|Mayweather admits losing his fire, while Pacquiao is at full throttle|
By Chris Robinson, Hustle Boss, Sat, 18 Apr 2015
Have you ever heard that if a fighter spends too much time in the ring being hit, fighting war after war, they tend to slip out of the game much sooner than those that fight smart and avoid punishment?
This idea is not necessarily false, and from many standpoints makes perfect logical sense. Bein Read Full Story >>>
Matthew Aguilar: Matthysse, Provodnikov promise fight of the year
By Matthew Aguilar, El Paso Times, Sat, 18 Apr 2015
Thirty years ago this week, Marvelous Marvin Hagler and Thomas Hearns shocked the boxing world by ditching the usual "feeling out," get-to-know-ya pleasantries often associated with big boxing matches in favor of hurling hydrogen bombs at one another early and with fury.
It resulted in the great Read Full Story >>>
Boxing’s battle to stay visible, but not incessant on television
By George Willis, New York Post, Sat, 18 Apr 2015
Can there be too much boxing on television? It’s a question that wouldn’t have been even asked a year ago, when a sprinkling of bouts were offered — mainly on HBO, Showtime and ESPN. These days, boxing is everywhere, thanks primarily to the Premier Boxing Champions series that has bought time on NBC Read Full Story >>>
Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao: Fans to be charged $10 admission for weigh-in
By Gareth A Davies, Telegraph.co.uk, Sat, 18 Apr 2015
Fans are to be charged for a weigh-in for the first time at a major boxing event on Friday May 1 when Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao step onto the scales inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Individuals will be charged $10 each with every dollar from the ticket sales headed to charity, accor Read Full Story >>>
Dana White: ‘Any UFC Fighter Would Beat Floyd Mayweather, Including The Women’
The Inquisitr, Sat, 18 Apr 2015
Earlier this week, UFC featherweight Conor McGregor said that he would “kill Floyd Mayweather in less than thirty seconds,” and according to UFC President Dana White, any UFC fighter would beat Floyd Mayweather, including the women.
Most fighters in their respective sport always say that if they Read Full Story >>>
“Pacquiao will have middleweight power and featherweight speed” – Justin Fortune
By Eddie Alinea, PhilBoxing.com, Sat, 18 Apr 2015
LOS ANGELES, Cal. -- Filipino boxing hero Manny Pacquiao, a welterweight, will be as strong and powerful as a middleweight and as speedy and quick as a featherweight when he fights undefeated American Floyd Mayweather on May 2 Read Full Story >>>
THE NEW FACE OF BARBARRISM IN BOXING
By Reni M. Valenzuela, PhilBoxing.com, Sat, 18 Apr 2015
Take a mirror.
How pitiable that we allow ourselves to be abused and afterward we call the culprits wise, astute and genius. Then we adore and worship them. This is how far boxing productions can blur eyes today, and ho Read Full Story >>>
Mayweather-Pacquiao Fight Tickets May Never Go on Sale to Public
By Eben Novy-Williams, Bloomberg.com, Sat, 18 Apr 2015
Those who want to buy tickets for next month’s fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao may soon need to confront the possibility that there will be no public sale.
While promoters from both sides have said fewer than 1,000 tickets would be sold to the public at face value, multiple date Read Full Story >>>
RP LADIES STUN INDONESIA, ENTER FED CUP GROUP II ASIA OCEANIA FINALS VS INDIA
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, PhilBoxing.com, Sat, 18 Apr 2015
The Philippine ladies doubles team of Katharina Lehnert and Anna Clarice Patrimonio stunned favored Indonesia in the semi finals of the Fed Cup (Group II) Asia-Oceania tennis tournament at the Lal Bahadur Stadi Read Full Story >>>
NBA Playoffs -- Cavaliers favored to win 2015 NBA title
By Raymund Rondobio, PhilBoxing.com, Sat, 18 Apr 2015
After a tough 82-game regular season schedule that spanned from October 28, 2014 to April 15, 2015, the NBA playoffs are finally here with 16 out of the 30 teams making the post-season cut.
The Golden State Warriors Read Full Story >>>
Untamed Spirits: Lucas Matthysse-Ruslan Provodnikov Preview
By Sean Nam, The Cruelest Sport, Sat, 18 Apr 2015
In a sport famous for routinely snubbing its patrons with carrot-dangling gimmicks, it’s refreshing to see an alluring fight come together with few roadblocks. On Saturday night, Ruslan Provodnikov and Lucas Matthysse face off at Turning Stone Resort and Casino in a junior welterweight bout that sho Read Full Story >>>
‘Pinoy Pride’ returns to Dubai
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel, The Freeman, Sat, 18 Apr 2015
CEBU, Philippines - Their first venture abroad was so successful that it richly deserves a follow-up.
ALA Promotions President and CEO Michael P. Aldeguer confirmed yesterday that their blockbuster "Pinoy Pride" boxing series will return to Dubai on Philippine Independence Day at the Dubai World Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao watches video of Floyd’s fight
By Nick Giongco, Tempo, Sat, 18 Apr 2015
One day during a break in training in Hollywood, Manny Pacquiao brought up the idea of seeing a video of Floyd Mayweather in action, a move that convinced Freddie Roach that the Filipino pride is up to something.
Even when he was up against foes deemed too big and too powerful for him in the past Read Full Story >>>
Tickets Still Not on Sale to Public for Pacquiao-Mayweather
By Associated Press, Wall Street Journal, Sat, 18 Apr 2015
Don’t expect to snag a $1,500 nosebleed ticket—or any other ticket—at the box office for the fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao.
Just two weeks before the bout, tickets for the most anticipated fight in recent times have yet to go on public sale, with the two camps and the MGM Read Full Story >>>
Mayweather-Pacquiao bout faces 21st century issues
By Jane Wells, CNBC.com, Sat, 18 Apr 2015
Two weeks before the world learns who is the world's undisputed welterweight champion, Floyd "Money" Mayweather and Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao are sparring in training, while their management teams spar behind the scenes, reportedly over tickets. (Tweet this)
"There have been some last-minute busine Read Full Story >>>
The Logistics Behind Mayweather and Pacquiao’s 60-40 Split
By John Branch, The New York Times, Sat, 18 Apr 2015
LOS ANGELES — No matter who wins the richest boxing match in history on May 2, Manny Pacquiao will receive part of his payday the next business day from his promoter, Bob Arum.
“On Monday morning, I will hand Manny a check for $50 million as a down payment, guaranteed,” Arum said.
It is a bit Read Full Story >>>
WEIGHTS FROM VERONA, NY: MATTHYSSE - 139 LBS., PROVODNIKOV - 139.5 LBS.
PhilBoxing.com, Sat, 18 Apr 2015
Lucas Matthysse stepped the scales at 139 lbs while Ruslan Provodnikov weighed in at 139.5 during the official weighin at the Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York Friday in the highly anticipated bout.
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WEIGHTS FROM CARSON, CA: CHAVEZ JR - 171.5 LBS., FONFARA - 171.5 LBS.
PhilBoxing.com, Sat, 18 Apr 2015
JULIO CESAR CHAVEZ JR. vs. ANDRZEJ FONFARA / AMIR IMAM vs. WALTER CASTILLO OFFICIAL WEIGHTS
SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® Live On SHOWTIME® Saturday, April 18, (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT) From StubHub Center In Carson, Ca Read Full Story >>>
Forget Manny Pacquiao v Floyd Mayweather - Ruslan Provodnikov v Lucas Matthysse will be the fight of 2015
By Kevin Iole, Yahoo! Sports, Sat, 18 Apr 2015
His workout had ended at least a half hour before, but Ruslan Provodnikov was pacing around the Wild Card Gym in Hollywood, the rivulets of sweat rolling down his face a testament to the effort he'd given in his training.
He greeted a familiar face with a grin and a bow, then walked over to a hea Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao aims for 5th lineal title, arguably an unbreakable feat
By Marv Dumon, Examiner.com, Sat, 18 Apr 2015
On May 2nd, Manny Pacquiao will aim for what could be an unbreakable record in boxing: a fifth lineal title in five weight classes. The 36-year-old Filipino is already the only boxer in history to win a lineal championship in four different weight divisions, according to the World Boxing Organizatio Read Full Story >>>
Keidel: Freddie Roach Is Pacquiao’s Trainer, Mentor, And Mouthpiece
By Jason Keidel, CBS Sports, Sat, 18 Apr 2015
Here we are, a fortnight until fight night.
And the palpable pomp is only building. There are so many physical and metaphysical factors that go into a big boxing match. And the hyperbole is hardly lacking leading up to the most lucrative match in boxing history, between Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and Read Full Story >>>
Roach “boxing is bigger than ever at this point because of fights like this”
By Steve Calderon, Tha Boxing Voice, Sat, 18 Apr 2015
Freddie Roach said that the upcoming bout between Ruslan Provodnikov and Lucas Matthysse was, “The greatest match-up in the world,” despite the mega-fight between Mayweather and Pacquiao taking place a few weeks after.
The Russian Rocky squares off against the Argentine Machine April 18, on HBO, Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao's first US opponent Ledwaba picks Mayweather to win
By Ryan Songalia, Rappler, Sat, 18 Apr 2015
MANILA, Philippines - It was Manny Pacquiao’s big break on American soil. And it almost didn’t happen.
The Filipino boxer, then 22 years old, had been looking to take his career stateside. He had held the WBC flyweight title for less than a year before losing it on the scales and being stopped in Read Full Story >>>
Marco Antonio Barrera “Pacquiao doesn’t adapt in the ring, it could be a very easy for Mayweather”
By Victor Salazar, Tha Boxing Voice, Sat, 18 Apr 2015
Marco Antonio Barrera is one of the best fighters of the last generation. He was a part of our version of the four kings which also include Erik Morales, Manny Pacquiao, and Juan Manuel Marquez. He will go down as one of the best Mexican fighters of all time. Boxer turned media analyst; Barrera was Read Full Story >>>
Mayweather vs. Pacquiao: "Necessity really is the mother of invention"
By Joseph Herron , Fight Saga, Sat, 18 Apr 2015
Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao is almost upon us.
With only two weeks remaining until the two ring legends’ highly anticipated showdown, the always-curious boxing media received the opportunity to speak with both camps on April 14 and 15 respectively.
When asked how the pound for pound ki Read Full Story >>>
Crawford moves up with shot at WBO junior welterweight title
By Associated Press, DenverPost.com, Sat, 18 Apr 2015
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Terence Crawford went to Scotland to win the WBO lightweight title, then defended it twice in his Nebraska hometown.
Now the undefeated Crawford is moving up to the next class, and in his first fight of 2015 takes on Thomas Dulorme for the vacant WBO junior welterweight ti Read Full Story >>>
Lomachenko's defense vs. Rodriguez added to Floyd-Manny undercard
By Dan Rafael, ESPN.com, Sat, 18 Apr 2015
Featherweight titlist Vasyl Lomachenko's expected defense against Gamalier Rodriguez has been officially added to the Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao pay-per-view undercard on May 2 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
The fight has been slated to be on the card and both fighters have been training, bu Read Full Story >>>
THIS WEDNESDAY! Pacquiao vs. Kimmel IX -- 11:35 p.m. ET/PT on ABC
PhilBoxing.com, Sat, 18 Apr 2015
PACQUIAO VS. KIMMEL IX
MANNY “PACMAN” PACQUIAO RETURNS TO “JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE!”
This Wednesday! April 22, on ABC 11:35 P.M. ET/ 10:35 P.M. CT
HOLLYWOOD, CALIF. (April 17, 2015) – Fighter of the Decade, eight-division wo Read Full Story >>>
HOW THEY PICK 'EM: MEDIA EXPERTS PROVIDE THEIR THOUGHTS ON MATTHYSSE VS. PROVODNIKOV
PhilBoxing.com, Sat, 18 Apr 2015
THIS SATURDAY, APRIL 18 FROM TURNING STONE RESORT CASINO IN VERONA, NEW YORK TELEVISED LIVE ON HBO BOXING AFTER DARK®
LOS ANGELES (April 17) - Members of the media are making their predictions and providing anal Read Full Story >>>
Fortune wary of Pacquiao reaching peak form early
By Roy Luarca, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Sat, 18 Apr 2015
HOLLYWOOD—When Manny Pacquiao gets going, it’s difficult to hold him back.
Strength and conditioning coach Justin Fortune knows this and he’s pleased with the rapid strides Pacquiao took to reach optimum fighting form.
After watching Pacquiao spar for 11 rounds Thursday, Fortune said it was Read Full Story >>>
18 year-old sensation Milton Santiago jr. looks for perfect 10 this Saturday night at Valley Forge Casino Resort
PhilBoxing.com, Sat, 18 Apr 2015
Phillip Jackson Benson battles Darnell Boone in main event plus Jamal James, Immanuwel Aleem, David Grayon, Jarrett Hurd, Ivan Golub and Dauren Yeleussinov
Valley Forge, PA (April 17, 2015)--Tomorrow night, April 18, at the Valley Forge Casino Resort, King's Promotions will present an outstandi Read Full Story >>>
Undefeated Super Bantamweight to fight Phillip Adyaka Tonight in Hinckley, Minnesota
PhilBoxing.com, Sat, 18 Apr 2015
San Antonio, Texas (April 17, 2015)-- Tonight at the Grand Casino in Hinckley, Minnesota, undefeated Super Bantamweight Adam Lopez will be back in action when he takes on Phillip Adyaka in a bout scheduled for six-rounds on a card the will be televised by CBS Sports Network
The 24 year-old Lopez Read Full Story >>>
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