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DIALE EYEING OPBF REMATCH WITH ETO
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, PhilBoxing.com, 27 Jan 2015
Philippine flyweight champion Ardin Diale is eyeing a rematch with reigning Orient Pacific Boxing Federation champion Koki Eto of Japan to whom he lost by an 8th round knockout in a clash for the vacant crown on June 17 last ye Read Full Story >>>
Jeff Mayweather on the Mayweather-Pacquiao latest and the possibility of Cotto II happening
By Chris Robinson, Hustle Boss, 27 Jan 2015
The reports vary every day and there is no real certainty that we will be seeing Floyd Mayweather face off with Manny Pacquiao in 2015 or at all.
The latest buzz has Mayweather possibly meeting up with Puerto Rico’s Miguel Cotto on May 2 in a rematch of their intense 2012 encounter that Floyd wo Read Full Story >>>
Glen McCrory: “I think Floyd Mayweather is looking as strong as ever and Manny Pacquiao is not. Timings everything”
By Robert Brown, OTR Boxing Radio, 27 Jan 2015
I had a chance to speak with former IBF cruiserweight champion and Sky commentator, Glenn McCrory. During a career that spanned nine years, McCrory faced the likes of Jeff Lampkin and Lennox Lewis, before retiring and starting a successful career as a boxing analyst.
In this interview, Glenn M Read Full Story >>>
Rios-Alvarado 3 Post-Mortem: Sir, You’re No Gatti-Ward
By Lyle Fitzsimmons, BoxingScene.com, 27 Jan 2015
There are Ali-Frazier and Gatti-Ward trilogies to wax sentimental about.
And then there are Leonard-Duran and Pacquiao-Morales series that start out monumental and tick down to simply interesting before fooling their followers into thinking one more time is worth it.
Judged by those criteria, Read Full Story >>>
Chance of a mega bout all but gone
By Recah Trinidad, PhilBoxing.com, 27 Jan 2015
SLIM indeed, but there was one last chance the Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather Jr. mega fight could be staged; although promoter Bob Arum may have blown this with his grudging refusal to step away from the negotiation table.
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Carlsen Wins Tata Steel Chess 2015; Wesley So tied for 2nd place
By Jose "joeyj" Jereos Jr., PhilBoxing.com, 27 Jan 2015
The 77th edition of Tata Steel Chess Tournament also popularly known as Wijk aan Zee in chess that took place in 3-locations for the Master’s Group (A-Group): Wijk aan Zee (R1- Read Full Story >>>
The Hauser Report: January Notes
By Thomas Hauser, The Sweet Science, 27 Jan 2015
The most interesting action in boxing often takes place outside the ring. There have been developments on both sides of the ropes in January 2015 that are worthy of comment.
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The Al Haymon Era officially began this month when Haymon Boxing, armed with a reported $100,000,000 war c Read Full Story >>>
Floyd Mayweather’s visit to Australia delayed, visa still not granted by authorities
By Ron Reed, Herald Sun, 27 Jan 2015
MEGASTAR boxer Floyd Mayweather’s Australian visit has been postponed for up to a week — if it happens at all.
The undefeated multiple world champion was due in Melbourne on Thursday with the first of a series of promotional appearances due to be held that night before moving on to Sydney.
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Amir Khan and Manny Pacquiao will not fight at Wembley this summer as both men wait for Floyd Mayweather's decision
By Jeff Powell, Daily Mail (UK), 27 Jan 2015
The only certainty, at least so far as 10 minutes ago, is that if Amir Khan fights Manny Pacquiao this summer it will not take place at Wembley Stadium.
The HBO pay-TV network in America has determined May 30 as the putative date for that potential blockbuster and the new Wembley is already booke Read Full Story >>>
Robert Garcia Wants Marquez, Bradley, Ortiz for Brandon Rios
By James Allen, Tha Boxing Voice, 27 Jan 2015
The jubilation in renowned trainer was clear when he spoke with Elie Seckbach for EsNewsBoxing.com directly after his man Brandon Rios had wiped out Mike Alvarado in the third fight of their trilogy. Garcia sat down with Seckbach in the lobby of a Denver hotel along with his son Peter, who read out Read Full Story >>>
Prince Harry To Co-Promote Pacquiao’s Charity Bout In London, Possibly vs Khan; Proceeds To Go To Haiyan Victims
By Vittorio Hernandez, International Business Times, 27 Jan 2015
Even though the dream match between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather once more appears to be vague until now, 2015 still seems to be a landmark year for the eight-division title holder.
The Filipino champ would have one match in London, a first for Pacquiao who usually fights in Las Vegas or M Read Full Story >>>
Quijano: Sate of Philipping boxing (Part 4)
By Jingo Quijano, Sun.Star Cebu, 27 Jan 2015
ANOTHER boxer who hails from the same neck of the woods as the Pacman is slowly gaining attention and making his presence felt in the fistic radar.
Jether Oliva (22-2, 10KOs) had a prolific 2014, going 3-1. That loss came against Moruthi Mthalane whom he challenged for the IBO flyweight title.
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WBO orders Andy Lee-Billy Joe Saunders purse bid
By Lem Satterfield, RingTV.com, 27 Jan 2015
A purse bid has been ordered for Tuesday for newly-crowned WBO middleweight titleholder Andy Lee and mandatory challenger Billy Joe Saunders, according to WBO General Secretary Jose Izquierdo.
Lee (34-2, 24 knockouts) was ordered to face Saunders (21-0, 11 KOs) last month with an agreement to be Read Full Story >>>
Ringside Special has Manny Pacquiao talking about life in and out of the ring
SkySports.com, 27 Jan 2015
But Floyd Mayweather the main talking point
Manny Pacquiao is one of the modern day greats so who better to get up, close and personal with on the latest Ringside Special?
Pac Man has been in London recently, as Read Full Story >>>
Floyd Mayweather ends the carnival this week and picks his next fight - but will it be Amir Khan, Manny Pacquiao or Miguel Cotto
By Steve Bunce, The Independent, 27 Jan 2015
This week the $150m soap opera dominating boxing will finally end and all will be revealed as Floyd Mayweather picks his opponent for May – while the leftover fighters all scramble for the scraps.
In theory Mayweather will announce the man he has selected for his 2 May fight, scheduled, like his Read Full Story >>>
BRAYD 'THE GREAT WHITE' SMITH TO TAKE ON EGYPTIAN CHAMP FOR WBA OCEANIA TITLE
PhilBoxing.com, 27 Jan 2015
WORLD RATING ON THE LINE IF BRAYD SMITH CAN WALK THROUGH AN EGYPTIAN
The Great White to take on Mohammed Metualy on March 14 for the WBA Featherweight Oceania title.
When Brayd Smith (12W 10KO 0L) steps into the Read Full Story >>>
TOP Brazilian Contender Patrick Teixeira Signs with Golden Boy Promotions
PhilBoxing.com, 27 Jan 2015
LOS ANGELES (Jan. 26) - Undefeated Brazilian brawler Patrick Teixeira has signed a promotional contract with Golden Boy Promotions. The rising star and WBO Latin Super Welterweight Champion is undefeated with a record Read Full Story >>>
NBA - The saga of J.R. Smith
By Alex Boytan, PhilBoxing.com, 27 Jan 2015
CLEVELAND -- After covering the Cavaliers-Hornets tiff last Friday at the Quciken Loans Arena, a game which the Cavs too, 129-90, I was assigned to feature J.R. Smith.
It was an exciting task given that Smith's career is highlight Read Full Story >>>
NBA -- Cavs stay hot, beat Thunder, 108-98
By Jose Carlos Monroy, PhilBoxing.com, 27 Jan 2015
CLEVELAND -- The Cleveland Cavaliers increased their win streak to six games on Sunday, beating the Oklahoma City Thunder, 108-98, at the Quicken Loans Arena.
The nationally televised game featured the two best players in the league with the four-time NBA MVP Lebron James and reigning MVP Kevin D Read Full Story >>>
OBSERVE AND FIGHT: DOES BOB ARUM REALLY NOT WANT PACQUIAO FIGHTING MAYWEATHER?
By David Kassel , FightHype.com, 27 Jan 2015
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 Bob Arum's recent antics, a recap of Rios Read Full Story >>>