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title Alexander Povetkin vs. Mike Perez on May 22nd in Moscow, Russia

povetkin565By Allan Fox: #1 WBC heavyweight contender Alexander Povetkin (28-1, 20 KOs) will be looking to cement his position as the top contender for the WBC title when he faces #2 WBC Mike Perez (21-1, 13 KOs) on May 22nd in a WBC heavyweight eliminator bout at the Luzhniki Arena in Moscow, Russia.

The winner of this fight will become the WBC mandatory challenger to champion Deontay Wilder (33-0, 32 KOs).

For the 35-year-old former WBA heavyweight champion and 2004 super heavyweight Olympic gold medalist Povetkin this is his second consecutive tough match-up. Read the rest of this entry »

title Pacquiao quotes for free fan rally at Mandalay Bay

By Chris Williams: WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao decided not to take part in the grand arrival like his opponent Floyd Mayweather Jr. will be doing at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Instead, Pacquiao, his promoter Bob Arum, trainer Freddie Roach and adviser Michael Koncz held their own meeting with the fans and media on Tuesday at the Mandalay Bay casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Read the rest of this entry »

title Klitschko vs. Jennings peaks at 1,742M viewers on HBO, making it #1 most watched HBO fight since 2012

wladimir200By Scott Gilfoid: In a real surprise, last Saturday night’s fight between IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (64-3, 53 KOs) and American Bryant Jennings (19-1, 10 KOs) brought in huge ratings for HBO Championship Boxing at Madison Square Garden in New York. The fight drew a peak of 1,742,000 viewers with a peak of 1,637,000 viewers, according to the Nielson ratings, making it the top boxing fight for 2015.

In fact, the fight is the biggest one on HBO since 2012. Granted, it was on regular HBO and not pay-per-view, but it’s still a big deal that a fight between Wladimir and Jennings was able to bring in those type of numbers. Wladimir hadn’t fought in the United States in seven years since his fight against Sultan Ibraginov in 2008. Read the rest of this entry »

title Roach: Mayweather can only run so far against Pacquiao

roach7111By Chris Williams: Trainer Freddie Roach is curious to know how Floyd Mayweather Jr. will elect to fight Manny Pacquiao this Saturday night. Roach thinks that Mayweather will likely choose to run from Pacquiao for most of the fight, and he says he has Pacquiao ready to cut off the ring on him to force him into a toe-to-toe battle. But if Mayweather does opt to go after Pacquiao, Roach says they’ll be ready for that kind of game plan. Roach feels that is a situation that will go Pacquiao’s way because he sees him as the stronger guy. Read the rest of this entry »

title What will happen with Pacquiao-Mayweather Jr winner-loser fan base after May 2?

By Gerardo Granados: Have you ever wonder what will happen after the Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Manny Pacquiao fight this Saturday on May 2? I am not referring to the fact that a winner will be announced or a very improbable draw could occur, but to each fighter fan base. Read the rest of this entry »

title Mayweather vs Pacquaio Start time, TV channel broadcast list

floyd543By Allan Fox: For boxing fans that have purchased the Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Manny Pacquiao fight on HBO and Showtime pay-per-view for this Saturday night on May 2nd, the time of the fight broadcast will start at 9:00 p.m. ET and 6:00 p.m. PT. This is for the U.S. Read the rest of this entry »

title Should the WBC sanction Deontay Wilder – Shannon Briggs?

deontay32 - Copy (2)By Gav Duthie: Bob Arum recently stated it is impossible to rank the enormity of fights today against those of yesteryear largely because we live in a different time. He was referring to the world of social media and the accessibility of communications. One fighter who has hugely taken advantage of this brand new world is Shannon ‘The Cannon’ Briggs. Briggs to his credit has fought 7 times in exactly 1 year since his comeback in April 2014 after a four year hiatus from the sport.

These fights wouldn’t be described as anything more than bar room brawls but in spite of this he continues to make headlines. Briggs has used the mediums of twitter and Youtube as well as borderline unhealthy stalking to goad Wladimir Klitschko and more recently Deontay Wilder into fighting him. Every piece of work is signed off with #letsgochamp.  Read the rest of this entry »

title Floyd Mayweather – Manny Pacquiao: My personal assessment, keys to victory, and prediction

floyd91By Christopher Jason Young: This is fight week and the eyes of the world will be watching as these two first ballot Hall of Famers will once and for all prove to the world WHO IS the absolute best of their generation. You have Floyd Mayweather Jr. who has strategically orchestrated his career into a multi-million dollar empire where he has taken the least-risk most-reward approach, making him the greatest “prize” fighter of all time. Then you have Manny Pacquiao who has been in countless wars and is willing to please the fans even when it’s not advantageous for him.

This fight will transcend the boxing world in which I believe the fans will be surprised on how this fight will play out. Read the rest of this entry »

title Mayweather/Pacquiao – One Boxing Fan’s Destiny

pac567By Chad Oliver: There are three types of boxing fans.

The first is just your ordinary sports fan. They know about the mainstream fighter and the big fights, and if pressed, could muster a point of view, albeit not a very good one. Then there is the casual boxing fan. They know the big players – a few names across the popular divisions. Generally informed enough to have a real opinion about both popular and not so popular fighters. Then there’s me –- a self-anointed serious boxing fan.

Recently converted from casual realm thanks to a group of friends. Names, divisions, belts, match-ups, styles, breakdowns, promoters, venues — the entire boxing sub-culture. I’ll confess, I’m not as serious or as knowledgeable as some, but I’m headed there. Read the rest of this entry »

title Will Mayweather be forced out of his comfort zone against Pacquiao?

floyd933By Yannis Mihanos: Comfort Zone is the place that we all thrive. Floyd Mayweather Jr. (47-0, 26 KOs) has been seen in training trying various kinds of methods (chopping wood, swimming, putting in long hours in the gym, and strength training) for the big fight on May 2nd at MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada against Manny Pacquiao (57-5-2, 38 KOs).

For the first time in years Mayweather is training unusually hard and different. That to me shows how much he values this fight and this opponent. In the past Mayweather has always tried to degrade Pacquiao by presenting him as a lesser fighter, making fun of him, comparing him with other fighters and saying that he does not belong at all to his level. Read the rest of this entry »

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