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PhilBoxing.com, Fri, 06 Mar 2015
FIGHTER OF THE YEAR TERENCE "BUD" CRAWFORD RETURNS FOR 2015 RING DEBUT!
Terence Crawford vs. Thomas Dulorme Battle for Vacant WBO World Jr. Welterweight Title Saturday, April 18
At College P Read Full Story >>>
Floyd-Manny megafight won't halt sport's decline
By Reuters, Yahoo! Sports, Fri, 06 Mar 2015
(Reuters) - The superfight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao is expected to be the highest grossing bout in history but will do nothing to resuscitate a sport that has been in perpetual decline for years, according to experts.
Boxing will enjoy more exposure than it has seen in dec Read Full Story >>>
Countdown To Mayweather-Pacquiao: Legit Super Fight Or Manufactured One?
By Frank Lotierzo, The Sweet Science, Fri, 06 Mar 2015
Starting with this column I'll be doing one article per week, Countdown To Mayweather-Pacquiao, until the fight, examining it from different angles. I'll cover their best fights, what a win or a loss means for each fighter, who will win and why, and more.
Is the upcoming spectacle between welterw Read Full Story >>>
Resurgent Felix looks to keep moving forward against Patishnock in third AXS TV bout
PhilBoxing.com, Fri, 06 Mar 2015
LINCOLN, R.I. (March 5th, 2015) -- Few people knew who Rich Patishnock was when we made his World Series of Fighting (WSOF) debut in just his sixth professional bout.
They learned quickly when he bludgeoned Igor Gracia via first-round TKO. Now Luis Felix (12-8, 4 KOs) is catching up on some much- Read Full Story >>>
Zou ready to `kill' for title
By Agence France Press, The Standard (HK), Fri, 06 Mar 2015
Zou Shiming said he will cast aside his friendship with IBF flyweight champion Amnat Ruenroeng and "try to kill him in the ring."
Zou, 33, and Amnat, 35, have been friends since their amateur days when they fought three times, but they will clash for the first time over 12 rounds tomorrow at the Co Read Full Story >>>
Randy Roberts weighs in on Mayweather vs. Pacquiao fight
By Amy Patterson Neubert, Imperial Valley News, Fri, 06 Mar 2015
West Lafayette, Indiana - Fans wanted to see a Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao match-up for years and a Purdue University American sports historian vets just how this fight will be remembered in history.
"Is this the fight everyone wanted to see, yes, but the fighters are at the tail end Read Full Story >>>
Juan Manuel Marquez left out in the cold again
By Rich Thomas, ProBoxing-fans.com, Fri, 06 Mar 2015
Mayweather vs. Pacquiao Leaves JMM On the Outside Looking In, As Usual:
With all the (undeserved) hype surrounding Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao, left unsaid is a plain truth: Juan Manuel Marquez has been left out in the cold yet again. What is more, given that Marquez is 41 years old it co Read Full Story >>>
Attitude, Moxie, and Al Haymon
By Robert Ecksel, Boxing.com, Fri, 06 Mar 2015
The cable giants’ hegemony is being threatened, but if they act accordingly, the sport will benefit in ways that were unimaginable just a year ago…
Well it’s Saturday night and I just got paid
A fool about my money don’t try to save
My heart says go, go have a time
‘Cause it’s Saturday night b Read Full Story >>>
Paul Butler desperate for world title winnings to book seat for Mayweather-Pacquiao showdown
By Gareth A Davies, Telegraph.co.uk, Fri, 06 Mar 2015
Super-flyweight Paul Butler can become the first Briton for more than 100 years to step down a weight and win a second world title on Friday night if he beats champion Zolani Tete, revealing that his motivation is using his pay-day to secure a seat for Floyd Mayweather versus Manny Pacquiao on May 2 Read Full Story >>>
Guards patrol Manny's gym
By Associated Press, SuperSport, Fri, 06 Mar 2015
Armed guards patrol the gym where Manny Pacquiao trains. There are stealthy attempts to disrupt Pacquiao's sparring.
And a bit of trash talking just to spice things up two months before the big fight.
Freddie Roach is in Macau for a title fight involving China's Zou Shiming, but he's makin Read Full Story >>>
NBC hopes boxing becomes 'event television' with PBC
By Bob Velin, USA Today, Fri, 06 Mar 2015
NBC's debut in the professional boxing arena on Saturday night features a card that includes four current or former champions with a combined record of 113-4-2 with 75 knockouts.
Impressive? You bet. But in name recognition, it pales in comparison to the Murderers' Row of broadcast teams NBC has Read Full Story >>>
Quigg: Frampton talks under way
orange.co.uk, Fri, 06 Mar 2015
WBA super-bantamweight champion Scott Quigg has revealed talks over a highly-anticipated bout with IBF counterpart Carl Frampton are under way.
Bury's Quigg, 26, has overcome a recent hand injury and was ringside to see Belfast's Frampton, 28, defend his title with an impressive in Belfast last Read Full Story >>>
Cotto signs with Roc Nation
3MoreRounds.com, Fri, 06 Mar 2015
Middleweight champ Miguel Cotto announced this morning on ESPN’s First Take that he has signed a promotional agreement with Roc Nation Sports, Jay Z’s company.
“We [Miguel Cotto Promotions and MCP boxers] have an alliance with Roc Nation and we are more than happy to announce that,” said Cotto.
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PACQUIAO CELEBRATES MILESTONES IN MAYWEATHER BOUT
By Eddie Alinea, PhilBoxing.com, Thu, 05 Mar 2015
LOS ANGELES - When Filipino ring icon Manny Pacquiao battles undefeated American welterweight Floyd Mayweather Jr. May 2 in Las Vegas, the World Boxing Organization 147-pound kingpin will be celebrating three significant e Read Full Story >>>
SHIMING: “I WANT TO PRESENT FREDDIE WITH A PERFECT BIRTHDAY GIFT”
By Dong Secuya, PhilBoxing.com, Thu, 05 Mar 2015
MACAU – Chinese two time Olympic gold medalist Zou Shiming, who challenges IBF world champion Amnat Ruengroeng of Thailand this Saturday at the Venetian Macao CotaiArena here, promised his trainer Freddie Roach, wh Read Full Story >>>
Mayweather is ‘biggest challenge of my life’ says Manny Pacquiao’s trainer Roach
By Agence France Press, The National, Thu, 05 Mar 2015
Macau // Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach, who turned 55 on Thursday, has seen it all during a legendary career as a cornerman to the world’s greatest fighters.
But he told said on Thursday that training Manny Pacquiao to face the unbeaten Floyd Mayweather in boxing’s most lucrative fight yet w Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao has punching power edge vs Mayweather, says Guerrero
By Nissi Icasiano, Rappler, Thu, 05 Mar 2015
MANILA, Philippines – Former world champion Robert Guerrero believes Manny Pacquiao’s punching power would play a pivotal role when the Filipino boxing icon meets Floyd Mayweather Jr. in the ring on May 2 (May 3 in PH) at the 16,800-seater MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The 31-year- Read Full Story >>>
Everybody loves Manny – Bob Arum
By Josef T. Ramos, The Manila Times, Thu, 05 Mar 2015
VETERAN promoter Bob Arum of Top Rank Promotion said that though Floyd Mayweather Jr. is the favorite among bettors, the majority of boxing fans see Manny Pacquiao as the hero and the unbeaten American as the villain when the two preeminent boxers clash on May 2 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada Read Full Story >>>
No $1.6 Million Bet for Me ... 'I Don't Have the Money!'
TMZ.com, Thu, 05 Mar 2015
Mike Tyson has finally weighed in on the fight of the century ... telling TMZ Sports he likes Manny Pacquiao to beat Floyd Mayweather on May 2nd.
But when it comes to putting his money where his mouth is ... don't expect Tyson to make a 50 Cent style $1.6 MILLION bet on the fight.
"I don't h Read Full Story >>>
EXCITING RP-SRI LANKA DAVIS CUP TENNIS TIE KICKS OFF TODAY
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, PhilBoxing.com, Thu, 05 Mar 2015
The Asia-Oceania Group II Davis Cup tie between the Philippines and Sri Lanka begins today at the spanking new shell court of the Valle Verde Country Club in Pasig with both team captains predicting a close tie anchored Read Full Story >>>
Dawejko sees major opportunities in future but first must get by Umohette this Friday at 2300 Arena in Philadelphia
PhilBoxing.com, Thu, 05 Mar 2015
Philadelphia (March 5, 2015 ) - This Friday night at the 2300 Arena in South Philadelphia, streaking Heavyweight Joey Dawejko (13-3-2, 6 KO's) of Philadelphia takes on Enobong Umohette (9-2, 8 KO's) of Milwaukee, Wisconsin in a bout scheduled for 8-rounds.
Dawejko will be looking for his fourth c Read Full Story >>>
Roach on Cotto-Golovkin I Pick Cotto 100 Percent
By Victor Salazar, Tha Boxing Voice, Thu, 05 Mar 2015
Miguel Cotto is slated for a return date in June, meaning Cotto would have one the Middleweight title of the world and not had a fight since he won that title last June with corner man Freddie Roach. Cotto was rumored to have a clash with Canelo Alvarez that never came to light. Many feel Cotto was Read Full Story >>>
Broner and Thurman bring big-time boxing back to NBC
By Ishmael H. Sistrunk, St. Louis American, Thu, 05 Mar 2015
It’s still early, but 2015 seems to be shaping up as a pretty good year for U.S. boxing fans. First, Deontay Wilder silenced the critics and became the first American heavyweight champion since 2006. Next, Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao finally agreed to the bout that people have been calli Read Full Story >>>
IN MONEY-PACMAN CLASSIC, IT'S PACQUIAO BY SHOCK KO
By Manny Piñol, PhilBoxing.com, Thu, 05 Mar 2015
I love underdogs which is why I am rooting for Manny Pacquiao in his classic match with the undefeated Floyd Mayweather.
Beyond my sympathy for underdogs, however, I am convinced that the Pacman could yet prove to be the m Read Full Story >>>
THE GREAT BRAWL OF CHINA FINAL PRESSER
PhilBoxing.com, Thu, 05 Mar 2015
March 5, 2015, Macau, China --- (L-R) Two-time Chinese Olympic gold medalist and No. 1 world-rated flyweight contender Zou Shiming and undefeated IBF flyweight world champion Amnat Ruenroeng (14-0, 5 KOs), from Read Full Story >>>
REX TSO SIGNS WITH TOP RANK
PhilBoxing.com, Thu, 05 Mar 2015
March 5, 2015, Macau, China --- Undefeated top-rated Super Flyweight contender Rex Tso (L) signs with Top Rank as Hall of Fame Top Rank promoter Bob Arum shakes hands with him. If Tso is successful this Saturday a Read Full Story >>>
Sugar Ray Leonard: Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao's Fight of the Century is too close to call
Gloucestershire Echo, Thu, 05 Mar 2015
Boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard says Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao's 'Fight of the Century' can propel the winner into a new stratosphere.
The duo will finally go head-to-head at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on May 2 following five years of bitter negotiations.
It will be the most lucrativ Read Full Story >>>
‘Mayweather has to fight’ vs ‘perpetually-in-motion’ Pacquiao, says Tyson
By Bong Lozada, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Thu, 05 Mar 2015
MANILA, Philippines—As the fight of the century draws so much anticipation, boxing legends have taken their turn in throwing their two cents in.
This time it’s Mike Tyson, the youngest heavyweight champion in boxing history.
Tyson said Mayweather’s defensive counter-punching style would gi Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao enters Day 3 as Roach turns 55
By Steve Angeles, ABS-CBN News, Thu, 05 Mar 2015
LOS ANGELES – Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao kicked off Day 3 of his training camp with a jog and a workout at the scenic Griffith Park, and ended it with a two-hour workout at the Wild Card Gym.
Pacquiao continues to work with assistant coach Buboy Fernandez and strength and conditioning coach Ju Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao feels slow on third day of training
By Nissi Icasiano, Rappler, Thu, 05 Mar 2015
MANILA, Philippines – Manny Pacquiao admitted that has not yet fully achieved his signature speed as he concluded his third day of training at Freddie Roach’s Wild Card Gym in Los Angeles, California.
Pacquiao’s speed was one of the key factors of his success in boxing, capturing 12 world titles Read Full Story >>>
Strippers will get tattoos of Mayweather v. Pacquiao winner
By Doug Elfman, Las Vegas Review Journal, Thu, 05 Mar 2015
The latest Vegas strip club stunt comes from Deja Vu Showgirls, which is promising the winner of the Floyd Mayweather/Manny Pacquiao fight: Free couch dances for life — and four strippers will tattoo his name on their bodies.
The strip club offer is pitched as a letter addressed to, “Dear Mr. May Read Full Story >>>
Peter Quillin: Pacquiao Needs to Prove he Can’t Lose Again
By Ryan O’Hara, Tha Boxing Voice, Thu, 05 Mar 2015
On 4, September 2014, Peter Quillin vacated his WBO middleweight championship, a move that came into question as he gave up a career-high $1.4 million purse. In the end, the move backfired immediately. In a bizarre turn of events, Quillin will be fighting for the same title he relinquished when he f Read Full Story >>>
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