October 2010 Blog Posts (43)

Q & A with Gary Russell Jr.

By Delroy Hill Follow twitter @delroyhillbmore



Undefeated prospect Gary Russell Jr. is quickly earning the respect of boxing fans world wide. In the ring, he displays world class speed, excellent conditioning, great power, and the ring smarts of a 10-year veteran.



These skills have caused fans to praise him as the top featherweight prospect on the scene, and he proudly agrees. "Mister" Russell, as he likes to be called, relishes…

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Added by BoxingSocialist on October 30, 2010 at 12:16am — No Comments

Khan vs Mayweather, then Khan vs Pacquiao

Since Amir Khan has been calling out Floyd Mayweather and since Freddie Roach feels Amir can beat him, just "what if" he does? Would Amir Khan be the number one contender to face Manny Pacquiao then? Freddie Roach would have to choose sides and we are sure it won't be in Khan's corner. Bob Arum would have a field day because he would generate so much money, but would this fight be fair to both the fighters?



Ok, so we are…

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Added by BoxingSocialist on October 29, 2010 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

Audley Harrison knocked out 4 sparring partners yesterday, Haye in Trouble?

By Scoop Malinowski - Boxinginsider.com



Okay, this one might be hard to believe for some of you. But I trust the word of this source who is a personal friend and have a feeling about it, so I’m going to post it anyway…



A London-based source for BoxingInsider.com has informed us that Audley Harrison is absolutely determined to make good on his WBA world title opportunity against champ David Haye later this month. The…

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Added by BoxingSocialist on October 29, 2010 at 3:56pm — No Comments

Freddie Roach believes Amir Khan has surpassed Floyd Mayweather

Celebrated trainer Freddie Roach believes that Amir Khan has overtaken Floyd Mayweather Jnr and is on the verge of reaching Manny Pacquiao's level.



Seven-weight world champion Pacquiao is considered to be the sport's pound-for-pound king, but Roach - who coaches both fighters - has seen enough in recent sparring sessions to suggest that Khan could inherit that title.



"Manny is still ahead but he knows that Amir has come out on…

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Added by BoxingSocialist on October 29, 2010 at 1:42pm — No Comments

Top Rank to Stream Manny Pacquiao tonight

Immediately following his Friday workout, Congressman Manny Pacquiao, a seven-term world champion in his own right, will board a private plane with Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum and head to Las Vegas to formally endorse U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev) at a Get Out the Early Vote rally at Orr Middle School (1562 East Katie Ave., Las Vegas, Nev.) Doors open at 6 p.m. PT with the rally scheduled to begin between 7:00 and 7:30 p.m.…

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Added by BoxingSocialist on October 29, 2010 at 1:16pm — No Comments

Did Michael Koncz make Manny Pacquiao out to be a Liar?

Mr. Michael Koncz get's his camp in trouble everytime he opens his mouth. If it isn't in house fighting amongst the team, then he is saying something he shouldn't. Rememer HBO 24/7 when Mr. Koncz said "we pretty much agreed to everything with the drug testing, except not within 7 days". Everybody said that Floyd was scared to fight him and that Manny agreed "to everything" Floyd asked. Well according to Mr. Koncz that is a…

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Added by BoxingSocialist on October 29, 2010 at 12:00am — 3 Comments

Rob Medley wants to face IBF Middleweight Champion Cornelius Bundrage

World rated 154 pounder Rob Medley (29-3, 19 KOs) will clash with American Jason LeHoullier (21-3-1, 8 KOs) over eight rounds on Sunday in Globally televised bout at the Olympic Park Sports Center, Homebush, Sydney, NSW, Australia. Medley dropped a twelve round decision to former WBA super middleweight Anthony Mundine in 2010 but is now looking forward to an IBF jr middleweight title shot against champion Cornelius Bundrage (30-4, 18 KOs).…

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Added by BoxingSocialist on October 28, 2010 at 2:59pm — No Comments

Trainer: Tavoris Cloud is 'The Best Light Heavyweight in the World'

By Lem Satterfield



Trainer Al Bonanni believes that his fighter, IBF light heavyweight (175 pounds) champion Tavoris Cloud, of Tallahassee, Fla., will demonstrate that he is the sport's premiere performer in his division when he goes after his 22nd victory without a loss, and his 19th knockout during that time during his second defense of his crown against 33-year-old Fulgencio Zuniga of Colombia on Dec. 17 at the American…

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Added by BoxingSocialist on October 27, 2010 at 10:12am — No Comments

Roy Jones Jr. wanting to fight Evander Holyfield? Really?

By Mark Vester



Former four division champion Roy Jones Jr. has been making the rounds during several promotional appearances in the UK. During some of those appearances, Jones has challenged WBA heavyweight champion David Haye to a fight in early 2011. Haye defends his title on November 13 in Manchester against Audley Harrison. Jones has lost his last two bouts, dropping a twelve round decision to Bernard Hopkins April, and a…

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Added by BoxingSocialist on October 27, 2010 at 10:09am — No Comments

Manny Pacquiao vs Andre Berto is the only fight that makes Cent$

Andre Berto has called out Manny Pacquiao before stating "he has never had to deal with my speed and power combined". The people he has faced had either or, but not both. Many boxing fans would rather see that fight than the Pacquiao vs Margarito which is just an overpriced sparring match. Besides Floyd "Money" Mayweather, who else really deserves a shot against the "Pacman" Manny Pacquiao?



When Manny successfully wins a title at 154lbs,…

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Added by BoxingSocialist on October 26, 2010 at 8:10pm — 5 Comments

Former Champion Reggie Johnson Sentenced to 12 yrs in Prison

Former super middleweight and light heavyweight champion Reggie Johnson has received a 12 year prison sentence on a felony theft charge according to the Houston Chronicle. He was convicted of taking more than $120,000 from Houston Area Urban League to put on a series of boxing camps, which never took place.


Added by BoxingSocialist on October 26, 2010 at 10:05am — No Comments

Arum: Cotto vs Berto Tough To Make, Andre is Overpaid

By Lem Satterfield



WBC welterweight champion Andre Berto is set to return on November 27 against Mexico's Freddy Hernandez at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. If successful, Berto has mentioned a number of desired opponents for 2011. One of the opponents at the top of Berto's list is WBA junior middleweight champion Miguel Cotto.



Cotto's promoter, Top Rank's CEO Bob…

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Added by BoxingSocialist on October 26, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

How does Guillermo Rigondeaux get a Title Shot in 7th fight as a Pro?

By David L. Hudson Jr.



Question: What do the fighters Saensak Muangsurin, Leon Spinks, Jeff Fenech, Davey Moore, Sot Chitalada and Muangchai Kittikasem have in common?



Answer: All of these fighters won a world boxing championship in just a few professional bouts. For example, Muansurin won the WBC junior welterweight crown in his third bout. Spinks shocked the work by defeating the great Muhammad Ali to win the heavyweight title…

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Added by BoxingSocialist on October 25, 2010 at 2:34pm — No Comments

Should Manny Pacquiao make $25 million?

Ok, according to Bob Arum Manny Pacquiao is guaranteed $15 million with a $10 million upside? Antonio Margarito is guaranteed $3 million with a $5 million upside? What is wrong with this picture. Why are they making so much money for what most people are calling a tune-up fight? Is Bob Arum the Don King of boxing now? Nobody ever ever talks about how much the Promoter makes.



Why is that? More than likely because they are making such a…

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Added by BoxingSocialist on October 24, 2010 at 12:17am — 9 Comments

Can Nonito Donaire beat Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. at 122lbs?

Who else is there for Nonito at 115lbs? Vic Darchinyan doesn't want anymore of him. There are really no big names at 118lbs, but at 122lbs just 7 pounds north we have Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. who has been on a rampage lately. You might ask about the 7lb difference but look at their stature, Nonito is 5'6 with a 68 inch reach advantage and Wilfredo is 5'6 with only a 66 reach.…

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Added by BoxingSocialist on October 18, 2010 at 10:24pm — 3 Comments

Arum: Pacquiao Not Fast Enough, Margarito Would Win

By Mark Vester



At the recent media day in Baguio City, Philippines , Top Rank CEO Bob Arum was honest with his opinion on Manny Pacquiao's workrate in the gym. Arum didn't like what he saw. He feels the Filipino champion is too slow at the moment. Arum didn't see the usual speed coming from Pacquiao during his weekend sparring sessions. If the fight were to happen this coming Saturday, Arum doesn't think Pacquiao would win. The…

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Added by BoxingSocialist on October 18, 2010 at 4:04pm — No Comments

Maureen Shea with a New Title "President of Global Boxing Gym"

North Bergen, NJ (October 15, 2010) – Professional boxer Maureen “The Real Million Dollar Baby” Shea currently holds the NABF featherweight belt, but now she has a new title: President of Global Boxing Gym.



The native of The Bronx, New York will oversee operations at the state-of-the-art training facility in the heart of North Bergen, New Jersey. Aside from Shea, other top contenders and rising prospects training at Global include Pawel…

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Added by BoxingSocialist on October 15, 2010 at 1:05pm — No Comments

Manny Pacquiao and Freddie Roach vs Cornelius Bundrage and Emmanual Steward for IBF Title?

Wow two of the All Time Hall of Fame Coaches pitting their two fighters against each other for Cornelius IBF Jr. Middleweight Title. Why not? We know Manny will not attempt to move up past 154lbs. So why not end his career trying to unify the titles at jr. middleweight? He's already proved he can beat Miguel Cotto. The WBC is vacant, the WBO champion is Sergeii Dzinziruk which nobody has really heard of, but Cornelius makes it an interesting fight…

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Added by BoxingSocialist on October 14, 2010 at 10:56pm — 2 Comments

The Verbal War with Carl Froch vs Arthur Abraham

HELSINKI - King Arthur Abraham´s first face-to-face meeting with Carl “The Cobra” Froch on neutral territory was certainly one to remember as they wasted no time to exchange pleasantries during today´s kick-off press conference in Helsinki, Finland. In Group Stage 3 of the Super Six World Boxing Classic, the two superstars will lock horns at the famous Hartwall Areena on November 27, with the vacant WBC Super-Middleweight Title on the line.…

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Added by BoxingSocialist on October 14, 2010 at 2:15pm — No Comments

Will Manny Pacquiao and Sergio Martinez Clash at 154lbs? Possibility?

Let's set the stage, Sergio Martinez 45-2-2, (24) faces Manny Pacquiao 51-3-2, (38) for the summer of 2011. Fight fans would pay top dollar to see these two battle it out in Dallas. Why Dallas you might ask? It would be one of the only places that could hold that many people in one place to see this mega event that would make everyone forget about Floyd Mayweather Jr.



One thing we are counting on. Sergio beats Paul Williams and Manny…

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Added by BoxingSocialist on October 13, 2010 at 10:30pm — 7 Comments

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