Philippines, 23 Jul 2014
  Home >> News

 
Search Boxer:
First Name
Last Name


BOXERS                         

CURRENT CHAMPIONS 

FORMER CHAMPIONS   

RATINGS                       

FIGHT SCHEDULES        

FIGHT RESULTS            

NEWS                            

HOUSE NEWS                

FORUM                          

FIGHT GALLERIES        

TRAINERS                     

MANAGERS                    

PROMOTERS                  

BOXING GYMS               

RING CARD GIRLS        


 



Dong Secuya
Web Editor

Rene Bonsubre, Jr.
Contributing Editor

Homer D. Sayson
NBA Section Editor




Ronnie Nathanielsz

Rich Mazon

Eddie Alinea

Epifanio M. Almeda

Anthony Andales

Jason Aniel

Hesiquio Balderas

Sid Bañez

Brett Bonetti

Marlon Bernardino

Winchell Campos

Socrates Celestial

Carlos Costa

Christopher Cruz

Rob Cruz

Jonathan Davis

Dr. Ed de la Vega

Lito delos Reyes

Gianluca (Rio) Di Caro

Edwin G. Espejo

Dennis U. Eroa

Ron Galarpe

Joaquin Henson

Oliver Iglesias

Dionis Jacobe

Ted Lerner

Salven Lagumbay

Reylan Loberternos

Mike Angel Lopez

Salvador Lopez

Joan Secuya-Medida

Ryan Medida

Rico Navarro

Rod Mijares

Manny Pacquiao

Gerry Peñalosa

Greg R. Penilla, M.D.

Gov. Manny Piñol

Dr. Allan Recto

Hermie Rivera

Emmanuel T. Rivera

Virgi T. Romano

Nicholai R. Roska

Maloney L. Samaco

Sev Sarmenta

Reynaldo Seno

Myron Sta. Ana

Atty. Danrex Joseph V. Tapdasan

Recah Trinidad

Reni M. Valenzuela

Mark F. Villanueva




 
News  


Mega Drool-Inducing fight is on, need a towel?


PhilBoxing.com




Three hours after Floyd Mayweather Jr. tweeted to the world that he will be facing young and unbeaten Saul Alvarez on September 14th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, the announcement spread like wildfire in all forms of social media.

And why not, this is the biggest fight there is in the whole of boxing-dom.

It is a fight so big that even casual fans of the sport paid interest to the millions who shared the news on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and the core fans of the sport gave their two cents worth of opinion on what is simply, a mega fight.

With the interest over a Mayweather Jr. versus Manny Pacquiao clash becoming a thing of the past, Alvarez, 22, is the fighter boxing fans want to see and pay as Mayweather Jr.’s next viable foe.

Because he is young and with age on his side against an older opponent, he is blessed with brute strength as shown in his past performances and he is popular, especially in his country of Mexico where he is treated like a heartthrob and a superstar.

Alvarez nicknamed “Canelo” (Cinnamon in Spanish) may not be in the realm of Pacquiao’s worldwide popularity and boxing resume but he is getting there and a win over the acknowledged best boxer in the planet will bring him there quickly than he and everyone can ever imagine.

The fight will be contested at the super welterweight class, generally at a limit of 154 pounds, but both parties agreed to a catch weight of 152 pounds. Alvarez has two belts of the division (WBA and WBC) in his waist while Mayweather Jr. is the WBA’s Super Champ by virtue of his victory against Miguel Cotto last year, his last foray in the 154 class. He went down in weight to fight and successfully defend his welterweight (147 pounds) title against challenger, Robert Guerrero earlier this month.

It will be carried live via pay per view by network giant Showtime which signed Mayweather Jr. to an exclusive six-fight deal in the beginning of this year. Alvarez which is promoted by Golden Boy Promotions fought his last two fights in the same network; part of a deal between his promoters and Showtime.

Experience versus Age, skill versus power, boxer versus brawler, Mayweather Jr. versus Alvarez? This is what great boxing matches are made of.

Anyone have a towel? I need to wipe this drool off my face as I write this piece.

You can reach the author at rrmaze24@aol.com and on Twitter @Freemazon910


Click here to view a list of other articles written by Rich Mazon .


Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:

  • "G4", New York City Media Workout Quotes
    By , Wed, 23 Jul 2014
  • Ross "The Boss" Burkinshaw looks to gain foothold in Super Flyweight division
    By , Wed, 23 Jul 2014
  • TOMORROW! Brandon Rios Oxnard Media Workout - Noon PT
    By , Wed, 23 Jul 2014
  • NBA -- Kings win 2014 Summer League title
    By Homer D. Sayson, Wed, 23 Jul 2014
  • NBA -- A new Marshall in Milwaukee
    By Nick Osen, Wed, 23 Jul 2014
  • PLANS FOR A ZOU SHIMING TITLE FIGHT WILL HAVE TO WAIT
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Wed, 23 Jul 2014
  • DODIE BOY PENALOSA’S OPPONENT FALLS ILL, IS REPLACED
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Wed, 23 Jul 2014
  • Local hero JR Magboo eyes IBF Pacific title
    By Dennis U. Eroa, Wed, 23 Jul 2014
  • PARAS CLEARED TO COMPETE IN FIBA U18 SLAM DUNK CONTEST
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Wed, 23 Jul 2014
  • Douglas Targets World title in Fall!
    By , Wed, 23 Jul 2014
  • Miranda replaces injured Nemkov vs. Puetz in M-1 Challenge 50 Aug. 15 in Russia
    By , Wed, 23 Jul 2014
  • Viloria heeds Freddie’s advice
    By Joaquin Henson, Tue, 22 Jul 2014
  • ZOU SHIMING EYES WORLD TITLE FIGHT
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Tue, 22 Jul 2014
  • DELA TORRE VS. SOUTH AFRICA’S MCOTHELI IN WBF TITLE FIGHT
    By Rene Bonsubre, Jr., Tue, 22 Jul 2014
  • New Jersey Veteran Jorge Diaz Returns to Top ShoBox Quadrupleheader Undercard at Turning Stone, This Friday, July 25
    By , Tue, 22 Jul 2014
  • HBO DOESN'T LIKE RIGONDEAUX, BUT THEY LIKE ZOU SHIMING?
    By Anthony 'Duljoman' Andales, Tue, 22 Jul 2014
  • Win-win leader begging off from race
    By Recah Trinidad, Tue, 22 Jul 2014
  • Notre Dame's Mike Lee Eager for Fistic Homecoming on ESPN Friday Night Fights This Friday, July 25, at UIC Pavilion in Chicago
    By , Tue, 22 Jul 2014
  • Recap of 2014 WMMAA Congress
    By , Tue, 22 Jul 2014
  • SHOWTIME Sports Celebrates Landmark 200th ShoBox Telecast With Classic Fights, Greatest Hits & More
    By , Tue, 22 Jul 2014
  • Rodriguez vs. Santiago for the Vacant WBO Latin title in Cataño, Puerto Rico
    By , Tue, 22 Jul 2014
  • TIME FOR PEOPLE POWER IN BOXING
    By Reni M. Valenzuela, Mon, 21 Jul 2014
  • Arizona Boxing News & Notes With Don Smith: Stone Vs. USA Boxing, Meet & Greet & Boxing Noise
    By Don Smith, Mon, 21 Jul 2014
  • TEAM YAQUI LOPEZ “FAT CITY” GETS THREE WINS IN AMATEUR SHOWCASE IN NORCAL
    By Mike Angel Lopez, Mon, 21 Jul 2014


  •  




     
    PhilBoxing.com has been created to support every aspiring
    Filipino boxer and the Philippine boxing scene in general.
    Please send comments to feedback@philboxing.com


    PRIVATE POLICY | LEGAL DISCLAIMER
    developed and maintained by dong secuya
    © 2014 philboxing.com.