April 2012 Blog Posts (170)

Teddy Atlas: If Manny Pacquiao was Smart, He would do what De La Hoya did

By Shawn Craddick



Teddy Atlas did not hold his tongue when it comes to Manny Pacquiao and his promoter Bob Arum. On a recent Friday Night Fight on ESPN he was asked about whether Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather will meet up after Floyd get's out of jail. This one question alone sent Teddy Atlas into a frenzy. Teddy stated, "when are you guys going to learn, NO, When are you guys going to learn? No Bob Arum is not going to let the fight happen."



There is alot of truth to…

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Evander Holyfield wants Klitschko to fight him

Evander Holyfield remains optimistic he will secure the chance to win a world heavyweight title for a fifth time, despite turning 50 in October.



There have been calls for the former four-time heavyweight champion to hang up his gloves, with the veteran now having tasted defeat in five of his last 12 fights.



However, the man who beat Mike Tyson twice is still confident he can compete at the top level and is keen to have a crack at champions Wladimir and Vitali…

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Added by Houston Writer on April 30, 2012 at 1:42pm — No Comments

Manny Pacquiao wants 16 yr old American Idol Contestant to Sing at his Next Fight

MANILA, Philippines - Boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao wants "American Idol" bet Jessica Sanchez to sing the Philippine national anthem in one of his future fights.



Pacquiao recently praised the Filipino-Mexican-American singer, who is now among the top 5 finalists in the current…

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Added by Houston Writer on April 30, 2012 at 1:38pm — No Comments

Floyd Mayweather vs Miguel Cotto Fact Sheet

Mayweather-Cotto Fact Sheet

WHEN: SATURDAY, MAY 5, 2012



WHERE: MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA

Las Vegas, Nev.

PRINCIPLES: World Boxing Association (WBA) SUPER WELTERWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP - 12 ROUNDS

FLOYD “MONEY” MAYWEATHER vs. MIGUEL COTTO

Seven-Time, Five-Division World Champion WBA Super Welterweight World Champion

Las Vegas, Nev. Caguas, Puerto Rico

42-0 (26 KO’s) 37-2 (30 KO’s)

WBC SUPER WELTERWEIGHT WORLD…

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Added by Houston Writer on April 30, 2012 at 1:34pm — No Comments

Seth Mitchell could face 39-year-old Michael Grant next

Fresh off his life and death battle against 2nd tier fighter Chazz Witherspoon, unbeaten heavyweight contender Seth Mitchell (25-0-1, 19 KO’s) could be facing 39-year-old 6’7″ Michael Grant (48-4, 36 KO’s) next.



Grant’s name has been brought up as a potential next opponent for the 29-year-old Mitchell to keep him moving forward. Ranked #6 WBO, Mitchell needs a lot of work .......



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Added by Houston Writer on April 30, 2012 at 1:32pm — No Comments

Cunningham changes his tune on a possible Paulie Malignaggi-Devon Alexander bout

One of the most colorful characters in the sport of boxing had a memorable Saturday as Paulie Malignaggi claimed the WBA welterweight championship after scoring a 9th round TKO over Vyacheslav Senchenko in his opponent’s hometown of Donetsk, Ukraine.



Malignaggi was sharp from the outset and busted up Senchenko’s left eye so severely that referee Steve Smoger opted to halt the bout after nine rounds of action. Now a champion again in a second division, Malignaggi will surely be in…

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Added by Houston Writer on April 30, 2012 at 12:08pm — No Comments

Did Floyd Mayweather place a winning $1.8 million bet on the Los Angeles Clippers?

LAS VEGAS -- If you think Los Angeles Clippers fans were excited about their 24-point fourth-quarter comeback against the Memphis Grizzlies last night, Floyd Mayweather might have had them beat.



According to Twitter user "Incarcerated Bob," Mayweather, who has quite the affinity for sports betting, had $1.8 million riding on the Clippers last night across seven different sports books in town.



He cited user "TeamMoneyPicks" as the source for his information, who…

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Added by Houston Writer on April 30, 2012 at 12:04pm — No Comments

Pacquiao vs Malignaggi - Not Impossible

"Pacquiao to unify welterweight belts"

by Val Soliman



After an pulling an upset and grabbing the WBA Welterweight belt from Viacheslav Senchenko, the new two-division world champion Paulie "Magic Man" Malignaggi may now get under then list of Bob Arum's possible opponents for the…

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Added by Val Soliman on April 30, 2012 at 4:30am — 2 Comments

Did Paulie Malignaggi Just Throw Himself in the Pacquiao Sweepstakes?

By Shawn Craddick



Paulie Malignaggi just pulled off the upset by beating Vyacheslav Senchenko for his WBA Welterweight Title. Malignaggi who is not a power puncher somehow landed shots to Senchenko's face to the point his eye was swollen shut. Not to mention he did some damage to Senchenko's nose too. By the time the 9th round came around, Paulie keep targeting that left eye and eventually the referee stopped in to save the fighter from any more damage. Paulie was credited with…

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Added by BoxingSocialist on April 30, 2012 at 12:19am — 1 Comment

MAYWEATHER IS NOT PLEASED WITH LATEST HBO 24/7 EPISODE

By Kevin Davis

    

Even though the numbers for the HBO 24/7 series Mayweather/Cotto have been successful for networks, episode 3 of the series was met with displeasure by no one other than Floyd Mayweather himself. On his Twitter account he stated "I want to…

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Added by Karceno on April 29, 2012 at 7:13pm — No Comments

MALIGNAGGI: "I DID IT" DOMINATES SENCHENKO, WINS WBA WELTERWEIGHT TITLE

By Kevin Davis

    

Just a scene from a 'ROCKY' movie, Malignaggi hits the Twitter world up with a text saying "I did it". Yes, Paulie you did. From the opening bell Malignaggi got under the shots of the previously undefeated champion Vyacheslav Senchenko, and making him pay with hard straight…

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Added by Karceno on April 29, 2012 at 4:41pm — No Comments

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH TOP RANK PRESIDENT BOB ARUM: (PART ONE)

By Kevin Davis

     

Can you believe it, I sat in my chair and had a one-on-one with Top Rank CEO Bob Arum. Our fans was expecting some R.A. the 'Rugged Man" type of rant from me, but I'm a true professional and will always let others voice their views. It's only fair,…

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Added by Karceno on April 29, 2012 at 2:30pm — 4 Comments

Will Tony Bellew leave Frank Warren like Kell Brook?

Frank Warren discussed the possible world title fight rematch between current WBO world champion Nathan Cleverly and Tony Bellew on Box nation this evening which was televising the Vyacheslav Senchenko v Paulie Malinaggi world title fight.Warren spoke about how both fighters are eager for the fight, but Bellew is unwilling to fight on the channel warren set up at the end of 2011 .Bellew claims he will gain alot more exposure on sky sports, another British channel that shows…

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(PART2) EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH TOP RANK PRESIDENT BOB ARUM

By Kevin Davis

     

KARCENO: Let's talk about the Julio Cesar Chavez and Andy Lee fight situation about where the fight will be held. will it be in El Paso?

   

ARUM: "First you have to…

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Added by Karceno on April 29, 2012 at 2:00pm — 3 Comments

Coming Up: Viacheslav Senchenko vs Paulie Malignaggi

"WBA Welterweight Championship"

Coming from a three straight victories, the "Magic Man" Paulie Malinaggi will once again get a shot for a title bout. The WBA Welterweight Championship against the reigning champion -  Viacheslav Senchenko. This fight will take place in Donetsk Ukraine - April 29,…

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Added by Val Soliman on April 29, 2012 at 9:28am — 1 Comment

Chad Dawson beats Bernard Hopkins

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- Bad Chad is a champion again. He has his belt back -- and gave the ageless Bernard Hopkins a major decision to make about his fighting future. Dawson defeated Hopkins by a 12-round majority decision Saturday night and won the WBC light heavyweight title, taking the rematch at Boardwalk Hall without the controversy and ugliness of their first bout…

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Added by mayorga duran on April 29, 2012 at 7:28am — No Comments

Bernard Hopkins is in Self Denial that he Lost, Dawson New Champion ~ Calls out Andre Ward

By Shawn Craddick



Bernard Hopkins had a good run. This night had to eventually come. The sad part was always, Bernard Hopkins thinks that he wins "every fight" no matter how he looks. He cannot lose in his mind but the judges see different. Bernard's record now stands at…

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Added by BoxingSocialist on April 28, 2012 at 11:23pm — No Comments

Amir Khan is Suffering just like Manny Pacquiao without Alex Ariza

by Shawn Craddick



With the recent departure of Alex Ariza, Manny Pacquiao has to work on his own strength and conditioning by himself. Freddie Roach says he does have a fill in, but can he push Manny Pacquiao to the limit like he always does? More than likely Alex Ariza left behind some…

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Added by BoxingSocialist on April 28, 2012 at 4:26pm — No Comments

CAN DAWSON END THE LEGEND OF HOPKINS TONIGHT

By Kevin Davis

   

Here we go again for the first time, sounds bizarre well not as bizarre as the night Bernard Hopkins defended his light heavyweight title against 'Bad' Chad Dawson. Dawson who is much younger and more powerful took the fight to hopkins giving him controlled pressure and before you…

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Added by Karceno on April 28, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Chad Dawson, Bernard Hopkins set

Chad Dawson wants what he believes is rightfully his. He had the TKO victory against Bernard Hopkins. He had the WBC light heavyweight title in his hands. Both were stripped from the 29-year-old Dawson before he had enough time to savor his TKO victory against the ageless Hopkins in their October bout in Los Angeles.…

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