and upped his game a notch higher with word that he is now CEO of light heavyweight Jean Pascal's promotional company. Read Full Story >>>
Bernard Hopkins 172.4 pounds, Beibut Shumenov 174.4
By Lem Satterfield, RingTV.com, 19 Apr 2014
WASHINGTON — IBF titleholder Bernard Hopkins weighed 172.4 pounds compared to 174.4 for WBA counterpart Beibut Shumenov on Friday at the Marriot Read Full Story >>>
Manny Pacquiao remains No. 2 to Floyd Mayweather in yet another way
By Kevin Iole, Yahoo! Sports, 19 Apr 2014
Though he did not knock out Timothy Bradley last week, Manny Pacquiao accomplished just about everything he set out to do when he faced Bradley in a rematch at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
He reclaimed the WBO welterweight title he'd lost to Bradley via dubious split decision on June 9, 2012.
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Prizefight Preview: Hopkins vs. Shumenov
By Matt Knowles, 3MoreRounds.com, 19 Apr 2014
Welcome back to the Prizefight Preview! In the wake of the outstanding rematch between Pacquiao and Bradley last week, where the grizzled vet returned to form to capture another title, the sweet science has once again become an old man’s game where instincts and conditioning are superior to speed an Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao reclaims belt and elite standing with a win over Bradley
By Rich Mazon , Filipino Reporter, 19 Apr 2014
LAS VEGAS — Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley Jr. climbed the ring of the MGM Grand Garden Arena determined to earn the victory that they wanted badly since this fight was announced.
And with the the bright lights of Las Vegas shining on them and 15,601 enthusiastic fans waiting for their every Read Full Story >>>
Doing It The Porter Way
By Victor Salazar, Tha Boxing Voice, 19 Apr 2014
Shawn Porter has come a long way from being a footnote, being known as a Manny Pacquiao’s sparring partner. Porter was on the 1st fight I ever covered for ThaBoxingVoice.com when Bernard Hopkins re-matched Chad Dawson in Atlantic City. He was on the untelevised portion of the card. Fast forward 2 ye Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao raises over P2M for 'Yolanda' survivors
ABS-CBN News, 19 Apr 2014
MANILA - Filipino boxing superstar and Sarangani Representative Manny Pacquiao on Friday vowed to help rebuild houses in the typhoon-hit areas in Visayas, following his victory over American Timothy Bradley.
Coming off a unanimous decision win and reclaiming his WBO welterweight title in the proc Read Full Story >>>
Should Fans Boycott Mayweather-Maidana?
By Dennis Cruz, Boxing Buzz, 19 Apr 2014
"The only people that can make Floyd Mayweather fight Manny is the public if they boycott the nonsense on May 3rd [Mayweather vs. Maidana]. That's when the fight will happen...That's what the public should do. You want that fight? Tell your readers not to buy it on pay per view and not to buy ticket Read Full Story >>>