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NOVEMBER 20, 2014 


BREADMAN'S PACQUIAO VS. ALGIERI BREAKDOWN
By Stephen "Breadman" Edwards

How much of an impact will Manny Pacquiao's footwork be in his fight this weekend against Chris Algieri?? I am having a hard time with every one playing it safe and saying Algieri can cause him trouble with his length. Pacquiao has always been able to close distant quickly and even when he gets off balance, he still throws hard shots. Pacquiao injured Tim Bradley's ankles twice and Bradley is a very gifted athlete, maybe not the most gifted boxer, but it was still impressive. I don't think Pacquiao will get a KO, but I do think he wins decisively. --DJ
Bread’s Response: I am picking Manny to win the fight also but I don’t have a hard time with people picking Algieri. Pacquiao is older and he undertrained for the first fight against Timothy Bradley. That’s still in everyone’s minds.

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NOVEMBER 20, 2014 
 DAILY BREAD THURSDAY EDITION:(11-20-14)
By Stephen "Breadman" Edwards

Bread, you mentioned that the "Cold War" between Golden Boy and Top Rank, the two biggest promoters in America, started with the Mayweather-Pacquiao issue. I know everyone is at fault. But do you think the Cold War was used to protect Floyd Mayweather? I mean it gave him  a "built-in" excuse to duck Manny Pacquiao by refusing to get involved with Pacquiao's promoter, Bob Arum. First he said he wouldn't fight on Arum show. Then there's additional bad blood between Bob Arum and Al Haymon. It kinda gave him an out based on the HBO/Showtime, Arum/Haymon rifts. Lol-- Mitch

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NOVEMBER 20, 2014 
 QUEENS, NYC CARD SET FOR TOMORROW

Press Release: This Friday, November 21st at Resorts World Casino in Queens, New York City, Bryant "Pee Wee" Cruz (12-0, 6 KO's) of Port Chester, New York will take on Engleberto Valenzuela (9-3, 3 KOs) of Mexico in a super featherweight bout scheduled for eight rounds. Also on the card will be a four-round middleweight bout between DeVaun Lee (3-0) and Obafemi Bakari (1-0).

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NOVEMBER 20, 2014 
 SHIELDS, BROWN HEAD TO QUARTER FINALS IN KOREA

Two American boxers added to their winning streaks on Thursday at the 2014 Elite Women’s World Championships in Jeju, South Korea. 2012 Olympic gold medalist Claressa Shields (Flint, Mich.) and reigning world champion Tiara Brown (Fort Myers, Fla.) won via unanimous decision to move on to Friday’s quarterfinal competition. Light flyweight Alex Love (Fort Carson, Colo.) and light welterweight Destiny Chearino (Warwick, R.I.) dropped close decisions and were eliminated. All of the tournament action is being live streamed at www.aiba.org. source: usa boxing

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NOVEMBER 20, 2014 


MAICELO-VELAZQUEZ LIGHTWEIGHT CLASH SET FOR NYC SHOW ON FRIDAY

Press Release: On Nov. 21st (Friday) at the Resorts World Casino in Queens, New York, lightweight Jonathan Maicelo (21-1, 12 KOs) returns to the ring to face Hector Velasquez (56-23-3, 38 KOs).  The bout is scheduled for ten rounds. Maicelo looks to keep the momentum going after his hard-fought victory against Art Hovhannisyan (17-2-2, 9 KOs), a fight that took place on July 11th.

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NOVEMBER 20, 2014 


CULCAY GETS NEW FOE FOR EURO TITLE DEFENSE

Press Release: European junior middleweight champion Jack Culcay (18-1, 10 KOs) will now face Karim Merroudj (13-3-2, 1 KOs) for his first title defense on December 6th at the EWE Arena in Oldenburg, Germany. Merroudj replaces Ruben Varon who was forced to withdraw due to an eye infection. The new challenger is from France and has a four-fight winning streak. Meanwhile, "Golden Jack" is currently in Copenhagen training with former two-time champion Joey Gamache.

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NOVEMBER 19, 2014 
 CLARESSA SHIELDS WINS AMATEUR BOUT IN 11 SECONDS

The United States women enjoyed a perfect day on Wednesday at the 2014 Elite Women’s World Championships in Jeju, South Korea.  All four Americans won decisions in their preliminary bouts. 2012 Olympic bronze medalist Marlen Esparza (Houston, Texas), 2012 Olympic gold medalist Claressa Shields (Flint, Mich.), welterweight Danyelle Wolf (San Diego, Calif.) and light heavyweight Heidi Henrkisen (St. Louis Park, Minn.) all claimed victories. Shields enjoyed a short tournament debut in her middleweight bout with Uganda’s Hellen Baleke.  The Olympic champion’s resume seemed to play a big role in the bout, which lasted only 11 seconds. Following one Shields combination, the Ugandan corner threw in the towel, giving the gold medalist the victory.

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NOVEMBER 19, 2014 


SEVERAL BIG FIGHTS OFF DUE TO INJURIES, PURSE DISPUTE

A few big fights scheduled for the remainder of 2014 have fallen out due to injuries or boxer withdrawals. According to ESPN.com, super middleweight Lucian Bute hurt his back and withdrew from a December 6th bout against Roberto Bolonti in Montreal; Chris Arreola pulled out of a December 11th bout in Temecula, California citing an elbow injury; and WBO 154-pound title holder Demetrius Andrade backed out of an exciting bout planned for December 13th in Las Vegas because he is unhappy with his purse. Andrade's decision is frustrating to boxing fans because he was supposed to face Jermell Charlo in a battle of undefeateds on a Showtime telecast.  Andrade already ran away from a middleweight fight vs. Matt Korobov. Meanwhile, Walberto Ramos was bounced from a WBA bantaweight title fight against Jamie McDonnell because of visa issues. McDonnell will instead defend against Argentina's Javier Chacon on  Saturday in Liverpool, England. --Scott Shaffer

 
NOVEMBER 19, 2014 
 DI GIACOMO OUT VS. FEIGENBUTZ

Press Release: Germany's Vincent Feigenbutz (16-1, 15 KOs) will now face the Latvian 'Viking' Oleg Fedotovs (18-17, 12 KOs) when he makes his UK debut on November 22nd. The main event that night is a grudge match between Nathan Cleverly and Tony Bellew at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, live on Sky Sports Box Office. Fedotovs replaces Lorenzo Di Giacomo who was forced to pull out a scheduled bout with the 19 year-old super middleweight due to a hand injury. "It doesn’t matter who my opponent is,’’ said Feigenbutz. ‘’I’m still aiming for an impressive performance and to make it an early night.”

 
NOVEMBER 19, 2014 
 RODRIGUES TO HEADLINE IN NATIVE BRAZIL

Press Release: Brazil's Isaac Rodrigues fights Mexico's Jose “Barretas” Pinzon on December 5th at the Hangar Convention Center in Belem, Brazil.  With a professional record of 20-2, the middleweight Rodrigues last boxed on May 30th of this year when he beat another Mexican, Eduardo Tercero at super middleweight. Rodrigues is now back at his natural weight and primed and ready after a hard training camp. Pinzon has a record of 25-7 and at 27 years old, he is coming off a loss to Juan De Angel of Colombia. of age he is in the prime of his career.

 
NOVEMBER 19, 2014 
 SAN DIEGO HOSTS WOMEN'S TITLE FIGHT ON FRIDAY

Press Release: On November 21st, after two years and twelve fights as a professional, Tijuana, Mexico's Kenia Enriquez (12-0) gets her first world title opportunity when she faces Ana "La Bronca" Arrazola (20-10-3) of Mexico City for the vacant WBO female flyweight title in a bout scheduled for ten rounds.  The bout takes place at the Crowne Plaza Hotel is located at 2270 Hotel Circle North, San Diego.

 
NOVEMBER 19, 2014 
 18 YEAR-OLD SAMUEL BERMAN TURNS PRO THIS WEEKEND

On Saturday, November 22nd, 18 year-old Samuel Berman will make his professional debut when he takes on Jamikey Woods (0-1) of Statesville, NC in a four-round welterweight bout at Pennsylvania's Valley Forge Casino & Resort. In the main event, Dennis Hasson (16-1) of Philadelphia will take on Taneal Goyco (6-8-1) also of Philadelphia, in an eight-round light heavyweight bout. source: Kings Promotions press release

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NOVEMBER 18, 2014 
 KALENGA STOPS DALEY; CALLS OUT LEBEDEV

Youri Kalenga TKO12 Denton Daley...Last Saturday evening, in front of 6,000 fans in Mississauga, Canada, hometown favorite Denton Daley was dropped by The Congo's Youri Kalenga in the ninth round. The previously unbeaten Daley trailed badly on the scorecards going into the final round and the former college basketball player decided to go for broke. But Kalenga (21-1) finished him off with two more knockdowns in the twelfth round. Referee Charlie Fitch halted the action after Kalenga's three-punch explosion left Daley out on his feet before Daley fell unconscious and laid motionless on the canvas for several moments. Kalenga, who holds the WBA interim title, now wants a shot at the WBA champion, Denis Lebedev of Russia. source: gary hyde press release

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NOVEMBER 18, 2014 
 BELLATOR DRAWS BIG MMA RATINGS ON SPIKE TV

Press Release: Bellator 131, an MMA event on Spike TV, claims it knocked out the competition on Saturday, November 15th with record ratings for the franchise under new president Scott Coker. The Bellator 131 main event between Tito Ortiz and Stephan Bonnar (11:50pm-12:16am) drew 1.8 million viewers, peaking at 2 million, making it the most-watched and highest-rated MMA fight on cable in 2014.  Overall, the entire fight card delivered (9:00-12:16) delivered 1,241,299 viewers, a record for Bellator MMA on Spike TV. Ortiz, an MMA legend, defeated Bonnar by split decision.

 
NOVEMBER 18, 2014 
 ANDRE DIRRELL ADDED TO SHOWTIME'S DEC. 19 BROADCAST

Press Release: A super middleweight bout between Andre “The Matrix” Dirrell (23-1, 16 KOs), of Flint, Mich., and Derek “The Black Lion” Edwards (27-3-1, 14 KOs), of Las Vegas, has been confirmed to air on Showtime Boxing's special Friday edition on Dec. 19th, from Pepsi Coliseum in Quebec City. The bout will be one of four aired by Showtime that night, with the IBF #2 ranking at stake.  For the switch-hitting Dirrell, the elimination bout for the IBF’s #2 position behind #1 James DeGale and champion Carl Froch will be his fifth bout since getting injured against then-undefeated Arthur Abraham during SHowtime's Super Six World Boxing Classic fight in March 27 2010.

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NOVEMBER 18, 2014 
 MORMECK COMING BACK TO CRUISERWEIGHT TO FACE MASTERNAK

Press Release: A cruiserweight clash between Mateusz Masternak (33-2, 24 KOs) and Jean Marc Mormeck (37-5, 23 KOs) has been confirmed for December 5th in Issy-les-Moulineaux, Hauts-de-Seine, France. Masternak, who returns following the fourth-round stoppage of Ben Nsafoah, hopes to get his world title ambitions back on track when he faces the [faded] former champion in Mormechks' home country. Mormeck lost to heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko in 2012 and retunred with a tune-up win this June over Tamas Lodi (13-3-1).

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