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WISH LIST: FIGHTS FOR 2015
By Rene Bonsubre, Jr., PhilBoxing.com, 22 Dec 2014
‘Tis the season to be jolly and for making wishes. For a lifelong fight fan, it is time to savor the memories of 2014 and to look forward to what could be an amazing year in boxing. There is no fantasy league in the fight game and we Read Full Story >>>
Muhammad Ali hospitalized
By Rich Mazon , PhilBoxing.com, 22 Dec 2014
Boxing great Muhammad Ali suffered a health scare and was admitted to an undisclosed hospital Saturday because of Pneumonia.
Ali,72, is being treated by his team of doctors according to his spokesman and that his prognosis is good.
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Boxing's 2014 Highs and Lows
By Charles Saunders, Boxscorenews.com, 22 Dec 2014
SONAHR: December 21, 2014 - In the realm of pugilism, 2014 was not a spectacular year. But it was a steady one, with luminaries such as Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao continuing to win, emerging stars like Gennady Golovkin and Sergey Kovalev rising higher, and the heavyweight division begin Read Full Story >>>
De La Hoya: Pacquiao Has More Respect Than Mayweather
By Rick Reeno, BoxingScene.com, 22 Dec 2014
Golden Boy Promotions President Oscar De La Hoya admits that a few years ago he would have quickly picked Manny Pacquiao to defeat Floyd Mayweather Jr.
That is no longer the case. In the opinion of De La Hoya, Pacquiao's physical abilities gave declined quicker than Mayweather's - which De La Ho Read Full Story >>>
Mayweather vs Pacquiao? Bah humbug!
By Percy D. Della, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 22 Dec 2014
Floyd Mayweather Jr. versus Manny Pacquiao—the most recorded apparition in sports history again manifested itself to boxing diehards last week.
A long-playing ectoplasmic phenomenon, the ghost match between the ring’s prevailing potentates was about to take on a living form.
Interviewed on the Read Full Story >>>
Cebu Boxing 2014
By Rico Navarro, The Freeman, 22 Dec 2014
Cebu Boxing in 2014 will be remembered as the year that history was made, a couple of ironical twists, and the continued rise of Cebu as the country’s center of boxing. The bar has been raised for Cebu Boxing and all talk is always at the world or international level with zero talk about local cham Read Full Story >>>
CASIMERO WILL STEP ASIDE TO ALLOW ZOU SHIMING TO FIGHT RUENROENG FOR IBF FLYWEIGHT TITLE
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, PhilBoxing.com, 21 Dec 2014
Former IBF light flyweight champion Johnreil Cssimero will step aside to allow China’s undefeated Zou Shiming to fight Thailand’s Amnat Ruenroeng for the world title in Macau on March 7.
Promoter Sammy Gello-ani told the Ma Read Full Story >>>
ANDY RUIZ DEFEATS SEGEI LIAKHOVICH IN PHOENIX
PhilBoxing.com, 21 Dec 2014
World-ranked unbeaten Mexican heavyweight contender Andy 'Destroyer' Ruiz (L) (24-0-0, 17KO) of Mexicali wins a 10-round unanimous decision over former champion Sergei Liakhovich at the Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona Read Full Story >>>
GERALDO LOSES BY LOPSIDED DECISION IN IBF TITLE ELIMINATOR
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, PhilBoxing.com, 21 Dec 2014
Filipino southpaw Mark Anthony Geraldo has lost by a lopsided twelve round decision in an IBF super flyweight title eliminator against Puerto Rico’s McJoe Arroyo at the El San Juan Resort and Casino in Carolina, Puerto Rico.
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The History of Mayweather-Pacquiao Negotiations Clarified
By James Lopez, Tha Boxing Voice, 21 Dec 2014
The inability of Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao to step in the ring has certainly been a black eye in the sport of boxing. Both sides are at fault to a certain extent, but the blame has been widely skewed towards the Mayweather camp. For years Pacquiao’s people informed the public, Mayweath Read Full Story >>>
Arroyo defeats Geraldo in IBF 115lb eliminator
FightNews.com, 21 Dec 2014
Unbeaten McJoe Arroyo (16-0, 8 KOs) defeated Mark Geraldo (31-5-3, 14 KOs) by unanimous twelve round decision in an IBF super flyweight elimination bout on Saturday night at the El San Juan Resort and Casino in Carolina, Puerto Rico. Geraldo was down in round eight and was deducted a point in round Read Full Story >>>
Sylvester Stallone treats himself to Italian food two weeks after falling victim to Sony Pictures hack... and bumps into pal Arnold Schwarzenegger
Daily Mail (UK), 21 Dec 2014
He was one of thousands of victims in the Sony cyber hacking attack with some very personal details being released online.
And two weeks on, Sylvester Stallone appears to be taking it all in his stride as he was spotted treating himself to some Italian fare at Caffe Roma in Beverly Hills on Satur Read Full Story >>>
PRINCE ALBERT PAGARA HONORED BY MAASIN CITY GOVERNMENT
By Maloney L. Samaco, PhilBoxing.com, 21 Dec 2014
International Boxing Federation intercontinental junior featherweight champion Albert Pagara, who won convincingly against resilient Mexican brawler Raul Hirales, was honored by the City Government of Maasin last Friday Read Full Story >>>
Roy Jones Jr. rips Floyd Mayweather; claims a Pacquiao fight ‘doesn’t mean anything’
By Chris Robinson, Hustle Boss, 21 Dec 2014
I’ve always found it interesting to hear what boxing greats think of one another.
Boxing is a sport full of brazen individuals and strong personalities, so respect is something that isn’t always dished out.
Whenever I had spoke with the legendary Roy Jones Jr. about fellow champion Floyd Maywe Read Full Story >>>
Amir Khan: I want to rebuild the Pakistani school that was devastated by the Taliban
Mail Online (UK), 21 Dec 2014
Amir Khan's importance as a boxer and fighter goes way beyond the Olympic medals or world titles he has won.
As Britain’s best-known and most popular Muslim, adored by millions of fans of all denominations, the 28-year-old’s words carry particular weight in these troubled times when the world has Read Full Story >>>
Adonis Stevenson: Head trainer fires back at ESPN's Dan Rafael
By Joseph Herron , Fight Saga, 21 Dec 2014
"The dogs bark, but the caravan passes on" - Old Arabic proverb.
On Friday, December 19, in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, lineal Light Heavyweight Champion and WBC title holder Adonis "Superman" Stevenson (25-1, 21 KOs) brutally knocked out number twelve ranked 175 pound contender Dmitry Sukhotsky Read Full Story >>>
Macau still part of 'one China', says President Xi Jinping
By James Legge, The Independent, 21 Dec 2014
The President of China used a visit to the glitzy casino city of Macau yesterday to underline his government's rigid stance on its semi-autonomous regions, and remind citizens there that they are part of "one China".
President Xi Jinping was in the world's most profitable gambling hub to swear Read Full Story >>>
NBA -- Bulls tame Grizzlies behind six Mirotic 3s
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 21 Dec 2014
CHICAGO -- Nikola Mirotic showed the might that made him one of this year's prized rookies.
The 6-foot-9 gunslinger swished all six of his 3s and the Chicago Bulls plucked another road win on Friday night, a close 103-97 o Read Full Story >>>
NBA -- Knicks lose seven straight at the Garden
By Jehanne Chiong Baraquil, PhilBoxing.com, 21 Dec 2014
SAN FRANCISCO -- The New York Knicks' extremely disappointing season continued with yet another loss on Saturday afternoon, this time against the fast-running Phoenix Suns, 99-90, at the Madison Square Garden.
It was t Read Full Story >>>
Is Mayweather his own man?
By Recah Trinidad, PhilBoxing.com, 21 Dec 2014
THEY'VE run out of ways chasing after the Dream Fight.
Even ardent fans have started to lose hope they could corner evasive Floyd Mayweather Jr. to agree and box it out with ever-energetic Manny Pacquiao.
In fact, Maywe Read Full Story >>>