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Filipino superstar Manny 'Pacman' Pacquiao and revered trainer Freddie Roach made their final preparations and face the media in Brisbane, Australia Tuesday ahead of Pacquiao's title defense of his WBO world welterweight titl  
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Arizona Boxing News & Notes with Don Smith: Ward/Kovalev Comment, Pacquiao/Horn News
By Don Smith,, Wed, 28 Jun 2017

Editor’s Note: Our delay in reporting on the ward/Kovalev fight came as a result of my serious battle with dehydration that resulted in my being hospitalized for several days. Thank you for your get well cards  
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One of boxing's most exciting prospects, Ennis returns August 12th in Washington DC Philadelphia - June 27, 2017 - Victory Boxing Promotions' most talked-about prospect, Jaron "Boots" Ennis, has much to celebrate for his 20th birthday today. The Philadelphia welterweight secured his 13th win at t  Read Full Story >>>

497 Athletes Carry Country's Colors in 29th SEA Games in KL
By Eddie Alinea of,, Wed, 28 Jun 2017
The hope of extricating the country’s disappointing finishes in the past three staging of the Southeast Asian Games will lie on the shoulders of the 497-athlete strong national contingent that will carry the country’s colors in the coming 29th edition of the biennial conclave set in Kuala Lumpur thi  Read Full Story >>>

Oscar De La Hoya Extends Olive Branch In War With Dana White, Wed, 28 Jun 2017

TMZ SPORTS -- Make no mistake about it, Oscar De La Hoya is still pissed Dana White scheduled his superfight 3 weeks before Canelo vs. GGG ... but he's just taken the first step in repairing their friendship. Long story short ..  
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Confident Enriquez arrives in Thailand for WBA fight versus Thai foe, Wed, 28 Jun 2017

Enriquez (L) and Kaensa (R). OOZING with confidence, Michael Enriquez of the Sanman Boxing Gym has arrived in Thailand for his much-awaited showdown with Yutthana Kaensa on June 29. Accompanied by Sanman's hea  
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PHILADELPHIA, PA (JUNE 27, 2017)-Art Davie (Creator of UFC) and David Feldman (President of Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship™) are searching for the next fighting superstar. Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship is being considered by many as the next big thing in combat sports. "The Bare Knuckle   Read Full Story >>>

Manny to turn Horn fight into Rocky Horror show
By Grantlee Kieza, The Australian, Tue, 27 Jun 2017
It’s the Rocky Horror move that Manny Pacquiao believes is key to beating Australia’s Rocky Jeff Horn — a jump to the left, and then a step to the right. Yesterday Pacquiao said he was not nervous at all about Sunday’s superfight at Suncorp Stadium and that he is sleeping soundly with every inte  Read Full Story >>>

Manny Pacquiao has flicked the switch ahead of Jeff Horn bout
By Phil Lutton, The Sydney Morning Herald, Tue, 27 Jun 2017
Manny Pacquiao arrived at the Police and Citizens Youth Club gym, in the shadows of Suncorp Stadium, an hour late and ready to go to work. After a spirited session with long-time trainer Freddie Roach, where he ripped pads with the speed that he hopes will give him a clear advantage over Australi  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao out to give former school teacher Horn a boxing lesson
By Roy Luarca, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Tue, 27 Jun 2017
BRISBANE, Australia—Manny Pacquiao intends to impart boxing lessons on Jeff Horn come July 2. Asked on how he, a Philippine senator, feels about fighting Horn, a former school teacher, for the world title, Pacquiao gave a witty reply. “It’s good that he’s a teacher. I’m also a teacher in the r  Read Full Story >>>

Aggressive Horn will play into Pacquiao's hands, says Roach
By Ryan Songalia, Rappler, Tue, 27 Jun 2017
BRISBANE, Australia – Jeff Horn may have the crowd on his side when he fights WBO welterweight titleholder Manny Pacquiao in his hometown of Brisbane this Sunday, July 2, but Pacquiao’s trainer reminds Horn that that’s not always an advantage. “He’s won 3 fights in a row by knockout, they’re talk  Read Full Story >>>

Manny Pacquiao hoping for Mayweather rematch — if he can get beat Jeff Horn first
By Associated Press, The Star (CA), Tue, 27 Jun 2017
BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA—Freddie Roach is ready to narrow down Manny Pacquiao’s options following the WBO welterweight championship fight against Jeff Horn: Think about another shot at Floyd Mayweather, or think about retirement. The 11-time world champion is putting his WBO belt on the line Sunday ag  Read Full Story >>>

Arum: Pacquiao-Horn on ESPN is "a Gift" for Boxing Fans
By Keith Idec,, Tue, 27 Jun 2017
Bob Arum considers airing the Manny Pacquiao-Jeff Horn fight on ESPN a “gift” to boxing fans. Pacquiao’s defense of the WBO welterweight title against Horn will be televised live by ESPN on Saturday night from Brisbane, Australia. A crowd of nearly 60,000 is expected to attend their scheduled 12-  Read Full Story >>>

‘I’ll give Pacquiao a real fight’
By Associated Press, Business Mirror, Tue, 27 Jun 2017
BRISBANE, Australia—While Manny Pacquiao has been out running along the river and attracting attention downtown since arriving on a chartered flight with a huge entourage, Jeff Horn has been preparing for their World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight world title bout in the quiet, outer suburbs  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao unbeatable in conditioning, Fortune insists
By Dino Maragay, The Philippine Star, Tue, 27 Jun 2017
BRISBANE, Australia – Manny Pacquiao’s strength coach Justin Fortune said the Filipino icon would be hard to top as far as conditioning is concerned. “This guy (Pacquiao) is ridiculous. You can't beat him in conditioning,” Fortune told a couple of Filipino scribes at the sidelines of Pacquiao’s m  Read Full Story >>>

Fortune marvels at Pacquiao conditioning: ‘A physical freak’
By Roy Luarca, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Tue, 27 Jun 2017
BRISBANE, Australia—If Jeff Horn thinks he can outmuscle Manny Pacquiao through superb physical conditioning, he’s grossly mistaken. As far as strength coach Justin Fortune is concerned, Pacquiao is a rare gem in this aspect. “A physical freak,” as Fortune describes the eight-division world ch  Read Full Story >>>

Manny Pacquiao retirement: Freddie Roach says star should quit if he loses to Jeff Horn
By Ollie Salt , Daily Star (UK), Tue, 27 Jun 2017
Pacquiao, a record eight-division world champion, is taking on unbeaten Australian Jeff Horn in Brisbane this Saturday. Horn’s lack of experience at elite level, though, means the Filipino is a heavy favourite to retain his WBO Welterweight title. But that has not stopped his long-term trainer  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao doesn't mind seeing Pinoy boxer Czar Amonsot serve as sparmate for Jeff Horn
By Gerry Ramos,, Tue, 27 Jun 2017
BRISBANE, Australia – Manny Pacquiao doesn’t take it personally that a Filipino boxer helped Jeff Horn get in shape for their welterweight title showdown this Sunday. Czar Amonsot was commissioned by the camp of the Australian challenger to be his main sparring partner in training camp in his bui  Read Full Story >>>

Horn must force Pacquiao to brawl says Aussie great
By Dennis Principe, The Manila Bulletin, Tue, 27 Jun 2017
For Australian boxing icon Jeff Fenech, there is only one, single way for countryman Jeff Horn to win against world welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao and that is to force their fight into a phone booth brawl. In an exclusive telephone interview with this writer, Fenech said that since Horn is   Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao says there will be a KO if Horn engages him in a brawl
By Leo Reyes, Digital Journal, Tue, 27 Jun 2017
Manny Pacquiao isn't in the habit of predicting knockout win against his opponents in the past but less than four days before his title fight against Jeff Horn, the 39-year-old fighting senator said a KO is possible the moment Horn engages him in a brawl. Pacquiao has been under tremendous pressu  Read Full Story >>>

Battle of Brisbane: ring announcer Michael Buffer brings dulcet tones to Manny Pacquiao v Jeff Horn bout
By Grantlee Kieza,, Tue, 27 Jun 2017
MICHAEL Buffer, the silky voice of a savage sport, has seen enough upsets in his 35 years in boxing to know that Jeff Horn could stun Manny Pacquiao and the oddsmakers on Sunday at Suncorp Stadium. Buffer, the seemingly ageless ring announcer, has made millions from his trademarked catchphrase “L  Read Full Story >>>

Manny Pacquiao: Mayweather-McGregor fight ‘could be very boring’
By Dan Gartland, Sports Illustrated, Tue, 27 Jun 2017
Manny Pacquiao isn’t looking forward to the Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fight. In fact, Pacquiao told Yahoo Sports, he won’t even bother watching. “McGregor has no chance in this fight,” Pacquiao said. “In fact, it could be very boring.” Pacquiao knows a little something about facing Mayw  Read Full Story >>>

Elite police unit have Manny Pacquiao’s back, Tue, 27 Jun 2017
THEY’RE the police officers usually tasked with watching the back of visiting heads of state. But this week it’s Manny Pacquiao who has received presidential treatment from the Queensland Police Service’s dignitary protection unit. At least one member of the specialist unit has been spotted ke  Read Full Story >>>

Inside Manny Pacquiao’s training camp with Australian boxer George Kambosos Jr
By Liam FitzGibbon, Fox Sports, Tue, 27 Jun 2017
RISING Australian boxer George Kambosos Jr claims he’s brought Manny Pacquiao’s aggression back — and he’s got no qualms about “helping the enemy”. Nobody is better placed than Kambosos to gauge boxing legend Pacquiao’s readiness to face Jeff Horn on Sunday. The unbeaten Sydney lightweight, ra  Read Full Story >>>

Jeff Horn could send Manny Pacquiao into retirement if he produces upset victory
By Phil Lutton, The Sydney Morning Herald, Tue, 27 Jun 2017
Freddie Roach says his champion welterweight Manny Pacquiao wants another shot at Floyd Mayweather and will advise the Filipino legend to retire if he is upset by Jeff Horn at Suncorp Stadium on Sunday. Roach held court in a PCYC gym right next to the ground, which Pacquiao has set up as his base  Read Full Story >>>

Bob Sheridan: “Manny Pacquiao is one of the greatest, but anything can happen with a puncher like Jeff Horn”
By Robert Brown, OTR Boxing Radio, Tue, 27 Jun 2017
Hall of Famer and legendary boxing announcer, Bob Sheridan, is still going strong in the sport more than forty years into a career that has seen him call some of the biggest and greatest fights in the history of the sport. I recently spoke with Sheridan to get his thoughts on the recent fight betwee  Read Full Story >>>

Freddie Roach believes Pacquiao has 'a couple of fights left' unless Pacman struggles vs Horn
By Gerry Ramos,, Tue, 27 Jun 2017
BRISBANE, Australia - A not-so convincing win for Manny Pacquiao on Sunday could mean the beginning of the end for one of boxing's most explosive fighters. Trainer Freddie Roach will be the first one to tell the Filipino fighting senator to hang his gloves should he struggle in retaining the Worl  Read Full Story >>>

"I've got what it takes to battle him" - Jeff Horn on Manny Pacquiao
ABS-CBN News, Tue, 27 Jun 2017
"I'm willing to step into that whirlwind and fight with him." - Jeff Horn on Manny Pacquiao (Photo courtesy of Dyan Castillejo on Twitter) In a matter of days, Brisbane's own Jeff Horn has an opportunity of a lifetime when he challenges reigning WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao for the ti  Read Full Story >>>

Jeff Horn told to ban the haters and stay off social media
By Phil Dillon,, Tue, 27 Jun 2017
TRAINER Glenn Rushton is urging Jeff Horn to stay away from social media as the build-up to Sunday’s Battle of Brisbane with Manny Pacquiao intensifies. Horn has been the subject of some negative comments ahead of the WBO world welterweight title fight at Suncorp Stadium and while Rushton says bo  Read Full Story >>>

Officials for Manny Pacquiao, Jerwin Ancajas in "The Battle of Brisbane" Named
By Carlos Costa,, Tue, 27 Jun 2017

The referees, judges and supervisors for this Sunday's world title defenses of Filipino world champions Manny Pacquiao and Jerwin Ancajas have already been assigned by the respective sanctioning bodies as both Pinoy champions are s  
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Weights from Bethlehem, PA, Tue, 27 Jun 2017

BETHLEHEM, PA. (June 26, 2017) -Below are weights and the bout sheet for Tuesday night's Premier Boxing Champions card at the Sands Bethlehem Events Center Miguel Cruz 145.8 - Alex Martin 146.4 Clarence Booth 145 - Anth  
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AFTER BRISBANE'S NATHAN WEBBER BROKE CONTRACT TOWNSVILLE'S CHRIS KHAN has stepped up and agreed to face Tim Tszyu in Toowoomba on July 22. Webber - who has been contracted to face Tszyu since late May withdrew from the fig  
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Jeff Horn’s wife helps him focus ahead of Manny Pacquiao battle
By Phil Dillon,, Tue, 27 Jun 2017
IN FIGHT terms Jo Horn has always been in Jeff’s corner. The two first met in grade eight at McGregor High School in Mt Gravatt, Brisbane. They became mates and started dating at the end of their school days. Now she will be a few rows back from ringside on Sunday when her husband takes on  Read Full Story >>>

Three Punch Combo: Matchups We Would Like To See on ESPN and More
By Matt Andrzejewski , The Sweet Science, Tue, 27 Jun 2017
THREE PUNCH COMBO — Top Rank announced late last week a deal with ESPN to televise Manny Pacquiao-Jeff Horn on July 2nd. As part of the deal, it is anticipated Top Rank will get a slew of dates from the network to televise bouts that were previously shown on premium cable. With Top Rank’s stable and  Read Full Story >>>

Boxer Julio Cesar Chavez’s brother slain in Mexico
By Associated Press, The Boston Globe, Tue, 27 Jun 2017
CULIACAN, Mexico — The brother of legendary boxer Julio Cesar Chavez was killed in his home in western Mexico, state authorities said Monday. Sinaloa state prosecutor Juan Jose Rios said in a news conference that two men entered the rear of Rafael Chavez Gonzalez’s house in Culiacan on Sunday nig  Read Full Story >>>


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