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By Boxing Press September 2nd, 2011 All Press Releases
Day No. 1 of the Manny Pacquiao - Juan Manuel Marquez III 25,000-mile international media tour.
México’s three-division world champion Juan Manuel Marquez and Hall of promoter Bob Arum received an incredible media welcome when they arrived at Manilla's Ninoy Aquino International Airport on September 1.
Despite the early hour – 5:30 a.m. – 12 TV crews plus reporters and photographers from various other international outlets and fans greeted them for 30 minutes of interviews. That was followed by a live 20-minute interview at 6:15 a.m. on the morning show on GMA, one of the top TV networks in the Philippines.
Much to everyone’s pleasant surprise, Marquez has insisted on doing all his interviews in English, further endearing him to the Filipino fight fans and media alike. More...
By Jose Espinoza August 19th, 2011 All Boxing Articles
He is the reigning WBC heavyweight champion, he has the highest knockout percentage in heavyweight boxing history and he has a huge fight lined up on September 10 against Tomasz Adamek; but does anyone really care about Vitali Klitschko?
The heavyweight division has been losing its staple as the most exciting and dangerous brand of boxing. Not since the days that Mike Tyson was storming through the division have boxing fans and television networks cared enough to showcase the heavyweight product.
Not HBO nor Showtime has paid much attention to Vitali Klitschko or his brother Wladimir Klitschko. The perception seems to be that contemporary heavyweight fighters have no personalities and are not as skilled as heavyweight fighters of a few years ago; the likes of George Foreman, Mike Tyson and even Lennox Lewis.
In fact, Vitali Klitschko's last defeat in the ring came at the hands of Lennox Lewis in 2003.
While the heavyweight division seems to have stumbled out of favor with boxing fans, the welter and light middle divisions are striving and taking over as boxing's premier product.
Among them, Manny Pacquiao, Floyd Mayweather Jr., Sergio Martinez, Amir Khan and Miguel Cotto to name a few; are the central figures in boxing that fans relate to and the names that sell pay-per-view events. More...
By Boxing Press August 19th, 2011 All Press Releases
After catching a glimpse of David Diaz in person for the first time, “Hammerin’” Hank Lundy left Thursday’s weigh-in deathly afraid – not for his own well-being, but for that of his opponent.
“He’s small!” Lundy said after weighing in at 134.6 pounds in advance of his NABF lightweight title defense against Diaz Friday, Aug. 19th, 2011 in the 10-round co-feature of ESPN’s “Friday Night Fights” season finale at the at The Venue At Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Ind., presented by Hitz Entertainment in association with Banner Promotions. More...
By Boxing Press July 26th, 2011 All Press Releases
Denver’s Mike Alvarado will risk his WBC Continental Americas super lightweight title, his undefeated record and his Top-10 world rating when he takes on Gabriel Martinez in a homecoming rumble, his first in over two years, this Saturday, July 30, at Softball Country.
The vacant IBF Latino junior welterweight title will also be at stake. Alvarado and Martinez have a combined professional record of 57-2-1 (36 KOs) – a winning percentage of 95% and a victory by knockout ratio of 63%.
Alvarado (30-0, 22 KOs), of Denver, enters this having won 12 of his last 14 fights by knockout. He has not had a fight go to the judges’ scorecards in two years. A boxer-puncher, Alvarado boasts knockout victories of former world champion Cesar Bazan, former world title challenger Michael Clark, and world-rated contender Emmanuel Clottey. More...
By Jose Espinoza July 25th, 2011 All Boxing Articles
There have been reasons to discredit Miguel Angel Cotto in the past few years, especially after his first encounter with Antonio Margarito.
However, the fighter from Puerto Rico is looking for a chance at redemption and revenge against Margarito on December 3rd, 2011. There are many factors that will come into play but in the end, Cotto should be the clear favourite going into this fight.
First of all, Top Rank president Todd duBoef has announced that the much anticipated rematch will happen in New York’s Madison Square Garden. On every occasion that Cotto has fought in New York, he has been successful.
His fights at Madison Square Garden and Yankee Stadium have meant huge ticket sales for the 30 year old. His huge fan base will no doubt overwhelm the arena and make life very difficult for Margarito.
The second factor to consider is that under his new trainer, Emanuel Steward, Cotto has improved significantly since the brutal beating at the hands of Manny Pacquiao. The Puerto-Rican fighter has faster footwork, movement and his defence is much improved. More...
By Boxing Press July 22nd, 2011 All Press Releases
Chapter three of boxing’s best-selling rivalry goes on sale this week. Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao (54-3-2, 38 KOs), returns to the Fight Capital of the World to defend his WBO welterweight title against professional nemesis, three-division world champion and future Hall of Famer Juan Manuel Marquez (53-5-1, 39 KOs), of México City.
Pacquiao-Marquez III erupts Saturday, November 12 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev.
"My fight with Manny Pacquiao is going to be a war," said Marquez, Saturday night in Cancún, México, following his first-round knockout of former world champion Likar Ramos. More...
By Boxing Press July 19th, 2011 All Boxing News
Chapter three of boxing’s best-selling rivalry goes on sale this week.
Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao (54-3-2, 38 KOs), the lone congressional representative from the Sarangani province in the Philippines, returns to the Fight Capital of the World to defend his WBO welterweight title against professional nemesis, three-division world champion and future Hall of Famer Juan Manuel Marquez (53-5-1, 39 KOs), of México City.
Pacquiao-Marquez III erupts Saturday, November 12 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev.
By Alejandro Tostado July 17th, 2011 All Boxing Results
WBA light flyweight king Roman "Chocolaito" Gonzalez kept his title last night with a scintillating performance at Plaza de Toros in Cancun, Mexico.
The undefeated 24 year old from Managua, Nicaragua had already defended the WBA minimumweight strap three times prior to capturing the light fly crown in March of this year and was facing the first challenge of his 108 pound reign. More...
By Boxing Press July 7th, 2011 All Press Releases
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Ricky Hatton has announced his retirement from professional boxing following a glorious career which saw him win world titles at light-welterweight and welterweight.
‘The Hitman’ will now concentrate on continuing to build Hatton Promotions that has produced many champions in just over two years. More...
By Boxing Press July 1st, 2011 All Press Releases
U.S. District Court Judge Larry R. Hicks denied the Emergency Appeal filed by Floyd Mayweather, Jr. for a protective order to prevent his court-ordered deposition, finding that Mayweather's motion was "without merit." Mayweather's deposition had been scheduled for June 17, 2011, in Las Vegas, Nev. Mayweather refused to appear.
Judge Hicks' decision affirmed Magistrate Robert Johnston's order denying Mayweather's motion for a protective order to prevent his June 17 deposition. More...
By Jose Espinoza June 30th, 2011 All Boxing Articles
He was named Fighter of The Year by the Boxing Writers of America and he has captured the imagination of fans on boxing forums from HBO to ESPN. But is Sergio Martinez the next savior that boxing desperately needs?
Lets`s face it, since Oscar De La Hoya, Mike Tyson and now Manny Pacquiao, there is no real crossover superstar to help propel boxing back into the mainstream. With UFC and other MMA leagues knocking at the door, boxing is in desperate need of more fighters that can help sell the sport.
The southpaw has earned the nickname 'La Maravilla,', which means 'The Marvelous'. Martinez had been fighting in Spain and England until 2007 when he finally made the jump over to the United States. His last six fights were all showcased on HBO; which is impressive for a fighter who couldn't find a promoter when he first arrived to America.
He fought good caliber fighters in Kermit Cintron, Kelly Pavlik and Paul Williams. His current record is an astounding 47 wins with only 2 losses and 2 draws in his 51 fights as a professional. His recent knockout of Paul Williams and his last victory against Serhiry Dzinziruk has propelled him among the most top contenders in the middleweight division.
On June 14, the middleweight from Argentina signed a new multimillion-dollar contract with Lou DiBella. At age 36, this contract secures Martinez for six fights which will most likely see the boxer end his career with DiBella as his promoter. When asked about Martinez, DiBella said: "He's probably the best fighter I've ever promoted along with Bernard Hopkins, who I used to promote and who is a legend."
The knock on Martinez is that although he is considered the third best fighter at the moment behind Mayweather Jr. and Pacquiao, the Argentinian has yet to accomplish as much as other fighters from his native country such as Carlos Monzon or Pascual Perez. More...
By Boxing Press June 28th, 2011 All Press Releases
Denver’s Mike Alvarado will risk his WBC Continental Americas super lightweight title, his undefeated record and his Top-10 world rating when he takes on Gabriel Martinez in a homecoming rumble, his first in over two years, on Saturday, July 30, at Softball Country in Denver, CO.
The vacant IBF Latino junior welterweight title will also be at stake. Alvarado and Martinez have a combined professional record of 57-2-1 (36 KOs) – a winning percentage of 95% and a victory by knockout ratio of 63%. More...
By Boxing Press June 17th, 2011 All Press Releases
This morning, Floyd Mayweather, Jr. refused to appear for a court-ordered deposition in the defamation lawsuit filed by pound-for-pound champion and Congressman Manny Pacquiao in a Las Vegas federal court.
Mayweather tried to postpone the deposition last minute, but Federal Magistrate Judge Robert Johnston denied his request and ordered Mayweather to appear for deposition today. Mayweather did not appear. More...
By Boxing Press June 1st, 2011 All Press Releases
Manny Pacquiao has settled his defamation lawsuit against Richard Schaefer and Oscar de la Hoya on confidential terms. In connection with the dismissal, Mr. Schaefer and Mr. De la Hoya made the following statement:
“Richard Schaefer and Oscar de la Hoya, on behalf of themselves and Golden Boy Promotions, wish to make it crystal clear that we never intended to claim that Manny Pacquiao has used or is using any performance enhancing drugs, and further state that we do not have any evidence whatsoever of such use.
“Manny Pacquiao is one of the greatest fighters of all time, and we apologize if anyone construed our prior remarks as in any way claiming or even suggesting that Manny uses or has used performance enhancing drugs.”
By Boxing Press May 18th, 2011 All Press Releases
Thank you, everybody, for joining on for this conference call. First, I would like to thank all our partners for this event HBO, Golden Boy Promotions, Gary Shaw Promotions, and InterBox for helping us to put on a very exceptional show here in Montreal. We are ten days from the fight. Next week is fight week, and everyday there will be activities. It's going to be a boxing week in Montreal. We will have public trainings, press conferences, the weigh-in, and then the event.
It is going to be a great show. We have nine fights that are going to be shown, especially the two great fights starting with Chad Dawson vs. Adrian Diaconu. Both are former WBC Light Heavyweight champions. They will try to qualify themselves to fight for the title again.
Then there is the great rematch of the fight between Pascal and Hopkins which took place on December 18 of last year. So, Jean Pascal will be trying again to retain his title against Bernard Hopkins, who will try to make history once again by trying to be the oldest boxer in history to ever win a world championship title. More...
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