By Lamar Sparkman Saturday night marks the return of the international phenom and p4p best fighter in the world Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao (52-3-2 38 KOs) facing “Sugar” Shane Mosley, it’s not the fight that fans wanted but for better or worse its what we got. From the moment this fight was made I called it a joke and joined in the outrage at Pacquiao facing another overmatched … [Read more...] about Does Mosley have one last fight left in him?
By Lamar Sparkman The deal is done! Manny Pacquiao’s next opponent will be Sugar Shane Mosley on May 7, 2011 in Las Vegas and from what I’ve gathered from reading boxing and social websites a majority of the fans are disappointed that this fight was made. My initial thoughts on this fight is the same as the announcement last summer that Pacquiao (52-3-2, 38 ko’s) would face … [Read more...] about Pacquiao Vs. Mosley Does Nothing For Boxing
By Lamar Sparkman Another big man got mowed down Saturday night when Filipino sensation Manny Pacquiao(52-3-2, 38 kos) gave Antonio Margarito the worst beating of his career. In fact he remains hospitalized waiting for swelling to subside so he can have surgery for a fractured right orbital bone and is expected to be there until Wednesday. Friday after the weigh-in I … [Read more...] about Manny Pacquiao Continues His Dominance
By Lamar Sparkman A few months ago I was disappointed like many fight fans that Antonio Margarito (38-6, 27 kos) was being rewarded with a mega fight against p4p Manny Pacquiao (51-3-2, 38 kos) one fight removed from being suspended for illegal hand wraps prior to fighting Shane Mosley. Not only did I feel he didn’t deserve it I didn’t think it would be competitive, even … [Read more...] about Manny Pacquiao could be in for a rough night against Margarito
By Lamar Sparkman After a somewhat lackluster summer, the fall boxing schedule will heat up starting this weekend with the Showtime televised featherweight showdown between WBO Champion Juan Manuel Lopez of Puerto Rico against Mexico’s Rafael Marquez from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. … [Read more...] about Can Juan Ma Lopez take the next step against Marquez?
By Lamar Sparkman Thursday morning Showtime held a teleconference with reporters to announce that Andre Dirrell would be withdrawing from the super six world boxing classic with an undisclosed health condition. He was scheduled to fight his friend and fellow 2004 Olympic teammate Andre Ward on November 27th. The fight was originally scheduled for September 25th but the … [Read more...] about Another setback for Super Six Tourney as Andre Dirrell exits
By Lamar Sparkman Shane Mosley will be returning to the ring tonight Sept 18th at the Staples Center in Los Angeles live on HBO pay-per-view to face the “The Latin Snake” Sergio Mora a little over 3 months after his one sided loss to Floyd Mayweather Jr. This is a very quick turnaround for a fighter who turned 39 on Sept. 7th and looked every bit his age in the middle to … [Read more...] about Don’t Sleep On Mosley Vs. Mora
By Lamar Sparkman Carl Froch has withdrawn from his October 2nd fight with Arthur Arbraham due to a back injury. This is the latest blow to a tournament that had so much excitement and anticipation when it was first announced. The Super Six World Boxing Classic which was conceived by Showtime and put together promoters to showcase six of the worlds top super middleweights … [Read more...] about Another Postponement puts Super Six in Jeopardy
By Lamar Sparkman The speculation is over and the date is set, Manny Pacquiao will be facing Antonio Margarito on November 13th at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, TX. After being denied a boxing license in California; the state that revoked them last year after he was found to have a hard plaster-like substance in his hand wraps before a welterweight fight with Shane Mosley, … [Read more...] about Margarito Gets His License, Fans Get Business As Usual?
By Lamar Sparkman If Chad Dawson is sitting around wondering how he lost the first fight in his professional career he doesn’t have to look far. He fought the way he’s spoken prior to the fight in interviews, very cool and non chalant. Fighting in front of a raucous crowd of more than 9,000 fans at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Dawson was too passive and allowed … [Read more...] about Dawson has himself to blame for loss against Pascal
By Lamar Sparkman It’s been a slow summer for boxing in a year that’s been fairly disappointing compared to the last few years. So tonight’s fight between World Boxing Organization/World Boxing Association lightweight champ Juan Manuel Marquez (50-5-1, 37 kos) and former titleholder Juan Diaz (35-3, 17 kos) comes at just the right time. It’s a rematch of 2009’s fight of the … [Read more...] about Marquez/Diaz Rematch: Finally a fight to get excited about
By Lamar Sparkman Now that the biggest fight to be made in boxing (Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Manny Pacquiao) isn’t happening in the near future, it dawned on me what kind of year it has been for the sport. It began with the unfortunate cancellation of a welterweight showdown between WBA welterweight champ Shane Mosley (46-6 39 ko’s) and WBC welterweight champ Andre Berto … [Read more...] about Those who expected a big year for boxing can’t be happy
By Lamar Sparkman The proposed deadline from Bob Arum for a decision on whether Floyd Mayweather will accept a fight with Manny Pacquiao has passed and we’re no closer to a fight now then we were 7 months ago when talks fell apart. Arum held a conference call at 12am pacific Saturday morning to give an update on the past few weeks of negotiations and where Pacquiao sets his … [Read more...] about Mayweather vs. Pacquiao, The Window Is Slowly Closing