Tag: Manny Pacquiao
MANILA, PHILIPPINES — If you have not seen it yet, the CNN documentary, The Fighters, is a heart-tugging and gritty look at activist Cecilia Flores-Oebanda’s efforts to knock out the sex trafficking trade through police raids, interventions, alternative housing and appeals to the legislature. Towards that end, she recruits boxing superstar and Filippino congressman Manny Pacquiao to garner much-needed support and publicity. I would highly recommend its viewing.
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By Juan C. Ayllon
CLEARWATER, FL, December 26, 2012 – Going into his step-up bout against Carlos Quintana, insiders said that this was a 50-50 proposition at best. It was November 24, 2012 The venue was the Citizens Bank Arena in Ontario, California, and their bout was being televised by HBO. Possessing a record of 29 wins, three losses and 23 knockouts, Quintana handed Joel Julio and Paul Williams, who were 27-0 and 33-0, respectively, their first losses and won the WBO Welterweight title in the latter bout. Williams regained his championship with a first round blowout four months later in June 2008, and subsequently WBC Welterweight champ Andre Berto halted Quintana in April 2010. Now 36, Quintana – who’d also been stopped by Miguel Cotto in 2006 – was being kicked to the curb. Thus, it came as some surprise when he stopped the hard-punching 27 year-old contender Deandre Latimore in May.
Thurman had a stellar amateur career (posting 101 wins, 76 KO’s, six National Championships and a loss to Demetrius Andrade at the 2008 US Olympic Trials that netted him the Silver Medal), yet he remained largely untested as a professional with at 18-0 with 17 knockouts. Trained by Ronald “Winky” Wright’s former trainer, Dan Birmingham, he’s looking promising. In a televised bout in July, he stopped Orlando Lora (29-2-2, 19 KO’s), a battler who’d been halted only once by rugged contender “King” David Estrada in 2010 and went the distance when he lost to current WBA Welterweight champion Paul Malignaggi in November 2011. Nevertheless, in Carlos Quintana, Thurman faces a much steeper challenge. (continue reading…)
CHICAGO, IL (December 12, 2012) Adrian “EL Tigre’ Granados is finalizing his preparations for his showdown this Friday night, DECEMBER 14 with Antonio “Aztec God Of War” Canas at Cicero Stadium but was thrilled to see his mentor Juan Manuel Marquez knockout Manny Pacquiao this past Saturday night in their fourth fight.
Presented by 8 Count Productions and Round 3 Productions, the Granados/Canas CROSSTOWN RIVALS junior welterweight clash headlines WINDY CITY FIGHT NIGHT 23. (continue reading…)
December 8, 2012, Las Vegas,Nevada — Juan Manuel Marquez(R) knocks out Manny Pacquiao in the final seconds of the 6th round Saturday at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas (photo by Chris Farina – Top Rank, Copyright 2012)
BRONX, NY, June 20, 2012 — Interesting news came from the world of sports this week when Forbes Magazine announced that their annual list of top paid athletes is headed by two boxers, Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao at #1 and #2 respectively.
It’s with great pride that the promoters involved in The Boxing Promoters Association had such a prominent role in re-establishing boxers as the top paid athletes in the world. It furthers our cause in doing our part in keeping our sport at the very top of every list in the future. (continue reading…)