Ellerbe says Floyd aiming to KO Maidana

mayweather2256By Raj Parmar: During a recent media workout to promote the rematch between Floyd Mayweather (46-0, 26 KO’s) and Marcos Maidana (35-4, 31 KO’s), Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe openly discussed Mayweather’s motivation for the fight and Floyd’s intent of ensuring Maidana does not make the final bell.

“Floyd is very prepared for this fight and is extremely motivated in his preparation,” Ellerbe stated via Fightype.com, “He has some added incentive because Chino (Maidana) has been talking a lot of trash and Floyd finds that very disrespectful. Floyd is very determined to stop Chino.”

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Mayweather: Kell Brook earned it the hard way

mayweather521By Raj Parmar: Newly crowned IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook (33-0, 22 KO’s) has earned some praise from pound for pound king Floyd Mayweather (46-0, 26 KO’s) following his upset defeat over ex-champion Shawn Porter (24-1-1, 15 KO’s).

“The guy Kell Brook came to my boxing gym I think 5 days before the fight and watched me spar a little bit,” Mayweather said to fighthype.com, “Cool guy. A true gentleman. He earned it the hard way.”

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Richardson says Hopkins would be world’s biggest star if was in another sport

kovalev888By Raj Parmar: As Bernard Hopkins (55-6-2, 32 KO’s) keeps defying all logic at 49 years young by continuing to rack up wins and championships, his trainer Naazim Richardson has spoken out regarding the fact that Hopkins does not get enough credit for his accomplishments. Richardson feels that if Bernard was achieving similar high level results in another sport at his current age, then Bernard would be the world’s biggest sports star.

“If this was any other sport, like a 50-year old pitcher, he would have been the biggest star in the world,” Naazim Richardson stated to thaboxingvoice.com, “But they are treating out sport different. They don’t acknowledge it.”

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Maidana to wear Everlast Powerlock gloves in Mayweather rematch

maidana1111By Raj Parmar: Earlier today, it was confirmed in a media conference call to promote the rematch between Floyd Mayweather (46-0, 26 KO’s) and Marcos Maidana (35-4, 31 KO’s) that Maidana will in fact wear the same gloves he used in the first fight, which is the Everlast Powerlock model.

A day before the first fight, the event was threatened to be cancelled when Floyd’s team objected to the gloves Maidana had selected for the bout. After some tense hours, it was decided that Maidana would have to switch his original gloves and wear the Powerlock model.

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Pacquiao: Mayweather will have no choice but to fight me in 2015

pac86By Raj Parmar: While currently promoting his welterweight title defense against Chris Algieri (20-0, 8 KO’s) that is set to take place on November 22, Manny Pacquiao (58-5-2, 38 KO’s) and promoter Bob Arum took some time to discuss a potential showdown with pound for pound king Floyd Mayweather (46-0, 26 KO’s). Both believe the long anticipated superfight can finally happen next year and that a deal will no doubt be reached amongst all parties involved very soon.

Mayweather currently has a network deal in place with Showtime while Manny fights for rival network HBO. Arum is confident however that the two networks can come to a special agreement to stage the fight, which would no doubt shatter pay per view records. Both networks had previously staged a joint promotion when Mike Tyson took on Lennox Lewis in a huge heavyweight title clash; as Tyson was signed with Showtime and Lewis with HBO.

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Pacquiao says Algieri is his most dangerous opponent

algieri52By Raj Parmar: On November 22, Manny Pacquiao (58-5-2, 38 KO’s) will defend his WBO welterweight title against Chris Algieri (20-0, 8 KO’s) at the Venetian Resort Hotel in Macao China. Algieri came off the canvas to defeat Ruslan Provodnikov for the WBO light welterweight title in his last fight and will be moving up in weight to try to achieve a world title in a second weight class.

A pre-fight media tour was kicked off today in Macao to promote the fight and there were many praises for the undefeated American from Pacquiao as well as promoter Bob Arum. Manny feels that Algieri presents a great risk to his championship status and that he will need to work extremely hard to remain a world champion on November 22.

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Sam Soliman wants to avenge Hopkins against Jermain Taylor

soliman5441.jpgBy Raj Parmar: IBF middleweight champion Sam Soliman (44-11, 18 KO’s) has indicated he has added incentives for victory when he defends his title against former middleweight champion Jermain Taylor (32-4-1, 20 KO’s) later this year on October 8.

Soliman claims he is a big fan of middleweight legend and current light heavyweight champ Bernard Hopkins, whom Taylor dethroned back in 2005 to take the middleweight crown and in the process put an end to Bernard’s record of 20 straight successful title defences.

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Will Mayweather resort back to strictly defensive boxing in Maidana rematch?

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By Raj Parmar: Top pound for pound boxing star Floyd Mayweather (46-0, 26 KO’s) is definitely not new to criticism of his boxing style with constant allegations that his fights are not exciting. Back in 2006, after outpointing  welterweight champion Carlos Baldomir, Floyd famously got into an argument in the ring with HBO broadcaster Larry Merchant after Merchant noted that fans left the arena during the fight and were booing Mayweather due to how boring the fight was.

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Mayweather to Khan: Remember your Pacquiao comments after I beat you

floyd6By Raj Parmar: Pound for pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr (46-0, 26 KO’s) has responded to Amir Khan’s (29-3, 19 KO’s) comments regarding about how he thinks he would fare against Floyd and Manny Pacquiao (56-5-2, 38 KO’s). Khan had recently stated that he feels Manny would provide a tougher challenge for him than Floyd. His complete quote is below:

“Boxing is all about timing and Manny and Floyd are getting older. Someone has to take their place. Mayweather would be a very technical fight, like a game of chess. But I think Manny would be harder. He’s much more aggressive and it would be more intense,” Khan had said to the guardian.com.

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Talks get started for a Khan-Brook megafight in England

khan6676By Raj Parmar: Kell Brook’s promoter Eddie Hearn has come out and stated that he has begun initial talks in setting up a welterweight championship showdown between British fighters Brook (33-0, 22 KO’s) and Amir Khan (29-3, 19 KO’s) in England with next year spring/summer as the target date, via dailymail.co.uk. Hearn hopes to stage the event in Wembley stadium and match the 80,000 fans that packed the stadium to see British super middleweights Carl Froch and George Groves square off earlier this year.

“I am looking at next spring or summer in a fight, maybe at Wembley, that will be just as big as Froch-Groves. I’ve started talks on it,” Hearn stated, “Khan is suddenly very interested in a fight. We are too. People from Showtime, who show Khan’s fights in the US, came into the dressing room after Kell won and said ‘let’s talk’. Other US broadcasters have also been on – it’s exciting times.”

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