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Miguel Cotto bound to honor contract with Roc Nation Sports

Puerto Rican boxing star Miguel Cotto is definitely returning to the ring next year because he has one more contract to honor with Roc Nations Sports as part of his $50 million three-fight deal with the promotions company.

Op-Ed: Cotto-Roach relationship put to test in Alvarez fight on Saturday

The flourishing partnership and rock-solid relationship between Hall of Fame Trainer Freddie Roach and Puerto Rican boxing star Miguel Cotto will be put to the test when Cotto collides with Saul "Canelo" Alvarez on Saturday in Las Vegas, Nev.

Op-Ed: Why Canelo Alvarez favored to win over Miguel Cotto on Saturday

Hall of Fame Trainer Freddie Roach isn't going to settle for a win on points when his new-found talent Miguel Cotto collides with Mexican star Saul "Canelo" Alvarez Saturday night at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, in Las Vegas, Nevada

Op-Ed: Why Pacquiao would beat Mayweather with two good hands in rematch

Manny Pacquiao has been fighting and winning since 2008 with injured shoulder but his injury became more evident when he started training for his fight against Floyd Mayweather in their record-breaking "Fight of the Century" last May 2.

Pacquiao would have knocked out Mayweather with two good hands

Filipino boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao would have knocked out Floyd Mayweather during their fight last May 2 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada if he had two good hands working for him.

Filipino lawyer spares Pacquiao in lawsuit against Team Pacquiao

A Filipino lawyer based in California has filed a lawsuit against members of Team Pacquiao including Promoter Bob Arum, Pacquiao's Manager/Adviser Michael Koncz and Trainer Freddie Roach for misrepresentation and concealment of Pacquiao's injury.

Mayweather - Pacquiao trainers spar, superfight ready for ring

The trainers for Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao did some verbal sparring at a Thursday media event in Las Vegas but the fighters themselves weren't there. They will next meet in the ring on Saturday night. Will the superfight meet expectations?

Op-Ed: Why Manny Pacquiao will go for early KO win against Mayweather

All indications point to a knockout win by Manny Pacquiao over Floyd Mayweather when they collide Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Nevada

Freddie Roach, Justin Fortune favor referee Kenny Bayless

Manny Pacquiao's trainers Freddie Roach and Justin Fortune have no issues with boxing referee Kenny Bayless, who was recently named the third man in the ring when Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather collide on May 2 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Manny Pacquiao asks everyone to just relax, leave fighting to him

Less than two weeks before fight night, WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao says everyone is feeling the pressure and he asked them to just relax and watch as he is the one who will do the fighting.

Op-Ed: Why Floyd Mayweather didn't want to fight Manny Pacquiao

Floyd Mayweather was a reluctant foe when he was pushed into the Manny Pacquiao fight by millions of fight fans around the world who could not accept him being called the world's best fighter without facing Pacquiao in the ring.

Op-Ed: Pacquiao targets Mayweather's body for knockout win

Manny Pacquiao isn't famous as a body puncher but his longtime trainer Freddie Roach thinks there is a good chance Pacquiao could knock out Mayweather on May 2 with a nicely-executed body shot.

Op-Ed: Why Mayweather's punching accuracy could be Pacquiao's nightmare

Unbeaten American boxer Floyd Mayweather is known for his punching accuracy, a treasured skill that leaves his career record spotless at 47 wins in his nearly 20 years as a pro.

Op-Ed: Pacquiao more mature, less reckless than he was five years ago

Seven-time boxing trainer of the year Freddie Roach is convinced that Manny Pacquiao has matured as a boxer and has become less reckless after his stunning loss to Mexican ring idol Juan Manuel Marquez.

Op-Ed: How would Floyd Mayweather take first career loss

Despite talk that Floyd Mayweather's boxing career will be over if he loses to Manny Pacquiao in the "Fight of the Century" on May 2 in Las Vegas, Nev., the world's richest boxer would still stay popular and marketable in a post-fight scenario.

Provodnikov won't have trainer Roach in his corner on April 18

Freddie Roach won't be working on Ruslan Provodnikov's corner on April 18 when the rugged Russian fighter aims for his second comeback win against Lucas Matthysse following his controversial loss against Chris Algieri last year.

Op-Ed: Pacquiao's speed could spoil Mayweather's accuracy

The upcoming Mayweather-Pacquiao fight is all about speed and accuracy as both fighters have claimed that they have found a solution to confront their individual strength and weaknesses with the exception of speed and accuracy.

Op-Ed: Why Mayweather won't go toe-to-toe with Pacquiao

The least that Floyd Mayweather can do when he squares off with Manny Pacquiao in the ring on May 2 is to engage the Filipino star in a toe-to-toe fight as he knows that Pacquiao will attack him without letup from all angles.

Jinkee, children join Manny Pacquiao in Los Angeles

Sarangani Vice-Governor Jinkee Pacquiao and her children are joining Manny Pacquiao in Los Angeles as the eight-division world champion prepares for his fight against Floyd Mayweather on May 2 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Op-Ed: Pacman has the speed but still lacks power to knock out Floyd

Manny Pacquiao has quickly attained his normal speed in the ring and may have even surpassed the kind of speed that he showed during his fight against Chris Algieri last year, but people around him, including his brother Bobby, says he still lacks power.

Pacquiao getting ready for Mayweather and 'Saint Manny's Day'

Manny Pacquiao is continuing his workouts at his trainer Freddie Roach's Wild Card Gym in L.A. and after a few days of training he is sounding very confident. His sparring partners, he said, are giving him a dose of what he expects from Floyd Mayweather.

Op-Ed: Manny Pacquiao's anger could be sign his killer instinct is back

Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach could not believe what he is seeing as Manny Pacquiao is going about his usual day in the gym. Roach said he saw anger and madness in his face which he considers positive signs that could lead to a knockout victory.

Pacquiao ready for serious sparring sessions with young sparmates

After two weeks of rigid physical conditioning and stamina building under Strength and Conditioning coach Justin Fortune, WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao starts serious sparring sessions with young spar mates at the Wild Card Gym in Hollywood.

Op-Ed: What Roach wants Pacquiao to do in order to beat Mayweather

Part of the game plan that Pacquiao's longtime trainer Freddie Roach wants Pacquiao to do is to win the first round and to try to win the succeeding rounds on points until it becomes insurmountable for Mayweather to catch up in the later rounds.

Op-Ed: Why Pacquiao, Roach hiding new sparring partners from public view

Seven-time trainer of the year Freddie Roach had taken extra precaution to secure Manny Pacquiao's potential sparring partners by keeping their identities confidential in order to prevent the opposing camp from possible collusion with the new spar mates.

Op-Ed: Why Zab Judah can't help Floyd Mayweather win over Manny Pacquiao

Brooklyn born and former undisputed welterweight champion Zab Judah cannot help Floyd Mayweather in his quest to remain undefeated against Manny Pacquiao on May 2 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Former Pacquiao sparring partner Glen Tapia scores TKO win

Former Pacquiao sparring partner Glen Tapia of New Jersey has scored a TKO victory over Daniel Dawson of Australia Saturday night at the Cotai Arena in Macau, China to win the WBO NABO super welterweight title.

Op-Ed: What Pacquiao should avoid doing in front of Mayweather

Manny Pacquiao is noted for being a clean fighter who does not resort to dirty tactics to score a point while engaging his opponent in the ring but he should be wary of what "smart move" Floyd Mayweather may use to score a point on fight night.

Freddie Roach denies arming security guards at Wild Card Gym

Manny Pacquiao's trainer Freddie Roach has denied reports that he had ordered the arming of security guards at his Wild Card Gym in Hollywood where Manny Pacquiao is currently training for his fight against Floyd Mayweather

China's Zou Shiming battles Amnat Ruenroeng in first title fight

China's Olympic gold medalist Zou Shiming battles former amateur foe Amnat Ruenroeng of Thailand at the Cotai Arena of the Venetian Resort & Casino Saturday night for his first title fight since turning pro in 2013.
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Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao celebrates with coach Freddie roach and promoter Bob Arum during one o...
Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao celebrates with coach Freddie roach and promoter Bob Arum during one of his fight wins.
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