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Dela Hoya counters Floyd, hints at rematch

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ABS-CBN Sports News

MANILA, Philippines – Retired boxer-turned promoter Oscar de la Hoya has lashed out at Floyd Mayweather Jr. over the insults he and Victor Ortiz received from the former pound-for-pound king.

De la Hoya said through his Twitter account that he might give Mayweather a rematch if Mayweather beats Ortiz fair and square.

“It’s so sad Mayweather has to bash people and flaunt money he’s not going to have when he retires,” Tweeted De la Hoya. “Give Ortiz a rematch. Try to beat him fair.”

Read more: http://www.fighthits.net/2011/10/dela-hoya-counters-floyd-hints-at.html

Controversial ref in Nietes-Garcia Hilares bout replaced

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ABS-CBN Sports News

MANILA, Philippines – World Boxing Organization (WBO) has already appointed a new referee for the light flyweight title clash between former minimumweight titlist Donnie Nietes and Ramon Garcia Hilares.

WBO president Francisco “Paco” Valcarel appointed Robert Byrd to take the place of controversial referee Joe Cortez, according to a report by Ronnie Nathanielsz in Philboxing.com.

Read more: http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/sports/09/30/11/controversial-ref-nietes-garcia-hilares-bout-replaced

Marquez watch out, Pacquiao ends careers!

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Diamond Boxing

Albert Alvarez

Pacquiao ends careers!- After Pacquiao smashed Hatton, Hatton never went on to fight again and then recently just retired. Oscar De La Hoya also retired himself after the typhoon swallowed the tycoon and spit him out. Will Juan Manuel Marquez be next on the retirement list? It’s really too early to say right now, especially when we have all seen in their first two fights that Marquez has given the mighty Pacquiao all he can handle and then some. I hate to say this because I am a huge Marquez fan, but it is the opinion of I that Manny Pacquiao is going to ruin Marquez and end Marquez’s career. Yes you read that right, Juan Manuel Marquez’s great Hall of Fame Legendary career will come to an end the second that Pacquiao decides to drop the curtain.

Read more: http://www.fighthits.net/2011/10/marquez-watch-out-pacquiao-ends-careers.html

Ana Julaton speaks on her bond with Pacquiao and eyes third bout with Marquez

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Las Vegas Boxing Examiner

Chris Robinson

Last weekend I had a lengthy talk with WBO female bantamweight champion Ana Julaton, who defends her title tonight in Yucatan, Mexico against Jessica Villafranca. While I definitely appreciated Julaton taking me through the steps of her life that lead to this point in her career, I was also interested in the 31-year old’s take on another key matchup in the sport.

Read more: http://www.examiner.com/boxing-in-las-vegas/ana-julaton-speaks-on-her-bond-with-pacquiao-and-eyes-third-bout-with-marquez?CID=examiner_alerts_article

Manny Pacquiao Doesn’t Need Floyd Mayweather for a Big Payday

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Opposing Views

Alex Groberman

Despite all of the talk about how Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. need each other to ensure huge paydays, both fighters are in line to have a very profitable 2011.

Pacquiao, of course, is currently busy preparing for his November 12 bout versus Juan Manuel Marquez. However, given the precarious nature of promoting a fight that people aren’t especially excited about, he’ll be cutting his training camp in the Philippines short and heading back to the United States.

Read more: http://www.fighthits.net/2011/10/manny-pacquiao-doesnt-need-floyd.html

“Manny Pacquiao is a phenom,” Roberto Garcia

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Glendale Boxing Examiner

Igor Frank

“ I don’t know what it is,” exclaimed Big Steve during our jog through Brand Park:” But ever since I saw Manny for the first time destroy that African guy over ten years ago, every time I see him in the ring I get chocked up; it’s like a spiritual experience. I can’t wait for his next fight with Marquez.”

Read more: http://www.fighthits.net/2011/10/manny-pacquiao-is-phenom-roberto-garcia.html

Bob Arum failed to make Floyd Mayweather Jr. ring superstar, Lou DiBella says

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Boxing Examiner

Michael Marley

Like a combination puncher waiting until he was sure his veteran opponent was vulernable, combative promoter Lou DiBella’s vituperative response to rival Bob Arum went far beyond defending his handling of middleweight champion Sergio Martinez.

Read more: http://www.examiner.com/boxing-in-national/bob-arum-failed-to-make-floyd-mayweather-jr-ring-superstar-lou-dibella-says

Who wins, Khan or Peterson? Bradley cannot decide

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The Ring

Lem Satterfield

Former WBO and WBC junior welterweight beltholder Tim Bradley told RingTV.com that he can’t decide who will win between WBA and IBF counterpart Amir Khan and IBF mandatory challenger Lamont Peterson.

The two fighters will scrap in an HBO-televised bout from Peterson’s home town on Dec. 10 at the Verizon Center.

Read more: http://ringtv.craveonline.com/blog/169404-who-wins-khan-or-peterson-bradley-can-not-decide

Tickets for the Nietes-Garcia fight selling fast

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PhilBoxing.com

Jerome S. Galunan Jr.

BACOLOD CITY – Tickets to the first-ever world championship here in Bacolod City, which is scheduled on Oct. 8 at the University of St. La Salle, have already been out in the market.

Read more: http://philboxing.com/news/story-60716.html

Pac-Marquez already big at box office

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ESPN.com

Dan Rafael

Pound-for-pound king Manny Pacquiao is in training camp in the Philippines preparing for his welterweight title defense against rival Juan Manuel Marquez, whom he will meet for a third time on Nov. 12, but he will hit America sooner than usual to complete his camp.

Read more: http://espn.go.com/boxing/story/_/id/7037917/manny-pacquiao-early-arrival-us-latest-plus-juan-manuel-marquez-bout

Mainstream recognition eludes best fighter not named Floyd or Manny

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Sports Illustrated

Chris Mannix

NEW YORK — The crowd inside the Modell’s sporting goods store pushed back four, sometimes five deep, enveloping a sweat-soaked Sergio Martinez in a sea of arms, legs and camera phones. Outside, even more onlookers gathered, pressing against a wall-sized glass window and blocking off the 42nd St. sidewalk, forcing more than a few disgruntled passers-by in Times Square to find a better route.

Read more: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011/writers/chris_mannix/09/30/martinez-barker/index.html

Nishioka No Easy Task for Rafael Marquez

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3MoreRounds.com

Ramon Aranda

It’s a fight that isn’t garnering many headlines in the boxing community, but Saturday night’s junior featherweight title bout between WBC champ Toshiaki Nishioka (38-4-3, 24 KOs) and former two-division champ Rafael Marquez (40-6, 36 KOs) may just be the best fight of the weekend.

Read more: http://3morerounds.com/columns/nishioka-no-easy-task-for-rafael-marquez/

DUGONG KAMPEON PROMISES NON-STOP ACTION

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PhilBoxing.com

Chito Yu Katangkatang

Everything has been set for Dugong Kampeon at Hoops Dome Lapu-Lapu City today at 6PM. The event will feature Dodie Boy Peñalosa Jr. facing off with Donriel Marcos. Peñalosa eyes for his seventh win and possibly another one via knockout just like the rest of his victories. Dodie Jr. admits he has a lot to learn on the ring but vows that he will perform his best in order to be worthy of being included in the Pacquaio-Marquez undercard. “Donriel is a tough opponent but I worked so hard during training. I am confident that I will give my Cebuano fans another exciting performance on fight night. Being a Peñalosa carries with it a lot of responsibilities and the heaviest of which is to live to the fans’ expectations. But it is a challenge that I am taking.” Dodie Jr. told this scribe.

Read more: http://philboxing.com/news/story-60704.html

Sergio Martinez Among The Best, But Opponents So, So…AVILA

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The Sweet Science

David A. Avila

Most believe Sergio Martinez represents the best of the best in pro boxing and though he would probably beat Floyd Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao and give Bernard Hopkins a good rumble, very few know him on the streets of America.

Read more: http://www.thesweetscience.com/news/articles-frontpage/13353-sergio-martinez-among-the-best-but-opponents-so-soavila

Reagan Penn Returns To MMA Action November 5 Alongside Other Notables

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Press Release

Just one week after his older brother faces Nick Diaz at UFC 137; Reagan Penn will enter the cage in his second professional Mixed Martial Arts contest. Continue reading “Reagan Penn Returns To MMA Action November 5 Alongside Other Notables” »

Freddie Roach Responds to Victor Conte

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By Keith Terceira

Former Balco founder Victor Conte, you remember him don’t you, the guy that assisted a great number of athletes in ruining their careers by creating and supplying them with various steroids, including Shane Mosley. The character that was sentenced to 8 months, four in prison and four at home, well he is spouting off on Manny Pacquiao and steroids, like anyone would lend credence to a word this supposedly reformed money launderer and drug distributor would say.

Freddie Roach, a true gentleman of boxing was very cordial in his responses to questions regarding Conte’s weighing in with an opinion on drug testing.

“I’m surprised Victor would ever say anything. Victor Conte is always so nice in person, so why would he want to say things like that behind my back.”

Roach was asked if he thought Conte was jealous, seeking attention, or if he thought maybe Conte doesn’t understand how Roach’s and Ariza’s fighters are so good.

“Victor just doesn’t understand in my opinion and Victor’s inability to understand how these fighters do it is what prompts him to make remarks like that. What is sad is that Manny Pacquiao works his ass off in training and when you say things like he is cheating you are taking away from the aspect of his work ethic.”

Continuing further on Manny’s drive to succeed and focus in training, the Hall of Famer continued by stating.

“Manny Pacquiao is this good because of how hard he works, he works harder than anyone and that is why he deserves that respect. If one of Victor’s fighters rose to the top like Pacquiao and always tested clean like Manny I would never call Victor’s fighter a cheater, I would congratulate him.

This is where we interject some personal thoughts, and I’m not as nice towards sports hall of shame inductee Victor Conte.

I enjoy the fact that Victor Conte is in boxing even less than I enjoy seeing Jose Conseco putting on a pair of Everlast gloves. Any boxing manager worth his salt would never have Victor Conte within a mile of his corner because of the big red bull’s-eye it places on that fighter’s career and reputation. “Dr. Steroid” chiming in on Manny Pacquiao is about as trustworthy and interesting as getting Osama Bin Laden’s view on Catholicism.

Remember yesterday when wrote “ a Phantom in a back alley wearing an overcoat” when discussing the “Orange Potion” that Manny takes is really just Designer Whey. Well, that phantom for years was Victor Conte and his Balco lab, this man has the honor of being is one of the people that I wouldn’t interview in boxing for all the money in Manny’s accounts.

If Freddie Roach hadn’t responded to Conte I wouldn’t be writing this and giving this ex-con credibility in the sport that has my heart. His association with boxing gives us just another black eye and detracts from all the hard work men like Alex Ariza do for the sport.

The man is an embarrassment to any sport and all he is attempting to do is make a new name for himself because he blew all credibility he ever had in his previous career and it seems that all one has to do to get attention in boxing is lay rumors and aspersions on Manny Pacquiao’s doorstep and throw Ariza under a bus.

His taking a stand for blood testing in Mayweather-Pacquiao is so hypocritical and ironic that I can barely contain the bile that rises in my throat when I write his name. Bedazzling us with his bullshit knowledge on steroids that was acquired during and prior to the destruction of many a sports legacy is a testament to Conte’s arrogance and vileness.

If Victor Conte wants a second chance, an opportunity to redeem himself then let him go back to baseball and repair the chaos he left behind there. He may have paid his debt to the legal end of our society but he hasn’t even come close to paying the debt he owes to sports and sports fans.

If Victor Conte ever showed his face near my fighters he would be escorted out the back door like the rest of the human garbage that tends to attempt to leech on to fighters. Boxing fans should listen to whatever Victor “Dr. Steroid” Conte has to say right about the time I let Joran Van der Sloot date my daughter, or Charles Manson take my four kids for a day in the park.

Ciao!

Road to Marquez: Baguio Training Day 10- Keith Terceira

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By Keith Terceira,

Manny Pacquiao left Baguio today to travel to Manila for his daughter’s birthday tomorrow and we at MP8 would like to wish the Pacquiao family well on this special day.

 

Continue reading “Road to Marquez: Baguio Training Day 10- Keith Terceira” »

Tim Bradley Vs Manny Pacquiao?

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By Leo Reyes,

In one of my recent articles on (Digital Journal dated September 21) I singled out Timothy Brandley as Manny Pacquiao’s most probable opponent after he is done with Juan Manuel Marquez on November 12. Continue reading “Tim Bradley Vs Manny Pacquiao?” »

Freddie Roach: Mayweather Is Slowing Down, Pacquiao and Khan Can Beat Him

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Bad Left Hook

Scott Christ

In an interview with The Philippine Star, trainer Freddie Roach said that the September 17 fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr and Victor Ortiz gave him some ideas of how to combat Mayweather if Manny Pacquiao ever does get to fight him, but he also thinks he has another fighter that can end Mayweather’s undefeated streak.

Read more: http://www.fighthits.net/2011/09/freddie-roach-mayweather-is-slowing.html

Pacquiao to train vs smaller fighters

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Manila Standard Today

Dennis Principe

FILIPINO boxing sensation Manny Pacquiao will most likely train with fighters smaller than him in preparing for Mexican rival Juan Manuel Marquez.

According to famed trainer Freddie Roach, they have chosen sparring partners who may be small, but possess ring generalship that can simulate Marquez.

Read more: http://www.fighthits.net/2011/09/pacquiao-to-train-vs-smaller-fighters.html

Underdog Boxing: Time to go for Mayweather-Ortiz ref Joe Cortez

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GMANews.tv

Carlo Pamintuan

Joe Cortez is a member of the International Boxing Hall of Fame. It’s definitely not easy to be a part of this group. It means you have done your part in promoting the sport of boxing and that you have spent a huge fraction of your life immersed in the sweet science.

Cortez deserves to be called a hall-of-famer. He took over in the 1980s as one of boxing’s best referees after the retirement of legends such as Richard Steele and Mills Lane. He has refereed over 170 title fights in a career spanning over four decades.

Read more: http://www.fighthits.net/2011/09/underdog-boxing-time-to-go-for.html

Timothy Bradley signs with Top Rank; will be on Nov. 12 Pacquiao card

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Los Angeles Times

Lance Pugmire

Unbeaten Coachella Valley boxer Timothy Bradley signed a new promotional contract Thursday and was assigned a prominent semi-main event fight, most likely against former champion Joel Casamayor, on the Nov. 12 Manny Pacquiao-Juan Manuel Marquez card at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Read more: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/sports_blog/2011/09/timothy-bradley-signs-with-top-rank-on-nov-12-pacquiao-card.html

PHOTO: NISHIOKA-MARQUEZ PRESSCON

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PhilBoxing.com

Sept. 29, 2011, Las Vegas,Nevada — (L-R) WBC World Super Bantamweight champion Toshiaki Nishioka, Tokyo, Japan and Mexico’s two-division champion Rafael Marquez pose during a press conference Thursday in Las Vegas for their upcoming title fight, Saturday, Oct. 1 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Promoted by Top Rank, in association with Teiken and Zanfer Promotions, Nishioka vs Marquez will be televised live on FOX Deportes in the US and Mexico and shown on WOWOW in Japan. — Photo Credit: Chris Farina - Top Rank.

Read more: http://philboxing.com/news/story-60676.html

Bob Arum blast triggers Lou DiBella explosion on marketing of Sergio Martinez

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Boxing Examiner

Michael Marley

Maybe Bob Arum thought he was offering constructive criticism when he told me Thursday night that rival promoter Lou DiBella has botched the mass marketing of stylish world middleweight champion Sergio Martinez.

Only minutes after I posted Arum’s remarks, Volcanic DiBella did his typical Mt. St. Helen’s hot molten lava explosion, ringing me up via his Fighting Publicist Kevin Rooney Jr. to give his opinion about the 79 year old Arum’s slightly acerbic comments.

Read more: http://www.fighthits.net/2011/09/bob-arum-blast-triggers-lou-dibella.html

Vince Parra speaks on Mercito Gesta’s latest fight and eyes Las Vegas showcase

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Las Vegas Boxing Examiner

Chris Robinson

Earlier this month, undefeated lightweight contender Mercito ‘No Mercy’ Gesta continued his path towards a world-title shot with a hard-fought decision victory over tough journeyman Manuel Perez in Parker, Arizona. A native of Mandaue City in the Philippines and now residing in San Diego, Calif., Gesta has been generating some serious buzz in the sport and the southpaw is next slated for a November 11th appearance in Las Vegas one night before the third encounter between Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez.

Read more: http://www.examiner.com/boxing-in-las-vegas/vince-parra-speaks-on-mercito-gesta-s-latest-fight-and-eyes-las-vegas-showcase?CID=examiner_alerts_article

The Floyd Mayweather, Jr. Vs. Manny Pacquiao Press Conference Of The Future

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The Queensberry Rules

Karl Greenberg

Well, who would have thought we’d have a post-fight that is more entertaining (and likely to be a lot lengthier) than the actual fight itself? Victor Ortiz and Oscar De La Hoya are demanding a rematch, while Floyd Mayweather, Jr. is rolling out the infamous fishnet stocking shots.

Read more: http://queensberry-rules.com/2011-articles/september/the-floyd-mayweather-jr-vs-manny-pacquiao-press-conference-of-the-future.html

GREAT WEEKEND OF BOXING

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PhilBoxing.com

Ronnie Nathanielsz

Fight fans will be treated to a weekend of exciting fights that will hopefully make them forget the cheap shot taken by Floyd Mayweather Jr to score a 4th round knockout over unsuspecting Vicious Victor Ortiz.

One of the fights that is certain to interest Filipino boxing fans is the battle between WBC super bantamweight champion Toshiaki Nishioka of Japan and Rafael Marquez of Mexico, brother of WBA lightweight champion Juan Manuel Marquez who faces off with pound for pound king Manny Pacquiao in a much-awaited trilogy on November 12 in Las Vegas.

Read more: http://philboxing.com/news/story-60688.html

Why Ana Julaton has much to look forward to heading into bout with Villafranca

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Las Vegas Boxing Examiner

Chris Robinson

As she readied for her September 30th title defense of her WBO female super bantamweight crown, Ana Julaton came across as a woman ready for anything bound to be thrown her way. Training at the UNLV Boxing Gym in Las Vegas, Nevada, Julaton’s sweat and dedication came in hand with a soft-spoken nature and reflective appreciation for just everything she has had to endure to get to this point in her life.

Read more: http://www.examiner.com/boxing-in-las-vegas/why-ana-julaton-has-much-to-look-forward-to-heading-into-bout-with-villafranca

ShoBox Final Weights, Quotes & Photos, World Title Eliminator Tomorrow On SHOWTIME

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PhilBoxing.com

NOTE: WEIGHTS (Sept. 29, 2011) – World Boxing Council (WBC) No. 1-ranked super lightweight contender Olusegun Ajose weighed in at 139 pounds and No. 6-ranked Ali Chebah tipped the scales at 140 pounds during Thursday’s weigh in at Chumash Casino Resort in Santa Ynez, Calif.

Read more: http://philboxing.com/news/story-60686.html

Should Floyd Mayweather Heed Oscar de la Hoya’s call for a rematch with Ortiz?

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by Leo Reyes

After a controversial win over WBC welterweight champion Victor Ortiz last September 17, Floyd Mayweather has been widely criticized for not giving Victor Ortiz a fair chance by granting the 24-year-old ex-champion a rematch.

The clamor for a rematch stemming from the bizarre fourth round knockout by Mayweather on defenseless Ortiz, continues to grace the Internet as well as print and broadcast media, almost two weeks after the controversial fight.

In the heavily-promoted match which was viewed by millions of boxing fans around the world, Mayweather was leading on points from first to third rounds. However on the fourth round, Ortiz stepped up his assault with a series of combinations forcing Mayweather to lean on the corner rope for safety.

Before the end of the round, referee Cortez caught and confronted Ortiz for intentional headbutting and slapped him with a one point deduction. After the break-up by referee Cortez, Ortiz approached Mayweather to offer his apology for which Mayweather seemed to have accepted.

But while Ortiz’ hands were still down presumably waiting for the referee Cortez to give signal for the resumption of the fight, Mayweather threw a powerful unobstructed left hook that shook Ortiz so badly and followed it up with a right punch that sent Ortiz reeling down the canvas and was counted out by Cortez.

Boxing fans and critics say what Mayweather did was very unsportsmanlike while Mayweather and his supporters defended the unbeaten champion for seizing the opportunity when Ortiz opened up in a live round.

Pound for pound king Manny Pacquiao in his statement after watching the fight on TV commented, “There was nothing illegal in what Floyd did but it was unsportsmanlike,” said Pacquiao, noting that he acknowledged the fact that referee Joe Cortez had signaled the fight to continue, something a lot of ringsiders said they never saw.

Leading the call for a rematch is legendary boxer Oscar de la Hoya, whose company, Golden Boy Promotions is promoting Floyd Mayweather’s fights.

Boxing fans were expecting a good fight but Mayweather ended it in a very unsportsmanlike manner. “Everyone was cheated from a great fight.” The fans were cheated, dela Hoya told Boxing Scene.

“Call it legal or call it illegal, it was bad sportsmanship plain and simple, and if Floyd has any sort of honor he will give Victor Ortiz a rematch,” De La Hoya said.

After engaging dela Hoya in heated discussion on the issues via their Twitter accounts, Mayweather said Ortiz should first get past Andre Berto before he considers a rematch.

Mayweather seems bent on giving Ortiz a rematch as he suggested he should first face Andre Berto but boxing fans and critics say he should grant Ortiz request for an immediate rematch without preconditions.

Rampage Jackson Considering Boxing After UFC Contract Expires

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Bad Left Hook

Scott Christ

UFC star Quinton “Rampage” Jackson is considering a move to professional boxing once his UFC contract is up, according to ESPN UK:

“I hate fighting people who are scared,” Jackson told the ESPN UFC Podcast. “When you fight somebody who is scared you never know what they’re going to do. They turn and run.

Read more: http://www.fighthits.net/2011/09/rampage-jackson-considering-boxing.html

Hatton contemplated suicide following crushing defeat to Pacquiao

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The Ring

Harry Pratt

The former two-division world champion, from Manchester, England, officially called quits on his career in July of this year at the age of 32. But before making that decision, Hatton, now a successful promoter and qualified trainer, turned to alcohol and drugs in the wake of his thumping by Manny Pacquiao in December 2009 — and admits he even considered taking his own life.

Read more: http://www.fighthits.net/2011/09/hatton-contemplated-suicide-following.html

I was suicidal after Pacquiao defeat, says Hatton

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Agence France-Presse

LONDON—Britain’s former world welterweight champion Ricky Hatton admitted on Thursday that his brutal defeat at the hands of Filipino superstar Manny Pacquiao drove him to the brink of suicide.

Hatton, who retired in July, was demolished inside just two rounds by Pacquiao in Las Vegas in May 2009, a fierce battering which caused his life to spiral out of control in a battle with drink and drugs.

Read more: http://www.fighthits.net/2011/09/i-was-suicidal-after-pacquiao-defeat.html

WBO PRESIDENT APPOINTS ROBERT BYRD TO REPLACE JOE CORTEZ AS REFEREE FOR NIETES-GARCIA HIRALES TITLE FIGHT

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PhilBoxing.com

Ronnie Nathanielsz

In a decision that is certain to win widespread acclaim, World Boxing Organization president Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel has appointed Robert Byrd as referee in the WBO light flyweight title fight between champion Ramon Garcia Hirales of Mexico and former WBO minimum weight champion Donnie Nietes of the Philippines replacing Joe “Fair But Firm” Cortez.

Read more: http://philboxing.com/news/story-60661.html

Manny Pacquiao Fights with Destiny

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Esquire

Gary Andrew Poole

No, he’s not the next Ali — he can’t even hold a conversation, let alone grow up. But, man, could he be something. Now if he would only figure what that something should be. An exclusive excerpt.

Read more: http://www.esquire.com/the-side/feature/manny-pacquiao-esquire-philippines-6499697#ixzz1ZOWtaytx

Sergio Martinez marketing is mishandled, Bob Arum says

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Boxing Examiner

Michael Marley

Common sense would dictate that a world title bout held in the neutral zone of Atlantic City between a formidable champion from Argentina and a little-known challenger from the UK is not going to cause a commotion at the box office.

Read more: http://www.examiner.com/boxing-in-national/sergio-martinez-marketing-is-mishandled-bob-arum-says

Dodie Boy Peñalosa Jr. eyes 7th KO in 7th fight

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Sun.Star Cebu

Edri Aznar

DODIE Boy Peñalosa Jr. is looking to stay perfect and impress his uncle, the retired two-division world champion Gerry Peñalosa, in his fight this Saturday night because an emphatic victory could earn him a slot in the undercard of the upcoming Nov. 12 battle between pound-for-pound king Manny Pacquiao and Mexican rival Juan Manuel Marquez in Las Vegas.

Read more: http://www.sunstar.com.ph/cebu/sports/2011/09/29/dodie-boy-penalosa-jr-eyes-7th-ko-7th-fight-182196

Pac, May must settle No. 1 in ring, of course

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ESPN.com

When I updated ESPN.com’s September pound-for-pound rankings this week, Floyd Maweather Jr., who had dropped off the list after being idle for more than a year, returned to his No. 2 position behind No. 1 Manny Pacquiao after knocking out Victor Ortiz two weeks ago. If you believe that Mayweather should be No. 1, that is also perfectly reasonable. The only way to settle the discussion? Obviously, Pacquiao and Mayweather need to fight.

Read more: http://espn.go.com/boxing/blog/_/name/rafael_dan/id/7034672/manny-pacquiao-floyd-mayweather-settle-no-1-ranking-ring

Pacquiao and Kimmel: a winning combination

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The Ring

Lem Satterfield

Three things you can rely on: death, taxes and Manny Pacquiao appearing on “Jimmy Kimmel Live.”

A 32-year-old, eight-division titlewinner, Pacquiao (53-3-2, 38 KOs) will make his fifth appearance on the popular late-night talk show nine days before his third match-up with WBO and WBA lightweight titleholder Juan Manuel Marquez (53-5-1, 39 KOs), Top Rank Inc. CEO Bob Arum told RingTV.com on Wednesday.

Read more: http://ringtv.craveonline.com/blog/169376-pacquiao-kimmel-a-winning-combination

An Extremely Interesting Tweet By Oscar To Floyd

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Boxing Insider

Scoop Malinowski

Oscar: “It’s so sad Mayweather has to bash people and flaunt money he’s not going to [have] when he retires. Give Ortiz a rematch. Try beat him fair…and then maybe, just maybe, I will give you another chance at me.”

Did you catch that? It sounds like Oscar De La Hoya is holding all the power over Mayweather now:  ”Give Ortiz a rematch. Try to beat him fair…and then maybe, just maybe, I will give you another chance at me.”

Read more: http://www.boxinginsider.com/columns/a-very-interesting-tweet-by-oscar-to-floyd/

 

Roach hits M’weather’s ‘cheap shot’ versus Ortiz

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The Philippine Star

Joaquin Henson

LONDON – Legendary boxing trainer Freddie Roach is making big news here even as he is far away in Baguio City attending to Manny Pacquiao in preparing for the Juan Manuel Marquez fight set in Las Vegas on Nov. 12.

In the weekly British magazine Boxing News, Roach said Floyd Mayweather looked “terrible” in knocking out Victor Ortiz to wrest the WBC welterweight title last Sept. 17. When both Ortiz and referee Joe Cortez weren’t looking, Mayweather landed two undefended punches to end the bout in the fourth round. Roach called it “a cheap shot.”

Read more: http://www.fighthits.net/2011/09/roach-hits-mweathers-cheap-shot-versus.html

Khan wants to be the first to beat Floyd

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ABS-CBN Sports News

MANILA, Philippines – British junior welterweight champion Amir “King” Khan continues to campaign for a fight against unbeaten American boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr.

“To be the best, you have to beat the best. And I want to be the first to beat him,” Khan told BoxingScene.com.

Mayweather is coming off a controversial 4th-round knockout victory over Victor Ortiz, while Khan will be defending his junior welterweight belts against Lamont Peterson in December.

Read more: http://www.fighthits.net/2011/09/khan-wants-to-be-first-to-beat-floyd.html

Don’t Bet on Mayweather vs. Pacquiao Happening Anytime Soon

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ProBoxing-fans.com

Rich Thomas

If Floyd Mayweather’s controversial victory over Victor Ortiz and his subsequent verbal assault on Larry Merchant have accomplished anything, it is stealing the thunder from the build-up to Manny Pacquiao vs. Juan Manuel Marquez III, because now the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao fever has been brought back to a boil. I suspect that was Mayweather’s intention all along, since he could not predict sucker punching Ortiz into an early knockout, and might have been planning on the public dissing of Larry Merchant to create controversy.

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JEFF MAYWEATHER: “MANNY IS THE ONE THAT HAS TO PROVE HIMSELF”

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FightHype.com

Percy Crawford

“I thought it was a masterful performance and everybody knows why Ortiz did what he did. He got frustrated. I loved the ending. It was the perfect ending to a situation in which Ortiz created. He started it and Floyd finished it…he is still proving that nobody can beat him.

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If not Pacquiao, who’s next for Mayweather?

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ESPN.com

Who should Floyd Mayweather Jr. fight next? Easy: Manny Pacquiao, naturally. Outside of the fighting congressman from Sarangani, what opponent could Floyd find to make an equally big, or even bigger, statement? Why, Sergio Martinez, of course.

Read more: http://espn.go.com/boxing/hot?id=7033731

PPV price for Pacquiao Marquez fight is set at $54.95

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Glendale Boxing Examiner

Igor Frank

“I am going to pre order Manny Pacquiao fight,” said Big Steve while pouncing on a heavy bag at the Y in Glendale:” My friend Tony ordered Mayweather show the day of the fight and ended up paying almost seventy bucks.”

HBO earlier announced that Pay Per View for November 12th Manny Pacquiao Juan Manuel Marquez third encounter is set at a retail price of $54.95, a bargain comparing Mayweather’s “ Star Power” which was priced at $59.95 for pre order and $64.95 the day of the fight.

Read more: http://www.fighthits.net/2011/09/ppv-price-for-pacquiao-marquez-fight-is.html

Hopkins to go for the knockout in a dogfight with Dawson

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The Ring

Lem Satterfield

RING and WBC light heavyweight titleholder Bernard Hopkins hasn’t had a knockout since September of 2004, when Oscar De La Hoya was stopped for the first time in his career thanks to a ninth-round body shot.

The 46-year-old Hopkins (52-5-2, 32 KOs) says that he’s about due for another stoppage victory, and that there is no better time to go for it than against former WBC and IBF beltholder Chad Dawson (30-1, 17 KOs) when they meet at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Oct. 15.

Read more: http://ringtv.craveonline.com/blog/169366-hopkins-will-dictate-a-dogfight-try-to-knock-out-dawson

Jorge Arce in Las Vegas, meeting with Arum to discuss showdown with Donaire

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Las Vegas Boxing Examiner

Chris Robinson

As reported by Alfredo Jaime Gomez at Notifight.com/BoxingScene.com, WBO super bantamweight champion Jorge Arce has arrived in Las Vegas for this weekend’s intriguing clash between WBC super bantamweight titleholder Toshiaki Nishioka and Rafael Marquez. While Arce will be ringside to cheer on his countryman Marquez, he is also in town to discuss some serious business with Top Rank promoter Bob Arum in regards to his next ring appearance.

Read more: http://www.fighthits.net/2011/09/jorge-arce-in-las-vegas-meeting-with.html

 

Road to Marquez: Baguio Training Day 9

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By Keith Terceira

Today’s training day was an incredible sight to witness as Manny Pacquiao got in the ring and did the first 5 rounds of sparring with Jorge Linares. Manny cracked Jorge in the mouth and split his upper lip slightly then proceeded to continuously take it to Linares making Jorge slow down, and use more of a tactical approach for a couple of rounds.

What started out as a sprint became a game of chess. During the fourth and fifth rounds the Venezuelan loosened up and became a bit of his own typhoon, showing his lighting speed delivering his own arsenal of completed punches.

Manny Pacquiao was less than satisfied though when they finished and he said he wanted Jorge to throw more. He was a bit upset because he wanted more of an all-out war.

Alex Ariza told Manny,

“Hey listen, when these fighters who are getting paid millions of dollars to fight you on fight night and they don’t throw that much after you hit them, what do you expect in sparring? Remember you are the best fighter in the world and you hit like a heavy weight, people have to play chess with you, because they do not like to get hit.”

Alex stated, all in all Jorge is doing much better and on fight night this experience with Pacquiao will really make a more complete fighter of Jorge.

“He is finally starting to get in shape and his abs are coming in. There is already a transformation going on in the physique of Pacquiao”

Freddie Roach informed MP8 that;

“I am very happy with the progress of Pacquiao. His timing and endurance in right on track, his power is already there.”

HBO 24/7 started filming today and they discussed and informed people at ringside that they will feature Alex more, commenting also that the difference between this fight and the two past Marquez fights is Alex Ariza and they want to highlight the complete fighter Manny has become since Ariza joined the team.

Alex stated his Ariza fitness is taking off and he is putting a program together to put diets and workouts together for people on line.

For boxing and fitness fans we have a bit of news as well, the Manny Pack is now for sale on the MP8.ph online store. Thia is the exact vitamins that have been custom made by Alex Ariza are now for sale, check them out on www.MP8.ph, go to the store and click supplements.

Finally we asked Alex if he is looking forward to going back to the U.S. in 8 days;

“Yes, Linares is fighting on the 15th at the Staple Center in Los Angeles and also my favorite UFC Fighter BJ Penn is supposed to be training in Orange County. I am looking forward to hopefully watching him train. I am a big fan of BJ Penn and UFC.”

Ciao!

Boxing in the post-Pacquiao and Mayweather era: A fan’s view

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Yahoo! Sports

Paul Magno

It could be argued that the combined buzz of Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather is greater than that of all United States-based fighters, combined.

Sure, fighters like Miguel Cotto and Tomasz Adamek have shown an ability to translate ethnic/nationalistic pride into full houses and better than average TV ratings, but Cotto is a weathered shadow of his former self and Adamek was just destroyed by Vitali Klitschko. Plus, neither fighter has really proven himself as a draw at the mainstream level.

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Ortiz to Mayweather: Rematch or not, I’m moving on

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The Ring

Lem Satterfield

Through his manager, Rolando Arellano, Victor Ortiz has issued what he clams is his final statement regarding the ending to his fourth-round knockout loss to Floyd Mayweather Jr. that cost him his WBC welterweight title on Sept. 17.

With referee Joe Cortez nearby, Ortiz (29-3-2, 22 KOs) failed to protect himself when Mayweather (42-0, 26 KOs) nailed him first with a jarring left hook and then a powerful, straight right hand that sent Ortiz sprawling to his back.

Read more: http://www.fighthits.net/2011/09/ortiz-to-mayweather-rematch-or-not-im.html

Getting to know … Sergio Martinez

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Sports Illustrated

Widely regarded as the world’s No. 3 pound-for-pound boxer after Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather, lineal middleweight champion Sergio Martinez returns to action Saturday against England’s Darren Barker in Atlantic City (10 p.m. ET, HBO). SI.com caught up with the 36-year-old Argentine southpaw, who finds himself at an improbable career peak at an age when most fighters are thinking about retirement.

Read more: http://mma-boxing.si.com/2011/09/28/getting-to-know-sergio-martinez/?xid=si_mma

“Mayweather finished what Victor started,” Brandon Rios

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Glendale Boxing Examiner

Igor Frank

“What is the latest with my boy, Bam Bam Rios?” inquired Big Steve as we finished our run through Griffith Park:” I bet he had a lot to say about Ortiz Mayweather fiasco.”

According to ESPN, undefeated WBA lightweight champion, Brandon “Bam Bam “Rios is penciled in to defend his title on December 3rd at the Madison Square Garden on the undercard of Cotto Margarito main event. No opponent has been named as of yet.

Read more: http://www.fighthits.net/2011/09/mayweather-finished-what-victor-started.html

WBC Says Chavez, Alvarez Have Other Business To Tend To First

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3MoreRounds.com

Ramon Aranda

Despite word that preliminary talks have begun for a potential April 2012 bout between junior middleweight titlist Saul Alvarez and middleweight beltholder Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., the WBC says they must first adhere to their mandatory bouts, before looking toward a showdown against each other.

Read more: http://3morerounds.com/news/wbc-says-chavez-alvarez-have-other-business-to-tend-to-first/

Pacquiao “Orange Potion” Revealed

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By Keith Terceira

The buzz around boxing for years was that Manny Pacquiao was receiving a secret and supposedly illegal potion from strength and conditioning coach Alex Ariza. People in the industry that had something to gain by putting out rumors that it was a concoction that had a steroidal ingredient that suddenly made Manny Pacquiao the mega star he is today would be saddened today to view video done by MP8 at the Baguio training camp.

The mixture is so secret that Manny put it out in plain view for the world and his critics to see, and even the packaging is visible to Pacquiao detractors. All the smack talking, hatred laced rumormongering in the world can’t neglect the fact that it’s in living color, on digital format, and in several flavors.

It is Designer Whey Protein. Orange Flavor of course because that is the flavor Manny enjoys and it doesn’t upset or hurt his stomach.

Sorry, there is no secret formula of greatness that one can drink like Tang, and turn you into a Manny Pacquiao, it requires hard work in the gym and possible a bit of divine intervention during your genetic making.

There are of course things that some can possibly drink in the clubs that make young men believe that they are the equal to Pacman, the result usually is quite different, painful, and could lead to a night in the slammer or even the urge to burn hundred dollar bills.

It is really just the number one selling protein on the market worldwide and can be found sold over the counter, instead of a phantom in a back alley wearing an overcoat.

I do understand that this revelation will be ignored by many, that the conspiracy theorists and Mayweather Jr fans will come up with some new accusations to throw around. Remember that Floyd won’t even face the fact that Manny has agreed to drug testing.

This news will certainly depress some, that no great mystery surrounds the Philippine phenomenon’s nutritional and supplemental intake. Guess for some it’s back to investigating Area 51, Sasquatch, and the chupacabra.

Ciao!

Jeff Mayweather fires back at Bert Sugar, says the Floyd insults are a joke

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Las Vegas Boxing Examiner

Chris Robinson

Recently I had a talk with well-known boxing historian Bert Sugar of HBO Sports. Sugar and I discussed Floyd Mayweather’s recent victory over Victor Ortiz and what the future holds for the undefeated star.

Sugar has seemed a bit turned off by Floyd’s persona in recent years and has went on record in blaming him for a fight with Manny Pacquiao never materializing. Even during our latest discussion, Sugar stated that he was unsure if Floyd would ever fight again and further stated how he believes Mayweather never has truly wanted a fight with Pacquiao.

Read more: http://www.fighthits.net/2011/09/jeff-mayweather-fires-back-at-bert.html

Sergio Martinez Still Fighting for Manny Pacquiao or Floyd Mayweather JR

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RingsideReport.com

Geno McGahee

This Saturday, Sergio Martinez, 47-2-2, 26 KO’s, faces off against the unknown British import, Darren Barker, 23-0, 14 KO’s, in a very low profile showdown on HBO. Martinez is universally recognized as the #3 pound for pound best fighter in the world, behind the two biggest names in boxing, Floyd Mayweather, JR., and Manny Pacquiao. The sad thing about Martinez is that he is 36 years old and too good to get a shot at either.

Read more: http://www.fighthits.net/2011/09/sergio-martinez-still-fighting-for.html

Arum eyes a potential clash between Donaire and Nishioka

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The Ring

Lem Satterfield

A clash between WBC junior featherweight titleholder Toshiaki Nishioka and WBA and WBO bantamweight titleholder Nonito Donaire “would be a huge, huge fight,” according to Top Rank Inc. CEO Bob Arum.

The 35-year-old Nishioka (38-4-3, 24 KOs), of Tokyo, has a 15-bout winning streak that includes 10 knockouts, and has not lost since dropping a unanimous decision to former WBC bantamweight beltholder and Thai legend Veeraphol Sahaprom in March of 2004 — a span of seven years and six months.

Read more: http://www.fighthits.net/2011/09/arum-eyes-potential-clash-between.html

‘KO win will put emphatic end to trilogy

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The Philippine Star

Abac Cordero

BAGUIO CITY, Philippines – Freddie Roach wants Juan Manuel Marquez down and out in November.

“Victory is no longer enough. I want Manny to knock out Marquez,” declared the celebrated trainer from the City of Pines yesterday.

Pacquiao and Roach are entering their second week of training in Baguio, for the Nov. 12 showdown with Marquez at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Roach spoke to reporters yesterday and said he wants Pacquiao to finish Marquez off, and shut him up.

Read more: http://www.fighthits.net/2011/09/ko-win-will-put-emphatic-end-to-trilogy.html

Pacquiao foe giving sparmates hell

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The Manila Bulletin

Nick Giongco

MANILA, Philippines — The thunderous fists of Juan Manuel Marquez have been rocking the foundations of Mexico City.

“Marquez has been beating up his sparring partners,” said Top Rank chief Bob Arum after receiving reports directly from Marquez’s training headquarters at the Romanza Gym.

Read more: http://www.fighthits.net/2011/09/pacquiao-foe-giving-sparmates-hell.html