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Mayweather weighs in 1.5 pounds lighter than Alvarez

Floyd Mayweather Jr. (left) faces off with Canelo Alvarez after the weigh-in for the Saturday boxing bout, Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, in Las Vegas. Mayweather's WBA super world and Alvarez's WBC junior middleweight titles are on the line. AP

Floyd Mayweather, who is fighting twice in the same calendar year for the first time since 2007, weighed in at 1.5 pounds lighter than Mexican star Saul Alvarez.

Posted: September 14th, 2013 in Boxing / MMA,Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,Professional | Read More »

Oscar De La Hoya admits himself to rehab

Oscar Dela Hoya (right) poses with Bob Arum. FILE PHOTO

Oscar De La Hoya has admitted himself to a treatment facility as he continues to fight substance abuse, just days ahead of the big fight his company is promoting between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Canelo Alvarez. The former boxer issued a statement Tuesday saying he voluntarily admitted himself to an unnamed facility. The move comes [...]

Posted: September 11th, 2013 in Boxing / MMA,Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Bob Arum honestly cares for the fans?

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There was, thanks in part to Miguel Cotto, relief for poor fight fans who got indefinitely pinned to the floor waiting for a go-signal to the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiao super fight.

Posted: January 18th, 2012 in Bare Eye,Commentary | Read More »

De La Hoya wants Pacquiao-Mayweather tiff

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The clamor for Manny Pacquiao to start seriously pushing his promoter to arrange what could be the biggest fight ever continues to snowball.

Former Pacquiao victim Oscar De La Hoya is hoping Pacquiao convinces Top Rank chief Bob Arum to pursue a match against undefeated superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Posted: November 18th, 2011 in Boxing / MMA,Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,Pacquiao Files | Read More »

7-5 for Marquez vs Pacquiao, says De La Hoya

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Oscar Dela Hoya and Manny Pacquiao at the Wild Card Gym during the pound-for-pound king's training for the third fight versus Juan Manuel Marquez.

HOLLYWOOD—Even Oscar De La Hoya has weighed in on the Manny Pacquiao-Juan Manuel Marquez issue.

The former boxing poster boy and reigning pay-per-view king said he felt Marquez had the edge in the hotly debated contest, adding that the Mexican counterpuncher has the Filipino ring icon completely figured out.

Posted: November 17th, 2011 in Boxing / MMA,Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,Pacquiao Files | Read More »

P1.3 billion payday looms for Manny Pacquiao

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MAN OF STEEL. Manny Pacquiao. Photo by Francis T.J. Ochoa

LAS VEGAS—Bob Arum has been tracking numbers ever since the third fight between Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez was announced. With two days left before the fight, he likes what he’s seeing. And Pacquiao should like it even more. The pay-per-view (PPV) buys are streaming in as hoped for, and that could mean Pacquiao [...]

Posted: November 11th, 2011 in Boxing / MMA,Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,Pacquiao Files | Read More »

Would fans return to watch another Nonito Donaire corrida?

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That was a shabby job they did in shoving former world welterweight boxing champion Joshua Clottey on the spot following Nonito Donaire Jr.’s dull, tasteless defense of his twin world bantamweight crowns last Sunday.

Posted: October 26th, 2011 in Bare Eye,Commentary | Read More »

Nonito Donaire may battle Jorge Arce in Manila

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Nonito "The filipino Flash" Donaire will take his talents to Manila.

Nonito Donaire Jr. will bring his act to Manila again in June.

Posted: October 24th, 2011 in Boxing / MMA,Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,Professional | Read More »

Pacquiao settles de la Hoya suit

LOS ANGELES—Manny Pacquiao has settled his defamation lawsuit against Oscar de la Hoya and his Golden Boy promotions chief Richard Schaefer over allegations the Filipino fight king used performance-enhancing drugs. Terms of the settlement were not released, and there was no indication in a press release on Tuesday that Pacquiao had given up his legal [...]

Posted: June 1st, 2011 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Arum accepts De La Hoya apology

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Photo by Kevork Djansezian, AP

Top Rank promoter Bob Arum has accepted the public apology of Oscar De La Hoya and experts feel this could pave the way for the return to action of WBC/WBO bantamweight champion Nonito Donaire Jr. “I accept De La Hoya’s apology and am grateful for it,” Arum told the Inquirer Thursday. De La Hoya, who [...]

Posted: May 28th, 2011 in Featured Gallery,Professional | Read More »

De La Hoya undergoing treatment for substance abuse in California

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LOS ANGELES—Oscar “the Golden Boy”  De La Hoya is undergoing rehabilitation for “substance abuse” in a California facility. The American entertainment show TMZ said the 38-year-old De La Hoya went into the clinic some time within the past few weeks. TMZ, which first reported De La Hoya’s problem, quoted the owner of Golden Boy Promotions [...]

Posted: May 23rd, 2011 in Boxing / MMA,Latest Sports Stories,Professional | Read More »

No mercy from Cole, Margarito trainer

Manny Pacquiao once again put on a magnificent display of boxing skill, incredible hand speed, cat-quick movement, remarkable power and indomitable courage in pulverizing a hapless Antonio Margarito in 12 rounds on Sunday.

Posted: November 16th, 2010 in Inside Sports | Read More »

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