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PhilBoxing.com, Thu, 26 May 2016
25 May 2016 – Bangkok, Thailand: The largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), announced today that the mixed martial artists competing at ONE: KINGDOM OF CHAMPIONS are ready for all the action which takes place tomorrow evening, 27 May, at the Impact Arena in Bangkok, Read Full Story >>>
No savior in sight for endangered Warriors
By Recah Trinidad, PhilBoxing.com, Thu, 26 May 2016
When Russell Westbrook scored a long hard basket from deep left with 3:15 minutes left in Game 4 of the NBA Western Conference Finals yesterday, the home coliseum erupted, white-clad fans all stood up as one, ce Read Full Story >>>
Nietes set for Garcia defense but wants 'big name' fights
By Ryan Songalia, Rappler, Thu, 26 May 2016
MANILA, Philippines - Donnie Nietes may think he’s experiencing déjà vu when he steps into the ring against Raul Garcia for the ninth defense of his WBO junior flyweight on Saturday, May 28.
Nietes will be fighting Raul Garcia for the first time, but he fought his twin brother, Ramon Garcia, 5 ye Read Full Story >>>
Mexican eyes payback
By Nick Giongco, Tempo, Thu, 26 May 2016
It’s going to be payback time for Raul Garcia this Saturday night when he attempts to knock the World Boxing Organization (WBO) light-flyweight crown off Donnie Nietes’ head in their showdown Saturday night in Bacolod City.
Raul vividly remembers the time his twin brother Ramon traveled also to B Read Full Story >>>
Showtime Sues Top Rank: Mayweather-Pacquiao Legal Fee Dispute
By Jake Donovan, BoxingScene.com, Thu, 26 May 2016
Even one full year later, boxing fans just can’t seem to shake off the massive letdown that came with the long-awaited and ultimately disappointing showdown between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao last May.
Neither can the legal teams of those who were involved in the richest event in box Read Full Story >>>
Freddie Roach on Pacman/Olympics and who's to blame for Canelo-GGG not happening
By Kevin Iole, Yahoo! Sports, Thu, 26 May 2016
Canelo Alvarez has come under criticism in many quarters for dropping the WBC middleweight title and not pushing for a bout with Gennady Golovkin.
But Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach said the blame is misplaced. The blame, if there is any, needs to be on Golden Boy Promotions chairman/CEO Osca Read Full Story >>>
Canelo Alvarez Deserves Boxing Fans' Scorn as Gennady Golovkin Talks Stal
By Kevin McRae, Bloody Elbow, Thu, 26 May 2016
Even the most hopeless optimists must be getting a pretty clear idea by now that a highly anticipated clash between Mexican superstar Canelo Alvarez and unified middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin probably isn't happening anytime soon.
Nope, the cinnamon-haired heartthrob and slayer of glass-j Read Full Story >>>
Sugar Ray Leonard: McGregor-Mayweather ‘would be interesting’
Sports Interaction, Thu, 26 May 2016
Boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard talked with SI Now’s Maggie Gray about a potential fight between retired boxer Floyd Mayweather and UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor.
“It would be interesting,” said Leonard, a six-time boxing world champion and 1976 Olympic gold medalist. “Do they Read Full Story >>>
CASIMERO CALLS OUT CHOCOLATITO FOR UNIFICATION MATCH
PhilBoxing.com, Thu, 26 May 2016
Lewkowicz (L) and Casimero.
Sampson Boxing Congratulates John Riel Casimero for Title-Winning Victory Over Anmat Ruenroeng
Sampson Lewkowicz of Sampson Boxing sends his warm congratulations to his newest champion, John Read Full Story >>>
Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s trips to Manny Pacquiao's gym ignite rematch talk
By Lance Pugmire, Los Angeles Times, Thu, 26 May 2016
What would encourage Floyd Mayweather Jr. to pay a visit to Manny Pacquiao’s Hollywood gym?
Perhaps a rematch of the richest one-day sporting event in history?
Pacquiao’s trainer, Freddie Roach, told the Los Angeles Times on Tuesday that the unbeaten and retired Mayweather (49-0) has paid two Read Full Story >>>
PROMOTER KUCHLE SAYS WBC LIGHT FLYWEIGHT CHAMPION GANIGAN LOPEZ HAS A WAIST INJURY THAT CAUSED HIS TITLE DEFENSE AGAINST TACONING TO BE POSTPONED
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, PhilBoxing.com, Thu, 26 May 2016
Ganigan Lopez (C).
Promoter Oswaldo Kuchle has told The Standard that WBC light flyweight champion Ganigan Lopez has a “waist injury” and that caused his title defense against Filipino mandatory challenger J Read Full Story >>>
ROSADO-GUTIERREZ TO HEADLINE INT'L BROADCAST ON VARGAS-SALIDO UNDERCARD
PhilBoxing.com, Thu, 26 May 2016
TOP MIDDLEWEIGHT CONTENDER GABRIEL ROSADO TO HEADLINE THE INTERNATIONAL BROADCAST AND RING TV LIVE STREAM AGAINST MEXICAN CONTENDER ANTONIO GUTIERREZ ON THE UNDERCARD OF FRANCISCO VARGAS VS. ORLANDO SALIDO
PLUS, LOCAL Read Full Story >>>
NBA PLAYOFFS -- Westbrook's triple-double buries Warriors on a 3-1 hole
By Anthony Rozic, PhilBoxing.com, Thu, 26 May 2016
CHICAGO -- After winning a historic 73 regular season games, the Golden State Warriors are a mere one game away from being eliminated in the 2016 NBA playoffs.
No thanks to Russell Westbrook, who registered 36 poi Read Full Story >>>
Casimero dethrones Ruenroeng with fourth round stoppage in China
By Bob Newman, FightNews.com, Thu, 26 May 2016
In a sudden and shocking turn around, John Riel Casimero turned the tables on undefeated, defending champ and former conqueror Amnat. Suddenly, it was if Casimero had taken enough abuse. While in close quarter during a heated exchange, Casimero exploded a short right to the jaw of the defending cham Read Full Story >>>
Uptown Rumble, ‘Who’s Next?’ 2 to showcase Omega Gym boxers
By Calvin Cordova, Cebu Daily News, Thu, 26 May 2016
The Omega Pro Sports International has lined up a busy schedule for the next two months where it will showcase its pool of promising boxers.
Eight stalwarts of the Omega Boxing Gym will be seeing action in the Uptown Rumble card slated June 11 at One Mango in uptown Cebu City.
Set to see actio Read Full Story >>>
Omega Pro to hold two boxing events
By Richiel S. Chavez, Sun.Star Cebu, Thu, 26 May 2016
THE Omega Pro Sports International launched its upcoming boxing events yesterday—The Uptown Rumble on June 11 and Who’s Next? Boxing Series on July 10—which will feature the stable’s top prospects.
The Uptown Rumble will pit 26-year-old Jason Canoy against Margarito Moya of RWS Stable in a 10-rou Read Full Story >>>
Gennady Golovkin more marketable than Canelo Alvarez
By George Gigney , BoxingNews, Thu, 26 May 2016
GENNADY GOLOVKIN is the 29th most marketable athlete on the planet, according to SportsPro, while potential rival Canelo Alvarez is not included in their top 50.
The Kazakh wrecking ball recently signed a lucrative sponsorship deal with Nike’s Air Jordan brand, and has also done advertising for Read Full Story >>>
The two fights that changed the definition of boxing “greatness”
By Lee Groves, RingTV.com, Thu, 26 May 2016
In sports the word “greatness” is a singular concept that carries enormous power and influence. Ideally, it’s also a word that should be used sparingly, for if too many athletes and achievements are defined as such, the impact of the genuine article would be unfairly diminished.
Like beauty, howe Read Full Story >>>
Exclusive: Van Heerden discusses McGregor's chances vs Mayweather following sparring session
By Phil D. Jay, World Boxing News, Thu, 26 May 2016
Former IBO welterweight title holder Chris Van Heerden has lifted the lid on his recent sparring sessions with UFC star and former youth boxer Conor McGregor.
‘The Heat’ was called upon to go some rounds with McGregor in a taster session for the ex-MMA champion in regards to a possible fight agai Read Full Story >>>
Anthony Joshua v Tyson Fury talks begin
By Danny Flexen, BoxingNews, Thu, 26 May 2016
IT’S Anthony Joshua v Tyson Fury that “AJ’s” promoter Eddie Hearn insists is the priority for later this year – rather than a showdown with the comebacking David Haye who won his second, facile fight following a three-and-a-half-year hiatus last weekend. Hearn admits Haye is a potential future oppo Read Full Story >>>
JOHNREIL CASIMERO AVENGES HIS LOSS TO AMNAT, WINS BY DRAMATIC 4TH ROUND KNOCKOUT STOPPAGE
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, PhilBoxing.com, Wed, 25 May 2016
Filipino flyweight John Reil Casimero who vowed to avenge his previous loss to IBF world champion Amnat Ruenroeng of Thailand in a foul-infested title fight some eleven months ago, did just that at the Diamond Court in Read Full Story >>>
BREAKING NEWS: CASIMERO KO'S RUENROENG
By Rene Bonsubre, Jr., PhilBoxing.com, Wed, 25 May 2016
CHINA – It was sweet vengeance for Johnriel Casimero of the Philippines when he dropped Thai Amnat Ruenroeng twice in round four at the Diamond court in Beijing and took Ruenroeng's IBF world flyweight title.
Casimero was the aggr Read Full Story >>>
NIETES TRAINER LAUGHS AT MEXICAN CHALLENGER ‘RAYITO” GARCIA’S BOAST HE WILL LOOK FOR A KNOCKOUT OF NIETES IN FIVE ROUNDS
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, PhilBoxing.com, Wed, 25 May 2016
The trainer of WBO light flyweight champion Donnie Nietes, the longest reigning Filipino world champion, has laughed off the claim by Mexican challenger Raul “Rayito” Garcia that he is looking to knock out Nietes in five Read Full Story >>>
BOXING'S TOP WOMEN TO HONOR KATHY DUVA WITH "RAGING BABE LUMINARY" AWARD AT RAGING BABE BRUNCH, NEW YORK, NEW YORK
PhilBoxing.com, Wed, 25 May 2016
NEW YORK - May 24, 2016 - The weekend of June 11th, boxing's most influential women will gather for brunch in the Big Apple for the 7th Raging Babe event of its kind, dubbed New York, New York. Attendees will include promoters, network executives, public relations representatives, referees, fighters Read Full Story >>>
To fight or not to fight in Rio: ABAP will respect Pacquiao's call
GMA News Online, Wed, 25 May 2016
The Association of Boxing Alliances of the Philippines (ABAP) will respect whatever decision Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao will arrive at as the deadline looms for the submission of entries to the last Olympic qualifier in Baku, Azerbaijan.
“Senator (elect) Pacquiao has already given so mu Read Full Story >>>
Canelo’s Conscience: To GGG or not to GGG?
By Phil D. Jay, World Boxing News, Wed, 25 May 2016
Mexican superstar Canelo Alvarez remains in the corner he backed himself into on May 7 as the former world champion weighs up a massive fight with middleweight rival Gennady Golovkin.
Despite making bold claims in the ring after his victory over Amir Khan in Golovkin's presence, Canelo chose to v Read Full Story >>>
Canelo Alvarez fights a lawsuit while a fight with GGG remains uncertain
By Mitch Abramson, RingTV.com, Wed, 25 May 2016
On a day when Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin were supposed to be finalizing the details of a middleweight unification fight for the fall, Alvarez and his promoter found themselves staring down the barrel of a sticky lawsuit instead.
Alvarez and Golden Boy CEO Oscar De La Hoya sat in a Miami- Read Full Story >>>
Op-Ed: Why Viktor Postol could halt Terence Crawford's winning streak
By Leo Reyes, Digital Journal, Wed, 25 May 2016
Unbeaten Ukrainian boxer Viktor Postol has what it takes to end Terence Crawford's 28-fight winning streak when they collide on July 23 in a pay-per-view fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada for the WBC light welterweight title.
Crawford and Postol are both unbeaten in their pro Read Full Story >>>
Francisco Vargas, tainted meat and the slippery PED slope in boxing
By Kevin Iole, Yahoo! Sports, Wed, 25 May 2016
LAS VEGAS – Regulators attempting to keep performance-enhancing drugs out of sports are modern-day versions of Sisyphus, condemned to pushing an immense boulder up a hill, only to continually see it roll back down.
Chasing the drug cheats is hard but important work, particularly in combat sports Read Full Story >>>
OMEGA BARES TWO BOXING EVENTS FOR JUNE AND JULY (PHOTOS)
By Dong Secuya, PhilBoxing.com, Wed, 25 May 2016
CEBU CITY – Omega Pro Sports, Inc. (OPSI) has bared two boxing events for the months of June and July as a follow-up to their 'Who's Next? Boxing Series' which launched early this year, this was announced during the press co Read Full Story >>>
TACONING’S TRAINING DISRUPTED BY POSTPONEMENT OF WBC TITLE FIGHT
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, PhilBoxing.com, Wed, 25 May 2016
Mandatory WBC light flyweight Jonathan Taconing’s training for his title fight against Mexican world champion Ganigan Lopez has been disrupted by the postponement of the fight set for June 11 to July 2.
The manager of Read Full Story >>>
The Past Week in Action 24 May 2016
By Eric Armit, PhilBoxing.com, Wed, 25 May 2016
Paris, France: Cruiser: Yunier Dorticos (21-0) W TKO 10 Youri Kayembre Kalenga (22-3). Cruiser: Arsen Goulamirian (17-0) W PTS 12 Andrey Knyazev (13-3).
Dorticos vs. Kalenga
Cuban Do Read Full Story >>>
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