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Marquez, Ward, Froch and Katsidis make this a great weekend for boxing fans.

The Art of Violence: Juan Manuel Marquez-Michael Katsidis Preview

By Carlos Acevedo of The Cruelest Sport. Quintessential professional Juan Manuel Marquez faces gore-thirsty Michael Katsidis on Saturday night in what promises to be a minor masterpiece of violence at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas. If Marquez, now 37, can be considered an Old Master–Caravaggio or El Greco, say–then Katsidis, 30, is an action painter–all nervous, slashing energy, something akin to William de Kooning or Jackson Pollock, perhaps. The drip patterns, of course, are made with blood. Read more...

Michael Katsidis: Heart of a champion

Katsidis fights on despite a heavy heart.

Marquez-Katsidis has Fight of the Year possibilities

The styles of these two fighters could be a perfect fit to give fans a classic fight.

The Sun Also Rises: Marquez & Diaz Dispense With The Matadors To Fiesta Again

by Andrew Harrison (Safe Side Of The Ropes) Like a rock pool in the desert, boxing embraces a stacked Golden Boy card this weekend as Juan Manuel Marquez rematches Juan Diaz at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Vegas. After an annus horribilus for fight aficionados, one which must have Ring Magazine’s team of writers already dabbing away sweat from furrowed brows when looking ahead to their annual year end awards, Saturday’s schedule may well tick a few nomination boxes yet (read more).

Ricky Hatton: Hoping to silence the critics

Ricky Hatton is on the comeback trail, despite some in the boxing community pressing him to retire.

Floyd Mayweather: It's the same old song and dance

Ever since he moved up to welterweight, Mayweather has made it his job to avoid the top welters. It is getting, or rather, has gotten old. Maybe he should retire or move back to lightweight.

Mayweather owes Marquez $600K for being two pounds overweight

Mayweather and Marquez were suppose to fight at 144lbs. but Floyd came in two pounds over the agreed upon weight. Fear not boxing fans as both parties had forseen this predicament and negotiated a penalty of $300,000 per pound overweight. While 600,000 sounds like a lot of money Mayweather's minimum guarantee is $10 million where as Marquez will make $3.2 million guarantee. This is another great example of the differences between boxing and MMA.

Going Head to Head with PBF-JMM, UFC 103 Undercard to Be Televised on Spike TV

"The "UFC 103: Franklin vs. Belfort" pay-per-view card is going toe-to-toe with the Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Juan Manuel Marquez HBO pay-per-view event on Sept. 19. " "The UFC is known for its creative marketing and counter-programming tactics and it looks like the MMA giant has come up with a good plan to beef up awareness for UFC 103." "The UFC will air a two-hour telecast of the UFC 103 undercard commercial free on Spike TV as a lead in for the UFC 103 main card on pay-per-view, according to a source at the UFC."

[Boxing] Marquez-Diaz early Fight of the Year candidate

I know some of you guys have at least a passing interest in boxing or at least like to see the great fights, so for anyone that might've missed it last night, I highly recommend catching an HBO replay of the Juan Manuel Marquez-Juan Diaz fight from Houston. Non-stop action, great finish, and shows Marquez at his resilient, awesome best. This will be on the short list at the end of 2009. -Scott BadLeftHook.com

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