PERHAPS Japanese superstar Naoya 'The Monster' Inoue should have nipped the problem that is Johnriel Casimero right in the bud.The unbeaten Inoue, who holds the WBA and IBF bantamweight straps, was supposed to square off with WBO titleholder Casimero in April, ...
Sep 27, 2020
GENERAL Santos City native 'Magic' Mike Plania was supposed to be just a 'warm-up' opponent for American Joshua 'Don't Blink' Greer Jr. Ranked No. 1 by the WBO in the bantamweight division, Greer was already on the precipice of a ...
Jun 18, 2020
THERE is no truth to the rumor that WBO bantamweight champion John Riel Casimero has a photo of Godzilla pasted on the punching bag as he trains for his April 25 showdown with WBA-IBF counterpart Naoya 'Monster' Inoue. However, it does ...
Mar 9, 2020
LONDON - Anthony Joshua will defend his three heavyweight belts against Kubrat Pulev on June 20 in the first boxing bouts at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.Joshua (23-1, 21 KO) recaptured the WBA, IBF and WBO belts from Andy Ruiz in December. He ...
Mar 3, 2020
LAS VEGAS - Canelo Alvarez used a big punch to beat a big fighter.Alvarez landed a left-right late in the 11th round on Saturday night (Sunday, Manila time), dropping Sergey Kovalev to the canvas and ending their light heavyweight title fight. ...
Nov 3, 2019
LOS ANGELES - Vasyl Lomachenko wanted a bigger challenge and a more prominent opponent than Anthony Crolla for this Hollywood showcase.When he couldn't get one, the lightweight kingpin took it out on his overmatched foe.Lomachenko defended his WBA and ...
Apr 13, 2019
TRYING to figure out Donnie Nietes in the ring is like trying to find the starting point of a scotch tape. You think it is relatively easy until you realize that a considerable amount of time has passed and you are still ...
Jan 2, 2019
LONDON - With blood streaming out of his busted nose, Anthony Joshua was in deep trouble once more in front of 80,000 stunned spectators at Wembley Stadium.Alexander Povetkin, a 39-year-old Russian with supposedly his best days behind him, was ...
Sep 23, 2018
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - An independent review of the scoring in Manny Pacquiao's contentious WBO welterweight world title loss to Jeff Horn has confirmed the outcome in favor of the Australian former schoolteacher.A Philippines government department asked the WBO ...
Jul 11, 2017
YES to review but no to reversal.Yielding to the wish of the majority, the World Boxing Organization (WBO) on Friday agreed for a review of the disputed Manny Pacquiao-Jeff Horn title fight in a bid to give boxing fans ' ...
Jul 7, 2017
TOKYO - The World Boxing Association (WBA) has suspended two judges after their scoring of the Hassan N'Dam and Ryota Murata WBA middleweight title fight last Saturday.Gustavo Padilla from Panama and Hubert Earle from Canada were suspended for six months, ...
May 26, 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
MANNY Pacquiao's trainers shrugged off talk about Jeff Horn's size advantage, noting the fighting senator has disposed of bigger guys throughout his career using speed, timing and accuracy.Buboy Fernandez, Pacquiao's chief assistant trainer and longtime friend, added they ...
May 18, 2017
IT took Marlon Tapales roughly nine years to win a world boxing title; today he just gave the crown away after being toppled by a phantom foe known only as the "weighing scale."Set to defend the World Boxing Organization (WBO) bantamweight ...
Apr 22, 2017
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
CARDIFF, Wales - Puerto Rican boxer Orlando Cruz will fight Terry Flanagan for the Briton's WBO lightweight title on Nov. 26.In 2012, Cruz became the first professional boxer to come out as openly gay while actively competing.In his first ...
Oct 28, 2016
CARDIFF, Wales - Tyson Fury's license has been suspended by British boxing authorities, hours after the British fighter vacated his world heavyweight titles to concentrate on treatment and recovery from drug use and other personal issues.The British Boxing Board of ...
Oct 13, 2016
IT was supposed to be a walk in the park, not a rumble in the jungle. Then again, what good is a long journey if you can't exclaim at the finish line that you survived all the humps and bumps on ...
Dec 17, 2015
IT is that time of the year when everybody is throwing the weighing scale out of the window in anticipation of all the free-flowing holiday food and booze. But don't tell Nonito Donaire, Jr. that the Yuletide season is in ...
Dec 11, 2015
CEBU CITY - Even though they have yet to enter the ring, Donnie Nietes is well aware he has already scored one over Francisco Rodriguez.The Filipino champion watched the Mexican challenger struggle to make the weight just 24 hours before they clash ...
Jul 10, 2015
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