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Super Bowl XLIX: Will Mayweather vs Pacquiao be announced tonight?
By Scott Christ, Bad Left Hook, Mon, 02 Feb 2015
If there's been a swerve attempt this weekend, we'll know tonight. As the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots lace up their cleats and deflate some balls for Super Bowl XLIX, the boxing world is wondering something else: are we finally going to see our Super Bowl, Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pac  Read Full Story >>>

HILLYARD KOs VOSYKA TO SECURE WBU INTERNATIONAL CROWN
PhilBoxing.com, Mon, 02 Feb 2015
On Friday evening, at the York hall in Bethnal Green, London, Nazeing, Essex’s George Hillyard put in a sensational performance to beat Czech Republic’s Michal Vosyka, to secure the World Boxing Union (WBU) International Super Middleweight title. Vosyka started fast, working off his strong left h  Read Full Story >>>

KHAN RETURNS IN STYLE – STOPS VOROS IN 65 SECONDS!
PhilBoxing.com, Mon, 02 Feb 2015
On Friday night, at the York Hall in London, sensational Super Flyweight prospect Tasif Khan made his long awaited return to the ring, following a two year sabbatical from the sport, and boy oh boy did he do it in style. For his first outing, since beating Elemir Rafael in December 2012, Khan fac  Read Full Story >>>

AdU Women's Softball, UST Men's Baseball Lead in UAAP
By Eddie Alinea, PhilBoxing.com, Mon, 02 Feb 2015
Title-defending Adamson University and University of Santo Tomas mangled separate opponents in their continued quest for their place in history in the UAAP women’s softball and men’s baseball, respectively, over the weekend at the decades old Rizal memorial ballpark. The Adamson Lady Falcons crui  Read Full Story >>>

NBA -- Bucks hold off Blazers for third straight win
By Anthony Rozic, PhilBoxing.com, Mon, 02 Feb 2015

MILWAUKEE -- The Milwaukee Bucks attacked early and often, and then used a 31-point third quarter blitz to put away the Portland Trail Blazers, 95-85, on Saturday night at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. Balanced scorin  
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NBA -- Hawks swat pesky Sixers, extend win-streak to 19
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, Mon, 02 Feb 2015

CHICAGO -- After squandering a 21-point first-half lead against the lowly Philadelphia 76ers, the Atlanta Hawks' season-best winning streak was in serious danger on Saturday night when they fell behind, 83-81, with just 2:5  
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Floyd flies to Caribbean
By Nick Giongco, Tempo, Mon, 02 Feb 2015
Floyd Mayweather is taking his precious time, enjoying the sight and sounds of Jamaica, unmindful of the fact that the world awaits whether he is going to end up facing Manny Pacquiao on May 2 in Las Vegas. Mayweather posted a photo of himself in his social media account resting in a hammock in J  Read Full Story >>>

Koncz: Time to keep quiet
By Abac Cordero, The Philippine Star, Mon, 02 Feb 2015
MANILA, Philippines - Floyd Mayweather Jr. was off to Jamaica, on his Gulfstream G5 private jet, as word spread the other day that his fight with Manny Pacquiao is a done deal. The TMZ.com report that said so was immediately quashed. Yesterday, the undefeated American posted a picture on Insta  Read Full Story >>>

Nietes, Donaire head elite honor roll
Philippine Daily Inquirer, Mon, 02 Feb 2015
Donnie Nietes and Nonito Donaire Jr. will be enshrined into the Elorde Boxing Hall of Fame for being Elorde Boxers of the Year for seven consecutive years since 2008 during the 15th Gabriel “Flash” Elorde Memorial Boxing Awards and Banquet of Champions on March 25 at Manila Hotel. Nietes , the cu  Read Full Story >>>

Ex-world champion Mikkel Kessler set to retire
By Phil D. Jay, World Boxing News, Mon, 02 Feb 2015
Super-middleweight legend Mikkel Kessler has given a huge indication that he will hang up his gloves after failing to secure a big fight in almost two years. The 35 year-old, who won the world title at 168lbs on four occasions in a standout career, last fought when losing out to Briton Carl Froch  Read Full Story >>>

KONCZ CLAMS UP, WANTS ENERGIES DEVOTED TO WORKING TO RESOLVE OUTSTANDING ISSUES
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, PhilBoxing.com, Sun, 01 Feb 2015

Manny Pacquiao’s longtime adviser Michael Koncz appears to have realized that negotiating through the media and trying to put pressure on Floyd Mayweather Jr to agree to fight Pacquiao as planned on May 2 hasn’t worked a  
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LET’S BE FAIR TO FLOYD MAYWEATHER
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, PhilBoxing.com, Sun, 01 Feb 2015

Millions of Filipinos have justifiably hero-worshipped eight division world champion Manny Pacquiao for the honor he has brought our country in the world of boxing. In the same light all of us, including myself, have on occasi  
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TIBAY NG PINOY 6: Cabalquinto, Palicte KO Thais to cop IBF titles
By Lito delos Reyes, PhilBoxing.com, Sun, 01 Feb 2015

DAVAO CITY -- Filipino fighters Adones Cabaquinto and Aston Palicte knocked out their Thai rivals to emerge as the new International Boxing Federation (IBF) Asia junior welterweight and World Youth super flyweight champ  
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CLAVERAS RETAINS WBC ABC TITLE WITH 1ST ROUND KO OF INDONESIAN CHALLENGER
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, PhilBoxing.com, Sun, 01 Feb 2015

Promising Richard Claveras retained his WBC Asian Boxing Council light flyweight title with a stunning 1st round knockout of Indonesian challenger Demsi Manufoe at the Mandaluyong City Gym on Saturday evening. Claveras added a  
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Amir Khan: Floyd Mayweather Jr. Situation is Crazy
By Edward Chaykovsky, BoxingScene.com, Sun, 01 Feb 2015
British star Amir Khan (30-3, 19KOs), like many other fighters, is sitting back and waiting patiently to see what Floyd Mayweather Jr. decides to do on May 2nd. Khan has yet to book an opponent, or a return date, in order to keep himself available for a Mayweather opportunity. The same goes for   Read Full Story >>>

NIETES DEFENDS WBO LIGHT FLYWEIGHT TITLE AGAINST LUIS CEJA
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, PhilBoxing.com, Sun, 01 Feb 2015

World Boxing Organization light flyweight champion Donnie “Ahas” Nietes who has been elevated to the prestigious “Flash” Elorde Hall of Fame whose 47 year old record of reigning as world junior lightweight champion for   
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Getting to the truth in that Miami meeting
By Recah Trinidad, PhilBoxing.com, Sun, 01 Feb 2015

(SAVE P-NOY: Malacanang tried to brush off national displeasure over President Aquino’s unbelievable conduct, after he absented himself from the arrival honors for fallen members of the Special Action Force (SAF) at the V  
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Rodriguez defeats Fajardo in rematch
FightNews.com, Sun, 01 Feb 2015
Former IBF and WBO minimumweight champion Francisco “Chihuas” Rodriguez (17-2-1, 11 KOs) scored a ten round unanimous decision over Jomar Fajardo (14-6-2, 7 KOs) on Saturday night at the Palenque de la Feria in Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas, Mexico. Now the WBO’s #1 junior flyweight, “Chihuas” dropped F  Read Full Story >>>

Jeff Mayweather: “Manny Pacquiao has been knocked out cold, but everybody is still speaking like he really has a chance with Floyd”
By Robert Brown, OTR Boxing Radio, Sun, 01 Feb 2015
I had a chance to speak with former IBO super featherweight champ, Jeff Mayweather. ‘Jazzy’ Jeff is the uncle of Floyd Mayweather Jr. and spend his time now training fighters out of Las Vegas. Topics discussed in this interview include, the possible Mayweather-Pacquiao match, Canelo Alvarez’ upcomin  Read Full Story >>>

Ishe Smith says ‘it’s hard to say’ whether we will see Mayweather vs. Pacquiao this year
By Chris Robinson, Hustle Boss, Sun, 01 Feb 2015
As seen earlier today, Floyd Mayweather has taken to his personal Instagram page to dismiss reports that a May 2 clash with Manny Pacquiao is set for Las Vegas. The buzz on boxing’s dream match continues to build but after so many years of anticipation, not everyone is sold that Mayweather vs. Pa  Read Full Story >>>

Mayweather vs. Pacquiao 2015: Hold your fire
By Joseph Herron , Fight Saga, Sun, 01 Feb 2015
As most boxing fans have already recognized, TMZ Sports’ Friday announcement that the perceived fight of the century, Mayweather vs Pacquao 2015, in their words, “a done deal,” was merely a false alarm. While it’s completely understandable to want to “break the news” of the biggest match-up in th  Read Full Story >>>

Mayweather-Pacquiao not set yet
By Dan Rafael, ESPN.com, Sun, 01 Feb 2015
Friday night the website TMZ sent shockwaves through the sports world when it reported that the long-awaited Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiao deal was final. “MAYWEATHER VS. PACQUIAO DEAL DONE ... Fight Set” read the headline, setting in motion a social media meltdown of the highest order.   Read Full Story >>>

Chris Algieri revamps team, looks for another bout
By Greg Logan, NewsDay.com, Sun, 01 Feb 2015
Now what? That's the question facing Chris Algieri in the aftermath of his disappointing loss to WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao. The Long Island fighter took a meteoric ride from obscurity to boxing's pinnacle with upset wins over Emanuel Taylor and then Ruslan Provodnikov for the WBO s  Read Full Story >>>

NBA -- Cavs dethrone Kings, win ninth straight
By Adeline Deladisma, PhilBoxing.com, Sun, 01 Feb 2015
CLEVELAND -- LeBron James ignored the discomfort of a hurting wrist and recorded 19 points, seven rebounds and four steals to help the Cleveland Cavaliers dispatch the Sacramento Kings, 101-90, on Friday night at the Quicken Loans Arena. James, a four-time league MVP, made 7-of-16 field goals in   Read Full Story >>>

Floyd Mayweather via social media: 'Fight Not Made yet'
By Kevin Iole, Yahoo! Sports, Sun, 01 Feb 2015
The celebrity gossip website TMZ sent social media into a frenzy on Friday when it erroneously reported that a deal had been reached to pit Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao against each other. Insiders representing both fighters laughed the TMZ report off. Though progress had been made throug  Read Full Story >>>

Arum on Mayweather-Pacquiao: A lot of Issues To Solve
By Edward Chaykovsky, BoxingScene.com, Sun, 01 Feb 2015
Top Rank CEO Bob Arum would prefer to stage Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Manny Pacquiao on a date in June, to allow everyone involved additional time to promote what everyone considers to be 'the biggest fight in boxing." Mayweather demanded the lucrative Cinco De Mayo date of May 2nd, at the MGM Gr  Read Full Story >>>

Bob Arum not expecting Mayweather v Pacquiao announcement this weekend
By Phil D. Jay, World Boxing News, Sun, 01 Feb 2015
The has been several reports in the media that the eagerly-anticipated pay-per-view clash could be announced as early as this Sunday, with some going as far as stating that during this weekend's Super-Bowl would be the chosen time. Arum stated that this is not the case when contacted by World Box  Read Full Story >>>

FLOYD MAYWEATHER: "THEY CONTINUE TO LIE ABOUT MAKING THE FIGHT"
By Ben Thompson, FightHype.com, Sun, 01 Feb 2015
"Laying back, relaxing, enjoying good weather, palm trees and piña coladas. While they continue to lie about making the fight...I'm just going to continue to travel and explore the world on my private jet," stated undefeated pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather, he recently took to his social netwo  Read Full Story >>>

NBA -- Raptors outlast Nets in OT, 127-122
By Ben Paz, PhilBoxing.com, Sun, 01 Feb 2015

BROOKLYN -- Despite losing a double digit lead, the Toronto Raptors found a way to win in an overtime, beating the Brooklyn Nets, 127-122, on Friday night at the Barclays Center. Toronto led by 17 points in the third qu  
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Manny In LA, Then It's Off To DC, Before Heading Back Home
By Michael Woods, The Sweet Science, Sun, 01 Feb 2015
Will the silence be seen in retrospect as golden, as a "gag order" period where the principals and their people hunkered down and ironed out details for the super fight five five or so years in the making, featuring the two best known pugilists on the planet, Floyd "Money" Mayweather, and Manny "The  Read Full Story >>>

Je Suis Floyd
By Robert Ecksel, Boxing.com, Sun, 01 Feb 2015
TMZ has a pet boxing celebrity. The pet boxing celebrity’s name is Floyd Mayweather and he has transcended boxing… TMZ might be the bottom of the barrel. It might be the tops of the pops. It gives us breaking news at breakneck speed. Its roving reporters dog airports far and wide. Its subject  Read Full Story >>>

Freddie Roach: Matthysse-Provodnikov Winner is in Line for Pacquiao
By Mario Mungia, Tha Boxing Voice, Sun, 01 Feb 2015
It is not completely surprising that Lucas Matthysse made the decision to resign with Golden Boy and extend his contract. Some people were surprised because he is represented by Al Haymon. Haymon has removed most of his stable from Golden Boy’s promotional outfit. With the exception of a few fighter  Read Full Story >>>

SONSONA & CASIMERO BOUND FOR THE U.S FOR TRAINING
PhilBoxing.com, Sun, 01 Feb 2015

Two former world champions “Marvelous” Marvin Sonsona and John Riel “Quadro Alas” Casimero are set to leave for the US on Friday, February 6 to continue their training. Trainer, Feleciano “Jun” Agrabio is flying with t  
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'Mayweather vs. Pacquiao' brings much needed 'mojo' back to boxing
By Joseph Herron , Fight Saga, Sun, 01 Feb 2015
Within a matter of days, the excruciating five-year wait may finally be over. Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum recently stated to various media outlets that the almost "Paul Bunyan" like match-up, "Mayweather vs. Pacquiao", is very close to becoming a reality. "The issues are being narrowed dow  Read Full Story >>>

Arum: Top Rank not being left out of Pacquiao-Floyd bout
ABS-CBN News, Sun, 01 Feb 2015
MANILA, Philippines – Boxing promoter Bob Arum denied rumors that his firm, Top Rank Inc., is being left out of the negotiations on the mega-bout of Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. In an interview on DZMM’s Teka Muna, Arum said it is impossible for him to be cut out of the deal since it w  Read Full Story >>>

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