|Local Boxing Notebook: Straight and narrow path leads Maidana to impressive victory|
By Francisco Salazar, Ventura Country Star, Thu, 19 Dec 2013
Adrien Broner and Marcos Maidana took different paths before stepping inside the ring to face each other at the Alamodome in San Antonio.
Broner made headlines outside of the ring, including taking part in a rap tour, causing a stir when he ripped and flushed $20 bills down a toilet, and filming Read Full Story >>>
2013 Fighter Of The Year Nominees
By Sam Sheppard, The Queensberry Rules, Thu, 19 Dec 2013
Taking the inimitable pay-per-view record-breaker Floyd Mayweather out of the equation, 2013 was arguably nothing to write home about when measured in terms of outright star power. The cash cows were, on the whole, either absent or slaughtered. Manny Pacquiao barely featured, Canelo Alvarez and Adri Read Full Story >>>
Limpag: A ban on boxing is not the right move
By Mike T. Limpag, Sun.Star Cebu, Thu, 19 Dec 2013
ANY death is tragic, but the death of 16-year-old Jonas Joshua Garcia is even more as his came days after collapsing in the boxing ring.
Mike T. Limpag
Cebuano Z Gorres suffered the same injury but hye survived because he was fighting just minutes away from the Read Full Story >>>
Coin toss earns city council seat for Pacquiao’s brother
By Edwin G. Espejo, Rappler, Thu, 19 Dec 2013
GENERAL SANTOS CITY, Philippines – He lost in South Cotabato’s congressional race in May but won re-election as chairperson of Barangay Apopong in October.
Now, Rogelio “Roel” Pacquiao, younger brother of the world boxing champ and Sarangani congressman, is a councilor of their home city, Genera Read Full Story >>>
The Ratings Game
By Steve Kim, MaxBoxing.com, Thu, 19 Dec 2013
As boxing’s “Cold War” shows no signs of thawing, those who cover boxing are now subjected to various spin-doctoring from the two major networks (HBO and Showtime) facilitating this blood feud between Top Rank Promotions and Golden Boy Promotions as they each insist it is the dominant television ent Read Full Story >>>
'Rodríguez vs Quijano' this Saturday in Cataño, PR
PhilBoxing.com, Thu, 19 Dec 2013
Today in Cataño, Puerto Rico was held the last press conference of the boxing event 'Rodríguez vs Quijano', event that will take place this Saturday, December 21 at the Coliseum Cosme Beitia Salamo. The boxing card is produced by the new company "FRESH BOXING" ( promoter Juan Orengo )
10 exciting Read Full Story >>>
Orcollo wins Myanmar Southeast Asian Games 10-ball event
By Marlon Bernardino, PhilBoxing.com, Thu, 19 Dec 2013
MANILA, Philippines – Filipino ace Dennis "Robocop" Orcollo nabbed the gold medal at the Men's 10 Ball competition of the 27th Southeast Asian Games-Myanmar 2013 at the Wunna Theikdi Billiards Hall in Naypyi Read Full Story >>>
Did Max Kellerman’s Potshot against Al Haymon Trigger HBO’s Pearl Harbor?
By Ivan G. Goldman, Boxing Insider, Thu, 19 Dec 2013
About three years ago HBO analyst Max Kellerman had the temerity to raise the subject of secretive fight impresario Al Haymon on camera. Haymon, Kellerman noted, “seems to wield influence out of proportion with others in boxing.” Max observed that somehow Haymon’s fighters manage to fight on the net Read Full Story >>>
Referee Laurence Cole on Marcos Maidana UD 12 Adrien Broner
By Lem Satterfield, RingTV.com, Thu, 19 Dec 2013
RingTV.com spoke to referee Laurence Cole in the wake of Marcos Maidana's unanimous-decision win over Adrien Broner for the WBA welterweight title last Saturday at the Alamodome in San Antonio.
Maidana (35-3, 31 knockouts ) floored Broner (27-1, 22 KOs) in the second and eighth rounds over the c Read Full Story >>>
Maidana: a fighter with an unbreakable will should never be counted out
By Albert Alvarez, Diamond Boxing, Thu, 19 Dec 2013
Thoughts on Maidana/Broner – I really thought that Broner would kill Maidana’s mid section and keep the fight at safe distance for Broner to be able to strike and stay moving. Boy, was I ever so wrong. I feel that Broner needs to stay working hard on his craft, and by craft I mean boxing not rap. Ma Read Full Story >>>
Ricardo Mayorga To Resume Boxing In Search Of Fourth World Title
By Julio Garcia, Tha Boxing Voice, Thu, 19 Dec 2013
Former 3 time world champion Ricardo “El Matador” Mayorga is currently planning a return to the boxing ring in search of a fourth world title after several failed attempts at MMA.
Mayorga last fought in 2011 when he fought a spirited fight against Miguel Cotto and lost by TKO in the twelfth round Read Full Story >>>
FARENAS TARGETS ANOTHER WORLD TITLE SHOT
By Eddie Alinea, PhilBoxing.com, Thu, 19 Dec 2013
Saying that a third strike, like in baseball, might send his career to complete oblivion and end what started as a promising boxing career , Filipino super-featherweight Michael Farenas promised to take full advantage of a t Read Full Story >>>
Bobby Gunn & Glen Johnson clash tonight in Bethlehem, PA & LIVE around the WORLD on GFL.tv
PhilBoxing.com, Thu, 19 Dec 2013
Tonight starting at 7pm EST, will be a MONUMENTAL night for Boxing fans all over the world, when XFE presents "Warrior versus Warrior" from the Sands Casino in Bethlehem, PA which will be broadcasting LIVE around the WORLD on GFL.tv!
The main event, which has the potential of being 2013 "Fight o Read Full Story >>>
NBA -- Curry explodes for 28 points as Warriors whip Pelicans
By Laurence Agbulos, PhilBoxing.com, Thu, 19 Dec 2013
OAKLAND -- The Golden State Warriors responded to head coach Mark Jackson’s public criticism about player’s efforts by whipping the New Orleans Pelicans, 104-93, Tuesday night at the Oracle Arena.
After missing the last previou Read Full Story >>>
New gym awaits Manny
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, Thu, 19 Dec 2013
MANILA, Philippines - There’s a new gym waiting for Manny Pacquiao in Los Angeles when he begins training for his next fight, tentatively set April 12 in Las Vegas, and Freddie Roach has fixed it up for exclusive, closed-door sessions.
The brand-new facility is situated on the ground floor of a s Read Full Story >>>
After word war, Noy meets Pacman
By Aurea Calica, The Philippine Star, Thu, 19 Dec 2013
MANILA, Philippines - After a heated word war, President Aquino and Filipino boxing champion Manny Pacquiao met at the Palace yesterday afternoon, but it was kept private.
The President told reporters in an ambush interview that he was ready to listen to what Pacquiao would say to him during the Read Full Story >>>
“I’m Adrien’s Fiancé”
By Robert Ecksel, Boxing.com, Thu, 19 Dec 2013
She asked, “Is this seat taken?” She sat beside me. She was a fox. She smelled like a bed of roses. She had tattoos on her feet…
I was first row ringside at the Alamodome. I wasn’t with the press. I was with Michael Schmidt. El Bastardo Magnifico travels first-class. Hence the good seat. Hence th Read Full Story >>>
Tax talk? Aquino, Pacquiao shake hands
By Natashya Gutierrez, Rappler, Wed, 18 Dec 2013
MANILA, Philippines – It took a while for President Benigno Aquino III and world champion boxer Manny Pacquiao to meet after the athlete's victory. But after 3 weeks and an ugly word war later, they fin Read Full Story >>>
Patching up the hero in Pacquiao
By Recah Trinidad, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Wed, 18 Dec 2013
Here’s an update on Manny Pacquiao’s noisy transcontinental tax woes.
Before last weekend, Pacquiao kept crying political harassment—the louder, the better—against the turbulent case of unpaid taxes hanging over his heroic head.
True enough, he gained ground, mainly after the case was unwitt Read Full Story >>>
2013 Report Card: Manny Pacquiao
BoxingNews, Wed, 18 Dec 2013
What happened: In December 2012, Pacquiao was on the receiving end of one of the most devastating one-punch knockouts in boxing history, courtesy of Juan Manuel Marquez. Many doubted whether he would ever be the same again. Perhaps he won't, but in November he fought fantastically well against Brand Read Full Story >>>
Brandon Rios lashes out at VADA: ‘They’re trying to point fingers at other people but they don’t point the finger at themselves’
By Chris Robinson, Hustle Boss, Wed, 18 Dec 2013
On Friday, Dec. 13, the boxing world was caught off guard when it was revealed that former lightweight titlist Brandon Rios had failed his post-fight drug test following his defeat to Manny Pacquiao.
Rios, who dropped a unanimous decision to Pacquiao on Nov. 23 in Macau, China, was found to have Read Full Story >>>
[VIDEO] FLOYD MAYWEATHER SAYS MANNY PACQUIAO IS NOT ON HIS LEVEL: "MY PPV NUMBER STILL IS THE BEST"
By Ben Thompson, FightHype.com, Wed, 18 Dec 2013
"You know, a lot of times, it's hard to make fights...when you got a guy that when they keep trying to say this guy Pacquiao is on the same level as Floyd Mayweather, I say, well, me, honestly, in my eyes, that's not true...my pay-per-view number still is the best of any fighter in the history of th Read Full Story >>>
Wladimir Klitschko: “I think that Pacquiao is not over with the age in boxing yet”
By Jenna Jay, OTR Boxing Radio, Wed, 18 Dec 2013
In part 2 of my interview with IBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko, I discuss with him the status of former champion David Haye. Haye pulled out of two fights recently with Tyson Fury, and Klitschko who Read Full Story >>>
Vitali Klitschko will be remembered as one of history’s best, and most underrated, heavyweight champions
By Kevin Iole, Yahoo! Sports, Wed, 18 Dec 2013
We probably have seen the last of Vitali Klitschko inside of a boxing ring, and that's a very sad piece of news. Despite the lack of appreciation for how exceptional he has been, Klitschko walks away from boxing and into a race for the presidency of the Ukraine as unquestionably one of the best heav Read Full Story >>>
Weekend Afterthoughts, Including The Mysterious Transaction In The Marcos Maidana Corner, Next For Keith Thurman, More
By Tim Starks, The Queensberry Rules, Wed, 18 Dec 2013
The best thing about this past weekend for many was simply that Adrien Broner got beat up. But the best thing that could happen as a result of it going forward is a meeting between Broner's conqueror, Marcos Maidana, and the man above, Keith "One Time" Thurman. Mouth-watering.
We'll discuss that Read Full Story >>>
Angelo Dundee Advises Broner
By George Thomas Clark , Boxing.com, Wed, 18 Dec 2013
Son, you’re urinating some blood and getting your jaw looked at, but you’ll be okay, unless you fight too long. People better not celebrate your loss to Marcos Maidana too much. I know what happened. You overestimated yourself. You’re not the next Floyd Mayweather or Sugar Ray Leonard but maybe you Read Full Story >>>
Floyd Mayweather vs Amir Khan: Even bigger than Mayweather vs Canelo?
By Lee Cleveland , Fight Saga, Wed, 18 Dec 2013
Mayweather vs Khan can be bigger than Mayweather vs Canelo?
"It's the fight I've always been after and we're very close now, not too far away," Khan told BoxingScene earlier this week.
"Hopefully something is going to be announced within the next couple of weeks."
Khan's decry should come Read Full Story >>>
Floyd Mayweather Jr, Manny Pacquiao next fight: It’s all about money, honey
NVO News, Wed, 18 Dec 2013
Everyone seems to be talking of Floyd Mayweather Jr, Manny Pacquiao next fight. But it’s all about money, honey
Both the boxers are in the process of picking their perspective opponent for their next fights. While the man who has not lost a single fight in his last 48 outings in the ring has rema Read Full Story >>>
RAPID CHESS: PINOY GM JOHN PAUL GOMEZ BAGS BRONZE AT MYANMAR SEA GAMES
By Marlon Bernardino, PhilBoxing.com, Wed, 18 Dec 2013
Manila---GRANDMASTER (GM) John Paul Gomez has won a bronze medal for Philippines in the 27th Southeast Asian Games-Myanmar 2013 International Chess Individual Rapid-Men.
The Binan, Laguna native Gomez, one of the top players of National Chess Federation of the Philippines (NCFP) Chairman/Presiden Read Full Story >>>
Boxing Insider Notebook: 50 Cent, Patrick Nielsen, Bryant Jennings, Mikey Garcia, Peterson, and more
By William Holmes, Boxing Insider, Wed, 18 Dec 2013
The following is the Boxing Insider notebook for the week of December 10th to December 17th, covering the comings and goings in the sport of boxing that you might have missed.
Patrick Nielsen Back in Action on February 15th
Following a hugely successful debut show, the Nordic Fight Night wil Read Full Story >>>
Malignaggi nixes Broner re-do for now
By Michael Woods, ESPN.com, Wed, 18 Dec 2013
Funny thing, this boxing. One might think that a loss would set Adrien Broner back a few steps, puncture his momentum bubble. But it's a fair bet that there won't be a dropoff in viewership in the next Adrien Broner fight, simply because fans are now ultra-curious to see how the Ohio-based 24-year-o Read Full Story >>>
Floyd Mayweather Next Fight: Manny Pacquiao and 5 Boxers Who Could Beat Him
By Brian Ethridge, iSportstimes, Wed, 18 Dec 2013
There is not a boxing fan in the world who isn't interested in finding out who Floyd Mayweather will face in his next fight. And let's face it, there are a lot of people who watch the pound for pound king in the boxing ring just for a chance to see him lose because they do not like him.
With tha Read Full Story >>>
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