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title Mayweather and Manny: A closer analysis

floyd91By Robert Elmore: First, I’m really glad that the Floyd Mayweather Jr/Manny Pacquiao fight is happening. And for all those who are crying “the fight is five years too late”, I suggest they look at how long it took for the Marvin Hagler and Sugar Ray Leonard fight to happen.

It’s only a hand full of people are saying it because this fight is going to easily cross the three million mark in pay per view buys and exceed 250 million in revenue. Read the rest of this entry »

title Remembering Rocky Lockridge vs. Roger Mayweather Fight

By Gerardo Granados: Back in February 26 of 1984 at Beaumont,Texas; contender Rocky Lockridge defeated by KO1 the undefeated champion Roger Mayweather, who got caught with a solid right hand being unable to pick the count to lose his WBA super feather championship belt. During Lockridge long boxing career he fought some of the very best and on times fight fans thought that the score cards unjustly didn’t favor him. Some boxing fans even argue that he defeated Julio Cesar Chavez Sr back in 1986 in a close competitive bout; I bet Lockridge trainer Lou Duva is one of those who think the score cards were wrong. Read the rest of this entry »

title Weights: Fury 260, Hammer 248

By Scott Gilfoid: A slightly flabby looking heavyweight Tyson Fury (23-0, 17 KOs) weighed in on Friday for his stay busy fight against Christian Hammer (17-3, 10 KOs) this Saturday night at the O2 Arena in London, UK. Fury weighed in at 260 pounds, and you could see a visible spare tire around his midsection. Read the rest of this entry »

title Avalos shoves Carl Frampton at weigh-in

By Scott Gilfoid: At Friday’s weigh-in, #1 IBF Chris Avalos (25-2, 19 KOs) reacted instinctively by shoving IBF super bantamweight champion Carl Frampton (19-0, 13 KOs) after the Irish fighter came forward and attempted to ram heads with him during their stare down moments after both fighters had weighed-in. Read the rest of this entry »

title Pacquiao isn’t the fighter he once was, says Ariza

arizaBy Chris Williams: According to Manny Pacquiao’s former strength and conditioning coach Alex Ariza, Pacquiao isn’t the same fighter he once was for one reason or another. Ariza thinks Pacquiao has lost a lot of the talent that he once had in his game five years ago.

Ariza says that Pacquiao used to break bones and put his opponents in a coma with his power shots, but now he’s not the same fighter. What happened to Pacquiao is hard to tell, but the fact that he’s not going to be the fighter he once was when he gets inside the ring on May 2nd with Floyd Mayweather Jr obviously won’t be a good thing for the 36-year-old Filipino fighter. Read the rest of this entry »

title Roach: Pacquiao says he wants to start training at Wildcard on March 2nd

floyd7By Chris Williams: Freddie Roach says that Manny Pacquiao says things are kind of crazy in the Philippines right now, and he says he wants to fly over to Los Angeles next Monday, March 2nd to begin training at the Wildcard Gym, despite the fact that Roach won’t be present until March 8th for the training.

Instead of Pacquiao being trained by Roach next week, he’ll have Marvin Somodio, who will be flying over from China to start training Pacquiao until Roach arrives on the 8th of March. Read the rest of this entry »

title Mayweather vs. Pacquiao: Lack of fighting styles could prove fatal for Floyd on May 2nd

mayweather4532By Jaime Ortega: After skimming through the comment sections of social media outlets and news forums, I have concluded high doubt exist regarding who will win in the much anticipated Pacquiao V. Mayweather match. The fight is a toss up, but I favor Pacquiao to win.

I defend my position because many fans feel the same way, and I will be the first one to admit my guilt if come May 2nd Pacquiao loses to Mayweather. Likewise, I would also like for the hardcore Floyd fans to admit they were wrong come May 2nd Mayweather loses to Pacquiao. It works both ways. Read the rest of this entry »

title Canelo-Kirkland to go on 2-city promotional tour

canelo6767By Dan Ambrose: In an effort to drum up interest in their May 9th fight, former WBA/WBC 154 pound champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (44-1-1, 31 KOs) and James Kirkland (32-1, 28 KOs) will be going on a short two-city promotional tour next Tuesday, March 2nd in Houston and San Antonio, Texas.

The Canelo-Kirkland fight isn’t a pay-per-view bout like most of Canelo’s fights are nowadays. The fight will be televised on regular HBO. The Canelo vs. Kirkland fight will take place on 5/9 at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas. Read the rest of this entry »

title Pacquiao needs a KO to beat Mayweather, says Marquez

pac773By Chris Williams: Manny Pacquiao will need a knockout for him to beat Floyd Mayweather Jr on May 2nd, according to Pacquiao’s old nemesis Juan Manuel Marquez. For some reason, Marquez doesn’t see Pacquiao as capable of winning a decision in Mayweather’s home city of Las Vegas, and he sees him getting the short end of the stick.

Pacquiao had the judges on his side in his first three fights against Marquez in Las Vegas. It wasn’t until Marquez decided to take the judges out of the picture completely in their fourth fight that he was able to finally get a victory over Pacquiao in 2012.

That was the fight where Marquez trained for a knockout and came in and sparked Pacquiao out cold in the 6th round with a big right hand shot. The punch left Pacquiao face down on canvas out cold. Read the rest of this entry »

title Mayweather-Pacquiao: Who does a win matter to most?

floyd33By Jermill Pennington: This was a questioned I pondered and still yet to come to a conclusion. Who does a win mean more to? The easy answer of course would be Pacquiao being that in some way for him a win over Mayweather would be the ultimate redemption. Through the peaks and valleys the phoenix, in this case being Pacquiao was able to rise again. The weight he carries on his shoulders is the devotion of an entire country.

This is likely nothing new to Pacquiao at this point however the magnitude and the meaning of beating Mayweather is far more significant than any other fight before. In my estimation Pacquiao the man can accept defeat, what he can’t accept is letting down so many that are so emotionally invested in this fight. I believe that Pacquiao understands that he’s a symbol for a crowd that hasn’t had a known face in the United States. Read the rest of this entry »

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