|Five Fiery Fights For 2015|
By Sergio Luis Martinez, Boxing Insider, Wed, 28 Jan 2015
It is still early in the year, but never too early to build a wish list. After looking around, I found a few contests that would be nice to see sometime this year. I understand opinions are like a certain orifice in our bodies – everyone has one. Still, here we go:
Guillermo “Chacal” Rigondeaux Read Full Story >>>
New York City boxing leader Tony Mazzarella has passed away
PhilBoxing.com, Wed, 28 Jan 2015
NEW YORK CITY (Jan. 27, 2015) - New York City boxing leader Tony Mazzarella passed away after a long illness this past Monday at the age of 75.
During his long career in boxing, Mazzarella was a former New York State Athletic Com Read Full Story >>>
Team Fight to Walk begins Pushups for Paralysis!
PhilBoxing.com, Wed, 28 Jan 2015
New York, NY (January 27, 2015) –Captain Boyd “Rainmaker” Melson and Team Fight to Walk have started the Pushups for Paralysis challenge. Melson created the challenge to assist fundraising efforts for America’s first clinical trial to help cure Chronic Spinal Cord Injuries.
Yesterday, Melson, wh Read Full Story >>>
Chavez: Arum Can Say 1000 Things, He Won't Stop Me!
By Miguel Rivera, BoxingScene.com, Wed, 28 Jan 2015
Former WBC middleweight champion Julio César Chávez Jr. appeared on the program A los Golpes and discussed his upcoming fight with Andrzej Fonfara on April 18th. The fight is taking place at a catch-weight, reportedly at 172-pounds. The location, American/Mexico television networks and venue are st Read Full Story >>>
Canelo Fights James Kirkland
By Robert Ecksel, Boxing.com, Wed, 28 Jan 2015
Can Kirkland make up for lost time, put his baggage aside, and fight as he’s capable of fighting against Canelo?
With the fight between Canelo Alvarez (44-1-1, 31 KOs)) and Miguel Cotto having fallen by the wayside due to financial concerns, Golden Boy’s ever resourceful Oscar De La Hoya reac Read Full Story >>>
Ring Muggings: Part Fourteen
By Ted Sares, The Boxing Tribune, Wed, 28 Jan 2015
Norris vs. Mugabi (March 31, 1990)
Norris vs. Gatti (September 9, 1993)
“I knock him out.”-John Mugabi
On March 17, 1985, mugger extraordinaire John “The Beast” Mugabi, , moved to 25-0 with all 25 wins coming by way of KO. His victim on that date was another KO artist by the name of Earl Harg Read Full Story >>>
Mayweather vs Pacquiao - Make It Or Cut the Cord....Now
By Marc Livitz, The Sweet Science, Wed, 28 Jan 2015
Nearly six hundred years have passed since the mechanical movable printing press was introduced to Europe by Johannes Gutenberg. It's widely recognized as one of the most important inventions of all time. Likewise, Timothy Berners-Lee had an idea somewhere around a quarter century ago to link the wo Read Full Story >>>
Bob Arum Gives Update on Mayweather vs. Pacquiao
By Steve Kim, BoxingScene.com, Wed, 28 Jan 2015
As we are now into the last week of January, there is still no deal between Floyd Mayweather to face Manny Pacquiao on May 2nd. It's been made clear by Pacquiao and his side that this would be the last week to make this long-awaited fight come to fruition.
Bob Arum, the chairman of Top Rank, whic Read Full Story >>>
Floyd Mayweather: Is the 'Money' man's stock free-fallin' faster than a Tom Petty melody?
By Lee Cleveland , Fight Saga, Wed, 28 Jan 2015
The popular song Free Fallin' is the opening track from Tom Petty's 1989 solo album, Full Moon Fever.
And while interpretations of the song's meaning vary, I think it describes Petty's changing feelings about an ex-girlfriend he broke up with awhile back.
At first, perhaps too consumed by h Read Full Story >>>
Fight fans restive as deadline for Mayweather fight nears
By Leo Reyes, Digital Journal, Wed, 28 Jan 2015
Three days before the expiration of the January 31 deadline for Floyd Mayweather to sign the contract for the fight that the unbeaten American boxer has set for May 2 against Manny Pacquiao, fight fans have been restive as the deadline draws near.
Last month, Mayweather announced in a televise Read Full Story >>>
Rios-Alvarado III Draws More Than 1.2 Million Viewers
By Jake Donovan, BoxingScene.com, Wed, 28 Jan 2015
Brandon Rios resurrected his career while putting the proverbial nail in the coffin for Mike Alvarado, stopping his longtime friendly rival after three rounds of one-sided action in their January 24 rubber match at 1STBANK Center in Broomfield, Colorado.
While the bout was an anti-climactic con Read Full Story >>>
Provodnikov Still in Running For Pacquiao Fight
By Michael Woods, The Sweet Science, Wed, 28 Jan 2015
Don’t block off that date and tussle in your head just yet, boxing addicts.
The Ruslan Provodnikov-Lucas Matthysse potentiality, a lead dog as potential Fight of the Year for 2015, IF it comes off, is in the works. But there is still a distance to go, and terrain to deal with, and possibly shifti Read Full Story >>>
Efforts under way to save MP-Floyd bout
By Nick Giongco, Tempo, Wed, 28 Jan 2015
Last-minute efforts are being undertaken to save the Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather super fight from getting shelved.
After days and weeks of criticizing each other for not doing enough to make the fight, the camp of Pacquiao has opted to remain silent apparently after receiving an order from so Read Full Story >>>
Bob Arum: [Haymon] “Has No power to Prevent The fight.”
By Victor Salazar, Tha Boxing Voice, Wed, 28 Jan 2015
With most pundits believing that a potential Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao fight has a deadline of Super Bowl Sunday, news has surfaced about a potential Manny Pacquiao-Amir Khan fight. However, a lot of factors involved in making a fight with Mayweather, also involve Khan. Those factors are b Read Full Story >>>
TIBAY NG PINOY 6: Cabalquinto, Palicte vow to KO Thais
By Lito delos Reyes, PhilBoxing.com, Wed, 28 Jan 2015
REIGNING World Boxing Council Asian Boxing Council light welterweight champion Adones Cabalquinto Adones Cabalquinto and Aston Palicte both vowed to knockout their opponents from Thailand in their separate title-figh Read Full Story >>>
BEN ASKREN DETERMINED TO REMAIN ONEFC WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPION
PhilBoxing.com, Wed, 28 Jan 2015
2014 proved to be a groundbreaking year for current ONE Fighting Championship (ONE FC) Welterweight World Champion Ben Askren. After signing with Asia’s largest mixed martial arts organization last year, he made his heavily-anti Read Full Story >>>
Undefeated Middleweight Prospect Caleb Plant Returns To The Ring This Saturday In Philly
PhilBoxing.com, Wed, 28 Jan 2015
PHILADELPHIA, PA (January 27, 2015) - Undefeated middleweight prospect, Caleb "Sweet Hands" Plant (5-0, 4 KOs), returns to the ring this Saturday January 31, 2015 against David Lopez (4-11, 1 KO). The 4-round bout will take place at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia, PA.
Managed by Al Haymon, Plan Read Full Story >>>
FRANCISCO VARGAS VS. WILL TOMLINSON TO HEADLINE HBO LATINO® BOXING AT THE FREEMAN COLISEUM THURSDAY, MARCH 12
PhilBoxing.com, Wed, 28 Jan 2015
CO-MAIN EVENT PITS ANTONIO OROZCO AGAINST EMANUEL TAYLOR OPENING UP THE LIVE TELECAST ON THURSDAY, MARCH 12
Tickets On Sale January 31st!!
LOS ANGELES (Jan. 26) - Golden Boy Promotions returns to San Antonio, Texa Read Full Story >>>
An Open Letter From Cerresso Fort
PhilBoxing.com, Wed, 28 Jan 2015
"Please Join Me In Paying It Forward"
To the talent and executives in the sports, media, and entertainment industries:
My name is Cerresso Fort and I am a current professional boxer residing in St. Paul, Minnesota. I am writing this letter because as a professional athlete I see an important Read Full Story >>>
NBA -- Pelicans handle Sixers to win fourth straight
By Absalon Inocian, Jr., PhilBoxing.com, Wed, 28 Jan 2015
New Orleans – It’s payback time.
Anthony Davis, a starter in this year's All-Star Game, led the New Orleans Pelicans to a 99-74 victory over the visiting Philadelphia 76ers on Monday night at the Smoothie King Center Read Full Story >>>
NBA -- Kobe to have surgery, likely done for the season
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, Wed, 28 Jan 2015
CHICAGO -- The sad 2014-2015 Los Angeles Lakers season just got sadder.
Kobe Bryant, the face of the franchise for years, will go under the knife on Wednesday to repair a torn rotator. Facing months of rehabilitation, the Read Full Story >>>
Manny: Floyd fight almost certain
orange.co.uk, Wed, 28 Jan 2015
Manny Pacquiao is almost certain his showdown with Floyd Mayweather will happen this spring - but warned of the consequences if it doesn't.
Pacquiao's advisors claim to have agreed to fight Mayweather in Las Vegas on May 2 having accepted the terms and conditions laid out by the American.
Ma Read Full Story >>>
Mosley: Mayweather Knows Cotto Won't Be Easy
By Ryan Burton, BoxingScene.com, Wed, 28 Jan 2015
BoxingScene.com recently caught up with six-time champion "Sugar" Shane Mosley to get his thoughts on a potential rematch between pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr. and WBC/Lineal middleweight champion Miguel Cotto. Their first fight took place at the junior middleweight limit in 2012 at the Read Full Story >>>
DIALE EYEING OPBF REMATCH WITH ETO
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, PhilBoxing.com, Tue, 27 Jan 2015
Philippine flyweight champion Ardin Diale is eyeing a rematch with reigning Orient Pacific Boxing Federation champion Koki Eto of Japan to whom he lost by an 8th round knockout in a clash for the vacant crown on June 17 last ye Read Full Story >>>
Jeff Mayweather on the Mayweather-Pacquiao latest and the possibility of Cotto II happening
By Chris Robinson, Hustle Boss, Tue, 27 Jan 2015
The reports vary every day and there is no real certainty that we will be seeing Floyd Mayweather face off with Manny Pacquiao in 2015 or at all.
The latest buzz has Mayweather possibly meeting up with Puerto Rico’s Miguel Cotto on May 2 in a rematch of their intense 2012 encounter that Floyd wo Read Full Story >>>
Glen McCrory: “I think Floyd Mayweather is looking as strong as ever and Manny Pacquiao is not. Timings everything”
By Robert Brown, OTR Boxing Radio, Tue, 27 Jan 2015
I had a chance to speak with former IBF cruiserweight champion and Sky commentator, Glenn McCrory. During a career that spanned nine years, McCrory faced the likes of Jeff Lampkin and Lennox Lewis, before retiring and starting a successful career as a boxing analyst.
In this interview, Glenn M Read Full Story >>>
Rios-Alvarado 3 Post-Mortem: Sir, You’re No Gatti-Ward
By Lyle Fitzsimmons, BoxingScene.com, Tue, 27 Jan 2015
There are Ali-Frazier and Gatti-Ward trilogies to wax sentimental about.
And then there are Leonard-Duran and Pacquiao-Morales series that start out monumental and tick down to simply interesting before fooling their followers into thinking one more time is worth it.
Judged by those criteria, Read Full Story >>>
Chance of a mega bout all but gone
By Recah Trinidad, PhilBoxing.com, Tue, 27 Jan 2015
SLIM indeed, but there was one last chance the Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather Jr. mega fight could be staged; although promoter Bob Arum may have blown this with his grudging refusal to step away from the negotiation table.
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Carlsen Wins Tata Steel Chess 2015; Wesley So tied for 2nd place
By Jose "joeyj" Jereos Jr., PhilBoxing.com, Tue, 27 Jan 2015
The 77th edition of Tata Steel Chess Tournament also popularly known as Wijk aan Zee in chess that took place in 3-locations for the Master’s Group (A-Group): Wijk aan Zee (R1- Read Full Story >>>
The Hauser Report: January Notes
By Thomas Hauser, The Sweet Science, Tue, 27 Jan 2015
The most interesting action in boxing often takes place outside the ring. There have been developments on both sides of the ropes in January 2015 that are worthy of comment.
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The Al Haymon Era officially began this month when Haymon Boxing, armed with a reported $100,000,000 war c Read Full Story >>>
Floyd Mayweather’s visit to Australia delayed, visa still not granted by authorities
By Ron Reed, Herald Sun, Tue, 27 Jan 2015
MEGASTAR boxer Floyd Mayweather’s Australian visit has been postponed for up to a week — if it happens at all.
The undefeated multiple world champion was due in Melbourne on Thursday with the first of a series of promotional appearances due to be held that night before moving on to Sydney.
Ho Read Full Story >>>
Amir Khan and Manny Pacquiao will not fight at Wembley this summer as both men wait for Floyd Mayweather's decision
By Jeff Powell, Daily Mail (UK), Tue, 27 Jan 2015
The only certainty, at least so far as 10 minutes ago, is that if Amir Khan fights Manny Pacquiao this summer it will not take place at Wembley Stadium.
The HBO pay-TV network in America has determined May 30 as the putative date for that potential blockbuster and the new Wembley is already booke Read Full Story >>>
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