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title Golden Boy Promotions inks David Lemieux

lemieux4554By Dan Ambrose: Golden Boy Promotions made a key acquisition to their growing stable of fighters on Friday in signing #2 WBC, #3 WBO, #5 IBF, #13 WBA middleweight contender David Lemieux (33-2, 31 KOs) to their team. The news was leaked a couple of weeks ago, but the signing was made official today with Golden Boy adding the 26-year-old Canadian Lemieux to their team.

Lemieux is probably still too green to snatch the middleweight titles from champions like Miguel Cotto, Gennady Golovkin, Daniel Jacobs and Jermain Taylor. Read the rest of this entry »



title Malignaggi: Mayweather-Pacquiao negotiations pretty much done; Floyd will dominate!

malignaggi5656By Chris Williams: Former two division world champion Paulie Malignaggi says the Floyd Mayweather Jr vs. Manny Pacquiao negotiations are almost done, and he says the fight will definitely be taking place. Malignaggi’s inside source says that everything has pretty much been agreed on at this point with Pacquiao saying yes to Mayweather’s negotiating demands.

Malignaggi feels that Pacquiao really blew it by not accepting the random blood testing during their first negotiations in 2009. Read the rest of this entry »



title Pacquiao to Mayweather: “Sign the contract”

pac72By Dan Ambrose: Manny Pacquiao has a message for Floyd Mayweather Jr: “Sign the contract,” in an interview with TMZ. Pacquiao’s promoter Bob Arum says that they’ve agreed to the terms of the mega-fight, which is tentatively scheduled for May 2nd at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Mayweather isn’t ready to sign the contract for the deal because there are items that his management team are still going through. Pacquiao obviously is frustrated by the negotiating process and is letting his feelings known.

Pacquiao’s going to need to stay patient or else tell his promoter Arum to give a little bit more of the revenue to Mayweather if he wants the fight to be signed quickly by Mayweather. Read the rest of this entry »



title Stiverne vs. Wilder; who’s gonna win the war?!

Stiverne and Wilder face off(Photo credit: Esther Lin/Showtime) By John Stevens: Very soon now, as long as there are no last minute accidents, injuries or flu attacks, we will be seeing one of the most highly anticipated battles in the heavyweight division for many years.

Both Stiverne and Wilder look very calm and collected. Their body languages display no negative signals as far as I have seen. Both men look to be completely ‘in the zone’, and boxers, when in the zone, are at their absolute peak of ability. One of them though, is going to be battered out of that zone! Read the rest of this entry »



title Watson: Mayweather will bust Pacquiao up in 3 to 4 rounds

pac653By Chris Williams: Sam Watson, a close confident of manager Al Haymon, doesn’t see WBA/WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr (47-0, 26 KOs) having any problems beating WBO 147 pound champion Manny Pacquiao (57-5-2, 38 KOs) in their proposed fight on May 2nd at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Watson thinks Mayweather moves too well, and is too strong for Pacquiao to deal with in this fight. He sees this one going badly for Filipino star. Read the rest of this entry »



title Floyd Mayweather Jr – Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication

mayweather53By Faisel Khan: Over three decades of mastering the art of Boxing, Floyd Mayweather Jr has simplified a sport which has and still is considered as barbaric and called to be banned by many people. There have been many fatal outcomes as a result of many bouts.

The evolution of the sport has lead it to becoming safer than ever before – from the modern day padding used in boxing equipment, to random blood testing, doctors available during fights etc. Read the rest of this entry »



title Deontay Wilder wants Tyson Fury in 2015

stiverne567677(Photo credit: Naoki Fakuda) By Scott Gilfoid: If Deontay Wilder (32-0, 32 KOs) gets past his big test against WBC heavyweight champion Bermane Stiverne (24-1-1, 21 KOs) this Saturday night in their fight at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada, Deontay says he’d entertain the prospect of defending his WBC title against the loud-talking British heavyweight Tyson Fury (23-0, 17 KOs) later in the year.

A lot would depend on how Fury does in his next couple of fights against Christian Hammer (17-3, 10 KOs) and IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko. Fury faces Hammer on February 28th at the O2 Arena in London, UK. Read the rest of this entry »



title Khan’s 5-day deadline for Mayweather ends today

khan9By Scott Gilfoid: Amir Khan’s 5-deadline for Floyd Mayweather Jr to make up his mind and decide whether he’ll face him or not ends today, Friday.

Mayweather now has to speak up or forever hold his peace if he wants to fight the 28-year-old Khan next May. It’s unclear whether Mayweather will budge and suddenly take Khan up on his offer. The deadline obviously would have to be seen an irritant for Mayweather, because it comes across as Khan trying to call the shots with the American superstar.

It’s like a job applicant coming into a business and taking over an interview with a perspective employer. Khan seems to be detached from reality in setting a deadline for a fight against a star like Mayweather. Read the rest of this entry »



title Mayweather-Pacquiao: Champion of champions

floyd7771By Rob Blakeman: It looks like all true boxing connoisseurs are finally going to see the ultimate battle for ring supremacy. The World’s Richest ever boxing match looks set for May the second this year. Experts predict it could gross one billion dollars in revenue.

The victor in the fight between Mayweather and Pacquiao then, will truly be the Champion of Champions. It is remarkable in itself that two such great fighters as these are around in the same era but equally, despite the whining of the naysayers, that also this fight has near perfect timing. This fight reminds me so much of when Mike Tyson fought Evander Holyfield in November of ’96. Everyone said it was six years too late but now we know different. Read the rest of this entry »



title HBO and Showtime still sorting out Mayweather-Pacquiao fight deal

pac723By Jim Dower: Cable powerhouses HBO and Showtime are still trying to work out a deal for the Floyd Mayweather Jr vs. many Pacquiao out fight to where both networks will televise the fight simultaneously, according to Lance Pugmire of the LA Times. Once the two networks agree to televise the fight, Mayweather will look into it.

Whether the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight takes place could come down to whether the two networks can iron out the deal, because if they fail to agree to the fight then they’ll likely block if from taking place. Read the rest of this entry »



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