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Canelo knocks out Rocky for super middlweight title

      NEW YORK, USA – Mexican superstar Saul "Canelo" Alvarez brutally overpowered England's Rocky Fielding with a dominant display on his New York City debut Saturday, December 15 (Sunday, December 16, Manila time) to become a three-weight world champion.  Alvarez, the reigning World Boxing Council and World Boxing Association middleweight world champion ........»»

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Pacquiao moves camp to GenSan | The Manila Times Online

While his fellow lawmakers in both Houses of Congress stand to enjoy the Christmas recess, boxing icon Manny Pacquiao returns to the road and gym to resume training for hisREAD The post Pacquiao moves.....»»

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Mig Elorde battles tough Thai tonite

World Boxing Organization Asia Pacific champion Mig Elorde headlines another blockbuster boxing event tonight when he faces veteran Artid Bamrungauea of Thailand in a scheduled 10-round fight at the Grandballroom of the Elorde Sports Center in Sucat Road, Parañaque......»»

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Pacquiao moves camp to GenSan

While his fellow lawmakers in both Houses of Congress stand to enjoy the Christmas recess, boxing icon Manny Pacquiao returns to the road and gym to resume training for his…READ The post Pacquiao moves camp to GenSan appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsDec 14th, 2018Related News

Turning 40 next week, Pacquiao learns to listen to his body

      MANILA, Philippines – Less sparring, more breaks. These are the new thrusts of Manny Pacquiao's training for his first defense of the World Boxing Asssociation welterweight crown against Adrien Broner on January 19 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Unlike before, when he usually did over 100 rounds of sparring, Pacquiao ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsDec 13th, 2018Related News

Steph Curry says moon landing conspiracy comments a joke

    LOS ANGELES, USA – Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry walked back his moon-walk skepticism Wednesday, December 12, saying he was joking when he suggested the lunar landings were a hoax. "Obviously, I was joking when I was talking on the podcast," Curry told ESPN on Wednesday, after his causal comments ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsDec 13th, 2018Related News

Pacquiao steps up training for Broner tiff

  After shuttling from the Senate offices to nearby Elorde Boxing Gym at Mall of Asia complex, Manny Pacquiao on Wednesday changed from shirt and tie to his workout attire in no time.   "Ok na! Approved na. Extension sa martial law (It's approved, martial law in Mindanao is extended) one year," Pacquiao casually told the full-packed crowd inside the gym.   The throng clapped as he limbered up, shadow boxed and worked the mitts and marvelled at how seamlessly the legendary Filipino boxer shifted from his legislative duties to preparing for his fight against Adrien Broner in January.   "Great round, take it easy," Australian conditioning coach J...Keep on reading: Pacquiao steps up training for Broner tiff.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Dec 12th, 2018Related News

Lomachenko beats Pedraza to unify lightweight belts | The Manila Times Online

NEW YORK: Vasiliy Lomachenko added the World Boxing Organization lightweight world title to his World Boxing Association belt with a unanimous 12-round decision over Jose Pedraza on Saturday (Sunday i.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsDec 10th, 2018Related News

Lomachenko beats Pedraza to unify lightweight belts

    NEW YORK, USA – Vasyl Lomachenko added the World Boxing Organization lightweight world title to his World Boxing Association belt with a unanimous 12-round decision over Jose Pedraza on Saturday, December 8 (Sunday, December 9, Manila time). Ukraine's Lomachenko, a three-weight world champion who had never before unified two titles in ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsDec 9th, 2018Related News

WBC approves rematch

LOS ANGELES — The World Boxing Council gave the go-ahead Friday for a “direct rematch” between their heavyweight world champion Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury, who battled to a draw in Los Angeles last Saturday. “Wilder and Fury gave boxing one of the best fights in the heavyweight division in a long time, which has […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsDec 9th, 2018Related News

With 2 good shoulders, Lomachenko seeks 2 lightweight titles

By Brian Mahoney, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Vasiliy Lomachenko is back and ready to show what he can do with two healthy shoulders. Injured while winning one lightweight belt, Lomachenko while try to add a second in his return from surgery when he faces Jose Pedraza on Saturday night in the Theater at Madison Square Garden. Lomachenko (11-1, 9 KOs) is already a champion in three weight classes, but this is the first time he can unify belts within a division. "It's the next step for my dream," Lomachenko said. "It's the next step for my goal, and after this fight I think my dreams come a little bit closer to me." That could include a 135-pound showdown with unbeaten Mikey Garcia but seemingly won't include a fight with Manny Pacquiao, because Lomachenko, whose career is going along just fine, doesn't believe he needs to enhance it by beating what he said is an "old legend" about to turn 40. "There are a lot of good fighters to fight who are comparable to me," Lomachenko said. "He's old. I think his career is done. I don't want to become a legend in boxing because of him." But he can do it by unifying titles, and this is the two-time Olympic gold medalist from Ukraine's first chance to do it. He moved up in weight and won the WBA title from Jorge Linares in May despite tearing the labrum in his right shoulder in the second round. Lomachenko got up from a sixth-round knockdown to stop Linares in the 10th, then underwent surgery. While Lomachenko was recovering, Pedraza (25-1, 12 KOs) won the WBO title from Ray Beltran to secure the fight with Lomachenko, who has eight straight victories by stoppage. "We know that he's a great fighter. He's a complete fighter," Pedraza said through a translator. Pedraza was out for 14 months after his lone loss, when Gervonta Davis took his junior lightweight title by stoppage in January 2017, but has come back strong by winning three fights this year. The victory over Beltran made him the second Puerto Rican man to win titles at 130 and 135 pounds, and an upset of Lomachenko would bring even more pride to his homeland that's still recovering from disaster. "It will be the first Christmas after what happened with Hurricane Maria, so definitely me winning on Saturday would bring a lot of joy and blessing to the island," Pedraza said. The undercard of the fight, to be televised by ESPN, includes 2016 Olympian Teofimo Lopez (10-0, 8 KOs) facing Mason Menard (34-3, 24 KOs) in a lightweight bout, and Isaac Dogboe (20-0, 14 KOs) defending his WBO junior featherweight title against Mexican Emanuel Navarrete (25-1, 22 KOs). Then Lomachenko fights for the third straight time at Madison Square Garden and expects no problems with his shoulder. He said he's been able to use all his punches in sparring and may have benefited from the break for the injury, which delayed a planned August fight. He had nearly 400 fights as an amateur and has been on a quest to quickly accumulate as many titles as possible as a pro. A fight with Garcia could provide him a chance for another, but the WBC's 135-pound champion is moving up two divisions to challenge welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr. in March. Lomachenko has no plans to move up any further for now after beginning his career at 126 pounds, but he thinks a matchup with Garcia will happen, assuming he comes back down. "I think this fight will happen," Lomachenko said. "Then, I don't know."  .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsDec 8th, 2018Related News

Lomachenko ready for unification bout, not interested in Pacquiao

      NEW YORK, USA – Three-division world champion Vasyl Lomachenko is eager to notch another career first on Saturday, December 8, as he attempts to unify two belts when he fights Jose Pedraza. "It's the next step for my dream," said Lomachenko, the World Boxing Association lightweight world champion who brings ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsDec 8th, 2018Related News

Broner can run, but Pacquiao will find him | The Manila Times Online

He can run, but he cant hide. Borrowing the quote made popular by boxing great Joe Louis, this is how chief trainer Buboy Fernandez and his team is preparing WorldREAD The post Broner can run, but Pac.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsDec 7th, 2018Related News

Wilder sees missed opportunity in first viewing of Fury draw

By Brian Mahoney, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Deontay Wilder fired his right hand out from his body, demonstrating the way he should have punched Tyson Fury. He was frustrated with the referee. Disappointed in Floyd Mayweather Jr. Angry with Showtime's scorer. Mostly, Wilder was mad at himself. Five days later, the WBC heavyweight champion was still bothered by the way he fought in his draw with Fury on Saturday night in Los Angeles. "Fury was everything I expected him to be. It's not what Fury did, it's what I didn't do," Wilder said Thursday. "You seen the best of Fury, you didn't see the best of me. "I wanted to end the show with a devastating knockout and I got too excited." Wilder (40-0-1) watched the full fight for the first time during a lunch that was used to provide footage for an all-access look at the fight that will run Saturday after Showtime airs the replay. He was still amazed that Fury got up from a powerful combination that sent him flat on his back in the 12th round, but believed Fury (27-0-1) benefited from a break from referee Jack Reiss. "Look at him! Niiiiine," Wilder said, imitating what he felt was a dramatically long count from Reiss to allow Fury to get up and finish the fight. Still, Wilder believed the knockdown, his second of the fight, had allowed him to clinch the victory. He said he didn't regret not trying harder to finish Fury afterward, because he thought the win was secured. "If it was close, that knockdown, I feel like it put me on top," Wilder said. Only one of the judges agreed, with one scoring the bout for Fury and another having it 113-113. That was much closer than Showtime scorer Steve Farhood, who gave only one of the first eight rounds to Wilder on his card that fans watching the fight could see after each round. "Someone has got to explain to me why this is supposedly a Tyson Fury round," promoter Lou DiBella said after watching the end of one of those early rounds. Mayweather was even harsher to the champion, giving him none of the first five rounds when he was interviewed in the arena between rounds. Wilder said he had no relationship with Mayweather but implied the retired former champion was insecure any time there was too much attention on another American fighter. Wilder agreed it was a close, tough fight to score, but only because he allowed it to be. Headlining a pay-per-view for the first time on perhaps the biggest night in years for American heavyweight boxing, Wilder wanted to deliver something spectacular and the moment got to him. "I abandoned the whole game plan," Wilder said. "That was a mistake on my behalf. Like I said, I just wanted to get in there and just knock him out. I mean I wanted to end the show in a devastating way. That was the whole thing going through my mind. I couldn't clear it out of my mind for some reason. I couldn't. "The atmosphere was so heavy and I finally had the attention that I deserved and there was only one thing on my mind, was to knock him out. But that's what I do anyway. It was crazy. Every time I was going back to the corner I was telling myself just calm down, but I couldn't get out of that element." He became animated watching the replay when he saw times a straight punch would have caught Fury, who kept trying to duck down low, but instead rushed an over-the-top shot that missed. "See that ... right there! All I had to do was straight 'pop!'" Wilder said. "He's right here and I'm still overthrowing it while he's at a pause right here, bending over." But the mistakes could provide a learning experience for a rematch Wilder insists will happen. He said he will try to gain a significant amount of weight, with a goal of 245 pounds after he came in at 209 on Saturday. He's open to fighting Fury anywhere, even in Britain, though his preferences would be Las Vegas or Barclays Center in New York. Wilder couldn't take Fury out the first time, but figures he at least did enough damage to soften him up for the second. "I don't think he's going to be the same, especially going into a rematch and getting hit like that," Wilder said. "I know my power and I know what I can do.".....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsDec 7th, 2018Related News

International organizations join fight against Thai child boxing

BANGKOK--- Three weeks after a 13-year-old boy died in a muay thai ring, the bill banning children from participating in paid matches has yet to reach legislators. In response to this, the Child Safety Promotion and Injury Prevention Research Centre (CSIP) has stepped up pressure on the Tourism and Sports Ministry by listing the concerns about child boxing raised by well-known international organizations. The organizations include the American Academy of Paediatrics (AAP), the World Health Organization and the US Labor Department. A letter from AAP addressed to the Royal College of Paediatricians of Thailand "applauds" Thailand's efforts to prevent children from sustaining i...Keep on reading: International organizations join fight against Thai child boxing.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Dec 6th, 2018Related News

McGirt among 9 picked for boxing Hall of Fame

The International Boxing Hall of Fame announced that James McGirt, who went on to become a two-division champion, is one of nine people selected for induction into the International Boxing Hall of Fame......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsDec 6th, 2018Related News

Canadian boxer Stevenson still in induced coma

      MONTREAL --- Canadian boxer Adonis Stevenson remained in an induced coma in a Quebec City hospital Monday night, nearly 48 hours after being knocked out in his light heavyweight title fight. The 41-year-old known to his fans as "Superman" was in stable condition in intensive care, according to a statement released by the hospital. Oleksandr Gvozdyk stopped Stevenson at 2:49 of the 11th round Saturday night to take the Canadians' World Boxing Council light heavyweight title. The Montreal-based Stevenson was put on a stretcher after the bout and left Videotron Center in an ambulance. He was making his 10th title defense since winning the belt agai...Keep on reading: Canadian boxer Stevenson still in induced coma.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Dec 4th, 2018Related News

Pacquiaos training load increased | The Manila Times Online

Finding nary a loophole in his physical condition, handlers of World Boxing Association welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao will be increasing the load of his training regimen starting on Monday inRE.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsDec 3rd, 2018Related News

Barriga to come back stronger after missing world title shot

MANILA, Philippines – Don't give up on Mark Anthony Barriga yet. He'll bounce back. Even as gloom descended on the otherwise jolly camp of Barriga after his narrow split decision loss to Mexican-American Carlos Licona in their International Boxing Federation minimumweight title fight on Saturday night (Sunday, December 2 in Manila), chief trainer Joven Jimenez ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsDec 3rd, 2018Related News

Promoter: Adonis Stevenson in stable condition after KO

QUEBEC CITY --- Canadian boxer Adonis Stevenson has been upgraded from critical to stable condition and remains in an induced coma Sunday after being knocked out Saturday night in his light heavyweight title fight. Boxing promoter Yvon Michel tweeted about the 41-year-old Stevenson's condition. "The state of Adonis has gone from critical towards stable from yesterday to today which is a relatively good news. He is in controlled sedation to facilitate his recuperation." Michel said. "His family, his wife Simone and Groupe Yvon Michel would like to thank the many people who have taken the time to send comforting messages. New information will be published as we get it. No other c...Keep on reading: Promoter: Adonis Stevenson in stable condition after KO.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Dec 3rd, 2018Related News