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Let Manny Pacquiao Dream

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by Leo Reyes

 

As a little boy who often retires after a hard days work in a dimly lit street corner with an empty stomach, Manny Pacquiao dreamed what every young boy who had experienced extreme poverty, have dreamed about—getting out of it through sheer hard work, dedication and faith in God. Continue reading “Let Manny Pacquiao Dream” »

Are Mayweather PPV Numbers a Hoax?

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Keith Terceira

It’s a simple question to ask, yet perhaps hoax is too strong a word for it, sleight of hand or bait and switch, may be more appropriate.

What HBO and the promotional companies fail to inform us of is how many paid viewers complained about the quality of the show, how many asked for refunds, and how many would have taken a refund if they had the chance to.

Mayweather-Ortiz is similar to the Ford Pinto in my opinion, built from 1971-1980 the car was the US answer to the invasion of smaller cars from Asia. It sold 100,000 units by 1972 and by 1980 was down to 68,000.

But, when the dust cleared and the lawsuits started, because of flaws in the design, exploding gas tanks etc. it was not all that the world and Ford thought the Pinto was to become. Yes, they had great sales but at what cost to Ford’s reputation and eventual bottom line.

Mayweather –Ortiz figures in the same light, 1.25 million buys may be what were sold but the question remains just how many people would scramble to have their sixty dollars returned if the opportunity arose and how many asked for one.

I once had the idea, because of all the “Go Green” talk around the world, to advertise in magazines an energy efficient, totally green, solution to drying your laundry for the amount of only $59.99.

Imagine the surprise, shock, and outrage by consumers when the postman delivered to the door, a 50 foot package of clothesline rope and 50 clothes pins.

Well, based on forum postings around the web sites, blogs, and articles written in on the web customers of Mayweather-Ortiz felt about the same way as my fictitious customers would have. Cheated and hoaxed!

It’s quite easy to post the numbers that bought into the charade that was this PPV and fail to post the outrage, the complaints, and the backlash that customers brought to the table as well.

Why brag on it being the second highest grossing event when you know it’s all a numbers game.

Yes. Perhaps you had 1.25 million buys, but, you also had one of the most expensive events, so of course it will gross more money, and how many people after the fact will tell you to stuff your 59.99 to next time Mayweather fights.

Just as the justice department screamed about how many people and how much money,  over the years, Bernie Madoff bilked out of customers, what they fail to post is just how much and how many pension plans, IRA funds, and big banks made going in and getting out of Madoff schemes for fear that another Pandora’s box would be opened. HBO fails to notify its customers just how many calls and denials of refunds they received regarding this pay- per-view, most likely because it would create a larger backlash.

Fortunately, for fans, after Mayweather-Ortiz, and Hopkins-Dawson, we once again have Manny Pacquiao-Juan Manuel Marquez coming in to save the day for HBO and Boxing in general.

HBO must hold the hope that Manny and Juan can not only sell huge PPV numbers but even draw back into the PPV ranks the customers who felt cheated and disillusioned by earlier bought shows.

The quality of PPV shows have now twice bait and switched  the promised, exciting, competitive, championship  match-ups with low quality, Academy Award performances on its viewers.

It remains to be seen if they can recoup its reputation and boxings.

Frankly if another business like a restaurant offered up something much different than what it advertised you could send back the food before paying with a complaint. HBO has the luxury of getting paid prior to proving to consumers the product is worth the money.

When you get in the business of singling out fighters for your support and promotion you have the responsibility to provide solid content for your shows. If you are going to act the matchmaker then you must guarantee the product.

It would surely assist boxing to have better overall cards if you could offer a complaint and get a refund on a stinker!

Ciao!

Pacquiao vs. Marquez Trilogy Could Address Mayweather’s claim of PPV supremacy

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by Leo Reyes

 

The recent announcement by Golden Boy Promotions (GBP) on the pay-per-view (PPV) numbers generated by the September 17 Mayweather vs. Ortiz fight has raised questions and comments from readers on the legitimacy of the official numbers which was placed at 1.25 million buys.

On Saturday, GBP announced the Mayweather vs. Ortiz fight garnered 1.25 million buys, translated to $78.4 million in PPV revenue.

GBP Chief Executive Officer Richard Schaefer said the fight dubbed “Starpower” showed again why they call him “Money” Mayweather.

“When it comes to pay-per-view, Floyd is clearly in a league of his own”, Schaefer added.

Some critics say GBP and Mayweather should wait for the Pacquiao vs. Marquez PPV numbers before proclaiming the unbeaten Mayweather as the PPV king.

Also, the same critics and boxing fans say the basis of comparison by GBP on the fights that generated more revenue is flawed. They said the best comparison would be the fights between Marquez and Mayweather which took place at MGM Grand in September 2009 and the Marquez vs. Pacquiao which is scheduled for November 12

The 2009 Mayweather vs. Marquez fight generated just a little over 1.0 million PPV buys.

It appears the suggested comparison is more realistic as the numbers will revolve around Pacquiao and Mayweather only against Juan Manuel Marquez, being the common opponent.

Still, the undercard for these two fights will have to be considered as they could influence the PPV numbers.

In the case of Mayeather vs. Marquez fight, they had a powerhouse undercard which include Chris John vs.Rocky Juarez and Michael Katsidis vs. Vicente Escobedo. For sure they must have contributed a bit to the total number.

But the November 12 Pacquiao vs. Marquez fight also boast of a highly-rated undercard which include unbeaten American Timothy Bradley (27-0, 11 KOs) and Joel Casmayor of Cuba (38-5-1. 22KOs.

The undercard could also include welterweight prospect Mike Alvarado (31-0, 22KOs) and Amir Khan’s tormentor Breidis Prescott (24-3, 19 KOs) as earlier reported.

Meanwhile, Pacquiao’s promoter Bob Arum says he expects to surpass Pacquiao’s PPV number with Mosley which did 1.3 million hits.

“We are looking at huge numbers because this fight is going to be another classic, Arum said.

The Pacquiao vs. Marquez fight will take place on November 12 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev.

 

 

 

Showtime Friday Night

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By Tom Donelson

 

Brandon “Flawless” Gonzalez was anything flawless against veteran Ossie Duran. Gonzalez found himself fighting a veteran who never been stopped and Duran toughness and guile proved almost a bridge too far. Gonzalez showed good mobility in the opening round but Duran used his jab to stay within striking distance and this allowed Duran to throw quick rights over Gonzalez’s left hand.

In the second round, the Duran’s left jab neutralized Gonzalez speed and he managed to reduce the size of the ring as he cut the ring in half; forcing Gonzalez to stand and fight. Gonzalez used his hand speed to connect on some solid combinations but Duran was able to counter effectively and Duran pressure forced the pace.

By the middle of the fight Duran powerful jab set up his combinations and he hit Gonzalez from different angles but the one thing that appeared to slow the Duran’s express was Duran’s dregs kept getting into his face. This allowed Gonzalez to nail Duran with a sharp combination near the end of the fourth round. This could prove decisive in the final score.

Between the fifth and sixth round, Gonzalez corner reminded their fighter to use his natural foot movement and speed. Inspired and knowing he may be losing, Gonzalez opened up distance between him and Duran by movement. This allowed Gonzalez to connect on snappy combinations and changed the pace of the fight. This continued into the seventh round as Gonzalez looked like he changed the momentum of the fight.

Both fighters felt that the needed the last round and both hit each other with combinations; Duran used his overhand right that he was successful in the middle of fight to score effectively but Gonzalez threw scoring combinations.

Duran used his experience to utmost advantage as he appeared to win the fight. Antonio Tarver had the score as a draw and Steve Farhood had the fight 78-74 in favor of Duran. (I had the fight 77-75 in Duran’s favor.) The judges gave the fight to Gonzalez by a split decision 77-75 whereas the other judge agreed with Farhood and scored the fight, 78-74. This was a close fight to score and certainly, one could make the case for Gonzalez.

As mention previously, Duran’ s dreg flipped in front of his face in middle of the right. At the end of the fourth round, Gonzalez took advantage and he may have stolen a round and in a close fight, every punch counted. Gonzalez did not look impressive but he did manage to win over a tough veteran.

In the first bout of the evening, Javier Molina wanted to use his speed and mobility and he did that in the first round. From that point Artema Reyes smothered Molina and Molina could never establish an distance to launch his quicker hands. Reyes managed to set the pace and he took this into a constant pressure fight as he fought every minute of every round. This fast pace and inside fight game allowed Reyes the opportunity to throw his right over Molina left.

Molina could not really box and was forced into a toe to toe bout. This neutralized his speed and he could never take for advantage of using all his skills. Reyes won the decision easily winning 6 rounds on two of the judges’ cards and five rounds on the other.

Both undefeated prospects showed they have much to learn and in the case of Molina, a lack of power hurt him in slowing Reyes. Gonzalez did just enough to win a close decision but he also showed that he needs more work.

 

Roach to US Troops: “I’ll put Manny in front of Martinez”

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Keith Terceira

 

Manny Pacquiao and Freddie Roach conversed with US Army soldiers of Task Force Duke, 3rd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division from Ft. Knox, Kentucky via a Skype call yesterday, the soldiers are currently stationed in Afghanistan as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. Continue reading “Roach to US Troops: “I’ll put Manny in front of Martinez”” »

Show me the “Money”, Please!

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By Keith Terceira

 

Top Rank’s main man Bob Arum has gotten extremely vocal lately regarding undefeated WBC Welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. (42-0 26ko) and his constant dodge around setting his name on a contract to face P4P great and 8 time champion Manny Pacquiao (53-3-2 38ko). Continue reading “Show me the “Money”, Please!” »

Manny Pacquaio vs. Floyd Mayweather Possible in November 2012

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by Leo Reyes

 

Boxing fans who may have given up hope for the world’s most-desired boxing fight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather could now look forward to a possible match between these two great fighters.All indications point to a possible Pacquiao vs. Mayweather showdown by November 2012 provided they both get past their “qualifying” opponents. Continue reading “Manny Pacquaio vs. Floyd Mayweather Possible in November 2012” »

MP8 Exclusive Interview with Rafael Marquez

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By Keith Terceira

 

Four time world champion Rafael Marquez (40-7, 38ko’s) has thrilled boxing fans around the world with his heart and knowledge of the sweet science. Forever remembered for his trilogy with Israel Vazquez, Rafael Marquez is not finished just yet; soon he hopes to catch Juan Manuel Lopez (31-1, 28KO) for another great bout that will no doubt thrill fans. Continue reading “MP8 Exclusive Interview with Rafael Marquez” »

HOW FAR SHOULD LOYALTY GO?

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By Ed de la Vega, DDS

PhilBoxing.com

 

Wildcard Gym, Hollywood, CA:- Over the years that Manny Pacquiao has been fighting in the USA, one person that was there with him from the beginning to the present is his chubby boyhood friend Buboy Fernandez. Continue reading “HOW FAR SHOULD LOYALTY GO?” »

Bob Arum Says Pacquiao’s Right Hand is Reason Mayweather Isn’t Fighting

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by Leo Reyes

 

Manny Pacquiao’s promoter Bob Arum says Floyd Mayweather will never fight Manny Pacquiao because the unbeaten champion is afraid of Pacquiao’s powerful right hand. Continue reading “Bob Arum Says Pacquiao’s Right Hand is Reason Mayweather Isn’t Fighting” »

Pacquiao by KO in 6 – Roach

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By Jun Medina

The Manila Times

 

The first two fights between Manny “PacMan” Pacquiao and Juan Manuel “Dinamita” Marquez were close, but their November 12 showdown will not go beyond six rounds, according to Pacquiao’s trainer Freddie Roach. Continue reading “Pacquiao by KO in 6 – Roach” »

Pacquiao runaway favorite vs Marquez

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By Joaquin Henson

The Philippine Star

 

The betting line for the Manny Pacquiao-Juan Manuel Marquez fight in Las Vegas on Nov. 12 opened at 8-to-1 with the defending WBO welterweight champion the runaway favorite. Pacquiao was installed a -800 favorite and Marquez, a +500 underdog, meaning for every $800 wager on the Filipino, the dividend is only $100 and for every $100 bet on the Mexican, the return is $500. Continue reading “Pacquiao runaway favorite vs Marquez” »

LEM’S LATEST: REYES HONORS FATHER; STEWARD TRAINS GAMBOA

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By Lem Satterfield

RingTV.com

 

Some interesting personal and side stories will be involved Friday night at Bally’s Event Center in Atlantic City, N.J., when super middleweight Brandon Gonzales of Sacramento takes on Ghana native Ossie Duran of Paterson, N.J., and unbeaten former 2008 Olympian Javier Molina of Norwalk, Calif., clashes with welterweight rival Artemio Reyes of Colton, Calif. Continue reading “LEM’S LATEST: REYES HONORS FATHER; STEWARD TRAINS GAMBOA” »

What’s Gone Wrong With Big-Time Boxing In 2011 And Ways To Fix It, Part II

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By Tim Stark

The Queensbury Rules

 

Too often, segments of boxing fandom and boxing journalism force things into binary categories: “HBO needs to feature exciting fights, not important ones.” “HBO needs to focus on fights, not fighters.” Continue reading “What’s Gone Wrong With Big-Time Boxing In 2011 And Ways To Fix It, Part II” »

Bob Arum doesn’t see megafight

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By Arash Markazi

ESPN

 

Don’t hold your breath for that Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather megafight. As far as Top Rank CEO Bob Arum is concerned it’s never happening. Continue reading “Bob Arum doesn’t see megafight” »

Mayweather found not guilty of harassment

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AFP

 

LAS VEGAS, Nevada — Undefeated US boxing star Floyd Mayweather was found not guilty of misdemeanour harassment charges on Wednesday in connection with comments to two security guards outside his home last year. Continue reading “Mayweather found not guilty of harassment” »

Mathis coming from France to KO Holm

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French knockout artist Anne Sophie Mathis (25-1, 21 KOs) plans to make a major statement December 2, fighting outside of Europe for the first time, against American favorite Holly “The Preacher’s Daughter” Holm (30-1-3, 9 KOs) for the right to claim the No. 1 pound-for-pound position in women’s boxing. Continue reading “Mathis coming from France to KO Holm” »

John Scully: “There is a lot of doubt surrounding injury”

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By Tom Donelson

 

Since the Hopkins-Dawson, much have happened including WBC getting involved by restoring Hopkins his title. California commission have yet to render its own position but the WBC did not just restore Hopkins title but stated that Dawson purposely try to hurt Hopkins. I asked the question in a previous column on whether WBC is trying to pressure California Boxing commission into reversal the decision from a TKO for Dawson to disqualification of Dawson. Continue reading “John Scully: “There is a lot of doubt surrounding injury”” »

NAAZIM RICHARDSON: “CHAD HAS NEVER DONE ANYTHING TO MAKE SOMEBODY AFRAID OF HIM”

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By Percy Crawford

FightHype.com

 

“Dawson feels as though the outcome was better than they anticipated, so more than likely, they not gonna get back in front of Bernard. They gonna roll out and try to hold bragging rights on what they think was success for them. I was reading some of the stuff that Scully and different guys were saying.” Continue reading “NAAZIM RICHARDSON: “CHAD HAS NEVER DONE ANYTHING TO MAKE SOMEBODY AFRAID OF HIM”” »

Mayweather due for trial in Vegas harassment case

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AP

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. is due for trial on misdemeanor charges accusing him of threatening two homeowner association security guards in October 2010 outside his Las Vegas home. Continue reading “Mayweather due for trial in Vegas harassment case” »

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Finds His Identity

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By Jake Donovan

Boxingscene.com

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. was a shy, inexperienced 17-year old fighter the last time he played to a live crowd in the city of Houston. His third and fourth wins came in this boxing-rich city, but at a time when he was still learning on the job and widely viewed as a ticket-selling sideshow. Continue reading “Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Finds His Identity” »

Bradley needs to become popular before fighting Pacquiao

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MicroSport.net

 

World Boxing Organization welterweight champion MannyPacquiao (53-3-2, 38 KO’s) is preparing his bout against Juan Manuel Marquez (53-5-2, 39 KO’s). And while he is seriously training, hall of fame coach Freddie Roach says something about WBO light welterweight champion TimothyBradley (27-0, 11 KO’s) wjo wants to fight the eight division champion next year. Continue reading “Bradley needs to become popular before fighting Pacquiao” »

Would European Invasion Profit Pacquiao?

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By Keith Terceira

The last bastion of boxing as a main stream sport may just be the European continent, an area that has yet been tapped by Team Pacquiao. While boxing fans wait with baited breathe the announcement that Floyd Mayweather will finally agree to face Manny Pacquiao somewhere, besides an American courtroom, Continue reading “Would European Invasion Profit Pacquiao?” »

Canelo Alvarez Involved in Street Fight with 108 lb. Champ, Solis.

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By Paul Magno

The Boxing Tribune

 

Earlier yesterday in Guadalajara, WBC junior middleweight champ, Saul Alvarez and 108 lb. titlist, Ulises Solis were involved in an altercation that left the smaller fighter with a broken jaw and a cracked tooth. Continue reading “Canelo Alvarez Involved in Street Fight with 108 lb. Champ, Solis.” »

Public service a ‘lifetime quest’ for Pacquiao

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abs-cbnNEWS.com

 

MANILA, Philippines - Sarangani representative and boxing champion Manny Pacquiao says that while boxing has always been his passion, public service is his “calling” and is a “lifetime quest.” Continue reading “Public service a ‘lifetime quest’ for Pacquiao” »

Boxing: Pacquiao to drop Marquez

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ESPNSTAR.com

 

Manny Pacquiao is eager to end his rivalry with Juan Manuel Marquez in resounding fashion as the duo prepare for their third fight next month. Continue reading “Boxing: Pacquiao to drop Marquez” »

Idec: Boxing’s awful run due for a turnaround

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By Keith Idec

NorthJersey.com

 

There was absolutely nothing memorable about the Nonito Donaire-Omar Narvaez bantamweight title fight Saturday night in The Theater at Madison Square Garden. Continue reading “Idec: Boxing’s awful run due for a turnaround” »

Philippines, Mexico developing boxing rivalry

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By Juan Manuel Marquez/Courtesy HBO Sports

Yahoo Sports

I don’t believe there is a big boxing rivalry between Mexico and the Philippines just yet. Our countries are coming along with some good fighters at different weight classes and with some many good boxers from both countries it could turn out into a big rivalry in the near future. Continue reading “Philippines, Mexico developing boxing rivalry” »

Brandon Rios not feeling 24/7 Pacquiao-Marquez, says there were no ‘fun times’

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By Chris Robinson

Examiner.com

 

Over the weekend, hardworking reporter Elie Seckbach was on hand at the LAX airport in Los Angeles to bid farewell to trainer Robert Garcia and fighters Brandon Rios and Javier ‘Pelos’ Garcia. The trio would end up making their way to Mexico City, Mexico, where they are currently in camp with former champion Antonio Margarito as he prepares for his December 3rd rematch with WBA junior middleweight champion Miguel Cotto. Continue reading “Brandon Rios not feeling 24/7 Pacquiao-Marquez, says there were no ‘fun times’” »

FLOYD MAYWEATHER SR: “MARQUEZ WON’T WIN…THEY KNOW FLOYD IS THE ONLY ONE THAT CAN BEAT PACQUIAO”

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By Percy Crawford

FightHype.com

 

“Anyone who believes Freddie Roach is crazy. How can anybody even believe what he says anymore, man? I tell Freddie Roach what, let your fighter take the test and we will see what happens. Freddie Roach knows that Lil Floyd is the only fighter that can beat Pacquiao, man. Come on, man. That Ortiz fight wasn’t even a fight, man. Let me tell you something, how the hell did Lil Floyd look slow when he hit Ortiz with anything he wanted to hit him with. Continue reading “FLOYD MAYWEATHER SR: “MARQUEZ WON’T WIN…THEY KNOW FLOYD IS THE ONLY ONE THAT CAN BEAT PACQUIAO”” »

Atlanta Corporate Fight Night Salutes 84 Olympic Boxing Team

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By Tom Donelson

 

On November 3rd, Atlanta Corporate fight night will hold their annual charity night which features fights between corporate types, who fight for glory and charity. The audience will feature members of the 1984 Olympic boxing team including Evander Holyfield, Tyrell Biggs, Henry Tillman, Pernell Whitaker, Virgil Hill and Frank Tate. Continue reading “Atlanta Corporate Fight Night Salutes 84 Olympic Boxing Team” »

Wolak: Donaire Could Have Opened Him Up With the Body

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By Ryan Burton

Boxingscene.com

 

BoxingScene recently caught up with Pawel Wolak who was in New York this past weekend to officially announce his junior middleweight rematch with Delvin Rodriguez that takes place on December 3rd on the undercard of the Miguel Cotto versus Antonio Margarito pay-per-view event.

Wolak was also in attendance for Nonito Donaire’s shut out victory over Omar Narvaez that took place at Madison Square Garden. After feeling Donaire’s power early, the Argentine went into survival much to the dismay of the crowd who frequently booed the fight. Wolak feels that if Donaire went to the body more frequently that he may have been able to open Narvaez for a big punch later in the fight.

“I thought there were some opportunities for Nonito to go to the body with a couple of his devastating left hooks. That could have opened up Navarez up top for his knockout punch,” stated Wolak.

When asked about the booing and the chants of “This is bullsh*t” by the New York fight fans, Wolak said, “Like I tweeted, if I didn’t fight my style I would never fight here in NYC. They demand excitement or they get very upset.”

MORE:http://www.boxingscene.com/wolak-donaire-opened-him-up-with-body-45324

 

What’s Gone Wrong With Big-Time Boxing In 2011 And Ways To Fix It, Part I

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By Tim Starks

The Queensbury Rules

 

Go ahead, boxing fan: Try to find a Saturday night HBO or Showtime main event since July outside of Andre Berto-Jan Zaveck that fully satisfied you. We already know you can’t find any main events on big-time pay-per-views that have done the trick. Continue reading “What’s Gone Wrong With Big-Time Boxing In 2011 And Ways To Fix It, Part I” »

IBF champ Lucian Bute to face most experienced opponent in cagey Glen Johnson

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By: Bill Beacon,

The Canadian Press

 

MONTREAL - Lucian Bute will be looking to add a big name to his list of victims when he defends his International Boxing Federation title against a ring veteran known as the Road Warrior. Continue reading “IBF champ Lucian Bute to face most experienced opponent in cagey Glen Johnson” »

Fighter Ian Bailey goes for Prize!

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Since turning pro three years ago 27 year old Bailey has earned a reputation of willingness to fight anyone, no matter how short the notice, and as such has fought some of the divisions biggest names, such as British and Commonwealth Champ Lee Selby, Scottish Area Champ Kris Matthew Hughes, English Champ Ryan Walsh, Commonwealth Champ Carl Frampton, Kid Galahad and Michael Walsh. Continue reading “Fighter Ian Bailey goes for Prize!” »

No mercy, Pacquiao’s battle cry

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By Beth Celis

Philippine Daily Inquirer

 

Fighting congressman Manny Pacquiao has been quoted in the Los Angeles Times as saying that he is eagerly looking forward to his third fight with Mexican Juan Manuel Marquez in Las Vegas on November 12. Continue reading “No mercy, Pacquiao’s battle cry” »

Pacquiao takes it personally in 3rd Marquez fight

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By Greg Beacham,

Associated Press

 

LOS ANGELES — Manny Pacquiao never takes his fights personally. The pound-for-pound king’s opponents are usually quite respectful, and the easygoing Pacquiao always ignores any stray insults. Continue reading “Pacquiao takes it personally in 3rd Marquez fight” »

HBO Not Concerned About PPV Figures for Pacquiao vs Marquez, Cotto vs Margarito

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Miguel Cotto and Antonio Margarito headline a great night of fights on December 3, but will the show sell? (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

by Scott Christ

Badlefthook.com

HBO’s Mark Taffet tells Mitch Abramson that he’s not worried about pay-per-view sales for the company’s two upcoming big boxing events on November 12 (Pacquiao vs Marquez III) and December 3 Continue reading “HBO Not Concerned About PPV Figures for Pacquiao vs Marquez, Cotto vs Margarito” »

Manny Pacquiao vs. Floyd Mayweather: Reasons This Has to Happen

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By Brin-Jonathan Butler

BleacherReport.com

 

Last Saturday I took the train down to MSG to cover Nonito Donaire’s fight.

Over the course of the four hours or so leading up to Donaire’s entrance, there might have been seven fights on the card that night, but nothing came close to generating the excitement of a look-a-like Manny Pacquiao dressed in a pink dress shirt and shades strolling down the stairs. Continue reading “Manny Pacquiao vs. Floyd Mayweather: Reasons This Has to Happen” »

HOMETOWN HERO ADRIEN BRONER LOOKS TO CAPTURE HIS FIRST WORLD TITLE

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Cincinnati, Ohio (October 25) - Boxing fans will be giving thanks for an explosive night of boxing on Thanksgiving weekend this year when Adrien “The Problem” Broner battles Argentina’s Vicente Rodriguez for the vacant WBO Junior Lightweight World Title on Saturday, November 26 at U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Continue reading “HOMETOWN HERO ADRIEN BRONER LOOKS TO CAPTURE HIS FIRST WORLD TITLE” »

Molina: Why is Cintron Fighting Alvarez? I Beat Cintron!

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Carlos Molina tries to stay calm when he reads that former world champion Kermit “The Killer” Cintron will be challenging Saul “Canelo” Alvarez for his WBC super welterweight championship on November 26 in Mexico and live on HBO. Continue reading “Molina: Why is Cintron Fighting Alvarez? I Beat Cintron!” »

Trout to Defend Title against Frank LoPorto on Showbox!

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NEW YORK (Oct. 25, 2011) - Undefeated World Boxing Association (WBA) super welterweight champion Austin “No Doubt” Trout will defend against Frank LoPorto on Friday, Nov. 11, in the main event of a ShoBox: Continue reading “Trout to Defend Title against Frank LoPorto on Showbox!” »

Mormeck vows to land telling blow vs. Klitschko

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AP

 

PARIS — Jean-Marc Mormeck has a simple plan for achieving his dream of becoming France’s first heavyweight champion: smash Wladimir Klitschko’s face. Continue reading “Mormeck vows to land telling blow vs. Klitschko” »

Australian Katsidis expecting tough test from Britain’s finest Burns

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Return: Michael Katsidis (left) will face his third British fighter in Ricky Burns

By SPORTSMAIL REPORTER

Daily Mail

 

Michael Katsidis has labelled Ricky Burns the most dangerous British opponent he could face as he looks for his third success in London. Continue reading “Australian Katsidis expecting tough test from Britain’s finest Burns” »

Hopkins Still Officially TKO’ed (For Now) Despite WBC Ruling

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by: Rich Thomas

ProBoxing-fans.com

 

Most boxing fans breathed a sight of relief when the WBC announced they were overturning the referee’s verdict in the Hopkins vs. Dawson light heavyweight championship bout, substituting a Technical Draw for a TKO of Hopkins Continue reading “Hopkins Still Officially TKO’ed (For Now) Despite WBC Ruling” »

No mercy, Pacquiao’s battle cry

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By Beth Celis

Inquirer Sports

 

Fighting congressman Manny Pacquiao has been quoted in the Los Angeles Times as saying that he is eagerly looking forward to his third fight with Mexican Juan Manuel Marquez in Las Vegas on November 12.

Continue reading “No mercy, Pacquiao’s battle cry” »

JEFF MAYWEATHER: “CELESTINO HAS A GREAT LEGACY…CELESTINO NEEDS NAMES”

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By Percy Crawford

Fighthype.com

 

“Celestino has a great legacy. He is a 5-time world champion. He has nothing to be ashamed of at all and he can’t make Gamboa and Juan Ma fight him. I mean, they have some young guys coming up, like Russell and Broner, that he can fight. Continue reading “JEFF MAYWEATHER: “CELESTINO HAS A GREAT LEGACY…CELESTINO NEEDS NAMES”” »

Road to Marquez: LA, 19 Days Remain!

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By Keith Terceira

 

Juan Manuel Marquez is working hard, both in the gym, and in the media, to assure his fans that he will be prepared for this final bout with Manny Pacquiao and the chatter in the press ratchets up on a daily basis. Continue reading “Road to Marquez: LA, 19 Days Remain!” »

Manny Pacquiao: Saving Floyd Mayweather For Last

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By Leo Reyes

 

As Manny Pacquiao tries to put Juan Manuel Marquez to his rightful place for good on November 12, a new three-fight series, a third for the pound for pound king, is looming and will likely become the brand new topic of the day. Continue reading “Manny Pacquiao: Saving Floyd Mayweather For Last” »

Marquez: There Won’t Be Doubts When I Beat Pacquiao

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By Miguel Rivera

Boxingscene.com

 

Juan Manuel Marquez (53-5, 39KOs) has promised to erase any doubts on November 12th ay the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, when he faces WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao (53-3, 38KOs) for a third time. Marquez continues to train hard at the historic Romanza gym in Mexico. Continue reading “Marquez: There Won’t Be Doubts When I Beat Pacquiao” »

Manny Pacquiao Shows Compassion for Jorge Linares

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Larry Brown

Larrybrownsports.com

 

Manny Pacquiao is an international sports icon for more reasons than his boxing talent. His generosity, friendliness, and outgoing personality endears him to fans. Most people can tell that he has a good heart. Continue reading “Manny Pacquiao Shows Compassion for Jorge Linares” »

OUTSIDE OF PHILIPPINES OR U.S. SECTION

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Japan’s Yaegashi steals WBA minimum title from Porpramook

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AFP

TOKYO — Japan’s Akira Yaegashi dethroned Pornsawan Porpramook of Thailand as World Boxing Association minimumweight champion by technical knockout in a fiercely fought title match in Tokyo on Monday.

Finnish referee Erkki Meronen stopped the fight in the tenth round of a scheduled 12-rounder after Yaegashi, the fourth-ranked WBA contender, pinned the champion on the ropes with a barrage of blows from both hands.

It was 28-year-old Yaegashi’s second crack at a world title and his victory improved his professional record to 15 wins, eight of them inside the distance, and two losses.

For Pornsawan, 33, it was the fourth defeat against 23 wins, 16 of them by knockout, and one draw. It was his first defence of the title he wrested from Indonesian Muhammad Rachman by a narrow points decision in Jakarta in July.

There were no knockdowns until the referee’s decision. But the two right-handers slugged it out all the way for the title — the WBA’s lightest division with a weight limit of 47.6kg (105 lbs).

“The champion was really tough and I was quite scared until the fight was over,” said Yaegashi, his face as bruised and swollen as Pornsawan’s.

“I got hit by a huge counter when I was attacking in the second half and I almost fell down. I thought for a moment that it was over but it was good that I didn’t give up,” the Japanese said.

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Is Floyd losing his PPV touch?

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By John F. McKenna

BoxingNews24.com

 

World Boxing Council (WBC) welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. (42-0, 26 KO’s) despite what many boxing fans may think about him has always been able to fall back on his huge drawing power. Continue reading “Is Floyd losing his PPV touch?” »

Talkin’ Boxing with Mike Jones

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By Scoop Malinowski

Boxinginsider.com

 

Philadelphia welterweight Mike “Machine Gun” Jones will become the IBF #1 mandatory challenger to champ Andre Berto if he can take care of business with Sebastien Lujan on the Margarito-Cotto undercard on December 3 in New York. The soft-spoken and humble 28-year-old, who stands at 5-ft, 11-in, is an old school boxer/puncher. Continue reading “Talkin’ Boxing with Mike Jones” »

No Doubt, Trout is Coming Home

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Austin Trout
On November 11, Greg Cohen Promotions and Gary Shaw Productions, in association with Zeferino Promotions, will proudly present the homecoming of undefeated WBA Junior Middleweight Champion Austin “No Doubt” Trout.
 
Trout (23-0, 13 KOs) will defend his belt against Australia’s WBA #14 contender Frank LoPorto (15-4-2, 7 KOs) at Cohen Stadium in El Paso, Texas. The bout will also be Trout’s first premium cable television appearance, as it will be broadcast live on Showtime network’s SHOBOX: The New Generation.
 
Trout’s promoter, Greg Cohen of Greg Cohen Promotions, says local boxing fans should be at Cohen Stadium on fight night, and boxing fans across the country should be watching on Showtime.
 
“We are thrilled to be working with GSP on this event and November 11 will be a great night. The people in the El Paso area can see their hometown boy made good and the world can finally get a look at the true superstar of the junior middleweight division. Austin has waited a long time to get his USA premium cable debut and he fully intends in making the most of this opportunity in front of the US boxing public and the executives at Showtime.”
 
 26-year-old southpaw Trout won his title in Mexico last February by unanimous decision over Rigoberto Alvarez, brother of WBC Champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and successfully defended it in June, again in Mexico, via 12-round decision over the formidable David “Destroyer” Lopez.
 

 He was born in El Paso and resides in Las Cruces, New Mexico, about 40 miles away.

 
“We’re expecting a packed house that night,” continued Cohen. “Austin enjoys celebrity status in his hometown and the people of the community will rally behind him in big numbers. Everyone is very excited about Austin finally bringing his championship back to home soil.”
 

The night’s televised co-features will pit Colombian knockout artist Milton Nunez (23-3-1, 21 KOs) against power punching Michael “The Brazilian Rocky” Oliveira (15-0, 12 KOs) in a 10-round middleweight battle that has wild shootout written all over it, as well as the return of Puerto Rican knockout puncher Jonathan “Mantequiilla” Gonzalez (14-0, 13 KOs) to face Philadelphia, Pennsylvania”s “King” Gabriel Rosado (18-5, 10 KOs) in a 10-round junior middleweight showdown.

 


Pacman in Concepcion’s Corner!

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Bernabe Concepcion was once considered one of the top boxing prospects in the Philippines but after losing three of his last four fights he needs to get back in the winning track and will try to do so this Thursday night when he takes on Aaron Garcia of San Diego in the main event of “Pinoy Invasion” a professional boxing card presented by MP Promotions and Top Rank at the San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino in Highland, California.

Continue reading “Pacman in Concepcion’s Corner!” »

Juan Manuel Marquez Scheduled To Meet With Specialists

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By Ernesto Castellanos, notifight.com

Boxingscene.com

 

Juan Manuel Marquez (53-5, 39KOs) is taking a different training road for the first time in his career. The former three division champion is scheduled to meet with specialists who are going to evaluate his weight, physical condition and advise him if any changes are needed in his training camp.

Continue reading “Juan Manuel Marquez Scheduled To Meet With Specialists” »

Roach says Floyd trilogy a possibility

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By Joaquin Henson

The Philippine Star

 

MANILA, Philippines - WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao concludes the second trilogy in his career when he takes on Juan Manuel Marquez at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Nov. 12 but his trainer Freddie Roach said recently before he hangs up his gloves, Continue reading “Roach says Floyd trilogy a possibility” »

Warriors Congratulates O’Connor and Jack

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Warriors Boxing President Leon Margules wishes to congratulate two of his most promising prospects for their impressive victories over the weekend at Foxwoods Resort in Mashantucket, Connecticut. Continue reading “Warriors Congratulates O’Connor and Jack” »