|NBA -- Cavs dethrone Kings, win ninth straight|
By Adeline Deladisma, PhilBoxing.com, Sun, 01 Feb 2015
CLEVELAND -- LeBron James ignored the discomfort of a hurting wrist and recorded 19 points, seven rebounds and four steals to help the Cleveland Cavaliers dispatch the Sacramento Kings, 101-90, on Friday night at the Quicken Loans Arena.
James, a four-time league MVP, made 7-of-16 field goals in Read Full Story >>>
Floyd Mayweather via social media: 'Fight Not Made yet'
By Kevin Iole, Yahoo! Sports, Sun, 01 Feb 2015
The celebrity gossip website TMZ sent social media into a frenzy on Friday when it erroneously reported that a deal had been reached to pit Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao against each other.
Insiders representing both fighters laughed the TMZ report off. Though progress had been made throug Read Full Story >>>
Arum on Mayweather-Pacquiao: A lot of Issues To Solve
By Edward Chaykovsky, BoxingScene.com, Sun, 01 Feb 2015
Top Rank CEO Bob Arum would prefer to stage Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Manny Pacquiao on a date in June, to allow everyone involved additional time to promote what everyone considers to be 'the biggest fight in boxing."
Mayweather demanded the lucrative Cinco De Mayo date of May 2nd, at the MGM Gr Read Full Story >>>
Bob Arum not expecting Mayweather v Pacquiao announcement this weekend
By Phil D. Jay, World Boxing News, Sun, 01 Feb 2015
The has been several reports in the media that the eagerly-anticipated pay-per-view clash could be announced as early as this Sunday, with some going as far as stating that during this weekend's Super-Bowl would be the chosen time.
Arum stated that this is not the case when contacted by World Box Read Full Story >>>
FLOYD MAYWEATHER: "THEY CONTINUE TO LIE ABOUT MAKING THE FIGHT"
By Ben Thompson, FightHype.com, Sun, 01 Feb 2015
"Laying back, relaxing, enjoying good weather, palm trees and piña coladas. While they continue to lie about making the fight...I'm just going to continue to travel and explore the world on my private jet," stated undefeated pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather, he recently took to his social netwo Read Full Story >>>
NBA -- Raptors outlast Nets in OT, 127-122
By Ben Paz, PhilBoxing.com, Sun, 01 Feb 2015
BROOKLYN -- Despite losing a double digit lead, the Toronto Raptors found a way to win in an overtime, beating the Brooklyn Nets, 127-122, on Friday night at the Barclays Center.
Toronto led by 17 points in the third qu Read Full Story >>>
Manny In LA, Then It's Off To DC, Before Heading Back Home
By Michael Woods, The Sweet Science, Sun, 01 Feb 2015
Will the silence be seen in retrospect as golden, as a "gag order" period where the principals and their people hunkered down and ironed out details for the super fight five five or so years in the making, featuring the two best known pugilists on the planet, Floyd "Money" Mayweather, and Manny "The Read Full Story >>>
Je Suis Floyd
By Robert Ecksel, Boxing.com, Sun, 01 Feb 2015
TMZ has a pet boxing celebrity. The pet boxing celebrity’s name is Floyd Mayweather and he has transcended boxing…
TMZ might be the bottom of the barrel. It might be the tops of the pops. It gives us breaking news at breakneck speed. Its roving reporters dog airports far and wide. Its subject Read Full Story >>>
Freddie Roach: Matthysse-Provodnikov Winner is in Line for Pacquiao
By Mario Mungia, Tha Boxing Voice, Sun, 01 Feb 2015
It is not completely surprising that Lucas Matthysse made the decision to resign with Golden Boy and extend his contract. Some people were surprised because he is represented by Al Haymon. Haymon has removed most of his stable from Golden Boy’s promotional outfit. With the exception of a few fighter Read Full Story >>>
SONSONA & CASIMERO BOUND FOR THE U.S FOR TRAINING
PhilBoxing.com, Sun, 01 Feb 2015
Two former world champions “Marvelous” Marvin Sonsona and John Riel “Quadro Alas” Casimero are set to leave for the US on Friday, February 6 to continue their training. Trainer, Feleciano “Jun” Agrabio is flying with t Read Full Story >>>
'Mayweather vs. Pacquiao' brings much needed 'mojo' back to boxing
By Joseph Herron , Fight Saga, Sun, 01 Feb 2015
Within a matter of days, the excruciating five-year wait may finally be over.
Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum recently stated to various media outlets that the almost "Paul Bunyan" like match-up, "Mayweather vs. Pacquiao", is very close to becoming a reality.
"The issues are being narrowed dow Read Full Story >>>
Arum: Top Rank not being left out of Pacquiao-Floyd bout
ABS-CBN News, Sun, 01 Feb 2015
MANILA, Philippines – Boxing promoter Bob Arum denied rumors that his firm, Top Rank Inc., is being left out of the negotiations on the mega-bout of Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr.
In an interview on DZMM’s Teka Muna, Arum said it is impossible for him to be cut out of the deal since it w Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao to prepare vs Floyd at Wild Card
By Nick Giongco, Tempo, Sun, 01 Feb 2015
The Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood will be home for Manny Pacquiao for two months in the event the May 2 super fight with Floyd Mayweather gets done.
As reports continue to swirl that the world welterweight title fight is close being signed, Pacquiao’s adviser Mike Koncz yesterday said “the e Read Full Story >>>
Khan: I can't argue against Mayweather-Pacquiao fight
By Dan Rafael, ESPN.com, Sun, 01 Feb 2015
While the world watches and waits to see if Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. finally, at long last, make a deal for their long-awaited showdown, one man waits with perhaps more interest than anyone: Amir Khan.
The former unified junior welterweight titleholder knows that if Pacquiao and Read Full Story >>>
Mendoza: A done deal, if you know what I mean
By Al S. Mendoza, Sun.Star Cebu, Sun, 01 Feb 2015
FLOYD Mayweather Jr. stood up from his throne, walked towards the pretender and offered him a handshake that, for all intents and purposes, opened the floodgates to new talks of the eagerly-awaited fight of theirs. Many a time that fight negotiations had been scuttled since 2010 for all the wrong re Read Full Story >>>
WBC, WBA, IBF MOVING TOWARDS CROWNING ONE WORLD CHAMPION IN EACH DIVISION
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, PhilBoxing.com, 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, PhilBoxing.com, Sat, 31 Jan 2015
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 Read Full Story >>>
GOLDEN BOY PROMOTIONS SIGNS MARCELINO LOPEZ
PhilBoxing.com, Sat, 31 Jan 2015
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, BoxingScene.com, Sat, 31 Jan 2015
Stephen Espinoza, head of Showtime Sports, spoke to BoxingScene.com 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, PhilBoxing.com, 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 Read Full Story >>>
Crawford, Walters doubleheader in works
By Dan Rafael, ESPN.com, Sat, 31 Jan 2015
Lightweight champion Terence Crawford, the 2014 ESPN.com 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 ESPN.com 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, TMZ.com 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.
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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
TMZ.com, 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 Read Full Story >>>
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 Read Full Story >>>
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 >>>
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