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James E. King III

James E. King III

Reststop on Hwy 1. My first trip up the coast.
Wednesday afternoon, from Inglewood, California, Top Rank, Inc. made the official announcement of an upcoming special attraction in the packed 147 pound weight division with Mexican fight legend and four division world champion Juan Manuel Marquez (55-7-1, 40 KOs) and former WBO Junior Welterweight title holder “Mile High” Mike Alvarado (34-2, 23 KOs) of Denver, Colorado, which has been slated to take place on Saturday, May 17th on “HBO: World Championship Boxing”.
On March 15th, in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, heavyweight contender Malik Scott was stopped just 96 seconds into the opening stanza by undefeated WBC mandatory title challenger Deontay Wilder (31-0, 31 KOs) in a scheduled twelve round contest.
Every great trainer and fighter throughout the history of boxing has insisted that punchers aren’t cultivated, they’re born with the power to knock opponents out…either you have it, or you don’t.
Despite customarily being an HBO PPV staple, future Hall of Famer and Mexican fight legend Juan Manuel Marquez (55-7-1, 40 KOs) will once again fight on subscriber HBO when he takes on former WBO Junior Welterweight title holder Mike Alvarado (34-2, 23 KOs) on May 17th at the renovated Forum in Inglewood, California.
In a very compelling edition of HBO’s “Face-off” with Max Kellerman, eight division world champion Manny Pacquiao and current WBO Welterweight title holder Tim Bradley took turns sharing their thoughts on the upcoming PPV rematch slated for April 12th.
A celebrated “homecoming” for universally recognized Junior Welterweight Champion Danny “Swift” Garcia (28-0, 16 KOs) quickly became a twelve round war at the Coliseo Ruben Rodriguez in Bayamon, Puerto Rico when title challenger Mauricio “El Maestro” Herrera (20-4, 7 KOs) refused to the follow the script of the role playing opponent.
This afternoon, from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada, former WBC/WBA Junior Middleweight Champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (42-1-1, 30 KOs) and former WBO interim title holder Alfredo “El Perro” Angulo (22-3, 18 KOs) participated in the official pre-fight weigh in ceremony which was open to the public.

According to U.K. sources, cruiserweight/light heavyweight Enzo Maccarinelli (35-5, 27 KOs) is the latest big name boxer to have failed a drug test.

Jr Middleweight contender Anthony Mundine (43-4, 25 KO), who offended many with his post 9/11 rant, makes his U.S. debut tomorrow night and has recently apologized for comments he made over ten years ago and the ensuing 'heartache he caused.'