|Floyd Mayweather vs Bob Arum? Promoter insists “There is no great feud"|
By Joseph Herron , Fight Saga, Sun, 01 Mar 2015
Now that Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao have agreed to terms for a historic meeting on May 2nd, every fight fan can breathe a collective sigh of relief.
For years, many fervent Mayweather supporters believed the clamored super fight would never happen while the Filipino Congressman remained Read Full Story >>>
Ariza starts work on Floyd
By Nick Giongco, Tempo, Sun, 01 Mar 2015
The major players of training camp—Floyd Sr. and uncle Roger, renowned cutman-wraps specialist Rafael Garcia and conditioning coach Alex Ariza—have been told to report for active duty.
The start of training camp for Mayweather will be exactly two months before the 38-year-old Michigan-born fighte Read Full Story >>>
Floyd Mayweather Sr.: “Stupid @$$ Freddie, Out Of His Crazy @$$ Mind!”
By Timothy Bartolini, Tha Boxing Voice, Sun, 01 Mar 2015
The Mayweather Boxing Channel on Youtube released a video of Floyd Mayweather Sr. voicing his opinion on Freddie Roach’s assertion that Manny Pacquiao would put Floyd Jr. on the canvas in their May 2nd fight.
Floyd Sr. has a reputation for being somewhat “forward” when being interviewed, and that Read Full Story >>>
A promise of war from Floyd Mayweather
By Recah Trinidad, PhilBoxing.com, Sun, 01 Mar 2015
UNLIKE Manny Pacquiao, Floyd Mayweather Jr. doesn’t say he’s going for a knockout.
All Mayweather could promise was that he would be smarter.
“I’m just ready to go out there and be exciting, be smart and be exciting,” he to Read Full Story >>>
Oliva fights in Mexico today
By Lito delos Reyes, PhilBoxing.com, Sun, 01 Mar 2015
REIGNING World Boxing Federation Asia-Pacific flyweight champion Jether Oliva of the Philippines will fight the undefeated Mexican Luis Nery on Feb. 28 in Tijuan, Baia California in Mexico.
Oliva is accompanied by hi Read Full Story >>>
Bob Arum -- I'll Hook Ronda Rousey Up ... Free Tix to Pacquiao Fight!
TMZ.com, Sun, 01 Mar 2015
Ronda Rousey can rest a little easier -- she won't have to pay MILLIONS for a ticket to the Pacquiao vs. Mayweather fight ... 'cause she's getting her tix for free ... TMZ Sports has learned!
The UFC badass told us earlier this week that she was concerned about the ticket prices for the fight of Read Full Story >>>
Arum on Frenzy For Mayweather-Pacquiao Tickets
By Jake Donovan, BoxingScene.com, Sun, 01 Mar 2015
Ticket price points still have yet to be established for the May 2 superfight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao, yet demand has already exceeded any available supply.
Once they are set, it’s highly unlikely that the sport’s true and every day fans will have any access to tickets. It’s j Read Full Story >>>
Palace rejects tax break for Pacquiao
By Joel M. Sy Egco, The Manila Times, Sun, 01 Mar 2015
Malacañang on Saturday said granting special tax privileges to world boxing champion and Sarangani Rep. Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao at this time will only raise more questions and should be deferred for further consultation with the internal revenue bureau.
Reacting to a proposal by Sen. Aquilino P Read Full Story >>>
Brook, Khan camps in early talks
By Dan Rafael, ESPN.com, Sun, 01 Mar 2015
When Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao finally agreed to their May 2 megafight, the big loser was welterweight contender Amir Khan.
Had the fight not been made, Khan, a former unified junior welterweight titleholder, was a likely next opponent for either man. But now Khan is left to take a Read Full Story >>>
EXCITED PACQUIAO LEAVES FOR WILD CARD AFTER ONE LAST PBA GAME
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, PhilBoxing.com, Sun, 01 Mar 2015
An excited eight division world champion Manny Pacquiao left for Los Angeles last night to begin serious training under celebrated Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach who just won his 7th “Trainer of the Year” award from the B Read Full Story >>>
Manny Pacquiao and punching power: "It's the weirdest thing," Shane Mosley insisted
By Lee Cleveland , Fight Saga, Sun, 01 Mar 2015
In May 2011, fight great Shane Mosley lost a wide decision to Manny Pacquiao who entered as the top pound-for-pound fighter and No. 1 welterweight in the world according to The RING Magazine.
In that bout, Shane was floored in Round 3 and, from that point forward, remained extremely tentative. Pa Read Full Story >>>
Whatever happens in boxing, Floyd Mayweather Jnr is in control
By Tim Noonan, South China Morning Post, Sun, 01 Mar 2015
Floyd is in control. At this stage it's impossible to deny, so don't even try. When "Control Freaks Are Us" sits down for its annual meeting, the politburo in Beijing and the green jackets of Augusta National wait for Floyd to show up so the gathering can officially begin. Floyd Mayweather Jnr is th Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao off to Los Angeles
By Abac Cordero, The Philippine Star, Sun, 01 Mar 2015
MANILA, Philippines - Manny Pacquiao seemed more concerned trying to steer his Kia team to victory last night than he was about the long trip up ahead.
Pacquiao arrived at The Arena in San Juan just moments before tip-off. He was in street clothes and was not ready to play.
Then he flew to Los Read Full Story >>>
What Must Pacquiao Do To Give Mayweather 47-1 Record: Here's What Experts Think
By Aaron Mamiit, Tech Times, Sun, 01 Mar 2015
The long-awaited fight between the unbeaten Floyd Mayweather and Filipino boxing hero Manny Pacquiao is finally pushing through on May 2, with the spectacle expected to shatter boxing revenue records.
Fans of the sport have been waiting for a Mayweather-Pacquiao fight for years, as the two welter Read Full Story >>>
Viloria picks Manny over Floyd on pts
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, Sun, 01 Mar 2015
MANILA, Philippines - Former WBC/IBF lightflyweight and WBA-WBO flyweight champion Brian Viloria said the other day he expects a close fight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather in their 12-round WBC-WBA-WBO lineal unification welterweight showdown at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas o Read Full Story >>>
PAYPA LOSES BY 1ST ROUND TKO IN OPBF TITLE FIGHT
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, PhilBoxing.com, Sun, 01 Mar 2015
The 16 fight winning streak of Filipino 21 year old Jimmy Paypa came to a screeching halt when he suffered a 1st round TKO at the hands of Oriental Pacific Boxing Federation super bantamweight champion Shingo Wake of Japan on Friday at the famed Korakuen Hall in Tokyo.
Wake who was making his fif Read Full Story >>>
NBA -- Knicks outlast Pistons in 2OT thriller
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, Sun, 01 Mar 2015
CHICAGO -- Still in the hunt for a playoffs berth in the Eastern Conference, the Detroit Pistons had a golden opportunity to gain some headway Friday night when they hosted the hapless, Carmelo Anthony-less New York Knicks.
It turned out be a massive opportunity loss as Detroit shot just 40.2 p Read Full Story >>>
NBA -- Butler, Noah tame Wolves, 96-89
By Anthony Rozic, PhilBoxing.com, Sun, 01 Mar 2015
CHICAGO -- With a depleted line-up, Jimmy Butler and Joakim Noah came to the rescue and helped the Chicago Bulls avoid an upset loss at the hands of the visiting Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night.
Butler had 28 poi Read Full Story >>>
NBA -- Clips hand Grizzlies rare home loss
By Mohan Labra Ramchandani, PhilBoxing.com, Sun, 01 Mar 2015
LOS ANGELES -- With four of five starters scoring in double figures, the Los Angeles Clippers stunned the Memphis Grizzlies, 97-79, on Friday night at the FedEx Forum.
Chris Paul orchestrated the Clippers onslaugh Read Full Story >>>
Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao: What the ‘experts’ are saying
By Lev Jackson, The Province, Sun, 01 Mar 2015
Since news broke that Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao will finally meet in boxing’s richest fight, every journalist and their dog have become overnight boxing experts, locked and loaded with their opinion.
Due to the sheer magnitude of the event, just about every news outlet around the world Read Full Story >>>
Manny Pacquiao puts on game face as training camp looms
By Ryan Songalia, Rappler, Sun, 01 Mar 2015
Pacquiao spends his final hours in Manila coaching his basketball team. Training for his mega-fight with Floyd Mayweather awaits him in Los Angeles
MANILA, Philippines – It’s two minutes before tip-off and both the KIA Carnival and Blackwater Elite are already on the court at San Juan Arena await Read Full Story >>>
Manny Pacquiao as pro baller 'healthy' for PBA - Guiao
By Marisse Panaligan, GMANews.tv, Sun, 01 Mar 2015
Daniel Orton's tirade on Manny Pacquiao last week drew divided opinion from basketball fans.
The former Purefoods import called Pacman a "joke" for playing hoops in the professional ranks, earning the ire of the boxing icon's fans and the approval of basketball purists who believe that the PBA is Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao reminds Kia to ‘stay positive’ after loss to Blackwater
By Mark Giongco, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Sun, 01 Mar 2015
MANILA, Philippines—Kia lead assistant coach Chito Victolero said Manny Pacquiao left the players with important reminders following a loss to Blackwater on Saturday before leaving the dugout to catch his scheduled flight to Los Angeles later in the night.
Victolero said Pacquiao told the team to Read Full Story >>>
Crawford v Dulorme and Pedraza v Dib lined up for vacant WBO and IBF belts
By Phil D. Jay, World Boxing News, Sun, 01 Mar 2015
WBN have been notified by the WBO and the IBF that one each of their currently vacant titles are in negotiations to be contested in the coming months.
Regarding the WBO super lightweight title Chris Algieri was stripped of following his decision to challenge Manny Pacquiao for the welterweight ve Read Full Story >>>
Oscar Diaz: The Miracle Never Came
By Ted Sares, Boxing.com, Sun, 01 Mar 2015
We fans are extremely concerned when boxers such as Victor Burgos and Magomed Abdusalamov are damaged, but then we seem to forget them…
“We need a miracle.”— Fernando Diaz, Oscar’s brother
“I would never wish what happened to Oscar upon anyone. Oscar is a great guy, and a great competitor. God Read Full Story >>>
WHO MADE MAYWEATHER-PACQUIAO FIGHT HAPPEN?
By Reni M. Valenzuela, PhilBoxing.com, Sat, 28 Feb 2015
Open your eyes.
How relieving that the elusive fight will at last come true, but how disturbing that the pound-for-pound “lord” is being canonized by toxic opinions as a consequence. Contrary to what idolaters insist, Floyd Read Full Story >>>
Floyd Mayweather Sr: “Manny Pacquiao is gonna bring his ass to the ring and get it whooped, real bad!”
By Jenna Jay, OTR Boxing Radio, Sat, 28 Feb 2015
Transcribed by Michael Readman) Boxing trainer, Floyd Mayweather Sr. has the biggest test of his ability coming up, as he will be preparing his son for eight division world champion, Manny ‘Pacman’ Pacquiao, in a fight that will take place on May 2nd. Senior has been asked for years about a potentia Read Full Story >>>
Is Cotto Now Out In The Cold? Maybe, Maybe Not
By Frank Lotierzo, The Sweet Science, Sat, 28 Feb 2015
Now that Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao have agreed to face each other on May 2nd, and Saul Alvarez has signed on to fight James Kirkland the following weekend, WBC lineal middleweight champ Miguel Cotto 39-4 (32) is out in the cold, left with the worst possible opponent option—cough, Golovkin, Read Full Story >>>
Bob Arum Talks Mayweather/Pacquiao: $100,000 Seats, 4-5 Million PPV Buys
By Timothy Bartolini, Tha Boxing Voice, Sat, 28 Feb 2015
Bob Arum was interviewed on tonight’s ESPN Friday Night Fights telecast and predicted some pretty staggering numbers for the upcoming Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao fight. “Staggering” may even be an understatement. As someone that has been expecting huge numbers for this fight, every number th Read Full Story >>>
Oscar De La Hoya looking forward to Mayweather-Pacquiao
By Andrew L. John, The Desert Sun, Sat, 28 Feb 2015
It seems that everybody in the boxing industry has an opinion on what is being billed as the biggest fight ever, between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on May 2. But few of those opinions carry as much weight as Oscar De La Hoya’s.
The Olympic gold medalist Read Full Story >>>
Cautious Pacquiao unafraid of risks in playing in PBA ahead of big fight
By Mark Giongco, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Sat, 28 Feb 2015
MANILA, Philippines — Manny Pacquiao knows there is a risk of him having an injury playing basketball that could prevent his May 2 super fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. from pushing through.
Pacquiao though, said he is not afraid of getting hurt while on the court.
“Hindi naman (Not really Read Full Story >>>
How prime-time TV will help boxing’s new stars
By George Willis, New York Post, Sat, 28 Feb 2015
Unbeaten welterweight Keith Thurman needed YouTube to learn about what some describe as boxing’s Golden Era. That’s when fighters from Muhammad Ali to Sugar Ray Leonard were consistently featured on network television and became the biggest stars in all of sports.
“I’m 26 years old and was born a Read Full Story >>>
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