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Provodnikov says he’ll fight Rios

 Provodnikov says hell fight RiosTop Rank promoter Bob Arum has said that WBO light welterweight champion Ruslan Provodnikov (23-2, 16 KO’s) is one of the names that is a possibility to fight Manny Pacquiao on April 12th, along with Juan Manuel Marquez and Tim Bradley. But it’s unknown how serious Arum is about potentially having a puncher like Provodnikov face his money fighter Pacquiao.But in the meantime, Provodnikov has accepted a challenge from one of Arum’s fighters Brandon Rios (31-2-1, 23 KO’s to fight him, presumably in a bout that could happen next on the undercard of Pacquiao’s April 12th card in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Provodnikov said on his twitter “Brandon Rios, I agree to make fight. I’m ready.” Continue reading

Mayweather now ready to fight Pacquiao?

The coming year is ideal for the fight to happen, should it ever get to be made. If not 2014, then count everything nice hereunder to be profound poetry or plain satire. Don’t get him wrong. The American top dog is ready to face his biggest challenge anytime soon though he seems to be currently using the PPV numbers comparison as an excuse to avoid a persistent public outcry for him to face the Filipino icon. Continue reading

2013 Year End Awards: Fighter of the year, KO of the year, Fight of the year, Upset of the year

 2013 Year End Awards: Fighter of the year, KO of the year, Fight of the year, Upset of the yearIt’s that time of the year again: when fight fans take a look back at what went down in the fistic calendar. 2013 was, in many years one of the best for boxing in a long time. We saw some great action fights, we saw some superb displays of The Sweet Science, we saw a number of electrifying KO’s and we saw our share of controversy.

That said, this writer now gives his picks for the recipients of the following awards:

Fighter of the year. Fight of the year. KO of the year. Upset of the year.

See what you think: Continue reading

Mayweather: Pacquiao fight will not happen as long as he’s still promoted by Bob Arum

Mayweather: “We all know the Pacquiao fight, at this particular time, will never happen, and the reason why the fight won’t happen is because I will never do business with Bob Arum again in life, and Pacquiao is Bob Arum’s fighter. Bob Arum gives Pacquiao a date, whereas Floyd Mayweather gives Floyd Mayweather his own date. I will be fighting again in May and I will be fighting again in September,” stated undefeated pound-for-pound Floyd Mayweather, who made it crystal clear that he won’t be fighting multi-division world champion Manny Pacquiao as long as he’s still promoted by Bob Arum. Mayweather has long had a strained relationship with Arum, after breaking free from his former promoter to start his own promotional company with the help of powerful adviser Al Haymon. Continue reading

Floyd Mayweather: And the winner is…

 Floyd Mayweather: And the  winner is...Every December the boxing world buzz burns hot with the topic of who will Floyd Mayweather face next and what are the chances that it will be Manny Pacquiao.

All signs point to Amir Khan as the winner of the Money May Sweepstakes for May, 3 2014.

With numerous recent reports it would seem the only thing that needs to be figured out now is the place and undercard.

Obviously it needs to happen in a somewhat timely fashion in order to beat the drums of hype, something Golden Boy & Mayweather Promotions will need with the major backlash this fight has received any time it’s been mentioned since Amir was sparked out by Danny Garcia in the summer of 2012. Continue reading

Stellar “Fight of the Year” candidates headline “Boxing’s Best” on HBO2

It’s a holiday treat for HBO Boxing fans. Over five consecutive nights next week, the HBO2 service will present 10 of the year’s standout fights, spotlighting some of the biggest names in the sport in riveting performances. Featured are signature wins by Manny Pacquiao, Miguel Cotto, Timothy Bradley Jr. and Carl Froch plus breakout victories by rising stars Gennady Golovkin, Adonis Stevenson and Sergey Kovalev. Continue reading

Opalach, Samson ready for battle in Accra after weigh-in

 Opalach, Samson ready for battle in Accra after weigh inThe stage has been set for fireworks in Accra on Friday evening following a successful weigh-in at the Media Centre of the Accra Sports Stadium on Thursday afternoon by Prezmyslaw Opalach of Poland and Tanzanian slugger, Maisha Samson.

Opalach weighed 164 pounds and Samson 165 pounds ahead of their face off for the IBF International Super Middleweight championship at the DG Hathiramani Hall headlining the Warriors 2 boxing showpiece staged by Alex Ntiamoah-Boakye’s Box Office Sports Promotions in collaboration with Union Sports Promotions headed by Nana Ampofo.
“Boxing is a universal sport that brings people together so it doesn’t matter where it takes place. Agbeko comes from Ghana and he fought Rigondeaux who is from Cuba in USA so same way Opalach and Samson have come to Ghana to fight,” explained Box Office Promotions CEO Alex Ntiamoah-Boakye. Continue reading

Pacquiao Scores Another Court Victory

 Pacquiao Scores Another Court Victory Three weeks removed from his decisive victory over Brandon Rios in Macau, Manny Pacquiao earned an even more decisive win in a federal courthouse.

On December 18, the United States Court of Appeal for the Fifth Circuit, one of the highest and most influential courts in the country, affirmed the dismissal of a multi-million dollar lawsuit against Pacquiao filed by a startup Texas promotional company named Imperial ED Promotions. Imperial ED filed the lawsuit in November 2010, claiming that Pacquiao failed to appear at a promotional event in September 2010. Imperial ED didn’t tell the court that they failed to pay the Filipino star the full appearance fee that had been negotiated. Continue reading

Jhonny Gonzalez vs. Abner Mares II Announced For Feb. 15

- Golden Boy Promotions will present a rematch of one of 2013′s biggest upsets when Jhonny Gonzalez defends his WBC Featherweight World Championship against former Three -Time & Three-Division World Champion Abner Mares, on Saturday, Feb.15 from STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, Calif. live on SHOWTIME® (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT).

In their first bout on Aug. 24, 2013, at the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif., hard-hitting Gonzalez shocked the world with a first round knockout of Mares taking his title and his unbeaten record from him. On Feb. 15, Mares gets his shot at redemption. Continue reading

Floyd Mayweather’s Trainer: Adrien Broner SUCKS … Don’t EVER Compare Him to Floyd!

by TMZSports – **WARNING — VIDEO CONTAINS EXPLICIT LANGUAGE**

Adrian Broner is an OVERRATED LOSER who never should’ve been compared to Floyd Mayweather … so says Floyd’s uncle/trainer who just blasted the boxer on camera.

After Broner got beat down by Marcos Maidana last weekend, Roger Mayweather trashed the fighter to HustleBoss.com … saying “[Broner] wasn’t what people thought he was.”

Of course, Broner was hyped up to be boxing’s next superstar — hype that Roger says was nothing but a crock of BS from the start. Continue reading

WBC News On Klitschko, Stiverne, Arreola

The WBC Board of Governors has finished its voting procedure to determine the steps to fill the heavyweight world championship after Vitali Klitschko has been confirmed as WBC Emeritus Champion while he focuses on his political campaign for the presidency of Ukraine. It has been decided to order immediate free negotiations between No. 1 ranked contender and WBC Silver world champion Bermane Stiverne and No. 2 ranked contender and WBC International champion Chris Arreola for the vacant WBC heavyweight world championship. A series of fights will be ordered as final elimination bouts to confirm the two mandatory challengers for the division.

Vitali Klitschko may have vacated the WBC crown, but it could soon be back in the Klitschko family…

Wladimir aims to become undisputed heavyweight king

 Vitali Klitschko may have vacated the WBC crown, but it could soon be back in the Klitschko family...As fight fans have almost certainly read by now, Vitali Klitschko has vacated the WBC heavyweight title due to his political ambitions and has been declared The Champion Emeritus by the governing body. This news excited fans who crave a competitive heavyweight title fight, as they can now look forward to seeing two young studs battling for the vacated green belt.

There has already been talk of how Bermane Stiverne, the WBC number-one contender, could face either unbeaten banger Deontay Wilder for the vacant belt, or maybe Stiverne could face the experienced Chris Arreola for Vitali’s old crown. However, those fans who feel the WBC belt will be the property of one of these guys for long had better think again – because Wladimir, Vitali’s baby brother, has announced it is his intention to add his sibling’s old belt to his Ring Magazine, IBF, WBO, IBO and WBA crowns. Continue reading

Video – Floyd Mayweather: Manny Pacquiao Is Not On My Level

“You know, a lot of times, it’s hard to make fights…when you got a guy that when they keep trying to say this guy Pacquiao is on the same level as Floyd Mayweather, I say, well, me, honestly, in my eyes, that’s not true…my pay-per-view number still is the best of any fighter in the history of the sport,” stated undefeated pound-for-pound king Floyd “Money” Mayweather, who made it crystal clear that a fight with Manny Pacquiao will be hard to make if he was hoping to still get close to a 50/50 share of the purse, Continue reading

Adrien Broner – the showman’s showdown

 Adrien Broner – the showman’s showdownAdrien Broner vs. Marcos Maidana attracted a record number of viewers according to the host network and it provided an answer to the question whether a character like Adrien Broner is good for boxing. It also answered the question whether Broner is a great boxer as the hype (mostly self-propelled) claimed.

Marcos Maidana has been in high profile fights before and he has a substantial Argentine/Latino following but he was hardly the main draw in this event. It was Adrien Broner although he had more people rooting against him than for him. Most of the viewers wanted to see Broner served right and they did not have to wait long. He has more “anti-fans” than supporters. Adrien has built a stereotype image for himself and has taken great pains to annoy everyone he can with his antics. Continue reading

Left-Hook Lounge Radio Goes Live at 9ET/6PT

Tonight, Vivek “Vito” Wallace and the gang go live on Left-Hook Lounge Radio at 9ET/6PT! Jump in queue early, ladies & gents! After Marcos Maidana’s humbling defeat over once-brashy-now-silenced Adrien Broner, it’ll be standing room only when the bell rings to start the broadcast, for sure!!!

The fellas will take a look back the welterweight clash, as well as Keith Thurman vs Jesus Soto-Karass….as well as what lies ahead for these warriors! Call in live at 949.943.1665 or follow this link to hear what the fellas think!

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