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#16 wahoospa

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Posted 16 April 2011 - 22:10

Isn't Manny Pacquiao fighting tonight?
He is going to make whipped cream out of Shane Mosley.


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Posted 16 April 2011 - 23:43

Isn't Manny Pacquiao fighting tonight?
He is going to make whipped cream out of Shane Mosley.

That fight is only in May. Manny is putting one of his collection of belts on the line :rolleyes:

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Posted 17 April 2011 - 00:14

That fight is only in May. Manny is putting one of his collection of belts on the line :rolleyes:


the classic old weight **** isn't it!

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Posted 17 April 2011 - 11:30

the classic old weight **** isn't it!

One has got to love the fact that there isn't an uniform system of weight names across all the organizations.

The thing is, it's pretty much one guy holding all the belts for the different organizations. I know that they don't unify because of the money (if they have their champion, they market him instead of A champion) but boxing is suffering as a whole because of this. They just just unify the orgs and be done with it.

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Posted 20 April 2011 - 13:31

David Haye's world heavyweight title fight with Wladimir Klitschko will take place on 2 July in Hamburg - according to Klitschko's manager Bernd Boente.

After protracted negotiations, WBA champion Haye and IBF/WBO holder Klitschko agreed to fight last month with the venue and date undecided.

But Boente confirmed the 57,000-capacity Imtech Arena in Germany would stage the unification contest.

Haye, 30, has been training for the fight in Miami.



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Posted 30 April 2011 - 17:36

So Wladimir's got the sort-of home advantage. He's Ukranian, but most of his and Vitali's fanbase is in Germany.


Haye better train like he's never trained before, because this will be the fight of his life. If he does manage to topple Wladimir, then that's the toughest Klitschko out of the way. Just Vitali left then, and then he'd be the undisputed Heavyweight champion of the world.

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Posted 30 April 2011 - 18:11

looks like the fight everyone wants to see will never happen!

Floyd Mayweather's hearing on domestic violence charges, for which he could be jailed for 34 years if found guilty, was postponed a third time on Thursday.

The preliminary hearing, already postponed in January and March, was delayed again until 29 July.

It puts in further doubt a potential super-fight with Philippine legend Manny Pacquiao.

The two men were due to meet last year before a row over drug testing scuppered the bout.

Five-weight world champion Mayweather is charged with grand larceny, coercion and robbery stemming from a dispute last September with former girlfriend Josie Harris.

The American, 34, is accused of striking and threatening her, stealing her mobile telephone and threatening their two children.

Mayweather also faces a 1 September trial date on a battery charge for allegedly poking a security guard in the face during a scuffle last November over parking tickets.

Plans for a fight between Mayweather and Pacquiao last March fell through when the Filipino, a six-weight world champion, rejected his opponent's demand for random drug-testing in the build-up to the bout.

Mayweather had said Pacquiao's refusal to undergo blood tests up to the day of their proposed fight meant his rival had something to hide.

It had been hoped their differences could be ironed out, but Mayweather's legal woes have made any match-up even more unlikely.

Mayweather, who is undefeated in 41 fights, has not fought since a dominant points win over fellow American Shane Mosley last May and he has fought only twice since stopping Britain's Ricky Hatton in December 2007.

Pacquiao's last fight was a stunning defeat of Mexican Antonio Margarito last November and he faces Mosley on 7 May.

However, the 32-year-old, who has 52 wins from 57 fights, won a seat in the Philippine Congress last May and there have been suggestions he is ready to quit the sport.



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Posted 05 May 2011 - 16:34

Nottingham's WBC super-middleweight champion Carl Froch has signed a five-fight deal with Matchroom Sport, run by Barry Hearn and son Eddie.

Froch, 33, split from long-time promoter Mick Hennessy last month and is due to fight Glen Johnson on 4 June.

Froch told BBC Sport he is "very optimistic" that fight will be broadcast by Sky Sports.

"With the backing of Matchroom we can do big things and capture the public's imagination," added Froch.

"My career has been a fantastic story, a rollercoaster, and it's been missed, it's gone under the radar.

"I beat Jermain Taylor [in 2009], climbed off the canvas in round three to defend my title with 14 seconds to go in the last round, it was an unbelievable fight.

"People should have been talking about me as the next big thing and what a great fighter I am from Britain, it should have crossed me over to the mainstream.

"But now we can do big things and get some column inches, some TV time and get the profile up, the stuff everyone is saying I deserve but I've not had.

"I've gone over and above the call of duty in my fights to warrant being a household name. It's not happened for me yet but I'm optimistic and excited it's about to happen."

Froch is currently competing in the Super Six super-middleweight tournament and victory over Jamaican Johnson in Atlantic City, New Jersey, will secure his place in the final.

However, all four of Froch's Super Six encounters so far have been broadcast in the United Kingdom by fringe satellite channel Primetime.

But Barry Hearn has close links with Sky Sports, which broadcasts his Prizefighter competition and is also credited with reversing the fortunes of darts and snooker.

"When you sit down with Barry and Eddie, you can tell they have the power and the resources to maximise your potential so I'm really excited about the rest of my career," added Froch, who has been beaten only once in 28 fights, against Denmark's Mikkel Kessler last year.

"The thing that stood out was their straight-talking approach and obviously their great reputation, not just in boxing, but in sport."

Froch also took advice from boxers already in the Matchroom stable.

He continued: "They have [European middleweight champion] Darren Barker on board, who is a good friend of mine, and Rob McCracken [Froch's trainer] told me to sit down and listen to Eddie - I listen to Rob and that made the decision simple.

"Eddie brings big things to the table and is able to promote me in a way that will get me the exposure that I deserve and crave - I've fulfilled my end of the bargain, I leave everything in the ring when I fight."

Froch sees the move as a way of fulfilling his dream of fighting at the home ground of Nottingham Forest, the football team he supports.

"I still have a dream to fight at the City Ground - I was promised that last year with Mikkel Kessler but it ended up happening in Denmark.

"If I'd gone into the meeting with Eddie and Barry then I believe that fight would've happened at the City Ground and it would've been a momentous occasion for myself, for the club, the city and for British boxing.

"But now we'll look forward and say, why can't it happen? When the Super Six is over and with Matchroom behind me, I know the dream can become a reality."


http://news.bbc.co.u...ng/13282887.stm

Manny Pacquiao insists he is not taking Shane Mosley's challenge lightly ahead of their fight on Saturday.

The Filipino superstar, regarded as the world's best pound-for-pound boxer, defends his WBO welterweight title in Las Vegas against the veteran American.

Pacquiao, 32, is overwhelming favourite but he said: "I never underestimate Mosley - he is a good fighter.

"He is strong, he throws a lot of punches and he moves fast. I have trained hard for this fight."

Pacquiao, who has a career record of 52-3-2 with 38 knockouts, last fought in November, defeating Antonio Margarito to win the vacant WBC light-middleweight title.

Mosley, 39, last fought in September when he struggled to a draw with Sergio Mora.

'Sugar Shane', also lost to unbeaten compatriot Floyd Mayweather in May 2010 and has been defeated six times in 54 fights.

But the Californian, who has 39 KOs to his name, said: "This is going to be a terrific fight, a great fight.

"We're both warriors, we both love to fight and we're both winners.

"And when you get two winners in there, you know it's going to be a heck of a fight. So I'm excited. I'm ready. It's going to be a blockbuster, and I'm happy to be a part of this."

Last week, Pacquiao's trainer Freddie Roach said his fighter had never prepared more thoroughly for a bout, and he emphasised the point during a news conference on Wednesday.

"We know we're in a tough fight," said Roach, who also trains Britain's WBA light-welterweight champion Amir Khan.

"We respect Shane and his camp. They have a great team. But we are 100% ready. Everybody has worked really hard at this training camp. I think it's the best training camp we've ever had and Manny is in the best shape ever.

"We need to peak for this fight because Shane's one of the most crafty guys out there. He's intelligent and experienced and you can't replace experience, that's for sure."



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Posted 08 May 2011 - 01:34

Manny was involved in a minor car accident today and is still fighting! insane!

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Posted 08 May 2011 - 05:52

OMG! Shock horror! Manny Pacquiao...

... Won.

As if anything else was gonna happen really! Just amazes me how he is just steam rolling the top fighters in the division. THAT fight really needs to happen. Fix up Floyd! The fans deserve to see you 2 get it on!

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Posted 08 May 2011 - 05:56

OMG! Shock horror! Manny Pacquiao...

... Won.

As if anything else was gonna happen really! Just amazes me how he is just steam rolling the top fighters in the division. THAT fight really needs to happen. Fix up Floyd! The fans deserve to see you 2 get it on!

Was a stinker. At least the next Marquez fight is promising.

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Posted 08 May 2011 - 11:06

OMG! Shock horror! Manny Pacquiao...

... Won.

As if anything else was gonna happen really! Just amazes me how he is just steam rolling the top fighters in the division. THAT fight really needs to happen. Fix up Floyd! The fans deserve to see you 2 get it on!

It won't happen. Floyd makes too much money by being undefeated. Rumor has it that he wants 100 million to fight Pacquiao. Who do you think will pay that much?

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Posted 08 May 2011 - 13:55

Manny is crazy insane but then again I never saw him losing against Mosley...interesting that Manny came close to being the first man to stop Mosley.

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Posted 08 May 2011 - 23:29

12 round decisions is where the fun is at.

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Posted 09 May 2011 - 15:52

David Haye labelled Wladimir Klitschko "a fraud" at a news conference in Hamburg to promote their world heavyweight unification fight.

Britain's WBA title-holder meets Ukraine's IBF and WBO champion at the Imtech Arena on 2 July.

"I've seen his style and seen what he does in the ring and he's a fraud," said the 30-year-old Haye.

"He wears big shoulderpads in his gown and picks guys who suit him perfectly, but I'm not fooled."

Haye had been due to fight Klitschko in June 2009 but was forced to withdraw with an injury, but the Englishman added that "the boxing gods have decided 2 July is the date I become unified champion".

"I looked into [Klitschko's] eyes for 20 minutes and visualised me destroying him," added Haye, who has 25 wins from 26 fights.

"I looked into his eyes and saw him beaten and broken. He's never fought anyone with my attributes, it's new territory for me and for him.

"He'll do what he always does. I've fought these 'robots' before - I've never lost, at amateur or professional level, to an eastern European fighter and that's not going to change now.

"He's got an impressive jab, I've seen him sicken people with it, but I don't believe the fight will go 12 rounds.

"Wladimir Klitschko's not tough enough, mentally or physically, no way - unless he gets a chin transplant, and with eight weeks I don't think there's time enough for that to heal.

"As soon as I let my hands go, the fight's over. I anticipate between 15,000 and 20,000 British fans coming over and they're going to see a knockout and a good show as well. He's getting destroyed.

"I know what he's about. I was watching this guy even when I was a cruiserweight, I believed I could knock him out even then.

"For the first time he's fighting someone who's healthy, he normally picks people who are injured or coming off a long lay-off. I'm a prime athlete in my peak coming off a nice long streak of spectacular victories.

"And I'm used to winning titles abroad - I went to Paris and beat the undisputed cruiserweight champion in Jean Marc Mormeck, I went to Germany and beat a 7ft 2in giant in Nikolay Valuev, who Wladimir and his brother [WBC title-holder Vitali] have been avoding for years.

"I'm someone who's going to mess with him, inside and outside of the ring, inside his head - he's in for a fight."

In a tense exchange, Klitschko, 35, offered his hand to Haye only for it to be refused, and the Ukrainian vowed to teach his rival "a lesson in respect" on 2 July.