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Lara Calls For Investigation of Judge Levi Martinez
By Michael Woods, The Sweet Science, 15 Jul 2014
It's Monday, two days have passed, and the ire hasn't dimmed. Erislandy Lara is still quit angry that two of three judges saw Canelo Alvarez as the better man in their twelve round clash Saturday night in Vegas.
The judge who scored widest for Canelo, one Levi Martinez, drew special scorn from th Read Full Story >>>
The Boxing Business
By Kelefa Sanneh, The New Yorker, 15 Jul 2014
Last year was a good one for boxing. In December, when Sports Illustrated looked back at 2013, the magazine announced that the promoter of the year was Richard Schaefer, a former banker from Switzerland who was the C.E.O. of Golden Boy. The company, founded by the boxing star Oscar De La Hoya, had b Read Full Story >>>
DAPUDONG EXPECTS SLUGFEST IN IBO SUPER FLYWEIGHT TITLE DEFENSE AGAINST WBF CHAMPION SITHYATHA
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, PhilBoxing.com, 15 Jul 2014
Heavy handed Edrin “The Sting” Dapudong makes the first defense of his IBO super flyweight title aganst WBF champion Lwandile Sithyatha of South Africa in East London, South Africa on July 19 Manila Time.
Boxing Read Full Story >>>
JULATON TO FACE DECORATED KICKBOXER IN ONEFC DUBAI ON AUG. 29
PhilBoxing.com, 15 Jul 2014
14 July 2014 – SINGAPORE: ONE Fighting Championship™ (ONE FC), Asia’s largest mixed martial arts organization with a 90% market share has added another four bouts to ONE FC: REIGN OF CHAMPIONS, set to take place at the Duba Read Full Story >>>
Oscar De la Hoya lists Miguel Cotto as top priority for Canelo Alvarez
By Lem Satterfield, RingTV.com, 15 Jul 2014
Miguel Cotto is a strong consideration as the next opponent for Saul Alvarez in the wake of Saturday’s split decision victory over 155-pound rival Erislandy Lara at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, according to Golden Boy Promotions President Oscar De la Hoya.
In June, Cotto dethroned Se Read Full Story >>>
Algieri Is Crazy Not To Grab 1.5 Million Offer To Fight Pacquiao
By Brad Cooney, Examiner.com, 15 Jul 2014
Why in the world is Chris Algieri kicking around a seven figure 1.5 million dollar offer to fight Manny Pacquiao? I understand that he's concerned about his health, but let's be honest here, this is boxing. If you are a fighter, you fight. The reason most prizefighter's fight is to earn the prize. I Read Full Story >>>
Does Canelo Alvarez Have What It Takes To Be Great?
By Dennis Cruz, Boxing Buzz, 15 Jul 2014
If you look closely, you just may see a spark of greatness lit up beneath the chest of 23-year-old former junior middleweight champ, Saul "Canelo" Alvarez.
We saw that instinct towards greatness in flashes last Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas as he pressed and pursued a talented Eris Read Full Story >>>
Rabbiting in Vegas
By Ted Sares, RingNews24, 15 Jul 2014
I’ll give him a rematch when he learns how to fight.- Canelo
I’ll fight anyone, whether they move or not, he was the one doing all the talking and in the end no one wants to go to his school”—Canelo
Lara is a fool for fighting that fight thinking he would take it on the cards. He clamed to Read Full Story >>>
Canelo-Lara: Making The Case For 117-111
By Steve Waters, Tha Boxing Voice, 15 Jul 2014
Saul “Canelo” Alvarez vs Erislandy Lara – Round by Round
The fact that this fight took place at a catch-weight of 155 lbs (just 1 lb above the light middleweight limit) was further proof of just how insignificant championship belts have become. As with most big fights, this meant so much more than Read Full Story >>>
Boxing or Running?
By Nick Green, Tha Boxing Voice, 15 Jul 2014
As I watched the Erislandy Lara versus Canelo Alvarez fight I knew that it was bound to be a chess match of sorts with Lara being the proven boxer with good defense and Canelo being the boxer-puncher, who in all honesty hasn’t completely settled on a style yet in his young career. As the first round Read Full Story >>>
Op-Ed: Oscar de la Hoya gains public support as boxing promoter
By Leo Reyes, Digital Journal, 15 Jul 2014
Oscar de la Hoya is known for his ability and skill in the ring as a professional boxer but not by his skill as a corporate executive who is capable of steering the No.1 boxing promotions company in the world.
But last Saturday, de la Hoya proved to naysayers that he can also be a good boxing prom Read Full Story >>>
'ROAD WARRIOR' BRAVES BITING COLD; PROMISES TO SHOW HIS BEST FIGHT
PhilBoxing.com, 14 Jul 2014
Johannesburg, South Africa - Braving the biting cold of South Africa's mid-year winter, IBO World Super Flyweight Champion Edrin Dapudong made a one-hour run and light exercises today in the Kempton Park of Johannesburg fou Read Full Story >>>
Chris Algieri in danger of losing offer to face Manny Pacquiao
By Mitch Abramson, NewsDay.com, 14 Jul 2014
If Algieri spends one more day laboring over the details of the bout, he risks losing the fight and the offer from Top Rank's Bob Arum will 'likely' be taken off the table, Algieri's promoter, Joe DeGuardia told the Daily News on Sunday night.
Long Island boxer Chris Algieri has patiently spent t Read Full Story >>>
Julaton battles Mazepa at ONE FC: Reign of Champions
By Nissi Icasiano, Rappler, 14 Jul 2014
MANILA, Philippines – After a successful mixed martial arts (MMA) debut this past May, former boxing world champion Ana Julaton returns for another stint inside the cage as she takes on Irina Mazepa on the undercard of ONE FC: Reign of Champions.
ONE Fighting Championship (ONE FC) publicly confir Read Full Story >>>
Teen boxer dies after barangay match, family seeks justice
GMANews.tv, 14 Jul 2014
Relatives of a 15-year-old boxer are seeking justice for his death following a bout in Compostela Valley province earlier this month.
The teenager had looked to boxing as a way to lift his family from poverty until he was hit hard in the head during a match last July 5, GMA Davao reported.
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SALUDAR, SUAREZ SETTLE FOR SILVER IN KAZAKHSTAN
PhilBoxing.com, 14 Jul 2014
Almaty, Kazakhstan- PLDT-ABAP national boxers Rey Saludar and Charly Suarez seemed to have done everything right but could not convince the judges in the Finals of the Kazakhstan President's Cup here.
Both settled for silver medals.
Suarez knocked down Asian lightweight champion Berik Abdrahm Read Full Story >>>
Boxing Hero Still a Congressional Flyweight in the Philippines
By Trefor Moss, Wall Street Journal, 14 Jul 2014
Manny Pacquiao’s record in the boxing ring is impressive: 56 wins, five defeats, and two draws.
But the record of Rep. Emmanuel Pacquiao, representing the district of Sarangani on the southern Philippine island of Mindanao, is not so stellar.
Attendance records for the year to June published t Read Full Story >>>
NBA Summer League - Pelicans devour Lakers, 90-73
By Prince Julius Cabigon, PhilBoxing.com, 14 Jul 2014
LAS VEGAS - Filipino American Jordan Clarkson made 6 of 14 shots for 16 points as the Los Angeles Lakers faced the New Orleans Pelicans in the ongoing 2014 NBA Summer League Sunday afternoon at the Thomas and Mack Cent Read Full Story >>>
NBA -- Paul Pierce inks 2-year deal with Wizards
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 14 Jul 2014
CHICAGO -- At age 36, 10-time NBA All-Star Paul Pierce isn't done yet.
The 6-foot-7, 235-pound guard inked a two-year deal with the Washington Wizards on Sunday. The contract, which has a player option after one year, Read Full Story >>>
Superficial Charms: Saul Alvarez W12 Erislandy Lara
By Jimmy Tobin , The Cruelest Sport, 14 Jul 2014
For years Erislandy Lara antagonized Saul Alvarez, slandered both Alvarez’ credentials and the business celebrating the superficial charms of a manufactured heartthrob. One pictures Lara watching the mania that follows Alvarez, flabbergasted at the idea that red hair, freckles, and a winning smile c Read Full Story >>>