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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 »

title Is Mayweather Looking For Excuses If He Should Lose?

While watching the recent Mayweather-Hatton 24/7 episode on HBO, I couldn’t help but notice that Mayweather, 30, seemed to be looking for excuses as he prepared for his December 8th bout against unbeaten Ricky Hatton. Looking at the camera with a look of a sick dog, Mayweather complained bitterly about his various injuries, seeming to look for both sympathy and a ready made excuse should things work out badly for him in his bout with Hatton. His physical trainer, some blond-haired woman, was totally on his side, placating him and encouraging him with advice about his boxing career. Read the rest of this entry »

title Diaz vs. Katsidis In January?

In the latest boxing news, Golden Boy Promotions has won the purse bid of $1,500,000 for the WBO mandatory lightweight clash between super champion Juan Diaz (33-0, 17 KOs) and interim champion Michael Katsidis (23-0, 20 KOs), which has a possible date of January 26th. However, if Diaz fails to sign the contract, he’ll be stripped of his WBO lightweight title, and if Katsidis fails to sign, it will give Diaz up to 18 months go comply with the obligations for his mandatory. Both are expected to sign, however. Diaz, 24, is slated to get an 80% cut, while Katsidis is to get 20%. Read the rest of this entry »

title Arce vs. Singsurat On Saturday

Former flyweight champion Jorge Arce (47-4-1, 36 KOs) will take on Medgoen Singsurat (48-4, 34 KOs) on Saturday night at Tingley Coliseum, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. On the line with be the World Boxing Council Latino bantamweight championship, a little known belt, yet it shows how far Arce, 28, has fallen since losing a one-sided unanimous decision in a WBC super flyweight championship bout with Cristian Mijares in April 2007. Since then, Arce has moved up to the bantamweight division (118 lbs) where he looked bad in his last bout against a very average Tomas Rojas before stopping him in the sixth round in September 2007. Read the rest of this entry »

title Roy Jones Jr: “ll fight Calzaghe anywhere He Wants”

In somewhat of a shocking display of bravado, former eight -time world champion Roy Jones Jr. called out super middleweight champion Joe Calzaghe at a recent press conference, saying “I can fight at practically any weight right now. “I can drop down to 168 pounds and take on Joe Calzaghe. “‘ll fight him anywhere” he wants. Jones Jr is back and ready to fight.” Perhaps Jones, 38, has taken notice of Calzaghe’s frustration with trying to arrange a bout with light heavyweight Bernard Hopkins, and hopes to make easier for Calzaghe by being much more pliable. Read the rest of this entry »

title Calzaghe And Haye Are Both Backing Hatton Over Mayweather

Undefeated super middleweight champion Joe Calzaghe is backing Ricky Hatton to defeat Floyd Mayweather in their December 8th welterweight bout at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. According to reports, Calzaghe, 35, is so much interested in this bout, he has already purchased tickets and plans on flying over to see the fight live. Calzaghe said this about the fight: “I’m going over and I’m going to be rooting for Ricky. I think he’s got a great chance.” However, Calzaghe added “The heart wants Hatton to win but my head says Mayweather because he’s an amazing fighter.” Like most fans and boxers alike, they’re picking Mayweather, 30, to win the fight because of his superior boxing ability and supreme athleticism. Read the rest of this entry »

title Wladimir Klitschko Not overly Impressed With Ibragimov

International Boxing Federation heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (49-3, 44 KOs) hasn’t seemed particularly motivated lately in the recent press conferences leading up to his unification bout with World Boxing Organization heavyweight champion Sultan Ibragimov (22-0-1, 17 Kos). In fact, if I were to guess at how Wladimir is feeling oveall, he seems to actually be bored with his upcoming February 23rd bout agaist the 32 year-old Ibragimov. Read the rest of this entry »

title “Fans are Coming to see Mayweather, and not Hatton” – Ellerbe

In today’s edition of The Mirror, World Boxing Council wleterweight champion Flod Mayweather jr’s personal advisor Leonard Ellerbe is suggesting that most of the fans are coming to see Mayweather rather than the 29 year-old Ricky Hatton, who recently made a claim on the Mayweather-Hatton 24/7 HBO boxing special that 33,000 supporters compared to Mayweather’s 33. Ellerbe, however, disagrees with this, saying that Hatton is mainly popular in his native country of England. Read the rest of this entry »

title Williams Wants Cintron To Take The Challenge

In today’s boxing news, unbeaten superstar World Boxing Organization welterweight champion Paul Williams (33-0, 24 KOs) badly wants his counterpart, International Boxing Federation welterweight Kermit Cintron to take him on as previously planned for their February 2nd bout. However, the bout hasn’t been confirmed as of yet because the contractors haven’t been signed. Apparen’t, Williams is under the impression that Cintron isn’t in a rush to fight him because of the fact that Williams already defeated Antonio Margarito by unanimous decision in July 2007, a fighter who demolished Cintron in five brutal rounds in 2005. Read the rest of this entry »

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