Category Archives: Upcoming Fights

Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Manny Pacquiao … “My early prediction”

M vs. P 229x300 Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Manny Pacquiao ... My early prediction
By David Martinez / dmboxing.com

Last month on February 20, 2015 it was made official that Floyd Mayweather Jr. (WBA/WBC welterweight champion) and Manny Pacquiao (WBO welterweight champion) would “finally” meet in a boxing ring after years of talk and speculation.

I have always contended that this bout would happen because of the large amount of money it will generate for all. So now this huge match is set for May 2, 2015 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, on HBO and Showtime pay-per-view.

This fight is the most anticipated in boxing since Joe Frazier vs. Muhammad Ali, March 8, 1971. That fight was billed as the “Fight of the Century” and it certainly was when two undefeated champions met in their primes for the “undisputed” heavyweight championship.

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Upcoming Fights

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

This weekend (NBC TV) Keith Thurman faces off against Robert Guerrero for what is called the interim WBA championship so I guess this is for a belt even though WBA also has Floyd Mayweather as the unified champion.  So who knows and who cares, the winner will receive a belt and be able to declare himself a champion.

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For Thurman, this could be his toughest fight as Guerrero has some of the best in the business and is one of the toughest fighters. Guerrero began his career as a boxer, thus the nick name “Ghost”, but as he moved up in weight; he changed his style from being a boxer to being a banger.  Guerrero has only two losses, one that he revenged against Gamaliel Diaz and to Floyd Mayweather.

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Mayweather vs. Pacquiao

poster pic Mayweather vs. Pacquiao

By David Martinez / dmboxing.com

Last week it was officially announced that finally Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao will fight on May 2, 2015.

The two best boxers of their time, in our time today, will decide who is the best in the ring.

I have always contended that this fight would happen because of the huge amount of money it will generate for all.

The fight isn’t the most anticipated in my era of boxing , though ; Joe Frazier vs. Muhammad Ali on March 8, 1971 was that.  Two undefeated champions at the pinnacle of their careers for the “undisputed” heavyweight championship of the world.

However, boxing will get a big fight with Mayweather vs. Pacquiao.  The build up will take us back 44 years to what it was like for Frazier and Ali, and like that fight … this fight is good for boxing in this generation!

(click onto link below to view promo fight video)

http://youtu.be/PM1SYPwqWzs

Hey Harold!

 Hey Harold!

Harold Lederman of HBO World Championship Boxing kindly provides this website with his short videos regarding upcoming fights.  Here’s a look at Mike Alvarado vs. Brandon Rios “rubber match” 12 round welterweight bout – airing on HBO this Saturday night from Broomfield, Colorado.  Thank you Harold and wishing you “Happy Birthday” on January 26  – to my friend and a most well respected figure in boxing!

Alvarado vs. Rios 300x225 Hey Harold!

(click onto link below for viewing video)

http://youtu.be/bWcI-Oiq4rk

Bermane vs. Wilder … WBC heavyweight title

 Bermane vs. Wilder ... WBC heavyweight title

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

Deontay Wilder takes on Bermane Stiverne in an event that is totally unusual; an American in a heavyweight bout that means something.   Stiverne’s WBC heavyweight title is on the line and the undefeated Wilder has the opportunity to win a heavyweight, something no Americans have done since Shannon Briggs defeated Siarhei Liakovich for Liakovich WBO title nearly nine years ago.

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Hey Harold!

 Hey Harold!

My good friend Harold Lederman of HBO World Championship Boxing kindly provides this website with short videos regarding upcoming fights.  Here’s a look at Manny Pacquiao vs. Chris Algieri – WBO welterweight championship … airing on HBO/PPV “World Championship Boxing” this Saturday from Macau, China.

(click onto blue colored links below for viewing)

Hey Harold!: Manny Pacquiao (HBO Boxing): http://youtu.be/IZ-4dmUzj5c

Hey Harold!: Chris Algieri (HBO Boxing): http://youtu.be/yp2QZFgT1JI