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By Ronnie Nathanielsz,, Mon, 08 Feb 2016

Rayito Garcia. WBO light flyweight champion Donnie Nietes may defend his title against Raul Garcia, twin brother of Ramon Garcia Hirales from whom he won the title by a unanimous twelve round decision at the University  
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By Ronnie Nathanielsz,, Mon, 08 Feb 2016
World Boxing Council president Mauricio Sulaiman has condemned what was referred to as “this terrible act of violence” and sent the WBC’s deepest condolences to the families of those wounded and to the family of the person who died in the attack in Dublin’s Regency Hotel where around 300 boxing fans  Read Full Story >>>

Dimakiling bags 5th crown in Kidapawan Open
By Lito delos Reyes,, Mon, 08 Feb 2016

Dimakiling. INTERNATIONAL Master Oliver “Dimaks” Dimakiling of Davao City lived up to his billing by capturing his fifth title in the 8th Kidapawan Open Chess Tournament held over the weekend at the Kidapawan Convention Cent  
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Ex-contender Flores sees another easy win for Pacquiao vs Bradley
By Nissi Icasiano, Rappler, Mon, 08 Feb 2016
MANILA, Philippines – BJ Flores, a former cruiserweight title challenger, believes that the third in-ring encounter between Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley Jr. on April 10 (April 9 in US) will be more of the same with their first two meetings. Flores, who says he wants to make one final run f  Read Full Story >>>

"Fighting Words" - Canelo vs. Khan: A One-Ring Circus
By David P. Greisman,, Mon, 08 Feb 2016
Last night’s Super Bowl put the two best football teams together in the biggest one-night sporting event of the year. Sometimes the games are competitive and entertaining. Sometimes they are one, but not the other. Sometimes they are neither. That latter scenario was the case last night as the De  Read Full Story >>>

Alvarez will be a mighty test for Khan
By Kevin Garside, iOL Sport, Mon, 08 Feb 2016
Amir Khan is almost back where he started, the little fella seriously up against it at the big show with only his talent and his wits to keep him safe. The decision to fight Mexican pitbull Saul “Canelo” Alvarez in Las Vegas on the weekend of Cinco de Mayo, one of the key ceremonial dates in Mexi  Read Full Story >>>

Exclusive: Keith Thurman discusses Kell Brook, potential Wembley / US unification
By Phil D. Jay, World Boxing News, Mon, 08 Feb 2016
Impressive puncher Keith Thurman has informed WBN that he has no problem facing fellow welterweight champion Kell Brook in a massive unification at Wembley Stadium. The current WBA title holder, who is undefeated in 26 bouts, has admitted he’s an admirer of Brook - despite being a fierce division  Read Full Story >>>

By Ronnie Nathanielsz,, Mon, 08 Feb 2016

In a battle of southpaws Filipino Joebert Alvarez will battle Puerto Rico’s Jonathan “La Bomba” Gonzalez in Puerto Rico on March 19. The trainer of Alvarez, “Dodong” Donaire, father/trainer of WBO super bantamweight champi  
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Boxing in need of new headliner
By Santos A. Perez, The Miami Herald, Mon, 08 Feb 2016
Now that boxing’s first two pay-per-view dates of 2016 are locked up, speculation begins as to the medium’s sustainability the rest of the year. Will there be sufficient demand and emerging fighters worthy of the coveted elite showcases? The sport featured four pay-per-view events last year, two   Read Full Story >>>

Canelo vs Khan: Should Rehydration Clause be in Effect?
By Lee Cleveland , Fight Saga, Mon, 08 Feb 2016
There will be no hydration clause for Canelo Alvarez vs Amir Khan on May 7. As a result, many believe the bigger man, Canelo, will gain an even greater advantage despite the 155 lb catchweight limit. “I don’t think it’s a great move for Khan in having the fight at 155,” said promoter Eddie Hea  Read Full Story >>>

Hatton: Canelo Will Be Too Strong and Powerful For Amir Khan
By Edward Chaykovsky,, Mon, 08 Feb 2016
Five years ago, Matthew Hatton felt what it was like to take punishment from Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez. They fought each other for the vacant WBC junior middleweight title, at a catch-weight, with Hatton moving up from welterweight. Canelo dominated the fight with scores of 119-108 on all three cards.   Read Full Story >>>

Wary Donaire
By Edri Aznar, Sun.Star Cebu, Mon, 08 Feb 2016
NONITO Donaire Jr. won’t take any chances against former Olympian Zolt Bedak in his first title defense of his World Boxing Organization (WBO) super bantamweight crown on April 23 at the Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City. Donaire Jr.’s father and trainer Nonito Sr. believes Bedak isn’t on the same   Read Full Story >>>

B.J. Flores: “Manny Pacquiao clearly won both Bradley fights, so it makes it a little difficult to swallow the third time”
By Robert Brown, OTR Boxing Radio, Mon, 08 Feb 2016
B.J. Flores is a former cruiserweight title challenger and a highly respected boxing commentator. Flores, 37, has amassed a career boxing record of 31-2-1 20KO’s and is looking to make one final run at a world title. B.J.’s last ring appearance saw him come up short in a cruiserweight title fight, l  Read Full Story >>>

Op-Ed: Why Pacquiao-Bradley fight would still sell despite backlash
By Leo Reyes, Digital Journal, Mon, 08 Feb 2016
Right after the official announcement of the Pacquiao-Bradley trilogy fight late last year, Bob Arum who promotes both fighters contends that the fight will still sell because Bradley has improved a lot as a fighter since they fought in 2014. But contrary to Arum's statement, boxing fans have   Read Full Story >>>

Khan: People Thought De La Hoya Would Destroy Pacquiao
By Edward Chaykovsky,, Mon, 08 Feb 2016
Amir Khan (31-3, 19KOs) is confident that he will get the last laugh when he faces WBC middleweight champion Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez (46-1-1, 32KOs) on May 7th from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The fight has received just as much criticism as praise. Most of the critics have a problem w  Read Full Story >>>

Amir Khan’s trainer urges Kell Brook to fight Keith Thurman or Errol Spence Jnr
By George Gigney , BoxingNews, Mon, 08 Feb 2016
WITH the announcement that he is fighting Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez on May 7, Amir Khan has all but confirmed a domestic tussle with IBF world welterweight champion Kell Brook will not happen this year. Wembley Stadium had been provisionally booked on June 4 with the hope of securing Brook-Khan for t  Read Full Story >>>

Five Fighters To Watch
By Charles Saunders,, Mon, 08 Feb 2016
SONAHR: February 7, 2016 - For boxing fans, this new year has gotten off to a rather slow start. But the tempo will pick up later this month, with a title-unification showdown in the junior-featherweight division between undefeated Britons Scott Quigg and Carl Frampton, a match that is likely to sel  Read Full Story >>>

Carl Frampton vs Scott Quigg: Tale of the tape
By George Gigney , BoxingNews, Mon, 08 Feb 2016
Carl Frampton Name Scott Quigg 21-0 (14) Record 31-0-2 (23) 21 Total fights 33 116 Rounds boxed 147 67 KO % 70 February 21, 1987/28 Date of birth/age October 9, 1988/27 June 12, 2009/22 Debut/age April 21, 2007/18 122lbs Weight 122lbs Orthodox Stance Orthodox 5’ 5” Height   Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao wants to be impressive in Bradley fight - Peñalosa
By JM Siasat,, Mon, 08 Feb 2016
Retired two-division world boxing champion Gerry Peñalosa feels that Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley are gearing up for an unforgettable fight when they meet for the third time on April 9 (April 10 PHL time) at MGM Grand in Las Vegas. "For sure this third fight would be better than the first   Read Full Story >>>

Roach to arrive Feb 14 to supervise Pacman’s training
By Josef T. Ramos, The Manila Times, Mon, 08 Feb 2016
American trainer Freddie Roach is scheduled to arrive on February 14 to supervise Manny Pacquiao’s training in General Santos for his upcoming third bout against reigning World Boxing Organization welterweight champion Timothy Bradley on April 9 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. “In fact, Ma  Read Full Story >>>

Magsayo predicts early stoppage
By Abac Cordero, The Philippine Star, Mon, 08 Feb 2016
MANILA, Philippines – Mark Magsayo, the young, unbeaten boxer from the famed ALA stable, can’t wait to get rid of his Mexican opponent for Pinoy Pride 35 on Feb. 27 at the Waterfront Hotel in Cebu City. “Bakbakan na agad. Bagsak yan (Let’s get it on. He will go down),” said the 20-year-old, backi  Read Full Story >>>

Amir Khan Admits Canelo's Size Initially Concerned Him
By Edward Chaykovsky,, Mon, 08 Feb 2016
British star Amir Khan (31-3, 19KOs) pulled a rabbit out of his hat after making his shocking announcement last week. Khan revealed that he was moving up in weight, by eight-pounds, to challenge WBC middleweight champion Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez (46-1-1, 32KOs) on May 7th from the T-Mobile Arena in   Read Full Story >>>

NBA -- ​Hornets rally from 19 points down, whip Wizards, 108-104
By Eric Biasbas,, Mon, 08 Feb 2016

CHARLOTTE --- The Charlotte Hornets had a rocky start and fell behind by a wide margin early but managed to collect themselves just in time and top the visiting Washington Wizards, 108-104. Nic Batum nearly had a t  
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NBA -- Bulls collapse late, fall prey to Wolves
By Homer D. Sayson,, Mon, 08 Feb 2016

CHICAGO -- After Derrick Rose swished a pair of free throws that shoved his team up, 105-100 with 2:55 left to play, the Chicago Bulls found themselves in an excellent position to steal one precious win in their ongoing 7-g  
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Canelo vs Khan Trashed by Critics: Is Size Everything?
By Lee Cleveland , Fight Saga, Sun, 07 Feb 2016
Many in the boxing community, including Julio Ceasr Chavez Jr and Paul Malignaggi, are voicing their displeasure over Canelo vs Khan. enthusiasts is Canelo is too big and too strong for the presumably smaller, weak-chinned challenger. In fact, one boxing writer suggested Gennady Golovkin vs Dom  Read Full Story >>>

Q&A: Amir Khan
By Dominic Verdin,, Sun, 07 Feb 2016
On May 7, welterweight contender Amir Khan will travel eight pounds north into a catchweight fight against THE RING magazine and WBC middleweight champ Canelo Alvarez. The HBO Pay Per View event, which may take place at the new T Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, was met by a passionate mix of surprise, in  Read Full Story >>>

Fury says offered $120m to fight Klitschko on Dubai yacht
Emirates 24/7, Sun, 07 Feb 2016
The world heavyweight boxing showdown between Briton Tyson Fury and Ukrainian giant Wladimir Klitschko could take place in the UAE. Fury expects to reach an agreement over the venue for his rematch with Klitschko in the next 10 days - with England or the UAE the most likely, according to reports   Read Full Story >>>

Floyd Mayweather honored as boxing's top fighter for third time
By Dan Rafael,, Sun, 07 Feb 2016
Floyd Mayweather, the longtime pound-for-pound king who announced his retirement last year, has received another honor in a career filled with them. Mayweather was voted the 2015 Sugar Ray Robinson Fighter of the Year after the Boxing Writers Association of America announced balloting results Fri  Read Full Story >>>

By Ronnie Nathanielsz,, Sun, 07 Feb 2016

WBO super bantamweight champion Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire has decided to set up his training camp in Las Vegas where his trainer/father “Dodong” Donaire “has a lot of fighters.” Donaire said they already hav  
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EXCLUSIVE Virgil Hunter outlines how Amir Khan can beat Canelo Alvarez
By George Gigney , BoxingNews, Sun, 07 Feb 2016
AMIR KHAN must dictate the distance and range against Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez in order to win the fight, according to his trainer Virgil Hunter. The pair will meet at a catchweight of 155lbs when they fight on May 7, though Khan will be giving away a lot in terms of size given that Canelo is natura  Read Full Story >>>

Carl Frampton v Scott Quigg: The breakdown
By George Gigney , BoxingNews, Sun, 07 Feb 2016
IN just three weeks, one of the most anticipated fights of the year takes place at the Manchester Arena when unbeaten super-bantamweight titlists Carl Frampton and Scott Quigg finally square off. Frampton’s IBF bauble and Quigg’s WBA strap will both be on the line – though those accolades will pa  Read Full Story >>>

NYSAC under fire: The Inspector General’s investigation – Part V
By Thomas Hauser,, Sun, 07 Feb 2016
Once David Berlin’s authority as executive director of the New York State Athletic Commission was clarified, a number of pressing issues were addressed and the process of professionalizing the NYSAC began. One of Berlin’s first acts was to appoint the much-respected George Ward and Tim Duffy as c  Read Full Story >>>

Gute Nacht, Gutknecht?
By Robert Ecksel,, Sun, 07 Feb 2016
Braehmer vs. Gutknecht II will take place on March 12 at the Jahnsportforum in Neubrandenburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany… Thomas “Tommy Gun” Oosthuizen (25-0-2, 14 KOs), the hard-drinking, street-fighting southpaw from Boksburg, Gautang, isn’t the first fighter to live life on the edge. It   Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao trainer: We’ll be ready for whatever Bradley brings
By Carlos Cinco, Fox Sports, Sun, 07 Feb 2016
“Pacquiao just needs to be prepared as best as he possibly can because Timothy will be exactly the same,” said Fortune in an interview with Youtube personality Radio Rahim. “These guys don't change after 30, 40 fights. You don't change them. They might change for 8 rounds but once they get hit th  Read Full Story >>>

Exclusive: Keith Thurman discusses facing ‘friend’ Shawn Porter, previous sparring sessions
By Phil D. Jay, World Boxing News, Sun, 07 Feb 2016
WBA champion Keith ‘One Time’ Thurman will have a familiar foe opposing him on March 12 when the American makes the latest defense of his welterweight title in Connecticut. The 27 year-old puts his belt on the line for the third time against former amateur team-mate and IBF title holder ‘Showtime  Read Full Story >>>


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