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Ricky Hatton's blown it, says Floyd Mayweather Jnr
By Steve Bunce, mirror.co.uk, Mon, 25 May 2009
Ricky Hatton blew a 25million-dollar payday when Manny Pacquiao beat him earlier this month, according to Floyd Mayweather Jnr.
Hatton was knocked out in round two and the prospects of a rematch with Mayweather disappeared before the British idol had regained consciousness.
Hatton was stopped Read Full Story >>>
Dame Dionisia enjoys her time to shine
By Nestor Torre, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Mon, 25 May 2009
MANILA, Philippines ? Every showbiz season, scores of beautiful and ambitious starlets do their darndest to get noticed, stand out from the throng, and become the year?s newest Read Full Story >>>
Estrada and Pacquiao: When gamblers meet
By Fe Zamora, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Mon, 25 May 2009
MANILA, Philippines -- When fellow gamblers meet, they shoot the breeze.
At the Senju restaurant in Shangri-La Edsa on Saturday night, former President Joseph Estrada and boxing champ Manny Pacquiao rambled about friendship, boxing, fashion, gambling, and yes, politics.
Estrada recalled taking Read Full Story >>>
Mayweather to lay ?blueprint on beating Pacquiao? if fight materializes
GMA News Online, Mon, 25 May 2009
MANILA, Philippines ? Comebacking Floyd ?Money" Mayweather, Jr. firmly believes that if there?s one fighter who could put an end to the Manny Pacquiao?s juggernaut, it would be him.
In London to promote his July 18 fight with Juan Manuel Marquez, Mayweather said he would beat the Filipino pound- Read Full Story >>>
Floyd Joy Mayweather man of many traits, master of villainy
By Michael Marley, Examiner.com, Mon, 25 May 2009
Where?s the Joy in being Floyd Joy Mayweather Jr.?
There has to be some joy to being able to announce a boxing comeback and immediately show that you are the sizzle for the steak, the pepper which goes with the salt and the straw that stirs the drink.
Mayweather knows the earth revolves around Read Full Story >>>
New Pacquiao movie ready with support cast
By Gerry Plaza, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Mon, 25 May 2009
MANILA, Philippines ? Solar Entertainment president Wilson Tieng has announced that his company is producing a movie for Manny Pacquiao, which, this early, has a supporting cast.
?No contract has been signed, though, so I can?t say anything more,? said Tieng.
The film project, he added, will b Read Full Story >>>
Panahon Na Para Lalong Kumilos
By Manny Pacquiao, PhilBoxing.com, Sun, 24 May 2009
GENERAL SANTOS CITY ? Kumusta po ulit sa lahat ng aking mga pinakamamahal na tagasubaybay ng kolum na ito. Sana ay nasa mabuti kayong kalagayan habang naghihintay tayo sa susunod na laban.
Nitong mga nagdaang ara Read Full Story >>>
THE ?GREAT FILIPINO MATCH UP? IS GOOD BUT?
By Ed de la Vega, DDS, PhilBoxing.com, Sun, 24 May 2009
Recently ABS-CBN , the giant media and entertainment conglomerate in the Philippines brought out the idea of matching the very best from the Braveheart Gym of Vice Gov. Manny Pinol versus those from the ALA Gym of Antonio Aldeguer.
As reports indicate, a great majority of boxing fans, scribes an Read Full Story >>>
Rafael Marquez back in the win column after KO victory!
FightFan.com, Sun, 24 May 2009
Rafael Marquez returned to the ring for the first fight post Israel Vazquez moments ago in Mexico, winning a third round stoppage victory over Jose Francisco Mendoza. Marquez showed some rust in the opening round as he was hit often by the unheralded Mendoza, but he quickly shook it off and began la Read Full Story >>>
Boxing?s Biggest Losers: Pound-for-Pound
By Brett Conway, MaxBoxing.com, Sun, 24 May 2009
Waiting for my ?Ring? magazine renewal to kick in, I have been stuck with the May 2009 issue proclaiming the ?upcoming? Hatton-Pacquiao fight. I have read it cover to cover many times as I kill time during pre-fight pageantry ? the two, three, even four national anthems sung before main events these Read Full Story >>>
If you had it your way, who whould you rather have had Mayweather fight?
By Albert Alvarez, Diamond Boxing, Sun, 24 May 2009
Albert, if you had it your way, who would you rather have had for Floyd to face first? I say Mosley since he is the welter weight king right now. Dennis, NJ
Dennis, I agree with you that it should be Mosley. I mean why make a lightweight move up 12 pounds when you already have Mosley at your weig Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao has yet to peak in rise to glory
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, Sun, 24 May 2009
MANILA, Philippines ? With six world titles in different divisions under his belt, Manny Pacquiao appears destined to become one of the greatest fighters ever and Top Rank chairman Bob Arum said recently there?s Read Full Story >>>
TRIPLE WBO TITLE BOUTS SET THIS THURSDAY
By Rene Bonsubre, Jr., PhilBoxing.com, Sun, 24 May 2009
Cebu fight fans will be treated to another explosive night of boxing this Thursday May 28 as Ramie Laput defends his WBO Intercontinental Jr. Featherweight Championship against battle scarred Thai veteran and former world champ Ratan Read Full Story >>>
GREAT FILIPINO MATCH-UPS GAIN CHEERS AND JEERS
By Carlos Bautista, PhilBoxing.com, Sun, 24 May 2009
ABS CBN's planned match up of top boxing prospects from the Braveheart Boxing Club of North Cotabato with the more popular fighters from the ALA Gym of Cebu City has literally stirred the hornet's nest gaining a flood of support from plain boxing fans to known boxing personalities and elicited a num Read Full Story >>>
Rogue Kicks Off With Gesta Victory
By Ralph Gonzalez, The Sweet Science, Sun, 24 May 2009
The crowd of about 750 patrons at the Hard Rock Hotel in San Diego were barely back in their seats before the main event between lightweights Mercito Gesta and Alain Hernandez was over.
The Thursday Read Full Story >>>
Like Van Winkle, Mayweather snoozed while crown was lifted by Pacquiao
By Michael Marley, Examiner.com, Sun, 24 May 2009
Who knew? Floyd Mayweather has turned out to be the Rip Van Winkle of boxing.
He wasn?t snoozing for 20 years like booze loving Dutchman in the Catskills but evidently Mayweather fell Read Full Story >>>
Mayweather looking for buyers
By Robert Morales, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Sun, 24 May 2009
The fight with De La Hoya did a record 2.44 million buys. But De La Hoya is the undisputed all-time pay-per-view king. Mayweather's fight with Hatton did 900,000 domestic buys on HBO, as well as 1.4 million in Great Britain.
England's Hatton has as fanatical a following as any boxer.
Mayweathe Read Full Story >>>
Floyd Mayweather Jr: The King (of contradictions) is Back
By Gabriel Montoya, MaxBoxing.com, Sun, 24 May 2009
Earlier this month at a Las Vegas press conference, former pound for pound champ and linear welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. announced he was returning after a little more than a year and a half layoff from the sport of Read Full Story >>>
Party star-studded, but Manny is late
By Abac Cordero, The Philippine Star, Sun, 24 May 2009
MANILA, Philippines ? The invitation called for an ?intimate and exclusive? dinner with Manny Pacquiao.
And so more than 300 came and packed the ballroom of The Renaissance Hotel to toast the world?s greatest fighter in what turned out to be a star-studded affair Thursday evening.
Some of the Read Full Story >>>
FREDDIE ROACH: "BOB'S GONNA DO WHAT PACQUIAO WANTS"
By Ben Thompson, FightHype.com, Sun, 24 May 2009
Is the decision to face Mayweather up to Manny Pacquiao? "Well, if Pacquiao wants the fight, Bob's gonna do what Pacquiao wants because he's our promoter and if the fighter wants to fight the fight, he'll definitely get us that fight I feel. There's a little dislike there [between Mayweather and Aru Read Full Story >>>