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27
Mar
14

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27
Mar
14

Michael Jordan personally signed ‘Rise Above’ photograph

After winning NBA Rookie of the Year and leading his team to the playoffs during the 1984-85 season, Michael Jordan missed the majority of his second year due to injury. He played in just 18 regular season games before returning for the playoffs. A healthy Jordan returned for the 1986-87 season where he truly rose above the rest of the league. Jordan averaged a career high 37.1 points per game, while still grabbing 5.2 rebounds and 4.6 assists a night. Rise Above captures “His Airness” mid-flight as he rises above NBA legend Magic Johnson for a one handed throw down. Jordan scored 41 points this November 28th 1986 versus the eventual NBA champions Lakers besting his season scoring average. Upper Deck Authenticated added a light design treated to help accentuate the players in the photo. Jordan’s silver autograph on this image is guaranteed authentic by virtue of Upper Deck Authenticated’s five-step process. Unframed Size: 400 x 600 (mm) Signature: Personally signed by Michael Jordan Certificate of Authenticity: Yes, Upper Deck. Go to : http://substancesportsauctions.com/Category/Basketball-4.html

 

 

22
May
10

Marquez / Vazquez Prove True Carácter During Tecate-Sponsored Fight

 

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (May 19, 2010) – Tecate, con carácter, is excited to support the fourth encounter and test of character between Mexican boxers Rafael Marquez (38-5-0, 34 KOs) and Israel Vazquez (44-4-0, 32 KOs) at Los Angeles’ Staples Center on May 22. The event will be broadcast live on Showtime at 9 p.m. ET/PT. In support of this event, Tecate has planned a program that will bring boxing fans closer to the action..

Adult consumers in California and Nevada, who cannot attend the fight, can enjoy it from home and receive $20.00 off a 2-month Showtime subscription through Tecate’s mail-in-rebate offer. This is available on Tecate 12-packs or larger. Also, at select retail locations, adults 21 and older can channel the boxer within them and pose along with the Chicas Tecate on a mini boxing ring backdrop. Commemorative posters featuring Marquez and Vazquez will be available as well.

“In boxing, character is measured beyond an individual fight; it’s a combination of passion, boldness, determination, and perseverance. We are proud to support two Mexican athletes who not only embody these traits, but also share these characteristics with our adult consumers,” said Felix Palau, vice president of marketing for Tecate. “As part of our strong commitment to the sport, we will ensure consumers have access to fight information throughout various touch points of their day, through our tailored advertising and radio promotions.”

Boxing fans attending the fight will have an opportunity to visit the recently-launched Tecate Museo de Boxeo; it will be located at Parking Lot #4 of Staples Center on Saturday, May 22. This mobile museum offers guests an opportunity to see memorabilia from some of the most exciting fights of the last decade featuring boxers such as Oscar de la Hoya, Juan Manuel Marquez, Floyd Mayweather Jr., Manny Pacquiao, and Julio Cesar Chavez, among others.

Rafael Marquez & Abner Mares Throw First Pitch At Dodgers Game, Pose With Joe Torre and Fernando Valenzuela

Two-Division World Champion Rafael Marquez (Right) and top undefeated bantamweight contender Abner Mares (Left) pose prior to throwing out the first pitch at the Dodgers game against the Houston Astros on May 18, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. Marquez will face Three-Time World Champion Israel Vazquez and Mares will face Bantamweight World Champion Yonnhy Perez on May 22, 2010 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, televised live on SHOWTIME (9 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the west coast).

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(From Left to Right) Two-Division World Champion Rafael Marquez , top undefeated bantamweight contender Abner Mares and Rookie of the year 1981, former Cy Young winner and Silver Batter Fernando Valenzuela pose after Marquez and Mares threw out the first pitch at the Dodgers game against the Houston Astros on May 18, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. Marquez will face Three-Time World Champion Israel Vazquez and Mares will face Bantamweight World Champion Yonnhy Perez on May 22, 2010 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles which will be televised live on SHOWTIME.

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Two-Division World Champion Rafael Marquez (Left), top undefeated bantamweight contender Abner Mares (Center) pose while Dodgers Manager Joe Torre (Right) autographs the ceremonial first pitch baseballs that Marquez and Mares threw out at the Dodgers game against the Houston Astros on May 18, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. Marquez will face Three-Time World Champion Israel Vazquez and Mares will face Bantamweight World Champion Yonnhy Perez on May 22, 2010 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles which will be televised live on SHOWTIME.

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Top undefeated bantamweight contender Abner Mares (Left) and Two-Division World Champion Rafael Marquez (Right) throw out the first pitch at the Dodgers game against the Houston Astros on May 18, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. Marquez will face Three-Time World Champion Israel Vazquez and Mares will face Bantamweight World Champion Yonnhy Perez on May 22, 2010 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles which will be televised live on SHOWTIME.

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Two-Division World Champion Rafael Marquez (Left) and top undefeated bantamweight contender Abner Mares (Right) warm up prior to throwing out the first pitch at the Dodgers game against the Houston Astros on May 18, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. Marquez will face Three-Time World Champion Israel Vazquez and Mares will face Bantamweight World Champion Yonnhy Perez on May 22, 2010 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles which will be televised live on SHOWTIME.

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jpg: Two-Division World Champion Rafael Marquez warms up prior to throwing out the first pitch at the Dodgers game against the Houston Astros on May 18, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. Marquez will face Three-Time World Champion Israel Vazquez on May 22, 2010 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles which will be televised live on SHOWTIME.

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Top undefeated bantamweight contender Abner Mares warms up prior to throwing out the first pitch at the Dodgers game against the Houston Astros on May 18, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. Mares will face Bantamweight World Champion Yonnhy Perez on the undercard of Israel Vazquez vs. Rafael Marquez IV at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles which will be televised live on SHOWTIME.

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21
May
10

Miguel Cotto: “No matter by what way, I will win”

by Jenna JOn the Ropes Boxing Radio Episode 73 featured an exclusive interview with Hall of Fame trainer Emanuel Steward, who is currently in training with Miguel Cotto for his upcoming junior middleweight title bout against undefended Yuri Foremen. Towards the end of the interview, thanks to Emanuel Steward, fans were treated with a surprise cameo appearance from Cotto himself. This allowed for some special insight from Miguel pertaining to his upcoming June 5 clash with Foreman at Yankees Stadium. Here are some excerpts from that interview:

JJ: What one thing do you see yourself having to do to be successful against Yuri?

MC: Just the kind of camp we have here in Tampa, all the weeks we trained for the fight, and the hard work we have for the fight are going to make us the winners on June 5th.

Geoffrey Ciani: How excited are you to be fighting in Yankee stadium for the fight time in over 30 years.

MC: It’s good for me you know. It’s a real pleasure for me fighting in the Yankee stadium. It’s a new building but it’s a legendary team who’s played there, the Yankees from New York.It’s more than a pleasure for me fighting there.

JJ: Do you have a prediction for June 5th?

MC: No matter by what way I will win. The fight is going to be for the fans, we are going to be the winners.

JJ:. Is there anything you want to say to all your fans out there?

MC:. For the fans I know they are expecting a good fight. Like always, Miguel makes it that way and it’s going to be the same for this night—a good show, good kind of fight for all my fans all around the world.

Jenna J: Hey Miguel, this is Jenna J from On the Ropes. How are you doing today?

Miguel Cotto: Doing very very good, just handling the training and having fun with it.

JJ: How have your preparations been going with Manny Steward for your fight with Yuri Foreman?

MC: We have been training good, you know. We trained for a lot of things to make them good. We’re training to do good in the fight..

WBO welterweight champion Miguel Cotto poses during the weigh-in for his bout against Manny Pacquiao at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on November 13, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Pacquiao and Cotto will meet in a WBO welterweight title fight at the MGM Grand on November 14.  Pacquiao weighed in at 144 pounds and Cotto weighed in at 145 pounds.

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www.SubstanceCollectables.Com specializes in autographed sports memorabilia.  We only sell sports memorabilia from the most respected sports companies in the world which includes Mounted Memories, Highland Mint, Upper Deck, Steiner, and others.  Most of our boxing memorabilia are also signed in front of our staff members and pictures are taken of the fighter durring the signing to insure authenticity. Our autographed sports memorabilia also includes a certificate of authenticity and tamper-proof holograms.  www.SubstanceCollectables.com  Memorabilia guarantees all autographed memorabilia to be authentic.

12
May
10

Photos: Amir Khan’s Tour of New York City as he Prepares for his May 15 Showdown with Paulie Malignaggi at MSG

WBA Super Lightweight World Champion Amir Khan poses on May 10, 2010 in New York City at the top of the Empire State Building while sightseeing in advance of his May 15, 2010 world title defense against former Super Lightweight World Champion Paulie Malignaggi at The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City which will be televised live on HBO’s Boxing After Dark..

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WBA Super Lightweight World Champion Amir Khan poses on May 10, 2010 in New York City at the United Nations Building while sightseeing in advance of his May 15, 2010 world title defense against former Super Lightweight World Champion Paulie Malignaggi at The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City which will be televised live on HBO’s Boxing After Dark.

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WBA Super Lightweight World Champion Amir Khan poses on May 10, 2010 in Brooklyn, New York near the Brooklyn Bridge while sightseeing in advance of his May 15, 2010 world title defense against former Super Lightweight World Champion Paulie Malignaggi at The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City which will be televised live on HBO’s Boxing After Dark.

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WBA Super Lightweight World Champion Amir Khan (Left) and his trainer Freddie Roach (Right) pose on May 10, 2010 in Brooklyn, New York near the Brooklyn Bridge while sightseeing in advance of his May 15, 2010 world title defense against former Super Lightweight World Champion Paulie Malignaggi at The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City which will be televised live on HBO’s Boxing After Dark.

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The Amir “King” Khan vs. Paulie “Magic Man” Malignaggi WBA Super Lightweight World Championship is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and DiBella Entertainment in association with Khan Promotions and sponsored by Cerveza Tecate. Khan vs. Malignaggi, along with Nate “The Galaxxy Warrior” Campbell vs. “Vicious” Victor Ortiz, the evening’s co-featured bout which is presented in association with One Punch Promotions, will be televised live on HBO’s Boxing After Dark in the United States beginning at 9:45 pm ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast). HBO will also show highlights of the Daniel “The Golden Child” Jacobs vs. Juan Astorga bout. Tickets, priced at $555.00, $355.00, $255.00, $125.00 and $65.00, are on sale now and can be purchased at the Madison Square Garden box office, through Ticketmaster charge by phone and online at http://www.thegarden.com.

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12
May
10

Kelly Pavlik Will Not Exercise Rematch Clause Vs. Martinez; Looks To Move Up In Weight Instead Of Taking Return Fight

by James Slater – Though former middleweight king Kelly Pavlik had the right to demand a contracted rematch with Argentina’s Sergio Gabriel Martinez – the man who out-pointed him in a good action fight back on April 17th – it seems almost certain he will not do so. According to news reports in USA Today and The Youngstown Vindicator, “The Ghost,” 35-2(27) can no longer make 160-pounds safely and effectively, and a move to either 168 or maybe even 175-pounds is imminent..

The 28-year-old’s trainer, Jack Loew, said the actual fight Pavlik will take next has not yet been decided, but that Kelly will definitely not be fighting at middleweight any more – saying this week that boiling down to 160-pounds is no longer a healthy thing to do for the 6’2″ warrior who has never been stopped but was badly bloodied and beaten by southpaw Martinez.

It will be extremely interesting to see which weight class the fan-favourite chooses to step up to. There are a number of hugely intriguing match-ups that could be made for Pavlik at 168-pounds – imagine, for just two examples, Pavlik Vs. Lucian Bute or Pavlik Vs. the eventual winner of the fascinating “Super-Six” tournament (though this fight would be quite a ways off).

Stepping up to 175-pounds, though also a possibility – and one that would also offer Pavlik a number of potentially great fights – would perhaps be a step too far for the Youngstown hero. We all remember what happened when Pavlik fought up at a catch-weight of 170-pounds – he was badly beaten by Bernard Hopkins and Kelly put at least partial blame on the weight he’d agreed to box “The Executioner” at. Maybe, over a year-and-a-half on from the comprehensive points loss some people feel Pavlik never got over, the 28-year-old will be a little thicker set at light-heavyweight and ready to jump up there – but it would surely be a pretty big risk.

For what it’s worth, I think the super-middleweight division is where the former middleweight ruler should head; but who exactly would he fight in his 168-pound debut?

Loew spoke about this to The Youngstown Vindicator, while also hinting that the move could actually be to light-heavy.

“I have no idea where we’re going, I really don’t,” Loew said. “It could be super-middleweight or it could be light-heavyweight. A lot of the super-middleweight fighters are tied up right now, so what’s attractive at that weight?”

Two defeats do not in any way end a career, and Pavlik, who hung tough against both Hopkins and Martinez, remains a big name and a top attraction. A few comeback wins in a new weight class, and “The Ghost” could be back on top.

With Pavlik not opting to take the return with Martinez, it will be interesting to see what the 35-year-old middleweight ruler decides to do next. A while back, Martinez was quoted as saying he’d honour the rematch clause belonging to Pavlik, and then try to get a fight with Floyd Mayweather. If Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao cannot make a deal for the fight the whole world wants to see, will Martinez perhaps be able to entice “Money” into taking a fight with him at either 154 or 160? Interesting times indeed.

www.SubstanceCollectables.Com specializes in autographed sports memorabilia.  We only sell sports memorabilia from the most respected sports companies in the world which includes Mounted Memories, Highland Mint, Upper Deck, Steiner, and others.  Most of our boxing memorabilia are also signed in front of our staff members and pictures are taken of the fighter durring the signing to insure authenticity. Our autographed sports memorabilia also includes a certificate of authenticity and tamper-proof holograms.  www.SubstanceCollectables.com  Memorabilia guarantees all autographed memorabilia to be authentic.

03
May
10

Boxing news-Floyd Mayweather silences his critics as the sun goes down on Shane Mosley

Mayweather MosleyBill Patrice Jones – From the first bell at the MGM grand on Saturday night, Floyd Mayweather was out to prove beyond any doubt that he is the best fighter alive today. Whether or not his total domination of Shane Mosley means he is once again the pound for pound king is unknown. The fight was both sickening and enthralling. The audience sat watching with awe Mayweather’s lighting hand speed and effortless movement around the ring. But they also watched an ageing legend come face to face with the unforgiving truth that his time at top has come to an end. The narrator for HBO’s 24/7 observed that fighters are more in touch with their own mortality than anyone else. This was read over a final montage of Mayweather and Mosley preparing for battle. In hindsight the words seem ominous. Shane Mosley was granted his wish, the chance to prove himself the best fighter alive, it turned into a nightmare..

The sense of anticipation ahead of Saturday’s fight was incredible. It was the most exciting matchup possible following the collapse of Pacquiao Vs Mayweather. Shane Mosley was a fan favourite, he has pursued the best without question, enthralled audiences and won respect. So many boxing fans who grew up watching Mosley prayed for him to shut Floyd Mayweather’s mouth, or write for himself one more glory ridden page in his story.

Yet there was more to the anticipation between Mayweather and Mosley. Question marks still existed over whether or not Floyd could really lay claim to being the greatest welterweight alive. Many claimed he fought smaller men. Others said outright that he refuses to take risks. His bout against Shane Mosley therefore became something of a rite of passage. Now he would face a big strong hard punching welterweight who would not be intimidated. Perhaps people were feeling overly nostalgic, remembering Mosley’s golden days? Ultimately he came to represent everything that the detractors said Floyd lacked: He was brave, took on the very best no matter what, took risks and fought for the fans. All Mosley fans out there were to be heartbroken when the final bell rang.

Shane Mosley looked somewhat nervous as he waited backstage to make his ring walk. Floyd Mayweather looked the total opposite, composed assured and fearless. Mosley walked out to a great reception. The moment had come.

Those who had picked Mosley to win expected him to start fast. They were also counting on him unsettling Floyd with volume punching, pushing him back and winning the early rounds. Seen as overly conservative in some of his recent fights, fans expected to see Mosley set the pace and hope to build early momentum.

The first round was revealing of how the fight would progress. Mayweather looked every inch a superior physical specimen. He looked like a finely tuned athlete in his prime fighting an older man. He moved into the middle of the ring, took the initiative and bullied Shane immediately. He was for the first time in a long time on the front foot and he looked awesome for it. This was more like the Floyd Mayweather people had first become excited about. His hands were lightning quick and his jab pistol like. Mosley looked a little ragged and seemed deeply unsettled by Floyd’s decision to be the aggressor. He was tentative with the jab and not up on his toes. If he could still match Floyd for hand speed his foot speed was lacking. The signs were there: Mayweather was simply a cut above.

The second started the same, only Floyd was being a little overly aggressive. He seemed to show Mosley less respect than in the first round. With 20 seconds in Mosley got up on his toes resembling at last sugar Shane of old. Mayweather walked on to a jab and moments later Mosley landed a terrific right hand. At once stunned and unsteady Floyd grabbed Shane’s right arm and stifled his momentum. Still it was Shane’s round and a minute or so later he landed a sharp right hook. This time Mayweather looked genuinely hurt and almost touched down. The shock looked possible. Ironically the most telling moment of the whole fight came as Shane looked to follow up. A great finisher, Mosley was suddenly heaving and seemed unable to pull the trigger. Mayweather even ended the round stronger. The crowd were buzzing but Mosley’s expression on the way back to his corner was mixed.

From then on Mayweather dominated Mosley in every way. He made a serious statement in the third round, landing great hard punches throughout. Mosley could not get his shots off, Floyd took the middle of the ring and goaded him. He paid for every mistake and looked confused.

The fight remained this one sided until the very end. After three rounds Mosley was heaving and looking despondent in the corners. His dream fight had turned into a nightmare. He could not dominate Floyd for a moment, he could not push him back and found himself unable to throw a combination throughout the entire fight.

Perhaps we had overlooked the fact that Mosley had never been the most intelligent fighter and was not known for handling defensive boxers too well. Now he found himself in with one of the greatest defensive fighters of all time.

Mosley did not go out with a bang but rather the hype machine surrounding him ahead of the fight slowly faded away as the rounds passed. It was agonisingly obvious that he could not mount a comeback.

Floyd Mayweather deserves immense praise for what he did on Saturday. He took on one of the world’s best welterweights and thoroughly outdid him in every way. He was faster, stronger, sharper and more intelligent. Better yet he showed aggression and vigour. Judging by this Floyd Mayweather is almost unbeatable. Though he took some big shots in the second round from a reputed puncher he kept his composure and came back with a dominant showing in the third. The size did not bother Mayweather at all. With his father and trainer now reunited and with the suggestion of a greater fighter being out there in Pacquiao to dispel; Floyd Mayweather looked at his very best.

In spite of all the necessary adulation for Floyd Mayweather, we need also acknowledge the fact that Shane Mosley is past his best. You saw written on Shane’s face the sobering truth that he is not what he once was. Nazim Richardson implored him to show us his warrior spirit. Yet whatever Mosley wanted to do to Mayweather, his body would not respond. He was still dangerous as shown by the second round. What he was not was as sharp. He was on his toes for no more than two minutes of the whole fight. He sat waiting almost disoriented not knowing what to do. He was fighting a superb boxer but he was also questioning himself. The fatigue worsened as the rounds passed. Watching him stare out blankly in between rounds was surreal. Here was his moment and he could do nothing for it. Knowing Mosley could not win it would have been nice to see him go down in flames, instead he found he could not even ignite his fire.

Boxing is a cruel sport in which the extremes of human experience often sit side by side. On Saturday night we witnessed the showcase of a legendary fighter in his prime. We saw the adulation and euphoria in the aftermath of such a dominating performance. At the same time we watched the once great Shane Mosley face a harsh truth in what was supposed to be his special night. As one legend grows the sun is going down on another.

It was sad to see. Perhaps the most poignant moment was catching a glimpse of Shane Mosley’s son watching from ringside, knowing that deep down his idol will never be at the top again. Significant moments in boxing are rare but unlike all other sports they can sometimes be saddening.

www.SubstanceCollectables.Com specializes in autographed sports memorabilia.  We only sell sports memorabilia from the most respected sports companies in the world which includes Mounted Memories, Highland Mint, Upper Deck, Steiner, and others.  Most of our boxing memorabilia are also signed in front of our staff members and pictures are taken of the fighter durring the signing to insure authenticity. Our autographed sports memorabilia also includes a certificate of authenticity and tamper-proof holograms.  www.SubstanceCollectables.com  Memorabilia guarantees all autographed memorabilia to be authentic.




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