|Arum: Mayweather Disrespect, Poaching Mexican Holiday!|
By Edward Chaykovsky, BoxingScene.com, Sun, 21 Dec 2014
Top Rank CEO Bob Arum does not agree with Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s insistence on fighting on Cinco De Mayo weekend, May 2nd. Currently there is a tug of war for the date between Mayweather and Mexican superstar Saul "Canelo" Alvarez.
Arum is trying to make two fights. His company is speaking with G Read Full Story >>>
'Floyd may be using Pacquiao to get Cinco de Mayo'
ABS-CBN News, Sun, 21 Dec 2014
Floyd just wants the fight date, says Kellerman
MANILA, Philippines – Floyd Mayweather Jr. may only be using Manny Pacquiao as a ''pawn'' to get the May 2 fight date which coincides with the Mexican holiday ''Cinco de Mayo,'' according to HBO color commentator Max Kellerman.
Kellerman said the Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao as Miss Universe judge in ’15?
By Abac Cordero, The Philippine Star, Sun, 21 Dec 2014
MANILA, Philippines - Manny Pacquiao has other things to do than chase Floyd Mayweather Jr. outside the ring.
Last week, Pacquiao threw a party as he turned 36, did a lot of bible preaching and hosted an international billiards tournament in his home province.
As a politician, Pacquiao never r Read Full Story >>>
Paulie Malignaggi admits and explains anti-Manny Pacquiao bias
By Joseph Herron , Fight Saga, Sun, 21 Dec 2014
Last Friday night, on December 12, in San Antonio, Texas, Floyd Mayweather Jr. finally broke the silence and informed every inquisitive fight fan of his intentions for the boxing year 2015.
"I would love to fight Manny Pacquiao," stated the pound for pound king of boxing. "We tried to make the fi Read Full Story >>>
Adonis Stevenson takes out Dmitry Sukhotsky, eyes Sergey Kovalev
By Michael Rosenthal, RingTV.com, Sat, 20 Dec 2014
Adonis Stevenson didn’t have a great 2014 but he certainly ended it on a high note.
Stevenson, the RING light heavyweight champ, squandered the momentum he established in 2013 by failing to make fights against fellow 175-pound stars Bernard Hopkins and Sergey Kovalev this year. Instead, they foug Read Full Story >>>
Superman Wastes Sukhotsky
By Robert Ecksel, Boxing.com, Sat, 20 Dec 2014
Superman looked super against Dmitry “The Hunted” Sukhotsky, but he needs to fight Lex Luthor, not Jimmy Olsen…
Saturday night at the Pepsi Coliseum in Quebec City, Canada, WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson (25-1, 21 KOs), from Laval, Quebec, Canada, by way of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Read Full Story >>>
Floyd Mayweather Sr. sounds off on Amir Khan, Paulie Malignaggi, and Manny Pacquiao
By Chris Robinson, Hustle Boss, Sat, 20 Dec 2014
Amir Khan’s stock is as high as ever following his dominant unanimous decision victory over Devon Alexander this past weekend in Las Vegas.
Khan was razor sharp, picking Alexander apart with precise shots inside of the MGM Grand, nabbing his 30th victory as a professional while also paving the wa Read Full Story >>>
NBA -- Steadier Wizards hold off Heat, 105-103
By Roman Garay, PhilBoxing.com, Sat, 20 Dec 2014
MIAMI -- The Washington Wizards came up with clutch plays late to beat the Miami Heat, 105-103, on Friday night at the American Airlines Arena.
John Wall drilled a two-pointer that gave the Wiz a four-point lead in th Read Full Story >>>
NBA -- Thunder escape L.A. with 104-103 decision
By Mohan Labra Ramchandani, PhilBoxing.com, Sat, 20 Dec 2014
LOS ANGELES - Kobe Bryant missed a tightly contested 17-foot jumper with two seconds left to play and the Oklahoma City Thunder escaped with a 104-103 decision on Friday night at Staples Center.
"I didn't have my le Read Full Story >>>
Mauricio Herrera: “I’d go with Manny Pacquiao to beat Mayweather because he’s a southpaw and that goes against Floyd’s defense.”
By Jenna Jay, OTR Boxing Radio, Sat, 20 Dec 2014
The junior welterweight division is one of the most talent rich divisions in boxing. The current champion is Danny Garcia, but some feel that Mauricio Herrera should be the fighter holding the title after his close controversial loss to Garcia back in March. Herrera, who is now coming off yet anothe Read Full Story >>>
Stevenson ready for Pacal or Kolalev: report from Montreal’s Card from Pepsi Coliseum in Quebec City
Boxing Insider, Sat, 20 Dec 2014
Tonight, Boxing Insider will be providing coverage of the Stevenson-Sukhotsky card from Ouebec-City in Quebec.
Tonight, Hans Olson also rejoins the BI ringside crew to provide his expert commentary on a scene he knows very well.
PRE-CARD CHATTER FROM HANS “THE MAN” OLSON
1. I am p Read Full Story >>>
Canada's Stevenson KOs Sukhotsky in fifth to defend WBC light heavyweight belt
By Bill Beacon, Winnipeg Free Press, Sat, 20 Dec 2014
QUEBEC - Canada's Adonis Stevenson floored Dmitry Sukhotsky in the fifth round to defend his WBC light heavyweight title for a fourth time at the Pepsi Colisee on Friday night.
The power-punching Stevenson (25-1), of Montreal, broke through a Sukhotsky's (22-3) defence with a short left early in Read Full Story >>>
Stevenson retains WBC light-heavyweight title
By Herb Zurkowsky, Montreal Gazette, Sat, 20 Dec 2014
When history writes the latest chapter on the Quebec professional boxing scene, it may well be remembered as the halcyon days in the light-heavyweight division.
The province already has one champion, Blainville’s Adonis Stevenson, who retained his World Boxing Council title Friday night at the Pe Read Full Story >>>
MANNY PACQUIAO’S TRUE CALLING
By Reni M. Valenzuela, PhilBoxing.com, Sat, 20 Dec 2014
“Where your talents and the needs of the world cross, there lies your purpose.” – Aristotle
Former Senator Rene A.V. Saguisag is becoming a friend through email exchanges since he positively reacted to my piece concerning Read Full Story >>>
JI XIAN DEFEATS SONG YA DONG BY UNANIMOUS DECISION
PhilBoxing.com, Sat, 20 Dec 2014
PLUS: ADRIAN PANG EMERGES VICTORIOUS OVER VINCENT LATOEL
ALSO: LI KAI WEN WINS BEIJING FEATHERWEIGHT TOURNAMENT AND LI WEI BIN WINS BEIJING FLYWEIGHT TOURNAMENT
19 December 2014 – Beijing, China: Asia’s largest mixed Read Full Story >>>
NIGHT OF KNOCKOUTS ON THE MAIN EVENT ON PINOY BOX OFFICE (PBO) OVER SKY CABLE TONIGHT
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, PhilBoxing.com, Sat, 20 Dec 2014
A night of spectacular knockouts will headline Viva Sports top-rated weekly boxing show “The Main Event” on Pinoy Box Office (PBO) over Sky Cable at 8:30 tonight with a replay at 10:30 tomorrow morning.
In the feature Read Full Story >>>
W. Klitschko to fight in Brooklyn
By Dan Rafael, ESPN.com, Sat, 20 Dec 2014
Heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko is coming back to New York -- Brooklyn to be exact.
Klitschko, whose 18th title defense will take place on April 25 in the second fight of his three-fight HBO contract, will fight at the Barclays Center in what will be the first heavyweight championship bou Read Full Story >>>
The Pod Index: A Step in the Right Direction
By Ted Sares, The Boxing Tribune, Sat, 20 Dec 2014
“I guess just beating them up for 12 rounds isn’t good enough anymore.”—Tyson Cave
“Boxing and MMA judges are often evaluated based on whether or not they have had a controversial decision. This is a poor way to assign and regard professional judges.”—Matt Podgorski (who came up with a method to Read Full Story >>>
Can Manny Pacquiao Really Beat Floyd Mayweather?
By Dennis Cruz, Boxing Buzz, Sat, 20 Dec 2014
After five years of headlines and rumors concerning the pursuit of the Mayweather-Pacquiao mega-bout, the actual nuts and bolts of the fight, itself, have become secondary. So much attention has been placed on the “if” and “when” that most have failed to give much consideration to the stylistic matc Read Full Story >>>
Drian must settle legal issues
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, Sat, 20 Dec 2014
MANILA, Philippines - Former WBA interim superflyweight champion Drian Francisco was once considered to be the next big thing in Philippine boxing. Today, the fighter known as “Gintong Kamao” is in the middle of a managerial tug-of-war and unless he resolves the contractual squabble, it will be diff Read Full Story >>>
Thomas Dulorme Gives Back To His Community in Puerto Rico
PhilBoxing.com, Sat, 20 Dec 2014
PUERTO RICO (December 19, 2014) - Since coming home to Puerto Rico after his spirited HBO Boxing After Dark victory against Hank Lundy, world title contender Thomas Dulorme (22-1, 14 KO's), has been very active in his community, Read Full Story >>>
Tapia: Mi Vida Loca
By Joe Masterleo , Boxing.com, Sat, 20 Dec 2014
A man faces no deadlier opponent than himself, a formidable challenger one can duck only for so long before it staggers and drops him…
Director Eddie Alcazar’s recent HBO documentary (Tapia) on the life and times of five-time world champion Johnny Tapia is really two stories in one, seen from Read Full Story >>>
Manny Pacquiao watched by 48 million homes in China; May 2 should be for Canelo-Cotto not Pacman-Mayweather, says Bob Arum
By Gareth A Davies, Telegraph.co.uk, Sat, 20 Dec 2014
Bob Arum reveals that 48 million homes watched Manny Pacquiao in China event, and that the boxing legend will judge Miss Universe in January 2015. But Arum believes May 2, 2015, in Las Vegas should feature Mexican fighters.
Manny Pacquiao's defence of the World Boxing Organisation welterweight c Read Full Story >>>
HBO Boxing Boss Ken Hershman Looks Back, Forward
By Michael Woods, The Sweet Science, Sat, 20 Dec 2014
The interview got off to a rough start, because I missed my call time.
My excuse was good, as excuses go: I was cleaning out the cat litter box.
That’s why I missed my 1 PM phoner with HBO boxing boss Ken Hershman, but after doing that bit of housekeeping, I put on my journo cap, got out my ke Read Full Story >>>
WBC boss proposes some big changes for boxing
By Bob Velin, USA Today, Sat, 20 Dec 2014
Some of the most common complaints in professional boxinginvolve bad judging, too many champions, mismatches in the ring, and drug abuse outside of it.
Mauricio Sulaiman, who presided over his first annual convention as president of the World Boxing Council this week, left Las Vegas with what he Read Full Story >>>
NBA -- Warriors top Thunder in wild west duel
By Joan Secuya-Medida, PhilBoxing.com, Sat, 20 Dec 2014
SAN FRANCISCO -- The Golden State Warriors survived a Kevin Durant outburst to score a 114-109 victory over the visiting Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday night at the Oracle Arena in Oakland.
Durant's 30 points i Read Full Story >>>
NBA -- Celtics trade Rondo to Mavericks
By Mariano Cueva, PhilBoxing.com, Sat, 20 Dec 2014
CLEVELAND -- The Boston Celtics pulled a blockbuster trade on Thursday night and sent point guard Rajon Rondo off to the Dallas Mavericks.
The Mavericks also acquired Dwight Powell, Brandan Wright, Jae Crowder, Jameer Nelson and Read Full Story >>>
Five fights that need to happen in 2015
By Darren Plant, Sports Mole, Fri, 19 Dec 2014
Too often in boxing, fights that are craved by fans of the sport often get left unmade as politics and television deals continue to have too much of an influence on men who just want to prove themselves to be the best.
However, over the past 12 months, progress has been made away from the ring an Read Full Story >>>
De La Hoya: PPV Decline Due To No Mayweather-Pacquiao
By Rick Reeno, BoxingScene.com, Fri, 19 Dec 2014
Golden Boy Promotions President Oscar De La Hoya believes the pay-per-view audience is shrinking, because the two biggest names in the sport have been unable to reach an agreement to face each other in the ring - and fans are gradually displaying their frustrations by declining to purchases pay-per- Read Full Story >>>
ALA-COBRA: LABORDO STOPS TOYCO IN ILO-ILO
PhilBoxing.com, Fri, 19 Dec 2014
Juren ‘Turbo’ Labordo beat Jaymart Toyco by seventh round TKO in the main event of the 7th ALA-Cobra “Tunay Na Lakas” Boxing card held Thursday in Katilingban Gym, Molo, Iloilo.
Labordo managed to turn the tables in their grudge rematch. Last year, Toyco won by TKO, also in the seventh round, in Read Full Story >>>
Robert Garcia Says Marcos Maidana Wants to Fight Manny Pacquiao
By Mario Mungia, Tha Boxing Voice, Fri, 19 Dec 2014
Thaboxingvoice.com caught up with trainer Robert Garcia. Garcia trains so many top fighters, the kind fans want to see as many times as possible, and he is going to undoubtedly have another big year in 2015.
One fighter that many are interested in is Marcos “Chino” Maidana, who is coming off of h Read Full Story >>>
Floyd Mayweather Jr. -- Everybody Was Peeing ... So I Peed Too!
TMZ.com, Fri, 19 Dec 2014
Floyd Mayweather Jr. only made his run to the restroom after other people in his crew did ... and Floyd believes he only got singled out because he is Floyd Mayweather Jr.
As TMZ first reported, Floyd got into it with a woman -- to the point where she called police -- after she tried to stop him Read Full Story >>>
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