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2014: The best of Philippine boxing
By Ryan Songalia, Rappler, 26 Dec 2014
As one of the country’s greatest boxing icons experienced an Indian summer, another was entering a career ice age. The contrasting fortunes of Manny Pacquiao and Nonito Donaire Jr, the two men who have established the Philippines as a modern boxing world power, defined the year that was.
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Yearender 2014: Cheers, jeers in Philippine sports
By Virgil Lopez, Sun.Star Philippines, 26 Dec 2014
MANILA -- 2014 was a year of highs and lows in Philippine sports, ranging from Michael Martinez's breakthrough stint in the Sochi Winter Olympics, Manny Pacquiao's continued resurgence in the boxing scene to shock and heartache after Gilas Pilipinas followed up their inspiring run in the World Cup w Read Full Story >>>
Quick Jabs: The New (Unimproved) Nevada Commission Leadership; BWAA High Jinks; More
By Tim Starks, The Queensberry Rules, 26 Dec 2014
There’s pretty much nothing a kangaroo won’t punch. But if you’re looking for some serious boxing footage, try this 30 For 30 episode, “Robbed,” revisiting the intersection of lawless New York City and the controversial decision for Ali-Norton III; or try “Tapia,” airing on HBO. “Robbed” is nice but Read Full Story >>>
Golovkin Says Time is Not Right For Andre Ward Clash
By Gregory Stangrit, BoxingScene.com, 26 Dec 2014
WBA/IBO/WBC-interim middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (31-0, 28KOs) says a fight with Andre Ward (27-0, 14KOs), the WBA champion and king at super middleweight, would be a much bigger fight in the future.
Golovkin is first looking to unify the middleweight division. He faces Martin Murray o Read Full Story >>>
NBA -- Too much Westbrook dooms Spurs, 114-106
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 26 Dec 2014
CHICAGO -- Despite their best efforts, the San Antonio Spurs couldn't stop Russell Westbrook, who proved to be too fast, too quick that anyone else on the court on Christmas Day.
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NBA -- Wizards hand Knicks more misery
By Joan Secuya-Medida, PhilBoxing.com, 26 Dec 2014
SAN FRANCISCO -- The Washington Wizards added another wrinkle to the New York Knicks' vastly disappointing 2014-15 NBA season.
John Wall tallied 24 points and 11 dimes and Bradley Beal added 17 more and the visiting Read Full Story >>>
Boxing, mixed martial arts could enjoy a big 2015
By Lance Pugmire, Los Angeles Times, 26 Dec 2014
This year wasn't an extraordinary one for boxing and mixed martial arts fans, but the combat sports do have some momentum going into 2015.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. has called out Manny Pacquiao (albeit with a repeat of conditions) to finally meet in the ring. This after Pacquiao called out Mayweather Read Full Story >>>
Op-Ed: Pacquiao needs to win first fight in trilogy against Mayweather
By Leo Reyes, Digital Journal, 26 Dec 2014
A three-fight mini series on the most anticipated fight between unbeaten boxing champion Floyd Mayweather and eight-division world titlist Manny Pacquiao is possible provided the Filipino star wins the first fight
This scenario looms as Mayweather accepted Pacquiao's fight challenge for a grand s Read Full Story >>>
When Will Floyd Mayweather And Manny Pacquiao Retire?
Macro Insider, 26 Dec 2014
If the potential mega-fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao is ever going to happen, it seems it will have to take location sometime quickly. The two greatest boxers of their generation have indicated that they won’t compete in the ring beyond...
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Pacquiao vs Mayweather: Manny will have to fight the perfect fight, insists Freddie Roach
By Joseph Herron , Fight Saga, 26 Dec 2014
Although Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao are assumed to be poles apart at this stage of the negotiation process, world renowned fight trainer Freddie Roach is already game planning for an eventual showdown for 2015.
"I can't wait to get ready for Floyd Mayweather," claims astute fight strat Read Full Story >>>
Roach wants Floyd in May
By Abac Cordero, The Philippine Star, 26 Dec 2014
MANILA, Philippines - Freddie Roach is marking the date: May 2.
And he’s got a name on it: Floyd Mayweather Jr.
“I am. It needs to happen for both guys,” said Manny Pacquiao’s trainer during an interesting chat with Michelle Beadle for HBO’s The Fight Game.
Bob Arum said May 2 may not be th Read Full Story >>>
Roach: Floyd in love with fight record
By Nick Giongco, Tempo, 26 Dec 2014
Floyd Mayweather is not a risk-taker like his No. 1 fighter Manny Pacquiao, says Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach.
Roach remains frustrated that a deal can’t be put in place for Mayweather and Pacquiao to get it on next year despite major obstacles that have been cleared on the part of the eigh Read Full Story >>>
Boxing Christmas wishlist: Top 10 things we’re wishing for 2015
By Jake Emen, ProBoxing-fans.com, 26 Dec 2014
Merry Christmas, fight fans! While everyone loves spending quality time with family and friends, you may need to sneak away for a few moments, or pull up the smartphone for a break.
We have you covered. Here, we have our Boxing Christmas Wishlist. It's a very special collection of the top 10 th Read Full Story >>>
Top five for 2014: A look back at five of the year's biggest boxing moments
Macro Insider, 26 Dec 2014
Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao have ended the year calling each and every other out, Wladimir Klitschko still guidelines the heavyweight roost and Genardy Golovkin is emerging as the new superstar. But it has been a brilliant year for British fighters...
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UAE group offers Mayweather $120 million to fight Manny 'Pacman' Pacquiao in Abu Dhabi
By Allaam Ousman, Emirates 24/7, 25 Dec 2014
The UAE investment group has upped the stakes in its bid to lure Floyd Mayweather Jr to fight Manny Pacquiao in Abu Dhabi by raising the unbeaten American's already record-setting purse to an unprecented $120 million, according to BoxingScene.com website.
"The media has been speculating the offe Read Full Story >>>
Roach Would Love Mayweather vs. Pacquiao Trilogy
By Edward Chaykovsky, BoxingScene.com, 25 Dec 2014
Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach is not only hoping that a deal is reached for Manny Pacquiao vs. Floyd Mayweather Jr. - the six-time 'Trainer of The Year' is hoping for a trilogy.
Top Rank's CEO Bob Arum, who promotes Pacquiao, is speaking with CBS CEO Les Moonves, who says he is capable of de Read Full Story >>>
Jeff Mayweather not impressed by Amir Khan: ‘Floyd will knock him out too!’
By Chris Robinson, Hustle Boss, 25 Dec 2014
As Floyd Mayweather eyes his 48th professional bout, there is still speculation as to who his dance partner will be when he returns, likely in May.
Mayweather is coming off of a pair of decision victories of Argnetina’s Marcos Maidana this year and the two most formidable names out there are Amir Read Full Story >>>
British Boxing in Sad State
By Matthew R. Fellows, Liberty Voice, 25 Dec 2014
The sad state British boxing is in was recently celebrated with Jeff Powell’s Daily Mail boxing awards. A good day for anglophiles it was not. Many have argued through the years that British boxing has ever been poor and that the current crop of British fighters is no exception. If there is an excep Read Full Story >>>
Arum sets time limit to get Floyd to fight Pacquiao
By Nick Giongco, Tempo, 25 Dec 2014
Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum is giving himself “a few more weeks” to get a deal in place for Manny Pacquiao to meet Floyd Mayweather next year.
Speaking from Los Angeles yesterday, the 83-year-old Arum told the Bulletin that he remains in close contact with CBS owner Les Moonves as he hopes to Read Full Story >>>
Will 2015 Be Juan Manuel Marquez’ Final Year in Boxing?
By Lucas Ketelle, Tha Boxing Voice, 25 Dec 2014
Well, reports hit the internet on my birthday, of all things, that Juan Manuel Marquez will return in 2015. In an article by Lem Satterfield it was reported that Marquez was hoping to be a five division champion and capture his fifth world title in the welterweight division. I ask the educated reade Read Full Story >>>