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Adrien Broner: More than just Floyd Mayweather’s Protégé?

by on Nov.05, 2013, under Boxing News, Guest Columnists

by John Martinez

Originally published on Boxscorenews.com, November 4, 2013 — Professional Boxing. A sport with no halftimes, no second or third string backups, no bathroom breaks, and no teammates to help carry the load. Ultimately, its two combatants climbing through the ropes of a squared circle and through calculated aggression, delivering controlled rage in a grueling test of fortitude, conditioning, power, and will.

It takes a special type of athlete to succeed in this sport. Unlike the other combat sport, MMA, boxing doesn’t afford lazy jabs, telegraphed hooks, and “defense” that allots the fighter’s hands to be at mid-torso. Amateurish tactics like those described inevitably lead to justifiably, violent knock outs. (continue reading…)

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Adrien Broner: More than just Floyd Mayweather’s Protege

by on Nov.04, 2013, under Boxing News

By John Martinez

PHOTO CREDIT: Soobum Im - Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions.

PHOTO CREDIT: Soobum Im – Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions.

November 4, 2013 – Professional Boxing. A sport with no halftimes, no second or third string backups, no bathroom breaks, and no teammates to help carry the load. Ultimately, its two combatants climbing through the ropes of a squared circle and through calculated aggression, delivering controlled rage in a grueling test of fortitude, conditioning, power, and will. (continue reading…)

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Where in the World is Floyd Mayweather? Boxing Fans want to Know

by on Oct.21, 2012, under Boxing News

floyd-mayweather-cbz by John Martinez

 

There are very few instances where two or three words, or names for that matter, clumped together solicit a fevered response. One of these examples is that of Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Recently, boxing fans have been the beneficiaries of something great and long past. Today, world class fighters are now forgoing the easy tune-up bouts that have unfortunately been a staple of this era’s boxing “champions” and now are righting the ship by squaring off against top-shelf opposition in high- stakes fisticuffs. (continue reading…)

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Erik Morales Fails to Meet Weight, Stripped of Belt

by on Mar.24, 2012, under Boxing News

by John Martinez

[Editor's note:  This first appeared on Boxscore News, but was reprinted courtesy of the author] 

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Looking soft and without his regular definition, Erik Morales was stripped of his junior welterweight title belt after failing to meet the 140 pound weight limit for his upcoming Saturday tilt with Danny Garcia. Entering the weigh-in two pounds over the required limit, the 35-year old Morales opted to not risk weakening himself in order to lose the weight overnight as a result he will forfeit $50,000 of his $1 million dollar purse. But in something only found in the bizarre world of boxing, the title now becomes vacant and if Morales can be victorious Saturday he will regain his title despite not fighting at the required weight.

With his 10 round TKO over Pablo César Cano last September, Morales (52-7, 36 KOs) became the first Mexican national to ever receive a title in four unique weight classes. But the boxing legend appears to have his work cut out for him as his 24-year-old challenger from Philadelphia, Garcia (22-0, 14 KOs), appears to be in top condition tipping the scales at 139 1/2. (continue reading…)

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Mayweather breaks from training to spend time with US Troops in Afghanistan

by on Sep.06, 2011, under Boxing News, Guest Columnists, Juan Ayllon, Reviews, Uncategorized

U.S. Army soldiers and boxing enthusiasts from 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Task Force Duke, talk with five-time World Boxing Council champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. via Skype at Forward Operating Base Salerno Sept. 2 (Photo by Maj. Travis Dettmer).

U.S. Army soldiers and boxing enthusiasts from 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Task Force Duke, talk with five-time World Boxing Council champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. via Skype at Forward Operating Base Salerno Sept. 2 (Photo by Maj. Travis Dettmer).

by John Martinez

Boxscore

September 4, 2011

While in the midst of busily training for his upcoming bout with Mexican powerhouse and WBC Welterweight title-holder Victor Ortiz (29-2-22KO), the undefeated six-time world champion of five weight classes, Floyd Mayweather Jr (41-0, 25KO), temporarily set aside his preparations holding a candid, yet lighthearted, Skype session on Friday with United States Soldiers serving in Afghanistan.

Despite his training schedule, Mayweather Jr. found the time to hold nearly two-hour discussion in which he appeared relaxed, confident, and in good humor prior to his September 17 HBO PPV fight.

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