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Mayweather vs. Pacquiao: 5 Odd Side Stories

1. A waiter in Hollywood, California and a snow storm in the Northeastern United States are to be credited, at least in part, for Mayweather vs. Pacquiao finally happening

Gabriel Salvador, a West Hollywood waiter, took his son regularly to the Wild Card Gym. Wild Card Gym is run by Manny Pacquiao’s trainer (Freddie Roach). Continue reading

More Scorn Poured on Chavez Jr For “Quitting”

Now the dust has settled slightly on Julio Cesar Chavez Jr’s (48-2-1,32ko) comprehensive beating at the hands of Poland’s Andrzej Fonfara (27-3,16ko) at the weekend, I can’t help but wonder what the future holds for the son of the Mexican legend. I’m not so sure it’s good. Continue reading

Wladimir Klitschko Interview – Klitschko vs Jennings

Wladimir Klitschko: Good afternoon, everybody.

Q. When you’re at the stage of Bryant Jennings now where you’re climbing, where you weren’t yet the champion, what did life change after you became the heavyweight champion of the world? Also, fighting again in the United States and bringing the belt back here?

A. The first question was how did it feel when I became champion?

Q. How did it change your life? Continue reading

Klitschko vs Jennings – Bryant Needs A Miracle!

There’s one more big fight to get excited about before May 2nd, and like last weeks Crawford and Matthysse fights, it’s in danger of being a little overshadowed by this generations “big one”

Dominant lineal heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (63-3, 53ko) returns to America to face relative novice Bryant Jennings (19-0, 10ko) at the world famous Madison Square Garden on Saturday, and in the opinion of this writer, “By-By” needs a miracle bigger than turning water into wine if he is to be victorious. Continue reading

Bryant Jennings Interview – Klitschko vs Jennings

Bernie Bahrmasel: Up next and ready to go is number one ranked and undefeated challenger fighting out of the great town of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, home of numerous world champions, including legendary heavyweights Joe Frazier and Tim Witherspoon and returning to Madison Square Garden, site of his two most recent and biggest victories over Artur Szpilka and Mike Perez, both telecast on HBO, with a record of 19-0-1-0 with 10 knockouts, Bryant “By-By” Jennings. Bryant, are you there?

Bryant Jennings: Yes, I’m here. All good.

Bernie Bahrmasel: Can you tell us a little bit about how camp is going so far? Continue reading

May 2nd – “The World Will Stop Rotating On It’s Axis” says David Haye

Now we are less than a fortnight away, the time for the focus on the big fight will naturally grow more intense, and as the proposed date looms, figures from all corners of boxing are giving their opinion on the proposed outcome.

Kugan Cassius of iFLtv recently spoke to Britain’s former unified world cruiserweight champion and WBA heavyweight champion David Haye, to ask him his thoughts on the outcome.

One of the hotly debated topics among fans is whether this fight has come too late for both fighters, each arguably displaying their own (small) signs of decline. Continue reading

Freddie Roach: Training Manny Pacquiao Saved Me From Suicide

Ahead of the proposed “Fight Of The Century” on May 2nd at the MGM Grand, Manny Pacquiao’s trainer Freddie Roach has told respected British fight journalist Gareth A. Davies of The Telegraph, that were it not for his dedication to the sport as a whole, and in particular to training Filipino wizard Pacquiao, he could be a dead man already.

Roach, who has suffered with Parkinson’s for 23 years, explained the medication he takes daily to combat it often induces suicidal thought. Continue reading

Pacquiao tele-conference call: Bob Arum “Oh F***! Lets reschedule the call!”

Top Rank statement: “At the top of the hour there were a massive number of calls from the media. Our conference call system, which has worked for years literally went down and we were unable to communicate with our operators. This was very unfortunate and we apologize.”– Lee Samuels

“I’m not thinking about bigger or taller…I’m used to it…the legacy that I achieved in boxing is already there,” stated 8-division world champion Manny Pacquiao, who made it clear that he’s not concerned aobut undefeated pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather being the naturally bigger fighter… Continue reading