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Why Pacquiao-Bradley II makes sense

FILE - In this June 9, 2012, file

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So why does Manny Pacquiao vs. Timothy Bradley for a second time make sense?

The first meeting between the two ended in controversy as Bradley was awarded a split-decision victory many believed he didn’t deserve.

The two will hook up again on April 12 at the MGM Grand on HBO PPV.  

So why a second meeting?

Bradley (31-0) has done a lot since his win over Pacquiao (55-5),...

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Philly heavyweight Jennings moves to 18-0

Philadelphia heavyweight boxer Bryant Jennings poses after his

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Bryant Jenning’s didn’t go into his Saturday night fight at the Theater at Madison Square Garden looking for a knockout of Poland’s Artur Szpilka.

But he got one anyway.

The Philadelphia heavyweight improved his record to 18-0 with a 10th-round TKO.

"I went into this fight looking for a decision," Jennings said. "It was a bonus getting a TKO."

Knocking an opponent out is...

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Remembering Wayne Kelly

Shown in this April 22, 2006 file photo,

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The children of former pro boxer and referee "Irish" Wayne Kelly have announced a kickoff party for the IWK Memorial Foundation on Saturday, Feb. 2 at the Allegria Hotel in Long Beach.

The foundation was formed to commemorate the life and career of Kelly, who was from Garden City. Kelly died of a heart attack at age 63 in February of 2012. The foundation mission statement reads: "Our mission...

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Mikey Garcia vs. Juan Carlos Burgos for WBO title

Mikey Garcia and Juan Carlos Burgos pose during

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Mikey Garcia is looking to become a superstar. It could happen if he can defend his WBO Jr. lightweight title against Juan Carlos Burgos on Saturday night at MSG on HBO's Boxing After Dark.

It was a year ago at MSG when Garcia (33-0) won his first world title, the WBO featherweight championship after scoring an eighth-round stoppage of Orlando Salido.

Burgos (30-1-2), fresh off two straight...

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Bob Arum: Floyd and Manny should fight for charity

Top Rank Founder and CEO Bob Arum speaks

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When negotiations for a megafight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao began in late 2009, the initial roadblock was drug testing.

Mayweather, in addition to the standard urine tests fighters are required to take, wanted Olympic-style blood testing. Pacquiao balked at the demand and the fight didn’t take place.

The second time around, it was about the money. Mayweather wanted...

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Boxing film honored by TFI

Amateur boxer, Kenneth Sims Jr, of Chicago, is

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The Tribeca Film Institute recently announced its 2014 grantees for its TFI Documentary Fund and among the 11 films chosen was a boxing documentary called, "The Punch."   According to a release, more than 500 submissions from 70 countries were considered to determine the 11 TFI Documentary Fund and partner award winners. All the films will share a total of $175,000, an increase of...

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Luis Collazo dedicates fight to LI girl

Boxer Luis Collazo attends GQ Barber Shop Grand

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Luis Collazo will be fighting for many things when he takes on Victor Ortiz on Jan. 30 at Barclays Center.

In addition to setting himself up for big money bout in the near future, the former WBA welterweight champion from Brooklyn will be fighting to impress Brookville 15-year-old Allie Genatt.

Genatt suffers from Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis (FSGS), a disease that damages kidney...

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Boxer loses tooth during fight but keeps going

Middleweight Marquis Davis (R) loses tooth in fight

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Middleweight Marquis Davis lost his tooth during a unanimous-decision loss against Antoine Douglas on Friday night. After kicking the tooth out of the ring he kept on fighting.

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Floyd Patterson heads NY Hall of Fame 2014 class

FLOYD PATTERSON: Patterson was living in Mount Vernon

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Father and son combo Floyd and Tracy Harris Patterson highlight the 2014 New York State Boxing Hall of Fame inductee class. 

Other boxers being inducted include Billy Backus, Kevin Kelley, Juan Laporte, Gerry Cooney, Mustafa Hamsho, Howard Davis Jr., Lou Ambers, Jack Britton and Terry McGovern.

Trainer and ESPN analyst Teddy Atlas and promoter Lou DiBella head the list of non-boxer...

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Stevenson-Pascal bout in Jeopardy

Jean Pascal, left, celebrates with former world champion

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The battle for Canada might be put on hold for a while.

In the moments following Jean Pascal’s unanimous-decision win over Lucian Bute on Saturday night at the Bell Centre, Pascal acted like he was best friends with fellow Canadian boxing star Adonis Stevenson.

“I don’t care what’s next. Adonis is a world champion,” said Pascal. “I’m very proud of him. He’s Black like me. He’s from my...

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