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Roach Says He'll Pick Sparring Partners for Pacquiao This Time
By Steve Kim, BoxingScene.com, 18 Aug 2017
According to Top Rank's CEO Bob Arum ,a deal is very close to being struck for a rematch between Jeff Horn and Manny Pacquiao that will take place in the month of November in Australia.
Back on July 1st, Horn scored a major upset by defeating the Filipino icon and taking the WBO welterweight titl Read Full Story >>>
Julius Indongo, fighting to make history, learned how to box without ever wearing gloves
By Kevin Iole, Yahoo! Sports, 18 Aug 2017
The bell sounded and Julius Indongo made his way out of his corner for his first boxing match. He was just 17 and had gotten hooked on the sport five years earlier when he lay in his bed holding a transistor radio to his ear, listening to the blow-by-blow of a boxing broadcast.
The flow of the ac Read Full Story >>>
Terence Crawford Vs. Julius Indongo: Forbes' Boxing Expert Predictions
By Brian Mazique, Forbes.com, 18 Aug 2017
The Terence "Bud" Crawford (WBO and WBC champion) vs. Julius "The Blue Machine" Indongo (WBA and IBF champion) fight on Saturday in Nebraska is an intriguing one, and it's not just because it's a complete title unification bout in the 140-pound division–or even because Crawford's rising star power h Read Full Story >>>
McGregor’s Momentous Chance—Who Needs Luck of the Irish?
By Marc Livitz, Boxing.com, 18 Aug 2017
“I’m very happy and looking forward to when the contest is all wrapped up. I’ll relax on my yacht and do the ‘counting game’…”
The UFC brass seems to know how to treat its fans. In the case of boxing and the media, the lead up to a high profile contest usually includes a conference call or two to Read Full Story >>>
CANELO IS SLIGHT UNDERDOG AGAINST GGG
By Maloney L. Samaco, PhilBoxing.com, 18 Aug 2017
Mexico’s Saul "Canelo" Alvarez (49-1-1, 34 KOs) is a slight underdog (+125) with about a month to go before his much anticipated fight against Kazakhstan’s Gennady "GGG" Golovkin (37-0, 33 KOs).The scheduled 12-r Read Full Story >>>
PHILIPPINES WILL HOST 30TH SEA GAMES IN 2019
By Eddie Alinea, PhilBoxing.com, 18 Aug 2017
Foreign Affairs Secretary Peter Cayetano announced yesterday that the Philippines is pushing through with the hosting the 30th Southeast Asian Games two years from now.
The former senator also assert Read Full Story >>>
GOLDEN BOY BOXING ON ESPN: ALBERTO "EXPLOSIVO" MACHADO AND CARLOS "THE SOLUTION" MORALES OFFICIAL WEIGHTS FOR AUG. 18 SHOW
PhilBoxing.com, 18 Aug 2017
Machado vs. Morales is a 10-round fight for the NABO and NABA super featherweight titles, promoted by Golden Boy Promotions and Miguel Cotto Promotions. The event is sponsored by Tecate, BORN BOLD and Hennessy, never Read Full Story >>>
Unbeaten Rising Contender David Benavidez & Hard Hitting Ronald Gavril Battle for Vacant WBC Super Middleweight World Title
PhilBoxing.com, 18 Aug 2017
LAS VEGAS (August 17, 2017) - Unbeaten rising star David Benavidez and powerful contender Ronald Gavril will battle for the vacant WBC Super Middleweight World Championship on Friday, Sept. 8 live on SHOWTIME in the headlining attraction of a Premier Boxing Champions event from The Joint at Hard Roc Read Full Story >>>
Arum eyes Nov. 12 for Pac-Horn 2
By Nick Giongco, Tempo, 18 Aug 2017
Taking into account Manny Pacquiao’s Senate schedule, Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum has penciled Nov. 12 as the date of the fighting Filipino lawmaker’s rematch with Australian banger Jeff Horn.
The likely venue: Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane.
A canopy that can provide protection to the ring an Read Full Story >>>
Terence Crawford vs Julius Indongo – Ringnews24 Writers’ & Fans’ Predictions
By James Tonks, RingNews24, 18 Aug 2017
Terence Crawford and Julius Indongo will clash on August 19 in Lincoln, Nebraska in a huge five-title unification match-up. Crawford’s WBC and WBO belts will be on the line along with Indongo’s WBA World, IBF and IBO in an opportunity to say without question who is the undisputed ki Read Full Story >>>
Namibian vs Nebraskan: Fight of unbeaten 140-pounders
By Associated Press, TheSpec.com, 18 Aug 2017
OMAHA, Neb. — Terence Crawford had never heard of Julius Indongo until nine months ago. Neither had the rest of the boxing world outside the small African nation of Namibia.
That was before Indongo's stunning knockout of Russian Eduard Troyanovsky in the opening minute in Moscow. The 34-year-old Read Full Story >>>
Canelo Alvarez: ‘There isn’t any fear’
By George Gigney , BoxingNews, 18 Aug 2017
MEXICAN superstar Canelo Alvarez insists he holds no fear whatsoever over his upcoming clash with unified middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin.
The former two-weight king will fight at 160lbs for the first time against ‘GGG’ at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, in what is this year’s best fight Read Full Story >>>
Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor sales on record-breaking clip
By Darren Rovell, ESPN.com, 18 Aug 2017
The Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor megafight is on pace to become an unprecedented success in revenue and viewership, according to the UFC's president and the co-president of the promotion's parent company.
"This is the biggest event that has ever happened in combat sports," Dana White, speaking Read Full Story >>>
Mayweather vs McGregor: Who benefits from 8oz gloves?
By James Dielhenn, SkySports.com, 18 Aug 2017
The perception is that 8oz gloves favour the big-punching Conor McGregor, but has he been duped by a trademark Floyd Mayweather ploy?
"He halved his time," McGregor asserted. "Now the gloves are 8oz, I don't believe he makes it out of the second round."
Ten ounces of padding on McGregor's knuc Read Full Story >>>
Mayweather v McGregor Undercard – Preview
By Lee Skavydis, RingNews24, 18 Aug 2017
Mayweather v McGregor undercard preview – August 26th, 2017.
Wales’ own Nathan Cleverly will be defending his WBA light-heavyweight title against Sweden’s Badou Jack.
Cleverly looked revitalised when he stopped Jurgen Brahmer last October after being out of the ring for almost a year. Jack is Read Full Story >>>
Floyd Mayweather reveals he really doesn't like Conor McGregor ahead of Las Vegas showdown
By Ollie Salt , Express.co.uk, 18 Aug 2017
The boxing great is all set for a money-spinning showdown with UFC star McGregor in Las Vegas on August 26th.
But after a series of fiery press conference tours, by where the pair went back and fourth with verbal tirades, many have doubted whether the animosity on show is authentic.
Mayweather Read Full Story >>>
Pagara ready to show off against Ghana’s Djarbeng in Pinoy Pride 42
By Dale Rosal, Cebu Daily News, 18 Aug 2017
Jason “El Niño” Pagara, a top contender in the WBO junior welterweight division, has not fought for a world title ever.
This is the reason why on Sept. 16, the 19-year-old Maasin City native will do his best to prove he is worthy of a shot.
Pagara will fight Richmond Djarbeng of Ghana in one o Read Full Story >>>
Pagara to face Djarbeng in September for PP 42
Sun.Star Cebu, 18 Aug 2017
JASON “El Niño” Pagara will be back on the ring after 10 months and will face lethal foe in Richmond Djarbeng of Ghana in one of the three main events of the Pinoy Pride 42: Clash for Glory at the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino on Sept. 16.
“I’m very determined for this fight. This is impo Read Full Story >>>
The Changing Face of 175: Who’s Coming for Andre Ward?
By Paul Magno, Boxing.com, 18 Aug 2017
Will the next wave of light heavyweights pull Ward from his throne or will “SOG” leave the division behind before anyone can best him?
Everything can change in a good, solid boxing year.
Around this time last year, the light heavyweight division was pretty much a two-man show with Sergey Koval Read Full Story >>>
Pinoy Pride 42: Jason Pagara faces Richmond Djarbeng of Ghana; Complete Undercard Lineup Bared
By Dong Secuya, PhilBoxing.com, 17 Aug 2017
Cebu City – Filipino super lightweight contender Jason Pagara will meet Richmond Djarbeng of Ghana on the co-feature bout of the Milan Melindo vs Hekkie Budler IBF world Jr. Flyweight Championship on 'Pinoy Pride 42: Cla Read Full Story >>>