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THOMAS DULORME EYES BOUT WITH PACQUIAO

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NEW JERSEY (July 15, 2014) – Gary Shaw Productions world title contender, Puerto Rican star Thomas Dulorme (21-1, 14 KO’s), is available to face current WBO welterweight champion, Manny Pacquiao in November, as it seems that Chris Algieri, current WBO junior welterweight champion, may not fight Pacquiao because of money issues. “I’m available and willing to fight the best,” said ... Read More »

TOP RANK AND MANNY PACQUIAO EXTEND PROMOTIONAL AGREEMENT THROUGH ’16

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LAS VEGAS, NV (May 20, 2014) — Bob Arum, CEO of Top Rank, is pleased to announce that Top Rank has signed an agreement with Manny Pacquiao and MP Promotions extending their promotional agreement through December 31, 2016. “We are pleased that together with our partners at HBO we will continue presenting to the public fights of the great Manny ... Read More »

MARQUEZ OUT TO BECOME MEXICO’S FIRST FIVE-DIVISION WORLD CHAMPION AS HE CASTS EYES ON HISTORIC FIFTH CLASH WITH PACQUIAO

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LONDON (May 15) – Boxing legend Juan Manuel Marquez is determined to become Mexico’s first five-division world champion by setting up an historic showdown with Filipino superstar Manny Pacquiao. The 40-year-old great goes head-to-head with the all-action Mike Alvarado this weekend, live and exclusive on BoxNation, knowing that victory on Saturday night will propel him into a fifth meeting with ... Read More »

Options? Chavez Jr. running on empty

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By Norm Frauenheim– There are losers aplenty in the wake of the Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.-Gennady Golovkin possibility headed to never-never land, right there alongside the Manny Paquiao-Floyd Mayweather Jr. fantasy. There are the fans, of course. But there’s nothing new about that. Their hopes are always first to take a beating. They’ll be back. But you have to wonder ... Read More »

Pacquiao discussing 5-fight extension with Top Rank

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Superstar Manny Pacquiao is in talks about a 5-fight extension with his promoter, Top Rank according to Dan Rafael of espn.com. “Yes, we are talking about the extension,” Top Rank’s Bob Arum told ESPN.com. “We are working it out. We are talking about a lot of things. How many fights would be in Macau, how many would be in the ... Read More »

Pacquiao-Bradley 2: Settling scores

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By Bart Barry- LAS VEGAS – Having scored the first match between American Timothy Bradley and Filipino Manny Pacquiao the wrong way from ringside, I found myself situated in a spot from which scoring was impossible at the rematch. With the back wall as my headrest, peering at the ring from a seat meters above the ceiling camera and a ... Read More »

It’s Unanimous: Pacquiao gets back what he lost with a decision over Bradley

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LAS VEGAS – It wasn’t everything Manny Pacquiao promised. But it was enough, more than enough to put his Filipino presidential ambitions on hold. Pacquiao’s boxing career and his place in the pound-for-pound debate stayed very much alive with a unanimous decision Saturday night over Timothy Bradley at the MGM Grand. A piece of the welterweight title lost in a ... Read More »

No Villains: On any scale, Bradley and Pacquiao make for a good sequel

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By Norm Frauenheim LAS VEGAS – It’s a fight without a villain. Timothy Bradley tried to play the role Friday at the weigh-in for his rematch with Manny Pacquiao. He arrived on stage wearing black and to pounding rap. His eyes were hidden by sunglasses. His headphones were an appropriate red. But only the Devil wears Prada. There’s no costume ... Read More »

THE OFFICIAL PACQUIAO-BRADLEY 2 PREDICTIONS RELEASE

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It’s another nail-biter with Pacquiao and Bradley waging a fight of the year type bout. I just think Bradley is on the upswing, swelling with confidence after his two recent wins while Pacquiao is on the way down. As a result, I see Bradley controlling the bout with his superior boxing ability and winning a split decision, further nudging Pacquiao ... Read More »

HBO® SET TO TELECAST “WEIGH-IN LIVE: PACQUIAO/BRADLEY 2” FROM THE MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA

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April 11, 2014 –- Boxing fans can get a ringside seat for one of the sport’s most dramatic pre-fight activities when HBO telecasts “WEIGH-IN LIVE: PACQUIAO/BRADLEY 2,” the world championship fight weigh-in, featuring welterweight rivals Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley Jr. The 30-minute special airs Tonight at 6:00 p.m. (ET/PT) on HBO. Hosted by Jim Lampley, the fast-moving program will ... Read More »

NO MORE MR NICE GUY! PACQUIAO VOWS TO RECAPTURE WORLD TITLE BY RETURNING TO HIS RUTHLESS PAST LIVE AND EXCLUSIVE ON BOXNATION

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LONDON (April 11) – Boxing legend Manny Pacquiao believes his role as challenger in his world title bout with Tim Bradley this weekend will inspire him to victory. The Filipino superstar has cut a calm and relaxed figure throughout fight week as he looks to avenge his controversial 2012 loss to the Californian Bradley, live and exclusive on BoxNation. It ... Read More »

PACQUIAO – BRADLEY 2 WORLD WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP OFFICIAL WEIGH-IN

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LAS VEGAS, NEV. (April 10, 2014) – Pound for pound titans, Fighter of the Decade MANNY “Pacman” PACQUIAO (55-5-2, 38 KOs), the lone congressional representative from the Sarangani Province in the Philippines, and undefeated two-division world champion TIMOTHY “Desert Storm” BRADLEY (31-0, 12 KOs), of Palm Springs, Calif., will step on the scale for the Official Weigh-In of their eagerly-anticipated ... Read More »

Compassion a double-edged dilemma for Pacquiao

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By Norm Frauenheim– LAS VEGAS – A compassionate Manny Pacquiao can’t win. That’s the popular theory, anyway. Pacquiao Freddie Roach introduced it. Media and fans have been repeating it ever since. But compassion is also the reason Pacquiao is still fighting. That’s Timothy Bradley trainer Joel Diaz’s theory. “A lot of people need him,’’ Diaz said. Diaz said Thursday that ... Read More »

Pacquiao to get $20 million guarantee for Bradley rematch

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According to Dan Rafael of espn.com, Manny Pacquiao is set to earn a guarantee of at least $20 million with a chance for an upside in his Pay Per View fight this Saturday night against Timothy Bradley. Their official purses for their rematch on Saturday night (HBO PPV) at the MGM Grand are $6 million apiece, according the contracts filed ... Read More »

Arum rips MGM Grand for Mayweather-Maidana posters during Pacquiao-Bradley week

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By Norm Frauenheim– LAS VEGAS – A rematch Saturday marked mostly by polite exchanges between Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley suddenly got a shot of some old-school trash talk from promoter Bob Arum, who is angry at the MGM Grand for selling Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Marcos Maidana on May 3 with advertising throughout the casino. A Mayweather mural, estimated to be ... Read More »

Two-time Middleweight World Title Challenger Lorenzo and Undefeated Ramírez to Meet on ESPN Friday Night Fights and Noche de Combates

he April 12 edition ESPN Friday Night Fights presented by Corona Extra and ESPN Deportes’ Noche de Combates presentado por Corona Extra – which will take place on the eve of the WBO Welterweight title rematch between Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao and Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley Jr.– will feature two-time Middleweight world title challenger Giovanni “Chico Malo” Lorenzo (33-6, 25 KOs) ... Read More »

BRADLEY OVERCOMES DEATH THREATS AS HE LOOKS TO PROVE HE’S THE RIGHTFUL CHAMPION AGAINST SUPERSTAR MANNY PACQUIAO LIVE ON BOXNATION

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LONDON (April 9) – World champion Tim Bradley has spoke of overcoming death threats following his controversial victory over Manny Pacquiao. The two pound-for-pound stars will meet again this weekend, live and exclusive on BoxNation, as they look to confine their contentious 2012 battle to the past and prove categorically who the superior fighter is. Following Bradley’s split decision win, ... Read More »

24/7 PACQUIAO/BRADLEY 2 APRIL 10 SHOW

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Debut: THURSDAY, APRIL 10 (8:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m. ET/PT) Other HBO playdates: April 11 (10:30 a.m., 8:00 p.m.), 12 (9:30 a.m.), 16 (5:00 p.m.), 18 (12:45 a.m., 2:00 a.m.) and 19 (10:00 a.m.) HBO2 playdates: April 10 (midnight), 11 (1:45 a.m.), 12 (3:30 p.m.), 13 (midnight) and 16 (8:45 p.m.) It’s fight week and the “24/7” cameras, along with prizefighters Manny ... Read More »

Top Contender Arash Usmanee Lands Huge Opportunity in Pacquiao vs. Bradley 2 Co-Main

Afghani-Canadian super featherweight contender Arash Usmanee (20-1-1, 10 KOs) will step into the highest-profile fight of his life on short notice and face WBO #1 ranked Raymundo Beltran (28-6-1, 17 KOs) for the WBO NABO Lightweight title this Saturday, April 12, in the co-main event of the HBO Pay-Per-View card featuring the Timothy Bradley vs. Manny Pacquiao rematch at the ... Read More »

Fight Network Presents Live Pacquiao vs. Bradley 2 Fight Week Coverage, Undercard

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Toronto – Fight Network, the world’s premier 24/7 television channel dedicated to complete coverage of combat sports, is getting geared up for the highly anticipated HBO PPV rematch between Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley with extensive fight week coverage, including the live pre-fight press conference, weigh-ins and undercard. The coverage gets underway on Wednesday, April 9, at 4 p.m. ET ... Read More »

‘MY KILLER INSTINCT IS STILL THERE!’ – WARNS PACQUIAO AHEAD OF BRADLEY WORLD TITLE MEGACLASH LIVE ON BOXNATION THIS WEEKEND

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LONDON (April 8) – Manny Pacquiao has insisted his killer instinct is still alive and well despite Tim Bradley questioning the motivation of the Filipino superstar. The pair clash this weekend, live and exclusive on BoxNation, in a world title showdown at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, looking to settle an old score following Bradley’s controversial points victory back ... Read More »

PLAYSTATION® BECOMES THE OFFICIAL GAMING PARTNER OF TOP RANK BOXING

April 8, 2014 – Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC (SCEA) today announced a partnership with Top Rank Boxing, the world’s leading boxing promotions company. As the Official Gaming Partner of Top Rank Boxing, the PlayStation® brand and the PlayStation®4 system (PS4™) will be highlighted at several of Top Rank’s premier events, including the highly anticipated World Welterweight Championship rematch between ... Read More »

Metcalfe replaces Keane as judge for Pacquiao – Bradley 2

Craig Metcalfe will replace an ill John Keane as a judge for this Saturday’s much anticipated rematch between Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley. “Metcalfe is a good judge. We have no issue whatsoever,” said Top Rank’s Carl Moretti said. The other two judges on the panel are Glenn Trowbridge of Nevada and Michael Pernick of Florida. The referee will be ... Read More »