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By Maloney L. Samaco,, Thu, 21 Jun 2018

Lucas Matthysse's head trainer Joel Diaz analyzed that Manny Pacquiao at present is not that powerful compared when he was younger. Diaz says Matthysse will do everything to score a knockout when they clash for t  
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Bob Arum eyes fall fight for Terence Crawford; Vasiliy Lomachenko rehabbing in Ukraine
By Dan Rafael,, Thu, 21 Jun 2018
Top Rank chairman Bob Arum promotes numerous top fighters and elite prospects, but the best of the bunch are lightweight world champion Vasiliy Lomachenko and welterweight world titlist Terence Crawford, who rank Nos. 1 and 2, respectively, in the pound-for-pound rankings. On Wednesday,   Read Full Story >>>

Kambosos added to Pacquiao-Matthysse card, Thu, 21 Jun 2018
Undefeated world-ranked lightweight contender “Ferocious” George Kambosos Jr. (14-0, 8 KOs), of Sydney, Australia, will return to battle in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Sunday, July 15 (Sat. July 14 in the United States) in a 10-round clash against JR “Star Boy” Magboo (17-1-2, 8 KOs), of Batangas, Ph  Read Full Story >>>

Spence Would Fight Thurman Before Facing Garcia-Porter Winner
By Keith Idec,, Thu, 21 Jun 2018
Errol Spence Jr.’s plan is to fight an undetermined opponent prior to the end of this year, then the Danny Garcia-Shawn Porter winner, and then Keith Thurman. If, however, Thurman is willing to face Spence before the unbeaten IBF welterweight champion gets in the ring with Garcia or Porter, Spenc  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao-Matthysse: It won’t go the distance
By Joaquin Henson,, Thu, 21 Jun 2018

WBA welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse’s trainer Joel Diaz said the other day he doesn’t expect the Argentinian’s title defense against Manny Pacquiao at the Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur on July 15 to go the 12  
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Re-energized Sanchez battles unbeaten Russian fighter on July 14, Thu, 21 Jun 2018

Ernie Sanchez. ERNIE Sanchez feels like a renewed fighter. And come July 14, Sanchez looks to make a lot of noise in what he considers a fresh start as he battles undefeated Russian boxer Evgeny Chuprakov in Ekaterinburg,   
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UFC®, the world's premier mixed martial arts organization returns to Southeast Asia for UFC® FIGHT NIGHT SINGAPORE: COWBOY VS EDWARDS presented by AirAsia, this Saturday, June 23, at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. Fans in Southeast Asia can look forward to streaming five preliminary bouts live on  Read Full Story >>>

Country's chess masters compete as 2018 Alphaland Open chess tourney is on
By Marlon Bernardino,, Thu, 21 Jun 2018
Chess takes center stage as the 2018 Alphaland Open Chess championships gets underway on July 1, 2018 at the Activity Hall, 2nd Floor, Alphaland Makati Place, Ayala Avenue, corner Malugay Street, Makati City. The cream of the country’s chess led by 13-time Philippine Open champion Grandmaster Rog  Read Full Story >>>

Media Workout: Jose Ramirez Set to Defend 140-Pound Title With Robert Garcia in His Corner, Thu, 21 Jun 2018

Ramirez to make first defense of WBC Super Lightweight title against Danny O'Connor July 7 at Save Mart Center in Fresno, LIVE on ESPN and ESPN Deportes at 9:30 p.m. ET RIVERSIDE, Calif. (June 20, 2018) — The ne  
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Kawhi, Pop had reportedly met Tuesday
By Eddie Alinea,, Thu, 21 Jun 2018

San Antonio Spurs’ former Defensive Player of the Year Kawhi Leonard had reportedly met with coach Gregg Popovich, raising hopes that the problems between them and the team is nearing solution. The meeting between the two  
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SINGAPORE – UFC GYM®, the rapidly expanding fitness franchise that creates training programs for all levels and ages inspired by the training regimens of UFC® athletes, today announced a new partnership with NF FITNESS PTE LTD to open 15 franchise locations throughout Singapore. The 15 locations wil  Read Full Story >>>

THE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED AND BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND: THE FOURTH ANNUAL BOX FAN EXPO WILL TAKE PLACE ON MEXICAN INDEPENDENCE WEEKEND, SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 15, IN LAS VEGAS Box Fan Expo is the ultimate fan experience event that gives boxing fans the opportunity to meet-and-greet top fighters, current a  Read Full Story >>>

Errol Spence Jr: All the Right Moves
By Jimmy Tobin , Hannibal Boxing, Thu, 21 Jun 2018
American welterweight Errol “The Truth” Spence Jr. has all the right moves. Saturday night, at The Ford Center at The Star, in Frisco, Texas, Spence needed less than a round to sickle Carlos “Chema” Ocampo in two. A left to the belly and right hook to the body took Ocampo’s breath and emptied the  Read Full Story >>>

Fury Calls Out Wilder – Boxing Fans Have A Savage Response
By Niall Doran, Boxing News and Views, Thu, 21 Jun 2018
Tyson Fury has taken to his social media platforms today to call out WBC heavyweight world champion Deontay Wilder but boxing fans have been quick to remind him how early he is into his comeback. Fury was speaking live from the gym earlier as he bids to lose more weight for his second comeback fi  Read Full Story >>>

DeAndre Ware Overcame the Odds to Defeat 2012 Olympian
By Caryn A. Tate,, Thu, 21 Jun 2018
From the beginning, it was clear to the Ohio native that he was expected to lose. He was determined to turn that expectation on its head… A 2012 Puerto Rican Olympian fought in New York on Saturday, June 9 during the weekend of the 61st Puerto Rican Day Parade. That Olympian’s name is Enrique Col  Read Full Story >>>

Ralph Rimpell’s P4P List
By Ralph Rimpell,, Thu, 21 Jun 2018

Over the weekend I went to the ESPN website to look at the fight schedule for the summer as it is a very reliable site in regards to fight dates. I then took a look at their recent “Pound for Pound” (P4P) listing of the best   
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Father-son Jose Antonio & A.J. Rivera "Making History", Thu, 21 Jun 2018

World champion's return & son's pro debut August 17 at The Palladium in Worcester, MA WORCESTER, Mass. (June 20, 2018) -- This past Father's Day was considerably different for three-time, two-division world champion "El   
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Charlize Theron Trades Punches, Kisses with Boxing Champ, Thu, 21 Jun 2018
Charlize Theron surprised a boxing champ on his birthday -- threw punches at him and then kissed his face ... and we've got footage of the whole thing! The man on the receiving end is Chris van Heerden -- a former IBO Welterweight champ who's a BIG fan of the actress (they're both from So  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao-Matthysse fight will not last 12 rounds – either way
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Thu, 21 Jun 2018
Training under the searing desert heat of Southern California, Lucas Matthysse and his camp expressed the belief that next month’s defense of the World Boxing Association (WBA) welterweight title against Manny Pacquiao won’t go 12 rounds. Either way. Less than four weeks before locking horns w  Read Full Story >>>

Negrense champions to fight for WBO belt
By Henry G. Doble, Sun.Star Bacolod, Thu, 21 Jun 2018
LONGEST reigning Filipino boxing champion Donnie “Ahas” Nietes of Murcia town, Negros Occidental is set to exchange blows against fellow Negrense Aston Palicte of Bago City for the vacant World Boxing Organization World Super Flyweight title on August 18 in Cebu City. This marks the second time t  Read Full Story >>>

Billy Joe Saunders to return on September 15th in London
By Patrick L. Stumberg, Bad Left Hook, Thu, 21 Jun 2018
While Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez once again attempt to define the future of the middleweight division on September 15th in Vegas, the odd champion out, WBO titleist Billy Joe Saunders, will do his thing in London’s O2 Arena. Frank Warren has booked the place and raised the possibility of Ja  Read Full Story >>>

Murat Gassiev secures home advantage for World Boxing Super Series final versus Oleksandr Usyk
World Boxing News, Thu, 21 Jun 2018
WBC cruiserweight champion Oleksandr Usyk, and the WBA and IBF Champion, Russian boxer Murat Gassiev will contest the final of the Super World Series of Boxing. The fight between Usyk (14-0, 11 КО) and Gassiev (26-0, 19 КО) will be held on July 21 in Moscow at the Olympic  Read Full Story >>>

Complete Weigh-in Report from Ifugao: Martin 117, Lumoly 117 for WBA Asia Battle (PHOTOS)
By Carlos Costa,, Wed, 20 Jun 2018

LAGAWE, Ifugao -- Martin and Lumoly make weight. Both, Filipino "Wonder Boy" Carl Jammes Martin as well as George Lumoly of Jakarta, Indonesia, tipped the scales at 117 pounds ahead of their hot 12-round rumble  
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Coyle captures NBA title with sixth round stoppage of Pastrana, Wed, 20 Jun 2018

St. Petersburg, FL (June 20, 2017) – Middleweight up and comer Connor “The Kid” Coyle became the NBA Intercontinental middleweight champion by scoring an impressive sixth round stoppage of local rival Danny “El Bebo” Pastrana S  
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Singapore – UFC legend Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone, rising star Leon ‘Rocky’ Edwards and women’s flyweight contender Jessica Rose-Clark wowed a crowd of excited fans in an open workout at OCBC Square, Singapore Sports Hub, a  
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Sanchez, Golovkin: His Riches Have Changed Canelo as a Person
By Keith Idec,, Wed, 20 Jun 2018
Gennady Golovkin and Abel Sanchez suspect fame and fortune have changed Canelo Alvarez. They remember a vastly different person in 2011, when the eventual superstar spent time training at Sanchez’s gym and sparring against Golovkin in Big Bear Lake, California. Golovkin and Sanchez acknowledge  Read Full Story >>>

Errol Spence Jr. discusses unification fights against Terence Crawford, Keith Thurman
By Brian Campbell, BBC Sport, Wed, 20 Jun 2018
In this episode: Brian Campbell welcomes welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr. to recap Saturday's victory and break down how likely unification fights against fellow unbeaten Terence Crawford and Keith Thurman might be. Spence also relives his infamous 2012 sparring session as an amateur against F  Read Full Story >>>

Exclusive: Wilder vs. Joshua Could Happen This Year, Says Showtime Honcho, Wed, 20 Jun 2018

TMZ SPORTS -- The heavyweight fight everyone wants to see -- Deontay Wilder vs. Anthony Joshua -- could happen in the next 6 months ... says the man in charge of broadcasting the event. TMZ Sports spoke to   
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Reports: LeBron prefers staying with Cleveland
By Eddie Alinea,, Wed, 20 Jun 2018

Teams like the Los Angeles Lakers, Houston Rockets and Philadelphia 76ers, who’re all targeting LeBron James in the hope of strengthening their respective lineups comes the free agency season this summer, might end up frustrate  
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Pacquiao can stop Matthysse – Fortune
By Abac Cordero, The Philippine Star, Wed, 20 Jun 2018
MANILA, Philippines – There’s only one thing that Manny Pacquiao’s strength coach likes about Lucas Matthysse: the welterweight champion from Argentina is beatable. “Matthysse is good to stop. He'd been stopped,” Justin Fortune told The STAR, referring to Pacquiao’s opponent on July 15 at the Axi  Read Full Story >>>

Canelo Alvarez drugs bust must be forgiven and forgotten by Gennady Golovkin, says WBC boss Mauricio Sulaiman
By Wally Downes Jr, The Sun, Wed, 20 Jun 2018
GENNADY GOLOVKIN should stop trolling Canelo Alvarez over his failed drugs tests, according to the president of the World Boxing Council. The Kazakh knockout king has every reason to be fuming with the Mexican meathead who blamed his two red flags on contaminated beef. GGG was handed a harsh d  Read Full Story >>>

Joshua v Wilder contract sent THREE DAYS LATE comes with 'SIGN NOW OR WE FIGHT POVETKIN' warning
World Boxing News, Wed, 20 Jun 2018
Despite sending the contract three days later than planned, Eddie Hearn has told Shelly Finkel and Team Deontay Wilder to get a move on with signing the paperwork. WBN was informed on Tuesday that a contract had been received late on Monday, a whole THREE DAYS LATER than originally stated by Hear  Read Full Story >>>

Canelo vs. Golovkin 2: The Codependency Continues
By Paul Magno,, Wed, 20 Jun 2018
Ever know a couple—or maybe you’re one-half of such a couple—that is just so awful for one another, yet they stay stuck to each other? Ever know a couple—or maybe you’re one-half of such a couple—that is just so awful for one another, yet they stay stuck to each other? He cheats on her, she cheat  Read Full Story >>>

John Riel Casimero, now a free agent, targets July ring return in Mexico
By Ryan Songalia,, Wed, 20 Jun 2018
John Riel Casimero, a former two-time world titleholder, will resume his career after a disappointing setback last year. A tuneup fight is in the works for Casimero (24-4, 15 knockouts) to return to the ring on July 30 in Mexico, with an opponent still to be finalized. “We are looking to get   Read Full Story >>>

The Past Week in Action 19 June 2018: Spence Blows Away Ocampo
By Eric Armit,, Wed, 20 Jun 2018

Spence stops Ocampo in 1. Highlights -Errol Spence blows away Carlos Ocampo with a body punch in the first round to retain his IBF welter title -Daniel Roman wins wide unanimous decision over Moises Flores in W  
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