|Vincent returns to Twin River to defend her world title against dangerous Texan Ruiz|
PhilBoxing.com, Thu, 05 Mar 2015
LINCOLN, R.I. (March 4th, 2015) -- Now that she's finally a world champion, Shelly Vincent must face the same challenges every title-holder faces each time she steps inside the ring, most notably the prospect of staring down a hun Read Full Story >>>
CHAMPIONSHIP PRO BOXING RETURNS TO HIALEAH PARK ON MARCH 26
PhilBoxing.com, Thu, 05 Mar 2015
ESPN Thursday Night Fights Back in South Florida with
Strong Televised Fight Card
Reigning IBF Super-Featherweight Champ
Rances Barthelemy Expected to Appear
Hialeah Park will be back in the international spotlight when ESPN's Thursday Night Fights return to this iconic venue with an action- Read Full Story >>>
Mayweather vs. Pacquiao
By Alexander Camp, The UIS Journal, Thu, 05 Mar 2015
This is a sight I thought I would never see. Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao, two of the greatest boxers of this generation (and of all time), touching gloves to settle once and for all who is the better fighter of his era.
It is a fight five years in the making, delayed by arguments over pri Read Full Story >>>
Ariza a jinx, says Fortune
By Nick Giongco, Tempo, Thu, 05 Mar 2015
Australian Justin Fortune, who is Manny Pacquiao’s conditioning coach, lashed out at Alex Ariza, the Filipino fighter’s former fitness guide, saying he (Ariza) is a jinx to every training camp.
Fortune, who made a comeback to Pacquiao’s camp last year after a five-year stint, remains angry and ma Read Full Story >>>
Evander Holyfield 'would pay' to see Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Manny Pacquiao
By Niel Best, NewsDay.com, Thu, 05 Mar 2015
As a boxing fan, Evander Holyfield is happy the long-anticipated Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao fight at last seems to be a reality. So much so that he plans to be in Las Vegas for the big event May 2.
"I don't know who's going to win; that's the reason I'm going to see it," the four-time heavyw Read Full Story >>>
Manny Pacquiao has potential to cause Floyd Mayweather 'some damage' during May 2 bout, insists Oscar De La Hoya
By Anthony Hay, Mail Online (UK), Thu, 05 Mar 2015
Oscar De La Hoya has tipped Manny Pacquiao to cause 'some damage' against Floyd Mayweather during their May 2 showdown in Las Vegas.
De La Hoya knows all about both boxers having lost to both Pacquiao and Mayweather during his professional career and believes the Filipino will be a tough challeng Read Full Story >>>
Arum bares future plans for Donaire
ABS-CBN News, Thu, 05 Mar 2015
MANILA, Philippines – Former boxing champion Nonito Donaire may headline a future boxing card in Macau if he gets past his assignment in Pinoy Pride 30: D-Day on March 28.
Boxing promoter Bob Arum said Donaire stands a very good chance against Brazilian boxer William Prado, who is expected to slu Read Full Story >>>
Keith Thurman says he’ll bring back ‘KOs for Life’ vs. Robert Guerrero
By Andreas Hale, RingTV.com, Thu, 05 Mar 2015
By now you’ve heard Keith “One Time” Thurman’s motto: KOs for Life.
It’s an excellent motto for boxing fans to latch on to. And, for the most part, he’s come through on his promise. Twenty one of his 24 victories have been stopped by the undefeated Floridian’s impressive punching power. If Thurma Read Full Story >>>
Manny Pacquiao joined by Jack Russell Terrier for early morning run as Filipino steps up training for Floyd Mayweather fight
By Martin Domin, Mail Online (UK), Thu, 05 Mar 2015
Manny Pacquiao was up at the crack of dawn on Wednesday morning as he continued to put in the groundwork ahead of his fight against Floyd Mayweather Jnr.
Joined by a large entourage and a Jack Russell Terrier called Pacman, Pacquiao was pounding the streets of Los Angeles at 5.30am on day three o Read Full Story >>>
“NO PROBLEM WITH PACQUIAO’S CONDITIONING” – JUSTIN FORTUNE
By Eddie Alinea, PhilBoxing.com, Thu, 05 Mar 2015
LOS ANGELES – Conditioning coach Justin Fortune was impressed with what he saw in World Boxing Organization Manny Pacquiao. He had not seen the Filipino boxing icon since helping him win over Chris Algieri last No Read Full Story >>>
Roach accuses Floyd camp of dirty tricks
ABS-CBN News, Thu, 05 Mar 2015
Boxing coach Freddie Roach accused the camp of Floyd Mayweather Jr. of employing dirty tricks to shake up Manny Pacquiao's training ahead of their May 2 super-fight.
In an interview with ABS-CBN's Dyan Castillejo, the seven-time Boxing Coach of the Year claimed that Mayweather's manager Al Haymon Read Full Story >>>
FLOYD MAYWEATHER SR. RESPONDS TO DE LA HOYA: "ONLY THING MY SON IS FORCED TO DO IS WHOOP MANNY"
By Ben Thompson, FightHype.com, Thu, 05 Mar 2015
"Not true. This fight here will be one of my son's easiest fights," stated world-class trainer Floyd Mayweather Sr., who responded to recent comments made by his former pupil, Golden Boy Promotions found Oscar De La Hoya. Mayweather Sr. took offense to De La Hoya suggesting that his son, undefeated Read Full Story >>>
Mayweather has to trade punches with Pacquiao to win, says Tyson
By Nissi Icasiano, Rappler, Thu, 05 Mar 2015
MANILA, Philippines – Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson believes that if Floyd Mayweather aims to keep his unblemished record intact against Manny Pacquiao, he has to trade leathers with the Filipino boxing icon in order to win.
Like any other competitor in the sport of boxing, the 48-year-o Read Full Story >>>
Why Arum is glad Pacquiao-Floyd fight is pushing through
By Dennis Gasgonia, ABS-CBN News, Thu, 05 Mar 2015
MANILA, Philippines – Top Rank Inc.’s Bob Arum is relieved that the super fight everyone is talking about is finally pushing through.
Not only did he close the deal for his prized fighter Manny Pacquiao, he also finally put to a stop the incessant questions from fight fans asking about it.
“Ev Read Full Story >>>
Will Floyd Mayweather Crack Under The Pressure?
By Dennis Cruz, Boxing Buzz, Thu, 05 Mar 2015
By all accounts, Floyd Mayweather is a man who gets what he wants, how he wants it and whenever he feels like it. For almost his entire adulthood, the five-division world champ has been treated with kid gloves when it comes to all things money can buy—including his career.
Back when he was with p Read Full Story >>>
Floyd Mayweather: The Best Ever?
By David Martinez, The News Hub, Thu, 05 Mar 2015
I’d wager that you’re going to hear those letters rather frequently from Floyd Mayweather and his entourage over the next two months or so as the Mayweather-Pacquiao hype train begins in earnest.
Following on from ‘Pretty Boy Floyd’ and ‘Money’, ‘TBE’ is the 37 year old’s latest self Read Full Story >>>
Rex Tso Sing-yu prepares to join Top Rank stable in world title hunt
By Unus Alladin, South China Morning Post, Wed, 04 Mar 2015
Rex Tso Sing-yu’s dream of becoming Hong Kong’s first world champion has received a massive boost after he signed with one of the world’s biggest promoters.
The unbeaten southpaw, who has a world super flyweight eliminator fight in Macau this weekend, will step into the ring as a Top Rank fighter Read Full Story >>>
Undefeated And Seeding A Business, Hong Kong Boxer Fights For Another Title
By Bong Miquiabas, Forbes.com, Wed, 04 Mar 2015
When Hong Kong professional boxer Rex Tso puts his immaculate record on the line Saturday at The Showdown at Sands, he carries the high-flying dreams of his head coach and promoter, Jay Lau, who hopes his protégé’s success leads to regularly-staged pro bouts in Hong Kong.
Rex Tso punches Espinos Read Full Story >>>
Amir Khan to snub Kell Brook as he eyes Miguel Cotto fight
By Nick Parkinson, ESPN.com, Wed, 04 Mar 2015
Amir Khan is unlikely to face Kell Brook this summer as he looks to negotiate a fight with Miguel Cotto in America.
Brook's promoter Eddie Hearn said last week he had talks with Khan's team over a proposed fight on June 13 and urged the Bolton boxer to make the bout happen.
But Khan, 28, i Read Full Story >>>
Taishan and Pacquiao
By Conrad Cariño, The Manila Times, Wed, 04 Mar 2015
Not many boxing fans have heard of Taishan Dong, a Chinese professional boxer who is now under the wings of Oscar Dela Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions. Taishan who?
Even with a record of 3-0 and 2 knockouts, Taishan has yet to become a household name in the world boxing scene but his fighting from t Read Full Story >>>
Canelo Feels He’s The Reason For Mayweather-Pacquiao Happening
By Victor Salazar, Tha Boxing Voice, Wed, 04 Mar 2015
Canelo Alvarez made a statement when the year turned over to his promoter Oscar De La Hoya. He wanted to fight on May 2nd. He wanted to take the Mexican holidays in May and September back from Floyd Mayweather, who had made it a tradition to fight on those dates. For a while, it looked like that wou Read Full Story >>>
PACMAN: "I WILL GIVE FANS THE KIND OF ENTERTAINMENT THEY WANT"
By Aquiles Z. Zonio, PhilBoxing.com, Wed, 04 Mar 2015
World eight-division boxing champion and Sarangani Rep. Manny Pacquiao has started his serious training early Monday morning by running a two-mile stretch from his home to Pan Pacific Park here.
Pacquiao was accompani Read Full Story >>>
PHOTO: CANELO-KIRKLAND PRESSER IN HOUSTON
PhilBoxing.com, Wed, 04 Mar 2015
Former WBC & WBA Super Welterweight World Champion Canelo Alvarez (Left) and super welterweight contender James Kirkland (Right) pose in Houston Texas at the March 3, 2015 press conference to announce their May 9, Read Full Story >>>
GAB FAILS TO RESPOND TO PROMOTER'S REQUEST FOR A PROBE ON HOW HIS SUSPENDED BOXER WAS ABLE TO FIGHT IN THAILAND
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, PhilBoxing.com, Wed, 04 Mar 2015
Games anbd Amusements Board chairman Ramon "Monju" Guazon has inexplicably failed to respond to well known promoter/manager Dante Almario's request for “a full blown investigation” into how his boxer Angelito Merin who was on a 90 days medical suspension by the GAB was able to fight against Norasing Read Full Story >>>
PHILIPPINES FAVORED IN DAVIS CUP TIE VS SRI LANKA
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, PhilBoxing.com, Wed, 04 Mar 2015
While the Philippines is favored in the Asia Oceania Group II Davis Cup tie against Sri Lanka, PHILTA vice president Randy Villanueva, a former youth player says that “it should be an exciting tie and we can’t take the Sri Lankans for granted although we are a little bit favored.”
Villanueva reca Read Full Story >>>
NBA -- Hornets survive Lakers, 104-103
By Eric Biasbas, PhilBoxing.com, Wed, 04 Mar 2015
CHARLOTTE -- The Charlotte Hornets squeaked out a 104-103 tightly contested victory over the visiting Los Angeles Lakers at the Time Warner Cable Arena, Tuesday night.
The first half saw the two teams fighting toe t Read Full Story >>>
Mayweather-Pacquiao: 17 Years to a Superfight - 1998
By Cliff Rold, BoxingScene.com, Wed, 04 Mar 2015
On May 2, 2015, boxing will finally have its Super Bowl. After five long years of he said-he said, it’s finally here.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. versus Manny Pacquiao for the Welterweight Championship of the World.
But what if the road didn’t really begin at the negotiating table in late 2009? Wha Read Full Story >>>
Antonio Tarver: “Everybody keeps saying Mayweather & Pacquiao aren’t in their prime anymore but they’re still the two p4p in the world today!”
By Robert Brown, OTR Boxing Radio, Wed, 04 Mar 2015
I had a chance to catch up with ‘The Magic Man’ himself, Antonio Tarver, ahead of his official return to boxing commentating. Tarver is a former IBO/WBA/WBC/IBF light heavyweight champion, who beat the likes of Roy Jones Jr, Glen Johnson and Montell Griffin. Now Tarver is currently making a run in t Read Full Story >>>
Evander Holyfield says Floyd Mayweather hasn't fought all comers
By Mitch Abramson, New York Daily News, Wed, 04 Mar 2015
Floyd Mayweather Jr. may fancy himself “the best ever,” as evidenced by the “TBE” snapback hats he likes to wear.
But Evander Holyfield, a man who knows a thing or two about ring excellence, suggested that perhaps Mayweather isn’t as great because he didn’t take on all comers, as Holyfield did.
Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao-Mayweather myths debunked
By Carlos Cinco, Rivals Sports Network, Wed, 04 Mar 2015
SINGAPORE — On May 2, 2015, Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao and Floyd “Money” Mayweather finally touch gloves at the center of the ring before the entire world at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
While everyone has an opinion on how the fight will play out, there are some common misconcep Read Full Story >>>
Robert Garcia Says Mayweather Gave Pacquiao A Break On Glove and Purse Split
By Timothy Bartolini, Tha Boxing Voice, Wed, 04 Mar 2015
Robert Garcia sat down with EsNews and discussed some of the interesting little tidbits that have come out about the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight. Garcia was genuinely surprised by some of the concessions that were made by Floyd Mayweather to get the fight done.
One of those concessions that were of Read Full Story >>>
Manny Pacquiao vs Floyd Mayweather title showdown purse could hit $300 million
Emirates 24/7, Wed, 04 Mar 2015
The richest boxing fight in history between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather is getting even bigger with promoter Bob Arum projecting the total purse could hit $300 million.
The May 2 mega fight in Las Vegas on May 2 is set to double the pay-per-view record of 2.4 million, according to a repo Read Full Story >>>
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