|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 >>>
Boxing hero Manny Pacquiao turns on the charm as judge in Ms. Universe pageant
By Gerry Ramos, Spin.ph, Mon, 26 Jan 2015
EVEN among the ladies, Manny Pacquiao is no. 1
The Filipino boxing champion had the opportunity to be the first to ask question among the Top Five candidates of the Ms. Universe 2014 on Monday morning in Doral, Florida.
Ms USA Nia Sanchez picked the name of the 36-year-old Pacquiao from among Read Full Story >>>
Manny Pacquiao's Whirlwind Tour Makes a Stop in Miami
By Jake Donovan, BoxingScene.com, Mon, 26 Jan 2015
At the very least, Manny Pacquiao is keeping busy while awaiting word on whether or not a long-exhausted awaited showdown with Floyd Mayweather materializes. The Filipino superstar has traveled the globe in the past few days, with his whirlwind tour making a stop in sunny Miami, Florida, where he se Read Full Story >>>
The Great Pacquiao Swindle; Magno’s Monday Rant
By Paul Magno, The Boxing Tribune, Mon, 26 Jan 2015
It was fight week for Manny Pacquiao-Chris Algieri, November 2014, when Pacquiao promoter Bob Arum began telling the world about secret Mayweather-Pacquiao negotiations taking place.
Was the claim true or merely a ploy to create some buzz and a glossy coat for a Macau-based fight that was probabl Read Full Story >>>
Anywhere But Here: Brandon Rios TKO3 Mike Alvarado
By Jimmy Tobin , The Cruelest Sport, Mon, 26 Jan 2015
If Mike Alvarado needed to be reminded of the sacrifices made to turn a dollar in a bloodsport, Brandon Rios reminded him last night. Rios mauled Alvarado for three rounds, the ringside physician kept Alvarado on his stool for the fourth, and the nearly 6,000 patrons in the 1stBank Center in Broomfi Read Full Story >>>
Brandon Rios blows out ill-prepared, over-the-hill Mike Alvarado after three
By Kevin Iole, Yahoo! Sports, Mon, 26 Jan 2015
Brandon Rios and Mike Alvarado waged a pair of the most memorable bouts of this century, but the rubber match Saturday was nothing of the sort.
A prepared and determined Rios overwhelmed an out-of-shape and clearly at the end of the line Alvarado, stopping him after three one-sided rounds when Al Read Full Story >>>
Notes: Lomachenko, Walters plans in works
By Dan Rafael, ESPN.com, Mon, 26 Jan 2015
A few notes from around the boxing world:
• Top Rank’s Bob Arum, who hopes to match featherweight titleholder Vasyl Lomachenko and Nicholas Walters in a unification fight later this year, after each has one more fight, told ESPN.com he has talked to HBO about the possibility of Lomachenko making Read Full Story >>>
SULAIMAN CONVINCED PACQUIAO-MAYWEATHER FIGHT WILL HAPPEN
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, PhilBoxing.com, Mon, 26 Jan 2015
Despite growing skepticism that the eagerly awaited showdown between eight Jr will happen division world champion Manny Pacquiao and undefeated pound for pound king Floyd Mayweather, World Boxing Council president Mauricio Sula Read Full Story >>>
Francisco to fight in Tibay ng Pinoy 6
By Lito delos Reyes, PhilBoxing.com, Mon, 26 Jan 2015
FORMER World Boxing Organization (WBO) Asian Pacific flyweight champion Drian Francisco will fight against former Philippine Boxing Federation super bantamweight king Jason “Siaton Boy” Egera in the Tibay ng Pinoy 6 on Janua Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao Watch: Yet another (momentary) frustration
By Edwin G. Espejo, Asian Correspondent, Mon, 26 Jan 2015
Just as everybody thought it is going to happen, suddenly everybody is disappointed again.
When will the Pacquiao-Mayweather megafight conversation ever stop and cease to frustrate boxing fans?
I am not about to blame Top Rank’s Bob Arum although he can certainly make this fight of the lifetim Read Full Story >>>
NBA -- Hornets nip Knicks, 76-71
By Eric Biasbas, PhilBoxing.com, Mon, 26 Jan 2015
CHARLOTTE -- A night after suffering a humiliating 39-point loss at the hands of the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Charlotte Hornets resumed their winning ways and toppled the visiting New York Knicks, 76-71 on Saturday at the Time Warner Cable Arena.
It was another defense-oriented brawl which is now Read Full Story >>>
AMIR KHAN SAYS NO CATCHWEIGHT FOR PACQUIAO; FIGHT WOULD TAKE PLACE AT 147: "I WOULDN'T WANT TO GO LOWER"
By Ben Thompson, FightHype.com, Mon, 26 Jan 2015
"You know, because I'm so used to 147 and I built myself up to 147, I think 147 is just an ideal weight for me. I wouldn't want to go lower or higher. Let's just stick to 147," stated former world champion Amir Khan, who made it clear that he has no intention of fighting 8-division world champion Ma Read Full Story >>>
Floyd Mayweather is fighting Cotto again, insists HBO's Jim Lampley
By Joseph Herron , Fight Saga, Mon, 26 Jan 2015
While both networks negotiate terms for the highly anticipated Mayweather/Pacquiao super fight, the boxing world has no choice but to wait with bated breath.
In the interim, numerous statements have been leaked to the media from various boxing insiders; each one offering their respective opi Read Full Story >>>
Rios, Ortiz Renew Longtime Rivalry Through War of Words
By Jake Donovan, BoxingScene.com, Mon, 26 Jan 2015
Brandon Rios closed the books on a friendly rivalry with Mike Alvarado, but didn’t take long to renew an old rivalry that bears far more hostile roots.
The former lightweight titlist was swift and merciless in dismantling Alvarado in just three rounds of one-sided action Saturday evening in Broom Read Full Story >>>
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