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By Eddie Alinea,, Thu, 05 Mar 2015

LOS ANGELES – Conditioning coach Justin Fortune was impressed with what he saw in World Boxing Organization Manny Pacquiao. He had not seen the Filipino boxing icon since helping him win over Chris Algieri last No  
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Roach accuses Floyd camp of dirty tricks
ABS-CBN News, Thu, 05 Mar 2015
Boxing coach Freddie Roach accused the camp of Floyd Mayweather Jr. of employing dirty tricks to shake up Manny Pacquiao's training ahead of their May 2 super-fight. In an interview with ABS-CBN's Dyan Castillejo, the seven-time Boxing Coach of the Year claimed that Mayweather's manager Al Haymon  Read Full Story >>>

By Ben Thompson,, Thu, 05 Mar 2015
"Not true. This fight here will be one of my son's easiest fights," stated world-class trainer Floyd Mayweather Sr., who responded to recent comments made by his former pupil, Golden Boy Promotions found Oscar De La Hoya. Mayweather Sr. took offense to De La Hoya suggesting that his son, undefeated   Read Full Story >>>

Mayweather has to trade punches with Pacquiao to win, says Tyson
By Nissi Icasiano, Rappler, Thu, 05 Mar 2015
MANILA, Philippines – Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson believes that if Floyd Mayweather aims to keep his unblemished record intact against Manny Pacquiao, he has to trade leathers with the Filipino boxing icon in order to win. Like any other competitor in the sport of boxing, the 48-year-o  Read Full Story >>>

Why Arum is glad Pacquiao-Floyd fight is pushing through
By Dennis Gasgonia, ABS-CBN News, Thu, 05 Mar 2015
MANILA, Philippines – Top Rank Inc.’s Bob Arum is relieved that the super fight everyone is talking about is finally pushing through. Not only did he close the deal for his prized fighter Manny Pacquiao, he also finally put to a stop the incessant questions from fight fans asking about it. “Ev  Read Full Story >>>

Will Floyd Mayweather Crack Under The Pressure?
By Dennis Cruz, Boxing Buzz, Thu, 05 Mar 2015
By all accounts, Floyd Mayweather is a man who gets what he wants, how he wants it and whenever he feels like it. For almost his entire adulthood, the five-division world champ has been treated with kid gloves when it comes to all things money can buy—including his career. Back when he was with p  Read Full Story >>>

Floyd Mayweather: The Best Ever?
By David Martinez, The News Hub, Thu, 05 Mar 2015
‘TBE’. I’d wager that you’re going to hear those letters rather frequently from Floyd Mayweather and his entourage over the next two months or so as the Mayweather-Pacquiao hype train begins in earnest. Following on from ‘Pretty Boy Floyd’ and ‘Money’, ‘TBE’ is the 37 year old’s latest self   Read Full Story >>>

Rex Tso Sing-yu prepares to join Top Rank stable in world title hunt
By Unus Alladin, South China Morning Post, Wed, 04 Mar 2015
Rex Tso Sing-yu’s dream of becoming Hong Kong’s first world champion has received a massive boost after he signed with one of the world’s biggest promoters. The unbeaten southpaw, who has a world super flyweight eliminator fight in Macau this weekend, will step into the ring as a Top Rank fighter  Read Full Story >>>

Undefeated And Seeding A Business, Hong Kong Boxer Fights For Another Title
By Bong Miquiabas,, Wed, 04 Mar 2015
When Hong Kong professional boxer Rex Tso puts his immaculate record on the line Saturday at The Showdown at Sands, he carries the high-flying dreams of his head coach and promoter, Jay Lau, who hopes his protégé’s success leads to regularly-staged pro bouts in Hong Kong. Rex Tso punches Espinos   Read Full Story >>>

Amir Khan to snub Kell Brook as he eyes Miguel Cotto fight
By Nick Parkinson,, Wed, 04 Mar 2015
Amir Khan is unlikely to face Kell Brook this summer as he looks to negotiate a fight with Miguel Cotto in America. Brook's promoter Eddie Hearn said last week he had talks with Khan's team over a proposed fight on June 13 and urged the Bolton boxer to make the bout happen. But Khan, 28, i  Read Full Story >>>

Taishan and Pacquiao
By Conrad Cariño, The Manila Times, Wed, 04 Mar 2015
Not many boxing fans have heard of Taishan Dong, a Chinese professional boxer who is now under the wings of Oscar Dela Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions. Taishan who? Even with a record of 3-0 and 2 knockouts, Taishan has yet to become a household name in the world boxing scene but his fighting from t  Read Full Story >>>

Canelo Feels He’s The Reason For Mayweather-Pacquiao Happening
By Victor Salazar, Tha Boxing Voice, Wed, 04 Mar 2015
Canelo Alvarez made a statement when the year turned over to his promoter Oscar De La Hoya. He wanted to fight on May 2nd. He wanted to take the Mexican holidays in May and September back from Floyd Mayweather, who had made it a tradition to fight on those dates. For a while, it looked like that wou  Read Full Story >>>

By Aquiles Z. Zonio,, Wed, 04 Mar 2015

World eight-division boxing champion and Sarangani Rep. Manny Pacquiao has started his serious training early Monday morning by running a two-mile stretch from his home to Pan Pacific Park here. Pacquiao was accompani  
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Former WBC & WBA Super Welterweight World Champion Canelo Alvarez (Left) and super welterweight contender James Kirkland (Right) pose in Houston Texas at the March 3, 2015 press conference to announce their May 9,   
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By Ronnie Nathanielsz,, Wed, 04 Mar 2015
Games anbd Amusements Board chairman Ramon "Monju" Guazon has inexplicably failed to respond to well known promoter/manager Dante Almario's request for “a full blown investigation” into how his boxer Angelito Merin who was on a 90 days medical suspension by the GAB was able to fight against Norasing  Read Full Story >>>

By Ronnie Nathanielsz,, Wed, 04 Mar 2015
While the Philippines is favored in the Asia Oceania Group II Davis Cup tie against Sri Lanka, PHILTA vice president Randy Villanueva, a former youth player says that “it should be an exciting tie and we can’t take the Sri Lankans for granted although we are a little bit favored.” Villanueva reca  Read Full Story >>>

NBA -- Hornets survive Lakers, 104-103
By Eric Biasbas,, Wed, 04 Mar 2015

CHARLOTTE -- The Charlotte Hornets squeaked out a 104-103 tightly contested victory over the visiting Los Angeles Lakers at the Time Warner Cable Arena, Tuesday night. The first half saw the two teams fighting toe t  
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Mayweather-Pacquiao: 17 Years to a Superfight - 1998
By Cliff Rold,, Wed, 04 Mar 2015
On May 2, 2015, boxing will finally have its Super Bowl. After five long years of he said-he said, it’s finally here. Floyd Mayweather Jr. versus Manny Pacquiao for the Welterweight Championship of the World. But what if the road didn’t really begin at the negotiating table in late 2009? Wha  Read Full Story >>>

Antonio Tarver: “Everybody keeps saying Mayweather & Pacquiao aren’t in their prime anymore but they’re still the two p4p in the world today!”
By Robert Brown, OTR Boxing Radio, Wed, 04 Mar 2015
I had a chance to catch up with ‘The Magic Man’ himself, Antonio Tarver, ahead of his official return to boxing commentating. Tarver is a former IBO/WBA/WBC/IBF light heavyweight champion, who beat the likes of Roy Jones Jr, Glen Johnson and Montell Griffin. Now Tarver is currently making a run in t  Read Full Story >>>

Evander Holyfield says Floyd Mayweather hasn't fought all comers
By Mitch Abramson, New York Daily News, Wed, 04 Mar 2015
Floyd Mayweather Jr. may fancy himself “the best ever,” as evidenced by the “TBE” snapback hats he likes to wear. But Evander Holyfield, a man who knows a thing or two about ring excellence, suggested that perhaps Mayweather isn’t as great because he didn’t take on all comers, as Holyfield did.   Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao-Mayweather myths debunked
By Carlos Cinco, Rivals Sports Network, Wed, 04 Mar 2015
SINGAPORE — On May 2, 2015, Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao and Floyd “Money” Mayweather finally touch gloves at the center of the ring before the entire world at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. While everyone has an opinion on how the fight will play out, there are some common misconcep  Read Full Story >>>

Robert Garcia Says Mayweather Gave Pacquiao A Break On Glove and Purse Split
By Timothy Bartolini, Tha Boxing Voice, Wed, 04 Mar 2015
Robert Garcia sat down with EsNews and discussed some of the interesting little tidbits that have come out about the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight. Garcia was genuinely surprised by some of the concessions that were made by Floyd Mayweather to get the fight done. One of those concessions that were of  Read Full Story >>>

Manny Pacquiao vs Floyd Mayweather title showdown purse could hit $300 million
Emirates 24/7, Wed, 04 Mar 2015
The richest boxing fight in history between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather is getting even bigger with promoter Bob Arum projecting the total purse could hit $300 million. The May 2 mega fight in Las Vegas on May 2 is set to double the pay-per-view record of 2.4 million, according to a repo  Read Full Story >>>

Manny Pacquiao courts more success as he faces Mayweather showdown
By Ivan Watson,, Wed, 04 Mar 2015
Manila (CNN)—Forty years ago, one of the greatest boxing matches in history took place in an unlikely setting: the capital of the Philippines. Muhammad Ali's epic win over great rival Joe Frazier in 1975 became known as the "Thrilla in Manila." Four decades later, and a crowd is gathered at the s  Read Full Story >>>

By Ronnie Nathanielsz,, Wed, 04 Mar 2015

Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire, the five division world champion hurt his sparring partner Jonel Alibio during four rounds of sparring at the ALA Gym along Balete Drive in Quezon City on Tuesday before easing up in   
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Zab Judah Open To Sparring With Mayweather In Lead Up To Pacquiao Super-fight
By Timothy Bartolini, Tha Boxing Voice, Wed, 04 Mar 2015
Dontae’s Boxing Nation caught former world champion Zab Judah on his way to the gym and asked him what he thought about the upcoming super fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao. Zab has known Floyd for a long time and considers him a friend, but he didn’t really speak of any of Floyd’  Read Full Story >>>

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, 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 >>>

Confident ‘Prince’
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.   Read Full Story >>>

By Manny Piñol,, 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  
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By Ronnie Nathanielsz,, 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  
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