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By Aquiles Z. Zonio,, Sat, 28 Mar 2015

LOS ANGELES – “Les yeux sont les fenêtres de l'âme," so said Georges Rodenbach, famous Belgian novelist & poet. Boxing legend Manny Pacquiao, just like Rodenbach, believes in the epigram “Eyes are the window to the soul.  
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Li’l things mean a lot in biggest fight
By Recah Trinidad,, Sat, 28 Mar 2015

MICHAEL Koncz, Manny Pacquiao’s chief aide, tried to downplay reports that the Filipino boxing superhero had suffered leg cramps. The denial was all to be expected. However, a subsequent report on Pacquiao’s bothersome l  
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World's longest-reigning Filipino boxing champ vows to keep title
By Leo Reyes, Digital Journal, Sat, 28 Mar 2015
Donnie "Ahas" Nietes, the longest reigning Filipino world boxing champion stakes his WBO light flyweight title against Gilbert Parra of Mexico Saturday night at the Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City Philippines. Nietes ((31-1-4, 20 KOs) is unbeaten in his last 26 fights since his lone loss to Anky  Read Full Story >>>

Floyd Mayweather -- Still Flexing over De La Hoya Victory ... With $100k Painting, Sat, 28 Mar 2015
'Memba when Floyd Mayweather beat Oscar De La Hoya in 2007? Floyd does ... and he commissioned a $100k painting to honor the victory ... TMZ Sports has learned. Mayweather hooked up with famed charcoal painter Dave Hobrecht ... who tells us Money ordered a custom piece of art a few months ago  Read Full Story >>>

‘Inside Mayweather-Pacquiao’ on Showtime exposes volatile nature of May 2 rivalry
By Joseph Herron , Fight Saga, Sat, 28 Mar 2015
Despite having a limited promotion from both cable giants, leading into the big May 2 showdown, Showtime Sports will air a documentary style special, featuring Floyd “Money” Mayweather.The intimate four-part series will debut on Saturday, April 18, following the live Showtime Championship Boxing bro  Read Full Story >>>

Rousey: Pacquiao gives Mayweather unique problems; calls out Cyborg
By John Gatling,, Sat, 28 Mar 2015
UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey stopped by ESPN's "First Take" on Wednesday to talk about the long awaited showdown between WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao and WBA/WBC welterweight kingpin Floyd Mayweather.  Photo by Harry How/Getty Images The most recognized fem  Read Full Story >>>

Tony Harrison: “Mayweather is taking the fight a little more serious. I expect ‘Money May’ to outthink Manny Pacquiao”
By Jenna Jay, OTR Boxing Radio, Sat, 28 Mar 2015
During the 231st edition of “On The Ropes” boxing radio, I was joined by rising undefeated junior middleweight contender, Tony Harrison. Harrison speaks on his last fight against Antwone Smith and talks about his time training under the great Emanuel Steward. Harrison also gives his thoughts on the   Read Full Story >>>

Boxing hero Pacquiao is top tax-payer in Philippines: govt
By Associated Press, Bangkok Post, Sat, 28 Mar 2015
MANILA - Boxing hero Manny Pacquiao, who faces his biggest fight against unbeaten American Floyd Mayweather, already holds top spot as the number one taxpayer in the Philippines, government records showed Saturday. Boxer Manny Pacquiao arrives for a joint press conference with Floyd Mayweather Jr  Read Full Story >>>

By Eddie Alinea,, Sat, 28 Mar 2015

LOS ANGELES - If heroes are a measure of society, then the events of the past five years before the “Biggest Fight of the Century” between pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Filipino ring hero Manny Pacquiao was f  
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LAS VEGAS -- WBC super featherweight champion Jhonny Gonzalez (57-8, 48KO) of Mexico weighed in at 125 lbs while Gary Russell (25-1, 14KO) of Washington, DC stepped the scales at 125.8 lbs during the official weighi  
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Mayweather vs Pacquiao: 1980s Celtics vs Lakers?
By Lee Cleveland , Fight Saga, Sat, 28 Mar 2015
Will fight fans be reminded of the 1980s Lakers vs Celtics rivalry on May 2 when boxing's two biggest titans clash, Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao? (Photo Credit LDN BOXING @LDN_BOX) Given Manny and Floyd are basketball fans, perhaps it's befitting to make some NBA analogies to the fighte  Read Full Story >>>

Robert Garcia Says Mayweather “Very Basic”, Pacquiao Is Harder To Prepare For
By Timothy Bartolini, Tha Boxing Voice, Sat, 28 Mar 2015
EsNews spoke with trainer Robert Garcia about his thoughts on Mayweather-Pacquiao and he clearly feels that Pacquiao is the scarier of the two fighters. As a trainer that has trained fighters against both Mayweather and Pacquiao, Garcia considers Pacquiao a much harder fighter to prepare for. It doe  Read Full Story >>>

Roach Works Through Physical Ailments To Prepare Manny
By Steve Kim,, Sat, 28 Mar 2015
This has not been an easy stretch for Freddie Roach as he prepares Manny Pacquiao for the biggest fight of their lives on May 2nd versus Floyd Mayweather. Years of toiling in the gym seem to be taking it's toll on the body of the 55-year old trainer. "It's holding up OK, it's a lot of bad luck,"  Read Full Story >>>

Manny Pacquiao top Filipino taxpayer for 2013 with P163M
By Kate Pedroso, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Sat, 28 Mar 2015
Sarangani representative and boxing champion Manny Pacquiao led the list of the country’s top individual taxpayers for 2013, according to a list released Friday by the Bureau of Internal Revenue. Citing data as of Nov. 24, 2014, BIR said Pacquiao paid P163.8 million in regular income taxes for th  Read Full Story >>>

SHOWTIME Sports Announces INSIDE MAYWEATHER vs. PACQUIAO Four-Part Series, Sat, 28 Mar 2015

SHOWTIME SPORTS® TO CHRONICLE THE MOST ANTICIPATED EVENT OF THE YEAR WITH “INSIDE MAYWEATHER vs. PACQUIAO” Four-Part Documentary Series To Include The Network’s Distinctive And Award-Winning “Epilogue” Episode; Series Premier  
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Batalla en la Zamna: ESTRADA 112; ASENJO 111 IN MERIDA WEIGH-IN TODAY, Sat, 28 Mar 2015

Merida, Yucatan, Mexico - World flyweight champion Juan Francisco Estrada officially weighed 112 lbs. while challenger Romel Asenjo of the Philippines tipped the scale at 111 lbs. during the official weigh-in at the Meri  
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Matthysse - Provodnikov near sell out; Turning Stone Resort Casino releasing final block of tickets, Sat, 28 Mar 2015

Unprecedented Demand for Matthysse vs. Provodnikov's HBO Boxing After Dark® Event Results in Turning Stone Resort Casino Releasing Final Block of Tickets The April 18 "fight of the year" candidate at New York's pre  
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Kell Brook, Jo Jo Dan Make Weight For Title Fight On Showtime, Sat, 28 Mar 2015

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MONTREAL (March 27, 2015) - The concretization of the The Ring, WBC, WBA, IBF and WBO light heavyweight unification fight between Adonis "Superman" Stevenson and Sergey "Krusher" Kovalev has taken another important step. The World Boxing Council (WBC) has ordered a purse bid to take place April 17 i  Read Full Story >>>

LOS ANGELES, (March 27, 2015) Boxer Jhonny Gonzalez and his Mexican promoter Promociones del Pueblo conspired with manager/promoter Al Haymon to violate Golden Boy's exclusive rights to promote Gonzalez, a bombshell complaint filed today against the fighter and the promotional company contends. D  Read Full Story >>>


LOS ANGELES (March 27) - LA FIGHT CLUB headliner Julian "El Camaron" Ramirez (13-0, 8 KOs) hosted a special Los Angeles media workout on Thursday, March 26 in anticipation of his April 2 bout against Casas Grandes, Mexico'  
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Pinoy Pride 30: A lot on the line for Nietes, Donaire
By Roy Luarca, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Sat, 28 Mar 2015
Donnie Nietes wants to further bolster his ring legacy while Nonito Donaire Jr. seeks redemption in the featured bouts of Pinoy Pride 30 tonight at Smart Araneta Coliseum. Already the longest-reigning Filipino world champion, Nietes stakes his World Boxing Organization light flyweight crown again  Read Full Story >>>

Nietes, Donaire fight separate rivals tonight
By Josef T. Ramos, The Manila Times, Sat, 28 Mar 2015
World Boxing Organization (WBO) light flyweight champion Donnie “Ahas” Nietes will defend his title against Mexican challenger Gilbert Parra while former world champion Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire Jr. will battle Brazilian William Prado in a comeback bout tonight in Pinoy Pride 30 at the Ara  Read Full Story >>>

Donaire seeks decisive comeback, Nietes fumes over ‘cocky’ Mexican, vows knockout
By Abac Cordero, The Philippine Star, Sat, 28 Mar 2015
MANILA, Philippines - Donnie Nietes found his Mexican opponent too cocky when they stood face-to-face during yesterday’s official weigh-in at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. “Mayabang,” said the Filipino champion of Gilberto Parra. After both fighters tipped the scales at exactly 108 pounds, they   Read Full Story >>>

A make-or-break fight for Nonito Donaire's career
By JM Siasat,, Sat, 28 Mar 2015
It was not supposed to be like this. At one point, Nonito Donaire was the popular pick as Manny Pacquiao's heir apparent, the successor to wearing the Philippine flag, the bearer of inspiration and hope for millions of Filipino boxing fans. Everything was going according to plan speciall  Read Full Story >>>

Knockout party
By Edri Aznar, Sun.Star Cebu, Sat, 28 Mar 2015
QUEZON CITY - One is in search of more recognition, while the other is looking to revive his once stellar career. Though in different situations, both Filipino superstars Donnie Nietes and Nonito Donaire Jr. have one thing on their minds and that is a spectacular finish in the Pinoy Pride 30 - “D-Da  Read Full Story >>>

How did Mayweather become a big-money superstar? He dreamed big – and turned down $12.5M
By Kevin Iole, Yahoo! Sports, Sat, 28 Mar 2015
LAS VEGAS – Floyd Mayweather and Leonard Ellerbe would talk – dream, really – about the future, like a pair of kids on a Little League squad who imagined themselves making the big plays to win Game 7 of the World Series. It was roughly 15 years ago, a contentious point early in a professional car  Read Full Story >>>

Raymundo Beltran On Pacquiao “It’s unpredictable, you never know then Boom!”
By James Allen, Tha Boxing Voice, Sat, 28 Mar 2015
Raymundo Beltran(29-7-1, 17KO’s) has been granted a third attempt at securing the WBO World Lightweight title on May 1st when he takes on Takahiro Ao(27-3-2, 12KO’s) in Las Vegas. Some of you may have noticed that is just one day before Floyd Mayweather(47-0, 26KO’s) and Manny Pacquiao(57-5-2, 38  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao forces Roach to catch his breath
By Nick Giongco, Tempo, Sat, 28 Mar 2015
Midway through an intense padwork sessions with Manny Pacquiao at the Wild Card Boxing Club, Freddie Roach excused himself for about a minute to catch his breath. Apparently, Roach got smacked with a thunderous shot between the chest and the abdomen and was forced to take a break. Even with a  Read Full Story >>>

Steph Curry sends Manny Pacquiao a little pre-fight present
By Sean Wagner-McGough, CBS Sports, Sat, 28 Mar 2015
It's nice to have fans. And it's even nicer when one of your fans is an NBA superstar potentially on the cusp of winning an MVP award. Golden State Warriors guard, Stephen Curry, is apparently a fan of Manny Pacquiao. So, the MVP candidate sent the boxer a gift: an autographed home jersey. Pac  Read Full Story >>>

Ronda Rousey: Pacquiao will give Mayweather an extremely hard time
By Timothy Bartolini, Tha Boxing Voice, Sat, 28 Mar 2015
Undefeated UFC woman’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey is rooting for Manny Pacquiao to defeat Floyd Mayweather Jr. when the two pound-for-pound legends square off on 2 May at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Rousey believes that Pacquiao shouldn’t jump in precipitously in the way he did against Ju  Read Full Story >>>

Op-Ed: Pacquiao's speed could spoil Mayweather's accuracy
By Leo Reyes, Digital Journal, Sat, 28 Mar 2015
The upcoming Mayweather-Pacquiao fight is all about speed and accuracy as both fighters have claimed that they have found a solution to confront their individual strength and weaknesses with the exception of speed and accuracy. Mayweather is one of the most accurate punchers in the sport based  Read Full Story >>>

By Percy Crawford,, Sat, 28 Mar 2015
"This opens up the door for a lot of things. You know this Perc, just as well as I do, you will have guys sign with certain people just so they don't have to fight certain fights because they know this guy's not dealing with that one or doing business with this side. So hopefully that ends all of th  Read Full Story >>>

Andre Ward: Boxing’s Forgotten Champion
By Tyson Bruce, Boxing Insider, Sat, 28 Mar 2015
The rebirth of boxing on mainstream network television and the approaching superfight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao is bringing unprecedented coverage to the sport of boxing in our times. One fighter who seems curiously absent from the goldmine of media coverage, however, is arguab  Read Full Story >>>

Mayweather vs Pacquiao: Marquez is not the key
By Graeme Cross, The Roar, Sat, 28 Mar 2015
The fight of the century between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao is fast approaching and so are the analyses. Both fighters have a number of shared opponents from over the years, but all the focus has been on one in particular, Juan Manuel Marquez. Marquez has one of the greatest rivalries in  Read Full Story >>>


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