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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 >>>

Quijano: MMA awards and Khan’s chances
By Jingo Quijano, Sun.Star Cebu, Sun, 07 Feb 2016
RECENTLY, the World MMA 2016 Awards came out and the results were hardly surprising. Current women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm won the Breakthrough Fighter of the Year as well as Knockout of the Year and Upset of the year honors for her scintillating performance at UFC 193, when she dethr  Read Full Story >>>


UNDEFEATED FIGHTERS FEATURED ON THE UNDERCARD MAINTAIN THEIR PERFECT RECORDS INDIO, CALIF. (Feb. 5, 2016) - A sold-out crowd of 1,814 at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino welcomed back hometown hero Randy "El Matador" C  
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By Hesiquio Balderas,, Sat, 06 Feb 2016
Canelo's sparring partner, former WBA international welterweight belt holder Francisco "Chia" Santana (23-4-1), has sign an exclusive managerial agreement with two time manager of the year Frank Espinoza. The highly regarded and respected manager has big plans for his new fighter who fights under t  Read Full Story >>>

By Eddie Alinea,, Sat, 06 Feb 2016

No, it's not a 'miracle", as others put it, that spelled San Miguel Beer's historic conquest of the PBA 2015-2016 Philippine Cup. It's 'pride' in the food and beverage firm's rich tradition as one of the pillars in the   
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Amir Khan: I will prove I'm one of the best British fighters ever
By Chris McKenna, Daily Star (UK), Sat, 06 Feb 2016
The former light-welterweight world champion is stepping up in weight to face WBC middleweight champion Alvarez in Las Vegas. Khan, 29, has never fought above the 10st 7lb welterweight limit but will go above 11st to face the Mexican - known as Canalo - who has only lost to Floyd Mayweather in hi  Read Full Story >>>

LUIS “SAPO” SANTOS BATTLES RAFAEL “THE MACHINE” SILVA IN THE MAIN EVENT CATCH ALL THE ACTION LIVE IN INDONESIA ON RCTI 06 February 2016 – Jakarta, Indonesia: The largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), has just announced its return to Jakarta with ONE: TRIBE OF  Read Full Story >>>

2012 U.S. Olympian Jamel Herring ready for first headlining appearance on TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAYS on FS1 and BOXEO DE CAMPEONES on FOX DEPORTES, Sat, 06 Feb 2016
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 9 FROM SANDS BETHLEHEM EVENTS CENTER IN BETHLEHEM, PA. Televised Coverage Begins At 11 P.M. ET/8 P.M. PT BETHLEHEM, PA. (February 5, 2016) - 2012 U.S Olympian and undefeated lightweight Jamel Herring is very much looking forward to his fight this Tuesday night against Luis Ed  Read Full Story >>>

NBA -- Kobe drops 27 as Lakers trip Pelicans, 99-96​
By Absalon Inocian, Jr.,, Sat, 06 Feb 2016

NEW ORLEANS -- Party night in New Orleans, Mardi Gras Carnival once again, the Krewe of Muses rolled with Solange Knowles as the honorary muse and visiting the Pelicans is the Lakers crew led by the future Hall of Fame g  
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Manny Pacquiao can inspire Amir Khan to career defining win against Canelo Alvarez - Oscar de la Hoya
By James Robson, Manchester Evening News, Sat, 06 Feb 2016
Amir Khan has been told to use Manny Pacquiao as inspiration as he bids to become a pound-for-pound great against Saul Canelo Alvarez. Promoter Oscar de la Hoya believes Khan can follow in the footsteps of the legendary Filipino when he steps into the ring with WBC middleweight champion Alvarez.   Read Full Story >>>

Pagara, Magsayo seek impressive wins
By Roy Luarca, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Sat, 06 Feb 2016
Unbeaten “Prince” Albert Pagara and Mark “Magnifico” Magsayo aim to boost their world status with big victories when they co-headline Pinoy Pride 35: Stars of the Future on Feb. 27 at Waterfront Cebu Hotel and Casino. Pagara (25-0, 18 knockouts) will battle Nicaraguan Yesner Talavera (15-3-1, 4 K  Read Full Story >>>

Man shot dead at weigh-in, MGM Dublin show cancelled
By Phil D. Jay, World Boxing News, Sat, 06 Feb 2016
Macklin’s Gym Marbella’s Dublin show scheduled for this Saturday night at the National Stadium has been postponed indefinitely following an incident at the weigh-in. Twenty professional boxers, many from the MGM stable and signed with UK promoter Frank Warren, were in attendance to hit the scales  Read Full Story >>>


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