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Mayweather-Pacquiao exactly what boxing needs
By David Heim , The Setonian, 26 Feb 2015
On May 2, 2015, the boxing world will be brought together when the two greatest in the game finally meet in the ring.
Floyd “Money” Mayweather and Manny Pacquaio officially signed on for the fight of the year last Friday, Feb. 20.
First off, it’s about time.
Boxing connoisseurs and those w Read Full Story >>>
Mayweather and Pacquiao had $200 million reasons to sign on the dotted line
By Ishmael H. Sistrunk, St. Louis American, 26 Feb 2015
Finally the wait is over.
After more than six years of buildup and agonizing anticipation, Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr. and Manny “Pac-Man” Pacquiao finally reached an agreement to punch each other in the face for money – a lot of money. No, it’s not another unconfirmed rumor. The breaking news d Read Full Story >>>
MP off to Los Angeles
By Nick Giongco, Tempo, 26 Feb 2015
Manny Pacquiao is unsure if Floyd Mayweather is going to use his bicycle or engage him at close range when they square off on May 2 in Las Vegas.
“Hindi natin alam,” said Pacquiao as he was busy shooting jumpers just before Kia took on Talk ‘N Text yesterday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
“Pwe Read Full Story >>>
Floyd Mayweather Celebrates His Birthday At Hyde Bellagio
CBS news, 26 Feb 2015
Last night, undefeated professional boxer Floyd Mayweather celebrated his 38th birthday at Hyde Bellagio’s Lost Angels Industry Night in Las Vegas.
Mayweather was greeted by a group of friends including American professional basketball player, Metta World Peace, as he arrived at the fountain-side Read Full Story >>>
A fight for ring legacy
By Juliet Simbre, Gulf Daily News, 26 Feb 2015
What the world has long been waiting for has arrived, the Floyd Mayweather versus Manny Pacquiao fight, which is sure to be the richest ever in boxing history.
The announcement of the welterweight war finally happening on May 2 in Las Vegas ended the wait of fans around the world who have clamore Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao vs Mayweather Fight 2015 Preview, Analysis: Floyd Odds-On Favorite But Pacman Has Style and Speed to Beat Him
By Mercy Soriano, Christian Times, 26 Feb 2015
Boxing experts, analysts, and almost everyone have started weighing in on who will most likely win what promises to be "The Fight of the Century" between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather, Jr. on May 2, 2015 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
Initial analyses point to a win by Pacquiao Read Full Story >>>
Mayweather-Pacquiao Frenzy Spills Over Into U.K. PPV Prices
By James Allen, Tha Boxing Voice, 26 Feb 2015
Once the realisation hit me that we have finally been granted the good fortune to see Floyd Mayweather Jr and Manny Pacquiao fight each other in the ring after years of waiting, a feeling of uneasiness came over me. This is set to be the richest fight event in history with both participants earning Read Full Story >>>
Andre "SOG" Ward vs. Gennady "GGG" Golovkin: 50 Shades of Jay-Z
By John Gatling, Examiner.com, 26 Feb 2015
Keep the Heckler close, you know them smokers'll test ya/ But like 52 cards went out, I'm through dealing/ Now 52 bars come out, now you feel em/ Now 52 cars roll out, remove ceiling/ In case 52 broads come out"
Photo by Jamie McCarthy
Jay-Z, in an excerpt from 'Dirt Off Your Shoulder' Read Full Story >>>
15th Elorde Awards: Aldeguer named “Best Promoter”
By Lemuel P. Maglinte , The Freeman, 26 Feb 2015
CEBU, Philippines - ALA Promotions CEO and President Michael Aldeguer has been named ‘Best Promoter’ and will be awarded during the 15th Gabriel ‘Flash’ Elorde Boxing Awards Banquet of Champions on March 25 at the Fiesta Paviloion of the Manila Hotel.
In a letter from Johhny Elorde, CEO of the sa Read Full Story >>>
Lomachenko-Rodriguez on Mayweather-Pacquiao Bill?
By Steve Kim, BoxingScene.com, 26 Feb 2015
According to manager Egis Klimas, it's pretty much set in stone who WBO featherweight titlist, Vasyl Lomachenko will face on the Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather undercard on May 2nd at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
"We have a guy who is the mandatory for the WBO, the Puerto Rican kid, Gamalier Rodr Read Full Story >>>
The Fight, Finally
By Brian Kenny, Sports on Earth, 26 Feb 2015
I'm ringside at the MGM Grand for Pacquiao-Cotto in November 2009, and the thought came to me:
I think this guy now beats Floyd Mayweather.
Since the day he turned pro, I never went into a Floyd Mayweather fight thinking he would lose. Not against Diego Corrales, not against Oscar De La Hoy Read Full Story >>>
CANELO ALVAREZ VS. JAMES KIRKLAND SET FOR MAY 9 FROM MINUTE MAID PARK IN HOUSTON, TEXAS
PhilBoxing.com, 26 Feb 2015
TELEVISED LIVE on HBO World Championship Boxing®
Tickets on Sale Tuesday, March 3!
LOS ANGELES (Feb. 25) - The wait is over. Two of boxing's toughest warriors, Mexican superstar Canelo Alvarez and the Texas titan J Read Full Story >>>
TICKETS ON SALE TOMORROW FOR MATTHYSSE - PROVODNIKOV AT 10 AM ET
PhilBoxing.com, 26 Feb 2015
Philadelphia (Feb. 25) - Tickets will go on sale tomorrow for the sure-fire 'Fight of the Year' candidate between former world Champions Lucas "La Maquina" Matthysse and Ruslan Provodnikov.
The fight will take Read Full Story >>>
AUSTRALIAN STANDOUT AND TITLE CHALLENGER WILL TOMLINSON LOS ANGELES MEDIA WORK-OUT QUOTES
PhilBoxing.com, 26 Feb 2015
LOS ANGELES (Feb. 25) - Australian standout and NABF and WBO international junior
lightweight title challenger "Wild" Will Tomlinson hosted a Los Angeles media work-out at Westside Boxing Club on Tuesday, Feb. 24 before his Read Full Story >>>
Road to Mayweather vs. Pacquiao, Part I: Mayweather becomes a Money star
By Blair Newman, ProBoxing-fans.com, 26 Feb 2015
In the lead-up to Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao’s mammoth May 2nd bout we will be reliving the dramatic moments and specific periods that led them both to this clash. In the first installment of our 10-part exclusive series on ProBoxing-Fans.com, the Road to Mayweather vs. Pacquiao, we begin b Read Full Story >>>
Big fight that is not worth the wait
By David Isaacson, Times Live, 26 Feb 2015
Did he jump in voluntarily? Or was Floyd Mayweather pushed into this long-awaited showdown against Manny Pacquiao?
If you know the answer to this question, you will have a good idea of who is going to win.
Mayweather's bottom line, apart from money, has been avoiding opponents who might beat h Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao: If I Hurt Mayweather, I Expect He'll Run
By Cecil Morella, BoxingScene.com, 26 Feb 2015
Manny Pacquiao says he has a simple tactic to beat Floyd Mayweather in Las Vegas in May.
"Use my left and right," the Filipino told reporters when he was asked how he planned to deal with his undefeated opponent's height and reach advantage, and Mayweather’s defensive skills.
"If I hurt him I Read Full Story >>>
BERNARD HOPKINS TALKS MAYWEATHER VS. PACQUIAO: "BETTER LATE THAN NEVER...I JUST WANT THE ATTENTION TO BE ON BOXING"
By Percy Crawford, FightHype.com, 26 Feb 2015
"This fight is the most important thing not only in boxing right now, but in sports. Hey man, better late than never and I think it's a great thing. People are still buzzing and talking about it heavy over here on the east coast. I remember people asking me not too long ago was it actually going to Read Full Story >>>
True Champions: Linda and Chuck Wepner
By Robert Mladinich, Boxing.com, 26 Feb 2015
I received a call from Wepner and was invited to his apartment in Bayonne, directly across from the venue where he had made his pro debut…
As hard as it is to believe, former heavyweight contender Chuck Wepner, whose challenge of Muhammad Ali made him the muse for Sylvester Stallone’s “Rocky” Read Full Story >>>
Frampton aims to KO Avalos, then go for Quigg and Rigondeaux
By Tom Gray, RingTV.com, 26 Feb 2015
And the new!
The clichéd phrase in modern boxing which rubber stamps a fighter’s transition from contender to champion, and Belfast’s Carl Frampton was all ears following a 12-round master class over Spanish slugger Kiko Martinez last September.
“It was unbelievable but I knew I was world cham Read Full Story >>>