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Photos: THE ONE Undercard Media Workouts – Matthysse, Garcia, Molina, Cano, Theophane and Smith

 Photos: THE ONE Undercard Media Workouts    Matthysse, Garcia, Molina, Cano, Theophane and SmithThe MGM Grand’s lobby was once again the spotlight of attention for fans, guests and bystanders. All fighters from the televised undercard partook in brief workout and autograph sessions for the fans and media to build up the excitement for their perspective fights.

The workouts included not only the televised fighters, but also non-televised fighters from the Mayweather Boxing Club. Fighters ranging from the age of five years old to early twenties showcased their shadow boxing skills as well as mitt work. The Mayweather Boxing Club is said to be brewing the future of boxing. Judging from the technique observed from the fighters, this may be true to an extent.

Team Garcia tried to steal the show as both Angel and Danny showcased their drills. Angel Garcia was even getting down to the music. Not only can he talk, but Angel Garcia can probably own the dance floor if he wanted to. Continue reading

More Mayweather – Alvarez Predictions

‘The One’ is almost upon us.

This Saturday at the MGM Grand, Las Vegas, wise old master and the world’s greatest fighter Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather collides with Mexico’s feisty young and undefeated challenger Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez in a match-up poised to shatter all box-office records. In addition to unifying the WBC and WBA Super World Light-middleweight titles, the mouth watering spat will also establish bragging rights as to who is the sport’s leading pound-for-pound operator.

Watch the whole show – headlined by Mayweather-Alvarez and also featuring the WBA/WBC World Light-Welterweight shootout between Danny Garcia and Lucas Matthysse plus IBF World Light-Middleweight king Ishe Smith defending against Carlos Molina – live and exclusive in the UK on BoxNation, the Channel of Champions, from 1.30am Sunday morning on Sky Ch.437/Virgin Ch.546. Join at www.boxnation.com Continue reading

Fighters, Champions and Scribes Make Their “THE ONE: Mayweather vs. Canelo” Predictions

 Fighters, Champions and Scribes Make Their THE ONE: Mayweather vs. Canelo Predictions(Photo credit: Esther Lin/Showtime) LAS VEGAS (Sept. 11, 2013) – Former world champions, current fighters and members of the boxing press have weighed in on who they believe will win “THE ONE: Mayweather vs. Canelo” this Saturday, Sept. 14 live on SHOWTIME PPV® from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

So who is going to triumph? Most experts expect a tough, close fight while giving Mayweather the edge, but it is safe to say that when it comes to these two boxing superstars, anything can happen in that ring on Saturday night.

Here’s how the media and boxers, past and current see “The ONE”: Continue reading

Final Press Conference: THE ONE – Mayweather vs. Canelo

 Final Press Conference: THE ONE – Mayweather vs. CaneloThe final press conference for The One took place on Wednesday 09/11/2013 at the MGM Grand’s KA Theatre. Fighters, promoters, sponsors and trainers were present to provide last words leading up to the mega fight happening this weekend.

It was a special day today not just because of the final press conference, but because of the 12th anniversary of one of the most tragic days in U.S. history. Richard Schaefer took the time to recognize such a day in U.S. history before directing attention to the conference. Continue reading

Floyd Mayweather vs. Canelo Alvarez Final Press Conference Quotes

 Floyd Mayweather vs. Canelo Alvarez Final Press Conference Quotes(Photo credit: Esther Lin/Showtime) LAS VEGAS, NEV. (Sept. 11, 2013) – Eight-time, five-division World Champion Floyd “Money” Mayweather and Super Welterweight World Champion and Mexican Superstar Canelo Alvarez were all business during Wednesday’s final press conference at KA Theatre at MGM Grand in Las Vegas, just three days before Saturday’s historic “THE ONE: MAYWEATHER vs. CANELO.”

Canelo’s WBC, WBA and Ring Magazine Super Welterweight World Championships and Mayweather’s WBA Super Welterweight Super World Championship will be at stake on SHOWTIME PPV in the most significant boxing showdown in recent memory.

Here’s what the fighters, promoters and trainers had to say during the event: Continue reading

Does Canelo Have the “Style” to Beat Mayweather?

 Does Canelo Have the “Style” to Beat Mayweather?Mayweather’s fans/advocates claim that Floyd can adapt to any style. They believe there is no style in existence which Mayweather hasn’t seen or can’t adapt to.

Floyd’s haters/detractors say Mayweather has avoided prime fighters who had the required style to beat him. They think he ducked Pacquiao and cherry picks his opponents.

Is either side correct? And more importantly, with the big fight between Canelo and Mayweather just days away, does Alvarez have the style to beat the best boxer in the world?

Everyone knows the old boxing adage that “styles make fights” and so far Mayweather has beaten every style put before him. But “styles” can be stubborn things sometimes. Sometimes experts and fans don’t know if a “style” makes a fight until after a fight is made and they are surprised by its shocking result. Unexpected outcomes happen all the time in boxing, and sometimes it’s not just about styles but also the particular toolkit of a given fighter employing a certain style. Continue reading

Oscar De La Hoya voluntarily misses “The One” – a bizarre publicity stunt or a necessary urgent measure?

 Oscar De La Hoya voluntarily misses “The One” – a bizarre publicity stunt or a necessary urgent measure?Oscar De La Hoya has stolen the lime light from Floyd Mayweather and Saul Alvarez for a moment by going public with his personal demons and choosing a climatic stage of the hype to “drop his bomb”. What kind of an emergency could not wait for several days and prevented him from attending an event of such magnitude? Has he become so dysfunctional that he has to be removed from the scene as a liability to the joint venture? Was there an “intervention”?

He is the owner and founder of Golden Boy Promotions and even if he has only representative status at the company, he is hardly expendable. Even if his attendance at the Sept. 14 card is not of vital importance, his absence will be very conspicuous. The internal conflict transpires even in the press release where a public announcement calls for privacy in a vocally publicized personal dilemma. Continue reading

Garcia vs. Matthysse: “The Angel-man cometh”

 Garcia vs. Matthysse: “The Angel man cometh”When the Junior Welterweight super-fight between Philly native Danny Garcia and hard punching Argentine Lucas Matthysse was initially announced as the co-main event for “The One” PPV spectacular on September 14th, fight fans around the world had one more reason to celebrate.

Not only would boxing fanatics finally see Floyd Mayweather Jr face undefeated Junior Middleweight Champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez on Mexican Independence weekend, but they would also get to find out who the hardest puncher in the packed Junior Welterweight division truly was. Continue reading

Mayweather-Canelo, Garcia-Matthysse predictions for Saturday’s massive night of boxing!

 Mayweather Canelo, Garcia Matthysse predictions for Saturdays massive night of boxing!(Photo credit: Naoki Fakuda) It could be said that the form book will very much be obeyed on Saturday night in Las Vegas, that the expected fighters will emerge victorious and that all fight fans who pointed out the obvious before it went down will be made to look like know-it-alls as a result. Indeed, most people think Floyd Mayweather will out-point Canelo Alvarez, that Lucas Matthysse will have too much power for Danny Garcia and that there will, by and large, be no shocks inside a buzzing MGM Grand.

Still, as great a night as September 14th promises to be, it would be amiss not to write a pre-fight predictions piece – and there is the intriguing undercard action to look at (arguably the two toughest bouts to call being Ishe Smith-Carlos Molina and Ashley Theophane-Pablo Cano). Continue reading

Mayweather plans on putting on show in UK

FLOYD MAYWEATHER will promote a British fight card this year as a thank you to his fans.

‘Money’ Mayweather plans to stage a show that will be headlined by Londoner Ashley Theophane.

The world’s number one boxer made his revelation ahead of Saturday’s megamatch against WBA Super and WBC light-middleweight champion Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas that is being televised live and exclusive in the UK on BoxNation (Sky Ch. 437/Virgin Ch. 546).

Mayweather said: “Mayweather Promotions is coming to the UK for my fans at the end of the year. Continue reading

Videos: Lucas Matthyssee, Danny Garcia

 Videos: Lucas Matthyssee, Danny Garcia“He ain’t gonna do shit! He ain’t gonna do shit! And his trainer ain’t gonna do shit…get the F out of here…Vegas don’t know nothing. The world don’t know nothing. Only I know everything,” stated world-class trainer Angel Garcia, who erupted on Lucas Matthyssee and his fans, letting them know that come Saturday, his son, unified jr. welterweight champion Danny Garcia, will be victorious.

Garcia (26-0, 20 KO’s) will defend his WBC, WBA Super and Ring Magazine Super Lightweight World Titles against WBC Interim Super Lightweight World Champion Matthysse (34-2, 32 KO’s) in the 12-round co-featured bout of “THE ONE” MAYWEATHER VS. CANELO” on Saturday, Sept. 14 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev. The fight will be produced and televised live on SHOWTIME PPV®. Continue reading

Fighter Grand Arrivals: Garcia – Matthysse / Mayweather – Alvarez

 Fighter Grand Arrivals: Garcia   Matthysse / Mayweather   AlvarezTHE ONE Fight Week: Fighter Grand Arrivals

Fight week for The One is finally here!

2013 has been a really good year for boxing. The boxing world has seen Fight of the Year candidates, upsets and stellar performances. Although the year has about only one quarter left, fight fans have much to look forward to. Typically the icing on the cake, the cherry on top, the best for last…whatever you’d like to call it…comes towards the end. As fight fans and enthusiasts, we don’t have to wait until the end of the year. The must-see show of the year is happening in less than a week: The One.

Earlier this Tuesday, the MGM Grand’s lobby was packed with fans and the media to commence the week’s festivities for the year’s biggest boxing event. All of the fighters from the televised Showtime PPV event made their grand welcoming in front of screaming and passionate fans. Continue reading

MAYWEATHER vs. CANELO Grand Arrival Videos and Interviews

An interview with the undefeated pound-for-pound king, Floyd “Money” Mayweather. “THE ONE: MAYWEATHER VS. CANELO,” a 12-round fight for Canelo’s WBC, WBA and Ring Magazine Super Welterweight World Championships and Mayweather’s WBA Super Welterweight Super World Championship taking place Saturday, Sept. 14 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, is promoted by Mayweather Promotions, Golden Boy Promotions and Canelo Promotions and sponsored by Corona, O’Reilly Auto Parts, AT&T, Valvoline, Mexico Tourism, Fred Loya Insurance and Nature Nutrition. In the 12-round co-featured attraction, WBC, WBA Super and Ring Magazine Super Lightweight World Champion Danny Garcia and thunderous puncher WBC Interim Super Lightweight World Champion Lucas Matthysse square off in a fight presented in association with Swift Promotions and Arano Box Promotions. Continue reading

Photos: Floyd Mayweather & Canelo Alvarez Arrive At MGM Grand For Saturday’s Blockbuster Showdown

 Photos: Floyd Mayweather & Canelo Alvarez Arrive At MGM Grand For Saturdays Blockbuster Showdown(Photo credit: Esther Lin/Showtime) LAS VEGAS, NEV. (Sept. 10, 2013) – Eight-time, five-division World Champion Floyd “Money” Mayweather and Super Welterweight World Champion and Mexican Superstar Canelo Alvarez kicked off fight week for “THE ONE: MAYWEATHER vs. CANELO” as the two superstars arrived in grand fashion in front of approximately 2,000 screaming fans on Tuesday at the MGM Grand Hotel Lobby.

Canelo’s WBC, WBA and Ring Magazine Super Welterweight World Championships and Mayweather’s WBA Super Welterweight Super World Championship will be at stake this Saturday on SHOWTIME PPV in the most significant boxing showdown in recent memory. Continue reading

Special edition of The Pugilist KOrner co-hosted by Don “Da Bomb” George” at 9PM EST

Tonight at 9PM EST/6PM PST, the Sports Krib is proud to present a very special edition of “The Pugilist KOrner”, which will be co-hosted by Super Middleweight contender Don “Da Bomb” George.

The Chi-Town banger will be speaking to fellow Chicago resident and IBF Junior Middlweight title challenger Carlos Molina, expert trainer Abel Sanchez, Hall of Fame matchmaker and promoter Don “War a Week” Chargin, and Junior Middleweight prospect Chris Pearson.

To call in and be a part of the live broadcast: 718-506-1506 Continue reading

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