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After last night’s lost to Marquez I think we all know without a shadow of a doubt who the best is. Mayweather don’t even play with Marquez; unlike Pac Man, who has had trouble with this guy every single fight culminating in a knock out to make it unquestionable.Pac Man vs. Marquez

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While eight-division champ Manny Pacquiao waited for promoters to pump up his fourth fight with Juan Manuel Marquez on Monday, “Pac-Man” wrote “I need a knockout” on a piece of paper, according to trainer Freddie Roach (per ESPN.com), showing that his motivation is back.

Not leaving everything to writing on a piece of paper, Pacquiao spoke of his desire to beat Marquez in a clear-cut fashion on December 8 to ESPN.com:

I want to erase the doubt of the last three fights. There’s so many people still asking if I won the fights. I think to myself, ‘Something is wrong. I have to do it again.’ This time, I will train hard to put this fight up in the history of boxing. I want to make this fight short. I want to knock him out.

Pacquiao (54-4-2, 38 KOs) is not usually one to call someone out, but his determination to beat Marquez (54-6-1, 39 KOs) by KO shows he must have re-evaluated his less-than-stellar showings in the ring the past few fights.

Most boxing fans were disappointed when the fourth bout between Pacquiao and Marquez was announced, but the increased motivation being shown by Pacquiao should create some added excitement for the bout.

Pacquiao went on to tell ESPN.com, “I want to be the other Manny Pacquiao, like when I was 24, 25 years old. I want people who watch this fight to be satisfied. I don’t care about a belt. I don’t care about the money. I want the win.”

With Pacquiao’s career nearing the end, getting a glimpse of the “old” Pacquiao would be a nice change from the seemingly distracted and unmotivated fighter we have seen the past few times he has fought.
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ATLANTA — No matter the drama, Cash Money CEO Bryan “Birdman” Williams is riding with his artists. Never one to indulge in rap beef, on Friday (June 15) during an interview with MTV News, Stunna made it clear that he is in full support of Drake in the aftermath of Wednesday night’s brawl in a New York City nightclub that involved Chris Brown and members of their respective crews.
“Well, to me, I think n—as got Drake twisted. A lot of n—as be playin’, pitty-pattin’ with Drake. I don’t like that sh–, period,” Birdman said to us in an exclusive interview. “Drake is one of us, so if you f—in’ with Drake, you f—in’ with us, period!”

Birdman Has Drake’s Back

Birdman wasn’t in attendance when the fight broke out at W.I.P. in NYC, but firmly believes the Take Care MC did nothing wrong. Drake alleges he wasn’t involved in the melee, which left a number of people injured including one of Brown’s bodyguards and NBA player Tony Parker. “To me, Drizzy ain’t did nothin’ wrong, he ain’t done nothin’ wrong to nobody. He just doin’ great music,” Bird said in defense of his artist. “He’s not a reckless guy out there just wildin’ out; he’s a humble kid makin’ great music.”

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It’s no secret that the #1 Stunna is about his money, and to him, beef is bad for business. “We never been a brand to carry ourselves in any foul manner. None of us, none of the acts,” he said of his Cash Money roster. “We’ve been doin’ this, we want to do this for another 20 years.”

Still, the CM CEO understands how quickly things can get out of hand. He recalls a time where shootings weren’t uncommon between warring factions but now sees those types of altercations as a thing of the past. “It’s a different era, and we don’t promote that, we’re not about that, but I think sometimes sh– get outta hand, and you just gotta be ready for it,” he said. “We did enough of that, so these n—as ain’t got to do it.”

On Saturday (June 16), rumors of an imminent Drake arrest were circulating on the Net but an NYPD official confirmed to MTV News that were “no arrests” looming, adding that an “investigation is ongoing.”

    Tommy Zbikowski

The Baltimore Ravens safety and former Notre Dame star who is boxing during the NFL lockout, won a hard-fought four-round decision against Caleb Grummet on Saturday night at the Adrian Phillips Ballroom at Boardwalk Hall.

The fight was on the Yuriorkis Gamboa-Jorge Solis featherweight title fight card and drew in an excited crowd interested to see what a fighting football player could do in his first bout with Hall of Fame trainer Emanuel Steward in his corner.

Zbikowski got all he could handle from Grummet, whose fighting experience is mainly in mixed martial arts.

Zbikowski (3-0, 2 KOs), who boxed as a 195-pound cruiserweight against 215-pound heavyweight Grummet (0-1-1), did not the let the weight disparity bother him. Faster and a heavier hitter, Zbikowski took it to Grummet, 29, of Lake Odessa, Mich., landing lots of powerful right hands and uppercuts throughout the first two rounds. But unlike his two previous pro fights, Grummet punched back some and extended Zbikowski, who knocked out his first two pro opponents in the first round, the distance.

“He was big and strong,” Zbikowski said. “It was a learning experience. I have a lot of things to learn about boxing.”

Zbikowski, 75-15 as an amateur, turned pro in 2006 while still at Notre Dame and needed only 49 seconds to knock out Robert Bell at Madison Square Garden. In his second fight, on March 12 in Las Vegas on the Miguel Cotto-Ricardo Mayorga undercard, he needed only 1:45 to stop Richard Bryant.

Zbikowski seemed to get winded in the third round and took some heavy shots. Grummet, however, lost a point for a low blow in the round. He had been warned previously by referee Al Huggins for the infraction.

Grummet clearly won the fourth round, hurting Zbikowski with a right uppercut that stunned him. Zbikowski, 25, of Arlington Heights, Ill., was holding on and clearly winded as he looked to the large screen in the corner of the arena to see how much time was left as he tried to stay away for the final minute.

But Zbikowski had done enough in the first two rounds, plus he had the benefit from the point deduction from Grummet, to win 39-36 (twice) and 38-37.

“Thank goodness it wasn’t a six-round fight,” Steward said. “He has to come with me for some serious boxing training. He has to be with me.”

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LAS VEGAS — Manny Pacquiao’s defamation lawsuit against longtime boxing rival Floyd Mayweather Jr. and others rests on firm allegations and can continue, a Nevada federal judge said in a court order Monday that Manny Pacquiao’s suit against Floyd Mayweather going forwarddenied a motion to dismiss the case.

U.S. District Judge Larry Hicks said Pacquiao has sufficient evidence to continue his lawsuit that alleges Mayweather and others acted with malice by accusing the Filipino boxer in a series of interviews of using performance-enhancing drugs.

“Moving defendants argue that Pacquiao has failed to sufficiently allege malice because moving defendants could not have known one way or the other whether Pacquiao had actually taken PEDs when they made the alleged defamatory statements,” the order reads. “However, the court finds that Pacquiao has sufficiently pled malice in the amended complaint.”

OgilvyThe truth did not stop [Floyd] Mayweather and the others. That is because they are motivated by ill will, spite, malice, revenge and envy.

— Manny Pacquiao’s lawsuit

Pacquiao claimed in the suit that he has never tested positive for any performance-enhancing drugs, but that Mayweather, Mayweather’s father and uncle, Oscar De La Hoya and Golden Boy Promotions’ Richard Schaefer embarked on a campaign to make people think he used drugs.

“The truth did not stop Mayweather and the others,” the suit contends. “That is because they are motivated by ill will, spite, malice, revenge and envy.”

Mark Tratos, a Las Vegas lawyer who represents Mayweather Promotions LLC, said the lawsuit was without merit and he would continue to fight for its dismissal. He said the defendants merely questioned Pacquiao’s reluctance to submit to drug testing, but stopped short of declaring Pacquiao a drug user. Statements of defamation must consist of facts, not opinions.

Tratos said Pacquiao would also have trouble proving the defendants acted with malice, which is required because the famous boxer is a public figure.

“The malice standard is very, very high,” Tratos said. “We do not believe it can be met by the plaintiff.”

Schaefer declined to comment on the court order. De La Hoya’s lawyer could not immediately be reached for comment.

Pacquiao’s attorney, Dan Petrocelli, said his client’s professional career would suffer if boxing fans believe he used steroids or human growth hormone to win titles in seven weight classes.

“Manny has an unblemished reputation and has earned all of his achievements through hard work and his natural-born talent and to call him a cheater is something he cannot and will not tolerate,” Petrocelli said. “None of these defendants have had any evidence to back up the assertion that he has taken performance-enhancing drugs because he didn’t. It’s very false.”

Pacquiao’s suit cites various interviews given by the defendants in which they intimated that Pacquiao’s strength and power were not natural. Among the interviews cited was an October radio interview in which Mayweather Jr. allegedly said Pacquiao’s physique was different “cause we know the Philippines got the best enhancing drugs.”

Pacquiao claimed comments by Mayweather, his father, Floyd Sr., and trainer, Roger Mayweather, were part of a defamation campaign against him.

“Mayweather Jr. and the others set out on a course designed to destroy Pacquiao’s career, reputation, honor and legacy and jeopardize his ability to earn the highest levels of compensation,” the suit contends.

The 2009 suit came as both sides were battling to reach an agreement for a proposed fight between the champion boxers. The negotiations fell apart over demands by the Mayweather camp that both fighters submit to random blood and urine tests leading up to the bout. Mayweather wanted blood tests up to 14 days before the fight, while Pacquiao claimed he feels weak after drawing blood and would not agree to testing within 24 days.

Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press

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