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Charlos-Perez & Ramos-Williams on Saturday night, December 8th

LOS ANGELES, December 6 – A star-studded lineup will march into the Business Expo Center in Anaheim, Calif. on Saturday, December 8 when undefeated Houston prospect Jermall Charlo, two 2012 United States Olympians and four unbeaten rising stars all take to the ring in undercard bouts leading into the FOX Sports Networks, FOX Deportes and FUEL TV televised main event between unbeaten junior welterweight Luis Ramos Jr. and 2000 Olympic Silver Medalist Ricardo Williams Jr. Continue reading

Pacquiao vs Marquez IV – Firmly on the Fence


By Paul Strauss: One boxing journalist had the audacity to say, “I’ve seen it before. I don’t want (need?) to see it again.” Think about that for a minute. Three great fights, all of which have involved some controversy and debate over who was the real winner, and just because the fourth fight is between the same two combatants, this numbskull doesn’t want to see it! He implies it will be tedious, irksome and lacking in interest! Bah! Humbug!

Most fans eagerly await the fourth fight, and would love to see a fifth snout and out bout, or however many times these two peerless, nonpareil fighters decide to lace on the gloves to face each other. That’s no crapola! Their fights come with a guarantee devotees will see boxing at its best and get their money’s worth of excitement. This journalist’s foolish opinion is nothing more than tommyrot. It’s beyond discussion. Discussion involves the exchange of knowledge, and this would be nothing more than an argument, a forced exchange of ignorance. Don’t fall for it. Don’t become flummoxed or addle brained into believing this will be boring. No way!

This is going to be another great fight, a beak buster! Much is at stake for both men. Manny wants to re-establish his worthiness as P4P and move back in line for a mega-million dollar match-up with Floyd Mayweather, Jr. JMM feels a win is necessary for him to remove all doubt created by those dastardly judges, who saw him as coming up a bit short in each of the previous three bouts. JMM has an urgent and admirable desire to leave a legacy of courage and greatness, and gain the love and respect from boxing fans that comes with it. Continue reading

Pacquiao to make $25 million, Marquez $3 million for Saturday’s PPV bout on HBO

By Rob Smith: Manny Pacquiao may be starting to show signs of slipping in his last three fights but that’s not affecting his paydays in any way as we see with his bout on Saturday against Juan Manuel Marquez at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Pacquiao will be hauling in a guaranteed $25 million for the Marquez fight, according to Yahoo Sports News. Continue reading

Marquez vs. Pacquiao IV: Just the Facts!!

By Robert Jackson: This edition of ‘just the facts’ will discuss the merits of the fight including conditioning, trainers, skills and the like, so stayed tuned. This writer feels that even though both fighters have said they will knock the other out, both fighters have made a silent agreement with each other over 3 previous fights. This agreement – similar to the agreement that sparring partners have with the fighter they’re sparring with to get ready for a fight, prevents that sparring partner from doing anything more than giving the main event guy rounds and good preparation. In a sense both fighters have a sparring partners mentality at this point in their rivalry. Enough of that let’s get on with the analysis.

Trainers
Freddie Roach is a multi-time trainer of the year and counts among his charges Martirosyan, Kayode and others, but Pacquiao is his top pupil. Roach has taken Pacquiao from a one-handed fighter, to a well rounded fighter.

Long time Marquez trainer Nacho Beristain at this point is just a gameplanner, Marquez knows how to fight, and he knows how to fight Pacquiao. The training will be the same as it always was and the gameplan will probably be the same. Adding some bulk and strength for the 147lb weight class, seems to be the only major change they’ve made.

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Leo Santa Cruz vs. Alberto Guevara on Khan-Molina card on December 15th on SHOWTIME

LOS ANGELES, December 6 – Before British superstar Amir “King” Khan makes his ring return against Carlos Molina at the legendary Los Angeles Sports Arena on Saturday, December 15 live on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING, LA’s own IBF Bantamweight World Champion Leo “Terremoto” Santa Cruz will face unbeaten Alberto “Metro” Guevara in a 12-round bout that will air as a special boxing feature live on SHOWTIME BOXING on CBS beginning at 4:30 p.m. ET/1:30 p.m. PT. Continue reading

Andre Ward suffers shoulder injury, fight with Pavlik to be postponed

By Steve Mabbott: WBA/WBC super middleweight champion Andre Ward injured his right shoulder while working out to get ready for his now cancelled January 26th clash against former WBC/WBO middleweight champion Kelly Pavlik. The good news is that the 28-year-old Ward didn’t suffer any tears of his shoulder and won’t need surgery. Continue reading

Vazquez ready for Gesta challenge

By Rob Smith: IBF lightweight champion Miguel Vazquez (32-3, 13 KO’s) will be making his fifth defense of his title on Saturday night against #5 IBF Mercito Gesta (26-0-1, 14 KO’s) on the undercard of the Manny Pacquiao vs. Juan Manuel Marquez card. Continue reading

World Champion Austin Trout to Attend “Fire And Ice”

WBA junior middleweight champion Austin Trout, who is coming off last week’s impressive win by decision over Miquel Cotto, will attend tomorrow night’s show. Holly Holm was originally supposed to fight four-time world champion Myrian Lamare in a rematch, but Lamare withdrew due to injury and was replaced by Prazak. Holm explained that the change in opponents isn’t a problem. “We both had plenty of time for a change. If it were an issue, it wouldn’t be just for one of us, rather both fighters. But the change of opponents came 3-4 weeks out and she was training to fight on the card against another opponent. She’s had a full training camp and so have I. I’m sure that she’s coming hard to rock-n-roll.” Continue reading

“Weigh-In Live: Pacquiao/Marquez 4″ Airs Friday, Dec. 7 on HBO; Holly Holm

Dec. 5, 2012 –- Boxing fans can get a ringside seat for one of the sport’s most dramatic pre-fight activities when HBO telecasts WEIGH-IN LIVE: PACQUIAO/MARQUEZ 4, the official fighter weigh-in for the fourth meeting in this epic rivalry, featuring welterweight superstars Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez. The half-hour special airs Friday, Dec. 7 at 6:00 p.m. (ET/PT) on HBO. Continue reading