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title Canelo: The Mayweather-Pacquiao fight can be enjoyable if Mayweather puts himself at risk

canelo678By Dan Ambrose: Former WBA/WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez is hopeful that the Floyd Mayweather Jr vs. Manny Pacquiao fight will be an exciting on May 2nd. But Canelo believes that the person who holds the cards on determining whether the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight is an exciting one will rest in Mayweather’s hands.

Canelo thinks that if Mayweather wants to make it an exciting fight, he’ll put himself more at risk by trading more with Pacquiao. Canelo feels that Mayweather fought too defensively in their fight in 2013, and that’s why Canelo lost to him. He feels that if Mayweather had stood in front of him more, he would have had a chance to win. Read the rest of this entry »

title Is Boxing dead according to Mike Tyson?

By Jose Espinoza: Mike Tyson appeared on Comedy Central’s “The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore” where he made some startling comments about the sport that helped make him a household name. Read the rest of this entry »

title “All Belts Do Is Collect Dust”

LR_TRAPPFOTOS-MAYPAC PRESSER-8865(Photo credit: Stephanie Trapp/Mayweather Promotions) By Bryant K. Maxwell:–Floyd Mayweather Jr. is one of the most decorated champions this planet has ever seen. 11 time champion in 5 divisions. But he could have been a 12 time champ, but Mayweather refused to fight for Shane Mosley’s WBA strap in their 2010 mega fight.

Standing up against one the major sanctioning bodies and their fees; Floyd did something that night that not too many boxers today would do. Read the rest of this entry »

title Kirkland ready to bring it against Canelo on May 9th

CaneloKirklandSAPC_Hoganphotos4(Photo Credit: HoganPhotos/Golden Boy Promotions) By Dan Ambrose: For the first time in Saul “Canelo” Alvarez’s boxing career he’ll be facing a puncher with power equal to his own when he faces James Kirkland (32-1, 28 KOs) in their catch-weight fight at 155 pounds on May 9th at the Minute Maid Stadium in Houston, Texas.

This is a fight that would have been a tossup had it taken place six years ago when Kirkland was fighting on a regular basis, but he now only fights infrequently. He’s gotten heavy and he hasn’t fought since December 2013 when he beat Glen Tapia by a 6th round TKO. Still, it’s difficult to really predict how Kirkland will do against Canelo, because it’s a fight that could very well go Kirkland’s way if he’s in shape and sharp. Read the rest of this entry »

title Mike Tyson with a potential blueprint to beat Mayweather?

floyd663By Kirk Jackson: Recently, Hall of Fame boxer Mike Tyson was interviewed by The Wall Street Journal and gave his opinion on the huge fight taking place May 2nd at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.

On the set of ESPN’s “First Take” journalists Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless offer their insight on Tyson’s remarks in regards to the upcoming fight between Floyd Mayweather 47-0 (26 KO’s) and Manny Pacquiao 57-5-2 (38 KO’s).

More importantly with what Tyson said, he indicated this will be Mayweather’s toughest fight to date and there is a great possibility of Mayweather getting busted up and losing. Tyson offered great perspective on what Pacquiao should do to secure a victory May 2nd. Read the rest of this entry »

title Nonito Donaire vs. William Prado this Saturday, March 28th in Manila, Philippines

donaire55By Chris Williams: Former 2012 Fighter of the Year, Nonito Donaire (33-3, 21 KOs), will be trying to turn his deteriorating career around next Saturday on March 28th against William Prado (22-4-1, 15 KOs) in a 12 round fight at the Araneta Coliseum, Barangay Cubao, Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines.

Donaire was wiped out in his last fight by WBA featherweight champion Nicholas Walters in October of last year. Read the rest of this entry »

title Golovkin’s promoter: We reached out to Cotto and we didn’t get any response

By Dan Ambrose: Hoping to get a fight against WBC middleweight belt holder Miguel Cotto (39-4, 32 KOs), Tom Loeffler, the promoter for WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (32-0, 29 KOs), contacted Cotto about a fight between them, but Cotto failed to respond. Read the rest of this entry »

title Loeffler: Golovkin would come down to 154 for Mayweather or Pacquiao fight

golovkin45By Dan Ambrose: WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin’s promoter Tom Loeffler says that Golovkin would move down to 154 to face either of the two huge stars in the sport in Floyd Mayweather Jr or Manny Pacquiao. It wouldn’t be a problem for Golovkin, Loeffler says, because he’s been weighing in for his recent fights at 158 pounds.

What makes a fight between Golovkin and Mayweather or Pacquiao possible is that Golovkin doesn’t rehydrate into the 180s like some middleweights do. He comes into his fights in the low to mid-170s, which means that he basically weighs the same exact amount that Saul “Canelo” Alvarez does when he rehydrates for his fights at junior middleweight. Read the rest of this entry »

title Angel Heredia won’t be working with Mayweather for Pacquiao fight

By Chris Williams: To clear up a lot of rumors that have been circulating around about Floyd Mayweather Jr working with strength and conditioning coach Angel Heredia, these are totally untrue, according to Heredia. He already cleared up the rumors this week, saying that he won’t be working with Mayweather to get him ready for his May 2nd fight against Manny Pacquiao at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.

By Heredia saying that he’s not working with Mayweather, it should clear up the confusion with most of the boxing fans, but unfortunately there will likely be some people who will continue to believe that Mayweather is working with Heredia no matter what he says. Read the rest of this entry »

title Pacquiao has 45 percent chance of beating Mayweather, says Marquez’s trainer

beristain3By Chris Williams: Nacho Beristain, the trainer for Mexican star Juan Manuel Marquez, feels that Manny Pacquiao has a 45 percent chance of defeating Floyd Mayweather Jr in their fight on May 2nd.

Beristain sees Mayweather as a slight favorite in the fight. Beristain likes Pacquiao’s hand speed, intelligence and his ability to throw combinations. Beristains lists those things in Pacquiao’s favor when he gets in the ring with Mayweather at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Read the rest of this entry »

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