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Old 06-05-2011, 02:13 PM   #10
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Default Re: All Purpose Boxing Discussion Thread

Chavez Jr = garbage, but we already knew that. He's a big boy though, weighed in at 180 in the ring and was facing a light hitting 165 lber, so he was just eating his punches like skittles.

Froch-Johnson was a war between 2 guys with steel in their face and chests. Froch's inside game looks a bit weak though, so he might have some trouble against Ward. Should be a great finale, glad that at least 2 of the original Super 6ers are fighting for the prize.

Kessler looked razor sharp in his return and had that over hand right added. Word is he wants Bute next, I'd go with Mikkel in that one.

Mikey Garcia is the most polished/complete young up-and-comer. Great all around skills, got some speed and pop, and shows nice ring intelligence. He'll be a problem for anyone in his division.

Possibly big news coming on the heels of a report that Mayweather turned down $65 million to fight Pacquiao in Singapore:

Pacquiao offered $65M to fight Alvarez in Mexico

MANILA—Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim has offered $65 million to Filipino boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao to fight in Mexico next year with one of Mexico’s up-and-coming fighters.

This was revealed yesterday by Ilocos Sur Gov. Luis “Chavit” Singson, a long-time confidante of Pacquiao, who said that negotiations with Slim, the world’s wealthiest man, have already started and that Pacquiao was interested in the guaranteed money.

Singson’s report came after Top Rank’s Bob Arum revealed that American boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. had turned down a $65 million offer from a Singaporean group to fight Pacquiao.

In a phone interview, Singson said that Slim had told him about his desire to host one of Pacquiao’s fights as a favor to his countrymen who have been looking to see Pacquiao fight on their soil.

The $65 million offer to Pacquiao was guaranteed by Slim, who would pick the Mexican opponent for the world’s best pound-for-pound boxer.

He said Slim is looking at WBC light middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez as likely opponent for Pacquiao.

The unbeaten Alvarez is just 21 and holds an awesome 36-0-1 record with 26 knockouts.

Since 1995, Pacquiao has figured in more than a dozen fights with Mexican or Mexican and Mexican-Americans such as Oscar De La Hoya, Erik Morales, Marco Antonio Barrera and Juan Manuel Marquez but he has never fought in Mexico.

He added that unlike Mayweather, Pacquiao would not turn down $65 million especially since he still has to find his match in the ring.
“I think Manny is still at his peak,” said Singson.

http://sports.inquirer.net/4365/mexi...ight-in-mexico

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