Ranking the 10 Best Nicknames in Boxing History

Legendary Boxing Promoter Don King Speaks Out Against New Olympic Ruling

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The greatest nicknames are like poetry. They invariably sound best in their native language. “Hands of Stone” is a colorful nickname for Duran. But “Manos de Piedre”has real flair. Benny Leonard: The Ghetto Wizard Although their careers were separated by half a century, Benny Leonard and Roberto Duran shared a trainer in Ray Arcel.


Asked how much longer he sees himself in the ring, the 34-year-old, now serving a second term as a Philippine congressman, vowed that “as long as I can still fight, I am going to fight”. “In my mind, I can still fight two to three years from now,” said Pacquiao, the only fighter in history to win world titles in eight different weight divisions. A storm of controversy erupted in the Philippines last week after Pacquiao told AFP he had considered running for president in the future, although a spokesman later said he had no immediate plans to further his political career and that he “knows very well” he cannot contest an election until he is aged 40. Pacquiao’s seven-year, 15-bout winning streak came to an end in June 2012 with a controversial split decision loss to Timothy Bradley, followed six months later by the sensational defeat to Marquez in their fourth meeting. He promised a good show when he meets Rios, who is seven years his junior, in Macau as part of the sport’s efforts to generate interest across Asia outside the boxing-mad Philippines. “He’s a tough opponent,” Pacquiao said. “We can create a lot of action in the ring.” Promoter Bob Arum, who joined the two fighters in Singapore, called Asia the “emerging frontier” for the sport, saying boxing needs to create a major presence in the region.

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aTheir policy demanding that participants sign exclusive, professional contracts with AIBA in order to participate in the Olympics is tantamount to monopoly, coercion and restraint of trade.a While King acknowledges the positive impact the IOC and AIBA have had on amateur boxing, he suggests this latest move will undermine their credibility. aThe AIBA and the IOC, for the past century, have had a mission overseeing amateur boxers for safety, ethics, honor, and the spirit of fair play,a King said. aNow, today, unfortunately, AIBAas new policy runs completely counter to the integrity of the past centuryas mission.a Kingas concerns have been echoed by Dr. Allan Fields, a leading ringside physician and medical advisor for several athletic boards who believes the safety of the athlete is at stake. aThe safety of a fighter canat be guaranteed when you place a professional fighter in the ring with an amateur fighter,a said Dr. Fields.

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There are now about 110 clubs across the country, and 14 more are coming to Minnesota. A grand opening is planned for 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, and the Woodbury Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon cutting Friday, Aug.

Boxing-I still have two or three years left, says Pacquiao

“What this fight shows is the value of putting on a great performance in the ring, win or lose,” duBoef said. “Provodnikov had a great performance against Bradley, and though he was on the losing side, he’s coming right back in a main event in a very significant fight. “Alvarado was on the losing side of a fight with Brandon Rios last year and we brought him back in the main event against Brandon earlier this year. These are the kind of throwback, competitive bouts the fans want to see, and if you as a fighter fight that way, there is always going to be a demand for your services.” Alvarado, who went on an eight-and-a-half mile run in the mountains shortly after closing the deal, was eager to get to work. “Denver just got its Super Bowl in boxing,” he said.

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24 to take on American Brandon Rios for a first fight in Macau, keen to re-establish himself as the number one pound-for-pound fighter in the sport. “Great opportunity for me to give a good show for the people, to get back my name into the top of boxing,” the Filipino congressman told reporters in Singapore on Friday on the latest leg of the promotional tour for the bout. “Brandon Rios is a good boxer, tough opponent and I believe we can give a good fight. Especially his style and my style it is very good to fight each other, we can create a lot of action in the ring.” The 27-year-old Rios, an aggressive former lightweight world champion known as ‘Bam Bam’, will provide a stern test for Pacquiao although he lacks the box office numbers that a fifth bout with Marquez or a first with Mayweather could bring. Pacquiao, who said three years ago his mother had given her blessing for him to fight once more, remains open to both options and has no plans to call it quits any time soon. “I’m not really sure (how many fights left) as long as I can still fight I can fight. In my mind right now, maybe I can still fight maybe two to three years from now,” said Pacquiao, who has amassed a 54-5-2 record with 38 knockouts.

Pacquiao says he can fight up to three more years


The fight itself would probably be pretty darn good, as well. 4. Adrien Broner-Lucas Matthysse Matthysse’s fight with Garcia probably won’t end up being the mere formality many have predicted it to be. But should “The Machine” survive and advance — and should a subsequent opportunity to face Mayweather not present itself as a result — a fight with Broner would offer an absolute truckload of intrigue. Broner’s willingness to make the fight (or lack thereof) would also tell us how serious he is about finding out how great he truly is. Yeah, you guessed it: I’m involuntarily shadowboxing just thinking about this one.

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The referee may decide that the downed fighter is instead simply trying to draw a foul. If the referee decides that the fighter is touching down simply to benefit from a foul, the referee may consider that fighter a standing fighter and decide that no foul has occurred. Additionally, a referee may penalize, via warning or point deduction, the offending fighter for timidity. The entire document can be found on the Association of Boxing Commissions website . Marc Ratner, the Ultimate Fighting Championships vice president of regulatory affairs and a former executive director of the Nevada Athletic Commission provided a video documenting abuse of the grounded fighter rule in recent UFC events. He also told Sherdog.com he views the steps the ABC has taken as a move in the right direction.

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