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The Spit Bucket: Who are the 10 best pound-for-pound boxers?
By Mike Samuels,, Thu, 24 Dec 2009
Fight fans will be in full-blown holiday mode by the end of the week with Christmas and New Year’s fast approaching. Thus, there’s no better way to celebrate such occasions than to put up the always controversial and highly debated year end pound-for-pound rankings. Unless you’v  Read Full Story >>>

Sugar Ray Robinson's Greatness Stands The Test Of Time
By Frank Lotierzo, The Sweet Science, Thu, 24 Dec 2009

As most boxing fans have surely read by now the greatest fighter ever poll has concluded and Walker Smith Jr. — better known as Sugar Ray Robinson - was voted the greatest pound for p  
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Mayweather-Pacquiao talks crumble: Arum calling Mayweather's bluff?
By Samuel Rossi,, Thu, 24 Dec 2009
Last night, Top Rank promoter Bob Arum told the Grand Rapids Press that the much-anticipated bout between Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and Manny Pacquiao is off. In turn, sending fight fans the world over into a worried frenzy. At question here is Mayweather's insistence that Pacquiao complies to an Oly  Read Full Story >>>

Top Rank tops in boxing promotions for 2009
By Ricardo Lois,, Thu, 24 Dec 2009
The Examiner boxing hacks are getting together to vote for year end awards and I have decided to cast my nominees with full disclosure. Last time around I argued that Manny Pacquiao deserved to receive the Giving 'Em What They Want Award (G.E.W.T.W) for his exciting fight during 2009. Today I no  Read Full Story >>>

By Ben Thompson,, Thu, 24 Dec 2009
"It's like this; it's like any blood test anywhere else in the world. Most of the time, they only have to prick your finger. That's all they need. Because see, the stuff that Manny might be taking can't be traced through urine, so they gotta do it through blood because it goes directly through your   Read Full Story >>>

Arum suggests alternate drug test plan
By Dan Rafael,, Thu, 24 Dec 2009
An impasse over the drug-testing protocol to be used in the Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather welterweight title bout can be overcome if Mayweather agrees to allow the agencies used by the NBA, NFL and MLB to handle testing for boxing's biggest fight, Top Rank's Bob Arum, who promotes Pacquiao, said W  Read Full Story >>>

Winning RP?s first gold in 2012 Olympics not that remote
By Eddie Alinea,, Thu, 24 Dec 2009

The Filipino athletes had performed better in the Olympic sports in the last 25th Southeast Asian Games than in the immediate past editions of the biennial conclave when their predecessors excelled more in events not played in the Olym  
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By G. Leon,, Thu, 24 Dec 2009

GL: Why is Manny Pacquiao opposed to the Olympic style drug testing? "Don't give me this nonsese about the Olympic style drug testing. The Nevada Commission has drug testing prodcedures, and Mayweather, in order to find a way out of thi  
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Mayweather, Jr. wakes up with a new demand each day after every nightmare, says Arum
By Granville Ampong,, Thu, 24 Dec 2009
EXCLUSIVE: LAS VEGAS, Nevada, December 23, 2009 - Just as Pound-for-Pound King Manny Pacquiao is "ready to ring off" Floyd Mayweather, Jr.'s head to the canvas as stated in the pre-fight analysis by different columnists, Mayweather, Jr. through his adviser and manager, Leonard Ellerbe, demands that   Read Full Story >>>

Promoter says Pacquiao-Mayweather likely off
By Associated Press, Google News, Thu, 24 Dec 2009
LAS VEGAS — The promoter for boxing sensation Manny Pacquiao says a fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr. will not happen unless Mayweather's camp drops its insistence for Olympic-style blood testing. Promoter Bob Arum says if that doesn't happen by Thursday, the proposed March 13 fight that w  Read Full Story >>>

Mayweather promoter: 'I'm not saying the fight is off'
By Lance Pugmire, Los Angeles Times, Thu, 24 Dec 2009
There's no love lost between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Bob Arum, the promoter of Manny Pacquiao whom Mayweather split with a few years ago and went on to fight in the major events he says Arum deprived him of. So when Arum told the Grand Rapids, Mich., Press today that the Mayweather-Pacquiao figh  Read Full Story >>>'s 2009 Boxing Awards
By Chis Mannix, Sports Illustrated, Thu, 24 Dec 2009

As far as I know, the technology of the flux capacitor is still embedded in the fictional mind of Dr. Emmett Brown. Which is too bad, really: because so many  
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By Rob Lancaster, (UK), Thu, 24 Dec 2009
A year can certainly be a long time in boxing. Back in December 2008, Floyd Mayweather was enjoying his retirement, Ricky Hatton was still hoping to be the pound-for-pound king and Amir Khan was facing a make-or-break year after his shock loss to Breidis Prescott. Fast forward 12 months and M  Read Full Story >>>

Roach is's Trainer of Year
By Richard O'Brien, Sports Illustrated, Thu, 24 Dec 2009

Freddie Roach has become the go-to guy for a feel-good story in boxing. He's the former pug of middling ability turned master builder of the best pound-for-pound figh  
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Mayweather-Pacquiao appears dead over drug testing issue, and there's blame to go around
By David Mayo, The Grand Rapids Press, Thu, 24 Dec 2009

You might think someone will blink, and that either Floyd Mayweather’s camp will relent on this blood feud, or Manny Pacquiao’s camp will relent and  
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Pacman-Mayweather bout off - Arum: Drug test row unresolved
By Abac Cordero, The Philippine Star, Thu, 24 Dec 2009
MANILA, Philippines - The Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather Jr. showdown, billed as the fight the world wants to see, will remain a dream. Top rank promoter Bob Arum yesterday said the fight, set on March 13 at MGM Grand, is off following the two camps’ dispute on the Olympic-style drug testi  Read Full Story >>>

Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather Jr. Fight Must Take Place, Despite Recent Reports
By Bryan Brennan,, Thu, 24 Dec 2009
Tuesday night, Golden Boy Promotions sent out a press release stating that the Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather Jr. fight was in jeopardy due to the fact that Pacquiao was not willing to comply with certain areas of the Olympic-style drug testing. According to the statement, Pacquiao doesn't want to   Read Full Story >>>

The Best Referees & Judges For 2009
By David A. Avila, The Sweet Science, Thu, 24 Dec 2009
Mostly invisible to the boxing public are those men and women wearing blue or light green that often have an impact on the sport greater than a Manny Pacquiao or Kelly Pavlik punch. Judges and referees can dictate judiciously or acrimoniously against a prizefighter that can have severe consequenc  Read Full Story >>>

The Rules Regarding Blood That May Put Mayweather-Pacquiao in the Crypt
By Paul Stuart Haberman, Esq., 8countnews, Thu, 24 Dec 2009
A Look at the Anti-Doping Regulations That May Kill Boxing’s Mega- Fight of 2010 and How They Would be Adopted for The Mayweather-Pacquiao Bout It is being widely reported this week that the proposed mega-fight between the two best fighters in professional boxing today, Filipino sensation   Read Full Story >>>

Blood feud: Mayweather, Pacquiao may both cheat (smartly)
By Michael Marley,, Thu, 24 Dec 2009
(Warning: There are absolutely zero jokes, puns or even Marley sarcasm in this column. To be forewarned is to be forearmed.) Floyd Mayweather Jr. has accomplished one despicable thing with this late in the negotiations demand for random drug testing for Manny Pacquiao. By agreeing to subject h  Read Full Story >>>

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