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Out With Manny and Floyd, Is Shawn Porter The Next Welterweight Kingpin?
By Dennis Cruz, Boxing Buzz, 09 Aug 2014
Shawn Porter had existed for some time deep in the boxing
background, regarded as a talented and intriguing prospect, but failing to
deliver breakthrough performances when given a chance to step up to the next
A potential table-setter fight with Alfonso Gomez in 2012
turned out to be Read Full Story >>>
Gumban spars with WBC champ
By Edri Aznar, Sun.Star Cebu, 09 Aug 2014
MELVIN Gumban gets a much needed lesson in boxing as sparring partner for one of Japan’s best boxers.
Gumban will serve as one of World Boxing Council (WBC) light flyweight champion Naoya Inoue for the latter’s title defense next month.
Gumban is currently in Yokohama, Japan and will be there Read Full Story >>>
Outside the Ring: Margaret Goodman
By Jill Diamond , Boxing.com, 09 Aug 2014
She dreamt of creating a no tolerance environment; standards that leveled the playing field and encouraged athletes to come out of their corners—clean…
Sports and Philanthropy: A series of articles dedicated to those who’ve given their all and still give more. Each article will feature a diff Read Full Story >>>
Salka up to Garcia challenge
By Jake Kaplan, philly.com, 08 Aug 2014
NEW YORK - In the weeks leading up to by far the biggest fight of his boxing career, Rod Salka has been retweeting many of the messages from his supporters.
Over the weekend, one fan tweeted at him a photo of the movie poster for the 2006 "Rocky Balboa" film. Instead of the movie's title, the cap Read Full Story >>>
Stevenson and Haymon’s Path of Least Resistance Ploy Fails
By Tyson Bruce, Boxing Insider, 08 Aug 2014
Anybody who follows boxing will admit that it’s a frustrating sport to follow. For every Castillo-Corrales or Gatti-Ward there are dozens of fights sabotaged in some way by incompetent officiating or matches that don’t even get made because of boxing’s many self-destructive “cold wars”. Boxing conti Read Full Story >>>
Lamont Peterson: 'I don't have anything to prove'
By Elias Cepeda, Yahoo! Sports, 08 Aug 2014
Lamont Peterson doesn't seem concerned with much other than fighting, before his Aug. 9 title defense against Edgar Santana in Brooklyn on Showtime. The IBF light welterweight champion doesn't care that Santana is a relative unknown who most observers are counting out.
"I know Edgar is looking at Read Full Story >>>
Blood boils ahead of Lion-Drago bid for boxing
By Bongani Magasela, BDLive, 08 Aug 2014
RYNO “Lion” Liebenberg attacked Denis “Drago’s Son” Grachev verbally this week and threatened to maul the US-based Russian when they collide on Saturday night for the vacant WBC Silver light heavyweight title at Emperors Palace in Ekurhuleni.
“You are not better than me,” said Liebenberg, referri Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao siblings OK with Mommy D having boyfriend 25 years younger
By Aquiles Z. Zonio, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 08 Aug 2014
GENERAL SANTOS CITY, Philippines—Mommy Dionisia’s children, including Sarangani Representative Manny Pacquiao, said her happiness was their utmost concern and they did not object to her having a boyfriend.
Just this week, the 65-year-old Pacquiao matriarch publicly admitted she was in a romanti Read Full Story >>>
James Stevenson: “The same guys that Floyd Mayweather fought, Pacquiao fought but he beat them easier!”
By Jenna Jay, OTR Boxing Radio, 08 Aug 2014
Tomorrow night, undefeated James ‘Keep’em Sleepin’ Stevenson makes his return to the ring in his toughest fight to date as he will be taking on 15-0 Samuel Vasquez in a 10 round bout that will be shown on ShoBox. I recently had a chance to speak with Stevenson “On The Ropes” to get his thoughts on h Read Full Story >>>
Ana Julaton dedicates fight to fellow Filipinos at ONE FC: Reign of Champions
Dubai OFW, 08 Aug 2014
Champion boxer-turned-mixed martial artist Julaton is proud to represent the Philippines on the biggest MMA stage in Asia
First Filipina boxing world champion Ana Julaton has already created a name for herself in the world of boxing and is now making waves in the sport of mixed martial arts (MMA) Read Full Story >>>
4-TIME WORLD CHAMPION "TERRIBLE" TERRY NORRIS CONFIRMED FOR INAUGURAL BOX FAN EXPO TO TAKE PLACE THIS SEPTEMBER IN LAS VEGAS
PhilBoxing.com, 08 Aug 2014
MEET AND GREET the world's biggest fighters, promoters and industry people at the first time, one of a kind event
Las Vegas (AUGUST 7TH, 2014) - 4-TIME world champion "Terrible" Terry Norris has confirmed that he will appear and have a booth to Meet & Greet his fans at the Las Vegas Convention C Read Full Story >>>
‘Strengthened’ Andre Berto returns from surgery on Sept. 6
By Lem Satterfield, RingTV.com, 08 Aug 2014
Andre Berto announced his return to full-time training from shoulder surgery on Thursday and will end a 13-month ring absence on Sept. 6 as part of a Showtime tripleheader from the U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio.
A two-time welterweight titlewinner who turns 31 in September, Berto had surger Read Full Story >>>
The Professional Potential of the Cubans
By Cain Bradley, Boxing.com, 08 Aug 2014
Teofilo Stevenson would have likely just missed the greatest heavyweight era of all time with his prime emerging in the years from 1978-1982…
What could have been?
Cuba is generally regarded as one of the best nations at producing amateur boxers. A major reason for this is the ban on professio Read Full Story >>>
"DANNY GARCIA VS. ROD SALKA" FINAL PRESS CONFERENCE QUOTES
PhilBoxing.com, 08 Aug 2014
BROOKLYN, N.Y.(August 7, 2014) - With just days to go until their respective bouts, fighters on the "Danny Garcia vs. Rod Salka" fight card hosted a final press conference Thursday at Barclays Center before they fight t Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao vs. Algieri: "The Hunting Game"
By John Gatling, Examiner.com, 08 Aug 2014
"You never forget the face of the person who is your last hope."
Katniss Everdeen, The Hunger Games
...Or the look on your face as you said that Katniss.
There was this misty distance in her eyes. Almost as if speaking of dreams yet unfulfilled, but with the promise that she would only Read Full Story >>>
Bob Arum Hopes Floyd Mayweather’s Big Surprise Is a Fight with Manny Pacquiao Next Year
By Joe Habeeb, Tha Boxing Voice, 08 Aug 2014
Newly crowned WBO Junior Welterweight Champion Chris Algieri appeared to hit the lottery on June 14th after he upset the Russian slugger and former champion Ruslan Provodnikov. Now he finds himself in a mega fight against Filipino icon Manny Pacquiao on November 22nd in Macao, China.
Many of us t Read Full Story >>>
Garcia-Salka Highlights Boxing’s Bizarre Bazaar at Barclays
By Paul Magno, The Boxing Tribune, 08 Aug 2014
Only in boxing’s completely dysfunctional world of today can someone proudly promote a fight where the top junior welterweight in the world moves up to welterweight in order to take on the no. 71 ranked lightweight in the world. But not only is that bout being made, it’s also the main event of a Sho Read Full Story >>>
Lem’s latest: Floyd Mayweather Jr. markets toward Latino fans
By Lem Satterfield, RingTV.com, 08 Aug 2014
Mayweather Promotions has retained the services of Pinta, a cross-cultural marketing firm, to assist efforts in marketing the company, its fights and fighters to the Hispanic community, Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe announced on Wednesday.
Pinta, which means “paint” in Spanish, target Read Full Story >>>
Lou DiBella and the Horseshoe Nail
By Clarence George, Boxing.com, 08 Aug 2014
Do I have the slightest evidence for that assertion? I do not. But I was brought up watching Raymond Burr as Perry Mason…
Hamilton Burger: Why, Perry, you know as district attorney I can’t buy a pig in a poke like that.
Perry Mason: All right, I’ll present it hypothetically instead.—Perry Ma Read Full Story >>>
Watch Floyd Mayweather undergo his morning ritual of getting a sponge bath
Fox Sports, 08 Aug 2014
Floyd Mayweather's favorite movie has to be "Coming to America."
If you've seen the film, you know there's a famous scene early on in which Zamunda's Prince Akeem, played by Eddie Murphy, is being sponged down by a woman during his morning bath.
Well, it seems that Mayweather is living life li Read Full Story >>>