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“Jan. 17 is going to be a short night and it's going to be painful.” —Bermane Stiverne
“I have no doubt at the end of this fight my hand will be raised as the new heavyweight champion of the world.” – Deontay Wilder
SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® LIVE On Jan. 17
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ADONIS STEVENSON vs. DMITRY SUKHOTSKIY OFFICIAL WEIGHTS
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WBC LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP – 12 Rounds
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Rejuvenated Antonio Tarver Calls out David Haye
PhilBoxing.com, Fri, 19 Dec 2014
TAMPA (Dec. 18, 2014) - All five-time world champion Antonio "Magic Man" Tarver (31-6, 22 KOs) wants for Christmas is a signed contract to fight former two-division world champion David Haye (26-2, 24 KOs), ideally, during the first-quarter of 2015.
Tarver had been sending direct tweets for the p Read Full Story >>>
MILWAUKEE’S LARRY SANDERS SUSPENDED
PhilBoxing.com, Fri, 19 Dec 2014
NEW YORK, Dec. 18, 2014 – Milwaukee Bucks center Larry Sanders has been suspended one game without pay for pushing Portland Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum in the back as he elevated toward the basket, it was announced today by Rod Thorn, President, Basketball Operations.
The incident, which Read Full Story >>>
World awaits ‘fight of the century’
By Editorial, Tempo, Fri, 19 Dec 2014
Manny Pacquiao is the Pambansang Kamao – the National Fist. When he fights, the nation comes to a standstill. People gather in gyms and basketball courts to watch the fight on television. Peace descends on the remotest dissident areas of the country. Police find they have no crime incidents to repor Read Full Story >>>
Max Kellerman Doesn’t Think That Mayweather-Pacquiao Will Happen in May
By Mario Mungia, Tha Boxing Voice, Fri, 19 Dec 2014
An alarming amount of reports have surfaced over the past few weeks that suggest fight fans might finally get to see the mega fight of the millennium between Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr. and Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao. The fight is being proposed for May 2nd (Cinco de Mayo weekend) and the reports are Read Full Story >>>
Ken Hershman Q&A: HBO boss pleased with 2014 and optimistic going forward
By Michael Rosenthal, RingTV.com, Fri, 19 Dec 2014
Ken Hershman, president of HBO Sports, is more than satisfied when he looks back on 2014.
The premium network did good boxing numbers, averaging almost a million (978,000) viewers for its HBO World Championship Boxing events, which is a reflection of the quality of fights it televised. It had the Read Full Story >>>
For Mayweather, The Prize Comes First, Not The Fans
By Vittorio Hernandez, International Business Times, Fri, 19 Dec 2014
American boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr once more confirmed on Thursday his life philosophy - that the most important thing for him is money, not the fans.
Although he initially said last week when he accepted the challenge of Filipino champ Manny Pacquiao that he agreed to the long overdue dream matc Read Full Story >>>
Kostya Tszyu: ‘I Give Floyd More Chance Than Pacquiao but It Will Be a Very Close Fight’
By Simon Van Besouw, Tha Boxing Voice, Fri, 19 Dec 2014
At the WBC convention, ThaBoxingVoice.com had a chance to speak with Hall-of-Famer Kostya Tszyu. The Russian-born fighter, hailing from Australia, was the undisputed light welterweight champion in the first five years of this decade. He eventually got both dethroned and retired by Ricky Hatton on a Read Full Story >>>
Amir Khan: There's nothing I can do to force Floyd Mayweather into the ring... if it doesn't happen, I'll fight Manny Pacquiao
By James Robson, Manchester Evening News, Fri, 19 Dec 2014
Amir Khan admits he is powerless in his attempts to force Floyd Mayweather into the ring.
But the Bolton fighter insists there is growing pressure on the pound-for-pound No1 to finally agree to a fight.
Golden Boy promoter Oscar De La Hoya has vowed to push for a showdown between the two next Read Full Story >>>
Stephen A. Smith: “Bob Arum is right to say Cinco de Mayo weekend is for Canelo Alvarez and the Mexican fight fans, not Floyd Mayweather Jr.
By Joseph Herron , Fight Saga, Thu, 18 Dec 2014
On December 12, Floyd Mayweather Jr. proclaimed his intentions for the boxing year 2015, which included a massive event opposite Manny Pacquiao. But the official Mayweather declaration was made with several potentially problematic stipulations.
"Floyd Mayweather is not ducking or dodging any oppo Read Full Story >>>
PACQUIAO INVITED TO A GATHERING OF 100,000 CHRISTIANS IN CEBU
By Tonton Alcos-Antogop, PhilBoxing.com, Thu, 18 Dec 2014
Cong. Manny Pacquiao may visit Cebu in March to evangelize at the gathering of at least 100,000 Christians at the South Road Properties (SRP).
But everything would depend however on whether the May 2 fight with Floyd Ma Read Full Story >>>
ONE FC: DYNASTY OF CHAMPIONS OFFICIAL WEIGH-IN RESULTS
PhilBoxing.com, Thu, 18 Dec 2014
JI XIAN AND SONG YA DONG MAKE WEIGHT AHEAD OF MAIN EVENT SHOWDOWN
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Op-Ed: Why date and venue could scuttle Mayweather-Pacquiao showdown
By Leo Reyes, Digital Journal, Thu, 18 Dec 2014
In the early stages of the ongoing Mayweather-Pacquiao fight negotiations, two major issues stood in the way of the world's most anticipated boxing fight. These include the purse sharing issue and the random blood and urine testing that Mayweather wanted.
Seemingly, the blood and urine testing is Read Full Story >>>
Amir Khan: Floyd Mayweather running scared - I'm the last man who can beat him
SkySports.com, Thu, 18 Dec 2014
Amir Khan has taunted Floyd Mayweather, warning: fight me in May or lose your credibility.
Bolton's rejuvenated welterweight has renewed his attempts to land a fight with boxing's pound-for-pound king since enhancing his credentials with a thorough dismantling of former two-weight world champion Read Full Story >>>
NBA --Hawks exact revenge, pounce on Cavaliers, 127-98
By Jose Carlos Monroy, PhilBoxing.com, Thu, 18 Dec 2014
CLEVELAND -- The Atlanta Hawks blew the Cleveland Cavaliers out their building by making 49 of 76 field goals en route to a 127-98 rout on Wednesday night at the Quicken Loans Arena.
It was sweet revenge for the Hawks, who Read Full Story >>>
Why Floyd Mayweather is no longer our 154 lbs champion
By Jake Emen, ProBoxing-fans.com, Thu, 18 Dec 2014
Floyd Mayweather is undoubtedly a unique fighter. So unique, in fact, that here at ProBoxing-Fans.com we had him reigning over two divisions simultaneously, Welterweight and Junior Middleweight. However, that's no longer the case. Our 154 lbs. division championship has been vacated, creating a void Read Full Story >>>
WBC names mandatory challengers in each division
By Anson Wainwright, RingTV.com, Thu, 18 Dec 2014
The World Boxing Council’s 52nd annual convention took place over the past week in Las Vegas, and one of the key topics of conversation was how to sort out the various title challengers going forward.
Some of the big questions surrounded the heavyweight division, as it appears mandatory challenge Read Full Story >>>
LABORDO VS TOYCO IN ILO-ILO ALA-COBRA CARD
PhilBoxing.com, Thu, 18 Dec 2014
Juren "Turbo" Labordo will seek vengeance against Jaymart Toyco in their rematch on the main event of the ALA-Cobra "Tunay na Lakas" card held today December 18 at the Brgy. Katilingban Gym, Molo, Iloilo City.
Last year in Dumaguete City, Labordo (13-2,8KO's) lost to Toyco (14-6,10KO's) by TKO in Read Full Story >>>
Cotto on Negotiations with Canelo: ‘It’s Done in Oscar’s Mind and in Bob’s Mind but in Miguel Cotto’s Mind It’s Not’
By Victor Salazar, Tha Boxing Voice, Thu, 18 Dec 2014
Miguel Cotto was on hand at the WBC Convention and while the masses were celebrating the past and the future at the Convention, the focus of Miguel Cotto-Canelo Alvarez could not be escaped by Cotto. Is the deal done? Is it close? Miguel Cotto played Miguel Cotto well with a poker face and poker ans Read Full Story >>>
Jessie Vargas: “You’re in the ring to take care of business and I believe that I have what it takes to beat Manny Pacquiao”
By Jenna Jay, OTR Boxing Radio, Thu, 18 Dec 2014
The long awaited fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao is once again gaining steam, and while talks have started for a 2015 fight, most still feel that the fight will never happen and there are some boxers in the sport that are hoping just for that so they can have their own opportunity Read Full Story >>>
Floyd Mayweather dealing with murder-suicide, readys for Pacquiao
By Marcus Hondro , Digital Journal, Thu, 18 Dec 2014
The father of Floyd Mayweather Jr., Floyd Mayweather Sr., once a pro boxer himself, said that he's spoken with his son since the murder-suicide of Earl Hayes and Stephanie Moseley. He said his son is dealing with it as best he can.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. was talking to Hayes on Facetime on that Mo Read Full Story >>>
Fernando Vargas on Mayweather-Pacquiao: ‘Mayweather Will Beat Him No Problem’
By Sergio Pesina, Tha Boxing Voice, Thu, 18 Dec 2014
This past weekend Tha Boxing Voice was able to catch up with former junior middleweight champion, Fernando Vargas. We had to the chance to talk to Vargas and get his take on Khan versus Alexander as well as Pacquiao versus Mayweather. “Amir Khan did a great job, you know boxing. I think he did great Read Full Story >>>
Floyd Mayweather Sr. on prospect Bryce Fraser: ‘He’s one of the young up and coming fighters that is going to be very, very good’
By Chris Robinson, Hustle Boss, Thu, 18 Dec 2014
There are a pleothora of emerging prospects in the Las Vegas boxing community.
Trainer Floyd Mayweather Sr. is always open to working with somebody new, but it’s very rare that a fighter can catch his eye.
Having spent some time the past few years honing the skills of 18-year old Bryce Fraser, Read Full Story >>>
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MANNY PACQUIAO!
PhilBoxing.com, Thu, 18 Dec 2014
A BIRTHDAY GREETING FROM WBC PRESIDENT MURICIO SULAIMAN AND THE WORLD BOXING COUBCIL TO "FIGHTER OF THE DECADE" AND EIGHT DIVISION WORLD CHAMPION MANNY PACQUIAO.
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TOURNAMENT TO DETERMINE MAYWEATHER”S CHALLENGER IS UTTERLY STUPID!
By Ed de la Vega, DDS, PhilBoxing.com, Thu, 18 Dec 2014
Pardon me, but in my humble opinion the proposal of promoter Sampson Lewkowicz and approved by the WBC to hold a tournament amongst welterweights and junior middleweights to determine a challenger for Floyd Mayweather Read Full Story >>>
DENVER CUELLO RANKED NO.1 MINI FLYWEIGHT BY THE WBC
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, PhilBoxing.com, Thu, 18 Dec 2014
Manager/trainer Aljoe Jaro has been able to secure the No. 1 ranking in the mini flyweight division of the World Boxing Council for his fighter Denver Cuello.
Posing with WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman after the d Read Full Story >>>
Viloria can’t wait for Estrada rematch
By Joaquin Henson, PhilBoxing.com, Thu, 18 Dec 2014
Fresh from posting his third win in a row since losing the WBA/WBO flyweight titles to Juan Francisco Estrada last year, Brian Viloria said yesterday he’s gearing for a rematch with the Mexican champion and the Hawaiian Punch Read Full Story >>>
De La Hoya Changes Tune and Stated Via Twitter That If Mayweather-Pacquiao Happens in May He’ll Move the Alvarez Date
By Julio Garcia, Tha Boxing Voice, Thu, 18 Dec 2014
Saul “Canelo” Alvarez has his heart set on taking the boxing pay per views around Mexican holidays Cinco de Mayo and Mexican Independence Day away from Floyd Mayweather Jr. and having Mexican fighters headline those cards but he may have to wait at least for the May pay per view.
From the amount Read Full Story >>>
'Bata' defies Father Time
Gulf Daily News, Thu, 18 Dec 2014
The Philippines' most beloved and accomplished pool maestro defied the effects of aging by winning the Manny Pacquiao Cup Philippine Open 10 Ball championship held recently at SM City Mall in General Santos City to the delight of the crowd.
In the finals, he displayed finesse and class in beating Read Full Story >>>
NAC executive director stands behind judges’ scoring at The Cosmopolitan
By Steve Carp, Las Vegas Review Journal, Thu, 18 Dec 2014
After reviewing the judges’ work from Saturday’s card at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Nevada Athletic Commission executive director Bob Bennett said he stood behind their scoring in the welterweight nontitle fight between Timothy Bradley and Diego Chaves and the World Boxing Association super ligh Read Full Story >>>
Time to junk cowards and puppets
By Recah Trinidad, PhilBoxing.com, Thu, 18 Dec 2014
HONEST victories must be kept simple and pure. On the other hand, ugly defeats in whatever form need not be played back.
Like the shameful multiple fall suffered by the boastful Chris Algieri against Manny Pacquiao in Macau last month.
The least heard about it, the better, if they’re to pursue g Read Full Story >>>
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