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By Ronnie Nathanielsz,, Sat, 31 Jan 2015

Three of the four premier professional boxing organizations, the World Boxing Council, the World Boxing Association and the International Boxing Federation are moving towards crowning one world champion in each weight division.   
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Arizona Boxing News & Notes With Don Smith: Finding the Truth? Boxing at La Princesa & Manny
By Don Smith,, Sat, 31 Jan 2015

Boxing Fans, The continuing saga about the quietly disclosed Arizona amateur boxing coach who was stopped from working a recent Silver Gloves event after his credentials were thought to be suspicious, by authoritie  
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LOS ANGELES (Jan. 30) - Former WBC Latino Lightweight Champion, Marcelino "Nino" Lopez has signed a promotional contract with Golden Boy Promotions. The 28-year-old from Arribenos, Buenos Aires, Argentina has already has a strong career as a professional boxer in South American, winning and defendi  Read Full Story >>>

SHO's Espinoza: Mayweather-Pacquiao 'Not Close' To Done
By Rick Reeno,, Sat, 31 Jan 2015
Stephen Espinoza, head of Showtime Sports, spoke to to set the record straight regarding a series of stories that were widely circulated on Friday. The first story appeared in the New York Post, where Top Rank's CEO Bob Arum, who promotes Manny Pacquiao, told the paper that a dea  Read Full Story >>>

Jeff Mayweather: “I can’t tell anyone if Mayweather-Pacquiao is about to be made, that’s for Floyd and Manny to do.”
By Robert Brown, OTR Boxing Radio, Sat, 31 Jan 2015
I had a chance to catch up with former IBO junior light weight champion and successful trainer, ‘Jazzy’ Jeff Mayweather to talk about the on going Pacquiao-Mayweather rumors. In this interview, Jeff gives his insight on the current status of the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao talks and what he thinks of th  Read Full Story >>>

Adones, Palicte, Thais make weight limit
By Lito delos Reyes,, Sat, 31 Jan 2015

REIGNING WBC Asian Boxing Council and Philippine junior welterweight champion Adones Cabalquinto, Aston Palicte and their separate opponents from Thailand all made the second weigh-in as required by the International  
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Crawford, Walters doubleheader in works
By Dan Rafael,, Sat, 31 Jan 2015
Lightweight champion Terence Crawford, the 2014 fighter of the year, who is planning to vacate his title and move up in weight for his next fight, is expected to return on March 21 to headline an HBO card, Top Rank vice president Carl Moretti told on Friday. There is no set venu  Read Full Story >>>

Is there a new trend in boxing writing?
By Ted Sares, The Boxing Tribune, Sat, 31 Jan 2015
“The first ground rule ought to be a certain degree of cynicism. You’re often going to be lied to. It’s important not only to understand where the truth lies, but the motivation of the person or persons who created the fabricated view.”—George Kimball “George Kimball…knew how to trace the devious  Read Full Story >>>

Mayweather vs. Pacquiao announcment premature? Online reactions dismiss TMZ’s report
By Chris Robinson, Hustle Boss, Sat, 31 Jan 2015
On Friday night, Jan. 30, reported that the heavily-discussed Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao fight as a ‘done deal’ for May 2 in Las Vegas. And while the celebrity gossip site has been on point with several reports in the past, this particular bit of news may not be 100% accurate.   Read Full Story >>>

Manny Pacquiao, Floyd Mayweather Jr. agree to fight, according to report, but promoter Bob Arum says not so fast
By Mitch Abramson, New York Daily News, Sat, 31 Jan 2015
They've met at a basketball game, a hotel room, and now it appears that Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. may actually be close to meeting in a boxing ring soon. While TMZ Sports reported on Friday night around 8 p.m. that Mayweather had signed off on the fight and agreed to face Pacquiao,   Read Full Story >>>

Mayweather Vs. Pacquiao -- DEAL DONE ... Fight Set, Sat, 31 Jan 2015

Floyd Mayweather has agreed to fight Manny Pacquiao ... multiple sources tell TMZ Sports ... who say the two finally came to an agreement moments ago. The two sides had been trying to hammer out a deal for a while to square off  
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Pressure shifts to HBO Sports as Mayweather-Pacquiao talks intensify
By Kevin Iole, Yahoo! Sports, Sat, 31 Jan 2015

In the mid-1990s, pressure began to mount from boxing fans for Showtime and HBO to iron out their differences and make a fight between heavyweights Mike Tyson and Lennox Lewis. Tyson was under an exclusive deal with Showtime   
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Keidel: Perfect Confluence Of Timing, Talent, History For Mayweather
By Jason Keidel, CBS New York, Sat, 31 Jan 2015
If you’ve read this column with any regularity, you know I’m hardly a Floyd Mayweather, Jr apologist. Nor am I a company shill. Neither my boss nor my editor has ever forced my pen in a particular direction. So despite the fact that Showtime broadcasts his fights, which means my boss (CBS) broadcast  Read Full Story >>>

Marc Ratner: ‘Biggest Event In Boxing History’
CBS Sports, Sat, 31 Jan 2015
Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao are supposedly interested in fighting each other on May 2, but we’ve been down this road before. This fight has slipped through our grasp far too many times over the years – to the point where time is running out. If these two all-time greats are to ever square of  Read Full Story >>>

Bob Arum: Deal close on megafight, Sat, 31 Jan 2015
The megafight that the boxing world has been clamoring for between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. should be finalized in "the next couple days," Top Rank promoter Bob Arum told the New York Post. The sides have been negotiating what will certainly be the richest fight in boxing history,   Read Full Story >>>

Will Mayweather vs Pacquiao tap Super Bowl Sunday?
By Percy D. Della, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Sat, 31 Jan 2015
THE 49TH edition of the Super Bowl, America’s biggest, most spectacular sporting event kicks off, at 3:30 p.m. Sunday (7:30 a.m. Monday, Manila time). The National Football League championship pits the defending champions Seattle Seahawks against the three-time titlists New England Patriots at U  Read Full Story >>>

Ramirez “I pick Mayweather but there’s a possibility Pacquiao can win the fight.”
By James Allen, Tha Boxing Voice, Sat, 31 Jan 2015
Floyd Mayweather Jr vs Manny Pacquiao appears ready to totter finally over the precipice of uncertainty and into a gleaming pool of confirmation. Nothing is officially confirmed and unwelcome rumblings of Mayweather perhaps opting for a rematch with WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto instead of   Read Full Story >>>

Larry Merchant on Mayweather-Pacquiao: ‘It’s a reflection of the fight that transcends boxing’
By Chris Robinson, Hustle Boss, Sat, 31 Jan 2015
Whether or not we will ever see Floyd Mayweather face off with Manny Pacquiao inside of a prize ring remains to be seen, but there is no questioning just how much the boxing community and general public worldwide wants to see this fight. After Mayweather and Pacquiao came face to face with one an  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao to join National Prayer Breakfast in Washington DC
By Leo Reyes, Digital Journal, Sat, 31 Jan 2015
Filipino boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao will be in Washington DC next week to join the National Prayer Breakfast with President Barack Obama and other heads of state including the Dalai Lama. Pacquiao flew to Los Angeles Thursday from Miami. Florida where he served as one of the judges in the  Read Full Story >>>

Ten-Count for Cedric Kushner
By Robert Ecksel,, Sat, 31 Jan 2015
Everyone is reminiscing, which is all well and good, but Kushner, who I interviewed at length, inevitably said it best… Boxing promoter Cedric Kushner died yesterday after suffering a massive heart attack. He was 66 years old. Born and raised in Capetown, South Africa, he was cordial, dry,  Read Full Story >>>

By Ronnie Nathanielsz,, Sat, 31 Jan 2015

Eight division world champion Manny Pacquiao’s longtime adviser Michael Koncz has admitted that no contract has been prepared as yet for the planned May 2 multi-million dollar showdown between Pacquiao and undefeated poun  
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By Reni M. Valenzuela,, Sat, 31 Jan 2015

The clock is ticking. “January 31” is coming to an end. It may be literal or proverbial, but who cares? The hours or days are running fast and impatient to seize your concluding, defining moment. Grace is about to “lapse  
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The Milwaukee Bucks have signed forward/center Kenyon Martin for the remainder of the 2014-15 season, General Manager John Hammond announced today. Martin has appeared in eight games for the Bucks this season and averaged 1.3 points and 1.1 rebounds in 5.9 minutes per game. Martin signed his initial  Read Full Story >>>

The Last Great Hurdle to Mayweather Vs. Pacquiao
By Dennis Cruz, Boxing Buzz, Sat, 31 Jan 2015
For the first time, ever, in this five-year long Mayweather-Pacquiao drama, both sides of the great debate are optimistic about being able to make the bout. The courtside meeting and after-game private powwow on Tuesday in Miami between the two superstars appears to have laid the groundwork for   Read Full Story >>>

Mendoza: Mayweather not acting like crazy anymore
By Al S. Mendoza, Sun.Star Cebu, Sat, 31 Jan 2015
FINALLY, we are almost there. If this were a climb up to Mt. Apo, if not Mt. Data, we are close to the summit. Happily, that is the score in the Pacquiao-Mayweather fight. First, they met at the sidelines of the hard court where Miami and Milwaukee were playing a regular NBA game. Advertise  Read Full Story >>>

Bam Bam Ready for All Welterweights
By David A. Avila, The Sweet Science, Sat, 31 Jan 2015
Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios slugged his way to the welterweight sweepstakes with his knockout victory last weekend. With his career hanging in the balance like the Sword of Damocles, the Oxnard prizefighter powered his way to victory with a two-fisted attack that left Mike Alvarado looking up at his c  Read Full Story >>>

By Ronnie Nathanielsz,, Fri, 30 Jan 2015

Peter Musngi. With the multi-million dollar showdown between eight division world champion Manny Pacquiao and undefeated pound for pounbd king Floyd Mayweather Jr days away from becoming reality according to executive vic  
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Glendale, CA -- Boxing superstar Manny 'Pacman' Pacquiao played basketball for two hours Thursday evening at Franklin High School in Glendale, CA. Pacquiao is in Los Angeles as part of a hectic tour that included prom  
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By Ronnie Nathanielsz,, Fri, 30 Jan 2015
The Indonesian opponent of Philippine flyweight champion and OPBF No. 2 ranked Ardin Diale came in six pounds over the limit at the official weigh-in held at the Games and Amusements Board office on Friday. 32 year old southpaw Rommy Wassar tipped the scales at 121 pounds while Diale weighed ex  Read Full Story >>>

Continued Mayweather Pacquiao Talks Pulling At Heartstrings of Boxing Fans
By Niall Doran, The Huffington Post, Fri, 30 Jan 2015
It's getting close (one hopes) but the widely anticipated biggest fight in the history of boxing involving American Floyd Mayweather and Filipino Manny Pacquiao, has produced prolonged talks once again in 2015, which would surely test the patience of a saint. Should fight fans around the world expec  Read Full Story >>>

WBA talks about Mayweather-Pacquiao
By Gabriel F. Cordero,, Fri, 30 Jan 2015
WBA President Gilberto Mendoza and WBA Executive Vice President Gilberto Jesús Mendoza are in Spain and visited the famed sports media cómpany MARCA. While there they spoke about some current issues in the boxing world. “The public needs the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight,” said Mendoza. “Mayweather’s  Read Full Story >>>

TV executive: Mayweather-Pacquiao fight closer to reality
By Matthew Aguilar, El Paso Times, Fri, 30 Jan 2015
Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Manny Pacquiao — a fight that would be the richest showdown in the history of boxing — could be days away from becoming reality, said Stephen Espinoza, executive vice president and general manager of Showtime Sports. Negotiations are more than halfway complete, he said. B  Read Full Story >>>

By Ronnie Nathanielsz,, Fri, 30 Jan 2015

The “Tribute to Donnie Nietes”, the World Boxing Organization light flyweight champion who is now the longest-reigning Filipino world champion after surpassing the seven year, three month record of world super feather  
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Michael Konz says Pacquiao camp willing to wait 'as long as it takes' to seal Mayweather fight
By Snow Badua,, Fri, 30 Jan 2015
DEADLINES have been thrown out the window as negotiations for the 'megafight' between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather, Jr. gained a major breakthrough following the two boxing superstars' chance meeting during a Heat game in Miami. Pacquiao had previously said he was giving the off-and-on neg  Read Full Story >>>


DAVAO CITY -- Adones Cabalquinto (left) and Aston Palicte holding on the two championship belts for their separate title-fight in the Tibay ng Pinoy 6 set tonight at the Almendras gym. Photo taken during the presscon held at the R  
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