By Steve Mabbott: Dan Rafael of ESPN and WBA World welterweight champion Paulie Malignaggi see Juan Manuel Marquez beating Manny Pacquiao tonight in their fourth fight together. Rafael sees it as a law of averages type of thing, whereas Malignaggi believes that Marquez will win a fight decision.… Read Article
By Bill Phanco: Juan Manuel Marquez is really looking forward to getting Manny Pacquiao back in the ring tonight to beat him for a fourth time, although technically this will be Marquez’s first real win over the Filipino star. Marquez feels he won all three previous fights with Manny and tonight will be just the icing on the cake with him finally getting acknowledged as the winner by the judges.
Marquez said “I can’t wait … Read Article
By Bill Phanco: Floyd Mayweather Sr. doesn’t have a whole lot of interest in tonight’s clash between Juan Manuel Marquez (54-6-1, 39 KO’s) and Manny Pacquiao (54-4-2, 38 KO’s), because he says he’s seen too many fights between them in the past where the wrong fighter got his hand raised after the fight. … Read Article
Lausanne, Switzerland, 08 December 2012 – Making a first appearance at the Almaty Sports Palace, Astana Arlans Kazakhstan were inspired as they completely dominated a visiting British Lionhearts side lining-up four WSB debutants. Zhakupov, Mussafirov, Snigur, Karlson and Hrgovic all recorded victories in this Group B clash to send Kazakhstan top of table.
It was fast and furious in the early exchanges of the Bantamweight (50-54kg) contest between Kazakhstan’s Miras Zhakupov and Gamal Yafai of … Read Article
Tonight’s NBC Sports Network Fight Night heavyweight clash between, rising star Bryant Jennings of Philadelphia and Tonga’s tough Bowie Tupou is set to be re-telecast at 1 A.M. ET (10 P.M. Pacific) following tonight’s PPV clash between Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez. Jennings puts his USBA heavyweight title on the line in this 12-round main event battle.… Read Article
By “Old Yank” Schneider
The bloom is off the rose. We all saw it coming with Freddie Roach “wishing” his way to win after win with Amir Kahn. But one more win was not in the cards. Roach fighters would continue to lose. Senshenko…Chavez, Jr….Pacquaio. Wilting in boxing is uglier than it is in any other sport because of the utter sense of downer that follows. There are no other team members to … Read Article
Pound-For-Pound number-one female boxer Holly “The Preachers Daughter” Holm captured her second World Boxing Federation World championship on Friday night, December 7, in Albuquerque, New Mexico when she won a unanimous decision over game Australian Diana Prazak at the Route 66 Casino Hotel to lift the vacant World Light Welterweight title.
31-year-old Southpaw Holm, already the reigning WBF World Champion at Welterweight, improved her outstanding professional record to 32-2-3 (9), while Los Angeles-based Prazak lost … Read Article
Arthur Abraham (35-3, 27 KOs) has entered the ring in Nuremberg, Germany on two previous occasions. However, the fight against Mehdi Bouadla (26-4, 11 KOs) will be something special. For the first time ever, the prodigy of Coach Ulli Wegner will make his way to the squared circle as the WBO
Super-Middleweight World Champion. Hence, King Arthur is very excited about returning to Franconia.
Arthur Abraham, on August 25 you won an exciting fight against … Read Article
Jose Ocampo will now not be challenging Ricky Burns for his World Boxing Organization (WBO) World Lightweight title at the ExCeL London this Saturday.
Contrary to some reports in media outlets, Ocampo has been withdrawn.… Read Article
By Bill Phanco: Former four division world champion Juan Manuel Marquez (54-6-1, 39 KO’s) will be looking to knock Manny Pacquiao (54-4-2, 38 KO’s) clean out on Saturday in their fourth fight between them. Marquez, 39, wants to take the judges completely out of their position of being able to sit as the decider in this fight by knocking Pacquiao and making sure that he won’t be on the receiving end of another controversial decision … Read Article