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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
ESPN.com, 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, Boxing.com, 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 >>>

NO CONTRACT PREPARED AS YET FOR PACQUIAO-MAYWEATHER FIGHT
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, PhilBoxing.com, 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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DEAR FLOYD
By Reni M. Valenzuela, PhilBoxing.com, 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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NBA --BUCKS SIGN MARTIN FOR REMAINDER OF SEASON
PhilBoxing.com, Sat, 31 Jan 2015
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 >>>

BOB ARUM GUEST OF PETER MUSGNI ON ‘TEKA MUNA’ OVER dzMM TELERADYO ON SATURDAY
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, PhilBoxing.com, 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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PHOTOS: PACQUIAO PLAYS BASKETBALL IN GLENDALE, CA
PhilBoxing.com, Fri, 30 Jan 2015

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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DIALE’S INDONESIAN OPPONENT SIX POUNDS OVER THE FLYWEIGHT LIMIT
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, PhilBoxing.com, 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, FightNews.com, 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 >>>

TRIBUTE TO DONNIE NIETES ON ‘THE MAIN EVENT’ THIS SATURDAY AT 8:30 P.M. ON PBO-SKY CABLE
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, PhilBoxing.com, 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, Spin.ph, 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 >>>

PHOTOS: 'TIBAY NG PINOY 6' FINAL PRESSCON
PhilBoxing.com, Fri, 30 Jan 2015

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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New era promises to pack a punch
By Ron Shillingford, Caymannetnews.com, Fri, 30 Jan 2015
Boxing’s dramatic decrease in popularity has seen it go from one of the most high profile sports during the golden eras of Muhammad Ali and Sugar Ray Leonard and their equally talented rivals to it generating virtually no interest outside of hardcore fans even for world title fights. There are a   Read Full Story >>>

WBC PRESIDENT SULAIMAN APPROVES VACANT NABF TITLE FIGHT FOR DONAIRE
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, PhilBoxing.com, Fri, 30 Jan 2015

World Boxing Council president Mauricio Sulaiman has effectively approved a battle for the vacant North American Boxing Federation super bantamweight title between former five division world champion Nonito “The Filipino  
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Floyd Mayweather Jnr faces his toughest fight and it's OUT of the RING: The boxing legend could be banned from entering Australia because of his criminal record ...
By Frank Coletta, Mail Online (UK), Fri, 30 Jan 2015
Boxing legend Floyd 'Money' Mayweather Jnr is used to winning, in fact, he's never been beaten inside the ring. However, his biggest fight is happening outside of the hempen square, with calls for him to be banned from entering Australia next week because of his abusive past. An on-line petition   Read Full Story >>>

Wilder The Champ is here!
By Albert Alvarez, Diamond Boxing, Fri, 30 Jan 2015
Earlier this month, when Deontay Wilder (33-0) defeated Bermane Stiverne unanimously for the WBC Heavyweight strap, Wilder single handily brought heavyweight division boxing back to the big stage. And the manner in which Wilder defeated Stiverne by employing a strong will mixed in with brains, then   Read Full Story >>>

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 >>>

FRANCISCO VARGAS VS. WILL TOMLINSON TICKETS ON SALE SATURDAY, JANUARY 31
PhilBoxing.com, Fri, 30 Jan 2015

FRANCISCO VARGAS VS. WILL TOMLINSON THURSDAY, MARCH 12 LIVE FROM THE FREEMAN COLISEUM IN SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS TICKETS GO ON SALE SATURDAY, JANUARY 31 AT 12:00 P.M. CT LOS ANGELES (Jan. 29) - San Antonio fans are   
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Sammy Vasquez Jr. Faces Emmanuel Lartey on ShoBox, Friday, Feb. 20 Live on SHOWTIME From Pittsburgh
PhilBoxing.com, Fri, 30 Jan 2015

UNBEATEN HOMETOWN FAVORITE SAMMY VASQUEZ JR. SEEKS 10th STRAIGHT KNOCKOUT WHEN HE FACES FELLOW SOUTHPAW EMMANUEL LARTEY FRIDAY FEB. 20, LIVE ON SHOWTIME® FROM CONSOL ENERGY CENTER, PITTSBURGH, PA. World-Ranked Once-Be  
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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 >>>

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