|Boxing’s Magic Number: 147 Pounds|
By Gordon Marino, Wall Street Journal, Tue, 31 Mar 2015
The rest of the civilized world is drawn to round numbers: 100th birthdays, 50th wedding anniversaries, .300 batting averages. But in boxing, which isn’t quite so civilized, an odd number has for decades held a special mystique: 147
When Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. step into the ring Read Full Story >>>
Mayweather Sparring Partner Don Moore “Floyd, he explosive man, he strong as hell”
By James Allen, Tha Boxing Voice, Tue, 31 Mar 2015
‘Dangerous’ Don Moore(17-0-1, 11KO’s) is a lightweight fighter from Gary, Indiana who has been sparring with Floyd Mayweather Jr(47-0, 26KO’s) as he prepares to stake his WBA Super and WBC welterweight titles against Manny Pacquiao(57-5-2, 38KO’s) and his WBO belt on May 2nd at the MGM Grand in Las Read Full Story >>>
Manny Pacquiao odds shorten ahead of Floyd Mayweather bout as Carl Froch eyes battle against Gennady Golovkin
By Jeff Powell, Mail Online (UK), Tue, 31 Mar 2015
The money keeps growing but the odds are shortening as the richest fight of all time looks set to break the half-billion-dollar barrier.
Both Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao are impressing video-watchers and hand-picked visitors to their gyms in Las Vegas and Los Angeles respectively with the Read Full Story >>>
Mayweather-Pacquiao — Storm Brewing: Is This Fight Potentially in Trouble?
By Charles Jay, Boxing Insider, Tue, 31 Mar 2015
Don’t get scared, but you might not be able to see the Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather fight on May 2, unless one very critical negotiation is put to bed.
It’s all about how to whack up the money. Believe it or not, the principal entities in this nine-figure production have not figured that out y Read Full Story >>>
Mayweather Vs. Pacquiao -- Broker Selling Ringside Seats ... For $87,000 Each!!
TMZ.com, Tue, 31 Mar 2015
A high-end NY-based "hospitality service" says it has the very first authentic ringside seats to the Mayweather vs.Pacquiao fight ... and they could be yours for $87,500-a-pop!!!
TMZ Sports spoke with Oren Partner -- the head of Precision Concierge New York (PCNY) -- who tells us he has 39 ticke Read Full Story >>>
Provodnikov OK With Roach Missing Matthysse Fight
By Keith Idec, BoxingScene.com, Tue, 31 Mar 2015
Ruslan Provodnikov isn’t worried about not having Freddie Roach in his corner when he faces Lucas Matthysse.
As long as Roach can continue helping him prepare for that difficult fight on a daily basis at Roach’s Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood, Provodnikov is more than comfortable taking instr Read Full Story >>>
A “Contender” Stays in the Mix
By Ted Sares, Boxing.com, Tue, 31 Mar 2015
The win over Yoshihiro Kamegai was Gomez’s second since losing back-to-back bouts to Canelo Alvarez and Shawn Porter…
“I’ll fight him.”—Alfonso Gomez calling out Peter Manfredo Jr. and winning the hearts of fans
“I’m gonna punch him with love.”—Sergio Mora, before fighting Jesse Brinkley, illu Read Full Story >>>
Manny focuses on footwork; Roach unhappy over sparring
By Abac Cordero, The Philippine Star, Tue, 31 Mar 2015
MANILA, Philippines - Manny Pacquiao is shifting his focus on footwork as training for the Floyd Mayweather Jr. fight enters its fourth week in Los Angeles.
“Bilis ng paa (Foot speed),” said Pacquiao on GMA News as he capped his sparring session the other day.
“That’s our focus this coming two Read Full Story >>>
Juan Manuel Marquez vs Kell Brook? Will JMM accept blockbuster?
By Lee Cleveland , Fight Saga, Tue, 31 Mar 2015
Here we go... Here we go.
Unable to lure Amir Khan, IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook has his sights set on another big name.
Fresh off his impressive showcase against Jo Jo Dan a few days ago, Kell Brook, 28, is now calling out 41 year old fight legend Juan Manuel Marquez.
Brook insisted Read Full Story >>>
Can Team Porter Help Save Mayweather-Pacquiao UnderCard
By Mario Mungia, Tha Boxing Voice, Tue, 31 Mar 2015
Ken Porter, father/trainer of Shawn Porter, could be the only man alive fighting to make the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiao undercard better than it will likely end up being. A few fighters have made the cut of the undercard and other rumors continue to float around as the details get finalized Read Full Story >>>
Why Manny Pacquiao May Take “Genius” Mayweather To School May 2
By Dennis Cruz, Boxing Buzz, Mon, 30 Mar 2015
Floyd Mayweather is a genius in the world of professional boxing. Love him or hate him, he is the best at what he does and has proven himself to be virtually undecipherable throughout a nineteen year professional career. But that stretch of dominance could very well end when he meets Manny Pacquiao Read Full Story >>>
No need to imitate any style to beat Mayweather – Roach
By Josef T. Ramos, The Manila Times, Mon, 30 Mar 2015
Veteran trainer Freddie Roach believes that Manny Pacquiao doesn’t need to imitate any fighter or emulate any boxing style to defeat the unbeaten Floyd Mayweather Jr. in their much-awaited bout on May 2 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Roach is reacting to the comment of trainer Robert Garc Read Full Story >>>
Mayweather vs Pacquiao: More secret weapons and mind games?
By Lee Cleveland , Fight Saga, Mon, 30 Mar 2015
Many underestimate the power of mind games in boxing.
One camp will say something to the media with the sole intent of misleading, confusing and/or worrying the opposition.
Hence, the camp's message was never intended for the fans nor was it to hype the bout, it was clearly meant to 'ruffle the Read Full Story >>>
Mendoza: ‘Ahas’ scores again; Tony is all smiles now
By Al S. Mendoza, Sun.Star Cebu, Mon, 30 Mar 2015
BECAUSE I did not want Tony Aldeguer to feel very, very nervous again, I did not write here about my prediction anew of a knockout win for Donnie “Ahas” Nietes during last Saturday’s Pinoy Pride 30 at the Cubao Big Dome.
The last time I said here that Nietes would win by knockout, Aldeguer aka AL Read Full Story >>>
Editor’s view: Maidana II / Thurman the only saving graces for Khan
By Phil D. Jay, World Boxing News, Mon, 30 Mar 2015
Amir Khan's continued suggestions that British rival Kell Brook is not a 'big enough name' in America for him to fight are beginning to look more and more unreasonable by the day.
The US-based former Olympic silver medallist is still turning his nose up at the prospect of facing Brook in what wou Read Full Story >>>
TOUGHER GRIND AHEAD: PACQUIAO ENTERS FINAL MONTH OF TRAINING
By Eddie Alinea, PhilBoxing.com, Mon, 30 Mar 2015
LOS ANGELES, Cal. – Eight-division world boxing champion and Philippine lawmaker Manny Pacquiao starts the tougher final month of his build-up program for his ‘Fight o the Century’ confrontation with American five-di Read Full Story >>>
FIGHT RESULTS AND PICTURES FROM UNITED BOXING PROMOTIONS FIGHT CARD - HERSHEY CENTRE
By Socrates Celestial, PhilBoxing.com, Mon, 30 Mar 2015
McGuinness connects with a solid left hook on Juarez.
Mississauga, Canada --
MAIN EVENT: Luis Armando Juarez (19-8) Argentina versus Logan McGuinness (20-0) Orangeville. 8 Rounds:
Coming off a difficult hiatu Read Full Story >>>
After dominating win, Donaire eyes title fight; Nietes to defend crown July 4
By JC Ansis, CNN Philippines, Mon, 30 Mar 2015
(CNN Philippines) — Fresh from his dominating victory against William Prado in Pinoy Pride 30, Nonito Donaire Jr. already has his sights set on a title fight.
Donaire Jr. (34-3, 22 KOs) showed his true form against Prado, punishing the Brazilian boxer in just two rounds to win the World Boxing Co Read Full Story >>>
Borges: Mayweather’s deal a KO
By Ron Borges, Boston Herald, Mon, 30 Mar 2015
Timing always has been Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s game, and his timing never has been better than it is today.
For five years, Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao sparred with pencils and words, each accusing the other — or the people around them — of blocking a potential fight. It is almost impossible to Read Full Story >>>
DeMarcus Corley: “Floyd Mayweather is gonna beat Manny Pacquiao eight rounds out of twelve, easily!”
By Robert Brown, OTR Boxing Radio, Mon, 30 Mar 2015
I recently had a chance to speak to former WBO light welterweight champion, DeMarcus ‘Chop Chop’ Corley to discuss his future and his current role inside Floyd Mayweather Jr’s training camp. DeMarcus has fought the best of the best in his career having stepped in the ring with Floyd Mayweather Jr, M Read Full Story >>>
Former world minimumweight champion up next for Nietes
By JM Siasat, GMANews.tv, Mon, 30 Mar 2015
Donnie Nietes just fought last Saturday but expect him to be back inside the ring in less than four months.
The lineal world light flyweight champion is slated for a mandatory defense against former unified world minimumweight champion Francisco Rodriguez Jr. on July 4 according to his promoter, Read Full Story >>>
Arum Blames Media For…Listening To Him? Magno’s Monday Rant
By Paul Magno, The Boxing Tribune, Mon, 30 Mar 2015
this five-year Mayweather-Pacquiao fight-stalling fiasco.
Of course, he’s pointing the finger now and not before the official mega-fight signing when members of his own Top Rank team, and even his own son-in-law, were puzzled by his extreme belligerence in actually putting this deal together.
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DONAIRE TO BEGIN STRENGTH TRAINING RIGHT AWAY IN PREPARATION FOR PLANNED JULY FIGHT
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, PhilBoxing.com, Mon, 30 Mar 2015
Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire is eager to resume training for a planned return to the ring in July in Macau.
The five division world champion spoke to the New Standard/Viva Sports around 6:00 a.m. as he was on his Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao-Mayweather Watch: Beyond the numbers, the intangibles
By Edwin G. Espejo, Asian Correspondent, Mon, 30 Mar 2015
The punch lines this column discussed over the past 3 issues will point to a comfortable win for Manny Pacquiao over Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Those are what conventional wisdom suggests.
If only boxing is like basketball – the more you hit the basket than your opponent, the more you win.
Boxing Read Full Story >>>
Mayweather-Pacquiao: Tussle Breaks Out Over Fees
By Edward Chaykovsky, BoxingScene.com, Mon, 30 Mar 2015
The most lucrative fight in boxing history continues to have sidebar drama from every angle. Welterweight champions Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao will finally collide on May 2nd from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
HBO (representing Pacquiao) and Showtime (representing Mayweather) are comi Read Full Story >>>
Texas Tornado Invades Asia in 亚美娱乐 AM8.com Queens Cup
PhilBoxing.com, Mon, 30 Mar 2015
Manila, Philippines- A Texas Tornado is coming. One of the most feared and exciting female players to ever wield a cue, Vivian Villarreaal will represent the USA once again on Team West with her European counterparts to take Read Full Story >>>
NBA -- Bulls manhandle Knicks, 111-80
By Kelly Manalo, PhilBoxing.com, Mon, 30 Mar 2015
CHICAGO -- As the playoffs near, the Chicago Bulls continued to hit their stride and dominated the shorthanded New York Knicks, 111-80, on Saturday night at the United Center.
The Bulls jumped to an early Read Full Story >>>
Hornets beat depleted Hawks, 115-100
By Eric Biasbas, PhilBoxing.com, Mon, 30 Mar 2015
CHARLOTTE -- In dire need of a late season push, the Charlotte Hornets got some help from their opponent as the visiting Atlanta Hawks rested all their starters a night after securing the top seed in the Eastern Confere Read Full Story >>>
Russell, Lomachenko And Mayweather-Pacquaio News: The Sunday Brunch
By Jesse Ian Lardies, The Boxing Tribune, Mon, 30 Mar 2015
Hola familia y amigos, welcome to another star-spangled, shit kickin’ edition of Central Florida’s highest rated, most money spinning proper pugilistic paper, The Sunday Brunch – We are predicting that Shannon “The Cannon” Briggs’ obscenely muscular physique will betray him in five years time and he Read Full Story >>>
Roy Jones Jr: About to get Huck'd up
By John Gatling, Examiner.com, Mon, 30 Mar 2015
"Yall must've forgot!"
Roy Jones Jr.
If you wanted to get sentimental and Jones was your favorite fighter (or maybe he still is), watching his one-round evisceration of a cream cake named Paul Vasquez last night may have rekindled a few memories.
Fans may have even decided to break out a c Read Full Story >>>
Another knockout for Muhammad Ali Celebrity Fight Night!
By Albert Alvarez, Diamond Boxing, Mon, 30 Mar 2015
It’s that time of the year again, what time you ask? Well none other than the Celebrity Fight Night fundraiser which took place tonight at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa.
Celebrity fight night is recognized as one of the nation’s elite charity events, Celebrity Fight Night is a star-s Read Full Story >>>
Amir Khan: My route is to fight world class opponents like Manny Pacquiao... and NOBODY in America knows Kell Brook
By Adam Smith, Daily Mail (UK), Mon, 30 Mar 2015
With the 'Battle of Britain' highly anticipated and IBF Welterweight champion Kell Brook giving Amir Khan 48 hours to commit to the Wembley Stadium showdown, the Bolton-boxer was quick to shoot down the calls.
The Olympic silver medalist doesn't believe that Brook is up to his standard at the mom Read Full Story >>>
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