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Golovkin-Monroe Jr. Preview
By Robert Ecksel, Boxing.com, 15 May 2015
During a recent teleconference call in anticipation of the fight, Golovkin was asked about fighting Floyd Mayweather…
Saturday night at The Forum in Inglewood, California, WBC middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (32-0, 29 KOs), from Los Angeles by way of Karaganda, Kazakhstan, defends his Read Full Story >>>
Tireless Tim Bradley still pushing, still adapting
By Norm Frauenheim, RingTV.com, 15 May 2015
PHOENIX – Timothy Bradley is a father and a fighter. Lately, he’s mostly a dad. A newborn son has kept him moving around like a speed bag. Malakai, the fifth child in the Bradley family, was born six weeks ago.
“Busy, man,” he said. “Crazy busy.”
Yet, enjoying every second of the chaos.
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Algieri Vows To Be Aggressive, Let Hands Go on Khan
By Edward Chaykovsky, BoxingScene.com, 15 May 2015
Former WBO junior welterweight champion Chris Algieri (20-1, 8 KOs) has promised to let his hands go and be aggressive when he faces British superstar Amir Khan (30-3, 19 KOs) on May 29th from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. The fight headlines a Premier Boxing Champions card on Spike TV. Read Full Story >>>
Despite shoulder injury, Pacquiao back to his hometown
By Nestor Corrales, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 15 May 2015
People’s champ Manny Pacquiao returned to his hometown on Friday morning, with thousands of people expected to give him a hero’s welcome despite his loss against American Floyd Mayweather Jr.
A radio report said Pacquiao and his family arrived at General Santos City airport around 8:35 a.m. onboa Read Full Story >>>
Is winning just a formality for GGG or is ‘The Mongoose’ a live dog?
By Michael Woods, RingTV.com, 15 May 2015
He is at the point in his career where it seems sort of unfathomable that he could lose.
The man doesn’t lose minutes of rounds, let alone rounds …
Gennady Golovkin, so pleasant of face, so furious of fist … who will be the man to make him sip from the bitter chalice of defeat, we wonder?
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Gennady Golovkin-Willie Monroe Jr, “The Big Drama Show”
By Peter Clarke, Tha Boxing Voice, 15 May 2015
This weekend “The Big Drama Show” returns to the ring as K2 Promotions and Banner Promotions will be presenting a couple of championship bouts live from Inglewood, California. Gennady “GGG” Golovkin will be putting his WBA Middleweight, and WBC Interim Middleweight belts on the line against Willie “ Read Full Story >>>
Pac-Floyd in 2016?
By Nick Giongco, Tempo, 15 May 2015
Talks about a Manny Pacquiao vs Floyd Mayweather rematch sounds premature at this point but signs point to a sequel taking place on May 7, 2016.
The venue? The soon-to-be-completed MGM-AEG Arena right in the heart of Las Vegas with 20,000 fans in attendance.
The arena is set to open in April a Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao shoulder is fine – Koncz
By Abac Cordero, The Philippine Star, 15 May 2015
MANILA, Philippines - Manny Pacquiao’s chief adviser has allayed any fears that the Filipino boxing superstar had hurt his right shoulder during yesterday’s motorcade.
“There’s nothing to be concerned about. There’s no big deal,” said Mike Koncz over the phone.
Pacquiao’s adviser laughed off r Read Full Story >>>
Let Manny recover
By Sev Sarmenta, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 15 May 2015
We’ve said it many times in this space: The joy of sports is having an opinion and tossing it into the ring and mixing it up with others who have similar or opposing views.
The milieu for the sports talk could be a bar, a corner sari-sari store, a basketball court, the barbershop, the market plac Read Full Story >>>
Sorry, Floyd Mayweather: Muhammad Ali still 'The Greatest,' boxing legend's daughter Laila says
By James Desborough, New York Daily News, 15 May 2015
Floyd Mayweather may have disposed of Manny Pacquiao with great ease, but he will never be "The Greatest," Muhammad Ali's daughter says.
Model Laila Ali, a former boxer herself, is not impressed with Mayweather's own boast that he is now "The Greatest Of All Time." She feels that her father still Read Full Story >>>
Floyd Mayweather -- Entourage Member In Altercation with Woman
TMZ.com, 15 May 2015
A male member of Floyd Mayweather's entourage was involved in an altercation with a woman at the Golden State Warriors playoff game last night ... after the woman allegedly struck him with a "Thunder Stick" ... TMZ Sports has learned.
Sources connected to the Golden State Warriors confirm there Read Full Story >>>
Money Pacman, the one-arm bandit?
By Rene Saguisag, The Manila Times, 15 May 2015
IF, with one arm, the Multi-Tasking Cong Manny Pacquiao, PBA playing coach, TV host, preacher, concert singer, commercial endorser, poll overspender, etc., unfocused, had defeated the focused Floyd – the Iglesia ni Pacquiao High Priest may have overshadowed by now Brothers Erdie, Eddie, Mike and Ely Read Full Story >>>
Arum: Mayweather-Pacquiao 4.4 million PPV buys is a conservative start
By Joseph Santoliquito, RingTV.com, 15 May 2015
Bob Arum sounded downright happy. Who could blame the Hall of Fame promoter after just hearing the news that the May 2 Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiao mega-fight established a new record for total pay-per-view buys with 4.4 million?
“Those are just preliminary numbers because that number will Read Full Story >>>
BOSTON MEDIA WORKOUT QUOTES
PhilBoxing.com, 15 May 2015
Local Favorites Ryan Kielczweski, Javier Fortuna & Jonathan Guzman Prepare For Undercard Bouts on Saturday, May 23 at Agganis Arena
Danny O'Connor Faces Paulie Malignaggi On Premier Boxing Champions on May 29 at B Read Full Story >>>
BASADRE AND DEMECILLO BATTLE IN GENSAN JUNE 7
By Rene Bonsubre, Jr., PhilBoxing.com, 15 May 2015
The WBA Oceania bantamweight belt will be at stake when Daryl Basadre and Kenny Demecillo collide at the Robinson’s Mall Atrium in Gen. Santos City.
The 22 year old Basadre (14-1-1,10KO’s), who sports the moniker “F Read Full Story >>>
NY women's boxing history to be made Friday by Ring 8 & FDNY pro boxer Susan Reno
PhilBoxing.com, 15 May 2015
NEW YORK (May 14, 2015) - New York women's boxing history will be made tomorrow night (Friday, May 15) as FDNY boxing team and Ring 8 member Susan Reno fights Paola Ortiz in a 6-round bout featuring 3-minute rounds for the first time. Women professional fights in New York have always had 2-minute ro Read Full Story >>>
NBA Playoffs -- Warriors wallop Grizzlies, 98-78, snatch 3-2 series lead
By Ryan Medida, PhilBoxing.com, 15 May 2015
OAKLAND -- It was just few days ago when the Golden State Warriors appeared to be done following Memphis Grizzlies' dominant games 2 and 3 of their Western Conference semifinals.
Panic was definitely felt here in Read Full Story >>>
The long read: boxing journalism is on the ropes - the passion that inspired Hemingway and Mailer is nowhere to be found
By Richard Hoffer, The National, 14 May 2015
Like a lot of you who were either too cheap to spring for the pay-per-view or, more reasonably, had seen Floyd Mayweather fight before and guessed exactly what disappointment was about to unfold, I consumed the action for free, 140 characters at a time, the 21st-century version of peeping through a Read Full Story >>>
Turmoil is name of the game in Mayweather family
By Wil Esco, Bad Left Hook, 14 May 2015
Many years ago during a Floyd Mayweather fight (I can't remember which specific one it was at the moment), an announcer said during the telecast, "it's hard to find a Mayweather that likes another Mayweather." Surely we've all seen at least some of the turmoil that transpires within the family, but Read Full Story >>>
Editorial: Celebrating ‘close enough’
By Editorial, Sun.Star Davao, 14 May 2015
MANNY Pacquiao returned to the country the other day, after facing Floyd Mayweather Jr. in the fight that was billed as the “Fight of the Century”.
The Pambansang Kamao was given a hero’s welcome upon his return to the country, complete with motorcade and droves of people coming out to see the Sa Read Full Story >>>