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title Canelo-Kirkland averages 2.146 million viewers for HBO

(Photo Credit:Ed Mulholland/Golden Boy/Golden Boy via Getty Images) By Dan Ambrose: HBO hit a homerun with last Saturday’s match-up between junior middleweights Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (45-1-1, 32 KOs) and James Kirkland (32-2, 28 KOs) in their catch-weight at 155 pounds at the Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas.

The Canelo-Kirkland fight brought in a peak of 2.296 million viewers with an average of 2.146 million, making it the No.1 fight on regular HBO since the 2006 bout between Bernard Hopkins and Antonio Tarver. Read the rest of this entry »



title Kellerman: Some people think Pacquiao sold out for money – by fighting with an injured shoulder

By Chris Williams: Last Saturday, HBO commentator Max Kellerman sounded off on his view of Manny Pacquiao’s revelation of him fighting with a preexisting shoulder injury for his May 2nd mega-clash with Floyd Mayweather Jr. in Las Vegas, Nevada. While Kellerman acknowledges that a lot of boxing fans believe that Pacquiao sold out by choosing to take the $100 million+ payday for the fight by choosing to go through with the event despite a bad shoulder injury that he sustained last April, Kellerman thinks that Pacquiao did an admirable thing by going through with it. Read the rest of this entry »



title Mayweather-Pacquiao brings in more than 4.4 million PPV buys

Floyd Mayweather vs Manny PacquiaoBy Chris Williams: Despite problems with the major cable companies on the night of the “Fight of the Century,” the Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Manny Pacquiao fight has reportedly brought in more than 4.4 million pay-per-view buys in the United States.

Additionally, the revenue for the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight is over $400M with it likely to come in over $500 million when the tally is complete. The total has dwarfed the $150 million that the Mayweather vs. Saul “Canelo” Alvarez fight brought in back in 2013. Read the rest of this entry »



title Was Pacquiao’s shoulder injury an accident waiting to happen?

1-MAYPAC WEIGH IN-TRAPPFOTOS-3614By Yannis Mihanos: Many people were surprised with Manny Pacquiao’s (57-6-2, 38 KOs) reaction right after the fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr. (48-0, 26 KOs) on May 2nd at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Pacquiao basically said that he fought while injured with a right shoulder problem.

In all pre-fight videos and especially in the media work out day, Pacquiao was flying: he appeared as strong, as sharp and as relaxed as ever. As the days passed we also witnessed an almost complete reverse in betting odds presenting Pacquiao not as an underdog but close to favorite for the fight. Read the rest of this entry »



title Hopkins thinks fans should be upset with Pacquiao’s injury revelation

1-MAYPAC-FIGHTNIGHT-TRAPPFOTOS-5238By Chris Williams: Boxing great Bernard Hopkins says that Manny Pacquiao had the burden on him in his mega-fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr. to produce the things that he’d talked about before the fight. When Pacquiao failed to do that, he was reduced to making excuses about being injured before the fight.

Hopkins notes that Pacquiao revealed the injury to the public after the fight when he was going to get paid for the fight. It doesn’t seem to sit right with Hopkins that Pacquiao didn’t tell the boxing world about his injury before the fight. Pacquiao’s team told the USADA drug monitoring agency about the fight, but he reportedly didn’t inform the Nevada State Athletic Commission until the day of the fight. Read the rest of this entry »



title De La Hoya hopes Mayweather will fight Canelo again

(Photo Credit:Ed Mulholland/Golden Boy/Golden Boy via Getty Images) By Scott Gilfoid: Golden Boy Promotions President Oscar De La Hoya is hoping that superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr. (48-0, 26 KOs) will grant his fighter Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (45-1-1, 32 KOs) a rematch in the near future before Mayweather steps away from the game.

De La Hoya didn’t say when he would like the Mayweather-Canelo rematch to take place, but it would seem likely that De La Hoya would jump at the chance to make the fight next September if that’s going to be the last fight of Mayweather’s career. Read the rest of this entry »



title Ricky Burns offered another fight in United States

By Scott Gilfoid: Sometimes losing a fight pays dividends for the losing fighter. That was never more apparent in Scotland’s Ricky Burns (37-5-1, 11 KOs) in him losing last Saturday to former WBC lightweight champion Omar Figueroa Jr. (25-0-1, 18 KOs) in a 12 round unanimous decision defeat at the State Farm Arena, in Hidalgo, Texas, USA.

Burns clearly lost the fight by the scores of 116-110, 116-110 and 117-109 to a limited fighter in Figueroa, but Burns’ brawling type fighting style reportedly impressed some promoters in the U.S because they’re interested in bringing the 32-year-old fighter over to the U.S again as an opponent for their fighters. Read the rest of this entry »



title Scott Quigg to face Kiko Martinez on July 18th in Manchester

frampton21By Scott Gilfoid: WBA World super bantamweight champion Scott Quigg (30-0-2, 22 KOs) won’t be facing the guys that boxing fans want to see him fight in Carl Frampton or Guillermo Rigondeaux next, but he will be facing a guy that was recently beaten in former IBF 122 pound champion Kiko Martinez (32-5, 24 KOs) on July 18th at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, UK.

Quigg-Martinez is not a fight that fans are pushing for right now, and it looks like Quigg’s promoter Eddie Hearn is continuing with his careful match-making for his fighter because Martinez doesn’t bring much to the table unless you want an ex-champion who was recently easily beaten by Frampton. Read the rest of this entry »



title Willie “The Mongoose” Monroe Jr. arrives at LAX for Golovkin fight on Saturday

(Photo Credit: Banner/Promotions) By Allan Fox: #2 WBA middleweight contender Willie “The Mongoose” Monroe Jr. (19-1, 6 KOs) arrived on Monday at LAX in Los Angeles, California, for his fight his fight this Saturday night against WBA 160lb champion Gennady Golovkin (32-0, 29 KOs) at the Forum in Inglewood, California.

The Golovkin-Monroe fight will be televised on HBO World Championship Boxing starting at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. Read the rest of this entry »



title Sergio Martinez: My knee is shattered, I am 40, and my hair is falling out

martinez6783332(Photo credit: Naoki Fakuda) By Dan Ambrose: Former WBC middleweight champion Sergio Martinez (51-3-2, 28 KOs) says his surgically repaired right knee is in bad shape, and that he’ll be meeting with his doctor in the next three weeks to make a decision about his career.

Martinez, 40, says he’s already made up his mind about his career, but he wants to have a meeting with his doctor first before he makes an announcement. Read the rest of this entry »



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