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WBC FORMALIZES OPENING OF PROFESSIONAL BOXING IN PAKISTAN
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, PhilBoxing.com, 13 Feb 2015
The World Boxing Council has formalized the opening of professional boxing in Pakistan .
WBC President, Mauricio Sulaiman met with the Minister of Sports Rana Mashhood Ahmad Khan and the director general of sport in Punjab, Usman Anwar and formalized the affiliation of Pakistan throughout the Co Read Full Story >>>
SALUD MAKES STUNNING DECISION TO STEP DOWN AS PBA COMMISSIONER
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, PhilBoxing.com, 13 Feb 2015
Lawyer Chito Salud has made the stunning decision to step down as PBA Commissioner and has informed members of the board that he will make a formal announcement at the games on Sunday rather than wait for a schedule Read Full Story >>>
UAAP SOFTBALL: ADAMSON LADY FALCONS SET WORLD RECORD IN CONSECUTIVE WINS
By Eddie Alinea, PhilBoxing.com, 13 Feb 2015
The longest consecutive winning streak in women’s softball is 51 held by the United States national team, which dominated the Pan American Games five straight times from 1987 to 1999.
The Adamson University Lady Falcons, in crowning themselves UAAP champions from 2010 until 2014, won an uninterru Read Full Story >>>
Donaire’s March 28 bout with journeyman Prado will be fought at 122
By Colin Seymour, Examiner.com, 13 Feb 2015
As has been rumored throughout February, Nonito Donaire’s opponent for his comeback fight March 28 in the Philippines will be Brazilian journeyman William Prado. The bout is now listed on boxrec.com, which often is the best standard for determining whether a given promotion is a rumor or a reality.
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Back To The Future: Douglas-Tyson an escape from today
By Norm Frauenheim, 15rounds.com, 13 Feb 2015
A week-long celebration of the 25-year anniversary of Buster Douglas’ upset of Mike Tyson is a revealing look at where boxing has been and where it is, or perhaps isn’t these days. Nostalgia is a good thing. It’s a personal attachment to dramatic moments in a rich history that the UFC will never hav Read Full Story >>>
Garcia-Peterson bout set for Brooklyn
By Jeff Neiburg, philly.com, 13 Feb 2015
WHEN IT WAS announced last month that Danny Garcia would be headlining NBC's "Premier Boxing Champions" second show in a much-anticipated fight with Lamont Peterson, there were some obvious questions that needed answering.
Where would the fight happen? Would the two junior welterweight titleholde Read Full Story >>>
Billy Joe Saunders declines IBF title shot, focuses on WBO
RingTV.com, 13 Feb 2015
As predicted, unbeaten British middleweight Billy Joe Saunders has declined an opportunity to fight for the IBF championship in favor of taking on the winner of Andy Lee’s first WBO title defense against Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin, which is scheduled for April 11 in New York.
Saunders, rated N Read Full Story >>>
Floyd Mayweather Jr. Vs. Manny Pacquiao: Showtime Boss Denies Floyd Holding Up Mega-Fight Talks
The Inquisitr, 13 Feb 2015
While the outlook for the Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Manny Pacquiao mega-fight, the one possible fight in boxing that truly seems to matter outside the sport’s hardcore fandom, happening in 2015 appears bleak — with the president of one major boxing sanctioning body warning that the fight may never h Read Full Story >>>
MORE MERCHANT: Larry on Money-Manny, Haymon Takeover
By Michael Woods, The Sweet Science, 13 Feb 2015
He remains skeptical, does Larry Merchant, that MayPac gets made. But, he admitted to me, his main source of lowdown on whether Money-Manny gets made is Dan Rafael. In other words, he's as beholden to sources who are either slightly in the dark about what might go down, or not inclined to share thei Read Full Story >>>
Aaron Pryor: "I don't think Floyd is equipped to handle Pac Man"
By Scoop Malinowski, Ring Observer, 13 Feb 2015
Aaron Pryor, one of the most exciting fighters in the history of boxing, wants to see Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao, just like everybody else.
The Hall of Fame former junior welterweight kingpin is intrigued by the match-up but sees great difficulty for Mayweather in handling the potent off Read Full Story >>>
Op-Ed: Floyd Mayweather scared of Pacquiao a joke, he'll fight and win
By Marcus Hondro , Digital Journal, 13 Feb 2015
The idea is again being floated out there that Floyd Mayweather Jr. is afraid to fight Manny Pacquiao. Rapper 50 Cent said he's "scared to death" and some boxing sites say he is stalling, waiting for negotiations to fall apart and to blame Pacquiao.
Mayweather: Fear or not to fear
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Rough roads ahead for Servania, Pagara
By Ed C. Tolentino, The Manila Times, 13 Feb 2015
World-ranked contenders Genesis “Azukal” Servania and Jason “El Nino” Pagara posted contrasting victories in the recent “Pinoy Pride 29” fight card held at the packed University of Southeastern Philippines gym in Davao City. Undefeated WBO Intercontinental junior featherweight (122 pounds) titlist S Read Full Story >>>
Donaire should be back with a vengeance
By Juliet Simbre, Gulf Daily News, 13 Feb 2015
NONITO Donaire Jr., once touted to be the prince in the Philippine boxing kingdom ruled by eight-division champion Manny Pacquiao, should be stronger and more motivated now that he is returning to the lower weight class.
It is, indeed, the wise thing to do.
After suffering a devastating sixth- Read Full Story >>>
Miguel Cotto in a precarious state: Three pay-per-views in May?
By Lee Cleveland , Fight Saga, 13 Feb 2015
May 2015 looks to be a hot time in boxing as Manny Pacquiao, Floyd Mayweather, Canelo Alvarez and Miguel Cotto are all eying that month for their respective next fights.
However, if Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao don't fight each other, the prospect of three pay-per-views in May will have ma Read Full Story >>>
Cotto-Golovkin “Miguel’s a proven champion, a proven warrior, he always rises to the big challenges.”
By James Allen, Tha Boxing Voice, 13 Feb 2015
Tom Loeffler of K2 Promotions took some time to speak with Tha Boxing Voice regarding one of his company’s most luminous talents in Gennady Golovkin(31-0, 28KO’s), who currently holds the WBA Super, the interim WBC and the IBO middleweight championships.
Golovkin will defend those belts against E Read Full Story >>>
LA FIGHT CLUB: JOSEPH DIAZ JR. VS. GEOVANNY DELGADO PRESS CONFERENCE QUOTES
PhilBoxing.com, 13 Feb 2015
EVENT HOSTS FUTURE CHAMPIONS FROM LOS ANGELES
SERIES PREMIERE FRIDAY, MARCH 6
Los Angeles (Feb. 12) - Oscar De La Hoya, Founder and President of Golden Boy Promotions, unveiled details for the new LA FIGHT CLUB mont Read Full Story >>>
Manny Pacquiao seriously training for 'upcoming fight' (Photo)
By Evan Massey , Fansided, 13 Feb 2015
Boxing star Manny Pacquiao is seriously training for an “upcoming fight” which is widely expected to be against fellow star Floyd Mayweather.
There has been quite a bit of speculation surrounding a potential fight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather, and the two sides have been discussing Read Full Story >>>
Provodnikov-Matthysse Inches Closer, Pacquiao “It is true, I am very interested in that fight”
By Victor Salazar, Tha Boxing Voice, 13 Feb 2015
Ruslan Provodnikov is a fan favorite and is currently in negotiations to fight another fan favorite Lucas Matthysse. This fight of the year bout is not yet official with a venue and date still being worked out. But Provodnikov hopes it gets done and told ThaBoxingVoice.com,
“They are coming along Read Full Story >>>
Milan in Cobra land
By Edri Aznar, Sun.Star Cebu, 13 Feb 2015
IT has been almost two years since Milan Melindo got his biggest fight, a title fight with World Boxing Organization (WBO) and World Boxing Association (WBA) flyweight champion Juan Francisco Estrada. He, however, lost badly in that fight by a unanimous decision.
Melindo has a chance to redeem hi Read Full Story >>>
Boxcino will give exposure to little-known boxers
By Bob Velin, USA Today, 13 Feb 2015
At a casino in the middle of Connecticut, eight little known but hungry boxers will lace up their gloves and hope to get lucky on Friday the 13th.
The eight junior middleweights, from Armenia, Ukraine and Guyana, Los Angeles, Cleveland and Newark, will compete in a tournament known as Boxcino (ES Read Full Story >>>