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Top 6: Dream sporting match-ups we want to see
GIVEMESPORT, 27 Feb 2014
All the recent talk and furore over Floyd Mayweather seemingly ignoring the wishes of his own fans and agreeing to fight Argentine Marcos Maidana rather than Amir Khan brought back memories of the saga involving 'Money' and a certain Manny Pacquiao.
It was the fight that everyone wanted to see, w Read Full Story >>>
Amir Khan picking up the pieces after Mayweather bust
By Frank Walsh, OTR Boxing Radio, 27 Feb 2014
‘To play a game of chance for stakes.’ If you trowel through a dictionary, this phrase will appear next to the word ‘gambler.’ Two men rolled the dice in the Mayweather sweepstakes. Whilst Marcos Maidana hit the jackpot and left the table with a golden ticket dated May 3rd, Amir Khan folded and walk Read Full Story >>>
Former champ James Page pleads guilty to bank robberies
By Ramon Aranda, 3MoreRounds.com, 27 Feb 2014
Former welterweight titlist James Page, pled guilty today to a string of San Francisco Bay Area bank robberies, which will see him serve 20 years in prison, after a plea deal was struck.
Page admitted to stealing $20,735 from eight different banks in the area from March 6 to June 9. The 42-year Read Full Story >>>
15 "Must-See" Fights In March
Boxing Buzz, 27 Feb 2014
March is not quite an embarrassment of riches, but almost. With more than a dozen quality fights on the schedule, fans will have a chance to see everything from sure-fire battles to technical masterpieces to the attempted return of some ring icons.
Here's a look at March's 15 must see fights:
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Do We Believe Chavez Now?
By Steve Kim, MaxBoxing.com, 26 Feb 2014
This weekend, HBO gets back into the boxing business as it broadcasts the rematch between Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Bryan Vera from the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. The last time they fought on September 28th, 2013, Vera seemed to outwork and outhustle the son of “J.C. Superstar” over 10 rounds Read Full Story >>>
This two-time Olympic gold medalist could be boxing's next big star
By Kevin Iole, Yahoo! Sports, 26 Feb 2014
Vasyl Lomachenko waltzed to a featherweight gold medal in 2008, not one of his matches in Beijing even remotely close.
He was just 20, but clearly was talented enough to turn professional and quickly win a world title. There was little he couldn't do: He was fast, strong and aggressive, and he cl Read Full Story >>>
Khan not happy with Mayweather
By Dan Rafael, ESPN.com, 26 Feb 2014
Former junior welterweight titlist Amir Khan didn’t get the May 3 fight with pound-for-pound king and welterweight champ Floyd Mayweather Jr. that he thought he was going to get.
In fact, Khan was so sure that he was going to land the big fight that he was already training in Oakland, Calif., an Read Full Story >>>
Devon Alexander: I’ll still fight Amir Khan
By Phil D. Jay, World Boxing News, 26 Feb 2014
Two-weight world title holder Devon Alexander has exclusively told WBN that a fight with Amir Khan remains possible this year despite the Briton pulling out of a scheduled clash in December.
The 27 year-old lost his IBF welterweight title to Shawn Porter before Christmas in a fight that was origi Read Full Story >>>
Careful with that Cleaver, Cleve
By Mike Casey, Boxing.com, 26 Feb 2014
Big Cat was one of the most splendidly proportioned and hardest hitting heavyweight contenders of the fifties and sixties…
Wherever Cleveland (Big Cat) Williams went, some form of violence seemed to accompany him. This was perfectly logical to some degree, since Cleveland was one of the most sple Read Full Story >>>
US boxer Lydell Rhodes impressed with Pacquiao’s speed, ferocity
By Aquiles Z. Zonio, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 26 Feb 2014
GENERAL SANTOS CITY, Philippines – American undefeated lightweight boxer Lydell Rhodes got a taste of boxing legend and Sarangani Representative Manny Pacquiao’s ferocity during a four-round sparring session on Tuesday afternoon.
Rhodes stepped out of the ring with a bloody nose but he vowed to Read Full Story >>>
Leaving Las Vegas? Barclays Center wants Mayweather-Maidana fight
By Steve Carp, Las Vegas Review Journal, 26 Feb 2014
On the side of one of the MGM Grand’s hotel towers is a huge banner of Floyd Mayweather Jr., claiming to be the home of boxing’s pound-for-pound king.
But home might not necessarily be where Mayweather’s heart is. His bankbook might be a bigger influence.
When his May 3 welterweight title figh Read Full Story >>>
‘PRINCE’ ALBERT PAGARA MOVES UP VS ISAACK JUNIOR IN “PINOY PRIDE” AT SOLAIRE
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, PhilBoxing.com, 26 Feb 2014
ALA Promotions president Michael Aldeguer has decided to move up undefeated and talented “Prince Albert” Pagara to the main supporting bout behind star attraction Genesis “Azukal” Servania who faces for Read Full Story >>>
Peñalosa says Pacquiao will go for knockout win
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel, The Freeman, 26 Feb 2014
CEBU, Philippines - Filipino ring star Manny Pacquiao was dominant and impressive in his one-sided demolition of Brandon Rios in his comeback fight last year in Macau.
But for Gerry Peñalosa, Pacquiao's close friend and associate, the fighting congressman from Sarangani Province still needs to pr Read Full Story >>>
Sabillo to gamble crown vs. Mexican
By Edri Aznar, Sun.Star Cebu, 26 Feb 2014
ALTHOUGH Merlito Sabillo is an unbeaten world champion, only a few have taken notice of his talent.
The tough 30-year-old slugger, however, gets a chance to once again show the world what he’s made of as he gambles his crown by fighting a Mexican in Mexico.
Sabillo is defending his World Boxin Read Full Story >>>
Pinoy pride at Solaire
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, 26 Feb 2014
The hard thing about fighters on the rise is that they are supposed to give a good show regardless who the opponents are.
This Saturday night, Genesis ‘Azukal’ Servania and King Arthur Villanueva take on separate rivals in a show dubbed The Future Is Now (Pinoy Pride 24) at the Grand Ballroom of Read Full Story >>>
Undefeated Wa-o retires opponent
By Roderick Osis, Sun.Star Baguio, 26 Feb 2014
NOT EVEN in his prime condition, unbeaten boxer Rex Wa-o methodically dissected his opponent to pieces before scoring a sixth round knock out in the co-main event of the ALA Promotions – Cobra Tunay na Lakas boxoff at the People’s Park Sunday evening.
The 24 year old Tadian, Mountain Province, co Read Full Story >>>
Vasyl Lomachenko says he’s ready for Orlando Salido, pro stardom
By Tim Smith, RingTV.com, 26 Feb 2014
Vasyl Lomachenko laughed when asked if he thinks he will be able to duplicate his amateur accomplishments in the professional ranks.
“No. That would be impossible,” he said.
The two-time boxing gold medal winner from the Ukraine finished his amateur career with a record of 396-1. And yes, Read Full Story >>>
Carl Froch: “Pacquiao’s in the twilight years and if he loses to Bradley again then maybe the writing is on the wall”
By Jenna Jay, OTR Boxing Radio, 26 Feb 2014
In the third and final part of my “On The Ropes” interview with IBF super middleweight champion, Carl Froch, I discuss with him the other big rematch set to happen this year, Manny Pacquiao vs. Timothy Bradley. Besides giving his view of Pacquiao’s future, Carl talks about his own rematch, and break Read Full Story >>>
Former titleholder Antonio Cermeno kidnapped, killed in Venezuela
RingTV.com, 26 Feb 2014
Former junior featherweight and featherweight titleholder Antonio Cermeno was kidnapped and killed in his native Venezuela, according to an Associated Press report on Tuesday.
Cermeno, a tall and rangy 44-year-old stylist who held titles in the 1990s and retired in 2006, was found shot and kill Read Full Story >>>
CHAVEZ JR MEDIA WORKOUT QUOTES & PHOTOS
PhilBoxing.com, 26 Feb 2014
SAN ANTONIO, TX (February 25, 2014) -- Fight Week in San Antonio for the eagerly- anticipated boxing doubleheader featuring the rematch between former World Boxing Council (WBC) middleweight champion and Son of th Read Full Story >>>