|Belasco to finally get shot at undefeated Nelson this Saturday at Valley Forge Casino Resort|
PhilBoxing.com, Wed, 01 Oct 2014
VALLEY FORGE, PA (September 30, 2014)--This Saturday night at the Valley Forge Casino Resort, an intriguing Jr. Welterweight battle will be the co-feature of a championship night boxing promoted by King's Promotions and Peltz Boxing.
Undefeated Naim Nelson (12-0, 1 KO) of Philadelphia will take o Read Full Story >>>
Why Floyd Mayweather Must Fight Manny Pacquiao?
By Sevak Sarkisian, Tha Boxing Voice, Wed, 01 Oct 2014
There is no doubt that Floyd Mayweather Jr. is one of the best fighters of his generation, winning world championships in five weight divisions and sporting an impressive 47-0 record while holdings wins over the likes of Diego Corrales, Arturo Gatti, Ricky Hatton, Oscar De La Hoya along with many ot Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao back on sports minds
By Percy D. Della, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Wed, 01 Oct 2014
SACRAMENTO, California—The national attention span has been short for the country’s tough campaign in the Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea.
And with the fancied Gilas Pilipinas team spiraling out of the basketball medal round and crashing to its worst finish ever in the Asiad, the country’s f Read Full Story >>>
Floyd Mayweather: 'Money May' has spoiled the masses
By Lee Cleveland , Fight Saga, Wed, 01 Oct 2014
Earlier this month, welterweight and jr middleweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. (47-0, 26 knockouts) kept his perfect record intact by defeating Marcos Maidana (35-5, 31 KOs) via a unanimous decision.
Explosive at times and strategic at others, it was, in some ways, an impressive performance f Read Full Story >>>
Invincible Rigo: Cuban way too good for his own good
By Phil D. Jay, World Boxing News, Wed, 01 Oct 2014
Another week goes by and yet another mandatory opponent chooses not to face current super-bantamweight king Guillermo Rigondeaux for fear of being ridiculed in the ring.
The latest to shun a stipulated contest is Mexican-American Chris Avalos, who aims to chase after a shot at IBF belt holder Car Read Full Story >>>
What does boxing need? Sugar Ray Leonard has some answers
By Evan Doherty, Yahoo! Sports, Wed, 01 Oct 2014
Sugar Ray Leonard knows about blockbuster boxing bouts.
The six-time world champion became a star during his classic fights against Roberto Duran, Tommy Hearns, and Marvin Hagler.
But the boxing world has yet to see the modern day equivalent: Manny Pacquiao vs. Floyd Mayweather.
“That’s a Read Full Story >>>
Joy, sorrow in our national pastime
By Sev Sarmenta, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Wed, 01 Oct 2014
Arguably, national teams arousing passion are found today in basketball and football. Occasionally, an individual athlete like boxers Manny Pacquiao and the late Gabriel “Flash” Elorde, sprinter Lydia de Vega-Mercado, billiards aces Efren “Bata” Reyes and Francisco “Django” Bustamante or bowler Paen Read Full Story >>>
Oscar and Canelo Announce Themselves As Present and Future Leaders in the Fight Game
By Michael Woods, The Sweet Science, Wed, 01 Oct 2014
We fightwriters sometimes err in focusing too much on the business side of things, I think. While we are focusing on the power plays, and rifts and cold wars and thaws and suits and behind the scenes machinations, the majestic acts of the supremely talented and yes, courageous, athletes sometimes ge Read Full Story >>>
Mikey Garcia talks promotional issues and a possible fight with Manny Pacquiao
By Adam Gershon, Bad Left Hook, Wed, 01 Oct 2014
Mikey Garcia hasn't fought since January when he outpointed Juan Carlos Burgos in the theater at Madison Square Garden. His absence has been felt by boxing fans who've grown accustomed to watching Garcia generally dismantle good opponents since his high-level run began in 2012.
Garcia told Osuna Read Full Story >>>
FOUR COURAGEOUS FILIPINO BOXERS KEEP GOLD MEDAL HOPES ALIVE IN ASIAN GAMES
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, PhilBoxing.com, Wed, 01 Oct 2014
Four courageous Pinoy boxers kept our gold medal hopes alive with rousing victories in the quarter finals of the Asian Games boxing competition at the Soonhak Gymnasium in Incheon, South Korea.
Light flyweight M Read Full Story >>>
Freshmart, Buitrago Make Weight for WBA Clash in Thailand
By Carlos Costa, PhilBoxing.com, Wed, 01 Oct 2014
Both Niyomtrong "Knockout" Freshmart (L) of Thailand and Nicaraguan Carlos "Chocorroncito" Buitrago tipped the scales at identical 105 lbs., for their 12-round battle for the vacant interim WBA minimumweight belt to Read Full Story >>>
MARIO FERNANDEZ AVENGES LOSS TO THAPA AT AIBA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, ENTERS BOXING SEMI FINALS
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, PhilBoxing.com, Tue, 30 Sep 2014
Filipino bantamweight Mario Fernandez avenged his loss to India’s Shiva Thapa in the 2013 AIBA World Boxing Championships by scoring an impressive unanimous decision to enter the semi finals of the Incheon Asian Games boxing Read Full Story >>>
Danger Zone: "The General" Jether Oliva Set to Militarize Indonesian Jemmy Gobel for WBF Asian Tittle in Glan, Sarangani
By Carlos Costa, PhilBoxing.com, Tue, 30 Sep 2014
Residents of The Municipality of Glan in Sarangani Province are in cheerful mood these days as their paradisaical boxing-loving coastal town celebrates its centennial founding anniversary with an exciting international fight Read Full Story >>>
WHO WILL SAVE OUR ASIAN GAMES CAMPAIGN?
By Eddie Alinea, PhilBoxing.com, Tue, 30 Sep 2014
Who can the Philippine contingent turn to avoid going home empty-handed in the ongoing 17th Asian Games in the coastal city of Incheon in South Korea?
Going into the last four days of competition, the 150-athlete Read Full Story >>>
TODAY! Crawford vs Beltran Press Conf Streamed Live From Omaha
PhilBoxing.com, Tue, 30 Sep 2014
TERENCE CRAWFORD and RAY BELTRAN NEWS CONFERENCE ANNOUNCING WBO LIGHTWEIGHT TITLE BATTLE
Today! Tuesday, September 30 at 12:30 P.M. CT
CenturyLink Center Omaha
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
Streamed Live via www.toprank.tv
1:30 P.M. ET / 10:30 A.M. PT
OMAHA, NEB. (September 30, 2014) Read Full Story >>>
Undefeated Middleweight Antoine Douglas to take on Jose Medina in Somerset, New Jersey on October 24
PhilBoxing.com, Tue, 30 Sep 2014
Plus Featherweight Jorge Diaz taking on Jose Haro in the co-feature; Also undefeated John Magda, Bienvenido Diaz, Glenn Dezurn & Anthony Cintron in action
Somerset, NJ (September 30, 2014)--On Friday night, October 24, undefeated Middleweight Antoine "Action" Douglas will take on veteran Jose Med Read Full Story >>>
Antonio Counihan: I’m Going To Put On A Great Performance For the Fans on October 25th
PhilBoxing.com, Tue, 30 Sep 2014
London - Tuesday, 30th September 2014
Antonio Counihan: I’m Going To Put On A Great Performance For the Fans on October 25th.
Solihull’s Antonio Counihan, who has been described as one of the most talented and exciting young lightweights to hit the British pro scene over the past year, is set Read Full Story >>>
NBA -- Gasol, Bulls ready to be tested
By Kevin Gonzalez, PhilBoxing.com, Tue, 30 Sep 2014
CHICAGO -- As expected, the Chicago Bulls' Media Day, which was held Monday afternoon at their newly constructed Advocate Center across the street from the United Center, opened with high expectations.
When que Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao already in good condition: trainer
ABS-CBN News, Tue, 30 Sep 2014
MANILA, Philippines – Filipino boxing champion Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao is already in great shape with still seven weeks to go before his November 23 welterweight title defense against American boxer Chris Algieri in Macau.
This, according to his strength and conditioning trainer, Justine Fortune, Read Full Story >>>
ALEX ARIZA SAYS IT MAYWEATHER OR BUST FOR HIS BOXING CAREER: "I WOULDN'T WANT TO END MY CAREER ANYWHERE ELSE BUT WITH HIM"
By Ben Thompson, FightHype.com, Tue, 30 Sep 2014
"I don't know the extent of the rumor, but yeah, it's true. I'm going to leave. I spoke to Floyd and got the green light for it, so I'm gonna go on vacation before I basically go check it out...all I'm doing is entertaining an invitation and an offer to come and see what international soccer has to Read Full Story >>>
A Tri-People Extravaganza: MANOBO, MUSLIM, CHRISTIAN BOXERS SEE ACTION IN 'CLASH OF LITTLE TITANS'
By Manny Piñol, PhilBoxing.com, Tue, 30 Sep 2014
A young Manobo fighter from Kidapawan City, a Muslim boxer from Saranggani Province and Christian fighters from North Cotabato, Davao, Agusan and Cebu City will display their pugilistic skills in what is considered as the first Read Full Story >>>
MOVE ON, GILAS
By Tonton Alcos-Antogop, PhilBoxing.com, Tue, 30 Sep 2014
#Puso (heart) as battle cry of Gilas Pilipinas was impressive.
That was a fact, ending the Korean curse in the FIba-Asia championships earlier that sent us to the Fiba world cup in Spain.
In there, we showed to all and sundr Read Full Story >>>
NBA -- Clippers host Media Day (PHOTOS)
By Jhay Oh Otamias, PhilBoxing.com, Tue, 30 Sep 2014
LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Clippers, with their new team jersey in full display, hosted their annual Media Day festivities Monday morning at their practice facility in suburban La Playa.
Under new ownership -- Read Full Story >>>
NBA -- Coach Kidd ready to guide "young" Bucks
By Barry Aragon, PhilBoxing.com, Tue, 30 Sep 2014
MILWAUKEE -- Under the stewardship of a new head coach, Jason Kidd, and the arrival of a rookie sensation Jabari Parker, the upcoming 2014-15 NBA season bears a lot of promise for the Milwaukee Bucks.
Speaking befor Read Full Story >>>
Sanchez: ‘We Are Not Taking Rubio for Granted’
By Lucas Ketelle, Tha Boxing Voice, Tue, 30 Sep 2014
“[Golovkin] is 100 percent [for this fight]. We have four sparring partners in camp, the weight is in check, we went to the doctors last week and [Golovkin] weighed 165 lbs,” said Abel Sanchez head coach of boxing superstar Gennady Golovkin, who fights in Carson, CA on October 18th on HBO. Golovkin Read Full Story >>>
Boxing: Mayweather’s Risk-Reward Conundrum
By Joseph Santoliquito, Sherdog.com, Tue, 30 Sep 2014
For most fighters, generating 925,000 pay-per-view buys would be a glowing achievement. However, as sports fans have found over the last five years, Floyd Mayweather Jr. is no ordinary fighter. He is this generation’s best and arguably one of the greatest of all-time.
Getting 925,000 PPV buys, a Read Full Story >>>
Oscar opens up about Canelo deal
By Dan Rafael, ESPN.com, Tue, 30 Sep 2014
Golden Boy Promotions president Oscar De La Hoya said the main reason Mexican superstar Saul "Canelo" Alvarez opted to return to HBO when he signed an exclusive multifight agreement with the network last week -- and dumped Showtime, his TV home for the past five fights, in the process -- was because Read Full Story >>>
Paulie Malignaggi: “Pacquiao’s never looked like superman when he’s done random drug testing”
By Jenna Jay, OTR Boxing Radio, Tue, 30 Sep 2014
‘The Magic Man’ Paulie Malignaggi has not stepped in the ring since his April 19th with former champion, Shawn Porter. The fight started with Malignaggi working from the outside and trying to establish the jab, but quickly turned when Porter dragged Paulie into a rough fight and knocked the former 2 Read Full Story >>>
Oscar De La Hoya mulls Mares-Santa Cruz, Khan-Guerrero
By Lem Satterfield, RingTV.com, Tue, 30 Sep 2014
Care to see Abner Mares against Leo Santa Cruz, or Amir Khan opposite Robert Guerrero?
Golden Boy President Oscar De La Hoya would.
“Leo Santa Cruz is coming off of a good fight, and Abner Mares is coming off of a tough fight,” De La Hoya told RingTV.com on Monday. “And they’re both ready to Read Full Story >>>
Boxing stars & public to celebrate Micky Ward's birthday Saturday at Foxwoods Showtime Boxing Special Edition
PhilBoxing.com, Tue, 30 Sep 2014
Fans can enter special "Micky Ward Birthday Contest"
NEW YORK (Sept. 29, 2014) - DiBella Entertainment, Warriors Boxing and Foxwoods Resort Casino will celebrate the 49th birthday of "Irish" Micky Ward with boxing fans atten Read Full Story >>>
Promoter Goossen’s death shocks boxing community
By Colin Seymour, Examiner.com, Tue, 30 Sep 2014
Boxing promoter Dan Goossen died Monday of liver cancer that had been diagnosed scant weeks earlier. He was 64.
Best known nowadays as the promoter of superstar super-middleweight Andre Ward, Goossen will also be remembered for superintending the superstar phase of Michael Nunn’s career in th Read Full Story >>>
By Robert Ecksel, Boxing.com, Tue, 30 Sep 2014
Large purses are now humongous. Medium-sized purses are now respectable. And small purses are as small as ever…
Pay-per-view has changed the boxing landscape. The change is good for some and bad for others, but its effect on boxing can’t be overstated. What was once for free can now be had at Read Full Story >>>
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