Author Archives: Rich Mancuso

Bradley and Pacquiao About To Sign The Deal

By Rich Mancuso Timothy Bradley signed with Top Rank to get his opportunity, a chance to meet Manny Pacquiao. After back-and-forth negotiations, and after Bob Arum and Pacquiao weighed options for the

Is Chavez Jr. Avoiding Sergio?

By Rich Mancuso Lou Dibella said this week that WBC Middleweight champion Julio Caesar Chavez Jr. must defend his title against his champion Sergio Martinez, or vacate the title. It was a

Abner Mares: “Major Fights Are More Important Than A Title”

By Rich Mancuso To Abner Mares a boxing title is not significant. Perhaps that explains why the bantamweight relinquished his IBF championship this week. This latest turn of events, in the more

Will Pacquiao Be Next To Leave Arum?

By Rich Mancuso Though three-time champion Miguel Cotto and Bob Arum remain on good terms there was no surprise as to the May 5th Cotto-Floyd Mayweather Jr. meeting. Cotto was rumored to

Angelo Dundee: An Innovator Who Knew How To Work The Corner

By Rich Mancuso Sadly this has been a bad two days for boxing with the passing of middleweight Gene Fulimer, Goody Petroelli, the trainer and manager of Marvin Hagler, and on Wednesday

Ortiz Can’t Catch Break, Fight With Berto Is Off

By Rich Mancuso Victor Ortiz said he was in the best shape of his career. And the return bout with Andre Berto was significant after handing over the WBC welterweight title belt

Berto Hurt? No Ortiz Fight? Chavez Avoids Sergio?

By Rich Mancuso It has been confirmed that Andre Berto, who suffered a serious arm injury in training, is hurt and may not be able to get in the ring and fight

Iron Mike Gets Call From Another Hall

By Rich Mancuso Mike Tyson got his due last June as a new inductee into the international Boxing Hall of Fame. Now he goes from one Hall of Fame to another, as

Hopkins Wants Dawson On The Boardwalk

By Rich Mancuso The first fight with Bernard Hopkins and Chad Dawson was shifted from the Prudential Center in Newark New Jersey. Territorial venue issues with Main Events, the New Jersey based

Ortiz Has To Overcome Mayweather Loss To Be Considered The Best

By Rich Mancuso Victor Ortiz still believes he did not lose to Floyd Mayweather Jr. The mental approach says that, yet his debut as a pay-per-view fighter was not classified as one

The Return of “JuanMa”

By Rich Mancuso Showtime got the fight, the rematch with Orlando Salido and Juan Manuel Lopez set for March 10th at the Roberto Clemente Coliseum in Puerto Rico. Last April, Salido knocked

Tarver’s Challenge To B-Hop Gets Attention

By Rich Mancuso This is a slow time for the boxing season with no major fights on the agenda for a few more weeks. So, that leaves room for continued speculation and