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title Why Pacquiao can’t beat Mayweather

pac012345By Peter Vandever: Manny Pacquiao is fun to watch.bHe puts the backsides in the seats and the people around the television. He is a blast to see fight. I agree. Watching the street fighter from General Santos City is a joy. The greatest strength of Pacquiao is his greatest weakness: he is a street fighter.

Look through his BoxRec record and you see he has had trouble with skilled boxers. You can talk about Shane Mosley, Miguel Cotto and for sure TIm Bradley. No matter how you score the Bradley fights, they were a struggle for the Congressman from GenSan. Read the rest of this entry »

title Pascal interested in facing Bermane Stiverne at heavyweight
By Dan Ambrose: Following his 8th round stoppage defeat at the hands of IBF/WBA/WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev last Saturday night, Jean Pascal (29-3-1, 17 KOs) is kicking around the idea of moving up to the heavyweight division to face former WBC heavyweight champion Bermane Stiverne (24-2-1, 21 KOs).

Pascal, 32, says he would weigh between 200-210 pounds for the fight against the 36-year-old Stiverne, which would mean that Pascal would be giving away 30 to 40 pounds against the 240lb Stiverne. That’s a significant amount of weight for anyone to be giving up in a fight, but it would be potentially worse for Pascal because he would have nothing to keep Stiverne off of him. Read the rest of this entry »

title Pacquiao: My sparring partners were perfect in testing my strategy for Mayweather

LR_TRAPPFOTOS-MAYPAC PRESSER-8435(Photo credit: Stephanie Trapp/Mayweather Promotions) By Chris Williams: Manny Pacquiao is pleased with the work his sparking partners gave him on his first day of sparring to help him get ready for his fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Pacquiao has a couple of sparring partners- Rashidi Ellis and Kenneth Sims Jr – that are somewhat similar to Mayweather with the way they fight, although they’re still dramatically different to the point where they’re not going to be able to give Pacquiao a whole lot of help in testing whatever strategy, if any, his trainer Freddie Roach has cooked up for him to get ready for the Mayweather fight on May 2nd at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Read the rest of this entry »

title Remembering Erik Morales’s win against Pacquiao

pacquiao5634By Gerardo Granados: Back in March 19 of 2005 at the MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada; the big betting underdog and defending WBC International super feather belt holder Erik “Terrible” Morales W47(33)-L2-D0, faced a brave Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao W39(30)-L2-D2.

This bout took place only eleven years ago and it´s a must see for the young boxing fans; if there is any fight fan who hasn’t seen it yet then you better search for it and enjoy. Read the rest of this entry »

title Mayweather-Pacquiao: Who are you rooting for?

LR_TRAPPFOTOS-MAYPAC PRESSER-8472(Photo credit: Stephanie Trapp/Mayweather Promotions) By Harris Hussain: The days can’t tick by quick enough as the boxing world waits in anticipation for what seems to be the biggest boxing fight in recent boxing history with the May 2nd fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr (47-0, 26 KOs) and Manny Pacquiao (57-5-2, 38 KOs) at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Surely the audience is tired of hearing about this May 2nd spectacular, but I won’t apologize for publishing another article about a fight that is capturing the imagination of a worldwide audience.

I want to take an alternative approach on the general thoughts. When thinking about this fight, I can’t make a decision on what outcome is best, best for me, best for the public and best for boxing. The question I want to ask is not who we think will win but who we want to win. Read the rest of this entry »

title Golovkin willing to fight Mayweather and Pacquiao at 154

1-IMG_7465By Chris Williams: Despite holding down the IBO/WBA middleweight and WBC interim middleweight titles, Gennady Golovkin (32-0, 29 KOs) says he could easily drop down to 154 to fight Floyd Mayweather Jr or Manny Pacquiao if either of the two fighters were interested in facing him.

Golovkin points out that he’s a small middleweight and how recently weighed in at 158 for his last fight against Martin Murray. Golovkin says he’d be more than willing to meet boxing’s two biggest superstars at 154 if they were agreeable to taking the fight. Read the rest of this entry »

title Cotto’s next opponent to be announced in new few days, says Peñagarícano

cotto56678By Dan Ambrose: Boxing fans should be learning this week who WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto (39-4, 32 KOs) will be facing for his next fight on June 6th in New York. Cotto’s adviser Gabriel Peñagarícano says his opponent should be announced in the next few days.

The opponent is said to be 41-year-old Cornelius Bundrage, the IBF junior middleweight champion. If this is who it’s going to be then there really is no hurry for the announcement, because it’s a less than compelling fight. Read the rest of this entry »

title Hearn: Rigondeaux vs. Quigg can happen after Frampton-Quigg

hearn333By Scott Gilfoid: Eddie Hearn, the promoter for WBA regular super bantamweight champion Scott Quigg (30-0-2, 22 KOs), is convinced that the World Boxing Association won’t stop Hearn’s unification fight that he’s looking to put together between Quigg and IBF 122 pound champion Carl Frampton (20-0, 14 KOs) this year.

WBA/WBO champion Guillermo Rigondeaux’s manager Gary Hyde is looking to force Quigg to face Rigondeaux next. Quigg, 26, has held the WBA 122lb title for two years now without him facing Rigondeaux, the WBA Super World super bantamweight champion. Read the rest of this entry »

title Roach’s emotional investment could cause Pacquiao to lose

roach45By Jermill Pennington: Composure under pressure, in my estimation is the psyche need to perform when stakes are at their highest. In order to have that composure you must be in control of your emotions to be able to think at times when emotions are running high. For Freddie Roach I have started to wonder if him being so emotionally invested in the upcoming mega will end up being the sole reason we could see Pacquiao lose.

Have you ever heard the phrase “study long, study wrong” for those that haven’t its origin comes from playing dominoes. When two people are playing and one guy is taking a long time to make his next move, the other often times will say “study long, study wrong”. Generally considered part of the antics and trash talk that comes along with playing, but when taking a deeper look the assertion it has great meaning. Pacquiao has admitted that he and Roach over the past five years have studied Mayweather and broken down what they would do if the two were ever to meet. Read the rest of this entry »

title Mayweather Sr: Pacquiao vulnerable to getting knocked out

pac006By Chris Williams: Trainer Floyd Mayweather Sr thinks that WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao will be vulnerable to getting knocked out when he gets inside the ring with WBA/WBC 147 pound champion Floyd Mayweather Jr (47-0, 26 KOs) in their fight on 5/2.

Floyd Sr points out correctly that Pacquiao was knocked unconscious by Juan Manuel Marquez in 2012, and because of that, Pacquiao could be vulnerable to getting knocked out again if he gets caught with a big shot by Mayweather Jr on May 2nd at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Read the rest of this entry »

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