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DECEMBER



Dec. 1


At New York (Showtime): Austin Trout vs. Miguel Cotto, 12 rounds, for Trout's WBA "regular" junior middleweight title; Jayson Velez vs. Salvador Sanchez II, 10 rounds, junior lightweights; Daniel Jacobs vs. Chris Fitzpatrick, 8 rounds, middleweights; Jorge Melendez vs. TBA, 8 rounds, junior middleweights; Jorge Diaz vs. Victor Sanchez, 6 rounds, featherweights; Michael Perez vs. Fernando Carcamo, 8 rounds, lightweights; Jeffrey Fontanez vs. Pedro Arcos, 6 rounds, junior lightweights; Eddie Gomez vs. Luis Hernandez, 6 rounds, junior middleweights; John Thompson vs. Eli Agustama. 6 rounds, middleweights



At Vacaville, Calif. (Telefutura): Manuel Avila vs. Ricky Lopez, 8 rounds, junior featherweights; Alan Sanchez vs. TBA, 8 rounds, welterweights



At Belfast, Northern Ireland (WealthTV): Tyson Fury vs. Kevin Johnson, 10 or 12 rounds, heavyweights



At Dusseldorf, Germany: Susi Kentikian vs. Carina Moreno, 10 rounds, female flyweghts



At Chester, W.Va.: Paul Spadafora vs. Solomon Egberime, 10 rounds, junior welterweights



At Mississauga, Ontario: Denton Daley vs. Mauro Ordiales, 8 or 10 rounds, cruiserweights



At Rezzato, Italy: Leonardo Bundu vs. Ismael El Massoudi, 12 rounds, for Bundu's European welterweight title




Dec. 4


At Osaka, Japan: Koki Kameda vs. Hugo Ruiz, 12 rounds, for Kameda's WBA "regular" bantamweight title




Dec. 6


At Las Vegas (ESPN2): Raymundo Beltran vs. Ji-Hoon Kim, 10 rounds, lightweights; Jessie Magdaleno vs. Jonathan Arellano, 8 rounds, junior featherweights; Felix Verdejo vs. TBA, 4 rounds, lightweights




Dec. 7


At Las Vegas (Azteca America): Diego Magdaleno vs. TBA, 10 rounds, lightweights; Andy Ruiz vs. Elijah McCall, 8 rounds, heavyweights; Jose Felix Jr. vs. TBA, 8 rounds, junior lightweights



At Kissimmee, Fla. (Telemundo): Jose Nieves vs. Glenn Porras, 12 rounds, bantamweights; Miguel Cruz vs. TBA, 4 rounds, welterweights; Radivoje Kalajdzic vs. TBA, 4 rounds, light heavyweights; Yordenis Ugas vs. TBA, 4 rounds, junior welterweights; Yunier Dorticos vs. TBA, 4 rounds, heavyweights; Carlos Lacayo vs. TBA, 4 rounds, featherweights; Angel Martinez vs. TBA, 4 rounds, middleweights; Robert Alfonso vs. TBA, 4 rounds, heavyweights; Marvin Mcgowan vs. TBA, 4 rounds, welterweights



At Albuquerque, N.M.: Holly Holm vs. Diana Prazak, 10 rounds, female junior welterweights; Matthew Baca vs. Derek Perez, 4 rounds, junior weltrweights; Victoria Cisneros vs. TBA, 8 rounds, female junior welterweights; Raymond Montez vs. Tony Valdez, 8 rounds, bantamweights; Jason Sanchez vs. Gene Perez, 4 rounds, featherweights; Manny Rocca vs. Cris Leyva, 4 rounds, middleweights




Dec. 8


At Las Vegas (HBO PPV): Manny Pacquiao vs. Juan Manuel Marquez, fourth fight, 12 rounds, welterweights; Yuriorkis Gamboa vs. Michael Farenas, 10 rounds, junior lightweights; Miguel Vazquez vs. Mercito Gesta, 12 rounds, for Vazquez's IBF lightweight title; Javier Fortuna vs. Patrick Hyland, 12 rounds, for vacant WBA interim featherweight title; Jose Ramirez vs. TBA, 4 rounds, lightweights



At Philadelphia (NBC Sports Net): Bryant Jennings vs. Bowie Topou, 12 rounds, heavyweights; Jerry Belmontes vs. Eric Hunter, 10 rounds, junior lightweights; Louis Robinson vs. Todd Unthank-May, 6 rounds, light heavyweights; Angel Luis Ocasio vs. Esteban Rodriguez, 6 rounds, lightweights; Jason Sosa vs. Georgi Kevlishvili, 6 rounds, lightweights; Fred Jenkins vs. TBA, 4 rounds, middleweights; Hasan Young vs. TBA, 4 rounds, junior welterweights; Anthony Burgin vs. TBA, 4 rounds, featherweights



At Costa Mesa, Calif. (Fox Deportes): Luis Ramos vs. Ricardo Williams Jr., 10 rounds, welterweights; Michael Dallas Jr. vs. Joseph Elegele, 10 rounds, welterweights



At TBA, England (WealthTV): James DeGale vs. Mohammad Ali N'Diaye, 12 rounds, for DeGale's European super middleweight title



At TBA, Mexico: Giovani Segura vs. Glenn Donaire, 10 or 12 rounds, flyweights; Sonny Boy Jaro vs. Juan Jose Montes, 10 or 12 rounds, junior bantamweights



At Herning, Denmark: Brian Magee vs. Mikkel Kessler, 12 rounds, for Magee's WBA "regular" super middleweight title



Kingston, Jamaica: Nicholas Walters vs. Daulis Prescott, 12 rounds, for vacant WBA "regular" featherweight title



At New York: Vinny Maddalone vs. Bryon Polley, 10 rounds, heavyweights; Juan Dominguez vs. John Alberto Molina, 10 rounds, featherweights; Frank Galarza vs. TBA, 8 rounds, junior middleweights; Elton Dharry vs. TBA, 6 rounds, bantamweights; Angel Garcia vs. Victor Galindo, 4 rounds, lightweights; Rafael Vazquez vs. Israel Suarez, 6 rounds, junior lightweights; Heather Hardy vs. Ivana Coleman, 4 rounds, female featherweights; Bryant Cruz vs. TBA, 4 rounds, lightweights; Rob Garris vs. TBA, 4 rounds, super middleweights; Neuky Santelises vs. TBA, 4 rounds, junior lightweights



At London: Gavin Rees vs. John Murray, 12 rounds, lightweights; Darren Barker vs. Kerry Hope, 12 rounds, middleweights; Lee Purdy vs. Carson Jones, 12 rounds, welterweights; Erick Ochieng vs. TBA, 10 rounds, middleweights; Danny Connor vs.Chris Evangelou, rematch, 10 rounds, junior welterweights; Wadi Camacho vs. Toks Owoh, 10 rounds, cruiserweights; John Ryder vs. TBA, 10 rounds, middleweights



At Katowice, Poland: Pawel Kolodziej vs. Garrett Wilson, 12 rounds, IBF cruiserweight eliminator




Dec. 11


At Hong Kong: Lucas Browne vs. Richard Towers, 10 rounds, heavyweights




Dec. 12


At Buenos Aires, Argentina: Marcos Maidana vs. TBA, 10 or 12 rounds, welterweights




Dec. 14


At Montreal (WealthTV): Jean Pascal vs. Aleksy Kuziemski, 12 rounds, light heavyweights; David Lemieux vs. TBA, 10 rounds, middleweights; Eleider Alvarez vs. Edison Miranda, 12 rounds, light heavyweights; Logan McGuinness vs. TBA, 12 rounds, junior lightweights; Kevin Bizier vs. TBA, 8 rounds, welterweights; Oscar Rivas vs. TBA, 8 rounds, heavyweights; Didier Bence vs. TBA, 6 rounds, heavyweights



At Albany, N.Y.: Joe Hanks vs. Fred Allen, 10 rounds, heavyweights; Vincent Miranda vs. Terrance Smith, 8 rounds, cruiserweights; Shawn Miller vs. TBA, 6 rounds, light heavyweights; Emmanuel Gonzalez vs. Emmanuel Addo, 8 rounds, junior lightweights; Constantin Bejenaru vs. Kalven Jenkins, 4 rounds, heavyweights; Nick Brinson vs. TBA, 6 rounds, middleweights; Sarah Kuhn vs. TBA, 6 rounds, welterweights



At Cicero, Ill.: Adrian Granados vs. Antonio Canas, 8 rounds, junior welterweights; Henry Coyle vs. TBA, 8 rounds, junior middleweights; Viktor Polyakov vs. TBA, 6 rounds, middleweights; Junior Wright vs. TBA, 4 rounds, light heavyweights; Juan Bustamante vs. TBA, 4 rounds, junior lightweights; Jose Arambula vs. TBA, 4 rounds, lightweights



At Herstal, Belgium: Lee Haskins vs. Stephane Jamoye, 12 rounds, for Haskins' European bantamweight title




Dec. 15


At Houston (HBO): Nonito Donaire vs. Jorge Arce, 12 rounds, for Donaire's WBO junior featherweight title; Guillermo Rigondeaux vs. Poonsawat Kratingdaenggym, 12 rounds, for Rigondeaux's WBA junior featherweight title; Mike Lee vs. TBA, 6 rounds, light heavyweights



At Los Angeles (Showtime): Amir Khan vs. Carlos Molina, 12 rounds, junior welterweights; Alfredo Angulo vs. TBA, 10 or 12 rounds, junior middleweights



At TBA (Telefutura): "Solo Boxeo Tecate"



At London: Ricky Burns vs. TBA, 12 rounds, for Burns' WBO lightweight title; George Groves vs. Glen Johnson. 12 rounds, for Groves' Commonwealth super middleweight title; Billy Joe Saunders vs. Nick Blackwell, 12 rounds, for Sauners' Commonwealth middleweight title; Chas Symonds vs. Bradley Skeete, 10 rounds, welterweights; Tony Conquest vs. TBA, 10 rounds, cruiserweights



At Nuremberg, Germany: Arthur Abraham vs. Mehdi Bouadla, 12 rounds, for Abraham's WBO super middleweight title; Mateusz Masternak vs. Juho Haapoja, 12 rounds, for vacant European cruiserweight title.



At Riva del Garda, Italy: Silvio Branco vs. Giacobbe Fragomeni, rematch, 12 rounds, cruiserweights




Dec. 17


At Myakino, Russia: Denis Lebedev vs. Santander Silgado, 12 rounds, for Lebedev's WBA cruiserweight title; Grigory Drozd vs. Jean Marc Monrose, 10 rounds, cruiserweights




Dec. 19


At New York: Will Rosinsky vs. Otis Griffin, 8 rounds, super middleweights




Dec. 22


At Bethlehem, Pa. (NBC): Tomasz Adamek vs. Steve Cunningham, rematch, 12 rounds, heavyweights; Naim Nelson vs. Osnel Charles, 8 rounds, lightweights; David Williams vs. William Miranda, 6 rounds, heavyweights; Karl Dargan vs. TBA, 6 rounds, lightweights; Jerome Rodriguez vs. Ivan Hernandez, 4 rounds, junior welterweights; Scott Heckman vs. Charles Mack, 4 rounds, junior welterweights



At TBA (Telefutura): "Solo Boxeo Tecate"



At Kobe, Japan: Malcolm Tunacao vs. Christian Esquivel, 12 rounds, WBC bantamweight eliminator; Hozumi Hasegawa vs. Arturo Santos Reyes, 10 rounds, featherweights




Dec. 31


At Tokyo: Takashi Uchiyama vs. Bryan Vasquez, 12 rounds, for Uchiyama's WBA junior lightweight title; Yota Sato vs. Ryo Akaho, 12 rounds, for Sato's WBC junior bantamweight title; Tepparith Kokietgym vs. Kohei Kono, 12 rounds, for Kokietgym's WBA junior bantamweight title



At Osaka, Japan: Ryo Miyazaki vs. Pornsawan Porpramok, 12 rounds, for vacant WBA strawweight title; Kazuto Ioka vs. TBA, 10 rounds, junior flyweights

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Fifth year of the NT boxing thread

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Victor Ortiz is still boxing's biggest %@$!$ smiley: laugh.

Victor Ortiz must address conduct


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Former welterweight titlist Victor Ortiz has some explaining to do.

Ortiz has been ordered to appear in front of the Nevada State Athletic Commission at its Jan. 11 meeting -- to answer questions about his unsportsmanlike conduct during his September loss to Floyd Mayweather Jr. and inflammatory post-fight comments -- in order to be licensed for a scheduled fight in Las Vegas, commission executive director Keith Kizer told ESPN.com on Thursday.

If the commission is not satisfied with what it hears from Ortiz, he could be refused a license.

Ortiz is scheduled to face former titlist Andre Berto on Feb. 11 in a Showtime main event at the MGM Grand in a rematch of their April 16 barnburner. Ortiz beat Berto via unanimous decision to claim the 147-pound belt that he later lost to Mayweather on a fourth-round knockout.

In that high-profile fight on Sept. 17, Ortiz intentionally head-butted Mayweather in the fourth round and was penalized a point by referee Joe Cortez. After Cortez called time in, Ortiz was still trying to apologize to Mayweather for the foul when Mayweather threw two punches and knocked him out.

All fighters who want to box in Nevada must reapply for a license annually and Ortiz's may have been rubber-stamped despite the intentional foul. However, Ortiz left the commission with little choice but to give his application additional scrutiny because of the remarks he made in a video interview last month. In the video, he said that when he fouled Mayweather he was attempting to break his nose and that he would do it again if a similar situation arose in a future fight.

Kizer said that commission chairman Raymond "Skip" Avansino Jr. directed that Ortiz's application for a license be put on the agenda for the next meeting. Ortiz applied for his license Wednesday.

"Chairman Avansino wants the commission to be able to question Mr. Ortiz about his actions in the ring on Sept. 17 and issues related thereto," Kizer said. "This is Mr. Ortiz's first fight since then and it's a new licensure year, but (the comments) definitely sealed it."

Berto (28-1, 22 KOs), 28, and Ortiz, 24, both did interviews with various media outlets during a promotional news conference in Los Angeles to announce the bout on Dec. 19. The commission was concerned with remarks Ortiz made in an interview with Maxboxing.com.

"I was trying to break his nose, 100 percent, because (Mayweather) nailed me 16 times with his elbow on my right eye," Ortiz said in the interview. "It was wrong, it was very wrong. But given the fact that I had asked the ref to keep an eye on that and I told him (watch the) 'elbow' (and) he kept saying, 'Keep fighting Victor, keep fighting.' All right, you want to get dirty? I got dirty.

"I let the best take over. I let the best of me get away and for that I started feeling bad. And that's why I was like, 'Yo, Floyd, my bad bro, I apologize, man.' So I gave him a hug. They got me to feel human once again in the ring, and when I felt human I paid for it. Although I take it as a learning lesson, a learning experience, next time it ain't gonna be that. If I'm gonna head butt you, I'm gonna break your nose (on the) next head butt."

Said Kizer, "The apparent willingness by Mr. Ortiz to head butt an opponent in the ring according to his own words is definitely a cause for concern for the commission. This is pretty blatant and Mr. Ortiz made it pretty easy for the chairman to have a hearing by saying those comments."

Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer, Ortiz's promoter, declined comment, but manager Rolando Arellano told ESPN.com that Ortiz would welcome the opportunity to answer the commission's questions, and that he was willing to appear in person even though it meant breaking his Southern California training camp for the day.

"The commission's mission is to help protect the safety and welfare of all fighters," Arellano said. "They're taking action to make sure that this type of conduct doesn't occur in the future. We appreciate the opportunity to go in front of them to discuss any and all of their concerns and to answer all of the questions they may have.

"When we step into that ring, we want to display the highest standard of sportsmanlike conduct, so we'll fly out and listen to them and address any of their concerns. We're not bothered by their request. They're doing their job and we have to assure them that we will do our job in accordance to the rules and conditions of the Nevada commission while participating in a boxing event."

Arellano pointed out that Ortiz (29-3-2, 22 KOs) does not have a history of unsportsmanlike conduct in fights and that he promptly apologized to Mayweather in the ring after the head butt, which eventually led to his defeat.

"Victor did something wrong that day and was apologetic and showed remorse," Arellano said. "He was reprimanded that day and the commission wants to make sure nothing goes afoul again."



Amir Khan: Man interfered with bout

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LONDON -- British boxer Amir Khan has posted a series of pictures on Twitter showing what he says is an unidentified man "interfering" with the WBA fight supervisor during his split-decision loss to American Lamont Peterson in their light welterweight title bout.

Khan appealed the scoring and raised new questions about last month's fight on his Twitter feed, pointing out a man wearing a hat who sits down ringside next to WBA supervisor Michael Welsh during the bout. The man is seen leaning over Welsh several times and appears to pick up a scorecard on at least two occasions.

Khan tweeted that the man's behavior is "strictly against the rules" and says: "Who is this guy? And what was he doing?"

The 25-year-old Englishman lost his WBA and IBF titles in the Dec. 11 defeat in Washington after points were deducted on two occasions for pushing.



Manny Pacquiao to hear fight options

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Top Rank promoter Bob Arum is headed for the Philippines on Sunday to visit Manny Pacquiao and will present him with four options for his next fight -- none of whom is Floyd Mayweather Jr.

With Mayweather out of the mix for the time being, as he is scheduled to begin serving a three-month jail term on Friday for a domestic abuse conviction, Arum said the list he will offer to Pacquiao includes Juan Manuel Marquez, Miguel Cotto, Timothy Bradley Jr. and Lamont Peterson.

"I'll sit with Manny and explain everything to him, tell him what I think each of these fights would do on pay-per-view," Arum told ESPN.com on Wednesday. "We'll talk about what (trainer) Freddie (Roach) thinks and about what (Top Rank matchmaker) Bruce (Trampler) thinks. Then I'll let Manny make the decision on which opponent he wants to fight, which I am sure he will do while I am there."

Arum is flying to Manila with Michael Konz, Pacquiao's adviser, who will also attend the meeting.

"Besides the opponent, the other thing we need to discuss is whether he'll fight in May or June," Arum said.

Mayweather had announced that he planned to fight on May 5 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas -- and that he hoped to fight Pacquiao -- before he was sentenced last month to six months, with three months suspended, in the Clark County Detention Center near Las Vegas.

Mayweather was sentenced after he accepted a plea deal in the domestic violence case stemming from an incident with his with ex-girlfriend, Josie Harris, the mother of three of his children.

"I'm not married to May 5, so Manny could fight on another date in May," Arum said. "If Manny's opponent is Marquez, I'd be much more married to the date."

The reason is because Marquez is from Mexico and May 5 is the Mexican holiday of Cinco de Mayo, traditionally a day when major bouts involving Mexican fighters are held.

Regardless of Pacquiao's opponent, the fight will be carried on HBO PPV, Arum said.

A closer look at Pacquiao's four possible opponents:

• Marquez: He is Pacquiao's great rival. Pacquiao won a controversial majority decision against him to retain his welterweight belt on Nov. 12 in their third fight. Pacquiao now stands 2-0-1 against Marquez. All three bouts have been action-packed and ended with a debatable decision.

"All three fights were so close and this fight would be another intriguing, close fight and have a built in audience, particularly the Hispanic fans who believe that Marquez won that fight (on Nov. 12) and was robbed of the decision," Arum said.

Arum said he does not have Marquez, who is a free agent, under contract. But he says they have a good relationship and that Marquez made his biggest payday against Pacquiao.

• Cotto: Pacquiao stopped Cotto in the 12th round of a 2009 welterweight title bout, but Cotto has won three fights in a row by knockout since, including claiming a junior middleweight title and stopping Antonio Margarito in the 10th round of a dominant performance in a much-anticipated rematch on Dec 3.

"Cotto looked terrific with Margarito, he has the biggest fan base with the Puerto Rican (pay-per-view) numbers he delivers and he's the biggest name of the four," Arum said. "Also, people remember that the first four rounds of his fight with Manny were hellacious. You could sell it based on the fact that, yeah, Manny beat the old Cotto, but the new Cotto is a problem and they would be fighting at a higher weight. Last time it was a welterweight fight. This would be a junior middleweight fight with the (catch weight) a little lower than 154 pounds."

• Bradley: Last year, Arum signed Bradley, a junior welterweight titlist who would have to move up in weight for the bout, with the idea that he would be a potential future opponent for Pacquiao. Bradley, whose fights are not known for brisk ticket sales, has never headlined a pay-per-view card. He was featured on the undercard of Pacquiao's November fight with Marquez.

"Bradley is undefeated, he's considered to be a tough out and, for those looking at the most competitive fight, Bradley would be considered more competitive with Pacquiao than Peterson might be," Arum said.

Bradley owns a lopsided 2009 decision win against Peterson in a junior welterweight title fight.

• Peterson: He upset Amir Khan on a controversial split decision to win a pair of junior welterweight belts on Dec. 10. Arum does not promote Peterson, who is a free agent, but used to and has a good relationship with Barry Hunter, Peterson's manager and trainer.

"There are pluses and minuses," Arum said of Peterson, who has never headlined a pay-per-view card but drew a raucous crowd in his hometown of Washington D.C., for the Khan fight. "Clearly, Bradley whitewashed Peterson, so you have that. But on the other hand you have Peterson coming off this fight with Khan that had a lot of publicity and it was a terrific fight.

"And you also have this wonderful back story of how Lamont grew up in poverty. It's U.S. poverty versus Filipino-style poverty. Both guys came up in as much poverty as you could imagine. That would be a theme of a promotion if Peterson is selected as the opponent."

Arum said he had no particular preference on which opponent Pacquiao should select.

"I'll explain all the scenarios to Manny, but I don't care," he said. "I'm Switzerland. I'll present the opponents and we'll discuss it, but Manny makes his own decision. Now if I was leaning a particular way and I told Manny, he would probably do it because that's the kind of guy he is."

Arum said his trip to the Philippines is planned to coincide with a commercial shoot Pacquiao is doing for Hennessy cognac, which recently signed him as a spokesman.

"Hennessy is also doing a sponsorship deal with Top Rank, so I want to be there to show support," Arum said.

Although many have had their doubts over the past couple of years that a Pacquiao-Mayweather fight has gone unmade, Arum said that he still hopes to make the fight when Mayweather is available.

"You can't expect Floyd, after having been in prison, to come out and go right into a big fight," Arum said. "He won't be available to train or promote a fight in May or June. He'll probably want to have a tune-up fight.

"I just hope that he swallows his ego and doesn't get into trouble when he is in (jail), because then the incarceration can go not only the full 90 days, but he could have the 90 days added on (to his three-month suspended sentence). You know they're not looking to do him any favors in jail."

So the earliest the long-sought fight could be held is in November, Arum said. "And we still have not been told by Floyd who we should sit down with to hammer everything out. "

Arum said he feels badly for Mayweather and the victim in the case.

"I really feel sad for him. You feel sorry for the guy. I know what he did was totally unacceptable in society, but you can still feel sorry for him. You feel sorry for the victim in this (Josie Harris, Mayweather's ex-girlfriend and the mother of three of his children) but you can feel sorry for Floyd, too."

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Ortiz is such an idiot.
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smiley: grin at Mannys choices
i would just  take the biggest pay day with Marquez bout IV

Canelo v Cotto
JCCJ v Martinez

would all be amazing fights; hopefully they happen this year
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Well supposedly the WBC ordered JCC Jr vs. Martinez if they both win their next fight. But, I could see both of em losing.
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Kelly Pavlik, take note:

 

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP)—Police said five-time boxing champion Johnny Tapia may have been driving under the influence when he crashed his car in Albuquerque.

Albuquerque police said the 44-year-old slammed his black SUV into a curb near a golf course Thursday afternoon but was not injured.

Police said Tapia failed a field sobriety test. However, a breath sample showed that Tapia did not have alcohol in his body.

Police took a blood sample to determine if Tapia, who was not arrested, was on a depressant. He could face DWI charges if results come back positive.

In June, Tapia defeated Mauricio Pastrana in an eight-round decision. He then announced that it was his last fight.

It was unclear if Tapia had an attorney.


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Floyds not going to jail till June let's see pacman excuse this time
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danrafaelespn Dan Rafael
If I had to bet I would say Mayweather will wind up facing Canelo Alvarez on May 5. #boxing
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so is cotto a free agent?

I would like to see Floyd fight Sergio over all the other names getting throwing out.
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He's going the PBF/DLP route, gonna do it solo. Last I heard, Arum was trying to make him go back down to 147 for Bradley or the Manny rematch but %*+! that he's got a deep class at 154 to make a bunch of good fights.

Sergio's fighting Macklin on St. Patty's Day, doubt he'd be ready by May 5th for Floyd.
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Its going to be a good year for boxing.
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Amir is turning into a joke. Claiming a mystery man at ringside influenced the judges. Just pathetic!
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Oh lord.
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Mosley, Ortiz, Guerrero on your resume= p4p#1
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i knew that was going to happen. didnt see any shot Golden boy let floyd kill canelo this early in his career
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Floyd vs. Guerrero is just awful...awful.
I know they want to get a Mexican in for Cinco De Mayo, but both Guerrero and Canelo are just jokes of a fight.

If I was Goldenboy I would just have Canelo fight like a Mosley on the 5th or something then push Mayweather's fight back a week or two and set him up with Kirkland.
Have HBO play that Kirkland and Angulo fight over and over again so there would at least be some casual fans who would think that Mayweather Vs. Kirland would be competitive. Plus, you can sell Kirkland's story on 24/7.
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Mayweather vs Kirkland sounds bad
Floyd fans will look him up and say ""if  ishida and Angulo can knock him down"....
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Mayweather vs. Guerrero? EekLaughIndifferent30t6p3b
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i knew that was going to happen. didnt see any shot Golden boy let floyd kill canelo this early in his career



I'm a Canelo fan and agree with this, His comments were just stupid, I still don't see why he did it. 30t6p3b.gif

Robert Guerrero though? eek.gif30t6p3b.gif
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Mayweather vs Kirkland sounds bad
Floyd fans will look him up and say ""if  ishida and Angulo can knock him down"....


I don't know, man, it's better than all this other crap we're being served.
Another option could be the winner of Alexander Vs. Maidana but A) I don't know if that's enough time. 
And B) if Alexander wins, that fight is hell to watch aesthetically, though.    
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Lucian Bute, Carl Froch negotiating

After Andre Ward outpointed Carl Froch to unify super middleweight titles and win the Super Six World Boxing Classic on Dec. 17 in Atlantic City, N.J., he suggested that a good future bout for Froch would be a match with titleholder Lucian Bute, since it was unlikely that Ward himself would meet Froch next.

A few hours earlier, Bute and his promoter, Jean Bedard of InterBox, who were in town to watch the Ward-Froch final, held court with a handful of reporters and voiced their own interest in a potential Froch bout if they were unable to make a fight with Ward should he win the Super Six.

Now, less than a month later, Bute and Froch are negotiating a two-fight deal that would begin with a bout in the spring in Montreal, Bute's adopted hometown where he is a major star, and be followed by a rematch in Froch's hometown of Nottingham, England, Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Sport, Froch's promoter, told ESPN.com on Monday.

Hearn said he was "having positive discussions with Jean and the team at InterBox" about the deal and that he was "very happy with the idea of working with them."

"We have penciled two dates -- April 14 for Montreal and Aug. 4 in Nottingham -- for the 'home and away' bouts," Hearn said. "Don't see why we can't get this boxed off in the next week or so."

Although Bedard did not respond to a request for comment, Hearn said there were still elements of the two-fight deal to work through such as what to do if the April fight was a one-sided decision or an early knockout, which would crush the marketability of an automatic rematch.

"At the end of the day, we need the second fight to be relevant and appealing," Hearn said. "I'm very sure it will be."

Bute (30-0, 24 KOs), a native of Romania living in Montreal, has made six defenses of his 168-pound title and hoped to face the winner of the Super Six. However, Ward, who is nursing a fractured left hand he hurt against Froch, made it quite clear after he beat Froch that he was not overly interested in facing Bute next.

Ward said that Bute first needed to earn the fight by beating a top opponent.

Froch and Bute have had a bit of a simmering rivalry already, making it an intriguing fight even though Froch is coming off a clear loss to Ward.

"I think there is more of a story regarding Froch in Canada," Bedard said last month when he and Bute met with media before the Super Six final. "For our fans in Canada, Froch has been talking against Lucian for the past five years so it's a very easy fight to promote for us."

Froch (28-2, 20 KOs) went 3-2 in the Super Six tournament fighting one tough fight after another. Besides losing to Ward, he lost a highly competitive decision to Mikkel Kessler in an all-action fight. He also defeated Andre Dirrell, handing the 2004 Olympic bronze medalist, his first career defeat, Arthur Abraham and Glen Johnson.

It remains to be seen if Showtime would have interest in buying Bute-Froch, much less make a commitment to two bouts. It has one fight remaining on a three-fight deal with Bute and also has bankrolled Froch's last six fights.

"We are talking," Hearn said of conversations with Showtime. "They have expressed their desire to keep Carl and I don't envision any problems either side."

However, Showtime, which has Bute's next fight penciled in for April 14, would prefer to make a fight between him and light heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins (52-5-2, 32 KOs), who has said he would go to Montreal for the fight and would be willing to meet at a catch weight of 170 pounds.

Hopkins, who turns 47 on Sunday, is already a well-known figure in Montreal. He outpointed Jean Pascal, Montreal's other star fighter, there in a May rematch of a previous draw to become the oldest fighter in boxing history to win a world championship, breaking the record held by heavyweight great George Foreman. Dan Rafael covers boxing for ESPN.com. Follow him on Twitter.



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Slacking off a bit lately.

Abraham dusts off after Super Six loss.

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When Showtime's recently concluded Super Six World Boxing Classic began in late 2009, Arthur Abraham was undefeated, and the former middleweight titlist -- who had moved up to super middleweight for the tournament -- was favored to reach the final along with Mikkel Kessler.

That was then and this is now, as Abraham (32-3, 26 KOs) is trying to put his career back together at age 31 after a miserable performance in the tournament.

He got off to a strong start by knocking out former undisputed middleweight champion Jermain Taylor in the 12th round of their opening-round bout. Then it was all downhill for Abraham, who lost his next three tournament fights in lopsided fashion, mainly because he just didn't throw many punches. He was outclassed by Andre Dirrell in a one-sided fight that ended when Abraham was disqualified for hitting Dirrell while he was down. Then Carl Froch and Andre Ward manhandled him in blowout decisions in title bouts.

On Saturday, Abraham, who won one fight outside of the tournament against a journeyman last February, will fight for the first time since being outclassed by Ward in the Super Six semifinals in May. Abraham will face Argentina's Pablo Oscar Natalio Farias (19-1, 11 KOs) in a super middleweight bout in Offenburg, Germany. Also on the card, super middleweight titlist Robert Stieglitz will defend against Henry Weber in what is supposed to be a tune-up for a spring defense against Kessler.

Abraham said he is ready to move past the tournament and was highly motivated to train through the holidays.

"I trained all the time," Abraham said. "No matter whether it was Saturday, Sunday, Christmas or New Year's Day -- I did not miss a single training session. On the days when [trainer] Ulli Wegner was not available, his assistant, Georg Bramowski, took care of me. I did not complain about the hard training. It's part of an athlete's life. It's not that bad to skip the sweets and the good food during Christmas time."

Abraham said he has put the Super Six debacle behind him.

"Well, if you lose, you get criticized," he said. "That's fine with me, and that is something you have to live with. But I am not thinking about it any more. I have put it behind me. I am focusing on the future now. You cannot change the past. You just have to accept it and try to improve in the future. I would not say I boxed poorly or committed a lot of mistakes. I just was too passive in the fights. I have prepared well for the fight in Offenburg, but that is not any different from the last bouts. However, I will try to be more active, try to punch more."



Judah-Paris title eliminator.

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Main Events, which promotes Zab Judah, won a purse bid this week to promote a junior welterweight title eliminator between former titleholder Judah and Vernon Paris, the winner of which would become the mandatory challenger for one of the belts held by Lamont Peterson.

Main Events' winning bid was $70,110, which topped the only other bid, which was a $51,000 offer made by Don King, who promotes Paris.

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Dwight McCann/Fightwireimages.com Vernon Paris, right, could make a statement and become Lamont Peterson's mandatory with a win against Zab Judah.

As the higher-rated fighter in the IBF's rankings, Judah is entitled to 60 percent of the winning bid ($42,066), while Paris is entitled to 40 percent ($28,044).

Main Events promoter Kathy Duva told ESPN.com that she intends to make the bout the main event of her NBC Sports Net card on March 24.

"I really like the story of the young, undefeated fighter [Paris] facing the charismatic veteran in what is truly a crossroads fight for NBCSN," Duva said.

The 34-year-old Judah (41-7, 28 KOs), a former undisputed welterweight champion from New York, is also a former three-time junior welterweight titleholder. He lost his belt in July, getting knocked out in July by a body shot from Amir Khan in their unification bout. Khan then lost the belts to Peterson in December on a controversial decision.

Paris (26-0, 15 KOs), 24, of Detroit, scored the biggest win of his career in August when he knocked out Tim Coleman in the seventh round on "Friday Night Fights" in an exciting fight.



Kennedy-Martin headlines FNF.

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Junior featherweights Teon Kennedy (17-1-1, 7 KOs) of Philadelphia and Chris Martin (23-1-2, 6 KOs) of San Diego will square off in the main event of this week's "Friday Night Fights" (ESPN2 and ESPN3.com, 9 ET) at the Hard Rock Hotel Casino in Las Vegas. Both are in need of a victory as they try to rebound from their first career defeats.

Kennedy dropped a 12-round decision loss to Alejandro Lopez in August and Martin lost a far more surprising 10-round split decision to journeyman Jose Angel Beranza in October.

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Chris Farina/Top RankBoth Chris Martin and Teon Kennedy will be anxious to put their first career losses behind them when they meet Friday in Las Vegas.

"I've wanted to fight on ESPN for such a long time," Kennedy said. "I have seen Martin on a lot of video, so I know what he's all about. I've been training really hard for this fight and am well-prepared. He has a lot of skills, but I also see a lot of mistakes that I can capitalize on. My approach is to keep the jab out there and see what he can do with it."

Martin said he has learned about Kennedy's style because he went to Mexico to spar with Lopez after he defeated Kennedy.

"I know Kennedy doesn't like a lot of pressure," Martin said. "He'll see a lot of that on Friday. The key to fighting this guy is the jab and movement. I think Kennedy's a straight-forward fighter, and that's what we're working on -- lateral movement and combinations."

Welterweight prospect Yordenis Ugas (10-0, 5 KOs), a crowd-pleasing Cuban defector who was a 2008 Olympic bronze medalist, will face Esteban Almariz (10-3, 4 KOs) in the eight-round co-feature.

Also on the card in a scheduled six-rounder is Top Rank blue-chip junior featherweight prospect Jesse Magdaleno (7-0, 5 KOs) of Las Vegas against Shawn Nichol (5-7, 5 KOs). Magdaleno is the younger brother of junior lightweight contender Diego Magdaleno.



Quick Hits.

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Quick Hits

• For the past few years, Golden Boy has had an exclusive hold on all of the dates for Telefutura's "Solo Boxeo Tecate" series, but that is changing this year. The series, which has moved from Friday nights to Saturday nights and resumed a 90-minute format beginning with the season premiere on Jan. 7, will feature multiple promoters. Although Golden Boy will remain the primary dateholder, it will have far fewer cards than last year. According to Golden Boy's Richard Schaefer, his company will promote 25 of the 42 live fight cards on the Spanish-language network this year. Last year Golden Boy had all of the live cards, plus filled in other dates with fights from its extensive library. Telefutura executives are talking to a variety of promoters. The next live card will be held Jan. 21 -- fights to be announced -- which will be promoted by Peter and Ivan Rivera's PR Best Boxing in Puerto Rico. Golden Boy's first show of the year will be Feb. 4, headlined by junior lightweight prospect Ronny Rios (16-0, 7 KOs). The next live card after that will be a Feb. 18 show promoted by Miguel Cotto's company in Puerto Rico featuring his cousin, lightweight Abner Cotto (12-0, 5 KOs), against Guillermo Sanchez (13-4-1, 5 KOs).

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Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty ImagesRicky Burns ran through Michael Katsidis to earn an interim lightweight belt, which he'll put on the line against Paulus Moses in March.

• Promoter Frank Warren announced Thursday that Ricky Burns will make the first defense of his interim lightweight belt against former titleholder Paulus Moses of Namibia on March 10 at the Braehead Arena in Glasgow, Scotland, Burns' home country. "I don't think Moses will be bothered about coming to Scotland," Burns said. "He won the title in Japan [in 2009], so he'll be looking to make a big upset in Scotland against me. He's a good fighter, he's a former world champion with a good record and he's lost only once in 29 fights. This is just the kind of fight I wanted to make me perform to my best." Burns (33-2, 9 KOs) vacated his junior lightweight title, moved up to 135 pounds and won a clear decision against Michael Katsidis for the vacant interim belt. Moses (28-1, 19 KOs) has won three straight since losing his belt via sixth-round knockout to Miguel Acosta in May 2010 in Namibia. "Make no mistake, I'm coming to Scotland to win the [interim] world title by knockout," Moses said. "I've beaten better fighters than Burns before. I know I can beat him easily." • Sacramento, Calif., middleweight prospect Brandon Gonzalez (15-0, 10 KOs) was forced to withdraw from a Jan. 20 fight against Caleb Truax (18-0-1, 10 KOs) because of a slight tear in his right hamstring. The bout was supposed to be part of a "ShoBox: The New Generation" card on Showtime headlined by junior featherweight titlist Rico Ramos' mandatory defense against interim titleholder Guillermo Rigondeaux at The Palms in Las Vegas. Virgil Hunter, the 2011 ESPN.com trainer of the year, who trains Gonzalez and fighter of the year Andre Ward, told ESPN.com that Gonzalez suffered the injury doing sprints. "And it happened on the very last lap," Hunter said. "It took him to the ground. We taped it heavily and I thought we were going to make it, but he just couldn't run, couldn't do much of anything, and then the inflammation spread to his buttocks." Hunter said the doctor advised Gonzalez would need about a month of rest and that he would probably be able to resume training in about six weeks.

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Marco Perez/Mpsportimages.comEdison Miranda won't get a chance to avenge a disputed loss to Yordanis Despaigne after the latter fighter pulled out of their Feb. 3 rematch.

• Despite signing a contract, light heavyweight Yordanis Despaigne pulled out of his Feb. 3 "Friday Night Fights" rematch against Edison Miranda. Despaigne defeated Miranda on July 29 by controversial fifth-round disqualification when referee Vic Drakulich ruled Miranda had hit Despaigne with low blows. Despaigne and Miranda agreed to a rematch, but each took an interim bout and fought Dec. 17 on the Andre Ward-Carl Froch undercard. Although Miranda knocked out Kariz Kariuki in the fifth round, Despaigne was upset by Cornelius White, losing a lopsided six-round decision. ESPN and Warriors Boxing promoter Leon Margules still planned to put on the rematch, until former Cuban amateur star Despaigne (9-2, 4 KOs) pulled out this week. Miranda (35-6, 30 KOs), a former middleweight and super middleweight title challenger, will now face Isaac Chilemba (18-1-1, 9 KOs) of South Africa. The fight will be Chilemba's third in the United States in his past four.

• An undisclosed medical problem has forced junior welterweight prospect Pier-Olivier Cote to withdraw from his Feb. 3 "ShoBox" main event on Showtime against Mauricio Herrera (18-1, 7 KOs). Promoter InterBox has postponed the entire show in Quebec City and Showtime has canceled that night's boxing programming, although it hopes to air the card when InterBox reschedules. According to InterBox, Cote (18-0, 12 KOs) has been informed by his doctor that he must immediately cease training for an undetermined period of time while doctors perform a battery of tests. "We are less than a month out of the most important fight in Pier-Olivier's career and he could not train adequately in the gym," trainer Francois Duguay said. "He wasn't feeling well. I really do not want to speculate what could be wrong with him until he undergoes the necessary medical tests. The first doctor he saw told him he has to stop training and rest. Until we know more, we are following his recommendations." Cote was disappointed about postponing the bout, saying, "I was really looking forward to fighting Herrera. This is the first time in my 18 fights that such a situation arises. I will follow the recommendations of the doctor and undergo every test that I have to. My goal right now is to get better and return stronger than ever." • Middleweight titlist Daniel Geale (26-1, 15 KOs) of Australia and mandatory challenger Osumanu Adama (20-2, 15 KOs) of Ghana came to terms and avoided a purse bid. They will meet March 7 in Hobart, the capital of the Australian island of Tasmania, where Geale originally hails from. Featherweight titlist Billy Dib (33-1, 20 KOs) is also due to make a defense on the undercard. Geale will be making his second defense. Adama became the mandatory challenger in October when he knocked out former titlist Roman Karmazin in the ninth round. If Geale wins, promoter Gary Shaw hopes to bring him to the United States for a bigger fight. "After the Adama fight, I want to bring Danny to the United States and try to do a Sergio Martinez fight or a Dmitry Pirog fight or a [Gennady] Golovkin fight," Shaw said. "In a perfect world, I'd like to do a four-man tournament."

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Thorsten Wagner/Getty ImagesFormer junior welterweight champ Ricky Hatton will now call all the shots for his Hatton Promotions after taking over as CEO of the company.

• Former junior welterweight champ Ricky Hatton is taking over day-to-day operations of Hatton Promotions, his promotional company. Hatton has taken the title of CEO, replacing Gareth Williams, Hatton's longtime attorney, who will remain as a legal adviser. Hatton said he has recovered from the depression that hampered him following his retirement, along with a drug problem, and that he is ready for a hands-on role with the company. "This is just a structural change within the group, and Gareth will only be a phone call away for any issues we have," Hatton said in a statement. "Once I officially announced my retirement last summer, my plan was to gradually have a bigger role in our progress. My battle with depression was well-documented, and this is further evidence that I have bounced back. Gareth is a close, personal friend of mine and that will continue despite this change, and I cannot thank him enough for the job he has done apart from legal matters."

• Former junior middleweight titlist (and former undisputed welterweight champion) Cory Spinks (38-6, 11 KOs) will face Sechew Powell (26-3, 15 KOs) on Jan. 28 in Springfield, Mo., in a title eliminator that will make the winner the mandatory challenger for titlist Cornelius "K9" Bundrage (31-4, 18 KOs), who will be forced to fight one of the two opponents he defeated decisively in his past two bouts. Bundrage, who has been on the shelf for long stretches because promoter Don King hasn't lined up anything for him, easily outpointed Powell in a June title defense and blew away Spinks in five lopsided rounds in August 2010. Cruiserweight B.J. Flores (26-1-1, 16 KOs), who is from Springfield, will headline the card against an opponent to be named. • NBC Sports Network -- formerly Versus -- announced its broadcast team for the new Main Events-promoted "Fight Night" series that debuts Jan. 21 (9 p.m. ET) in Philadelphia with former heavyweight titlist Sergei Liakhovich facing Eddie Chambers in the main event. Calling the action will be blow-by-blow man Kenny Rice, whose duties for NBC have included serving as Olympic boxing reporter and covering horse racing. Newly elected International Boxing Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach and cruiserweight B.J. Flores will serve as analysts, with Sports Illustrated boxing and NBA writer Chris Mannix serving as ringside reporter.

• Middleweight titlist Felix Sturm (36-2-2, 15 KOs) has retained his belt on controversial decisions in his past two fights, first a split decision against Matthew Macklin in June (in a fight widely viewed as one of the worst decisions of the year) and then in a split draw against Martin Murray in December (a fight for which many believed Sturm deserved the decision). Sturm wouldn't give Macklin a rematch -- Macklin wound up with something better, a March 17 shot against recognized champ Sergio Martinez -- and he hasn't shown interest in fighting Murray again. But England's Murray would like a rematch, and he is willing to go back to Germany to get it. Sturm is tentatively slated to fight April 13. "Felix has been a great champion, but both me and him know that night in Mannheim he did not beat me," Murray said in an open letter to Sturm. "Felix cannot beat me. He knows I am the better fighter, and so I am not expecting him to offer me a rematch. I don't think that the Sturm team [is] confident that you can win this one, and as a result they and you will avoid me. Please be fair to yourself, to me and the German people who have supported you to get this fight on. ... I won't ask for silly money, just give me a fair price. I will even come to your own city of Cologne and bring double the fans I did last time."

• Bantamweight titlist Jorge Arce (59-6-2, 45 KOs) is due to face Lorenzo Parra (31-3-1, 18 KOs) on Feb. 18 in Mexico, in a rematch of their September 2010 draw in a junior featherweight title eliminator. However, the WBO may decline to sanction the fight, meaning Arce would have to look for a new opponent. ... Hot Puerto Rican prospects Thomas Dulorme (13-0, 10 KOs), a welterweight, and Jonathan Gonzalez (14-0, 13 KOs), a junior middleweight, will fight in separate bouts against opponents to be determined on the Feb. 17 edition of Showtime's "ShoBox: The New Generation" at the Chumash resort in Santa Ynez, Calif., according to Gary Shaw, who co-promotes both. ... The IBF has set a Jan. 24 deadline for a purse bid on the vacant welterweight title bout between Mike Jones and Randall Bailey, if the sides don't make a deal before then. ... Lightweight contender Kevin Mitchell of England was supposed to face Stephen Ormond on Feb. 10 in London, but Ormond withdrew. Promoter Frank Warren is looking for a replacement to face Mitchell (32-1, 24 KOs), who rebounded from a knockout loss to Michael Katsidis (and dealt with a drinking problem) to stop John Murray in the eighth round of a rousing battle in July. ... According to PR Best Boxing Promotions, former strawweight and junior flyweight champion Ivan "Iron Boy" Calderon (35-2-1, 6 KOs) of Puerto Rico will challenge strawweight titlist Moises Fuentes (14-1, 6 KOs) of Mexico for his old belt, likely in April.

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Hunter

"Khan blames everyone and everything but his performance and lack of ability to make adjustments in the ring for his loss. He claims that the ring announcer privately stated he won, then that the referee's discretionary actions [of two point deductions for pushing] should be overruled, then a mystery man in a black hat with no association to the Peterson camp somehow affected the outcome of the bout, and also that the judges did not score the bout correctly. Each claim is boldly false, but because Golden Boy and Khan have the financial resources to file protests and lawyers to create questionable accusations, we are forced to address these issues. We will not let these foul tactics take away from Lamont's hard work, dedication and monumental victory."
-- Barry Hunter, manager, trainer and father figure to junior welterweight titlist Lamont Peterson, on his disgust for the ongoing complaints and protests of Amir Khan and promoter Golden Boy since Khan's Dec. 10 loss to Peterson

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Macklin

"As I have done throughout my entire career, I will go up a notch for this fight. Sergio is going to bring the best out of me, and I am very confident in my mind that I will be the new middleweight champion come March 17. Fighting at the Garden on St. Patty's Day, it's going to be like I'm fighting in Dublin. The Irish are coming from all over the world to see this. The atmosphere is going to be electric."
-- Middleweight contender Matthew Macklin, at a press conference this week in New York to formally announce his HBO fight against champion Sergio Martinez at the Madison Square Garden Theater

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No fights im interested until Feb 4th.
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Showtime rejected the proposed 2 fight deal between Bute & Froch because they prefer Bute fight an American. By American I assume they mean Bernard Hopkins. Non merci.
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smiley: laugh30t6p3b at Ghost saying he can hurt Mayweather

Sit your *$$ down; this dude deserves NO shot against PBF
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