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Undefeated Featherweight Prospect Mario Barrios Returns Tomorrow Night in Texas
PhilBoxing.com, 09 May 2015
HIDALGO, TX (May 8, 2015) - Undefeated featherweight phenom, Mario Barrios (8-0, 4 KOs), makes his way back to the ring tomorrow night at the State Farm Arena in Hidalgo, Texas. Fighting in a 6-round bout, Barrios will face a veteran of 42 fights in Arturo Herrera (11-30-1, 6 KOs).
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Floyd Mayweather vs Gennady Golovkin: Would 'Money May' risk it all against GGG?
By Lee Cleveland , Fight Saga, 09 May 2015
Gennady Golovkin, boxing's top middleweight and the consensus hardest puncher in the sport, pound for pound, would love a crack at Floyd Mayweather, the recognized top fighter and draw in boxing.
The perceived most destructive fighter in the world told BoxingScene:
"Everybody wanted the fight Read Full Story >>>
The Clash Of The Boxing Titans
By Hannatu Musawa, Sahara Reporters, 09 May 2015
Last weekend, I joined millions of people around the world to watch, what had been dubbed the fight of the century. It was the most anticipated boxing match to take place in a whole generation. For years, there had been an agitation for a bout, which would pit the undefeated American fighter, Floyd Read Full Story >>>
Ultimate challenge: Finding a new Asian superhero
By Pradon Sirakovit, The Nation, 09 May 2015
I RECENTLY attended an inspirational talk by Michael Uslan, hosted by the Indiana University Alumni Association of Thailand, right here in the heart and heat of Bangkok. Of course, the invitation was made through Facebook, viewed through the comfort of my smartphone.
By now you're probably thinkin Read Full Story >>>
Manny Pacquiao Should Have Accepted Defeat, Not Used Injury As Excuse
By David Lariviere, Forbes.com, 09 May 2015
The Manny Pacquiao right shoulder injury reported after his loss to Floyd Mayweather Saturday was much ado about nothing, according to a medical expert, even if he had been allowed to take an anti-inflammatory shot beforehand. The claim may have also prevented a lucrative rematch possibility.
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De La Hoya: Alvarez, Kirkland are going to clash and see who falls
Fox Sports, 09 May 2015
Oscar De La Hoya says it is appropriate that HBO will replay last weekend's Mayweather-Pacquiao fight before this Saturday's Canelo Alvarez-James Kirkland matchup (9 p.m. ET) because fans will be able to see a clear transition between boxing's current stars to the next one.
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Alvarez, Kirkland guarantee action
By Dan Rafael, ESPN.com, 09 May 2015
HOUSTON -- For those disappointed by the lack of action in last week's much-hyped Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao so-called "fight of the century," not to mention the record $100 pay-per-view price tag, there is a fight that could help wash away that icky feeling.
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Mayweather-Pacquiao Fallout: What’s Next For The Fighters?
By Allen Levin, XN Sports, 09 May 2015
The “Fight of the Century” has come and gone and essentially everyone besides “The Money Team” is disappointed with the result.
Fringe boxing fans and casual observers expected a high-octane brawl between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao after 5 years of anticipation and paying $100 for the PP Read Full Story >>>
MGM was winner of Mayweather vs. Pacquiao bout
By Evelyn Cheng, CNBC.com, 09 May 2015
For all the media giants' controversy over the "fight of the century," Wall Street's winner of the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-vs.-Manny Pacquiao bout was a casino stock.
Manny Pacquiao is punched by Floyd Mayweather Jr. in the first round of their title fight in Las Vegas on May 2, 2015.
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Credential Gate—or Much Adieu over Nothing
By Ted Sares, The Boxing Tribune, 09 May 2015
“During Fight Week, I was told that the Mayweather camp, the Mayweather publicists, were unhappy, and that I should watch what I say,” –Thomas Hauser.
CNN’s Rachel Nichols
About three years ago, “esteemed” boxing journalist Thomas Hauser was hired by HBO as a consultant. Some, like respected Read Full Story >>>
Want to clense your mind of Mayweather-Pacquiao?
By Will King, timesunion.com, 09 May 2015
I have an easy solution to the problem of that whole Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao snoozefest.
Look no further than this Saturday, May 9 when Saul “Canelo” Alvarez takes on James Kirkland on HBO (do yourself a favor and skip the Mayweather-Pacquiao rebroadcast).
This fight should serve as th Read Full Story >>>
Distorted Pinoy pride?
By Elizabeth Angsioco, Manila Standard Today, 09 May 2015
Many times I have been perplexed by our penchant for identifying celebrities who happen to have some Filpino lineage, no matter how minuscule, as Filipinos. It does not matter to us if they were not born here, are not Filipino citizens, or do not identify as one of us. Basta, Pinoy sila! And that ma Read Full Story >>>
House sets warm welcome for Pacquiao
By Paolo Romero, The Philippine Star, 09 May 2015
MANILA, Philippines - The House of Representatives will give world boxing idol and Sarangani Rep. Manny Pacquiao a warm welcome, and possibly another citation for a good fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr., Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. said yesterday.
“We’re happy that he’s going to be back,” Be Read Full Story >>>
Frankie Gomez steps up in competition against veteran Humberto Soto
By Dan Rafael, ESPN.com, 09 May 2015
HOUSTON -- There comes a time in every young fighter's career when that fighter must take that next step by facing an experienced veteran, often a former world titleholder.
It is that time for 23-year-old junior welterweight prospect Frankie Gomez, who is looking to put the name of a quality vete Read Full Story >>>
PACQUIAO: "I'LL BE BACK"
By Eddie Alinea, PhilBoxing.com, 09 May 2015
LOS ANGELES, Cal. -- Manny Pacquiao is a man who sees life as he had seen it before. He spent his youth in the ghetto of Barangay Labangal in far away General Santos City where at a tender age of six, he gathere Read Full Story >>>
Philippines' Economic Development and the 'Pacquiao Paradox': Shining Individually, Whimpering Collectively
By Richard Javad Heydarian, The Huffington Post, 09 May 2015
For years, I have covered the emergence of the Philippines as the darling of global investors. (In fact, a number of my works on HuffPo have focused on this issue.) After countless exchanges with economists, consultancy agencies, and businessmen in the country and beyond, it is quite clear to me tha Read Full Story >>>
‘The Fight of the Century’ and our deluded society
By Barnabas Piper, World Magazine, 09 May 2015
You may have missed it, but “The Fight of the Century” happened last Saturday night when Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather squared off in a much-anticipated boxing match. If you did miss the fight, don’t worry; it was more like “The Fight of the Month” (although a few NHL enforcers might beg to di Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao’s political instincts pull up lame
By Colin Seymour, Examiner.com, 09 May 2015
Manny Pacquiao didn’t lose too much face in the actual fight with Floyd Mayweather, which he lost by unanimous decision Saturday, but the congressman is having a very bad week, politically. He has made faulty decisions up the wazzou in recent weeks that seem to be playing havoc with his sound reputa Read Full Story >>>
Hopkins to Manny Pacquiao: “Take Your Loss As A Man.”
By Dennis Cruz, The Boxing Tribune, 09 May 2015
Future first ballot Hall of Famer Bernard Hopkins has never been shy about giving his opinion and he definitely is not holding back when it comes to how he feels about Manny Pacquiao in the wake of the Filipino icon’s loss to Floyd Mayweather May 2.
The former middleweight and light heavyweight c Read Full Story >>>
Bernard Hopkins on Manny Pacquiao: ‘It was a cheap way to go out and it was disrespectful to the fans’
By Chris Robinson, Hustle Boss, 09 May 2015
On Thursday afternoon, in Houston, Texas, the final press conference ahead of this weekend’s Saul “Canelo” Alvarez vs. James Kirkland showdown, set for Saturday night on HBO, took place.
Our guy Sergio Venegas was on hand as the fighters, Golden Boy Promotions President Oscar De La Hoya, living Read Full Story >>>