As the Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao negotiations loom, Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao took time out of his busy schedule to share his thoughts on the tragic and sudden passing of Miguel Cotto Sr. father of Pacquiao's last opponent Miguel Cotto. Manny Pacquiao released an official statement on Jan. 4, 2010 regarding the death of Miguel Cotto's father, Miguel Cotto Sr., … [Read more...] about Manny Pacquiao shares his thoughts on the death of Miguel Cotto Sr.
CORK, Ireland (Jan. 5, 2010) – Unbeaten Cuban bantamweight Alexei “The Hurricane” Acosta, now fighting out of Ireland, will cross the Atlantic Ocean later this month to prepare for his United States pro debut in 2010. The 21-year-old Acosta defected from Cuba in 2008 and signed a managerial contract with Cork, Ireland-based Gary Hyde, president of Nowhere To Hyde … [Read more...] about Cuban boxing prospect Alexei Acosta heading to U.S.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Jan. 4, 2010) – Jimmy Burchfield’s Classic Entertainment and Sports, Inc., kicks off the new year in classic style, headlining the January 22nd “Boston Pop” pro boxing card with unbeaten junior welterweights “Hammerin’” Hank Lundy and Brad Solomon battling in the 10-round main event, at The Roxy in Boston’s famed Theater District. The 6-round co-feature … [Read more...] about Unbeatens Lundy & Solomon Headline Jan. 22 ‘Boston Pop” card
By Nowboxing Staff Evander Holyfield's Jan. 16 boxing match against South African Francois Botha in Kampala, Uganda has been pushed back to Feburary 20, 2010 to help give the fighters more time to train and get ready for the fight. The organizer foresee an audience of close to 80,000 at Kampala's Nelson Mandela Memorial Stadium. The event will also be broadcast through … [Read more...] about Evander Holyfield’s comeback delayed till Feb. 20
By Coach “K” Got an Opinion? Submit Your Article to Nowboxing.com On January 23, 2010 Juan Manuel “JuanMa” Lopez the current WBO Super Bantamweight Champion will move up and challenge Steve Luevano who will be making his sixth defense of his WBO Featherweight Championship in the first part of a World Title Double Header at the WaMu Theater at Madison Square … [Read more...] about World Featherweight Title Double Header Looks to Set Up Unification Bout!
MANCHESTER, Conn. (Jan. 3, 2010) – NABF featherweight champion Matt “Sharp Shooter” Remillard has taken aim at the top featherweights in the world as he prepares for a breakout 2010. The 23-year-old Remillard (20-0, 11KOs), fighting out of Manchester (CT), fought four times last year, winning three by knockout. He captured the vacant NABF title September 19, stopping … [Read more...] about Matt “Sharp Shooter” Remillard takes aim at top featherweights
By Nowboxing Staff Takanori Gomi known as the "The Fireball Kid" in Japan recently signed with the UFC and is ready to test himself in the UFC's tough lightweight division. Gomi, a wrestler but known for his devastating punching power is also familiar with the current lightweight champion BJ Penn having loss to Penn in 2003 by rear naked choke. … [Read more...] about UFC’s Takanori Gomi wants to be more like Manny Pacquiao
By Nowboxing Staff Miguel Cotto Sr. the father of former world champion boxer Miguel Cotto passed away in Puerto Rico of an apparent heart attack. Cotto Sr. had suffered from health problems such as asthma and had to carry an oxygen tank around to help him breathe properly. Miguel Cotto with his father during the Manny Pacquiao vs. Miguel Cotto press tour(AP Photo/Mary … [Read more...] about Miguel Cotto’s father passes away at 57 years of age
By Nowboxing Staff Filipino WBO welterweight champion Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao will be heading over to Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood, California next week to train for his upcoming fight in March. Freddie Roach told FightHype that the Pacman will arrive early to train for his March HBO fight, opponent has yet to be announced. The opponent was supposed to be … [Read more...] about Pacquiao to start training at Wild Card Boxing next week
By Scott Heritage Got an Opinion? Submit Your Article to Nowboxing.com Before the fight negotiations for Mayweather and Pacquiao, one of the biggest points of contention that the fans thought would come up would be the fight purse. The main concern with fight purses tends to be which is the bigger draw in terms of pay per view draws. In the end the purse was split … [Read more...] about Manny and Floyd to go head to head for pay per view buys in March
Negotiations for the upcoming March 13, Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Manny Pacquiao super bout have gone awry, because of Olympic style blood testing demands, performance enhancing drug accusations, which in turn led to lawsuits filed by Pacquiao. First, Floyd Mayweather's father Floyd Mayweather Sr. made accusations that Manny Pacquiao was on some type of steroid or … [Read more...] about Pacquiao has no problem with blood tests, only with how much is taken
By Nowboxing Staff Former cruiserweight and heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield will fight South African Francois Botha for the WBF heavyweight title at Nambole Stadium in Kampala, Uganda on Jan. 16, 2010. The promoters of the event said that both Evander and Botha have signed the contracts and predict a live audience of 80,000 fans. "I am very much looking forward … [Read more...] about 47 year old Evander Holyfield returns to the ring against Botha