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Diminished Equals: Andre Berto TKO6 Josesito Lopez
The Cruelest Sport, 16 Mar 2015
In the zero-sum game of single combat, it’s natural to credit victory to the winning fighter’s superior efforts in skill, stamina, or power—whatever can reasonably account for a defining advantage as the mutual disadvantage of the loser. But Friday night’s match between welterweights Andre Berto and Read Full Story >>>
Peek Into the Soul of a Boxing Writer—Part Two
By Peter Wood, Boxing.com, 16 Mar 2015
“Peek into the Soul of a Boxing Writer” attempts to tiptoe into the writer’s den, browse his bookshelf, and peruse his desk to see what’s there…
“Peek into the Soul of a Boxing Writer” attempts to tiptoe into the writer’s den, browse his bookshelf, and peruse his desk to see what’s there.
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Curtis Harper Came to Win
By Ted Sares, The Boxing Tribune, 16 Mar 2015
“We’re in boxing. I was hoping he got back up. I didn’t just want a cheap knockout. He has a heart like that and he got back up and made it a fight. He came out there to win a fight,- he’s a tough guy… -Chris Arreola.
When Chris Arreola was matched with Curtis Harper in what appeared to be a conf Read Full Story >>>
REMEMBERING ‘FLASH’ ELORDE’S MEMORABLE WORLD TITLE VICTORY
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, PhilBoxing.com, 16 Mar 2015
When Gabriel “Flash” Elorde met world junior lightweight champion Harold Gomes of the United States in Gomes’ first defense of the title he had won from tough Paul; Jorgensen, there were many, including members of the media, w Read Full Story >>>
Mayweather vs Pacquiao: Will Freddie Roach break the “May-vinci Code”
By Joseph Herron , Fight Saga, 16 Mar 2015
With only six weeks remaining until the most highly anticipated fight in decades, seven-time trainer of the year Freddie Roach is meticulously working at the Wildcard Gym with eight division world champion Manny Pacquiao to try and hand Floyd “Money” Mayweather his first professional loss on May 2.
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Tyson: Pacquiao Will Test Mayweather’s Toughness
By Gordon Marino, Wall Street Journal, 16 Mar 2015
Mike Tyson was in New York last week to discuss his recently released boxing documentary “Champs.” He also offered some insights on a couple of champs on a collision course for May 2.
The massive amount of interest in the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiao showdown, Tyson said, “proves that boxi Read Full Story >>>
LOVERRO: Though locals bristle, megafight has boxing back in headlines
By Thom Loverro, Washington Post, 16 Mar 2015
Ross Molovinsky and his father, Gene, have been putting on quality boxing shows locally for years with their Keystone Boxing promotion. They sponsored one recently at Rosecroft Raceway, and on Saturday night, hosted one at The Sphinx Club, a hidden, old-school gem on K Street in Read Full Story >>>
Roach: Want to get Pacquiao meaner for Mayweather
By Sean Wagner-McGough, CBS Sports, 16 Mar 2015
Freddie Roach is searching for an answer to the unbeaten Floyd Mayweather. And if he finds that answer, there's a chance his fighter -- Manny Pacquiao -- will walk away from the MGM Grand on May 2 as the only boxer good enough to top Mayweather.
For now, Roach thinks he's found that answer, havin Read Full Story >>>
Andy Murray likes Mayweather in a long fight
By Agence France Press, Yahoo! Sports, 16 Mar 2015
Indian Wells (United States) (AFP) - British tennis star and avid boxing fan Andy Murray has weighed in with his prediction for the Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather mega fight on May 2.
Murray says American Mayweather has two things in his favour, including the Las Vegas home-crowd advantage. The Read Full Story >>>
Mayweather versus Pacquiao: Fight’s only press conference gets tense
By Graeme Cross, The Roar, 16 Mar 2015
This week, the only press conference before the fight of the century was held at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. The event was not open to the public and only 500 members of the media were allowed to attend.
Out of this group, only 70 were granted access to each fighter for one hour in the VIP Read Full Story >>>
Mayweather can handle Pacquiao’s southpaw stance, says Hunter
By Nissi Icasiano, Rappler, 16 Mar 2015
The former BWAA Trainer of the Year says that Mayweather's wins over Zab Judah and Demarcus Corley prove that Floyd can handle southpaws
FACE TO FACE. Floyd Mayweather Jr (L) and Manny Pacquiao meet to announce the fight that critics said would never happen. Photo by Chris Farina - Top Rank
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Norman Chad: Boxing’s back, but it’s still not a fit for prime-time television
By Norman Chad, Washington Post, 16 Mar 2015
Boxing’s back, baby!
What’s next, the U.S. Postal Service?
The Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao blockbuster is coming up May 2. Independent of that, there is a surge of televised boxing, with NBC, CBS and Spike all on board with Premier Boxing Champions, which encompasses many boxers who are ne Read Full Story >>>
PACQUIAO’S TRAINING GOING STRONG AFTER TWO WEEKS
By Eddie Alinea, PhilBoxing.com, 16 Mar 2015
LOS ANGELES – “Very good!”
This was Filipino boxing hero Manny Pacquiao’s quick answer when asked how his two weeks of preparation for his welterweight unification encounter with unbeaten Floyd Mayweather on May Read Full Story >>>
I REMEMBER FLASH ELORDE
By Romulo Macalintal, The Manila Times, 16 Mar 2015
Gabriel “Flash” Elorde deserves to be remembered by a very grateful nation. For exactly 55 years ago, or on March 16, 1960 to be exact, he brought honor and pride to our country and our people when he knocked out then defending champion Harold Gomes of US and won the world junior lightweight (now su Read Full Story >>>
Roach’s strategy for Pacquiao: Win every round
By Roy Luarca, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 16 Mar 2015
MANILA, Philippines—Win the first round and all the rounds thereafter.
This is the simple plan seven-time Trainer of the Year Freddie Roach has laid out for Manny Pacquiao in his Fight of the Century with Floyd Mayweather on May 2 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
“Our game plan is to win every round Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao undergoes surprise drug test for Mayweather fight
GMANews.tv, 16 Mar 2015
Champion boxer and Sarangani Rep. Manny Pacquiao took a drug test on Sunday (Philippine time) as required by the camp of undefeated US boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. for their long-awaited bout in May.
According to a report on "24 Oras" aired Sunday, Pacquiao gave urine and blood samples to a medi Read Full Story >>>
This fight ain’t the fight
By Nic Krause , Colorado Springs Independent, 16 Mar 2015
Boxing is in a bad place. Since the fall of Mike Tyson and the rise of mixed martial arts, fans of the “sweet science” have seemingly dispersed. Boxing is no longer on the mind of the casual sports fan the way that football and its stars are today. If you stood at the mouth of a Wal-Mart, clipboard Read Full Story >>>
Manny Pacquiao never this focused for a fight since second Erik Morales fight, swear aides
By Snow Badua, Spin.ph, 16 Mar 2015
FACING the biggest fight of his career, Manny Pacquiao has put everything from politics to basketball to show business in the backseat as he puts his entire focus and energy on beating Floyd Mayweather.
Pacquiao’s longtime aide de camp Edward Lura told Spin.ph he has not seen the 36-year-old Fili Read Full Story >>>
Sources: Unbeaten world champ Rigondeaux sparring with Pacquiao
By JM Siasat, GMANews.tv, 16 Mar 2015
Getting a world-class sparring partner who has a similar style to Floyd Mayweather is beyond difficult to find, but Manny Pacquiao may have found just the perfect guy for the job.
Sources told GMA News Online that unbeaten world super bantamweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux has been tapped to Read Full Story >>>
No filming in Pacquiao camp
By Josef T. Ramos, The Manila Times, 16 Mar 2015
American trainer Freddie Roach has prohibited any form of filming and video documentary inside the Wild Card gym while prize-fighter Manny Pacquiao is in rigid training for his upcoming fight against undefeated American Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Emmanuel Ferrer, a member of Team Pacquiao, said the 55- Read Full Story >>>