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NBA -- Spurs begin title defense on Opening Night of 2014-15 season
By Kelly Manalo, PhilBoxing.com, 14 Aug 2014
CHICAGO -- The anticipation of this year's NBA season was heightened by the release of the regular season schedule today.
Among the many highlights include Opening Night on October 28, which features a triple-header bannered Read Full Story >>>
NBA -- Clippers officially sold
By Katrina Barnett, PhilBoxing.com, 14 Aug 2014
CHICAGO -- Los Angeles Clippers fans, players and coaches can all rest a little bit easier now that the team officially has a new owner, ex-Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.
The $2 billion deal reportedly was Read Full Story >>>
Floyd Mayweather vs Maidana 2: Will the underdog need a KO to win?
By Lee Cleveland , Fight Saga, 14 Aug 2014
In May, Floyd Mayweather (46-0, 26 KOs) won a tight 12 round majority decision over Marcos Maidana (35-4, 31 KOs) in an action-packed fight that featured far more brawling than the former was accustomed to.
Although the decision was not entirely controversial, some believed Maidana dese Read Full Story >>>
Admiring the warrior spirit of women
By Conrad Cariño, The Manila Times, 14 Aug 2014
I really do not know if women should be called upon to do what men are used to doing dangerously, like fighting. For thousands of years, it was us, the men, who were called on to fight, and yes, real men should be ready to get their faces bruised or even take a bullet to protect their loved ones. (S Read Full Story >>>
Female fighters line up for historic MMA bout
By Chris McHardy, Yahoo! Sports, 14 Aug 2014
The organisers of One Fighting Championship (ONE FC), Asia's No1 MMA promotion, are promising a show like no other.
Scheduled for August 29 at the Dubai World Trade Centre, ONE FC is primed for the biggest fight card in its history, with four world championship bouts and nine fights in total sche Read Full Story >>>
Silvano guns for PBF title
By Edri Aznar, Sun.Star Cebu, 14 Aug 2014
ONE-TIME world title challenger Vergilio Silvano looks to bounce back as he sees action in the southern town of Alcoy.
Silvano guns for the vacant Philippine Boxing Federation (PBF) flyweight belt against journeyman Marzon Cabilla on Aug. 24 at the Alcoy Sports Complex.
Silvano is coming off a Read Full Story >>>
SHAWN PORTER VS. KELL BROOK & UNDERCARD FINAL WORKOUT QUOTES
PhilBoxing.com, 14 Aug 2014
Porter-Brook, Bika-Dirrell, Figueroa-Estrada World Title Fights This Saturday, Aug. 16, Live on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® (9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT)
Wilder, Linares Co-Featured on SHOWTIME EXTREME (7 p.m. ET.PT Read Full Story >>>
PHOTOS: SHAWN PORTER MEDIA DAY
PhilBoxing.com, 14 Aug 2014
IBF Welterweight World Champion Shawn Porter works on his coordination skills on August 13, 2014 in Los Angeles during a media workout in preparation for his August 16, 2014 title defense against Undefeated Welterweight Con Read Full Story >>>
Josh Baillie vs Miles Zalewski set for September 3
PhilBoxing.com, 14 Aug 2014
Undefeated English import, who now calls Toowoomba home, Josh "The Boss" Baillie is set for the toughest fight of his professional career when he takes on fellow undefeated professional and former amateur s Read Full Story >>>
Five keys for Kell Brook
By Brian Campbell, ESPN.com, 14 Aug 2014
England's Kell Brook enters the biggest test of his career on Saturday in his first shot at a world title.
Brook (32-0, 22 KOs) will make his first appearance outside of the United Kingdom when he faces welterweight titlist Shawn Porter (Showtime, 9 p.m. ET) at StubHub Center in Carson, Californi Read Full Story >>>
Floyd Mayweather: What Makes The Boxer So Great After 18 Years In The Ring?
By Anthony Riccobono, International Business Times, 14 Aug 2014
Over 18 years, Floyd Mayweather has overcome every challenge that’s comes his way, winning the first 46 fights of his career. As he prepares for his next bout and looks towards possible retirement at the end of 2015, the boxer remains at the top of the sport with no close No.2 in sight.
It’d be i Read Full Story >>>
Mayweather: Maidana Can Only Win With a Knockout
BoxingScene.com, 14 Aug 2014
Floyd Mayweather Jr. is predicting that his ring smarts will trump Marcos Maidana's grit, in their much anticipated rematrch next month. The World Boxing Council/World Boxing Association welterweight and super welterweight champion will face Maidana on Saturday, September 13th, at the MGM Grand Gard Read Full Story >>>
Rances Barthelemy to fight Oct. 4
By Dan Rafael, ESPN.com, 14 Aug 2014
Junior lightweight titlist Rances Barthelemy's first defense will come against Fernando Saucedo on Oct. 4, Warriors Boxing promoter Leon Margules told ESPN.com on Wednesday.
Margules said the fight is signed and that it would likely air on Showtime from a site to be determined. Margules said ther Read Full Story >>>
Op-Ed: Mayweather-Pacquiao fight won't sell beyond 2015
By Leo Reyes, Digital Journal, 14 Aug 2014
WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather and eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao shouldn't dillydally on their final decision to face each other in the ring or they risk being junked by their fans and supporters for fighting beyond their prime.
By next year, Mayweather will be 38 years Read Full Story >>>
Artist's Response to Showtime's Request for Free Mayweather-Maidana Artwork Is a Knockout
By R.J. Rico, Sports.Mic, 14 Aug 2014
Floyd Mayweather Jr., boxing's pound-for-pound champion and the world's highest-paid athlete, made $14,815 per second during his fight against Marcos Maidana in May. The undefeated welterweight's guaranteed purse of $32 million doesn't even include the tens of millions of dollars he made from the fi Read Full Story >>>
Ingle: Porter is no Mayweather or Pacquiao, if the fight was in England, he’d have no chance; in America it’s 50-50
ProBoxing-fans.com, 14 Aug 2014
Kell Brook’s trainer Dominic Ingle believes Brook’s title clash with Shawn Porter is a 50-50 fight – but is confident his man has the tools to rip the title from the American in California. Brook finally fights for his first title after a frustrating period in his career with three fights against pr Read Full Story >>>
Sam Watson Believes Mayweather-Maidana 2 Will Be Better Than the First Fight
By Mario Mungia, Tha Boxing Voice, 14 Aug 2014
Floyd Mayweather Jr. will defend his welterweight titles against Marcos Maidana for the second time this year on September 13th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. The first fight was as competitive a fight as Floyd has had in some time, maybe ever. But many boxing experts and hardcore fans don’t Read Full Story >>>
The Lost Opportunities of Danny Williams
By Ted Sares, The Boxing Tribune, 14 Aug 2014
“It’s just a fact I enjoy fighting and since the age of eight it has been a part of me. I don’t know anything else”—Danny Williams
Over the years, I have written at great length about the business of boxing rarely having a happy ending. Sometimes a good ending is within grasp but for whatever rea Read Full Story >>>
Fear at 140
By Caryn A. Tate, Boxing.com, 14 Aug 2014
“So many people are saying negative things about me being exposed and all that, now I want to [continue] boxing and prove everybody wrong…”
Ruslan Provodnikov, aka “The Siberian Rocky” (23-3, 17 KOs), is a light welterweight who is unquestionably one of the most, if not the most, avoided figh Read Full Story >>>
Five Signs That Floyd Mayweather's Star Is Falling Fast
By Dennis Cruz, Boxing Buzz, 13 Aug 2014
Okay, Floyd Mayweather as at the very top of the boxing food chain at the moment. He's regarded as the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world by most experts and is, without a doubt, the number one pay-per-view draw in the world at the moment.
But every empire has its end and every king eventu Read Full Story >>>