Thursday, April 30, 2009

Former Heavyweight Boxing Champion Greg Page Died

Former WBA heavyweight champion Greg Page died at from positional asphyxiation on 27 April 2009. The famous boxer was suffering from paralysis since 2001 fight against Dale Crowe during which he sustained a severe injury in his head in the 10th round. The blow was enough to confine him within a wheelchair till his death. Family members said that there were no oxygen or medical staff at the venue and it took a long time before Page received medial treatment after receiving the blow. His family later accused fight promoter, the owners of the venue, ringside physician Dr. Manuel Mediodia Jr. and Kentucky Athletic Commission, and eventually filed a lawsuit against them. In the end, the case was settled out for $1.2 million.

Now, Greg Page’s family wants him to be the symbol of people who are suffering from brain injuries and raise awareness regarding brain injuries among the people. We pay our tribute to great boxer Greg Page.

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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Ricky Hatton vs Manny Pacquiao: Who will win the title?

The fight between Ricky Hatton and Manny Pacquiao has caught the lime light. Now, fans around the world are eagerly waiting to see this match. It will be exciting to see that who will defend the title. This match has already caught as the biggest fight of the year. The 30 year old British boxer Ricky Hatton is the junior welterweight champion. He will put his crown against Philippine boxer Pacquiao. No doubt, he is going to face the toughest opponent in his career. I am sure that this match will attract a lot of fans. Now, let us see if Ricky Hatton can defend his title against Manny Pacquiao. I would like to bet for Manny Pacquiao. He is the top favorite player in this contest. What is your opinion about this match?

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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Manny Pacquiao Will Face Ricky Hatton In 140- pound Supremacy

If you are fan of boxing then you should heard the name of Philippine Manny Pacquiao. Despite his short height, he has made him as a top class boxer. Most of the time, we saw him making media coverage for his successive performance in the ring. It is really amazing to see a man defeat his opponent with such short height and weight. Now, he will try for 140- pound supremacy against once-beaten Ricky Hatton. Both Manny Pacquiao and Ricky Hatton are big stars. No doubt, it will be an exciting and nail biting game between them. Ticket prize is $50. Then, I know many people will come to watch it live despite this touch condition.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Greg Page: Another Pathetic Dead Of a Former Great Boxer

Boxing world has lost another former great heavyweight boxer Greg Page. This former heavyweight champion and Louisville native has passed away. It was really pathetic news for his fans. He has died at his home at the age of 50. According to his wife’s speech, the reason of his dead has become clear. Patricia Page said that he was suffering from injuries which he sustained in his 2001 fight against Dale Crowe. He was hospitalized with bleeding on the brain after his 10th round defeat. However, fans around the world will remind this great boxer for his best perform in the ring.

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Sunday, April 26, 2009

Carl Froch Knocked out Jermain Taylor to Defend WBC Super Middleweight Title

British boxer Carl Froch has successfully defended his WBC super middleweight title against former undisputed middleweight champion Jermain Taylor. Froch knocked out Taylor in the dying minutes of the 12th round. Taylor was ahead of Froch on the scorecards of two judges and needed to defend successfully for another 14 second to win the WBC super middleweight title. However, a confident and poised Carl Froch did not let his American opponent to snatch the title away from him.

Carl Froch has now remained undefeated with this victory, improving his career record to 25-0 including 20 knock outs. Taylor’s career record has gone down further to 27 wins, 3 defeats and a draw. In fact, Jermain Taylor lost his 3rd bout in his last four fights.

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Saturday, April 25, 2009

Juan Manuel Lopez vs Gerry Penalosa: Fight for WBO Super Bantamweight Title

Puerto Rican boxer Juan Manuel Lopez is going to fight against Filipino boxer Gerry Penalosa at the Coliseo Rueben Rodriguez in Bayamon tonight (25 April 2009). This could be a highly contested affair between two high quality boxers. WBO Super Bantamweight champion Juan Manuel Lopez will defend his title, while WBO bantamweight champion Penalosa will look to clinch another world title. With professional career record of 24 wins including 22 knock outs without facing any defeat, Lopez has already proven his talent and skill inside the ring. Penalosa has the past history of causing upsets against home favorites and has already won WBC Super Flyweight and WBO Bantamweight titles away from home.

Gerry Penalosa is now 36 and has a vast experience to his belt and it could be crucial given that Lopez fought all through the 12 round only in a handful of occasions. With 54 wins including 36 knock outs, 6 defeats and 2 ties, Penalosa also has an impressive record. Lopez is well known for his punches, while Penalosa knows it very well how to defend the young boxers like Lopez. So, the seemingly enticing fight could present the boxing fans with a thrilling bout.

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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Manny Pacquiao to Take up the Place of Oscar De La Hoya?

You already know that Oscar De La Hoya has recently announced his retirement from professional boxing following a string of poor run inside the ring. However, it is now a big question who is going to take Oscar De La Hoya’s place in world boxing.

Oscar De La Hoya was considered to be one of the world’s most popular boxers of his time and he was undoubtedly one of the leading pound-for-pound boxers of 90’s. Oscar De La Hoya has won 10 world titles in six different categories during his illustrious career. Now, it seems that the Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao could be the man to fill up the void in world boxing.

Manny Pacquiao has already won four world titles in four different weight categories. He formerly held WBC lightweight, WBC super featherweight, IBF super bantamweight and WBC flyweight titles, alongside featherweight and super featherweight titles of Ring Magazine. In fact, Pacquiao is currently Ring Magazine’s no. 1 pound-for-pound boxer in the world. So, there is no doubt, Manny Pacquiao is most likely to take up the place of Oscar De La Hoya in world boxing.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Brian Viloria Becomes IBF Light Flyweight Boxing Champion

Brian Viloria knocked out Mexican boxer Jose Ulises Solis to snatch the IBF light flyweight title away from Solis. This is the second title for Viloria in his career. Viloria earlier held World Boxing Council (WBC) light flyweight title in 2005, before losing it in 2006. Filipino-American Brian Viloria was facing Solis at the Araneta Coliseum in Manila, capital of Philippines.

After losing the WBC light flyweight title in 2006, Brian Viloria needed something like what was achieved over Solis on Sunday. No doubt, it would boost up his confidence level. He is still 28 and can continue his job in the ring for five to seven more years. So, if Brian Viloria can continue the momentum, then a number of titles are yet to be added to his credit in the years to come.

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Friday, April 17, 2009

Miguel Cotto vs Joshua Clottey Welterweight Bout on 13 June 2009 at Madison Square Garden

Puerto Rican boxer Miguel Cotto will fight against Ghanaian boxer Joshua Clottey on 13 June 2009 at the Madison Square Garden which is known as Mecca of Boxing. Cotto will be defending his WBO Welterweight title against IBF welterweight champion Clottey, while Clottey will be looking to clinch his second ever championship title after securing IBF welterweight title last August, defeating Zab Judah, a three time former world champion.

Fight: Miguel Cotto vs Joshua Clottey

Date: 13 June 2009

Division: Welterweight

Venue: Madison Square Garden

Time: 10:35 p.m. ET/ 7:35 p.m. PT.

Live TV: HBO World Championship Boxing

Miguel Cotto is one of the most influential fighters of welterweight division at this moment and he is now going to face Clottey in his bid to become the top rated welterweight fighter. Miguel Cotto is the three time world champion who earlier held WBO junior welterweight and WBA welterweight before winning the reigning WBO welterweight title, defeating Michael Jennings in a fifth-round knock out in February 2009. The Puerto Rican clinched his first ever world championship title in 2004 when he pulled off a knock out victory over undefeated Kelson Pinto to win the WBO junior welterweight title. He vacated the title after successfully defending it on six occasions in order to ascend to the welterweight division. Cotto then defeated Carlos Quintana to clinch his second career title, a WBA welterweight title, which he defended four times against Oktay Urkal, Zab Judah, Shane Mosley and Alfonso Gómez, but lost the title being defeated at the hands of Antonio Margarito, his only defeat in professional boxing career. Miguel Cotto’s overall career record is very impressive with 33 wins including 27 knock outs and the solitary defeat to Margarito.

Joshua Clottey won his IBF welterweight title in August 2009 by knock out Zab Judah. Clottey has been in excellent form now as he is heading into the fight against Cotto on a five-match winning run which includes victories over the like of Diego Corrales, two time former world champion, undefeated Shamone Alvarez and Felix Flores. With 35 wins including 21 knock outs, and 2 defeats, Joshua Clottey also holds a convincing professional record.

Unlike many other fighters, Cotto and Clottey have enough respect for each other. However, both the boxers are hopeful about their victory in the fight and seem to be very confident ahead of the bout.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Jermain Taylor vs Carl Froch on 25 April 2009

Former middleweight champion Jermain Taylor is going to take on current WBC super middleweight champion Carl Froch who earned vacant title through a victory over Jean Pascal last December. The bout against Taylor, which is due to take place at the MGM Grand Theatre on 25 April 2009, would be the first defense of Carl Froch for his WBC super middleweight title. No doubt, Jermain Taylor is now gearing up to clinch his second world championship title.

Jermain Taylor resumed training in October 2008 after missing boxing for two years, following his back-to-back defeats at the hands of Kelly Pavlik. In fact, these are the two defeats Taylor suffered during his successful professional career which read 28 wins including 17 knock outs, 2 defeats and a draw. Carl Froch, who is undefeated in his professional career with 24 wins including 19 knock-outs, is going to defend his WBC super middleweight title against Jermain Taylor.

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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Oscar De La Hoya Retired from Professional Boxing

Oscar De La Hoya has at last retired from professional boxing as the Mexican-born American boxer announced his retirement at a press conference held in Los Angles on Tuesday (14 April 2009). The legendary boxer won 10 world boxing championship titles in six different divisions during his illustrious career and became one of the most popular boxers in the world. He was the no. 1 pound for pound boxer in 1997 according to Ring Magazine.

Regarding the reasons behind his retirement, Oscar De La Hoya said that it was his health which barred him to continue her career further as his health had not been responding as much as it used to in the past. However, the 36-year-old boxer has expressed his love for Boxing, stating that he was born to fight in the ring and it is not fair that he will not be able to fight anymore in the ring.

Oscar De La Hoya was not enjoying very good time inside the ring over the last few years as he lost four of his last seven fights and aside from these 4 loses, Oscar De La Hoya had lost only twice previously. His humiliating eight-round knock out defeat to Manny Pacquiao last December is considered to have played a big role behind his retirement decision. In his 45 professional fights, Oscar De La Hoya won 39 times including 30 knock outs and 6 losses.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Paul Williams Defeated Winky Wright

Paul Williams outclassed Winky Wright in a 12-round fight last Saturday at the Mandalay Bay Casino in Las Vegas with 120-108 and 119-109 twice unanimous decision. Former WBO welterweight champion Paul Williams dominated throughout the match, while his opponent, former IBF light middleweight champion Winky Wright was in his shadow. 37-year-old Wright was not at his best in the match, and thus, making the task easier for Paul Williams who went over Winky, flushing loads of punches with his both hands. Winky Wright tried to come back in the middle rounds, but all his resistance broke down against Williams fighting aggressively.

With this victory, Paul Williams’ professional record reached at 37 wins including 27 knock-outs and 1 loss, while Winky Wright, who returned to the ring after 2 years of suspension, saw his professional career recode going down to 51 wins including 25 knock-outs, 5 defeats and a draw.

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Friday, April 10, 2009

Paul Williams vs Ronald "Winky" Wright on 11 April 2009

Two-time WBO welterweight champion Paul Williams is going to face fellow American boxer and former undisputed light middleweight world champion Ronald "Winky" Wright in a fight in middleweight category at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas on 11 April 2009. 27-year-old Paul Williams is thought to be the ultimate favorite against Ronald "Winky" Wright who, at 37, seems to be at his best at this moment. Specially, this will be return of Winky Wright after a 21-month lay off.

Paul Williams is now one of the most feared boxers in the middleweight division and it seems that Winky Wright will face some challenges from Paul Williams in the upcmong bout. Paul Williams has already defeated the former world champions like Antonio Margarito, Carlos Quintana, and Verno Phillips and he is one of the quickest punchers in this division, and at 6feet 2 inch, he is considered to be one of the most feared boxers in middleweight division at this moment.

Winky Wright also has lots of success during his illustrious career during which he has had victories against Shane Mosley, Felix Trinidad, and Ike Quartey. However, you can not just ignore the fact that he is returning to the boxing ring after 21 months. I would not be surprised if Paul Williams easily gets by Winky Wright in the April 11 fight. Paul Williams has an impressive professional boxing receord with 36 wins including 27 knock outs and one loss, while Winky Wright also holds an excellent professional record with 51 wins including 25 knock outs, four losses and a draw. Now, let us see if Winky Wright can put on some excellent performance and defeat not only Paul Williams but also his age.

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Monday, April 6, 2009

David Haye vs Wladimir Klitschko: Heavyweight Fight on 20 June 2009

Another heavyweight fight has now been confirmed and it will be between former cruiserweight champion David Haye and current IBF and WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko. The fight is expected to take place in Germany where Ukrainian boxer Klitschko will defend his two heavyweight titles. For David Haye, it will be a good chance to clinch two of the most prestigious heavyweight titles in boxing.

Earlier, David Haye was supposed to face Wladimir’s elder brother, Vitali Klitschko, who is WBC heavyweight title holder, but Vitali can not fight against Haye as he has got to take on Juan Carlos Gome in a mandatory WBC title defense.

British boxer David Haye has an impressive professional record that reads 22 wins including 21 knock outs and one loss, while professional record for Wladimir stands at 52 wins including 46 knock outs and 3 losses. Now, let us see if Wladimir Klitschko can successfully defend his title against David Haye.

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Sunday, April 5, 2009

Edwin Valero Wins WBC Lightweight Title through 2nd Round Knock out Victory over Antonio Pitalua

Venezuela boxer Edwin Valero has clinched the vacated WBC lightweight title with a knock-out victory over Columbian boxer Antonio Pitalua yesterday. This was the first fight of Valero in America, and with this victory, the 27-year-old knock-out star has kept his undefeated professional record intact. Pitalua could stand up against Valero well as he was technically knocked out in the second round of the match.

Edwin Valero has a remarkable professional record with 25 knock out wins in 25 bouts. 39-year-old Pitalua went into the game with a view to putting an end to Valero’s undefeated record in professional boxing, but Valero appeared with his top form and his punches were proven too hard for Pitalua to resist. With this defeat, Pitalua’s fell down to 46 wins and 4 defeats. Valero has now set his sight on WBA lightweight title which is currently held by Juan Manuel Marquez. He is even ready to move up a category to fight against Manny Pacquiao or Ricky Hatton.

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Saturday, April 4, 2009

Edwin Valero vs Antonio Pitalua: Fight for WBC Lightweight Title

Venezuelan boxer Edwin Valero is going to face WBC lightweight champion Antonio Pitalua tonight (4 April 2009). The bout will take place at the Frank Erwin Centre in Austin, Texas with Pitalua’s WBC lightweight title up for grab. This is going to be the first fight for unbeaten Edwin Valero in USA. Edwin Valero holds a fearsome professional record of 24 wins without any loss and all his victories came through knock-out. More importantly, Valero knocked out his opponents in the first round on 19 occasions. In August 2008, Valero clinched the WBA Super Featherweight title, knocking out Vicente Mosquera in a tenth-round fight.

Colombian boxer Antonio Pitalua also has a very successful professional boxing career with 46 wins including 40 knock outs and 3 defeats. The 39-year-old clinched the vacant WBC lightweight title by technically knocking out Mexican boxer José Armando Santa Cruz in September 2008. Now, it will be interesting to see if Antonio Pitalua can defend his title, or Edwin Valero can continue his unbeaten run in professional boxing.

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Friday, April 3, 2009

In search of a Muhammad Ali

It seems that there is no glamour and entertainment in world boxing anymore because there is no big celebrity like Muhammad Ali. He used to Be the kind of the ring and he could dominate boxing when he played. There was a lot of problems that he faced but he never gave up and he was a true fighter who always Continued his fighting even after his retirement. That is why, even his changing religion did not decrease popularity among his Christian fans. This is the thing we need in our time who can generate the passion of millions of people around the world and people will come to see him play and we’ll watch him in television. Many people like me are waiting eagerly for the next Muhammad Ali to come.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Thomas Hearns accused by tax worth $448,000

Thomas Hearns is a popular name for the boxing fans. He is treated as legendary by the new comer boxer. He is the seven-time world boxing champion. We saw him taking most of the coverage of the news for his glorious performance in the ring. Now, one thing turned him from hero to villain. What made him villain is that he has coped with a big amount of tax bills for years. This thing has been revealed by state and federal record. It seems to you an unbelievable matter. Even I am also surprised to think that how he did it. The amount of his owes is worth $448,000 in taxes. He and his wife have been accused for not paying taxes.

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