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title Adonis Stevenson: Sakio Bika will be knocked out for the first time

stevenson221By Dan Ambrose: WBC light heavyweight title holder Adonis Stevenson (25-1, 21 KOs) is predicting a knockout victory over former WBC super middleweight champion Sakio Bika (32-6-3, 21 KOs) in their fight on April 4th at Pepsi Coliseum in Quebec City.

If Stevenson, 37, is going to score a knockout over Bika then he’s going to need to put his own chin on the line in this fight, because Bika isn’t someone like Chad Dawson who will fold up the first time he gets with a single hard shot. Read the rest of this entry »

title Mayweather to begin training next week on 3/2 for Pacquiao fight

floyd8888By Chris Williams: Next Monday on 3/2, Floyd Mayweather Jr will begin his training camp for his fight against Manny Pacquiao. Mayweather will be training for eight weeks for the Pacquiao fight, which will be taking place on May 2nd at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Pacquiao has already started training camp with his assistant trainer Buboy Fernandez. Pacquiao’s official training campo starts on March 8th when he’ll be joined by his trainer Freddie Roach at the Wildcard Gym in Los Angeles, California. Read the rest of this entry »

title Tale of the tape: Mayweather beats Pacquiao

mayweather344By Mark White: I want to start off by saying that Manny Pacquiao is an all-time great fighter, and this by no means ruins his legacy one bit in my opinion. Pacquiao is one of my favorite fighters to watch; he’s explosive and he engages in wars and most of the time he comes out on top.

Pacquiao is also a classy guy and is very humble. But I am a boxing fan first and I feel that Pacquiao could not have beat Mayweather in 2009 and he cannot beat him now. Read the rest of this entry »

title Why Mayweather defeats Pacquiao

floyd002By Mark White: I am not here to bash Manny Pacquiao in any type of way; I am actually a big fan of his and of Floyd Mayweather Jr. I am, however, a boxing fan first and I like to watch fights and break them down according the fighter’s skills.

In doing so for this fight, I have come to the conclusion that in my own opinion and that of many former professional fighters and trainers that Floyd is going to win his highly anticipated fight against Pacquiao come May 2nd and here is why. Read the rest of this entry »

title Tony Thompson stops Odlanier Solis in 9th round

oner4By Jim Dower: 43-year-old former two time world title challenger Tony Thompson (40-5, 27 KOs) stopped a badly out of shape 272 pound Odlanier Solis (20-3, 13 KOs) on Friday night in stopping him in the 9th round in front of a sparse crowd at the Gloria Sports Arena, Gloria Hotels and Resorts, Antalya, Turkey.

A balding and flabby looking 34-year-old Solis failed to come out for the 9th round. Solis didn’t look hurt in between the 8th and 9th rounds at the time of the stoppage. He just looked tired and grossly overweight.

Solis looked like he hadn’t trained at all for the fight, as he had rolls of fat on his midsection. The 272 matches the career-high he weighed for his fight against Konstantin Airich in May of 2012. That was when Solis came off of a 14 month layoff following a knee injury he suffered in getting blown out in one round by former WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko in March of 2011. Read the rest of this entry »

title Pacquiao to spar Rashidi Ellis and Kenneth Sims Jr at Wildcard Gym

pac645By Chris Williams: Manny Pacquiao’s sparring partners to get him ready for the Floyd Mayweather Jr fight will be the 5’9” Rashidi Ellis (13-0, 10 KOs) and 5’10” Kenneth Sims Jr (5-0, 2 KOs), according to

Both fighters have similar fighting styles to Mayweather, but without the defensive skills. Both have fast hands, and you can tell that they’re mimicking his fighting style, but both are a lot easier to hit than Mayweather. Ellis and Sims, both 21, are quite a bit younger than the 36-year-old Pacquiao, and I wouldn’t be surprised at all if they give him a lot of problems during training camp. Read the rest of this entry »

title 5 Reasons Mayweather Jr. Will Easily Defeat Manny Pacquiao

floyd656By Chester Rivers: First, let me explain that this is not intended to insult or discredit any of the accomplishments of Manny Pacquiao. Manny has accomplished a lot in the sport of boxing. He has always carried himself like a champion, but come May 2, 2015, he will be outclassed, befuddled and dominated by Floyd Mayweather Jr. and here are 5 reasons why.

1) ALEX ARIZA: The signing of Ariza to the Money Team was, for me, the first indication that Mayweather Jr. was entertaining the idea of a possible clash with Manny Pacquiao. Manny’s speed and strength were concerns of Mayweather in the 2009 negotiations. Manny has stated in past interviews that he can tell a difference in his performances without Ariza being in his corner. Manny credits the regiment of Plyometrix, a system Ariza has mastered, for helping him retain his speed and power while moving up in weight. Ariza will also be able to give helpful inside information because who know Pacquiao’s strengths and weaknesses better than his former strength and conditioning coach. Read the rest of this entry »

title Roach’s strategy for success: Pacquiao has to attack Mayweather a lot

pac675By Chris Williams: Trainer Freddie Roach has talked of wanting to keep it a secret for what he plans on having his fighter Manny Pacquiao (57-5-2, 38 KOs) do when he gets inside the ring with Floyd Mayweather Jr (47-0, 26 KOs) on May 2nd, but Roach couldn’t help himself, as he’s already spilled the secret.

To be honest, it’s not really much of a secret though, because it’s been obvious for the last six years that Pacquiao’s only chance of beating Mayweather is to cut off the ring and put constant pressure on him by throwing a lot of punches. Read the rest of this entry »

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 »

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