|Melson to speak at Rutgers Student Society for Stem Cell Research!|
PhilBoxing.com, Mon, 27 Apr 2015
New York, NY (April 26, 2015) – Boyd “Rainmaker” Melson will serve as a special guest speaker Tuesday, April 28 as part of a special fundraiser for the Rutgers Student Society for Stem Cell Research. The event is named “Knocking out Spinal Cord Injury One Punch at a Time” and benefits Rutgers’ W.M. Read Full Story >>>
Foreman ranks Mayweather-Pacquiao among top three fights of all time
By Andre Vergara, Fox Sports, Sun, 26 Apr 2015
George Foreman knows a thing or two about big fights, and he says the Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao bout will rank among the top three of all time.
Foreman, interviewed for the HBO documentary "Mayweather-Pacquiao: Legends Speak," predicted the fight will rank alongside the first Ali-Frazier fi Read Full Story >>>
Floyd Mayweather makes millions being the biggest villain in sports
By Maureen Callahan, New York Post, Sun, 26 Apr 2015
It’s been more than two decades since America has seen a fighter like Floyd Mayweather: larger-than-life, villainous and vulgar, bigger than the sport, happy to offend.
For the past three years, he has been the highest-paid athlete in the world, worth an estimated $300 million. He goes by “Money” Read Full Story >>>
Mayweather Vs. Pacquiao Pay Per View Should Fall Short Of Expectations
By Darren Heitner, Forbes.com, Sun, 26 Apr 2015
On Saturday, May 2, Manny Pacquiao faces off against Floyd Mayweather Jr. in the most anticipated fight of the decade. For a price of $90 (standard definition) – $100 (high definition) one can purchase the fight on Pay Per View. The expectation is that Pay Per View sales will break records, and th Read Full Story >>>
Floyd Mayweather Jr. told to retire after fight with Manny Pacquiao
ESPN.com, Sun, 26 Apr 2015
Floyd Mayweather Snr. hopes his son decides to hang up his gloves after his superfight against Manny Pacquiao.
Long-time rivals Mayweather Jr and Pacquiao will finally touch gloves at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on May 2 in what is widely expected to be the richest fight in boxing his Read Full Story >>>
Mayweather-Pacquiao fight: How the Kentucky Derby might be oddsmaker Jimmy Vaccaro's secret weapon
By Jerry Izenberg, nj.com, Sun, 26 Apr 2015
LAS VEGAS — Talk about basic training: Jimmy Vaccaro hit the ground running. Trafford, was a small Pennsylvania mill town with all the blue-collar distractions. Jimmy Vaccaro shot pool for money. He played the numbers at 50 cents and a dollar a shot daily. So did everyone else on his block.
''I w Read Full Story >>>
Klitschko wins, but not easily
By Charles Saunders, Boxscorenews.com, Sun, 26 Apr 2015
SONAHR: April 26, 2015 - Wladimir Klitschko stowed another successful title defense under his belt – make that belts, plural – on Saturday with a clear-cut unanimous decision over challenger Bryant Jennings of Philadelphia at storied Madison Square Garden. On the judges’ scorecards, which read 116-1 Read Full Story >>>
Manny better than any ‘medicine,’ says Roach
By Josef T. Ramos, The Manila Times, Sun, 26 Apr 2015
Boxing Writers Association of America seven-time trainer of the year winner Freddie Roach said his long-term relationship with Filipino ring icon Manny Pacquiao as his student for 14 years is better than any medicine that treats his serious illness.
Roach, 55, who is suffering from Parkinson’s di Read Full Story >>>
Manny Pacquiao a champion at eight weights, but to what legitimacy?
By Steve Luckings, The National, Sun, 26 Apr 2015
As boxing’s first and only octuple-division champion, Manny Pacquiao is revered as a doyen in his profession.
In 64 fights the “Pac Man” has had his hand raised in victory 57 times, with five defeats, although one of those should have been chalked off as a no contest, and two draws. He has boxed Read Full Story >>>
Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao fight smashes TV records
The Australian, Sun, 26 Apr 2015
The mega-fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao has attracted a record-breaking number of Australian pay-per-views for an overseas sports event.
A week before the $US400 million ($511m) “fight of the century”, the event is also threatening the highest overall record for PPV buys, held Read Full Story >>>
Mayweather-Pacquiao notes: Freddie Roach would like a look at Floyd's custom gloves
By David Mayo, mlive.com, Sun, 26 Apr 2015
LAS VEGAS — Floyd Mayweather threatened to pull out of his first fight with Marcos Maidana over a gloves dispute, and Manny Pacquiao's trainer would like a look at Mayweather's custom-made gloves for their fight Saturday night.
Freddie Roach will get to see the eight-ounce Grant-brand gloves when Read Full Story >>>
Mayweather vs Pacquiao: five years in the making and finally less than a week away
By Douglas Gray, Observer Chronicle, Sun, 26 Apr 2015
Media outlets around the world are converging upon this desert boxing capital in numbers unseen for a fight, though there is no indication how many actually will be admitted to MGM Grand Garden Arena to cover Saturday’s long-awaited welterweight clash.
Owners of a Kentucky Derby horse named Itsak Read Full Story >>>
Op-Ed: Why Manny Pacquiao will go for early KO win against Mayweather
By Leo Reyes, Digital Journal, Sun, 26 Apr 2015
All indications point to a knockout win by Manny Pacquiao over Floyd Mayweather when they collide Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Nevada
Not only did Pacquiao say that he will knock out Mayweather on Saturday night but he must have realized that a knock out win is his be Read Full Story >>>
Fighter floyd mayweather: Manny pacquiao a not Mike tyson
By Tristan Gerrard, Herald Recorder, Sun, 26 Apr 2015
Manny pacquiao a not Mike tyson. For the past three years, he has been the highest-paid athlete in the world, worth an estimated $300 million. He goes by “Money” Mayweather and frequently posts pictures of his cash, private planes, Birkin bags and 80-plus pairs of red-soled Christian Louboutin sneak Read Full Story >>>
Limpag: Why I like Manny the underdog
By Mike T. Limpag, Sun.Star Cebu, Sun, 26 Apr 2015
AFTER one typical Saturday night in college, one that ended in early Sunday morning, a couple of kababayans came knocking.
It was around 10 a.m. on Sunday when our kababayans came, not to continue the previous night’s escapade, but to hijack our barely 14-inch telivision.
“Pacquiao’s fighting Read Full Story >>>
Before a go at Manny Pacquiao, a look at how Floyd Mayweather won his titles
By Steve Luckings, The National, Sun, 26 Apr 2015
WBC Super Featherweight champion (130lbs)
Less than two years into a career in the brutal world of professional boxing, the WBC were fastening their super featherweight strap around Floyd Mayweather Jr’s waist. The American would often be accused of handpicking his opponents later in his career, Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao to keep Mayweather’s ‘check hook’ in check
By Dino Maragay, The Philippine Star, Sun, 26 Apr 2015
LOS ANGELES – One of Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s better known punches is the “check hook”, a short left hook delivered to the jaw quickly and with supreme precision, which usually does its job of keeping a foe either off-rhythm or totally glassed out.
Mayweather used it to knock out foes such as Diego Read Full Story >>>
#MayPac 6 days to super-fight: Golden Cage for 'Prince' Amir's Dubai rematch
By Allaam Ousman, Emirates 24/7, Sun, 26 Apr 2015
A Dubai boxing promoter has not given up on his dream of staging a 'big fight' in the UAE even as the world's attention is turned towards Las Vegas for the long-awaited May 2 'Super-Fight' between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao.
'Prince' Amir Shafypour, Promoter and Managing Director at Read Full Story >>>
Why Manny Pacquiao can’t (afford to) lose
By Recah Trinidad, PhilBoxing.com, Sun, 26 Apr 2015
YOU’RE free to say anything about Floyd Mayweather Jr. but it’s a sin, a sacrilege, out in Metro Manila streets to swear or even suggest Manny Pacquiao could lose when the two best boxers of their time tangle on May 2.
O Read Full Story >>>
MEDIA FRENZY OVER “MAY-PAC” DELUDES FANS AND PEOPLE
By Reni M. Valenzuela, PhilBoxing.com, Sun, 26 Apr 2015
Before lamp’s invention, there was perspective.
Scribes write by what they see from where they are. Hence if you’re part of the Las Vegas “delirium” for its May 2nd event, reports and opinions would be the same and are likely Read Full Story >>>
SALUDAR STOPS INDONESIA'S NENGGO IN CHINA
PhilBoxing.com, Sun, 26 Apr 2015
Filipino flyweight contender Froilan Saludar won by TKO in the fifth round over Faris Nenggo of Indonesia and captured the vacant WBO Inter-Continental flyweight title in a fight held in Haikou, Hainan, China Saturday night Read Full Story >>>
ALA-COBRA:DACQUEL WINS PHL TITLE
PhilBoxing.com, Sun, 26 Apr 2015
Melvin “Top Gun” Gumban of the ALA Gym faltered in his first defense of his Philippine superflyweight title against Rene “Commander” Dacquel on Saturday and lost by split decision in a fight held at the Super Metro of Lapulapu City.
This card was part of the ALA-COBRA TUNAY NA LAKAS boxing tour a Read Full Story >>>
Mayweather v Pacquiao: Pacman takes refuge in the bible ahead of fight of his life
By Gareth A Davies, Telegraph.co.uk, Sun, 26 Apr 2015
Manny Pacquiao has been responding to the pressure of preparing for the fight of his life against Floyd Mayweather by taking refuge in his Bible classes this week.
With the Philippine nation – all 107 million of them – expecting victory over the unbeaten American next Saturday night, his most pr Read Full Story >>>
Mayweather’s dream turns golden
By Steve Carp, Las Vegas Review Journal, Sun, 26 Apr 2015
Everyone has dreams.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. was no different from someone who wanted to reach the top in medicine or politics. His dream? Become boxing’s biggest champion and make more money than anyone else in the sport.
But to do it, he had to be nontraditional. He had to break with what was c Read Full Story >>>
Joel Diaz: “If Floyd Mayweather catches Pacquiao with a straight right hand just like Juan Manuel Marquez did, he can put him out”
By Jenna Jay, OTR Boxing Radio, Sun, 26 Apr 2015
Boxing trainer Joel Diaz is widely considered to be one of the best trainers in the sport and has a vast stable of fighters that include Timothy Bradley, Omar Figueroa and prospect Diego De La Hoya. Joel, as former fighter in his own right, has had the most success training Timothy Bradley, who has Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao shrugs off top Mayweather defensive tactic: 'Kung umiiskor ang shoulder roll, matakot tayo'
By Snow Badua, Spin.ph, Sun, 26 Apr 2015
LOS ANGELES - Manny Pacquiao has shrugged off Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s acclaimed defense and his vaunted shoulder-roll tactic, saying it's punches and not anything else that score in fights.
“Hindi naman tayo ano (ilag) dyan," the Filipino ring icon told Spin.ph after another hard day at the gym da Read Full Story >>>
Floyd Mayweather Jr. Camp Claims Manny Moved From First Class to Coach With the Roach
By Ankur Sinha, Liberty Voice, Sun, 26 Apr 2015
Floyd Mayweather Jr. will have his father, Floyd Mayweather Sr., his first ever childhood trainer in his corner during the fight against Manny Pacquiao. May 2, 2015, at the MGM Arena in Las Vegas, the two will go head-to-head in what is being slated as the biggest fight in the career of Mayweather J Read Full Story >>>
Klitschko vs Jennings: Please, no rematch Max
By Lee Cleveland , Fight Saga, Sun, 26 Apr 2015
At the conclusion of last night's heavyweight title showdown between champion Wladimir Klitschko and challenger Bryant Jennings, HBO's Max Kellerman asked the former if he'd agree to a rematch. A rematch? In a bout non-violence advocates and Greenpeace would appreciate, lineal heavyweight champion Read Full Story >>>
Klitschko shaky but wins unanimous decision, closing impressively
By Colin Seymour, Examiner.com, Sun, 26 Apr 2015
If you’re writing propaganda for Wladimir Klitschko, you can make his latest heavyweight title defense sound more impressive than it actually was.
He- defeated previously unbeaten Bryant Jennings by unanimous decision Saturday at Madison Square Garden in New York, with the scorecards reading 116- Read Full Story >>>
Klitschko-Jennings: Five things we learned
By Brian Campbell, ESPN.com, Sun, 26 Apr 2015
NEW YORK -- The heavyweight championship of the world made its triumphant return to the United States on Saturday night at New York’s Madison Square Garden. Here are five things we learned from Wladimir Klitschko’s unanimous decision victory over Bryant Jennings.
1. A heavyweight title fight at M Read Full Story >>>
KLITSCHKO TRIUMPHS OVER JENNINGS IN HIS RETURN TO THE AMERICAN BOXING SCENE
By Rich Mazon , PhilBoxing.com, Sun, 26 Apr 2015
NEW YORK – Eclipsed by the upcoming Fight of the Century in the West Coast next week, current three division heavyweight king, Wladimir Klitschko and unbeaten contender, Bryant Jennings clashed for the champ’s three he Read Full Story >>>
Wladimir Klitschko defends heavyweight titles for 18th time
BBC Sport, Sun, 26 Apr 2015
Wladimir Klitschko has defended his world heavyweight titles for the 18th time in a row with a unanimous points victory over American Bryant Jennings.
The Ukrainian, who holds the WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO belts, was in a record-equalling 27th heavyweight title fight.
Two judges at Madison Squ Read Full Story >>>
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