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FIRST OPENLY GAY BOXER ORLANDO CRUZ ON ABC NEWS

ORLANDO CRUZ FIGHTS FOR WBO 126 LB. CROWN SATURDAY ON HBO PPV

Cruz's boxing attire

Cruz’s boxing attire

Las Vegas, NV– Puerto Rican Orlando Cruz (20-2, 10 KOs) is the first active boxer to announce publicly that he is gay. He posted pictures on Twitter of his controversial rainbow colored boxing attire combined with the Puerto Rican flag to celebrate LGBT (lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender) pride. Featured in ABC News segment which is available by clicking in the box.  Cruz faces Orlando Salido of Mexico in the co-main event of Tim Bradley vs Juan Manuel Marquez card.

TIM BRADLEY VS. JUAN MANUEL MARQUEZ: SAFE ON THE FENCE!

JMM Silences Manny Pacquiao

JMM Silences Manny Pacquiao

MANNY PACQUIAO FINISH “TOUGH ACT TO FOLLOW”

San Francisco, CA– There are some feats, whether they be in the business or the sports world, you’ve climbed Mt. Everest and in the minds of more than a few you could only come down. I mean, how in the hell do you top, can you surpass or duplicate a moment in which you put one of the era’s great fighters in multi-division champion Manny Pacquiao (54-5-2, 38 KOs) to sleep.

PRESSURE ON MARQUEZ AS LEGACY BEING WRITTEN

So the $64,000 question is, how does Juan Manuel Marquez surpass that from both a boxing point of view and the historical aspect of drilling a superstar like Manny with one punch? Because the man I have yet to mention, unbeaten Timothy Bradley (30-0, 12 KOs) is not a slouch in addition to being10 years younger than the 40-year-old Mexican Marquez.

JMM-BRADLEY ABOUT INFLICTING WILL

What makes this HBO PPV clash so intriguing is that it could go either way. Marquez (55-6-1, 40 KOs) could get under Bradley’s punches and work the body which is the classic way a Mexican attacks an African-American style fighter. That is not a stereotypical comment I’ve just put forth. It is real, while black guys would try and box a Mexican, the man from south of the border is looking to punch at the border, in other words, body shots. That being fact, and the question being, will it be Bradley or JMM?

FIGHT COULD CHESS MATCH SNOOZER OR THRILLING Read more

BREAKING DOWN THE TIM BRADLEY-MANNY PACQUIAO SCORING CONTROVERSY

Tim Bradley-Manny Pacquiao

SCORE “EACH” ROUND BEFORE BECOMING OUTRAGED!

 

Los Angeles, CA-The majority of boxing’s so-called experts scored Saturday’s fight for Manny Pacquiao over Tim Bradley. Most fans in the blogosphere also seem to think the Filipino was robbed of his WBO welterweight (147 lbs) title by the questionable scores of the two of three judges. All three had it close, Duane Ford and C.J. Ross both scored it 115-113 for Bradley, while Jerry Roth had it the other way, 115-113 for Pacquiao. Watching the bout live while drinking beers with my friends, but not scoring each round individually, I estimated that the Filipino probably won ten rounds to two.

DISTRACTIONS & TV SHILLS DON’T HELP!

Obvious influences were my friends watching the bout with me, HBO play by play announcer Jim Lampley’s obvious cheerleading for Pacquiao, HBO replays that clearly only show highlights of Manny’s punches between rounds, and the fact that my attention span was diminished because of the social setting. I wonder how many fans who watched the bout at home are up in arms over the result even though they didn’t take the time to score each round “during” the fight? Each round, or mini-fight because that’s what they are, should be scored individually, 10 for the victor, 9 for the loser, and in case of a knockdown 10-8 for the victor, or 10-10 if the fistic frame was even. That is how boxing should be scored, and I believe that is the main reason the judges ended up with their results, not because of any of the various conspiracy theories conjured up on message boards and blogs.

WATCHED THE BOUT AGAIN AND WAS SURPRISED AT RESULTS! Read more

MANNY PACQUIAO-TIM BRADLEY OFFICIAL “ROUND BY ROUND SCORE

Pacquiao-Bradley Official Scorecards

OFFICIAL ROUND BY ROUND SCORES FOR BRADLEY-PACQUIAO

Round 1: Judges Jerry Roth, C.J. Ross 10-9 for Manny Pacquiao; Duane Ford 10-9 for Tim Bradley.

Round 2: Roth, Ross 10-9 for Bradley; Ford 10-9 for Pacquiao.

Round 3: 10-9 across the board for Pacquiao.

Round 4: 10-9 across the board for Pacquiao.

Round 5: Roth 10-9 for Pacquiao; Ross, Ford 10-9 for Bradley.

Round 6: 10-9 across the board for Pacquiao.

Round 7: 10-9 across the board for Pacquiao.

Round 8: Roth 10-9 for Pacquiao; Ross, Ford 10-9 for Bradley.

Round 9: Roth, Ross 10-9 for Pacquiao; Ford 10-9 for Bradley. Read more

SIGNORELLA PREVIEWS MANNY PACQUIAO-TIM BRADLEY!

Pacquiao (left) Bradley (right)

 

New York, NY– This weekend, international boxing superstar Manny “Pac-Man” Pacquiao (54-3-2, 38 KOs) will attempt to defend his WBO welterweight (147) trophy against recent unified WBO/WBC light welterweight (140) belt holder Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley (28-0, 12 KOs) over 12 proposed rounds of throw down at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday at 9 PM ET on HBO PPV.

MANNY’S PATH OF DESTRUCTION

Since his coming out party massacre against Marco Antonio Barrera (W TKO 11), Boxing Writer’s Association of America’s Fighter of the Decade Manny Pacquiao is the first boxer in the history of sport to win a staggering eight world titles in eight different weight divisions. Considering the level of opposition he has faced since thrashing Barrera: twice defeating both Erik Morales (L UD 12, W TKO 10, W KO 3) and Juan Manuel Marquez (D 12, W SD 12, W MD 12) and pounding out one sided drummings over world elite combatants such as Oscar De La Hoya (W TKO 8), Ricky Hatton (W KO 2), Miguel Cotto (W TKO 12), Joshua Clottey (W PTS 12), Antonio Margarito (W UD 12), and Shane Mosley (W UD 12); Manny’s ring endeavors have proven to be credible accolades in support of his status as an all-time living legend. Read more

CAN TIM BRADLEY UNLEASH A “DESERT STORM” IN LAS VEGAS?

Tim Bradley

TIM BRADLEY & HIS FIRST FORAY IN THE SPOTLIGHT!

Los Angeles, CA– Saturday will for the masses be their first taste of Coachella Valley’s own Tim “Desert Storm” Bradley (28-0, 12 KOs) as he faces highly regarded and heavily favored Filipino Congressman Manny Pacquiao (54-3-2, 38 KOs) for his WBO welterweight (147 lb.) championship. The main reason the Filipino is expected to win is because Tim Bradley while being a good, accomplished and undefeated pugilist is relatively unknown. His appearance on HBO’s famed “24/7” series was his first real exposure to the general public.

BRADLEY’S BEATEN A STRONG LIST OF FOES

Bradley, an African American, trained by Joel Diaz, older sibling to professional fighters Julio and Antonio, has beaten some of the best at 140 where he’s won multiple alphabet titles including the WBC and WBO belts. During that span he bested a then unblemished Lamont Peterson (30-1-1, 15KOs), highly regarded and undefeated  Devon Alexander (32-1, 13 KOs), Junior Witter (41-5-2, 22 KOs), and Kendall Holt (28-5, 16 KOs) when he got off the canvas twice to score a unanimous decision victory.

BRADLEY IS NOTHING SPECIAL IN ANY SINGLE DEPARTMENT Read more

WATCH OR LISTEN: “RING TALK” TODAY @ 11 AM PT!

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San Francisco, CA– We’ll have some exciting guests as we preview Victor Ortiz-Floyd Mayweather, we’ll talk some MMA, particularly the mentzl meltdown of Nick Diaz who lost out on a UFC title shot with Georges St. Pierre, this after no-showing two press conferences. You can watch the LIVE Ustream video by clicking on the Ustream Live button to the left at www.Facebook.com/RingTalk or listen at www.Sportsbyline.com Studio phone: 800-878-7529

FLOYD MAYWEATHER VS. VICTOR ORTIZ: ODDS & PREDICTION

BIGGEST “REAL” FIGHT OF THE YEAR

Mayweather vs. Arturo Gatti

San Francisco, CA- While Manny Pacquiao has dined on “fast food” type of fighters, meaning hamburgers for his last three encounters, Floyd Mayweather has had out of the ring issues with Pacquiao suing him, verbally assaulting a security guard where he lives, among other things, and all the while he hasn’t fought in 16 months. That being said, inactivity has affected some of the sport’s great fighters. Either the training after the layoff was insufficient to reawaken their world class skills, or as in the case of most fighters, especially ones in their 30’s, they simply lost it, got old overnight and come fight time were unable to deliver the goods.

ORTIZ IS THE DEFENDING CHAMPION HERE!

While some might say that Floyd Mayweather is the “best fighter in the world,” he will be challenging Victor Ortiz for the WBC 147 lb. title he took from the vastly overrated Andre berto earlier this year. In a fight where both fighters hit the deck, Ortiz’ relentlessness was the key factor that carried him to victory. With a record of 29-2-2, 22 KOs, people point to the fact that Victor has two losses, the first was by disqualification when he hit an 11-9 journeyman in Corey Alarcon in 2005, after the referee had tried ti separate the two. The only real loss on his ledger was to the gritty Marcos Maidana in June 2006, a TKO 6 defeat in which both men were down in the fight.

SOME CALLED VICTOR A QUITTER! Read more

“KP” ON KHAN-JUDAH, MANNY PACQUIAO, FLOYD MAYWEATHER & MORE!

Amir Khan or A Mere Con?


KHAN JUST A PRODUCT OF THE BOXING ESTABLISHMENT?

Los Angeles, CA– Saturday night Britain’s newest sensation, (or thats what the boxing establishment wants us to believe), WBA junior welterweight (140 lb) champ Amir Khan (25-1, 17 KOs) faces the often-recycled IBF junior welterweight titleholder Zab Judah(41-6, 27KOs). Judah a former undisputed welterweight (147 lb) champion, has failed to live up to the “unlimited potential” tag bestowed upon him coming out of the amateurs in 1996.

HBO’S FIRST FIGHT SINCE FIRST ROUND OF HOUSE CLEANING

The fight which will be broadcast live on HBO unifies two of the four major sanctioning body belts in the division. Khan’s most notable victory was a close unanimous decision victory over crude but relentless Marcos Maidana (30-2, 27 KOs). The Brit, whose career has been more hype than substance, was starched in one round by Bredis Prescott (19-0 at the time) in 2008, but has refused to give the Colombian a rematch, and thus fights another past prime opponent who’s failed to deliver in most of his high profile bouts.

JUDAH NOW WITH WHITAKER AND CONTE

Judah however enjoys a possible renewal in focus due to the fact that he hooked up with former world champion Pernell Whitaker as his chief second. Judah, trained by his father most of his career, in my mind, was at a disadvantage with his father in his corner. Yoel Judah, failed to give his son consistent and clear instructions thus confusing Zab and aiding his sometimes lackluster efforts. A rejuvenated version of the athletically gifted Brooklynite should give an overrated Khan fits, especially out the southpaw stance. Word has it that he is also working with sports nutrition guru Victor Conte formerly of the BALCO Labs, and now with S.N.A.C.

JERSEY ATHLETIC CONTROL BOARD BOSS DAVIS DIDN’T GET IT RIGHT. Read more

HARD LOOK AT MAYWEATHER FOE VICTOR ORTIZ

IS VICTOR REALLY A VICIOUS OR LIMITED FIGHTER?

Victor Ortiz After Defeat of Andre Berto

New York, NY- Victor Ortiz (27-2-2 22 KOs), the newly crowned WBC welterweight (147 lb.) champion is set to engage in the most meaningful bout of his career on September 17th when he faces off against Floyd Mayweather Jr. (41-0 25 KOs). But while Ortiz has many solid attributes, he has also shown a few of his flaws. What remains unknown is how good Ortiz really is, or can be. With a resume scattered with disappointments, lackluster performances, big victories, soft touches and quality opponents, it’s hard to get a good feel for Ortiz as a fighter. Does he really have the goods or is he simply a big puncher with just enough skill to look good against certain fighters? Looking back at his past might provide some clues, but either way, we’ll find out soon enough.

GOLDEN BOY 2.0 PRODUCTION HALTED FOR REDESIGN

Ortiz’s bout against Marcos Maidana (30-2 27 KOs) was a thriller in 2009 and had fans on edge the entire way though. Ortiz blasted and dropped Maidana and received reciprocity until the bout abruptly ended at the request of a dejected Ortiz nearing the end of the fight. He quit and justified the act, stating that he was too young to take, “all of this punishment”. The fall out for Ortiz was not good. Many asked, how could a prizefighter posses such a faint amount of fortitude and quit based on a baseless threshold for punishment? He didn’t have a broken bone. There were no torn muscles or ligaments. So, what was he thinking? Promoter, Oscar De La Hoya had suddenly been tasked with rebounding the career of a rising star that suffered what was essentially a mental breakdown. Read more

ANTONIO MARGARITO TO FIGHT COTTO! SHOULD HE?

Antonio MargaritoCaguas P.R– NO! After what Antonio Margarito (pictured) was caught trying to do vs. Shane Mosley, fight with a ‘plaster of Paris’ blocks already loaded into one hand wrap. A couple of weeks ago the talk was Miguel Cotto (36-2, 29 KOs) facing Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (43-0, 30 KOs) or a rematch with Antonio Margarito (38-7, 27 KOs). The bout that got the blessing from promoter Bob Arum was Chavez vs. Cotto. He even stated that Jr. would be a better challenge for Cotto rather then Margarito, he even said that Margarito’s trainer Robert Garcia told him that Margarito should retire and that Margarito eye will never be the same after his fight with Manny Pacquiao (53-3-2, 38 KOs) seeing Manny broke his orbital socket bone.

THEY GOT CHAVEZ JR. A PAPER TITLE & NOW WANT PIMP HIS NAME! Read more

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