Editor’s prediction: Mayweather/Pacquiao

PacMayThe lead up to the biggest fight in boxing history, financially speaking, had been a long one.  Floyd Mayweather made his pro debut in 1996 at the weight of 130 pounds, stopping Roberto Apodaca in the second round.  Floyd has beaten many quality fighters at that weight such as Genaro Hernandez, Angel Manfredy, Diego Corrales, Carlos Hernandez and Jesus Chavez.  As he has moved up in weight, he continued beating quality opponents.  They include Jose Luis Castillo, DeMarcus Corley, Ricky Hatton, Miguel Cotto and Saul Alvarez.  The last two of the fighters listed were fought at 154 pounds.  Lately Floyd fights have been at welterweight.   More after the break.

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Julio Cesar Chavez Jr: Time to GROW UP

CommentaryIconThis past weekend has been incredibly busy for me. Instead of focusing on boxing, most of my time and energy had been spent at the annual Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo; the second largest comic book convention in the country.  So instead of catching up on the latest Mayweather – Pacquiao news, I was asking Iron Man writer/artist Bob Layton what it was like working alongside Steve Ditko.   More after the break.

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Hitting the speed bag for the 1st time

TrainingIconThe speed bag is a tricky piece of equipment for anyone using it for the first time.  You don’t have to be a great boxer to be able to use it.  I know; I’ve seen people who can’t throw a punch properly, but can bang that speed bag like a drum.  Well, we all have to start somewhere, so try the “down count method” if you need a simple introduction to hitting the speed bag.  Video after the break.

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Interview: Middleweight Jason Quigley

QuigleyHeadJason Quigley whose record is 5-0 (5KO’s) is an exciting and ambitious middleweight.  He is from Ballybofey, County Donegal , Ireland.  Jason has received many European medals and awards during his amateur career.  He decided to turn professional in 2014.  He is signed with Golden Boy Promotions and is managed by Sheer Sports Management in Los Angeles, In his professional debut, Jason was victorious with a first round KO and from there never looked back, Let’s find out more about Jason:

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