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By Ronnie Nathanielsz,, Sat, 28 Feb 2015

A big press conference will be hosted by ALA Promotions and their partners, the giant broadcast network ABS-CBN to launch the blockbuster “Pinoy Pride 30” fight card titled ‘D DAY’ on Monday at 12:00 noon at the Glor  
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Mayweather faces the music
By Skip Bayless,, Fri, 27 Feb 2015
My view is that Floyd Mayweather Jr. finally couldn't win. Damned if he did or didn't. He could keep running, retire undefeated and live with the shame of THIS GLARING ASTERISK: Never Fought Manny Pacquiao. Or he could be dared and goaded and mocked into facing his greatest fear: 47-1. Prid  Read Full Story >>>

By Ben Thompson,, Fri, 27 Feb 2015
Once again, it's time for the hard work and dedication to begin. has been informed that pound-for-pound king Floyd "Money" Mayweather will begin training camp on Monday, March 2, for his highly-anticipated mega-fight with 8-division world champion Manny Pacquiao on May 2 at the MGM Gra  Read Full Story >>>

Will Mayweather-Pacquiao Turn MGM Resorts' Luck? - Analyst Blog
Nasdaq, Fri, 27 Feb 2015
MGM Resorts International ( MGM ) is pinning its hopes on possibly the most awaited boxing bout of this generation. Last week, boxers Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao finally sealed a deal for a match on May 2 in Las Vegas' MGM Grand and the record demand for tickets has resulted in exorbitantly   Read Full Story >>>

Sampson Boxing Renews Co-Promotional Agreement with Super Bantamweight Slugger Hugo 'Cuatito' Ruiz, Fri, 27 Feb 2015
Sampson Lewkowicz of Sampson Boxing and Oswaldo Kuchle of Promociones Del Pueblo proudly announce the renewal of former interim WBA World bantamweight and current WBC #2-rated super bantamweight contender, Hugo "Cuatito" Ruiz (35-2, 31 KOs) of Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico's co-promotional contract.   Read Full Story >>>

NBA -- Cavs heating up at the right time
By Alex Boytan,, Fri, 27 Feb 2015

CLEVELAND -- After starting the season at 1-3 and losing four straight last November 17 to 22, the Cleveland Cavaliers hardly looked like a playoffs team, let alone a championship contender. Things only got worse from there afte  
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NBA -- LeBron's 42 powers Cavs past Warriors
By Homer D. Sayson,, Fri, 27 Feb 2015

CHICAGO -- In what was potentially an NBA Finals showdown, the Cleveland Cavaliers handled the explosive Golden State Warriors, 110-99, on Thursday night at the Quicken Loans Arena. LeBron James notched a season-high   
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Op-Ed: Why first six rounds are critical for Pacquiao
By Leo Reyes, Digital Journal, Fri, 27 Feb 2015
Manny Pacquiao's first six rounds of his 12-round fight against Floyd Mayweather on May 2 could either lead to his first knock out win in six years or his sixth loss in his 20-year pro career. Earlier, Pacquiao has made known his plan to use his own version of speed and power as he hopes to land  Read Full Story >>>

Mosley Picks Mayweather Over Pacquiao, Challenges Juan Manuel Marquez
By Dennis Cruz, Boxing Buzz, Fri, 27 Feb 2015
With about three months to go before the May 2 Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao mega-fight, qualified experts are being sought out from all over the sporting world to offer their predictions. Few of these experts, though, are more qualified than former three-division world champion “Sugar” Shane Mosl  Read Full Story >>>

Mendoza: For Pacquiao and Floyd just Fight One
By Al S. Mendoza, Sun.Star Cebu, Fri, 27 Feb 2015
AGAIN, not to brag but I knew it would happen. Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather are going to fight as this was, like or not, written in the stars. No one can ever stop it from happening, not even Mayweather. Mayweather had tried his best to stop it—but only for show. In truth, he just merel  Read Full Story >>>

Guerrero: Beating Thurman Puts Me Back in The Mix
By Ryan Burton,, Fri, 27 Feb 2015
Former four-division champion Robert "The Ghost" Guerrero (32-2) is 100% focused on his March 7th showdown against Keith Thurman (24-0). With that being said, it is hard not to look ahead at so many intriguing match ups that may lie ahead for the 31-year-old should he emerge victorious. "I know  Read Full Story >>>

Ruslan Provodnikov: “Manny Pacquiao is a little bit older, and maybe not as hungry, but I think he still has the speed and agility”
By Jenna Jay, OTR Boxing Radio, Fri, 27 Feb 2015
Former WBO welterweight champion, Ruslan Provodnikov is looking to have a big 2015 and he is getting the year started with a highly anticipated match against Lucas Matthysse. I had a chance to speak with Provodnikov during the 230th edition of “On The Ropes” boxing radio to get his thoughts on his u  Read Full Story >>>

Ricky Hatton “Mayweather’s not quite looked the force he was”
By Timothy Bartolini, Tha Boxing Voice, Fri, 27 Feb 2015
Former champion Ricky Hatton sat down for an extended interview with Kugan Cassius for iFL TV. In it, he discussed his thoughts on the upcoming super-fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao. Having been in the ring with both, one would expect Hatton’s familiarity with the fighters to ru  Read Full Story >>>

Kenneth Sims Jr. ‘Sparring with Manny Pacquiao and being a part of the biggest event in boxing history will be a great experience’
By Chris Robinson, Hustle Boss, Fri, 27 Feb 2015
Earlier today, budding lightweight prospect Kenneth Sims Jr. (5-0, 2 KO’s) confirmed an earlier report from Dan Rafael that he will be sparring with Manny Pacquiao ahead of the Filipino superstar’s pay per view clash with Floyd Mayweather on May 2. “Just got the best call ever,” Sims stated on Fa  Read Full Story >>>

Mayweather's ego is greater than his record
By Ron Shillingford,, Fri, 27 Feb 2015
Floyd “Money” Mayweather has for years insisted he is the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world, insisting he is the most gifted pugilist since Sugar Ray Leonard, no less. Although Mayweather is unbeaten in 47 bouts and is clearly better than all peers and firm favorite to outpoint Manny Pac  Read Full Story >>>

An open letter to Floyd Mayweather
Rivals Sports Network, Fri, 27 Feb 2015
MANILA — Just to let you know, I hate open letters. I hate opening a post with the words “Dear so-and-so.” But here goes. Dear Floyd, If you think that by agreeing to the Super Fight that will put you opposite eight-division champion Manny Pacquiao will put to rest all the talk about the du  Read Full Story >>>

‘Fitting tribute?’ Pimentel eyes special tax incentive for Pacquiao
By Maila Ager, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Fri, 27 Feb 2015
MANILA, Philippines–To inspire Manny Pacquiao in his megafight with American Floyd Mayweather Jr., a senator will file a bill, granting the Filipino world champion a “special tax exemption.” “Manny being a Filipino promotes the Philippines,” Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III said in a statem  Read Full Story >>>

BIR’s Henares warns Pacquiao ahead of Mayweather bout
By Bong Lozada, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Fri, 27 Feb 2015
MANILA, Philippines—Another match, another warning. Even before his fight against rival Floyd Mayweather Jr., Manny Pacquiao was immediately on the other end of a sucker punch. It was, again, Commissioner Kim Henares of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) warning Pacquiao to report his earnin  Read Full Story >>>

Zou Shiming: "Expect Me To Be a Champion", Fri, 27 Feb 2015

CHINA'S ZOU SHIMING IS READY FOR HIS WORLD FLYWEIGHT TITLE SHOT! HOLLYWOOD, CALIF. (February 26, 2015) -- Despite having only six professional fights under his belt, ZOU SHIMIING, the two-time Chinese Olympic gold medalist and th  
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Marquez Warns Pacquiao To Avoid Jose Luis Castillo Fate
By Miguel Rivera,, Fri, 27 Feb 2015
Former four division world champion Juan Manuel Marquez has advised his former foe, WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao, to do everything in his power to avoid the possibility of allowing the unification with WBC/WBA champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. to go to the scorecards. The fight is taking pla  Read Full Story >>>

Ruslan Provodnikov-Lucas Matthysse fight close to sold out
By Michael Woods,, Fri, 27 Feb 2015
The announcement of the Ruslan Provodnikov-Lucas Matthysse fight on Wednesday didn’t exactly BREAK Twitter, but the buzz was definitely astir on the net, and if it didn’t quite bump #MayweatherPacquiao from trending completely, it did steal a bit of momentum from that “Super Bowl of boxing” bout.   Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao vs Mayweather 2015 Fight Predictions: UFC 184 Ronda Rousey Rooting For Manny Pacquiao, Why?
Realty Today, Fri, 27 Feb 2015
More and more people are weighing in on the confirmed Manny Pacquiao- Floyd Mayweather Jr. superfight happening on May 2. Even with a big fight against Cat Zingano on Saturday for UFC 184, the skilled female MMA fighter is rooting for the Filipino boxer, reports The Washington Post. "Pacquiao'  Read Full Story >>>

Manny Pacquiao arriving early to train
By Dan Rafael,, Fri, 27 Feb 2015
Manny Pacquiao is already doing some light training in the Philippines in preparation for his mega pay-per-view showdown with fellow welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. on May 2 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, but the excitement and hoopla in Pacquiao's home country over the long-awaited fight  Read Full Story >>>

By Aquiles Z. Zonio,, Fri, 27 Feb 2015

MANILA – Vice President Jejomar Binay invited world eight-division boxing champion and Sarangani Rep. Manny Pacquiao to a private lunch on Thursday at the Coconut Palace here. Also present during the meeting was Unit  
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Boxcino 2015 Jr. Middleweight and Heavyweight semifinals to be held on Friday, April 10 at the Sands Casino Resort in Bethlehem, PA, Fri, 27 Feb 2015
Bethlehem, PA (February 26, 2015)--On Friday night, April 10th, a special night of boxing will commence from the Sands Casino Resort in Bethlehem, PA, as the Boxcino 2015 Jr. Middleweight & Heavyweight semifinals will take place on the same evening. The show is promoted by Arthur Pelullo's Banner  Read Full Story >>>


Manny Pacquiao hits brakes in training
By Roy Luarca, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Fri, 27 Feb 2015
MANILA, Philippines—His body was ready for some more work Thursday, but Manny Pacquiao’s mind took over. He has to slow down a bit and maintain his pace. After a spirited mitts session and abbreviated training routine, Pacquiao normally would ask for extra time and more rounds. He was set   Read Full Story >>>

Mayweather vs. Pacquiao: Part One
By Ted Sares, The Boxing Tribune, Fri, 27 Feb 2015
“You have“to fight him [Mayweather} dirty; he’s just too good…” — Mike Tyson “Pacquiao will definitely win.” — Nacho Beristein In my view, Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s aura of invincibility was somewhat depleted after the first Maidana fight while Manny Pacquiao’s gravitas remained very much intact,  Read Full Story >>>

Does Floyd’s Victory in the Negotiations Give him an Edge before the 1st Round, Merchant Weighs In
By Mario Mungia, Tha Boxing Voice, Fri, 27 Feb 2015
The debate between who will win between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao is as intense as ever before, and the argument will only gain more steam as the fight gets closer. Most insiders assume Mayweather is a lock to win the fight while maintaining the idea that Pacquiao at least packs eno  Read Full Story >>>

Floyd Mayweather gets knocked out by Manny Pacquiao…in stop motion video
By Joseph Herron , Fight Saga, Fri, 27 Feb 2015
In a recent media day press conference at Freddie Roach’s Wildcard Gym, the 54 year old Hall of Fame trainer stated to the press in attendance that his super star fighter, Manny Pacquiao, still possesses the speed, power, and ring intelligence to stop his May 2nd opponent, Floyd Mayweather Jr., with  Read Full Story >>>

Why 'The Fight of the Century' had to happen
By Luke Dunn, The News Hub, Fri, 27 Feb 2015
Ringside tickets will cost up to £100,000 each; pay-per-view will cost US viewers $89.95 minimum, and television bidding is set to start at £6 million. No wonder he’s called Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather. Billed as 'The Fight of the Century’, Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao has been almost six y  Read Full Story >>>

Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao to fight for proposed redesigned title belt made of emeralds and platinum
By Marissa Payne, Washington Post, Fri, 27 Feb 2015
Along with a guaranteed multimillion-dollar prize purse that comes with Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao finally agreeing to fight each other on May 2, the winner will also get a shiny new belt, according to World Boxing Council President Mauricio Sulaiman. “For this special recognition I woul  Read Full Story >>>

Cotto: No organization owns my career, Fri, 27 Feb 2015
WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto says he will not be pressured into a fight. WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman stated this week that “Miguel Cotto may have a voluntary defense. He can choose his opponent, but the winner will have to face Golovkin.” However Cotto told “No orga  Read Full Story >>>

Frank Warren column: As long as he avoids Hammer blow, Tyson Fury is ready for world title shot against Klitschko or Wilder
By Frank Warren, The Independent, Fri, 27 Feb 2015
It is 15 years since Britain last staged a credible world heavyweight title fight – let’s pass on the David Haye-Audley Harrison farce in 2010 – but this summer Tyson Fury will make a worthy challenge for the crown on home territory. The big man from Manchester is set to face either Wladimir Kli  Read Full Story >>>

Breland: On the Mark
By Gordon Marino,, Fri, 27 Feb 2015
“Deontay still tends to overthrow his punches — make them too wide — and this puts him off balance. We are working on that…” Yesterday, I caught up with Mark Breland, the trainer of WBC heavyweight king, Deontay Wilder (33-0, 32 KOs). Always generous with his time and insights, Breland revisi  Read Full Story >>>


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