Judah destroys Munguia in comeback fight

Judah destroys Munguia in comeback fight

By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside Photos: Darryl Cobb Jr./dcobbjr.com Six-time world champion Zab “Super” Judah (43-9, 30 KOs) shook off three years of ring ...

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Ancajas has Rodriguez all figured out

Ancajas has Rodriguez all figured out

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Roman stops Lopez in WBA eliminator

Roman stops Lopez in WBA eliminator

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WBC condemns offensive statements of trainer Angel Garcia

WBC condemns offensive statements of trainer Angel Garcia

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Gervonta Davis aiming to be next big PPV star

Gervonta Davis aiming to be next big PPV star

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Nielsen returns May 28 in Kjellerup

WBO #2, WBA #3, IBF #4, WBC #11 super middleweight Patrick Nielsen (28-1, 14 KOs) returns March 28 at the Arena Midt in Kjellerup, Denmark. Nielsen returns following a third-round technical knockout victory over his domestic rival Rudy Markussen, and the heavily tattooed 25-year-old is eager to get back in the ring as he moves closer to another world title challenge. Nielsen’s opponent is TBA. Other fighters featured include middleweight Abdul Khattab (14-1, 4 KOs), lightweight Rashid Kassem (11-0, 7 KOs) and female super bantamweight Dina Thorlsund (6-0, 4 KOs).

WBO #2, WBA #3, IBF #4, WBC #11 super middleweight Patrick Nielsen (28-1, 14 KOs) returns March 28 at the …


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Boxing back in Chester, VW

Professional boxing is back at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort in Chester, WV, on April 23rd in the Mountaineer Ballroom. In the ten round main event, the WV light heavyweight title will be on the line when Aaron “The Quiet Storm” Quattrocchi (8-0-1, 4 KOs) battles Shawn Laughery (8-2, 4 KOs).

In other bouts, Pittsburgh heavyweight Ed “Black Magic” Latimore (11-0, 6 KOs) faces his toughest test to date in Philadelphia’s Hassan Lee (5-4, 1 KO); cruiserweight Josh “Handsome Hitman” Himes (7-1, 4 KOs) attempts to avenge his only career defeat against Lamont “Too Smooth” Capers (5-7-2, 0 KOs); super lightweight Matt “Sweet Child” Conway (5-0, 3 KOs) meets Isaiah Robinson (3-1, 2 KOs) and Nelson “The Nightmare” Best faces Justin Oaks in a clash between pro debuting heavyweights.

Spring Showcase is presented in association with Made Men Promotions. For all tickets please call-or-text 724-513-1416. Advance prices are $75, $60 and $30. All ages. Free self-parking. First bell 7:00 PM (Doors open 5:00 PM).

Professional boxing is back at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort in Chester, WV, on April 23rd in the Mountaineer Ballroom. …



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Weights from Kalispell, Montana

By Ricardo Ibarra

Kenny Guzman 124.2 vs. Chris Wheaton 123.4
Pat Ferguson 200 vs. Billy Martin (will weigh later tonight)
Sean Quinnett 138.2 vs. Jaime Miranda 138.2

Venue: Flathead County Fairgrounds Trade Center
Promoter: Hard Knocks Fight Promotions

By Ricardo Ibarra Kenny Guzman 124.2 vs. Chris Wheaton 123.4 Pat Ferguson 200 vs. Billy Martin (will weigh later tonight) …


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Carl Frampton stripped of WBA 122lb title

On January 7, 2016, the WBA Championships Committee issued Resolution No. 201601070612 clarifying the status of the super bantamweight division. The Resolution named Guillermo Rigondeaux as Champion in Recess and authorized WBA champion Scott Quigg to participate in a unification bout with IBF champion Carl Frampton via special permit conditioned on the winner facing Rigondeaux as the next opponent. The Resolution was provided to Frampton’s representatives the following day.

On February 27, 2016, at Manchester Arena in Manchester, Lancashire, United Kingdom, Frampton defeated Quigg via split decision to become the WBA and IBF Unified champion of the division.

Two days later, on February 29, 2016, the WBA wrote to Frampton again advising him of his mandatory obligation to face Rigondeaux as his next opponent.

In March 2016, several press releases announced that Frampton did not intend to face Rigondeaux in his next bout.

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On January 7, 2016, the WBA Championships Committee issued Resolution No. 201601070612 clarifying the status of the super bantamweight division. …




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Tim Bradley inside MGM Grand Garden Arena

Timothy Bradley is interviewed inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena, where it’s all going down Saturday night. Bradley takes on Manny Pacquiao live on pay per view. (Photo: Top Rank)

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Timothy Bradley is interviewed inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena, where it’s all going down Saturday night. Bradley takes on …


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Abraham-Ramirez Presser Quick Quotes

Photos: Mikey Williams/ Top Rank

WBO super middleweight world champion Arthur Abraham, undefeated contenders Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez, Óscar Valdez and Jose Ramírez, former world champion Evgeny Gradovich and rugged veteran Manny Perez hosted their final press conference on Thursday for Saturday’s Manny Pacquiao-Timothy Bradley pay-per-view undercard.

Arthur Abraham: I’m very happy to be boxing in America. I want to be the first German boxer to win in Las Vegas. I’ve trained very hard and I’ve given a lot to make sure that I win Saturday.

Zurdo Ramirez: This is my dream. I’m living my dream because when I started in my professional career, I dreamt all the time of this moment, a fight with the champion for the belt. This is the moment. It’s my chance and I want to take it.

Oscar Valdez: I think you win fights in the gym. We’ve done good things in the gym. We’ve worked a lot of strategies and we’re planning to show it April 9. We all know Gradovich is a tough, tough fighter, so I’ve gotta step it up. My dream is to become a world champion and Gradovich is in the way right now.

Evgeny Gradovich: Very big event, great to be part of it and I will do my best.

Jose Ramirez: I have a tough opponent, Manny Perez, who’s a very experienced fighter. I’m sure he’s worked very hard to be ready for me and I expect the best from Manny Perez. I’m excited and I can’t wait.

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Photos: Mikey Williams/ Top Rank WBO super middleweight world champion Arthur Abraham, undefeated contenders Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez, Óscar Valdez and …


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Mollo: I work 60 hours week and I still knock people out

By Przemek Garczarczyk

“I just finished a 14-hour day fixing water reservoirs on top of Chicago buildings. Got a couple of hours sleep, start training at Sam Colonna gym. Sometimes I work 60 hours a week, but I still want to knock people out,” said heavyweight Mike Mollo (25-3, 16 KOs) in a Fightnews.com® interview. After a sensational first round KO against undefeated Krzysztof Zimnoch in Poland, “Merciless” will attempt to do the same on May 6 against Andriy Rudenko (27-2, 18 KOs) in Odessa, Ukraine, in a WBC International bout.

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By Przemek Garczarczyk “I just finished a 14-hour day fixing water reservoirs on top of Chicago buildings. Got a couple …


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Weights from Haiti

By Robert Coster
Photo: Hector Villarreal

Evens Pierre 133.75 vs. Tomas Mendez 135
(WBA Fedelatin lightweight title)

Francisco Contreras 135 vs. Jose Anibal Cruz 138
Raphael Larose 207 vs. Frank Mola 209.5
Juan Carlos Pena 128 vs. Yael Made 128.5

Venue : Karibe Convention Center, Petionville, Haiti
Promotor: Premium Boxing Promotions (Jacques Deschamps)

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By Robert Coster Photo: Hector Villarreal Evens Pierre 133.75 vs. Tomas Mendez 135 (WBA Fedelatin lightweight title) Francisco Contreras 135 …



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Fight Club OC Weights

John Mercurio 184.5 vs Matt Lagler 194.8
Nate Gallimore 152.5 vs Luis Alfredo Lugo 155
Adam Stewart 239 vs Matt McKinney 249
Ricky Frausto 158.5 vs Steven Chad McKinney 159.2
Gabriel Green 154.5 vs Andrew Lagdaan 155
Dakota Walker 211 vs Cashton Young 202.5

Venue: The Hangar in Costa Mesa, CA.
Promoter: Roy Englebrecht Promotions
Time: Show starts at 7pm

John Mercurio 184.5 vs Matt Lagler 194.8 Nate Gallimore 152.5 vs Luis Alfredo Lugo 155 Adam Stewart 239 vs Matt …


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Pacquiao-Bradley: Nice Guys Finishing First

pacquiao-bradley3By Bill Dwyre

Let’s be realistic. The sports Richter Scale reading for Saturday night’s Manny Pacquiao-Tim Bradley boxing match is about a 3.1. There are a few jiggles of interest, but nothing is falling off shelves.

But while you are sweating it out with your favorite baseball team or praying for the right draft choice for your NBA favorites, Pacquiao-Bradley is worth a moment of attention. That’s because, while this may turn out to be a really good fight, it has become a model of athletic humanity and sportsmanship in a game that has thrived for years on a blueprint of the opposite.

Freddie Roach, Pacquiao’s trainer and a man of few words, hit it right on the head a few months ago when he said, during yet another stop in a seemingly interminable promotion, “There is no villain in this fight.” (more…)

By Bill Dwyre Let’s be realistic. The sports Richter Scale reading for Saturday night’s Manny Pacquiao-Tim Bradley boxing match is …


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Martin-Joshua Final Press Conference

Photos: Matchroom Boxing

The final press conference for Saturday’s IBF world heavyweight title clash between champion Charles Martin (23-0-1, 21 KOs) and 2012 Olympic gold medalist Anthony Joshua (15-0, 15 KOs) took place today in London. The collide at the O2 Arena in London with Showtime televising in the USA.

Charles Martin: I’m all geared up and ready. I don’t say too much as I’m a boxer and fighter…“I don’t consider this a risk. The O2 Arena, that’s my arena. I’m comfortable everywhere I go. When eyes are on me, I’m going to perform…I’m here to prove the doubters wrong. When you doubt me, that’s just fuel for my fire.

Anthony Joshua: You know what I’m like, I’m a fighter. I’m not going to go in there and dance around and try to evade punches. I’m going to walk through two to give him five. That’s just how it goes, I’m coming for him…whoever wants it come out on top. That’s as simple as that. Scrap all this 16th fight nonsense and he’s champ. This is just me and Charles going toe-to-toe and the best man will come out on top.

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Photos: Matchroom Boxing The final press conference for Saturday’s IBF world heavyweight title clash between champion Charles Martin (23-0-1, 21 …


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Cunningham looks to make statement with return to cruiserweight

Story & photos by John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com

Former two-time cruiserweight world champion, Steve “USS” Cunningham, 28-7-1, 13 KOs, held an open media workout on Wednesday at the Rock Ministries Gym in the Kensington section of Philadelphia. The event was in advance of Cunningham’s upcoming fight with WBO world cruiserweight champion Krzysztof Glowacki, 25-0, 16 KOs, on Saturday, April 16th, at the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn, NY. A win by Cunningham in the 12-round title fight, would make the Philadelphian champion for a third time.

“Winning that third title would be great,” Cunningham said. “It won’t be an ‘I told you so’, but it would be like, ‘look at that dude, hard work pays off’. It should make people go back and rehash my heavyweight run.”

Cunningham’s fight with Glowacki will be his first trip back to the 200-pound division after a three-year, eight-bout, campaign at heavyweight. (more…)

Story & photos by John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com Former two-time cruiserweight world champion, Steve “USS” Cunningham, 28-7-1, 13 KOs, held …



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Pacquiao-Bradley odds tightening up

Photo: Mikey Williams/Top Rank
Photo: Mikey Williams/Top Rank

By Karl Freitag

During Wednesday’s Manny Pacquiao-Tim Bradley final press conference, MGM Grand Race & Sport Book Director Lamar Mitchell announced that Pacquiao is currently a -230 favorite, while Bradley backers can get +180. “Transaction activity has been very brisk for this fight,” he added. Just a few days ago, the MGM had Pacman at -250 and Bradley at +200.

Regarding the odds, Hall of Fame Promoter Bob Arum stated, “If I got up here and talked about the fight and what a close fight it was, nobody would believe me because nobody believes promoters and I can’t really blame them for that. But now you heard it from guys who handle the money, the Race & Sport Book. This fight is a 2:1 fight! I haven’t seen a [mega] fight that close in odds in years, so as far as the punters are concerned, 2:1, it’s a close fight, it’s anybody’s fight!”

A lot of late money seems to be coming in on Bradley. Some online sportsbooks have Pacman odds shortening to -200.

By Karl Freitag During Wednesday’s Manny Pacquiao-Tim Bradley final press conference, MGM Grand Race & Sport Book Director Lamar Mitchell …


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Anthony Joshua has “strength of George Foreman and Frank Bruno

Long breaks in training has helped Manny Pacquiao

Reception warmer for Pacquiao at MGM

Daniel Geale ready for return

Anthony Joshua has “strength of George Foreman and Frank Bruno“ Long breaks in training has helped Manny Pacquiao Reception warmer …


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Rob Whiteford is going headhunting in Zagreb

Rob Whiteford was the protagonist in one of the most epic UFC entrances of all time.

For his first trip to the Octagon in his native land of Scotland last July, the sold-out SSE Hydro crowd in Glasgow serenaded an emotional Whiteford on his final approach to the stage as “The Flower of Scotland” played throughout the vast arena . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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UFC FIGHT NIGHT ZAGREB is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 Sunday, April 10 at 2 PM ET/11 AM PT . . . . . . Click here for more

Rob Whiteford was the protagonist in one of the most epic UFC entrances of all time. For his first trip …


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Spadafora facing new charges

Former world lightweight champion Paul Spadafora is reportedly facing charges after an altercation with a 63-year-old woman. According to KDKA-TV, witnesses say “The Pittsburgh Kid” appeared intoxicated and harassed customers at a local bar. Security footage caught an unidentified man, allegedly the 40-year-old Spadafora, throwing the woman to the ground in a parking lot after she went to call police. Police say charges of simple assault and harassment will be filed against Spadafora.

Former world lightweight champion Paul Spadafora is reportedly facing charges after an altercation with a 63-year-old woman. According to KDKA-TV, …



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Selby: I am going to take the fight to him / Hunter: Selby is a runner, he boxes and runs away

Photo: Matchroom Boxing

IBF featherweight champion Lee Selby (22-1, 8 KOs) and American challenger Eric Hunter (21-3, 11 KOs) participated in a final undercard press conference on Wednesday at Trinity House as they prepare to faceoff this Saturday at The O2 in London. Highlight coverage of Selby vs. Hunter will air on Showtime’s IBF heavyweight title telecast featuring unbeaten champion Charles Martin and fellow unbeaten Anthony Joshua.

Lee Selby: “I will put on a devastating and clinical performance. I am going to take the fight to him. You are going to see spiteful punches and hurtful shots, so Hunter better be ready. I will show why I am the IBF World Champion and show people what I can do. If he wants to stand and fight, we can fight. If he wants to box, we’ll box. I haven’t needed to show how tough I am yet and that I can grit it out, because I’ve out-boxed everyone I’ve faced. However, he wants it I don’t mind. If you see me sparring every day in the gym, I just want to have a tear-up. (more…)

Photo: Matchroom Boxing IBF featherweight champion Lee Selby (22-1, 8 KOs) and American challenger Eric Hunter (21-3, 11 KOs) participated …


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Pacquiao-Bradley undercard meet and greet

Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank

The “No Trump” undercard entertained boxing fans as they held a meet and greet within the MGM Grand Casino in Las Vegas, NV where they took photos and signed autographs Wednesday afternoon to promote their fights on April 9, 2016.

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Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank The “No Trump” undercard entertained boxing fans as they held a meet and greet …


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American Idol winner to sing National Anthem before Pacquiao-Bradley clash

This week, someone’s life will change forever as “American Idol,” the cultural phenomenon that changed the face of television and created some of today’s biggest music stars, will crown its 15th and final “American Idol.” That newly-crowned winner – in his/her post-Idol debut — will be whisked to the MGM Grand in Las Vegas to sing The National Anthem before Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao and Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley, battle it out in a 12-round high stakes welterweight showdown. Promoted by Top Rank, in association with MP Promotions and Tecate, Pacquiao vs. Bradley will take place on Saturday, April 9 and will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View beginning at 9:00 PM ET / 6:00 PM PT.

This week, someone’s life will change forever as “American Idol,” the cultural phenomenon that changed the face of television and …


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Pacquiao-Bradley Final Presser Quick Quotes

By Karl Freitag
Photos: Mikey Williams Top Rank

Eight-division former world champion Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao and five-time world champion Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley held their final press conference on Wednesday at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Here’s what they had to say:

Timothy Bradley: This is about legacy for me. I’m getting a third crack at it. I’m ready and if I’m going to win this fight, it’s now! I’m ready for everything. More than any other fight I’ve ever been in. If I’m going to beat Manny Pacquiao, it’s now. This is my last opportunity and I’m ready for it.

Manny Pacquiao: Please watch this fight. I believe it’s more action compared to the last two fights that we had because of his new coach Teddy. He did a good job for Bradley and we saw that in his last fight. He’s adding more strategy and techniques for Bradley and that makes more action in the ring.

Pacquiao and Bradley clash in a twelve-round welterweight PPV showdown on Saturday in the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

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By Karl Freitag Photos: Mikey Williams Top Rank Eight-division former world champion Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao and five-time world champion Timothy …


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Karpency clan in action Saturday

Former light heavyweight world title challenger Tommy Karpency (25-5-1, 14 KOs) takes on Paul Gonsalves (9-7-1, 4 KOs) in the eight round headliner on Saturday night at The Meadows Racetrack and Casino near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The night will be a family affair for Karpency, who joins brothers Jeremiah Karpency and Dan Karpency on the card. Heavyweight Jeremiah (12-0, 4 KOs) looks to remain undefeated when he faces the more experienced Mike Sheppard (24-19-1, 10 KOs) for the WBA NABA US heavyweight title. Younger brother Dan Karpency (5-0, 1 KO) will be facing Eric Bledsoe (1-1, 1 KO) in a four round bout at middleweight. (more…)

Former light heavyweight world title challenger Tommy Karpency (25-5-1, 14 KOs) takes on Paul Gonsalves (9-7-1, 4 KOs) in the …


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Live Stream: Pacquiao-Bradley Final Press Conference

Watch LIVE! Manny Pacquiao and Tim Bradley final press conference. Pacquiao vs. Bradley happens Sat., April 9 live on pay-per-view beginning at 9pm ET/6pm PT.

Watch LIVE! Manny Pacquiao and Tim Bradley final press conference. Pacquiao vs. Bradley happens Sat., April 9 live on pay-per-view …


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5th annual New York State Boxing Hall of Fame Class of 2016 inducted in festive ceremony

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More than 300 people packed Russo’s On The Bay in Howard Beach, NY this past Sunday for the fifth annual New York State Boxing Hall of Fame (NYSBHOF) induction dinner. (more…)

(NYSBHOF Class of 2016 (L-R):  Seated – Vilomar Fernandez, Dennis Rappaport, Randy Gordon and Ed Brophy; Standing:  Aaron Davis and …


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VanZant impresses inside ‘Octagon’ on DWTS

Heading into the third week of competition, UFC strawweight Paige VanZant has to be feeling pretty good about her performance thus far on Dancing with The Stars . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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Heading into the third week of competition, UFC strawweight Paige VanZant has to be feeling pretty good about her performance …


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Exclusive: Ike Ibeabuchi speaks

By Matt Richardson
Exclusive photos courtesy Ike Ibeabuchi

Boxing history is littered with hypotheticals.

Anyone who follows the sport already knows the questions.

What if Muhammad Ali hadn’t spent his prime years in exile? How great could Salvador Sanchez have been if he hadn’t died prematurely? Was Tony Ayala Jr. destined to be the next junior middleweight champion?

The theories are endless.

In modern times, the proverbial speculation takes place in the heavyweight division, specifically in the championship potential of Ike “The President” Ibeabuchi. (more…)

By Matt Richardson Exclusive photos courtesy Ike Ibeabuchi Boxing history is littered with hypotheticals. Anyone who follows the sport already …


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54th OPBF convention 2016’s Summary

By Damrong Simakajornboon
Photos: Brico Santig and David John Treharne

Established in 1954, one of the oldest international boxing organizations, the Oriental and Pacific Boxing Federation (OPBF), has held its 54th convention at L’Fisher Hotel in Bacolod City, Philippines during March 30-April, 2016.

Day 1, March 30

The opening ceremony was proceeded by opening remarks from OPBF president and GAB chairman Juan Ramon Guanzon and the welcome address was by WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman. In attendance was almost 100 participants including delegates from Australia, China, Hawaii, Japan, Korea, Mongolia, New Zealand and Thailand. For this special occasion, WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman has been named “Adoptive Son of the City of Bacolad,” a title granted for all of his achievements in boxing. (more…)

By Damrong Simakajornboon Photos: Brico Santig and David John Treharne Established in 1954, one of the oldest international boxing organizations, the …


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Photos: Pacquiao, Bradley grand arrivals

Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank

Eight-division former world champion Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao and five-time world champion Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley made their Las Vegas grand arrivals on Tuesday, thrilling hundreds of adoring fans. They collide in a 12-round high-stakes welterweight PPV showdown on Saturday in the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

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Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank Eight-division former world champion Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao and five-time world champion Timothy “Desert Storm” …


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You know you’ve arrived when…

pacquiao-bradley3By Bill Dwyre

My bucket list is now complete. I saw a boxing Grand Arrival.

I used to work for a newspaper where the old sports editor frowned on such frivolity and didn’t allow his reporters to waste time and money on such things. They would be allowed to report to Las Vegas for the big matches, such as Saturday’s Manny Pacquiao-Tim Bradley battle, the day after the Grand Arrivals.

What is a Grand Arrival, you may ask?

You also may ask, did Derek Jeter make a Grand Arrival before every Yankee game he played? (more…)

By Bill Dwyre My bucket list is now complete. I saw a boxing Grand Arrival. I used to work for …


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Willie Toweel 82 today

By Ron Jackson

Willie Toweel one of the legends of the South African ring will celebrate his 82nd birthday today. Toweel is the oldest living South African champion and the only surviving member of the famous Fighting Toweels.

He is a former Olympic Games bronze medallist, four-time South African champion and British Empire champion, a man who topped the bill at Madison Square Garden and came close to emulating his brother Vic, the only South African to hold an undisputed world title. He fought to a disputed 15 round draw against Robert Cohen for the world bantamweight title at the Rand Stadium in the south of Johannesburg on September 8 1955. (more…)

By Ron Jackson Willie Toweel one of the legends of the South African ring will celebrate his 82nd birthday today. …


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Manny Pacquiao admits his mind says “retire” but uncertainty remains

Anthony Joshua hits back at “jealous” Tyson Fury

Pacquiao shows preview of what’s to come in latest spar session

No Belfast homecoming for Carl Frampton

Manny Pacquiao admits his mind says “retire” but uncertainty remains Anthony Joshua hits back at “jealous” Tyson Fury Pacquiao shows …


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Four added to UFC Chicago event

The first four fights of this summer’s UFC event in Chicago have been announced, with three welterweight bouts and one heavyweight matchup on their way to the United Center on July 23 . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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UFC FIGHT NIGHT ZAGREB is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 Sunday, April 10 at 2 PM ET/11 AM PT . . . . . . Click here for more

The first four fights of this summer’s UFC event in Chicago have been announced, with three welterweight bouts and one …


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Video: Adrien Broner in Court

Former four-division world champion Adrien “The Problem” Broner appeared in a Cincinnati courtroom on Tuesday. Broner didn’t speak, and was informed the next court date is “4/14.” Th former champ has been charged with felonious assault and aggravated robbery and is currently out on bail.

Former four-division world champion Adrien “The Problem” Broner appeared in a Cincinnati courtroom on Tuesday. Broner didn’t speak, and was …


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Bernardo, Menard gearing up for ShoBox clash

Dominican lightweight Eudy “AK47” Bernardo (21-0, 15 KOs) and his opponent, Louisiana’s Mason “Rock Hard Mighty” Menard (30-1-0, 22 KOs) are nearing the peak of their training for their April 15 showdown on ShoBox: The New Generation.

The 29-year-old Bernardo of Santo Domingo, is hard at work at Hank’s Gym in Houston, with his trainer, former IBF world middleweight champion Frank Tate.

Menard is training at Red Lerille’s Health & Racquet Club in Lafayette, Louisiana, with trainer and former fighter “Bad” Chad Broussard. (more…)

Dominican lightweight Eudy “AK47” Bernardo (21-0, 15 KOs) and his opponent, Louisiana’s Mason “Rock Hard Mighty” Menard (30-1-0, 22 KOs) …


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Curtis Stevens now being trained by John David Jackson

Former middleweight world title challenger Curtis Stevens, who says he no longer uses the “Showtime” nickname, has parted ways with trainer Andre Rozier and is now training in Florida with John David Jackson.

“Me and my uncle took a little break, we went our separate ways. He still makes my outfits,” said Stevens during a conference call Tuesday. Stevens said he started training with Jackson in March. “Everything is good. Camp is going great. The chemistry is there. We’re just putting all the pieces of the puzzle together so the puzzle could be complete for May 7.”

Stevens (27-5, 20 KOs) faces unbeaten Patrick Teixeira (26-0, 20 KOs) on the May 7 Canelo-Khan undercard in Las Vegas.

Former middleweight world title challenger Curtis Stevens, who says he no longer uses the “Showtime” nickname, has parted ways with …


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Jhonny Gonzalez angling toward rematch with Gary Russell Jr.

Former world champion Jhonny Gonzalez turned up at the WBC’s weekly brunch in Mexico City with his wife, Mexican luchadora “Sexy Star.” Fresh off his second round KO over Justin Savi, Gonzalez retained his WBC International silver super featherweight title. Jhonny stated he can still painlessly make featherweight and he’s seeking a rematch with current WBC world champion Gary Russell Jr.

“I expected more of my opponent,” he said, “because throughout the week he kept saying he was going to knock me out. I was going to wait for a mistake and send him to the canvas in the third round, but he ended up bowing to the power and serious work. We got the victory that puts us back on the map and we’ll continue working to win the world title again.”

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