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The road to redemption continues this Saturday night August 6th, as Kelly”The Ghost” Pavlik returns to primetime television fighting in his hometown of Youngstown, Ohio for the first time in nearly two years. Pavlik (37-2 32KOs) will take on Darryl Cunningham (23-2 10KOs) of Detroit, in a 10-round super-middleweight bout which will be broadcasted live by Shobox: The New Generation and brought to you by Top Rank. This will be the second bout for Pavlik, who is returning…………..
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According to reports, the World Boxing Council (WBC) has stripped Timothy Bradley for not defending his title. This will be the second time the WBC has stripped Bradley, the first time was back in 2009 after he unified both the WBC/WBO belts with a win over Kendall Holt.The WBC then ordered Bradley to fight then mandatory challenger and undefeated prospect Devon Alexander in his hometown of Palm Springs that summer. Bradley declined that offer and moved on to a more lucrative deal with Nate Campbell in which was declared a “no contest” after just three rounds. Alexander ended up fighting for the WBC title that same night versus Junior Witter on the same card ironically. Bradley a 2-time unified WBC/WBO champion at 140 pounds is still in limbo trying to figure out his contract situation, but is still recognized as the WBO champion. The vacant WBC belt at 140 pounds will now go to the winner of Erik Morales vs Jorge Barrios on the September 17 undercard of Mayweather-Ortiz.
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DaTruthBoxing.com brings you an Exclusive Sneak Peek on the documentary “Where It All Began: Floyd Mayweather Sr.” In this 4 part series DaTruth gives you a behind the scenes look on how the legendary trainer started a legacy, his son Floyd Mayweather Jr, and much, much more!! Checkout the trailer now!!! Remember if it’s not from us…It’s not DaTruth!!

freddie_roachGrowing up in Massachusetts being trained by his father Paul Roach, Freddie Roach began pro boxing in the late 1970′s after being known as a standout amateur in the New England area. Roach began his career 26-1 having won his first 10 pro bouts before losing a unanimous decision to Beto Nunez back in September 1979. Roach was known for showing plenty of heart in the ring, being able to take “punches in bunches” late in his career as well as dish out his share of punches in return. Roach decided to hang up the gloves at the young age of 26………………
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fightOne of England’s most beloved and best fighters in history has called it quits today as former 2 Division Champion Ricky “The Hitman” Hatton announced his retirement. Hatton had not fought since suffering a brutal second-round knockout loss to Manny Pacquiao in May 2009. The former Junior Welterweight World Champion and former Welterweight titleholder, was one of the most popular fighters of his time and was a legend in his hometown of Manchester. After a lot of soul searching over the last couple of years I have finally decided to confirm I will never box again and there will be no coming back,” Hatton said. “There have been so many times since the Manny Pacquiao fight when I have woken up and thought I would give it one more go, but it was not to be………………
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Las Vegas (July 6, 2011)…Tickets for the biggest boxing event of 2011 “STAR POWER: Mayweather vs. Ortiz,” featuring boxing’s biggest star Floyd “Money” Mayweather and boxing’s newest star “Vicious” Victor Ortiz, will go on sale FRIDAY, JULY 8 at 1:00 p.m. ET/ 10:00 a.m. PT. The Welterweight World Championship bout, set for Saturday, Sept. 17 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, is expected to produce meteoric box office numbers.
Tickets priced at $1,250, $1,000, $600, $300 and $150, not including applicable service charges, are limited to ten (10) per person and $150 tickets are limited to two (2) per person with a total ticket limit of ten (10) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also will be available for purchase at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Box Office and online at www.mgmgrand.com or www.ticketmaster.com.
“STAR POWER: Mayweather vs. Ortiz” is promoted by Mayweather Promotions and Golden Boy Promotions, and sponsored by Cerveza Tecate, DeWALT Tools and AT&T. The 12-round mega-fight, which will be contested for Ortiz’s WBC Welterweight World Championship, will take place Saturday, Sept. 17 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nev. and will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View® beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.
“STAR POWER” in History: Did you know?
· The Space Shuttle Discovery made its final launch into space on February 24, 2011, the same day that Floyd Mayweather celebrated his 34th birthday.
· Victor Ortiz was born on January 31, 1987, the 29th anniversary of the first successful American satellite, Explorer I, launch into space.
· The first of the outer solar system asteroids known as Centaurs (minor planets that behave with characteristics of both asteroids and comets) were discovered in 1977 – the same year Mayweather was born.
· The first supernova (the explosion of a star) in more than three centuries was seen by the naked eye in 1987 – the same year Ortiz was born.
HBO®’s Emmy® Award-winning all-access series “24/7″ premieres an all-new edition when “24/7 Mayweather/Ortiz” debuts Saturday, Aug. 27 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. The four-part series will air for three consecutive Saturday nights before the finale airs the night before the welterweight championship showdown in Las Vegas.
Contacts:
Kelly Swanson/Lisa Milner, Swanson Communications/Mayweather Promotions,
202-783-5500
Ramiro Gonzalez/Monica Sears, Golden Boy Promotions, 213-489-5631
Bill Caplan, Golden Boy Promotions: 818-831-0046 (O)/(818) 515-1616 (C)
Patrick Byrne, HBO Pay-Per-View: (212) 512-1361
Scott Ghertner, MGM Resorts International: (702) 650-7565

Miguel CottoSometimes in boxing you watch something so brutal and exciting that its only fitting for a rematch. Well fight fans that’s exactly what we have now as former 3 division Champion Miguel Cotto will take on nemesis and former Champ Antonio Margarito. Back in 08’ the two men engaged in one of the best wars in years with Margarito handing Cotto his first loss by knockout. That win by Margarito was clouded in controversy as he was busted for trying to impersonate Luis Resto in his next bout against Shane Mosley. Margarito was caught in the dressing room trying to wear loaded hand wraps containing illegal pads coated in a plaster-like substance and was out of boxing for a year and a half.
In the first fight, Mexico’s Margarito (38-7, 27 KOs) came on strong in the late rounds to stop Cotto (36-2, 29 KOs) in the 11th round of a very bloody battle and take his welterweight belt on July 26, 2008 at the MGM Grand.
Many suspected he had gotten away with wearing illegal hand wraps. A lot has changed in both men’s careers since. Cotto has split from his then trainer and uncle Evangelista Cotto and lost his father. Cotto is now trained by Emanuel Steward, who has been with him for his past two fights.
Margarito went from hero to zero and had his legacy severely tainted. In his last fight he was handed a beating by Manny Pacquiao. Top Rank bossman Bob Arum said he is finalizing the deal including whether or not the fight will land on Showtime or HBO, as well as the venue. We will stay on this one…………..

DaTruthBoxing brings you an exclusive with top prospect Omar Henry right after his big win over Chris Tyler. Find out “Who’s Next” for Omar and also his plans for 2011!!! Check it out! IF IT’S NOT FROM US……IT’S NOT DATRUTH!!!!!!

brewsterI’m just saying. It’s hard to believe but it’s true… the best and last American Heavyweight of really any significance was former WBO Heavyweight Champion Lamon Brewster. See I’m not going to sit here and ask for even the next Mike Tyson or Evander Holyfield, I’m just hoping for the next Lamon Brewster. Why Lamon Brewster, because he’s the last guy that had the balls….. to what I feel is the obvious answer to beating a Klitschko, have the balls the beat them. Plain and simple. Lamon had heart and in his prime he went for the kill. He threw punches, nothing special he could just punch and was like fuck it…it’s either me or its you and displayed it every time in the ring. See I wish guys like Brewster had the $10 million dollar paydays,because guys like him and countless other fighters that bust their asses everyday in small gyms across the country  and fight in small venues, usually un televised hoping for one shot at glory…….

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mayweatherortizThe HBO Emmy award-winning reality series “24/7″ is back at it again and will return for its 10th installment. The show will air four episodes will follow the build-up and take viewers behind the scenes of the training camps as longtime pound for pound kingpin Floyd Mayweather Jr., who is ending a 16-month layoff, and WBC Welterweight champion Victor Ortiz, who will be making his first defense, prepare for their Sept. 17 HBO PPV fight at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

The new series debuts Aug. 27 (10 p.m. ET/PT) before the Marcos Maidana-Robert Guerrero fight on the East Coast and following the fight on the West Coast.

The second and third episodes of “24/7 Mayweather/Ortiz” debut on subsequent Saturdays, with the finale premiering the night before the fight, on Sept. 16 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. There will also be multiple replays, and the series will be available on HBO On Demand and HBO GO.

Floyd Mayweather is must see T.V and I can’t wait to see this. You never know what he will say or what will happen leading up to this bout. Victor Ortiz looks like he’s not going out easy! Check it out!!

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