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The Week’s Boxing Schedule, Featuring Canelo Alvarez, James Kirkland And Omar Figueroa

Mayweather/Pacquiao is over, baby, and we’re riding into a new fight week like Saul “Canelo” Alvarez riding a stallion on a Mexican beach. You might have heard boxing is dead, but whoever told you that is dead wrong; there are so many fights on this week I hardly know where to start. I guess Alvarez fighting Texas’ James Kirkland in front of an expected 30,000 people in...
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13 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Media Credential Snafus For Mayweather Vs Pacquiao (And The General Disaster Of It Normally)

Normally, media credentialing for boxing matches is a subject of bellybutton gazing that doesn’t warrant even a passing mention. For Mayweather vs Pacquiao, it turned into a mainstream media story, of all things. That’s because Rachel Nichols of CNN and Michelle Beadle of ESPN — who have put a spotlight on Floyd Mayweather’s domestic violence history — went public with...
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18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Two Points Against The Alphabet Belt Gang, Post-Mayweather Vs Pacquiao

We’ve talked before about the real championship that was at stake in Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao this weekend, the true welterweight crown that restarted the lineage at 147 lbs. Here are two points against the sanctioning organizations (the WBC, WBA, WBO and IBF) that we haven’t made before. 1. Allan Lasilan last year wrote a thesis as part of his master’s degree in...
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21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Next For Floyd Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao

Let’s not pretend we really know what’s next for Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao after they faced one another this past weekend, and just tell you would might be, and should be, next for them. ****** Contractually, Mayweather owns Showtime one more fight, and he says he’ll be back in September. In the build-up for this promotion, he’s made a big deal about how he doesn’t...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Pound-For-Pound Top 20 Boxers Update, 5/15

(Terence Crawford; Tom Pennington, Getty Sports) This is our first pound-for-pound update of 2015, and as such there are some major modifications. It made sense to wait this long after January and February produced negligible potential changes. It also made sense to wait until Mayweather vs Pacquiao, which would determine the p4p crown. As always, the standard is quality wins, especially...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mouthwash For Mayweather Vs Pacquiao: Five Best Fights Of This Century

(What a great fight looks like: Israel Vazquez, left, Rafael Marquez, right) Let’s say you expected the “Fight of the Century” this weekend between Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao to be the BEST fight of this century, at least so far. You were dreaming. Also, there are 85 more years to go. But since the year 2000, boxing has had its share of unbelievably dramatic two-way...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Maybe Mayweather Vs Pacquiao Was ‘Boring,’ But It’s Not The End Of The World

The big fight Saturday, in the end, wasn’t a riveting masterpiece of blood-spattering havoc. Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao, did not, in the minds of many, match the hype. It was “boring,” so many said. Mayweather only ran away — he took no risks, was even a coward, and Pacquiao didn’t even try, and this “Fight of the Century” will bury boxing once and for all...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Floyd Mayweather Gets Win Of His Life Vs Manny Pacquiao

Before Saturday, one of the things that made Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao so long-awaited is that they were the two best fighters of their time, the two best fighters of the last decade. After Mayweather defeated Pacquiao by a unanimous decision, we can say this: Mayweather now has the best win of his life, and the best win that either man has on their respective ledgers...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mayweather Vs Pacquiao Undercard Results: Santa Cruz Wins Decision

Leo Santa Cruz traded a lot of leather with Jose Cayetano in the other undercard bout for Mayweather vs Pacquiao, winning a shutout decision in a fight that was more competitive than the first. Santa Cruz made his full featherweight debut, and nothing changed about his punch volume, which is super-high. It seemed as though there was at least a chance it affected his punching power...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mayweather Vs Pacquiao Undercard Results: Lomachenko Gets KO

Vasyl Lomachenko kicked off the Mayweather vs Pacquiao undercard Saturday with a dominant win over Gamalier Rodriguez, taking a few rounds to get going before battering the bejesus out of Rodriguez and effectively forcing him to quit. It was meant to be a showcase on a big pay-per-view, representing the fighter HBO chose to spotlight. That Rodriguez may have won a couple of the first...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Freddie Roach On How Pacquiao Beats Mayweather

Last June standing in the lobby of a New York City hotel, a few days prior to the Miguel Cotto vs Sergio Martinez fight at Madison Square Garden, Freddie Roach stared me in the eyes and said, “We’re going to knock this guy out.” He continued with, “Have you ever been in the ring? What the **** do you know about boxing?” His aggressive retort came after I had given my personal...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Raymundo Beltran Stomps Takahiro Ao

An overweight Raymund Beltran tore through Takahiro Ao like a hippo through a watermelon on truTV’s debut boxing program Friday night. Maybe he would’ve if he had made weight, too. It just was kinda unfair, is all. Beltran, who weighed in over the lightweight limit, tried to get under and settled at 136, established himself pretty quickly against the Japanese southpaw. Ao was...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Mayweather Vs Pacquiao: The Ultimate Guide

Don’t follow boxing very often, but you want to know the gist of Saturday’s mega-fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao? Follow boxing all the time, and want one place that rounds up all the links about the welterweight showdown you could ever want? This Ultimate Guide to the May 2 HBO/Showtime pay-per-view bout is for you, no matter what kind of fan you are. We begin...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Floyd Mayweather Vs Manny Pacquiao: Dealing With The Casuals — A User’s Guide

Saturday night, THE ENTIRE WORLD will be watching one of the biggest boxing events in the history of the sport, Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao. Well, perhaps not the entire world, but a whole lot of people will be tuning in to see who is the best fighter of their generation. With a fight of this magnitude, news outlets that otherwise place boxing right below Women’s Water Polo...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Slow Burn: Manny Pacquiao Vs Floyd Mayweather Preview And Prediction

When you work with explosives the worst moment is just after you pop smoke. Did I get the time fuse right? Did I use the right amount of C4? Did I crimp the blasting cap tightly enough? Will it go off too soon? Will it go off at all? Then you relax just a little. Anticipation sets it. You watch the fuse burn. Occasionally the fuse appears to go out. The smoke disappears, but you...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Mercito Gesta, Carlos Molina Swap Punches, Rounds For A Draw

It’s hard not to filter everything leading up to Saturday into a proxy for the forthcoming Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao battle, which means that, if on the Thursday before the fight, there’s a Filipino boxer on TV, you wonder whether his outcome says anything for his countryman Pacquiao’s chances. So when we got a draw between junior welterweights Mercito Gesta and Carlos...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Mayweather Promotions Guys Win — Ishe Smith (Easy), Ashley Theophane (Questionable)

If it’s the weekend a Floyd Mayweather bout, then his mostly mediocre stable of fighters he promotes is fighting somewhere beforehand, and on Thursday, it was on ESPN2. In the main event, serial boring guy Ishe Smith had himself a nice performance, although his opposition had something to do with it. The junior middleweight met with unproven Cecil McCalla, who was coming off a...
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5 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...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Manny And Floyd The Podcast: Fight Week

It’s hard to believe, but fight week is finally here. That means we’ve got a bumper episode of the Manny and Floyd podcast for you. Get it on iTunes, download it or subscribe on your podcasting app. Or just listen to it here: We’re covering everything: from the tickets fiasco to the height-enhancing shoes that Floyd alleges Manny wears, and to do it we’re joined by a...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Quick Jabs: Klitschko Ratings; PBC Lawsuit; #MayPac Writing; More

There is more to boxing these days than Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Paccquiao, although you might not believe it if this is the site you have mainly visited this week. But there are things happening, oh yes, besides the big ol’ fight Saturday. One of them involves the man in the photo above. TQBR is not in the habit of writing obits for boxers or boxing figures. It could be a full...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Mayweather And Pacquiao: The Safe Bet

Manny Pacquiao has been knocked cold, collapsing to the canvas on his face. He laid there motionless in front of millions. A monster defanged. An idol toppled. It is from this dramatic evidence that we can predict the result on May 2. Floyd Mayweather is a more skilled boxer. His defense rivals anyones in history. He’s smarter. He’s bigger. He may be faster. Mayweather will lose...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

A Bend In The River: What’s Next For The Winner Of Mayweather Vs Pacquiao?

A common aphorism around professional prizefighting states it is nothing more than a means to an end. Boxing as a career, rather than mere spectacle, is a route out of poverty and societal neglect open to those willing to offer up a grizzled part of themselves. In times of great hardship, so the greatest fighters are born; those willing to stare down insurmountable odds in pursuit...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Mayweather Vs Pacquiao: Never Too Late

Five years is a long time to wait for anything. In most sports, there’s an incredible amount of turnover in a span of only a few years. The Texas Rangers went to the World Series in 2010, the first of back-to-back appearances. They finished 2014 buried in last place and they’re still stuck there. The New Orleans Saints won the 2010 Super Bowl, before their coaches were recorded...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

The Floyd Mayweather Vs Manny Pacquiao Undercard, Previewed (And The Rest Of The Week’s Boxing Schedule)

Thank God nobody is buying the Manny Pacquiao vs Floyd Mayweather pay-per-view for the undercard. Because it’s bad. Really bad, even by the low, low standards of recent PPV undercards. Ah well, preview it we shall, along with the rest of the week’s boxing schedule, including a few televised bouts in Vegas taking advantage of the fight week crowd, as well as stuff from further...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 10: Manny Pacquiao’s Biggest Wins

Because past is prologue, it’s worthwhile to revisit it in advance of Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao, May 2 on pay-per-view. Here, we examine a list of Manny Pacquiao’s biggest wins, in reverse order from #10 to #1. By biggest here, we mean — the best opposition he defeated, based on that fighter’s form at the time, with deductions for debatable results. Before, we...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss
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