By Robert Ecksel, Boxing.com, Tue, 30 Sep 2014
Large purses are now humongous. Medium-sized purses are now respectable. And small purses are as small as ever…
Pay-per-view has changed the boxing landscape. The change is good for some and bad for others, but its effect on boxing can’t be overstated. What was once for free can now be had at Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao trainer arrives
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Tue, 30 Sep 2014
Manny Pacquiao’s training takes up a notch with the arrival yesterday of Australian conditioning coach Justin Fortune, who started working with the Filipino icon yesterday in General Santos City.
Fortune, the former Australian power-lifting titleholder and longtime heavyweight campaigner, flew i Read Full Story >>>
Ridiculous last gasp caps Gilas voyage
By Recah Trinidad, PhilBoxing.com, Tue, 30 Sep 2014
PLEASE don’t believe that Marcus Douthit was restored into the Gilas Pilipinas line-up on Sunday for that tasteless task of sinking the ball in the opponent’s goal.
With the choking desperation, coach Chot Reyes could’ve ca Read Full Story >>>
De Alba looks for 12th straight win this Saturday at Valley Forge Casino Resort
PhilBoxing.com, Tue, 30 Sep 2014
VALLEY FORGE, PA (September 29, 2014)--This Saturday night at the Valley Forge Casino Resort, rising Jr. Lightweight Frank De Alba will look to win his 12th straight and try to remain unbeaten in 14 in a row when he defend Read Full Story >>>
Greg Cohen Promotions Signs Venezuelan KO Artist Ismael Barroso
PhilBoxing.com, Tue, 30 Sep 2014
Greg Cohen of Greg Cohen Promotions proudly announces the signing of lightweight southpaw Ismael Barroso to a promotional agreement.
A huge puncher from El Tigre, Venezuela, Barroso (15-0-2, 14 KOs) has the visa issues that previously stalled his career resolved and is ready for another attack on Read Full Story >>>
Is Boxing Entering the Al Haymon Era?
By Justin Boseman, Tha Boxing Voice, Tue, 30 Sep 2014
I have been a hardcore boxing fan who has loved the sport since I was 4. I grew up in a era where fighters fought mandatory title defenses, when guys had to fight their way up the proverbial ladder to get a shot at a belt. The belts where a symbol of exellence and hardwork and they meant something. Read Full Story >>>
Manny Pacquiao determined to make professional basketball debut but boxer remains focused on Chris Algieri fight
By Charlie Eccleshare, Daily Mail (UK), Tue, 30 Sep 2014
Filipino boxing legend Manny Pacquiao has reiterated his desire to play in his country's premier professional basketball league, the PBA (Philippine Basketball Association).
Pacquiao was selected by Kia Sorentos in last month's Rookie Draft and also coaches the side.
And the 35-year-old, who b Read Full Story >>>
The Canelo Alvarez Show: Counterprogramming At Its Best
By Sean Crose, Boxing Insider, Tue, 30 Sep 2014
Why is it that Saul Canelo Alvarez is suddenly the toast of the boxing world? He has a huge fan base, sure, but so does Julio Caesar Chavez Junior. You say Canelo’s talented? Okay…but Floyd Mayweather beat him easy. Some say Erislandy Lara beat him, too. In fact, the guy’s one huge victory came agai Read Full Story >>>
Showtime Goes From Shrewd to Stupid; Magno’s Monday Rant
By Paul Magno, The Boxing Tribune, Tue, 30 Sep 2014
Showtime’s calculated gamble in 2013 of signing Floyd Mayweather to what could end up being the richest deal in sports history is on the brink of being labeled a costly mistake.
Realistically, with the money being dished out to Mayweather, the return on Showtime’s investment when it came to “Mone Read Full Story >>>
Andre Ward puts out heartfelt statement as promoter Dan Goossen dies
By Phil D. Jay, World Boxing News, Tue, 30 Sep 2014
WBA super-middleweight champion Andre Ward made his feelings public on Monday following the sudden death of estranged long-time promoter Dan Goossen.
Goossen died aged 64 of complications from liver cancer, according to a family press release, and despite the two being involved in a legal disagre Read Full Story >>>
Boxing promoter Dan Goossen dies at 64
By Lance Pugmire, Los Angeles Times, Tue, 30 Sep 2014
Boxing promoter Dan Goossen, who first staged bouts at the Reseda Country Club and later walked one of his fighters into the Staples Center ring for a world heavyweight title bout, died Monday at 64 of liver cancer complications, his family announced.
“The sudden news of his diagnosis was very mu Read Full Story >>>
Boxing promoter Dan Goossen passes away at 64 after battle with liver cancer
By Kevin Iole, Yahoo! Sports, Tue, 30 Sep 2014
Dan Goossen, a colorful, gregarious man who turned boxing promoting into a family business, died early Monday at 64 following a battle with liver cancer.
Goossen promoted many of boxing's top stars over the past quarter of a century, including James Toney, Michael Nunn, Terry Norris, Andre Ward, Read Full Story >>>
Floyd Mayweather parties in Paris and enjoys a stroll along the Champs-Elysees
By Charlie Eccleshare, Daily Mail (UK), Tue, 30 Sep 2014
Floyd Mayweather's jet-set lifestyle shows no sign of slowing down, as the undefeated boxer flew into France for Paris Fashion week.
The 37-year-old was seen partying with his entourage in the French capital over the weekend, surrounded by his typically imposing security staff.
Mayweather, who Read Full Story >>>
THREE PINOY BOXERS IN TOUGH QUARTER FINAL BOUTS ON TUESDAY
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, PhilBoxing.com, Mon, 29 Sep 2014
As the quest for elusive gold medals in the Incheon Asian Games continues, three of our boxers face tough quarter final bouts on Tuesday.
Bantamweight Mario Fernandez will strive to avenge his loss to India’s Shiva Read Full Story >>>
ONE FC: BATTLE OF LIONS TO FEATURE INAUGURAL MIDDLEWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOUT BETWEEN LEANDRO ATAIDES AND IGOR SVIRID
PhilBoxing.com, Mon, 29 Sep 2014
BAKHTIYAR ABBASOV TO FACE LUIS SANTOS
UNDEFEATED MIXED MARTIAL ARTISTS DWAYNE HINDS AND WARREN DE REUCK SET TO CLASH
BURMESE GRAPPLER AUNG LA N SANG MEETS JAPANESE VETERAN TATSUYA MIZUNO
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29 September 2014 – Singapore: Asia’s largest mixed Read Full Story >>>
OBSERVE AND FIGHT: IS CANELO ALVAREZ ENDING BOXING'S COLD WAR?
By David Kassel , FightHype.com, Mon, 29 Sep 2014
It's Monday. Welcome back for another edition of Observe and Fight, The Boxing Observer's compilation of observations and random thoughts from the week that was in boxing. Get caught up on some of the most recent events you may have missed out on, including a huge defection from Showtime to HBO, the Read Full Story >>>
Welcome to the Slaughterhouse: Part One
By Ted Sares, The Boxing Tribune, Mon, 29 Sep 2014
There are as many different kinds of boxing matches to suit an aficionado as there are wines to please a thirsty connoisseur. Some prefer an ebb and flow bout featuring lots of technical skills while others enjoy a primal brawl. A come-from-behind affair is always a pleaser and when it involves the Read Full Story >>>
WILFREDO LOPEZ STUNS IRAQ’S WAHEED TO ENTER ASIAN GAMES QUARTER FINALS
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, PhilBoxing.com, Mon, 29 Sep 2014
Not many fight fans gave middleweight Wilfredo Lopez much of a chance of beating Iraq’s tough Waheed Waheed in the round of 16 at the Incheon Asian Games boxing competition at the Seonhak Gymnasium but the courageous Filipino stunned the fancied Iraqi with a methodical win to move into the quarter Read Full Story >>>
Op-Ed: Why Algieri won't engage Pacquaio toe-to-toe on Nov. 22
By Leo Reyes, Digital Journal, Mon, 29 Sep 2014
On Nov. 22 at the Cotai Arena of the Venetian Resort & Casino in Macau, China, unbeaten American boxer Chris Algieri will share the spotlight with eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao and most likely he won't go toe-to-toe with the Filipino star.
Algieri knows that mixing it up with Pacqu Read Full Story >>>
Manny tells Floyd to read Bible
By Agence France Press, SuperSport, Mon, 29 Sep 2014
Manny Pacquiao says he pities Floyd Mayweather, and the American should read the Bible.
The Philippine hero on Monday brushed off Mayweather's latest taunts and urged his welterweight rival to read the Bible.
Pacquiao also assured supporters that he would play a few minutes of professional Read Full Story >>>
Vilma Santos, Pacquiao may win in 2016 Senate race - Pulse Asia
By Louis Bacani , The Philippine Star, Mon, 29 Sep 2014
MANILA, Philippines - Batangas Gov. Vilma Santos and Saranggani Rep. Manny Pacquiao are among the personalities who have a "statistical chance of winning" in the 2016 senatorial race, Pulse Asia revealed on Monday.
The latest Pulse Asia survey on the Filipinos' senatorial preferences showed that Read Full Story >>>
Guillermo Rigondeaux: The Loneliness of Being Jackal
By Paul Magno, The Boxing Tribune, Mon, 29 Sep 2014
If only Guillermo Rigondeaux weren’t quite so good. If only his own promoter hadn’t made him a matchmaking pariah. If only that same promoter hadn’t been so eager to pen the forward in the “How to Duck Rigondeaux” textbook.
The Cuban Olympic star and current WBA/WBO junior featherweight champ is Read Full Story >>>
Gonzales eyes Fuentes in title defense
By Edri Aznar, Sun.Star Cebu, Mon, 29 Sep 2014
AFTER failing his first attempt at a world title, hard-hitting Cebuano pug Rocky Fuentes may get another crack at it and a chance to redeem himself on the world stage.
World Boxing Council (WBC) and lineal flyweight champion Roman Gonzalez has shown interest on Fuentes and wants to defend his tit Read Full Story >>>
Jeff Mayweather: “It’s gonna be Khan or maybe Pacquiao next for Floyd, because there’s no other options!”
By Robert Brown, OTR Boxing Radio, Mon, 29 Sep 2014
Jeff Mayweather is part of one of the most well known families in boxing, the Mayweather familiy. The Mayweather name is well known in the sport mostly due to current pound-for-pound king, Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather, but Jeff, alongside his two brothers Floyd and Roger, all established successful prof Read Full Story >>>
Sho Nuff: Nelson gets past Blencowe to retain title!
PhilBoxing.com, Mon, 29 Sep 2014
Springfield, VA (September 28, 2014) – WIBA welterweight champion Tori “Sho Nuff” Nelson overcame adversity and a tough opponent en route to a hard-fought ten round split decision over ultra-tough former titlist Arlene Blencowe Saturday evening at the ABC Sports Complex in Springfield, VA.
Nelso Read Full Story >>>
SRL still big on Mayweather-Pacquaio
ESPN.com, Mon, 29 Sep 2014
Sugar Ray Leonard knows firsthand how the weight of history can illuminate a boxing career.
Leonard says it's that principle above all else that is now pushing the dial of demand for a Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiao fight.
"It's more than just the money," Leonard said Sunday, speaking Read Full Story >>>
De La Hoya Says Clottey is Durable Foe For Canelo
By Salvador Rodríguez, BoxingScene.com, Mon, 29 Sep 2014
Promoter Oscar De La Hoya says former champion Joshua Clottey is a durable opponent for the December return of Mexican super Saul "Canelo" Alvarez. Clottey is under high consideration for the fight. De La Hoya was impressed with Clottey's victory earlier this year, when he traveled over to Australia Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao vs. Mayweather: 2015 A.D.
By John Gatling, Examiner.com, Mon, 29 Sep 2014
"And yall buy the sh*t caught up in the hype. 'Cause a n*gga wear a coofie it don't mean that he right. 'Cause you don't understand him it don't mean that he nice. It just means you don't understand all the bullsh*t that he writes. Is it "Oochie Wally-Wally" or is "One Mic"? Is it - "Black Girl Lost Read Full Story >>>
Is Pacquiao & Mayweather’s Twitter War Real or Just Hype for a Future Fight?
By Joe Habeeb, Tha Boxing Voice, Mon, 29 Sep 2014
After four years of false hope, people are tired of waiting for the mega fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao to finally happen. Just when we think that we are one step closer to the fight happening, all of sudden the rug gets pulled out from underneath us and poof are hopes are cru Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao on Mayweather: Acts Like Uneducated Person!
By Edward Chaykovsky, BoxingScene.com, Mon, 29 Sep 2014
WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao has responded to the recent barbs from WBC/WBA welterweight and junior middleweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Last week, Pacquiao took to the social networks to take at the credibility of Mayweather. Mayweather created serious headlines when he appear Read Full Story >>>
Kia Sorentos pay playing-coach Pacquiao a visit in GenSan
By Roy Luarca, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Mon, 29 Sep 2014
GEN. SANTOS CITY—The Kia Sorentos may be bereft of stars, but they will be competitive in the PBA. Coach Glenn Capacio made this assessment Monday as he and the Sorentos paid playing-coach Manny Pacquiao a surprise visit at the world champion’s mansion at Barangay City Heights here.
“We may not Read Full Story >>>
WEEKEND FIGHT RECAP: BETERBIEV'S STATEMENT, ABRAHAM'S GIFT, AND JONES JR., MAYORGA, AND PETER GET QUICK KNOCKOUTS
By Gary Reynolds, FightHype.com, Mon, 29 Sep 2014
Although there were no major fights taking place on HBO or Showtime this weekend, there was still a lot of boxing action around the globe. Titles changed hands, rising stars impressed, and former champions returned to score quick knockouts. Check out some of the major results from the weekend that w Read Full Story >>>
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