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Leon Spinks -- Boxing Legend Hospitalized ... 'Not Out of the Woods Yet'
TMZ.com, 14 Oct 2014
Boxing legend Leon Spinks -- who famously beat Muhammad Ali in 1978 -- is hospitalized in Las Vegas, TMZ Sports has learned ... and his friends say the situation is very serious.
Sources connected to the 61-year-old Olympic gold medal winner tell us ... Spinks underwent surgery this weekend for a Read Full Story >>>
A happy Manny Pacquiao is a dangerous fighter
By Ryan Songalia, Rappler, 14 Oct 2014
GENERAL SANTOS CITY, Philippines - With his hands bound in wraps and sweat barely surfacing from his “Ninong Knows” shirt, Manny Pacquiao pauses his warm-up and approaches the wall mirror. He stares at his image, offering no expression. What could he be thinking?
Is the eight-division champion lo Read Full Story >>>
Joel Diaz: ‘I Think Algieri Has a Minimal Chance Against Pacquiao’
By Victor Salazar, Tha Boxing Voice, 14 Oct 2014
We’re about a month away from the Manny Pacquiao-Chris Algieri fight from Macao, China. Most people aren’t giving Algieri much of a chance to win a fight where Pacquiao is a 13-1 favorite on some betting sites. Joel Diaz has trained Tim Bradley for the two Manny Pacquiao fights. While he takes nothi Read Full Story >>>
By Kelefa Sanneh, The New Yorker, 14 Oct 2014
The other day, an aspiring doctor from Huntington, Long Island, went to dinner with a celebrity from the Philippines. They came straight from the New York Stock Exchange, wh Read Full Story >>>
Russian sparring partner calls Pacquiao ‘strong’ and ‘tricky’, admires footwork
By Aquiles Z. Zonio, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 14 Oct 2014
GENERAL SANTOS CITY, Philippines – The sparring partner of world eight-division boxing champion and current World Boxing Organization title holder Manny Pacquiao has said that the Filipino boxing superstar is not just strong but is also a tricky fighter.
Stan Martyniouk, a 5’10 Junior Welterweig Read Full Story >>>
Can Nonito Donaire Still Become The “Next Pacquiao?”
By Dennis Cruz, Boxing Buzz, 14 Oct 2014
There was a time when the buzz and positive feelings behind “Filipino Flash” was so intense, that he barely had to fight in order to prove his worth on the boxing main stage.
Immediately after flattening Vic Darchinyan for the IBF flyweight title in 2007, Donaire became a darling of the media, w Read Full Story >>>
The Axe Man cometh
By Bart Barry, 15rounds.com, 14 Oct 2014
Saturday at StubHub Center in Carson, Calif., in a co-main event broadcast by HBO and certain to be more entertaining than what follows it, Jamaican featherweight titlist Nicholas “The Axe Man” Walters will fight “Filipino Flash” Nonito Donaire in a WBA unification match – being that both men alread Read Full Story >>>
Mayweather-De La Hoya: The Battle for Cinco de Mayo
By Mario Mungia, Tha Boxing Voice, 14 Oct 2014
Oscar De La Hoya and Floyd Mayweather Jr. once shared a ring back on May 5th, 2007. As the sport’s two biggest stars of the modern era, it was fitting that they took part in what would become the biggest fight in recent history and the reference point for all big fight aspirations from that moment o Read Full Story >>>
Carl Froch: 10 things no one tells you before you become a professional boxer
By Guy Kelly, Telegraph.co.uk, 14 Oct 2014
"Boxing," Sugar Ray Leonard wrote, "is the ultimate challenge. There is nothing that compares to testing yourself like the way you do in the ring." He’s probably right; there’s no sport quite like it as a combination of discipline, artistry, violence and fame.
Consider it stripped back, though: Read Full Story >>>
Stephen A. Smith Responds to Floyd Mayweather's Recent Comments About Him (Video)
By Chris Yuscavage, Complex.com, 14 Oct 2014
Floyd Mayweather doesn't give "two flying f*cks" about Stephen A. Smith's opinion. He said so during an interview with Fight Hype late last week. But that didn't stop SAS from giving his opinion on Money Mayweather's refusal to fight Manny Pacquiao on ESPN First Take today.
SAS responded to Maywe Read Full Story >>>
Preparing for War: Gomez vs. Sanchez: Part I
By Christian Giudice, Boxing.com, 14 Oct 2014
When told of Gomez’s bold prediction that he would knock Sanchez out in the late rounds, Sanchez calmly replied, “Gomez is just another challenger…”
Heading into the historic 1981 matchup appropriately dubbed, “The Battle of the Little Giants,” Mexican legend Salvador Sanchez and Puerto Rican her Read Full Story >>>
Boxer Jermain Taylor -- I'm Selling The Mansion ... Where I Shot My Cousin!
TMZ.com, 14 Oct 2014
For Sale: Sprawling celebrity-owned mansion in Arkansas ... with sparkling pool, wet bar, media room -- and oh yeah ... THE OWNER ONCE SHOT SOMEONE ON THE PROPERTY!!!
TMZ Sports has learned boxing champ Jermain Taylor has put his 39 acre Little Rock estate on the market -- the estate that happen Read Full Story >>>
Popular 'GGG' earns style points
By David A. Avila, The Press Enterprise, 13 Oct 2014
Gennady “GGG” Golovkin descends from his Big Bear Lake training headquarters to defend his WBA and IBO middleweight titles against Mexico’s Marco Antonio Rubio this weekend.
The promotion has been labeled “Mexican Style” because Rubio is from Mexico and Golovkin professes to fight like a Mexican. Read Full Story >>>
Denver Cuello wins comeback bout vs Thai foe
By Nissi Icasiano, Rappler, 13 Oct 2014
After being sidelined for 14 months due to a shoulder injury, Denver Cuello made a triumphant in-ring return with a stoppage win over Jaipetch Chaiyonggym on Saturday, October 11 at the Davao City Recreation Center in Davao del Sur.
Cuello, who tore his right rotator cuff in June 2013 when he uns Read Full Story >>>
NBA -- Bucks fall to Bulls in preseason border war
By Nick Osen, PhilBoxing.com, 13 Oct 2014
MILWAUKEE -- In the 38th Annual MACC Fund game Saturday night at the BMO Harris Bradley Center, the host Milwaukee Bucks put up a gallant effort before bowing to the Chicago Bulls, 91-85.
The MACC Fund, or commonly kno Read Full Story >>>
Will the Long-Awaited Mayweather/Pacquiao Fight Happen in 2015?
AFRO, 13 Oct 2014
In early October, Floyd Mayweather Sr. reignited speculation over a possible fight between his son and Manny Pacquiao, a fantasy bout that’s been teasing boxing fans for the last few years.
“That fight’s gonna happen. Trust me,” Mayweather Sr. told fighthype.com. “It’s a fight for the world, man, Read Full Story >>>
Fortune assures Manny victory in Macau bout
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, 13 Oct 2014
MANILA, Philippines - Strength and conditioning coach Justin Fortune said yesterday he never predicts how a fight will end but made an exception in WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao’s title defense against unbeaten Chris Algieri in Macau on Nov. 23.
“I guarantee (that) Manny wins,” said Fo Read Full Story >>>
NBA - Durant out indefinitely with foot fracture
By Joan Secuya-Medida, PhilBoxing.com, 13 Oct 2014
SAN FRANCISCO -- Reigning NBA MVP Kevin Durant will miss at least the early part of the 2014-15 regular after suffering what was described as a "broken bone at the base of the small toe," ESPN reported.
There is no immed Read Full Story >>>
Floyd Mayweather: Murders ESPN's Stephen A. Smith - and Floyd Mayweather
By John Gatling, Examiner.com, 13 Oct 2014
The following is an excerpt from the recent FightHype feature "FLOYD MAYWEATHER BLASTS STEPHEN A. SMITH"
Floyd Mayweather is running his mouth, and running out of options.
Ben Thompson with FightHype: During a recent episode of ESPN First Take, Stephen A. Smith made the comment that if you do Read Full Story >>>
Floyd Mayweather way off mark with Oscar De La Hoya criticism
By Kevin Iole, Yahoo! Sports, 13 Oct 2014
Floyd Mayweather is an immense talent, but boxing not only survived, it thrived, long before he ever pulled on a pair of gloves. And, as much as it might jolt his ego, it will survive just fine once he decides he to retire from the ring for good.
Boxing survived the retirements of Jack Dempsey, J Read Full Story >>>