|Rios-Alvarado 3 Post-Mortem: Sir, You’re No Gatti-Ward|
By Lyle Fitzsimmons, BoxingScene.com, Tue, 27 Jan 2015
There are Ali-Frazier and Gatti-Ward trilogies to wax sentimental about.
And then there are Leonard-Duran and Pacquiao-Morales series that start out monumental and tick down to simply interesting before fooling their followers into thinking one more time is worth it.
Judged by those criteria, Read Full Story >>>
Chance of a mega bout all but gone
By Recah Trinidad, PhilBoxing.com, Tue, 27 Jan 2015
SLIM indeed, but there was one last chance the Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather Jr. mega fight could be staged; although promoter Bob Arum may have blown this with his grudging refusal to step away from the negotiation table.
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Carlsen Wins Tata Steel Chess 2015; Wesley So tied for 2nd place
By Jose "joeyj" Jereos Jr., PhilBoxing.com, Tue, 27 Jan 2015
The 77th edition of Tata Steel Chess Tournament also popularly known as Wijk aan Zee in chess that took place in 3-locations for the Master’s Group (A-Group): Wijk aan Zee (R1- Read Full Story >>>
The Hauser Report: January Notes
By Thomas Hauser, The Sweet Science, Tue, 27 Jan 2015
The most interesting action in boxing often takes place outside the ring. There have been developments on both sides of the ropes in January 2015 that are worthy of comment.
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The Al Haymon Era officially began this month when Haymon Boxing, armed with a reported $100,000,000 war c Read Full Story >>>
Floyd Mayweather’s visit to Australia delayed, visa still not granted by authorities
By Ron Reed, Herald Sun, Tue, 27 Jan 2015
MEGASTAR boxer Floyd Mayweather’s Australian visit has been postponed for up to a week — if it happens at all.
The undefeated multiple world champion was due in Melbourne on Thursday with the first of a series of promotional appearances due to be held that night before moving on to Sydney.
Ho Read Full Story >>>
Amir Khan and Manny Pacquiao will not fight at Wembley this summer as both men wait for Floyd Mayweather's decision
By Jeff Powell, Daily Mail (UK), Tue, 27 Jan 2015
The only certainty, at least so far as 10 minutes ago, is that if Amir Khan fights Manny Pacquiao this summer it will not take place at Wembley Stadium.
The HBO pay-TV network in America has determined May 30 as the putative date for that potential blockbuster and the new Wembley is already booke Read Full Story >>>
Robert Garcia Wants Marquez, Bradley, Ortiz for Brandon Rios
By James Allen, Tha Boxing Voice, Tue, 27 Jan 2015
The jubilation in renowned trainer was clear when he spoke with Elie Seckbach for EsNewsBoxing.com directly after his man Brandon Rios had wiped out Mike Alvarado in the third fight of their trilogy. Garcia sat down with Seckbach in the lobby of a Denver hotel along with his son Peter, who read out Read Full Story >>>
Prince Harry To Co-Promote Pacquiao’s Charity Bout In London, Possibly vs Khan; Proceeds To Go To Haiyan Victims
By Vittorio Hernandez, International Business Times, Tue, 27 Jan 2015
Even though the dream match between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather once more appears to be vague until now, 2015 still seems to be a landmark year for the eight-division title holder.
The Filipino champ would have one match in London, a first for Pacquiao who usually fights in Las Vegas or M Read Full Story >>>
Quijano: Sate of Philipping boxing (Part 4)
By Jingo Quijano, Sun.Star Cebu, Tue, 27 Jan 2015
ANOTHER boxer who hails from the same neck of the woods as the Pacman is slowly gaining attention and making his presence felt in the fistic radar.
Jether Oliva (22-2, 10KOs) had a prolific 2014, going 3-1. That loss came against Moruthi Mthalane whom he challenged for the IBO flyweight title.
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WBO orders Andy Lee-Billy Joe Saunders purse bid
By Lem Satterfield, RingTV.com, Tue, 27 Jan 2015
A purse bid has been ordered for Tuesday for newly-crowned WBO middleweight titleholder Andy Lee and mandatory challenger Billy Joe Saunders, according to WBO General Secretary Jose Izquierdo.
Lee (34-2, 24 knockouts) was ordered to face Saunders (21-0, 11 KOs) last month with an agreement to be Read Full Story >>>
Ringside Special has Manny Pacquiao talking about life in and out of the ring
SkySports.com, Tue, 27 Jan 2015
But Floyd Mayweather the main talking point
Manny Pacquiao is one of the modern day greats so who better to get up, close and personal with on the latest Ringside Special?
Pac Man has been in London recently, as Read Full Story >>>
Floyd Mayweather ends the carnival this week and picks his next fight - but will it be Amir Khan, Manny Pacquiao or Miguel Cotto
By Steve Bunce, The Independent, Tue, 27 Jan 2015
This week the $150m soap opera dominating boxing will finally end and all will be revealed as Floyd Mayweather picks his opponent for May – while the leftover fighters all scramble for the scraps.
In theory Mayweather will announce the man he has selected for his 2 May fight, scheduled, like his Read Full Story >>>
BRAYD 'THE GREAT WHITE' SMITH TO TAKE ON EGYPTIAN CHAMP FOR WBA OCEANIA TITLE
PhilBoxing.com, Tue, 27 Jan 2015
WORLD RATING ON THE LINE IF BRAYD SMITH CAN WALK THROUGH AN EGYPTIAN
The Great White to take on Mohammed Metualy on March 14 for the WBA Featherweight Oceania title.
When Brayd Smith (12W 10KO 0L) steps into the Read Full Story >>>
TOP Brazilian Contender Patrick Teixeira Signs with Golden Boy Promotions
PhilBoxing.com, Tue, 27 Jan 2015
LOS ANGELES (Jan. 26) - Undefeated Brazilian brawler Patrick Teixeira has signed a promotional contract with Golden Boy Promotions. The rising star and WBO Latin Super Welterweight Champion is undefeated with a record Read Full Story >>>
NBA - The saga of J.R. Smith
By Alex Boytan, PhilBoxing.com, Tue, 27 Jan 2015
CLEVELAND -- After covering the Cavaliers-Hornets tiff last Friday at the Quciken Loans Arena, a game which the Cavs too, 129-90, I was assigned to feature J.R. Smith.
It was an exciting task given that Smith's career is highlight Read Full Story >>>
NBA -- Cavs stay hot, beat Thunder, 108-98
By Jose Carlos Monroy, PhilBoxing.com, Tue, 27 Jan 2015
CLEVELAND -- The Cleveland Cavaliers increased their win streak to six games on Sunday, beating the Oklahoma City Thunder, 108-98, at the Quicken Loans Arena.
The nationally televised game featured the two best players in the league with the four-time NBA MVP Lebron James and reigning MVP Kevin D Read Full Story >>>
OBSERVE AND FIGHT: DOES BOB ARUM REALLY NOT WANT PACQUIAO FIGHTING MAYWEATHER?
By David Kassel , FightHype.com, Tue, 27 Jan 2015
It's Monday. Welcome back for another edition of Observe and Fight, The Boxing Observer's compilation of observations and random thoughts from the week that was in boxing. Get caught up on some of the most recent events you may have missed out on, including Bob Arum's recent antics, a recap of Rios Read Full Story >>>
Judge, comedian, freedom fighter -- Manny Pacquiao packs a lot into last few days
By Phil Thompson, Chicago Tribune, Tue, 27 Jan 2015
Who knows whether Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. will make good on a May engagement for the fight of the young century, but Pacquiao at least has taken the early lead in the race for exposure.
Pacquiao has been popping up all over the place in the past week, showing up in a comedy video, Read Full Story >>>
No catch weight for Khan
By Nick Giongco, Tempo, Tue, 27 Jan 2015
If ever a clash with Manny Pacquiao happens, Amir Khan said that it will have to be fought at the welterweight limit of 147 lbs and that he won’t agree to a catch weight with the Filipino eight-division champion.
“You know, because I’m so used to 147 and I built myself up to 147, I think 147 is j Read Full Story >>>
AMIR KHAN TALKS MANNY PACQUIAO CLASH: "THERE'S NOTHING STANDING IN THE WAY OF MAKING THIS FIGHT"
By Ben Thompson, FightHype.com, Tue, 27 Jan 2015
"End of the day, my main priority is to fight Floyd Mayweather. Now if he doesn't take it, then Manny Pacquiao is something that I would look at...There's nothing standing in the way of making this fight happen. I mean, this fight is going to happen basically if both parties have agreed to it. Now i Read Full Story >>>
Manny Pacquiao vs Amir Khan, Floyd Mayweather vs Miguel Cotto set for Spring? RRTV
By Lev Jackson, The Province, Tue, 27 Jan 2015
In a developing story, Manny Pacquiao recently visited the UK, meeting with British boxing superstar Amir Khan to talk about a potential fight in the Spring.
This contradicts the reports from earlier this week that Pacquiao, 36, was giving Floyd Mayweather-negotiations until the end of the month Read Full Story >>>
Twitter Reacts To Manny Pacquiao Asking Miss USA About Terrorists
By Max Miller, caughtoffside.com, Tue, 27 Jan 2015
Manny Pacquiao has caused a twitter storm by asking Miss USA about what she would say to a terrorist during the Miss Universe competition.
The boxer said to the model, “‘If you were given 30 seconds to deliver a message to a global terrorist, what would you say?” This is obviously not exactly wha Read Full Story >>>
Alvarado’s lack of preparation cheated the fan
By Ramon Aranda, 3MoreRounds.com, Tue, 27 Jan 2015
This past Saturday night, Mike Alvarado stepped into the ring against Brandon Rios in what many felt would be another action-packed fight to conclude their trilogy. In some sense, it did have action, but it was all one-sided, as Rios put a beating on an ill-prepared Alvarado that felt looked like a Read Full Story >>>
Floyd Mayweather Jr vs Manny Pacquiao: The Tale of the Tape
By Keneth Rehnberg, Billionaires Newswire, Mon, 26 Jan 2015
Floyd Mayweather Jr versus Manny Pacquiao, it’s the fight the entire world wants to see but have so far been kept waiting for.
The boxing superbout between Mayweather and Pacquiao has kept the rumour mill churning since 2009 as the pair attempt to make this contest a reality. And it has been the Read Full Story >>>
Is Manny Pacquiao Moving On Too Fast?
By Dennis Cruz, Boxing Buzz, Mon, 26 Jan 2015
Eight-division world champ and first ballot Hall of Famer, Manny Pacquiao, may want to hold on a bit before giving up on a Floyd Mayweather bout and moving on to other possible opponents.
Nobody really wants a Pacquiao-Amir Khan pay-per-view battle in the first half of 2015 and even fewer would Read Full Story >>>
Stephen "Scooter" Fulton to take on Eric Gotay this Saturday at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia
PhilBoxing.com, Mon, 26 Jan 2015
Philadelphia, PA (January 26, 2015)--This Saturday night at the 2300 Arena, undefeated Super Bantamweight Stephen "Scooter" Fulton will look to remain perfect when he takes on Eric Gotay in a 4-round bout on a show promoted by King's Promotions.
The main event will see undefeated Prichard Colon ( Read Full Story >>>
Praise For Counihan Ahead Of Jan 30th London Showdown With Kis
PhilBoxing.com, Mon, 26 Jan 2015
Solihull’s Antonio Counihan has a date with destiny this coming Friday, when he faces Hungary’s David Kis, on the Shyam Batra promoted LEGENDS & PROSPECTS event at York Hall in Bethnal Green, London on the 30th January.
A good solid win this Friday is sure to set 23 year old Antonio firmly on co Read Full Story >>>
NBA -- Whiteside's triple-double dooms Bulls
By Adeline Deladisma, PhilBoxing.com, Mon, 26 Jan 2015
CHICAGO -- About an hour before the Heat-Bulls tip-off, Hassan Whiteside left the court after the pregame shootaround and stopped to sign autographs for a group of kids hanging over the Section 120 railing.
As he entere Read Full Story >>>
Brandon Rios-Mike Alvarado III: Post-Report Card
By Cliff Rold, BoxingScene.com, Mon, 26 Jan 2015
I could have showed heart but…
Those words are going to haunt Mike Alvarado for a long time. In his post-fight interview with HBO, Alvarado was honest to a fault. He admitted he wasn’t properly prepared and pulled out of the fight Saturday, opting against more heart than was physically good for Read Full Story >>>
Leonard says Golovkin can achieve greatness at 160, talks potential Cotto fight
By Phil D. Jay, World Boxing News, Mon, 26 Jan 2015
Golovkin, 32, faces Martin Murray on February 21 in Monte Carlo as the Kazakh puncher edges towards a possible mandatory bout with WBC champion Miguel Cotto in the autumn. Leonard sees an abundance of talent currently gracing the 160lb division and plenty of opponents waiting in the wings for 'GGG' Read Full Story >>>
Khan, Brook and Cotto all at mercy of Mayweather
By Nick Parkinson, ESPN.com, Mon, 26 Jan 2015
The boxing world is waiting on Floyd Mayweather Jr to make up his mind on who he will fight next - and his decision will have far reaching repercussions.
A series of deals for fights hinge on what boxing's pound-for-pound king decides to do next, which will be revealed in the next week.
Th Read Full Story >>>
Manny Pacquiao grills Miss USA on terrorism during Miss Universe competition
By Mike Foss, USA Today, Mon, 26 Jan 2015
While Floyd Mayweather decides whether or not to fight him, Manny Pacquiao is making good use of his time as a judge in the Miss Universe competition. In the final moments of the competition the five remaining contestants were given 30 seconds to answer a question asked by one of the judges, who wer Read Full Story >>>
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