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NBA -- Knicks look to close gap as playoff race tightens
By Raman Sharma, PhilBoxing.com, 11 Mar 2014
NEW YORK -- The New York Knicks (24-40) will host the struggling Philadelphia 76ers (15-47) Monday night at Madison Square Garden.
On paper, it would appear as a matchup between two lottery teams. However, given the Knicks' recent three game win streak and the Atlanta Hawks (26-35) recent sl Read Full Story >>>
Miguel Cotto vows victory for Puerto Rico vs. Sergio Martinez
By Lem Satterfield, RingTV.com, 11 Mar 2014
As Sergio Martinez addressed the 2,000 fans who packed the Coliseo de Puerto Rico, the RING middleweight champion's words were sometimes drowned out by their chants of "Cotto!"
But when their countryman, Miguel Cotto, stepped up to the podium, his voice could be heard loud and clear. Cotto is r Read Full Story >>>
Should the Alvarez-Angulo Fight Have Been Stopped?
By Kelefa Sanneh, The New Yorker, 11 Mar 2014
The fight, last year, between Floyd Mayweather, Jr., and Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez was surely the biggest boxing match of 2013, but it wasn’t, just as surely, the most consequential. Before the match, Mayweather was generally considered the best boxer in the world; Álvarez, young and strong and (just as Read Full Story >>>
Canelo Alvarez bounces back in style: Weekend Review
By Michael Rosenthal, RingTV.com, 11 Mar 2014
Canelo Alvarez: That’s how you bounce back from a defeat. Alvarez answered the opening bell against Alfredo Angulo on Saturday in Las Vegas with the ferocity of a fighter who believes strongly in himself in spite of his one-sided loss to Floyd Mayweather Jr. in September. The Mexi Read Full Story >>>
Win puts Alvarez back in contention
By Dan Rafael, ESPN.com, 11 Mar 2014
A roundup of the past week's notable boxing results from around the world:
Saturday at Las VegasCanelo Alvarez TKO10 Alfredo Angulo
Records: Alvarez (43-1-1, 31 KOs); Angulo (22-4, 18 KOs)
Rafael's remarks: Talk about the difference one fight can make, as well as how impo Read Full Story >>>
Canelo Returns and Reaffirms He Is A Star
By Samuel Constantinou-Coulter, Tha Boxing Voice, 11 Mar 2014
Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez made an emphatic return to the ring last Saturday following his defeat to pound for pound king Floyd Mayweather last time out.
Canelo aged just 23 was lauded as the brightest spark in boxing and touted as the man to takeover from Mayweather. Mayweather was to prove too good Read Full Story >>>
AMIR KHAN'S NEXT OPPONENT...ROBERT GUERRERO? MAY 3 STILL IN PLAY?
By Ben Thompson, FightNews.com, 11 Mar 2014
"My next opponent will be announced very soon, he won't be ranked low as 33," wrote former jr. welterweight champion Amir Khan, who recently revealed to his followers on Twitter that he'll soon be announcing his next opponent. Sources close to the information have informed us that when Khan does mak Read Full Story >>>
PHOTOS: PACQUIAO REUNITES WITH FORTUNE AT GRIFFITH PARK WORKOUT
PhilBoxing.com, 11 Mar 2014
PHOTOS BY JHAY OTAMIAS / PHILBOXING.COM
Filipino superstar Manny Pacquiao (L) reunites with conditioning coach and former heavyweight contender Justin Fortune (C) during Pacquiao's first day workout at the Griffith Pa Read Full Story >>>
NO OUTSLUGGING THE SKUNK IN BRADLEY?
By Recah Trinidad, PhilBoxing.com, 11 Mar 2014
A WORLD boxing crown will be at stake — the one stolen from Manny Pacquiao by the judges in 2012. But this late, it’s easy to suspect that Timothy Bradley, the fruit-faced owner of the title, has been having a Read Full Story >>>
DANNY GARCIA AND MAURICIO HERRERA MEDIA CONFERENCE CALL TRANSCRIPT
PhilBoxing.com, 10 Mar 2014
Thanks, everybody for joining us today for the Danny Garcia and Mauricio Herrera international media conference call. We are going to start first with Mauricio, as well as his trainer, Willie Read Full Story >>>
NBA -- Bulls turn back Heat in OT, 95-88
By Kelly Manalo, PhilBoxing.com, 10 Mar 2014
CHICAGO -- The rivalry continued Sunday afternoon and the Chicago Bulls outworked the Miami Heat in overtime, 95-88, at the United Center.
Each time these two teams meet there seems to be a playoff atmosp Read Full Story >>>
NBA -- Davis delivers as Pelicans beat Nuggets in OT
By Absalon Inocian, Jr., PhilBoxing.com, 10 Mar 2014
NEW ORLEANS -- Anthony Davis, also known as AD 23 -- may have found himself a new moniker, A.D. -- Always Delivers.
The 6-foot-10 Davis, a University of Kentucky alum, delivered a career-tying 32 points, 17 rebounds Read Full Story >>>
Manny Pacquiao and His Killer Instinct: How To Reawaken The Fire
Boxing Buzz, 10 Mar 2014
Legendary middleweight champ Marvin Hagler once had this to say regarding the battle between a once-hungry fighter and his own drive to compete after already accomplishing great success:
"It's hard to get up and train when you're sleeping in silk pajamas."
This could very well be the case with Read Full Story >>>
Diaz Feels The Odds Are Stacked Against Bradley, But Bradley Will Defeat Those Odds
By Victor Salazar, Tha Boxing Voice, 10 Mar 2014
Joel Diaz is preparing Tim Bradley for what is likely the most important fight in both of their careers. They are both looking for redemption, vindication, and above all us want to prove to the world that Tim Bradley can beat Manny Pacquiao without controversy. Diaz was a guest of Tha Boxing Voice R Read Full Story >>>
Roach tells Pacquiao: Fans want to see knockouts
ABS-CBN News, 10 Mar 2014
MANILA, Philippines – Hall-of-Fame boxing trainer Freddie Roach warned his prized ward, Filipino icon Manny Pacquiao, of being too much of a nice guy inside the boxing ring, saying it will cost him in more ways than one.
Pacquiao’s April 12 opponent, Timothy Bradley Jr., has repeatedly claimed th Read Full Story >>>
Exit Strategy: Floyd Mayweather's future as his career winds down
By Scott Christ, Bad Left Hook, 10 Mar 2014
Floyd Mayweather has four fights left on a six-fight deal he signed with Showtime and CBS Sports in early 2013, including his scheduled May 3 bout with Marcos Maidana at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Having recently turned 37 years of age, Mayweather (45-0, 26 KO) says he's planni Read Full Story >>>
Asis vows he will never leave a decision in the judge’s hands again
PhilBoxing.com, 10 Mar 2014
As the clock winds down on yet another fight camp, Jack ‘The Assassin’ Asis has spoken out about his heart break after his last fight. Asis, who headed the ‘Smithy brings the big fights 5’ bill, was given a controv Read Full Story >>>
“Fighting Words” - Canelo-Angulo: No Miracle, Just Mercy
By David P. Greisman, BoxingScene.com, 10 Mar 2014
My boxing weekend began at a Friday night card that provided quite the contrast with the show that followed 24 hours later — when a famous fighter named Canelo Alvarez would meet well-known opponent Alfredo Angulo in a bout airing globally, sold on pay-per-view and taking place in front of more than Read Full Story >>>
Quick Jabs: Fake Floyd Mayweather Polls; Various Thrown Fight Suspicions; More
By Tim Starks, The Queensberry Rules, 10 Mar 2014
Thrown fights in boxing in the past decade or so have been hard to prove; many things that might look thrown can't be certified as such, and often we get just wisps of evidence or allegations from one source who is not as credible as we'd like. That one above from last year, via Ryan Bivins? It don' Read Full Story >>>
Exclusive: Tony Weeks talks about stopping the Alvarez-Angulo fight
By Lem Satterfield, RingTV.com, 10 Mar 2014
Referee Tony Weeks told RingTV.com he has "absolutely no reservations" about stopping the Canelo Alvarez-Alfredo Angulo fight in the 10th round in order to spare Angulo from being seriously hurt.
The Alvarez-Angulo bout took place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on Saturday night.
Alvarez (4 Read Full Story >>>