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Larry Merchant Discusses the Connection between Al Haymon and HBO

SOME THINK THE “H” IN H-BO IS FOR HAYMON

San Francisco, CA- Last week while appearing on “Ring Talk Worldwide,” the Godfather of HBO Boxing, Hall of Famer broadcaster Larry Merchant, was asked to discuss an issue that other people in a position like Merchant would duck, run or avoid. But this is Larry…

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Added by BoxingSocialist on December 27, 2011 at 3:33pm — No Comments

Amir Khan: Floyd's making alot of mistakes and doing things wrong in the streets

"Things happens for a reason. This fight [with Peterson] has probably put me back three months because I want to get the win against Lamont Peterson [in a rematch] and get to where I want to be. I hear Mayweather is in prison for 90 days. I think he'll need a couple of months to get back into it again and…

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Added by BoxingSocialist on December 27, 2011 at 1:52pm — 2 Comments

Amir Khan: I've watched the Fight 5 Times and Peterson had 19 Warnings with No Points Taken

Former world light-welterweight champion Amir Khan has revealed that he is still yet to hear from Lamont Peterson regarding his promised rematch opportunity in the wake of losing his IBF and WBA titles to the American earlier this month.
The 25 year-old, who is contesting the…
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Added by BoxingSocialist on December 27, 2011 at 1:15pm — No Comments

Is Floyd Mayweather Signing BIG Rap Artist now with 50 Cent?

Could 2012 Be Lil Kim’s Year???

 

We wonder how many people actually believe that it will be. Either way, the Queen Bee took to Twitter last night to reveal two things: one is the picture you see below (umm, ok), and the second is that she was in the studio with 50 Cent, Floyd…

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Added by BoxingSocialist on December 27, 2011 at 1:06pm — No Comments

Team Khan lodges appeal...but offers Peterson a million for a rematch

Amir Khan has lodged an official appeal with the WBA and IBF concerning his December 10th loss against Lamont Peterson.

The now former double light-welterweight world champion has been told he'll hear the outcome by mid-January.

Khan's team, including Golden Boy Promotions, continue to be outraged by what they feel are examples of incompetence which directly led to their man losing his…

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Added by Karceno on December 27, 2011 at 11:18am — No Comments

Emanuel Steward: “Sergio Martinez should fight Andy Lee on March 17th, not Macklin”

Sergio Martinez By Joseph Herron:Although a deal has not been finalized, sources have indicated that Martinez/Macklin is very close to becoming a reality for a March 17th date at the newly renovated Madison…

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Added by Karceno on December 27, 2011 at 8:54am — No Comments

Does Mayweather’s 90 Day Sentence Make A Fight With Pacquiao More Intriguing?

Once again another monkey wrench has been thrown into the possibility of a potential Pacquiao - Mayweather clash, when the news was released last week that Floyd Mayweather was sentenced to 90 days in prison. After hearing reports that Manny Pacquiao had agreed to Mayweather’s entire drug testing demands, and…

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Added by Joe Habeeb on December 26, 2011 at 4:27pm — No Comments

Will Mayweather Really Spend A Day In Jail?

Obviously by now everyone has heard the news that Floyd Mayweather has been sentenced to 90 days in jail, but does it all really end there?

 

Although Mayweather did except the plea deal, his lawyer does have an option to appeal the sentencing which could also possibly push back the date he…

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Added by Joe Habeeb on December 26, 2011 at 12:08pm — No Comments

Top 10 Top 10 Craziest Endings In Recent Boxing History

This year was not only a year of controversial decisions and questionable officiating but we also had a few controversial endings to fights mixed in there as well.

 

One of the most frequent controversial endings was when Chad Dawson literally tackled his way to a 2nd round TKO victory over L…

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Added by Joe Habeeb on December 25, 2011 at 1:49pm — No Comments

Cohen: Rahman Fighting Povetkin Next. Nobody Else

Responding to news of a supposed showdown between WBA Champion Alexander Povetkin and WBO Cruiserweight Champion Marco Huck scheduled for February 25, Greg Cohen, promoter of former unified heavyweight champion and current WBA #1 contender and mandatory challenger Hasim Rahman, wishes to remind representatives of Povetkin and Huck (and anyone else who claims to be fighting Povetkin next), that Hasim Rahman will be Povetkin's next…

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Added by Joe Habeeb on December 24, 2011 at 5:34pm — No Comments

Nonito Donaire Sparring in Manila, getting ready for Wilfredo Vasquez Jr Feb 4th

Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire who moves up in weight to battle former world champion Wilfredo Vazquez Jr for the WBO super bantamweight title at the Alamadome in San Antonio, Texas on February 4 is on his way back to the US after workouts in Manila and Tokyo.



Donaire’s wife, Rachael,…

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Added by BoxingSocialist on December 24, 2011 at 3:38pm — No Comments

Introducing Filipino Prospects Adonis Cabalquinto and Jerwin Ancajas

Junior-welterweight Adonis "Unertaker" Cabalquinto improved his record to 10 wins, no loss and no draw with 8 KOs when he made Dante Paulino quit in his stool during the rest period after the 3rd round. Paulino pressed the action in the 1st round but was easy target to Cabalquinto's deftly…

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Added by BoxingSocialist on December 24, 2011 at 3:34pm — No Comments

Hasim Rahman, I'm Not Stepping Aside for Huck, I'm Povetkin's Mandatory Challenger

 

Responding to news of a supposed showdown between WBA Champion Alexander Povetkin and WBO Cruiserweight Champion Marco Huck scheduled for February 25, Greg Cohen, promoter of former unified heavyweight champion and current WBA #1 contender and mandatory challenger Hasim Rahman, wishes to remind…

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Added by BoxingSocialist on December 24, 2011 at 3:31pm — No Comments

Ring Magazine Voted Pacquiao vs Marquez ROBBERY OF THE YEAR

There were worse decisions than Manny Pacquiao’s majority decision victory over Juan Manuel Marquez in 2011, but none were as high-profile as their third bout.

The result of Pacquiao-Marquez III was seen as the “Robbery of the Year” by 43 percent of the fans who voted in this year’s ******.com…

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Added by BoxingSocialist on December 24, 2011 at 3:01pm — No Comments

Tomasz Adamek lowering himself to Second Fiddle on Martinez vs Macklin Undercard



There is information circulating in Poland that former two-division champion Tomasz Adamek (44-2, 28KOs) is interested in appearing on the Sergio Martinez-Matthew Macklin card, which is scheduled to happen on March 17th at the Theater in New York's Madison Square Garden. Adamek is back in training after…

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Added by BoxingSocialist on December 24, 2011 at 2:46pm — No Comments

Amir Mansour Back in Prison, Heavyweight Contention is almost Lost Now



The holidays are not bright for heavyweight contender Amir Mansour (16-0), who received a 14-month prison sentence for violating his probation, according to the News Journal. Mansour, 38-years-old, returned to boxing after serving over an eight year sentence in federal prison for a drug possession conviction.…

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Added by BoxingSocialist on December 24, 2011 at 2:42pm — No Comments

The truth behind the bias of Larry Merchant

karceno and Larry merchant

By Kevin Davis
 
 Larry 'Lying' Merchant as i like to call him, once told me how he just loved, 'gladiator vs gladiator' boxing. "Just because your favorite color is blue, doesn't mean you like everything that's blue." Merchant said to me.…
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Added by Karceno on December 24, 2011 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

Pacquiao is the one who should be getting sentenced

By Kevin Davis

 

 In a perfect world, a fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao would have already been in it's 3rd match by know. Due to the politcs to protect the world's most overrated athlete, This fight has been prolonged so that greedy promoters can make their pennies…

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Added by Karceno on December 24, 2011 at 4:36am — 2 Comments

My curent (December 23 2011) Pound for pound rankings.

Every boxing fan/expert has an opinion about who the best is both currently and all time.

This is my current Pound for Pound rankings.

1. Floyd Mayweather.  With his recent 3 month jail term coming up his stock is likely to drop as it looks like he won't be fighting May 5th.  For now Mayweather who is far and away the best boxer in the sport holds this spot.  Before you go complaining that he only fights tune up fights anyone other than Sergio Martinez who is two weight classes…

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Added by Troy Grudin on December 23, 2011 at 8:42pm — 1 Comment

Amir Khan Speaks About The Scorecard Controversy: Exclusive Interview

With answers required by Golden Boy Promotions recently over the win of Peterson over Khan, things are getting more and more suspicious and looming to become an even greater embarrassment to boxing. The year 2011 is ending with so much drama about the scorecards. Richard Schaefer said in the conference…

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Added by Joe Habeeb on December 23, 2011 at 10:48am — No Comments

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