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Marquez and Pacquiao both test clean for performance enhancing drugs

marquez12345By Reni M. Valenzuela: It was an instance wherein the world’s heart was one good heart for one man at one particular moment. The knockout could go down in history as the “shock of the decade” or “shock of the century.” Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao fell flat on his face, static and “lifeless” by a single stroke of a Dinamita “luck” in the sixth round’s closing two seconds of their fourth encounter at the MGM Grand Garden Arena last Saturday. So everyone’s heart including that of Floyd Mayweather Jr. went with the boxer on the floor, except some heartless “creatures” under Darwin’s evolution theory and the few brutes in the mold of insensitive Justin Bieber on Twitter.

The dim scenarios of a Pacquiao return to the ring after the “ignominious” defeat and the current calls for him to retire are natural musings of an immediate sentiment by worried kababayans (countrymen) who are concerned about the personal welfare of Pambansang Kamao (National Fist). And I admit, similar thought and feeling dawned on me right after the fight. Continue reading

Khan vs. Molina Weigh-In Results – Video

Carlos Molina and Amir KhanPhotos: Tom Casino and Esther Lin/SHOWTIME — Amir Khan 139.75 – Carlos Molina 139.75 l Deontay Wilder 223.5 – Kelvin Price 240 l Alfredo Angulo 154.5 – Jorge Silva 156 l Joseph Diaz 122 vs. Vicente Alfaro 122.5 l Leo Santa Cruz 117.75 vs. Alberto Guevara 117.5

Khan vs. Molina is a 12 round fight for the vacant WBC Silver Super Lightweight Title and is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and Khan Promotions and sponsored by Corona and AT&T. In the co-featured attractions, charismatic unbeaten knockout artist and 2008 Olympic Bronze Medalist Deontay “Bronze Bomber” Wilder squares off against undefeated Kelvin Price in a 10-round heavyweight clash for the vacant WBC Continental Americas Heavyweight Championship and hard-hitting junior middleweight Alfredo “El Perro” Angulo of Los Angeles by way of Mexicali, Mexico faces Jorge Silva in a 10-round bout. Continue reading

News: Dominic Breazeale; Mariana Juarez; Amanda Serrano

Dominic “Trouble” Breazeale’s (2-0, 2 KO’s) return to the ring will be a little longer than anticipated. The 2012 U.S. Olympic super heavyweight was scheduled to fight on the undercard of the Leo Santa Cruz vs. Alberto Guevara world title bout at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena which would have been broadcasted live on CBS. Breazeale handled himself how every young prospect should and prepared himself for the fight on a week’s notice. He stayed busy immediately following his last outing and showed up to the weigh-in in great shape. Continue reading

Donaire vs Arce Weigh-In Results -Video

Donaire_Arce_weighin_121214_001a Photo: Chris Farina – Top Rank — Nonito Donaire 121.5 – Jorge Arce 122 l Victor Terrazas 126.5 – Juan Ruiz 123.5 l Daniel Sandoval 150.25 – Larry Smith 149.5 l Jose Felix Jr. 133 – Meachor Major 132.75 l Tremaine Williams 123.5 – Rafael Casias 122.25 l Cedric Agnew 175.75 – Alfredo Contrereas 175 l Alex Saucedo 146.6 – Eddie Cordova 147.5

Donaire (30-1, 19 KOs), a native of General Santos City, Philippines, now living in the Bay Area of San Leandro, California, will risk his World Boxing Organization (WBO) junior featherweight crown against Arce (61-6-2, 46 KOs), of Los Mochis, Sinaloa, México, one of boxing’s most exciting and popular fighters on Saturday, December 15 at Toyota Center, home of the Houston Rockets, and televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing®, beginning at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT. Continue reading

WSB: British Lionhearts delight with classy victory over Germany (4-1) ; Poland beat Algeria (3-2)

Lausanne, Switzerland, 14 December 2012 – The crowds at Earls Court in London were treated to some sumptuous boxing by the home team as the British Lionhearts reclaimed second spot in Group B with a solid win against the German Eagles. Welsh wonders Andrew Selby and Fred Evans as well as Joe Ward and Joseph Joyce helped inflict a resounding defeat on the visitors.

The Lightweight (57-61kg) showdown between Great Britain’s Sam Maxwell and Germany’s rampaging 25-year-old David Oliver Joyce was first. Continue reading

Abraham vs Bouadla Weigh-In Results – Video

Bouadla_AbrahamMehdi Bouadla: 74,7 kg / 164.7 lbs – Arthur Abraham : 76,2 kg / 168 lbs

Jean Michel Hamilcaro: 69.1 kg / 152.3 lbs – Jack Culcay: 69.6 kg / 153.4 lbs

Juho Haapoja: 88.8 kg / 195.8 lbs – Mateusz Masternak: 88.5 kg / 195.1 lbs

Pictures: Photo Wende — Arthur Abraham (35-3, 27 KOs) is looking forward to the first defence of his World Boxing Organization Super-Middleweight title. The 32-year-old returns to the ring at the ARENA NUERNBERGER VERSICHERUNG on December 15 where he will meet challenger Mehdi Bouadla (26-4, 11 KOs) from France.

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Marquez tests negative for PEDS; he beat Pacquiao fair and square

By Rob Smith: For those fans who were hoping that Juan Manuel Marquez would test positive for performance enhancing drugs so that it would help deflate the impact of his impressive knockout performance against Manny Pacquiao, they got bad news today with the Nevada State Athletic Commission revealing that Marquez – and Pacquiao’s – tests came up negative for PEDs. The only thing you can say now is that Marquez beat Pacquiao fair and square on his talent alone. He did get help with his training with his excellent trainer Nacho Beristain and other team members such as strength and conditioning coach Angel Heredia, but there’s nothing illegal with what Marquez did. Continue reading

Deontay Wilder battles Kelvin Price tonight

By Michael Collins: Two giant 6’7” heavyweights Deontay Wilder (25-0, 25 KO’s) and Kelvin Price (13-0, 6 KO’s) battle it out tonight in a fight for the vacant WBC Continental Americas heavyweight title at the Sports Arena in Los Angeles, California. The two of them have vastly different fighting style, however, with Wilder throwing pure power shots, and Price more of a pure boxer with limited power.

Price does have decent power, but it’s nothing like the kind that Wilder. There’s no comparison in that regard. Wilder is one of those rare heavyweights with classic one-punch knockout power in either hand, and if he connect on Price’s chin he’s going to put him on the canvas. That’s a given for this fight. Price will do down.

The only question is whether Price can get up and resume his safety first boxing style. He’s someone that will be looking to jab his way to a decision, because he’s not going to be looking to throw too many actual punches at Wilder because it’s just not safe to that. If Price starts throwing power shots, he’s going to leave himself open for Wilder’s monster shots. Continue reading