The whole thing has meant the world to my family, Marciano said. Sitting at a round table at Georges Cafe, Sulaiman ate lunch with members of the Rocky Marciano Statue Committee, which worked to help bring the towering statue to the city. They talked about boxing, food and Rocky. We just want to continue to tell the world about the statue, about Brockton and to have as many visitors as possible to remember the legacy of Rocky, Sulaiman, 43, said. He ate a slice of Jose Sulaiman Pizza, a menu item made with extra ham and cheese that Tartaglia named for Sulaimans father, the World Boxing Council president, as a token of their friendship. It has been a great moment since that statue was finally shown to the world, Sulaiman said.
Instantly, the $65/$75 PPV price tag went from felony to bargain . And the chance that the buy rate will at least sniff the magic two million threshold crossed by Oscar and Floyd went from maybe to probably. Even the most optimistic of Lampleyites have to be thinking, Sheesh, its been a rough few months. But if anyones expecting a concession speech anytime soon, dont hold your breath. Because, recent skid or not, its not as if the HBO cupboard is completely bare. It returns to the kitchen on August 17a week before Mares-Gonzalezwith a three-bout card. There’s potential for breakout star creation in the form of Sergey Kovalev, a 30-year-old Russian light heavy with a nine-KO win streak in which hes averaged just three rounds apiece. Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports Middleweight champ Gennady Golovkin is the HBO fighter who’s generated the most recent buzz.
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Zou made his professional debut in April, winning the « Fists of Gold » match at Macau’s Venetian resort. He returned for a second installment of the series on Saturday night, defeating his Mexican opponent in a unanimous decision at the Cotai Arena. Zou’s rise has helped boost boxing’s popularity among fans in China, where the sport was banned until the mid-1980s. Chinese fans, mostly subdued for the six preliminary « undercard » fights, rose to their feet for the main event, calling out « Jia you! » Chinese for « Let’s go! » and stomping their feet as Zou fought a six-round flyweight match with Jesus Ortega. Now all eyes are on the « Clash in Cotai » in November, featuring Pacquiao for the main event and Zou on the undercard. Organizers say it’ll be the biggest professional boxing match ever held in China.
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He said Pacquiao was « saddened » by the ferocity of criticism over his comments, which were made to AFP while promoting his November fight with American Brandon Rios in Macau. « He was ridiculed on the Internet as somebody who does not know his law, » he said. Politicians had criticised Pacquiao on television, newspapers and radio for the past two days, Gacal added. When pressed during the AFP interview on whether he had thought about trying to become president, Pacquiao replied: « Yes ». Drawing parallels between his pugilism and political careers, Pacquiao said: « When I started boxing, of course I was planning, you know and thinking about getting to become a champion. So when I enter politics it’s the same thing.
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Vivid Games also announced today that the game’s multiplayer features will include regular tournaments as well as multiplayer bouts via online and ad-hoc play. In Real Boxing, players will journey from amateur to pro in a comprehensive boxing simulation. As shown in the first reveal of gameplay footage, the Unreal Engine 3-powered game provides a realistic experience in terms of both stunning graphics and accurate simulation gameplay. Boxers are designed from the laces up to look and move realistically with extensive motion capture of every punch, jab, and uppercut in high definition-and boxers can be upgraded and customized down to individual tattoos, hair, and clothing. Intuitive controls fully utilize the Vita’s physical, analogue and touch capabilities to offer a highly customisable and natural fighting gameplay for matches in single, career, and training modes with the handheld’s Near feature being used for all manner of goodies and surprises. Real Boxing’s rich suite of features has been exclusively enhanced for PlayStation Vita.
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Teams from Connecticut, New York, Massachussets and Canada will participate. « It’s a big weight off my shoulders, » Thompson, who moved to Virginia in 2011, said of getting the event running again. « It is my passion. » For more information visit gussieworthamfoundation.org. … Quinnipiac women’s rugby sophomore Natalie Kosko (Sebastian, Fla.) showcased her talents on a national stage at the 2013 U20 Nation’s Cup, and was tabbed as one of five to watch in USA Rugby AIG Women’s Junior All-American events. Sign Up For Traffic Text Alerts Track Meet In Manchester Thursday night’s « Under the Lights, » the final track and field meet, will be held at the Manchester High School track at 6 p.m.
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National CineMedia, Inc. ( NCMI ) owns a 44.9% interest in and is the managing member of National CineMedia LLC. For more information, visit www.ncm.com or www.FathomEvents.com . (NCMI-E) About The One: Mayweather vs. Canelo The One: Mayweather vs. Canelo, a 12-round fight for Canelos WBC, WBA and Ring Magazine Super Welterweight World Championships and Mayweathers WBA Super Welterweight Super World Championship taking place Saturday, Sept. 14 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, is promoted by Mayweather Promotions, Golden Boy Promotions and Canelo Promotions and sponsored by Corona, OReilly Auto Parts, Valvoline, Mexico Tourism, Fred Loya Insurance and Nature Nutrition.
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Like the Fight Night franchise, Real Boxing allows for players to create a rookie boxer and manage his career from the amateur ranks of local and regional gyms to the bright lights, glamour, and duct tapeless canvases of main event boxing venues. Personally, I always liked the dim lights, small crowds, low purses, and duct taped, dirty mats of the amateur portion of career mode in boxing simulations. Its always been authentic in boxing titles that had a career mode and I always wished that THQ and Akklaim wouldve used similar career progression with their WWE and Legends of Wrestling franchises. Sure, it was touched on very gently with the WWE Day of Reckoning series on the GameCube andWWF Attitude on Nintendo 64, PlayStation, and Dreamcast, but there was never a developmental to the big show or from the indies to the main promotions. Lets stay in the ring and get back to boxing though. While boxing simulators are a mere fiefdom of the vast smartphone game kingdom ruled by EAs Fight Night Champion, Real Boxing has carved out a nice slice of that with a one-two punch on both Android and iOS. Vivid are heading for other arenas now by bringing the title to the PlayStation Vita next month.
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The 2008 deadlock was broken by a unity government brokered by South Africa but Mugabe ruled out another compromise outcome with a man with whom he has struck up a cordial working relationship that includes tea and cake on Monday afternoons. « That circumstance is not envisaged this time. I don’t think we will have the same result, » he said. The verdict of observers is crucial to the future of Zimbabwe’s economy, which is still struggling with the aftermath of a decade-long slump and hyperinflation that only ended in 2009 when the worthless Zimbabwe dollar was scrapped. If it gets broad approval, there is a chance that Western sanctions may be eased, allowing Harare to normalize relations with the IMF and World Bank and access the huge amounts of investment needed to rebuild its dilapidated economy. In a parting remark, Mugabe, who is often depicted in the West as a tinpot African dictator, asked for the outside world to judge him fairly.
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However, she did notice their confidence and their ability to do the exercise grew as the programme progressed. Though weight wasn’t a focus of the study, two had to buy smaller school trousers, sport and exercise researcher Lee Stoner said. « What we did find, and didn’t anticipate so much, was the strong psychological components of the study. » The boys’ confidence and self-esteem improved and they also said they felt less angry, Dr Stoner said. The parents noticed their boys were doing better at school, had more self-confidence, were helping around the house and were taking part in other sports.