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Pro Boxing News - 25 July

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Freddie Roach  in an interview to 8countnews said "Timothy Bradley looked like a bum. He is a good 140-pound fighter though. I would like to match him up with Amir Khan. Amir would destroy him, but Manny Pacquiao would knockout Bradley in one round. Bradley had an ordinary guy in front of him the other night, and he wasn't able to do anything with him. I was a little disappointed in the commentary in that fight, there was no action in that fight. Timothy Bradley vs. Manny Pacquiao? A joke, not even in the same class," Roach said to




Felix Sturm 33(14)-2(1)-1 will take on Ricardo Mayorga 28(22)-7(4)-1 on 4 September at Lanxess-Arena, Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany – for the WBA Super World middleweight title.


Former International Boxing Federation light welterweight champion Ricky Hatton (45-2, 32 KO’s) has reportedly renewed his boxing license with the British Boxing Board of Control.


Top Rank Promotions CEO Bob Arum, has indicated that Antonio Margarito, is the front runner to face Manny Pacquiao on Nov. 13 for the vacant WBC junior middleweight (154 pounds) title either in Las Vegas, if Margarito's license is renewed there, or Monterrey, Mexico.

World Boxing Organization welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao is going to get a chance to win his 8th world title when he faces two-time world champion Antonio Margarito on November 13th at a still to be determined venue, it seems that Pacquiao will be fighting Margarito at a “catch weight not exceeding 150 pounds”.


WBC – Middleweight champion, Sergio Martinez may be going up against 27 year old Mexican, Alfredo Angulo in his first title defense since becoming champion last 17 April with a UD decision against Kelly Pavlik, according to ESPN.

HBO are currently trying to arrange a fight between Martinez and Paul Williams for 2nd October but it seems that to date the promoters have failed to reach a final agreement.


For the second time in a month, WBA junior welterweight champion Amir Khan has come down with a mystery illness. Only July 4th, Khan went to hospital near his home in Bolton after feeling very weak. Khan's father feared that his son was suffering from a serious virus. He went through a series of precautionary tests and was later released to go home. The doctors believe Khan was suffering the effects of working his body too hard.

On his personal twitter account, Khan wrote that he's very ill and trying to rest up in Pakistan.



Juan Manuel Marquez, the world lightweight champion of WBA/WBO is finished with his training camp in Mexico and is now in Los Angeles to make his final training runs before a he faces Juan Diaz in a rematch of last year's Fight of The Year bout, won by Marquez in nine rounds by knockout. Marquez-Diaz takes place this Saturday at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.