Antonio Margarito Gets Opponent for September 2

              

Former world champion Antonio “Tijuana Tornado” Margarito (40-8,27 KOs) gets opponent for his September 2 ring return on September 2 in Chihuhua Mexico. Margarito will take on current WBC International Silver Super Welterweight champ Carson Jones (40-11-3,30 KOs) of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Margarito’s manager Sergio Diaz has confirmed to  Boxingscene.com that Margarito will make a ring return as his third fight since he came out of retirement last year.
“He needs to get into a real fight, he can’t keep fighting guys like Paez Jr.,he’s a smaller guy, and ‘Canelo’s brother. I mean, c’mon, we know what type of opponents they were. So he needs to get into a real fight. Mexico wanted to do a rematch with Paez Jr.”


“I was telling Tony,’what do you want to do? Do you want to continue fighting rematches with Paez Jr and everybody is going to laugh and write bad things about it. If you want to just fight and make this kind of money, over $200,000 a fight, you can fight five times and make over a million dollars. Are you looking to hopefully get a big fight? What do you want to do?'”

“If he can’t beat a Carson Jones, there’s no way he should be in the ring with guys who are even better than him. So Toney said,’OK, let’s do this.”

“It has to be this type of opponent. Tony really hates when they write negative things about him, well, he’s now in a real fight,”Diaz stated.”There’s still going to be some negative stuff but there will be some positive.” –Sergio Diaz

Miguel Cotto vs. Antonio Margarito 2 Live Stream

Miguel Cotto vs. Antonio Margarito II is a Boxing Super Welterweight fight for the WBA Super World Super Welterweight championship.

The bout is going to be held on December 3, 2011, at Madison Square Garden, in New York City, United States.

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When Cotto and Margarito met in 2008, they waged their memorable welterweight title bout at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Margarito came on strong in the fight’s second half to stop Cotto in the 11th round of a bloody battle, a win was later tainted when Margarito was caught trying to enter the ring in his next fight, against Shane Mosley, wearing loaded hand wraps. Many believe he got away with wearing illegal gloves in the fight with Cotto.

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Cotto wins via TKO in 10th round. With Advice of Doctor due to right eye of Marga Ref stoppage. come back for the replay videos





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Miguel COTTO vs Antonio MARGARITO II Official Weigh-In

Three-division world champion and the Pride of Puerto Rico MIGUEL COTTO and professional rival and three-time welterweight world champion ANTONIO “The Tijuana Tornado” MARGARITO, of México, stepped onto the scale for their Official Weigh-In for their long-awaited world championship rematch on December 2 in the Theater at Madison Square Garden. 


MIGUEL COTTO: 152.25 lbs
ANTONIO MARGARITO: 152.5 lbs

Cotto will defend his World Boxing Association (WBA) super welterweight title in this high-tension showdown against Margarito, Saturday, December 3, at “The Mecca of Boxing,” Madison Square Garden.  With approximately 500 tickets remaining, Cotto-Margarito II is projected to sellout in advance of fight night. Cotto has sold more tickets to The Garden in this millennium than any other fighter.

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HBO Face Off : Miguel Cotto vs Antonio Margarito II

Miguel Cotto vs Antonio Margarito II – HBO Face Off with Max Kellerman. This is another blockbuster fight as Miguel Cotto tries to avenge his defeat to Antonio Margarito who allegedly cheat during their fight by wearing illegal hand wraps. The HBO Face Off Miguel Cotto vs  Antonio Margarito II is an intense and heated conversation between the two fighters. you would not want to missed out on this. Catch  HBO Face Off : Miguel Cotto vs  Antonio Margarito II.


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Antonio Margarito vs Miguel Cotto Press Conference Video

 Margarito vs Miguel Cotto Press Conference

The Antonio Margarito vs Miguel Cotto Press Conference

Miguel Cotto and Antonio Margarito will meet in the ring once again in their anticipated rematch. They met in New York City for the start of their promotional tour. The Match will be held in New York inside the world famous Madison Square Garden on December 3. Cotto lost their first meeting via KO.

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PACQUIAO LEAVES FOR US ON OCTOBER 23

Source: http://www.manilatimes.net

Seven-division world champion Manny Pacquiao will be leaving for United States on October 23 to continue his training at the famous Wild Card Gym in Hollywood. Pacquiao will train for one more week at the Shape Up Boxing Gym inside the Cooyeesan Hotel in Baguio City to complete the first phase of his training.


A Bunch of sports journalists from all over the country are expected to say good luck, God bless or even ask the Filipino ring icon Pacquiao to whip the ass of Mexican Antonio Margarito in Monday’s Media Day in his high-altitude training camp at Baguio.

Pacquiao along with Top Rank Promotion Chief Bob Arum, trainer Freddie Roach and conditioning coach Alex Ariza will be talking and sharing some moments with the national media at 1 p.m.

Arum, who will go back home on Wednesday, went to Baguio Saturday unaware of an impending typhoon (international codename Megi) that is expected to slash through Northern Luzon, including Baguio, on Monday.

Pacquiao is currently in the thick of training in the Philippines’ summer capital that is five-to-six hours from Manila by land for a November 13 showdown against Margarito at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

Arum, who arrived in Manila on Saturday, also said: “I am very excited to be there and see Manny, the rest of the team and the Filipino boxing fans.”
JOSEF RAMOS

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Wife Jinkee, Arum join Baguio camp (video)

source: Artemio Dumlao | philstar.com
Manny Pacquiao yesterday stressed the need to stay focused with barely four weeks before he goes for a record eighth crown against Antonio Margarito in Dallas, Texas.
Pacquiao said the arrival of his wife, Jinkee, and Top Rank big boss Bob Arum will not in any way hamper his training and preparations for his Nov. 13 fight with the Mexican fighter.
But the Filipino boxing icon said he now needs full concentration and lots of mind conditioning as he steps up his buildup for the keenly awaited showdown.
Arum has scheduled a Media Day today which definitely would make Pacquiao’s schedule tight. He is also set to pay a courtesy call on the Baguio City Mayor’s Office early morning.
As of late yesterday, Pacquiao’s schedule has not been cancelled even with the impending entry of Typhoon Juan.
This week will definitely be another busy one for Team Pacquiao with Pacquiao set to resume his sparring tomorrow, hopefully with Amir Khan.
The British-Pakistani WBO world welterweight champion is also training here for his big fight in December.

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Mayweather broke his silence, but still hiding behind blood testing issue

source: Felix Strunk | boxing.fighthype.com

For nearly an entire month, Floyd Mayweather was silent. No interviews, no sightings, not even a single tweet.

Shortly after he was charged with eight crimes, four felonies and four misdemeanors stemming from an alleged domestic violence incident involving the mother of three of his children, the normally boastful undefeated boxer had little to say regarding the future of his boxing career. That was until last weekend, when Mayweather decided to break his silence on SIRIUS Satellite Radio.

Speaking to DJ Whoo Kid on the Shade 45 radio program, Mayweather, accompanied by his fiance, spoke candidly about his legal problems, his future wedding, and most importantly, whether or not we’ll ever see him step into the ring with Manny Pacquiao.

The majority of the 25-minute interview centered around Mayweather telling his side of the story regarding the alleged domestic violence incident. While that’s good to know, his story will only be relevant when he gets his day in court.

The only thing boxing fans care about is if and when Mayweather will ever have the courage to make the biggest fight in boxing a reality. Instead of wasting your time listening to Mayweather’s self-serving recollection of the events that have led to his latest issues, I’ll cut right to the chase and give you exactly what he said about a fight with Pacquiao.

Floyd Mayweather Jr.: A lot of people must realize this, a lot of people wanted to see me and Antonio Margarito fight at one particular time and they said I was duckin’ and dodgin’ Antonio Margarito. Now this is the same guy that was cheating and I told the world that there was something funny going on with Antonio Margarito. Come to find out that this guy was cheating and beating opponents with casts in his gloves. And then I told all the fans before that Shane Mosley was on enhancement drugs and on steroids and they said no that’s not true. Come to find out he was on steroids and enhancement drugs. Then and telling the people right now that Pacquiao is…I’m not saying Pacquiao is on nothing, I never said Pacquiao was on something. The only thing I’m saying is this, if I’m cheating or he’s cheating, then we’re cheating the fans, so let’s show the fans that the sport of boxing is clean. Let us both take the tests. I’m not duckin’ or dodgin’ nobody, but once again, every time I beat an opponent, they’re gonna either say he was too small, too slow or too old. Like I said before, Antonio Margarito was cheating, so him and Pacquiao… I can’t see how you even give a guy like Antonio Margarito a license. He was beating opponents with casts. One shot in this sport can end your whole career.

All I gotta say is this, you can’t stop God’s work. God makes everything happen for a reason. Floyd Mayweather is 41-0 and the king of the sport because that’s what God wants. Don’t be mad. God has blessed me with a talent. They trippin’ about the situation that went on in Vegas; all of this is about a iPhone. All of this is about a iPhone. Are you serious? All about a iPhone, are you serious?

So after a very lengthy interview, we’ve learned that, as far as Mayweather is concerned, not much has changed regarding a potential showdown with Manny Pacquiao, who did in fact verbally agree to at least a 14-day cutoff for random blood testing. Just one week prior to Mayweather’s interview, boxing scribe Michael Marley revealed that Pacquiao himself informed him that he agreed to all of Mayweather’s demands, which would mean random blood testing leading all the way up until the bout with no cutoff date whatsoever. Whether or not that’s what Pacquiao meant when he spoke to Marley remains to be seen, however, according to Mayweather, the issue of blood testing is still a major hurdle that will have to be jumped before there’s any hope of both fighters facing each other some time next year.

by Felix Strunk | boxing.fighthype.com

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Margarito may knock down Pacquiao – analyst

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Mexican Antonio Margarito might be the first to knock down reigning World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight champ Manny Pacquiao in the upcoming November 13 match, an ESPN boxing analyst said.



Writing for the Filipino Boxing Journal, Kenneth Ragpala quoted John “Iceman” Scully who said Margarito “has more than enough to take out” Pacquiao.

Don’t get me wrong, I think Pacman’s speed of legs and hands will cause Margarito some big problems. But I think Margarito is still very formidable,” Scully told Ragpala.

Scully said if Margarito extensively uses his jab during the fight, the people’s champ will be up for a tough battle and might experience the first major loss in his boxing career.

If he (Margarito) presses the fight and uses his jab in a big way, (he) could really test the conditioning and the skills of Manny,” Scully said.

According to Ragpala, Margarito is “the hungrier boxer” as he is “looking for redemption and there is no shred of doubt that he is hell bent on putting the shadows of the hand wrapping scandal behind him by beating Pacquiao.”

“It may turn out to be the toughest and most grueling match of Manny’s career and while I think he has enough speed and shiftiness to overcome Margarito, I think he will do so only after being pushed to the full limit of his reserves,” Scully was quoted as saying.

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Garcia aims to sustain win streak vs Roach

source: Erickson Beco | mb.com.ph

There will surely be a lot at stake when Manny Pacquiao and Antonio Margarito fire off their first blows come November 13.

With both camps running their training and conditioning regimens like there’s no tomorrow, the men behind two of today’s most explosive boxers will also have a battle of their own — something which will provide additional fireworks for the much anticipated showdown of the year.

Robert Garcia, the man tasked to whip Margarito (38 wins, 6 losses, 27 knockouts) into his best form, has had the success in the two meetings he had against Pacquiao’s famed teacher, Freddie Roach. Garcia’s fighters — Steven Luevano and Margarito — emerged victorious against Roach’s wards Bernabe Concepcion of the Philippines and Robert Garcia.

“This is not only a challenge and a good opportunity for Margarito, but also, for myself. This is what I’ve been waiting for,” Garcia said in an interview with Fanhouse. “What a world champion fighter always looks for is that big fight, well, a trainer also wants that. And I’m here, and you know, it’s six weeks away, and I’m doing everything possible to pull it out.” said Garcia.

The 35-year-old Garcia, a former IBF super featherweight champion who retired from the sport with a 34-3, 25 KO win-loss card, is optimistic that Margarito will be able to mount a successful return on the boxing ring against the much smaller Pacquiao (51-3-2, 38 KOs).

Our mindset is that we’re going to beat Pacquiao, and we’re going to do what it takes to win it,” said Garcia, who was also behind the camp of Brian Viloria when the Filipino boxer snatched the IBF light flyweight title from Ulises Solis of Mexico in 2009. “I have a great team behind me, and we’re all doing the same thing and we’re all thinking positively along the same lines,” he added in an interview with Boxing Scene.

Garcia’s positive attitude has even prompted him to predict an 11th round knockout win for Margarito against Pacquiao this November, something which earned the nod of Floyd Mayweather, Jr.’s uncle and trainer Roger Mayweather.

“If Margarito keeps Pacquiao cornered and throws uppercuts along with roughing him up on the inside, Margarito should knock his ass out,” said the elder Mayweather, as quoted in an article at Boxing News 24.

Pacquiao will be shooting for the books against Margarito next month, gunning for a record eight title in as many different weight divisions. He will also be eyeing to extend his amazing run which now stands at 12 consecutive victories, including eight stoppages.

With me giving Antonio instructions, and with Antonio Margarito listening, we should be able to come out of there with a good win,” said Garcia. “Our plan is going just the way that we want it to be going, and I’m watching and studying Manny Pacquiao over, and over, and over, so that we have a great chance.”

by Erickson Beco | mb.com.ph

Manny Pacquiao moves training camp to Baguio City (VIDEO)

source: gmanews.tv

If plans don’t miscarry, Manny Pacquiao begins on Tuesday the first in a projected 150 total rounds of sparring Freddie Roach wants the Filipino boxing champion to undergo for his November date with Antonio Margarito.


Prior to departing for their training camp in Baguio City, Roach said he hasn’t made up his mind about starting out the sparring phase of Pacquiao’s seven-week preparation against his taller and stronger opponent from Tijuana, Mexico.

Michael Medina and Glen Tapia, the so-called Margarito clones, are already with Pacquiao’s entourage in the country’s Summer Capital, although Roach said he’ll likely go with Medina in the first week of sparring.

Tapia apparently is still recovering from a bum stomach a week after arriving in the country.

Three rounds with Medina,” said Roach when queried how long the initial sparring session Pacquiao will undergo at the Cooyesan Hotel.

The 31-year old world’s best pound-for-pound fighter arrived in the confines of the City of Pines late Sunday afternoon following a five-hour drive from Manila.

Within hours of arrival in Baguio, Pacquiao was already up and about early Monday morning when he jogged and worked out at the famed Burnham Park before a sizeable curious early birds.

After running for about an hour, Pacquiao did his regular stretching exercises and about a thousand rounds of sit-ups as supervised by conditioning coach Alex Ariza and training assistants Nonoy Neri and brothers Buboy and Roger Fernandez.

Following a brief nap and lunch, it was back to the gym for the Pacman where he was joined by Roach for a couple of rounds with the mitts.

Roach said regular Pacquiao sparring mate Rashad Holloway and future world champion Vince Matirosyan are also expected to come over by next week to keep the southpaw fighter in shape for his Nov. 13 date with Margarito at the Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas where the vacant World Boxing Council (WBC) light-middleweight title will be at stake. – RCJ, GMANews.TV



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Pacquiao dedicates Margarito bout to John Arum

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MANILA, Philippines – Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao said he will not only dedicate his upcoming bout with Antonio Margarito to his fellow Filipinos but will also fight in memory of John Arum, the son of veteran boxing promoter Bob Arum.

“John was an (environmental) lawyer who fought for the people, the same way I fight for the people of the Philippines,” Pacquiao said in a statement posted on BoxingScene.com.
The 49-year-old John was found dead at the 7,700-foot level of the 8,500-foot-high Storm King Mountain in the North Cascades National Park in Washington State on Friday (Saturday in Manila).
“Bob Arum is my promoter and my friend. I want to do this for the entire Arum family,” Pacquiao added.
The boxer-turned-congressman even wanted his Canadian adviser, Mike Koncz, to inform the Arum family about his plan to dedicate his fight to the John.
“Manny asked me to go to Las Vegas and tell Bob personally, which I did,” shared Koncz.
The Filipino boxing icon will square off with Mexico’s Margarito on November 13 at the Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas for the vacant World Boxing Council (WBC) super welterweight belt.

“I will do my best against Margarito. He is bigger and stronger,” the 7-division world champion and reigning World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight king vowed.
Pacquiao will begin preparing for his November 13 fight in the Philippines and will complete his training the Wild Card Gym in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California. – With a report from BoxingScene.com
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Marquez picks Manny over Margarito

MANILA, Philippines – The fighter who came closest to beating Manny Pacquiao since the latter’s loss to Erik Morales is picking the Filipino ring icon over Mexican Antonio Margarito in their showdown for the World Boxing Council super welterweight crown on Nov. 13 at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

Mexican great Juan Manuel Marquez, who held Pacquiao to a controversial draw in their first bout on May 2004 before losing by split decision in March 2008, told Ricardo Lois of Examiner.com Monday that Pacquiao’s “speed will be the difference against Margarito.”
Marquez should know.

Pacquiao’s blurring punches put him down thrice in the first round of their first fight and again in the third round of their second fight.
Margarito is taller and bigger than Marquez, but fight pundits say he is slower and lesser skilled as a counter-puncher than his more popular compatriot.
For Margarito to stop Pacquiao’s bid to add another title to an already unprecedented seven world crowns, Marquez said he should “keep his distance” and exploit his six-inch reach advantage.
If he decides to attack, Marquez said Margarito should “fire off combinations of three or more punches.”
Future Hall of Famer Morales is the only Mexican to beat Pacquiao, winning by unanimous decision on March 20, 2005.
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Roach pessimistic about Pacquiao-Mayweather

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American trainer Freddie Roach is cynical about the much-requested clash between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

In an interview with Jose Aguirre of BoxingScene.com, Roach said he believes that Mayweather will not accept a fight with his ward.

He waits for Manny to sign a contract with someone else, so he doesn’t have to be pressured into fighting Pacquiao,” said the 4-time Trainer of the Year recipient.

He wants to keep the zero on his record so he can argue that he’s the best fighter in the world. So he can say that he’s better than Sugar Ray Robinson. As long as he has that zero, he can make an argument, but once that zero is gone – the argument is over,” he added.

Negotiations for the Pacquiao-Mayweather bout fell apart twice, firstly because of the camps’ disagreement on the drug testing protocol, and secondly because the undefeated Mayweather (41-0, with 25 knockouts) reportedly snubbed a deadline to fight the 7-division world champion Pacquiao (51-3-2, with 38 KOs).

Roach also slammed Mayweather for being too picky about his opponents.

A loss is a part of life. A loss can make you better. Actually, it’s good to lose sometimes in our lives to improve ourselves, to get a wake up call. In Floyd’s little mind, he’s content with that zero,” he went on.

He pointed out the Sugar Ray Robinson (173-19-6-2, with 108 KOs) and other boxing greats suffered losses in their career but are still considered as legends of the sport.

But when he [Mayweather] compares himself to those type of guys, it doesn’t sit with me too well because he won’t even fight the best guys out there today. He actually ducked [Antonio] Margarito a couple of years ago also. He was offered a lot of money to fight him twice and ducked him. He picks and chooses his opponents and if that’s what he’s going to be happy with….so be it.”

The Pacquiao-Mayweather bout was first scheduled on March 13 then on November 13.

Pacquiao went on to defeat Ghanaian Joshua Clottey on March 13 by unanimous decision while Mayweather beat Shane Mosley on May also by unanimous decision.

The Filipino boxing superstar will then face Mexico’s Margarito on November 13 at the Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

Mayweather, for his part, first announced that he will be taking a short break from boxing. He also revealed that Dubai will be the destination of his next fight. – With reports from Jose Aguirre and Mark Vester, BoxingScene.com

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Pacquiao to set camp in Metro Manila, not Baguio City

source: Ronnie Nathanielsz | boxingscene.com

Pound-for-pound king Manny Pacquiao has decided to train in Metro Manila so he could continue to attend to his work as Sarangani representative.

 

Pacquiao announced this yesterday after arriving from Los Angeles, where he took part in a grueling three-city promotional tour for his scheduled showdown with Antonio Margarito at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, on Nov. 13.

Rizal Gov. Casimiro Ynares Jr. offered to make the air-conditioned Ynares Sports Center in Pasig available to Pacquiao, according to the fighter’s business manager, Eric Pineda.

Pineda said the governor, who is an avid Pacquiao fan, promised to set up all the necessary facilities for training.

Baguio City was the first choice of trainer Freddie Roach and conditioning expert Alex Ariza following the successful preparation for the WBO welterweight title fight against Miguel Cotto, whom Pacquiao halted in the 12th round last November.

The “Fighter of the Decade” showed his concern to serve his constituents by attending committee hearings in Congress a couple of hours after his arrival.

Pacquiao added that he would “start training this week by jogging to get into condition since the fight is two months away.” He said he would begin work in the gym next week.



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Pacquiao ranks 25th as boxing’s most influential

When people talk about boxing today, one can’t help but mention Manny Pacquiao and the legend he had etched in the sport’s colorful and eventful history. I still can and will argue that, indeed, he has bought the sport to new heights in this modern age, so to speak, and thus deserves all the accolades and praises for being boxing’s “savior” in some ways.
Being named as one of boxing’s most influential icons did not come as a surprise to anybody who has an idea of how the Filipino icon shaped the nation’s character with his every feat. But being named ahead of most of the bigger names in the history of the sport? That says a lot about Pacquiao’s character, which definitely leaves an impression that the man is destined for boxing greatness.

Pacquiao ranked 25th among boxing’s most influential names, a list recently compiled by Yahoo! Sports’ boxing and mixed martial arts (MMA) analyst and columnist Kevin Iole. Dubbed as “the biggest boxing superstar Asia ever produced,” Pacquiao was named ahead of other greats, such as lightweight boxer Roberto Duran (No. 26), Julio Cesar Chavez, Sr. (No. 27), heavyweight legend George Foreman, and even Joe Frazier.
The Sarangani Congressman, who is set to kick off his training camp for his much anticipated November 13, 2010 showdown with Mexican slugger Antonio Margarito, was cited not only for his sportsmanship inside the ring but also for his celebrity status that tagged him as one of the most likeable faces of boxing today.
In the prestigious list, Iole described Pacquiao as “one of the elite active boxers whose passionate Asian following has helped make him an international superstar and fodder for non-traditional boxing media such as CNN, Time Magazine and GQ.”
Mike Tyson, the embattled heavyweight champion who was constantly associated with various personal issues on-and-off the ring, was at the 16th spot just behind Rocky Marciano, another heavyweight champion who retired with an unbeaten professional slate.
The great Muhammad Ali, as expected, was at the top spot and we might not need to debate much about it. His legacy alone speaks for himself and for the sport, and never will somebody as great as a champion that he is be able to take his throne from him.
“Ali wasn’t the greatest fighter who ever stepped into the ring. But he was among the finest and no one before or since has had the impact he’s had upon the game,” Iole writes. “His style, with his hands at his side, circling the ring and flicking out jabs, has influenced generations of fighters. His ability to promote an event and give one a reason to watch has been unmatched.”
The list not only includes boxers but also named promoters, managers, broadcasters, trainers, and other prominent personalities who were largely involved with the boxing industry.
Interestingly, unbeaten American Floyd Mayweather, Jr., who recently made headlines after the release of his recorded video on uStream.com pronouncing Pacquiao’s name as “Poochiao,” was at the lower half of the list at No. 70. “Mayweather is one of the finest boxers of his era and became part of the largest fight in boxing history when his 2007 bout with Oscar De La Hoya sold 2.45 million on pay-per-view,” Iole notes about the outspoken boxer.
In the said video, Mayweather was seen ranting about Pacquiao’s inability to speak fluent English and vowed to crush the Filipino superstar once he returns to the ring after what he says is a “vacation” from boxing.
“It’s a really cheap low blow, but again, consider where it came from,” said Freddie Roach, Pacquiao’s trainer, as quoted by the Associated Press. “We tried to fight him. He said no. He doesn’t want to fight.”
When asked about the possibility of a Mayweather bout Friday, Pacquiao responded: “I’m not looking for that fight. I’m satisfied with what I’ve done in boxing already.”
Pacquiao, who said that he has not seen the video, also said he’s only planning a couple of more fights before retiring, though he gave no indication of who the opponents might be. The seven-division champion said earlier this week that he would still face Mayweather if he accepted the fight. (With reports from AP)
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