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Fight of the Millenium: Pacquiao’s best KO’s
By Steven Loung, SportsNet.ca, 25 Feb 2015
After many, many years spent talking about it Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and Manny Pacquiao will finally get in the ring together and decide who is the greatest fighter of their generation in a bout being dubbed “The Fight of the Millenium.”
To get you warmed up for this epic clash, and to also remind Read Full Story >>>
Vegas quick fix not enough
SuperSport, 25 Feb 2015
The fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao will revive interest in boxing worldwide; at least for a short while.
But to restore the sport to its former popularity will take more than the big clash in Las Vegas on May 2.
Boxing has lost much of its glamour in recent years, not on Read Full Story >>>
Lennox Lewis Breaks Down Mayweather vs. Pacquiao
By Edward Chaykovsky, BoxingScene.com, 25 Feb 2015
Former undisputed heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis weighed in on the super-fight, Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Manny Pacquiao - scheduled for May 2nd at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Lewis, like most fighters as of late, is siding with Mayweather to get the victory.
Lewis told BBC Radio 5 live's S Read Full Story >>>
Pressure is key to nullify Floyd’s style
By Josef T. Ramos, The Manila Times, 25 Feb 2015
Manny Pacquiao’s long-time assistant trainer and dietician Nonoy Neri said that Pacman must apply tremendous pressure on Floyd Mayweather Jr. in the early rounds of their upcoming mega fight on May 2 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, to tire out the unbeaten American.
“We already saw his [Mayweather Read Full Story >>>
Angry, Jilted Amir Khan Put In Place By Floyd Mayweather
By Dennis Cruz, Boxing Buzz, 25 Feb 2015
It would appear that the only loser in the entire blockbuster Mayweather vs. Pacquiao deal is Amir Khan, the British former world champion and highly-ranked welterweight, who was counting on signing a big money fight with either Mayweather or Pacquiao if mega-fight negotiations were to fall apart.
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Opinion: Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao brings back great bouts of the past
By Trey Reeves, The Lantern, 25 Feb 2015
Growing up as a boxing fan, I’ve heard tales of the legendary bouts of Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier, Marvin Hagler and Thomas Hearns, the dominance of Mike Tyson’s prime, and Ali and George Foreman.
As time passes, these iconic figures in the sport have become forgotten and almost mythical, as ou Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao-Mayweather early analysis and prediction
By Carlos Cinco, Rivals Sports Network, 25 Feb 2015
SINGAPORE — We are merely two months away from the biggest fight in boxing history, financially at the very least, and perhaps the most significant in recent memory. 66 days, 9 hours, 28 minutes and 28 seconds as of this writing to be exact, but who’s counting?
I know I’m pumped up and I expect e Read Full Story >>>
5 questions to ponder about Mayweather-Pacquiao
By Ed Graney, Las Vegas Review Journal, 25 Feb 2015
It’s really not important how things came to pass, how the signatures of Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao finally found the bottom of the same contract.
It’s here. It’s on.
Bieber must be ecstatic.
The most anticipated fight in forever will take place May 2 at the MGM Grand Garden Ar Read Full Story >>>
Mayweather vs Pacquiao and the A-side: What does Google Trends say?
By Lee Cleveland , Fight Saga, 25 Feb 2015
So who is the real A-side for the upcoming Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao superfight?
And what is an A-side fighter anyway?
The A-side fighter is the participant who generates more interest than his opponent. He usually earns more money than his foe but is not always the champion.
He is Read Full Story >>>
Mayweather Pacquiao: Not Boxing’s Salvation, Not Last Big Fight Ever
By Tim Starks, The Queensberry Rules, 25 Feb 2015
Let’s just go ahead and get this out of the way. Certain things are going to be said over and over and over again about Mayweather Pacquiao, by a mainstream media that doesn’t, frankly, know jackshit about this sport, and that would rather fall into easy, historically false cliches and stereotypes a Read Full Story >>>
Mayweather and Pacquiao brawl is long overdue
By Darby Brown-Kuhn, Spartan Daily, 25 Feb 2015
It’s finally here—the fight between Floyd “Money” Mayweather and Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao is officially happening. After more than five years of setbacks due to conflicts between both fighters’ camps, the fight will take place May 2 at the MGM Grand Casino in Las Vegas. It will have the biggest purse Read Full Story >>>
Former mob enforcer offering ‘Casino’ tour
By Norm Clarke, Las Vegas Review Journal, 25 Feb 2015
The 20th anniversary celebration of the mob classic “Casino” won’t lack for authenticity.
Nobody knows the city’s mob destinations better than former mobster Frank Cullotta, who will be leading two-hour tours of famous scenes from “Casino.”
The former enforcer’s involvement was announced Tuesd Read Full Story >>>
Senator Recto urges DOE to ensure no brownouts during Pacquiao-Mayweather fight
By Amita Legaspi, GMANews.tv, 25 Feb 2015
Amid the looming brownouts due to a power shortage, a senator on Wednesday urged energy officials to ensure there are no outages on May 2, the day Filipino boxing champion Manny Pacquiao and unbeaten American champion Floyd Mayweather will slug it out in the ring.
"If the people won't be able Read Full Story >>>
It's better late than never for this generation's Super Fight
By Michael McCarthy , Independent.ie, 25 Feb 2015
So, Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather is finally on. The two biggest stars in boxing have made us wait - too long - for the biggest fight in a generation.
It's not the first time we've had an eternal wait for a "Super Fight". Yesterday Steve Bunce wrote about the disappointment of the heavyweig Read Full Story >>>
SPORTSMANSHIP IN BOXING AND BASKETBALL
By Reni M. Valenzuela, PhilBoxing.com, 25 Feb 2015
Champions are not paranoid.
An athlete is declared a winner by winning. But a winner is adjudged a champion by bouncing back from his losses. Nothing excites the fans better than watching losers win and win again, and again. Read Full Story >>>
WBC PRESIDENT SULAIMAN MEETS WITH HATTON TO HELP BOXERS FIGHTING DEPRESSION
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, PhilBoxing.com, 25 Feb 2015
World Boxing Council president Mauricio Sulaiman has met with former two division world champion Ricky “The Hitman” Hatton to coordinate a psychological support program for former and active boxers fighti Read Full Story >>>
A GREAT WORLD TITLE FIGHT AND A ROYAL EXPERIENCE
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, PhilBoxing.com, 25 Feb 2015
A tremendous World Boxing Council middleweight title fight in which undefeated Kazakh fighter Gennady Golovkin scored an 11th round TKO victory over a game Martin Murray of Britain had an added royal experience.
Th Read Full Story >>>
Felix Jr. Goes To China; Title Shot Looms
PhilBoxing.com, 25 Feb 2015
February 24, 2015 (Los Angeles, CA) Super Featherweight Jose Felix Jr. 28-1 (23KOs) will be facing Filipino Raymond Sermona 18-4-5 (8KOs) on March 7th at the Cotai Arena in the Venetian Resort and Hotel in Macao, China.
Felix Jr. - Sermona will be part of the Top Rank promoted fight card with Chi Read Full Story >>>
Renaissance or supernova?
The Economist, 25 Feb 2015
HAS BOXING become irrelevant? At first blush, the answer seems obvious: of course. Long gone are the days of the world champion as household name. Where once Muhammad Ali graced a Wheaties box and battled Superman in blockbuster comic books, the general public today is hard-pressed to name the curre Read Full Story >>>
Joe Cortez on Mayweather Vs. Pacquiao: “Gotta Go With Floyd Mayweather”
By Timothy Bartolini, Tha Boxing Voice, 25 Feb 2015
What man would have a better perspective on what Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao will be bringing into the fight than a man that has been in the ring with both of them a combined six times?
The man in question is former championship level referee and “Play it to The Bone” star (Oh, you forgot Read Full Story >>>