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Mayweather: Whites needed a fight sport, so they invented MMA
By Steve Cofield, Yahoo! Sports, Tue, 21 Jul 2009
The showdown is set for September 19th. The self-annointed pay-per-view king of boxing Floyd Mayweather is going to head-to-head against UFC 103 in Dallas. Who wins the battle? Mayweather or a UFC card without a UFC championship fight on it? Mayweather's been a lot more anti-MMA recently. Is ther  Read Full Story >>>

Shane Mosley-Kelly Pavlik. Not as Crazy as it Seems
By Julius Stecker,, Tue, 21 Jul 2009
Now that Manny Pacquiao has committed to a super fight with Miguel Cotto. Sugar Shane Mosley is left without a megafight. After further examination, there may be one out there for him after all. And the challenge may be greater then any of the others. Now before you kill me on this idea, hear me out  Read Full Story >>>

HBO, Top Rank Set November Pacquaio-Cotto PPV Fight
By R. Thomas Umstead,, Tue, 21 Jul 2009
Current Pound-For-Pound boxing champion Manny Pacquiao will step into the pay-per-view boxing ring Nov. 14 to fight World Boxing Organization champion Miguel Cotto, Top Rank Inc. president Bob Arum announced Monday. Home Box Office will distribute the fight via PPV, according to Top Rank, which w  Read Full Story >>>

Famed Boxing Trainer Freddie Roach Featured on HBO's Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel
By Rick Brown, The Ledger, Tue, 21 Jul 2009
Boxing trainer Freddie Roach, a three-time trainer of the year winner, will be featured on the upcoming episode of Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel. The show will make its debut Tuesday at 10 p.m. on HBO. The show will tell the story of the trainer, who has used boxing to overcome a troubled childh  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao-Cotto sealed at 145 lb
By Abac Cordero, The Philippine Star, Tue, 21 Jul 2009

MANILA, Philippines - It took a 15-minute phone conversation with Bob Arum for Manny Pacquiao to agree to fight Miguel Cotto in November. At 145 pounds flat. “It’s done,” said Pacquiao’s adviser, Mike Konc  
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Pacquiao-Cotto is on!
By Nick Giongco,, Tue, 21 Jul 2009
A long distance call from Bob Arum over the weekend proved crucial in compelling Manny Pacquiao to finally make a decision to face Miguel Cotto of Puerto Rico, a senior adviser of the Filipino fighter told fightnews and Manila Bulletin on Monday night. Mike Koncz said Pacquiao and Cotto will square   Read Full Story >>>

Ain’t Too Proud To Beg: Mosley’s Manny Mission Plays On
By Jake Donovan,, Tue, 21 Jul 2009

Somewhere in the 8 ? year period between career-best wins over Oscar de la Hoya (June 2000) and Antonio Margarito (January 2009), you’d think that Shane Mosley would’ve eventually found a way to become the bank instead o  
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The Fearless vs The Raging Bull: Battle of the losers!
By Allan Tolentino, 8countnews, Tue, 21 Jul 2009
Another potential matched up in the making between two veteran fighters who are both coming of a loss against two young prospects in the bantamweight divisions. There is not as much wear and tear for these two fighters as you might think. Both are two divisions world champion and both are warrior  Read Full Story >>>

ALA plans backup fight for Banal
By Edri Aznar, Sun.Star Cebu, Tue, 21 Jul 2009
IF ALA star AJ Banal can’t get a fight in the undercard of the Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Juan Manuel Marquez bout on Sept. 19, the Cebuano star can get another fight in the Philippines. ALA Promotions has put up a backup fight for Banal this September to keep him busy should his US fight fai  Read Full Story >>>

Amir Khan stuck to strategy to win WBA title, reveals trainer Freddie Roach
By Gareth A Davies,, Tue, 21 Jul 2009
Amir Khan never faltered from the gameplan set him by Freddie Roach to defeat Andreas Kotelnik and gain the WBA light-welterweight prize, the astute American trainer told Telegraph Sport. Roach admitted he had “never let Khan off the leash” during the fight, which Khan won by a landsl  Read Full Story >>>

Mosley-Pacquiao and nine more fights I want to see happen
Bad Left Hook, Tue, 21 Jul 2009
The title pretty much says it all, but a few "ground rules," if you will: I'm going to avoid rematches. Yeah, Pacquiao-Marquez III would be on this list otherwise, but I want to stay away from that sort of thing, or a lot of these fights would be rematches. Adamek-Cunningham II would also be on the  Read Full Story >>>

Hatton: Don't bank on me facing Khan
By Gavin Glicksman, The Sun, Tue, 21 Jul 2009

RICKY HATTON insists he has not even thought about fighting Amir Khan. The Hitman, who just been released from hospital after a severe stomach bug, is still weighing up his futur  
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Autopsy reveals twist in Gatti death, Tue, 21 Jul 2009
An autopsy indicated former boxing champion Arturo Gatti may have committed suicide, been accidentally killed or murdered, according to a Brazilian newspaper that said it obtained a copy of the coroner's initial findings. Police have said they are certain Gatti's 23-year-old wife strangled the bo  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao Cotto negotiations meant to deal with Mayweather demands
By Marv Dumon,, Mon, 20 Jul 2009

Manny Pacquiao's camp, outside of Top Rank promoter Bob Arum, has been pressing for a catchweight below 145 lb. in a fight against Puerto Rican welterweight champion Miguel Cotto.  
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Gerry Penalosa: Add world class trainer to his resume
By Glenn Wilson,, Mon, 20 Jul 2009
The two hottest things in boxing work together. One is junior welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao. The other is Pacquiao's trainer , Freddie Roach. The two are basking in the bright lights of superstardom after years of hard work. But what must it be like to be the man that Pacquiao and Roach  Read Full Story >>>

Cruel Summer
By Steve Kim,, Mon, 20 Jul 2009
I woke up on Sunday morning to find press releases sent out by ace publicists Fred Sternburg and Bill Caplan announcing that Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. has been scratched from his upcoming bout this Saturday (my guess is he pulled a rib cage muscle attempting to do his first ever sit-up) but that 'Latin  Read Full Story >>>

The Boxing World Is Upside Down
By Frank Lotierzo, The Sweet Science, Mon, 20 Jul 2009
What the hell is going on? The boxing world seems upside down on so many fronts. Then again, it just might be business as usual. When you look at things from what would seem to be a logical perspective, you realize everybody is Fred and Lillian Munster and you're Marilyn. Some things being said and   Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao like Prometheus astride 140 pounders
By Michael Marley,, Mon, 20 Jul 2009
It’s become one of boxing’s most oft repeated clich?s. I’m talking about people talking about how “loaded” the junior welterweight division, whose titular head is Manny Pacquiao, is. On second thought, is it really? Take a gander at the fighters Below the Pacman,   Read Full Story >>>

Amir Khan heralds new dawn as world champion after Andreas Kotelnik defeated
By Gareth A Davies,, Mon, 20 Jul 2009
Amir Khan’s rite of passage from Olympic hero to world champion, five years of graft and toil, is complete after the 22-year-old outboxed and outmanoeuvred the far more experienced champion Andreas Kotelnik to secure the World Boxing Association light-welterweight title at the MEN Arena, Manch  Read Full Story >>>


Fil-Am female fighting Pride of the Philippines, Bay area’s own Ana “The Hurricane” Julaton is back. Julaton who is the most influential Filipina boxer in the history of the sport and arguably the m  
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