MANILA, Philippines – Boxing promoter Bob Arum is not so positive about a possible super fight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. in 2012.
"I'm not optimistic," Arum said in ESPN.com. "I think Mayweather will look for a way not to do the fight.”
Arum, chief of…
Paul McCloskey admits he is now keen to take on Marcos Maidana after beating Breidis Prescott in Belfast on Saturday night.
McCloskey recovered from a first-round knockdown to post a gritty victory over the man who took less than a minute to dispose of …Continue
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MONTREAL -- A Quebec judge presiding over the case of Arturo Gatti's dwindling fortune is urging both sides to consider a compromise.
Widow Amanda Rodrigues Gatti is in a battle with the ex-boxer's family over his estate.
Superior Court Justice Claudine Roy said in Montreal on…
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By Gary “Digital” Williams
Former Undisputed World Heavyweight champion Hasim “The Rock” Rahman will be inducted into the Maryland State Athletic Hall of Fame later this year. Rahman, who is still an active boxer (50-7-2, 41 KO’s), pulled off one of the great upsets in recent boxing history when…Continue
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Eight-division titleholder Manny Pacquiauo has hired Los Angeles-based accounting firm Tanner, Mainstain, Blatt and Glynn to review his tax returns regarding refunds due and to audit the records of his promoter, Top Rank Inc., among other things, according to his adviser Michael…Continue
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J.S: Is this a 50-50 fight in your opinion?
A.W: In my view - I wasn’t going to give any interviews ahead of this fight, and I’ve told James not to give any - It don’t matter what I say or what James says before this fight; it’s all about James proving himself in the fight. You know as…Continue
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In an interview with German newspaper “Die Welt” former WBA heavyweight champion David Haye dared WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko to fight him. “I’ll knock him out, I’ll smash his chin if…Continue
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It wasn't phony or drummed up for the reality show. The Floyds haven't spoken since Aug. 16 and Jeff Mayweather, brother of Floyd Sr., says that's the way it has to be for now.
"I've got to try to do it after that fight," he said. "By that time, the egos will probably be cooled down, and all…
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MANILA, Philippines – Floyd Mayweather Jr. has invited lightweight champion Brandon “BamBam” Rios and his trainer, Robert Garcia, to watch his bout against WBC welterweight champion Victor Ortiz on September 17 in Las Vegas.…Continue
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September 13, 2011
Fury elaborates on Price rivalry: ‘He has no chin’…
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By Edward Chaykovsky
Top Rank's CEO Bob Arum, believes his former client Floyd Mayweather Jr. is starting to mentally lose it. Arum, speaking toMartin Rogers of Yahoo Sports, questions some of Mayweather's recent verbal rants and his behavior outside of the…Continue
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Hall of Fame trainer and manager and HBO expert analyst Emanuel Steward, who will call the Mayweather-Ortiz fight on Saturday for HBO Pay-Per-View, offers…
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By Eric Thomas: HBO is hoping to televise a huge fight card on November 5th, possibly headlined by a clash between junior middleweight sluggers Alfredo Angulo (20-1, 17 KO’s) vs. James Kirkland (29-1, 26 KO’s) with light welterweight contenders Humberto Soto vs. either Lucas Matthysse or Michael…Continue
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His trainer, Freddie Roach, said they’re planning a different kind of approach for the fight scheduled Nov. 12 in Las Vegas.
“We’re not going to walk into his punch,” said the celebrated trainer.
In his first two meetings with Marquez, the 32-year-old Pacquiao often walked straight…
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On Saturday in Las Vegas, Morales will try to become the first boxer born in Mexico to be crowned world champion in four different weight classes, and he has made it clear, inside and outside the ring, that he did not put the gloves back on simply because, as the saying goes, he felt the "little worm" to…Continue
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Aware that his skeptics are critical of his chess like approach, Mayweather has promised that this fight will not go twelve rounds. Keenly aware that Victor Ortiz’ best chance to defeat Mayweather is via knockout, the 34-year-old says that he’ll score the knockout first by being uncharacteristically…Continue
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One boxer who may have the potential to carry on the torch is the 24-year-old WBC welterweight champion Victor Ortiz, who will face Floyd Mayweather Jr. on September 17 in Las Vegas.
"Ortiz, he has big potential. He's strong enough, he has a style in boxing. What he needs is focus on…
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September 12, 2011
Ortiz ‘disrespected’ Mayweather Jr, Floyd’ll teach him a lesson – Ellerbe…
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"That's the fight we are pursuing," Schaefer said. "We are having conversations with Barry Hunter (Peterson's trainer, manager and father figure). "They're interested in the fight. Now we have to see if we can agree on a purse. If we can't, I guess we will go to a purse bid, but we are working on…Continue