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New app for both iPhone and iPad: Boxing Combinations Galore

Boxing Combinations Galore (This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad)

Boxing Combinations Galore

Boxing Combinations Galore

 

Contains over 19 hours of instruction, no need to purchase content once inside.

68 new punch combinations series 1:

68 orthodox combinations, 68 southpaw combinations &
Basic defense drills for orthodox & southpaw. Video length 1 hour 29 minutes.

Mayweather Boxing Club Training:

Follow Trainer Chi-Tao Li as he steps inside the Mayweather Boxing Club to work with over 15 elite fighters for a total of 50 one on one sessions.
See live how he teaches world class level techniques and experience how the fighters go through the learning process.
Featured are members of the famous TMT (“The Money Team”) J’Leon Love, Mickey Bey, Andrew Tabiti, LaDarius “Memphis” Miller, Kevin Newman II and TMT trainer Chris Bentchavtchav.
Also included are top athletes Lydell Rhodes, Dangerous Don Moore, Mićko Žižić, Marco Hall, Justin Mayweather Jones, Bryce Fraser, Latondria Jones, Zach Cooper, and many more.

Six Series Boxing Combo Flow:

Six Series Boxing Combo Flow is an easy to use app that helps you develop fluidity in your boxing, respond intelligently, use ring smarts, attain advanced skills and hit without being hit. Box Pattern Techniques lets you learn strategies, combinations, drills, and techniques, weather you are at home, at the gym, or on the go.

Boxing Counter Punching Combinations:

Counter Punching 101 is an easy to use app that helps you develop fluidity in your boxing, respond intelligently, use ring smarts, attain advanced skills and hit without being hit.

COUNTER PUNCHING PAD DRILLS

Decipher the training methods needed to learn and teach the lost art of counter punching.

ATTACKING THE BODY AND HEAD

Coach Chi-Tao Li demonstrates an innovative approach to attaining fluidity,
enhance endurance, stamina, speed, power and coordination.

MASTERING THE PUNCH MITTS

Techniques on developing faster reflexes, decrease rection time, develop a multitude of boxing skills and reveal hidden talents through the use of punch mitts.

GAINING HAND AND EYE SPEED

Progress your physical ability to fire rapid combinations and quickly transition to new angles, develop key attributes to be a better athlete.

TRAINING VARIATIONS

Coach Chi-Tao Li’s training variations are what separates the ordinary boxer from the EXTRA-ordinary one.

DEFENSE SKILLS
When most people think of boxing, visions of devastating right hands or left hooks come to mind.
Yet there is another side of the sport that even seasoned coaches sometimes neglect…defense.
Both basic and advanced defensive maneuvers are outlined and demonstrated allowing you to hit without being hit.

HEAVY BAG WORKOUT

Various drills and techniques are dissected to help boxers develop and improve all aspects of their game, including range, distance, speed, power, and conditioning.

Other features included in this app is a tab called pocket tools containing utilities such as; QR code scanner, Barcode scanner, Calender, Notes, Lighter and Document scanner.

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Mayweather Boxing Club Training (iPhone & iPad app)

 Mayweather Boxing Club Training (This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad)

 

Mayweather Boxing Club Training (This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad)

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Broner Exposed — to an Extent

Broner Exposed — to an Extent

By Graham Houston
Photo: Tom Hogan – Hoganphotos/Golden Boy

The word “exposed” is over-used in situations such as this. Still, that’s the word that inevitably springs to mind when we think of Adrien Broner’s defeat against Marcos Maidana. I would say that Adrien Broner was exposed to an extent in Saturday’s fight on Showtime, exposed in the sense that he isn’t as good as he seemed to think he was — not even close.

That said, Broner is still, to me anyway, a good fighter. He came back from the rocky first two rounds to back up the more experienced Maidana. He couldn’t maintain the momentum, though. They say with unbeaten fighters that you never know for sure how good they are until they lose. Now we know about Broner.

Broner could hurt opponents as a lightweight. He hasn’t brought that same degree of firing power up in weight with him as a welterweight, unlike, say Roberto Duran, who after a one-fight stopover at junior welter, knocked out the very capable veteran Monroe Brooks in a welterweight fight and knocked down the extremely tough Carlos Palomino.

Saturday’s fight had echoes of Duran against Sugar Ray Leonard (the first fight), not in the talent levels of the boxers but just the general tenor of the contest, the way the older, tougher, more physical fighter imposed his will on the flashier, more stylish boxer. Sugar Ray had to survive a wobbly second round against Duran but was coming on strongly later in the fight, which told us a lot about Leonard. Down in the second round, Broner came back well enough to offer a glimmer of hope that he could outlast Maidana, but then he got caught and dropped again in the eighth round, and after this the fight was essentially a lost cause.

Broner didn’t do himself any favours with his theatrical plunge to the canvas in the eighth round after Maidana brought up his head under Broner’s chin in a clinch, but we weren’t on the receiving end so we can’t be sure how severely Broner was affected. I’ll say this for Broner, though, he was still trying to push forward in the final round when Maidana nailed him with another of those thudding left hooks. Interestingly, Broner won the last two rounds on two of the judges’ cards. So Broner didn’t give up on himself — he was still trying to win, right up to the last bell.

However, Broner was outfought and outbanged. Maidana came right at him and let the big punches fly. The shoulder-roll, body-half-turned style that Broner seems to have copied from Floyd Mayweather Jr. works well when the boxer using this method is rolling away from right hands, but it can leave openings for the left hook from the opposing boxer. Mayweather, it seems to me, keeps his right glove up to block the incoming hooks. Broner wasn’t as smart defensively. We think of Maidana as a right-hand bomber, but while he was blasting Broner from both sides the left hook seemed to be the blow that was largely instrumental in Maidana’s victory.

Mayweather has that cat-like grace and movement that allows him to slip and slide away from a pursuer — Broner doesn’t have that type of mobility. To turn the tide against Maidana he needed to get Maidana going back, to use the jab as a jarring weapon up and down and to let the punches flow. Sharpshooting with the right hand and the left hook wasn’t going to get the job done, especially as Maidana showed an improved ability at getting under punches — in one round I noticed Broner throw two big shots in succession, a right hand and a left hook, and Maidana cleverly ducked both punches, which showed that training under Robert Garcia at Oxnard, CA, has been beneficial. Broner wasn’t able to summon the intensity and the punch output to seize control of the contest when Maidana seemed to be catching a breather — as Paulie Malignaggi put it in the Showtime commentary, Broner didn’t take advantage of Maidana’s “weak moments.”

Every time Broner seemed to be inching his way into control of the fight, Maidana would come back with big-hitting rallies, making it difficult to give too many rounds to Broner. Maidana had been through long, tough fights, Broner hadn’t, and this showed itself. Maidana had it in him to keep digging down and firing back, whereas Broner too often looked lost in the storm. An unbelievably careless and cocky start by Broner allowed Maidana to put his imprint on the fight in the first round when a left hook staggered Broner, then we had the calamitous second round when Broner suffered the knockdown, and after this it was a fight in which Broner was struggling to catch up and never quite getting there.

After all the boasting by Broner, this was a come-uppance to be sure, but at least he gritted it out to the final bell and in the judges’ opinion Broner was the fighter coming on at the end — and the fight was certainly exciting — so the loser can gain some solace from the defeat.

Where Broner goes from here is a matter of whether he has the discipline and dedication, and will power, to re-commit himself to his boxing career and work towards coming back a better, more complete fighter.

This was a confidence-denting type of defeat and Broner, to me, looked a bit shell-shocked at the end of the fight, as if he couldn’t quite believe what had just happened to him. There were fears among the Showtime crew that we could see a repeat of the Naseem Hamed situation, when the one-sided pasting by Marco Antonio Barrera seemed to knock all the confidence out of Naz as a fighter.

Maybe a move down to the junior welter division would be a good idea for Broner. He remains an attraction, but at a reduced level. A few quiet words with Floyd Mayweather Jr. wouldn’t hurt. I’m sure that Mayweather would tell Broner to cut out the over-the-top “next superstar” comments and show some humility.

Broner has made himself look a little ridiculous — I could hardly believe my eyes when I saw the “About Billions” wording emblazoned in gold letters on his trunks — but some very good, even great, fighters have come back from quite shattering setbacks.

We haven’t heard the last of Broner. He will never be the fighter he professed himself to be — there really is only one Floyd Mayweather Jr., as Paulie Malignaggi put it — but Broner can still make an exciting contribution to boxing and he can definitely be a champion again. It’s up to Broner how badly he wants to succeed.

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Ward dominates Rodriguez in virtuoso performance

Ward dominates Rodriguez in virtuoso performance

By David Robinett and Robert Hough at ringside
Photos: Big Joe Miranda

Unbeaten WBA super middleweight champion Andre Ward (27-0, 14 KOs) returned after a 14 month layoff to take an impressive and exciting, albeit one-sided twelve round unanimous decision over previously unbeaten Edwin Rodriguez (24-1, 16 KOs) on Saturday night at the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, California.

The bout became a non-title after Rodriguez failed to make the 168lb division limit. Both fighters went fight at it in round one, but Ward soon established that he was quicker and sharper landing the cleaner shots. Referee Jack Reiss deducted two points from both fighters after some roughhousing in round four. Ward then proceeded to put on a clinic, picking apart Rodriguez for the rest of the fight. Scores were 118-106, 117-107, 116-108

Junior lightweight Jonathan Arellano, Ontario, Calif. (13-2-2 3KOs) edged Charles Huerta, Paramount, Calif. (18-3, 11KOs) in a majority decision over eight rounds. Scores were 76-76 80-72 and 78-74. Arellano fought aggressively and landed many a quick combination.

In a battle of undefeated super middleweights, Brandon Gonzales defeated Jonathan Nelson via ten round unanimous decision. Scores were 99-91, 99-91, 98-92. Gonzales, (18-0-1, 10 KOs), had a little trouble early with Nelson’s speed and counterpunching, but gradually began to impose his will as the fight progressed. By rounds nine and ten Nelson, (19-1, 9 KOs), was simply trying to survive, making it to the final bell despite being wobbled late in round ten by a Gonzales right hook.

Sergio “The Latin Snake” Mora, (25-3-2, 8 KOs), put together his first winning streak in over five years with a fifth round stoppage over Milton Nunez, (26-9-1, 24 KOs). The hard-hitting Nunez had Mora in trouble early, clubbing the former “Contender” star to the head, (and sometimes to the back of the head), in rounds two and three. But as Nunez started to tire, Mora came on strong, knocking Nunez down midway through round five before his follow-up attack prompted the referee to step in and save Nunez from further damage. Time of the stoppage was 2:53 of round five.

Super welterweight Oscar Molina, Norwalk, Calif. (7-0, 6KOs) outclassed a game Carlos Sanchez, Denver, Colo. (6-5, 2KOs) before the referee stopped the fight between the fourth and fifth rounds of the six-round contest. Molina, who fought on the 2012 Mexican Olympic team, landed massive left to the body near the end of the round and launched a nasty barrage of punches before the round ended. The fight was stopped after the ring doctor stepped in to check Sanchez.

Lightweight John Molina Jr., Los Angeles (27-3, 22 KOs) dominated Jorge Pimentel, Guaymas, Mexico (26-18, 19 KOs), dropping him three times in the second round and getting the TKO at 2:59. The fight was set for eight rounds.

Super welterweight Justin Deloach, Georgia LA, (6-0, 4KOs) overwhelmed Robert Hill, Inglewood, Calif., (1-2) before dropping and stopping him at 51 seconds in the third round of a four-round bout. Deloach was effective with a formidable arsenal of punches with both hands.

Junior middleweight Tony Hirsch, Oakland, Calif., (14-5-2) scored a majority decision over Donyil Livingston, Palmdale, Calif.,(8-3-1, 4KOs) with scores of 59-55 twice and 57-57. Hirsch landed several big rights in the six-round opening bout.

 

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Underdog no more: Garcia proves he’s among boxing’s best

BREAKING NEWS

Oct 13, 2013

Category: sports                                                                                Posted by: Hudson

ABOVE PHOTO: Garcia lands a punch against Matthysse in the eighth round during a WBC and WBA super lightweight title fight, Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, in Las Vegas.                                                  (AP Photo/Eric Jamison)

By Chris Murray 

For the Chris Murray Report and the Philadelphia Sunday Sun 

 

Throughout his young career, world super-lightweight champion Danny “Swift” Garcia has found himself cast as the underdog by boxing insiders each time he’s stepped into the ring for a major fight.

 

And the unbeaten Garcia (27-0, 16 KOs) has made these skeptics eat their words. The 25-year-old phenom’s incredible performance in the ring has wowed the boxing world and his tenacity in the ring has made him a rising star.

 

Like most Philly fighters, Garcia’s relentless warrior mentality is one that can’t be taught.

 

“I’m a different fighter, it’s in me, it’s in my spirit,” said the graduate of Northeast Philadelphia’s George Washington High School. “Most guys have to learn to be a fighter. That’s the difference between me and these guys.  They want to be a fighter. I am a fighter, first. I can do both (a boxer and fighter). What they learn, I already know. It’s in my spirit.”

 

That was the case in Garcia’s last title defense against heavily favored Lucas Matthysse, who had knocked out or stopped his last six opponents. A good number of boxing experts were predicting that the young North Philadelphia fighter would get knocked out.

 

In an action-packed fight in which he struggled early, Garcia won a unanimous decision over Matthysse last month to retain his World Boxing Association and World Boxing Council titles in the 140-pound division. It was the co-main event on the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Canelo Alvarez undercard.

 

Early in the fight Matthysse, who has the ability to end a fight with just one punch, seemed to have the upper hand on Garcia, who didn’t get hurt and managed to stay on his feet by avoiding some of Matthysse hardest punches.

 

“It was even in the first couple of rounds, I stuck to my game plan, I’m a true champion, I make adjustments,” Garcia said.

 

The adjustment that Garcia made was the use of his left-hook to Matthysse’s head and body.  By the seventh round, Garcia’s punches eventually took their toll on Matthysse, swelling his right eye shut. From that point, the challenger didn’t see the flurry left and rights peppering his face and mid-section.

 

The young North Philadelphia fighter showed his true grit in the 11th round when a game Matthysse stung Garcia with a right that knocked his mouthpiece out.  Seemingly unfazed, Garcia bounced back with a left hook that put Matthysse on the canvas for the first time in his career.

 

Garcia came into that fight having already beaten some of the names in the sport like Amir Khan (4th Round TKO) and Zab Judah. He said he’s never seen himself as an underdog. It’s something that others have imposed on him.

 

“I don’t even pay attention to none of that stuff. I just go in and train hard for the fight. I know what I can do. That’s something that the media has put on me, I don’t call myself an underdog,” Garcia said. “I don’t why they put that label on me but it is what it is.”

 

In the Matthysse fight, Garcia didn’t like the idea of being cast as the underdog because he felt he had fought a better quality of opponents than his rival.

 

“I don’t understand how I could be an underdog when Lucas Matthysse was the first fighter I’ve fought in five fights who wasn’t a current or past champion,” Garcia said. “He never won a world title and I’m the underdog.”

 

After his win over Matthysse, Garcia said he is looking to move up from the 140-pound division to the welterweight (147 pounds) where there could be some intriguing matchups.  He said it’s up to his management team to make those matches for him.

 

Would he fight Matthysse again? Garcia said that’s out of the question.

 

“A rematch is pointless because I won the fight and I was the champion,” Garcia said. “If he was the champion, I would have to give him a rematch but he wasn’t the champ. He was the challenger, he lost.”

 

Some boxing observers said there is the possibility that Garcia would fight Mayweather, who methodically picked apart Alvarez in the same night Garcia defeated Matthysse. There’s also unbeaten WBA welterweight champion Adrien Broner (27-0, 22 KOs), who has a huge fight in December against Marcos Madaina of Argentina (34-3, 31 KOs).

 

“Whoever they put in front of me, I’m going to make a great show out of it, give them they want and win the fight,” Garcia said.

 

Given his ability to come up with big performances against seemingly better opposition, Garcia sees no limits in his potential to being one of the best pound-for-pound boxers in the world.

 

“I’m getting better and better with each fight and with every fight I’m showing something new,” Garcia said. I’m only 25-years-old. In a couple of years, God knows how good I’ll be.”

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Mayweather-Alvarez links: Floyd’s win over ‘Canelo’ his greatest performance ever?

 

 

LAS VEGAS — Earlier in the week, Floyd Mayweather revealed that he gave himself a “D” for his performance against Robert Guerrero in May.

Mayweather didn’t want to fill out his own report card after dominating Saul “Canelo” Alvarez on Saturday night, but that doesn’t mean others refrained.

Yahoo! Sports’ Kevin Iole wrote that Mayweather (45-0) was as good as ever.

“Mayweather has scored vintage victories over the likes of Diego Corrales, Jose Luis Castillo and Miguel Cotto, but never was he better than he was on Saturday,” Iole wrote.

“The most impressive thing about Mayweather’s performance Saturday was its totality: He dictated the way the bout was fought. He blistered Alvarez with a jab. But he also caught him with a series of hooks, crosses and uppercuts and just about any other punch a guy with gloves on his hands can throw.”

Mayweather has four fights remaining in his current deal with Showtime, and he plans to fight again in May 2014.

Here’s a roundup of other Mayweather-Alvarez links:

* ESPN.com: Dan Rafael writes the only thing stopping Mayweather at this point will be Father Time. “Mayweather fought like a man years younger, as usual. He landed his right hand almost at will and peppered Alvarez with solid jabs. Mayweather was so quick, he evaded nearly every heavy shot Alvarez threw.”

* SI.com: Chris Mannix says the Alvarez fight proves there’s nobody out there who can beat Mayweather. “He’s likely headed back to the 147-pound division, where no one can touch him. Danny Garcia — who pulled yet another upset with a decision win over Lucas Matthysse — doesn’t have the speed to hang with him. Amir Khan has looked terrible as a welterweight. Adrien Broner is too raw, too hittable, and he and Mayweather are friends anyway.”

* Yahoo! Sports: Mexican fans flocked by the thousand to Las Vegas to see Alvarez fight. They went from a frenzy to silence during Mayweather’s domination, Dan Wetzel writes. “Canelo still had a puncher’s chance, but his backers went silent. No chants. No screams. There was simply the awe of true boxing fans watching a true boxing savant. They wanted Floyd Mayweather beat in the worst way, but there was no denying reality.”

* The Telegraph: Gareth A. Davies called Mayweather’s win a masterclass: “For round after round, changing levels, moving as was his want from the ropes to the centre of the ring, Mayweather landed a faster crisper jab, the straight right and right cross, and in the final third of the fight, a beautiful short right uppercut through Canelo’s gloves. Precision, poise, poetry.”

* LATimes.com: Columnist Bill Dwyre says Mayweather’s “sweet science has never been sweeter.” “The fight will go down as wonderfully hyped, but not wonderfully fought by Alvarez, who was not, as his Golden Boy promoters hoped, ready to step up as the next great Mexican boxer.”

* Las Vegas Review-Journal: Columnist Ed Graney suggests there was a more exciting alternative to Mayweather-Alvarez. “They should have stopped the fight Saturday after six rounds and allowed Lil Wayne and Justin Bieber to take things from there, let those stars who helped lead Mayweather into the ring at the MGM Grand Garden Arena bring excitement to a main event that wasn’t close in any manner.”

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A REMINDER FROM FLOYD MAYWEATHER

POSTED BY KELEFA SANNEH

 

 

Floyd Mayweather is the biggest American boxing star since Mike Tyson, although he tends to have a very different effect on the people who see him fight. Tyson was mesmerizing because he scarcely seemed like an athlete: in his prime, he wasn’t merely a competitor, he was a myth come to life, the personification of something very cruel and very powerful; step into the ring with him and you were likely to suffer something much more catastrophic than a mere loss. Even as he unwound, in the nineteen-nineties, he affirmed the sense that a boxing match wasn’t merely a competition but a real-life drama, a big stage where bad things happened. This was true even before that night, in 1997, when Tyson bit off a chunk of Evander Holyfield’s ear.

This weekend, millions of viewers spent as much as $74.99 to order the pay-per-view broadcast of the latest installment of Mayweather’s years-long effort to undo Tyson’s hard work. Mayweather now ranks among the most skilled boxers of all time, and the combination of his excellence and his prominence is re-athleticizing the sport: reminding fans, especially casual ones, that a boxing match need not be a spectacle or a slaughter. It can be, instead, a contest between two great athletes, with nothing, really, at stake besides winning or losing.

That doesn’t mean that Saturday night’s fight wasn’t compelling—it was, in much the same way that any dominant athletic performance is. Mayweather fought twelve rounds against Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez, a big and strong young Mexican who never really got a chance to show how hard his punches were, because he barely touched Mayweather. According to one report, Mayweather threw fewer punches than Álvarez, but landed nearly twice as many; he is a precision puncher, secure in the knowledge that he need not knock his opponent down, or even hurt him, in order to win. At the post-fight press conference, Álvarez had a few red marks on his face, and some swelling under his right eye. But he didn’t look like a man who had been beaten half to death, the way boxers sometimes do. He looked like a man who had competed in a contact sport, and lost.

As soon as Mayweather-Álvarez was announced, most observers predicted exactly this: a relatively easy victory for Mayweather. (The appeal of the fight had more to do, probably, with Canelo’s enormous popularity, especially in his native Mexico, than with his chances.) The one moment of controversy came after the fight was over, when the judges’ scores were announced—a formality, it seemed, given what had come before. Two of the three judges had Mayweather winning, but they saw the fight as a surprisingly close one. The third judge, C. J. Ross, had scored the match a draw, which meant that Mayweather won by what’s known as a majority decision, instead of a unanimous decision. It was hard to look at Ross’s scorecard without being reminded of an article, from before the fight, in Los Angeles Times, about an “onslaught” of bettors laying money on the fight ending in a draw. The article suggested that bettors believed a draw might be likely because it would be good for both fighters (who might get to fight a lucrative rematch), as well as the promoters and the casinos. The article quoted Jay Rood, who is in charge of sports betting at the M.G.M. Grand, where the fight took place. He said, “It’s boxing, it’s always shady.” But he also said he wasn’t worried enough to shut down betting. “I don’t think there’s anything sinister happening,” he said. After some boxing matches, controversies and conspiracy theories are the main stories. But on this night, the case of the inexplicable scorecard was merely a footnote to a fight that was, for better or for worse, rather straightforward.

Among some boxing fans, the most anticipated match of the weekend was the main undercard fight, between Danny García, from Philadelphia, and Lucas Mathysse, from Argentina. Because García is known for toughness and Mathysse is known for punching power, their meeting seemed likely to be full of action, and possibly blood. Instead, García, the underdog, was both clever and brave, slipping some of Mathysse’s punches and withstanding others; his punches caused swelling that nearly closed Mathysse’s right eye, which allowed him to land even more of them, and he won a unanimous decision. The win put García on the short list of the world’s best boxers, and he is now widely recognized as the champion of the junior welterweight division, which has a weight limit of a hundred forty pounds. He has said he wants to move up to welterweight (a hundred forty-seven), where Mayweather often fights, and now García, having beaten Mathysse, looks like a plausible Mayweather opponent—plausible, that is, to get the fight, not to win it.

At a post-fight press conference, Angel García, the fighter’s father and trainer, was asked about the possibility of his son fighting Mayweather. “If that was to happen, I would called it ‘The Holy War,’” he said. “It would be ‘The Holy War,’ because it would be two gifted fighters—spiritual fighters—that God put on this planet to fight.” Maybe so. But if Mayweather has taught us anything, it’s that fights don’t have to be wars—sometimes, a boxing match is just a match.

Photograph by Mark J. Terrill/AP.

KEYWORDS BOXING; CANELO ALVAREZ; FLOYD MAYWEATHER

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Floyd Mayweather could face Amir Khan in Britain in 2014 after victory over Saul Alvarez

Amir Khan could face Floyd Mayweather in Britain next year after the American won his world light middleweight title bout here with a boxing masterclass against rising Mexican star Saul Álvarez.

By Gareth A Davies, Boxing Correspondent, Las Vegas10:00PM BST 15 Sep 2013

Mayweather, who is now undefeated in 45 fights, was awarded a 12-round majority decision by the judges, although many at the venue viewed it as a shutout.

Sitting ringside was Khan, who spoke of his desire to take on Mayweather, although the British fighter must first win a welterweight contest against American Devon Alexander early in December in Brooklyn.
“Fighting Floyd Mayweather is my dream fight,” the 26-year-old Khan said. “We are the superstars of boxing and, once I have got Devon Alexander out of the way, it will be Mayweather for me, fingers crossed. He is an amazing tactician but I know my speed will count against him – that is something I believe in 100 per cent.
“All the fighters who meet Floyd rely on their power, and although he is an amazing fighter, you have to fight him at his own game. You have to treat it like a chess game. You have to use your speed. He needs to fight someone as quick as him and I know that I am quicker than him.

“I met Floyd here at the weigh-in and he said that I was a great fighter. I want to fight him because he is a great fighter and I want to fight the best there is out there. Beating him would make me the best fighter on the planet. I am not saying I will knock him out but I have the speed to overcome him.”

However, Mayweather, who won both the World Boxing Association and World Boxing Council titles, showed beyond any doubt that he remains boxing’s No 1 pound-for-pound fighter. After the weigh-in, at 152lbs, Alvarez entered the ring at 165lbs.
Mayweather, who weighed in 13lbs lighter than Álvarez, looked nothing like his 36 years against an opponent 13 years his junior. He commanded the entire bout, and there was universal derision towards judge CJ Ross, who gave a score of 114-114.
“From what I found out, this is the same judge who scored the fight for Timothy Bradley over Manny Pacquiao,” Mayweather said. “The Nevada State Athletic Commission is the best commission in the world, and if they feel it is right for the lady to judge, then that is fine by me. Things happen.”
Asked if he thought the scores of 117-111 and 116-112 were nearer the mark, Mayweather added. “He fought hard in there.” It was Alvarez’s first defeat in 44 fights.
A score of 119-110 for Mayweather would have been a truer reflection, Mayweather giving Álvarez only the eighth round, in which he came out with more zest.

Álvarez afterwards praised Mayweather’s sublime boxing skills. “He’s very fast, very accurate. His punches were not strong, but he scores points with them. It is what it is. He took me out of my game plan. And I had no answer for it.”
Time and again, Álvarez was left hitting air as Mayweather, who earned a basic purse of $41.5 million (£26.1 million), peppered his flame-haired opponent with the jab.

Mayweather started fast, imposed himself early in the fight, and showed that his reflexes, four years short of 40, were still razor sharp.
For round after round, changing levels, moving as was his wont from the ropes to the centre of the ring, Mayweather landed a faster, crisper jab, the straight right and right cross, and in the final third of the fight, a beautiful short right uppercut through the Mexican’s gloves.

All Álvarez could do was attack in bursts, but few punches landed as Mayweather countered.
A wild right hand from Álvarez in the penultimate round connected only with the ropes, much to Mayweather’s amusement. The champion paused, looked out through the ropes and gesticulated, as if to say, ‘Where was that punch going?’ It drew laughter from the crowd.

But there was nothing funny about this performance. Mayweather utilising his great experience and greater technique. It is still his time. This promotion was labelled ‘The One’. And Floyd Mayweather is clearly that.

 

 

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Mayweather-Alvarez Scorecard Breakdown

By Felipe Leon

Floyd Mayweather won a seemingly wide twelve round decision on Saturday night in Las Vegas. Judge Craig Metcalf scored it 117-111 for Floyd, giving Canelo rounds two, ten and twelve. Judge Dave Moretti scored it 116-11r for Floyd, giving Canelo rounds three, nine, eleven and twelve. C.J. Ross had it 114-114, giving Canelo rounds one, three, eight, nine, eleven and twelve. Ross also had Timothy Bradley beating Manny Pacquiao.

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Mayweather schools Canelo; Garcia defeats Matthysse; Molina dethrones Smith

By Felipe Leon at ringside
Photos: Tom Casino / Showtime

In a clash for the WBC/WBA super welterweight belts, Floyd “Money” Mayweather (45-0, 26 KOs) scored a one-sided twelve round “majority” decision over Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (42-1-1, 30 KOs) on Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. After making 152 Friday, the 23-year-old Canelo entered the ring at 165. 36-year-old Floyd lost half-a-pound. Floyd simply outboxed Canelo from the opening bell. Alvarez was game and had some moments, but Floyd was dominant for the most part. Scores were 114-114, 116-112, 117-111. The bizarre 114-114 scoring was from C.J. Ross.

For the night’s work, Mayweather collected a guaranteed $41.5 million. “It’s all about skills,” Mayweather said. “I came out tonight and showed my skills. But a true champion like Canelo can take a loss and bounce back. My dad had a brilliant game plan. I executed that game plan. I could have pressed it and got the late stoppage, but tonight experience played a major key. Tonight was just my night.”

Canelo admitted that Mayweather’s skills and style of fighting were too much to overcome. “He’s very elusive, he’s a great fighter and that’s why I couldn’t catch him,” Canelo said. “I didn’t know how to get him. It’s as simple as that. He’s very elusive. He’s a great fighter. The frustration was getting in there. But simply he’s a great fighter. I didn’t want to lose. I didn’t want to leave here with a loss. But it happens and it hurts.”

WBC/WBA super lightweight champion Danny Garcia (27-0, 16 KOs) retained his titles with a twelve round unanimous decision over WBC interim super lightweight champion Lucas Matthysse (34-3, 32 KOs). Both fighters came out carefully, respecting the other’s power. The bout started heating up in the mid-rounds. Matthysse’s right eye was nearly shut by round eight and Garcia, a 2:1 underdog, had target practice after that. A desperate Matthysse tried to pull it out late with big shots, but Garcia put him down in the eleventh. Garcia was deducted a point for a low blow in the twelfth. The fight ended with both fighters furiously throwing leather. Scores were 115-111, 114-112, 114-112. Matthysse had suffered two dubious losses in the USA previously, but this loss was legit.

“I’m the champion of the world,” said Garcia. “The champion of the world isn’t scared of anyone. If you can make it out Philly you can make it out of anywhere. The only way to slow him down was to go down to the body and throw combinations upstairs. I just let my hands go.”

Matthysse stated, “I only had one eye for half of the fight but, it’s no excuse. He fought a great fight. He’s a great champion and we knew he wasn’t intimidated by my punching.”

In a lackluster affair with no memorable moments, Carlos Molina (22-5-2, 6 KOs) won a twelve round split decision to dethrone IBF junior middleweight champion Ishe Smith (25-6, 11 KOs). Scores were 117-111, 116-112 Molina, 116-112 Smith

Welterweight Pablo Cesar Cano (27-3-1, 20 KOs) scored a ten round split decision over Ashley Theophane (34-5-1, 10 KOs). Despite being cut over the left eye early on, Cano landed the more hurtful punches in the fight en route to a 98-92, 97-93 win on two cards, while Theophane was up 96-94 on the third card.

In a power punch slug fest, Luis “Cuba” Arias (7-0, 4KOs) of Las Vegas mauled Reidsville, NC’s James Winchester (16-9, 6KOs) en route to a six round unanimous decision in the super middleweight division. Arias always moved forward and once he trapped Winchester against the ropes scored hard body shots and looked for the head with upper cuts with both fists. Winchester had no choice but to protect himself and retreat. It was no surprise when the scores were announced as 60-54 three times.

In an eight round super middleweight bout, Ronald Gravil controlled the majority of the action with a vast array of punches scores over former Mayweather Promotions charge Shujaa El Amin (formerly known as Dion Savage. Gravil scored well as El Amin would look to work on the inside. Scores were 79-73 three times. Gravil stays undefeated with a record of 7-0, 5KOs while El Amin drops to 12-5, 6KOs.

In another quick knock out, middleweight Chris “Sweet” Pearson (12-0, 9KOs) annihilated Joshua Williams (9-6, 5KOs) of Westerly, RI, in the first round of a scheduled eight. Straight punches to the face bloodied the nose of the southpaw Williams and as Pearson, also a southpaw, began to pick up the pace, referee Russell Mora stopped the action at 1:14 of the first round.

Las Vegas, NV’s Lannell “KO” Bellows (6-0-1, 4KOs) scored exactly what his nickname describes, a quick knock out of previous undefeated Jordan Moore (3-1) of Logan, West Virginia. A big right hand at the 2:30 of the first round of a scheduled super middleweight four was enough to prevent Moore from beating the count.

We’ve heard that the first scheduled fight between cruiserweights Andrew Tabiti and Edward Smith did not happen because Smith failed to turn in a urine sample prior to the fight.

Mayweather schools Canelo - Garcia defeats Matthysse - Molina dethrones Smith

 

 

 

 

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Chavez Jr. hits LA

Photo: Chris Farina/Top Rank

Former WBC Middleweight champion and son of the legend Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. makes his grand arrival into Los Angeles Friday night from Mexico for a press conference to announce his upcoming fight against #1 contender Bryan Vera. Chávez vs. Vera will take place Saturday, September 28, under the stars at StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. and will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing.

Promoted by Top Rank, in association with Zanfer Promotions, Banner Promotions and Tecate, remaining tickets to Chávez vs. Vera, priced at $200, $100, $50 and $20 (plus applicable taxes and fees), can be purchased online at http://www.axs.com, by telephone at (888) 929-7849 or at the StubHub Center box office, Monday – Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

 

 

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Juan Manuel Marquez hits the big 4-0

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photo Courtesy ESTO

Four-division world champion and Mexican boxing legend Juan Manuel Marquez, still regarded by many boxing experts as one of the best pound for pound boxers in the game, celebrated his 40th birthday today.

The Mexico City-born Marquez is currently training for his attempt to win a world title in a fifth weight division against WBO welterweight world champion Timothy Bradley on October 12 in Las Vegas.

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Golden Boy Live! debuts tonight on FOX Sports 1

 

2012 U.S. Olympian Terrell Gausha & prospect Emmanuel Gonzalez in action
Photo: Rich Kane – Hoganphotos/Golden Boy

Tonight’s launch of Golden Boy Live! has the boxing world buzzing as a fresh era of Monday night boxing kicks off on America’s new sports network FOX Sports 1, but fans in attendance at the Best Buy Theater in New York City will get even more compelling action with the addition of 2012 United States Olympian Terrell Gausha and promising up and comer Emmanuel Gonzalez to the undercard.

In previously announced bouts, Brooklyn’s Danny Jacobs (25-1, 22 KOs) takes the biggest step in his miraculous comeback after surviving cancer when he battles fellow New Yorker Giovanni Lorenzo (32-5, 24 KOs) in the televised 10-round main event for the vacant WBC Continental Americas Title. In the co-main event, unbeaten Bronx junior middleweight Eddie Gomez (14-0, 9 KOs) faces Philadelphia’s Steven Upsher Chambers (24-2-1, 6 KOs). Plus, 2012 United States Olympian and undefeated Staten Island native Marcus Browne (5-0, 5 KOs) will face Monroe, Louisiana’s Robert Hill (1-1).

Opening the FOX Sports 1 telecast is Cleveland super middleweight Terrell Gausha (9-2, 3 KOs) who has impressed fight fans since his appearance in the 2012 London Games, winning four consecutive bouts, two by knockout. Now looking forward to his debut in the Big Apple, the 25-year-old will be pushed to the limits in a six-round bout against hard-hitting Austin Marcum (5-3, 3 KOs) of Logan, West Virginia.

Bronx junior lightweight Emmanuel Gonzalez (11-0, 7 KOs) is a popular young fighter in the New York area, making him the perfect fighter to open up the event this Monday. Coming off of an eight-round win over then 6-1 prospect Chazz McDowell in July, the 25-year-old Gonzalez will have plenty of support at the Best Buy Theater when he faces Mobile, Alabama’s Michael Doyle (2-3, 1 KO) in a four-round bout.

Best remembered by local fight fans for his classic 2011 New York Golden Gloves bout with Jose Davila, Brooklyn welterweight Gary “Buddah” Beriguette (1-0, 1 KO) got his pro career off to a rousing start with a third round technical knockout victory of Carlos Nieves on June 29. But before the 24-year-old can nab win number two, he’ll have to get by 26-year-old New York City product Kamal Muhammad (0-1) in a four-round bout which will also air on FOX Sports 1 time permitting.

Jacobs vs. Lorenzo is presented by Golden Boy Promotions. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. ET with the first bell sounding at 7:45 p.m. ET. The FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes broadcast will air live at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.

Tickets are $125, $60 and $35, plus applicable taxes, fees and service charges, are on sale at the Best Buy Theater Box Office between 12:00 p.m. ET and 6:00 p.m. ET.

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