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Pac-Man Gobbles ‘Notorious’, Mayweather
By John Gatling,, Mon, 23 Jan 2017
Appearing recently on Fox Sports, WBO welterweight champion and Filipino icon Manny Pacquiao threw himself into the “Notorious” Conor MacGregor sweepstakes. The man writing as Edward Chaykovsky from Boxing Scene first dimed on Pac’s willingness to jump in if things fall apart with the Mayweather   Read Full Story >>>

Horn: I can hurt Pacquiao
By Ray Wheatley,, Mon, 23 Jan 2017
WBO #2 Jeff Horn (16-0-1, 11 KOs) is confident he has the power to hurt and force a stoppage over boxing legend and WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao (59-6-2, 38 KOs) when they clash on April 23 at a location that has yet to be decided but most likely will be the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane,   Read Full Story >>>

Memo: Chavez Jr. Will Be Stronger, No Weight Issues For Canelo
By Miguel Rivera,, Mon, 23 Jan 2017
Angel "Memo" Heredia, strength and conditioning coach for Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., promises that his boxer will not have any issues with making the contract catch-weight of 164.5-pounds for his scheduled fight with Saul "Canelo" Alvarez. Canelo vs. Chavez Jr. will take place on May 6th, with HBO P  Read Full Story >>>

De La Hoya: Canelo Beating Chavez Jr. Will Not Satisfy The Critics
By Miguel Rivera,, Sun, 22 Jan 2017
If Saul "Canelo" Alvarez defeats his countryman Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. on May 6th, Golden Boy President Oscar De La Hoya does not expect the critics to be satisfied. Canelo, who holds the WBO junior middleweight title, will move up to a catch-weight of 164.5-pounds to face Chavez Jr. on HBO Pay-P  Read Full Story >>>

Boxing: Randy Petalcorin returns with eye on IBF belt
By Ryan Songalia, Rappler, Sun, 22 Jan 2017
MANILA, Philippines - Top-rated junior flyweight contender Randy Petalcorin will take the ring for the third time in 5 months on February 25 when he faces Mark Anthony Florida in an 8-round bout at the SM Convention Center in General Santos City, Philippines. Petalcorin (25-2-1, 18 knockouts) is  Read Full Story >>>

Boxing 2017
By Rico Navarro, The Freeman, Sun, 22 Jan 2017
There’s a feeling in the boxing air that leads to a good, productive year for Cebu Boxing. I’m not too sure why and what it is but it’s just there. Do you feel it? Is it about the upcoming world title fights? The events being lined up by Cebu’s promoters? The place of Cebu Boxing in the national sce  Read Full Story >>>

Arizona Boxing News & Notes with Don Smith: Q & A with Jeff Horn, Rumor Misleads Public & More
By Don Smith,, Sun, 22 Jan 2017

Boxing Fans, It’s official, Australian welterweight Jeff Horn will fight boxing legend Manny Pacquiao on April 23rd and that’s all we actually know for now. Horn and his promoter (Duco Events) are championing for Suncorp   
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Ancajas has Rodriguez all figured out
By Nick Giongco,, Sun, 22 Jan 2017
Jerwin Ancajas is raring to make the first defense of his IBF super-flyweight title against Jose Alfredo Rodriguez of Mexico on Jan. 29 in Macau. “I am all set and ready to go,” aaid Ancajas when caught up with him in a scenic training camp in Lipa City, an hour and a half drive from t  Read Full Story >>>

Garcia, 2-1 Underdog vs. Thurman: 'I Guess Vegas Don’t Like Me'
By Keith Idec,, Sun, 22 Jan 2017
NEW YORK – Danny Garcia has defied odds before. That’s why he knows better than to read too much into handicappers installing Keith Thurman as the favorite in their welterweight championship unification fight March 4 at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. Philadelphia’s Garcia (33-0, 19 KOs) is a 2-1 und  Read Full Story >>>

This Week In Boxing Biz: Canelo Alvarez-Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Makes Sense, More Fights For ESPN
By Josh Katzowitz,, Sun, 22 Jan 2017
No, Canelo Alvarez isn’t fighting Gennady Golovkin on May 6. But his fight against Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., is perhaps the next best thing. At least from a financial standpoint. Will this fight enhance Alvarez’s reputation? No. At this point, nothing but a victory (or at least a fight) against Gol  Read Full Story >>>

Abie Bain: Requiem for a Middleweight
By Clarence George,, Sun, 22 Jan 2017
Abie Bain must be considered among the most durable and toughest Jews to ever fight out of the Garden State… “Do you know why I talk so funny? Because I’ve been hit a million times.”—Mountain Rivera in Requiem for a Heavyweight Born in St. Petersburg, Russia, on August 10, 1906, middleweig  Read Full Story >>>

By Rene Bonsubre, Jr.,, Sun, 22 Jan 2017

SHIJIAZHUANG, CHINA – Chinese heavyweight Zhilei Zhang delivered in style in front of his hometown fans and made it a short night for Peter Graham of Australia. The southpaw Zhang knocked down Graham with a right hook to  
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Chael Sonnen -- 'I'll Knock Tito Ortiz's Big Head Into Retirement' (VIDEO), Sun, 22 Jan 2017

TMZ SPORTS -- MMA legend Chael Sonnen says he CAN'T WAIT to beat Tito Ortiz into retirement at Bellator 170 this weekend ... and predicts it'll be a VERY quick asswhoopin'. TMZ Sports spoke with the People's Champ who fire  
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Who’s Next? 3 to be Aired on Sunday, Sat, 21 Jan 2017

The main event fights of the Who’s Next 3 Pro Boxing Series powered by Hyundai Tucson will be aired on television on Sunday, January 22. Airing time is from 4 -6pm over GMA News TV. In the main event of the fight card o  
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Horn: Pacquiao Has Been Knocked Out Before, I Have The Power!
By Edward Chaykovsky,, Sat, 21 Jan 2017
Australian 2012 Olympian Jeff Horn (16-0-1, 11 KOs) believes that he's got more than enough power to score a knockout victory over WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao. Horn is scheduled to fight Pacquiao on April 22 [April 23 in Australia], likely somewhere in Australia. Brisbane is the fron  Read Full Story >>>

Melvin Jerusalem hopes trip a worthy one as he vies for WBC title belt against Thai champion
By Gerry Ramos,, Sat, 21 Jan 2017
YOUNG Melvin Jerusalem is now in Thailand ready and all pumped up as he gets a crack at a first ever world championship five days from now. The 22-year-old promising star of ALA Boxing likes his chance of wresting the World Boxing Council (WBC) minimumweight title despite up against reigning cha  Read Full Story >>>

David Haye, Richard Schaefer join forces to form new promotional company
By Bob Velin, USA Today, Sat, 21 Jan 2017
Former heavyweight champion David Haye and onetime Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer announced a joint venture Friday that will create a new global boxing promotional company. Schaefer’s recently formed company, Ringstar, and Haye’s Hayemaker Promotions will henceforth be known as Hayemaker Ringst  Read Full Story >>>

Reality check on Pacquiao’s next foe
By Recah Trinidad,, Sat, 21 Jan 2017

FOR an honest caliber-and-character check on Manny Pacquiao’s appointed next opponent, they ended up crowding veteran promoter Bob Arum against the ropes. Does Jeff Horn beat Manny Pacquiao? “Probably not,” retorted Arum   
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Carl Frampton vs. Leo Santa Cruz 2 & Dejan Zlaticanin vs. Mikey Garcia Media Conference Call, Sat, 21 Jan 2017

Kelly Swanson Thanks everybody for joining us. What an exciting conference call we have today. We’re talking about Carl Frampton versus Leo Santa Cruz, the rematch, as well as Dejan Zlaticanin versus Mikey Ga  
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LAS VEGAS, NV (January 20, 2017) - Erislandy Lara, the WBA/IBO 154-pound champion, scored two knockouts in his match against Yuri Foreman in Miami on Premier Championship Boxing on Spike TV last Friday night. One in the ring  
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Amanda Nunes: I'm Rooting for Holly Holm ... So I Can Beat Her Ass (VIDEO), Sat, 21 Jan 2017

TMZ SPORTS -- Amanda Nunes says she's hoping Holly Holm wins the 1st ever UFC featherweight title fight at UFC 208 ... so she can beat her ass and take the belt right away from her. Nunes is the reigning bantamweight champ  
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Lopez - Roman ShoBox: The New Generation weigh in video plus fighter interviews, Sat, 21 Jan 2017
ATLANTIC CITY (Jan.20, 2017) -- Below is the weigh in video from Thursday's weigh in at Ballys Atlantic City Hotel and Casino for TONIGHT's edition of ShoBox: The New Generation card that will be live on SHOWTIME® at 10 PM ET/PT (Delayed on the West Coast) Also are video interviews with all six f  Read Full Story >>>

Thurman V Garcia [Vol.I]: Daddy’s Boyz Daddy
By John Gatling,, Sat, 21 Jan 2017
“Daddy’s Boy” brought his dad to the Barclays Center and unleashed what looked like an angry bastard. WBA welterweight champion Keith “One-Time” Thurman (27-0, 22KOs) and WBC welterweight champion Danny “Swift” Garcia (33-0, 19KOs) presented themselves for Wednesday’s presser to formally announce  Read Full Story >>>

Dana White: Conor McGregor doesn’t need Floyd Mayweather to sell pay-per-views
By Damon Martin, Fox Sports, Sat, 21 Jan 2017
There’s been a lot of talk over the past week about a potential showdown between UFC champion Conor McGregor and retired boxing king Floyd Mayweather. The back and forth banter has included a $50 million purse split equally between the fighters offered by UFC president Dana White, Mayweather laug  Read Full Story >>>

'On Someone Else's Nickel': Tim Ryan's memoir filled with boxing gems
By Bob Velin, USA Today, Sat, 21 Jan 2017
For more than two decades, he was the voice of boxing in the USA. Partnered with Hall of Fame trainer Gil Clancy, Tim Ryan brought some of the greatest fights in the history of the sport into America’s living rooms. First with CBS, then NBC. The pair, Ryan proudly boasts, called more than 300 cha  Read Full Story >>>

By Rene Bonsubre, Jr.,, Sat, 21 Jan 2017

SHIJIAZHUANG, CHINA – Hometown fighter Zhilei Zhang will be pitted against Peter Graham of Australia in a much anticipated clash for the vacant WBO Oriental heavyweight title. Zhang is unbeaten in 13 fights, nine by KO,   
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Top Prospect Irvin Gonzalez remains perfect Stops Israel Rojas in second round, Sat, 21 Jan 2017

WORCESTER, Mass. (January 20, 2017) - Boxing returned to Worcester last night (Thursday) for the first time in more than five years to the delight of a capacity crowd of 2,100 passionate fans at the Palladium. The ina  
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Manny Pacquiao Says He's Willing to Fight Conor McGregor
By Tim Daniels,, Sat, 21 Jan 2017
Longtime boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao is open to fighting UFC sensation Conor McGregor if the latter's hyped cross-sport encounter with Floyd Mayweather Jr. doesn't come to fruition. Edward Chaykovsky of Boxing Scene passed along comments Pac-Man made while speaking to Fox Sports about the rum  Read Full Story >>>

By Dale Rosal, Cebu Daily News, Sat, 21 Jan 2017
This 22-year-old boxer from Bukidnon province is off to a terrific start. And not only he has been winning, Melvin “Gringo” Jerusalem has been beating one opponent after another with authority as seven of his victories came by way of stoppages. But despite the early success, the ALA Boxing Gym s  Read Full Story >>>

Kell Brook hoping to fight Amir Khan, Manny Pacquiao
By Dan Rafael,, Sat, 21 Jan 2017
NEW YORK -- Welterweight world titleholder Kell Brook is a frustrated man not quite sure what to do as he ponders his future. On the one hand, Brook wants to continue to defend the 147-pound title he worked so hard to get his hands on. He had to earn a mandatory shot at the belt before he could g  Read Full Story >>>

Jerry Jones is said to be interested in bringing Canelo Alvarez-Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. fight to AT&T Stadium
By Lance Pugmire, Los Angeles Times, Sat, 21 Jan 2017
Oscar De La Hoya and Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones had a “very productive” discussion Friday about staging the May 6 Canelo Alvarez-Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. bout at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, according to an individual close to the site negotiations who was unauthorized to speak publicly on   Read Full Story >>>

Time is Running Out for Trouble Plagued ex-Champ Zab Judah
By Arne K. Lang, The Sweet Science, Sat, 21 Jan 2017
TOUGH TIMES FOR ZAB JUDAH — Heading into his 2001 match in Las Vegas with Kostya Tszyu, IBF 140-pound champion Zab Judah was on top of the world. The baby-faced boxer from Brooklyn, recently turned 24, was undefeated in 27 pro fights and seemingly every bit as good as he had been cracked up to be wh  Read Full Story >>>

Legendary boxing sportscaster looks back at career
By Matthew Aguilar, El Paso Times, Sat, 21 Jan 2017
In the 1980s, Tim Ryan was known to fight fans as one-half of the best announcing duo in boxing. He and analyst Gil Clancy were the familiar voices for CBS telecasts — an impeccably prepared and professional pair whose contrasting styles created a legendary dynamic. Ryan, with his concise descrip  Read Full Story >>>

Floyd 'Money' Mayweather admits betting millions at once, says promoting is not cash-driven
World Boxing News, Sat, 21 Jan 2017
Ex-pound for pound king Floyd Mayweather discussed his love of gambling recently as the fighter-turned-promoter continues to inform fans of his betting patterns via social media. Mayweather regularly posts payouts in the tens and hundreds of thousands to his millions of followers, although the 39  Read Full Story >>>

Fight’s not over for Mel
By Joaquin Henson,, Fri, 20 Jan 2017

Lopez. Former PSC chairman and Manila Mayor Mel Lopez was laid to rest at the Heritage Park, Taguig City, last Jan. 7 with his dream of the Philippines capturing a first-ever Olympic gold medal unfulfilled. The fight i  
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