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Sultan ready to challenge countryman Ancajas in mandatory title fight, says handler
By Gerry Ramos,, Mon, 19 Feb 2018
JONAS Sultan's camp said the up and coming fighter is ready to take on Jerwin Ancajas if the mandatory challenge for his compatriot's International Boxing Federation (IBF) super-flyweight title is given the green light in June. Trainer Edito ‘Ala’ Villamor stressed the 26-year-old Sultan earned t  Read Full Story >>>

Filipino KO puncher Reymart Gaballo to get first serious test vs. Stephon Young
By Ryan Songalia,, Mon, 19 Feb 2018
Unbeaten fighters Reymart Gaballo and Stephon Young will meet on March 23 at Seminole Hard Rock Casino in Hollywood, Florida, Gaballo’s promoter, Jim Claude Manangquil, tells The 12-round fight will be contested for the interim WBA bantamweight title. The fight will be the first signi  Read Full Story >>>

The Night Everyone Forgot Errol Spence Existed
By Paul Magno,, Mon, 19 Feb 2018
This doesn’t bode well for the likelihood of seeing Spence in a real, career-defining fight against one of the fellow welterweight elite any time soon… Imagine a world without Errol Spence Jr. It’s easy if you try. Saturday night, after Danny Garcia stopped Brandon Rios, three of the top four   Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao fighting on Crawford vs Horn undercard is a slap in the face
By Freddy Fresco,, Mon, 19 Feb 2018
As a fan of Manny Pacquiao I was excited to hear the news, he will fight again, but saddened at the possibility of him fighting on the undercard of Terence Crawford vs. Jeff Horn on ESPN PPV. Putting a legend like Pacquiao on the undercard of a PPV to lesser known draws is a slap in the face, he   Read Full Story >>>

By Eddie Alinea,, Mon, 19 Feb 2018

Besides the regular stuff that highlight the annual NBA All-Star weekend as the skills challenge, three-point shooting contest, the race for the Most Valuable Player Award will also be a main feature of the affair. Who wi  
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William Silva headlines March 3 in Clearwater, FL, Mon, 19 Feb 2018
Tampa, FL (February 18, 2018) – Lightweight contender William “Baby Face” Silva returns to the ring Saturday, March 3 to face rugged Rogelio Casarez at Banquet Master in Clearwater, FL. The eight-bout card is promoted by Fire Fist Boxing Promotions. Tickets are available at and t  Read Full Story >>>

Three Punch Combo: Handicapping Keith Thurman’s Next Opponent and More
By Matt Andrzejewski , The Sweet Science, Mon, 19 Feb 2018
THREE PUNCH COMBO — Welterweight champion Keith Thurman (28-0, 22 KO’s) is set to return to the ring on May 19th against an opponent to be determined. When Thurman does return, it will be on the heels of a 14-month layoff and he has made it very clear the opponent will not be any of the top contende  Read Full Story >>>

Donnie Nietes breaks camp; Team declares they are ready
By Ed de la Vega, DDS,, Mon, 19 Feb 2018

Following his usual routine particularly in huge fights such as the one coming up against Argentina’s JC Reveco, IBF world flyweight champion, Donnie “Ahas” Nietes breaks camp last Saturday and declares himself ready to showcase his t  
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By Maloney L. Samaco,, Mon, 19 Feb 2018

Former four-division world champion and pound-for-pound king Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez expresses interest in fighting three-division world titlist Donnie Nietes for the vacant World Boxing Organization (WBO) super fly  
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Impressive victories by Subriel Matías and Alfredo Santiago against world title challengers in Fajardo, PR, Mon, 19 Feb 2018
Las Night, before a packed house in the Fajardo Municipal Equestrian Park in Puerto Rico, Subriel Matías and Alfredo 'Ojo' Santiago, both from Fajardo, were victorious against former world title challengers. In the main event, Subriel Matías (9-0, 9 KO) defeated by technical knockout at 33 secon  Read Full Story >>>

You Can Call Me Ray
By Marc Livitz,, Mon, 19 Feb 2018
All he could hope for in order to keep himself and his family in his adopted hometown was quite the simple assignment. Just win… Dulce como el azucar. In English, that’s ‘sweet as sugar.’ As fans, we often watch the rise of certain fighters who have the ability to catch our attention for the best  Read Full Story >>>

Danny ‘Swift’ Garcia Bamboozles Brandon ‘Bam-Bam’ Rios
By John Gatling,, Mon, 19 Feb 2018
_You mad cuz my style you’re admiring/ don’t be mad… UPS is hiring/You shoulda been a cop – fuck Hip-hop/with that freestyle you bound to get [shot] _ —Notorious B.I.G, “Flava In Ya Ear” [Remix] “BoOm!” Like a vintage Nike commercial in the spirit of a revolutionary Malcolm X, former WBC   Read Full Story >>>

Groves beats Eubank Jr. in thriller to reach WBSS final
World Boxing News, Mon, 19 Feb 2018
George Groves added the IBO super-middleweight title to his WBA version with a dogged performance against a game Chris Eubank Jr. In a heated battle at Manchester Arena, both men traded fire with fire in a barnstorming bout. Groves who proved the most accurate of the two as Eubank swung widely  Read Full Story >>>

Garcia KOs Rios in 9th; Benavidez decisions Gavril
By Ralph Rimpell,, Sun, 18 Feb 2018

At the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, former welterweight champion Danny “Swift” Garcia (34-1, 20KOs) overcame a tough challenge from former Champion “Bam Bam” Brandon Rios (34-4-1, 24KOs) to keep his hopes alive for rematch with  
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Unbeaten Caleb Plant Dominates Rogelio Medina on His Way to Unanimous Decision in Super Middleweight World Title Eliminator, Sun, 18 Feb 2018

EL PASO, TX. (February 17, 2018) - Former world champions Victor Ortiz (32-6-3, 25 KOs) and Devon Alexander (27-4-1, 14 KOs) fought to majority draw in the exciting main event of Premier Boxing Champions on FOX and FOX Depor  
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Heno defies home crowd, dethrones Sabillo at home
By Jerome S. Galunan Jr.,, Sun, 18 Feb 2018

BACOLOD CITY -- Edward ‘El Heneral’ Heno remained undefeated – now with 12 wins, 5 draws including 5 stoppages after beating former world champion Merlito ‘Tiger’ Sabillo (27 wins, 5 losses and a draw with 13 KOs) in his terri  
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By Lito delos Reyes,, Sun, 18 Feb 2018

BACOLOD CITY (FEB. 18) – Former International Boxing Organization (IBO) world light flyweight champion Rey “Hitman” Loreto landed powerful combinations to make a total of five knockdowns before he finally pummeled to submissi  
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NBA All-Star Saturday -- Mitchell wins dunk tilt, Booker is 3-point king
By Nicholai R. Roska,, Sun, 18 Feb 2018

Los Angeles -- ​Utah Jazz rookie ​Mitchell Donovan was crowned slam dunk champion in the signature event of the NBA All-Star Saturday at the Staples Center.​ ​ ​The 6-foot-3, 211-pound Donovan beat   
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Mary Ann Antolihao pitches a near-perfect game
By Eddie Alinea,, Sun, 18 Feb 2018
University of Santo Tomas’ imperfect girl Mary Ann Antolihao pitched a near-perfect game in the Tigresses’ 3-0 blanking of Ateneo at the start of second round elimination of the UAAP women’s Softball Championship Saturday at the eight decades old Rizal Memorial Baseball/Softball Stadium. The rig  Read Full Story >>>

Danny Garcia Drills a Very Game Brandon Rios in Ninth
By Rick Reeno,, Sun, 18 Feb 2018
Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas - Former two division world champion Danny Garcia (34-1, 20 KOs) knocked out a very game Brandon Rios (34-4-1, 24 KOs) in the ninth round. The bout was the first for Garcia since losing a twelve round split decision last March at the hands of Keith Thurman in their WBC, WB  Read Full Story >>>

Devon Alexander, Victor Ortiz Battle To a Majority Draw
By Keith Idec,, Sun, 18 Feb 2018
Devon Alexander deserved better Saturday night. A determined Alexander appeared to do more than enough to out-point Victor Ortiz, but he was forced to settle for a majority draw in their 12-round battle between former welterweight champions. Ortiz fell behind early, yet apparently closed the gap   Read Full Story >>>

Groves Decisions Eubank
By Robert Ecksel,, Sun, 18 Feb 2018
WBA super middleweight champion George Groves decisioned IBO super middleweight champion Chris Eubank Jr. over 12 lopsided rounds… Saturday night at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, Lancashire, United Kingdom, WBA super middleweight champion George Groves (28-3, 20 KOs), from Hammersmith, Lond  Read Full Story >>>

George Groves beats Chris Eubank Jr on unanimous points decision
By Gareth A Davies,, Sun, 18 Feb 2018
t lived up to all expectation. It was a thriller. But George Groves was just a step too far, too long, too strong and ultimately too technical and experienced in the championship rounds for Chris Eubank Jr here last night when the Londoner defeated the Brighton man on points to prove that the hype s  Read Full Story >>>

Edward Heno outpoints Merlito Sabillo in Philippine crossroads fight
By Ryan Songalia,, Sun, 18 Feb 2018
Edward Heno scored the biggest win of his young career Saturday, defeating former world titleholder Merlito Sabillo by split decision to retain his OPBF junior flyweight belt at Gaisano City Mall in Bacolod City, Philippines. Two judges had it for Heno (12-0, 5 knockouts) by scores of 118-110 and  Read Full Story >>>


Former world champion and #1 ranked mandatory challenger JUAN FRANCISCO ‘El Gallo” ESTRADA, (36-2-0, 25 KO’s), closed his Hermosillo, Mexico training camp in style with a final sparring session in front of a huge crowd of local m  
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Argentine prospective opponent has a message to Pacquiao
ABS-CBN News, Sun, 18 Feb 2018
Argentine champion Lucas Matthysse is hopeful he can still win the Manny Pacquiao sweepstakes even after boxing promoter Bob Arum thumbed down the possibility. In an Instagram post, the reigning regular world welterweight champion made his thoughts known about the Pacquiao fight. "Ojala se me   Read Full Story >>>

Bob Arum Speaks On Notorious Pacquiao Shoulder Injury After Mayweather Fight
By Niall Doran, Boxing News and Views, Sun, 18 Feb 2018
The Pacquiao shoulder injury after his fight with Floyd Mayweather in 2015 still sticks out as a sore thorn for many boxing fans today. Almost three years on. It was the biggest fight in history as an event but a fight that ultimately,didn’t live up to the hype. Perhaps it never could in truth  Read Full Story >>>

Super Middleweight World Champions George Groves vs. Chris Eubank Jr. World Boxing Super Series semifinals, Sat, 17 Feb 2018

AIRING LIVE IN CANADA THIS AFTERNOON EXCLUSIVELY ON SUPER CHANNEL EDMONTON, Canada (February 17, 2018) - Today's "Battle of Britain": is a bitter showdown between World champions "Sir" George Groves and Chris "Next G  
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OUTSIDE LOOKING IN: Carlo Biado, the newest Filipino world pool champion was once a golf course tee boy
By Eddie Alinea,, Sat, 17 Feb 2018

Before, there was an Efren “Bata” Reyes, and after there was an Alex Pagulayan and Ronnie Alcano, there, too, was a Francisco “Django” Bustamante. Seven years later, Carlo Biado added his name among the greats  
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UFC's Sage Northcutt Gunning For Lead Movie Role After 'Creed 2' Snub, Sat, 17 Feb 2018

TMZ SPORTS -- UFC star Sage Northcutt's using his "Creed 2" snub as the ultimate motivation to kick-start a massively successful acting career ... telling TMZ Sports he's gunning to land lead movie roles!! ICYMI -- Sage  
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The Danger of The Crawford-Horn & Pacquiao-Alvarado PPV
By Andreas Hale,, Sat, 17 Feb 2018
Top Rank and ESPN are about to jump into the pay-per-view business in 2018 on April 14th with Terence Crawford vs. Jeff Horn and a co-main event of Manny Pacquiao vs. Mike Alvarado. Are you excited? Honestly, few are anticipating this fight because there’s a lack of mainstream appeal and nothing   Read Full Story >>>

Joe Simonich: The Grizzly
By Clarence George,, Sat, 17 Feb 2018
Simonich’s most formidable opponent was the legendary Mickey Walker, whom he met at the Arena in Philly on November 1, 1926… “Like Ketchel, Simonich was a hard puncher, always aggressive, and as tough and game as a grizzly.”—Gordon Pouliot Today we celebrate the 123rd birthday of outrageously   Read Full Story >>>


CARD RESULTS Grand Sierra Resort and Casino, Grand Theatre, Reno, Nevada Promoted by Top Rank • Ray Beltran conquered the WBO lightweight title by defeating Paulus Moses by unanimous decision. QUOTE: "I have no wo  
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Matthysse: I Hope The Pacquiao Fight Happens For Me, Sat, 17 Feb 2018
Argentinean puncher Lucas Matthysse is hoping that eight division world champion Manny Pacquiao makes good on his recent call-out and the two of them fight each other. Last month, Matthysse secured an eight round TKO of Tewa Kiram at The Forum in Los Angeles. With that victory, he captured the 'r  Read Full Story >>>

Ray Beltran Bloody and Bruised, Decisions Moses For WBO Title
By Keith Idec,, Sat, 17 Feb 2018
Paulus Moses is 39 and was a huge underdog Friday night. Those unfavorable numbers didn’t stop the former champion from overcoming Ray Beltran’s early attack to make their lightweight championship match more difficult than expected for the favored fighter. A determined Beltran fought through a cu  Read Full Story >>>


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