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April 24, 2014

Floyd Mayweather Jr. April 23 Conference Call Quotes

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Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr. spoke to media members in a conference call earlier this evening about his May 3 fight with Marcos Maidana. The…
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April 24, 2014

Joey Ruelas, unbeaten light heavyweight, on his April 26 fight in Phoenix

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Photo: Twin Flame Images 8CN's Scott Hovsepian got a chance to interview light heavyweight prospect Joey "Boxer" Ruelas, who is undefeated with a…
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April 23, 2014

Jerry Belmontes on his April 26 title fight with Omar Figueroa

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8CN’s Chris Thurman spoke with Jerry “The Corpus Christi Kid” Belmontes (19-3, 5 KOs) about his upcoming WBC lightweight title fight at the StubHub…
April 23, 2014

Exclusive 8CN Podcast: Evander Holyfield talks "Real Deal Promotions" Mayweather Vs. Maidana and more!

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Legendary former 4 time heavyweight world champion Evander Holyfield spoke with 8CountNews this morning about his new boxing promotion company “Real…
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April 22, 2014

Lightweight prospect Jose Roman (14-1-1, 11 KOs) talks April 25 fight

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The Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, Calif. is putting on a stacked card this Friday, April 25. One of the combatants is a promising lightweight from…
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April 21, 2014

Undefeated welterweight Giovanni Santillan talks April 25 bout

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8CN’s Chris Thurman got a chance to speak with welterweight prospect Giovanni “El Gallo de Oro” Santillan, who is undefeated at 11-0-0 with 7 KOs.…
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April 20, 2014

8CN Ringside Report: Hopkins-Shumenov, Porter-Malignaggi

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Hopkins UD Shumenov - Bernard "The Alien" Hopkins has yet again turned in a historic victory against former WBA Champion Beibut Shumenov at the age…
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April 20, 2014

8CN Video Interview: Peter Quillin (31-0, 22 KOs)

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Joe Gaxiola of caught up with WBO middleweight champ Peter Quillin (31-0, 22 KOs) on April 19 in Washington D.C. following his…
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April 20, 2014

8CN Video Interview: Gabriel Rosado

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Joe Gaxiola of caught up with middleweight contender Gabriel Rosado (21-8, 13 KOs) at the Bernard Hopkins-Beibut Shumenov card April…
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April 19, 2014

Alan Sanchez Stops Jorge Silva on FS1

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Sanchez TKO 6 Silva - In the main event of the evening, Alan Sanchez (12-3-1, 6 KOs), fighting out of Fairfield, CA, scored a spectacular 6th round…
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April 18, 2014

8CN Staff Picks: Hopkins-Shumenov, Porter-Malignaggi, Quillin-Konecny

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Hopkins vs Shumenov: I like Hopkins via UD, he will school the younger challenger, slow the pace to his liking and use his cagey, crafty style to…
April 18, 2014

8CN Weigh-In Report: Hopkins-Shumenov, Porter-Malignaggi

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Bernard "The Alien"Hopkins 172.4lbs (54-6-2, 32KOs) vs. Beibut Shumenov 174.4lbs(14-1, 9KOs) Shawn "Showtime" Porter 146.8lbs (23-0-1, 14KOs) vs.…
April 18, 2014

Amateur Standout Edwin Sandoval Gearing Up For Pro Debut!

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LISTEN TO THE PODCAST BELOW 8CN sat down with amateur standout Edwin Sandoval and got his thoughts on his big upcoming pro debut. His amateur record…
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April 17, 2014

Rios Outworks Cancion on FS1 Monday Night Fights

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Rios UD Cancion - In the main event, Ronny Rios (22-0, 10 KOs) from Santa Ana, CA outworked and outhustled Andreo "Chango" Cancion (15-2-2, 11 KOs)…
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April 16, 2014

Forget Jackie Robinson, Jack Johnson was First Black Athlete to Break On Through to the Other Side

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Yesterday was a day just like any other day in America. In some places, it was hot, some places, cold, and, in some places, both hot and cold in the…
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April 15, 2014

8CN Exclusive: Bobby Gunn Jr. on his next fight and what motivates him

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8CN’s Darren Barcomb caught up with junior middleweight Bobby Gunn Jr. as he prepares for his upcoming bout on April 26 in Virginia against a…
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April 14, 2014

8CN Ringside Report: Gilberto Ramirez wins by TKO, remains unbeaten

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8CN’s Dee Hamaguchi was ringside Friday night for ESPN Friday Night Fights boxing card at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. Ramirez…
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April 13, 2014

Gilberto Ramirez (28-0, 22 KOs) impresses on Friday Night Fights

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Fighting in only his third bout outside of Mexico, Gilberto "Zurdo" Ramirez systematically broke down Giovanni Lorenzo on ESPN2 Friday night fights.…
April 13, 2014

Full 8CN fight report from the MGM

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Pacquiao UD 12 Bradley - In the main event, Manny Pacquiao (56-5-2, 38 KOs) took back the WBO welterweight belt from Timothy Bradley (31-1-0, 12…
April 13, 2014

Pacquiao dominates Bradley in rematch

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8 division world champion Manny Pacquiao squared off against Timothy Bradley in the much anticipated rematch tonight at the MGM in Las Vegas, Nevada.…
April 12, 2014

Weights from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas

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Manny Pacquiao (55-5-2, 38 KOs) and Timothy Bradley (31-0-0, 12 KOs) were both several pounds under the welterweight limit of 147 pounds at this…
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April 12, 2014

8CN Staff Picks for Pacquiao-Bradley Rematch

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8CN Staff Picks for Pacquiao-Bradley II Brad Cooney: Pacquiao will win and win convincingly Greg Rowe: This fight is interesting in that the fighter…
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April 11, 2014

Giovani Segura halts Felipe Salguero in 10th

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Giovani Segura (32-3-1, 28 KOs), also known as El Guerrero Azteca/Aztec Warrior, lived up to his moniker yet again with a grueling 10 round TKO…
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April 11, 2014

The Top 10 Most Important Fighters in Boxing History

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The Top 10 Most Important Fighters in Boxing History By Greg Rowe Boxing, like other sports, has its great athletes. Athletes who, in one way or…
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April 11, 2014

8CN Exclusive: Featherweight sensation Ronny Rios talks upcoming title fight

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8CN's Chris Thurman spoke with the undefeated NABF featherweight titleholder Ronny Rios about his upcoming title fight on April 14. Rios will be…
April 09, 2014

8CN Interview: Corona ring girl Corissa Furr

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8CN’s David Hopper got a chance to speak with Corona boxing ring girl and former Strikeforce MMA ring girl Corissa Furr. The 29-year-old Maryland…
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April 08, 2014

Hot cruiserweight prospect Quantis Graves on his fight with Venroy July

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Chris Thurman of 8CN talked with Quantis Graves about his April 12 fight against Venroy July in Baltimore, Maryland. Graves, who is 9-0-1 with 4 KOs,…
April 05, 2014

Cunningham fights his way back to victory

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Curtis Stevens Vs Turiano. Johnson Curtis Stevens had all that he could handle going up against former Olympian Turiano Johnson. From the opening…
April 04, 2014

Sons of Anarchy star Emilio Rivera talks NEW Movie "Water and Power"

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Emilio Rivera through hard work and excellent acting has risen to be one of the most wanted actors in Hollywood. Rivera's resume speaks for itself.…
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April 03, 2014

8CN 32 man All-Time Heavyweight Tournament Results

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8CN 32 man All-Time Heavyweight Tournament results As March Madness winds down to the Final Four, 8 Count News would like to share the results of our…
March 30, 2014

Sat night Results from Texas Station Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas

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The Texas Station Hotel and Casino is far from the Las Vegas Strip, but fight fans who ventured a few miles north of downtown were treated to an…
March 24, 2014

Vivian Harris RIPS Dan Rafael, and talks big win over Paez Jr

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Former world champ Vivian Harris got a big win over Jorge Paez Jr this past weekend down in Mexico. Harris was written off for dead by ESPN's Dan…
March 24, 2014

David Lemieux (31-2, 29 KOs) on the top middleweights, what he's working on in the gym, and more!

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8CN’s David Hopper caught up with hard-hitting middleweight contender David Lemieux (31-2, 29 KOs). The 25-year-old Canadian does not currently have…
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March 21, 2014

Karim Mayfield on his upcoming title fight with Dulorme on HBO

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8CN's Chris Thurman spoke with undefeated junior welterweight contender Karim “Hard Hitta” Mayfield (18-0-1 11 KOs) about his NABF title fight…
March 21, 2014

Attention 8CN boxing fans! Be part of our March Madness all-time 32-man heavyweight tournament!

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Attention ALL 8CN Boxing fans! Be part of our March Madness All-Time 32-man heavyweight tournament! Written by Greg Rowe With March Madness here, the…
March 19, 2014

Boston's Alexis Santos Primed For The Big Time

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Out of the rough streets of Lawrence on the outskirts of Boston climbs Alexis Santos and he is looking to turn up the volume on the US heavyweight…
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March 17, 2014

Deontay Wilder talks Scott KO, Arreola, Stiverne, Klitschko, and MORE!

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Undefeated heavyweight contender Deontay Wilder (31-0-31KO) fresh off of his 1st round knockout over Malik Scott, sat down with 8CountNews this…
March 15, 2014

Wilder blasts out Scott in 1st round

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Undefeated heavyweight contender Deontay Wilder continues on with his impressive knockout streak. He disposed of Malik Scott in the 1st round tonight…
March 15, 2014

Glazkov edges Adamek

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Vyacheslav Glazkov squared up against the former cruiserweight and light heavyweight champion Tomasz Adamek tonight on NBCSPN. Glazkov took the early…
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March 15, 2014

Deontay Wilder in an one on one interview

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Golden Boy Promotions is putting together an exciting fight card tonight in Puerto Rico. Heavyweight contenders will also clash in the ring and 8CN…

Bob Arum squashes Mayweather rumors - Bradley or Provodnikov next for Pacquiao


8CN caught up with Top Rank head Bob Arum and got his thoughts on the recent rumors concerning a fight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. How a homemade YouTube video about this topic would ever be used by various media outlets as credible is beyond me. 8CN goes to the source when it comes to these types of things.


Recently Floyd Mayweather went on the record with Ben Thompson over at and squashed the rumors as well. 8CN picked up where FH left off and got Top Rank's side of the story. Arum squashed the rumor as well, but added that he's not sure why Mayweather wouldn't want to do business with him. Here's what else he had to say.


BC – Bob what's going on with Manny Pacquiao and the alleged 18 million dollars that the IRS says he owes?


BA – I'm happy to report that all tax liens and levies against Pacquaio by the IRS have been released. There are no tax liens and no tax levies. Everything is copacetic. There is absolutely nothing there.


BC – Was this just a matter of a misunderstanding by the IRS?


BA – I don't want to get into it. All I can say that is without any reservation there are no liens and no levies whatsoever against Pacquiao by the IRS.


BC – So he's got his money in the bank, and everything is unfrozen?


BA – That's correct.


BC – Apparently someone made a homemade YouTube video that said that the Mayweather Vs. Pacquiao fight is a done deal. How some news sources went with this claim is beyond me, but would you like to comment?


BA – You're going to get reports like this from time to time, but unless it comes from us or Manny, it has absolutely no substance.


BC – Can this fight happen? What's going on Bob? Why hasn't this fight happened?


BA – Well I don't want to debate the whole history. There's so many ins and outs. I hope that this fight can happen, but nothing has moved ahead about this fight. Were planning a fight for Manny in April and Mayweather is planning a fight in May.


BC – Wouldn't you try to make this fight tomorrow if you could?


BA – We are in favor of doing whatever we can to ensure without any intervening rhetoric that these two guys fight each other. As far as I can tell, there's been no movement to get that done.


BC – Floyd came out on and said that he'll never do business with you.


BA – I don't know why he would say that. I've always had a good relationship with Floyd when I promoted him. I have nothing against Floyd. Listen, everybody has their own agendas.


BC – Okay, so you said you're working on a fight for Manny in April. Who are you looking to match him up against?


BA – The two guys that are the front runners are Tim Bradley and Ruslan Provodnikov.


BC – Does a Bradley rematch do well in PPV? Everyone thinks Pacquiao won easily in the last fight. Do you think the Russian would do better in PPV?


BA – I've heard it both ways. Some people say the Russian would do better than a Bradley fight. Others say Bradley is the bigger name and he would better. We unfortunately will find out a week after the fight.


BC – Talk about the PPV results that Pacquiao Vs. Rios did.


BA – Well one thing it demonstrated is if you do a fight outside of the country, particularly in a time zone where night is day and day is night, you take a hit on the US PPV. We took a hit, but we got a tremendous site fee. I think what the future big events in China will need is for the Chinese PPV to add to revenue to make up for what will definitely be a fall off in American PPV because you can't get the media support in China from the US media as if you were doing it in the United States.


BC – Manny looked very good against Rios. Do you think he's mentally 100 percent recovered from the Marquez knockout?


BA – Yea I really do. I think we'll see a much more intelligent Manny Pacquiao going forward than we did when he fought Marquez. He got very careless.


BC – As far as Manny's next fight, will that take place in America?


BA – Were looking at doing it back in Vegas at the MGM Grand.


BC – That's good news for Manny's fans in America.


BA – I know, absolutely.


BC – 2014 is here. What can the fans expect from Top Rank this year?


BA – Well we have starting off in January, Mikey Garcia going up against Juan Carlos Burgos. He'll be defending his title. We think Garcia is going to be huge attraction. Terrence Crawford will be fighing in England for the lightweight title. We'll do regular shows in China with Shiming and various other Olympic champions. We will get Bradley and Rios, and Alvarado back in action. We are looking for a big 2014.


BC – You mentioned Mikey Garcia. He's got potential to be a huge star in America.


BA – I agree with you, and I wouldn't be surprised as he gets older to move to 140 and possibly fight Manny Pacquiao.


BC – That would be big for Garcia. Bob thanks for the update. Happy New Year.


BA- Thank you Brad. Happy New Year to you too.

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