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Undefeated Welterweight Bizier Meets Former Lightweight Champion Campbell on ESPN’s Friday Night Fights

The February 8 edition of ESPN’s Friday Night Fights presented by Corona Extra will feature undefeated Welterweight Kevin Bizier (19-0, 13 KOs) and former undisputed Lightweight world champion Nate Campbell (36-9-1, 1 NC, 26 KOs) in the 12-round main event. Friday’s show from Montreal will air live at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN2 HD, and will be available online through ... Read More »

TOP RANK’S NONITO DONAIRE, ROBERT GARCIA, PACQUIAO-MÁRQUEZ 4 and BRUCE TRAMPLER WIN 2012 BWAA AWARDS

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LAS VEGAS, NEV. (January 28, 2013) — Top Rank’s ultra-talented stable ran the table winning all the major 2012 awards from the Boxing Writers Association of America. The BWAA announced on Sunday that World Boxing Organization junior featherweight champion NONITO DONAIRE was the recipient of its Sugar Ray Robinson “Fighter of the Year” award. Donaire (31-1, 20 KOs) won all ... Read More »

ESPN Deportes and ESPN2 to Reair Pacquiao-Marquez 4

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ESPN Deportes and ESPN2 will present an encore telecast of Manny Pacquiao-Juan Manuel Marquez 4, the HBO Pay-Per-View fight which took place December 8 and ended in a Marquez sixth-round KO of Pacquiao. ESPN Deportes will televise the fight on January 18, at 9 p.m. ET and January 26, at 10 p.m. ESPN2 will reair the fight February 8, at ... Read More »

WealthTV Makes Major Strides in Boxing

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SAN DIEGO, CA –January 3, 2013 – WealthTV’s live boxing programming efforts for 2012 have been recognized by the Boxing Writers Association of America, BWAA, and by ESPN’s Dan Rafael, arguably the leading authority on boxing. The BWAA recently nominated six fights for Fight of the Year candidates. Two of the six fights were featured live on WealthTV, namely Brian ... Read More »

Portrait of 2012’s most excellent week, part 2

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Editor’s note: For part 1, please click here. *** The moment Mexican Juan Manuel Marquez took Filipino Manny Pacquiao’s consciousness with a right cross on Dec. 8, chemistry was everywhere, and that won’t be forgotten. Arguments that it wasn’t, explanations that rely on genetics or diets or work ethics, begin their analyses, necessarily, in recent training camps – like a ... Read More »

Portrait of 2012’s most excellent week, part 1

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The moment Mexican Juan Manuel Marquez took Filipino Manny Pacquiao’s consciousness with a right cross on Dec. 8 brought a series of instants affecting as can be experienced in professional sport. One of those instants brought a deep, royal blue sense of Marquez’s vindication, reminiscent in its way of Antonio Margarito’s victory over Miguel Cotto at MGM Grand in 2008. ... Read More »

2012: Ten reasons to remember it

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How will 2012 be remembered? For a single punch from Juan Manuel Marquez that ended the Manny Pacquiao era? For questions about performance-enhancing drugs? For controversial scorecards? For Emanuel Steward’s death? Yes, yes, yes and yes. In the end, however, the year is most noteworthy for a changing of the guard. Pacquiao, Marquez and Miguel Cotto are moving off center ... Read More »

RIGONDEAUX- KRATINGDAENGGYM WBA SUPER BANTAMWEIGHT TITLE FIGHT CANCELED FROM TOP RANK’S HOUSTON EVENT

HOUSTON (December 13, 2012) The World Boxing Association (WBA) super bantamweight championship fight between undefeated defending champion GUILLERMO “El Chacal” RIGONDEAUX and former world champion POONSAWAT KRATINGDAENGGYM has been canceled from this Saturday’s card at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. Rigondeaux vs. Kratingdaenggym was scheduled to be televised live on HBO® as the co-main event to the NONITO DONAIRE ... Read More »

GRANADOS HAPPY FOR MARQUEZ, MORE THAN READY FOR SHOWDOWN WITH CANAS

CHICAGO, IL (December 12, 2012) Adrian “EL Tigre’ Granados is finalizing his preparations for his showdown this Friday night, DECEMBER 14 with Antonio “Aztec God Of War” Canas at Cicero Stadium but was thrilled to see his mentor Juan Manuel Marquez knockout Manny Pacquiao this past Saturday night in their fourth fight. Presented by 8 Count Productions and Round 3 ... Read More »

PACQUIAO: “I AM FINE”

LAS VEGAS, NEV. (December 9, 2012) – Following his knockout loss to Juan Manuel Márquez, Fighter of the Decade MANNY ”Pacman” PACQUIAO made a precautionary visit to University Medical Center. “Manny was given a CT scan and the results were negative,” said Michael Koncz, Pacquiao’s advisor. “We were in an out in just over an hour and Manny was in ... Read More »

Pacquiao talks about a fifth fight with Marquez after a sure sign that he should move into the political ring fulltime

LAS VEGAS – An era came crashing down, face first. Jinkee Pacquiao cried. Her husband couldn’t. Manny Pacquiao was unconscious. After the smelling salts were applied and he awakened, he smiled. He might have been the only Filipino in the world to smile then, now and perhaps for a very long time. The Philippines could only weep. But there might ... Read More »

Thunderstruck: Marquez knocks Pacquiao cold in round 6

LAS VEGAS – The definitive end of the Manny Pacquiao Era came Saturday. It came in an act of sudden, precise violence. And it came from the right fist of Pacquiao’s nemesis, Mexican Juan Manuel Marquez. In the sixth round of their fourth fight, in the closing second of it in fact, Marquez used Pacquiao’s feint as his trigger, planted ... Read More »

No Worries: Pacquiao says he already has felt the kind of power Marquez might have

LAS VEGAS – Evidence of Juan Manuel Marquez’ new found power is circulating like an ominous preview in video of his brutal stoppage of a sparring partner. But Manny Pacquiao hasn’t seen it. Won’t lose any sleep thinking about it. “I’m not worried about it,’’ Pacquiao said Friday after the formal weigh-in for his fourth fight Saturday night with Marquez ... Read More »

Pacquiao weighs more, Friday, but Marquez looks bigger

LAS VEGAS – It was not particularly eventful, far as these things go – two muscular men stripped to their underwear, stepped on a scale, had their weights read, dismounted, and posed shirtless for photographers beneath the stage – but it was not entirely without event. Mike Tyson saw to that. Friday afternoon at MGM Grand Garden Arena, Filipino welterweight ... Read More »

Weights from Las Vegas

Manny Pacquiao 147 – Juan Manuel Marquez 143 Yuriorkis Gamboa 130 – Michael Ferenas 130 Patrick Hyland 126 – Javier Fortuna 126 Photps by Chris Farina / Top Rank Read More »

PACQUIAO – MÁRQUEZ 4 SELLS OUT 16,000-PLUS SEATS AT MGM GRAND FOR $10.5 MILLION-PLUS GATE

LAS VEGAS, NEV. (December 7, 2012) – The people have spoken and they voted unanimously for Saturday’s welterweight battle between MANNY PACQUIAO and JUAN MANUEL MÁRQUEZ 4 — Act Four of their exciting and fistoric rivalry. Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum announced today that the MGM Grand Garden Arena and its 16,000-plus seats have completely sold out, producing a ... Read More »

PACQUIAO & MARQUEZ BOTH GUNNING FOR KNOCKOUT AS THEY CLASH FOR THE FOURTH TIME LIVE ON PRIMETIME (CHANNEL 498 ON SKY & VIRGIN ON DEMAND)

Boxing’s most contentious rivalry is set to end with a knockout this Saturday night, live on Primetime (Channel 498 on Sky & Virgin On Demand). Both Manny Pacquiao and Mexican warrior Juan Manuel Marquez insist that they will flatten the other to conclusively prove who the superior fighter is as they clash for the fourth time in Las Vegas. The ... Read More »

Roach smiling at Pacquiao’s chances for a decisive win over Marquez

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LAS VEGAS – Distractions and Manny Pacquiao have been inseparable for at least a year. But it’s beginning to look as if he has discarded that piece of troublesome baggage. The distracted Pacquiao was gone Thursday. In his place, there was the engaging personality remembered for entering the ring with the smile of a kid headed to a few rounds ... Read More »

ESPN’s Comprehensive Multi-Platform Coverage of Pacquiao-Marquez 4

ESPN is presenting comprehensive multi-platform pre- and post-fight coverage of the Manny Pacquiao-Juan Manuel Marquez 4 bout scheduled for December 8 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. ESPN Deportes and SportsCenter are on site to provide daily news and information. As part of ESPN and HBO Sports’ multi-year boxing programming and marketing agreement, ESPN news and information ... Read More »

From theater, the unexpected

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I did not expect to look forward to this week’s fourth match between Filipino Manny Pacquiao and Mexican Juan Manuel Marquez. I submitted my credential request, booked my flight to Las Vegas and reserved my hotel room for Dec. 8 under a spell of grim determination, not euphoria; this would make a tetralogy of the rivalry for which this era ... Read More »

PACQUIAO – MÁRQUEZ 4 CLOSED CIRCUIT SCREENINGS AVAILABLE IN LAS VEGAS at ARIA, Mandalay Bay, The Mirage, Monte Carlo, New York-New York and Circus Circus

LAS VEGAS, NEV. (November 29, 2012) – With the Manny Pacquiao – Juan Manuel Márquez 4 welterweight rumble projected to be a sellout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, Top Rank announced today that the pay-per-view portion of the card would be available in Las Vegas via closed-circuit at the following MGM Resorts International properties: ARIA, Mandalay Bay, The Mirage, ... Read More »

ABC’s JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE! TO RERUN MANNY PACQUAO’S APPEARANCE!

HOLLYWOOD, CALIF. (November 28, 2012) – He came, he starred, he conquered. And This Friday! November 30, at Midnight ET/PT, on ABC, he will be RERUN! Fighter of the Decade and boxing’s No. 1 pound-for-pound fighter and box office attraction Congressman MANNY “PacMan” PACQUIAO took time from training for his upcoming rumble with three-division world champion Juan Manuel Márquez to ... Read More »

PACQUIAO-MÁRQUEZ 4 PAY-PER-VIEW UNDERCARD TO FEATURE THREE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP FIGHTS and PRO DEBUT OF U.S. OLYMPIAN JOSE RAMÍREZ

LAS VEGAS, NEV. (November 26, 2012) — The Manny Pacquiao-Juan Mánuel Márquez 4 pay-per-view undercard will feature three world championship battles, the professional debut of the gem of the 2012 U.S. Olympic team, and a little Snooki on the side. Promoted by Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, who will be making his promotional debut, undefeated former World Featherweight Champion YURIORKIS GAMBOA, ... Read More »