Mandatory Eight Count: More Trouble for Tony Tubbs

Tony "TNT" Tubbs is in trouble once again. (Photo via cyberboxingzone.com)

Mother fights for former boxer (Cincinnati.com)
Tony "TNT" Tubbs is facing another jail term. His 71-year-old mother Leola stays vigilant trying to save him from himself. Boxing has too many of these tales, but I can't help but always feel something anyway.

Diaz hopes to quiet doubters (Houston Chronicle)
Juan Diaz promises to be active and take the lead early in Saturday's rematch with Paulie Malignaggi. Diaz also believes the only reason the rematch is happening is Gale Van Hoy (he's right), and says he still wants to fight Juan Manuel Marquez again.

Timothy Bradley Jr.-Lamont Peterson makes foes of old friends (ESPN)
Bradley-Peterson may well be the most intriguing fight of the weekend, all things considered. The two are friends outside of the ring, but their paths now cross professionally.

Ortiz plans to prove he's no quitter (The Ring)
Victor Ortiz continues attempting to spin his post-fight, eyebrow-raising comments from his June loss to Marcos Maidana. We'll find out a little bit on Saturday when he gets back in the ring.

Haskins fight 'career-defining' (Sky Sports)
Lee Haskins and Don Broadhurst -- the UK's two best junior bantamweights -- meet on Sky Sports this Friday night.

Japanese Manager Wants His Boxers to Seek Titles Outside WBC and WBA (PhilBoxing.com)
Japan's boxing commission recognizes only the WBC and WBA, not the WBO and IBF. But former WBC strawweight titlist Katsunari Takayama is looking to become the first Japanese fighter to win titles in all four bodies.

Boxing: Dunne's hard-knocks tale just one to tick the Christmas box (Independent.ie)
A round-up of some new boxing books available now or soon, including one on Bernard Dunne, the popular Irish battler.

Biographies of Boxing Hall of Fame inductees (USA Today)
A look at the 13 people to be inducted June 13, 2010, into the International Boxing Hall of Fame.

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