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title Pacquiao is still behind Mayweather

jmm_ko_pacBy Babatis Banda: Talk is cheap and results are facts and say it all. Facts are facts and illusions, wishes and would-be scenarios are useless in the face of facts and in the real world we live in. It is a fact that Floyd Mayweather Jnr is the current king of the sport. He is at the helm of the beloved sport. We can argue all we want why he shouldn’t, or what ought to be and all, but it is useless.

The truth is, he is the prize fighter, the unbeaten king of the ring and he should be calling the shots as it is the tradition of this sport. If not, why is he the most expensive fighter to watch in the whole wide world? Read the rest of this entry »



title Mayweather to get $100 million, Pacquiao $60 million

pac8888By Allan Fox: There’s talk that Floyd Mayweather Jr is willing to give Manny Pacquiao a very generous cut of the financial pie in order to fight him on May 2nd. The talk is that Mayweather will give the Bob Arum promoted Pacquiao a 60-40 cut of the revenue, according to gmanetwork. Mayweather would stand to get $100 million for the fight compared to $60 million.

If this turns out to be true then it would be a very, very generous percentage that the 36-year-old Pacquiao would be getting for the fight because there are some boxing writers who feel that Pacquiao will get no better than a 70-30 cut of the revenue, and even that would be a generous offer by Mayweather. Read the rest of this entry »



title Canelo: I will not move off the May 2nd date

canelo7657By Dan Ambrose: Former WBA junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez may not be anywhere near the popularity or the talent level of Floyd Mayweather Jr, but that’s not keeping the red-haired Canelo from budging from the May 2nd date that he plans on fighting.

The May 2nd date falls on Cinco de Mayo, and that’s a date that Mayweather has been fighting on for the last five years. However, Canelo says that date is one of the Mexican holiday dates, and he’s stubbornly not going to move off the date even though he doesn’t bring in anywhere near the same pay-per-view numbers that Mayweather does. Read the rest of this entry »



title Golovkin waiting on Cotto-Canelo fight

golovkin7356By Dan Ambrose: WBA Super World middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin says he’s waiting to get a fight for the WBC 160 pound title against either Miguel Cotto or Saul “Canelo” Alvarez. Golovkin is ready to fight either of those guys unless they opt to vacate the WBC title.

The Cotto-Canelo fight could take place on May 2nd unless there’s a problem with the negotiations that keeps the fight from getting made in the first half of 2015. If that’s the case, then we could see Cotto take an optional title defense instead while he waits on the Canelo fight. Read the rest of this entry »



title Khan would give Pacquiao serious problems, says De La Hoya

khan84By Jim Dower: Amir Khan (30-3, 19 KOs) says he wants a big name in 2015, and he’s hoping that he can get a fight against either Floyd Mayweather Jr or Manny Pacquiao, preferably both next year.

Golden Boy Promotions President Oscar De La Hoya thinks Khan would give Pacquiao some difficulty due to his talent and fighting style.

“As I was watching myself get demolished by Manny Pacquiao [in 2008]. I couldn’t help but think about Amir King Khan giving Pac some serious problems,” De La Hoya said on his Twitter. Read the rest of this entry »



title De La Hoya: Keith Thurman is better than Golovkin

golovkin888By Jim Dower: Golden Boy Promotions President Oscar De La Hoya believes that his fighter interim WBA welterweight champion Keith Thurman (24-0, 21 KOs) is a better fighter than WBA Super World middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (31-0, 28 KOs).

De La Hoya believes this because Golovkin doesn’t choose to move around the ring constantly the way that Thurman does when he fights. De La Hoya says that Golovkin can’t fight going backwards the way that Thurman does. Read the rest of this entry »



title Deontay Wilder: I’m giving America it’s next heavyweight world champion

deontay111By Scott Gilfoid: The huge 6’7” Deontay Wilder (32-0, 32 KOs) is convinced that he’ll be adding another scalp to his resume next month when he faces WBC heavyweight champion Bermane Stiverne (24-1-1, 21 KOs) for his WBC strap on January 17th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.

This is a big, big fight for Deontay and for many Americans, because he has the chance of capturing the WBC heavyweight title and bringing it back to the U.S. It would be the first American world champion since Shannon Briggs accomplished that fete back in 2006. Read the rest of this entry »



title A Wish List for 2015

floyd5325By Spencer Brown: Perhaps the greatest moment in sport is the opening bell of a bona fide super-fight. Months of frenzied anticipation and excitement culminate in this one moment: the waiting is over, and the truth, amidst all the bluster, will finally reveal itself. Here are 5 fights that, in no particular order, will hopefully provide that special moment in 2015.

Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao

A blindingly obvious pick, but excitement is mounting that after years of talk, the two greatest fighters of their generation will finally meet in the ring in 2015. The protracted wrangling from both camps over the years has reflected poorly on the sport – how do you explain to non-boxing fans that the fight might not happen because of arguments over money, random blood and urine testing, rival television networks, rival promotion companies and a guy called Bob Arum? The greatest and purest sport known to man is reduced to a messy, bickering soap opera. Read the rest of this entry »



title If Pacquiao misses the Mayweather train this time around

pac45 By Babatis Banda: This is an opportunity to put this issue to rest. For numerous times, Manny Pacquiao has himself claimed it’s not about the money, but about the fans.

For the greater part of the last five years we have gotten accustomed to some sections of the fans calling Floyd Mayweather Jr a runner and a coward and others calling Pacquiao a cheater and a loser. We all agreed that at some point the ego of the two got into the way of the fight. Read the rest of this entry »



title Golovkin still interested in Froch fight

golovkin8By Scott Gilfoid: While IBF/WBA super middleweight champion Carl Froch (33-2, 24 KOs) has shown little interest in wanting to mix it up with WBA Super World middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (31-0, 28 KOs) in what would be a huge mega-fight, Golovkin is still very much interested in facing the 37-year-old Froch if he’s game.

Golovkin says he’d fight Froch in either the UK or Las Vegas, Nevada, although he prefers Vegas as the venue for the fight. Read the rest of this entry »



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