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title Juan Manuel Marquez, they stole his Dynamite

marquez453434By Bal Kang: I wanted to take a step back before I wrote this piece as I wanted to gather my thoughts and not get to emotional, although I must stress I found it difficult. Now that the dust has settled and after reading countless articles I finally decided to put my take on the weekends ‘big fight’ however my angle is different to what has dominated most sports/boxing pages with the exception of a few. Read the rest of this entry »

title Klitschko: “Can Arreola Beat Me? I Don’t Think So”

vitali-arreola3By Jason Kim: At yesterday’s final press conference at the Nokia Plaza L.A. LIVE, WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko sounded confident as he prepares to defend his title for the second time against challenger Chris Arreola at the Staples Center, in Los Angeles. Klitschko, 38, took a low key approach to the interview, treating Arreola with respect. Klitschko will be facing an opponent with power on par with his own. What Arreola doesn’t have the height and reach that the 6’7″ Klitschko has going for him in this fight. That alone will be a problem for Arreola to deal with in this fight. Read the rest of this entry »

title Marquez Must Fight Katsidis or Lose his WBO Lightweight title – News

marquez43432By Eric Thomas: With his win 12-round split decision victory last Saturday night over Vicente Escobedo (21-2, 13 KO’s) on the undercard of the Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Juan Manuel Marquez, Australian knockout artist Michael Katsidis (26-2, 21 KO’s) captures the World Boxing Organization interim lightweight title and forces an uncomfortable situation for the 36-year-old Marquez whether he’ll either have to fight Katsidis next for the WBO title or else have the title stripped from him. Read the rest of this entry »

title Who Should Mayweather fight First: Pacquiao or Mosley?

mayweather445645By Sean McDaniel: Floyd Mayweather Jr’s impressive 12 round unanimous decision last Saturday night over Juan Manuel Marquez may have done enough to reestablish the 32-year-old Mayweather as boxing’s number #1 pound for pound fighter in the sport. The fight was so one-sided that it because somewhat boring to watch after the first few rounds because Mayweather was far too fast and superior defensively for the slower and smaller Marquez to handle. Read the rest of this entry »

title Haye Wants Tyson Fury as a Sparring Partner to Prepare for Valuev

valuev-haye3By William Mackay: British heavyweight David Haye is looking at trying to get big 6’9″ unbeaten Tyson Fury (8-0, 7 KO’s) as a sparring partner to help him prepare for his November 7th challenge of World Boxing Association Nikolay Valuev in Germany. This would be great news if Fury takes up the offer and decides to spar with Haye, because David needs all the help he can get against the big seven foot behemoth Valuev. Read the rest of this entry »

title Mayweather-Marquez PPV Numbers Could Come Near 1 Million Sales

marquez543By Chris Williams: Believe it or not, the Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Juan Manuel Marquez bout last Saturday night could end up coming close to 1 million PPV buys, according to Kevin Iole of Yahoo. Yeah, when pigs fly. I don’t believe it for a second, even if they do come out with an official total that’s in the same ballpark as Kevin’s number. Read the rest of this entry »

title Is Klitschko ready for Arreola?

vitali4523Photo: Pavel Terekhov – By Dave Lahr: As we approach this Saturday night’s bout between World Boxing Council heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko and Mexican challenger Chris Arreola, there are rumors that the 38-year-old Klitschko hasn’t been looking all that good in training by some gym rats who’ve been watching him train. This isn’t good news for fans of Klitschko, because he’s facing one of his toughest opponents of his 13 year pro career. Read the rest of this entry »

title When Is Hatton going to have the Fire in his Belly?

By Scott Gilfoid: I don’t know about you guys but I’m seriously sick hearing about Ricky Hatton talking about needing to recharge his batters and other such excuses Hatton’s been making for why he’s not ready to come back. I just want him to get back in the ring and take his medicine. Read the rest of this entry »

title Making a case for Mayweather Jr.

may4343445By Eric Hernandez: Not that Floyd Mayweather Jr. needs me to stick up for him or validate who he is, after all Mayweather does a pretty good job of doing it himself, but after reading nothing but negative press on Mayweather for the last few years I have decided that maybe an unbiased view on Mayweather was warranted. Read the rest of this entry »

title The Great Character Divide

may4352334By Edgar Perez: Nothing has revealed the difference between the mentality of Cotto and Pacquiao supporters versus the mentality of those that make excuses for Mayweather like the aftermath of Mayweather coming in two pounds over the agreed upon weight for the weigh-in of his match with Marquez. Cotto and Pacquiao stand in sharp contrast to Mayweather, men that have shown integrity both in and out of the ring, fighting the best out there whenever the opportunity presents itself and making no excuses. Read the rest of this entry »

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