|Peñalosa sees Pacquiao kayo win|
By Roy Luarca, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Sat, 28 Feb 2015
MANILA, Philippines–Manny Pacquiao by stoppage.
That’s the bold prediction blurted out by two-time world division champion Gerry Peñalosa yesterday as to the outcome of Pacquiao’s megabuck bout with Floyd Mayweather on May 2 (May 3 in Manila) at MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
“I see Mayweather being Read Full Story >>>
Mayweather-Pacquiao Without Larry Merchant, Is Like Michael Buffer Not Announcing
By Mario Mungia, Tha Boxing Voice, Sat, 28 Feb 2015
Unlike the “hipster boxing world” that proclaims its love for “true fight fan’s fights” and publically denounces the idea of Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao as a commercially saturated farce, I can and do freely admit I am excited about the May 2nd date and will be watching live on HBO/ShowT Read Full Story >>>
Mayweather Brings Back Garcia For Pacquiao Bout
By Miguel Rivera, BoxingScene.com, Sat, 28 Feb 2015
Mexican cutman Rafael Garcia, who was responsible for wrapping Floyd Mayweather's hands for the last 15 years, was told to report to Mayweather camp on Monday. The pound-for-pound king will begin his training camp for the May 2nd welterweight super-fight with Manny Pacquiao at the MGM Grand in Las V Read Full Story >>>
Thai fighters have played bit-part roles in history between rivals
By Wanchai Rujawongsanti, Bangkok Post, Sat, 28 Feb 2015
American Mayweather is unbeaten in his professional career with a 47-0 record.
His last defeat was at the 1996 Olympics on home soil when he was a young 19-year-old amateur.
Mayweather was a favourite in the featherweight class in Atlanta but lost 10-9 to Bulgaria’s Serafim Todorov in the semi Read Full Story >>>
Team Crawford Cool With WBO's Plan of 4-18 Winner Fighting Algieri
By Michael Woods, The Sweet Science, Sat, 28 Feb 2015
The WBO 140 pound crown will be up for grabs when Terence Crawford and Thomas Dulorme clash for it, site TBD--we are hearing Texas is in the top spot as platform--and you can check out the scrap on HBO.
The winner off that Nebraska vs. Puerto Rico tangle must face off with Chris Algieri, we learn Read Full Story >>>
Manny Pacquiao records his own entrance song ahead of $250 million showdown with Floyd Mayweather
By Gareth A Davies, Telegraph.co.uk, Sat, 28 Feb 2015
Manny Pacquiao has recorded his own entrance song ahead of the $250 million showdown with Floyd Mayweather on May 2 in Las Vegas.
On Thursday the Filipino fighter recorded a song 'Lalaban Ako Para sa Pilipino' (I Am Going to Fight for Filipinos) which was written by composer, and frequent songw Read Full Story >>>
Keith Thurman thinks he can make prime-time boxing cool
The Bohol Chronicle, Sat, 28 Feb 2015
Unbeaten welterweight Keith Thurman needed YouTube to find out about what some describe as boxing’s Golden Era in the 1970s and 1980s. That is when fighters from Muhammad Ali to Sugar Ray Leonard were consistently featured on network tv and became the biggest...
Unbeaten welterweight Keith Thurma Read Full Story >>>
STEVENSON vs BIKA LIVE ON CBS APRIL 4
PhilBoxing.com, Sat, 28 Feb 2015
ADONIS STEVENSON VS. SAKIO BIKA TO TAKE PLACE SATURDAY, APRIL 4 IN FIRST PREMIER BOXING CHAMPIONS ON CBS EVENT LIVE FROM THE PEPSI COLISEUM IN QUEBEC CITY
Live on CBS at 3 p.m. ET/12 p.m. PT
MONTREAL (Feb. 27, 2015) Read Full Story >>>
GOMEZ vs KAMEGAI HEADLINES GOLDEN BOY LIVE ON MARCH 20
PhilBoxing.com, Sat, 28 Feb 2015
MEXICO'S FORMER WORLD TITLE CONTENDER ALFONSO GOMEZ HEADLINES MARCH 20 GOLDEN BOY LIVE! EVENT AGAINST JAPANESE BREAKOUT STAR YOSHIHIRO KAMEGAI AT FANTASY SPRINGS RESORT CASINO, INDIO, CA
LIVE TELECAST ON FOX SPORTS 1 AND FOX DEPORTES
Tickets Go On Sale Today!
LOS ANGELES (Feb. 27) - Golden B Read Full Story >>>
Pacman skips workout; Gerry sees knockout
By Abac Cordero, The Philippine Star, Sat, 28 Feb 2015
MANILA, Philippines - Manny Pacquiao got stuck in traffic yesterday afternoon and missed his scheduled workout at the MP Tower Gym in Sampaloc, Manila.
Members of the press, both foreign and local, waited at the gym for over two hours until they received word that Pacquiao wasn’t coming.
Telev Read Full Story >>>
ALEX ARIZA TALKS MAYWEATHER VS. PACQUIAO: "THE OPPONENT THAT WE HAVE NOW...I'VE BEEN IN HARDER FIGHTS"
By Ben Thompson, FightHype.com, Sat, 28 Feb 2015
"You know, if you talk to the trainers and fighters who know this sport, there's a reason why they're all picking Floyd to win. For me, the guy that I trained five years ago, the guy that was walking through walls and that was literally breaking bones with shots and comatizing people with single sho Read Full Story >>>
Floyd Mayweather Jr. will be too good for Manny Pacquiao on May 2
By Robert Morales, L.A. Daily News, Sat, 28 Feb 2015
The world of Twitter was overloaded Feb. 20 when it became known the fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao was a done deal. One particular tweet was thought-provoking. It came from actor Freddie Prinze Jr., who tweeted, “i already saw grudge match. #AARPFight.”
Hyperbole? Sure. Bu Read Full Story >>>
Mayweather vs. Pacquiao – Hopefully More Exciting Than Teddy Atlas
By DMarco Farr, 101sports.com, Sat, 28 Feb 2015
How’d you receive the news that Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao were finally throwing down? It came to me via boxing analyst Teddy Atlas, who showed only slightly more life in delivering the news than the title character of Weekend at Bernie’s.
Atlas was moderating an otherwise uneventful Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao, cheerleading: the price of democracy
By Bill Velasco, The Philippine Star, Sat, 28 Feb 2015
This week, small sober celebrations were held commemorating the People Power revolution of 1986. It appears that great numbers of people were either unwilling or unable to celebrate, primarily because it was a working holiday and millions spent their day fuming in gridlock. Also, the headlines for t Read Full Story >>>
Manny Pacquiao records entrance song for fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr
By Bryan Armen Graham, The Guardian, Sat, 28 Feb 2015
Manny Pacquiao is leaving no detail unattended as he prepares for his showdown with Floyd Mayweather Jr in Las Vegas.
On Thursday, the Filipino puncher recorded a song that will be played while he walks to the ring on 2 May at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, GMA News reported.
Lalaban Ako Para sa Read Full Story >>>
Blood is thicker than water for heavyweight Tyson Fury ahead of his Christian Hammer fight on Saturday
By Gareth A Davies, Telegraph.co.uk, Sat, 28 Feb 2015
Family. Blood is thicker than water, as we have heard so many times. It is played out in every corner of humanity day after day, for good, bad, or worse.
But in sporting terms, it is nowhere more visible, or emotional, than in fight sports. Tyson Fury was joined at the 02 Arena press conference Read Full Story >>>
Crawford-Dulorme for WBO title at 140; Algieri gets next
By David P. Greisman, BoxingScene.com, Sat, 28 Feb 2015
The April 18 bout between lightweight champion Terence Crawford and junior-welterweight contender Thomas Dulorme will be for the vacant World Boxing Organization title at 140 pounds, according to a tweet from Jose R. Izquierdo II, the WBO’s general secretary.
The winner must face Chris Algieri ne Read Full Story >>>
BIG PRESS CONFERENCE TO LAUNCH BLOCKBUSTER ‘PINOY PRIDE 30’ FIGHT CARD
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, PhilBoxing.com, Sat, 28 Feb 2015
A big press conference will be hosted by ALA Promotions and their partners, the giant broadcast network ABS-CBN to launch the blockbuster “Pinoy Pride 30” fight card titled ‘D DAY’ on Monday at 12:00 noon at the Glor Read Full Story >>>
Mayweather faces the music
By Skip Bayless, ESPN.com, Fri, 27 Feb 2015
My view is that Floyd Mayweather Jr. finally couldn't win. Damned if he did or didn't.
He could keep running, retire undefeated and live with the shame of THIS GLARING ASTERISK: Never Fought Manny Pacquiao.
Or he could be dared and goaded and mocked into facing his greatest fear: 47-1.
Prid Read Full Story >>>
FLOYD MAYWEATHER TO BEGIN TRAINING CAMP FOR MANNY PACQUIAO NEXT WEEK
By Ben Thompson, FightHype.com, Fri, 27 Feb 2015
Once again, it's time for the hard work and dedication to begin. FightHype.com has been informed that pound-for-pound king Floyd "Money" Mayweather will begin training camp on Monday, March 2, for his highly-anticipated mega-fight with 8-division world champion Manny Pacquiao on May 2 at the MGM Gra Read Full Story >>>
Will Mayweather-Pacquiao Turn MGM Resorts' Luck? - Analyst Blog
Nasdaq, Fri, 27 Feb 2015
MGM Resorts International ( MGM ) is pinning its hopes on possibly the most awaited boxing bout of this generation. Last week, boxers Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao finally sealed a deal for a match on May 2 in Las Vegas' MGM Grand and the record demand for tickets has resulted in exorbitantly Read Full Story >>>
Sampson Boxing Renews Co-Promotional Agreement with Super Bantamweight Slugger Hugo 'Cuatito' Ruiz
PhilBoxing.com, Fri, 27 Feb 2015
Sampson Lewkowicz of Sampson Boxing and Oswaldo Kuchle of Promociones Del Pueblo proudly announce the renewal of former interim WBA World bantamweight and current WBC #2-rated super bantamweight contender, Hugo "Cuatito" Ruiz (35-2, 31 KOs) of Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico's co-promotional contract.
Read Full Story >>>
NBA -- Cavs heating up at the right time
By Alex Boytan, PhilBoxing.com, Fri, 27 Feb 2015
CLEVELAND -- After starting the season at 1-3 and losing four straight last November 17 to 22, the Cleveland Cavaliers hardly looked like a playoffs team, let alone a championship contender.
Things only got worse from there afte Read Full Story >>>
NBA -- LeBron's 42 powers Cavs past Warriors
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, Fri, 27 Feb 2015
CHICAGO -- In what was potentially an NBA Finals showdown, the Cleveland Cavaliers handled the explosive Golden State Warriors, 110-99, on Thursday night at the Quicken Loans Arena.
LeBron James notched a season-high Read Full Story >>>
Op-Ed: Why first six rounds are critical for Pacquiao
By Leo Reyes, Digital Journal, Fri, 27 Feb 2015
Manny Pacquiao's first six rounds of his 12-round fight against Floyd Mayweather on May 2 could either lead to his first knock out win in six years or his sixth loss in his 20-year pro career.
Earlier, Pacquiao has made known his plan to use his own version of speed and power as he hopes to land Read Full Story >>>
Mosley Picks Mayweather Over Pacquiao, Challenges Juan Manuel Marquez
By Dennis Cruz, Boxing Buzz, Fri, 27 Feb 2015
With about three months to go before the May 2 Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao mega-fight, qualified experts are being sought out from all over the sporting world to offer their predictions. Few of these experts, though, are more qualified than former three-division world champion “Sugar” Shane Mosl Read Full Story >>>
Mendoza: For Pacquiao and Floyd just Fight One
By Al S. Mendoza, Sun.Star Cebu, Fri, 27 Feb 2015
AGAIN, not to brag but I knew it would happen. Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather are going to fight as this was, like or not, written in the stars. No one can ever stop it from happening, not even Mayweather.
Mayweather had tried his best to stop it—but only for show.
In truth, he just merel Read Full Story >>>
Guerrero: Beating Thurman Puts Me Back in The Mix
By Ryan Burton, BoxingScene.com, Fri, 27 Feb 2015
Former four-division champion Robert "The Ghost" Guerrero (32-2) is 100% focused on his March 7th showdown against Keith Thurman (24-0). With that being said, it is hard not to look ahead at so many intriguing match ups that may lie ahead for the 31-year-old should he emerge victorious.
"I know Read Full Story >>>
Ruslan Provodnikov: “Manny Pacquiao is a little bit older, and maybe not as hungry, but I think he still has the speed and agility”
By Jenna Jay, OTR Boxing Radio, Fri, 27 Feb 2015
Former WBO welterweight champion, Ruslan Provodnikov is looking to have a big 2015 and he is getting the year started with a highly anticipated match against Lucas Matthysse. I had a chance to speak with Provodnikov during the 230th edition of “On The Ropes” boxing radio to get his thoughts on his u Read Full Story >>>
Ricky Hatton “Mayweather’s not quite looked the force he was”
By Timothy Bartolini, Tha Boxing Voice, Fri, 27 Feb 2015
Former champion Ricky Hatton sat down for an extended interview with Kugan Cassius for iFL TV. In it, he discussed his thoughts on the upcoming super-fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao.
Having been in the ring with both, one would expect Hatton’s familiarity with the fighters to ru Read Full Story >>>
Kenneth Sims Jr. ‘Sparring with Manny Pacquiao and being a part of the biggest event in boxing history will be a great experience’
By Chris Robinson, Hustle Boss, Fri, 27 Feb 2015
Earlier today, budding lightweight prospect Kenneth Sims Jr. (5-0, 2 KO’s) confirmed an earlier report from Dan Rafael that he will be sparring with Manny Pacquiao ahead of the Filipino superstar’s pay per view clash with Floyd Mayweather on May 2.
“Just got the best call ever,” Sims stated on Fa Read Full Story >>>
Mayweather's ego is greater than his record
By Ron Shillingford, CayCompass.com, Fri, 27 Feb 2015
Floyd “Money” Mayweather has for years insisted he is the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world, insisting he is the most gifted pugilist since Sugar Ray Leonard, no less.
Although Mayweather is unbeaten in 47 bouts and is clearly better than all peers and firm favorite to outpoint Manny Pac Read Full Story >>>
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