Hubeaux to defend WBC Youth on May 31

By misterboxing7 Belgian Herve “Double hache” Hubeaux, now 16-1(7), is scheduled to defend his WBC Youth heavyweight title on May 31 in Brussels on a promotion of Elite Enghien and Van Ghyseghem. In the co-main event Sanae Jah will fight for the …

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Manny Pacquiao: ‘I will need to outbox, outspeed Tim Bradley’

By Lem Satterfield

The following are the third round of training camp notes for Manny Pacquiao in advance of his April 12 rematch with WBO welterweight titleholder Tim Bradley, who dethroned Pacquiao by split decision in June 2012.

The notes were taken from a press release distributed by HBO on behalf of Top Rank Inc. in advance of Bradley-Pacquiao II, which will be shown on HBO Pay-Per-View from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

During two fights over the course of 2012, Pacquiao lost to Bradley before falling by sixth-round knockout in December of that year to Juan Manuel Marquez, against whom Pacquiao is 2-1-1. Pacquiao won his most recent fight in November by unanimous decision over Brandon Rios.

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In his past two fights, Bradley rose from a 12th-round knockdown to unanimously decision Ruslan Provodnikov in March 2013 and then won a split decision over Marquez seven months later.

The WBO has declared that the winner of Bradley-Pacquiao II must face that between Marquez and Mike Alvarado, who will fight on May 17.

Click here for Manny Pacquiao, trainer Freddie Roach in Jimmy’s Corner

Question for Pacquiao: How you deal with a bad decision after the fight? You train so hard for 10 weeks, fight a good fight and the judges go the other way. How long does it take to get over that? What’s different in training this time around, knowing you can achieve revenge?

Pacquiao: That is boxing. It is part of the game and you cannot let yourself get too upset over it or else it will consume you. Judges are human. You cannot expect them to be perfect.

In the first fight against Tim Bradley, I was over it before I returned to the dressing room. To Freddie Roach and me and apparently everyone else who watched the fight — except for two — I won the fight.

The first thing I said to Freddie when we saw each other in the dressing after the fight was, “[Bradley] ran just like we knew he would.” We never discussed or debated the decision because it was so obvious that I had won the fight and nearly every round.

It never felt like a loss to me and no one treated me any differently. I was treated as the winner. I just moved forward and began training for my next fight, which was against Juan Manuel Márquez.

There is something different in this training camp. There are a lot of people who doubt I can fight the same way I fought when I knocked out Oscar De la Hoya, Ricky Hatton, Erik Morales and Marco Antonio Barrera. I want to prove to them that I am the best.

I am inspired. I am the challenger. I know I will need to outbox and outspeed Bradley and that is what I will do. This is the first time I have challenged for a world title that I lost. Do I want it back? You bet I do and I want it back from Tim Bradley.

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Tim Bradley: ‘I will be faster, hungrier than Manny Pacquiao’

By Lem Satterfield

The following are the third round of training camp notes for WBO welterweight titleholder Tim Bradley in advance of his April 12 rematch with Manny Pacquiao, whom Bradley dethroned by split decision in June 2012.

The notes were taken from a press release distributed by HBO on behalf of Top Rank Inc. in advance of Bradley-Pacquiao II, which will be shown on HBO Pay-Per-View from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

During two fights over the course of 2013, Bradley rose from a 12th-round knockdown to unanimously decision Ruslan Provodnikov in March and then won a split decision over four-division titlewinner Juan Manuel Marquez in October.

Click here for a video of Bradley’s greatest hits.

Pacquiao lost his following bout in December 2012 by sixth-round stoppage to Marquez, against whom Pacquiao is 2-1-1, before winning a unanimous decision over Brandon Rios in his last fight in November of last year.

The WBO has declared that the winner of Bradley-Pacquiao II must face that between Marquez and Mike Alvarado, who will fight on May 17.

Click here for Tim Bradley, trainer Joel Diaz in Jimmy’s Corner


Question for Bradley: Marquez had to KO Pacquiao to get a definitive result. Is that what you need? Why and how do you accomplish this? How do you beat Pacquiao?

Bradley: Marquez was in a little bit of a bigger hole when he knocked [Pacquiao] out. He had fought him three times and was not able to secure a win in any of the first three fights. He had tried everything and had failed, so a knockout was the only way he would win.

I am in a slightly different position than Marquez was. I have already beat Pacquiao once and that was on my first try. I don’t think I have to knock him out to get a definitive result but if the knockout presents itself, I will take advantage of it.

The first fight, I injured my foot in the second round and by the fourth round, my ankle on my other foot was also messed up. The second half of the fight, I was coming on strong with two bad feet. I didn’t have the movement that I normally have and I was outworking him.

I was fighting all three minutes of every round and not just the last 30 seconds of every round. This second fight against Manny Pacquiao, I will pick up right where I left off the first fight. This will just be rounds 13 thru 24.

I was able to show my boxing ability against Marquez with two good feet, so this will be no different. I will be faster than Pacquiao. I will have better defense than Pacquiao. I will be hungrier than Pacquiao.

I have been in the ring with Pacquiao, so I know exactly what to expect. There are a few adjustments that I will make and with two good feet under me and at the end of the night, I will be victorious again.

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TOM LOEFFLER DISCUSSES POTENTIAL GOLOVKIN VS. CHAVEZ JR CLASH: “IT’S A FIGHT OF ATTRITION”

“The fans know that Chavez will be a lot bigger in the ring that night and that’s what makes it interesting. It’s two guys who are gonna come forward and it’s gonna be one of those fights where it’s a fight of attrition. And we are …… continue reading

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TIMOTHY BRADLEY SAYS A COMPASSIONATE MANNY PACQUIAO IS “NOT GOOD FOR BOXING”

“When was the last time you saw him knock somebody out? It’s been a long time. Then he had a guy sitting in front of him; he was a tough guy, Brandon Rios, I have a lot of respect for, but he was right there in front of him and he couldn’t …… continue reading

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SERGEY KOVALEV: “ADONIS STEVENSON IS A PIECE OF SHIT”

“I don’t want to speak about Adonis Stevenson. Adonis Stevenson’s a piece of shit. Sorry for my English,” stated undefeated WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev, who wasn’t in the mood to talk about WBC light heavyweight …… continue reading

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BERNARD HOPKINS ON SHUMENOV CLASH: “I’M LOOKING TO HAVE A KNOCKOUT…I NEED A TKO”

“I’m on a drought, man. I’m on a serious drought, so I’m looking to have a knockout, man. I need a TKO or anything having to do with a referee or a corner saying, ‘Look, enough is enough.’ I came close against Murat….I gotta …… continue reading

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