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PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2009 4:25 am
CjR wrote:Damn, I didn't know about this fight.
I think I've seen Danny Green fight once a while, while back.

But Jones is definitely done. He's been getting KO'd the last few years, and at the heavier weight division--in this case, Cruiserweight. One punch can end it with these guys.

Too bad. He was at his best at middleweight.

Anyhow, congrats to Danny Green. Australians have some very good fighters.


You know what man... i just went and looked on espn website.. and there wasnt any links leading to this match.. Maybe the Boxing Fraternity of the USA is censoring this story running on the news stories... i mean Roy Jones Jr is one of the greatest pound for pound fighters on the planet.

But if the Bernard Hopkins and Roy Jones JR super battle goes down.. this could be the wakeup call for Roy... Get in good shape and retire out his career with one final KO of his arch Nemisis Hopkins!!!
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2009 5:43 pm
MANILA, Philippines -- Manny Pacquiao likely will fight Floyd Mayweather Jr. on March 13 after agreeing to a proposal from promoter Bob Arum on Friday.


http://sports.espn.go.com/sports/boxing ... id=4712939

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I CANT WAIT!!! I will be attending this fight...

any predictions?
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2009 9:52 pm
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MANILA, Philippines -- Manny Pacquiao likely will fight Floyd Mayweather Jr. on March 13 after agreeing to a proposal from promoter Bob Arum on Friday.


http://sports.espn.go.com/sports/boxing ... id=4712939

:headbang: :headbang: :headbang:

I CANT WAIT!!! I will be attending this fight...

any predictions?


I dont know who will win.

But i know they'll both get a payday they can retire on for the rest of there lives... lucky fuckkers!!!
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2009 11:38 pm
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CjR wrote:Damn, I didn't know about this fight.
I think I've seen Danny Green fight once a while, while back.

But Jones is definitely done. He's been getting KO'd the last few years, and at the heavier weight division--in this case, Cruiserweight. One punch can end it with these guys.

Too bad. He was at his best at middleweight.

Anyhow, congrats to Danny Green. Australians have some very good fighters.


You know what man... i just went and looked on espn website.. and there wasnt any links leading to this match.. Maybe the Boxing Fraternity of the USA is censoring this story running on the news stories... i mean Roy Jones Jr is one of the greatest pound for pound fighters on the planet.

But if the Bernard Hopkins and Roy Jones JR super battle goes down.. this could be the wakeup call for Roy... Get in good shape and retire out his career with one final KO of his arch Nemisis Hopkins!!!


Here's the link to the ESPN article: http://sports.espn.go.com/sports/boxing/news/story?id=4705699

"Jones had been stopped just twice in his career, by Antonio Tarver and Glen Johnson, but Green warned ahead of the fight that he could end the Sydney fight early.

"I won't name which punch, but there's one punch, if I hit him clean with it, he is going to be knocked out for a week," Green said. "His speed can baffle me, but my power -- it can hospitalize someone. My fists are like bricks."

He called it. I watched it on Youtube and Jones really got whacked by Green.

As for Jones and Hopkins, if that still takes place, I'd put my money on Hopkins, this time. Jones was one of my fav boxers since the early 90's.
I saw that fight where he beat Hopkins the 1st time (unanimous decision).
But Hopkins (the ultimate cagey fighter) is still at the top of his game--and at age 44! I always root for Roy, but if they fight again, Hopkins will take him this time.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 05, 2009 2:21 am
Jones was warned numerous times to retire. He needs to leave now, or else he's going to regret it later on.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 05, 2009 1:38 pm
PAWNO wrote:
KC wrote:
MANILA, Philippines -- Manny Pacquiao likely will fight Floyd Mayweather Jr. on March 13 after agreeing to a proposal from promoter Bob Arum on Friday.


http://sports.espn.go.com/sports/boxing ... id=4712939

:headbang: :headbang: :headbang:

I CANT WAIT!!! I will be attending this fight...

any predictions?


I dont know who will win.

But i know they'll both get a payday they can retire on for the rest of there lives... lucky fuckkers!!!


theyre goin to ge paid... im sure they'll break ppv records...

MAYWEATHER WILL WIN BY DECISION... book it...
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 23, 2009 3:21 am
Oh geez, here we go...

The Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather welterweight title megafight, tentatively scheduled for March 13 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, is in jeopardy.

According to Golden Boy Promotions, which is representing Mayweather, Pacquiao refused Tuesday to agree to the Olympic-style drug testing procedures the sides had been negotiating.

Mayweather requested that the drug testing for the fight be in compliance with the United States Anti Doping Agency, which handles drug testing for Olympians, "to ensure fair play and sportsmanship by both fighters."

Olympic style testing is more rigorous than the drug testing performed by the Nevada State Athletic Commission and other state commissions. It would involve random blood and urine testing before and after the fight. Nevada commission testing only tests urine for banned substances, once just before the fight and once immediately following the fight.

Floyd Mayweather Sr., the fighter's father, has repeatedly accused Pacquiao of taking illegal substances, even though Pacquiao denies it and he has never failed a drug test.

According to Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer, who is negotiating the deal with Top Rank president Todd duBoef, Pacquiao refuses to have his blood drawn within 30 days of the bout based on his superstition of testing so close to a fight.

"Todd told me that Pacquiao has difficulty with taking blood and doesn't want to do it so close to the fight," Schaefer said. "He, Pacquiao, would only agree to have blood drawn before the kick-off press conference and after the fight."

Two weeks ago, Pacquiao's trainer, Freddie Roach, told ESPN.com that their side had no problem with Olympic style testing.

"I have no problem with the testing whatsoever," Roach said then. "They can do whatever kind of drug testing they want. They're scared of Manny and scared of his power. He'll pass any test in the world."

Schaefer said he hoped it was simply a "miscommunication" on the Pacquiao side.

"I do hope it is some sort of miscommunication and that Pacquiao is not even aware of what is going on and he will clear this up and say what is good enough for these great Olympic athletes is good enough for him and Floyd, and he agrees to do these drug tests.

"Team Mayweather is very surprised that an elite athlete like Manny Pacquiao would refuse drug testing procedures which Floyd has already agreed to and have been agreed to by many other top athletes. Why would Pacquiao refuse to have the same kind of testing that Lance Armstrong, Michael Phelps, LeBron James and Kobe Bryant have had?"

Told of Pacquiao's reluctance to be tested, Mayweather said he should explain himself.

"I understand Pacquiao not liking having his blood taken because, frankly, I don't know anyone who really does," Mayweather said in a statement. "But in a fight of this magnitude, I think it is our responsibility to subject ourselves to sportsmanship at the highest level. I have already agreed to the testing and it is a shame that he is not willing to do the same. It leaves me with great doubt as to the level of fairness I would be facing in the ring that night.

"I hope that this is either some miscommunication or that Manny will change his mind and step up and allow these tests, which were good enough for all these other great athletes, to be performed by USADA."

Said Leonard Ellerbe, a Mayweather adviser, in a statement, "We hope that Manny will do the right thing and agree to the testing as it is an egregious act to deny the testing and hence, deny the millions of fans the right to see this amazing fight. We just want to make sure there is a level playing field in a sport that is a man-to-man contest that relies on strength and ability.

"I still hope this decision is coming from someone in Pacquiao's camp and not Manny himself as it would be a shame that an athlete of his stature and who represents his whole country would not be able to show the public or his fellow athletes that he agrees to the highest standards in sports competition."

Top Rank spokesman Lee Samuels said the company declined to comment.

Schaefer said he and duBoef had "worked out all other issues related to the fight," disclosing to ESPN.com that the fight would be at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, if they can work out the drug testing issue.

"We have agreed on all terms, including the site," Schaefer said.

The MGM Grand beat out several other interested venues, including Dallas Cowboys Stadium. Team owner Jerry Jones had offered a $25 million site fee, the largest in boxing history, but the promoters took an offer from the MGM Grand, whose terms have not been disclosed.

In addition, Schaefer told ESPN.com that the sides had agreed on an unprecedented penalty if either fighter weighed in heavier than the contract limit of 147 pounds.

"We agreed to $10 million per pound, or fraction thereof," Schaefer said. "That's what the Pacquiao side wanted and we said OK to that. That's unheard of. We have agreed on everything except for this drug testing issue. I have to think Pacquiao is unaware of this. The drug testing had been part of the contract for a while and then they suddenly said no. I was informed of that [Tuesday] morning. Suddenly they changed course and I don't know why."

Pacquiao wanted a huge monetary penalty if Mayweather was overweight because he ignored the contract limit of 144 pounds for his September fight with Juan Manuel Marquez, coming in at 146 pounds and paying a $600,000 penalty for the extra advantage.

Dan Rafael is ESPN.com's boxing writer.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 23, 2009 9:55 am
What is going on with this Mayweather / Paq fight? If Floyd scared or what? If Manny agrees to have his blood tested a few weeks ahead of the fight, then again right after, what is the problem. Money Mayweather is trying to get in his head....but all he is really doing is looking like a little bitch.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 23, 2009 10:07 am
"Always" Next wrote:What is going on with this Mayweather / Paq fight? If Floyd scared or what? If Manny agrees to have his blood tested a few weeks ahead of the fight, then again right after, what is the problem. Money Mayweather is trying to get in his head....but all he is really doing is looking like a little bitch.


Sounds like Manny is being the bitch. Manny's camp agreed to Olympic style drug testing now are changing their tune. Meanwhile Mayweather agreed to the unprecedented over weight penalty.

Manny has been acused of doping for a long time... this is his chance to prove without a doubt that he fought a huge fight completely clean. Stop being a bitch Manny
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 23, 2009 10:14 am
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"Always" Next wrote:What is going on with this Mayweather / Paq fight? If Floyd scared or what? If Manny agrees to have his blood tested a few weeks ahead of the fight, then again right after, what is the problem. Money Mayweather is trying to get in his head....but all he is really doing is looking like a little bitch.


Sounds like Manny is being the bitch. Manny's camp agreed to Olympic style drug testing now are changing their tune. Meanwhile Mayweather agreed to the unprecedented over weight penalty.

Manny has been acused of doping for a long time... this is his chance to prove without a doubt that he fought a huge fight completely clean. Stop being a bitch Manny


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 23, 2009 10:27 am
whoever is being the bitch, just stop, and fight! The biggest fight of the century and these guys will find an excuse to not get it done.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 23, 2009 11:24 am
RobDIKUM wrote:whoever is being the bitch, just stop, and fight! The biggest fight of the century and these guys will find an excuse to not get it done.


Outside of a rebirth of the heavyweight division, which is not going to happen anytime soon, this fight is the only way boxing is going to become relevant again. UFC is killing boxing and as a longtime boxing fan, it kills me to see the sweet science becoming what it has become. I agree that Paq needs to be tested, but somebody needs to make a concession so this thing gets done.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 23, 2009 12:08 pm
I don't get why they cannot do the testing three days before the fight and right after the fight. Why should they do olympic style testing... do u guys know what that is. There is a possibility that on the day of the fight, someone is woken up at 3 in the morning to do testing, completely changing someone's rhythm of sleep.

I honestly don't think Mayweather wants to fight anyway. Hopefully the public and media make these two look like idiots and make sure this fight happens.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 23, 2009 12:18 pm
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RobDIKUM wrote:whoever is being the bitch, just stop, and fight! The biggest fight of the century and these guys will find an excuse to not get it done.


Outside of a rebirth of the heavyweight division, which is not going to happen anytime soon, this fight is the only way boxing is going to become relevant again. UFC is killing boxing and as a longtime boxing fan, it kills me to see the sweet science becoming what it has become. I agree that Paq needs to be tested, but somebody needs to make a concession so this thing gets done.


and the thing is, MMA fighters rarely duck each other. Especially in the UFC, they make the big fight happens. Now, they don't get 30 million for a fight like boxers do, so i guess there is one reason for that. The bigger fight has the more lucrative payday and if you didn't make 10,20,30 million in your last fight, it'll mean more to you.l

I grew up with boxing, but right now, overall, MMA is just more entertaining than boxing.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 23, 2009 12:40 pm
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"Always" Next wrote:
RobDIKUM wrote:whoever is being the bitch, just stop, and fight! The biggest fight of the century and these guys will find an excuse to not get it done.


Outside of a rebirth of the heavyweight division, which is not going to happen anytime soon, this fight is the only way boxing is going to become relevant again. UFC is killing boxing and as a longtime boxing fan, it kills me to see the sweet science becoming what it has become. I agree that Paq needs to be tested, but somebody needs to make a concession so this thing gets done.


and the thing is, MMA fighters rarely duck each other. Especially in the UFC, they make the big fight happens. Now, they don't get 30 million for a fight like boxers do, so i guess there is one reason for that. The bigger fight has the more lucrative payday and if you didn't make 10,20,30 million in your last fight, it'll mean more to you.l

I grew up with boxing, but right now, overall, MMA is just more entertaining than boxing.


I agree with you Rob, for the most part, UFC has far surpassed boxing in the past few years. There are no huge fights (in boxing) and when when one happens, its usually a dissapointment. I really dont see boxing overtaking UFC again, I think its place is a secondary fight sport, but i would really love to see it become relevant once again.
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