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title Sergio Martinez wants to continue fighting but knee problems keeping him out of ring

martinez566By Dan Ambrose: 40-year-old Sergio Martinez (51-3-2, 28 KOs) hasn’t fought since being stopped in the 10th round last year in June of 2014 by Miguel Cotto. Martinez says he wants to return to the ring for a final farewell fight, but the injuries to his right knee is keeping him from getting back into action.

The injury is so bad that it’s difficult for Martinez to go about everyday life. He reportedly has a crushed meniscus in his knee. It’s unclear if this injury was there for the Cotto fight. Martinez looked like his right knee wasn’t stable in that fight, as each time he was hit the knee would wobble. Read the rest of this entry »



title Roach: Mayweather is in trouble

roach6By Chris Williams: Normally a fighter in his mid-30s has already seen his better days, and it’s rare that you see improvement in their speed and power. That’s why it’s interesting that Freddie Roach, the trainer for WBO 147 pound belt holder Manny Pacquiao (57-5-2, 38 KOs), is saying that he’s seeing improvements in Pacquiao’s speed and power from what he’s shown recently in his fights.

Roach is saying that Pacquiao is showing ability that he hasn’t seen in ages. If this is true, then Pacquiao will be resisting the aging process and turning things backwards. Just how far backwards is unclear. I think it’s safe to say that Pacquiao is going to need to turn back the hands of time at least six years, possibly more, for him to beat the bigger, taller, and arguably more talented WBA/WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr (47-0, 26 KOs) on May 2nd in their mega fight at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Read the rest of this entry »



title Mosley: Mayweather’s legs are good enough to evade Pacquiao

Manny PacquiaoBy Chris Williams: Manny Pacquiao’s trainer Freddie Roach has been repeating himself endlessly about Floyd Mayweather Jr’s legs being slower than they previously were, and that he’s now forced to trade shots with his opponents at this point in his career.

Roach thinks that Mayweather’s old legs won’t be able to carry him around the ring enough on May 2nd to elude Pacquiao’s incessant in and out attacks in their fight at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Read the rest of this entry »



title Pacquiao hoping Mayweather will slug with him on May 2nd

pac9By Chris Williams: Since the Manny Pacquiao vs. Floyd Mayweather Jr. fight was first signed it seems that Pacquiao and his trainer Freddie Roach have intentially been trying to get under the skin of Mayweather to get him to come out aggressively in their fight on May 2nd in order for him to slug with Pacquiao.

If Mayweather chooses to punch with Pacquiao, and fight his fight, it gives the 36-year-old Filipino fighter his best chance of winning. As much as you want to say this as an even fight, it’s really not even fight if Mayweather chooses to box the shorter Pacquiao for the entire 12 rounds when they get inside the ring at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Read the rest of this entry »



title Boxingnews24 knockout mailbag: Beterbiev/Alvarez, Khan/Thurman/Brook, Rigo/Morales and more

beterbiev1022By Sebastian Mora: This is the second mailbag. I answered 5 questions this time, if your opinion or question is not here I will try my best to answer it on the next Boxingnews24 knockout mailbag.

Kelly: I have seen  your article regarding Artur Beterbiev. I agree with most of what you said. I only have one question. 

What would Eleider Alvarez do that other opponents have not done? I feel that hes overrated, has conditioning problems, and does not have the best technique. I think Cloud and Campillo (Sorry if I dont spell his name correctly) are still better than Eleider Alvarez. If I was Beterbiev manager, I would be trying to put him against Pascal or Chilemba!  Read the rest of this entry »



title The Floyd Mayweather Sr. effect

1-_DSC6743By Jose Espinoza: Recently Floyd Mayweather Sr. has been hinting on strategy that he is developing for his son to utilize in his bout against Manny Pacquiao.

The former boxer and current trainer of Floyd Mayweather Jr. has revealed that they plan to attack Pacquiao on the body. In a recent interview to theboxingvoice.com, Mayweather Sr. mentioned: “I ain’t gonna say where we gonna hit Pacquiao at but wherever he hit him, we’re planning on doing great bodily harm.” Read the rest of this entry »



title Miguel Cotto – Daniel Geale official for June 6th on HBO at Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY

cotto6By Dan Ambrose: WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto (39-4, 32 KOs) vs. Daniel Geale (31-3, 16 KOs) is now official for June 6th on HBO from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Cotto, 34, will be fighting the 33-year-old Geale, who was recently knocked out in the 4th round by WBA champion Gennady Golovkin.

Cotto and Geale will have a press conference on Thursday in New York to announce the kickoff for the fight in the next two months. Cotto recently signed a three-fight deal with Roc Nation Sports. Read the rest of this entry »



title Floyd Mayweather: I’m Tired of Boxing, it’s not Fun Anymore

1-_DSC7471By Raj Parmar: Boxing pound for pound number one fighter in the world Floyd Mayweather is adamant that he will retire from the sport this year after he concludes his fight with rival Manny Pacquiao and one more fight in September. He cites his reason of walking away due to his growing disenchantment with the sport.

“I’m pretty much done with all this, it’s not fun like it was back then,” Floyd stated during his media workout yesterday, “It’s business now. I don’t really enjoy it any longer.” Read the rest of this entry »



title Pacquiao Media Workout Livestream

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7k34uai5NUc

Freddie Roach: “Marciano’s Record Will Be Safe!”

After hearing how late Mayweather was for his own media workout, the seven-time Trainer of the Year offered his own audit of Manny’s next opponent.

“I am so glad that Mayweather is big on Shots [the social network app. Mayweather uses] because he is going to be taking a lot of them from Manny on May 2,” said Roach, one of the many bon mots he served on Tuesday after Manny’s training session which included 12 rounds of sparring. Read the rest of this entry »



title Mayweather: My style is different from Pacquiao, I fight with smarts

1-_DSC7042By Chris Williams: Floyd Mayweather Jr. is proud of his ability to make adjustments in the course of his fights during each and every round if needed. It’s his ability to make adjustments that has helped him go 47-0 as a pro, and rise to the top of the boxing world as the No.1 fighter pound-for-pound.

Mayweather doesn’t know if Pacquiao has the ability to make adjustments, and he sees the Filipino star as having a much different fighting style than his own. Mayweather says he fights with his brain by using his smarts, whereas Pacquiao is more reckless without thinking ahead like Mayweather does. Read the rest of this entry »



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