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title Tyson Fury interested in another stay busy fight

fury56By Scott Gilfoid: After beating a hapless Christian Hammer last month by an 8th round stoppage victory in a stay busy fight, #1 WBO heavyweight contender Tyson Fury (24-0, 18 KOs) is looking to get another tune-up bout to keep him busy while he waits for an eventual world title shot against IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko either this year or next year.

Fury wants to stay as sharp as possible for him to have a better chance of pulling off a huge, huge upset against the faster, stronger, more experienced and more talented Wladimir. Read the rest of this entry »



title Miguel Cotto signs multi-year deal with Roc Nation

cotto664By Dan Ambrose: WBC middleweight belt holder Miguel Cotto (39-4, 32 KOs) reportedly has signed a multi-year fight with Roc Nation on Thursday. The offer that Cotto, 34, received was too good for him to turn down. He had been working with Top Rank on a fight to fight basis before signing with Roc Nation.

Top Rank vice president Todd duBoef is said to be not too happy about the news of Cotto’s signing with Roc Nation.

The signing really doesn’t change much in terms of the guys that Cotto will be fighting. I think that’s what boxing fans mostly care about. They want to see Cotto fight WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, Floyd Mayweather Jr and Manny Pacquiao. However, it doesn’t look like Cotto will be fighting Golovkin anytime soon if ever. Read the rest of this entry »



title Hearn: What does Andre Ward bring at the moment for Froch?

hearn5677By Scott Gilfoid: If WBA Super World middleweight champion Andre Ward is going to get a fight against WBA regular super middleweight champion Carl Froch it’s going to take some give on Ward’s part, because Froch’s promoter Eddie Hearn feels that they have all the advantages over Ward in terms of popularity.

But with the WBA ordering the fight, Froch and Hearn are going to need to give a heck of a lot in the negotiations if they want to keep the WBA title. Read the rest of this entry »



title Parker puts away Pettaway in Four

By Bryce Wilson: Undercard: Up and coming undefeated Polish heavyweight contender Izu Ugonoh completed a satisfactory second trip to New Zealand with a comprehensive knockout of Thomas Peato 1 minute 15 seconds into the second round. A vicious left hook to the body left Peato unable to continue as Ugonoh moves to 11-0 (9KO’s) with the win.

Despite placing a $1000 bet on himself at generous odds of 9-1 with the NZ TAB American challenger Jason Pettaway had looked nervous at the Wednesday lunchtime weigh-in, unused to the level of media coverage he has received in the lead up to this fight. Read the rest of this entry »



title Pacquiao, he has the advantage over Mayweather

pac999By Jaime Ortega: The most anticipated fight in history is now less than 60 days from finally happening. Early housing bets in Vegas show a 2-1 bet in favor of Floyd Mayweather Jr, but Manny Pacquiao is not far behind in what odd makers call a very competitive fight. Predictions are starting to swing in favor of Pacquiao.

Of course picking Floyd to win the fight based on his perfect record can’t go wrong, or can it? I believe most people who bet in favor of Floyd to win are picking the champ exclusively based on his undefeated record, but I am unconvinced they have analyzed his past bouts and previous opponents. Read the rest of this entry »



title Donaire: Pacquiao won’t have problems catching Mayweather with shots

pac245By Chris Williams: While Floyd Mayweather Jr is considered to be one of the best defensive fighters in boxing, former four division world champion Nonito Donaire thinks Manny Pacquiao will be able to do a number on Mayweather in their fight on May 2nd. Donaire sees Pacquiao having no problems getting to Mayweather to land his power shots.

“He [Mayweather] has never faced a guy like Manny. If Pacquiao doesn’t go out there and give Mayweather a chance to study him, he should be fine,” Donaire said via the Manilastandard.com. While Mayweather has speed, Pacquiao is explosive and comes at you from different angles.” Read the rest of this entry »



title De La Hoya: 15,000 tickets sold for Canelo-Kirkland fight in 2 hours after going on sale

canelo333(Photo Credit: HoganPhotos/Golden Boy Promotions) By Dan Ambrose: Golden Boy Promotions president Oscar De La Hoya was bragging earlier on Wednesday about 15,000 tickets being sold for the Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (44-1-1, 31 KOs) vs. James Kirkland (32-1, 28 KOs) fight after just two hours after the tickets went on sale for their May 9th fight at the Minute Main Park in Houston, Texas.

“In just two hours since they went on sale, 15,000 tickets have been sold for May 9,” Dela Hoya said.

It’s hard to believe that the Canelo vs. Kirkland fight sold 15,000 tickets in just two hours, because it’s not a great fight. Read the rest of this entry »



title Mayweather has never faced a storm of this size before

pac0001By Derek Conklin: On May 2nd, there’s a massive storm that is heading towards Nevada, and will be arriving at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas for a direct hit in Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr’s ring corner in his fight against Manny Pacquiao. Each day it’s becoming stronger and is gaining more will power to destroy anything that stands in its path.

I think Mayweather can already see the dark clouds coming, and hear the thunder start to rumble as it builds in strength. It’s the Pacquiao storm, and it’s been gaining momentum for over 5 years now. Read the rest of this entry »



title By the numbers: Mayweather vs. Pacquiao

pac77777777By Dominic Panaia: May 2nd is set to be a great date not only for the Mexican people but for the boxing community as a whole with the Floyd Mayweather Jr vs. Manny Pacquiao mega-fight at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Long has this date been associated with boxing and familiar fighters over the years, so it’s only fitting that we are to witness maybe the greatest ever match up in our generation on this very date. Read the rest of this entry »



title Pacquiao: Nobody has ever thrown a lot of punches at Mayweather, but I’m going to

pac012345By Chris Williams: Manny Pacquiao says that Floyd Mayweather Jr has never faced an opponent during his career that threw a lot of punches at him. Pacquiao says he’s going to do exactly that when he gets the 38-year-old Mayweather in the ring on May 2nd at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Without realizing it, Pacquiao has given away the game plan for his mega-money fight against Mayweather Jr by saying that he plans on throwing a lot of shots. Read the rest of this entry »



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