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Muhammad Ali Pulling For Pacquiao Over Mayweather

Muhammad Ali Pulling For Pacquiao Over Mayweather

Everyone with an opinion will voice it as get closer to the May 2 Mayweather vs. Pacquiao showdown. That includes fans, pundits, and apparently former fighters as well. Namely, The Champ: Muhammad Ali. According to Ali’s daughter, he is pulling for Pacquiao. This may be driven by personal reasons as it sounds like Ali is [...]

March 31, 2015 Kevin Burke Boxing, Headlines 0

On This Day in Boxing History: Ken Norton Broke Muhammad Ali’s Jaw

On This Day in Boxing History: Ken Norton Broke Muhammad Ali’s Jaw

On this day, in 1973, Ken Norton beat Muhammad Ali via 12-round split decision, giving the great champion his second career loss. Norton broke Ali’s jaw in Round 2, forcing him to fight the rest of the way in excruciating pain. Frazier is Ali’s most famous rival, but an argument could be made that Norton [...]

March 31, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing 0

Gary Russell Jr. Knocks Out Jhonny Gonzalez

Gary Russell Jr. Knocks Out Jhonny Gonzalez

Gary Russell Jr. was a 2008 Olympian and the 2011 Prospect of the Year. His blazing speed and uncanny ring awareness have long given him the look of a blue chipper. But the slow, cautious pace of his development has caused him to drift out of the spotlight in the past few years. When he [...]

March 30, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Manny Pacquiao Buys Diddy’s LA Mansion For $12.5M and Fight Tickets

Manny Pacquiao Buys Diddy’s LA Mansion For $12.5M and Fight Tickets

Diddy Combs had his Los Angeles-area mansion on the market and received multiple offers. One offer was from Manny Pacquiao, but perhaps it wasn’t the best offer. Pacquiao ultimately won the bidding, enabling him to buy the home from Diddy for $12.5 million. But what set it over the top? Four tickets to his May [...]

March 27, 2015 Kevin Burke Boxing, Headlines 0

Weekend Boxing Preview for March 28, 2015

Weekend Boxing Preview for March 28, 2015

The final weekend in March will be a relatively slow one at the world-class level, but there are still a number of intriguing fights taking place across the globe. In England, IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook will make his first defense of the belt he won from Shawn Porter last August, when he faces Ionut [...]

March 27, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing 0

Freddie Roach Looking for a Fast Start from Manny Pacquiao on May 2

Freddie Roach Looking for a Fast Start from Manny Pacquiao on May 2

Ever since the long-anticipated showdown between superstars Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather was finally signed, fans have been eagerly speculating over how the action will play out in the ring. Indeed, this is a fight that fans have been playing out in their heads for half a decade. In a March 18 interview with ABC-CBNNews.com, [...]

March 26, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

On This Date in Boxing History: Sugar Ray Robinson and Carmen Basilio Go to War in Chicago

On This Date in Boxing History: Sugar Ray Robinson and Carmen Basilio Go to War in Chicago

On this date in 1958, Sugar Ray Robinson won the middleweight title for the fifth and final time, when he edged Carmen Basilio by split decision in a brutal, 15-round war. It was Basilio’s first defense of the title after defeating Robinson the previous September. Less than two months shy of his 37th birthday, Robinson [...]

March 25, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing 0

On This Day in Boxing History: The Real Life Rocky

On This Day in Boxing History: The Real Life Rocky

On this date in 1975, the Bayonne Bleeder, Chuck Wepner, challenged the great Muhammad Ali for the Heavyweight Championship of the World at the Richfield Coliseum, in Richfield, Ohio. The tough journeyman sported a 30-9-2 record when he faced Ali, making him an unlikely choice for such a big fight. Wepner had been knocked out [...]

March 24, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing 0

Willie Monroe Jr. Will Look to Shock the World Against GGG

Willie Monroe Jr. Will Look to Shock the World Against GGG

Last week the announcement came out that undefeated WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (31-0, 28 KOs) will make his next defense against Willie “The Mongoose” Monroe (19-1, 6 KOs) at the legendary Forum in Inglewood, California, on May 16. Golovkin is riding a 19-fight knockout streak and is among the sport’s hottest fighters. It’s turning [...]

March 23, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Mayweather Rejects Pacquiao’s $5M Penalty for Failed Drug Test

Mayweather Rejects Pacquiao’s $5M Penalty for Failed Drug Test

Depending on who and what you believe, there are many reasons why Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao hasn’t happened until 2015. One such reason was an alleged disagreement over drug testing and that has resurfaced here again to a degree. Pacquiao’s camp has proposed a $5 million fine for either side if they were to [...]

March 20, 2015 Kevin Burke Boxing, Headlines 0