Wednesday, January 13, 2010

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Pacquiao, Mayweather deliver fans a final insult
By Dan Rafael,, Thu, 14 Jan 2010
It's bad enough that Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. aren't fighting each other on March 13, after both sides detonated boxing's version of a nuclear bomb and destroyed the biggest fight in the sport over a disagreement on the drug-testing procedures for the bout. Now they -- and we -- ar Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao insider: Mayweather's best hope is for Manny to lose
By Michael Marley,, Thu, 14 Jan 2010

Hammerin’ Hermie Rivera is a Pinoy character with character. He’s raised six children, he’s dabbled in politics at the highest level in his homeland and he’s managed world
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Paul Williams Ready To Fight Floyd Mayweather in March
By Mark Vester,, Thu, 14 Jan 2010
Promoter Dan Goossen told the Los Angeles Times that Paul Williams is ready and able to fight Floyd Mayweather Jr. on March 13 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Mayweather has yet to pick an opponent for the fight. Kermit Cintron, Paulie Malignaggi, Carlos Quintana and Nate Campbell have all been menti Read Full Story >>>

By Matt Goldstein,, Thu, 14 Jan 2010
Mayweather Ratings Would Rob Pacquiao & Top Rank of Millions! As pure insanity engulfs the minds of whoever thought it would be a good idea for the two biggest and brightest superstars in boxing to compete on the same night against different opponents on different broadcasts, in separate PPVR Read Full Story >>>

Ricky KO's dad plea
By Pat Sheenan, The Sun, Thu, 14 Jan 2010

RICKY HATTON has confirmed his comeback - despite pleas from his family to call it a day. The Hitman, 31, has taken eight months to decide to fight on following his sensatio
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Marley responds to Atlas: Exclusive Interview with dSource
By Dennis Guillermo,, Thu, 14 Jan 2010
"A Manny Pacquiao confidante, somebody close to Manny once told me that Teddy tried to get Coach Freddie's job," -- Michael Marley The failed Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather Jr. mega-fight for March 13 has spilled into the media. With sides being played out, and all the he-said-she-said nonsense Read Full Story >>>

V8: Pacquiao/Clottey, Mayweather, Hatton, Teddy Atlas, and More!
By Vivek Wallace, 8countnews, Thu, 14 Jan 2010
Pacquiao/Clottey: Big Venue, Bigger Implications, Better Fight? Joshua Clottey is a very intriguing opponent for Filipino Manny Pacquiao for the hardcore fight aficionado. Trouble is, there aren't too many of those now days. With promoter Bob Arum pushing for a date in Dallas, (Cowboys Stadium), Read Full Story >>>

Don King's cackling: Lonesome Bob Arum said that?
By Michael Marley,, Thu, 14 Jan 2010
Bob Arum, in denigrating Golden Boy/Mayweather adversary Richie Rich Schaefer, keeps mentioning to me and other boss scribes (if not their bosses) that Mayweather needs “a professional boxing promoter” in his corner. Arum then cites as his one and only example, his career long nemesis Read Full Story >>>

RSR Boxing Headlines: Manny Pacquiao, Jermain Taylor & Mike Tyson
By Geno McGahee,, Thu, 14 Jan 2010
Jermain Taylor out of the Super Six Former Middleweight Champion, Jermain “Bad Intentions” Taylor, had no intentions of continuing with the Showtime Super Six tournament after the brutal final round stoppage at the hands of Arthur Abraham. I thought that the bait, a shot at the WBA Su Read Full Story >>>

Squashed: Catchtweight rumor on Clottey-Pacquiao
By Michael Marley,, Thu, 14 Jan 2010
I guess it is one of those "low life" Internet rumors. You know, the kind that make you feel like a greasy porcine individual and make you rush for a cleansing shower. But it is a persistent one, this rumor that Manny Pacquiao demanded a catchweight contract for his March 13 WBO welterweight titl Read Full Story >>>

Holy Toldeo! 144, 145, 147: Pick the weight already!
By Matt Stolow,, Thu, 14 Jan 2010
Freddie Roach said 147 lbs. Michael Koncz said 144 lbs. Guess who won that argument? But just a few days later the weight seems up for debate again. The case for 144 or even 145 lbs. is quite strong. Just six months ago, "catchweight," was a very seldom used phrase in boxing. Today it seems to Read Full Story >>>

Dana White: “I Think [Floyd] Mayweather Blew This Fight”
By Tim Ngo,, Thu, 14 Jan 2010
UFC president Dana White went on another verbal assault yesterday as he blamed Floyd Mayweather for ruining a blockbuster match with Manny Pacquiao. “I think something happened to Floyd in his last fight, something wasn’t there that used to be there, something weird. I truly believe h Read Full Story >>>

Berto concerned after earthquake
By Dan Rafael,, Thu, 14 Jan 2010
While welterweight titlist Andre Berto trains for the biggest fight of his career, a Jan. 30 unification bout against Shane Mosley, his thoughts the past two days have understandably wandered from his preparation. Berto is Haitian-American, and he is very concerned about what is happening on Read Full Story >>>

Hey, Mayweather, why not Paul Williams?
By Lance Pugmire, Los Angeles Times, Thu, 14 Jan 2010

Let's be honest. If Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. stick to their guns and keep their next bouts both scheduled for March 13 after blowing the opportunity to make a mega-fight together that night, P
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Pettiness, hatred ruin superfight
By Kevin Iole, Yahoo! Sports, Thu, 14 Jan 2010
Floyd Mayweather Jr. needs some advice – good advice – because he’s obviously not getting much of it these days. He’s one of the primary reasons, along with Manny Pacquiao, Bob Arum, Leonard Ellerbe, Al Haymon and Richard Schaefer, that the most anticipated boxing match in Read Full Story >>>

Melindo out to unseat WBC intercontinental champ
By Abac Cordero, The Philippine Star, Thu, 14 Jan 2010
CEBU CITY, Philippines – Anthony Villareal, the reigning WBC Youth Intercontinental flyweight champion from the United States, might just pay the price for taking Filipino challenger Milan Melindo lightly. In yesterday’s official weigh-in at the SM Events Centre here, the 22-year-old Read Full Story >>>

Response by Team Villarreal, Thu, 14 Jan 2010

This email is in response to Mr. Ronnie Nathanielsz misleading statements posted on PHILBOXING.COM. Our complaint was not with the Philippine judges but with the fact the Dr. Tellez the commissioner for the WBC Youth program
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Confident Brian ready to thwart tough Mexican
By Nelson Beltran, The Philippine Star, Thu, 14 Jan 2010
MANILA, Philippines - Brian Viloria feels he’s never been in better shape for a fight, making him confident he can handle Carlos Tamara in his second defense of his IBF junior flyweight championship at the Cuneta Astrodome on Jan. 23. “I’m a lot better from the last time I was h Read Full Story >>>

Manny Pacquiao fight helps casinos post first win increase in 22 months
By Geoff Dornan, Nevada Appeal, Thu, 14 Jan 2010
After 22 months of decline, Nevada casinos posted a 4.35 percent increase in gaming win in November — a total of $873.2 million. Almost all the credit for the increase goes to baccarat, which increased 138 percent compared with November 2008 and accounted for $94.2 million of the total, sai Read Full Story >>>


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