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MAY 04, 2015 
 DEAN ON THE SCENE: MONDAY'S MEMO
By Ben Dean

Mayweather-Pacquiao:  After a long wait, Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao finally faced off Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. I scored this bout nine rounds to three for Mayweather or 117-111. In the lead up to the bout, many analysts felt that Pacquiao needed to overwhelm Floyd with volume.  On Saturday night, Floyd's movement and ring generalship largely nullified Pacquiao's offensive output, which fell far short of troubling Mayweather.  When is the last time you saw Pacman limited to 35 punches per round?

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MAY 03, 2015 


FIGHT? WHAT FIGHT?
By Charles Muniz

Saturday night, as boxing fans left the MGM Grand arena, Jimmy Kimmel’s sidekick Guillermo was asking what they thought of the movie scene they just saw? Said one fan, “movie scene, what the hell you talking about,” I was just at the fight. No, no essay (or ese if your Spanish) you people got it all wrong, sheesh. That wasn’t the real fight essay, that was the filming of a boxing scene for Ocean’s Fourteen.

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MAY 03, 2015 
 COUNTER PROGRAMMING ALERT: SHOWTIME SCHEDULES MAYWEATHER-PACQUIAO REPLAY OPPOSITE HBO'S ALVAREZ-KIRKLAND BROADCAST

Press Release: Saturday’s welterweight unification showdown between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao will premiere on Showtime next Saturday, May 9 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.  Editor's Note: HBO will begin its Saul Alvarez vs. James Kirkland broadcast at the same time. The delayed telecast of Mayweather vs. Pacquiao will feature exclusive analysis from Showtime boxing experts and will be immediately followed by the premiere of the "Inside Mayweather vs. Pacquiao" epilogue. According to the MGM Grand, the following celebrities and professional athletes were in attendance at the MGM Grand Garden Arena:


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MAY 03, 2015 


MAYWEATHER!
By Scott Shaffer

Floyd Mayweather W12 Manny Pacquiao... In Las Vegas, Floyd Mayweather Jr. defeated Manny Pacquiao by unanimous decision in the most-anticipated boxing match in years.  It was a good fight at best, and many casual fans were calling it boring on social media. Any fan dissatisfaction should be blamed on Pacquiao who fought like a man with a $120 million check waiting for him in the dressing room. He lacked both the killer instinct and the skill to overcome Mayweather's defensive acumen.  Two of the the three official judges gave eight of the twelve rounds to Mayweather, while the third favored Mayweather in ten rounds. Boxingtalk scored it 116-112 for Mayweather, who was credited with landing 148 punches to Pacquiao's 81. UPDATE: According to ESPN, Pacquiao claimed after the fight that he had an injured shoulder all along and the Nevada Athletic Commission denied his request to have an anti-inflammatory injected just prior to the bout.

Neither boxer was hurt or close to going down at any time in the bout, and there was no blood or other great adversity that challenged either man.  While Mayweather's performance did not aid his claim to be TBE (the best ever), the victory accomplished several things for him: it unified the world welterweight championship, it kept him atop the pound-for-pound list as the best boxer in the world right now, and it sealed Mayweather's legacy as the best boxer of this generation.

At 38 years old, Mayweather looked a little past his prime, but his ring acumen was enough to make Pacquiao's offense seem basic. Mayweather moved around the ring effectively, counterpunched with precision and held Pacquiao a little bit when the action got close. Pacquiao landed a few flurries with Mayweather up against the ropes, but by and large, Pacquiao's straight-ahead offense was not creative or busy enough for Mayweather's defensive virtuosity.  

In the ring afterwards,  Mayweather said he would retire after a final fight in September. If Mayweather wins that fight and sticks to his word, he would equal Rocky Marciano's mark of retiring as a champion at 49-0. Afterwards, Pacquiao said he thought the decision should have gone to him, but objectively, he was way off base. Smiling his way through the fight, Pacquiao did not throw nearly enough punches to get Mayweather out of his comfort zone. source: ppv


 
MAY 03, 2015 
 SANTA CRUZ THROWS 932 PUNCHES IN TEN-ROUND WIN
By Scott Shaffer

Leo Santa Cruz W10 Jose Cayetano... In the final prelim before the super fight, WBC 122-pound titlist Leo Santa Cruz successfully tested the waters at 126 pounds.  On paper, Jose Cayetano looked like a feeble opponent, as he was coming off a loss to an undistinguished opponent in Mexico. In a pleasant surprise, Cayetano showed plenty of heart and a surprising amount of skill, making Santa Cruz work for the decision. Santa Cruz was his usual busy self, throwing 932 punches over ten rounds, landing 402 of them. All three judges scored it 100-90 for Santa Cruz. source: ppv

 
MAY 03, 2015 


LOMACHENKO BREAKS DOWN RODRIGUEZ
By Scott Shaffer

Vasyl Lomachenko TKO9 Gamalier Rodriguez... WBO featherweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko of The Ukraine showed remarkable hand speed and totally dominated Gamalier Rodriguez of Puerto Rico. Rodriguez twice took a knee to pause the punishment. The second time, in the ninth round, Rodriguez allowed himself to be counted out.  Lomachenko was credited with landing 227 punches to only 55 for Rodriguez. The desperate Rodriguez threw many low blows (a tactic that worked for Orlando Salido, who handed Lomachenko his only pro defeat). Rodriguez was penalized twice for the low blows, which had little effect on Lomachenko.

 
MAY 02, 2015 
 PATRICK NIELSEN WINS IN DENMARK

Patrick Nielsen W10 Ruben Eduardo Acosta... Super middleweight Patrick Nielsen (25-1, 12 KOs) defeated Ruben Eduardo Acosta (30-12-5, 10 KOs) in Copenhagen to set-up a potential Danish mega-fight with Rudy Markussen. Nielsen, who took the fight on relatively short notice, outclassed Acosta to earn an impressive points victory. After ten rounds of action, the judges scored the fight 100-90 and 99-91 (twice).

Anabella Farias W10 Klara Svensson... On the same show, WBC female light welterweight champion Erica Anabella Farias (22-1, 10 KOs) successfully defended her title against ‘The Swedish Princess’ Klara Svensson (15-1, 5 KOs). Svensson fought on bravely following a fifth-round knock down but came up short on the judge’s scorecards. source for both results: sauerland event


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MAY 02, 2015 


FREDDIE ROACH NEEDS TO STFU ALREADY
By Charles Muniz

There’s an old adage in sports that says; players win games, and coaches lose them.  Case in point, February 1, 2015, Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll’s decision to throw a pass instead of allowing Marshawn Lynch to run the ball for the game-winning touchdown. Pass gets intercepted and the New England Patriots end up snatching Super Bowl victory from the jaws of defeat. Carroll’s decision may go down as one of the worst in Super Bowl history. Players win games, coaches lose them.

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MAY 02, 2015 
 BELTRAN TKO MAKES TAKAHIRO SAY AO

Rey Beltran TKO2 Takahiro Ao... In Las Vegas, Rey Beltran got a career-best win, stopping Japan's Takahiro Ao via second-round technical knockout. Beltran, originally from Mexico, floored the southpaw Ao in the second round with a hard right hand. Ao beat the count and fought on, but clearly had not recovered. He tried to trade with Beltran but caught caught against the ropes and absorbed hard punches until the referee stopped the bout. The bout was for the WBO lightweight title recently vacated by Terence Crawford, but Beltran (30-7-1) failed to make the 135-pound limit yesterday, so the title remains vacant. Ao (27-4-1) failed in his bid to become a three-division titlist.  

Konstantin Ponomarev W10 Mikael Zewski... On the same card, Russia's Konstantin Ponomarev defeated Canada's Mikael Zewski in a battle of undefeated welterweights.  Ponomarev's punches left Zewski's left eye virtually shut at the end of the ten-round contest. The judges awarded Ponomoarev (28-0) the victory by scores of 99-91, 98-92 and 97-93. Zewski's record drops to 26-1. source for both results: tru tv


 
MAY 01, 2015 


MIURA STOPS DIB TO RETAIN WBC 130-POUND HONORS

Takashi Miura TKO3 Australia's Billy Dib ... In Tokyo, Japan's Takashi Miura retained the WBC 130-pound title by stopping Australia's Billy Dib in the third round. Miura knocked down Dib with two big left hooks, convincing the referee to stop the contest. Miura (29-2-2) has not lost since 2011, when he was defeated by Takashi Uchiyama. As the undefeated Uchiyama still holds the WBA's version of the 130-pound title, Miura's championship bona fides are inferior to his countryman's. Meanwhile, Dib drops to 39-4. The former IBF 126-pound titlist claimed he entered the fight with injuries to his hand and ribs. source: sydney morning herald

 
MAY 01, 2015 


WLADIMIR KLITSCHKO: A WORK IN REGRESSION
By Charles Muniz

Seven years after his last fight on U.S. soil, Wladimir Klitschko made his U.S. return on HBO last Saturday night. In case you were wondering why the Heavyweight Champion of the World is not a household name in the U.S., and further wondered how it’s possible that a Heavyweight Champion has been missing in action (MIA) from premier boxing paymasters HBO and Showtime all these years, you needed only to see Wladmir’s fight against lightly regarded and vastly inexperienced Bryant Jennings, and the obvious answer to the question will become quite clear.

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MAY 01, 2015 


MAYWEATHER, SR: "IT’S NOT GOING TO BE MUCH OF A FIGHT"

Press Release: Floyd Mayweather Sr. (pictured) and Freddie Roach, trainers for Floyd “Money” Mayweather and Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao, respectively, met with the media to discuss Saturday’s world welterweight championship showdown, which will be broadcast live on pay-per-view from Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena. Here is what the trainers had to say:

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MAY 01, 2015 


ISHE SMITH GETS BOUNCE-BACK WIN

Ishe Smith W10 Cecil McCalla ... Fighting in his hometown of Las Vegas last night, ex-IBF 154-pound titlist Ishe Smith defeated Cecil McCalla via unanimous decision. After a loss to Erislandy Lara in his last fight, Smith employed Danny Smith as his chief second. Danny Smith took over for Ishe's prevuious head trainer, Eddie Mustafa Muhammad. Smith (28-6) prevailed over McCalla by scores of 98-92 and 97-93 (twice). McCalla is now 20-2 with the losses coming in his last two fights. He previously lost to Chris Van Heerden in January. source: las vegas review journal

 
MAY 01, 2015 


FOX SPORTS 1 RESULTS FROM CALIFORNIA

Mercito Gesta D10 Carlos Molina... In an Indio, California junior welterweight bout, stocky Carlos Molina staged a late rally to pull out a draw against the favored Mercito Gesta. Official scores were an unfair 98-92 for Molina, 96-94 Gesta and 95-95. Molina (who has the same name as a former IBF 154-pound titlist) is now 17-2-2, and he snaps a two-fight losing streak that saw him fed to Amir Khan and Adrian Broner. This draw establishes him as a gatekeeper in the 140-pound division. Gesta, a former lightweight from the Philippines who dropped an IBF title bid to Miguel Vazquez in 2012, is now 28-1-2.

Jeffrey Fontanez TKO1 Jose Hernandez... Puerto Rico's Jeffrey hernandez took eight months off after his first pro loss but rebounded just fine tonight, overwhelming Jose Hernandez in just one round. Fonntanez (16-1) won the lightweight bout by flooring Hernandez twice in the first round. Hernandez (15-10) didn't really recover from the first knockdown, and as soon as he hit the canvas a second time, the bout was stopped. source for both results: fox sports 1



 
MAY 01, 2015 
 LAS VEGAS UNDERCARD PRESS CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS

Press Release: 
WBC 122-pound titlist Leo “El Terremoto” Santa Cruz, WBO 126-pound titlist Vasyl Lomachenko, their opponents and non-televised fighters participated Thursday in the undercard final press conference before their respective fights taking place this Saturday, May 2nd at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.  
In pay-per-view fights before Floyd Mayweather meets Manny Pacquiao in their epic welterweight championship unificiation showdown, Santa Cruz (29-0-1, 17 KOs) will take on fellow Mexican  Jose Cayetano (17-3, 8 KOs) in a ten-round featherweight contest and Ukraine’s Lomachenko (3-1, 1 KO plus World Series of Boxing bouts) will defend against Puerto Rico’s Gamalier Rodriguez (25-2-3, 17 KOs). Here is what they had to say:


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MAY 01, 2015 


NEW MAIN EVENT FOR NEXT WEEK'S CLUB SHOW IN LA

Press Release: 
Golden Boy Promotions will bring another night of  fights to the Belasco Theater on Thursday, May 7th in the third installment of its monthly LA Fight Club series  on FOX Sports 1. In the main event, Manuel "Tino" Avlia (16-0, 7 KOs) will take on Mexican-American Erik Ruiz (13-2, 6 KOs) in a ten-round super bantamweight bout. Ruiz will replace previously announced main event fighter Rolly Lunas, who had to withdraw from the fight due to a severe injury.


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APRIL 30, 2015 
 PRO BOXING COMES TO GREECE

Press Release: Professional boxing shows are few and far between in Greece but on Saturday May 9th in Athens, Areti Mastrodouka (8-0) will compete in a women's super featherweight bout against Spain's Loli Munoz (12-14-3). Known as “The Master”, 39-year-old Mastrodouka, 8-0 (2), was an accomplished amateur, winning silver at the 2002 world championships and bronze at the European championships a year later. However, she didn’t turn professional until March 2012, after setting up base in the United Kingdom, where she had her first six paid bouts. In March 2014 she returned to Greece and won a clear decision over Slovakian Claudia Ferenczi, in what was a warm-up for a much bigger fight in Athens seven months later where she won defeated Hana Horakova from the Czech Republic. Despite a poor record, Munoz has a draw against future European champion Nicole Boss and a victory over current WBC champion Mikaela Lauren in 2012.

 
APRIL 30, 2015 
 TOMMY CANEZ'S MAYWEATHER-PACQUIAO ANALYSIS
By Tommy Canez

Floyd Mayweather, Jr. vs. Manny Pacquiao. This is the fight the boxing world has been waiting for to happen for six years. Boxing fans have had to endure many failed negotiations, oversized egos, and back and forth excuses. But now, thanks to many fateful events such as the Miami Heat game meeting between the  boxers, and a waiter at a restaurant urging CBS CEO Leslie Moonves to meet with Freddie Roach, which ultimately led to a meeting between Bob Arum and Moonves, we now have the fight we thought would never happen. Here is my full breakdown and analysis for the super fight.


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APRIL 30, 2015 
 TRU TV ANOUNCES MAY 15TH SHOW

Press Release: Jose Benavides, Jr. is coming home to Phoenix to face Mexico's Jorge Paez, Jr. on Saturday, May 15th at US Airways Center. TruTV will televise the bout, which will be for the WBA 130-pound interim title. The live telecast will open with undefeated Antonio Orozco in a ten-round junior welterweight rumble with Emmanuel Taylor. The four warriors boast a combined record of 98-8-2 (65 KOs) -- a winning ratio of 91% with two-thirds of those victories coming by way of knockout.

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APRIL 30, 2015 
 MAYWEATHER AND PACQUIAO COME FACE TO FACE AT FINAL PRESS CONFERENCE

Press Release: 
Floyd “Money” Mayweather and Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao faced off for only the third time Wednesday during the final press conference for their long-awaited welterweight world championship unification fight this Saturday, May 2nd, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. 
The last time the boxing superstars met face-to-face was at the Los Angeles press conference to formally announce the mega-fight on March 11th. The first time they were photographed up close and personal came at a Miami Heat basketball game in January. Here is what they had to say:
 


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