|NBA -- Nash gets one "last" shot at a ring|
By Keith Butler, PhilBoxing.com, Tue, 16 Sep 2014
LOS ANGELES -- Armed with the option to waive Steve Nash before September, the Los Angeles Lakers chose to keep the veteran point guard for the final year of the three-year $27 million deal he inked in 2012.
According to the L.A. Times Read Full Story >>>
NORWOOD ADDS TO THE HONORS BESTOWED ON THE PHILIPPINES BY FIBA
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, PhilBoxing.com, Tue, 16 Sep 2014
Gabe Norwood of Rain or Shine, one of the finest defenders against the top guns of opposing teams in the PBA as well as in the just concluded FIBA World Cup and an explosive player at the offensive end , has won recogn Read Full Story >>>
From Pretender to Contender: The growth of undefeated Middleweight contender Thomas "Cornflake" LaManna
PhilBoxing.com, Tue, 16 Sep 2014
Millville, NJ (September 15, 2014)--Undefeated Middleweight, Thomas LaManna has been proving the doubters wrong since he turned professional in 2011
After a pedestrian amateur career that saw LaManna go just 20-21 plus his "Boy Next Door" looks not much was expected for the now 22-year old.
On Read Full Story >>>
Three-division world champ Amanda Serrano talks about her September 18 bout at the Master Theater in Brooklyn
PhilBoxing.com, Tue, 16 Sep 2014
Brooklyn, NY (September 15, 2014) -- Three-division world champion Amanda Serrano (21-1, 16 KO's) knows first hand that she has a tough fight on her hands this Thursday night at the Master Theater in Brooklyn when he she takes on Jackie Trivilino (9-8-3, 1 KO) in a rematch of a fight that took place Read Full Story >>>
Baz Rehman Gets Behind Marston, Sponsors Oct 25th Title Clash with Gulyas
PhilBoxing.com, Tue, 16 Sep 2014
East London entrepreneur Baz Rehman, who sponsored Mark Prince-Jiri Svacina MBC International Cruiserweight title fight on August 2nd, has dipped deep into his pockets once more, this time to sponsor London’s Marianne Marston’s MBC International Super Bantamweight title clash with Hungary’s Marianna Read Full Story >>>
Floyd Mayweather must put Money where his mouth is and fight Manny Pacquiao to secure his legacy as TBE (The Best Ever)
By Jeff Powell, Daily Mail (UK), Tue, 16 Sep 2014
Maybe Floyd Mayweather is right. Perhaps people are so blinded by their irritation with his garish lifestyle outside the ring that they cannot see his genius when he knuckles down in sport’s hardest work-place.
So eager are so many of the public – and some of the pundits – to see him lose that th Read Full Story >>>
Floyd Wasn't Brilliant, And Maidana Helped Him, So He Didn't Have To Be
By Frank Lotierzo, The Sweet Science, Tue, 16 Sep 2014
Jose Luis Castillo should've been awarded the decision over Floyd Mayweather when they fought the first time in 2002.
So much so that HBO house/company judge Harold Lederman scored it 115-111 Castillo and only gave Mayweather four of the 12 rounds the fight went.
Miguel Cotto, albeit it 10 yea Read Full Story >>>
No one is betting on Floyd Mayweather anymore
By Nick Schwartz, USA Today, Tue, 16 Sep 2014
Floyd Mayweather improved to 47-0 Saturday night with a largely forgettable unanimous decision win over Marcos Maidana in a rematch that paled in comparison to the stellar original. Amid a few boos that rained down from the crowd at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Mayweather gave himself a grade of “C, Read Full Story >>>
De La Hoya: I Have Orders, Canelo Wants May Date
By Miguel Rivera, BoxingScene.com, Tue, 16 Sep 2014
There could be an interesting battle brewing for the most lucrative fight date of year. Following Saturday's victory over Marcos Maidana at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Floyd Mayweather Jr. said that he planned to return on Cinco De Mayo weekend, May 2nd. Mayweather has fought on the holiday weekend Read Full Story >>>
Buffett: My job's 'easy' compared to Mayweather's
Yahoo! Sports, Tue, 16 Sep 2014
Warren Buffett said managing billions of dollars is easy compared to the job boxing champ Floyd Mayweather has when he enters the ring.
As he was attending Saturday night's WBC/WBA welterweight championship boxing match between Mayweather and Marcos Maidana in Las Vegas, Buffett was interviewed Read Full Story >>>
Floyd Mayweather STIFFS WAITRESS After $32M Fight
TMZ.com, Tue, 16 Sep 2014
Floyd "Money" Mayweather did not share A PENNY of the $32 MILLION he earned Saturday night with the waitress who served him $25,000 worth of booze and chicken wings ... TMZ has learned.
Nik Nguyen tells TMZ ... she thought she'd hit the jackpot when Floyd walked into Rehab at the Hard Rock Sunday Read Full Story >>>
Manny listed among greatest
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, Tue, 16 Sep 2014
There’s no doubt that inevitably, Manny Pacquiao will be named to the Boxing Hall of Fame where only three Filipinos Pancho Villa, Flash Elorde and promoter Lope (Papa) Sarreal, Sr. have so far been enshrined. No fighter in history has captured eight world titles in different divisions other than P Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao starts light training for Algieri fight
By Roy Luarca, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Tue, 16 Sep 2014
When Manny Pacquiao reported back to the gym Monday, Filipino coach Buboy Fernandez was pleasantly surprised by the eight-division world champion’s demeanor.
“He projected a positive aura,” Fernandez told the Inquirer in Filipino. “He was always smiling.”
It was Pacquiao’s first light workou Read Full Story >>>
Bettors losing interest in Mayweather
By David Purdum, ESPN.com, Tue, 16 Sep 2014
Floyd Mayweather is the biggest draw in boxing, but Las Vegas gamblers weren't interested in his rematch with Marcos Maidana.
The amount wagered on Saturday's fight was down significantly across town. Jay Rood, vice president of race and sports books for MGM, said the rematch attracted less than Read Full Story >>>
Floyd Mayweather opens door to Manny Pacquiao fight on Saturday, ignores question about it Sunday
By Jesse Holland , Yahoo! Sports, Tue, 16 Sep 2014
That was fast.
Undefeated boxing sensation Floyd Mayweather Jr. promised combat sports fans "a big surprise" in 2015, to follow his unanimous decision win over Marcos Maidana last Sat. night (Sept. 13, 2014) inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The first thought was a potential Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao in Mayweather's future?
By Associated Press, philly.com, Tue, 16 Sep 2014
LAS VEGAS - Floyd Mayweather Jr. may have boxed himself into a corner by outboxing Marcos Maidana in their welterweight rematch.
And it might open the door - if just a crack - for the fight with Manny Pacquiao that boxing fans have been craving for years.
"If the Pacquiao fight happens, it hap Read Full Story >>>
The Inevitable Decline of Floyd Mayweather
By Nicholas Green, Tha Boxing Voice, Tue, 16 Sep 2014
Floyd Mayweather is not in his prime anymore and he hasn’t been in his prime for a very long time. It did not take back to back fights with Marcos Maidana to tell us that but his last fight just pronounced it even more. Mayweather has been on the mainstream boxing scene for a very long time from the Read Full Story >>>
Floyd Mayweather Net Worth: How Much Did Boxer Make In Fight With Marcos Maidana Rematch?
By Anthony Riccobono, International Business Times, Tue, 16 Sep 2014
Floyd Mayweather added to his career win total, as well as his fortune, on Saturday night when he defeated Marcos Maidana in a unanimous decision at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The fight will make Mayweather the highest-paid athlete in all of sports for 2014.
According to Forbes, May Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao vs. Mayweather: Another Round in Court?
By Dennis Cruz, Boxing Buzz, Tue, 16 Sep 2014
Lost in the hyperbole of Saturday night’s Floyd Mayweather-Marcos Maidana bout and the subsequent Pacquiao fight buzz that came from Mayweather’s post-fight interview, was a particularly nasty blast from the ugly past by the always vocal Floyd Mayweather Sr.
After the fight at the MGM Grand in La Read Full Story >>>
OBSERVE AND FIGHT: MAYWEATHER PROVED HIS BRILLIANCE ONCE AGAIN, BUT WHERE DOES HE GO FROM HERE?
By David Kassel , FightHype.com, Tue, 16 Sep 2014
It's Monday. Welcome back for another edition of Observe and Fight, The Boxing Observer's compilation of observations and random thoughts from the week that was in boxing. Get caught up on some of the most recent events you may have missed out on, including a recap of Mayhem: Mayweather vs. Maidana Read Full Story >>>
The Closers: Part Two
By Ted Sares, The Boxing Tribune, Tue, 16 Sep 2014
Others who had a knack for ending matters decisively were Carlos Zarate, Wilfredo Gomez, Thomas Hearns, Marvelous Marvin Hagler, and Pipino Cuevas. Their victims (especially Pipino’s) often paid dearly from the ferocity of their power. Broken noses, broken eye sockets and broken jaws sometimes resul Read Full Story >>>
A Mayweather-Pacquiao fight in 2015? Maybe, maybe not
By Steve Carp, Las Vegas Review Journal, Mon, 15 Sep 2014
He had just put the finishing touches on a dominating win over Marcos Maidana Saturday in a rematch of their May 3 meeting. So naturally, the world wanted to know what was next for Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Showtime’s Jim Gray asked Mayweather whether he would finally be willing to meet Manny Pacquiao Read Full Story >>>
BRITISH BOXER IN CRITICAL CONDITION AFTER KO
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, PhilBoxing.com, Mon, 15 Sep 2014
British welterweight boxer Jerome "Wipeout" Wilson is in a critical but stable condition after undergoing surgery due to a severe head injury following a 6th round knockout at the hands of Serge Ambomo, the 28 yea Read Full Story >>>
Beating Manny Pacquiao is all that’s left for Floyd Mayweather Jr.
By Ray Brewer, Las Vegas Sun, Mon, 15 Sep 2014
There’s one fight left for Floyd Mayweather Jr. to take. Just one opponent for the pound-for-pound boxing king to square off against: Manny Pacquiao.
It’s the fight most fans are desperate to see.
Minutes after beating Marcos Maidana on Saturday for a second time in five months in a welterwe Read Full Story >>>
Who is next for Floyd Mayweather?
By Mark Whicker, USA Today, Mon, 15 Sep 2014
Who will be the 48th and 49th fish in Floyd Mayweather’s barrel?
Even though Mayweather seemed weary and subdued after his unanimous decision over Marcos Maidana Saturday, he was sharp and commanding when it counted. At 47-0 he has two fights left on his Showtime contract. The line of applicants Read Full Story >>>
The big decision facing Floyd Mayweather before he retires
EuroSport.com, Mon, 15 Sep 2014
"He bit me! He f***ing bit me! Come on man, he bit my ****ing fingers!"
Few people expected the rematch between Floyd Mayweather and Marcos Maidana to go all Mike Tyson/Luis Suarez.
But then, everyone expected an okayish, long-winded 12-rounder to end in a clear decision awarded to the undefea Read Full Story >>>
Unfortunate Truths About Floyd Mayweather; Magno’s Monday Rant
By Paul Magno, The Boxing Tribune, Mon, 15 Sep 2014
The days after a Floyd Mayweather victory are sobering moments for Mayweather’s dedicated legion of detractors, critics, and full-time anti-fans.
Yes, he’s cruised to victory again and the catcalls and agenda-fueled shouts of “he’s ducking so and so” and “he’s a cherry-picker” won’t bring much so Read Full Story >>>
Mayweather-Maidana 2 and More: Report Cards
By Cliff Rold, BoxingScene.com, Mon, 15 Sep 2014
There’s some spring left in that step even at 37.
Using his legs earlier, and more, Floyd Mayweather left no doubt about the better man at the end of the rematch with Marcos Maidana. While referee Kenny Bayless played a part in the tone of the fight, the end result was more a case of classes.
Read Full Story >>>
Mayweather cold on Pacquiao, Khan fights, Cotto rematch the standout option
By Phil D. Jay, World Boxing News, Mon, 15 Sep 2014
Another exceptional performance from Floyd Mayweather at the weekend means that there are just two fights left for the pound for pound king until he hangs up his gloves in 2015.
The 37 year-old took care of a hapless and frustrated Marcos Maidana on Saturday night to score what was a largely one- Read Full Story >>>
NIETES CHOICE OF OPPONENTS TRIMMED DOWN TO VELARDE OR JUAREZ
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, PhilBoxing.com, Mon, 15 Sep 2014
The opponents of WBO light flyweight champion Donnie “Ahas” Nietes in a voluntary defense of his title at the Waterfront Hotel and Casino in Cebu on November 15 in the highly successful "Pinoy Pride" series has been trimm Read Full Story >>>
OPTIMISM TOWARDS FIGHT OF THE CENTURY
By Tonton Alcos-Antogop, PhilBoxing.com, Mon, 15 Sep 2014
A pessimist they say is the one who sees an "O" as the last letter of the word ZERO while the optimist sees it as first letter of the word OPPORTUNITY. Either of the two, this seemed involve in the possible Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Read Full Story >>>
Mayweather may look to fight Pacquaio after all
By Associated Press, mysanantonio.com, Mon, 15 Sep 2014
LAS VEGAS — Floyd Mayweather Jr. may have boxed himself into a corner by outboxing Marcos Maidana in their rematch.
And it might open the door — if just a crack — for the fight with Manny Pacquiao that boxing fans have been craving for years.
“If the Pacquiao fight happens, it happens,” Maywea Read Full Story >>>
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