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Canelo talks Cotto strategy

Saul “Canelo” Alvare plans to end fight before decision!

By Gianni Verschueren- Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (45-1-1, 32 KOs) has revealed how he plans to defeat Miguel Cotto (40-4, 33 KOs) when the two meet for the WBC middleweight title belt on November 21 in Las Vegas, telling reporters he’s going to start fast and prevent the defending champion from lasting the full 12 rounds.

“I do not want to leave this in the hands of judges. I’m ready to come out and press in the first round. We’re going to press the fight. He is very strong physically, so we have to [combat that factor] from the very beginning of the fight.”

Mancini on Floyd Mayweather Jr

Hall of Famer Ray Mancini explains exactly why Floyd Mayweather Jr is not ‘TBE’ The Best Ever- by Matt Christie/Boxing News

Boom Boom Mancini

“Floyd is a special fighter but all that ‘TBE’ stuff? He’s delusional,” Mancini told Boxing News. “Sugar Ray Leonard? Roberto Duran? Tommy Hearns? He wouldn’t beat any of those guys and it’s disrespectful to them. First of all fighters should just be humble, and if they’re mentioned with the best guys of all-time, they should be honoured. You don’t turn round and say you’re ‘The Best Ever’.”

But Mancini, who fought the likes of Alexis Arguello, Jose Luis Ramirez, Bobby Chacon, and Hector Camacho, does believe that Mayweather has something that Leonard did not.

“Ray Leonard is a good friend of mine and he came by and I said ‘This kid [Mayweather] does a lot of things you couldn’t do.’ Ray looks at me. I say ‘Relax, he couldn’t have beaten you, though.’ Leonard wanted to annihilate fighters, he didn’t want people to finish on their feet but this kid [Mayweather] will just slap you round for 12 rounds. He won’t take any chances, and that’s the difference.”

Mancini refused to predict what would have happened if he’d have met Mayweather in the ring but believes his busy, pressure fighting-style would have given Floyd some problems.

“Floyd is a special fighter,” Ray repeated. “I like to think I would have done okay and I’m a pressure fighter but I would never say I would have beaten him. In a fight you have to see what happens, and being as though it’s not going to happen, I’m not going to say I could beat him. I’ll just say I think I’d have done pretty good.”


Mancini did have praise – of sorts – for Floyd’s advisor, and increasingly influential powerbroker, Al Haymon.

“In six months to a year we’ll know if he’s the dumbest guy out there or the smartest. But he’s trying to bringing boxing back to network television, so God bless him for that.”

The full interview with Mancini on his career


Khan giving Pacquiao negotiations 1 more week

Boxing News 24 by Chris Williams:
Amir Khan (31-3, 19 KOs) says he’s giving the negotiations one more week for a fight against Manny Pacquiao.

If they’re not wrapped up by then, Khan is going to move on. Khan recently said this week that he’s pulling out of the negotiations because they’re stalling on the contract. However, Pacquiao’s promoter Bob Arum said that there isn’t a contract yet for Khan to sign. They’re still working on things.

Arum is reportedly waiting until the November fight between his two Top Rank fighters Tim Bradley and Brandon Rios to get finished, as the winner of that fight is a potential candidate for Pacquiao’s last fight of his career in May 2016. Arum also could match Pacquiao against his fighter WBO light welterweight champion Terence Crawford.


Speed Bag the Finesse Bag, not a Power Bag

Appreciate what the Speed Bag can do for your Boxing!

Appreciate what the Speed Bag can do for your Boxing!

Appreciate what the Speed Bag can do for your Boxing!

Boxing Gloves with a MMA cool look

IronGloves is coming out with a whole new look to their fantastic old school boxing gloves. They are the same great gloves we’ve always had, now with a cool make-over. Imolded foam injected 100% leather 14 oz. & 16 oz. will sell for $55 to $65. Due to be in stock end of Nov ’15. SWEET SCIENCE has never been printed on a boxing glove before, these are a limited edition!

Graffiti looking boxing gloves.

MMA design looking Boxing Gloves


Punch Mitts CLEARANCE $30

Coaches Mitts/Punch Pads CLEARANCE $30. Super nice & very protective of your hands & wrists. Punch Mitts for Boxing, Kickboxing and Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) training.

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New Boxing shirt soon to come out!

Boxing Glove shirt for Facebook

Manny Pacquiao movie

PacMan’s documentary coming out Jan 23, 2015 in theatres & On Demand. Narrated by Liam Neeson. 

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Punch Pads / Coaches Mitts nice Leather

Christmas Sale on Coaches Mitts/Punch Pads only $38 ($32 off). Very high grade leather. Buy online or at IronGloves facility. Shop at (see Mitts here)