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title Mayweather-Pacquiao: the Biggest Fight Since…?

Manny PacquiaoBy Matt O’Brien: Depending on the news source and the size of the hyperbole employed, the super-fight between Floyd Mayweather Jnr. and Manny Pacquiao is variously described as “the biggest fight in history” or else “the biggest fight since [insert 80’s super-fight]”. In one sense, of course, such statements are undeniably true: barring a catastrophe the May 2nd event will smash every box-office record in the book. In another sense though, basing our assessment of the bout’s “super-fight” status purely on its ability to generate dollar signs may be misguided, for a number of reasons. Read the rest of this entry »

title Andre Ward to face Paul Smith on June 20th at Oracle Arena, Oakland, CA

smith455By Scott Gilfoid: WBA super middleweight champion Andre Ward (27-0, 14 KOs) will be looking to shake off a bit of ring rust on June 20th when he faces 32-year-old British fighter Paul Smith (35-5, 20 KOs) at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. The Ward-Smith fight will be televised on BET rather than HBO in the United States.

It’s obviously not the ideal opponent for the talented 31-year-old Ward, as there are much bigger fights for a heck of a lot more money out there than facing a fighter like Smith, who has lost his last two fights against WBO 168 pound champion Arthur Abraham. Read the rest of this entry »

title Mayweather-Pacquiao: Support Your Fighter, but be A Fan of the Sport First

Floyd Mayweather Work Out for the PressBy TS123169: With today’s technology and the multitude of websites dedicated to Boxing, there have probably been more articles written about the upcoming Floyd Mayweather Jr. – Manny Pacquiao fight than any other fight in history. And, for better or for worse, along with these articles come the hundreds of comments from fans all around the world.

To those posting their comments, I say this: it’s okay to support your favorite fighter, but if you’re not a fan of the sport as a whole then your opinion doesn’t really carry any weight. Read the rest of this entry »

title Wladimir Klitschko looking for 18th successful title defense against Bryant Jennings

wladimir55555By Jim Dower: 39-year-old Wladimir Klitschko will be looking to successfully defend his heavyweight titles for the 18thth consecutive time on Saturday night against challenger Bryant Jennings (19-0, 10 KOs) at Madison Square Garden in New York.

If successful, Wladimir will bring himself to within seven defenses of former heavyweight boxing great Joe Louis’ record for title defenses at 25.

Wladimir has held one world title or another since 2006. It’s not quite 10 years, but it’s getting close for Wladimir. It’s going to be tougher for Wladimir to keep winning for much longer, as there are fights against the likes of Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury that he’ll need to win for him to keep moving forward as the IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion.

Additionally, there is Britain’s Anthony Joshua who is moving up the ranks, and could be someone that Wladimir will need to face in a year or two if he wants to hold onto his world titles. Read the rest of this entry »

title Mayweather V Pacquiao-Only The Facts Matter

1-33By Rob Blakeman: People continue to speculate about who will win the fight of the century but we just don’t know the outcome yet for obvious reasons. But before it is finally contested let’s look at what we do know.

1, Common opponent Juan Marquez is a better boxer than Manny but was handled with ease by Mayweather. This doesn’t bode well for Pac Man. Read the rest of this entry »

title Mayweather: My game plan is to win. That’s it

floyd77By Chris Williams: At today’s conference call for Floyd Mayweather Jr., he revealed what his plan is for his mega-fight against Manny Pacquiao in 10 days from now on May 2nd. Mayweather says his game plan is a simple one. He’s going out and he’s going to win the fight.

There’s nothing complicated about what Mayweather plans on doing. He doesn’t need some ‘special plan’ for him to beat Pacquiao. Mayweather comes up with his game plans on the fly based on what’s going on in the ring. He’s not Pacquiao, who is dependent on his trainer Freddie Roach to come up with the ideal game plan for him to win. Read the rest of this entry »

title Arum: Floyd is a Control Freak, Difficult dealing with his Team

Floyd Mayweather Work Out for the PressBy Raj Parmar: Top Rank Promotions head Bob Arum is not only excited about watching his charge Manny Pacquiao attempt to take down pound for pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr. about a week and a half from now on May 2, but he is also relieved about not having to deal with Mayweather or his management team for much longer. According to Arum, it has been a very frustrating process to work alongside Floyd and his team in co-promoting the richest boxing event in history.

“I don’t think anyone would deny that Floyd is a control freak,” Arum said per, “He is a megalomaniac who has to have his own way in everything even though he is not capable. The only voice he listens to is his own. It does not end well. These things never do.” Read the rest of this entry »

title Why is Kovalev condemned but Ali wasn’t?

By Gerardo Granados: Days ago I saw a tweet on the net, posted by several sources stating that it was a IBF/WBA/WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev tweet in which as the reader already must know shows a picture which was very offensive towards Adonis Stevenson, it was said that hours later the tweet was deleted. Two days passed and then Kovalev offered an apology arguing he is a foreigner and was not aware of the implications such picture had in our culture. Read the rest of this entry »

title David Haye wants Deontay Wilder clash

hayeBy Scott Gilfoid: 34-year-old former two division world champion David Haye (26-2, 24 KOs) is interested in facing WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder (33-0, 32 KOs) in the future once he gets his stalled career back on track. The soon to be 35-year-old Haye hasn’t fought in three years since beating Dereck Chisora by a 5th round knockout in July of 2012.

Haye has had nothing but problems since then, suffering injuries on three separate occasions that wiped out fights against Manuel Charr and Tyson Fury. At this point it’s hard to imagine Haye being able to make it through a training camp in one piece without suffering a debilitating injury of some sort. Read the rest of this entry »

title Klitschko-Jennings Media Workout Coverage
By Michael Montero: This afternoon just a few blocks away from Madison Square Garden heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko and undefeated challenger Bryant Jennings worked out for the media. The two big men square off at the Garden Saturday night as part of an HBO Championship Boxing broadcast. For Klitschko it marks his ring return to the USA, where he hasn’t fought since outpointing former titlist Sultan Ibragimov in 2008. For Jennings, from the nearby fighting city of Philadelphia, this will be a quantum leap in opposition. Read the rest of this entry »

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