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Ruslan Provodnikov: “Manny Pacquiao is a little bit older, and maybe not as hungry, but I think he still has the speed and agility”
By Jenna Jay, OTR Boxing Radio, Fri, 27 Feb 2015
Former WBO welterweight champion, Ruslan Provodnikov is looking to have a big 2015 and he is getting the year started with a highly anticipated match against Lucas Matthysse. I had a chance to speak with Provodnikov during the 230th edition of “On The Ropes” boxing radio to get his thoughts on his u  Read Full Story >>>

Ricky Hatton “Mayweather’s not quite looked the force he was”
By Timothy Bartolini, Tha Boxing Voice, Fri, 27 Feb 2015
Former champion Ricky Hatton sat down for an extended interview with Kugan Cassius for iFL TV. In it, he discussed his thoughts on the upcoming super-fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao. Having been in the ring with both, one would expect Hatton’s familiarity with the fighters to ru  Read Full Story >>>

Kenneth Sims Jr. ‘Sparring with Manny Pacquiao and being a part of the biggest event in boxing history will be a great experience’
By Chris Robinson, Hustle Boss, Fri, 27 Feb 2015
Earlier today, budding lightweight prospect Kenneth Sims Jr. (5-0, 2 KO’s) confirmed an earlier report from Dan Rafael that he will be sparring with Manny Pacquiao ahead of the Filipino superstar’s pay per view clash with Floyd Mayweather on May 2. “Just got the best call ever,” Sims stated on Fa  Read Full Story >>>

Mayweather's ego is greater than his record
By Ron Shillingford,, Fri, 27 Feb 2015
Floyd “Money” Mayweather has for years insisted he is the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world, insisting he is the most gifted pugilist since Sugar Ray Leonard, no less. Although Mayweather is unbeaten in 47 bouts and is clearly better than all peers and firm favorite to outpoint Manny Pac  Read Full Story >>>

An open letter to Floyd Mayweather
Rivals Sports Network, Fri, 27 Feb 2015
MANILA — Just to let you know, I hate open letters. I hate opening a post with the words “Dear so-and-so.” But here goes. Dear Floyd, If you think that by agreeing to the Super Fight that will put you opposite eight-division champion Manny Pacquiao will put to rest all the talk about the du  Read Full Story >>>

‘Fitting tribute?’ Pimentel eyes special tax incentive for Pacquiao
By Maila Ager, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Fri, 27 Feb 2015
MANILA, Philippines–To inspire Manny Pacquiao in his megafight with American Floyd Mayweather Jr., a senator will file a bill, granting the Filipino world champion a “special tax exemption.” “Manny being a Filipino promotes the Philippines,” Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III said in a statem  Read Full Story >>>

BIR’s Henares warns Pacquiao ahead of Mayweather bout
By Bong Lozada, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Fri, 27 Feb 2015
MANILA, Philippines—Another match, another warning. Even before his fight against rival Floyd Mayweather Jr., Manny Pacquiao was immediately on the other end of a sucker punch. It was, again, Commissioner Kim Henares of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) warning Pacquiao to report his earnin  Read Full Story >>>

Zou Shiming: "Expect Me To Be a Champion", Fri, 27 Feb 2015

CHINA'S ZOU SHIMING IS READY FOR HIS WORLD FLYWEIGHT TITLE SHOT! HOLLYWOOD, CALIF. (February 26, 2015) -- Despite having only six professional fights under his belt, ZOU SHIMIING, the two-time Chinese Olympic gold medalist and th  
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Marquez Warns Pacquiao To Avoid Jose Luis Castillo Fate
By Miguel Rivera,, Fri, 27 Feb 2015
Former four division world champion Juan Manuel Marquez has advised his former foe, WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao, to do everything in his power to avoid the possibility of allowing the unification with WBC/WBA champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. to go to the scorecards. The fight is taking pla  Read Full Story >>>

Ruslan Provodnikov-Lucas Matthysse fight close to sold out
By Michael Woods,, Fri, 27 Feb 2015
The announcement of the Ruslan Provodnikov-Lucas Matthysse fight on Wednesday didn’t exactly BREAK Twitter, but the buzz was definitely astir on the net, and if it didn’t quite bump #MayweatherPacquiao from trending completely, it did steal a bit of momentum from that “Super Bowl of boxing” bout.   Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao vs Mayweather 2015 Fight Predictions: UFC 184 Ronda Rousey Rooting For Manny Pacquiao, Why?
Realty Today, Fri, 27 Feb 2015
More and more people are weighing in on the confirmed Manny Pacquiao- Floyd Mayweather Jr. superfight happening on May 2. Even with a big fight against Cat Zingano on Saturday for UFC 184, the skilled female MMA fighter is rooting for the Filipino boxer, reports The Washington Post. "Pacquiao'  Read Full Story >>>

Manny Pacquiao arriving early to train
By Dan Rafael,, Fri, 27 Feb 2015
Manny Pacquiao is already doing some light training in the Philippines in preparation for his mega pay-per-view showdown with fellow welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. on May 2 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, but the excitement and hoopla in Pacquiao's home country over the long-awaited fight  Read Full Story >>>

By Aquiles Z. Zonio,, Fri, 27 Feb 2015

MANILA – Vice President Jejomar Binay invited world eight-division boxing champion and Sarangani Rep. Manny Pacquiao to a private lunch on Thursday at the Coconut Palace here. Also present during the meeting was Unit  
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Boxcino 2015 Jr. Middleweight and Heavyweight semifinals to be held on Friday, April 10 at the Sands Casino Resort in Bethlehem, PA, Fri, 27 Feb 2015
Bethlehem, PA (February 26, 2015)--On Friday night, April 10th, a special night of boxing will commence from the Sands Casino Resort in Bethlehem, PA, as the Boxcino 2015 Jr. Middleweight & Heavyweight semifinals will take place on the same evening. The show is promoted by Arthur Pelullo's Banner  Read Full Story >>>


Manny Pacquiao hits brakes in training
By Roy Luarca, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Fri, 27 Feb 2015
MANILA, Philippines—His body was ready for some more work Thursday, but Manny Pacquiao’s mind took over. He has to slow down a bit and maintain his pace. After a spirited mitts session and abbreviated training routine, Pacquiao normally would ask for extra time and more rounds. He was set   Read Full Story >>>

Mayweather vs. Pacquiao: Part One
By Ted Sares, The Boxing Tribune, Fri, 27 Feb 2015
“You have“to fight him [Mayweather} dirty; he’s just too good…” — Mike Tyson “Pacquiao will definitely win.” — Nacho Beristein In my view, Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s aura of invincibility was somewhat depleted after the first Maidana fight while Manny Pacquiao’s gravitas remained very much intact,  Read Full Story >>>

Does Floyd’s Victory in the Negotiations Give him an Edge before the 1st Round, Merchant Weighs In
By Mario Mungia, Tha Boxing Voice, Fri, 27 Feb 2015
The debate between who will win between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao is as intense as ever before, and the argument will only gain more steam as the fight gets closer. Most insiders assume Mayweather is a lock to win the fight while maintaining the idea that Pacquiao at least packs eno  Read Full Story >>>

Floyd Mayweather gets knocked out by Manny Pacquiao…in stop motion video
By Joseph Herron , Fight Saga, Fri, 27 Feb 2015
In a recent media day press conference at Freddie Roach’s Wildcard Gym, the 54 year old Hall of Fame trainer stated to the press in attendance that his super star fighter, Manny Pacquiao, still possesses the speed, power, and ring intelligence to stop his May 2nd opponent, Floyd Mayweather Jr., with  Read Full Story >>>

Why 'The Fight of the Century' had to happen
By Luke Dunn, The News Hub, Fri, 27 Feb 2015
Ringside tickets will cost up to £100,000 each; pay-per-view will cost US viewers $89.95 minimum, and television bidding is set to start at £6 million. No wonder he’s called Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather. Billed as 'The Fight of the Century’, Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao has been almost six y  Read Full Story >>>

Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao to fight for proposed redesigned title belt made of emeralds and platinum
By Marissa Payne, Washington Post, Fri, 27 Feb 2015
Along with a guaranteed multimillion-dollar prize purse that comes with Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao finally agreeing to fight each other on May 2, the winner will also get a shiny new belt, according to World Boxing Council President Mauricio Sulaiman. “For this special recognition I woul  Read Full Story >>>

Cotto: No organization owns my career, Fri, 27 Feb 2015
WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto says he will not be pressured into a fight. WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman stated this week that “Miguel Cotto may have a voluntary defense. He can choose his opponent, but the winner will have to face Golovkin.” However Cotto told “No orga  Read Full Story >>>

Frank Warren column: As long as he avoids Hammer blow, Tyson Fury is ready for world title shot against Klitschko or Wilder
By Frank Warren, The Independent, Fri, 27 Feb 2015
It is 15 years since Britain last staged a credible world heavyweight title fight – let’s pass on the David Haye-Audley Harrison farce in 2010 – but this summer Tyson Fury will make a worthy challenge for the crown on home territory. The big man from Manchester is set to face either Wladimir Kli  Read Full Story >>>

Breland: On the Mark
By Gordon Marino,, Fri, 27 Feb 2015
“Deontay still tends to overthrow his punches — make them too wide — and this puts him off balance. We are working on that…” Yesterday, I caught up with Mark Breland, the trainer of WBC heavyweight king, Deontay Wilder (33-0, 32 KOs). Always generous with his time and insights, Breland revisi  Read Full Story >>>

Underdog Manny Pacquiao has the power to shock Floyd Mayweather - just ask Ricky Hatton
By Joe Gallagher, Manchester Evening News, Fri, 27 Feb 2015
It’s not often Manny Pacquiao steps into ring as the underdog - and even if most boxing experts will make Floyd Mayweather the favourite for their epic showdown, you can never rule out the Pacman. Just ask Ricky Hatton about the Filipino’s ferocious punching power. The Hitman lasted 10 rounds   Read Full Story >>>

The most epic fights in boxing history
By Kevin Iole, Yahoo! Sports, Fri, 27 Feb 2015
Whether they feature the biggest names in their primes or immense historical impact, there are a few fights that have risen above all the rest to be considered the most significant of all time. Here is a look at those bouts in chronological order. All records are at the time of fight. Floyd Maywe  Read Full Story >>>

Champ undergoes light training: Manny expects best from Floyd
By Abac Cordero, The Philippine Star, Fri, 27 Feb 2015
MANILA, Philippines - Aware that Floyd Mayweather Jr. will be coming in at his best, Manny Pacquiao is leaving nothing to chance, shuttling from basketball gym to the boxing ring, chasing the kind of form that would approximate his rival’s come May 2 in Las Vegas. “Wala pa sa kalahati yun (That’s  Read Full Story >>>

MP sees a different Floyd
By Nick Giongco, Tempo, Fri, 27 Feb 2015
‘He won’t underestimate me the way he did Maidana Manny Pacquiao believes that Floyd Mayweather won’t make the mistake of underestimating him the way the US fighter did when he faced the rugged Argentine puncher Marcos Maidana last year. Mayweather encountered rough sailing when he met Maidana  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao to fly to US Feb. 28 to start training
By Josef T. Ramos, The Manila Times, Fri, 27 Feb 2015
Manny Pacquiao will leave for the United States tomorrow, February 28, instead of March 8, which is the original departure plan of his camp. Pacquiao aims to begin his training early with Freddie Roach at the Wildcard gym in Los Angeles, California for his mega fight against unbeaten American Floyd   Read Full Story >>>

Details Emerge On Mayweather-Pacquiao Bout
Boxing Insider, Fri, 27 Feb 2015
You know the Mayweather-Pacquiao bout has been set for May 2nd. What you may not know are all of the details. Below you will find the ins and outs of the biggest fight since Ali first met Frazier back in ’71. For starters the bout will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Forget  Read Full Story >>>

Money on Mayweather
By Lloyd Carroll, Queens Chronicle, Fri, 27 Feb 2015
The world can rejoice now that Floyd Mayweather has agreed to fight Manny Pacquiao in Las Vegas on May 2. Since Pacquiao already has some losses on his record, it’s crucial to the boxing and pay-per-view industries that Mayweather stay undefeated at all costs for now at least. My guess is that Pa  Read Full Story >>>

Better Not Diss Pacquiao’s Hoops
By George Thomas Clark ,, Fri, 27 Feb 2015
Manny is not merely a national deity and congressman — he owns a pro basketball team, Kia Carnival… For two decades Manny Pacquiao has excelled in a sport requiring mental and physical toughness, and when not punishing opponents in the ring he loves to relax playing basketball. He’s played th  Read Full Story >>>

Ronda Rousey is rooting for Manny Pacquiao against Floyd Mayweather
By Mike Foss, USA Today, Fri, 27 Feb 2015
Ronda Rousey is in the last days of her preparation for her UFC 184 fight against Cat Zingano. Both fighters are putting their undefeated records on the line, but there’s an added incentive for Rousey. Mayweather-Pacquiao tickets. “I really want to go so bad,” Rousey told TMZ. “I gotta go beat  Read Full Story >>>

‘Cotto sitting on his 160lb title, Cotto-Golovkin needs to happen’
By Jerrell Jasper, 8countnews, Fri, 27 Feb 2015
In my debut article for 8 Count News, I want to talk about lineal middleweight champion Miguel Cotto and whether or not he's holding the middleweight title hostage. In my opinion, he is. This is not a knock on Cotto, but that's the truth he last fought in June of last year where he defeated then mid  Read Full Story >>>

Khan-Brook Negotiations Have Begun, Says Hearn
By Edward Chaykovsky,, Fri, 27 Feb 2015
According to promoter Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Sport, who promotes IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook, negotiations have begun for a summer showdown with domestic rival Amir Khan. The became more likely after Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Manny Pacquiao was finalized last week, with Khan being the odd   Read Full Story >>>


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