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Smoger: Without Rose Colored Glasses
By Ted Sares, The Boxing Tribune, 19 Jul 2014
“My proclivity is to allow the fight to go to its natural conclusion, and to let them solve it and to let them resolve it…Sometimes, there comes a time when I have to make the call. But if I can prolong it and give them every opportunity, so be it” — Steve Smoger.
Back on March 6, 1999 in Atlanti Read Full Story >>>
6'11" Taishan Dong: Chinese heavyweight monster dubbed 'The Great Wall' makes pro debut tonight
By Joseph Herron , Fight Saga, 19 Jul 2014
It’s often said that a good judge conceives quickly, and judges slowly.
And when initially viewing 6’11” Heavyweight puncher Tashian Dong, from the northwest province of Gansu, China, it’s difficult to make an insightful assessment of this giant prizefighter’s potential within the seemingly wide Read Full Story >>>
Miguel Diaz, cutman to the stars, is back in Rex Tso's corner
By Unus Alladin, South China Morning Post, 19 Jul 2014
Miguel Diaz has been the cutman for 36 world champions, including Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jnr. He's trained nine fighters to world titles and is considered one of the sport's most articulate and knowledgeable figures.
It will be another day at the office for the 76-year-old Argentinia Read Full Story >>>
ALL SET AND READY... IBO CHAMP EDRIN DAPUDONG EYES KO WIN OVER SITYATHA
PhilBoxing.com, 18 Jul 2014
East London, South Africa - With three months of long and hard training, two aborted title defense schedules, two very cold nights in Johannesburg and the long wait for the official weigh-in yesterday all behind him now, IBO Wo Read Full Story >>>
NOTES FROM MACAU (PART I)
By Rene Bonsubre, Jr., PhilBoxing.com, 18 Jul 2014
MACAU - Cebu boxing is well represented in Macau, with officials from the boxing capital of the Philippines coping with canceled flights, rains and turbulence due to Typhoon Glenda (Rammasun) but still managing to make i Read Full Story >>>
Mayweather Puts Golden Boy Promotions On Notice At LA Press Conference
By Sean Crose, Boxing Insider, 18 Jul 2014
There was definitely love for Marcos Maidana during the final LA stop of the press tour to promote “Mayhem,” his rematch with pound for pound king Floyd Mayweather. For Argentinan flags abounded at the gathering.
Yet Mayweather came out in a button down shirt and sports coat like he was staring i Read Full Story >>>
Hoping to become Kia playing coach, Manny Pacquiao officially in PBA draft
GMANews.tv, 18 Jul 2014
Let's get ready to rumble.
Manny Pacquiao officially put his name in the list of rookie applicants for the PBA after joining the draft on Friday.
Kia team manager Eric Pineda, a business associate of Pacquiao, confirmed the development after the team finished selecting players from the l Read Full Story >>>
Ann Osman steps in to face Ana Julaton in Dubai
By Carlos Cinco, Rivals Sports Network, 18 Jul 2014
SINGAPORE – Former female boxing world champion Ana “Hurricane” Julaton (1-0) of the Philippines was originally scheduled to face kickboxer Irina Mazepa of Russia at ONE FC’s first event in Dubai. Changes have been made to Julaton’s opponent however and it will now apparently be Malaysia’s Ann “Athe Read Full Story >>>
Mayweather may go for 50-0
By Agence France Press, SuperSport, 18 Jul 2014
Floyd Mayweather says he will not allow Marcos Maidana to choose the gloves for their fight in September.
"He wanted a rematch and I gave it to him," Mayweather said in Los Angeles on Thursday. "He says he won the first fight, so do it again with the same gloves."
The bout will be Mayweath Read Full Story >>>
FLOYD MAYWEATHER INVITES ALEX ARIZA TO TRAINING CAMP FOR MAIDANA REMATCH
By Adrian Valdez , FightHype.com, 18 Jul 2014
"I would like Ariza to come over to my camp, you know, since I don't use no physical trainer," stated undefeated pound-for-pound king Floyd "Money" Mayweather, who gave an open invite to Alex Ariza, former Strength & Conditioning Coach of Marcos Maidana, to come out to his training camp ahead of the Read Full Story >>>
How boxer Roberto Garcia survived a horrific past
By Kevin Iole, Yahoo! Sports, 18 Jul 2014
LAS VEGAS – Life, at long last, is finally good for Roberto Garcia, a 34-year-old boxer with a dream. He's getting close to normal. He can finally close his eyes and not be enveloped in a nightmare.
"You know, I'm happy in my life," said Garcia, who will face Breidis Prescott on ESPN2's "Friday N Read Full Story >>>
WEIGHTS FROM MACAU: SHIMING - 111.5 LBS., DE LA ROSA - 110.5 LBS.
PhilBoxing.com, 18 Jul 2014
July 18, 2014, Macau, China --- (L-R) Two-time Chinese Olympic gold medalist Zou Shiming and Luis De La Rosa weigh in ( Shiming 111.5 lbs, De La Rosa 110.5 lbs) for their upcoming 10-round main event on the "C Read Full Story >>>
Gesta and Arceo make weight in San Francisco
By Rich Mazon , PhilBoxing.com, 18 Jul 2014
In front of the Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum in the very touristy and busy Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco, California, Mercito Gesta and Luis Arceo both made the contracted weight requirements for their junior welterweig Read Full Story >>>
Rigondeaux Promises Fireworks This Saturday on UniMás - 11 PM ET/PT
PhilBoxing.com, 18 Jul 2014
GUILLERMO RIGONDEAUX PROMISES “FIREWORKS” FOR WORLD TITLE DEFENSE
This Saturday! July 19, at 11 P.M. ET/PT
Solo Boxeo Tecate on UniMás From The Venetian Macao’s Cotai Arena
Official Weigh-In Streamed Live Friday, July 18, at Read Full Story >>>
JOSE SULAIMAN BOXERS FUND RECEIVES $150,000 SPONSORSHIP FROM TELMEX FOUNDATION
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, PhilBoxing.com, 18 Jul 2014
The World Boxing Council has received a $150,000 sponsorship for the Jose Sulaiman Boxers Fund which was set up by the late WBC president Don Jose Sulaiman.
The WBC and the Nevada Community Foundation said th Read Full Story >>>
Al Bernstein: “Chris Algieri is not going to be an easy foe for Pacquiao because he’s a very good boxer”
By Robert Brown, OTR Boxing Radio, 18 Jul 2014
I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Hall of Fame inductee, journalist, author, and veteran broadcaster, Al Bernstein. In this exclusive interview, Al shares his thoughts on the recent Alvarez-Lara fight and if he believes Lara will get a rematch. Bernstein also talks about the Pacquiao-Algie Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao camp wary of 'surprise package' Algieri
By Unus Alladin, South China Morning Post, 18 Jul 2014
Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach has warned that Chris Algieri could be a "surprise package" when he faces Manny Pacquiao in November, saying the little-known American had earned his shot against the Filipino superstar.
Promoters Top Rank signed the undefeated 30-year-old Algieri to face the ei Read Full Story >>>
Round And Round, Featuring What’s Next For Manny Pacquiao, Canelo Alvarez And Others
By Tim Starks, The Queensberry Rules, 18 Jul 2014
Old timey people were very much into animals boxing. There’s some appeal there, to be sure. (via)
We’re heading toward the summer doldrums, which means not a lot of fights are being signed. A decent number are being discussed, though, and that’s good enough for Round And Round. Among the men disc Read Full Story >>>
Garcia Ready To Brawl With Mayweather in The Street
By Edward Chaykovsky, BoxingScene.com, 18 Jul 2014
Nearly two decades ago, Robert Garcia and Floyd Mayweather Jr. were both champions in the same division. Fast forward to the present, Garcia has been retired for over a decade and Mayweather is still a world champion.
This coming September 13th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Garcia will get his s Read Full Story >>>
Boxing notebook: Manny Pacquiao sacrifices significant pay-per-view buys to fight Chris Algieri
By Keith Idec, NorthJersey.com, 18 Jul 2014
Here is boxing writer Keith Idec’s inside look at the sport:
FEATURED FIGHT: Manny Pacquiao vs. Chris Algieri. Promoter Bob Arum clearly was willing to sacrifice a significant number of pay-per-view buys for this bout because his company, Top Rank Inc., and Pacquiao (56-5-2, 38 KOs) will benefit Read Full Story >>>