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Alvarez stops Saunders to unify super middle titles

Arlington---Saul “Canelo” Alvarez stopped Billy Joe Saunders in eight rounds on Saturday to unify three super middleweight titles in front of the largest US crowd in history to watch an indoor boxing event......»»

Category: sportsSource: thestandard thestandardMay 9th, 2021

Pinoy champs collide to unify titles

History will be made when two reigning Filipino world champions clash to unify the WBC and WBO bantamweight titles at the Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson City, Los Angeles County, on Aug. 14 with the winner to battle super WBA/IBF ruler Naoya Inoue in the ultimate 118-pound showdown......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 20th, 2021

Alvarez crushes Yildirim in third

Miami, United States---Saul “Canelo” Alvarez demolished Turkey’s Avni Yildirim in three rounds to retain his WBC and WBA super middleweight titles by knockout on Saturday (Sunday Philippine time)......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 28th, 2021

Alvarez overpowers Smith to claim two titles

Los Angeles, United States--Mexican pound for pound champ Saul “Canelo” Alvarez ended the longest layoff of his career on Saturday (Sunday Philippine time), capturing two world super middleweight titles by beating previously undefeated Callum Smith with a unanimous decision in Texas. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 21st, 2020

“Golovkin will hurt Manny” - former GGG trainer Abel Sanchez weighs in potential Pacquiao bout

As talks of a potential Manny Pacquiao-Gennady Golovkin mega-bout continue to pick up steam, people have weighed in on the matter including the likes of long-time Pacquiao trainer Freddie Roach and former long-time Pacquiao promoter Bob Arum of Top Rank Boxing.  Both Roach and Arum have been less than keen, so to speak on the possible bout that would require the Filipino eight-division boxing champion to go up to a weight class that he’s never been to before.  Pacquiao, the reigning WBA (Super) Welterweight World Champion, went up to as high as junior middleweight back in 2010 but even then, was significantly smaller than his opponent Antonio Margarito.  Golovkin, the reigning IBF and IBO Middleweight World Champion, has been a middleweight all his career, and was at one point held four middleweight world titles at once. The Kazakh’s only loss came to Canelo Alvarez.  Now, even GGG’s former long-time trainer Abel Sanchez has shared his two cents on the rumoured superfight.  In an exclusive interview with Phil Jay of World Boxing News, Sanchez, who parted ways with Golovkin back in early-2019 after nine years of working together, said that the size difference would be significant.  “Manny Pacquiao is a small fighter. I believe he started as a flyweight, so the size difference would make a difference,” said Sanchez.  Sanchez also referenced the bout with Margarito, but added that GGG is on a different level.  “I see Manny having his moments early in the fight, but Gennadiy Golovkin is no Margarito.”  “Golovkin will hurt Manny,” Sanchez stated.  Sanchez did give Pacquiao his props, saying that even at 41, the Pinoy boxing icon remains as a serious force in the welterweight division.  “Manny, even at his advanced age, is still a very good fighter. His hand speed and experience will be a problem for most welterweights in the world," he said. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 22nd, 2020

Freddie Roach advises against Manny Pacquiao going up to 160-pounds for Golovkin bout

At 41 years of age, eight-division boxing world champion and reigning WBA (Super) Welterweight World Champion Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao has shown that he can still hang with the best in the world.  Pacquiao is coming off a masterful victory over Adrien Broner and then handed the erstwhile-undefeated Keith Thurman his first career loss to capture the WBA’s primary welterweight crown.  Now, the Filipino boxing legend continues to draw attention from potential opponents.  Former long-time Pacquiao promoter Bob Arum of Top Rank Boxing has spoken about the possibility of a massive welterweight unification bout between Pacquiao and reigning WBO Welterweight World Champion Terence “Bud” Crawford, while WBC Welterweight World Champion Errol Spence Jr. has also been touted as a possible opponent.  (READ ALSO: Manny Pacquiao has been on Terence Crawford’s radar since 2015) Long-time Pacquiao trainer Freddie Roach has also weighed in on some potential future Pacquiao opponents.  Speaking to Chris Mannix on his DAZN podcast, Roach mentioned the likes of Mikey Garcia and Robert Garcia as fights he likes for “Pacman”.  "Mikey Garcia has called him out a couple of times, I think that’s a good fight for him, of course,” Roach said. "Robert called him out on one of your shows, that made me smile because I like that fight for Manny, I think it’s a great fight.”  The biggest name - literally and figuratively -being thrown around as a possible Pacquiao opponent is that of reigning IBF and IBO Middleweight World Champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin.  "The thing is Manny maybe might want to go a little higher and fight GGG or one of those guys who is supposed to be one of the best in the world today,” Roach shared.  The hard-hitting Golovkin (40-1-1, 35 KO) has ruled the 160-pound division since capturing the WBA (Regular) Middleweight Championship in 2010. Golovkin went on to rack up 17 more wins and capture the WBO, WBC, and IBF titles to become, at one point, the undisputed middleweight champion of the world.  Golovkin suffered his lone loss against Saul “Canelo” Alvarez in 2018. Since then, ‘GGG’ had reclaimed the IBF crown and captured the IBO crown.  "There are always good fights out there. The one thing about Manny is he doesn’t want to beat anybody, he wants to beat the best out there. He wants to fight the top guys," Roach said.  "Pacquiao still desires to be the best there is,” Roach added.  A match-up with Golovkin would require Pacquiao to jump up to at over at least 154-pounds. The heaviest that Pacquiao has gone in his career is 144.6-pounds when he defeated Antonio Margarito for the WBC Super Welterweight World Championship back in 2010. Pacquiao has since remained at welterweight for the remainder of his career.  "I would not advise him to go 160-pounds, that would be a little crazy. But putting him at 147 lbs was a risk at one time," Roach stated.  A dream match against the much bigger Golovkin could bring Pacquiao his unparalleled ninth world title in as many weight divisions, but it’s not without its risks. Watch the full interview with roach HERE. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 9th, 2020

Majoy Baron in FIVB website feature article: Enjoying both volleyball and fashion worlds

Filipino volleyball stars continue to make headlines in the FIVB website. Majoy Baron’s humble volleyball journey to her slaying it on the catwalk and her incredible story of striving to be at her best in both worlds is the latest Filipino volleyball  feature article on the site. The F2 Logistics middle blocker shared the news on her Instagram post on Sunday.               View this post on Instagram                   Thank you FIVB for the feature. I am humbled to be able to share my journey not only as a volleyball player but also as a model. I hope to inspire others to go beyond their limitations. Pursue your passions and don’t be afraid to do the things you love. You are limitless ?? Click full article on my bio! A post shared by Majoy Baron (@majoybaron) on Jun 6, 2020 at 6:20pm PDT “Thank you FIVB for the feature,” she posted. “I am humbled to be able to share my journey not only as a volleyball player but also as a model. I hope to inspire others to go beyond their limitations. Pursue your passions and don’t be afraid to do the things you love. You are limitless.” Baron, who is a mainstay in the national team since 2018, told the website that she fell in love with beauty pageants growing up. It was her first love. “Before I became a volleyball player, I used to enjoy joining beauty pageants,” the 5-foot-10 stunner on and off the court told the website. “In the Philippines, beauty pageants are very popular. Miss Universe is our Super Bowl and is one of the major events the Filipinos look forward to every year. Growing up with that energy and enthusiasm, pageants and modelling easily became my first love.” Baron added that walking on the ramp puts her on a different high. “There was a rush every time I would put on a beautiful designer garment and walk down an elevated ramp in front of an audience,” she said. “What I enjoyed the most was transforming into a different person that was totally removed from my real self even just for a few minutes.” Her modelling career had to take a backseat when the Concepcion, Tarlac native was recruited to play for the Ramil De Jesus-mentored De La Salle University Lady Spikers in the UAAP. “My skills in high school weren't sufficient to make me stand out, I was tall and that was it. After a national tournament, only two schools scouted me for college. I was very grateful to even receive an offer from two schools with well-known and established volleyball programmes,” she said. “Going to DLSU for college turned out to be one of the best decisions I have ever made,” Baron continued. “It still gives me goose bumps remembering the time I was playing for the them. Those championships, trophies and individual awards we got were the fruits of our unending hard work and dedication to the sport.” Her first two years with the green and white were disappointing with DLSU losing to archrival Ateneo de Manila University in Season 76 and 77. Baron became a UAAP champion in 2016 in her third year and in her fourth year with the squad, she bagged Season 79 Most Valuable Player award as well as leading the Lady Spikers to a back-to-back. She left a winning legacy after closing her collegiate career as a three-peat champion. Baron also enjoyed a flourishing career in the commercial league, helping the Cargo Movers collect titles in the Philippine Superliga. Her talents and skills also landed her a spot in the national team. Baron saw action in the 2018 Asian Games and the 2019 Southeast Asian Games and was named Best Middle Blocker twice in the two-leg 2019 ASEAN Grand Prix. She returned to modelling after college, squeezing in photo shoots for magazines, product endorsements and fashion shows, in between her commitments with her club and national squad. “It was not hard juggling volleyball and modelling duties, but the determination and discipline that I honed while playing volleyball took over. Know your priorities, pursue excellence, and push to be better than before,” said Baron, who was the fourth Filipino featured in the website after Jaja Santiago, Sisi Rondina and Bryan Bagunas.     ---   Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 7th, 2020

Yolanda survivors receive property titles

Over P1,000 families who survived the devastation from Super Typhoon Yolanda have received titles for the property they are occupying at two relocation sites in this city......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 11th, 2021

Clarin Sto. Niños dump MisOr Brew Authoriteas in VisMin Super Cup 

CEBU CITY, Philippines— The Clarin Sto. Niño team introduced themselves in the 2021 Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup Mindanao Leg with a dominating victory against the team of MisOr Brew Authoritea, 73-63, on Thursday, July 8, 2021 at the Ipil Provincial Gymnasium in Ipil town, Zamboanga Sibugay. Leading by just nine in the middle of […] The post Clarin Sto. Niños dump MisOr Brew Authoriteas in VisMin Super Cup  appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 8th, 2021

Inoue looks past Phl challenger

It seems as if Naoya Inoue is looking past Filipino mandatory challenger Michael Dasmarinas. “My motivation is to unify all four titles. We got (John Riel) Casimero and (Nonito) Donaire and that’s who I want to fight. That’s my motivation for now,” Inoue said in a Top Rank interview over the weekend in Las Vegas. […] The post Inoue looks past Phl challenger appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 14th, 2021

Why is Billy Joe Saunders considering quitting boxing after losing Canelo Alvarez

Billy Joe Saunders is considering permanent retirement from boxing (Photo: Jerome Meron/Reuters) last victory Saúl “Canelo” Alvarez on Billy Joe Saunders It was crucial for.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021

Canelo Recharge: More Audience, Business, and Critic

Sitting in an ivory armchair in the middle of his mansion, Canelo Alvarez talks about his business plans for real estate and gas stations. He.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 7th, 2021

Canelo will return the United States to normal life; There will be 70,000 fans against Saunders

Mediotiempo Editorial Dallas, Texas / 05.05.2021 15:16:01 After three days of fighting between Sail Alvarez and Billie Joe Saunders, President World Boxing Council, Mauricio SuleimanHe.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsMay 6th, 2021

Family emergency: Dumaguete Warriors lose key player

CEBU CITY, Philippines —The Dumaguete City Warriors lost one of its key players in Jerick Nacpil, who decided to leave the Alcantara bubble in the middle of their campaign of the ongoing 2021 Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup-Visayas Leg in Alcantara town, southwest Cebu. The 6-foot-3 swingman cited a family emergency as the reason for […] The post Family emergency: Dumaguete Warriors lose key player appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 24th, 2021

Ancajas thanks guys like Chocolatito, Estrada for bringing attention to super fly divison

MANILA, Philippines—Boxing in the current time is littered with stars across its many weight classes. The heavyweights are booming thanks to Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury while Saul “Canelo” Alvarez brought the buzz to the already buzzing middleweight and now talked-about super middleweight divisions. Manny Pacquiao, Errol Spence, and Terence Crawford have their draws as […] The post Ancajas thanks guys like Chocolatito, Estrada for bringing attention to super fly divison appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 17th, 2021

Pinoys in title bids

Two Filipinos are lined up to fight for world titles as Nonito Donaire, Jr. takes on WBC bantamweight champion Nordine Oubaali of France on May 29 and Michael Dasmarinas battles super WBA/IBF bantamweight king Noaya Inoue on June 19 with venues still to be confirmed......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 6th, 2021

Joshua, Fury sign deal to unify titles

London---Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury will clash for the title of undisputed world heavyweight champion after signing a two-fight deal, Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn said on Monday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 17th, 2021

Joshua and Fury sign two-fight deal to unify heavyweight titles

Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury have signed a deal for two all-British world heavyweight title unification fights, Joshua's promoter Eddie Hearn said on Monday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 16th, 2021

Underdog Smith hoping size matters vs Alvarez

Los Angeles---Britain’s Callum Smith will be out to prove that size does matter on Saturday when he defends his World Boxing Association super-middleweight crown against pound-for-pound king Saul “Canelo” Alvarez in Texas......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 18th, 2020

Canelo returns to ring against British champ

Los Angeles—Pound-for-pound king Canelo Alvarez will make his long-awaited return to the ring next month when he battles Britain’s world super-middleweight champion Callum Smith, both fighters’ camps confirmed on Tuesday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 18th, 2020

Canelo Alvarez to return against Callum Smith on December 19

Pound-for-pound king Saul "Canelo" Alvarez will make his long-awaited return to the ring next month when he battles Britain's world super-middleweight champion Callum Smith......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 18th, 2020