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Mayweather: Destroys Pacquiao, Ali and Robinson on ESPN with Stephen A. Smith
By John Gatling,, Tue, 21 Apr 2015
It actually started with an assault on Micheal Jordan.  Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images Driving at night in one of his many luxury cars on the Las Vegas strip as ESPN "First Take" commentator Stephen A. Smith rode shotgun, Floyd Mayweather, in a fit of almost teenage rage, began to y  Read Full Story >>>

By Ronnie Nathanielsz,, Tue, 21 Apr 2015

MP Promotions Michael Koncz has denied a report that claimed four Filipino boxers were scheduled to fight on the Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather undercard at the MGM Grand Garden SArena in Las Vegas on May 2. Koncz in  
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By Ronnie Nathanielsz,, Tue, 21 Apr 2015
International Boxing Organization president Ed Levine has sent out a notice which says the IBO suspends the promoter of Loreto-Joyi for failing to pay its financial obligations. However, the announcement makes no specific mention that promoter Siphatho Handi has been suspended by the IBO. W  Read Full Story >>>

Bryant Jennings Arrives in NYC for Klitschko Clash, Tue, 21 Apr 2015

NEW YORK (April 20, 2015) - Gary Shaw Productions undefeated heavyweight contender, Bryant "By-By" Jennings (19-0, 10 KOs) has arrived in New York City for his upcoming championship bout against Wladimir Klitschko (  
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‘Why are you guys so tense?’
By Nick Giongco, Tempo, Tue, 21 Apr 2015
LOS ANGELES – Manny Pacquiao bumped into a Manila-based writer sent to cover the boxing star at the men’s room around mid-afternoon Sunday in Hollywood and while the run-in was brief, their conversation proved telling and insightful. A burly guard led Pacquiao to the urinal, while another one pee  Read Full Story >>>

Arum Shakes Head at Mayweather-Pacquiao Ticket Snafu
By Steve Kim,, Tue, 21 Apr 2015
So we are now officially less than two weeks away from the May 2nd showdown between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather. But as of Monday, there were still no tickets on sale to the public (which would be very limited, regardless) or for that matter, for the closed-circuit. Also, those involved in t  Read Full Story >>>

The 3 Manny Pacquiaos: Tracing the Evolution of the Boxing Star's Fighting Style
By Kelsey McCarson,, Tue, 21 Apr 2015
Tracing the evolution of Manny Pacquiao's fighting style is a case study in metamorphosis. Pacquiao, the fighting pride of the Philippines, is one of the best fighters who have ever lived. He’s won legitimate alphabet titles in eight different weight classes and lineal championships in four. He’  Read Full Story >>>

Some room rates for megafight pack four-figure punch
By Alan Snel, Las Vegas Review Journal, Tue, 21 Apr 2015
When it comes to hotel room rates in Las Vegas for the fight of the century on May 2, it’s the Wild, Wild West out there. Some rates for a single night cost as much as your monthly mortgage payment. “It’s kind of a free-for-all,” said Vanessa Doleshal, business development manager. “  Read Full Story >>>

Quick Jabs: Mayweather Vs Pacquiao Tickets, Sergey Kovalev’s Racist Shirt, More
By Tim Starks, The Queensberry Rules, Tue, 21 Apr 2015
We’ve been trying to get ya more quick jabs of boxing news and analysis without putting them in a formal Quick Jabs format, but it’s been an exceptionally productive period for boxing news and boxing news that needs analysis, and it’s been hard to keep up. So, going back to the old ways… In this   Read Full Story >>>

No Apologies: Lucas Matthysse W12 Ruslan Provodnikov
By Joel Calahan , The Cruelest Sport, Tue, 21 Apr 2015
Before Ray Flores announced the official decision for Saturday night’s pitched, bloody rumble between Lucas Matthysse and Ruslan Provodnikov at the Turning Stone Casino and Resort in Verona, New York, he turned for dramatic flourish to the old commonplace of dubbing both combatants “warriors”—the ep  Read Full Story >>>

By Ronnie Nathanielsz,, Tue, 21 Apr 2015

The long line of media people from every nook and corner of the world including the United States and the Philippines waiting to participate in the International conference call hosted by Top Rank promoter Bob Arum and featuring e  
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147-Pound Weight Class Takes Center Stage Again For Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao Super Fight, Tue, 21 Apr 2015

147-POUND WEIGHT CLASS TAKES CENTER STAGE AGAIN ON SATURDAY, MAY 2 AT THE MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA Floyd Mayweather & Manny Pacquiao Square Off In Another Classic Showdown In The Welterweight Division LAS VEGAS (April 20, 2015)  
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This is what boxing lives for
By Recah Trinidad,, Tue, 21 Apr 2015

IT’S a pity that not many Filipino fans managed to watch a great boxing performance in the US on Sunday which could’ve scored bigger ahead of the sold-out superbout between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. Terence Crawf  
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Floyd Mayweather: I'm better than Muhammad Ali, Tue, 21 Apr 2015
Undefeated Floyd Mayweather believes that he is the greatest boxer of all time, eclipsing the likes of Sugar Ray Robinson and Muhammad Ali. The highly anticipated showdown between Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao will be the most lucrative fight of all-time when the two fighters meet the MGM Grand o  Read Full Story >>>

Maybe IT IS Time For Floyd To Lose!?
By Michael Woods, The Sweet Science, Tue, 21 Apr 2015
OK, straight up, I think the guy who has not one loss on his resume will win May 2. Nothing ground-breaking about that prediction. I think Floyd Mayweathers' ability to dissect a foe, make him pay for being off balance, catching him in bteween shots, his majestic reflexes, his uncanny innate ability  Read Full Story >>>

PLUS, UNDEFEATED PROSPECTS & LOCAL FAVORITES ROUND OUT A FULL NIGHT OF UNDERCARD ACTION AS PREMIER BOXING CHAMPIONS ON SPIKE TAKES OVER CHICAGO CHICAGO (April 20, 2015) - A slew of local favorites and exciting fighters come to UIC Pavilion in Chicago on Friday, April 24 as part of a stacked under  Read Full Story >>>

Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino and Greg Cohen Promotions Proudly Announce 'Championship Boxing on CBS Sports Network', Tue, 21 Apr 2015
Tony "Lightning" Luis to fight for regional championship in June 26 main event of the Sully Huff Invitational at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. - The thrill of championship professional boxing is returning to Niagara Falls, NY. Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino and Greg Cohen Pro  Read Full Story >>>

Mendon Twin Drive-In to show UFC 186 this Saturday night, Tue, 21 Apr 2015
MENDON, Mass. (April 20, 2015) - The newly renovated Mendon Twin Drive-In will be a closed circuit site for this Saturday night's UFC 186 from historic Bell Centre in Montreal. Mendon Twin Drive-In ( is located at 35 Milford St. in Mendon, MA. Tickets may be purchased at the  Read Full Story >>>

Jimmy Slattery book author Rick Blake to be Ring 8 Guest Speaker Tuesday night in New York, Tue, 21 Apr 2015
NEW YORK (Apr. 20, 2015) - Author Rich Blake will be tomorrow night's (Tuesday, April 21) special Ring 8 guest speaker at O'Neill's Restaurant, located at 64-21 53rd Drive in Maspeth, New York. Blake is a veteran New York City-based author who has written, Slats: The Legend & Life of Jimmy Slatte  Read Full Story >>>

Manny Pacquiao gets in 2 words before conference call is KO'd
By Associated Press, Fox Sports, Tue, 21 Apr 2015
Manny Pacquiao literally got two words in before a conference call about his fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. was abruptly cancelled Monday. A spokesman for Pacquiao's promoter blamed technical difficulties for the cancellation, partly due to the large number of boxing writers and broadcasters who  Read Full Story >>>

By Ben Thompson,, Tue, 21 Apr 2015
Sources close to the situation have informed us that 8-division world champion Manny Pacquiao has been served to appear at a deposition in order to refute or confirm allegations made by Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach that world-class Strength & Conditioning Coach Alex Ariza supplied him with "my  Read Full Story >>>

Mayweather vs. Pacquiao set to join legendary lore of great welterweight fights, Tue, 21 Apr 2015
It has often been said that “as the heavyweight division goes, so goes boxing,” but that has not always been the case and, in fact, might not even be valid when viewed from a comprehensive perspective dating back to the late 19th century. In Boxing, German author Bertram Job’s epic, 420-page coffee-  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao relishes underdog tag
By Abac Cordero, The Philippine Star, Tue, 21 Apr 2015
LOS ANGELES – Manny Pacquiao is moving around town oozing with confidence ahead of his May 2 encounter with Floyd Mayweather Jr. “I’m not worried,” said Pacquiao Sunday evening. The greatest Filipino boxer ever remained a 2-1 underdog against the undefeated American. Yet, he thinks that number  Read Full Story >>>

May 2, 2015 History will be made
By Xavier Rivera, BoxeoMundial, Tue, 21 Apr 2015
The long awaited match and arguably the most important fight in this modern day boxing era is fast approaching. It’s easy to label it so based on PPV projections and the revenue it will generate, but in the eyes of this boxing enthusiast, the winner of the Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao figh  Read Full Story >>>

Bayless or Weeks to work megafight
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, Tue, 21 Apr 2015
MANILA, Philippines - From six to three to two. That’s how the pool of candidates has dwindled in the process of selecting the referee who will work the WBC/WBA/WBO unified welterweight title fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao in Las Vegas on May 2. International boxing referee  Read Full Story >>>

Rios Says Best Game Plan Will Decide Mayweather-Pacquiao
By Mario Mungia, Tha Boxing Voice, Tue, 21 Apr 2015
I have finally figured out what makes Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao’s May 2nd mega fight incredibly interesting. I’m serious, I actually cracked the case. You ready? Here it is: fans from both sides are equally convinced their fighter can win. Simple, I know. Okay, so I might not have s  Read Full Story >>>

Reality check for Chavez Jr.
By Ramon Aranda,, Tue, 21 Apr 2015
Going into his light heavyweight clash against Andrzej Fonfara this past Saturday night, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. had been criticized for many things including his weight issues, his apparent lack of dedication, and other out of the ring antics. After eight grueling rounds at the Stub Hub Center in  Read Full Story >>>

Mayweather vs Pacquiao Fighting History Part 1: The debut
By Fraser Coffeen , Bloody Elbow, Tue, 21 Apr 2015
On May 2, live on PPV, Floyd Mayweather faces Manny Pacquiao in what is being billed as boxing's Fight of the Century. It's a fight that has been in discussion for roughly seven years, and now it is finally upon us. In this Bloody Elbow series, we look at the history leading up to Mayweather vs Pacq  Read Full Story >>>

Rested Manny to receive $50-M down payment
By Abac Cordero, The Philippine Star, Tue, 21 Apr 2015
LOS ANGELES – Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao spent his rest day replenishing his energy after a weeklong grind and sharing quality time with family and friends less than two weeks before his megafight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. It was a long Sunday afternoon that started with church service a  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao doles out $12,000 each for 2 biggest losers
By Mark Giongco, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Tue, 21 Apr 2015
HOLLYWOOD—The biggest losers were also the biggest winners. Former boxer Arnel Fontanilla and caregiver Kharzma Tan shed off almost 32 kilograms combined in just a span of five weeks to win $12,000 each in Manny Pacquiao’s weight-loss challenge on Sunday night. Fontanilla dropped close to 15.4  Read Full Story >>>

Four Pinoy boxers still need visas for Pacquiao-Mayweather fight
By Lito delos Reyes,, Tue, 21 Apr 2015

Palicte. FOUR Filipino boxers from the MP Boxing Promotions are hoping to get their visas soon so that they can be included in the undercard of the much-awaited mega-fight between 8-world division champion Manny   
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Mayweather-Pacquiao: Five Key Factors
By Jarrett Zook,, Tue, 21 Apr 2015
Both fighters have their respective strengths and potential weaknesses that could come to play defining roles in their upcoming bout… As an opinionated person, who happens to be a boxing writer, it is only natural that I throw in my two cents regarding the upcoming mega fight. If everything goes   Read Full Story >>>

Mayweather vs. Pacquiao: Winner Truly Takes All
By Dennis Cruz, Boxing Buzz, Tue, 21 Apr 2015
The upcoming May 2 mega-fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao is so much more than just another high-end prizefight. While three welterweight titles may be on the line and top dog status on the mythical pound-for-pound list is up for grabs, we’d be kidding ourselves if we said that Maywe  Read Full Story >>>

By David Kassel ,, Tue, 21 Apr 2015
It's Monday. Welcome back for another edition of Observe and Fight, The Boxing Observer's compilation of observations and random thoughts from the previous two weeks that were in boxing. Get caught up on some of the most recent events you may have missed out on, including an early look at Mayweather  Read Full Story >>>

Chavez Sr. Advises Pacquiao to Forget About Being Godly and Become a Demon Against Mayweather
By Mario Mungia, Tha Boxing Voice, Tue, 21 Apr 2015
Julio Cesar Chavez is an all-time great and one of the most financially lucrative fighters in the history of the sport. He has been in some major promotions, but even he will tell you that the magnitude of the May 2nd showdown between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao is unlike any other event  Read Full Story >>>


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