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You have to hand it to Manny Pacquiao. The versatile and feisty boxer has won world championships in eight weight classes. His dominating win over Timothy Bradley earned him $20 million. With career earnings above $300 million, he’ll need it for his long brewing tax fight.
He’s fighting the IRS and the Philippine tax authorities at once. Mr. Pacquiao is not a U.S. resident or U.S. citizen. As a nonresident alien, Mr. Pacquiao does not pay U.S. taxes on monies earned elsewhere, but his big paydays and 14 fights were in the U.S. As he works out a deal with the IRS, he’s fighting in the Philippines.
He is a perfect high profile target for tax evasion, and the Philippine…Continue
Manny Pacquiao was interviewed by NJ.com and they were asking him the usual spill about fighting Floyd Mayweather and will it ever happen. There was alot he had to say, but towards the end of the interview Manny said, "I think I finally understand him:…what he says,…how he acts,…and I don’t like it. But what l learned and heard from him, well, I realize why he is like that. I understand sometimes when the people are not educated they just talk to talk. He sets a very bad example."
This comes off the heels of 50 Cent saying Floyd can't read, and Nelly saying Floyd doesn't have a diploma because he dropped out of high school. One thing about it, Floyd is gaining all the attention he needs going into the Marcos Maidana fight.
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By Shawn Craddick
The last few weeks in Furgeson has been filled with hatred, turmoil, and grief. It started with an officer killing a youth by the name of Mike Brown. Most people in the city of Furgeson felt that the shooting was unjust and there has been rally's and protesting involved. The small town is at an unrest. There are those that took things into their own hands and started looting and setting fires to the stores and their community. School time is just around the corner. Kids need to get their education and with that, their school supplies.
Abner Mares knew he needed to do something. He got his team together and they went to Furgeson to do something, anything. He knew they needed hope. He knew they needed school supplies and books. He did just that. He was welcomed with open arms and the kids had a glimmer of hope that someone that…Continue
By Shawn Craddick
Chris Algieri 5"10 height vs Manny Pacquiao 5"6 height could be all the difference that Chris needs to pull off the upset. Believe it or not, it works to Chris advantage that he DOES NOT have knockout power. That means he will be on the balls of his feet all night long to avoid Manny's punches. Let's not forget the 72 inch reach for Chris vs the 67 inch reach for Manny. If you ever pay close attention to Manny's fights, he needs fighters who will stay in front of him or don't hardly move. Perfect example is the Sugar Shane Mosley fight.
When Manny Pacquiao had hurt Shane with that punch, Mosley automatically went into bicycle mode. That was all he needed to keep Manny lunging in with punches and being all off balance. Any one that studies Manny knows that if you just practice over and…Continue
Former three-division world champion Adrien “The Problem” Broner will return to his hometown arena following a two-year absence to headline a SHOWTIME Boxing event on Saturday at U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio. Broner will face Emmanuel “Tranzformer” Taylor in a 12-round super lightweight bout.
“It’s always good to fight at home,” said Broner, who, in his last bout at U.S. Bank Arena in July 2012 stopped Vicente Escobedo in five rounds. “It’s overdue. I will not disappoint my Cincinnati fans. I’ll make sure to put up a good show for them. Taylor is a young, talented fighter, but he’s not ready to solve this…Continue
Floyd Mayweather's assistant trainer Nate Jones, who has worked with Mayweather and countless other fighters, has been in the background for years, and you would have to travel far to find another trainer or fighter, that would say Nate isn't a great trainer. After watching fights over the years and speaking with Jones I asked him, what was his take on boxing trainers today. "Man these trainers don't know s*** about training, these fighters feet are all crazy and they can't jab, and you see them in the corner and the trainer is over there rhyming, like he was practicing poems in the mirror just to say on TV."
I have known Jones for many years and he has always trained fighters even when he was fighting he always was able to teach the game. For the…Continue
J'Leon Love upset by Porky Medina. Love came out and took control of the first round with movement and jabs. Medina cut off the ring in the second round and won that round. In the third he had Love backed into the corner and they both threw left hooks. Only problem is Medina's left hook was faster and it caught Love. J'Leon legs started to shake and you could tell he wasn't going to be able to get up. Tony Weeks waived it off. J'Leon suffers his first loss while Medina has put himself in a great position to get bigger fights or maybe a chance to fight Badou Jack or Ronald Gavril.
Badou Jack cruises to an easy victory over Jason Escalera. Badou worked angles and at times…Continue
Boxingsocialist.com close sources have let us know that San Antonio, TX is the front runner for Saul Canelo Alvarez vs James Kirkland. There are other venues that are being looked at but San Antonio has the lead. If you remember Canelo vs Trout did around 40,000 strong. Now James Kirkland is a native Texan and there would be a good Texas crowd coming out to see James.
However at the same time James Kirkland is not a lock in but he is the front runner. There are others. Right now Demetrius Andrade is heavily in the rotation to face Canelo too. We just have to wait and see how this plays out. We will keep you posted.