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Manny Pacquiao vs. Timothy Bradley II preview & prediction

Fight Preview & Pick – Pacquiao vs. Bradley Rematch: On April 12 at the MGM in Vegas, Manny Pacquiao takes on Timothy Bradley in a rematch from a highly-controversial bout in 2012 where Bradley was undeservedly given a 12-round split decision over Pacquiao. In most people’s minds, it wasn’t even close. But in light of Pacquiao subsequently getting knocked out cold by rival Juan Manuel Marquez, in conjunction with Bradley’s recent work, which includes a win over the same Marquez, this rematch is palatable.

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Canelo Alvarez vs. Alfredo Angulo preview & prediction

Fight Preview & Pick – Canelo vs. Angulo: On March 8 in Las Vegas, 154-pounders and fellow Mexican boxing stars Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Alfredo “El Perro” Angulo will duke it out in a high-stakes crossroads match-up. Both men are big names in the sport, but coming off losses. If anything were to rouse their spirits, it would be this–an all-Mexican battle where the winner likely poises himself for future mega-bucks fights in a talent-laden junior middleweight division.

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Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vs. Bryan Vera II preview & prediction

Fight Pick & Preview – Chavez Jr vs. Vera II: When I think about the Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. vs. Brian Vera rematch, scheduled for March 1st in San Antonio, I can’t help but think the ordering of the names is wrong. Traditionally, top billing in a rematch goes to the guy who won the last fight, and while Chavez has the win on his record, everyone knows Brian Vera won the fight in reality.

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Deontay Wilder vs. Malik Scott preview & prediction

Fight Pick & Preview – Wilder vs. Scott: Deontay Wilder, the only American Olympic boxer to win a medal at Beijing, takes a big step up on March 15 when he meets one of the most underrated heavyweights in the game today, Malik Scott. For both men, this is the second big fight: Wilder is following up on his blow-out of a badly diminished Serhei Liakhovich, while Scott is coming back from a controversial TKO loss to Dereck Chisora.

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Orlando Salido vs. Vasyl Lomachenko preview & prediction

Fight Pick & Preview – Salido vs. Lomachenko: On March 1, two-time Olympic gold medalist and 2013 ProBoxing-Fans.com Prospect of the Year Vasyl Lomachenko takes on super-tough 54-fight veteran Orlando Salido in only his second pro fight. Lomachenko certainly has the pedigree, which features immaculate amateur credentials, including that pair of Olympic championships, and a reported amateur record of 396 wins against a single loss, which was twice-avenged. Still, after an easy pro debut win over a ho-hum Jose Ramirez, this is as stern of an entrance exam into the real world of pro boxing that you could ask for.

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Groundhog’s Day prediction: Timothy Bradley will get Manila Iced against Manny Pacquiao

At approximately 7:25 A.M. ET today, Punxsutawney Phil — the Seer of Seers, Prognosticator of Prognosticators — emerged from his burrow at Gobbler’s Knob in Punxsutawney, PA, and proclaimed, in his native Groundhogese, that Manny Pacquiao would regain the WBO welterweight title when he rumbles again with Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley on Saturday, April 12, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas., Nev.

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Ricky Burns vs. Terence Crawford fight preview & prediction

Fight Pick & Preview – Burns vs. Crawford: On March 1 in Glasgow, Scotland, WBO Lightweight Champion Ricky Burns defends his title against unbeaten American challenger Terence Crawford. This is the first fight for Burns, 36-2-1 (11 KOs), since September when he earned a highly-disputed draw in a taxing battle with Ray Beltran in which he suffered a broken jaw. Crawford, meanwhile, has had things his own way in compiling 23 straight wins to begin his career, though he is taking a step up in this fight.

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Previewing HBO’s two big main events for January: Pascal vs. Bute, Garcia vs. Burgos

January Boxing HBO Main Event Previews Boxing fans were treated to a great end of 2013, highlighted by Marcos Maidana’s triumphant upset of Adrien Broner, Manny Pacquiao’s return to winning ways in Macau, and more. And while the early stages of 2014 won’t offer anything quite as big as a Pacquiao or Floyd Maywather fight, there are a couple of major events and big fights scheduled to kick off the new year. Here, we’ll take a look at the two HBO main events, and tell you who’s fighting and who’s expected to come out on top.

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Mikey Garcia vs. Juan Carlos Burgos preview & prediction, plus Jennings-Szpilka

January 25th sees the new year’s first face-off between Showtime’s and HBO’s boxing schedules, with Showtime bringing us a double-header. First up is rising heavyweight Bryant Jennings taking on undefeated Artur Szpilka, followed by the main event of Mikey Garcia defending his WBO super featherweight crown against Juan Carlos Burgos. Compared to the HBO offering, this is clearly the fight night to watch live.

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