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Sofia, Bulgaria - Despite continued cloudy, cold and rainy conditions, a ray of sunshine shone on the Philippine team at the AIBA World Youth Championships at the Arena Armeec Sofia here, as 17 year-old Hipolito Banal Jr. scored a unanimous decision victory Saturday over Colombian Hernan Alarcon.   Read Full Story >>>

By Ben Thompson,, Sun, 20 Apr 2014
"Stevenson, I'm coming to Canada. I'm getting my papers together," stated unified WBA & IBF light heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins, who made it clear that he's looking forward to unifying his titles with WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson. Fresh off of his victory over Beibut Shumen  Read Full Story >>>

Bernard Hopkins schools Shumenov to unify titles. Shawn Porter dominates Malignaggi, moving closer to Pacquiao showdown.
By Jenna Jay, OTR Boxing Radio, Sun, 20 Apr 2014
At the DC Armory in Washington, D.C., Showtime championship boxing featured a night of title fights and lots of action. The co-main event of the card featured a clash between IBF welterweight champion, Shawn ‘Showtime’ Porter (22-0-1, 14 KO) and Paulie Malignaggi (33-6, 7 KO). Both men came into the  Read Full Story >>>

Was That Shawn Porter…Or Jack Dempsey?
By Sean Crose, Boxing Insider, Sun, 20 Apr 2014
I’m still not sure it was Shawn Porter I saw on Saturday…or Jack Dempsey. I know, I know, Dempsey died back in the 80s – at least that’s what we’ve been told – but Porter really reminded me of the guy as he absolutely destroyed the talented Paulie Malignaggi live on Showtime. For, like the 20  Read Full Story >>>

Alien Resurrection: Hopkins Spooks Shumenov
By Robert Ecksel,, Sun, 20 Apr 2014
After 12 rounds of somewhat less than scintillating action, Hopkins had landed 93 of 182 punches thrown, for a jaw dropping 51%... Saturday night at the DC Armory in Washington, DC, IBF champion Bernard Hopkins (55-6-2, 32 KOs) befuddled WBA champion Beibut Shumenov (14-2, 9 KOs) over 12 rounds t  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao courtesy call to Aquino set for Monday
By Kristine Angeli Sabillo, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Sun, 20 Apr 2014
MANILA, Philippines – President Benigno Aquino III will finally come face-to-face with boxing icon and Sarangani Representative Manny Pacquiao on Monday for a customary courtesy call after the new World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterwaeight champion’s win last April 12. The President’s schedul  Read Full Story >>>

Floyd Sr. and Shane Mosley break down Floyd Mayweather vs. Marcos Maidana
By Chris Robinson, Hustle Boss, Sun, 20 Apr 2014
In advance of his son’s upcoming professional debut, former three-division world champion “Sugar” Shane Mosley ventured with him to Las Vegas to get some work earlier this month. Putting in some rounds at the Mayweather Boxing Club, Shane Jr. sparred with gym regulars such as Lanell Bellows and K  Read Full Story >>>

Borges: Maidana a ’dog with bite
By Ron Borges, Boston Herald, Sun, 20 Apr 2014
Bob Arum labeled him “a guy who has cement in his shoes and can’t move and is a 15-1 shot, charitably.” The oddsmakers seem to agree. Certainly Floyd Mayweather Jr. has no quarrel with those assessments or he wouldn’t have taken the fight in the first place. Yet, ask Marcos Maidana about such dis  Read Full Story >>>

Reno professor traces Nevada’s rich boxing history
By Steve Carp, Las Vegas Review Journal, Sun, 20 Apr 2014
Long before Las Vegas called itself the “Fight Capital of the World” in the 1980s, boxing had a rich history in Nevada. There was organized boxing in many small mining towns during the 1800s and professional boxing gained a foothold in Northern Nevada in the late 1800s and early 1900s. That histo  Read Full Story >>>

Bernard Hopkins wins split decision, unifies titles
By Bob Velin, USA Today, Sun, 20 Apr 2014
WASHINGTON -- Bernard Hopkins thumbed his nose at Father Time one more time Saturday night, using his vast experience and guile, and yes, his ageless quickness to defeat Beibut Shumenov at the DC Armory. With a surprising split decision victory in a brilliant performance, Hopkins, 49, became the   Read Full Story >>>

Bernard Hopkins Embarrasses, Drops Beibut Shumenov To Continue On His Absurd Way
By Jeff Pryor, The Queensberry Rules, Sun, 20 Apr 2014
The peerless Bernard Hopkins, still fighting at age 49, looked to unify two of the light heavyweight belts as he faced Beibut Shumenov of Kazakstan. He did just that, embarrassing his overmatched opponent on the way to an inexplicable split decision. The 1st round slipped away with little action,  Read Full Story >>>

Bernard Hopkins, 49, earns split decision win over Beibut Shumenov
By Lyle Fitzsimmons, CBS Sports, Sun, 20 Apr 2014
Another night. Another chapter to the ageless legend. Three months beyond his 49th birthday, Philadelphian Bernard Hopkins became the oldest man to unify light heavyweight titles with a split-decision victory over Beibut Shumenov to wrap up a three title-bout card at the DC Armory. Hopkins ent  Read Full Story >>>

By Ben Thompson,, Sun, 20 Apr 2014
Future Hall of Famer Bernard Hopkins proved that he's still great, even at the age of 49, dropping the much younger Beibut Shumenov en route to a split decision victory at the DC Armory in Washington, DC. Once again, Hopkins defied Father Time, making it look easy with a dominant performance. Contro  Read Full Story >>>

School’s out for Summer: Professor Hopkins easily out-points another younger champ in Shumenov on Showtime!
By Ace Freeman,, Sun, 20 Apr 2014
Bernard Hopkins W SD12 Beibut Shumenov Future Hall of Famer and IBF 175-pound champion Bernard ‘The Alien’ Hopkins (55-6-2, 32 KOs) added the WBA super light heavyweight crown to his trophy case with a dominant, surgical (split) decision over now former champion Beibut Shumenov (14-2, 9 KOs) mo  Read Full Story >>>

By Ronnie Nathanielsz,, Sun, 20 Apr 2014

The former sparring partner of “Fighter of the Decade” Manny Pacquiao, IBF welterweight champion Shawn Porter has scored a brutal 4th round knockout of the cocky Paulie Malignaggi who was looking to win a third world  
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By Ben Thompson,, Sun, 20 Apr 2014
Moments ago at the DC Armory in Washington D.C., IBF welterweight champion Shawn Porter made an impressive first defense of his title, knocking out former champion Paulie Malignaggi with ease in the fourth round. Porter was calculating and relentless, picking his spots behind a crisp jab while letti  Read Full Story >>>

Shawn Porter savagely KO’s Malignaggi to retain title!
By Ace Freeman,, Sun, 20 Apr 2014
Undefeated IBF welterweight champion ‘Showtime’ Shawn Porter made a statement Saturday night with an emphatic and violent stoppage victory over former world champion Paul Malignaggi as seen live on Showtime. Porter, who captured the title in his last outing defeating Devon Alexander, went at Maligna  Read Full Story >>>

By Ronnie Nathanielsz,, Sun, 20 Apr 2014

Britain’s WBA super bantamweight champion Scott Quigg who went toe-to-toe with the Philippines Genesis “Azukal” Servania at the Wild Card Gym of trainer Freddie Roach last January in a furious sparring session, has retained h  
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NBA Playoffs - Nets steal Game 1 in Toronto
By Adeline Deladisma,, Sun, 20 Apr 2014

FORT WAYNE -- The Brooklyn Nets opened the 2014 NBA playoffs with a huge 94-87 road win over the Toronto Raptors early Saturday afternoon at the Air Canada Centre. All-Stars Deron Williams and Joe Johnson each had 24 point  
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NBA --No.8 Hawks stun No.1 Pacers on the road
By Homer D. Sayson,, Sun, 20 Apr 2014
CHICAGO -- Jeff Teague proved too much to handle for the Indiana Pacers. The shifty guard poured a game-high 28 points Saturday night to lead the No.8 seeded Atlanta Hawks to a stunning 101-93 upset over the No.1 ranked Indiana Pacers in the opening day of the 2014 NBA playoffs at the Bankers L  Read Full Story >>>

NBA Playoffs -- Warriors outshoot Clippers, seize Game 1
By Joan Secuya-Medida,, Sun, 20 Apr 2014

SAN FRANCISCO -- The Golden State Warriors made 40 of 80 field goals en route to a thrilling 109-105 win over the Los Angeles Clippers Saturday afternoon at the Staples Center. David Lee led the charge with 20 points   
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Pacquiao’s career down to a few more monster fights
By Warren Tasker, Edmonton Journal, Sun, 20 Apr 2014
The Manny Pacquiao narrative continues. Timothy Bradley? Who? Who cares now? Pacman’s one-sided battering of the former WBO welterweight champion in Las Vegas on Saturday, April 12 was an exciting, violent affair, a fight in which Pacquiao dominated, applying footwork, speed and power. T  Read Full Story >>>

By Rene Bonsubre, Jr.,, Sun, 20 Apr 2014

Escalante. Bruno Escalante retained his IBA super flyweight title last April 5 by unanimous decision over Victor Ruiz. Escalante showed grit when he fought with an injured left hand and post-fight x-rays revealed two fractur  
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Davao pug to fight Thai for IBF Pan Pacific title
By Lito delos Reyes,, Sun, 20 Apr 2014

FORMER Luzproba champion and be-medaled amateur boxer Jerwin “The Pretty Boy” Ancajas of Davao City will face Petchwanchia Sor Visetkit of Bangkok, Thailand for the vacant International Boxing Federation (IBF) Pan Pacific ban  
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Back in a flash
By Unus Alladin, South China Morning Post, Sun, 20 Apr 2014
Battling excruciating pain, Nonito Donaire Jnr is not about to quit. Down on all three judges' scorecards, his right cheek begins to flare and swell from the fractured cheekbone caused by Vic Darchinyan's numerous punches. The pain tells him to stop, but with a nation counting on him, Donaire just h  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao top Mayweather contender
By Roy Luarca, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Sun, 20 Apr 2014
With his clear victory over Timothy Bradley in their grudge rematch on Saturday in Las Vegas, Manny Pacquiao vaulted back as top contender to American Floyd Mayweather Jr. in the latest pound-for-pound rankings of Ring Magazine in the welterweight division. Pacquiao rebounded from seventh to fou  Read Full Story >>>

Roach eyes Marquez or M’weather next
By Abac Cordero, The Philippine Star, Sun, 20 Apr 2014
MANILA, Philippines - Freddie Roach can only think of two names when asked about Manny Pacquiao’s next opponent. They are the old, familiar names: Juan Manuel Marquez and Floyd Mayweather Jr. Marquez has fought Pacquiao four times but may consider a fifth fight. Mayweather, on the other han  Read Full Story >>>

Reinventing Manny
By Jingo Quijano, Sun.Star Cebu, Sun, 20 Apr 2014
FAR from finished. That certainly was the consensus last Sunday after Manny Pacquiao’s masterful performance against Timothy Bradley. It was a fistic chess game played out by two excellent fighters as they both jockeyed for angles and superior position. As is usually the case when a southpaw   Read Full Story >>>

‘Pacquiao a great ambassador for basketball’
By Beth Celis, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Sun, 20 Apr 2014
PBA Media Bureau head Willie Marcial said his office has been receiving calls and e-mails trying to confirm the veracity of a report that came out recently announcing that “People’s Champ” Manny Pacquiao will suit up for Columbia Autocar Corporation (Kia), one of the three new teams accepted by the   Read Full Story >>>

Emails from Money and Maidana
By George Thomas Clark ,, Sun, 20 Apr 2014
Late last night Floyd Mayweather and Marcos Maidana exchanged the following emails forwarded to me by confidential sources… Late last night Floyd Mayweather and Marcos Maidana exchanged the following emails forwarded to me by confidential sources in each camp. From: Marcos Subject: Punishing   Read Full Story >>>

Hey Bernard, Cut Shumenov Some Slack
By Aaron Tallent, The Sweet Science, Sun, 20 Apr 2014
The exchanges between Bernard Hopkins and Beibut Shumenov during the press conference and weigh-in for the Saturday’s light heavyweight title fight have added another level of tension to this showdown. Hopkins was pulling shenanigans that have become typical over the course of his career. Shumenov,   Read Full Story >>>

Paul Malignaggi: Does the 'Magic Man' still have his wizardry?
By Chris Murray, Fight Saga, Sun, 20 Apr 2014
On a night when the ageless wonder Bernard Hopkins (54-6-3 32KOs) aims to make history…again with a presumed win over Beibut Shumenov (14-9-1 9KOs) at the staggering age of 49, stalwart Paulie Malignaggi (33-5-2 7 KOs) faces off against current IBF welterweight champion Shawn Porter (23-0-1 14 KOs)   Read Full Story >>>

By Ronnie Nathanielsz,, Sat, 19 Apr 2014

Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire who is chasing a fifth world title when he battles WBA featherweight champion Simpiwe Vetyeka of South Africa in Macau on May 31, sparred for the first time after what he said was “a l  
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Bernard Hopkins: Making history daily
By Phil D. Jay, World Boxing News, Sat, 19 Apr 2014
Each passing moment that Bernard Hopkins retains his IBF light-heavyweight championship, the self-titled 'Alien' is prolonging his seemingly insurmountable record of being the oldest fighter ever to hold a recognised world title. At a sprightly 49 years-old, the Philadelphian has totally shattere  Read Full Story >>>


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