JUST when Nonito Donaire Jr. and Johnriel Casimero are beginning to patch things up for their supposed title showdown, here comes the World Boxing Council playing the spoiler's role.The boxing body on Tuesday ordered the 38-year-old Donaire to ...
Sep 21, 2021
CHICAGO - After barely working a sweat in his three-round destruction of Duke Micah last September, John Riel Casimero was penciled to defend his WBO bantamweight title this August 14.Against Guillermo Rigondeaux, a 40-year old, past-his-expiration-date former ...
Jun 20, 2021
ARLINGTON, Texas - Big ring or small, Texas judges or not, Canelo Alvarez wasn't going to disappoint a huge pro-Mexico crowd in another fight in Texas.The wildly popular Mexican added another belt in the super middleweight division, handing Billy ...
May 9, 2021
MIAMI GARDENS, Florida - Saul "Canelo" Alvarez outclassed Avni Yildirim and retained his world super-middleweight titles with a technical knockout after Yildirim failed to answer the bell for the fourth round on Saturday night (Sunday, Manila time).Alvarez, of Mexico, dropped the ...
Feb 28, 2021
REYMART Gaballo and Emmanuel Rodriguez have to do it all over again.The World Boxing Council (WBC) ordered a rematch between the two fighters following the disputed split decision win pulled off by Gaballo last month to win the interim bantamweight title ...
Jan 28, 2021
THE Philippine Amateur Baseball Association (Paba) said Tim Tebow remains part of the federation's program for future World Baseball Classic (WBC) competitions following recent developments as to his status with his mother club New York Mets.Paba secretary general Pepe Muñ ...
Jan 13, 2021
SAN ANTONIO - Canelo Alvarez unanimously outpointed previously undefeated Callum Smith to win the WBA & Ring super-middleweight championships and vacant WBC super-middleweight title on Saturday night (Sunday, Manila time) at the Alamodome.Alvarez (54-1-2, 36 KOs) dominated his only ...
Dec 20, 2020
LOS ANGELES - Mike Tyson showed glimpses of his destructive prime on Saturday night (Sunday, Manila time) during the 54-year-old boxing icon's return to the ring for a lively exhibition bout with 51-year-old Roy Jones Jr.Both ...
Nov 29, 2020
IT is quite difficult to imagine a pro boxer being past his prime after only 16 paid contests.Then again, the case of Ukrainian Vasyl Lomachenko is different: here is a guy who has been hitting the sandbag since he was a ...
Oct 27, 2020
TEOFIMO Lopez came out on top of Vasiliy Lomachenko in a showdown of lightweight stars, winning by unanimous decision on Saturday in the MGM Grand Conference Center in Las Vegas (Sunday, Manila time).Judges scored it 116-112, 119-109 and 117- ...
Oct 18, 2020
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
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