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Megafight Crumbling: Floyd Mayweather JR Threatens Pull Out of Manny Pacquiao Showdown
By Geno McGahee, RingsideReport.com, Wed, 16 Dec 2009
In boxing, absolutely nothing is certain. Fights are signed, sealed, and then never get delivered. In the biggest fight in the past ten years, certain obstacles have to be overcome. Egos are colliding, arguments about money and billing arise, and both believe that they have a bigger stake in the mat Read Full Story >>>
Can Pacquiao vs. Mayweather live up to the hype?
By Scott Heritage, Examiner.com, Wed, 16 Dec 2009
Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather are the biggest names in boxing today. Not only that but the hype surrounding their eventual meeting has transcended the usual fight fans and even out beyond the casual fans who might catch the bigger fight cards.
For the first time in a long time boxing is bac Read Full Story >>>
Bradley: I had to switch up, I had to Box And Move!
DirectorsLive, Wed, 16 Dec 2009
140 pound champ Timothy Bradley speaks after defeating Lamont Peterson by unanimous decision on December 12. Bradley speaks about being nervous before the fight and it being the toughest fight of his career. Bradley also touches on why he chose to box in the second half of the fight. Could this be t Read Full Story >>>
“A Shameless Tendency”
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, PhilBoxing.com, Wed, 16 Dec 2009
There are a handful of Filipinos who have this shameless tendency to pounce on athletes who lose and compound the felony by claiming that prize money or gambling was the cause of the loss.
The latest t Read Full Story >>>
PACQUIAO, NOT MAYWEATHER, SELECTED AS ONE OF THE WORLD'S GREATEST EVER BOXERS
By Andre Zurbrug, FightHype.com, Wed, 16 Dec 2009
With 50 wins, 38 coming by way of knockout, just 3 losses and 2 draws, Manny Pacquiao has beaten out a "Who's Who" list of all-time greats to be selected as the World's Greatest Ever Featherweight by fans across the globe. With a whopping 52% of the votes, Pacquiao easily took the victory, with Will Read Full Story >>>
Ray Robinson, Pacman, Ali Is Third-"Greatest Ever" Voting Over, Debate Begins
By Ron Borges, The Sweet Science, Wed, 16 Dec 2009
Over 500,000 votes worldwide have been tallied and the results are now in. What they prove is that while time marches on one constant remains in boxing – the unassailable greatness of Sugar Ray Robinson.
While many might quarrel with the idea that Manny Pacquiao is a greater fighter t Read Full Story >>>
Asia leaves its mark on 2009
By Martin Parry, Asia One, Wed, 16 Dec 2009
ASIA once again left its mark on the world sporting stage in 2009 as the region prepares for a bumper year of competition in 2010.
Among those making headlines was Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao.
A hero at home, he proved this year to be the best pound-for-pound fighter on the planet when he Read Full Story >>>
Sparring Partner No More: Showtime For Shawn Porter
By Jake Donovan, BoxingScene.com, Wed, 16 Dec 2009
It’s often said that it’s not what you know, but who you know.
For the past couple of months, Shawn “Showtime” Porter knew and shared ring space with the sport’s pound-for-pound king, brought in to Read Full Story >>>
CN Podcast: James "Lights Out" Toney
By Brad Cooney, 8countnews, Wed, 16 Dec 2009
8CountNews sat down with the always entertaining James "Lights Out" Toney. The future hall of fame warrior pulls no punches in this one, and blasts everyone from Bernard Hopkins, to the UFC's Dana White. Toney also calls all of those accusing Manny Pacquiao of taking steroids "Jealous" and predict Read Full Story >>>
Valero Seeks 26th KO in as Many Fights
By Lem Satterfield, Fanhouse, Wed, 16 Dec 2009
It seems like Edwin Valero just can't miss in the boxing ring.
That's where the 28-year-old Venezuelan-born southpaw has stopped all 25 of his opponents without a loss.
On Saturday night, Valero will go after his 26th stoppage when he makes the first defense of his WBC lightweight (135 pounds Read Full Story >>>
What happens when the heavyweight division is in crisis due to a lack of competition?
By Vitali Shaposhnikov, Diamond Boxing, Wed, 16 Dec 2009
Something along the lines of Klitschko vs. Johnson this past Saturday in Switzerland. We had the dominating champion Vitali Klitschko fighting the best available challenger Kevin Johnson. The result: 298 landed punches by Klitschko, versus 65 landed by Johnson. Vitali connected with 141 power punche Read Full Story >>>
Klitschko vs. Haye showdown on the cards for 2010 (video)
By Scott Heritage, Examiner.com, Wed, 16 Dec 2009
The biggest fight in the heavyweight division at the moment is a showdown between either of the Klitschko brothers and new champion David Haye.
Haye has pulled out of fights with both of the brothers in the past for one reason or another, leading to anger from Vitali, who at one time dismissed t Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao’s secret to success
By Crispina Belen, The Manila Bulletin, Wed, 16 Dec 2009
If you have keenly observed Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao, the only boxer in the world who has won seven championship titles in various weight categories, he always prayed – knelt actually – in the corne Read Full Story >>>
The Gods Of War: Series Introduction
By Springs Toledo, The Sweet Science, Wed, 16 Dec 2009
“Deeds, not stones, are the true monuments of the great.”
~ John L. Motley
Manny Pacquiao is knocking on the door of all-time distinction and the sages of the Sweet Science are like ushers runnin Read Full Story >>>
PACQUIAO WATCH: Best money for the fight
By Edwin G. Espejo, Asian Correspondent, Wed, 16 Dec 2009
MARQUEE fights in boxing are unlike other ordinary cards. While promoters of boxing cards featuring unknowns and future stars scramble their way into squeezing a schedule in fight arenas with their own money upfront, the likes of Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather are given the luxury of having bi Read Full Story >>>
Myth Buster: When Pacquiao retires, Philippine boxing fans will not continue to support boxing
By Dennis 'dSource' Guillermo, Examiner.com, Wed, 16 Dec 2009
I've heard this so many times before. Read it on internet forums and columns every so often as well. Well, allow me, in behalf of the millions of Filipino boxing fans to obliterate this misguided and naive notion.
First of all there are those within the sport who honestly wonder if the Filipino Read Full Story >>>
PAVLIK MEDIA DAY
PhilBoxing.com, Wed, 16 Dec 2009
12/15/09, Youngstown, Ohio -- World Middleweight Champion Kelly Pavlik, Youngstown, Ohio hits the speed bag during training Tuesday in Youngstown,Ohio for his upcoming World Middleweight Championship against the WBC No Read Full Story >>>
Manny Pacquiao vs. Floyd Mayweather Jr.: An old fashioned shootout fit for Cowboys Stadium in Texas!
By Ace Freeman, FightFan.com, Wed, 16 Dec 2009
Ace Freeman chalks up a vote for Texas’s Cowboys Stadium as venue for a proposed mega fight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. in 2010!
While the world awaits an official an Read Full Story >>>
'Pac-Man' Pacquiao Gives Filipinos Reason To Cheer
By Frank Deford, NPR.org, Wed, 16 Dec 2009
It may only be games, but nothing in culture can galvanize a nation the way a world championship can. And it just so happens, in the months ahead there will be nearly a surfeit of sports nationalism.
It's only weeks now before the Winter Olympics, and then, come June, the soccer World Cup, which Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao was number one again in 2009
By Julian Turner, Bangkok Post, Wed, 16 Dec 2009
It is impossible to take a look back at the last year on the international boxing scene without concentrating heavily on the major achievements of Manny Pacquiao.
Some years it is difficult to pick one fighter who stood out above the rest but Pacquiao, again, has to be regarded as the main man in Read Full Story >>>