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Rest in Peace, Michael King

Boxing lost a true believer today, a backer of amateurs and pros, a man who believed the past glories and positive attributes of the sport could be resurrected. Michael King, who headed up King Sports Worldwide, a promotional outfit based in California, died on Wednesday, at age 67. A source close to King, who didn't want to be named, said King was not ill, and characterized the passing as sudden. The businessman was not merely a player in the boxing scene; along with late brother Roger, he created King World Productions, Inc., the most...

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The Fifty Greatest Light-Heavyweights of All Time Part One - 50-41

Constructing a top 100 pound-for-pound was a difficult task, but far more tortuous was my attempt last year to construct a top 100 at heavyweight. The workload of research and footage was no heavier, but I had overlooked the fact that the distinction between fighters ranked even twenty places apart would be tiny; in some cases almost meaningless. Or at least, that was the case where the lower order was concerned. The top fifty was more cohesive. This was encouraging, and probably rescued my determination to construct thorough ATG lists for...

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Hot Prospect Saul Rodriguez Headline SoCal Main Events

A few of Southern California’s best prospects enter the boxing ring this weekend. One of them to be on display but Giovanni Santillan suffered an injury during training and his bout with Kendal Mena has been postponed. In his place will be Riverside’s super bantamweight punching machine Juan Reyes (12-1-3), matched against Mexico’s Robert Castaneda (21-9-1), in a co-main event Thompson Boxing Promotions will hold this fight card on Friday, May 29, at the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, Calif. Also on the same card, former Venezuelan...

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Phil LoGreco Gets Win

Phil Lo Greco News World ranked welterweight contender Phil LoGreco (26-1, 14 KO) won a unanimous decision over Rafael Cobos on March 6, at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. This victory followed a loss to Shawn Porter, who is on the books to face Adrien Broner June 20 in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand. Lo Greco sees the Broner/Porter match as an entertaining fight. “I think it's a good match up,” he said. “The fact that the weight is 144 makes it more competitive because Broner is the smaller guy. If Shawn doesn't have weight problems, I...

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Tureano Johnson Sparring Daniel Geale

TUREANO JOHNSON PROVIDING GREAT SPARRING FOR DANIEL GEALE NEW JERSEY (May 26, 2015) - Gary Shaw Productions middleweight contender, Tureano Johnson (18-1, 13 KOs), is now the chief sparring partner for Daniel Geale (31-3, 16 KOs) as he prepares him for his upcoming WBC title clash with Miguel Cotto (39-4, 32 KOs). Johnson, who captured the WBA International and WBC Silver middleweight titles in his last bout, is currently ranked WBC #2, WBA #5, IBF #8 and WBO #13. He gives his thought on sparring with Geale. "Daniel Geale is a special...

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Guy Robb Signs With Top Rank

Las Vegas - Guy Robb, an action featherweight from Sacramento, has signed with Top Rank. Robb has a record of 15-1-0, has won eight fights in a row, four by knockout. He is trained by Ray Woods, stepfather and original trainer of the late champion Diego 'Chico' Corrales. "Guy has an aggressive, entertaining style of boxing and is always in exciting fights," said Hall of Fame matchmaker Bruce Trampler of Top Rank. Manager Herb Stone said, "Guy has wins over undefeated fighters. He competes at a high level. Fight fans are really going to...

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Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao

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Floyd Mayweather - Three Strikes and Still Not Out

We’re in this together all the way until our cable bill arrives. One hundred dead presidents to see what was supposed to be the fight to not only put boxing back on the sporting map, but to keep it there as well. It's only a matter of days until we hear just how many pay per view buys were registered to view last Saturday's long awaited matchup between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao. The fight itself met nowhere near the expectations of well, millions of the paying public. Should last weekend's bout undoubtedly eclipse all previous...

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Some Connected The Dots Before Mayweather-Pacquiao

I tried to sound the alarm bell in this space on the inevitable clash between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao, at each stage, for literally years. Today everyone is all over the place saying that the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight was a waste of time and money. Those saying such things are rightly upset because there's a chance Manny Pacquiao 57-6-2 (38) may have gone into the fight with an injured shoulder. They're also mad and disillusioned that the fight wasn't competitive and didn't come close to meeting its expectations. And to those...

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Postfight Presser Report: Mayweather Is Boastful, Edgy, Defiant

At the postfight presser, held in the arena, with the principals in the ring, Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao talked about their clash at the MGM, and both touched on what comes next for each. Pacman said thanks for coming and that he did his best, "but my best wasn't good enough." The loser, via UD12, said he didn't want to make any alibis because of what he went through in camp. "I thought I won but I have to review it when I go back to my hotel to see what's happening," he said. "I respect Floyd Mayweather, he's fast, he's a good...

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The Superfight Without a Heart

The question often asked in the buildup to Mayweather vs. Pacquiao was whether this richest of all prizefights could give a boost to boxing’s future by living up to the glories of its past. As May 2 approached, the anticipation reminded many of the 1980s, when the mega-million “superfights” got started with a series of bouts between the so-called Four Kings—Sugar Ray Leonard, Roberto Duran, Thomas Hearns, and Marvin Hagler. Leonard and Hearns fought each other in two cliffhangers eight years apart; Hearns vaporized Duran with a...

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FLOYD MAYWEATHER VS. MANNY PACQUIAO TO PREMIERE ON SHOWTIME® NEXT SATURDAY, MAY 9 Delayed Telecast Begins At 9 p.m. ET/PT Immediately Followed By INSIDE MAYWEATHER vs. PACQUIAO Epilogue Saturday’s welterweight unification showdown between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao will premiere on SHOWTIME® next Saturday, May 9 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. The delayed telecast of Mayweather vs. Pacquiao will feature exclusive analysis from SHOWTIME boxing experts and will be immediately followed by the premiere of INSIDE MAYWEATHER vs. PACQUIAO...

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Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Manny Pacquiao: Live Round-by-Round Updates

Manny Pacquiao is walking down the hallway of the MGM wearing a smile on his face. He looks relaxed and ready to fight. Before Pacquiao walks in the arena, he takes a selfie with his trainer Freddie Roach. It is an interesting crowd and atmosphere. No one truly knows what to expect. Floyd Mayweather walks in the arena wearing a black, white, and gold, leather outfit. Floyd is all business. Floyd looks extremely focused. Here we go! Round 1 Fight starts center ring. Mayweather starts first with a one-two. Floyd looks sharp. He is feinting...

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