|The Mob Scene: "The Brooklyn Turf Wore and Boredwalk Empire"|
By John Gatling, Examiner.com, Tue, 10 Dec 2013
And so long as it does this the gangster’s will play. What this also means is that this won’t always be by the rules, even if they are organized.
Boxing has a rich, almost mystical connection to organized crime. Whether this is part of your imagination or based on something you kno Read Full Story >>>
The happiest man in Brooklyn
By Michael Woods, ESPN.com, Tue, 10 Dec 2013
Maybe the happiest man in Brooklyn on Saturday night was at the Barclays Center, and no, it wasn’t one of the fighters. It was advisor to fighters, Anthony Catanzaro, who was finally able to exhale and allow himself a deep grin when Paul Malignaggi made it 3-for-3. Malignaggi won the Battle of Brook Read Full Story >>>
COULD FLOYD MAYWEATHER BE FIGHTING AT THE BARCLAYS CENTER IN 2014?
By Ben Thompson, FightHype.com, Tue, 10 Dec 2013
For the past 7 years, undefeated pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather has fought exclusively in his hometown of Las Vegas, Nevada. That trend could be coming to an end in the very near future, however. According to Showtime Sports executive vice president Stephen Espinoza, there's a very strong pos Read Full Story >>>
Rigondeaux Wants His Next Fight in Miami in March
By Ryan Burton, BoxingScene.com, Tue, 10 Dec 2013
BoxingScene.com caught up with WBO/WBA super bantamweight king Guillermo Rigondeaux (13-0, 8KOs) and his co-manager/advisor Alex Bornote shortly after he pitched a 12 round shutout against former champion Joseph Agbeko. Bornote said that he wants his fighter to return to the ring in the first quarte Read Full Story >>>
Boxer Andre Ward: I'm Suing My Boxing Promoter YOU DON'T OWN ME!!
TMZ.com, Tue, 10 Dec 2013
Boxing champ Andre Ward is picking a fight with his own promoter -- claiming the guy illegally TRAPPED him into staying with the company for the rest of his career ... and Andre wants out.
TMZ Sports has obtained legal docs filed in L.A. County Superior Court ... in which the reigning WBA super Read Full Story >>>
SHO Sports Offering Vast Line Up of Programming & Digital Content In Advance of Dec. 14 Broner-Maidana Blockbuster
PhilBoxing.com, Tue, 10 Dec 2013
SHOWTIME SPORTS® OFFERING A VAST LINE UP OF PROGRAMMING & DIGITAL CONTENT IN ADVANCE OF BRONER vs. MAIDANA SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14 LIVE on SHOWTIME®
Classic Fights, “ALL ACCESS: Broner vs. Maidana,” “I AM A FIGHTER” Featu Read Full Story >>>
Video: Bruno Escalante captures IBA title
PhilBoxing.com, Tue, 10 Dec 2013
December, 9 2014 - This past Saturday at the Sports House in Redwood City, Bruno Escalante (11-1-1, 5 KOs) defeated Michael Ruiz Jr. (9-4-1, 3 KOs), to capture the IBA super flyweight championship. Scorecards read 95-95, 98- Read Full Story >>>
Kasim Ouma's comeback start Wednesday in Allentown LIVE on GFL.tv!
PhilBoxing.com, Tue, 10 Dec 2013
On December 11th Boxing finally returns to, one of the oldest Boxing venues in the Lehigh Valley, the EconoLodge and Conference Center in Allentown, PA. The incredible night of boxing action will be broadcasting LIVE around the WORLD on GFL.tv!
Returning to the ring for the 1st time in over 2 yea Read Full Story >>>
Floyd Mayweather Jr vs Manny Pacquiao next fight may be in New York City in 2014
NVO News, Tue, 10 Dec 2013
There are rumors and there are more rumors. To be true the whole boxing world is now looking forward to see them fight each other. Floyd Mayweather Jr vs Manny Pacquiao next fight may be in New York City in 2014. It will be a dream fight for the boxing world. But are they going to take people’s dema Read Full Story >>>
‘Ghost’ appears to haunt Pacman
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, Tue, 10 Dec 2013
MANILA, Philippines - WBC No. 8 welterweight contender Robert (The Ghost) Guerrero has declared himself available to fight Manny Pacquiao next and boldly predicted the match will be a pay-per-view blockbuster.
In an exclusive e-mail interview, Guerrero told The Star through his publicist Mario Se Read Full Story >>>
WBC: Mayweather in voluntary phase, Pacquiao #1 ranking irrelevant
By Phil D. Jay, World Boxing News, Tue, 10 Dec 2013
The news that Manny Pacquiao has been given the number one welterweight ranking with the World Boxing Council has been greeted with cheers by those who long for a fight with current title holder Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Contrary to some excitable reports though, WBN can reveal that the Filipino's upd Read Full Story >>>
Malignaggi-Judah and the Subway Ride Home
By Thomas Hauser, The Sweet Science, Tue, 10 Dec 2013
Paulie Malignaggi would have been more appreciated in an era other than his own. Yeah, I know; he wouldn’t have beaten Henry Armstrong. But in an earlier era, he would have been honored by media and fans alike for the pride he takes in his craft, his willingness to go in tough, and doing the best he Read Full Story >>>
OBSERVE AND FIGHT: WILL MARCOS MAIDANA'S BE THE SOLUTION TO ADRIEN "THE PROBLEM" BRONER?
By David Kassel , FightHype.com, Tue, 10 Dec 2013
It's Monday. Welcome back for another edition of Observe and Fight, The Boxing Observer's compilation of observations and random thoughts from the week that was in boxing. Get caught up on some of the most recent events you may have missed out on, including a preview of Broner vs. Maidana, a new pla Read Full Story >>>
8CN Exclusive Interview: IBF welterweight world champion Shawn Porter!
By Brad Cooney, 8countnews, Tue, 10 Dec 2013
8CountNews just sat down with the newly crowned IBF welterweight world champion “Showtime” Shawn Porter. He just captured the title by defeating then world champ Devon Alexander. Porter executed a perfect game plan with each round. He pressed and came forward throughout the entire fight. He used his Read Full Story >>>
Sticking Guillermo Rigondeaux in Main Event Is like Selling Tickets to Smallpox
By Ivan G. Goldman, Boxing Insider, Tue, 10 Dec 2013
Twelve rounds of Rigondeaux is too much Rigondeaux. No amount of cajoling by Max Kellerman can change that.
If baseball games were scheduled to go 18 innings they’d be a close cousin to one of this guy’s fights — and America would have to look for a new national pastime because no one would be wa Read Full Story >>>
The Taming of Paulie Malignaggi
By Rafe Bartholomew, Grantland, Tue, 10 Dec 2013
Does it matter that so many of the most memorable moments of the Brooklyn welterweight Paulie Malignaggi's career have been tangential to what the boxer has done in the ring? Sure, most reasonable fans will concede that Malignaggi is a skillful and crafty fighter, with sharp reflexes that he uses to Read Full Story >>>
Rigondeaux Would Face Lomachenko at Catch-Weight
By Ryan Burton, BoxingScene.com, Tue, 10 Dec 2013
WBA/WBO super bantamweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux (13-0, 8KOs) walks around only a few pounds heavier than the 122 pound super bantamweight limit. The Cuban has said in the past that he wasn't interested in moving up to featherweight because he makes weight so easy.
Vic Salazar of Tha Box Read Full Story >>>
Floyd Mayweather speaks on the Amir Khan rumors while eyeing his next ring foe: ‘Once it gets to this level it’s a business’
By Chris Robinson, Hustle Boss, Mon, 09 Dec 2013
There is an increasing buzz in the boxing community that Floyd Mayweather may end up facing British star Amir Khan this coming May 3 in Las Vegas.
Following his unanimous decision victory over Saul Alvarez in September, Mayweather has largely stayed mum on who he would prefer to meet in his next Read Full Story >>>
Who’s behind Pacquiao’s instant elevation?
By Recah Trinidad, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Mon, 09 Dec 2013
THERE are gift packages, picnic baskets, holiday offerings, all sorts of Christmas specials.
What about a grand surprise in boxing?
Here it is: The World Boxing Council (WBC), reports veteran Filipino boxing writer Nick Giongco, has put Manny Pacquiao as its top contender in the welterweight Read Full Story >>>
Have We Learned Nothing?
By Steve Kim, MaxBoxing.com, Mon, 09 Dec 2013
After the fourth round of what was becoming more and more of a one-sided drubbing of Glen Tapia at the hands of the hard-charging James Kirkland, HBO’s Jim Lampley stated to the audience at home, “Glen Tapia is only 23 years old and may have a very bright future. You don’t want him to get ruined in Read Full Story >>>
New developments show Pacquiao tax case could drag on
By David Cagahastian, Business Mirror, Mon, 09 Dec 2013
THE Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) may be open to a settlement on the tax deficiencies of boxing icon Manny Pacquiao, but it appears that Pacquiao’s corner is more bent on working to lift the warrant of distraint issued against his bank accounts and slug it out in the Court of Tax Appeals (CTA) on Read Full Story >>>
Fallout from big Brooklyn fight night: What’s next for Malignaggi, Porter, Lara & Bika-Dirrell
By Rich Thomas, ProBoxing-fans.com, Mon, 09 Dec 2013
The big fight night in Brooklyn headlined by Malignaggi vs. Judah certainly produced exciting results, combining tough and exciting action with surprising results. Frankly, that is what any boxing fan should look for in a fight card. However, with four bouts feature top flight match-ups, Saturday's Read Full Story >>>
Paulie Malignaggi Next Fight: Adrien Broner, Marcos Maidana Winner To Fight Showtime Announcer? Danny Garcia Sleeper Candidate? [VIDEO]
By Raimundo Ortiz , Sports World News, Mon, 09 Dec 2013
On Saturday night at the Barclays Center, two Brooklyn natives, Paulie Malignaggi of Bensonhurst and Zab Judah of Brownsville laced up their gloves and fought for borough supremacy. During the course of action Malignaggi's jab ruled the day, discouraging Judah and launching Paulie into potentially b Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao doesn't have, never had, Green Card - Pacman adviser, lawyer
By Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, Interaksyon, Mon, 09 Dec 2013
MANILA, Philippines - Saranggani Representative and boxing champion Manny Pacquiao is not a holder of a US Green Card and never had one, contrary to reports, people from his camp said Monday.
"He is not a Green Card holder and he never had a Green Card," Michael Koncz, Pacquiao's adviser told Int Read Full Story >>>
Dougie's Monday mailbag
By Doug Fischer, RingTV.com, Mon, 09 Dec 2013
WHERE DO I BEGIN?
So much to say and so little page space! A lot has happened since I last wrote, and I'll try and stick to the most recent boxing news.
1) James Kirkland is a monster. He gets tagged quite a bit but wow, when he's focused the guy just simply refuses to lose. Good for him. I Read Full Story >>>
MANNY PACQUIAO BEST SINCE MUHAMMAD ALI!
By Pedro Fernandez, RingTalk.com, Mon, 09 Dec 2013
San Francisco, CA– I was thinking about it over the weekend, who has had more of a far greater impact on the world stage of late than undefeated champion Floyd Mayweather? Only one boxer, that being Manny Pacquiao.
FLOYD “CAN’T BUY ME LOVE”
Granted, Floyd may have a zillion times the amoun Read Full Story >>>
CYCLING ICON CORNELIO A. PADILLA JR., 67
By Marlon Bernardino, PhilBoxing.com, Mon, 09 Dec 2013
Back-to-back Tour of Luzon cycling marathon champion Cornelio Agaid Padilla Jr. died of heart failure at St. Luke’s Global City Medical Center on Sunday (December 8). He was 67.
Padilla carved a name at the pinnacle of national sports in the 1960’s when he won the grueling Tour of Luzon cyclin Read Full Story >>>
Lionell Thompson plans to destroy Ryan Coyne Saturday in Atlantic City
PhilBoxing.com, Mon, 09 Dec 2013
NEW YORK (Dec. 8, 2013) -- Light heavyweight Lionell "Lonnie B" Thompson (14-2, 9 KOs) continues on his personal path of retribution this Saturday night as he takes on Ryan "The Irish Outlaw" Coyne (21-1, Read Full Story >>>
NBA -- Raptors spoil Kobe's return with victory over Lakers
By Ryan Medida, PhilBoxing.com, Mon, 09 Dec 2013
SAN FRANCISCO -- The Toronto Raptors spoiled the season debut of superstar Kobe Bryant by scoring an upset victory over the Los Angeles Lakers Sunday night at the Staples Center.
Amir Johnson scored 32 points and grabbed rebounds to lead the Raptors' 106-94 triumph. DeMar DeRozan finished with Read Full Story >>>
NBA -- Celtics maul Knicks by 41 points
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, Mon, 09 Dec 2013
CHICAGO -- The Boston Celtics dealt the New York Knicks the biggest blowout of this NBA season, a 114-73 thumping at the Madison Square Garden on Sunday afternoon.
The Celtics started the rout with a 32-7 jump in th Read Full Story >>>
Rigondeaux, Porter, Malignaggi and Kirkland shine on busy weekend: Weekend Review
By Michael Rosenthal, RingTV.com, Mon, 09 Dec 2013
Rigondeaux over Agbeko: We can go back and forth forever about whether it’s enjoyable to watch Guillermo Rigondeaux fight. Some love it, citing his remarkable skills. Some don’t, citing a lack of drama. And some (like me) fall somewhere in between. No one would dispute this, though: Read Full Story >>>
Emptying Rooms: Guillermo Rigondeaux W12 Joseph Agbeko
By Jimmy Tobin , The Cruelest Sport, Mon, 09 Dec 2013
Despite all the talk of promotional apathy and network double standards, Guillermo Rigondeaux made his return to HBO last night, winning a unanimous decision over Joseph Agbeko before a sparse and steadily dwindling crowd at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
It was another masterful pe Read Full Story >>>
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