De La Hoya apologises to Arum and Top Rank

Golden Boy Promotions boss Oscar De La Hoya has issued an apology to rivals Top Rank in a four-part Twitter message that was posted recently. The 38 year-old former six-weight world champion has been fighting his own demons lately, but took time out to issue this statement to his competitors.

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Roy Jones Jr. knocked out again

Four-weight world champion Roy Jones Jr. lost for the eighth time in his 22 year career tonight as former cruiserweight world title challenger Denis Lebedev knocked him out in the final round of their ten round 200lb contest at the Sport Complex Krylatskoe in Moscow.

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Shane Mosley loses place in P4P Top 50

39 year-old “Sugar” Shane Mosley has dropped from number 22 in the WBN P4P Rankings to number 56 after failing to win in his last three bouts. His latest defeat to Manny Pacquaio last week puts him at his lowest ranking since November 1996, when the then 19-0 prospect defeated Ramon Felix in Indio, California to break the top 50 for the first time.

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Pacquiao statement on steroid claims

An anonymous post on an internet forum claims an unidentified former Filipino sparring partner injected me with steroids before my fight with Oscar de la Hoya and in subsequent fights. This is completely false, totally fabricated, and, not surprisingly, leveled by someone who will not even identify himself. I did not even have a Filipino sparring partner during my training for the fight against De La Hoya or for any fight since then.

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Teddy Atlas: Manny Pacquiao hasn’t beat anyone!

Boxing all-rounder Teddy Atlas has dismissed eight-time world champion Manny Pacquiao’s achievements in the sport as not good enough to be considered one of the all-time greats. The 56 year-old, who currently trains heavyweight Alexander Povetkin as well as his job as a boxing analyst on ESPN, made the comments on ESPN’s 1st and 10 show last week.

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Cotto halts Mayorga in twelve

WBA “Super” light-middleweight champion Miguel Angel Cotto successfully defended his title for the first time, after challenger Ricardo Mayorga pulled out of the contest at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas in the last round citing a thumb injury.

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