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Casino Money and a New Market, Taxes and Politics, the Media and Pay Per View: Manny Pacquiao Moves from Las Vegas to Macau
By Mike Gallagher , Inside Fights, 10 May 2013
When undefeated heavyweight champions Muhammed Ali and Joe Frazier met on August 3, 1971 to engage in the “Fight of the Century,” there probably was never a question in anyone’s mind where such an important fight would take place: Madison Square Garden in New York City. For decades up to that point Read Full Story >>>
‘Bam Bam’ for Pacman
By Ed C. Tolentino, The Manila Times, 10 May 2013
In the natural course of things, a former world champion recovering from a harrowing knockout loss in his last fight would opt for a safe, less threatening opponent for his return to the squared circle. Then again, Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao has never been one to follow the traditional route.
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Pacquiao must retire if he loses again, says Roach
By Roy Luarca, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 10 May 2013
There’s no middle ground for Manny Pacquiao when he battles Brandon Rios on Nov. 24 at The Venetian Macao.
A win guarantees extension of Pacquiao’s storied career while a loss means it’s time to hang up his gloves, according to Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach.
“If he (Pacquiao) loses, I w Read Full Story >>>
Manny Pacquiao May Not Be in a Chess Match with Rios, But He’s Sponsoring One
Boxing Insider, 10 May 2013
No one would allege that Manny Pacquiao’s fights resemble classic chess matches, but apparently the eight-time champion is trying to affect just that, in the literal sense.
Pacquiao, who actually enjoys playing the game, has signed on to be a sponsor and presenter in the Asian Continental Ch Read Full Story >>>
MAYWEATHER'S ROAD TO 49-0 MUST INCLUDE PACQUIAO AND ALVAREZ
By Tommy Canez, BoxingTalk.com, 10 May 2013
By easily defeating Robert Guerrero last Saturday, Floyd Mayweather left no question why he is considered one of the best fighters of this era. He boxed beautifully, landed crisp right hands all night, matched jab for jab with Guerrero, and displayed defensive mastery. With his exceptional defense, Read Full Story >>>
HOW HE DID IT: Mayweather's Scintillating Display
By Lee Wylie , The Sweet Science, 10 May 2013
In what was his most dominating performance since mastering Juan Manuel Marquez back in September of 2009, Floyd Mayweather retained his welterweight title and kept his professional unbeaten streak going with a quite scintillating display of boxing against Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero in Las Vegas la Read Full Story >>>
Roach expects to train Chavez Jr. for Murray
By Lem Satterfield, The Ring, 10 May 2013
Five-time Trainer of The Year Freddie Roach said that he recently informed former WBC middleweight titleholder Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. that he will work his next fight, likely against England's once-beaten Martin Murray on Aug. 3 in Mexico City, but only if the 27-year-old displays dedication.
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Avila’s Las Vegas Fight Journal: May Day 2013
By David A. Avila, The Sweet Science, 10 May 2013
Springtime in Southern California can be the best time of the year. With temperatures in the 80s and a brisk wind blowing through the Cajon Pass, we breezed up the mountain freeway toward Las Vegas in speedy fashion with the wind at our backs.
Of course, we had to look out for the Highway Patrol. Read Full Story >>>
TODAY! Mark Cuban Welcomes World Title Fight & George Foreman to Dallas - 1 PM
PhilBoxing.com, 09 May 2013
MARK CUBAN TO GIVE A DALLAS WELCOME TO MIKEY GARCIA / JUAN MANUEL LOPEZ GEORGE FOREMAN / BOB ARUM AT A NEWS CONFERENCE ANNOUNCING THE WORLD FEATHERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
Today! Thursday, May 9, at 1 P.M. CT
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NBA -- Warriors turn back Spurs, even series
By Shelley Dano, PhilBoxing.com, 09 May 2013
LOS ANGELES--The Golden State Warriors bounced back from the heartbreak of a Game 1 defeat by beating the San Antonio Spurs in Game 2 of their Western Conference semifinal Wednesday night at the AT&T Center.
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Lomachenko comes in for Team Finals Day 1
PhilBoxing.com, 09 May 2013
Astana, Kazakhstan, 09 May 2013 - Who has the best boxing team in the world? Well, we are about to find out in the 2013 World Series of Boxing (WSB) Team Finals.
After 72 matches and 360 bouts, the WSB Team Finals will be co Read Full Story >>>
Juan Manuel Marquez Emphasizes One Half Of The Word "Prizefighter" Against Timothy Bradley
The Queensberry Rules, 09 May 2013
The principles of life, often disregarded in the name of sport, have shaped what could be one of the top technical bouts of the year between Juan Manuel "Dinamita" Marquez and Timothy "The Desert Storm" Bradley. The welterweight 12-rounder for Bradley's WBO title is set for Sept. 14 at the Thomas & Read Full Story >>>
Arum: Chavez Jr. could face Murray on Aug. 3
By Lem Satterfield, RingTV.com, 09 May 2013
Top Rank CEO Bob Arum has confirmed reports that former WBC middleweight titleholder Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. could face England's once-beaten Martin Murray on Aug. 3 in Mexico City.
"We're talking to the Murray people," said Arum on Wednesday.
Murray (25-1-1, 11 knockouts) is coming off last Read Full Story >>>
Cleotis “Mookie” Pendarvis Readies to Emerge from the Shadows
By Gabriel Montoya, MaxBoxing.com, 09 May 2013
If you spend enough time in Southern California gyms, you will see hidden talent you can only hope comes to light someday. One such gem is Inglewood, CA native Cleotis “Mookie” Pendarvis, 17-3-2 (6), who battles Canadian favorite Dierry Jean, 24-0 (16), at the Buffalo Run Casino in Miami, Oklahoma F Read Full Story >>>
Alexander leads the way for Mayweather on the back of Twitter announcement
World Boxing News, 09 May 2013
In the wake of suggestions that Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez is head and shoulders above all to face Floyd Mayweather Jr. in September, two big reasons are already alluring to the fact that a clash between the pair may not happen this year.
The first being WBC welterweight champion Mayweather's orig Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao vs Rios: Bernard Hopkins calls Pacquiao 'brave' to take Rios fight
By Scott Christ, Bad Left Hook, 09 May 2013
Living legend Bernard Hopkins believes Manny Pacquiao is very brave to take a fight with Brandon Rios this fall, but also feels he's not making a smart business move.
Bernard Hopkins is impressed with Manny Pacquiao's bravery in taking on come-forward brawler Brandon Rios in November, but doesn't Read Full Story >>>
May Rules The Day (Again): Review and Ratings Update
By Cliff Rold, BoxingScene.com, 09 May 2013
The Welterweight Champion of the World remains as he ever was. Floyd Mayweather is approaching the 15th anniversary of his first world title win at Jr. Lightweight. By the time that date arrives, October 3 to be exact, we may already have seen Mayweather notch his 45th victory.
Will it be again Read Full Story >>>
Macao could be Pacquiao's last swing in ring
By Tym Glaser, China Daily, 09 May 2013
Manny "Pac-Man" Pacquiao's November clash with Brandon Rios in Macao could be his last if he fails to get past the US fighter.
Contacted soon after the Nov 24 date for the fight at the Venetian Macao casino was announced, the Filipino's long-time trainer, Freddie Roach, said it was a case of wi Read Full Story >>>
Floyd Mayweather Jr. Talks Showtime, Boxing, Gambling, Manny Pacquiao
By Jordan Schultz, The Huffington Post, 09 May 2013
Floyd "Money" Mayweather Jr., fresh off his unanimous decision victory over Robert Guerrero, sat down with The Huffington Post in New York City to discuss his latest fight, having his dad back in his corner, serving two months in jail for domestic battery, and of course, his recreational gambling ac Read Full Story >>>
Floyd Mayweather Boxed into a Corner by Canelo Alvarez?
By Paul Magno, Yahoo! Sports, 09 May 2013
Saul "Canelo" Alvarez, unlike any fighter to set his sights on Floyd Mayweather before him, just may win a battle of wills against the controversial 5-division world champ. Unlike Robert Guerrero, who proved to be little challenge for Mayweather in a face to face fight on May 4, Alvarez is looking m Read Full Story >>>