|Mayweather begins training; Nicolas Cage, Elijah Wood visit|
By Bong Lozada, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Wed, 04 Mar 2015
MANILA, Philippines — Floyd Mayweather Jr. has begun training for the boxing spectacle against Manny Pacquiao.
Mayweather posted on social media Tuesday (Manila time) announcing that he began his training with most of the picture being posted in Shots, a photo-sharing app, where he is an invest Read Full Story >>>
Nietes title, Donaire future at stake in Pinoy Pride
By Roy Luarca, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Wed, 04 Mar 2015
MANILA, Philippines—Donnie Nietes aims to extend his reign while Nonito Donaire Jr. seeks redemption in the co-headliner of Pinoy Pride 30 on March 28 at Smart Araneta Coliseum.
The longest reigning Filipino world champion at over seven years, Nietes will be staking his WBO junior flyweight tit Read Full Story >>>
Chavez Jr. on Golovkin “I don’t see anything special”
By Timothy Bartolini, Tha Boxing Voice, Wed, 04 Mar 2015
After Gennady Golovkin had beaten Martin Murray two weeks ago, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. took to Twitter and dared Golovkin to,” come up to my weight class.” He also put a challenge to Golovkin that if he could knock him out, Chavez Jr. would give Golovkin $1 million dollars.
Chavez Jr. and Golovkin Read Full Story >>>
What If Manny Pacquiao Stayed At Featherweight?
By Fox Doucette, The Boxing Tribune, Wed, 04 Mar 2015
Just a notch under two months from now, Manny Pacquiao takes on Floyd Mayweather to finally settle the argument of which long-past-his-prime fighter has the most left in the tank to win a fight that would have actually settled meaningful questions if it had happened ten years ago. The fight will be Read Full Story >>>
'Canelo' Alvarez keeps Cinco de Mayo pull vs. James Kirkland
By Lance Pugmire, Los Angeles Times, Wed, 04 Mar 2015
Saul “Canelo” Alvarez flexed his muscles as Mexico’s greatest worldwide boxing attraction to help nudge Floyd Mayweather Jr. toward Manny Pacquiao.
And now Alvarez will need his strength again as he prepares to cap a memorable Cinco de Mayo boxing week with an HBO-televised light-middleweight sho Read Full Story >>>
The Fight to End All Fights Forever and Ever and For All Time
Boxing.com, Wed, 04 Mar 2015
So conclusive and so final and so epic will this fight be, that once it’s over they’ll simply, once and for all, turn the lights out on boxing forever…
This May, Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao will step into the ring together. It’s been a long five-year wait for the fight to be made. Not lon Read Full Story >>>
By Beth Celis, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Wed, 04 Mar 2015
There was no trace of doubt on the face of IBF intercontinental super bantamweight champion “Prince” Albert Pagara when the Inquirer asked him to assess his Mexican opponent, Rodolfo “Fofo” Hernandez in Pinoy Pride 30 “D-Day: Donnie and Donaire” to be staged at Smart Araneta Coliseum on March 28.
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PACMAN TAX REPRIEVE: IT'S NOT ABOUT MONEY, BUT HONORING A HERO
By Manny Piñol, PhilBoxing.com, Wed, 04 Mar 2015
People opposing the proposal of Senator Koko Pimentel to exempt Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao from paying taxes for his multi-million dollar earnings in the historic fight against American Floyd Mayweather are so obsesse Read Full Story >>>
NIETES LOOKS TERRIFIC IN SPARRING
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, PhilBoxing.com, Wed, 04 Mar 2015
World Boxing Organization light flyweight Donnie “Ahas” Nietes, the longest reigning Filipino world champion looked terrific in sparring over eight rounds at the ALA Gym along Balete Drive on Tuesday evening.
Nietes we Read Full Story >>>
CNN Exclusive: Manny Pacquiao on Floyd Mayweather Jr. showdown
CNN.com, Wed, 04 Mar 2015
In an exclusive interview, world champion Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao tells CNN his eldest children are most excited about his upcoming bout with Floyd Mayweather Jr., saying they would be on the “front row” at the Las Vegas showdown on May 2.
"My son and my daughter, they really wanted this fi Read Full Story >>>
Paul Andrade, Father/trainer of WBO Jr. Middleweight champion Demetrius Andrade responds to Erislandy Lara
PhilBoxing.com, Wed, 04 Mar 2015
Providence, RI (March 3, 2015)--The following is a response to WBA Super Welterweight champion Erislandy Lara from Paul Andrade, the father/trainer of undefeated WBO Jr. Middleweight champion Demetrius Andrade:
Dear Mr. Erislandy Lara:
In response to your comments, whoever wrote your respons Read Full Story >>>
SHO Sports To Honor Anniversary Of Vazquez-Marquez Rivalry With Classic Fights
PhilBoxing.com, Wed, 04 Mar 2015
Full Fights To Be Offered On SHOWTIME EXTREME®, SHOWTIME ANYTIME® & SHOWTIME ON DEMAND® Beginning With Vazquez-Marquez I TONIGHT At 10 p.m. ET/PT On SHOWTIME EXTREME
NEW YORK (March 3, 2015) – SHOWTIME Sports will offer Read Full Story >>>
Salita inks Kazakh Knockout artist Bakhtier Eubov
PhilBoxing.com, Wed, 04 Mar 2015
Brooklyn, NY (March 3, 2015)--Salita's Promotions is excited to announce another future star has been added to their roster.
Now opponents who will be getting in the ring with Bakhtiyar Eyubov, they might not be so excited, because the prospect is by all accounts a power hitter.
Eyubov, 5-0 a Read Full Story >>>
What Manny Pacquiao’s Camp Is Afraid Of
By Gordon Marino, Wall Street Journal, Wed, 04 Mar 2015
Put this on the long list of tactics that underdog Manny Pacquiao must be wary of when he faces undefeated Floyd Mayweather Jr.: trash-talking.
“Manny has not been in with a lot of trash-talkers,” said Freddie Roach, Pacquiao’s trainer. “Mayweather is like Ali in the sense that he will talk to yo Read Full Story >>>
Manny Pacquiao: Floyd Mayweather bout will be 'the real fight of my life'
By Mike Vorkunov, nj.com, Wed, 04 Mar 2015
Manny Pacquiao called his upcoming bout against Floyd Mayweather "the real fight of my life," and the fight apparently is so big, the two fighters won't be spending much time promoting it.
Then again, a fight this big — likely to be the richest in boxing history — doesn't need much promotion.
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Manny Pacquiao big hit so far in Vegas sports books vs Floyd Mayweather Jr.
By Associated Press, mlive.com, Wed, 04 Mar 2015
LAS VEGAS -- Manny Pacquiao has always believed he can do what 47 other fighters before him have failed to do -- beat Floyd Mayweather Jr. in the ring.
Turns out a lot of other people are believers, too. And they're backing their opinions with real money.
A flurry of early action on Pacquiao Read Full Story >>>
Be Aware, Mayweather-Pacquiao Will Not Look Like Gatti-Ward 1
By Michael Woods, The Sweet Science, Wed, 04 Mar 2015
I'm worried, my friends.
I am worried that we are in a place where we are setting ourselves up to over-promise, and under-deliver. The Fight, I'm talking about.
On May 2, we are going to get a couple million folks who really never watch boxing, maybe never have, or maybe last did when Tyson wa Read Full Story >>>
Mayweather vs Pacquiao: "No sparring partners can prepare Manny for Floyd," states expert trainer
By Joseph Herron , Fight Saga, Wed, 04 Mar 2015
Yesterday, it was reported by several media outlets that seven-time trainer of the year Freddie Roach chose two sparring partners to assist Manny Pacquiao in his training camp while the Hall of Fame boxing coach was out of the country with IBF Flyweight title challenger Zou Shiming.
The two young Read Full Story >>>
How Ronda Rousey Landed A Ringside Seat For Pacquiao-Mayweather
ESPN.com, Wed, 04 Mar 2015
It's been a pretty decent week for Ronda Rousey. First she defended her title by beating Cat Zingano in 14 seconds at UFC 184 in Los Angeles. Then it was announced she would be starring in a new movie called "Mile 22."
And somehow her week just got even better.
Rousey managed to score a FREE T Read Full Story >>>
Rapper 50 Cent on his $1.6 million Floyd Mayweather bet: 'He can't lose'
Sports Illustrated, Wed, 04 Mar 2015
Ahead of the May 2 match between boxers Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao, rapper 50 Cent has placed a $1.6 million bet on a Mayweather victory.
Mayweather and 50 Cent exchanged barbs through social media last year, but the rapper said on Tuesday that he would back Mayweather in his bout agains Read Full Story >>>
Merchant on Lampley Calling Mayweather-Pacquiao
By Steve Kim, BoxingScene.com, Wed, 04 Mar 2015
Jim Lampley was reportedly a bone of contention between HBO and Showtime as the fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao was being negotiated. Lampley has been especially harsh on Mayweather on recent episodes of 'the Fight Game' on HBO.
But on the night of May 2nd, Lampley will be calli Read Full Story >>>
De La Hoya: Mayweather-Pacquiao Gets 3 Million Buys
By Miguel Rivera, BoxingScene.com, Wed, 04 Mar 2015
According to Golden Boy Promotions President Oscar De La Hoya, the upcoming fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao will break the existing record for pay-per-view purchases. De La Hoya's fight with Mayweather, from 2007, generated 2.4 million buys. Mayweather's 2013 clash with Saul "C Read Full Story >>>
Frampton's so determined to fight Quigg this summer that he's willing to stage clash in Manchester
By James Robson, Manchester Evening News, Wed, 04 Mar 2015
Carl Frampton is prepared to fight Scott Quigg in Manchester to ensure their Battle of Britain goes ahead this summer.
The super bantamweight rivals have so far been unable to agree on a world title unification clash - with the venue just one stumbling block.
But IBF champion Frampton and his Read Full Story >>>
Tha Boxing Voice Week in Review
By Nicholas Green, Tha Boxing Voice, Wed, 04 Mar 2015
Mayweather-Pacquiao Update & Info
This past week I traveled from the USA through Abu Dhabi and on to Australia. Everywhere I went I was in awe of how people were talking about the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight. The buzz is truly on a global scale it seems, and it is an eagerly anticipated event witho Read Full Story >>>
What’s Wrong With Crowdfunding For A Trip To Vegas?
By Charing Ball, Madame Noire, Wed, 04 Mar 2015
Lots of people take great pride in not asking or expecting a cot damn thing from the world.
I find this especially true with most women.
We think it’s noble and dignified to not get what we want out of life. We say things like, “I don’t ask nobody for nothin’” and brag about the struggle we ha Read Full Story >>>
How History Offers Clues About The May 2 Outcome
By Scoop Malinowski, Ring Observer, Wed, 04 Mar 2015
Each Super Fight is its own unique drama, composed of a unique set of factors, circumstances and elements. Manny Paquiao vs. Floyd Mayweather is an original clash of titans which, though it is unique and special, it does have parallels with other historical boxing events.
The good guy vs. the vil Read Full Story >>>
How Mayweather-Pacquiao was made
By Dan Rafael, ESPN.com, Wed, 04 Mar 2015
When pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr. finally put pen to paper and showed the world a photo of the contract he signed on Feb. 20 for his long awaited mega fight with Manny Pacquiao -- a deal agonizingly in the making for more than five years -- it was a moment many thought would never happe Read Full Story >>>
Fortune: Alex Ariza is a Spineless Bastard, Bad Karma
BoxingScene.com, Wed, 04 Mar 2015
Strength and conditioning coach Justin Fortune is no fan of Alex Ariza. For several years, Fortune was the strength and conditioning coach for Manny Pacquiao. After a disagreement out with trainer Freddie Roach, Fortune left the team and he was replaced by Ariza.
In 2013, internal tension boiled Read Full Story >>>
Is Mayweather allergic to southpaws?
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, Wed, 04 Mar 2015
MANILA, Philippines - Floyd Mayweather has battled eight southpaws in his professional career and Manny Pacquiao will be ninth in the list when they face off in their much-awaited WBC/WBA/WBO welterweight unification championship fight in Las Vegas on May 2.
Top Rank chairman Bob Arum said Maywea Read Full Story >>>
Roach: Mayweather won’t be ready for Pacquiao’s speed and power
By Ryan Songalia, Rappler, Wed, 04 Mar 2015
MANILA, Philippines - Freddie Roach is banking on Manny Pacquiao’s speed and power to carry him to an upset victory over Floyd Mayweather Jr. on May 2 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Roach, who is in Macau helping Chinese boxer Zou Shiming prepare for his challenge of IBF flyweight titleholder Amn Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao plans to baffle Mayweather with punches
By Roy Luarca, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Wed, 04 Mar 2015
MANILA, Philippines—Manny Pacquiao intends to overwhelm Floyd Mayweather Jr. with the sheer volume of his punches. Make that hard punches.
The Filipino ring icon bared the simple plan, part of a web of strategies and techniques which he’d use on May 2 against Mayweather, to Kevin Iole of Yahoo Read Full Story >>>
Floyd Mayweather Sr: “I think that my son will probably stop Pacquiao, he’s never fought nobody with the mind that Floyd’s got”
By Jenna Jay, OTR Boxing Radio, Wed, 04 Mar 2015
The long awaited super fight between Floyd Mayeather Jr and Manny Pacquiao is getting closer by the day, and as the fight gets closer the coaches for each fighter get a chance to iron out the final details of their game plan for May 2nd. In part 2 of my “On The Ropes” boxing radio interview with Flo Read Full Story >>>
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