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MVP ELECTED TO FIBA BOARD, TWO OTHER FILIPINOS TO MEDICAL AND LEGAL COMMISSIONS
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, PhilBoxing.com, 14 Sep 2014
In obvious recognition of his role in redeeming the Philippines standing in international basketball, the governing body for the sport, FIBA, has elected the president of the Samahang Bssketbol ng Pilipinas, bus Read Full Story >>>
USA soars; Spain sinks in nightmare
By Recah Trinidad, PhilBoxing.com, 14 Sep 2014
TEAM USA shoots for the 2014 FIBA World Cup Basketball title Monday riding on an overwhelming ability to push its strength to a desired level at any point in the game.
If the Americans fail to nail down the crown, it co Read Full Story >>>
Is Manny next for Money?
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, 14 Sep 2014
WBA/WBC welterweight and WBC lightmiddleweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. is expected to walk all over Argentine challenger Marcos Maidana at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas this morning (Manila time). While Maidana is known to be durable, he’s not in Mayweather’s class. The speculation i Read Full Story >>>
De La Hoya promises major cards in Vegas that could conflict with Mayweather
By Norm Frauenheim, 15rounds.com, 14 Sep 2014
LAS VEGAS – Oscar De La Hoya got a key to the city Saturday and promised major cards in Vegas around each of the Mexican holidays in May and September.
“I have to thank the great Julio Cesar Chavez, because that man got that tradition started,’’ De La Hoya, president of Golden Boy Promotions, sa Read Full Story >>>
Floyd Mayweather vs Marcos Maidana rematch: 5 things to look out for
By Alex Richards, mirror.co.uk, 14 Sep 2014
Boxing king Floyd Mayweather will put his 46-0 record on the line this weekend in a rematch of his somewhat controversial victory over Marcos Maidana back in May.
The Argentine roughed up Pretty Boy Floyd in the early exchanges at the MGM Grand, but the man known as Money regained his composure, Read Full Story >>>
Mayweather-Maidana Rematch: Pre-Fight Report Card
By Cliff Rold, BoxingScene.com, 14 Sep 2014
There have been fair times for criticism over the years about Floyd Mayweather and his opponent selection. This shouldn’t be one of them.
For the second time in his career, he faced someone that left enough of an impression over twelve rounds that there was debate about who really won the fight, Read Full Story >>>
The Square Jungle On UCN: Mayweather, Juan Manuel Lopez, Quillin, etc.
By Carlos Acevedo, The Cruelest Sport, 14 Sep 2014
I have a regular column, “The Square Jungle,” featured on the Undisputed Champion Network, a new digital entertainment website and video channel dedicated to the art and science of boxing. Here is an excerpt of the latest edition:
With Mayweather and, to an extent, Adrien Broner, boxing finally c Read Full Story >>>
Maidana looks to build on first fight
By Dan Rafael, ESPN.com, 14 Sep 2014
LAS VEGAS -- On May 3, former two-division world titleholder Marcos Maidana came as close to becoming the first man to defeat pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr. as anyone has in more than a decade, since he escaped with a decision win to claim the lightweight championship against Jose Luis Ca Read Full Story >>>
Holyfield: ‘I Give Maidana a Shot to Pull Off the Victory’
By Joe Habeeb, Tha Boxing Voice, 14 Sep 2014
Former four time heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield is in Vegas to attend the Mayweather-Maidana fight tonight and he shared his thoughts on the event. “It’s a good fight,” he simply stated.
He wasn’t too definitive when asked who he thought would win. ‘Who ever hand they raise man,” he answe Read Full Story >>>
What Would A Floyd Mayweather Loss Mean For Boxing?
By Sean Crose, Boxing Insider, 14 Sep 2014
Imagine, if you can, Marcos Maidana actually defeating Floyd Mayweather on Saturday night. Say the rematch proved to be a repeat of the first fight – only the second time around Floyd was somehow unable to make adjustments. Or say the rematch took a “long count” turn sans the long count – in other w Read Full Story >>>
Mayweather vs. Maidana 2: Sh*t is Real [Vol.II] Pacquiao vs. Chino
By John Gatling, Examiner.com, 14 Sep 2014
We all have them.
Some lower than others, and then some that are impossibly high.
Regardless as to whether or not you adhere to them or not- you will be judged by critics and skeptics alike. They will whisper that you are either not as good as some might think, or worse than susp Read Full Story >>>
Floyd Mayweather v Marcos Maidana: 16 routes to victory for the champion and contender in Las Vegas
By Gareth A Davies, Telegraph.co.uk, 14 Sep 2014
Unbeaten Floyd Mayweather jnr (46-0) faces Argentine brawler Marcos Maidana (35-4) for the second time in four months at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday night, having had his closest fight in May since his first contest with Jose Luis Castillo in 2002. Mayweather took the fight against Maidan Read Full Story >>>
THE PREDICTION PAGE: TEAM TSS Sizes Up Mayweather-Maidana 2
By Michael Woods, The Sweet Science, 14 Sep 2014
Everyone seems to think "Money" flashes more brilliance, fights smarter and not harder tonight in Vegas, and beats Chino by UD12, sans controversy or aberrant scorecard. Thought: wouldn't it be something if he lost? Wouldn't that be great? No, not because there's enmity there. For the drama. For the Read Full Story >>>
Mayweather-Maidana II: Preview & Final prediction
By Michael Readman, OTR Boxing Radio, 14 Sep 2014
The time is here once again for the Las Vegas strip to reach fever pitch. Floyd Mayweather is back in town.
Mayweather vs. Maidana II rocks up at the MGM Grand this Saturday night, for the slightly more interesting match up second time around, than most had anticipated first.
Floyd ‘Money’ May Read Full Story >>>
Floyd Mayweather and the big earners – playing the game for love or money?
By Tim Lewis, theguardian.com, 14 Sep 2014
Never has a nickname been more appropriate. In the early hours of Sunday morning, Floyd “Money” Mayweather is stepping into the ring for a rematch against Marcos Maidana and immediately the meter started spinning. Forbes recently calculated that over 12 months this year and last, “Money” made $105m Read Full Story >>>
Floyd Mayweather Jr: Did he find a savior in referee Kenny Bayless?
By Joe Wilson, Examiner.com, 14 Sep 2014
LAS VEGAS—You can call it normal or abnormal. In reality, if you have followed the career of Floyd Mayweather Jr. you would have come to the realization that there's nothing normal about this guy. He grew up poor with very bad odds, but wakes up years later being the most popular and highest paid at Read Full Story >>>
Rios on Mayweather-Maidana 2: ‘The First One Was Great the Second Will Be Even Better’
By Joe Habeeb, Tha Boxing Voice, 14 Sep 2014
Brandon Rios is in Vegas to support his stable mate Marcos Maidana as he prepares to take on pound for pound king Floyd Mayweather tonight.
Rios was seen on television on Showtime’s All Access with his arm in a sling. Tha Boxing Voice was on hand and got a chance to speak with Rios, and we asked Read Full Story >>>
Floyd Mayweather vs. Marcos Maidana II: Tale of the tape and other key fight facts
By David Mayo, mlive.com, 14 Sep 2014
LAS VEGAS — Key facts for the Floyd Mayweather-Marcos Maidana welterweight title unification:
Who: Floyd Mayweather (46-0, 26 KOs), Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA, vs. Marcos Maidana (35-4, 31 KOs), Margarita, Santa Fe, Argentina
What: A 12-round fight for Mayweather's World Boxing Council and Wo Read Full Story >>>
CNN’s Rachel Nichols Confronts Floyd Mayweather over Domestic Abuse Charges
By Josh Feldman , Mediaite.com, 14 Sep 2014
One of the only people to come out this week against Ray Rice‘s suspension from the NFL was boxer Floyd Mayweather. Mayweather, of course, has his own history of domestic abuse charges, but weighed in on Rice anyway and said that the NFL shouldn’t have changed the punishment for Rice just because th Read Full Story >>>
Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s pay-per-view clout will be tested on Saturday
By Tim Smith, RingTV.com, 13 Sep 2014
LAS VEGAS – Floyd Mayweather Jr. said there was no argument from him when the members of his advisory team called and proposed that he fight a rematch with Marcos Maidana.
“I said, ‘Why not?’ I know I won the first fight,” Mayweather said.
But Robert Garcia, Maidana’s trainer, thought it was a Read Full Story >>>