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Mayweather drops by at Pacquiao’s hotel for brief chat
Philippine Daily Inquirer, 28 Jan 2015
MANILA, Philippines – Did Manny and Floyd already seal the deal?
After their unprecedented meeting inside the American Airlines Arena in Florida during a basketball game, Floyd Mayweather personally went to the hotel where Manny Pacquiao is staying and chatted with the Filipino boxer, a radio rep Read Full Story >>>
Manny Pacquiao, Floyd Mayweather fight rumors fly as pair meet, speak at halftime of Miami Heat game
By Mitch Abramson, New York Daily News, 28 Jan 2015
The long-awaited meeting between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao finally took place — kind of.
The two fighters had an impromptu get-together at halftime of the Heat-Bucks game Tuesday night in Miami, giving hope that the bout that everybody has been hoping to see for years might actuall Read Full Story >>>
Mayweather and Pacquiao exchange phone numbers at Heat game
By Associated Press, philly.com, 28 Jan 2015
MIAMI (AP) - Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao have finally met - in person.
And now talks might get serious about them meeting in the ring.
The fighters were both sitting courtside, directly across from one another, at a Miami Heat game on Tuesday night. Mayweather went over to Pacquiao Read Full Story >>>
Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather agree to start talks over mega-fight after meeting at basketball in Miami
By James Andrew, Daily Mail (UK), 28 Jan 2015
Boxing superstars Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao moved a stage closer to a much anticipated mega-fight after meeting for the first time at a basketball game in Miami and agreeing to start negotiations over a $300million (£200m) bout.
Mayweather went over to Pacquiao at half-time of the Miam Read Full Story >>>
Quijano: State of Philippine boxing, 2015 (Conclusion)
By Jingo Quijano, Sun.Star Cebu, 28 Jan 2015
BASED on what they have achieved the past year, it is beyond doubt that the fistic capabilities of our fighters are definitely of world-class ilk.
What has not been commensurate has been the capacities of local promoters to come up with boxing events and cards that will showcase local talent on Read Full Story >>>
FLOYD MAYWEATHER CONFRONTS MANNY PACQUIAO AND MICHAEL KONCZ FACE-TO-FACE; TELLS THEM
By Ben Thompson, FightHype.com, 28 Jan 2015
Earlier tonight, undefeated pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather and 8-division world champion Manny Pacquiao met face-to-face for the first time ever during halftime of the Miami Heat vs. Milwaukee Bucks NBA game. According to sources with knowledge of the situation, upon receiving confirmation th Read Full Story >>>
Mayweather and Pacquiao come face to face for the first time
By Rich Mazon , PhilBoxing.com, 28 Jan 2015
Boxing rivals, Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao both verbalized their desire to face each other. For more than five years now, the meeting never came to fruition.
And then tonight, as spectato Read Full Story >>>
Al Haymon Is The Wizard Oz, Follow his Yellow Brick Road?
By Timothy Bartolini, Tha Boxing Voice, 28 Jan 2015
Al Haymon has recently announced his new boxing series “Premier Boxing Champions” (PBC). This series will be on NBC, NBC Sports Network, and Spike TV. To most of the world, this is nothing more than an interesting little blip on a sports landscape that includes Tom Brady’s deflated balls and Super B Read Full Story >>>
PACQUIAO, MAYWEATHER AT HEAT V BUCKS GAME IN MIAMI
PhilBoxing.com, 28 Jan 2015
Are the wheels of the promotional train of the highly anticipated fight of the century starting to roll?
Boxing superstars Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather (pictured) are courtside during Tuesday night's game Read Full Story >>>
Boxing stars Floyd Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao chat briefly at NBA game
By Kevin Iole, Yahoo! Sports, 28 Jan 2015
Manny Pacquiao happened to have a free day in Miami on Tuesday and decided to go to the Heat-Bucks game at American Airlines Arena. Pacquiao, who is a player/coach in the Philippine Basketball League, is friends with Heat Coach Erik Spoelstra.
But Pacquiao wasn't the only prominent boxer to atten Read Full Story >>>
EL NIÑO VS. EL DOLAR IN PINOY PRIDE 29
By Maloney L. Samaco, PhilBoxing.com, 28 Jan 2015
Jason “El Niño” Pagara will strive to prove that he is ready for a world title fight when he defends his World Boxing Organization international junior welterweight crown against Mexican Cesar “El Dolar” Chavez as the Read Full Story >>>
Five Fiery Fights For 2015
By Sergio Luis Martinez, Boxing Insider, 28 Jan 2015
It is still early in the year, but never too early to build a wish list. After looking around, I found a few contests that would be nice to see sometime this year. I understand opinions are like a certain orifice in our bodies – everyone has one. Still, here we go:
Guillermo “Chacal” Rigondeaux Read Full Story >>>
New York City boxing leader Tony Mazzarella has passed away
PhilBoxing.com, 28 Jan 2015
NEW YORK CITY (Jan. 27, 2015) - New York City boxing leader Tony Mazzarella passed away after a long illness this past Monday at the age of 75.
During his long career in boxing, Mazzarella was a former New York State Athletic Com Read Full Story >>>
Team Fight to Walk begins Pushups for Paralysis!
PhilBoxing.com, 28 Jan 2015
New York, NY (January 27, 2015) –Captain Boyd “Rainmaker” Melson and Team Fight to Walk have started the Pushups for Paralysis challenge. Melson created the challenge to assist fundraising efforts for America’s first clinical trial to help cure Chronic Spinal Cord Injuries.
Yesterday, Melson, wh Read Full Story >>>
Chavez: Arum Can Say 1000 Things, He Won't Stop Me!
By Miguel Rivera, BoxingScene.com, 28 Jan 2015
Former WBC middleweight champion Julio César Chávez Jr. appeared on the program A los Golpes and discussed his upcoming fight with Andrzej Fonfara on April 18th. The fight is taking place at a catch-weight, reportedly at 172-pounds. The location, American/Mexico television networks and venue are st Read Full Story >>>
Canelo Fights James Kirkland
By Robert Ecksel, Boxing.com, 28 Jan 2015
Can Kirkland make up for lost time, put his baggage aside, and fight as he’s capable of fighting against Canelo?
With the fight between Canelo Alvarez (44-1-1, 31 KOs)) and Miguel Cotto having fallen by the wayside due to financial concerns, Golden Boy’s ever resourceful Oscar De La Hoya reac Read Full Story >>>
Ring Muggings: Part Fourteen
By Ted Sares, The Boxing Tribune, 28 Jan 2015
Norris vs. Mugabi (March 31, 1990)
Norris vs. Gatti (September 9, 1993)
“I knock him out.”-John Mugabi
On March 17, 1985, mugger extraordinaire John “The Beast” Mugabi, , moved to 25-0 with all 25 wins coming by way of KO. His victim on that date was another KO artist by the name of Earl Harg Read Full Story >>>
Mayweather vs Pacquiao - Make It Or Cut the Cord....Now
By Marc Livitz, The Sweet Science, 28 Jan 2015
Nearly six hundred years have passed since the mechanical movable printing press was introduced to Europe by Johannes Gutenberg. It's widely recognized as one of the most important inventions of all time. Likewise, Timothy Berners-Lee had an idea somewhere around a quarter century ago to link the wo Read Full Story >>>
Bob Arum Gives Update on Mayweather vs. Pacquiao
By Steve Kim, BoxingScene.com, 28 Jan 2015
As we are now into the last week of January, there is still no deal between Floyd Mayweather to face Manny Pacquiao on May 2nd. It's been made clear by Pacquiao and his side that this would be the last week to make this long-awaited fight come to fruition.
Bob Arum, the chairman of Top Rank, whic Read Full Story >>>
Floyd Mayweather: Is the 'Money' man's stock free-fallin' faster than a Tom Petty melody?
By Lee Cleveland , Fight Saga, 28 Jan 2015
The popular song Free Fallin' is the opening track from Tom Petty's 1989 solo album, Full Moon Fever.
And while interpretations of the song's meaning vary, I think it describes Petty's changing feelings about an ex-girlfriend he broke up with awhile back.
At first, perhaps too consumed by h Read Full Story >>>