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We're just one day away from Manny Pacquiao-Brandon Rios showdown from Macau, China, which will be broadcast live on HBO PPV, beginning at 9 p.m.
Here are some expert opinions.
Holt McCallany, actor: Brandon Rios is a tough fighter with good power and a great young trainer in Robert Garcia, but it won't be enough in Macau this Saturday against former pound-for-pound king Manny Pacquiao....Read more »
Of all the fights that have happened the last couple of months and those that will occur over before 2014 begins, the Andre Ward-Edwin Rodriguez bout might just be the most overlooked.
Ward, prior to a shoulder injury that has kept him out action for 14 months, was arguably, pound-for-pound, the best in the world. But as is usually the case in boxing, a long layoff can lead to a demotion in...Read more »
Episode 1 of HBO's "24/7: Pacquiao vs. Rios" didn't contain any fireworks, but it certainly had its share of moments.
Much of the start of this episode was spent going over Manny Pacquiao's crushing knockout loss to Juan Manuel Marquez and introducing the audience to Brandon Rios. It proved a little slow for those who know the storylines, but it was certainly worthwhile getting to...Read more »
It’s been a fall full of great boxing, with several more great matchups to come over the next couple of months. One fight that may be the most overlooked of the bunch is the Mike Alvarado-Ruslan Provodnikov bout set for Saturday night on HBO's World Championship Boxing.
Alvarado (34-1, 23 KOs), who scored a tremendous victory over Brandon Rios in March, has emerged as one of the...Read more »
An argument can be made that the essence of boxing has always been summed up in three words: Gatti vs. Ward.
The Arturo “Thunder” Gatti and “Irish” Micky Ward trilogy, perhaps the most entertaining, if not greatest saga in boxing history, was captured in a very insightful way by HBO in its documentary “Legendary Nights: The Tale of Gatti-Ward."
The Gatti-Ward trilogy, fought in...Read more »
Saturday night represents the opportunity of a lifetime for Delvin Rodriguez.
Rodriguez will get a chance to take a major step in his career when he takes on Miguel Cotto (37-4) in a 12-round junior middleweight bout at the Amway Center in Orlando, Fl. live on HBO.
"I'm just enjoying every second of this because this is an opportunity that I earned. I got to this opportunity the...Read more »
The battle for boxing supremacy in Canada will begin on Saturday night if Canadian boxing sensation Adonis Stevenson can knock off Tavoris Cloud.
Fellow Canadian Jean Pascal is scheduled to fight George Blades in a light heavyweight bout Saturday night and then Lucian Bute, a Canadian by way of Romania, on January 18.
Stevenson (20-1) shook up the boxing world with his first-round knockout...Read more »
Floyd Mayweather Jr. can now say he has been a part of the two highest grossing fights in boxing history. Mayweather can also say he has been in on two of the biggest pay-per-view events in boxing history.
SHOWTIME and Golden Boy Promotions announced Thursday that the Mayweather-Canelo Alvarez bout on Saturday night generated a record $150 million in television revenue...Read more »
Floyd Mayweather said he’s going to fight again in May and September, as part of his six-fight deal with SHOWTIME. The question is who is left?
Everyone wants to fight Mayweather. In addition to wanting to become part of history by fighting the word’s finest boxer, it’s an easy way to get rich. These days, anyone who fights Mayweather is pretty much guaranteed to earn the biggest pay check...Read more »
Gennady Golovkin may say he sole focus is on Matthew Macklin, but in the back of his mind he’s certainly thinking about a possible fight against Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., and Felix Sturm. It wouldn’t be a shock if Sergio Martinez was part of his long term plans.
Golovkin (26-0, 23 KOs) will square off against Macklin (29-4, 20 KOs) at the MGM Grand in Foxwoods Casino in Mashantucket, Ct. on...Read more »