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CAN VIC SALUDAR SURPASS HIS AMATEUR SUCCESS AS A PRO?
By Rene Bonsubre, Jr., PhilBoxing.com, 30 May 2017
CEBU – A wonderful New Year was looming for Vic Saludar inside the ring of the Aichi Prefectural Gym. He challenged Kosei Tanaka for the WBO world minimumweight title on New Year’s Eve 2015 and was leading on the scorecards and Read Full Story >>>
Kyrgyzstan dominates competition Wins WMMAA team title at 2017 Asian Championships
PhilBoxing.com, 30 May 2017
MONTE CARLO, Monaco (May 29, 2017)- Host team Kyrgyzstan captured top team honors at the recent third annual World Mixed Martial Arts Association (WMMAA) Asian Championships, recently held at Suyumbaev Stadium, Osh, Kyrg Read Full Story >>>
An Eye for an Eye
By Robert Ecksel, Boxing.com, 30 May 2017
Many have called for Kell Brook to retire, having suffered two career-threatening injuries in the span of eight months…
One day somebody will compile a list of the top ten pound-for-pound biggest whiners in boxing history. The eternally dissatisfied writers, quintessential nabobs of negativism, o Read Full Story >>>
Errol Spence v Kell Brook: Annihilation II
By John Gatling, NYFights.com, 30 May 2017
On Wednesday, May 24, this is how the prequel concluded:
“I think Brook will hit Spence cleanly in a way we haven’t seen before, perhaps even have control of the fight for awhile. It’s just that fighters like Spence come around only once a generation, and once he solves the Brit while finding som Read Full Story >>>
Three Punch Combo: What’s in the Cards for Spence, Kell Brook, and Cotto?
By Matt Andrzejewski , The Sweet Science, 30 May 2017
THREE PUNCH COMBO: Errol Spence Jr. scored an impressive knockout victory against Kell Brook on Saturday to take Brook’s IBF welterweight title. Both fighters now face interesting possibilities as they move forward in their respective careers.
Spence, who entered the fight with a lot of questions Read Full Story >>>
Op-Ed: What makes Paquiao popular in Australia, elsewhere in the world
By Leo Reyes, Digital Journal, 30 May 2017
With barely two weeks to go before WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao moves over to Brisbane to continue training for his fight against unbeaten Australian boxer Jeff Horn, there are reports that tickets for the fight are almost sold out.
Pacquiao is putting his WBO welterweight title on th Read Full Story >>>
Pinoy boxer Amonsot to spar Horn as he prepares for Pacquiao fight
By Ryan Songalia, Rappler, 30 May 2017
MANILA, Philippines - Jeff Horn will get some assistance from one of his opponent's compatriots as Filipino Czar Amonsot is set to join his camp as a sparring partner for Horn's fight against WBO welterweight titleholder Manny Pacquiao.
Amonsot (34-3-3, 22 knockouts) is originally from Tagbilaran Read Full Story >>>
Op-Ed: Why Amonsot can't help Jeff Horn as sparmate for Pacquiao fight
By Leo Reyes, Digital Journal, 30 May 2017
Unbeaten Australian challenger Jeff Horn could be making a big mistake by taking into his camp Filipino-Australian boxer Czar Amonsot as his sparring partner for his fight against Manny Pacquiao on July 2 at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia.
Horn is done with his spar mate for three wee Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao backs Mindanao martial law
By Agence France Press, ABS-CBN News, 30 May 2017
Philippine boxing icon Manny Pacquiao on Monday gave staunch support for President Rodrigo Duterte's martial law declaration in Mindanao, saying the country should be "grateful" for its strong leader.
Duterte last week declared martial law in the southern Philippines to combat what he called a ri Read Full Story >>>
Kell Brook’s defeat to Errol Spence Jr had its roots in the Sheffield man’s brutal loss to middleweight king Gennady Golovkin
By The Sweet Science, The Sun, 30 May 2017
AN expectant, packed crowd at Sheffield’s Bramall Lane were treated to an excellent fight on Saturday night as arguably the two best welterweights in the world clashed.
And the 27,000 boxing fans were not let down.
Kell Brook looked confident very fit, strong and refocused back at his champion Read Full Story >>>
The Brothers Forbes
By Clarence George, Boxing.com, 30 May 2017
Both brothers fought the formidable Oscar Gardner, aka The Omaha Kid (despite being born in and fighting out of Minneapolis)…
“The boxers today do not know how to fight.”—Harry Forbes, November 22, 1911
Harry Forbes was born on May 13, 1879, in Rockford, Illinois, to parents who wanted him to Read Full Story >>>
Who Can Handle "The Truth" After Brook-Spence?
By Tris Dixon , BoxingScene.com, 29 May 2017
It turns out that it is not just Lieutenant Daniel Kaffee, played by Tom Cruise in A Few Good Men, who can’t handle the truth.
Kell Brook can’t either.
The former IBF welterweight world champion was dethroned, stripped bare, his left eye puffy and broken and his thousands of previously jovial Read Full Story >>>
Kell Brook was brave, not a coward, for realising he was hurt
By Sean Ingle, theguardian.com, 29 May 2017
It took until Sunday morning for a CT scan to confirm that Kell Brook’s left eye socket was fractured and for him to explain what it was like trying to stand toe-to-toe with the world’s best welterweight while suffering double vision and a ring that appeared to be moving. But, really, we knew it was Read Full Story >>>
Freddie Roach expects crowd to favor Pacquiao in Horn bout
By Paolo del Rosario, CNN Philippines, 29 May 2017
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) — Welterweight contender Jeff Horn may be fighting on home soil when he takes on Senator Manny Pacquiao on July 2 at the Suncorp Stadium, but the Pacquiao camp believes the crowd will be on the Filipino’s side.
There could be 55,000 people that fill up the Suncorp S Read Full Story >>>
Errol Spence: 'Not the super fighter that everyone keeps saying.'
By Joseph Herron , Fight Saga, 29 May 2017
On Saturday, May 27, the boxing world officially welcomed newly crowned IBF champion Errol Spence Jr. to the sport's elite group of the Welterweight best. The 27 year old Texas based fighter proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that he is indeed one of sport's most proficient with his impressive stoppa Read Full Story >>>
Abel Sanchez: “Golovkin may drop Canelo in the fight, but he’s much improved and he will go the twelve rounds”
By Jenna Jay, OTR Boxing Radio, 29 May 2017
With the recent announcement of Golovkin vs. Alvarez being finalized for September 16th, boxing fans look forward to a match up that is a continuation of big name, high quality fights being made in the sport. The year started with Thurman vs. Garcia, continued the next month with Joshua-Klitschko an Read Full Story >>>
Michael Conlan to 'step up' for Pacquiao undercard after win
By David Kelly, Belfast Telegraph, 29 May 2017
Michael Conlan is putting the frustration of a less than satisfying victory behind him and focusing on the chance to see his name up in lights alongside the great Manny Pacquiao on July 2, in Brisbane, Australia.
Conlan notched his second win since turning professional with American promotional c Read Full Story >>>
Kell Brook may never fight again after Errol Spence Jnr defeat because of this
By Chris McKenna, Express.co.uk, 29 May 2017
The welterweight insists he “will be back” after losing his IBF title to American Errol Spence Jnr after being stopped in the 11th round at Bramall Lane on Saturday.
But Brook’s left eye socket was fractured in the cracker and now faces gruelling surgery to repair the problem just months after he Read Full Story >>>
Manny Pacquiao’s team makes sly offer to Conor McGregor to steal Floyd Mayweather fight
news.com.au, 29 May 2017
MANNY Pacquiao’s promoter Bob Arum has delivered another huge twist in the Floyd-Mayweather-Conor McGregor saga, offering his champion up as a potential replacement.
Arum has said publicly Pacquiao would be available to fight McGregor after his world title fight with Aussie Jeff Horn at Suncorp Read Full Story >>>
Errol Spence Jr has arrived!
By John Coomer, RealSport, 29 May 2017
American Errol Spence Jr (22-0) has won the IBF World Welterweight title with an 11th round KO of England’s Kell Brook (36-2) in the Londoner’s home town.
Brook suffered a fractured eye socket during the bout, causing him to take a knee and be counted out. He had earlier been dropped in the seven Read Full Story >>>