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Golovkin: Canelo, Eubank, Saunders, Froch are acting like clowns

Golovkin: Canelo, Eubank, Saunders, Froch are acting like clowns

Photos: Michael Sterling Eaton, Neo Nostalgia WBC, WBA, IBF middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin was unusually blunt during a media workout at The ...

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Plant remains unbeaten, dominates De Angel

Plant remains unbeaten, dominates De Angel

Photos: Ryan Greene/Premier Boxing Champions Undefeated super middleweight prospect Caleb "Sweet Hands" Plant (14-0, 10 KOs) scored a one-sided ten round unanimous decision ...

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Rising star Mason Menard ready for a big fight

Rising star Mason Menard ready for a big fight

By Boxing Bob Newman Photo: Bob Newman Until April 15, 2016, barely anyone in the boxing world knew who Mason Menard was- that is, ...

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Filipino Dacquel keeps OPBF 115lb belt against Onaga

Filipino Dacquel keeps OPBF 115lb belt against Onaga

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Boxing Beat Filipino champ Rene Dacquel successfully retained his OPBF super-flyweight belt when he was trailing on points, badly ...

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Spence KOs Bundu in six

Spence KOs Bundu in six

By Matt Richardson at ringside Photos: Emily Harney Welterweight Errol Spence Jr. blew out Leonard Bundu in six rounds Sunday afternoon in the main ...

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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


Boxing News

Broner stops Theophane in ninth

By Gary “Digital” Williams at ringside
Photos: Stephanie Trapp/Mayweather Promotions

Four-division world champion Adrien “The Problem” Broner (32-2, 24 KOs) scored a ninth round TKO over Ashley “The Treasure” Theophane (39-7-1, 11 KOs) on Friday night at the D.C. Armory in Washington, DC. Broner outclassed Theophane from the opening bell and got the stoppage in round nine. Strange ending. Broner hit Theophane with a low blow and when Theophane signaled to referee Luis Pabon, Pabon waved it off. Time was 1:10.

After the fight, Broner tried to get at Floyd Mayweather at ringside, then he called out Floyd when interviewed after the fight.

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April 1st, 2016

Boxing News

Avila outpoints Alvarado at LA Fight Club

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside

Undefeated featherweight prospect Manuel “Tino” Avila (20-0, 8 KOs) of Fairfield, California won a hard fought unanimous decision over tough veteran Rene Alvarado (23-7, 16 KOs) of Nicaragua in a scheduled ten round bout headlining the LA Fight Club series at the Belasco Theater in downtown Los Angeles. Alvarado landed a huge chopping right to start things up as Avila boxed in the opening round. In round two, Avila boxed behind the jab as he kept the aggressor Alvarado at a distance. Avila landed a solid one-two combos in round three as Alvarado continued to go forward. The fourth round saw Avila suffer a cut above his right eye as he continued to box the aggressive Alvarado.

Sticking to the plan Avila was patient in round five boxing Alvarado, who kept coming forward with big punches. Halfway through round six, Alvarado rocked and backed up Avila with a right hand. Avila continued to stick and move in round seven as his boxing skill overwhelmed Alvarado’s aggression. Alvarado continued to chase Avila around the ring in round eight as Avila controlled the fight boxing. Avila was slick in the final two rounds as he frustrated Alvarado in route to a unanimous decision win as the judges scored the bout 100-90, 97-93, and 97-93. (more…)



April 1st, 2016

Boxing News

Easter and Davis stop foes

By Gary “Digital” Williams at ringside
Photos: Stephanie Trapp/Mayweather Promotions

Rising lightweight Robert Easter Jr. (17-0, 14 KOs) laid out former world champion Algenis Mendez (23-4, 12 KOs) with a huge right hand at 2:43 of round five on Friday night at the D.C. Armory in Washington, DC. Good performance by Easter against the gritty Mendez.

Unbeaten lightweight Gervonta “The One” Davis (15-0, 14 KOs) scored an impressive sixth round TKO over Mexico’s Guillermo Avila (16-6, 13 KOs). Davis cut Avila beneath the left eye and punished him at the end of round four. He floored Avila at the end of round five and got a referee’s stoppage :29 into round six.

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April 1st, 2016

Boxing News

UniMas weights from Port Hueneme, California

Francisco Santana 147.5 vs. Ed Paredes 148
Xavier Martinez 130.8 vs. Gabriel Gutierrez 132
Luis Ramos Jr 142.6 vs. Cristobal Cruz 138.2
Egor Mekhontsev 176.6 vs. Victor Barragan 177.8
Alexander Besputin 149.6 vs. Christon Edwards 148.4
Oscar Mendoza 141.8 vs. Gabriel Braxton 127.4
Abraham Lopez 141.8 vs. Eddie Diaz 140
Maxim Dadashev 141.2 vs. Darin Hampton 137.6

Venue: Oceanview Pavillion, Pt. Hueneme, California
Promoter: Top Rank
TV: UniMas



April 1st, 2016

Boxing News

GIANT Gallery: Timothy Bradley Open Workout

Photos: Mikey Williams/Top Rank

No April fooling around today inside the gym of 5-time World Champion Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley as he and his team held a open workout Friday afternoon for media and his fans in the Coachella Valley.

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April 1st, 2016

Boxing News

Off-TV Results from Washington, DC

By Gary Digital Williams at ringside
Photos: Stephanie Trapp/Mayweather Promotions

Anthony Peterson has won a 10-round unanimous decision over a very game Samuel “Untouchable” Neequaye of Accra, Ghana in a lightweight bout. The contest was fought mostly at close quarters, however Peterson did most of the damage. Peterson hit Neequaye with strong jabs and solid right hands. Neequaye landed his share of punches but not enough to keep Peterson from coming forward. Peterson won by scores of 100-90, 97-93 and 96-94 to raise his record to 37-1, 24 KOs. Neequaye falls to 22-2, 15 KOs.

Inkster, MI super middleweight J’Leon Love stopped Michael Gbenga in the sixth round. Love, who fights out of Las Vegas, NV, battered Gbenga throughout the contest until the bout was stopped two seconds into the sixth round with Gbenga on his stool. Love is now 22-1, 16 KOs. Gbenga drops to 17-25, 16 KOs. (more…)



April 1st, 2016

Boxing News

Ruenroeng-Casimero rematch in Beijing May 25

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photos: Johnny Chaichotchuang

IBF 112 pound champion Amnat Ruenroeng (17-0, 5 KOs) will defend his IBF flyweight title against John Riel Casimero (21-3, 13 KOs) in the champion’s sixth world title defense on May 25 at the Diamond Stadium in Beijing, China. The fight will take place during the IBF’s 33rd Annual Convention taking place from May 23-27 at the Hotel Nuo in Beijing.

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April 1st, 2016

Boxing News

Helenius outweighs Duhaupas by 15 lbs

By Pasi Taavitsainen

Unbeaten heavyweight Robert “The Nordic Nightmare” Helenius (22-0, 13 KOs) and former world title challenger Johann “Reptile” Duhaupas (33-3, 20 KOs) hit the scale for their WBC silver heavyweight title clash on Saturday night at Hartwall Arena Helsinki, Finland.

Robert Helenius 254 vs. Johann Duhaupas 239

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April 1st, 2016

Boxing News

Adamek-Molina weights from Krakow

Video/Photos: Przemek Garczarczyk

Tomasz Adamek 223.5 vs. Eric Molina 231.7
Mateusz Masternak 199 vs. Eric Fields 198.4
Michał Cieślak 199.5 vs. Francisco Palacios 197.9
Andrzej Wawrzyk 236.7 vs. Marcin Rekowski 227.7
Michał Syrowatka 146.6 vs. Rafał Jackiewicz 146.8
Ewa Brodnicka 134.7 vs. Anita Torti 134

Adamek vs Molina IBF Intercontinental “Final Call”

Venue: Krakow, Poland
Promoter: Polsat TV
TV: PPV (USA)

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April 1st, 2016

Boxing News

Manny says he’s not feeling retirement

By Karl Freitag
Photo: Mikey Williams/Top Rank

Boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao left the door open to possibly continuing his career after his April 9th PPV rubber match with Timothy Bradley at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

“After this fight, I’ve already set my mind to go back to the Philippines and focus on my job,” said Pacman. “If I become a senator, that’s a big responsibility. I cannot say right now that I’m going to retire and I’m not coming back. I don’t want to say that because I don’t yet feel what you’re feeling when you get there (retirement).”

Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum added, “Manny told me that he was going to retire after this fight. But I’ve been around this business as you know for 50 years and a lot of fighters can’t walk away. So I’m not advertising this as his last fight. It could be, it could not be. Like Manny says, he’s going to go back, he’s running for senate. If he becomes a senator, then he’ll have to decide whether he devotes full time to the senate, or if he can work in a continuous boxing career even as a senator. So again, that’s something he’s going to have to decide. But one thing for everybody on this line, I’m NOT selling this as Manny’s last fight. So if he does come back after this fight, don’t say I deceived anybody.” (more…)



April 1st, 2016

UFC

Aldo and Edgar battle for interim title at UFC 200

While UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor faces Nate Diaz in a rematch that headlines UFC 200 on July 9, the top two contenders for McGregor’s crown – former titleholder Jose Aldo and former lightweight king Frankie Edgar – will compete for the interim featherweight belt on the same night at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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April 1st, 2016

Boxing News

Kono, Taguchi to defend WBA belts in Japan

By Joe Koizumi
Photo by Boxing Beat

WBA super-flyweight champion Kohei Kono (31-8-1, 13 KOs), Japan, will defend his belt against #7 Inthanon Sithchamuang (28-7-1, 17 KOs), from Thailand, in Tokyo on April 27. On the same bill, his stablemate Ryohei Taguchi (23-2-1, 10 KOs) will also put his WBA light-flyweight belt on the line against Venezuelan veteran, #7 Juan Landaeta (27-8-1, 21 KOs) in the first title go. The headliner of the WBA tripleheader will be the 130-pound ruler Takashi Uchiyama (24-0-1, 20 KOs), making his twelfth defense, who will cope with WBA interim titlist Jezreel Corrales (19-1-1NC, 7 KOs), Panama, over twelve rounds. It will be presented by Watanabe Promotions and telecast nationwide through TV Tokyo.

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April 1st, 2016

Boxing News

McDonnell faces Rosas at The O2

WBA world bantamweight champion Jamie McDonnell will face ‘The Monster’ Juan Alberto Rosas at The O2 in London on April 9. McDonnell boxes back in Britain for the first time since his pair of wins over Tomoki Kameda in Texas in 2015, and his first action in the UK since tackling Javier Chacon in Liverpool back in November 2014.

Rosas will present a tough examination for the Doncaster man though, with the Mexican former IBF super-flyweight champion holding wins over Zolani Tete and Alejandro Gonzalez. (more…)



April 1st, 2016

Boxing News

Despite distractions, Broner a huge betting favorite

Photos: Charles M. James/threeceemedia.net

It’s been a tumultuous week for Adrien “The Problem” Broner. The four-division former world champion has seen felony warrants issued for him in his home state of Ohio, he’s been involved in a nasty public spat with “Big Bro” Floyd Mayweather, he lost his WBA super lightweight world title on the scale on Thursday (making no effort to shed the excess .4 pounds). Tonight he’ll be facing a very motivated Ashley Theophane at the DC Armory in a bout televised by Spike TV.

Broner is still about a -1200 or more favorite to defeat Theophane, but with all Broner’s “Problems,” Ashley is getting some late money at healthy “plus” odds.

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April 1st, 2016

Boxing News

La Chula Enriquez comes back to Tijuana

By Felipe Leon

Current WBC FECOMBOX female flyweight champion Tania “La Chula” Enriquez (7-0, 4KO) returns to her hometown of Tijuana after nearly two years on Friday, April 8th, at the Perro Salado Hall in the main event of TM Boxing’s “True Match Boxing 12”. The southpaw Enriquez, the younger sister of former WBO female flyweight champion Kenia Enriquez, will be facing the tough Mary “Mariposita” Gastelum (5-1, 3KO) from Los Mochis, Mexico, in the six rounder.

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April 1st, 2016

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Freddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao good for two more fights 

Pacquiao will go for KO if available

Boxing well down sports injury list, says Scotland boxing coach

Clottey and Agbeko seek return to limelight



April 1st, 2016

UFC

Diaz-McGregor II to headline UFC 200

The biggest fight of 2016 thus far is now slated to be the biggest rematch of the year as well, as the UFC announced today that Nate Diaz will once again face Conor McGregor in a five-round welterweight bout that will headline UFC 200 on July 9 . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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April 1st, 2016

Boxing News

LA Fight Club Weights

Manuel Avila 125.8 vs. Rene Alvarado 125.6
Gilberto Gonzalez 136 vs. Luis Arceo 135
Oscar Torres 146.8 vs. Marquis Taylor 145.4
Edgar Valerio 125 vs. Javier Rodriguez 125.4
Pablo Rubio 120.8 vs. Juan Carlos Benavides 122
Joshua Franco 117.4 vs. Jorge Perez 116.8
Tenochtitlan Nava 128.8 vs. Antonio Martinez ??

Venue: Belasco Theater, Los Angeles, California
Promoter: Golden Boy
TV: Estrella TV



March 31st, 2016

Boxing News

Francisco Vargas vs. Orlando Salido Press Conference

By Miguel Maravilla
Photos: Chris Farina/Team Salido

WBC super featherweight champion Francisco “El Bandido” Vargas (23-0-1, 17 KOs) of Mexico City and former three-time world champion Orlando “Siri” Salido (43-13-3, 30 KOs) of Ciudad Obregon, Sonora, Mexico held a kickoff press conference Thursday afternoon in Los Angeles at the historic Olvera Street Plaza to announce their June 4 showdown taking place at the Stub Hub Center in Carson, California, live on HBO.

Orlando Salido: We are here to present this fight. You want to see a war, I will prepare myself and I know it’s going to be a good fight. I don’t dance. I come to fight you’ll see June 4th. I promise you a fight of the year, you’ll see and enjoy a great fight.”

Francisco Vargas: I am really motivated to be fighting a warrior like Salido. To give you all a good fight. When you get two Mexicans in the ring, you will see a war…it will be a great fight. We know that Orlando Salido is a warrior. This will be a very intense fight. We’re working very hard in the gym because we know we have a tough challenge. (more…)



March 31st, 2016

Boxing News

Broner to turn himself in Monday

Former WBA super lightweight world champion Adrien “The Problem” Broner, who lost his world title on the scale Thursday, has agreed to surrender to authorities in Cincinnati on Monday. Broner, who fights Ashley Theophane on Friday night in Washington, DC, has been a wanted man in Cincinnati for more than a week on charges of felonious assault and aggravated robbery. According to the Cincinnati Enquirer, bail has already been set at $100,000.



March 31st, 2016

Boxing News

Photo of the Day

Photo: Top Rank

With the clock ticking down to April 9, Tim Bradley fine-tunes on the speed bag in camp today. Tim takes on Manny Pacquiao at the MGM Grand Garden Arena live on pay per view.

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March 31st, 2016

Boxing News

OPBF Convention Update

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman arrived Thursday at the 54th Orient and Pacific Boxing Federation convention in Negros Occidental in Bacolod City, Philippines. Also in attendance were GAB commissioner, Doctor Nasser Cruz, WBC official Bruce McTavish, Australian promoter Paul Nasari and his wife Hanna. The Convention runs March 30 to April 1.

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March 31st, 2016

Boxing News

Final Call: Adamek-Molina press conference

By Przemek Garczarczyk

Near Wawel Castle in the heart of Krakow, Poland, all the fighters who are part of the fifth edition of the prestigious Polsat Boxing Night met for the final press conference before Saturday’s event. Former light heavyweight and cruiserweight champion, and heavyweight contender Tomasz Adamek (50-4, 30 KOs) vs. Eric Molina (24-3, 18 KOs) for the heavyweight IBF Intercontinental title is the main event, but all the fights Saturday night at the Tauron Arena are loaded with the tension and are hard to predict.

The title of the event “Final Call” says it all not only for both Adamek and Molina, but also former two-time WBC championship cruiserweight contender Francisco Palacios (23-3, 14 KOs) and 26-year-old Michał Cieślak (11-0, 7 KOs), who could be destined for a great future if he beats much more experienced fighter from Puerto Rico. (more…)



March 31st, 2016

Boxing News

Broner loses title on the scale

Photo: Stephanie Trapp/Mayweather Promotions/Premier Boxing

After weighing .4 of a pound heavy, WBA super lightweight world champion Adrien Broner never returned to the scale and forfeited his title on Thursday afternoon in Washington, DC. Broner’s Spike TV-televised clash against Ashley Theophane will go on as scheduled, but only Theophane will be eligible to win the world title.

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March 31st, 2016

Boxing News

Broner heavy, Theophane makes weight

By Gary “Digital” Williams

Adrien Broner 140.4 vs. Ashley Theophane 140
(WBA super lightweight title)

Broner stripped naked to no avail. He has two hours to lose the weight.

Robert Easter Jr 133 vs. Algenis Mendez 134.2
Gervonta Davis 131.2 vs. Guillermo Avila 130.6
J’Leon Love 169.8 vs. Michael Gbenga 169.6
Anthony Peterson 137.8 vs. Samuel Kotey Neequaye 138.6
Demond Nicholson 164 vs. Joshua Okine 160.4
Kareem Martin 147 vs. Somner Martin 147.2

Venue: DC Armory, Washington, DC
Promoter: Mayweather Promotions
TV: Spike



March 31st, 2016

Boxing News

Golovkin hits Washington, DC

WBA/IBF middleweight world champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin will be in Washington, DC, today. but not to attend the WBA super lightweight title fight between Adrien Broner and Ashley Theophane. “GGG” will be named the Official Ambassador for Kazakhstan’s World EXPO 2017 in a formal ceremony to be attended by Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev.

Golovkin is taking a rare day away from his preparations with longtime trainer Abel Sanchez in Big Bear Lake, California for his April 23rd world title defense to be present for one of his countries highest honors. Golovkin will be accompanied by Tom Loeffler, Managing Director of K2 Promotions.

Golovkin is a native of Kazakhstan and won the Silver Medal at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece as a member of their boxing team.



March 31st, 2016

UFC

Once rivals, Anthony Pettis and Cowboy Cerrone train together

Former lightweight champion Anthony Pettis and Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone haven’t always seen eye-to-eye. The rivalry has spanned two organizations – UFC and WEC – and was mainly borne out of the desire to be the best at 155 pounds . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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March 31st, 2016

Boxing News

Hunter: I can do a few things that he probably can’t

Story by John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com
Photos by Darryl Cobb Jr. / dcobbjr.com

Eric “Outlaw” Hunter, 21-3, 11 KOs, held an open media day on Wednesday, just prior to his trip to England for an IBF world featherweight title shot against Welshman Lee Selby, 22-1, 8 KOs. The 12-round bout is scheduled for London’s O2 Arena on April 9th, and will be broadcast in the USA by Showtime.

While some fighters might be leery about taking their chance for a world title on foreign soil, far closer to the champion’s home turf, Hunter seems unfazed by the potential disadvantage of this important away game.

“About me fighting him in London, I don’t think it really means nothing,” Hunter said. “Even if they try to cheat me over there, as long as it’s on TV the world still gets to see it.” (more…)



March 31st, 2016

Boxing News

Helenius-Duhaupas media workout

By Pasi Taavitsainen
Video: Ammattinyrkkeily.net

Unbeaten heavyweight Robert “The Nordic Nightmare” Helenius (22-0, 13 KOs) and former world title challenger Johann “Reptile” Duhaupas (33-3, 20 KOs) showed their skills during a media day workout in Helsinki, Finland. They collide Saturday at Hartwall Arena for vacant WBC silver heavyweight title.



March 31st, 2016

Boxing News

Manny Pacquiao: What I have on my mind is to win convincingly and leave no doubt

By Miguel Maravilla
Photo: Mikey Williams/Top Rank

Filipino icon and eight-division world champion Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao (57-6-2, 38 KOs) is in the final stages of camp and just a little over a week away from his rubber match against two-division world champion Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley (33-1-1, 13 KOs). They will square off next Saturday April 9 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas live on HBO PPV. We talked to Pacquiao Wednesday afternoon prior to his media day workout at the Wild Card Gym in Hollywood, California.

“This fight is one of the most important fights of my life. There are a lot of reasons why. After this I go back to the Philippines to serve the people,” Pacquiao told Fightnews.com®. “I have done everything I can for this training camp. This is going to be an exciting fight with more action in the ring.”

Pacquiao began his camp in the Philippines, then resumed his training at the Wild Card in early March with Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach and strength/conditioning coach Justin Fortune.

“I have been training hard in the Philippines and now in the Wild Card. Everything is good. I am very excited about this fight and I am ready for this fight,” Pacquiao said. “My sparring partners have been very good. They’ve helped me a lot. Their style is similar to my opponent.” (more…)



March 31st, 2016

Boxing News

Heavyweights return to Sweden

Heavyweight Otto Wallin (14-0, 10 KOs) will be following in the footsteps of legendary Swedish boxer Ingemar Johansson when he faces Irineu Beato Costa Junior (19-6, 17 KOs) on April 23 at the Hovet in Stockholm, Sweden. The Hovet has played host to some classic heavyweight contests in the past including Johansson’s European title bout with Henry Cooper in 1957 and the former world champion’s farewell fight against Brian London in 1963. It’s unlikely Wallin-Costa Junior will be a classic, however. Costa Junior is 0-6 and has been kayoed five straight times outside South America.

The 25-year-old southpaw Wallin has spent the last six weeks in England where he has been sparring Olympic gold medallist Anthony Joshua ahead of the British boxer’s IBF World title challenge.



March 31st, 2016




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