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Pacquiao responds with humor to Mayweather Jr. chopping wood

On March 15th Mayweather Jr. posted a video on his Instagram account of himself chopping wood in preparation for his upcoming bout against Manny Pacquiao on May 2, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Back in the day, and even in some cases today, wood chopping is used as preparation for a physical challenge. There are clearly benefits to this exercise, but knowing Mayweather Jr. and his approach to training, it is clear that this video was made for entertainment purposes only. Is Mayweather Jr. trying to say that he and Rocky Balboa are alike? Probably not, since their fighting style couldn’t be more unlike. Continue reading

Åland Islands Court dismisses Sauerlands claim, Helenius will fight

Robert Helenius’ agent Kari Uoti informed the organizators of GIGA Estonian Boxing Night, that the Åland Islands Court decided to dismiss Sauerlands claims and the therefore the fighter has no obstacles stepping into the ring in Tallinn on Saturday.

Sauerland issued a claim to prevent Helenius from fighting in Tallinn, but the Åland Islands Court did not see a reason to institute the proceedings.

Finland heavyweight boxer Robert Helenius will make his comeback this Saturday, on the 21st of March in Tallinn. Helenius arrived in Tallinn already on Monday and will appear in the ring today, during press-training. Continue reading

Roach Preparing Black & Blue Plate Special for Mayweather

So what’s cooking at FLOYD “Money” MAYWEATHER’S training camp?

“Whatever it is it sure sounds expensive,” said Hall of Fame trainer World-Famous FREDDIE ROACH.

Roach is training Fighter of the Decade and boxing superhero MANNY “Pacman” PACQUIAO (57-5-2, 38 KOs) for his welterweight world championship unification battle against the undefeated Mayweather (47-0, 26 KOs) which will take place Saturday May 2, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Continue reading

Braehmer promising victory on Saturday night in Rostock

Photo Credit: Sebastian Heger – Mission Impossible’ or ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll’, these are the two opposing views shared at today’s final press conference ahead of Saturday night’s WBA World Light Heavyweight Championship fight between Juergen Braehmer (45-2, 33 KOs) and Robin Krasniqi (43-3, 16 KOs) at the StadtHalle in Rostock, Germany.

Kicking-off proceedings at the Fischland Hotel, promoter Kalle Sauerland expressed his excitement at the all-German duel. ‘’On Saturday night we have the champion versus the number one ranked challenger,’’ said Sauerland. ‘’This is what boxing is all about – the best fighting the best!’’ Continue reading

The Transnational Boxing Rankings Board: May 2 Will Crown Welterweight King and May Launch Pac Into Boxing History

The Transnational Boxing Rankings Board, an independent, international, noncommercial rankings organization, announces that the winner of the Floyd Mayweather Jr.–Manny Pacquiao fight on May 2 will be crowned the true welterweight champion of the world.

The 44-member board, representing 16 countries and five continents, does not acknowledge the various belts passed off as “world championships” and therefore does not acknowledge “unification” as anything more than hype. Its charter identifies the true divisional champions as those who defeat their rightful predecessor and holds that the first two ranked contenders alone can contest a vacant divisional throne.

Mayweather has been ranked #1 at welterweight since the board’s inaugural rankings were published in October 2012. Continue reading

Satchell set to defend EBU title in the wake of Shiming defeat

Kevin Satchell, 14-0 (3KO’s), will now defend his European Flyweight title against mandatory challenger Thomas Masson, 12-3 (3KO’s), in the wake of a surprise defeat for Chinese boxing poster boy Zou Shiming, 6-1 (1KO), on 7th March.

Rumours were rife – following Satchell’s confident 1st round stoppage of the heavily outclassed Walter Rojas a night earlier – that the Liverpool man was next in line to face the would be superstar following an expected victory over IBF titlist Amnat Ruenroeng, 15-0 (5KO’s). Continue reading

Golovkin: I look forward to the test Monroe will bring

Boxing Superstar GENNADY “GGG” GOLOVKIN will defend his WBA/IBO and ‘Interim’ WBC Middleweight World Titles against Top-Rated Challenger WILLIE MONROE JR. on Sat., May 16 emanating from the Forum in Inglewood, CA. The championship event will be televised Live on HBO World Championship Boxing beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.

“I’m very excited to fight again in Los Angeles where I now live” said Golovkin. “Monroe is a skilled southpaw and I look forward to the test he will provide. I promise my fans another ‘Big Drama Show’.” Continue reading

Adonis Stevenson plans on using his speed on Sakio Bika

To prepare for ferocious Cameroon native Sakio “The Scorpion” Bika and their World Boxing Council (WBC)/The Ring light heavyweight world title bout, airing April 4 live on CBS from the Pepsi Coliseum in in Quebec City, defending and reigning champion Adonis “Superman” Stevenson came back to Montreal to train at his new boxing gym in the northern part of the city.

“My first trainer, Tiger Paul, choose the place,” Stevenson explained Tuesday before training for the media. “It is near highways and all of the major roads. It will also allow me to spend more time with my kids and family. I want to help the kids in the gym, too.” Continue reading

Cunningham chimes in on controversial decision in Glazkov fight

Photo: David Spagnolo/Main Events – In the aftermath of his IBF elimination bout this past Saturday at the Bell Centre in Montreal, former two-time cruiserweight world champion and current heavyweight contender Steve “USS” Cunningham wants to state his case to what the boxing world saw, and that is the wrong man had his hand raised.

The viewing public saw that Cunningham controlled the bout and out landed Vyacheslav Glazkov in eight of the twelve rounds with jabs being virtually even and Cunningham landing more power shots to the tune of 123-84.

In total, Cunningham out threw Glazkov by 208 punches and out landed him 180-144 over the twelve round battle. Continue reading

Roach: “Please, give us a fair fight”

(Photo credit: Esther Lin/Showtime) If Floyd Mayweather Jr. has a place to call home in addition his actual house, it is the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. This is the place where he knows everyone, and everybody knows him. Fighting at home it is believed, skews the benefit of the doubt in the hometown fighter’s direction. Whether it is the judges or the referee, it seems as though there is a popular belief in the concept of an unbalanced evenhandedness present.

“I know all the referees, I know all the good ones, I know the great ones. I think they all respect me and Manny enough to give us a fair fight. That’s all I’m asking for”, said Roach in an interview with ABS CBN Sports. Continue reading