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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Saturday, June 20, 2009

Manny Pacquiao: Who is Next, Miguel Cotto or Shane Mosley?

If there was any doubt regarding Manny Pacquiao’s no.1 pound for pound status, it was cleared out when the Filipino star defeated British youngster Ricky Hatton in their recent bout. Now, the question is who is coming up next to fight against Manny Pacquiao. Two possible names doing the rounds are Puerto Rican Miguel Cotto and Shane Mosley who is from California.

Top Rank, the promoter of Pacquiao, wants Cotto to put against the Filipino. It is pretty much understandable because Top Rank also promotes Cotto and it would be a big chance for the Bob Arum-owned promotion to make some quick cash in through a fight between Pacquiao and Cotto.

However, Shane Mosley has already said that he is ready to fight against Pacquiao to prove that the Filipino is beatable. He also said that a fight against Pacquiao at the Staples Center in California would open up a window to earn a good amount of money because many Filipinos currently reside in California.

Now, let us see who Manny Pacquiao is going to face in his next fight?

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Friday, June 19, 2009

Wladimir Klitschko vs Ruslan Chagaev: A Heavyweight Bout on 20 June 2009

Current IBF and WBO heavyweight title holder Wladimir Klitschko is going to fight against Ruslan Chagaev on 20 June 2009 at the Veltins Arena, Gelsenkirchen, Germany. Chagaev now shares the WBA heavyweight title with Nikolai Valuev. Both the fighters are now gearing up to the opponent’s title as well as defend their own titles. Moreover, the winner of the bout would also win the vacant Ring Magazine heavyweight title.

That means you can see that the winner of the fight between Klitschko and Chagaev will go very close to become the undisputed heavyweight champion. Klitschko has an impressive career record with 52 wins including 46 knock outs against 3 losses. Chagaev, on the other hand, has not lost any of his 26 fights in professional career except a draw. Out of 25 wins, Chagaev won 17 in knock out.

There is no doubt, Klitschko and Chagaev are going to give their best shot on 20 June in order to become undisputed heavyweight boxing champion. Let us see who wins the fight in Germany.

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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Lennox Lewis Inducted into International Boxing Hall of Fame

Former heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis has been inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame on 15 June 2009 at Canastota, New York. Lewis, once undisputed world heavyweight champion, is now among the legends of world boxing. The 43-year-old paid his tribute to his childhood hero Muhammad Ali, one of the greatest ever boxer, while receiving the honor.

Lennox Lewis said that he had used to imitate great boxer Muhammad Ali in front of mirror during his childhood and he did not think that he would be able to come to this far in his life. There is no doubt, Lewis is one of the best fighters of his generation and has received many successes during his illustrious career. He won 41 games including 32 knockouts, lost 2 and drew 1 during his 44-match professional career.

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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Mike Tyson and Lakiha Spicer got married

It is hard to find anyone who does not know this bad boy. This former heavyweight champion, Mike Tyson, has become the feature of newspaper for his third marriage with Lakiha Spicer. Lakiha Spicer is from Las Vegas. The shocking news is that he married just two weeks after the accidental death of his daughter Exodus Tyson, who was just 4-year-old baby. The 42-year-old Tyson and 32-year-old Lakiha got their marriage license about 30 minute before their ceremony. There is some confusion about the dead of Exodus Tyson. Some says that she hurt her head in the loop of a cord hanging under a treadmill’s console in her Phoenix home either slipped or put her head. However, I think Tyson could wait for marry. This matter could decrease his popularity. 
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Sunday, June 7, 2009

George Foreman III will become a great boxer like his father

Do you know George Foreman III? He is the son of former American boxer George Edward Foreman. Now, he has got much media coverage for his success in a professional boxing debut. In his debut game, he knocked out Clyde Weaver in the first round. Clyde Weaver seemed helpless and weak in front of Foreman. Forman were faster and made pressure with his gloves. There is a proverb that morning shows the day. His debut performance is enough to understand that how long he will move in boxing game. You should know that his father was former world heavyweight champion. He became the oldest man ever to win a major heavyweight title at his age 45. In this game, he knocked out 26-year-old Michael Moorer in the 10th round. He is the coach of his son. That is why, he has performed well and his future is much brighter than anyone. 

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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

The return of Alex Arthur has made question

Alex Arthur is ready to make his return in boxing. He says that the purpose of returning in boxing is not earning money rather than holding titles. He was out of boxing for nine months due to injury and sickness after he was being beaten by Nicky Cook for the WBO super-featherweight title in September. After making his return, Arthur will face French-Algerian Mohamed Benbiou at Glasgow's Bellahouston Leisure Centre for lightweight title which will be played on 19th June.

He is the former WBO super featherweight champion. The 30-year-old Alex Arthur was suffering from various virus. Now, he hopes to retain his pride and title which will be more important than earning money. Let us see how long he can keep this believe.

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Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Shane Mosley will face Manny Pacquiao?

The Philippine boxer Manny Pacquiao has become in the central attraction for his glorious performance in the boxing. Most of the giant boxers are showing their reluctance to face this boxing great. Shane Mosley is one of the famous boxers who show his willingness to face Pacquiao. “Bible of Boxing” is excited about the match between Pacquiao and Mosley. His declaration has been drafted in The Ring Magazine as the Most-Exciting News. Before facing Pacquiao, this boxer will have to face for another match which will be played between Floyd Mayweather and Juan Manuel Marquez. You should know that Floyd Mayweather has come out of his retirement only to face Pacquiao. This matter created many question to the fans.

I have heard that Shane Mosley is expecting to face Pacquiao at 144 lb. It is sure that the fight between Mosley and Pacquiao will give some excitement and fun to the fans.

Who do you think will be able to face Manny Pacquiao: Floyd Mayweather or Juan Manuel Marquez?

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Andre Berto gets win against Juan Urango and holds WBC title

It will give you some cheer if you are the fan of Andre Berto. The good news is that he has retained his World Boxing Council welterweight (WBC) title over Juan Urango of Colombia. You should know that he is the Haitian American welterweight professional boxer has got back his lost title with an unanimous decision that was taken by judge. These two judges scored him 118-110 and 117-111 on the third. It was closely competition game between these two fighters. Andre Berto is looking for one more title for Saturday’s bout.

Kermit Cintron is the former IBF welterweight champion. He got a victory against an unbeaten Alfred Angulo in another bout. Alfred Angulo could not make his record longer. His quickness helps him to get the victory. This game was played till 12 rounds. Kermit Cintron was scored 116-112 by all three judges.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Chad Dawson will face Glen Johnson for re-match to hold HBO title

Recently, we are going to see a re-match between two boxers- Glen Johnson and Chad Dawson. It has been confirmed by the manager of Glen Johnson. He is the resident of Miami. It is obviously a nice opportunity for Johnson to come back in the competition and hold the trophy. Chad Dawson left his IBF (International Boxing Federation) title to the manager of light heavyweight Mike Criscio. In his first match, he bet Antonio Tarver. Now, this boxer is looking his next match. This time he should want to hold HBO title. Boxing fans are eagerly waiting to see the re-match between Glen Johnson and Chad Dawson. Do you think Chad Dawson can hold the HBO title?

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Thursday, May 28, 2009

“Lil’ Warrior” Franco can keep his unbeaten performance?

It seems that “Lil’ Warrior” Franco is the future super star in boxing world. He is still unbeaten. He has played 14 matches where he has not recorded any defeat. This 21-year-old boxer is looking his first professional title. He will take on Juan Jose Beltran for the WBC Youth title at American Sports University in San Bernardino, California. Some top rising players like Anthony Villarreal, Kerry Foley, and Efrain Esquivas will be present in this contest. Though, first bell rings at 3:00 pm, but door will be open for all from 1:00 pm. It will be exciting one. So, many people should want to see this game live. Price of tickets is $20, $35, $75, and $100. However, you can buy your ticket by calling at this number- 760-559-6419 or 909-889-5555. I hope that you should not want to miss the chance to see this exciting game. May be Lil Warrior can accept his first defeat.

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Monday, May 25, 2009

Juan Manuel Marquez: Can he defeat Manny Pacquiao?

Do you know Juan Manuel Marquez? He is a Mexican boxer. Recently, he has got a lot of media publicity. I have seen this boxer take most of the place in coverage. You may feel interest to know why. He is going to face Floyd Mayweather Jr. who has come out of retirement. I think you already know the reason of Mayweather’s come back in the boxing. This former pound-for-pound champion is interested to face Manny Pacquiao.

You should have known that the winner of the match which will be played between Juan Manuel Marquez and Floyd Mayweather Jr will face Manny Pacquiao. It is true that fight against Pacquiao is a matter of great pride.

However, Marquez is hoping to face Pacquiao and beat him in their meeting. He will take inspiration from Mexican fans that will help him to move ahead.

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Sunday, May 24, 2009

Who is real king: Floyd Mayweather jr or Manny Pacquiao?

Fans are now waiting to see a fight between two great boxers. They are- Floyd Mayweather jr and Manny Pacquiao. Both are pound-for-pound champion. Now, fans of each contestant are now arguing about one topic is that “who is real king?” It is tough to say until these two greats will face each other. Floyd Mayweather jr has come out of retirement to face Manny Pacquiao. However, his return has become questionable. The interesting thing is that Ricky Hatton has been beaten by both of these contestants.

Philippine boxer Pacquiao will be n the central attraction for betting. He has got five world titles in five different weight divisions. Like other fans, I am also passionately waiting to see who will win the fight if it held between them. I hope that we can see this much expectation match at the end of this year.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Ricky Hatton: Will he quit boxing?

Ricky Hatton is standing at the end of his boxing career. This British boxer is now thinking of quitting boxing. This decision came after he was being knocked out by Philippine boxer Manny Pacquiao. However, he has not finalized his decision yet. He will consider three more weeks and then take his final decision. Floyd Mayweather Jnr, who has recently come out of retirement, urges Ricky Hatton to quit boxing. Either Ricky Hatton will stop his professional career or check his fate for few games.

Floyd Mayweather Jnr will face Juan Manuel Marquez to promote his career. He is hoping to face new pound-for-pound champion Manny Pacquiao.

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Thursday, May 21, 2009

Floyd Mayweather’s came out of retirement is under questionable

Floyd Mayweather’s return to boxing after coming out of his retirement has created a lot of questions to his fans. One of the first reasons is that he is willing to face new pound-for-pound champion Manny Pacquiao. What reasons have you found behind his come back in the boxing? You should know that this reason has put him in the central attraction. Now, media is covering a lot of news about the probable fight between two boxing greats Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather. However, there is not any surety to face them in a fight.

It is expected that Mayweather was missing the media publicity. Or, he can make his return to prove his best quality against the best boxer. Whatever the reason is that I have no headache about that. But I have to admit that Mayweather is struggling hard to make him fit for boxing. I am also eagerly waiting to see him in the boxing ring.

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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Will Miguel Cotto face Manny Pacquiao?

Miguel Cotto is looking for a chance to face Manny Pacquiao at 144-Pounds. Pacquiao is currently taking pound-for-pound championship. It is true that Manny Pacquiao is an attractive contestant. Now, most of the top boxers are eyeing to face him. It will be matter of great honor and pride if anyone can beat Manny Pacquiao. But I think that it will not be an easy task to defeat him.

However, Miguel Cotto is also a tough contestant for Pacquiao. He is WBO welterweight champion. It seems that weight is the big issue for fight because weight limit is not fixed yet. While Cotto is willing to drop to 144 there Pacquiao may demand a weight limit of 142. On the other hand, Cotto will have to face Joshua Clottey on June 13. If he gets victory then we can hope to see a fight between Cotto and Pacquiao at the end of this year. Do you think he can make it possible ever?

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Monday, May 18, 2009

Andre Ward move ahead in his professional career after beating Edison Miranda

The fight between Andre Ward and Edison Miranda caught the attention to the boxing fans. Now, you may eagerly wait to know the result of this match. Andre Ward got win against Miranda. As a professional boxer, he got win in his first major test. It was an exciting game between these two contestants. Ward dominated his opponent player Miranda in the twelve rounds. This match took place at The Oracle Arena in Oakland, California, USA.

The 25-year-old Andre Ward got Olympic gold medal in 2004. Now, he is eyeing to professional career. Soon we may see him fighting with veteran boxers. The day is not so far when people around the world will eagerly wait to watch his game and expects to see him winning the trophy.

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Sunday, May 17, 2009

Andre Ward Outperformed Edison Miranda in 12 Rounds

Andre Ward thrashed experienced opponent Edison Miranda in a 12-round super middleweight bout at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, CA. Getting the support of home crowd, Ward appeared with his best form, against Miranda and thrashed his opponent to retain the NABA and NABF titles. Ward dominated all through the 12 rounds of the fight and was faster and stronger than his opponent. Miranda tried to come back in the middle rounds, but all his resistance broke down as 2004 Olympic gold medalist Ward appeared with his top form. At the end of the 12 round, score cards of all three judges went in favor of Ward.

With this victory, Andre Ward’s professional career record improved to 19-0 including 12 knock outs. Miranda’s career record, on the other hand, dropped to 32-4 including 28 knock outs.

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Will Floyd Mayweather Jr. face Manny Pacquiao?

Fight between two veteran boxers is always something special to the fans. If you are fan of boxing game then you should expect to see such kind of competition. Floyd Mayweather Jr. will face Manny Pacquiao. It is much awaited game for the boxing fans. You should know that both the contestants have claimed pound-for-pound crown. So, their fight has caught attention to the fans. Fans of these two contestants always involve in an argument about the topic that who is the real king. But still they have no possibility to face against each other.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. has come out of retirement to face Manny Pacquiao. But his hope many not be fulfilled. However, he defeated Dela Hoya and Hatton. If Floyd Mayweather Jr. does not face Manny Pacquiao then we can not find that who the real king is. Do you think they will face each other to defend the title?
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Saturday, May 16, 2009

Bruce Scott vs John Keeton: Who will be knocked out?

Boxing fans are now passionately waiting to see a clash between Bruce Scott and John Keeton. They will face each other to defend Prizefighter Cruiserweights competition in today’s match. Before the start of this game, Bruce Scott has already vowed to knockout John Keeton and if he can defend him then it will be the third time for Bruce. However, prize money is much lucrative. Winner will earn £25,000. No doubt, each of the players will struggle hard to win the game.

In their last two matches, John Keeton could not make any touch chase against Bruce Scott. He defeated Keeton in the second round back in 1994 and then knocked him out in the sixth round in December 2000. The 39-year-old Scott hopes that he will repeat the history once again. Do you think it will happen? Let us see what is waiting on their fate.

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Friday, May 15, 2009

Bernard Hopkins Still No. 1 in Light Heavyweight, but Chad Dawson Closes on

Bernard Hopkins may not have fought since his victory over Kelly Pavlik last October, but the American boxer still holds the no. 1 place in light heavyweight division. However, Chad Dawson came very close to retain the top spot from Hopkins with two back-to-back victories over Antonio Tarver. However, most of the panel members as well as the editorial board decided not to bring any change in the light heavyweight ranking as most of them thought Chad Dawson has not done enough to replace Hopkins at the top of the ranking.

I do not think that Bernard Hopkins would have been very much disappointed even if he was dropped to no. 2 position in ranking, because he is mostly focused on middleweight division. In fact, Bernard Hopkins has been the Middleweight World Champion for 10 years now, and during his 10-year reign as Middleweight champion, the American boxer defended his title for a record 20 times. At 44, he is now the oldest ever boxer to hold the middleweight championship title.

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Kimbo Slice will be a Boxer?

In my earlier post, I have written a lot about Kimbo Slice. If you read of these articles then you should know something about this contender. He is a MMA fighter. Now, he is trying to write his name in a professional boxing to earn more money. It is sure that MMA fight has not any well recognized and their players do not get enough sufficient or money. I want to remind you that both MMA and boxing have many differences. So, Kimbo Slice should have to struggle to acclimatize himself in a different game.

However, he fought against part time fighter Seth Petruzelli and knocked out by one punch. He is now looking for one last chance in boxing. His career is hanging in one last chance. If he fails again then we may not see him trying his fate for boxing.

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Thursday, May 14, 2009

Floyd Mayweather Jr. will Face Manny Pacquiao

Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao has got pound-for-pound title after beating British boxer Ricky Hatton. Despite of his short height he beat many veteran boxers. He is quick in punching and that is the benefit that has given him world famous title. However, another famous boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. will is expected to face this veteran to defend pound-for-pound title. That is why he has come out of retirement with great expectation. He is hoping to regain the pound-for-pound title. Last he played against Ricky Hatton in 2007 and defeated him. Manny Pacquiao is in the centre attraction. Now, most of the boxer should want to face him and defeat him for pride. However, before Mayweather Jr. another great boxer Juan Manuel Marquez will this Filipino idol. Manny Pacquiao is in second ranked after boxing legend Henry Armstrong.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Ricky Hatton will quit or Not?

British boxer Ricky Hatton is now thinking about his retirement from boxing. He is now confusion about his career. This great boxer has not yet finalized that what he will do. What led him to end his glorious career is a defeat against Philippine boxer Manny Pacquiao. Both these two great boxer faced each other in Las Vegas to defend the title. If he decides to take retirement then we can see him in a “farewell” fight in Manchester and it can be this summer. If Hatton takes this kind of decision then it will be obviously a wrong decision. He should not quit his career only for one defeat. However, it is sure that he will not have to struggle for lack of money. I request him to re-think his decision.

Manny Pacquiao: Among the Greatest Boxers of All Time?

Manny Pacquiao is undoubtedly the best boxer of current time and the number of pound-for-pound boxer at this moment. Following his recent triumph over Ricky Hatton, the Filipino boxer is now considered, by many, to be one of the greatest boxers of all time. With five world titles in five different weight divisions, Manny Pacquiao has all the qualities, skill and talent to become one of the greatest ever boxer of all time. However, I do not think that the time has come to pick him one of the greatest ever boxers of all time yet.

There is no question regarding his talent, skill, power and determination, but I think, he needs to continue his dominance for few more years to be termed as one of the greatest boxers of all time. I know that some of you may not agree with me on this fact, but still I think that he has not done enough to be among the boxers like Muhammad Ali. However, I believe that he could achieve this distinction by the end of his career if he can consistently dominate in boxing world.