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Floyd Mayweather speaks on the Amir Khan rumors while eyeing his next ring foe: ‘Once it gets to this level it’s a business’
By Chris Robinson, Hustle Boss, 09 Dec 2013
There is an increasing buzz in the boxing community that Floyd Mayweather may end up facing British star Amir Khan this coming May 3 in Las Vegas.
Following his unanimous decision victory over Saul Alvarez in September, Mayweather has largely stayed mum on who he would prefer to meet in his next Read Full Story >>>
Who’s behind Pacquiao’s instant elevation?
By Recah Trinidad, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 09 Dec 2013
THERE are gift packages, picnic baskets, holiday offerings, all sorts of Christmas specials.
What about a grand surprise in boxing?
Here it is: The World Boxing Council (WBC), reports veteran Filipino boxing writer Nick Giongco, has put Manny Pacquiao as its top contender in the welterweight Read Full Story >>>
Have We Learned Nothing?
By Steve Kim, MaxBoxing.com, 09 Dec 2013
After the fourth round of what was becoming more and more of a one-sided drubbing of Glen Tapia at the hands of the hard-charging James Kirkland, HBO’s Jim Lampley stated to the audience at home, “Glen Tapia is only 23 years old and may have a very bright future. You don’t want him to get ruined in Read Full Story >>>
New developments show Pacquiao tax case could drag on
By David Cagahastian, Business Mirror, 09 Dec 2013
THE Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) may be open to a settlement on the tax deficiencies of boxing icon Manny Pacquiao, but it appears that Pacquiao’s corner is more bent on working to lift the warrant of distraint issued against his bank accounts and slug it out in the Court of Tax Appeals (CTA) on Read Full Story >>>
Fallout from big Brooklyn fight night: What’s next for Malignaggi, Porter, Lara & Bika-Dirrell
By Rich Thomas, ProBoxing-fans.com, 09 Dec 2013
The big fight night in Brooklyn headlined by Malignaggi vs. Judah certainly produced exciting results, combining tough and exciting action with surprising results. Frankly, that is what any boxing fan should look for in a fight card. However, with four bouts feature top flight match-ups, Saturday's Read Full Story >>>
Paulie Malignaggi Next Fight: Adrien Broner, Marcos Maidana Winner To Fight Showtime Announcer? Danny Garcia Sleeper Candidate? [VIDEO]
By Raimundo Ortiz , Sports World News, 09 Dec 2013
On Saturday night at the Barclays Center, two Brooklyn natives, Paulie Malignaggi of Bensonhurst and Zab Judah of Brownsville laced up their gloves and fought for borough supremacy. During the course of action Malignaggi's jab ruled the day, discouraging Judah and launching Paulie into potentially b Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao doesn't have, never had, Green Card - Pacman adviser, lawyer
By Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, Interaksyon, 09 Dec 2013
MANILA, Philippines - Saranggani Representative and boxing champion Manny Pacquiao is not a holder of a US Green Card and never had one, contrary to reports, people from his camp said Monday.
"He is not a Green Card holder and he never had a Green Card," Michael Koncz, Pacquiao's adviser told Int Read Full Story >>>
Dougie's Monday mailbag
By Doug Fischer, RingTV.com, 09 Dec 2013
WHERE DO I BEGIN?
So much to say and so little page space! A lot has happened since I last wrote, and I'll try and stick to the most recent boxing news.
1) James Kirkland is a monster. He gets tagged quite a bit but wow, when he's focused the guy just simply refuses to lose. Good for him. I Read Full Story >>>
MANNY PACQUIAO BEST SINCE MUHAMMAD ALI!
By Pedro Fernandez, RingTalk.com, 09 Dec 2013
San Francisco, CA– I was thinking about it over the weekend, who has had more of a far greater impact on the world stage of late than undefeated champion Floyd Mayweather? Only one boxer, that being Manny Pacquiao.
FLOYD “CAN’T BUY ME LOVE”
Granted, Floyd may have a zillion times the amoun Read Full Story >>>
CYCLING ICON CORNELIO A. PADILLA JR., 67
By Marlon Bernardino, PhilBoxing.com, 09 Dec 2013
Back-to-back Tour of Luzon cycling marathon champion Cornelio Agaid Padilla Jr. died of heart failure at St. Luke’s Global City Medical Center on Sunday (December 8). He was 67.
Padilla carved a name at the pinnacle of national sports in the 1960’s when he won the grueling Tour of Luzon cyclin Read Full Story >>>
Lionell Thompson plans to destroy Ryan Coyne Saturday in Atlantic City
PhilBoxing.com, 09 Dec 2013
NEW YORK (Dec. 8, 2013) -- Light heavyweight Lionell "Lonnie B" Thompson (14-2, 9 KOs) continues on his personal path of retribution this Saturday night as he takes on Ryan "The Irish Outlaw" Coyne (21-1, Read Full Story >>>
NBA -- Raptors spoil Kobe's return with victory over Lakers
By Ryan Medida, PhilBoxing.com, 09 Dec 2013
SAN FRANCISCO -- The Toronto Raptors spoiled the season debut of superstar Kobe Bryant by scoring an upset victory over the Los Angeles Lakers Sunday night at the Staples Center.
Amir Johnson scored 32 points and grabbed rebounds to lead the Raptors' 106-94 triumph. DeMar DeRozan finished with Read Full Story >>>
NBA -- Celtics maul Knicks by 41 points
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 09 Dec 2013
CHICAGO -- The Boston Celtics dealt the New York Knicks the biggest blowout of this NBA season, a 114-73 thumping at the Madison Square Garden on Sunday afternoon.
The Celtics started the rout with a 32-7 jump in th Read Full Story >>>
Rigondeaux, Porter, Malignaggi and Kirkland shine on busy weekend: Weekend Review
By Michael Rosenthal, RingTV.com, 09 Dec 2013
Rigondeaux over Agbeko: We can go back and forth forever about whether it’s enjoyable to watch Guillermo Rigondeaux fight. Some love it, citing his remarkable skills. Some don’t, citing a lack of drama. And some (like me) fall somewhere in between. No one would dispute this, though: Read Full Story >>>
Emptying Rooms: Guillermo Rigondeaux W12 Joseph Agbeko
By Jimmy Tobin , The Cruelest Sport, 09 Dec 2013
Despite all the talk of promotional apathy and network double standards, Guillermo Rigondeaux made his return to HBO last night, winning a unanimous decision over Joseph Agbeko before a sparse and steadily dwindling crowd at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
It was another masterful pe Read Full Story >>>
SIGNORELLA ON HBO AND SHOWTIME BOXING RESULTS!
By John Signorella, RingTalk.com, 09 Dec 2013
New York, NY- After over 70 plus rounds of combined coverage between two networks (HBO & Showtime) that pitted 14 fighters standing opposite of each other in seven separate bouts, some changes and new evaluations have manifested in the sport of boxing, let’s take a look:
KIRKLAND & TAPIA STOLE TH Read Full Story >>>
Is Pacquiao a green card holder?
ABS-CBN News, 09 Dec 2013
MANILA, Philippines – Does Sarangani Representative and boxing champion Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao have a green card from the United States?
This is the question posted by blogger Raissa Robles in a lengthy post on Monday, noting the political ramifications should it be proven that Pacquiao holds a Read Full Story >>>
WBC MOVE MAKES PACQUIAO-MAYWEATHER FIGHT CLOSE TO REALITY
By Mary Jane Catriz, PhilBoxing.com, 09 Dec 2013
Right after Manny Pacquiao's November 24 win over Brandon Rios which earned him the WBO international welterweight title and garnered a PPV buyrate of only 500,000, speculation has been swirling around on who Pacquiao's next Read Full Story >>>
Malignaggi bags win, bragging rights
By Dan Rafael, ESPN.com, 09 Dec 2013
NEW YORK -- There was no world title on the line when former welterweight titleholders Zab Judah and Paulie Malignaggi squared off on Saturday night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, but it didn't matter.
There was still something very important at stake: Brooklyn bragging rights. Barclays Cent Read Full Story >>>
Q&A: Porter takes Alexander's comfort zone, then title
By Lem Satterfield, RingTV.com, 09 Dec 2013
BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- Shawn Porter had expressed supreme confidence that he would dethrone Devon Alexander as IBF welterweight titleholder on Saturday night, meaning he would have to conquer a man who once defeated him when they were 10-year-old amateurs.
Porter (23-0-1, 14 knockouts) pulled off his Read Full Story >>>