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    ill be posting the latest news in the boxing world here.

  • #2
    Boxing Buzz

    Tuesday, August 26 2008

    The name “Paul Williams” is now being considered as an opponent for Oscar De La Hoya’s grand finale Dec. 6.

    Welterweight king Antonio Margarito is expected in Puerto Rico on Thursday, and will sitting ringside on Saturday to cheer on his countryman Hugo Cazares, who takes on undefeated Ivan Calderon on the “Latin Fury 6” card. Cazares is managed by the same team, Francisco Espinoza and Sergio Diaz of "Siete Mares" fame.

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    • #3
      People will remeber how DLH ducked Margarito.
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      • #4
        his next fight will not get as many ppv buys like the mayweather/dlh fight.

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        • #5
          If DLH were to fight Manny, IMO DLH would get knocked the ffffff out!

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          • #6
            DLH is a damn clown....somebody knock is arse out and get him going on his way out...

            Where's the picture of DLH in the fishnet suit....mendigo fruit...

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            • #7
              Mora, Forrest confident!

              Tuesday, August 26 2008

              Will it be Sergio Mora (21-0-1, 5 KOs) again, or former champ Vernon Forrest (40-3, 29 KOs), Sept. 13, when the two rematch for Mora’s WBC junior middleweight belt? Both camps, today, expressed their utter confidence in winning a bout they both expect to be tougher than the original one.

              “I was just flat in that fight,” said Forrest. “I couldn’t pull the trigger, for the first time in my career. The loss, though, enabled me to really get my competitive juices flowing again. You’re going to see a classic Vernon Forrest style of performance."

              ”I’m expecting a different Vernon this time,” said Mora. “But I feel much stronger, since winning the belt, not sure why. I’m more confident and like Forrest has said, I feel it in my bones, that this fight won’t go the distance.”

              Mora-Forrest will be one of two title fights featured on the HBO Pay-Per-View card Sept. 13 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The Golden Boy Promotions card, in association with Romanza Boxing and sponsored by Cerveza Tecate, headlines Joel Casamayor vs. Juan Manuel Marquez in the main event. The telecasts begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT. Stay tuned for an in-depth stories on Mora and Forrest in the next couple days.

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                • #9
                  RING Magazine: "Mayweather Doesn't Crack the Top 25 Greatest Ever"

                  We can almost certainly agree that Mayweather doesn't belong in the top 10, hallowed ground reserved for names like Robinson, Armstrong, Ali, Louis, Pep, Greb, ect. And the opinion here is that for all his remarkable talent, his body of work isn't enough to crack the top 25 either. Looking at that 19-42 range, the upper end just doesn't seem right given the talent pools of the past.

                  So our final declaration is this: if Mayweather never fights again, he ranks somewhere in the second 25 in boxing history, pound-for-pound, taking into account both his ability and his accomplishment. "Pretty Boy" and his devoted fans may not want be happy to hear it, and the Floyd haters probably won't like it either, but that's where he belongs.

                  Eric Raskin, The Ring Magazine, October 2008

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                  • #10
                    Arum: I am optimistic!

                    Wednesday, August 27 2008

                    Top Rank head Bob Arum told The Manila Bulletin/Fightnews on Wednesday that he is "optimistic" that the proposed Dec. 6 megabuck matchup between Manny Pacquiao and Oscar De La Hoya will become a reality. Fresh from his vacation in France, Arum said Top Rank and Golden Boy Promotions are coming out with an official announcement at 11 a.m. of Thursday (early Friday morning in the Philippines). "That's all I can say," said Arum, who was in constant touch with key members of Team Pacquiao while he was vacationing in the French Riviera. De La Hoya has penciled the MGM Grand in Las Vegas as venue for his last fight.

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                    • #11
                      some more scoop on DLH & Pacman!

                      Sources: De La Hoya, Pacquiao agree to Dec. 6 fight in Vegas

                      By Dan Rafael
                      ESPN.com
                      (Archive)

                      Updated: August 27, 2008, 2:26 PM ET


                      Oscar De La Hoya, boxing's biggest star, will announce Thursday that he will meet pound-for-pound king Manny Pacquiao on Dec. 6, two sources close to the fight told ESPN.com.

                      Top Rank's Bob Arum, whose company promotes Pacquiao, would not confirm a deal was in place for what would be the year's biggest fight, but he did tell ESPN.com that De La Hoya would host a media teleconference at 2 p.m. ET on Thursday to announce his opponent.

                      "We'll know who is he is fighting tomorrow," Arum said Wednesday from Youngstown, Ohio, where he was attending a promotional event for the Kelly Pavlik-Bernard Hopkins fight that he is co-promoting with De La Hoya's Golden Boy Promotions. "I made a commitment that I wouldn't say anything and that tomorrow there would be an announcement. I'm not allowed to make any comments. Everything will be clear on Thursday."

                      Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer would not confirm the deal, either, but sounded positive when asked about it.

                      "Last week the deal was 90 percent dead, but we were able to revive it. The fact that it has been so quiet is a good sign," Schaefer said from Mexico, where he was traveling on business with De La Hoya. "It's been a lot of back and forth and skillful negotiating and to try to get each side to soften their stance. If the fight was Arum vs. Schaefer, it would have been made awhile ago."

                      Schaefer dismissed reports this week that welterweight titleholder Paul Williams was under serious consideration to meet De La Hoya. Schaefer said that although Williams' name was thrown out during an internal meeting, it was quickly dismissed, and no contact was ever made between the De La Hoya and Williams camps. Williams promoter Dan Goossen confirmed that as well.

                      De La Hoya (39-5, 30 KOs), who has repeatedly said the December fight would be the last bout of his storied career in which he's won world titles in six weight divisions, has been in talks with Pacquiao (47-3-2, 35 KOs) for weeks. But negotiations got bogged down when the sides could not come to an agreement on how to split the revenue, which is expected to exceed more than $100 million.

                      De La Hoya stood firm for weeks on a 70-30 split in his favor; Pacquiao was demanding a 40 percent slice of the pie.

                      The rest of the major issues, from the maximum weight to the size of the gloves, were agreed upon, with Pacquiao getting his way on a 147-pound weight limit and 8-ounce gloves.

                      The percentage split that De La Hoya and Pacquiao have apparently agreed to is unclear.

                      Freddie Roach, Pacquiao's trainer and one of De La Hoya's former trainers, has been an outspoken advocate of the fight, going so far as to say he would train Pacquiao for free because he was so confident he would win.

                      Roach told ESPN.com on Wednesday that Pacquiao, whom he hadn't spoken to much recently, left him two voice mails about 7 a.m. ET.

                      "He left me the messages and at the end of one of them, he said, 'Thanks for all your help.' I read that as the fight is done," Roach said.

                      Pacquiao, a lightweight titleholder who has won belts in five weight classes and is the national icon of the Philippines, would move up to welterweight for the showdown with De La Hoya.

                      The fight is expected to take place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, where De La Hoya has fought five of his past six bouts and seven of his past 10.

                      Dan Rafael is ESPN.com's boxing writer.
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                      • #12
                        IMO, I don't think DLH can win this fight against Pacman. Pacquiao, is too dangerous!
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                        • #13
                          Hey ibleed maybe you can change the thread heading to boxing scoop & MMA? Just a suggestion though....
                          Shamrock welcomes opportunity to test Kimbo's mettle



                          After months of speculation, EliteXC heavyweight Kimbo Slice has an opponent for his Oct. 4 date at the Bank Atlantic Center in Sunrise, Fla.

                          Slice, whose real name is Kevin Ferguson, will face veteran mixed martial artist Ken Shamrock. The fight will air on CBS.

                          There had been talk of Slice facing Brett Rogers. Tension between the two began on May 31 in Newark, N.J., where Rogers made disparaging remarks about Slice's performance against James Thompson.

                          After Slice and Rogers exchanged words, it was widely believed they would face each other this year. But after much deliberation, executives at EliteXC decided on Shamrock.

                          "Ken Shamrock poses serious threats to Kimbo Slice's maturation in the MMA game," EliteXC vice president Jared Shaw told ESPN.com. "He is a veteran of the sport and widely considered one of the greatest mixed martial artists of all time.

                          "It's an enormous fight to the casual fan as well as the hard-core fan. The hard-core fan, they've grown up with Ken Shamrock. He will be looking to put an illustrious finish on a storied career."

                          Shamrock, 44, will look to end a five-fight skid with a win over Slice. In his most recent fight on March 8, Shamrock was stopped during the first round by Robert Berry. Despite his slump, Shamrock is confident he can handle Slice.

                          "I welcome this opportunity," Shamrock said. "Kimbo has had some success. He's big, he's strong and he hits with his heavy hands, but anybody that is a veteran in this sport understands that unless you have a lot of time in the ring, you have not been tested completely.

                          "Kimbo's ground skills have not yet been tested, and I have the ability to test him. He hasn't seen anything yet."

                          The 34-year-old Slice is undefeated in three sanctioned mixed martial arts fights -- he defeated former heavyweight boxing champion Ray Mercer in an MMA exhibition bout on June 23, 2007. But Slice received lots of criticism after struggling to defeat Thompson.

                          Slice started strong in that bout, but as the fight wore on he showed fatigue. By the second round, Thompson was able to control him on the ground. Some ringside observers, including Rogers, claim Slice tapped out at one point.

                          However, Slice would survive and land several hard punches in the third round that caused blood to flow from Thompson's left ear. A Slice right hand would stagger Thompson, leading referee Dan Miragliotta to stop the bout.

                          Rogers, who stopped Jon Murphy in the first round on the undercard, had harsh words for Slice afterward.

                          "I'm saying it like this: Kimbo Slice, that was just garbage, man," Rogers said. "I'm going to speak it real. You did tap. … I saw it. I was right there."

                          The words nearly caused Rogers and Slice to come to blows. After order was restored, each fighter expressed interest in settling their differences in the cage.

                          Shaw said EliteXC was close to putting Slice-Rogers on the Oct. 4 card, but after much deliberation the promoter decided to go with Shamrock (26-13-2). Though Rogers' shot at Slice fell through, Shaw said there is no need for the St. Paul, Minn., resident to bow his head.

                          "His future is incredibly bright in mixed martial arts and with EliteXC," Shaw said of Rogers. "He's 8-0 and has eight knockouts. He's been seen on Showtime and CBS.

                          "Rogers is at the beginning of a tremendous climb. If he's looking at this situation as him being overlooked, he'd better get in the gym with that thought … because he's not being overlooked. The Kimbo Slice fight is coming to him.

                          "If they both handle their business, there will be a date for them in the very near future. For the fans who wanted to see Kimbo Slice-Brett Rogers, they will have to wait just a little longer. But it will be that much more exciting."

                          Slice couldn't be reached for comment.

                          Rogers will not appear on the Oct. 4 card. He is slated to fight on Nov. 8 on Showtime, but an opponent has yet to be named.

                          Franklin McNeil covers boxing and mixed martial arts for The Star-Ledger in Newark, N.J.
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                          • #14
                            Well i dont think there will be any KO's in this fight and if it goes to the judges and it is a close fight, there is no doubt DLH will get the win. So my hope is that Pacman makes it a clear win.
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                            • #15
                              Bahh...typical DLH fruit-cake fight...he is fighting manny for his name only, not because manny is a credible fighter at 140...

                              I thought little of Oscar before, now i think he is scum...thinking like a promoter and not like a fighter...getting rid of all these promoters would do boxing some much needed good...

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