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Boxing Promoter Frank Maloney’s Sex Change Makes Headlines

frank maloney sex change

News across the pond this morning is about boxing promoter Frank Maloney’s decision to make public his determination to have a sex change. Frank Maloney’s sex change was the featured story in the Sunday Mirror, where the former boxing promoter discussed the choice to become a woman: “In an astonishing emotional interview, she tells how… Read more »

Who Is Floyd Mayweather’s Next Opponent?

Who could Mayweather fight next

If you’re waiting to see the epic fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao, you’ll have to wait a little bit longer because that fight won’t happen this year. There are two good reasons why it won’t happen this year. First of all, Mayweather already has two potential opponents lined up to take the champion… Read more »

Floyd Mayweather Jr: Next Fight Could Be Manny Pacquiao On September 13

another brawl for it all

Floyd Mayweather Jr. is letting the boxing world know that he is ready for his next fight, the fourth bout of a $200 million, six match contract he signed with Showtime in 2013. Mayweather Promotions chief executive Leonard Ellerbe announced Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr.’s intention to mark September 13, 2014 as his next fight. Since… Read more »

Bernard Hopkins Unifies Titles In Split Decision Victory


Bernard Hopkins further added to his legacy Saturday night as he took on WBA light-heavyweight champion Beibut Shumenov and unified that title with Hopkins’ own IBF title according to ESPN. At 49, Hopkins became the oldest fighter to unify major world tiles. That accomplishment is just the latest in Bernard’s storied career. Before Saturday night’s… Read more »

Manny Pacquiao: ‘If Floyd Mayweather Wants To Fight, It’s On!’

Manny Pacquiao

Manny Pacquiao rebuilt his reputation within 36 minutes in the MGM Grand ring Saturday night, beating WBO welterweight champ Timothy Bradley convincingly — and now Pacquiao says he’s just waiting for a call from Floyd Mayweather to make their mega-fight. “The line is open 24 hours, seven days a week,” Pacquiao said after defeating Bradley…. Read more »

Manny Pacquiao: Will He Defy His Wife Or Will He Retire?

Manny Pacquiao May Retire Soon If His Wife Has Anything To Say About It.

Manny Pacquiao, fresh off a victory over Timothy Bradley to regain his WBO welterweight belt, may be on the verge of retiring. Though Manny has not yet spoken to this rumor, if the mother of his children has anything to say about it, Manny has fought his last fight. Because Manny and his wife are… Read more »

Did Muhammad Ali Win Championship In Fixed Fight 50 Years Ago This Week?

Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali officially became “The Greatest” 50 years ago Tuesday when he stopped the heavily favored champion Charles “Sonny” Liston to win the heavyweight title for the first time. But was the fight, which ended in surprising and controversial fashion, fixed? The rumors persist even 50 years later, not helped by the shady connections that… Read more »

Floyd Mayweather Jr. On Twitter: ‘Hey Fans, Pick My Next Opponent For Me’

Floyd Mayweather Twitter choose opponent

Floyd Mayweather Jr., two fights in to his estimated $250 million, six-fight contract with the CBS-owned Showtime network, took to Twitter on Sunday, asking fans to pick his next opponent. But there’s a catch. The undefeated, consensus pound-for-pound best boxer in the world gave his Twitter fans only two choices. Conspicuously not offered as an… Read more »

Boxing Legend Jose Sulaiman, Controversial WBC Boss, Dies At 82

Boxing legend Jose Sulaiman

Boxing legend Jose Sulaiman made his impact on the sport not with his fists, but his iron hand. That’s what he used to rule the sport’s most influential governing bodiy, the World Boxing Council, for almost four decades. The Mexican-born president of the WBC, first elevated to that position in 1975, died Thursday at University… Read more »

Pacquiao Vs. Rios: Boxers Get Fight Started Outside The Ring

Pacquiao Rios: Boxers Get Fight Started Outside The Ring

The Manny Pacquiao vs. Brandon Rios bout is still days away, but the boxers have already gotten the fight started outside the ring. Ahead of the highly anticipated fight on Saturday in Macau, Pacquiao and Rios have engaged in a war of words. Interestingly, both fighters are painting themselves as the underdog. Pacquiao actually compared… Read more »

Ronda Rousey Reckons She Could Take Down Cain Velasquez In A Fight

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Ronda Rousey thinks that she could take down Cain Velasquez, the UFC heavyweight champion, in a fight. In her recent comments to a well known Spanish publication, Hoy, she alleges that “under the right circumstances” she could beat Velasquez. She said: In any given moment, under the right circumstance, I think it is possible. You… Read more »

Is Manny Pacquiao Looking Past Brandon Rios?

Boxer Manny Pacquiao

It’s normal for any competitor to be confident heading into a performance. For a professional boxer, it’s essential. But that confidence must always be tempered by a healthy dose of caution and respect, something Manny Pacquiao and trainer Freddie Roach don’t seem to be giving upcoming opponent Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios. “Manny will be doing… Read more »

Floyd Mayweather Jr. Vs. Timothy Bradley: The Web Weighs In

Floyd Mayweather Jr. Contemplates

As The Inquisitr previously reported, a shot at Floyd Mayweather Jr. has been on Timothy Bradley’s mind. Floyd Mayweather Sr. dismissed that idea out of hand, eloquently positing that “Money” Mayweather would “whip his”… Well, you know… A Mayweather match with Russian powerhouse Ruslan Provodnikov might make more sense, according to Paul Magno. But, as… Read more »