Mayweather-Marquez – The First Semi-Final In The Ultimate Pugilistic Tournament?
The Showtime Super-Six competition looms in the coming months, but the very best fighters could be on the verge of inadvertently initiating their own knockout tournament with the prize being boxing's MacGuffin – the pound-for-pound crown
Say what you like about Showtime, about how it's HBO’s poor, malnourished cousin, about how it always gets left with the second-rate matchups, about the lack of prestige compared to it's glamorous rival. All these things are probably true, but for my money the suits at Showtime have bigger cojones than their counterparts at Home Box Office and lead the way in their ideas and acceptance of the need to diversify. In both a business sense and a sporting one, the Super Six Tournament represents the highest level of progression that boxing has seen in years.
Current pound for pound king Manny Pacquiao is asking his legal counsellor, Jeng Gacal to examine the accusations made by Floyd Mayweather senior earlier this week to see if there are grounds to sue.
Earlier this week, allegedly Floyd reckoned that Manny may taken steroids and that his physique was too big and too lean.
"I believe he’s (Pacquiao) on some type of supplements." Said Mayweather snr.
I’m convinced about a lot of boxers. That’s what they’re doing right now. Everybody should be checked a little bit more thoroughly. Sometimes people know what’s going on but they ain’t saying anything."
Pacquiao has denied any involvement in taking 'supplements' to aid his preparations
Undefeated welterweight contender ORLANDO LORA, who recently signed an exclusive promotional agreement with Gary Shaw Productions, will make his GSP debutTomorrow! Friday, September 18, at the Chumash Casino Resort in Santa Ynez, Calif. Lora will take on veteran Hicklet Lau, in an eight-round welterweight rumble, on the non-televised undercard headlined by the 10-round heavyweight bout between undefeated contender Travis Kauffman (18-0, 15 KOs), and hard-punching Tony Grano (15-1-1, 12 KOs), and the eight-round bantamweight bout between Chris Avalos (11-0, 9 KOs), againstGiovanni Caro (13-7-4, 11 KOs). Both main event fights will be televised live nationally on SHOWTIME'S"ShoBox: The New Generation," beginning at 11 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast.)
UNBEATEN HERNANDEZ ALSO IN ACTION ON FOX SPORTS EN ESPAÑOL THIS FRIDAY NIGHT
ORANGE, CA (September 15, 2009) – Rising star Josesito Lopez continued his tear through the junior welterweight division last Friday night and he needed only three rounds to do it as he dazzled fans at the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, California with his stoppage of Anthony Mora. This Friday night, September 18th, fight fans can see what all the buzz is about, as Fox Sports En Español airs Lopez vs Mora in the main event of the Friday, September 18th edition of its hit series “Boxeo Thompson and where thinly sliced beef recipe will be showcased.”
Two Dice Boxing Interviews Darren Sutherland to get his views and outcome on his future before his untimely passing.
Kish Nundloll Interviewing Darren Sutherland
Arvin Nundloll on camera
The words ‘nice guy’ or ‘top bloke’ were always the ones that jumped out when speaking about Darren Sutherland. The Irish bronze medal winner was that type of man that made him a people’s person, and for what it’s worth I thought that he could’ve been the people’s champion.
Promising super middleweight prospect Darren Sutherland, who won an Olympic bronze medal for Ireland at the 2008 Games in Beijing, was found dead Monday at his London home.
A Metropolitan Police spokesman confirmed Sutherland was pronounced dead on Monday afternoon and his death was not being treated as suspicious.
Irish Sports Minister Martin Cullen said: "Ireland has lost a sportsman of wonderful ability."
He added: "The tremendous effort and determination of this young man brought immense pride to Ireland in Beijing in 2008 when he joined a very select group of men who have won an Olympic medal for Ireland.
"It takes work, effort, desire and dedication to be a champion - qualities Darren had in abundance."
Temecula, CA (September 12, 2009) – In a tune-up for his Super Six World Boxing Classic confrontation with WBA Super Middleweight Champion Mikkel Kessler, NABF and WBO NABO Super Middleweight titleholder Andre “S.O.G.” Ward (20-0, 13 KO), Oakland, CA looked primed and ready after dismantling Shelby Pudwill (22-4-1, 9 KO), Mandan, ND in a non-title bout at the Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, CA. The bout was a co-main event telecast on “ShoBox: The New Generation” on SHOWTIME.
Ward, who thoroughly outboxed Pudwill in the first two rounds, dropped him with a left hook in the third round, which opened a nasty cut under Pudwill’s left eye. Smelling blood, Ward went for the kill and had his opponent in serious trouble. Knowing he could do serious damage, Ward signaled referee Pat Russell several times to put a halt to the shellacking and he mercifully did at 2:16 of the third round.
The world title rematch pits Dawson, the light heavyweight division’s kingpin, defending his world championship belt against Johnson, the man who gave him the stiffest test and closest shave of his career. In their first battle, which took place in April 2008, the two squared off with Dawson’s WBC light heavyweight title on the line. Dawson came away with a hard-earned unanimous decision, but the entire boxing world was left clamoring for more from these world-class fighters.
Since their first rumble, Dawson has only raised his profile, with two nationally televised victories over former undisputed champion Antonio Tarver. Johnson has also kept a high profile, stopping Aaron Norwood in four rounds, and then avenging a highly controversial draw with Daniel Judah by winning a clear-cut unanimous decision in February.
“I’m gonna win this fight, I’m gonna do it. The only thing I can do is go in there and put on a great fight for the fans in Los Angeles.
“Am I in the best shape of my life? Come Sept. 26, I will be. We still have two-and-a-half more weeks left of training and I’ll be there. There’s still a little bit more work to do. Come fight time, I’ll be ready to go 12 rounds.
“I’ve worked my butt off to get here and I’ve always seen this day coming. The good thing about it is I’ve been working my way up slowly but surely.
“To be honest with you, for me, it’s just another fight. I don’t try to get caught up in the hype or everything like that. It’s just another fight. It’s a tough fight, that’s what it is. It’s just another tough fight even though we all know it’s bigger than just another fight.
“I don’t want to get caught up with all this business about making history. Of course it’s history. It’s already known that it’s history. It’s already known that’s its going to be a big atmosphere in the STAPLES Center, why get caught up in it?
BOXING'S BIG FIGHT HISTORY STEEPED IN
MEXICAN INDEPENDENCE DAY TRADITION
Mexico's #1 Fighter Juan Manuel "Dinamita" Marquez to Follow in the Footsteps of Mexican Warriors In and Out of the Ring
Mexico City, Mexico (September 11) - On September 16, 1810 Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, a well-respected Mexican priest, rang a bell at his small church calling Mexican fighters to arms. This began the Independence War against Spain; thereafter marking September 16 as El Grito de IndependenciaThis year, on September 19, three days after Mexicans around the world celebrate Mexican Independence Day, a bell will ring at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas to start a 12-round battle between six-time world champion in five weight divisions Floyd "Money" Mayweather and five-time world champion in three weight divisions Juan Manuel "Dinamita" Marquez. The bout will be produced and distributed live on HBO Pay-Per-View® beginning at 9 p.m./6 p.m. PT. (Mexican Independence Day).
Hours before Miguel Cotto embarked and ultimately persevered in the toughest victory of his career, a reserved man dressed in a fine blue-colored vest sat down at his ringside seat in Madison Square Garden. But this was no ordinary man and he did not make a typical entrance. The remarkably humble individual was the best boxer on the planet, Manny Pacquiao, and his status as the world’s top fighter also meant that he was instantly swarmed by star struck fans who yearned for a mere glance at the boxing superstar.