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title Mayweather: “The only reason Hatton is 43 and zero is because he hasn’t fought anyone”

After a day in which Floyd Mayweather complained bitterly about being a nice guy, he fell back into his old way of acting today when he blasted Hatton, saying “The only reason Hatton is 43 and zero is because he hasn’t fought anyone”. He hasn’t fought 43 Floyd Mayweathers because if he had, he’d be zero and 43.” Mayweather, of course, was referring to Hatton’s 43-0 record, which Mayweather feels are meaningless because they were against less than talented fighters. Perhaps a mutual opponent that most of all sticks in his craw, however, is Jose Luis Castillo, who Mayweather struggled to beat on two occasions. Read the rest of this entry »



title Is Diaz Katsidis In Jeopardy?

In the latest boxing news, the negotiations between World Boxing Organization interim champion Michael Katsidis and Juan Diaz, the IBF/WBO/WBA lightweight champion, has developed a potential problem due to Diaz’s contract with Don King. Apparently, King wanted an initial postponement of the purse bid, but he overruled by the WBO, who decided to proceed despite King’s reservations. According to Dan Rafael, because of Diaz’s contract with Don King doesn’t end for another four months, he’ll be unable to carry out with the fight with Katsidis, as long as King is against it. Read the rest of this entry »



title Tarver Santiago: Antonio Defends His IBO Title On Saturday

Light heavyweight International Boxing Organization champion Antonio Tarver (25-4, 18 KOs) defends his little known title against Danny Santiago (29-3-1, 19 KOs) on Saturday night at the Foxwoods Casino, in Mashantucket, Connecticut. Tarver, 39, is still trying to rebuild his career after suffering a one-sided 12-round unanimous decision loss to Bernard Hopkins in June 2006. Though Tarver only lost his IBO light heavyweight title at the time, the damage to his career was much worse because Hopkins was moving up in weight to challenge Tarver. Read the rest of this entry »



title Calderon vs. Esquer

Unbeaten World Boxing Organization junior flyweight champion Ivan Caderon (29-0, 6 KOs) will be defending his title on Saturday night against challenger Juan Esquer (22-2-1, 17 KOs) in a scheduled 12-round bout at the Tingley Coliseum, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Calderon, 32, had previously held the strawweight title since 2003 before abandoning it in August to take on WBO junior flyweight champion Hugo Fidel Cazares, whom he defeated by 12-round split decision. Read the rest of this entry »



title Chavez Jr. vs. Sanchez: Julio Takes a Step Up In Competition

Light middleweight prospect Julio Cesar Chavez (33-0-1, 26 KOs) returns to the ring on Saturday night against perhaps his best opponent of his young career when he takes on Ray Sanchez (20-1, 15 KOs) at the Tingley Coliseum, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Chavez Jr., 21, is trying to follow in his famous father’s footsteps, Julio Cesar Chavez. However, Chavez Jr. still has a long ways to go if he wants to match even a portion of what his famous father accomplished, and there are many out there who feel that Chavez Jr. never will be close to being as good. Read the rest of this entry »



title Donaire vs. Maldonado On Saturday

By Jonas Muller: International Boxing Federation flyweight champion Nonita Donaire (18-1, 11 KOs) will be defending his title on Saturday night against Luis Maldonado (37-1-1, 28 KOs) at the Foxwoods Casino, in Mashantucket, Connecticut. Donaire, 25, is coming off a sensational 5th round TKO of IBF flyweight champion Vic Darchinyan in July, a bout in which Donaire dominated every round of the fight before ultimately dropping Darchinyan with a huge left hook. Read the rest of this entry »



title Forrest vs. Piccirillo On Saturday

World Boxing Council light middleweight champion Vernon Forrest (39-2, 28 KOs) goes up against challenger Michele Piccirillo (48-3, 30 KOs) on Saturday night at the Foxwoods Casino, in Mashantucket, Connecticut. Forrest, 36, defeated Carlos Baldomir in a one-sided 12-round unanimous decision in July to win the vacant WBC light middleweight title. However, as easy as it was for Forrest, he was marked up by Baldomir and looked exhausted in the last couple of rounds. Read the rest of this entry »



title Mayweather Hatton: Floyd Wants To Repair His Image

Perhaps stung by the massive amount of criticism that has come his way since the airing of Mayweather-Hatton 24/7 HBO boxing special, Floyd Mayweather Jr. (38-0, 24 KOs), is now suddenly trying to repair his public image of the trash-talking, mean spirited, money-focused fighter, hoping that he can convince the public that he is actually a nice guy. Mayweather, 30, has his work cut our for him, because during all of the promotion tours, including the HBO Mayweather-Hatton 24/7 reality series, Mayweather has come across as a cruel trash talker, constantly insulting Hatton both to his face and behind his back. Read the rest of this entry »



title Pacquiao vs. Marquez on March 15th

After flirting with the idea of a bout with World Boxing Council lightweight champion David Diaz, Manny Pacquiao (45-3-2, 35 KOs) has opted for a rematch with World Boxing Council featherweight champion Juan Manuel Marquez (48-3-1, 35 KOs), which will be taking place on March 15th. Pacquiao, 28, has faced Marquez, 34, before in May 8, 2004, fighting to a draw. Though Pacquiao was able to knock Marquez down three times in the first round, he wasn’t able to sustain his momentum as Marquez came roaring back in the second half of the fight and appeared to have beaten the Filipino star. Read the rest of this entry »



title Injury Sidelines Kermit Cintron, Paul Williams Bout is Off

IBF Welterweight Champion Kermit Cintron suffered severe ligament damage to his right hand in his successful Nov 23 title defense against Jesse Feliciano, it was announced today by Main Events CEO Kathy Duva. Reading, PA orthopedic surgeon Dr. R. Scott Cook has advised Kermit that he should not engage in any boxing matches until March 1. Read the rest of this entry »



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