Just recently, Nonito Donaire Jr was able to bag the WBO superbantamweight title over Wilfredo Vasquez Jr and prove again that he belongs to the great boxers that we have today. He was able to win a split decision after 12 rounds of boxing, but the news got serious when after the bout and after the gloves was removed, there were bloodstains on Donaire’s right hand and his left hand is swollen.
It was believed that the damage to his hands was the result of him pummeling Vasquez. He said he hurt his hands between second and fourth round, but still able to stagger Vasquez in the ninth round that brought his opponent down to the mat for the count.
After the match, he went to the doctors and had an MRI on his hands. It was reported that his hands did not have any major injuries, and it looks like no delays will occur for his next fight, which will be against former WBO superbantamweight champion Jorge Arce.
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Funny thing about promoters is that they would normally overdo their math just to tell people that their client is interesting. This is simply what Richard Schaefer has done before the rather disappointing fight between Floyd Mayweather and Victor Ortiz that ended up in the most bizarre way possible.
Schaefer, head promoter of Golden Boy Promotions and the fight, claimed that they were expecting to get 1.7 to 1.8 million PPV buys for the fight. However, if the gate sales are any indication, they may be getting a lot lower than what Schaefer is expecting to get after the fight.
It was reported that even with a powerhouse lineup, with Erik Morales and Saul Canelo Alvarez in the undercard, the event failed to draw people into buying tickets and was not able to sell the place out. There were certainly empty seats for the said event, even though the price of the ticket was lowered down a week before the fight. Continue reading
The bell has rung, the fight has started, and after four rounds, the fight was finished in a bizarre way, and we have a new world champion who got booed out of the building. The fight went on as everyone kind of expected as Floyd Mayweather won in the 4th round against his opponent Victor Ortiz, who got caught by a left and right hand combination. The combination, however, is controversial as Ortiz was trying to talk to Mayweather after a head butt incident.
The fight started off with the first three rounds being slightly matched, but all Mayweather in points as Ortiz struggled to defend himself from Mayweather’s punches. In the earlier rounds, Mayweather went for his patented shoulder roll that got Ortiz stunned as he failed to deliver heavy punches and Floyd would sometimes be seen shaking his head out of disapproval.
The fourth round saw Victor Ortiz showing life as he went inside and given some flurries that went unanswered. It looked like Ortiz would finally have a solution to Mayweather with some inside shots and better footwork to send Floyd into the corner, until Ortiz looked to intentionally deliver a head butt onto Mayweather’s face later in the round. Continue reading
Floyd Mayweather Jr is facing Victor Ortiz on Saturday, September 17, and this is his first fight in a very long time, but his confidence, as always, is simply off the roof. While Ortiz is no pushover and is currently the champion, many thought and still are thinking that he did this in preparation for a fight that everyone wants to see.
Ortiz is a southpaw fighter with great punching power. This is something similar to the current world’s number one pound-for-pound fighter Manny Pacquiao. Everyone, including Freddie Roach and Pac-Man himself, thinks he did this to prepare himself for a showdown against his rival Pacquiao.
Pacquiao is of course scheduled to fight his long time nemesis Juan Manuel Marquez in November, which was the first one to be announced than the Mayweather-Ortiz fight. Both Pacquiao and Mayweather are going to be inside the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, but much to the dismay of all boxing fans, the two are entering the arena in two separate dates. Continue reading
In a recent interview with ESNNewsReporting.com, Mayweather said, “I’m an American citizen and I want the American citizens to stand behind me. If you are the best, step up and take the test. That’s all I’m saying. If you don’t have nothing to hide, take the test. I represent this country and I want this country to get behind me. There’s no country like America, so whoever’s facing Floyd Mayweather, tell them they have to step up and take the test.”
This is coming from a man who cannot seem to make up his mind on what he has truly said in past interviews, blatantly denies previous statements even when there are video footages to prove them, and just recently disrespected his country’s currency by burning a hundred dollar bill in an Atlanta night club and flaunted the burning money in front everyone, while cameras were rolling. He is also facing several criminal charges and a legal deposition from none other than Manny Pacquiao. Continue reading
Another boxer expresses interest in getting a Pacquiao lottery ticket as rising star and former WBA featherweight champion Yuriorkis Gamboa of Cuba says he wants to move up in weights and get himself a Manny Pacquiao fight.
Yuriorkis is just fresh from his 8-round technical decision over a former champion Daniel Ponce de Leon, and he is oozing with confidence when he said he wants to face Pacquiao down the line. He wants to have a chance to show what he got, and he wants to do it against the current number one fighter in the world.
However, critics are saying that during his fight with Ponce de Leon, he was not able to show his usual electric performance against the veteran. Everyone at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City was expecting to see a hard hitting fight but Ponce de Leon has somehow controlled the pace, even on a losing rally. Continue reading
Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire finally gets a go signal as Bob Arum, Top Rank’s head honcho, tells the media that a fight between Donaire and Argentinean Omar Andres Narvaez is going to take place on October 22 at the Theatre at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
Arum expects to get the huge Filipino community in the East Coast to come out and support Donaire and also aims to get people in the eastern parts of the US to get to know the Filipino fighter more and show what he can do inside the squared circle.
The Theatre can hold up to six thousand people and Arum expects that the whole place will be sold out. He also plans to get the undercard beefed up to make sure that they will be able to build more interests for the card and get more people to watch the event. Continue reading
Confidence is definitely booming in the Pacquiao camp as Roach promises that there will be a knockout come November 12. Freddie Roach, who missed the first part of the press tour “Sometimes When We Tour”, definitely is not out of words and made his presence felt.
Roach has been the long time trainer of some of the great fighter that we see today, and he proclaimed to the world that Manny Pacquiao will bring his old time foe Juan Manuel Marquez down to the canvass for the ten count and finally dropping El Dinamita’s claims down with him.
Roach gives his thoughts on the difference between this coming fight and the previous fights that they had. He sees things differently as Pacquaio was definitely young during the first two bouts and how Pac-Man is a changed man after getting his 8th world title in eight divisions.
It should be remembered that both fights that Pacquiao and Marquez had were met with controversial endings. The first bout was announced as a draw, but later revealed that one of the judges had an error with the scorecards while the second bout met lots of criticisms as a lot of fans thought the fight belonged to Marquez, but Pacquaio came out on top. Continue reading
Top Rank, the promoter handling the Pacquiao-Marquez match set for November, together with MP Promotions, Marquez Boxing, Tecate, and MGM Grand, are doing all the right things to hype up the fight and make it interesting to fans. They setup a world tour for the said bout that kicked off in the Philippines last September 3, before Pac-Man’s game show “Manny ManyPrizes”.
So far, they are doing much better in promoting the November fight compared to the fight this month between Floyd Mayweather Jr and Victor Ortiz. At this moment, the promotional tour dubbed as “Sometimes When We Tour” is already in Mexico City, which should have tons of Marquez supporters. Continue reading
The former five-time world champion Shane Mosley is looking for another big match as he looks into the possibility of fighting whomever comes out on top of the Cotto-Margarito II showdown.
Miguel Cotto is currently the WBA junior middleweight champion while Antonio Margarito was a former champion. The two squared off a couple of years ago where the world saw Margarito walked out as the victor. Cotto has been trying to chase down Margarito for some time now to get his revenge on the said loss.
It should be remembered that both fighters fought the current world’s number one pound-for-pound king Manny Pacquiao, both received losses and suffered fierce combos from the welterweight champ. Margarito even had doubts if he could make a comeback due to the infection on his right eye that almost cost him his career. Continue reading