THE camp of Johnriel Casimero would like to have unbeaten Japanese champion Naoya Inoue in the U.S. first before talks of a reduced purse is discussed.Manny Pacquiao (MP) Promotions president Sean Gibbons said they have to wait for Inoue's ...
Jul 24, 2020
FILIPINO boxer John Moralde is recovering well from COVID-19 and is now spending the final days of his quarantine in Las Vegas, Nevada.The 26-year-old Davao-born fighter caught the virus just days before he was supposed to face ...
Jul 22, 2020
MARK John Yap was supposed to make some buzz as he headlines a Top Rank fight card against three-time world title challenger Miguel Marriaga Friday (Manila time) at the MGM Grand Conference in Las Vegas.The Filipino did, but for the ...
Jul 17, 2020
JOHN Vincent Moralde will be the next Filipino fighter to take his act to Las Vegas as he faces Alexis del Bosque of Mexico in another boxing card promoted by Top Rank.Moralde and Del Bosque tangle in an eight-round, closed- ...
Jul 12, 2020
RAPPER Ice Cube, Republican Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and longtime boxing promoter Bob Arum led a cavalcade of sports leagues, federations, businesses and teams that navigated a federal loan program designed to help small firms cope with the economic impact of the ...
Jul 7, 2020
JERWIN Ancajas has always been ready taking on the big guns in the super-flyweight division.But he won't back down either if pitted against Alejandro Santiago and even fellow countryman Donnie 'Ahas' Nietes.The reigning International Boxing Federation (IBF) super- ...
Jun 23, 2020
MIKE Plania reopens the door for Philippine sports worldwide in this time of the Covid-19 pandemic as he headlines a Top Rank boxing promotions at the MGM Grand conference on Tuesday in Las Vegas (Wednesday, Manila time).'Magic' Mike faces no. ...
Jun 16, 2020
LAS VEGAS - Shakur Stevenson ended the most unusual week of his boxing life with his usual dominance in another victory.Stevenson stopped Felix Caraballo with a body-punch knockdown in the sixth round on Tuesday night (Wednesday, Manila time) in the first ...
Jun 10, 2020
JUNIOR lightweight contender Mikaela Mayer has tested positive for COVID-19 and won't fight in the co-main event of Las Vegas' first major boxing card since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.Mayer announced her positive test on ...
Jun 8, 2020
TAKING its cue from the successful return of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) last May 10, big-time professional boxing is all set to return to the US this month with a series of fight cards from Top Rank Promotions. However, do ...
Jun 7, 2020
NO world title is at stake, but Mike Plania will have the chance to etch his name in history as the first Filipino to fight in the ring during the COVID-19 pandemic.Plania is seeing action as part of the Top ...
Jun 1, 2020
MIXED martial arts and boxing are back in business in Nevada.The Nevada Athletic Commission unanimously agreed on Wednesday (Thursday, Manila time) to allow two UFC events and two Top Rank boxing shows in Las Vegas over the next two weeks.The ...
May 28, 2020
HIS hair has obviously grown long during the two-month quarantine.But Jerwin Ancajas, the reigning International Boxing Federation (IBF) super-flyweight champion, makes sure one thing remains the same - his conditioning.The soft-spoken Filipino world titlist has been training and ...
May 16, 2020
JUAN Manuel Marquez would rather preserve the memory of his resounding victory over archrival Manny Pacquiao than face the Filipino bomber for a fifth time in the ring.Not even the color of money could convince the Mexican warrior to agree and ...
May 14, 2020
THE dreaded coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) just kayoed two title fights involving Filipino world champions next month.Top Rank is calling off all scheduled promotions in March and April due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and that includes the International Boxing ...
Mar 17, 2020
LAS VEGAS - The son of a US Navy commodore, Sean Gibbons was born to a more comfortable upbringing than most boxers who enter the fight game to escape poverty.But the gift of blue blood - the six-foot frame, the striking good ...
Jul 31, 2019
MANNY Pacquiao and Top Rank smoked the peace pipe three days after the boxing legend threatened to file a legal case against the promotional outfit owned by Bob Arum for non-payment of the broadcast earnings from his world title bout against ...
Sep 13, 2018
IT was Manny Pacquiao hands down winning Round One of his looming legal battle against Bob Arum and Top Rank.Pacquiao's camp disclosed communication lines were suddenly opened the moment Pacquiao went public with his intention to haul his former ...
Sep 11, 2018
A TOTAL break in the once solid partnership between Manny Pacquiao and Top Rank was revealed on Monday when the Filipino boxing great's camp announced the filing of a court case against his longtime promoter over unpaid television fees.Pacquiao&# ...
Sep 10, 2018
International match-maker Sean Gibbons said the 26-year-old Filipino world champion won't be back in the ring until five months from now against a handpicked opponent.Ancajas was dominant in a unanimous decision win against challenger Jonas Sultan to ...
May 27, 2018
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