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Jermain Taylor is Returning! Floyd Mayweather Sued, Haye vs. Klitschko Saga Continues, Felix Sturm Barely Keeps Title, Mayweather “Absolutely” Wants to Face Manny Pacquiao, Boxing Gear & Boxing Equipment

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Jermain Taylor Returns! After suffering a severe head injury nearly 2 years ago, he is returning with a clean bill of health. His trainer is Pat Burns, and he’ll be in the 160-pound middleweight division. He might be fighting August 13th.

 Floyd Mayweather sued. 21-year-old Anthony Cliff, of Las Vegas, claims that Mayweather had his bodyguards attack him after asking about a match against Pacquiao. He’s being charged with assault and battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress as well as negligent hiring, training, supervision and retention of employees. However, this all happened on March 27, 2010. Why didn’t this guy press charges sooner? What next?

 “I will absolutely destroy him” says David Haye. Once again, David Haye is full of words… saying that he will send Klitschko to the hospital, and it’s going to be a “brutal execution”. However, Klitschko promised to make Haye eat his (famous or infamous?!) t-shirt showing himself holding the Klitschko brothers severed heads, and, that he will knock Haye into reality, which will be good for him. Plus, he’ll have better manners! Meanwhile, Haye showed up 45 minutes late to the news conference, which received a “Be on time, princess” comment from Klitschko. There is a light at the end of the tunnel – the fight is this Saturday!

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Felix Sturm keeps his WBA middleweight title after a split-decision win. 2 judges had 116-112 for Sturm, and the other scored 115-113 in favor of the opponent, Matthew Macklin. This is Sturm’s 10th successful defense since his loss and regaining of the title to Javier Castillejo.

 Mayweather “Absolutely” Wants to Face Pacquiao. At his press conference, for his September 17th fight with Victor Ortiz, he said that “Floyd doesn’t duck or dodge no-one” and also that he never once said that Manny is cheating. Only that he must take the drug tests.

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Robert Guerrero Will Fight Marcos Maidana, Cristobal Arreola Fight, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vs. Saul “Canelo” Alvarez?, Quit Your Belly-Aching, Haye! … & More…

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Confirmed: Robert Guerrero will indeed fight Marcos Maidana. Guerrero said of the August 27th bout “I think it the biggest one so far and I think it’s the most dangerous one so far, too.” Guerrero is super-excited about moving up in weight for this fight. Maidana will train in Puerto Rico, and exclaims that this fight will be a tough one, but that he will win.

Cristobal Arreola will fight again on July 9th, in Atlantic City, N.J. This will be his fourth fight this year, and he fought twice in May! He will contend with Friday Ahunanya.

 2 undercard fights canceled… for the 2nd time! Lamont Peterson vs. Victor Cayo – promoter issues.ill possibly be July 5th. Joel “Love Child” Julio vs. Antwone Smith was called off due to a family emergency.

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Bob Arum is ready for Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. face Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, provided that Golden Boy is interested in co-promotion. However, Arum states that he doesn’t think Canelo’s team is ready for it.

 Haye is belly-aching about the referee choice! Their fight takes place next Saturday, in Germany. Genaro Rodriquez is the un-appreciated referee, with perfectly fine credentials. However, he has officiated for 4 of Klitschko’s previous fights… hopefully, this won’t be a lame excuse for Haye to pull out, especially after all the tough-guy talking Haye has done.

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Saul Canelo Alvarez Wins! – Beats Rhodes in 12th Round, Meet Unusual Olympic Hopeful Jose Saenz, Michael Katsidis vs. Graham Earl Called Off, Boxing Gear, Guillermo Jones Withdraws Due to Back Injury, Punching Bag, Boxing Glove

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Saul Canelo Alvarez is Victorious! He beat the European champ Ryan Rhodes in the 12thround with a technical knockout, plus, he had won all 11 rounds. They were 48 seconds into the last round when referee Hector Afu stopped the fight. Rhodes either would not, or could not, fight. Rhodes declared that he “probably underestimated his power”.

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Rhodes also declared that “He’s a strong, young kid, he caught me with a lot of body shots… that took a toll on me.” However, he’s not finished and he claims he’s still number one in Europe. Alvarez’s next opponent may be Ricardo Mayorga.

Jose Saenz is hoping to compete in Olympic Boxing, however, there is one huge difference about this young man. He has no sponsor, therefore he has to fund himself. Plus, no coach at his home gym, so he has been training himself. On top of all that, he is attending Rockhurst University, with an accounting major. Would like to see this young man “turn some heads”, so to speak.

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Michael Katsidis’ fight with Graham Earl has been called off… due to unspecified contractual issues. Instead, he will fight Michael Lozada on August 13th. Katsidis will be moving up to 140 lbs, and he hopes to face Erik Morales after a win over Lozada.

Guillermo Jones sustained a back injury, and has withdrawn from his Saturday title defense. Poor guy has been “living under a rock and giving it my heart and soul for eight weeks, and it’s not going to come to fruition.” He was up against Ryan Coyne.

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Saul “Canelo” Alvarez Defends Title Tomorrow, Sergio Martinez to Defend his Title on October 1st, Mayweather vs. Pacquiao Defamation Case and More Boxing News, Boxing Gear & Boxing Equipment

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Saul “Canelo” Alvarez’s big title fight coming up tomorrow, Saturday, June 18th!  Alvarez has been training for this title defense in Big Bear, California, away from his homeland of Mexican, and the paparazzi.  The fight will take place in Alvarez’s hometown of Guadalajara, Mexico, against British boxer Ryan Rhodes.  Big Bear has an altitude of almost 7,000 ft. which took Alvarez 10 – 15 days to get used to.  That’s no fun – I’ve experienced that myself!  No get-up and go just ain’t no fun.  Canelo said that a 25-minute run felt like an hour.  However, the boxing training camp change was a success, according to Alvarez’s c0-manager and co-trainer, as Alvarez is really confident and focused right now.

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The experienced southpaw Rhodes, has worked hard (10 straight wins) to get another shot at a world title.  This could be a very tough fight for Canelo.

Sergio Martinez will defend his middleweight title for the 3rd time on October 1st, against Darren Barker, of England, who is currently undefeated.  Martinez’s promoter, Lou DiBella, had some trouble just finding a man who would fight!  He offered the fight to Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., Daniel Geale (both title holders) as well as Miguel Cotto, Andy lee and Paul Williams.  One day after agreeing to this fight, Martinez signed a new multi-year, multimillion-dollar promotional contract with DiBella that will last six fights.

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Oh boy… Mayweather to testify today in a defamation case filed by Manny Pacquiao.  Apparently Pacquiao isn’t happy about Mayweather accusing him of using performance drugs.  Are we surprised?

After suffering a rib injury, Sergei Liakhovich will be delayed yet again!  This time, his opponent, Robert Helenius, has postponed the July 16th fight due to inflammation in his right hand.  So… the fight is now scheduled to take place August 27th, in Erfurt, Germany.

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Mike Tyson

Kostya Tszyu, Aaron Pryor and Wilfred Benitez are now International Fall-of-Famers.  They were inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in Canastota, New York, on Sunday, June 12th.  Also included were Mike Tyson, Sylvester Stallone, Julio Cesar Chavez, Ignacio “Nacho” Beristain and Joe Cortez. Memphis Pal Moore, Jack Root, Dave Shade, John Gull, A.F. Bettinson and Harry Carpenter were all inducted posthumously.

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Julio Cesar Chavez

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. needs to get right back into the action, after his June 4th win, says Top Rank promoter Bob Arum.  Arum is trying to schedule a fight before trainer Freddie Roach leaves for the Philipines to train with Manny Pacquiao for his Nov. 12th fight.  They have picked Sept. 24th as the desired date, and HBO is considering it.  There are 3 possible opponents for Chavez: Darren Barker, of England, Peter Manfredo Jr., American, and Marco Antonio Rubio, a fellow Mexican.  Arum wants to keep Chavez busy, so after the September title defense fight there will probably be another in December.

Boxing Training – Boxing Defense Moves, Cont.

The Cover-Up – your last opportunity to protect your face or body from an incoming punch.  This is the defense you see when the boxer is only concerned with protecting himself while his opponent punches a few times.  Both fists up high over the face, with the forearms protecting the torso… however, this guard is weak against attacks from below.

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The Clinch – This move is done when the distance between the fighters is close, and is done to prevent hooks and uppercuts.  Loop both hands around the outside of your opponent’s shoulders, and then scoop back under their forearms “clinching” their arms to your body.  However, this move is technically against the rules and in amateur boxing you can lose points for using it.

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Juan Diaz Gives Up Boxing for Law School, Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Manny Pacquaio?, Robert Guerrero Eyes Junior Welterweight, and more Boxing News, Discount Boxing Gloves & Boxing Gear, Boxing Training – Defensive Boxing Moves…

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Farewell to Juan Diaz

Juan Diaz pulls out of his July 29th fight – instead will attend law school. Just 2 weeks after signing a contract to fight David Torres. Diaz received an acceptance letter from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Law School. After correspondence with the law school in an effort to wait a year before starting school, which was refused by the school, Diaz has decided to quit boxing.

Two-time junior lightweight champion Genaro Hernandez died on Tuesday. He was 45. He had a rare form of cancer, and had battled it for 3 years. He was surrounded by his family at his home in Mission Viejo, California.

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Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. may fight Pacquiao. Freddie Roach told The Associated Press that he thinks Mayweather agreed to fight Victor Ortiz because it would help him get ready for a fight with Pacquiao. Mayweather will be ending a 16-month layoff. Ortiz and Pacquaio are fast, left-handed, high volume punchers. Mayweather’s track record with left-handed opponents, although few, is not too good.

After winning world titles in both featherweight and junior lightweight divisions, Robert Guerrero is looking at a junior welterweight. The fight is not final yet, but Richard Schaefer is “putting the finishing touches” on this fight. If it all works out, the fight will be on August 27th, between Guerrero and Marcos Maidana, at the HP Pavilion (Shark Tank) in San Jose, CA. The winner of this fight may possibly fight the winner of the Amir Khan vs. Zab Judah.

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Pacquiao vs. Mosely fight generated over $83 Million. More than 1.3 million pay-per-view buys, along with 15,422 tickets sold at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, make for that big number. Pacquiao’s next fight is scheduled for Nov. 12 against Juan Manuel Marquez.

Boxing Training – More Defensive Moves

Bob & Weave – move your head to the side and under that incoming punch. Bend your legs quickly, while shifting your body either left or right. After avoiding the punch, stand back up with your head to the left or right of your opponent’s outstretched arm.

Parry / Block – use your shoulder, hands or arms to protect against attacks. A block usually catches a punch while a parry deflects it. A “palm” or “cuff” intentionally receives a punch on that part of the boxing glove.

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More Boxing News… Julio Cesar Chavez Emerges Victorious, Flo Simba is Defeated, Boxing Equipment, Richard Hall KO’s O’Neil Bell Quickly, Carl Froch Beats Glen Johnson, Boxing Gear, Boxing Training & More!

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Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr Defeats Sebastian Zbik by decision, winning a middleweight title. Zbik was dominating early in the fight, but Chavez kept coming forward, landing some body shots and pulled ahead in the end.

Heavyweight Flo Simba, of South Africa, wasn’t able to win against Francois Botha last Saturday… it was his first defeat in 11 professional fights. Simba started well, but Botha landed to big right hands and then a combo in the sixth to win the fight.

Richard Hall, former light-heavyweight contender, KO’d former cruiserweight champ O’Neil Bell in the second round last Saturday night. Hall put Bell in the corner early on, and gave him a formidable left, followed by 2 more shots, after which the referee stopped the fight 1 minute, 58 seconds into the 2nd round.

Sean McGoldrick wins Gold Medal. He was awarded the gold medal after Manju Wanniarachchi, of Sri Lankan, was stripped of it due to positive drugs test. Wanniarachchi tested positive for 19-Norandrosterone. Botswana’s Tirafalo Seoko get the silver medal. Louis Julie retains a bronze. Kenyan Nichols Okoth will receive the other bronze.

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Zsolt Edrei

Zsolt Erdei knocked out Byron Mitchell on Saturday. Quick hands and accurate punches tore apart Mitchell, ending the fight in the sixth round. Erdei walked all over Mitchell. Erdei is hoping for a bout against Bernard Hopkins.

Carl Froch didn’t win every round, as he said he would, but he did good enough to keep his super middleweight title and advance to the final of the Super Six W.B.C. His opponent was Glen Johnson.

Boxing Training – Basic Defense Moves

Slipping – rotate your body just slightly so that punch misses your head. Sharply rotate your hips and shoulders when the punch comes at you. This will turn your chin sideways and allow their punch to “slip” past, hence the name.

To “sway” or “fade” is when you move your upper body or head back so that your opponents punch will miss, or be greatly weaker in strength. You must be able to see the punch before it comes. Also called “rolling with the punch” or “riding the punch”.

Break or Duck; drop down keeping your back straight making the punch miss entirely, or at least glancing off.

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Boxing News: Bernard Hopkins vs. Chad Dawson, Amir Khan vs. Zab Judah, Punching Bags, Micheal Katsidis vs. Graham Earl, Boxing Gear & Boxing Equipment

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Amir Khan

Bernard Hopkins to defend his newly won title. Negotiations began after Chad Dawson’s promoter was contacted by Richard Schaefer (Hopkins’ promoter), on Wed. May 25th, after Hopkins big win on May 21st. They are looking for the highest payer to decide where this fight will be held. Big Fight coming up this summer!

Junior welterweight titles to be unified. Date: July 23rd… Place: Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas… Fighters: Amir Khan vs. Zab Judah.

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Zab Judah

Miguel Angel “Mikey” Garcia had a last-minute change in his schedule this week. Wednesday, June 1st, he found out that he will not be facing Miguel Beltran Jr. Instead, he will fight the 10 round battle with Rafael Guzman this Saturday. Miguel suffered a fractured left hand last week, but was just diagnosed recently. Beltran was to earn 75k.

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Micheal Katsidis

Slugfest #2… Coming Right Up: Micheal Katsidis and Graham Earl will fight again in August. The bout will take place at a yet to be determined site in Australia. Katsidis’ last fight with Earl launched him to stardom and since he has lost 2 fights in a row… what better way to get back in the game with another spectacular fight & win against Earl? Earl has wanted a rematch since the last fight, and now he has it! Earl is promising a fight worth paying good money for…



Boxing Techniques

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Now that we’ve look at 4 basic boxing punches we’ll take a quick look at combos. Any of these 4 boxing punches can be used quickly one after the other to form a combo. A very common combo is the jab and cross combo, nicknamed the “one-two combo”.

Unconventional Punches

– Refered to as a roundhouse, haymaker or sucker-punch. This large, swinging circular punch is delivered from a cocked-back position, with your arm at a very long extension. Body weight and centripetal force can make this often wild and uncontrolled punch powerful, but vulnerable as the boxer is often left off-balance & having an open guard. Trainers regard this punch as a mark of poor technique or desperation. You might finish off your already reeling opponent with this punch, but be careful!

– The Bolo Punch… swing your arm ’round and ’round in a big arc to distract your opponent, then punch him with either hand.

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