Articles of 2009

Manny Pacquiao Tells Mayweather: Man Up!”

Manny Pacquiao Tells Mayweather: Man Up!”

By: TSS Press Dec 28 2009

SARANGANI, PHILIPPINES (Dec. 29)—Boxing’s pound-for-pound champion Manny Pacquiao became more incensed at Floyd Mayweather Jr., Floyd Sr. and executives of Golden Boy Promotions (GBP) for twisting facts and coming up with false statements that intended to cover up the mess that they created even as they put the blame on the Filipino and his team for the snag of talks to make the projected bigg...

Borges Take On Pacman/Mayweather Debacle

Borges Take On Pacman/Mayweather Debacle

By: Ron Borges Dec 28 2009

First understand this – there is no high ground here in this argument over blood tests and performance enhancing drugs. Some ground is lower than others but there is no one standing for purity or righteousness or even for the good of boxing. This is an argument about one of two things or maybe both but nothing else – it is about power and gamesmanship. The rest, all of it from both sides, i...

Mayweather & GBP Say Their Piece

Mayweather & GBP Say Their Piece

By: TSS Press Dec 27 2009

LOS ANGELES (December 28, 2009) . . . After a Christmas weekend filled with comments and reports related to the potential mega-fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao, Mayweather Promotions and Golden Boy Promotions are issuing the following statement in order to set the record straight. Let the record be clear: Manny Pacquiao and his promoter Bob Arum are threatening to walk away fro...

Pacquiao-Mosley Would Be A Great Alternate In 2010

Pacquiao-Mosley Would Be A Great Alternate In 2010

By: Frank Lotierzo Dec 26 2009

After "Smokin" Joe Frazier conclusively defeated Muhammad Ali in the "Fight Of The Century" in March of 1971, talk of a rematch began immediately afterward. By early 1972 the only stumbling block was the fact that Frazier refused to give Ali purse parity for the rematch being that he was the undisputed world heavyweight champion after his signature win over Ali. Ali demanded purse parity and said...

Boxing’s January Fastball Calendar

Boxing’s January Fastball Calendar

By: David A. Avila Dec 26 2009

From heavyweights to flyweights here’s a view of what’s coming down the pipe like a Justin Verlander fastball. Everything that’s heading for fight fans in the month of January including a world championship showdown between welterweights not named Manny Pacquiao. Rashad Evans (18-1-1) faces Brazil’s Thiago Silva (14-1) in a light heavyweight mixed martial arts battle at the MGM Grand in...

For Pacquiao It's Not The Drug Test, It's Relinquishing Control

For Pacquiao It's Not The Drug Test, It's Relinquishing Control

By: Frank Lotierzo Dec 25 2009

The on and off again “super fight” between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. has turned the boxing world and community upside down more so than it even was just a month ago. It's no secret to anyone who has observed Mayweather and his minions that they've purposely created a controversy to hold up the fight in which there is not a shred of evidence that one exist. One last tim...

Mayweather's Antics Exceeding All Expectations

Mayweather's Antics Exceeding All Expectations

By: Frank Lotierzo Dec 23 2009

He doesn't posses the "It" factor, nor is he the most outrageously skilled fighter you've ever seen. Compared to Hector Camacho, Sugar Ray Leonard and Roy Jones his hand speed looks almost pedestrian; that said he's one of the best fighters since Muhammad Ali at tweaking his opponents and getting inside their head leading up to a big fight. Floyd Mayweather by virtue of his intervie...

Timothy Bradley Gets Standby Call For Manny Pacquiao

Timothy Bradley Gets Standby Call For Manny Pacquiao

By: David A. Avila Dec 23 2009

WBO junior welterweight titleholder Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley has received the standby call to fight Manny Pacquiao on Thursday should Floyd “Money” Mayweather pull out of the mega fight with the Filipino super star due to demands for Olympic style drug testing. It could be the best Christmas gift imaginable for the Palm Springs fighter.“HBO thinks a fight with Timothy Bradley is...

The Best Referees & Judges For 2009

The Best Referees & Judges For 2009

By: David A. Avila Dec 22 2009

Mostly invisible to the boxing public are those men and women wearing blue or light green that often have an impact on the sport greater than a Manny Pacquiao or Kelly Pavlik punch. Judges and referees can dictate judiciously or acrimoniously against a prizefighter that can have severe consequences for that fighter’s remaining career.In recent years some horrible decisions have surfaced like ...

Sugar Ray Robinson's Greatness Stands The Test Of Time

Sugar Ray Robinson's Greatness Stands The Test Of Time

By: Frank Lotierzo Dec 22 2009

As most boxing fans have surely read by now the greatest fighter ever poll has concluded and Walker Smith Jr. — better known as Sugar Ray Robinson - was voted the greatest pound for pound fighter in boxing history. Robinson finishing at the top should've been a given by any boxing observer who knows what they're watching. But Manny Pacquiao and Muhammad Ali finishing second and third is...