Pacquiao vs. Bradley: Remain or Retire

Pacquiao vs. Bradley: Remain or Retire

Is today’s bout against Timothy Bradley the last one for Manny Pacquiao? Will the conclusion to his career be celebrated tonight? Or will the boxing community be left with another default answer, suggesting nothing at all?

While his retirement is probably just around the corner, it is hard to say when that moment will actually arrive. Despite the fact that Pacquiao had admitted that his jetlag and training have become more difficult for him to adjust to, he did mention that come fight night, he always feels like his old self. Freddie Roach has also mentioned on numerous occasions that Manny has a few more fight left.

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Manny Pacquiao admits to facing the effects of time

Manny Pacquiao admits to facing the effects of time

How did it get so late so soon?

It seems like it was just yesterday, when a young Filipino boxer was crossing the ropes, diving into an ocean full of unknowns, to face an elite rival in Juan Manuel Marquez for the first time. That was 2004, twelve years ago.

Now, after an astonishing record-breaking career, Manny Pacquiao is on his way out of boxing, hoping to transition into a full time political career, and be able to dedicate more time to his family.

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Alexander Povetkin vs. Deontay Wilder will take place in Russia

Alexander Povetkin vs. Deontay Wilder will take place in Russia

A Russian promotional company World of Boxing had recently won the bidding war for the Alexander Povetkin (30-1-0) vs. Deontay Wilder (36-0-0) bout, which will now be taking place somewhere in Russia, with the Moscow Olympic Stadium probably being the likely venue.

Wilder will be guaranteed $4.5 million, and Povetkin a much slimmer number of $1.9 million.

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Wladimir Klitschko: “My ego is my engine, and it is struggling from defeat.”

Wladimir Klitschko: “My ego is my engine, and it is struggling from defeat.”

On November 28, 2015, in Düsseldorf, Germany, Wladimir Kliltschko crossed the ropes to face Tyson Fury. He seemed confident that he would once again emerge a winner, as thought the majority of boxing fans as well as analysts. This time, they were wrong.

As the bout-ending bell rang, it was clear that a UD was going to go to the new world champion Tyson Fury. While the entire fight seemed lackluster and undeserving of the hype that it had received, Fury seemed more engaged and aggressive than Klitschko.

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Vasyl Lomachenko wants Leo Santa Cruz, not Rigondeaux

Vasyl Lomachenko wants Leo Santa Cruz, not Rigondeaux

In a recent interview, the Ukrainian featherweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko (5-1-0) stated that he is not at all interested in talking about Guillermo Rigondeaux (16-0-0), but is instead interested in fighting Mexico’s Leo Santa Cruz (31-0-1).

Rigondeaux, with every fight he slowly nails his own career shut. One by one, his fights prove to be less and less exciting, and this kind of lackluster event has no monetary value to most. All this aside, he is an exceptional technical fighter, accumulating victories one after another seemingly without much effort.

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Alexander Povetkin vs. Deontay Wilder is being negotiated

Alexander Povetkin vs. Deontay Wilder is being negotiated

When Tyson Fury (25-0-0) defied most odds and came out victorious against Wladimir Klitschko (64-4-0) on November 28th in Düsseldorf, Germany, there were some assumptions and expectations from the boxing community. One of them was that Fury and Klitschko meet again in a rematch. The other one was that Fury would be a different kind of champion, fighting more often and facing anyone and everyone. This appears to be not the case. Right after his victory, Fury stated that he is not interested in fighting Deontay Wilder (35-0-0), because Wilder is simply not a champion fight material, despite his unblemished record and a 97% KO rate.

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Povetkin wants a Klitschko rematch, in Ukraine or even the Olympics

Povetkin wants a Klitschko rematch, in Ukraine or even the Olympics

For a few years now, Wladimir Klitschko (64-3-0) has been expressing great interest in participating in the next Olympic games. While there are a few roadblocks, it seems as though even a professional fighter can qualify.

In October of 2013, Wladimir Klitschko had delivered the very first loss to Alexander Povetkin(29-1-0) in Moscow, Russia. There were no excuses or hard feelings from camp Povetkin, instead stating that they appreciated the fight and have learned a lot from it.

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Al Bernstein on Mayweather vs. GGG: “I don’t think he beats Golovkin, I think Golovkin beats him.”

Al Bernstein on Mayweather vs. GGG: “I don’t think he beats Golovkin, I think Golovkin beats him.”

How does one beat Floyd Mayweather Jr.? Since the elusive blueprint has not yet been drawn up, and dozens upon dozens of strategies and styles tried and failed, must there be something very special, extraordinary about a fighter that would truly give him a high chance at dethroning the master tactician in Floyd Mayweather Jr.?

Boxing writers, fans, analysts, and even fellow fighters had too many years to offer their opinions of how this man can be beat, convincingly. Yet all fell short, one after the other, like a long row of dominoes tipping over each other in a predictable fashion.

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Miguel Cotto vs. Saul Alvarez: All roads lead to GGG

Miguel Cotto vs. Saul Alvarez: All roads lead to GGG

On November 21, 2015, Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada, will be jam-packed with thousands of boxing fans. Pugilists, media, celebrities, and of course an avalanche of boxing enthusiasts will arrive at the arena to witness one of the more intriguing fights of the year thus far.

Many wouldn’t buy the possibility of Canelo facing Cotto this year, and when the news of ongoing negotiations surfaced, they were mostly dismissed as yet another misunderstood, overstated, optimistic myth.

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Manny Pacquiao claims ongoing negotiations for Mayweather Jr. rematch

Manny Pacquiao claims ongoing negotiations for Mayweather Jr. rematch

In recent news, various sources suggested that Manny Pacquiao will be retiring after one more final fight. Next year, likely in the month of April, right around the time when the brand new gigantic MGM AEG arena will open its doors in Las Vegas, Nevada, Pacman is looking to close the doors to his career. The finality is always as important as the entrance, and leaving the sport of boxing with a bang is something that can certainly elevate a champions stock in history.

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