LONDON - WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman expects professional boxing to return without spectators and with judges officiating by video from home.Sulaiman said the World Boxing Council has produced a protocol for fights during the coronavirus pandemic that limit, for instance, a four- ...
May 8, 2020
HE may only have a prayer, but Santisima bent on miracle win over NavarreteThe last time a huge Filipino underdog pulled the rug from under the feet of a formidable Mexican was December 1990, when unheralded challenger Rolando Pascua outclassed and outgunned ...
Feb 21, 2020
LAS VEGAS - In every field of sports, age has constantly been the Grim Reaper of an athlete's career. Time slays every competitor. It never gets tired, feels no emotion. It just keeps on ticking.At age 40, it was supposed ...
Jul 22, 2019
LAS VEGAS - Manny Pacquiao knocked down Keith Thurman in the first round and persevered for an exciting split-decision victory on Saturday night (Sunday, Manila time), adding a third straight win to his career resurgence after turning 40 years old.Pacquiao (62- ...
Jul 21, 2019
LAS VEGAS - Manny Pacquiao, months away from his 41st birthday but looking not a day out of his heyday, beat a game Keith Thurman via split decision at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday (Sunday, Manila time)Pacquiao, 40, never got ...
Jul 21, 2019
LOS ANGELES - Manny Pacquiao has had a whole lot more to say about boxing ever since he became a politician.The 40-year-old Filipino senator who once understandably shied away from lengthy conversations in English is more comfortable in the language. ...
Jul 19, 2019
CAN Keith Thurman walk the talk?From the moment their fight was announced, Manny Pacquiao has received regular doses of harsh words from WBA 'super' welterweight king Keith "One Time" Thurman. Thurman has likened Pacquiao's short arms to a "T-Rex" ...
Jul 18, 2019
NEW YORK - Heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder is on a business trip this weekend in Belfast. He'll be ringside as a TV commentator for Saturday's fight between Tyson Fury and Francesco Pianeta.But even Wilder has something riding on ...
Aug 17, 2018
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Unbeaten heavyweight champions Deontay Wilder and Anthony Joshua appear poised for a title unification bout.Wilder's trainer Jay Deas said on Monday (Tuesday, Manila time) that the two camps have agreed to terms on a fight in the United ...
Jun 12, 2018
NEW YORK - Jose Ramirez left the comforts of California to chase his title shot across the country.When he goes back home, he'll take a championship belt with him.Ramirez won his first world title on Saturday night (Sunday, Manila ...
Mar 18, 2018
DON'T look now, but boxing's little warriors are about to get their share of the spotlight in the United States.On February 25 (Manila time), cable giant HBO will beam "Super Fly 2" from the Forum in Inglewood, California. ...
Feb 21, 2018
MOSCOW - Russian boxer Alexander Povetkin has had his indefinite doping suspension from the WBC cut to one year, but he still must pay a $250,000 fine.Povetkin had two WBC fights called off last year after positive doping tests, including a ...
Nov 9, 2017
NEW YORK - Terence Crawford remained unbeaten when Felix Diaz's corner stopped the fight after the 10th round of the 140-pound fight on Saturday (Sunday, Manila time).Crawford had dominated after a couple close early rounds and Diaz's ...
May 21, 2017
GLENDALE, Arizona - Adrian Gonzalez had some harsh words for organizers of the World Baseball Classic."They're trying to become the World Cup, but they're not even close to being the Little League World Series," the Los Angeles Dodgers ...
Mar 16, 2017
GUADALAJARA, Mexico - Carlos Correa, Yadier Molina and T.J. Rivera homered, and Puerto Rico beat Venezuela, 11-0, in seven innings on Friday (Saturday, Manila time) in Group D of the World Baseball Classic.Correa connected for a solo shot and Molina ...
Mar 11, 2017
LOS ANGELES - Although Carlos Cuadras lost his WBC 115-pound title in his last bout, he gained more fame and fortune than he ever got out of his first 36 unbeaten professional fights combined.Cuadras is ready to cash in on his ...
Feb 3, 2017
BANKING on the popular assumption that Melvin 'Gringo' Jerusalem's punches packed more wallop, not a few conjured images of Philippine pro boxing welcoming the year of the rooster with a golden egg, specifically a newly-minted World Boxing Council (WBC) crown. ...
Jan 27, 2017
INGLEWOOD, California - Joe Smith Jr. stopped Bernard Hopkins 53 seconds into the eighth round of their WBC international light heavyweight title fight on Saturday night (Sunday, Manila time).Smith used a six-punch combination to send Hopkins through the ropes and on ...
Dec 18, 2016
OMAHA, Neb. - World boxing champion Terence "Bud" Crawford was sentenced to 90 days in jail Thursday (Friday, Manila time) along with two years' probation for two misdemeanors in connection with an April disturbance at an Omaha body shop.His attorney, Matthew ...
Dec 16, 2016
INGLEWOOD, California - Roman Gonzalez observed the raucous scene in the ring through swollen eyes. His battered ears absorbed the cheers from thousands of fans celebrating his arrival at the apex of Nicaragua's boxing history.Chocolatito had to put in 12 ...
Sep 11, 2016
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