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Adviser decidedly more optimistic about likelihood of Mayweather-Pacquiao bout
By Kevin Iole, Yahoo! Sports, Fri, 30 Jan 2015
A key member of Manny Pacquiao's staff told Yahoo Sports on Thursday he is optimistic an agreement can be reached to finalize a bout between the Filipino congressman and Floyd Mayweather Jr., the pound-for-pound top fighter in the world. After a chance encounter between the fighters Tuesday at t  Read Full Story >>>

A-rum for hope
By Nick Giongco, Tempo, Fri, 30 Jan 2015
Manila, Philippines – While admitting that everything is moving in the right direction, Top Rank chief Bob Arum is keeping his fingers crossed that the Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao super fight finally happens on May 2. “Everyone’s optimistic and we hope to get a deal done in a couple of day  Read Full Story >>>

Op-Ed: Everything changes once opponent feels Pacquiao's speed and power
By Leo Reyes, Digital Journal, Fri, 30 Jan 2015
Now that everything appears to have been worked out minus the official announcement for the world's biggest boxing event featuring Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao, it is time to find out who between them would prevail in the ring on May 2. While the most-awaited fight is yet to be official  Read Full Story >>>

Mayweather vs. Pacquiao: Adversaries in the ring, partners in history
By Joseph Herron , Fight Saga, Fri, 30 Jan 2015
"Ali always said I would be nothing without him, but what would he have been without me?" - former Heavyweight Champion Joe Frazier. Although the two biggest stars of boxing today, Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather, have long past cemented their respective spots in Canastota, New York, most f  Read Full Story >>>


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‘Manny': A Boxer’s Hero’s Journey
By Mark Jackson, The Epoch Times, Fri, 30 Jan 2015
Former heavyweight boxer-turned-actor Liam Neeson narrates “Manny,” a powerful, if superficial, documentary about legend-in-his-own-time Filipino boxer Manuel “Pacman” Pacquiao. Pacquiao is the only boxer in history to win championships across eight different weight classes. He’s a warrior-hero r  Read Full Story >>>

Roach on Mayweather-Cotto, Cotto Too Big for Mayweather at 160lbs
By Mario Mungia, Tha Boxing Voice, Fri, 30 Jan 2015
It is crazy how a coincidental meet and greet during halftime at a Miami Heat home game could spark such unverified affirmation between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao negotiations. The meeting was purely chance, but it was enough to skew the better judgment of many regarding the actual chan  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao-Mayweather meeting overshadows possible S.A. fight
By John Whisler, San Antonio Express, Fri, 30 Jan 2015
It was shocking news: Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao meeting face-to-face for the first time publicly during halftime of Tuesday’s Heat game in Miami. Even more shocking: The two then reportedly sat down privately to discuss terms of a proposed May 2 megafight. Does this mean a deal  Read Full Story >>>

What the boxing world is saying about Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao
By Chris Robinson, Hustle Boss, Fri, 30 Jan 2015
It’s hard for me to think of a time when a Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao showdown was as big as it is now. Sure, some of this has to do with the fact that the two men, considered the best of this generation, came face to face with one another on Tuesday night in Miami during the Milwaukee B  Read Full Story >>>

Does Amir Khan Even Deserve a Mayweather or Pacquiao Bout?
Boxing Buzz, Fri, 30 Jan 2015
Poor Amir Khan. The Boisterous Brit has been on the hunt for an elite-level showdown against either Floyd Mayweather or Manny Pacquiao for the last couple of years now, and seems no closer to the prize than he was when being starched by Danny Garcia in 2012. Khan has been a dubious figure in the   Read Full Story >>>

PACQUIAO RETURNS TO L.A., Thu, 29 Jan 2015

LOS ANGELES -- Filipino superstar Manny Pacquiao (C) accompanied by his wife Jinkee (L) and adviser Michael Koncz (R) arrive at Los Angeles airport Wednesday from Miami. Pacquiao and party are on a whirlwind tour t  
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By Rene Bonsubre, Jr.,, Thu, 29 Jan 2015

Five foreign boxers take center stage when “PINOY PRIDE” makes a highly anticipated return to Davao City on February 7. Cesar “El Dolar” Chavez (23W-7L,11KO's) of Mexico will challenge Jason “El Niño” Pagara (34W-2L,21KO's) of th  
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Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao's mega-fight looks closer than ever after a roller coaster six years in the making
By Martin Domin, Daily Mail (UK), Thu, 29 Jan 2015
After Floyd Mayweather Jnr and Manny Pacquiao met, incredibly, for the first time in Miami on Tuesday, their £200million mega-fight has never looked more likely to happen. Here, Sportsmail looks back at the making of the richest fight in boxing. +22 Manny Pacquiao (left) and Floyd Mayweather  Read Full Story >>>

Deflate-Gate And The Pacquiao-Mayweather Super Bowl
By Jeff Pryor, The Queensberry Rules, Thu, 29 Jan 2015
Boxing by its very nature is a troubled sport. When the exact goal of an endeavour is to entice two grown men into viciously attacking one another, it’s evident the entire affair and its surroundings will always be rife with unrest and agitation. Controversy and accusations of cheating are perhap  Read Full Story >>>

NBA -- The Memphis Grizzlies: A team to watch
By Adeline Deladisma,, Thu, 29 Jan 2015

Zach Randolph. DALLAS -- The Memphis Grizzlies came into the American Airlines Center without a whole lot of fanfare on Tuesday night. Arguably, you'll find games like this every night in the loaded Western Conferenc  
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NBA -- Howard-less Rockets handle Mavs, 99-94
By Franco Ching Alsay,, Thu, 29 Jan 2015
HOUSTON -- Josh Smith went 4-of-5 from the 3-point line and scored 18 points overall to lead the Houston Rockets over the Dallas Mavericks, 99-94, on Wednesday night at the Toyota Center. Without the injured Dwight Howard (ankle), six Rockets scored in double figures. James Harden had 17 and eig  Read Full Story >>>

Fernando Vargas: ‘Nobody beats Mayweather; too smart, too intelligent’
By Chris Robinson, Hustle Boss, Thu, 29 Jan 2015
With Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao having again captured the world’s imagination after coming face to face with one another on Tuesday night in Miami, the demand for the fight continues to build. But for as much talk as we are hearing these days, some people simply don’t get too hyped up ab  Read Full Story >>>

Lucas Matthysse-Ruslan Provodnikov eyed for March 28 at StubHub
By Lem Satterfield,, Thu, 29 Jan 2015
Talks are ongoing for a junior welterweight bout between top contenders Lucas Matthysse and Ruslan Provodnikov on March 28 at the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif., according to Provodnikov’s promoter, Artie Pelullo of Banner Promotions. Golden Boy Promotions President Oscar De La Hoya, who recent  Read Full Story >>>

Terence Crawford could face Chris Algieri for vacant WBO 140-lb. title
By Lem Satterfield,, Thu, 29 Jan 2015
A junior welterweight bout between RING lightweight champion Terence Crawford and Chris Algieri for the vacant WBO 140-pound title is currently being discussed, Top Rank CEO Bob Arum confirmed to on Wednesday. “We’re talking about it, and that’s all I can say,” said Arum, who is in dis  Read Full Story >>>

By Ronnie Nathanielsz,, Thu, 29 Jan 2015

Lastimosa. Miss Universe judge and eight division world champion Manny Pacquiao's longtime adviser Michael Koncz isn't known as an authority on beauty but even he wasn't too enamored with Miss Philippines Mary Jean Lastim  
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Pacquiao and Mayweather Meet in Miami: A Sign of Things to Come?
By Scott Tonelli,, Thu, 29 Jan 2015
Just as it began to seem that rumors of a negotiation for a Mayweather-Pacquiao super-fight in 2015 had become just another falsehood in a long line of gossip that has surrounded the two fighters for years, along comes a simple meeting of the two pugilists at a basketball game (of all places) in Mia  Read Full Story >>>

Jeff Mayweather says Floyd and Manny coming face to face in Miami was ‘two guys talking, that’s all’
By Chris Robinson, Hustle Boss, Thu, 29 Jan 2015
When Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao came face to face in Miami last night during the Bucks-Heat game, the world was set ablaze with curiosity, chatter, and hope. For the past five years, the two prize fighters have intrigued the boxing world and the general public with the possibility of a d  Read Full Story >>>

2015 Off To Great Start, With or Without Floyd-Manny
By Jake Donovan,, Thu, 29 Jan 2015
As 2014 slowly crept towards to a close, the thought process going into this year was that there wasn’t any way possible it could be worse for the sport of boxing. The worst thing that could have happened in the early stages of 2015 was if the plan had been to simply do better than a bad year. Fo  Read Full Story >>>

Brandon Rios: The Uppercut Explained
By Gordon Marino,, Thu, 29 Jan 2015
“When I get inside, I bend, lean a little back with my weight on my right foot and fire my right uppercut straight up the middle…” I caught up with Brandon Rios (33-2-1, 24 KOs) today. He was still on the ceiling after his thrilling stoppage of Mike Alvarado (34-4, 23 KOs) on Saturday night in De  Read Full Story >>>

By Ronnie Nathanielsz,, Thu, 29 Jan 2015

Top Rank promoter Bob Arum believes that the planned May 2 multi –millin dollar showdown between eight division world champion Manny Pacquiao and undefeated pound for pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr will be wrapped  
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Francisco Rodriguez Jr.: One Correction From Nietes?
By Cliff Rold,, Thu, 29 Jan 2015
The winner of the BoxingScene and ESPN 2014 Fight of the Year didn’t end his year with a victory in the ring. He didn’t lose either. One fight after defeating Katsunari Takayama to become only the third fighter to unify a portion of the 105 lb. title, Mexico’s Francisco Rodriguez Jr. (16-2-1,   Read Full Story >>>

Mayweather, Pacquiao have 'productive' talks at hotel
By Bob Velin, USA Today, Thu, 29 Jan 2015
Whether their first-ever meeting at halftime of an NBA game Tuesday night in Miami and again afterwards at a hotel was an amazing coincidence or an elaborate set-up, it's a fact that Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao are seriously discussing the most long-awaited and likely the most lucrative figh  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao: It’s now or never
By Recah Trinidad,, Thu, 29 Jan 2015

Changing his desperate call, Manny Pacquiao shifted from ultimatum to a plea for Floyd Mayweather Jr. to please sign the contract (for their dream super fight) now. “If this doesn’t happen now, I don’t think it will. Now is t  
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David Lemieux “Let’s see how he reacts when he starts getting hit.”[Mayweather]
By Ryan O’Hara, Tha Boxing Voice, Thu, 29 Jan 2015
David Lemieux has won his past eight fights since losing back-to-back bouts against Marco Antonio Rubio and Joachim Alcine, respectively. Since those tough losses, Lemieux has rebounded to win seven of those eight fights by knockout. Despite articulating that he is not a huge fan of the sport, Le  Read Full Story >>>

Guillermo Rigondeaux encouraged by Oscar de la Hoya comment about Leo Santa Cruz unification fight, Thu, 29 Jan 2015

MIAMI (Jan. 28, 2015) - World Boxing Association (WBA) Super, World Boxing Organization (WBO) and The Ring Magazine super bantamweight champion Guillermo "The Jackal" Rigondeaux (15-0, 10 KOs) is encouraged by reports that W  
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NBA -- Raptors shake off slow start, beat Pacers, 104-91
By Anthony Rozic,, Thu, 29 Jan 2015

INDIANAPOLIS -- After a slow start in which they missed 13 of their first 21 shots, the Toronto righted the ship and used a strong second half effort to beat the Indiana Pacers, 104-91, on Tuesday night at the Bankers Lif  
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John Molina: “I’m sure Mayweather and Pacquiao are more than willing to fight each other, but everything’s gotta be right because this a business”
By Robert Brown, OTR Boxing Radio, Thu, 29 Jan 2015
I had a chance to talk with the hard hitting, John Molina ahead of his March 7th bout with Adrien ‘The Problem’ Broner. The bout will between Molina and Broner will headline the first of Al Haymon’s cards on Network TV in what promises to be a great night of fights. In this interview, John spoke  Read Full Story >>>

Villanueva looks for impressive win
By Edri Aznar, Sun.Star Cebu, Thu, 29 Jan 2015
TWO of Arthur Villanueva’s last two fights weren’t exactly picture perfect wins. In fact, he was fighting for his life in both bouts. Villanueva wants to erase that in the minds of everybody with a notable victory against a very credible opponent in former world champion Julio Cesar Miranda.   Read Full Story >>>

Wladimir Klitschko vs Briggs in September? Shannon says it's a done deal
By Lee Cleveland , Fight Saga, Thu, 29 Jan 2015
Earlier today, hard-punching wild-man and former heavyweight belt-holder Shannon Briggs told ESPN he has a September date with lineal heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko. "I have a date with Klitschko set for September, if not sooner," Briggs told Buncey's Boxing Podcast on ESPN. After a 3  Read Full Story >>>


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