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title Golovkin-Murray averages 862K viewers on HBO for afternoon show

1-02By Scott Gilfoid: Last Saturday’s clash between WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (32-0, 29 KOs) and Britain’s Martin Murray (29-2-1, 12 KOs) brought in less than huge ratings on HBO Championship Boxing in their fight on February 21st at the Salle des Étoiles, Monte Carlo, Monaco.

The Golovkin-Murray fight brought in an average of 862,000 viewers on HBO with a peak of 938,000. The numbers obviously weren’t huge, although the fight being broadcast during the afternoon rather than the evening probably has a lot to do with the less than huge ratings. Read the rest of this entry »

title Floyd Mayweather Jr punches his way to the top of sport’s highest earners

floyd6By Suzanne:Well, Floyd Mayweather Jr. was in fact Forbes’ highest earning sports star of 2014. Earning a whopping $105 million from his winnings alone. That means he earns more in one week than Barack Obama earns in one year. A salary that most of us can only dream of.

And Floyd isn’t just the world’s highest earning sports star, he’s the highest earning sports star by quite a margin. He made a staggering $25m more than the next person on the list –soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo – who supplemented his $52m salary with $28m worth of endorsements. Read the rest of this entry »

title Lucas Matthysse vs. Ruslan Provodnikov set for April 18!

By Wilmar Patino (Boxing’s Finest): In what is turning out to be a very exciting year in Boxing we now have Lucas Matthysse vs. former WBO light welterweight champion Ruslan Provodnikov to add to the list. The bout is to take place at the Turning Stone Resort & Casino, in Verona, New York, USA. According to Steve Kim the fight is a done deal. As part of a split side double header HBO will also feature Terrance Crawford vs. most likely Thomas Dulorme in action in the 140 pound division. Read the rest of this entry »

title Arum: Nobody is getting the Mayweather-Pacquiao tickets without paying for them

arum342 - CopyBy Chris Williams: Top Rank promoter Bob Arum laid down the law on Monday in saying that there won’t be any tickets given out for free for the May 2nd fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr and Arum’s fighter Manny Pacquiao at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Due to the high price of the tickets and the huge fan interest in the fight, tickets are going for a ton. Indeed, the average price of the tickets are said to be over $10,000. Read the rest of this entry »

title Hughie Fury not impressive in win over Andriy Rudenko

hughieBy Scott Gilfoid: Heavyweight prospect Hughie Fury (15-0, 8 KOs) says unbeaten with a dull 10 round unanimous decision win over Andriy Rudenko (24-2, 16 KOs) on the Gennady Golovkin vs. Martin Murray fight card at the Salle des Étoiles, Monte Carlo, Monaco.

The final judges’ scores were 98-92, 98-91 and 97-92. This was not an impressive performance from the 20-year-old Hughie, as he was on his bike for the full 10 rounds of the fight. Read the rest of this entry »

title Vasyl Lomachenko vs. Simpiwe Vetyeka possible for Mayweather-Pacquiao undercard on 5/2

lomachenko566789By Chris Williams: Top Rank promoter Bob Arum is looking to stage a fight between WBO featherweight Vasyl Lomachenko (3-1, 1 KOs) and former WBA Super World featherweight champion Simpiwe Vetyeka (27-3, 16 KOs) on May 2nd on the Floyd Mayweather Jr vs. Manny Pacquiao card on the Showtime – HBO joint broadcast pay-per-view fight card from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Presumably, the Lomachenko-Vetyeka fight will be the third fight on the pay-per-view portion of the card. In other words, it’ll be the opening fight on the PPV broadcast. Read the rest of this entry »

title Golovkin’s domination of Murray could make Froch fight impossible

1-IMG_7625(Photo credit: Sumio Yamada) By Scott Gilfoid: Last Saturday night, WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin may have unknowingly shut the door on him having any chance of getting a fight against Carl Froch by his domination of the light heavyweight-sized Martin Murray in their fight in Monte Carlo, Monaco.

In that fight, Golovkin showed that he could beat the 175+ pound fighter by his 11th round stoppage victory over Murray. If there was a chance of Golovkin ever getting a fight against Froch, he probably blew it with that performance against Murray, because Froch will likely avoid Golovkin like the plague now. Read the rest of this entry »

title Mayweather Sr: Pacquiao’s so damn short, he ain’t got a chance in hell against Floyd Jr

mayweather sr2By Chris Williams: Trainer Floyd Mayweather Sr already has Manny Pacquiao sized up for his son Floyd Mayweather Jr in their fight on 5/2 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Floyd Sr doesn’t see the 36-year-old Pacquiao as having a chance in this fight, because he sees him as being too short to do anything against the taller Mayweather Sr.

Additionally, Floyd Sr notes that Pacquiao hasn’t knocked out anybody in the last five years, and he sees him as being helpless without the punching power that he once had many moons ago back in 2009. Read the rest of this entry »

title Pacquiao starts training with Buboy Fernandez

buboy44By Chris Williams: Manny Pacquiao has started training with assistant trainer Buboy Fernandez in the Philippines to get a jump on his training camp for his May 2nd fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Pacquiao was hoping to start training with his long-time trainer Freddie Roach at the Wildcard Gym in Los Angeles, California, but Roach is with Zou Shiming in Macau, China as part of Shiming’s title fight against 35-year-old IBF flyweight champion Amnat Ruenroeng. Roach sure picked a poor time to be elsewhere when Pacquiao needs him most. Read the rest of this entry »

title Cotto’s adviser says Cotto-Golovkin fight possible in the future

1-IMG_7290 - copia(Photo credit: Sumio Yamada) By Dan Ambrose: Gaby Penagaricano, the adviser for WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto (39-4, 32 KOs), says that a fight between Cotto and WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (32-0, 29 KOs) is possible in the future at some point and time.

Gaby Penagaricano doesn’t appear to be interested in making that fight for May, which is when Golovkin plans on fighting again. Golovkin destroyed Cotto’s #1 WBC contender last Saturday night in stopping him in the 11th round. Read the rest of this entry »

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