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Pacquiao spar mate Rhodes says sparring Manny has been ‘Hell’
By Ryan Songalia, Rappler, 06 Mar 2014
GENERAL SANTOS CITY, Philippines - Before Manny Pacquiao gets his shot at revenge against WBO welterweight titleholder Timothy Bradley in their April 12 rematch, Lydell Rhodes will be first to experience the Pacman’s fury.
The 26-year-old from Spencer, Okla. has spent the past few weeks in Genera Read Full Story >>>
Bob Arum discusses Marquez-Alvarado, Donaire-Vetyeka
By Lem Satterfield, RingTV.com, 06 Mar 2014
Top Rank CEO Bob Arum said he expects to hear confirmation from Juan Manuel Marquez as early as Thursday concerning a May 17 bout at 144 pounds against Mike Alvarado. Arum also believes that Nonito Donaire could be "the underdog" in a bout with Simpiwe Vetyeka on May 31 in Macau.
"Fernando (Belt Read Full Story >>>
Will Ferrell a hit at La Quinta Resort & Spa's Desert Smash
By Xochitl Peña, MyDesert.com, 06 Mar 2014
LA QUINTA — In true funny-man form, Will Ferrell fell to the ground after missing a shot at the net and complained of abrasions.
That was just one of many expected hijinks and shenanigans that took place during the 10th annual Desert Smash held Tuesday at the La Quinta Resort & Spa.
The come Read Full Story >>>
The Great Debate: Mayweather Vs. Pacquiao
By Andreas Hale, ALLHIPHOP.com, 06 Mar 2014
It’s almost unbelievable that the biggest fight in the history of boxing has yet to be made. As long as Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao are active, we will always wonder “What if?” The general public could care less as to why this fight hasn’t happened yet, all that matters is if and when it wil Read Full Story >>>
On This Day: Freddie Roach was born in 1960
BoxingNews, 06 Mar 2014
10 Quotes from the Hall of Fame trainer as he turns 54
1. “I DON’T really give a shit about it because I don’t live like I have Parkinson’s,” Freddie Roach said in 2011 about the disease he refuses to let define him. “I have to take medication three times a day but I don’t think about that at all Read Full Story >>>
Nietes ready vs Fuentes rematch
Sun.Star Cebu, 06 Mar 2014
MURCIA'S pride and two-division world champion Donnie “Ahas” Nietes (32-1-1, 18 KOs) will defend his WBO light flyweight title against Mexican Moises Fuentes (19-1-1, 10 KOs) on May 10 at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.
The 31-year-old "Ahas," along with WBO minimumweight champion Merlit Read Full Story >>>
Angulo: 'We have worked on everything'
By Rodrigo Azurmendi , ESPN.com, 06 Mar 2014
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Alfredo "El Perro" Angulo opened camp in Northern California with the same cordiality as always when talking about the preparation for his next fight.
The Mexican will lock horns with countryman Canelo Alvarez on Saturday at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas in a fight that will matc Read Full Story >>>
Ricky Hatton: “If Alvarez couldn’t do anything with Mayweather 15lbs heavier, I can’t see little Maidana causing Floyd too many problems”
By Frank Walsh, OTR Boxing Radio, 06 Mar 2014
In part two of our interview with Ricky Hatton, we flip the coin and get a glimpse into Hatton’s stable of fighter’s. ‘The Hitman’ shares his perspective on Maidana’s opportunity to dethrone the pound for pound king and we take a seat at the negotiating table with Ricky and Floyd.
Frank : In th Read Full Story >>>
Ronda Rousey says she could hang with Floyd Mayweather in an MMA bout
By Nick Schwartz, USA Today, 06 Mar 2014
UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey has never lost a match in her professional career. When asked if she could beat Floyd Mayweather, another undefeated champion, in an MMA match, Rousey didn’t back down.
Rousey joined Power 106 FM and described her game plan.
“I would drop down to Read Full Story >>>
Danny Garcia Talks Puerto Rico Plans, Herrera's Chances, Mayweather Fight
By Michael Woods, The Sweet Science, 06 Mar 2014
Danny Garcia and Mauricio Herrera took part on a Wednesday conference call to hype the March 15 Golden Boy card which will unfold in Puerto Rico, where both of Garcia's parents were born. There wasn't much in the way of fireworks on the call, as calm and collected Garcia showed as per usual he likes Read Full Story >>>
JEFF MAYWEATHER SAYS MAIDANA WILL PROVE COMPARISONS BETWEEN FLOYD AND BRONER ARE "NOT EVEN REALLY CLOSE"
By Percy Crawford, FightHype.com, 06 Mar 2014
"This is where people are gonna see how Floyd fights as opposed to a guy imitating him. Floyd is the genuine article and he is gonna show the whole world that the comparison is basically just that; it's just a comparison. When you put the two against a common opponent and you get the chance to see t Read Full Story >>>
The Black Mamba Cometh
By Robert Ecksel, Boxing.com, 06 Mar 2014
Those who watched the fights in the 1980s and ‘90s remember a light welterweight from Grand Rapids, Michigan named Roger Mayweather, aka the Black Mamba.
It’s a good nickname, perhaps even a great nickname, and seemed to embody Mayweather’s essence, as the Black Mamba is a venomous snake endemic Read Full Story >>>
Ex-world champ Rolando Bohol expects Bradley to beat Manny Pacquiao again
By Snow Badua, Spin.ph, 05 Mar 2014
GOING against popular opinion, former world champion Rolando Bohol boldly said on record he expects Timothy Bradley to again beat countryman Manny Pacquiao in their rematch for the World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight title on April 13 (Manila time) at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Bohol ad Read Full Story >>>
By Steve Kim, MaxBoxing.com, 05 Mar 2014
The bill being offered up at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas this weekend has IBF junior middleweight titlist Carlos Molina facing Jermall Charlo, WBC junior featherweight beltholder Leo Santa Cruz taking on the accomplished Cristian Mijares and the talented-yet-fragile Jorge Linares versus the insanely Read Full Story >>>
BLATCHE NEEDS TO ATTEST TO DESIRE TO REPRESENT THE PHILIPPINES FOR NATURALIZATION
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, PhilBoxing.com, 05 Mar 2014
In a very informative hearing of the Justice Committee of the House of Representatives chaired by Congressman Neil Tupas, it was agreed that the only document needed from NBA player Andray Blatche to become a naturalized Read Full Story >>>
Why Floyd Mayweather May Be Desperately Trying to Create Broner-Khan Tension for His PPV Undercard
Boxing Buzz, 05 Mar 2014
Perhaps in fear of producing a pay-per-view with a disastrously low (for him) buy rate, Floyd Mayweather has taken to stirring up intrigue and interest for his May 3 undercard.
The five-division world champ appears to be pushing for a high-profile co-feature between one-time front runner for the Read Full Story >>>
Chavez draws a healthy audience
By Dan Rafael, ESPN.com, 05 Mar 2014
Inside the ring, former middleweight titlist Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.’s fights are almost always highly entertaining. And outside the ring, there’s always drama, too. That has made him one of boxing’s biggest attractions, and his television viewership figures are a testament to that.
Chavez’s lops Read Full Story >>>
Antonio Tarver arrested in Florida
By Associated Press, ESPN.com, 05 Mar 2014
CLEARWATER, Fla. -- A former world champion boxer was arrested in Florida on a felony theft and bad check warrant stemming from unpaid IOUs at a Las Vegas Strip casino.
The Florida Highway Patrol arrested Antonio Tarver on Saturday night after a traffic stop.
The 45-year-old Tarver was held on Read Full Story >>>
The Legend of Pajarito Moreno
By Ted Sares, Boxing.com, 05 Mar 2014
His final record was an astounding 60-12-1 with 59 kayos (undoubtedly the single most telling factor in defining Ricardo’s legendary status)…
“For me the Mexican bantamweight revolution started in the fifties with Raul (Raton) Macias, Jose (Toluco) Lopez, Ricardo (Pajarito) Moreno, German Ohm and Read Full Story >>>
BRUCE MCTAVISH MAY SOON GET PHILIPPINE CITIZENSHIP
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, PhilBoxing.com, 05 Mar 2014
Internationally acclaimed referee Bruce McTavish may soon fulfill his desire to become a Philippine citizen after the Committee of Justice of the House of Representatives chaired by congressman Neil Tupas overwhelmingly appr Read Full Story >>>