Boxing Shorts: Casamayor vs Bradley – The Penny Drops

Boxing Shorts

Joel Casamayor has tested positive for marijuana after his knockout loss to Tim Bradley on the Pacquiao-Marquez III undercard so say the Nevada State Athletic Commission.

In an unrelated story… Federal agents in Puerto Rico have cocaine with a street value of over $4 million from a home owned by Ivan Calderon. The DEA claim 225 kilograms of the drug were found when they executed a raided of the house which is in the town of Humacao.

Cotto vs Margarito II could be moved away from Madison Square Garden if the New York commission denies Margarito a license on medical grounds. Margarito developed a cataract in his right eye after his punishing defeat to Manny Pacquiao last year. Margarito had cataract surgery performed & an artificial lens placed in his eye by a surgeon in Salt Lake City, Utah earlier this year. The New York commission could yet license Margarito despite the eye health concerns. The sort of injury & surgery that Margarito had would generally disqualify a boxer from being licensed to fight in the state of New York.

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Margarito’s rematch with Miguel Cotto may be forced to relocate away from Madison Square Garden.

 Peter Manfredo Jr. has said his upcoming fight with Julio Cesar Chavez Junior will be his last if he fails to become the first man to defeat the WBC middleweight champion. “Let’s be honest here. This is my best opportunity. This guy [Chavez] isn’t a great fighter. Come on. I think I’m better than he is. If I can’t beat him, then I’m going to retire. I’m not going to hang around for years. For what? If I can pull this off, then I can be a rich man and it would set me up for a perfect ending to a wonderful career. But if I can’t beat this guy, then I’ll retire and go home and be a father and be a husband and do my thing.”


The stepfather of an undefeated female boxer was given six years in jail for shooting her in the dressing room before a title fight. Rola El-Halabi of was shot in the hand, knee and feet by her former manager, before a fight with Bosnia’s Irma Balijagic Adler for the vacant IBF lightweight title in Berlin.

Matt Hamilton, for ESNews Reporting!

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