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RICKY HATTON: "OSCAR AND ME PROBABLY HAVE THE BIGGEST FAN BASES"
By Mike Juhas, FightHype.com, Wed, 02 Dec 2009
"I'm starting to get the itch again and in the new year, I'll have a serious think about things… If it's not for a title, maybe at one of these catch-weights that seem to be a common theme in boxing…I think Oscar and me probably have the biggest fan bases in boxing. Manny does have a won Read Full Story >>>
Freddie Roach: early success will stand Amir Khan in good stead
By Gareth A Davies, Telegraph.co.uk, Wed, 02 Dec 2009
Success breeds success, and Freddie Roach believes the confidence Amir Khan has taken from becoming a world champion young in his boxing career will improve him as a boxer and sportsman in the coming years.
All those around Khan - who meets mandatory challenger Dmitriy Salita at Newcastle's Metro Read Full Story >>>
Sonsona vs Laurente for RP bantam title
The Manila Bulletin, Wed, 02 Dec 2009
Fresh from his triumphant US debut, Eden Sonsona takes a crack at the vacant Philippine bantamweight title when he slugs it out with Monico Laurente on December 12 in a double RP championship bout at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City.
The 20-year-old Sonsona from the Rod Nazario boxing gym (P Read Full Story >>>
PACQUIAO RUNS FOR CONGRESS ANEW!
PhilBoxing.com, Tue, 01 Dec 2009
Philippine boxing hero Manny Pacquiao, left, stands beside wife Jinky as he shows the certificate of candidacy for congress which he filed at the provincial capitol in Sarangani province, southern Philippines on Tuesday De Read Full Story >>>
Who is the greatest Sportsperson of 2009?
Yahoo! Sports, Tue, 01 Dec 2009
Forget Sports Personality of the Year, it's time to vote for the big one - Eurosport-Yahoo's 2009 World Sportsperson award.
Here's the shortlist of the candidates so vote in the poll on the homepage and come back for the results on December 31.
Usain Bolt (Athletics)
Usain Bolt took the wor Read Full Story >>>
BREAKING NEWS: SO DRAWS GAME 2 AGAINST MALAKHOV, TIEBREAK MATCHES WEDNESDAY
By Rene Bonsubre, Jr., PhilBoxing.com, Tue, 01 Dec 2009
The second game of the fourth round mini-match between GM Wesley So of the Philippines and GM Vladimir Malakhov of Russia ended in a draw after 38 moves. Their first game also ended in a draw after 65 moves.
They will be playing their tie break rapid games on Wednesday and the winner will advance Read Full Story >>>
Boxing icon Pacquiao enters Philippine political ring
Yahoo! News, Tue, 01 Dec 2009
MANILA (Reuters) – Seven-time world boxing champion Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao registered as a candidate for a seat in the Philippines lower house of Congress on Tuesday, climbing into the political ring for the second time following a 2007 defeat.
Accompanied by his family, Pacquiao attended Read Full Story >>>
Boxing Is Taking Over America!!! (Or Is It?)
By Carlos Acevedo, Mvn.com, Tue, 01 Dec 2009
(In an effort to show that not all boxing blogs have to be off-the-cuff ravings devoid of analytical thought, the following post will be footnoted.)
It is nice to see that Chris Arreola, after entering the biggest fight of his life grotesquely out of shape and getting hammered for 11 rounds Read Full Story >>>
Shane Mosley: “A fight with me and Pacquiao would be more explosive”
By Geoffrey Ciani, The Mushroom Mag, Tue, 01 Dec 2009
(The following interview transcript with Sugar Shane Mosley aired on episode 50 of ‘On the Ropes’, November 30, 2009)
Jenna J: Sugar Shane Mosley, welcome to the On the Ropes boxing radio show. How’s it going today?
Sugar Shane Mosley: I’m doing pretty good, it’ Read Full Story >>>
Tiger Woods fiasco must make Pacquiao feel lucky with Jinkee
By Dennis 'dSource' Guillermo, Examiner.com, Tue, 01 Dec 2009
Yes, there is a connection between the Tiger Woods fiasco and Manny Pacquiao, contrary to what my good buddy in New York thinks. I am quite amazed brother Marley did not catch the connection as surely Pacquiao must be singing his wife Jinkee's praises right now after stories have come out regarding Read Full Story >>>
All eyes on Shawn Porter
By Chris Robinson, Examiner.com, Tue, 01 Dec 2009
The rollercoaster ride of a professional boxer comes in many phases. From the early learning curves to the eventual cross into the promise land that a select group get to experience, the pugilistic pursuit is a grind that is both taxing and eventful. It takes much mental fortitude and strength to co Read Full Story >>>
411 Boxing’s Pound for Pound Ratings 12.01.09: For Month Ending November
By Ramon Aranda, 411mania.com, Tue, 01 Dec 2009
November is a wrap and that gives us the opportunity to get another look at our monthly pound for pound ratings. Has Mayweather unseated Pacquiao or does the Pacman’s win over Cotto solidify him at the top? What about Kelly Pavlik’s recent woes? Do they affect his standings? Come inside Read Full Story >>>
"The Most Feared Man in Boxing" Complimentary of the "Pacman"
By John Chavez, The Boxing Truth, Tue, 01 Dec 2009
It's a fight that I would and wouldn't want to see for various reasons.
Being a 6'1"... some even say a 6'2" welterweight, Paul "The Punisher" Williams is a freak of nature when it comes to competing within the 147 pound weight class. He's a humble yet confident champion that has competed as hi Read Full Story >>>
Paul Williams open to Pacquiao or Mayweather clash
By Ricardo Lois, Examiner.com, Tue, 01 Dec 2009
With the first cracks in the foundation of a much anticipated bout between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather appearing today in the boxing media, another welterweight - of sorts - threw his hat into the Mayweather - Pacquiao derby last night.
During an appearance on The Boxing Truth Radio, Paul Read Full Story >>>
WORLD CHESS CUP UPDATE: MALAKHOV FORCES WESLEY SO TO A STAND-OFF
By Salvador Lopez, PhilBoxing.com, Tue, 01 Dec 2009
(Special for philboxing.com) -- As expected, it was a tough as nail Vladimir Malakhov who showed up in Game 1 of the Round of 16 match against Filipino teen sensation Wesley So in the ongoing FIDE World Chess Cup in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia forcing the latter into a draw on the 65th move. (The tou Read Full Story >>>
Vote for your Champion of Champions!
ESPNSTAR.com, Tue, 01 Dec 2009
It's that time of the year again! A superb list of superstars who will go head-to-head to become the People's Choice for Champion of Champions 2009.
Serena Williams vs Nicol David
Serena Williams is the current World Number 1 tennis player and has accumulated 23 Grand Slam titles in her career Read Full Story >>>
SAD STATE OF RP SPORTS: Demoralized athletes to carry flag in SEA Games
By Eddie Alinea, PhilBoxing.com, Tue, 01 Dec 2009
The sad state of Philippine sports can be gleaned in the Filipino athletes? participation in the coming 25th Southeast Asian Games slated to open seven days from today in the City Vientiane in Laos.
The biennial conclave is just around the corner and the chances are that the Philippines will be r Read Full Story >>>
Promoter: Pacquiao will run for Congress, fight date hinges on opponent
By Lance Pugmire, Los Angeles Times, Tue, 01 Dec 2009
Manny Pacquiao will indeed seek election as a member of Congress in the Philippines, his promoter said Monday, but tomorrow's deadline to learn if he'll run opposed or not is the key factor affecting the boxer's possible super-fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr. next year.
"If he has to run agains Read Full Story >>>
Could a congressional run for Pacquiao ruin the Mayweather fight?
By Ramon Aranda, Examiner.com, Tue, 01 Dec 2009
With talks ongoing between Top Rank’s Bob Arum and Golden Boy Promotions’ Richard Schaefer, the world awaits a possible deal for a 2010 mega fight between junior welterweight champ and WBO welterweight titlist Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. in what would be boxing’s bigges Read Full Story >>>
Tex’s Boxing Stock Watch
RingsideReport.com, Tue, 01 Dec 2009
November has been a month full of fantastic action, including the best fight of the year. Pacquiao’s performance has catapulted him up the ladder and made major splashes in the world of Boxing. Meanwhile, we have the first new heavyweight champion in an amount of time that was far past the tol Read Full Story >>>