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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: abscbn abscbnJun 10th, 2021

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:  thestandardRelated NewsMay 9th, 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

A student draws a picture of a boxing champion – Noticieros Televisa

A young woman from Hermosillo, Sonora, calls herself on social media Nikki, presented a plate of Ciel “Canelo” Alvarez Posted in Instagram A picture of.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 18th, 2021

Suleiman puts Canelo on equal footing with Chávez, de la Hoya and Bakiao

Mauricio Suleiman, President World Boxing Council, Tuesday is equal to the atmosphere surrounding the Mexican Boxer Sayle “Canelo” Alvarez That they caused in quadruple myths.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsMay 12th, 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

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

“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

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

Perils of boxing in South Africa

In the history of pro boxing involving Filipinos in South Africa, the alarming trend of losing by a hometown decision or not getting paid or both is causing GAB chairman Baham Mitra sleepless nights......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 27th, 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

Former heavyweight champion Leon Spinks dead at 67

Former world heavyweight boxing champion Leon Spinks, who took the crown from Muhammad Ali in 1978 before losing a rematch, died on Friday, according to his publicists. He was 67. Spinks had been hospitalized in December at Las Vegas before losing a five-year battle with cancer with his wife, Brenda Spinks, at his side, according […] The post Former heavyweight champion Leon Spinks dead at 67 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 7th, 2021

Former world heavyweight champion Leon Spinks dead at 67

Former world heavyweight boxing champion Leon Spinks, who took the crown from Muhammad Ali in 1978 before losing a rematch, died on Friday, according to his publicists. He was 67. Spinks had been hospitalized in December at Las Vegas before losing a five-year battle with cancer with his wife, Brenda Spinks, at his side, according […] The post Former world heavyweight champion Leon Spinks dead at 67 appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsFeb 7th, 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

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

3 Tips For Helping Your Children Persevere Through Music Lessons

85% of parents believe that kids who take music lessons are better able to manage their time as well as problem-solving, according to one Guitar Center research study. However, many children end up quitting their lessons before they can reap the benefits that playing music has to offer. If your child seems to be losing […].....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 21st, 2020

De La Hoya coming out of retirement at 47, eyes ‘top’ boxers

Boxing legend Oscar De La Hoya is coming out of retirement and he’s not interested in doing exhibition fights. The 47-year-old, who hasn’t fought since losing via corner stoppage to Manny Pacquiao in 2008, is lacing up the gloves once more for a “real fight” unlike contemporaries Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield, and Roy Jones Jr. […] The post De La Hoya coming out of retirement at 47, eyes ‘top’ boxers appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 20th, 2020

UFC President Dana White on Manny Pacquiao vs. Conor McGregor rumours: “I don’t care about any of that s**t”

Back in 2017, Irish MMA star Conor McGregor faced undefeated American boxing star Floyd Mayweather Jr. in a big-money superfight, arguably the biggest combat sports event of that year.  McGregor was, at the time, at an all-time high in his UFC career and was coming off a demolition of Eddie Alvarez to become the UFC’s first simultaneous two-division UFC champion.  Looking for even bigger paydays and an even bigger spot in the limelight, McGregor set his sights on Mayweather Jr, and the two ultimately agreed to a 12-round boxing bout.  During the lead-up to the bout, one of the people actively promoting the event was none other than UFC president Dana White. McGregor was the UFC’s biggest star at the time, and his superfight with Mayweather Jr. definitely helped draw eyes onto the world’s largest MMA promotion.  Three years later, McGregor is once again the topic of conversation after some mysterious tweets.  The Irish superstar tweeted the Filipino phrase “Tinatanggap ko”, which means “I accept” in english. Many believe that it’s a not-so-subtle dig at Filipino boxing star and eight-division boxing world champion Manny Pacquiao.  This comes after McGregor and Pacquiao already had an interesting exchange on Twitter a few weeks back.  It looks like “The Notorious” is once again angling for a big-money boxing bout against one of the world’s best. The difference now however, is that he’s retired from the UFC.  Which is why when White was asked about the McGregor-Pacquiao rumours, he had a simple answer: “I don’t care about any of that s**t.”  White’s response is understandable, given that McGregor, who last fought in the UFC in January, defeating Donald Cerrone in just 40 seconds, is supposedly no longer connected to the North American mixed martial arts giant.  Should the Pacquiao-McGregor fight actually come to fruition however, would White remain as unconcerned as he is now? .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2020

PSC, NSAs conduct training protocol meetings

The Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) has been conducting meetings with different National Sports Associations (NSA) to discuss training resumption guidelines for the 2021 Tokyo Summer Olympic Games hopefuls and qualifiers. Health professionals from the PSC-MSAS (Medical Scientific Athletes Services) unit has been discussing the updated protocol and minimum health standards of training venues with each concerned NSA since Monday. “The PSC recognizes that our Olympic hopefuls need to maintain momentum and they do that by going back to focused training,” explained National Training Director Marc Velasco. The briefings, according to Velasco, will help NSA leaders in plotting down their health and safety protocol. The PSC-MSAS will consolidate proposals from the sports bodies concerning training resumption, especially for Olympic sports, and submit a recommendation to the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for approval.  “This is to brief them on how they will formulate their updated protocol. This is also for submission to the IATF to allow Olympic qualifying sports to start training,” said Velasco. Velasco underscored that "the IATF is always the last say and that these will just be recommendations." Secretary-General Attorney Edwin Gastanes represented the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) during the meetings with Association of Boxing Alliances in the Philippines (ABAP) Secretary-General Ed Picson, Philippine Fencing Association (PFA) President Richard Gomez, and Secretary-General Jercyl Lerin from the Philippine Rowing Association (PRA). NSA officials from World Archery Philippines, Inc represented by Secretary-General Rosendo Sombrio, Atty. Billy Sumagui - Sec-General of the Integrated Cycling Federation of the Philippines, Director for Operations Butch Antonio and Coach Jong Uichico of the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) were all in the July 22 discussion. Meeting with Philippine Judo Federation President Dave Carter and Gymnastics Association of the Philippines President Cynthia Carrion-Norton on July 23 followed. Headed by MSAS’ Dr. Randolph Molo, meetings with NSA officials from the National Association of Golf Philippines and Karate Pilipinas Sports Federation, Inc. were held Friday. Triathlon and skateboarding meetings will take place on July 27, table tennis, and taekwondo on July 28, and canoe-kayak, weightlifting, and wrestling on July 29. So far, the Philippines has four athletes that have already qualified in the Olympics in pole vaulter EJ Obiena, gymnast Caloy Yulo and boxers Irish Magno and Eumir Marcial.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 24th, 2020