|MATTHYSSE-PROVODNIKOV HAD 1950S THROWBACK FEEL|
By Bernard Fernandez, The Sweet Science, Mon, 20 Apr 2015
VERONA, N.Y. – For a fight that was so right in a lot of ways, Lucas Matthysse’s 12-round, majority decision over Ruslan Provodnikov here Saturday night at the Turning Stone Resort Casino somehow seemed very wrong.
A throwback kind of fight with a definite 1950s feel shouldn’t have been conteste Read Full Story >>>
Three Bouts, Three Wars
By Charles Saunders, Boxscorenews.com, Mon, 20 Apr 2015
SONAHR: April 19, 2015 - At any other time, this weekend would have been a blockbuster for boxing, with three bouts featuring rising stars and established contenders such as Terence Crawford, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., and Ruslan Provodnikov. But with the long-anticipated Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweathe Read Full Story >>>
NBA Playoffs -- Rockets burn Mavs, seize Game 1
By Franco Ching Alsay, PhilBoxing.com, Mon, 20 Apr 2015
HOUSTON -- James Harden only had a rather tame 24 points, but six other Rockets chipped in double figures in points and Houston opened the 2015 NBA playoffs with a convincing victory on Saturday night.
Terrence Jones Read Full Story >>>
NBA -- It's definitely playoffs time
By Kristy Gonowon, PhilBoxing.com, Mon, 20 Apr 2015
CHICAGO -- On Saturday evening (Sunday Manila time), the Chicago Bulls started their quest to the NBA Finals by matching up against their first round opponent, the Milwaukee Bucks.
An early season favorite to make Read Full Story >>>
NBA Playoffs-- Rose, Butler fuel Bulls past Bucks, 103-91
By Kevin Gonzalez, PhilBoxing.com, Mon, 20 Apr 2015
CHICAGO -- Derrick Rose and Jimmy Butler combined for 48 points to lead the Chicago Bulls over the Milwaukee Bucks, 103-91, Saturday night at the United Center.
Chicago’s All-Star Duo were simply too much to handle fo Read Full Story >>>
Provodnikov's Promoter: This Could Be a Great Trilogy
By Victor Salazar, BoxingScene.com, Mon, 20 Apr 2015
Moments after the action packed fight that was Lucas Matthysse-Ruslan Provodnikov, Provodnikov’s promoter was pushing for a rematch because although Matthysse won the fight on the cards, everyone won.
“This could be something like Gatti-Ward,” Artie Pelullo told BoxingScene.com. “Nobody lost toni Read Full Story >>>
It’s all business for Manny and Floyd
By Sev Sarmenta, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Mon, 20 Apr 2015
The biggest fight of this generation is still two weeks away and we can’t wait anymore.
Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. are deep into training, keeping the talking to a minimum because unlike some of their previous fights, this one is too close to call.
Except for the fights against th Read Full Story >>>
Stallone says Pinoy champ still the best
By Abac Cordero, The Philippine Star, Mon, 20 Apr 2015
LOS ANGELES – Fans shouted his name as Sylvester Stallone drove out of the Wild Card Gym in his metallic silver Mercedes sedan.
Stallone, who manned the wheel, was happy to see the fans. He briefly stopped and rolled down his window.
A female TV reporter from the Philippines was at the right s Read Full Story >>>
Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s old Vegas gym is itching for his next big fight
By John M. Glionna, Los Angeles Times, Mon, 20 Apr 2015
Inside the ropes at Johnny Tocco's Ringside Gym, where boxing savant Floyd Mayweather Jr. once trained and his father coached, the blood and sweat still pour.
One fighter throws punishing jabs at an imaginary foe, each as lethal as any predator's strike, as another pummels a leather bag with the Read Full Story >>>
Op-Ed: Why Floyd Mayweather didn't want to fight Manny Pacquiao
By Leo Reyes, Digital Journal, Mon, 20 Apr 2015
Floyd Mayweather was a reluctant foe when he was pushed into the Pacquiao fight by millions of fight fans around the world who could not accept him being called the world's best fighter without facing Manny Pacquiao in the ring.
For over five years, Pacquiao has challenged Mayweather to fight him Read Full Story >>>
Guillermo Rigondeaux Denies UK Trip Rumors; Implies Manager Fired
By Ryan O’Hara, Tha Boxing Voice, Mon, 20 Apr 2015
On April 13, WBA/WBO super bantamweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux’s manager Gary Hyde spoke about his fighter’s future. Since the modern approach of calling out future opponents hasn’t panned out for the undefeated fighter, Hyde added that Rigondeaux would personally travel to the United Kingdon Read Full Story >>>
A RECKLESS BOXER COULD ALSO BE PERFECT?
By Recah Trinidad, PhilBoxing.com, Sun, 19 Apr 2015
BETWEEN the two main stars of Superfight 2015, it’s a lot easier to say something nice about Filipino national treasure Manny Pacquiao.
It’s a mismatch, Floyd Mayweather is a no-show, when the contest comes to pub Read Full Story >>>
MATTHYSSE DEFEATS PROVODNIKOV BY MAJORITY DECISION IN A THRILLER
PhilBoxing.com, Sun, 19 Apr 2015
Sold-out show already being dubbed candidate for 'Fight of the Year'
VERONA, NEW YORK (April 18) -Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York was treated to a historic sold out match-up between two of the most exc Read Full Story >>>
FONFARA STOPS CHAVEZ JR. (PHOTOS)
By Ed de la Vega, DDS, PhilBoxing.com, Sun, 19 Apr 2015
StubHub Center, Carson, CA:- From the beginning when Al Haymon signed Julio Cesar Chaves Jr (48-2-1,32KO) to fight Andrzei Fonfara (27-3-0,16KO), the old man Cesar Chavez Sr. did not approve the fight. He knew that Juni Read Full Story >>>
PHL POST ADVISES BUY ‘FIGHT OF THE CENTURY’ STAMPS EARLY
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, PhilBoxing.com, Sun, 19 Apr 2015
Barely two weeks before the eagerly anticipated showdown between eight division world champion Manny Pacquiao and unbeaten pound for pound No.1 Floyd Mayweather Jr in Las Vegas on May 3 Manila Time Filipino fans will have chance Read Full Story >>>
Arizona Boxing News & Notes with Don Smith: Fight 2 Win Re-Cap, Fight Night Story & More
By Don Smith, PhilBoxing.com, Sun, 19 Apr 2015
Boxing Fans, Boxing Promoter Maritza Miranda Saenz (Bout Maker Boxing Promotions) was figuratively thrown under the proverbial bus after her first boxing show (2014) at Phoenix Convention Center receiving scathing reviews from the Arizona Boxing Boxing/MMA commission, scribes and fans; so, what woul Read Full Story >>>
PHILIPPINE LADIES LOSE TO INDIA IN FEDCUP 2015 ASIA-OCEANIA GROUP II FINALS
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, PhilBoxing.com, Sun, 19 Apr 2015
The Philippine ladies team put on a gallant stand before bowing to the Sania Mirza-led Indian squad in the FedCup2015 Asia Oceania Group II Finals played at the Lal Bahadur Stadium in Hyderabad on Saturday.
The Phi Read Full Story >>>
War Made Easy: Matthysse Edges Provodnikov
By Robert Ecksel, Boxing.com, Sun, 19 Apr 2015
When people talk about fighters putting it all on the line, Matthysse and Provodnikov deserve, at the very least, an honorable mention…
Saturday night at the Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York, former WBC junior welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse (37-3, 34 KOs), from Buenos Aires, Read Full Story >>>
'Pacquiao will bring out the best of me,' says Mayweather
By Ryan Songalia, Rappler, Sun, 19 Apr 2015
MANILA, Philippines - Floyd Mayweather Jr’s life is about competition. As a child, he’d race his friends to see who could tie their shoes the fastest.
In the boxing ring, where he has scarcely had competition in his 19-year pro career, he has usually had faster hands and feet than his opposition Read Full Story >>>
Expect big security at Mayweather-Pacquiao fight
By Norm Clarke, Las Vegas Review Journal, Sun, 19 Apr 2015
Unprecedented security measures will be in place for the May 2 megafight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and challenger Manny Pacquiao, according to sources.
The 16,000-seat MGM Grand Garden is sold out, but hotel and law enforcement officials are bracing for tens of thousands more visitors in town Read Full Story >>>
Team Mayweather -- Disses Pacquiao ... Over Mayweather Punching Bag
TMZ.com, Sun, 19 Apr 2015
Floyd Mayweather's camp has a message for Manny Pacquiao -- enjoy your "Mayweather" punching bag while you can ... 'cause it's the ONLY way you're gonna beat up on Floyd's face.
The bag was a gift from boxing super fan and legendary attorney Robert Shapiro (from O.J. Simpson fame) ... who commis Read Full Story >>>
Roach: I Rate Ward, Golovkin Above Duck Mayweather!
By Edward Chaykovsky, BoxingScene.com, Sun, 19 Apr 2015
In the opinion of Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach, WBC/WBA welterweight and junior middleweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. has ducked too many names over the years. Because of that, Roach rates super middleweight champion Andre Ward and middleweight king Gennady Golovkin above Mayweather.
R Read Full Story >>>
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr vs Andrzej Fonfara: Over-confidence and poor matchmaking (Video)
By Lee Cleveland , Fight Saga, Sun, 19 Apr 2015
Ignorance is not bliss, and can get you killed, figuratively and literally...
Light heavyweight Andrzej Fonfara (27-3, 16 KOs) humiliated former middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (48-2-1, 32 KOs) on Saturday night en route to earning an impressive TKO stoppage.
Fonfara, well ahead Read Full Story >>>
Lucas Matthysse shows his worth; edges Ruslan Provodnikov over 12
By Chris Robinson, Hustle Boss, Sun, 19 Apr 2015
Lucas Matthysse once again proved his worth on Saturday night, winning a hard-fought, gritty battle against Russia’s Ruslan Provodnikov over 12 rounds inside of the Turning Stone Resort and Casino in Verona, New York.
Matthysse showed himself to be the more versatile fighter in a matchup many exp Read Full Story >>>
Santa Cruz gets spot on Mayweather-Pacquiao undercard
By Steve Carp, Las Vegas Review Journal, Sun, 19 Apr 2015
Before Leo Santa Cruz defeated Jesus Ruiz on Jan. 17, there was talk of putting him on the pay-per-view undercard of the May 2 megafight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao.
Santa Cruz said then it would be an honor to be part of boxing’s biggest night in decades. At the time, though, Read Full Story >>>
The Superfight Edition: Pacquiao vs. Mayweather [Vol.VII] "Money May All Day"
By John Gatling, Examiner.com, Sun, 19 Apr 2015
"Ni**az pray and pray on my downfall/ but everytime I hit the ground I bounce up like roundball/ Now I don't wanna have to kill soundboys - don't wanna have to cock back the 4lb bwoy"
Jay-Z, "Aint no love"
Floyd Mayweather has in fact never hit the ground (we won't count Zab Judah's test of gr Read Full Story >>>
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. knocked down, stopped by Andrzej Fonfara
By Brian Campbell, ESPN.com, Sun, 19 Apr 2015
Coming off the longest layoff of his career, former middleweight titlist Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. took a dangerous comeback fight above his natural weight against light heavyweight contender Andrzej Fonfara.
And the results were disastrous. Chavez was beaten to the punch repeatedly and lacked any s Read Full Story >>>
THERE WAS BLOOD! Matthysse Defeats Provodnikov
By Michael Woods, The Sweet Science, Sun, 19 Apr 2015
Fight of the year, they said coming in, can't miss. Warriors personified, two men who were born and bred to inflict violence upon other lesser beings. Who would be the lesser being at the Turning Stone Casino, in Verona, NY, the Siberian Rocky or the banger from Argentina?
Both men had their mome Read Full Story >>>
Crawford wins junior welterweight title in Arlington with TKO
Star Telegram, Sun, 19 Apr 2015
Terence Crawford moved up in class for challenges such as Saturday night.
He proved more than up to it.
Crawford captured the vacant WBO junior welterweight title with a spectacular six-round technical knockout of Thomas Dulorme at College Park Center on the campus of UT Arl Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao's legs good as new after run
By Abac Cordero, The Philippine Star, Sun, 19 Apr 2015
LOS ANGELES – No cramps. No blisters. No sweat.
Manny Pacquiao erased any doubt that he's suffering from either or both with a vigorous run up the dry, cold mountains of Griffith Park Friday morning.
Pacquiao set a torrid pace that by the time he had the iconic Hollywood sign before him, only Read Full Story >>>
Ellerbe: Mayweather will control pace, finish Pacquiao off!
BoxingScene.com, Sun, 19 Apr 2015
Floyd Mayweather will knock out Manny Pacquiao, according to Leonard Ellerbe.
The Mayweather promotions CEO is in no doubts that the undefeated American can successfully extend his perfect record, live on Sky Sports Box Office on May 2.
But Ellerbe insists that Mayweather will rubber stamp the Read Full Story >>>
LUCAS MATTHYSSE WINS MAJORITY DECISION OVER RUSLAN PROVODNIKOV
By Ben Thompson, FightHype.com, Sun, 19 Apr 2015
Moments ago at the Turning Stone Resort & Casino in Verona, New York, hard-hitting jr. welterweights Lucas Matthysse and Ruslan Provodnikov promised a war for the fans and both men delivered. Although Matthysse got off to an early and dominant lead, Provodnikov weathered the storm and fought through Read Full Story >>>
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