|Kell Brook out to shock America's rising star Errol Spence Jr who boasts a victory over Lennox Lewis... in chess|
By Jeff Powell, Mail Online (UK), Sat, 27 May 2017
The younger undefeated American who challenges Kell Brook for his world title in Sheffield this Saturday night has beaten Lennox Lewis.
Not that our IBF champion, who has to slave to get down to welterweight, should panic.
Errol Spence Jr has got the better of Lewis, who is still the last undi Read Full Story >>>
Kell Brook opens up ahead of Errol Spence Jnr clash: I've made my uncle’s dream come true
By Chris McKenna, Daily Star (UK), Sat, 27 May 2017
The IBF welterweight champion went to the matches with his uncle from the age of six and even the fighting on the terraces would not put him off Saturday afternoons at the famous old ground.
But tonight it’s Brook who is doing the scrapping and it will be in a ring sat on the centre circle of whe Read Full Story >>>
Kell Brook faces test of steel against Errol Spence
By Gareth A Davies, Telegraph.co.uk, Sat, 27 May 2017
Kell Brook has been through the mill with a machete attack and smashed eye socket since winning a version of the world welterweight title in August 2014 but on Saturday night at Sheffield United’s Bramall Lane has the opportunity to show his steel against brilliant young American fighter Errol Spenc Read Full Story >>>
Security Will Be Heavy At Brook-Spence Card
By Michael Woods, NYFights.com, Sat, 27 May 2017
The Saturday boxing card promoted by Eddie Hearn and topped by a Kell Brook-Errol Spence main event at Bramall Lane in Sheffield, England figures to feature a charged atmosphere as some 27,000 fans will be raucously cheering on the local Brit boxer. But doubtlessly the mood will be dampened by the s Read Full Story >>>
Boxing history gives Jeff Horn hope against Manny Pacquaio
By Daniel Attias, The Roar, Sat, 27 May 2017
Manny Pacquiao doesn’t think too much of Jeff Horn. At least that’s the message that seems to be coming from the boxing legend’s gym in the Philippines.
The rumblings coming out of the Pacquiao camp are that the 11-time world champion has taken to training about as well as an Emu does to flying. Read Full Story >>>
Manny Pacquiao won't underestimate 'OK' Jeff Horn
By Ryan Songalia, Rappler, Sat, 27 May 2017
MANILA, Philippines - “Give me a break,” Freddie Roach says as he backs into a corner for a breather. Roach, by then on the ninth round of 12 during a punch mitt session with Manny Pacquiao, was feeling the pressure as the WBO welterweight champion added on shots to the combinations already called f Read Full Story >>>
‘Let’s fight, no more excuses’
By Calvin Cordova, Cebu Daily News, Sat, 27 May 2017
Milan Melindo has already said “no.” But Randy Petalcorin is hell-bent on taking a shot at the newly minted International Boxing Federation (IBF) light flyweight champion.
“I want to officially challenge you, Milan Melindo for your title. Give me this chance. Don’t worry about me or how would I f Read Full Story >>>
Horn grins at Pacman’s struggle
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Sat, 27 May 2017
Manny Pacquiao is going to meet his Waterloo on July 2 before a record-setting crowd of 55,000 at Brisbane’s Suncorp Stadium.
This is the belief of Jeff Horn, the huge underdog from Australia who is aiming to knock the World Boxing Organization welterweight crown off Pacquiao’s head.
When news Read Full Story >>>
Pacman finding his groove
By Roy Luarca, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Sat, 27 May 2017
Like a jigsaw puzzle, the pieces are slowly coming together for Manny Pacquiao’s training for his defense of the World Boxing Organization welterweight crown.
Trainer Freddie Roach watched Pacquiao spar three rounds each against lightweight Leonardo Doronio and light welterweight Sonny Katiandagh Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao offers $10k to 'biggest loser' at Senate
By Kathrina Alvarez, GMA News Online, Sat, 27 May 2017
Neophyte senator Manny Pacquiao is holding another weight-loss challenge, this time at the Senate, with the first-prize winner to receive $10,000 or almost half a million pesos.
According to Pacquiao’s staff, 115 Senate employees registered for Pacquiao’s “Biggest Loser Challenge,” a traditional Read Full Story >>>
Miguel Cotto vs Yoshihiro Kamegai: Why fans should be excited
By Joseph Herron , Fight Saga, Sat, 27 May 2017
It was just announced by Golden Boy Promotions that future Hall of Famer and four division world champion Miguel Cotto will make his long awaited return to the ring at the StubHub Center in Carson, California on August 26, opposite perennial tough-man Yoshihiro Kamegai.
The subscriber HBO event s Read Full Story >>>
Downunder Wrap-Up: "Pacman"Pacquiao and Horn, O'Connell withdraws, Flanagan challenges Lebedev, Big Daddy is back, Haumono vs. Adamek in Poland
By Anthony Cocks, MaxBoxing.com, Sat, 27 May 2017
WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao ramped up training this week ahead of the Battle of Brisbane against Australia’s Jeff Horn at Suncorp Stadium on July 2.
Pacquiao has been working on his core fitness with assistant trainer Buboy Fernandez at the Elorde Gym in Manila, Philippines, wit Read Full Story >>>
Showtime executive dishes on Mayweather-McGregor date, potential to break PPV record
By Mike Bohn, MMA Junkie, Sat, 27 May 2017
Although the Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor boxing match is still far from official, the surrounding parties for the fight are speaking more seriously about it than ever before, and that includes Showtime Sports figurehead Stephen Espinoza.
Like most, Espinoza had written off the idea of a M Read Full Story >>>
Why The Mayweather-McGregor Fight May Not Happen In 2017 -- If Ever
By Peter Kahn, Forbes.com, Sat, 27 May 2017
Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Conor McGregor is a polarizing fight that has the entire sports world buzzing, but there's still complex negotiations ahead before the bout can become a reality
Is the Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fight just hype or will it happen?
One person with an inside view is Read Full Story >>>
KELL BROOK vs. ERROL SPENCE JR. FINAL WEIGHTS
PhilBoxing.com, Fri, 26 May 2017
WELTERWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP ON SHOWTIME® AT BRAMALL LANE IN SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND
Tomorrow/Saturday, May 27 At 5:15 p.m. ET/2:15 p.m. PT
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Kell Brook Read Full Story >>>
JEFF HORN TRIVIA
By Maloney L. Samaco, PhilBoxing.com, Fri, 26 May 2017
Manny Pacquiao's next foe Jeff Horn has captured the Australian, WBO Oriental, WBO and IBF Inter-Continental, WBA Pan African and the PABA Inter-Continental titles in the welterweight division.
Horn decided to take up boxing and joi Read Full Story >>>
Former world champion Kermit Cintron battles Tyrone Brunson in a Pennsylvania clash
PhilBoxing.com, Fri, 26 May 2017
Junior Middleweights on Saturday, June 24 at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA (May 26, 2017) - Former two-time world champion Kermit Cintron will take on Tyrone Brunson in an highly anticipated ten-round junior middleweight bout that will headlined a packed night of boxing on Satur Read Full Story >>>
NBA PLAYOFFS -- Warriors heavily favored to win 2017 NBA Finals
By Henrick Macalintal, PhilBoxing.com, Fri, 26 May 2017
LOS ANGELES -- With a powerhouse cast led by Steph Curry, Kevin Durant, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson, the Golden State Warriors are heavily favored to win the 2017 NBA Finals over the Cleveland Cavaliers w Read Full Story >>>
12BET Announced as World Cup of Pool Title Sponsor
PhilBoxing.com, Fri, 26 May 2017
12BET are the title sponsors of the 2017 World Cup of Pool which takes place from Tuesday, June 13 to Sunday, June 18 at the York Hall, London. Featuring 32 two-man teams from around the globe, the 12BET World Cup of Pool is into its 11th year as reigning champions Chinese Taipei attempt to become t Read Full Story >>>
Brook weighs inside the limit, Spence Jr. comfortably under 147
World Boxing News, Fri, 26 May 2017
Kell Brook weighed inside the limit at 146.7 pounds for his imminent world welterweight title defense against Errol Spence Jr. on Saturday night.
'The Special One' is set to headline his beloved Brammall Lane for the first time, but there had been worries about how Brook would boil back down to 1 Read Full Story >>>
Kell Brook challenger Errol Spence has it all to prove, says Steve Bunce
By Steve Bunce, ESPN.com, Fri, 26 May 2017
Kell Brook is still slightly amused that he is expected to lose his latest world title defence on Saturday night against Errol Spence in Sheffield, outdoors under the stars at Bramall Lane.
Brook will be making the fourth defence of his IBF welterweight title, a title he went to America and won a Read Full Story >>>
Showtime World Championship Boxing Preview: Errol Spence Jr. vs. Kell Brook
By William Holmes, Boxing Insider, Fri, 26 May 2017
On Saturday afternoon at the Bramall Lane Football Ground in Sheffield, England one of the best fights that could be made in the welterweight division will occur.
Uber prospect Errol Spence Jr. will take on IBF Welterweight Champion Kell Brook in Kell Brook’s home town and this bout will be tel Read Full Story >>>
Abel Sanchez: Golovkin-Canelo Should 'Revive Our Industry'
By Keith Idec, BoxingScene.com, Fri, 26 May 2017
NEW YORK – Like virtually everyone invested in boxing, Abel Sanchez spent many days wondering whether Canelo-Golovkin would go the way of Mayweather-Pacquiao.
Gennady Golovkin’s trainer was worried that the public would become so sick of talking about why the fight hadn’t been made, that when a d Read Full Story >>>
Roach remarks on Mayweather rematch, McGregor
By Josef T. Ramos, The Manila Times, Fri, 26 May 2017
If Manny Pacquiao wants to have a rematch with Floyd Mayweather, Jr. in the future, he must come up with an impressive win against Australian challenger Jeff Horn in their July 2 world title fight in Brisbane.
Though he does not see it to happen soon, Pacquiao’s long-time trainer Freddie Roach sa Read Full Story >>>
'I think it’ll be over by the first or second round'
The 42, Fri, 26 May 2017
MICHAEL CONLAN CLAIMS that he expects a battling fight from Mexican journeyman Alfredo Chanez ahead of his second professional encounter tonight — but the Belfast native has predicted an early finish in Chicago.
The pair meet in a six-round featherweight bout that will top the bill at the 9,500-c Read Full Story >>>
New champ Melindo meets eight-division champ Pacquiao
ABS-CBN News, Fri, 26 May 2017
Filipino boxing's greatest world champion meets the newest.
Before heading back home to Cebu, newly-crowned IBF Light Flyweight world champion Milan "El Metodico" Melindo had one more stop left in Manila, as he took time out watch eight-division world champion and reigning WBO Welterweight world Read Full Story >>>
Roach returns Down Under after 25 years
By Joaquin Henson, PhilBoxing.com, Fri, 26 May 2017
When trainer Freddie Roach lands in Brisbane to work WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao’s corner for his title defense against Jeff Horn on July 2, it will be his second trip to Australia. His first visit was in 1992 or 25 Read Full Story >>>
Manny Pacquiao in worst form of his career?
By Eddie Alinea of Spin.ph, PhilBoxing.com, Fri, 26 May 2017
The World Boxing Organization welterweight champion on Thursday dismissed all doubts expressed by several quarters about his preparation for his coming fight against Australian Jeff Horn set July 2 in Brisbane.
The 38 Read Full Story >>>
Brook vs Spence Jr: Remembering five American talents who didn't fulfil their potential
By James Dielhenn, SkySports.com, Fri, 26 May 2017
Errol Spence Jr arrives to fight Kell Brook as one of America's most feted boxing prospects. But he isn't the first - Sky Sports remember five fighters who couldn't carry the burden of expectation...
Ricardo Williams Jr
Incredible optimism turned to desperate regret for the many who tipped 'Sl Read Full Story >>>
Kell Brook out to prove he's a man of steel against Errol Spence in IBF welterweight title clash
By Jeff Powell, Daily Mail (UK), Fri, 26 May 2017
Kell Brook not only wants to rebuff a brilliant American’s challenge for his world title but help add Sheffield to the cities uniting in the aftermath of the Manchester massacre.
Brook’s IBF welterweight championship defence against Errol Spence Jr goes ahead on Saturday in front of a 27,000 crow Read Full Story >>>
Eight questions for the Brook/Spence fight card
By Cain Bradley, Boxing.com, Fri, 26 May 2017
Brook may have a good chin but can the body stand up to a vicious attack? That is the wildcard and I think it is a definite possibility here…
1. How will Anthony Fowler look when adapting to the professional game?
Anthony Fowler (0-0) will make his debut against Arturs Geikins (3-7-1) of Latvi Read Full Story >>>
De La Hoya expects ‘close to 3 million’ buys for Canelo vs. Golovkin
By Tim Burke, Bloody Elbow, Fri, 26 May 2017
Oscar De La Hoya really brought the promotional heat today. The Golden Boy CEO is set to promote one of the biggest bouts in a while when his charge Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez meets the king of boxing’s middleweight division, Gennady Golovkin, in September, and he has some lofty expectations for it.
Read Full Story >>>
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