Mayweather defeats Pacquiao by a unanimous decision

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By Tom Donelson / Member Boxing Writers Association of America (BWAA)

Floyd Mayweather did what no one expected, turn what was supposed to be the fight of the century into a sparring session.  His defensive wizardry was the key as he simply out maneuvered Manny Pacquiao.  Mayweather is one of the underestimated undefeated fighter as we pundits consistently find ways that this guy is supposed to lose and yet he simply uses his defensive wizardry and simply turn most fighters into putty in his hand.

From the first round Mayweather strategy became obvious; use his jab to establish real estate between him and the smaller Pacquiao while launching occasional right hand.  Rarely did Pacquiao ever trap Mayweather on the rope nor did he ever hurt Mayweather.  You can count on your hand the numbers of effective left hands that Pacquiao landed and Mayweather managed to nullify Pacquiao’s offense as he did to other past good fighters like Canelo Alvarez and Robert Guerrero.

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FIGHT CALENDAR for May 2015

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May 1 *** FRIDAY

At Las Vegas (truTV): Takahiro Ao vs. Raymundo Beltran, 12 rounds, for vacant WBO lightweight title; Mikael Zewski vs. Konstantin Ponomarev, 10 rounds, welterweights; Jessie Magdaleno vs. TBA, 8 rounds, featherweights; Egor Mekhontsev vs. Hakim Zoulikha, 8 rounds, light heavyweights; Victor Pasillas vs. Marcelo Gallardo, 6 rounds, featherweights

At Tokyo: Takashi Miura vs. Billy Dib, 12 rounds, for Miura’s WBC junior lightweight title; Ryota Murata vs. Douglas Damiao Ataide, 10 rounds, middleweights; Akira Yaegashi vs. TBA, 10 rounds, flyweights

May 2 *** SATURDAY

At Las Vegas (HBO PPV/Showtime PPV): Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Manny Pacquiao, 12 rounds, WBC/WBA/WBO welterweight unification; Leo Santa Cruz vs. Jose Cayetano, 10 rounds, featherweights; Vasyl Lomachenko vs. Galamlier Rodrguez, 12 rounds, for Lomachenko’s WBO featherweight title; Chris Pearson vs. Said El Harrak, 10 rounds, junior middleweights; Jesse Hart vs. Mike Jimenez, 10 rounds, super middleweights; Andrew Tabiti vs. Anthony Caputo Smith, 8 rounds, cruiserweights; Brad Solomon vs. Adrian Granados, 8 rounds, welterweights

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Hey Harold!

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My friend Harold Lederman of HBO World Championship Boxing kindly provides this website with his video clips regarding upcoming fights. Here’s a look at this Saturday, MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas – Floyd Mayweather Jr. (47-0 / 26 by KO) vs. Manny Pacquiao (57-5-2 / 38 by KO) mega championship fight, 12 rounds, WBC/WBA/WBO welterweight unification – airing on HBO/ Showtime PPV

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Klitschko over Jennings – retains title belts … Ali over Santana

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By David Martinez / dmboxing.com

Wladimir Klitschko (64-3 / 54 by KO) successfully defended his IBF/WBO/WBA heavyweight title belts for the 18th time in a row with a unanimous decision over Bryant Jennings (19-1 / 10 by KO) in a fight that was held in a sold out Madison Square Garden, New York and airing on HBO.

Klitschko used his lethal  jab to pile up points, as Jennings made it interesting in just lasting 12 rounds with the champion.  Jennings fought defensively for most of the fight with hands up high, but did have his moments by opening up and being first with his punches and becoming the aggressor.

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But at the end, Klitschko threw more and his jab was just right on target throughout the bout and there was never any doubt in what the out come was to be.

The judges scores were 116-111, 116-111, 118-109 for Klitschko, who had a point deducted in round 10 for excessive holding. … my unofficial scorecard was 117-110.

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FROM THE DESK OF: David Martinez

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(Spring 2015 Edition)

With The Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao mega fight here on the horizon, May 2nd, the boxing world is finally getting what they ordered – “pound for pound” the two best boxers in the world.

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As I look at mega fights of the past, the decade of the eighties was surely one of the greatest of my involvement in boxing this past half century.

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Hey Harold!

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My friend Harold Lederman of HBO World Championship Boxing kindly provides this website with his short video pieces regarding upcoming fights. Here’s a look at the IBF/WBO/WBA heavyweight championship; Wladimir Klitschko (63-3 / 53 by KO) vs. Bryant Jennings (19-0 / 10 by KO) … airing on HBO this Saturday, April 25,  from Madison Square Garden, New York , NY … the co-feature will be:  Francisco Santana (22-3-1 / 11 by KO) vs. Sadam Ali (21-0 / 13 by KO), 10 rounds, welterweights.

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Crawford wins 140 lb. WBO belt … Matthysee over Provodnikov … Fonfara by “KO” over Chavez Jr.

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By Tom Donelson / Member Boxing Writers Association of America (BWAA)

A HBO doubleheader began with Thomas Dulorme, coming down from welterweight to junior welterweight, facing one of the best pound for pound fighters, Terence Crawford who was moving up from the lightweight division.  Over the first six minutes, Dulorme threw the majority of punches and tried to push the action and Crawford worked at a relaxed pace while countering.  Dulorme punches rarely got through the Crawford defenses and looked more like flash than really be effective.

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Crawford relax style allowed Dulorme to press the action and Dulorme had a reputation of fading in the second half of fights; explaining Crawford’s strategy of allowing Dulorme to press the action and play defense.  Harold Lederman had Dulorme in the lead three rounds to two but Dulorme’s activity could easily have influenced the judges to give all five rounds to the Puerto Rican fighter.

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WBC Legends of Boxing Museum 2015 Event

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By David Martinez / dmboxing.com

I was recently notified by the WBC (World Boxing Council) Legends of Boxing Museum that I have been selected to be inducted into their Hall of Fame.

WBC RatingsIn their letter they expressed, “That due to my enormous and phenomenal achievements in boxing, I have been selected to forever be enshrined.”   I am honored and it is always special when you are recognized by your peers in the sport you love dearly.

I have been involved in boxing since 1961, a kid that was drawn to boxing like a duck to water.  Boxing has been imbedded into my life for over a half a century and I have been blessed to have met so many wonderful people and to have witnessed so many great fights.  My website www.dmboxing.com is my pleasure to provide my wealth of knowledge in boxing to everyone interested.

The event will take place on Sunday, May 17, 2015, 11:00am, at the American Sports University located at 399 N. “D” Street, San Bernardino, CA 92404. For further information, please contact Jaime Ochoa (951) 378-9634 Jaime.ringleader@gmail.com or Angel Ochoa (951) 333-5739 Angel.ringleader@gmail.com

Garcia wins close decision over Peterson … Quillin vs. Lee declared a DRAW

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By David Martinez / dmboxing.com

WBA/WBC champion Danny Garcia (30-0 / 17 by KO) opened up an early lead against IBF champion Lamont Peterson (33-3-1 / 17 by KO) and hung on dearly to win a majority 12 round decision in their super lightweight non-title bout at Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York and aired on NBC-TV.

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Fighting at a catch weight of 143 pounds, Garcia won the early rounds, with Peterson early content staying on his toes and keeping his distance. In the later rounds Peterson turned things around and was the better puncher as Garcia tired.

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Hagler vs. Hearns – REVISITED

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By David Martinez / dmboxing.com

April 15th is approaching this coming week and most think of it as ‘Tax Day’, which is rightfully so. But, I think otherwise to April 15, 1985 – The Fight of the Year, The Round of the Year (round one), and The Fight of the Decade (eighties) – Marvin Hagler (60-2-2 / 50 by KO) vs. Thomas Hearns (40-1 / 34 by KO) for the ‘undisputed’ middleweight championship of the world at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas.

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Hagler, normally a slow starter, came out at the opening bell pinning Hearns to the ropes. Hearns threw a devastating right that stunned Hagler for a moment, as both began to trade power punches with knockout intentions. Hagler stunned Hearns with a hard left hand, becoming the aggressor, as the two continued to trade power punches. This vicious action continued, and suddenly Hagler developed a cut on his forehead, but that didn’t stop him as he pinned Hearns to the ropes and continued his assault, hurting Hearns as that blistering round ended.

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