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Featherweight Walters has an axe to grind with Donaire
By Damian Calhoun, Los Angeles Register, 15 Oct 2014
Nicholas Walters has the perfect nickname for a lumberjack.
He’s also made it fit with his profession as a boxer.
“I was competing in an amateur tournament in Trinidad (and Tobago) and I was watching a fight of my teammate,” Walters said Monday. “I was telling him to chop his opponent down. Wh Read Full Story >>>
Op-Ed: Ring experience, speed and power will carry Pacquiao to victory
By Leo Reyes, Digital Journal, 15 Oct 2014
On November 22, at the Cotai Arena of the Venetian Resort & Casino in Macau, China, WBO welterweight titleholder Manny Pacquiao will use his vast experience as a boxer to secure a convincing victory against unbeaten American Chris Algieri.
There is an old saying that experience is the best tea Read Full Story >>>
Golden Boy Promotions Loses Its Two Largest Shareholders
By Mario Mungia, Tha Boxing Voice, 15 Oct 2014
Golden Boy Promotions has lost its two largest shareholders, Anschutz Entertainment Group (with approximately 20 percent stake in the Los Angeles-based company) and Gabriel Brener (with another 12 percent of the company held). The two investors have decided to sell their shares, which were the two b Read Full Story >>>
McJoe Arroyo-Mark Geraldo IBF Eliminator Ordered
By Carlos Boogs, BoxingScene.com, 15 Oct 2014
The International Boxing Federation [IBF] has ordered an eliminator for the number one ranking in the junior bantamweight division - between contenders McJoe Arroyo (15-0, 8KOs) of Puerto Rico and Mark Geraldo (31-4-3, 14KOs) of the Philippines. The negotiations must begin immediately and a deal mus Read Full Story >>>
John Scully: “I believe there are subtle signs that Floyd Mayweather Jr. is slipping”
By Robert Brown, OTR Boxing Radio, 15 Oct 2014
I had a chance to catch up with former light heavyweight boxer and current trainer, ‘Iceman’ John Scully, recently to discuss some recent events in the sport. In this interview I get Scully’s thoughts on one of his former fighters, Chad Dawson, and the recent loss that he suffered. John also talks a Read Full Story >>>
AMIR KHAN RESPONDS TO STEPHEN A. SMITH: "NO NEED TO PUT ME DOWN...I'M FASTER AND I BOX BETTER THAN MANNY PACQUIAO"
By Ben Thompson, FightHype.com, 15 Oct 2014
"No disrespect, I understand he may want to see that fight, but if there are reasons why that fight isn't going to happen, there's no need to put me down...I know what my potential is and where I should be, you know what I mean. When I go into a fight, I never want to be an opponent. When I go in th Read Full Story >>>
Gumban highlights Cobra
By Edri Aznar, Sun.Star Cebu, 15 Oct 2014
MELVIN Gumban showcases his wares again as he leads a cast of young up-and-comers in Cobra Tunay na Lakas Boxing this weekend in Bacolod City.
Gumban slugs it out with Jeson Luzarito in a 10-round main event this Saturday night at the Negros Occidental Multi-Purpose Activity Center.
Expect an Read Full Story >>>
The Sissification of Boxing
By Robert Ecksel, Boxing.com, 15 Oct 2014
Chances are no preliminary fighters will be running out to purchase this item, not with a retail price of $175,000…
It was only a matter of time.
The quintessential poor boy’s sport has gotten a makeover. Or in the words of refinery29.com, “Boxing has gone luxe.”
Anyone who follows boxi Read Full Story >>>
Is Joshua the New Lewis?
By Ted Sares, The Boxing Tribune, 15 Oct 2014
“It only went two rounds but I just wanted to hurt him.“—Anthony Joshua
“I’ll be looking to take his [Joshua] head off his shoulders,”—David Price
It almost seems that a Wilder-Joshua fight is pre-ordained though Bermaine Stiverne may have something to say about that.
On October 10 at the O Read Full Story >>>
Donaire’s fists will do talking
By Abac Cordero, The Philippine Star, 15 Oct 2014
CARSON, California, Philippines – Nonito Donaire Jr. walked into the lobby of the Marriott Hotel Monday afternoon with hardly no one noticing.
He only had a handful in tow, including his wife, Rachel, and father and trainer, Nonito Sr. There was no fanfare. No fuss. Typical Donaire.
“I just we Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao ‘only needs to find his range and timing’
By Roy Luarca, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 15 Oct 2014
GENERAL SANTOS CITY—The moment he stepped into the ring for Manny Pacquiao’s first mitts session last week, Freddie Roach felt that his superstar ward had remained at the top of his game.
Pacquiao’s skills and reflexes were as sharp as ever.
“No slippage, not even a bit,” Roach told sportswr Read Full Story >>>
Nonito Donaire vs. Nicholas Walters: The Boxing Tribune Preview
By Tim Harrison, The Boxing Tribune, 15 Oct 2014
Nonito “Filipino Flash” Donaire (33-2, 21 KOs) makes his third appearance at Carson, California’s Stub Hub Center (formerly the Home Depot Center) in defense of his WBA featherweight title. Donaire will take on the hard-hitting, but relatively unknown Nicholas Walters (24-0, 20 KOs) of Jamaica, who Read Full Story >>>
NBA to test out 44-minute game in preseason
PhilBoxing.com, 15 Oct 2014
NEW YORK — The National Basketball Association announced today that it will play a 44-minute game during the 2014 NBA preseason when the Brooklyn Nets host the Boston Celtics at Barclays Center on Oct. 19 (3 p.m. ET, NBA TV). The league is utilizing the preseason contest to examine the flow of a sho Read Full Story >>>
Nonito Donaire brings back ‘old school’
By Marc Anthony Reyes, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 15 Oct 2014
CARSON, California—Nonito Donaire Jr. is taking a throwback approach to preparing for his latest fight.
He has ditched being vocal on social media, preferring that his fists do the talking this time.
He has brought back old school training methods, including long-distance running. Donaire on Read Full Story >>>
Boxing Insider Notebook: Spinks, De La Hoya, Golovkin, Donaire, Bundrage, and more…
By William Holmes, Boxing Insider, 15 Oct 2014
The following is the Boxing Insider notebook for the week of October 7th to October 14th, covering the comings and goings in the sport of boxing that you might have missed.
Leon Spinks Hospitalized
The Associated Press has reported that former heavyweight champion Leon Spinks is in a Las Vegas Read Full Story >>>
Videos: Harold Lederman analyzes Golovkin vs. Rubio & Donaire vs. Walters
ProBoxing-fans.com, 15 Oct 2014
Harold Lederman is back with his latest editions of the Hey Harold video series from HBO Boxing. Here, he provides his thoughts and analysis on this weekend's doubleheader, with Gennady Golovkin vs. Marco Antonio Rubio, and Nonito Donaire vs. Nicholas Walters.
Plus, in the third video, Lederman t Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao spars 5 rounds with Mike Jones as camp heats up
By Ryan Songalia, Rappler, 15 Oct 2014
MANILA, Philippines - Several years back, when Manny Pacquiao was picking off Top Rank’s welterweight stable one-by-one, Mike Jones was one of the names being tossed around as a future opponent.
Matters didn’t go according to plan. On the same night in June of 2012, Jones suffered an upset knocko Read Full Story >>>
Chris Algieri: ‘Going There To Beat A Legend’
By Scott Ferrall, CBS Sports, 15 Oct 2014
On June 14, Chris Algieri beat Ruslan Provodnikov to become the new WBO light welterweight champion. At the time, it was by and large a stunning upset – but not for Algieri (20-0, eight KOs).
“He was literally the most feared man in boxing – and maybe sports in general,” Algieri said on Ferrall o Read Full Story >>>
PAGARA PROMISES TO PUT UP A GOOD FIGHT AGAINST HIRALES
By Maloney L. Samaco, PhilBoxing.com, 15 Oct 2014
Undefeated professional boxer Albert Pagara of ALA Boxing Gym promised to successfully defend his title belt against Mexican Raul Hirales. The Maasin City-born fighter is set to stake his International Boxing Fe Read Full Story >>>
EDEN SONSONA FACES SILVESTER LOPEZ IN CLASSIC MATCHUP
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, PhilBoxing.com, 15 Oct 2014
Former world rated prospect Eden “Mr. Showboat” Sonsona, the aggressive southpaw eager to get back into the world rankings faces former WBC super flyweight Silver champion Silvester Lopez in a classic s Read Full Story >>>