Saturday, August 1, 2009

Manny Pacquiao vs Miguel Cotto: An Enticing Fight Facing Difficulty

Manny Pacquiao is undoubtedly the best pound for pound boxer in the world at this moment. The Philippino boxer has already bagged six world titles in six different weight divisions, and is now gearing up to become the world’s first ever boxer to win seven world boxing titles in seven weight divisions. That is why, Manny Pacquiao wants to fight for the WBO Welterweight titles current held by Miguel Cotto, in his attempt to make history.

You already know that a November 14 fight between Pacquiao and Cotto has already been announced, but now the fight is facing some problems which could lead to the cancellation of the fight. The problem is that Cotto wants to fight at 147 weight class where he will have some advantage as he would not need to adjust much in terms of weight. Pacquiao, however, wants to fight for the Welterweight title of Cotto and wishes to fight at 145 because the Philippino does not want a fight without having any title at stake. Now, let us see if their promoter along with the players themselves can come under an effective agreement and make the fight possible in November.

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Thursday, July 30, 2009

Mike Tyson is going to Braintree but not to fight

Mike Tyson is no longer a top boxer. His good days are over long time ago. He is now focusing his career on show biz and he is doing some acting. In November, he is expected to come to Braintree and meet some people and answer their question. This idea has come from Jimmy Clyne. The basic idea is that people will pay money to get a chance to talk with Tyson. He will answer questions to ordinary people about his own life and boxing career. About Braintree WIKIPEDIA wrote:

Braintree is a town of about 42,000 people and the principal settlement of the Braintree district of Essex in the East of England. It is ten miles north-east of Chelmsford and fifteen miles west of Colchester on the River Blackwater, A120 road and a branch of the Great Eastern Main Line

This will be a good publicity for both Mike Tyson and Braintree.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Jesse Brinkley Facing Mike Paschall on Friday

Jesse Brinkley is going to take on Mike Paschall in the super middleweight category on Friday at the Reno Events Center. Jesse Brinkley currently holds the WBC USNBC Super Middleweight title. No doubt, this fight is the main attraction among Friday’s Summer Showdowns. Out of his 38 professional bouts, Brinkley won 33 including 22 knock outs besides 5 losses.

In another fight on Friday, Hinkey brothers (Derek Hinkey and Tyler Hinkey) are going to face each other. They organized a boxing clinic on Monday at the Reno Boys & Girls Club ahead of their fight. These are the two important boxing fixtures for Friday.

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Friday, July 3, 2009

Muhammad Ali to Visit Britain to Say Goodbye to His Fans

Muhammad Ali, a legendary figure of Boxing world, is going to UK in a farewell visit during which he will bid farewell to his UK fans. The legendary boxer decided to make his seemingly last trip to Britain, having been told by doctors that he would not be able to fly in the near future because of his health condition. Here, it is noteworthy that Ali is suffering from Parkinson’s disease.

Muhammad Ali last visited UK in 1999, but the boxer is famous for his two visits in 1963 and 1966 when he fought against British boxer Henry Cooper. Ali emerged winner on both occasions in his attempt to become the greatest boxer in the world. In the upcoming visit, Ali will attend dinner parties, which are organized in his honor, to be held in London, Stoke-on-Trent and Manchester. All these dinner parties are supposed to raise money for charitable work.

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Monday, June 29, 2009

Juan Manuel Lopez Defeated Olivier Lontchi to Defend WBO Super Bantamweight title

Juan Manuel Marquez successfully defended his WBO Super Bantam weight title yesterday with a nine-round knock out victory over Montreal-based Cameroonian Olivier Lontchi. With this victory, Marquez defended the title for the fourth time. Lontchi showed some brave move in the bout, despite the overall dominance of Puerto Rican boxing star. Specially, Lontchi surprised everybody by outperforming his opponent in the fifth round. However, Marquez bounced back and did not give any more chance to the young boxer in the following rounds. Lontchi was so injured in the ninth round that his team did not let him fight in the tenth round, and thus, ensuring his 26th professional victory.

The defeat has been the first for Olivier Lontchi in his professional career. Now, his professional record stands at 18 wins including 8 knock outs, 1 defeat and 2 ties. For Marquez, his professional record improves to 26 wins including 24 knock outs without losing any game yet.

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Saturday, June 27, 2009

Juan Manuel Lopez Facing Olivier Lontchi to Defend Super Bantam Weight Title

Juan Manuel Lopez is going to face 26-year-old Olivier Lontchi in order to defend his WBO super bantam weight title today. There is no doubt, Lopez is favorite in the fight, given his dominating form over the last three years during which he knocked out all of his opponents. His professional record does not include any defeat as he won all of his 25 bouts including 23 knock outs.

Olivier Lontchi is also very talented, though he is yet to be among the elite boxers in the world. He has excellent speed in both hand and foot and if he can be at his top against Lopez then the title holder would find it pretty much difficult to defend his title. Now, let us see if Lontchi can hand Lopez his first defeat in his professional career.

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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Wladimir Klitschko Defeated Ruslan Chagaev in Heavyweight

Ukrainian eavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko technically knocked out Ruslan Chagaev in a much-awaited heavyweight fight. With this victory, Klitschko has retained IBF, WBO, IBO as well as bagged the vacant Ring Magazine heavyweight title. The only heavyweight Wladimir Klitschko does not hold at this moment is WBC which is currently held by his elder brother Vitali Klitschko.

Wladimir Klitschko dominated over Chagaev throughout the fight and knocked down his opponent in the second round. Then in the eighth round, Chagaev picked up a cut over his eye. The match was stopped in the ninth as Chagaev was technically unfit to continue the fight. No doubt, Wladimir Klitschko had total dominance in the fight.

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