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By Eddie Alinea,, Wed, 01 Apr 2015

LOS ANGELES, Cal. – “No, they’re not true.” Assistant trainer and Manny Pacquiao’s boyhood friend Buboy Fernandez exclaimed in denying reports that troubles exist in the World Boxing Organization welterweight champion’  
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Muhammad Ali picks his side in the Fight of the Century
By Sean Wagner-McGough, CBS Sports, Wed, 01 Apr 2015
Mark down the most formidable of allies for Manny Pacquiao. Muhammad Ali -- "The Greatest" -- has chosen his side in the Fight of the Century, opting to back Pacquiao when he takes on Floyd Mayweather on May 2. Speaking with TMZ, Ali's daughter told them that her "dad is Team Pacquiao all the way  Read Full Story >>>

Mayweather vs Pacquiao: “Fighters like Manny only come around once in a lifetime,” insists conditioning expert
By Joseph Herron , Fight Saga, Wed, 01 Apr 2015
With less than five weeks remaining until the massive showdown between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao, strength and conditioning expert for the Filipino Congressman, Justin Fortune, claims the Pacman is as focused and as sharp as he’s ever seen him before a major prizefight. “Manny is shar  Read Full Story >>>

Boxing Insider Special Edition Notebook: Pacquiao vs. Mayweather
By William Holmes, Boxing Insider, Wed, 01 Apr 2015
The following is the Boxing Insider special edition notebook for the upcoming Mayweather vs. Pacquiao super bout, set for May 2nd in Las Vegas, Nevada. This notebook covers most of the news and notes that have been emerging from their respective camps for the week of March 24th to March 31st. 98  Read Full Story >>>

Confident Roach sees late KO Pacquiao win
By Roy Luarca, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Wed, 01 Apr 2015
When unbeaten American’s foot speed as his major problem. Against Manny Pacquiao, however, Mayweather may find himself being beaten in his own game. That’s according to seven-time trainer of the year Freddie Roach, who’ll man Pacquiao’s corner when the Filipino ring icon tangles with Mayweathe  Read Full Story >>>

Terence Crawford: “I feel like Mayweather’s jab and straight punches down the pipe are going to frustrate Manny Pacquiao”
By Jenna Jay, OTR Boxing Radio, Wed, 01 Apr 2015
Former WBO lightweight champion, Terence Crawford is coming off of a 2014 that saw him win a title, defend it, and prove he was the best fighter in his weight class. Now in a new year and moving up in weight, Crawford is looking to not only to win a belt in another division, but also establish to hi  Read Full Story >>>

No Holy Week break for Manny
By Josef T. Ramos, The Manila Times, Wed, 01 Apr 2015
Reigning World Boxing Organization welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao will not take a break this Holy Week in his training for his upcoming showdown against unbeaten Floyd Mayweather Jr. on May 2 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Pacquiao’s long time adviser Mike Koncz said that chief trai  Read Full Story >>>

Leonard Ellerbe, Rafael Garcia retained as Floyd Mayweather avoids shakeup for Pacquiao fight
By David Mayo,, Wed, 01 Apr 2015
LAS VEGAS -- Floyd Mayweather was ready for change and said so, targeting two of his most tenured and trusted employees. Yet, when his May 2 fight with Manny Pacquiao was negotiated, Leonard Ellerbe remained CEO of Mayweather Promotions, and 85-year-old Rafael Garcia was called back to work as cu  Read Full Story >>>

Another boy for Rachel and Nonito
By Beth Celis, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Wed, 01 Apr 2015
Rachel Donaire was unable to join husband Nonito Donaire Jr. here in Manila for Pinoy Pride 30 last Saturday. Rachel skipped the card, which featured her husband and Donnie “Ahas” Nietes, the longest reigning Filipino world champion, because of her delicate pregnancy. It’s possible Rachel’s docto  Read Full Story >>>

OUTSIDE LOOKING IN: That crab-mentality again (In defense of Manny)
By Eddie Alinea,, Tue, 31 Mar 2015

LOS ANGELES, Cal. – A month from now, Filipino boxing hero Manny Pacquiao will again be carrying the country’s colors when he fights undefeated American Floyd Mayweather Jr. in what is believed to be the biggest and most   
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By Ronnie Nathanielsz,, Tue, 31 Mar 2015

Top Rank promoter Bob Arum is pleased over Nonito "The Filipino Flash" Donaire's and has discussed plans for a July fight in Macau to keep the momentum of his 2nd round TKO victory over Brazil's William Prado before an enth  
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By Ronnie Nathanielsz,, Tue, 31 Mar 2015

WBA World Light Flyweight Champion, hard-hitting Filipino southpaw Randy “Ultratune” Petalcorin faces a tough fight when he defends his title against China’s Ma Yi Ming who is ranked No. 9 by the WBA. No. 8 by the WB  
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Floyd Mayweather v Manny Pacquaio: Muhammad Ali throws support behind Filipino, Tue, 31 Mar 2015
Muhammad Ali has shunned his compatriot Floyd Mayweather to support Manny Pacquiao in the long-awaited superfight on May 2, with his daughter hinting that Ali is less-than-impressed with Mayweather's lifestyle out of the ring. "My dad is Team Pacquiao all the way! My dad stood for things,” Rash  Read Full Story >>>

Mayweather vs Pacquiao: Is Justin Fortune working Pac-Man too hard at age 36?
By Joseph Herron , Fight Saga, Tue, 31 Mar 2015
Last week it was reported that Manny Pacquiao had been suffering from severe leg cramps while training for the biggest fight of his career. “There’s no magic cure for it,” said head trainer Freddie Roach to “Yahoo! Sports”. “We’re doing what we can do. I’ve got doctors working on it. There are so  Read Full Story >>>

Khan WILL fight Brook - but Mayweather and Pacquiao come first
By James Robson, Manchester Evening News, Tue, 31 Mar 2015
Amir Khan claims he could end Kell Brook’s career when the bitter rivals finally step into the ring together. Khan has confirmed that he will fight the IBF welterweight champion in a clash that could be staged at Wembley. But the 28-year-old from Bolton is still to set a definitive date for a   Read Full Story >>>

By Scott Smith ,, Tue, 31 Mar 2015
"Who does everyone want me to fight? Do they want me to fight Khan? Marquez? Brandon Rios? Bring them on. I'm world champion. I just want to entertain all y'all guys," stated undefeated IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook, who is already setting his eyes on his next target after an easy day at the   Read Full Story >>>

Praise be to ALA for jolly good boxing show
By Recah Trinidad,, Tue, 31 Mar 2015

AFTER stopping an unranked foe, a punching bag if you please, former boxing superstar Nonito Donaire erupted like the great winner of old. He readily called out the name of the Cuban phenom who had beaten him to signal his s  
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Adonis Stevenson Quebec City Public Workout Photos Prior To Saturday's PBC on CBS, Tue, 31 Mar 2015

Stevenson Defends His Title Against Sakio Bika This Saturday, April 4, LIVE On The Debut Of PBC On CBS (3 p.m. ET/Noon PT) QUEBEC CITY, CANADA (March 30, 2015) – Light heavyweight world champion Adonis “Superman” S  
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Pacquiao Watch: The X-factors – age and legs
By Edwin G. Espejo, Asian Correspondent, Tue, 31 Mar 2015
The Las Vegas moneyline says Manny Pacquiao is almost 2-1 underdog when he goes up against Floyd Mayweather Jr on May 2 (May 3 in the Philippines). It is the first time in 7 years Pacquiao is stacked up against a betting favorite. The last time it happened, he was fighting a bigger fighter and a   Read Full Story >>>

Floyd’s week in review
By Michael Woods,, Tue, 31 Mar 2015
His weeks are not like your weeks, this I guarantee. After all, you are not the most talented pugilist on the planet and, also, if you are anything like me, you don’t drive around and flaunt brick-sized wads of cash. Welcome again into a peek into a segment of the world of Floyd Mayweather Jr  Read Full Story >>>

Teddy Atlas “Three reasons” Pacquiao Will Can Beat Mayweathe
By Victor Salazar, Tha Boxing Voice, Tue, 31 Mar 2015
Almost a month away from the biggest financial fight in history, the opinions from all over the world are coming. Teddy Atlas, who was on hand at the red carpet event for Mayweather-Pacquiao, was one of the media members that felt the fight was going to happen this year. Why do you ask? It’s all in   Read Full Story >>>

Mayweather vs Pacquiao: Zab Judah trashes Pacquiao trainer Freddie Roach
By Joseph Herron , Fight Saga, Tue, 31 Mar 2015
There’s never a dull moment leading up to a massive prizefight like Mayweather vs. Pacquiao on May 2. A few weeks ago, it was rumored Floyd Jr. stopped two-division world champion Zab Judah during a sparring session and was looking relatively sharp in the gym. When asked to share his thoughts   Read Full Story >>>

Lucas Matthysse on Provodnikov: ‘We’ll find out who was ready’
By Diego Morilla,, Tue, 31 Mar 2015
There are very few fighters in the world who can claim to have sent every single one of their opponents to the canvas at least once during a fight, regardless of the final result. Argentina’s Lucas Matthysse (36-3, 34 knockouts) was a member of that improbable club until he ran into Danny Garcia for  Read Full Story >>>


March 30, 2015, Hollywood, Calif. --- Superstar Manny Pacquiao goes thru early morning drills with strength and conditioning coach Justin Fortune in Los Angeles for his upcoming 12-round welterweight world championship u  
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truTV & Top Rank Partner to Exclusively Televise Live Friday Night Primetime Boxing Series, Tue, 31 Mar 2015
Series Premieres with Two Title Fights on Friday, May 1, at 10 p.m. ET from The Chelsea Inside The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas truTV and Top Rank will partner to exclusively televise a live Friday night primetime boxing series beginning Friday, May 1, at 10 p.m. ET. The new boxing series, in assoc  Read Full Story >>>

Fight Report: Decastro KOs Rozembergs as Wood & Smith Score Sensational TKO Debut Victories.
By Gianluca (Rio) Di Caro,, Tue, 31 Mar 2015
Usually it is either a Friday or Saturday night that I get my regular fix of pugilistic action, this week though it was a little different as I made the trip from London up to Leeds on Sunday morning, in order to catch the latest offering from former Irish Champion, turned promoter, Lee Murtagh.   Read Full Story >>>

Boxing’s Magic Number: 147 Pounds
By Gordon Marino, Wall Street Journal, Tue, 31 Mar 2015
The rest of the civilized world is drawn to round numbers: 100th birthdays, 50th wedding anniversaries, .300 batting averages. But in boxing, which isn’t quite so civilized, an odd number has for decades held a special mystique: 147 When Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. step into the ring   Read Full Story >>>

Mayweather Sparring Partner Don Moore “Floyd, he explosive man, he strong as hell”
By James Allen, Tha Boxing Voice, Tue, 31 Mar 2015
‘Dangerous’ Don Moore(17-0-1, 11KO’s) is a lightweight fighter from Gary, Indiana who has been sparring with Floyd Mayweather Jr(47-0, 26KO’s) as he prepares to stake his WBA Super and WBC welterweight titles against Manny Pacquiao(57-5-2, 38KO’s) and his WBO belt on May 2nd at the MGM Grand in Las   Read Full Story >>>

Manny Pacquiao odds shorten ahead of Floyd Mayweather bout as Carl Froch eyes battle against Gennady Golovkin
By Jeff Powell, Mail Online (UK), Tue, 31 Mar 2015
The money keeps growing but the odds are shortening as the richest fight of all time looks set to break the half-billion-dollar barrier. Both Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao are impressing video-watchers and hand-picked visitors to their gyms in Las Vegas and Los Angeles respectively with the  Read Full Story >>>

Mayweather-Pacquiao — Storm Brewing: Is This Fight Potentially in Trouble?
By Charles Jay, Boxing Insider, Tue, 31 Mar 2015
Don’t get scared, but you might not be able to see the Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather fight on May 2, unless one very critical negotiation is put to bed. It’s all about how to whack up the money. Believe it or not, the principal entities in this nine-figure production have not figured that out y  Read Full Story >>>

Mayweather Vs. Pacquiao -- Broker Selling Ringside Seats ... For $87,000 Each!!, Tue, 31 Mar 2015
A high-end NY-based "hospitality service" says it has the very first authentic ringside seats to the Mayweather vs.Pacquiao fight ... and they could be yours for $87,500-a-pop!!! TMZ Sports spoke with Oren Partner -- the head of Precision Concierge New York (PCNY) -- who tells us he has 39 ticke  Read Full Story >>>

Provodnikov OK With Roach Missing Matthysse Fight
By Keith Idec,, Tue, 31 Mar 2015
Ruslan Provodnikov isn’t worried about not having Freddie Roach in his corner when he faces Lucas Matthysse. As long as Roach can continue helping him prepare for that difficult fight on a daily basis at Roach’s Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood, Provodnikov is more than comfortable taking instr  Read Full Story >>>

A “Contender” Stays in the Mix
By Ted Sares,, Tue, 31 Mar 2015
The win over Yoshihiro Kamegai was Gomez’s second since losing back-to-back bouts to Canelo Alvarez and Shawn Porter… “I’ll fight him.”—Alfonso Gomez calling out Peter Manfredo Jr. and winning the hearts of fans “I’m gonna punch him with love.”—Sergio Mora, before fighting Jesse Brinkley, illu  Read Full Story >>>

Manny focuses on footwork; Roach unhappy over sparring
By Abac Cordero, The Philippine Star, Tue, 31 Mar 2015
MANILA, Philippines - Manny Pacquiao is shifting his focus on footwork as training for the Floyd Mayweather Jr. fight enters its fourth week in Los Angeles. “Bilis ng paa (Foot speed),” said Pacquiao on GMA News as he capped his sparring session the other day. “That’s our focus this coming two  Read Full Story >>>


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