Articles of 2009

Arum Responds To Mayweather Testing Release

Arum Responds To Mayweather Testing Release

By: TSS Press Dec 22 2009

TOP RANK STATEMENT ON MAYWEATHER vs. PACQUIAO LAS VEGAS, NEV. (December 23, 2009) – To bleed, or not to bleed -- is that really the question? “More like Team Mayweather doth protest too much, methinks,” said Bob Arum, chairman of Top Rank, the promoter of seven-division world champion Manny Pacquiao.In response to the release sent out Tuesday by Mayweather Promotions and Golden Boy Promot...

Woods Rants Against Cheater Manny Allegations; Plus, MORE MERCHANT

Woods Rants Against Cheater Manny Allegations; Plus, MORE MERCHANT

By: Michael Woods Dec 22 2009

Hotdogs taste good, but nobody really wants to watch them being made, not if they want to scarf one at the ballpark without hurling. All the various bits and pieces, from various parts of deceased animals, ground up, seasoned with shovelfuls of MSG, extruded into a condom-type wrapper and then cooked. Yummo, as Rachel Ray might say.It is with that image I leave in your head that I segue into th...

Pretty Packed Pinoy Power III

Pretty Packed Pinoy Power III

By: TSS Press Dec 21 2009

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING RETURNS TO THE LAS VEGAS HILTON FEATURING TWO WORLD TITLE FIGHTS AND A TITLE ELIMINATOR! SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13 and LIVE ON PAY-PER-VIEW! Tickets Go On Sale This Saturday at 10 A.M. PT LAS VEGAS, NEV. (December 22, 2009) – The two entities that pioneered the marriage between professional boxing and Las Vegas casinos are reuniting to present a special edition of “La...

Manny-Mayweather Fight In Jeopardy Over Drug Testing?

Manny-Mayweather Fight In Jeopardy Over Drug Testing?

By: TSS Press Dec 21 2009

MAYWEATHER VS PACQUIAO IN JEOPARDY AS PACQUIAO REFUSES TO COMPLY WITH UNITED STATES ANTI DOPING DRUG TESTING PROCEDURES LOS ANGELES, CA (December 22, 2009). . . The mega-fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao is now in jeopardy after Golden Boy Promotions, on behalf of Mayweather Promotions, learned today that Manny Pacquiao is refusing to comply with Olympic style drug testing as ou...

Some Bloody Truth, TSS Style

Some Bloody Truth, TSS Style

By: Ron Borges Dec 21 2009

There are more than a few things that could yet stop the much-anticipated fight between Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and Manny Pacquiao but despite the headlines of the moment, blood won’t be one of them. Blood, after all, is what boxing is all about. Normally the issue is the spilling of blood. Spill too much and you lose. Don’t spill enough of the other guy’s and you lose. Get it in your eye, ...

CSAC Selects A Candidate To Lead Boxing & MMA

CSAC Selects A Candidate To Lead Boxing & MMA

By: David A. Avila Dec 20 2009

LOS ANGELES-More than a year has passed since California State Athletic Commission which oversees the busiest pro boxing and mixed martial arts shows in the country has been without an Executive Officer to guide the fight machine. It’s going to take a little bit longer.On Monday, the Commission narrowed down the selection to four candidates that all come from the West Coast. One of those four...

Hazzard Makes The Hall

Hazzard Makes The Hall

By: Robert Mladinich Dec 20 2009

Larry Hazzard Sr. was at his desk at the IBF’s New Jersey offices when he was told that Ed Brophy, the executive director of the International Boxing Hall of Fame in Canastota, New York, was on the phone. Hazzard knew he was on the ballot for induction in the class of 2010, but he is the first to admit he didn’t know which way the voting would go. “Maybe he was calling to tell me I didn...

CALLOUT CORNER: What Cintron Wants For Christmas

CALLOUT CORNER: What Cintron Wants For Christmas

By: TSS Press Dec 20 2009

CINTRON: “A FIGHT BETWEEN COTTO AND I MAKES THE MOST SENSE . . .  IT’S ABOUT PUERTO RICAN PRIDE!” ALL CONTENDERS FROM 147 TO 154 ARE ON KERMIT CINTRON’S HOLIDAY WISH-LIST THIS YEAR(December 21, 2009) It’s Christmas time, but despite having a great family to share the season with, Kermit Cintron is feeling a little lonely. That’s because since his May victory over highly touted ...

Espino Makes Pavlik Work, But The Champion Retains Middleweight Belts

Espino Makes Pavlik Work, But The Champion Retains Middleweight Belts

By: Michael Woods Dec 19 2009

Straight up, I was prepared to take one for TSS U, make a contribution to Top Rank and Time Warner. I didn't figure it was going to be the best $40 I ever spent, figuring Miguel Espino was going to play the pinata to Kelly Pavlik at the Beeghly Center in Youngstown, Ohio on Saturday night's Pay Per View telecast. Well, my apologies to Top Rank for my cynicism, and Espino, for underestimati...

Guerrero Gets The Victory On Friday ShoBox

Guerrero Gets The Victory On Friday ShoBox

By: TSS Press Dec 18 2009

THE STARS COME OUT IN HINCKLEY ON SHOBOX: THE NEW GENERATION, AS FERNANDO GUERRERO, SHAWN PORTER AND LANARD LANE ALL REMAIN UNDEFEATED WITH IMPRESSIVE EARLY KNOCKOUTS _____________________________________________________________________________________ ShoBox: The New GenerationFriday Dec. 18, 2009, LIVE at 11 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME®From Grand Casino Hinckley, Hinckley, Minn. HINCKLEY, Minn....