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Will fight live up to hype? History provides a clue

LAS VEGAS (AP) It's the richest fight ever, with staggering paydays and ticket prices to match. For one night, at least, boxing will be back center stage, with the world waiting to see what unfolds. The big question is this: Can Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao deliver the fight this kind of hype deserves? History is a mixed bag when it comes to big fights. But here are three...
Via AP on Fox
29 days ago  |  Discuss

TQBR Roundtable, Mayweather Vs Pacquiao Edition

Depending on whom you ask, this is the biggest fight since Marvin Hagler-Sugar Ray Leonard or Muhammad Ali-Joe Frazier. I’m not quite sure where it ranks on a biggest fights list, but Mayweather vs Pacquiao damn sure the biggest fight of this young century. The two best fighters of their generation are finally facing each other, and we here at TQBR are ******* pumped. Distances...
Via The Queensbury Rules
April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

TQBR Roundtable, Mayweather Vs Pacquiao Edition

Depending on whom you ask, this is the biggest fight since Marvin Hagler-Sugar Ray Leonard or Muhammad Ali-Joe Frazier. I’m not quite sure where it ranks on a biggest fights list, but Mayweather vs Pacquiao damn sure the biggest fight of this young century. The two best fighters of their generation are finally facing each other, and we here at TQBR are ******* pumped. Distances...
Via Bloguin Best
April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Floyd Mayweather: I'm a better fighter than Muhammad Ali

  No athlete is untouchable.   Someone will always try to argue that LeBron James is better than Kobe Bryant, Kobe is greater than Michael Jordan, or MJ is greater than Bill Russell. Each angle has valid arguments in its defense. But Muhammad Ali? As far as boxing lore is concerned, he’s the greatest of all time. Even Floyd Mayweather’s strongest supporters might...
Via NESN.com
April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Mayweather vs. Pacquiao set to join legendary lore of great welterweight fights

It has often been said that “as the heavyweight division goes, so goes boxing,” but that has not always been the case and, in fact, might not even be valid when viewed from a comprehensive perspective dating back to the late 19th century. In Boxing, German author Bertram Job’s epic, 420-page coffee-table dissertation on all aspects of the sweet science, he writes that, “Elegance...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Sugar Ray Leonard visits SportsCenter to discuss Mayweather-Pacquiao

Boxing Hall of Famer Sugar Ray Leonard visited ESPN’s Bristol, Conn., campus today for an ESPN Car Wash, appearing on several ESPN shows, including SportsCenter to discuss the much anticipated May 2 Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiao mega-fight and more. In the photo here, you see ESPN’s Jay Crawford and Chris McKendry with Sugar Ray Leonard on the set of SportsCenter. Sugar...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Premier Boxing Champions debut on NBC in primetime a mixed bag in ratings

NBC is pouring a lot of resources into making the Premier Boxing Champions a success and resurrecting the sport on the national scene.  Not only resources in money and airtime, but resources in announcers as well.  The peacock assembled an all-star roster of Al Michaels, Marv Albert, and Sugar Ray Leonard for the broadcasts.  Needless to say, NBC was betting big on boxing, which...
Via Awful Announcing
March 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Thurman vs. Guerrero starts new era of boxing back on primetime network TV starting this Saturday

In the days of Muhammad Ali, George Foreman and Sugar Ray Leonard, sports fans could tune in during primetime on network television and catch the greatest sports stars of the day in the biggest events in the world, without it costing them a cent. With NBC bringing fights back to primetime network television, the glory days of boxing are making a comeback. NBC’s last primetime bout...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

NBC is bringing The Matrix to boxing … well, sort of

Ever since The Matrix came out in 1999, networks have tried to recreate the now-famous 360-degree bullet-dodging effect that wowed audiences. CBS tried the much-hyped “EyeVision” in Super Bowl XXXV in 2001 and again at various NCAA Final Fours. It eventually was dropped. ESPN tried it in their NHL on ABC coverage in the early aughts. NBC installed cameras at AT&T Stadium...
Via Awful Announcing
February 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Marv Albert and Sugar Ray Leonard are NBC’s boxing announcing team

NBC will try to achieve what has seemingly been impossible since the turn of the millennium – make boxing a premier sport once again.  The peacock is committing more resources towards the sport on free over-the-air television than has been seen in generations to make it happen, though.  After announcing Al Michaels as the host of Premier Boxing Champions on NBC, the network today...
Via Awful Announcing
February 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Boxing's 5 best punch nicknames

Boxing has a lot of punches but here are the five that were so great the punches deserved their own nicknames. The post Boxing’s 5 Best Punch Nicknames appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Via The Sports Fan Journal
February 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Marv Albert to announce fights on new NBC boxing series

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) Marv Albert will announce fights for the new prime-time boxing series on NBC. The network said Monday that Albert will work alongside analyst Sugar Ray Leonard. Albert called boxing on NBC from 1980-2003. He was also the lead play-by-play announcer when the network owned NBA rights, and he now holds that role for TNT. Albert worked the last prime-time boxing...
Via AP on Fox
February 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Andre Berto vs. Josesito Lopez Spike TV opening quotes

Premier Boxing Champions is set to make its debut on Spike TV with a doubleheader on Friday, March 13 from Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, Calif. culminating with a welterweight showdown between hard-hitting Andre “The Beast” Berto (29-3, 22 KOs) and the always exciting Josesito “Riverside Rocky” Lopez (33-6, 19 KOs). The televised action begins at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
February 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Thurman vs. Guerrero & Broner vs. Molina opening quotes

The return of prizefighting to primetime network television has arrived as Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) is set to debut on Saturday, March 7 with an action-packed double main event on NBC, live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The inaugural PBC on NBC fight night will feature two spectacular bouts. In the main event of the evening, undefeated welterweight knockout...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Instagram Models Invade Manny Pacquiao Movie Premiere

The Manny Pacquaio movie, Manny, premiere was filled with some of the biggest names in sports and entertainment, including some of the hottest girls on Instagram. UFC fighter Chuck Lidell and boxing great Sugar Ray Leonard were flanked by ladies like Ana Cheri, Jessica Szohr, Arianny Celeste, even Miss COEDs Abigail Ratchford and Caitlin O’Connor. We’d expect nothing less...
Via COED
January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Mayweather vs Pacquiao: Lessons from Leonard vs. Duran

Mayweather vs Pacquiao is a dream of boxing fans around the world. The answers it can provide are foreshadowed by another historic fight: Leonard vs Duran. The post Mayweather Vs. Pacquiao: Lessons From Sugar Ray Leonard Vs. Roberto Duran appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Via The Sports Fan Journal
January 07, 2015  |  Discuss

'Roc'-em sock-em fights coming to FOX Sports 1 Friday

The first card of a three-event boxing package between Roc Nation Sports and FOX Sports will take place Friday, live from The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City (FOX Sports 1, 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT). In the main event, undefeated Washington, D.C., native Dusty Hernandez-Harrison will battle Tommy Rainone of Plainview, N.Y., in a 10-round fight for the vacant WBC Continental...
Via Fox Sports
January 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Boxing – A Dying Sport In America

Who can forget the days when Muhammad Ali dominated the ring, Larry Holmes retained his championship, or Sugar Ray Leonard razzled and dazzled the crowd?  It seems like yesterday when Mike Tyson was knocking out everybody and nobody could beat him. People looked forward to “The big fight” and couldn’t stop talking about it. Those days are gone. If you were to bring up any...
Via Oregon Sports News
November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

BURST: Frank Robinson Celebrity Golf Invitational

It was a star-studded event at Wilshire Country Club for the Frank Robinson Celebrity Golf Invitational, which benefits the MLB Urban Youth Academy in Compton. Check out our best photos and videos, including interviews with Jerry West, Albert Pujols, Sugar Ray Leonard and Frank Robinson. NOTE: You may need to refresh your browser for the media to appear
Via Fox Sports West
November 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Floyd Mayweather takes 50 Cent, distractions, Alex Ariza & more

It's just over a week away until the Floyd Mayweather vs. Marcos Maidana rematch, and Mayweather opened up his camp to a series of questions from the media. Take a look to see what Mayweahter had to say on all of the 50 Cent feud talk and other camp distractions, Alex Ariza visiting his camp and everything else. Floyd Mayweather Thank you, Leonard. Well, first I want to say hello...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
September 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Sugar Ray Leonard expects more punches & a knockdown in #MayweatherMaidana2

So we heard what Roberto Duran had to say about the Mayweather vs. Maidana 2 rematch and now the second of the four kings of the 80′s comes to the fold as “Sugar” Ray Leonard chimes in on what he expects to happen on September 13th at the MGM Grand. Leonard who was in Las Vegas a few weeks back and inducted Roberto Duran into the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame spoke to me about...
Via Fight Hub TV
August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

English Premier League Preview – Stoke City F. C.

We at 32 Flags are previewing every team in the English Premier League, two teams a day until the beginning of the season. Get ready as we preview your favorite team or maybe we can help you pick a team to root for if you are undecided so far. Today, we’re covering Stoke City. Stoke City F.C. Founded - 1863 Last Year Position - 9th place Transfers In (As of 8/12) - Phil Bardsley...
Via 32 Flags
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

English Premier League Preview – Stoke City F. C.

We at 32 Flags are previewing every team in the English Premier League, two teams a day until the beginning of the season. Get ready as we preview your favorite team or maybe we can help you pick a team to root for if you are undecided so far. Today, we’re covering Stoke City. Stoke City F.C. Founded - 1863 Last Year Position - 9th place Transfers In (As of 8/12) - Phil Bardsley...
Via Bloguin Best
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Floyd Mayweather following Sugar Ray Leonard: Dubiously fighting for two WBC titles at once a la Leonard vs. Lalonde

Floyd Mayweather's upcoming rematch against Marcos Maidana will now be for both of his WBC title straps, from the Welterweight and Junior Middleweight divisions. WBC head-honcho Mauricio Sulaiman has apparently given his go ahead after Mayweather requested to do so. For Mayweather, it's a move which allows him to continue following in the historical footsteps of Sugar Ray Leonard...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Celebrate Washington D.C.’s boxing champs with DMV Honors weekend-long event Sept 18-21

GFS Entertainment announces a fun filled weekend honoring DC's boxing champions. DMV Honors Celebrity Weekend of Champions event will take place at various locations in Washington, DC during the weekend of September 18 - September 21. This event will honor an era of 1990's boxing legends consisting of DC's own William Joppy, Keith Holmes, Mark 'Too Sharp' Johnson, Winky Wright, Sharmba...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss
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