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Sosa upsets Fortuna to win WBA 130lb belt; Cermeno acquires vacant WBA 122lb title in China

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The 12th Round

By Mauricio Sulaiman
WBC President – Jose Sulaiman’s son

BOXING OUTSIDE THE RING – A BOXER’S TOUGHEST CHALLENGE

As I write this column flying from Manila to Bangkok, my sadness is extreme as one of the dearest members of the WBC Board of Governors, Juan Sanchez has gone onto the path of no return. Juanito as most used to call him was a wonderful person, passionate about boxing, baseball and life. A CPA with integrity and honorability, he served as Treasurer and Finance Committee Chairman since 1994 and has been a member of the WBC for 30 years. Our prayers go to his wife Darys, his family and the so many friends he had all over the world.

Juan Sanchez thought Roy Jones Jr. was one of the best fighters in history, and this has inspired me to write as this week’s topic. Most athletes and celebrities, but especially boxers, have to face their toughest challenges after they retire. It is lonesome to go home, stop waking up to your usual routine and slowly see how others start to rise in popularity and eventually have to take a side-step as it’s someone else who the fans are cheering for. Money stops flowing in, entourages fly away, depression kicks in, life changes dramatically and most of the time there is no one to go to. Bridges were burnt. (more…)



April 4th, 2016

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Anthony Joshua tells Tyson Fury to “educate himself”

Callum Smith: “I’m ready for any of the super middleweight champions”

Is Olympic gold Manny Pacquiao’s destiny?

Pacquiao has no concerns about being underweight for Timothy Bradley



April 4th, 2016


UFC

TUF Spotlight: A look at the history of TUF coaches

On April 20, the newest season of The Ultimate Fighter will hit FS1, and while the focus will be on the light heavyweight men and strawweight women fighting for a UFC contract, there will be no shortage of attention paid to the coaches, UFC women’s strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk and No. 1 contender Claudia Gadelha . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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April 4th, 2016

Boxing News

New opponent for McDonnell

Fernando Vargas has replaced Juan Alberto Rosas as the opponent for WBA bantamweight king Jamie McDonnell at The O2 in London on Saturday night. Rosas is out after suffering a sparring injury. Vargas is coming off a win over former World champion Wilfredo Vazquez Jr in Brooklyn in June.

“It’s a massive chance for Vargas,” said McDonnell. “It means everything to him and he’s going to bring the fight to me, but I am focused, feeling sharp and looking to make a statement. I’ve been training for lots of styles so it doesn’t bother me. I’m just buzzing to be back in the UK and ready to put on a show. I was looking to move up after the first Kameda fight but I am making Bantamweight well so if the big fights keep coming at Bantamweight I will stay there, it just depends on what options there are out there for me.”



April 4th, 2016


Boxing News

Abraham promising best performance against Ramirez

Arthur Abraham (44-4, 29 KOs) is promising his best ever performance when he steps through the ropes to defend his WBO World Super Middleweight title against Gilberto Ramirez (33-0, 24 KOs) on Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The two-weight World Champion, who will be making his Las Vegas debut on the undercard of Manny Pacqiauo’s farewell fight with Timothy Bradley, knows he must bring his A-game to defeat the rising Mexican star.

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“As a boxer your next fight is always your most important,” says ‘King Arthur.’ “In this case it is the circumstances which make this so special for me. I am fighting for the first time in Las Vegas, the fight capital of the World, against my mandatory challenger, a young undefeated fighter who will be doing his utmost to take my belt. This will be a tough test. I know I must produce my best ever performance to overcome this challenge and retain my WBO title.” (more…)



April 4th, 2016

Boxing News

Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez hits Las Vegas

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The undefeated Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez arrived in Las Vegas tonight with his team head it by his promoter Jesus Zapari, trainer Hector Zapari and his advisor Sean Gibbons. Ramirez (33-0, 24 KOs), from Mazatlan, Mexico, co-promoted by Zapari Boxing Promotions, the WBO No. 1 super middleweight contender and mandatory challenger, will get his first world title shot when he challenges Abraham (44-4, 29 KOs), of Berlin Germany.

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April 4th, 2016

Boxing News

Pacquiao attacked in Hollywood

By Nick Giongco

A white male tried to hit Manny Pacquiao after the Filipino boxing star hosted a sumptuous lunch Sunday at Kabuki, a high-end Japanese restaurant located on Vine Street in Hollywood, California. David Sisson, Pacquiao’s personal assistant said the incident took place at around 3 p.m. at the parking basement of the establishment.

“The man attacked Manny and one of his friends, (Fil-Am) Edward Lura, was able to prevent the man from hitting Manny,” said Sisson on Sunday night.

“He was fast and he almost got Manny,” said Sisson.

Pacquiao did not call the police and just told his security staff to let the man go even as he continued to threw profanities on the 37-year-old boxing icon.

Pacquiao is in Los Angeles training for his April 9 showdown with Tim Bradley in Las Vegas.



April 4th, 2016

Boxing News

Pro Boxing back in Omaha on May 7

Omaha, Nebraska, continues its recent hot streak of boxing action on May 7th when former Team USA and national amateur star Steven “So Cold” Nelson (1-0, 1 KO) makes his hometown debut at the Ramada Inn Convention Center. Nelson grew up in Omaha with childhood best friend and current world champion Terence “Bud” Crawford, before leaving at the age of 18, to pursue a career in the US Army. (more…)



April 4th, 2016

Boxing News

Evens Pierre defends WBA Fedelatin title on Friday

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By Robert Coster

Pro boxing is returning to Haiti on Friday as local favorite Evens “The Sun City Kid” Pierre (25-1, 17 KOs) is defending his WBA Fedelatin lightweight belt against Tomas Mendez (21-6, 14 KOs) of the Dominican Republic. Promoter Jacques Deschamps hopes that a good showing by Pierre, ranked 8th by the WBA, will open the door to a WBA world title challenge. “Evens is pumped up to be fighting in front of his home crowd and is going to give it his all against a rugged opponent that does not give up.”

In another interesting clash, lightweights Francisco Contreras (28-5, 21 KOs) and Jose Anibal Cruz (20-5, 14 KOs) will be going at each other in an all-Dominican civil war. The four bout card will be held at the swanky Karibe Convention Center in Petionville, Haiti.



April 4th, 2016

Boxing News

Pro-Am Card in Kalispell, Montana this Friday

By Ricardo Ibarra

This Friday April 8th at the Flathead County Fairgrounds in Kalispell, Montana, Jesse Uhde and his Hard Knocks Fight Promotions will stage their fifth installment of the popular “Fight Night” Pro-Am series with eight total bouts expected. Two Pacific Northwest amateur stand-outs are scheduled to make their entrance into the paid ranks on the card, with four pro fights, three amateur match-ups and more.

In the main event local fan-favorite Kenny Guzman will make his professional debut in a four round featherweight bout. (more…)



April 4th, 2016

Boxing News

Liebenberg: I’m coming to Sweden to kick Skoglund’s a–

South African light heavyweight Ryno Liebenberg (17-2, 12 KOs) is full of confidence as he prepares to travel to Stockholm to face Swedish boxing star Erik Skoglund (24-0, 11 KOs). Liebenberg says Skoglund is yet to face a ‘real’ opponent and will be in for a ‘big surprise’ when they come face-to-face on April 23 at the Hovet. “There’s two things Erik should know,” says Liebenberg. “I’m coming to Sweden to kick his a–, and once we’re in the ring, he can run but he can’t hide! (more…)



April 4th, 2016

Boxing News

Results from St. Petersburg, FL

Jacksonville, FL’s Juan Aguirre spoiled what was expected to be a homecoming for popular junior middleweight Ali Tareh Saturday, April 1 at the Bayfront Hilton in his hometown of St. Petersburg, FL. Headlining Mad Integrity Fight Sports’ “Bombs Away 5,” the main event boxers entered the ring for their eight round junior middleweight fight to a standing room only crowd, which packed the venue prior to the start of the first fight. A big ticket seller who had a large group of supporters on hand, Tareh took his time in the early going. Aguirre, a pressure fighter, looked to close the gap and connect with a hard shot upstairs. With seconds remaining in the opening stanza, Aguirre saw an opening and unleashed a devastating left left hook that knocked Tareh out cold at 2:59.

Aguirre is now 7-17-1 with 1 knockout. Tareh, who received a standing ovation upon returning to his feet, slides to 13-12-5 with 6 wins by knockout. (more…)



April 4th, 2016

Boxing News

Manny Pacquiao Training Camp Q&A

BOB ARUM: This is a very interesting promotion as far as I’m concerned. A lot of people are concentrating on the new and improved Tim Bradley. Manny Pacquiao with his right arm now totally repaired – he has had that torn rotator cuff since before the De La Hoya fight. A lot of athletes are able to perform well with a torn rotator cuff – a lot of pitchers in the major leagues are able to perform well with it. Obviously now that it’s repaired, it is at full strength. Freddie will tell you that Manny is hitting harder with the right hand – even harder than with the left hand, so he is now going to be a real two-handed fighter which is very interesting. I think Tim Bradley’s big advantage is that he is going in with a game plan. I don’t think he had much of a game plan in the first two fights but certainly Teddy has given him one. I am very excited for my “NoTrump Undercard” with the young Hispanics contenders and I think it is resonating tremendously, particularly with the Hispanic community. I’ve done dozens of radio interviews and television programs with the Hispanic media and there is a lot of excitement.

How are tickets selling?

BOB ARUM: The Ticket situation is good. It is about what it was last time that Manny fought Bradley. There are approximately 2,000 tickets left and a lot of those will go in the last week. They are selling at a very good clip so if we don’t sell out we will have at least 14,000 people in the arena on April 9. I am still optimistic that they will all be gone by fight night. (more…)



April 3rd, 2016

UFC

Cormier injured; Jones vs. Saint Preux headlines UFC 197

UFC announced today that UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier has been forced off the UFC 197 card due to an injury to the interosseous membrane in his left leg. As a result, former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones will fight No. 6 Ovince Saint Preux for the interim championship in the main event of UFC 197 on Saturday, April 23 in Las Vegas . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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April 3rd, 2016

Boxing News

Callum Smith aiming at September title shot

Unbeaten super middleweight contender Callum Smith destroyed Euro champ Hadillah Mohoumadi inside a round at the Echo Arena in Liverpool on Saturday night to land a shot at the WBC world super middleweight title. “I’d like to fight for the World title in September,” said Smith, “but if I have to wait then so be it. I’m only 25 and I am improving all the time. Every time I step up I win, so why not keep going?”

Promoter Eddie Hearn said that Smith would be ringside in Washington when Jack defends his title against Lucian Bute and DeGale meets his mandatory Rogelio Medina on April 30.

“Callum is the real deal,” said Hearn. “He’ll dominate the super middleweight division for years to come. He’s going to fight for the world title and he’s going to win it. He’s only going to get better and better. Badou Jack won’t want to fight Callum; he just demolished Mohoumadi – Jack won’t stand up to that force. He’s got freakish power and he’s a scary, scary man. He makes the weight easy so let him dominate this division now.”



April 3rd, 2016

UFC

Super Six: Jon Jones

Jon Jones may be the current pound-for-pound king of the UFC, but he no longer holds the crown of the light heavyweight division, a situation he hopes to change in the main event of UFC 197 on April 23. But before the big night in Vegas arrives, we’ll take a look back at a half-dozen of Jones’ greatest moments . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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April 3rd, 2016

Boxing News

Jhonny Gonzalez scores 50th knockout

Photos: Promociones del Pueblo

Former multi-division world champion Jhonny Gonzalez (60-10, 50 KOs) scored his milestone 50th knockout in the second round against Justin Savi (28-5-2, 18 KOs) on Saturday night at the Centro de Convenciones Tlanepantla in Mexico State. Gonzalez dropped Savi in round one and got the stoppage after dropping Savi again in round two. Savi complained about the stoppage to no avail. Gonzalez retained his WBC International silver super featherweight title.

Former IBF jr middleweight champion Carlos “King” Molina (25-6-2, 8 KOs) outpointed Reyes “Rey” Sanchez (26-8-2, 15 KOs) over eight rounds. Scores were 79-73, 78-74, 80-72.

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April 3rd, 2016

Boxing News

Fuentes, Ortega victorious in Mexico City

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Former world champion Moises “Moi” Fuentes (24-2-1, 13 KOs) made quick work of Rommel “Asesino” Asenjo (28-5, 20 KOs), getting him out of there in the first round in a flyweight bout on Saturday night at the Auditorio Blackberry in Mexico City. Time was 1:48. Afterward, Fuentes declared he’s ready for a world title fight.

Unbeaten super bantamweight Edivaldo “Indio” Ortega (24-0-1, 11 KOs) won a ten round unanimous decision over former world champion Juan Carlos “Zurdito” Sanchez (21-5-1, 9 KOs). Scores were 96-93, 98-93, 99-91.

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April 3rd, 2016

Boxing News

Santana defeats Paredes

Photos: Mikey Williams/Top Rank

Welterweight Francisco “Chia” Santana (24-4-1, 12 KOs) scored a one-sided ten round unanimous decision over Ed Paredes (36-6-1, 24 KOs) on Saturday night at the Oceanview Pavillion in Port Hueneme, California. Santana’s relentless rapid-fire style rarely gave Paredes a chance to rest as he took shot after shot. Scores were 100-90 on all three cards.

In a slugfest, Luis Ramos Jr (26-2, 10 KOs) won an eight round unanimous decision over 38-year-old former world champion Cristobal Cruz (40-20-4, 24 KOs). Ramos dropped Cruz in round six. The ex-champ roared back to floor Ramos in round seven. In the end, it was Ramos prevailing 78-72 on all three cards.

2012 Olympic light heavyweight gold medalist Egor Mekhontsev (12-0, 8 KOs) dropped Victor Barragan (12-10-1, 3 KOs) twice in round two and got a referee’s stoppage after flooring Barragan again in round five. (more…)



April 2nd, 2016

Boxing News

Zoda Blows out Kanalas in Borneo

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Indonesian teenage sensation Iwan Zoda (9-1, 8 KOs) continues to impress. Saturday night Zoda won the vacant IBF youth flyweight title by knocking out the previously unbeaten Hungarian Szilveszter Kanalas (8-1, 6 KOs) in three rounds. The bout took place in Borneo, Indonesia in the city of Pontianak.

The Hungarian visitor edged the cautious first round on two judges’ cards. Zoda turned on the pressure in the second round which he dominated. It was all over after two knockdowns in the third. 19-year-old Zoda also holds the WBO Asia-Pacific title which he won last October on the road in Thailand against previously unbeaten Petchchorhae Kokietgym. (more…)



April 2nd, 2016

Boxing News

Eric Molina post-fight comments

By Przemek Garczarczyk

Former heavyweight world title challenger Eric “The Drummer Boy” Molina (25-3, 19 KOs) discusses his spectacular tenth round KO over former light heavyweight and cruiserweight world champion Tomasz “Goral” Adamek (50-5, 30 KOs) on Saturday night at the Tauron Arena in Krakow, Poland.



April 2nd, 2016

Boxing News

Molina KOs Adamek in round ten

By Przemek Garczarczyk at ringside

In a crossroads heavyweight fight, former world title challenger Eric “The Drummer Boy” Molina (25-3, 19 KOs) scored a spectacular tenth round KO over former light heavyweight and cruiserweight world champion Tomasz “Goral” Adamek (50-5, 30 KOs) on Saturday night at the Tauron Arena in Krakow, Poland. It was a good action fight with Amamek seemingly headed toward a decision when Molina cracked Adamek with a crushing right hand. Molina claimed the vacant IBF inter-continental heavyweight belt. At the time of the KO, Adamek was leading on all scorecards 88-83.

Unbeaten cruiserweight Michal Cieslak (12-0, 8 KOs) scored a fourth round TKO over Francisco “The Wizard” Palacios (23-4, 14 KOs). Cieslak dropped Palacios a right hand in round four and got the stoppage with his follow-up barrage.

Heavyweight Andrzej Wawrzyk (32-1, 18 KOs) scored a seventh round TKO over Marcin Rekowski (17-3, 14 KOs). Wawrzyk dropped Rekowski in round one and again in round six. The referee waved it off in round seven.

Cruiserweight Mateusz Masternak (37-4, 26 KOs) won a ten round unanimous decision over Eric Fields (24-4, 16 KOs). Scores were 99-91, 100-90, 100-90.

Welterweight Michal Syrowatka (14-1, 4 KOs) won a ten round unanimous decision over former world title challenger Rafael Jackiewicz (48-15-2, 22 KOs). Scores were 96-64, 96-94, 98-93. Jackiewicz handed Syrowatka his first loss in December.



April 2nd, 2016

Boxing News

Duhaupas KOs “Nordic Nightmare” Helenius

By Pasi Taavitsainen
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Former heavyweight world title challenger Johann “Reptile” Duhaupas (34-3, 21 KOs) scored a spectacular sixth round KO over previously unbeaten Robert “The Nordic Nightmare” Helenius (22-1, 13 KOs) on Saturday night at the Hartwall Arena in Helsinki, Finland. Duhaupas put Helenius on the canvas in round four with a crushing right hand and finished him with the same punch with seconds left in round six. Helenius was down for several minutes. Duhaupas claimed the vacant WBC silver heavyweight title.

In a cruiserweight clash, Tamas Lodi (18-6-1, 15 KOs) scored a third round KO over Juho Haapoja (26-7-2, 16 KOs). Haapoja started strong but ran straight into an uppercut and it was game over.

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April 2nd, 2016

Boxing News

Smith destroys Mohoumadi in WBC eliminator

Unbeaten super middleweight Callum Smith (19-0, 14 KOs) blitzed European super middleweight champion Hadillah Mohoumadi (20-4-1, 15 KOs) in round one and got him out of there with a barrage of punches on Saturday night at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, England. The bout was also a WBC eliminator.

In the co-feature, super middleweight Rocky Fielding (22-1, 12 KOs) recovered from a second round knockdown to win a split decision over Christopher Rebrasse (24-5-3, 6 KOs) claiming the vacant WBC International title. Scores were 114-113, 114-113 for Fielding, 115-113 for Rebrasse.

Unbeaten British lightweight champion Scott Cardle (19-0-1, 6 KOs) barely hung onto his belt with a controversial twelve round draw against Sean Dodd (10-2, 2 KOs). Scores were 114-114, 114-114 and 116-114 for Cardle.

In a rematch, middleweight Tom Doran (17-0, 7 KOs) scored a brutal second round KO over Luke Keeler (10-2, 5 KOs). Doran recovered from a hard first round knockdown to send Keeler to the canvas later in the round. Doran floored Keller twice more in round two to end it. He wins the vacant WBC International title.



April 2nd, 2016

Boxing News

Pabon: I stopped it to protect Theophane

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Jr. welterweight Ashley Theophane criticized the ninth round stoppage by referee Luis Pabon in Friday night’s fight with Adrien Broner. The veteran world championship referee from Puerto Rico spoke to Fightnews.com® about his decision to stop the fight.

“I stopped the fight due to the superiority of Broner, who had hurt Theophane in several rounds,” said Pabon. “Theophane had won only two rounds at most. He wasn’t fully KO’d, but was very weak. So I let him get hurt more? It is clear that after he was hurt by Broner, he pointed to me with his left hand that signifies ‘no more.’ In boxing, a boxer does not request time when he’s still fighting.”



April 2nd, 2016

UFC

By The Numbers: Top 10 Fox Fights

UFC on FOX first aired just one fight, a special UFC heavyweight championship bout, on November 12, 2011. Since then, the Octagon has been featured on network television four times a year, and those events have been chock full of memorable melees . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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April 2nd, 2016

Boxing News

Weights From St. Petersburg, FL

Ali Tareh 153.4 vs. Juan Aguirre 153
Jose Resendez 125.2 vs. Raul Chirino 125.6
Armando Alvarez 148.2 vs. Lee Dawson 148.6
Jose Medina 267 vs. Todd Bradley 210.8
Victor Kulakovski 151.4 vs. Paulie Simpson 150.2
Michael Guillen 130.4 vs. Rafael Rivera 132.4
Arnold Hill 162.8 vs. Rashad Jones 164.2*
Yordan Frometa 142 vs. Farkhad Sharpiov 141
Steed Woodall 163.4 vs. Juan Raya 164.2

* Jones’ second attempt

Venue: Bayfront Hilton
Promoter: Mad Integrity Fight Sports
First Bout: 7PM, Tickets: 813-507-5110



April 2nd, 2016

Boxing News

Weights from Tlanepantla

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: Alma Montiel

Jhonny Gonzalez 128.50 vs Justin Savi 126.50
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Carlos Molina 141.50 vs Reyes Samchez 142
Jacky Calvo 112.75 vs Itzayana Cruz 109.50
German Lobo 180 vs Ignacio Miranda 182

Venue: Centro de Convenciones Tlanepantla in México State
Prometer: Promociones del Pueblo
TV: Televisa

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April 2nd, 2016

Boxing News

Broner: If we do fight, he won’t be 50-0

By Gary “Digital” Williams

Adrien Broner took to the hallways of the DC Armory to express his satisfaction, not only with winning his bout with Ashley Theophane but with his comments towards Floyd Mayweather, Jr. As he met the media in the rear hallway of the almost 75-year-old facility, Broner celebrated the two victories that About Billion Promotions boxers had over TMT boxers with his entourage who surrounded the media in attendance.

“AB OVER TMT! AB ON TOP! What everybody got to say now?” Broner yelled as he entered the hallway. Once talk switched to his 9th round TKO over Theophane, Broner was more subdued.

“Any performance I can always do better,” Broner said. “We did exactly what we trained on in the gym — that was a lot of power shots and I perfected it and got him out of there in the ninth round.”

“A stoppage is a stoppage,” Broner continued. “Whether it is 30 seconds in the first round or 10 seconds before the end of the 12th round. A stoppage is a stoppage. Point blank. Period.” (more…)



April 2nd, 2016

Boxing News

Theophane disputes stoppage

Jr. welterweight Ashley Theophane says he doesn’t agree with the ninth round stoppage by referee Luis Pabon in Friday night’s fight with Adrien Broner.

“I thought the stoppage was premature because I thought I was in the fight. Me and Broner were going at it. It looked like he was starting to get tired because he started to move around and wasn’t able to stay there with me as much.

“I thought the fight was back and forth and I think the next four rounds would have been the same. No way should the fight have gotten stopped. It’s a shame the referee did that. I was telling the referee, ‘I’m okay, I’m okay.’ Then he waved it off. I don’t know what he was thinking.”



April 2nd, 2016

Boxing News

Pacquiao exhorts youth to enroll in ROTC

Boxing icon and Saranggani Rep. Emmanuel “Manny” D. Pacquiao yesterday called on the country’s college students to choose military service training among the courses offered under the mandatory National Training Service Program to prepare them to defend the country in case of external aggression. “Bravery and patriotism are characters in the heart of every Filipino. But the cause of defending one’s country also requires preparedness and skills to be able to succeed,” said Pacquiao, a voluntary reservist with the rank of lieutenant colonel in the AFP Reserve Force.

Now running for senator, Pacquiao issued a strong appeal to college students to take up Reserve Officers Training Corps program from among the four NTSP courses that they have to enroll in. A student is required to finish one NTSP course as a requisite for graduation. (more…)



April 2nd, 2016

UFC

UFC nominated for two sports Emmy awards

The world-class UFC production team has long been the gold standard in bringing mixed martial arts to the masses, and on Thursday, The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences agreed, nominating the UFC for two Sports Emmy Awards . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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April 2nd, 2016

Boxing News

Weights from Mexico City

Photos: Zanfer Promotions

Moisés Fuentes 112 Rommel Asenjo 111.5
Juan Carlos Sánchez 122.5 Edivaldo Ortega 123
José Manuel Sánchez 109 Moisés Calleros 109
Eduardo Báez 122.5 Irvin Marvin 123
Leonardo Báez 118 Erick Cisneros 118.4
Luis Montelongo 147 José Sebastián Reveles 147
Seth Carrillo 139.3 José García 140

Venue: Auditorio Backberry CDMX
Promoter: Zanfer
TV: Azteca 7, Azteca América, Beinsports

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April 2nd, 2016

Boxing News

Weights from Indonesia

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By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Iwan Zoda 110 vs Szilveszter Kanalas 111

Venue: Pontianak, Indonesia

The IBF Youth World title bout will be shown live on iNews TV starting at 7 pm Western Indonesian time. The transmission can be also streamed live at http://tv.okezone.com/streaming/inews_tv.



April 2nd, 2016

Boxing News

Broner: I don’t care if we spar or if we fight, Floyd’s gotta see me

After his one-sided win over Ashley Theophane, four-division former world champion Adrian “The Problem” Broner called out former friend Floyd Mayweather seated at ringside.

“As ya’ll know I’be been going through a lot this whole week and for me to bottle everything up and come in here and get the job done, I want to give a pat on the back to myself!” said Broner.

“Ya’ll probably know about this. Somebody that I looked up to, somebody that I admire, took the chance to do an interview and just talked all bad about me. I don’t know how ya’ll look at that, but I don’t like it. I wasn’t gonna do this but I’m a man that burns shit from physical activity so me and Floyd, he’s gotta see me. I’m a man at the end of the day. And I come from the streets, the trenches man, from the bottom, from nothing. I’m talking about water and cornflakes. I come from nothing and I will NEVER let a man disrespect me like that! So he’s gotta see me. I don’t care if we spar or if we fight. Let’s get it on!”



April 1st, 2016




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