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By Dong Secuya,, Fri, 31 Oct 2014

LAS VEGAS -- WBO honored its two previous world champions Joe Calzaghe (L) and Oscar de la Hoya (R) with specially crafted belts for being inducted into the International Hall of Fame batch 2014   
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By Dong Secuya,, Fri, 31 Oct 2014

LAS VEGAS – The Philippines could have the honor to host next year's 28th WBO Convention which was initially approved during last year's convention in Budapest where the Philippines' Games and Amusements Board (GAB) Chairman Ramon G  
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Sonny Boy Jaro leaves for DC to challenge for WBC Super Flyweight crown
By Rich Mazon ,, Fri, 31 Oct 2014

Former World Boxing Council flyweight champion, Sonny Boy Jaro left Manila last night via Etihad Airways, two full weeks before he gets another crack at a world title in Washington, DC. Jaro, (37-13-5, 27 KOs) will be f  
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Pacquiao/Algieri: "On The Run" [Vol.II]: Smoking Trees
By John Gatling,, Fri, 31 Oct 2014
When we last left off on this in "[Vol.I]: Legend Killer", I implied that Chris Algieri doesn't merely believe in miracles - he expects them. Miraculously, the legendary Algieri released a video detailing how to deal with a southpaw named Manny Pacquiao. In subsequent recent interviews, Chris use  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao Moving Down To 140 Could Benefit Marquez
By Miguel Rivera,, Fri, 31 Oct 2014
Juan Manuel Marquez has no interest in facing Manny Pacquiao for a fifth time, but he does want something that Pacquiao owns - the WBO welterweight title. Marquez (56-7-1, 40KOs), 41-years-old, has yet to make a decision regarding the future of his career. Mexico based Zanfer Promotions are a  Read Full Story >>>

Boxing: Big-time main event back at Boardwalk Hall
By Keith Idec,, Fri, 31 Oct 2014
"Boardwalk Empire" ended its fantastic five-season run Sunday night on HBO. Boxing’s boardwalk empire in Atlantic City began crumbling several years earlier, soon after the retirement of late legend Arturo Gatti, following a July 2007 loss to Alfonso Gomez. Capacity crowds of approximately 12,000  Read Full Story >>>

Drian Francisco fight is on, November 8 in Davao City
By Carlos Cinco, Rivals Sports Network, Fri, 31 Oct 2014
SINGAPORE — Former world title challenger Drian “Gintong Kamao (Golden Fist)” Francisco’s first fight back in the Philippines since 2012 was almost recently derailed, but the bantamweight standout was able to work it out and now the fight is back on, against fellow Filipino fighter, John Mark Apolin  Read Full Story >>>

De La Hoya: ‘I Haven’t Counted Hopkins Out Since He Beat Me’
By James Lopez, Tha Boxing Voice, Fri, 31 Oct 2014
Bernard Hopkins at age 49 will attempt to defy all odds, and defeat the dangerous knockout artist Sergey Kovalev in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Kovalev has an outstanding record of 25-0-1, with 23 knockouts. The undefeated fighter is viewed as the favorite, due to his raw power, and boxing abilities.  Read Full Story >>>

Kovalev Explains Why Bernard Hopkins is a 'Dirty Fighter'
By Edward Chaykovsky,, Fri, 31 Oct 2014
WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev (25-0-1, 23KOs) has been watching Bernard Hopkins for a very long time. Next Saturday night, Kovalev will attempt to grasp the 49-year-old boxer's IBF/WBA title belts at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. Kovalev is training hard in the gym and work  Read Full Story >>>

By Dong Secuya,, Fri, 31 Oct 2014

LAS VEGAS – WBO junior welterweight world champion Chris Algieri, who will challenge 8-division title holder Manny Pacquiao's WBO welterweight belt on November 23 in Macau (Nov 22 in the US), declared that he pl  
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Oct. 30, Los Angeles. Ca. -- (L-R) Two-time Mexican Olympian and undefeated featherweight knockout artist Oscar Valdez (13-0, 11 KOs), of Nogales, Mexico, undefeated No. 2-world-rated super middleweight contender Gilberto "Zu  
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Picking simply five magic moments from Bernard Hopkins' career a tall order
By Kevin Iole, Yahoo! Sports, Fri, 31 Oct 2014
A little more than two months before he turns 50 years old, Bernard Hopkins will slip through the ropes at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, N.J., on Nov. 8 to face Sergey Kovalev in a bout for three of the four major light heavyweight titles. Making it to the fight with his senses and wits intact  Read Full Story >>>

Giant WBO 2014 Convention Day Two Report
By David Finger,, Fri, 31 Oct 2014
The second business day of the 27th annual WBO Convention at Caesars Palace Las Vegas kicked off yesterday morning with a much anticipated discussion on proffering recommendations to U.S. Senators John McCain and Harry Reid recommending several amendments to the Muhammad Ali Act, originally passed b  Read Full Story >>>

De La Hoya: ‘Canelo Wants to Fight Golovkin, He’s Not Afraid of Anybody’
By Mario Mungia, Tha Boxing Voice, Fri, 31 Oct 2014
Saul “Canelo” Alvarez is clearly the future of big time boxing. The Mexican superstar has already cemented himself as a top draw within the sport, and with Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao on their way out of the sport, Canelo is in position as the youngest of the cash cows with the weight of  Read Full Story >>>

Fonfara returns home to face Ngumba
By Percy Dockery,, Fri, 31 Oct 2014
On November 1, at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago, Ill, hometown favorite Andrzej “The Polish Prince” Fonfara (25-3, 15 KOs) will face Doudou Ngumba (33-5, 12 KOs) in a 10-round light heavyweight contest. Fonfara, originally from Warsaw, Poland, is a coming off a competitive title fight against the f  Read Full Story >>>


PHILADELPHIA (October 30) - Bernard "The Alien" Hopkins (55-6-2, 32 KOs) isn't the first elder statesman of the sweet science to hold the light heavyweight crown. With a win on Saturday, November 8 against WBO Champion Sergey  
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NEXT THURSDAY! Chris Algieri / Zou Shiming / Roy Jones Jr. LA News Conf, Fri, 31 Oct 2014

CHRIS ALGIERI / ZOU SHIMING / VASYL LOMACHENKO / JESSIE VARGAS / ROY JONES, JR. / BOB ARUM LOS ANGELES PRESS CONFERENCE Next Thursday! November 6, at Noon PT The Conga Room at LA Live Champions to Discuss Their Novem  
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Roach Says Pacquiao Will Finish What Provodnikov Started When He Faces Algieri
By James Lopez, Tha Boxing Voice, Fri, 31 Oct 2014
Chris Algieri’s display of tenacity throughout his boxing career, has allowed him to land the opportunity of a lifetime to face the Filipino icon, Manny Pacquiao. This upcoming bout draws many similarities to his previous bout against Ruslan Provodkinov. For instance, Algieri is yet again conside  Read Full Story >>>

Unbeaten Vincent chases championship dream, Fri, 31 Oct 2014
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Oct. 30th, 2014) -- The story of Shelito Vincent is a long, winding narrative of a selfless fighter with no hidden agendas. Only a select few strike it rich in boxing, particularly on the women's side, so Vincent fights for more than just money. She fights for underprivileged ch  Read Full Story >>>

Manny Pacquiao: Boxer, Legislator, Basketball Playing Coach
By Mong Palatino, The Diplomat, Fri, 31 Oct 2014
World eight-division boxing champion Manny Pacquiao stunned many when he joined Philippine politics in 2007. But after two terms in Congress, his fans have already accepted that their boxing icon can still manage to fight and win in the ring while occasionally serving in government as legislator. Th  Read Full Story >>>

Amir Manour: “Mayweather’s fought guys that have beat Manny Pacquiao up!”
By Jenna Jay, OTR Boxing Radio, Fri, 31 Oct 2014
Amir ‘Hardcore’ Mansour is one of the most exciting Heavyweights in the division and he is looking to return to the winning column on November 8th when he takes on veteran Fred Kassi. On this “On The Ropes” interview with Amir Mansour, I speak with him about his return to the ring, and get his thoug  Read Full Story >>>

De La Hoya: ‘Forget About Mayweather-Pacquiao, Let’s Start Talking About Canelo-Cotto’
By Mario Mungia, Tha Boxing Voice, Fri, 31 Oct 2014
Is the potential matchup between Puerto Rico’s lineal middleweight champion Miguel Cotto and Mexican superstar Saul “Canelo” Alvarez bigger than one of greatest matchups in the history of the Mexico-Puerto Rico rivalry – Oscar De La Hoya-Felix Trinidad? De La Hoya seems to think that it has the pote  Read Full Story >>>

Floyd Mayweather: Former titleholder insists 'Money May' avoids black fighters
By Joseph Herron , Fight Saga, Fri, 31 Oct 2014
If ignorance is bliss, then former two division boxing world champion Devon Alexander should be one ecstatic individual. Last week, it was reported by numerous sources that the St. Louis native called out Floyd Mayweather Jr., claiming the pound for pound king of boxing purposely avoids facing "b  Read Full Story >>>

Floyd Mayweather: What’s Best for Business?
By Peter Clarke, Tha Boxing Voice, Fri, 31 Oct 2014
The highest paid athlete in the world is Floyd “Money” Mayweather. Whether you like him or hate him, and with him there seems to be no in between, the one thing that everyone knows is that he’s a smart businessman and he knows how to maximize his earnings. He has made approximately 100 milion in the  Read Full Story >>>

By Eddie Alinea,, Thu, 30 Oct 2014

GENERAL SANTOS CITY – “Perfect!” That’s how Manny Pacquiao’s handlers – chief trainer Freddie Roach and conditioning coach Justin Fortune -- assessed their ward’s condition going into the last three weeks of pre  
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CEBU CITY – “Prince” Albert Pagara (21W-0-0, 15 KOs) is set to fight against Mexican brawler Raul Hirales (22W-3L-1D, 11KOs) as part of the undercard fights of the “Pinoy Pride 28: History in the Making” at the Waterfront   
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Arizona Boxing News & Notes with Don Smith: Q & A Excerpts, Benavidez Jr. Re-signs, J Trotter
By Don Smith,, Thu, 30 Oct 2014

Benavidez Jr. Boxing Fans, Arizona Boxing/ MMA Commission Chairman Michael Preston Green was able to respond to 16 questions I sent him via email after my query was forwarded to the commission Executive Director Matt  
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Two more competitive fights with worldwide significance will take place on the un-televised undercard of "The Homecoming", presented by Warriors Boxing this Saturday, November 1, at UIC Pavilion in Chicago, Illinois. WBO #10-rated middleweight Caleb "Golden" Truax (24-1-2, 14 KOs) of Osseo, Minne  Read Full Story >>>

WILCOCK TO ASSUME ROLE OF VICE PRESIDENT OF GLOBAL OPERATIONS Greg Cohen Promotions is proud to announce the appointment of Australian promoter Adam Wilcock of FightCard Promotions to the role of Vice President of Global Operations. In a move to further cement its growing role as a global pro  Read Full Story >>>

Billy 'The Kid' Dib returns Halloween night in Australia, Thu, 30 Oct 2014
NEW YORK (Oct. 30, 2014) - Former International Boxing Federation (IBF) featherweight champion Billy "The Kid" Dib (37-3, 21 KOs) will not be trick-or-treating tomorrow night (Friday) at home in Australia. Instead, he'll be dressed in trunks and wearing boxing gloves for his 12-round fight with his   Read Full Story >>>

Is Manny Pacquiao Still Number Two Pound-For-Pound?
By Dennis Cruz, Boxing Buzz, Thu, 30 Oct 2014
There’s nothing especially valid or scientific about any of the pound-for-pound rankings in the boxing media. The lists are always very subjective and based on different criteria depending on the person or group making the list. However, as subjective as pound-for-pound lists are, there is a bas  Read Full Story >>>

Picking simply five magic moments from Bernard Hopkins' career a tall order
By Kevin Iole, Yahoo! Sports, Thu, 30 Oct 2014
A little more than two months before he turns 50 years old, Bernard Hopkins will slip through the ropes at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, N.J., on Nov. 8 to face Sergey Kovalev in a bout for three of the four major light heavyweight titles. Making it to the fight with his senses and wits intact  Read Full Story >>>

No kid gloves for Mayweather if he is found guilty
By John L. Smith, Las Vegas Review Journal, Thu, 30 Oct 2014
Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr. is the biggest name in boxing, but is he bigger than the Nevada Athletic Commission? At 37, Mayweather is undefeated and one of the greatest earners in Las Vegas history. Forget Hagler and Holmes. When it comes to packing the house, Mayweather ranks with Sinatra and E  Read Full Story >>>

Rumble in the Jungle 40 years on: The day Ali ended Foreman's 40-0
By Phil D. Jay, World Boxing News, Thu, 30 Oct 2014
Today marks the 40th anniversary of the iconic 'Rumble in the Jungle' heavyweight clash between 'The Greatest' Muhammad Ali and the most formidable puncher of his time, George Foreman. Taking place in Kinshasa on October 30, 1974, the fight build-up and tactical battle that ensued between two leg  Read Full Story >>>

By Dong Secuya,, Thu, 30 Oct 2014

LAS VEGAS – The WBO executive committee and the WBO boxing officials buckled down to work Wednesday during the 3rd day of the 27th WBO annual convention held at the Caesars Palace Hotel here. The executive committ  
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