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Weights: Pacquiao 145, Rios 146.5

(Photo Credit: Top Rank/Chris Farina) Manny Pacquiao (54-5-2, 38 KO's) successfully made weight today for his fight for the vacant WBO International welterweight title against the younger 27-year-old Brandon Rios (31-1-1, 23 KO's) for their fight on Saturday night at the Cotai Arena, Venetian Resort, Macao, Macao S.A.R., China. Pacquiao weighed in at 145 lbs., and looked in great shape. Rios came [...]

Roach: Rios won’t last past the 4th against Pacquiao on Saturday

Based on trainer Freddie Roach's recent mitt workout with his fighter Manny Pacquiao, he's moved his original prediction of Pacquiao stopping Brandon Rios (31-1-1, 23 KO's) by the 6th round to Pacquiao stopping him by the 4th round. Roach brags that Pacquiao was hitting the mitts so well that he had to stop the mitt work after just four rounds. It sounds good but Roach was also bragging about how [...]

Ward schools Rodriguez

As was expected, WBA super middleweight champion Andre Ward (27-0, 14 KO's) took the bigger, slower Edwin Rodriguez (24-1, 16 KO's) to school tonight in pounding out a dominating 12 round unanimous decision at the Citizens Business Bank Arena, in Ontario, California, USA. The judges scored it 118-106, 117-107 and 116-108. The fight was ugly at times due to the back and forth roughhouse tactics that [...]

Garcia stops Martinez; Donaire TKOs Darchinyan in 9th; Andrade beats Martirosyan

As expected, Mikey Garcia (33-0, 28 KO's) stopped WBO super featherweight champion Roman "Rocky" Martinez (27-2-2, 16 KO's) in the 8th round on Saturday night at the American Bank Center, in Corpus Christi, Texas, USA. Garcia knocked Martinez down with a big left hook to the body in the 8th round. Martinez wanted to get up but he was too hurt to rise to his feet. The fight was then halted by referee [...]

Darchinyan: I’m going to stop Donaire

Vic Darchinyan (39-5-1, 28 KO's) realizes that he's been brought in as the sacrificial lamb for Nonito Donaire (31-2, 20 KO's)to slaughter this Saturday night on HBO to make Donaire look better than he is and to make boxing fans forget about the sight of a bleeding Donaire being clowned by WBA super bantamweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux last April. Darchinyan doesn't care that he's being brought [...]

Arum says Pacquiao may be finished if he loses to Rios

The significance of Manny Pacquiao's fight with Brandon Rios (31-1-1, 23 KO's) this month may be a lot more than what many people think it is, because Pacquiao's promoter Bob Arum believes that it might be all over for the Filipino if he gets beaten by the 27-year-old Rios on November 23rd in their fight at the Cotai Arena, Venetian Resort, Macao, Macao S.A.R., China. Arum said via Philstar "This [...]

Donaire battles Darchinyan this Saturday on HBO

Nonito Donaire (31-2, 20 KO's) and Vic Darchinyan (39-5-1, 28 KO's) will be mixing it up this Saturday night on HBO from the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas. It's been exactly six years since Donaire and Darchinyan last fought in 2007, and it didn't turn out too well for Darchinyan with him getting stopped in the 5th round. Chances are that Darchinyan won't do any better on Saturday [...]

Golovkin stops Stevens; Afolabi decisions Janik; Perez defeats Abdusalamov

In a surprisingly one-sided fight, WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (28-0, 25 KO's) defeated Curtis Stevens (25-4, 18 KO's) an 8th round TKO tonight at Madison Square Garden, in New York, New York. Stevens took a ton of punishment to the head in the 8th round from Golovkin. After the round was over, Stevens' corner chose to have the fight stopped rather than letting him come out for the [...]

Canelo to fight on March 8th on PPV

Former WBA light middleweight champion Saul "Canelo" Alvarez (42-1-1 30 KO's) said earlier today that he plans on fighting three times in 2014 with all three fights being on pay-per-view. Canelo will be fighting on on the following dates: March 8th, July 26th and November 22nd. His promoter Richard Schaefer says he plans on seeing if he can arrange a fight between Canelo and Miguel Cotto or Sergio [...]

Hopkins beats Murat; Deontay stops Firtha; Quillin stops Rosado

Making his first defense of his IBF light heavyweight title champion Bernard Hopkins (54-6-2, 32 KO's) defeated Karo Murat (25-2-1m 15 KO's) by a lopsided 12 round unanimous decision on Saturday night at the Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA. The final judges scores were 117-110, 119-108, 119-108. Hopkins took a lot of shots in the fight and it was a lot of back and forth action between [...]

Hopkins must look good in beating Murat tonight to keep Super Fight hopes alive

It’s not really question of whether IBF light heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins (53-6-2, 32 KO’s) will beat his little known German based opponent Karo Murat (25-1-1, 15 KO’s) tonight in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The only question is whether the 48-year-old Hopkins will look sensational in stopping him or as boring as he’s looked in many of his fights over the years. Either way, Hopkins [...]

Rosado suspicious about Golovkin’s gloves

It took Gabriel Rosado (21-6, 13 KO’s) nine months to speak up but he’s now saying that he’s suspicious about the gloves that WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (27-0, 24 KO’s) used when he stopped him in the 7th round last January in Madison Square Garden, New York. Rosado, 27, says that he noticed that there was little padding around the knuckle portion of the gloves compared to his [...]