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Just Beat Pacquiao! The Road to Redemption for Miguel Cotto
By P.H. Burbridge, EastSideBoxing.com, Tue, 23 Jun 2009
Success for a boxer is measured by the number of options he has. When other high profile fighters and their handlers drop your name almost every time a microphone is shoved in their face then you know you?ve arrived. Well, Manny Pacquiao has arrived! Everyone with in a 20 lb radius of him is trying Read Full Story >>>
Khan and Murray to be crowned champions in Summer Class of 2009 ?
By Gareth A Davies, Telegraph.co.uk, Tue, 23 Jun 2009
Can Amir Khan and close friend Andy Murray make it a double British sporting success this summer ? Certainly, Khan, now training with Freddie Roach in Los Angeles, had an impact on Murray when the tennis world No 3 came to spar and train with him in his Salford days.
Who knows the impact that may Read Full Story >>>
GAB needs a slap on the wrist
By Recah Trinidad, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Tue, 23 Jun 2009
GOING BY its record, it's no longer easy falling in love with the GAB (Games and Amusements Board), whether in or off the boxing ring.
OK, the GAB goes out of its way to supervise professional sports in the country.
Its chair, just like many congressmen, owns an enviable 100-percent attendance Read Full Story >>>
Mosley-Mayweather: A perfect storm reappears
By Ted Sares, EastSideBoxing.com, Tue, 23 Jun 2009
Back in July 2006, I wrote an ESB piece to the effect that Sugar Shane Mosley?s brutal KO of Fernando Vargas in their second outing was evidence that like a perfect storm, everything was coming together......just the right things in the mix and with just the right timing for him to fight Floyd Maywe Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao vs. Cotto: Weighty Issues
By Bryan Trafford, Inside Fights, Tue, 23 Jun 2009
A fight with Manny Pacquiao has become Boxing?s version of the golden ticket. A guaranteed big payday, HBO 24/7, and ppv are in store for whoever Pacquiao chooses to fight next. Floyd Mayweather Jr, Shane Mosley, and Miguel Cotto have all been rumored as Pacquaio?s next opponent.
Mayweather would Read Full Story >>>
Canceled!: Boxing's Lost Summer of 2009
Bad Left Hook, Tue, 23 Jun 2009
While commenting on another post, it just moments ago really dawned on me how unexciting much of boxing's summer schedule has become. The recent rash of cancellations and post Read Full Story >>>
Winner faces either Floyd Jr or Marquez: Mosley offers 'perfect' fight script
By Abac Cordero, The Philippine Star, Tue, 23 Jun 2009
MANILA, Philippines ? Shane Mosley said he wants to fight Manny Pacquiao so whoever wins will get to face the winner of the Floyd Mayweather-Juan Manuel Marquez showdown which was recently postponed and tentatively rescheduled to September.
?Yeah, that is the perfect scenario. That?s the way it i Read Full Story >>>
Q&A: Michael Katsidis!
By Craig Watt, FightNews.com, Tue, 23 Jun 2009
Current WBO#1 ranked lightweight Michael Katsidis (25-2, 21 KO?s) is one of Australia?s marquee fighters and has enhanced his reputation in recent years by his involvement in some exciting contests with his come-forward, aggressive boxing style that ensures boxing fans are always entertained. He com Read Full Story >>>
A different Miguel Cotto
By Jingo Quijano, Sun.Star Cebu, Tue, 23 Jun 2009
UNLIKE say, an Ike Quartey or even a Winky Wright?who practically jabbed another Puerto Rican champion, Felix Trinidad into defeat?Rodel Mayol?s jab is nothing exceptional. Which is quite a pity as such a weapon would have served him well against a fading and bleeding champion with a raucous crowd b Read Full Story >>>
Al Capone, Malcolm X, Pacquiao: They can leave their hats on
By Michael Marley, Examiner.com, Tue, 23 Jun 2009
Every few months or so it seems that I read about some venerable hat shop going under.
Outside of baseball caps, younger American men do not wear hats like their fathers or the Read Full Story >>>
Mosley Needs to Back off of Pacquiao
By Manuel Perez, EastSideBoxing.com, Tue, 23 Jun 2009
It seems like Shane Mosley is going about trying to get a fight with Manny Pacquiao in the wrong way. First of all, it doesn't matter how interested Mosley is in fighting Pacquiao or how willing Shane is to come down to whatever handicapping catch weight that Freddie Roach and Pacquiao dream up. The Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao calls out to Sarangani bombers
By Aquiles Z. Zonio, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Tue, 23 Jun 2009
MANILA, Philippines?After disposing of the likes of Oscar De La Hoya and Ricky Hatton in the ring, Manny Pacquiao is now taking on a different foe: terrorist bombers.
Alarmed by last weekend?s twin grenade attacks in Sarangani province that killed one person and wounded 32, the Filipino boxing ki Read Full Story >>>
The Kimball Chronicles: BWAA Awards, De-Mystified
By George Kimball, The Sweet Science, Tue, 23 Jun 2009
Vince Lombardi never won a Vince Lombardi Trophy, so I guess you?d have to say the Boxing Writers Association of America went one-up in 1995, when A.J. Liebling was named the winner of an A.J. Liebling Award.
Liebling, Nat Fleischer, and Barney Nagler were all boxing writers, and Sam Taub was a b Read Full Story >>>
With Roach in his corner again can Khan KO Kotelnik ?
By Pete Goldthorpe, Diamond Boxing, Tue, 23 Jun 2009
Its been a relatively long road, awaiting the Bolton fighter Amir Khan to get his hands on the world title he has on so many occasions set his sights on, so will waiting an extra month really be that bad? Allot has been said in the press mainly from Khan?s camp about excuses but this fight will be w Read Full Story >>>
Manny Pacquiao vs Miguel Cotto? November Fight Possible
Gambling 911, Tue, 23 Jun 2009
A number of fighters names have been thrown out there as possible opponents of Philippines boxing sensation Manny Pacquaio, but it appears now that his camp is currently in negotiations with Miguel Cotto's people.
According to the LA Times, promoter Bob Arum is negotiating terms, including weigh Read Full Story >>>
Melgarejo Retains RP Super-Featherweight Crown With a Tough Win
By Salvador Lopez, PhilBoxing.com, Mon, 22 Jun 2009
Aaron Melgarejo successfully retained his RP super-featherweight title with a hard-fought majority decision victory over a surprisingly tough challenger in Mike ?Tyson? Tumbaga in their 12-round championship fight in the main event of the ?Bakbakan sa Munti? (?Slugfest in Munti?) held last Saturday Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao won't stay idle, likely to fight in the fall
By Santos A. Perez, The Miami Herald, Mon, 22 Jun 2009
Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s rib injury, which postponed his comeback fight against Juan Manuel Marquez next month, also might have altered Manny Pacquiao's immediate bout options.
The tempting matchmaking scenario had Pacquiao facing the Mayweather-Marquez winner for his next fight. But now that Mayw Read Full Story >>>
Nonito Donaire's candor about family in blog is admirable
By Colin Seymour, Examiner.com, Mon, 22 Jun 2009
Nonito Donaire Jr., touching upon his rift with his father and the apparent retirement of his brother, has launched the blog portion of his revamped Web site in a most touching way.
His 1,400-word post is admirably self-revealing, laying bare what in the Philippines has been a juicy story sin Read Full Story >>>
Inactive Glenn Donaire unlikely to return, brother indicates
By Colin Seymour, Examiner.com, Mon, 22 Jun 2009
San Leandro light flyweight Glenn Donaire?s retirement has not been announced, but a recent blog post by his brother Nonito, the IBF flyweight champion, confirmed that Glenn is nowhere near the boxing scene anymore.
That?s also what Nonito told me the day after his spectacular fourth-round st Read Full Story >>>
LUMACAD LOOKING FORWARD TO A BIG WIN AGAINST ARCE
PhilBoxing.com, Mon, 22 Jun 2009
The story of growing up in General Santos City?has already been told for the entire world to hear and see. Having heard and seen it one can already understand Fernando Lumacad's quiet intensity.
This unknown General Santos ci Read Full Story >>>