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Training intensifies for Ancajas
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, 07 Jan 2018
Less than a month before he struts his stuff before US fans, Jerwin Ancajas is steadily racking up quality sparring rounds against the best talent available in his remote training camp in the rugged terrain of Magallanes, Cavite.
Since kicking off his training for the Feb. 3 fourth title defense Read Full Story >>>
Ryoichi Taguchi-Milan Melindo: Post-Fight Report Card
By Cliff Rold, BoxingScene.com, 07 Jan 2018
It wasn’t a classic but, as is often the case, unification brought out some of the best of both men involved. In the end, Japan’s Ryochi Taguchi made his seventh WBA title defense, and added the IBF title at 108 lbs. in the biggest win of his career to date. He’s the first unified titlist at Jr. fly Read Full Story >>>
Manny Pacquiao’s 5 best fights
By Steve Wellings, RingNews24, 07 Jan 2018
Oscar De La Hoya – WON RTD 8
What turned out to be Oscar’s final pro fight, in 2008, brought the curtain down on a fantastic career in devastating fashion. Demoralised and roundly beaten up, De La Hoya retired on his stool unable to cope with the speed and power of his flighty southpaw opponent. Read Full Story >>>
How did the cast of 'Infinity Challenge' do against Manny Pacquiao in a boxing match?
allkpop, 07 Jan 2018
On the January 6 episode of 'Infinity Challenge', the cast of the show brought out all the hilarious tricks against Manny Pacquiao for a boxing match!
The cast of the show feared for their lives this week when they got into a boxing match with the legendary Manny Pacquiao. To have any chance of l Read Full Story >>>
Pinoy boxer Ernesto Saulong gets title shot vs IBF champ Ryosuke Iwasa
By Ryan Songalia, Rappler, 07 Jan 2018
MANILA, Philippines – Filipino boxer Ernesto Saulong will get his first shot at becoming a world champion when he faces IBF junior featherweight titleholder Ryosuke Iwasa on March 1 at Kokugikan in Tokyo, Japan.
The news was confirmed by Saulong's manager Ariel Araja, who says the 28-year-old fro Read Full Story >>>
Showtime’s Stephen Espinoza responds to Dana White, Conor McGregor: We can’t release ‘fake numbers’
By Marc Raimondi, MMA Fighting, 07 Jan 2018
The MayMac World Tour was six months ago. Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor happened last August.
Yet, the hard feelings between the UFC — particularly president Dana White and McGregor — and Showtime have persisted in the new year.
White told Yahoo Sports on Friday that he “despises” Showti Read Full Story >>>
VILORIA FIGHTS DALAKIAN IN SUPERFLY 2; JUAREZ FACES DOGBOE TO CONTINUE HIS WORLD TITLE DREAM
By Maloney L. Samaco, PhilBoxing.com, 06 Jan 2018
Brian Viloria is now training full blast at the Wild Card Boxing Gym where he is in serious preparation for his bout against Artem Dalakian for the vacant WBA flyweight title at the Forum in Inglewood, Calif Read Full Story >>>
The Terence Crawford Conundrum
By Andreas Hale, BoxingScene.com, 06 Jan 2018
Terence Crawford cemented himself as one of the top three pound for pound fighters in the world with another strong year that saw him dominate both Felix Diaz and Julius Indongo before announcing his leap to the stacked 147 pound division in 2018.
The welterweight division is certainly the place Read Full Story >>>
POC capable of preventing mediocrity?
By Recah Trinidad, PhilBoxing.com, 06 Jan 2018
Three was indeed great, although the Philippines was not lucky enough to have booked a fourth outstanding achiever among the “best and brightest” in 2017 following the New Year’s Eve bloody setback suffered by a Filipino boxer in Tokyo.
Milan Melindo gave it all in a 12-round ordeal against a tal Read Full Story >>>
Tyron Woodley: Hell No I Ain't Fighting Khabib Nurmagomedov, He's Terrifying!!
PhilBoxing.com, 06 Jan 2018
TMZ SPORTS -- Tyron Woodley says UFC star Khabib Nurmagomedov scares the living hell outta him ... and he ain't too happy his TMZ co-host's trying to play matchmaker with 'em.
On this week's episode of "The Hollywood Beatd Read Full Story >>>
EL MATADOR MANAGEMENT SIGNS SUPER LIGHTWEIGHT PROSPECT MATHEW "LEFTY GUNZ" GONZALEZ
PhilBoxing.com, 06 Jan 2018
Queens, New York (January 5th, 2018) - El Matador Management is proud to announce the signing of super lightweight prospect Mathew "Lefty Gunz" Gonzalez to a management contract.
Gonzalez, 22 years old of Ridgewood, New York is currently 2-0 with both wins coming by knockout. He began boxing at Read Full Story >>>
Salita Promotions Signs Top Female Prospect Franchon Crews-Dezurn to a Promotional Contract
PhilBoxing.com, 06 Jan 2018
Dmitriy Salita of Salita Promotions proudly announces the signing of Baltimore-based female super middleweight prospect and former amateur world standout Franchon Crews-Dezurn to a promotional contract.
Crews-Dezurn joins a Salita Promotions women's boxing roster that includes superstar Claressa Read Full Story >>>
‘I’ll tame the ‘monster’ in Juarez’
By Bernard Neequaye, Graphic Online, 06 Jan 2018
Ghana's world title hopeful,Isaac "Royal storm" Dogboe,has vowed to tame the monster in opponent Cesar Juarez and make history as they lock horns tomorrow for the WBO Interim super Bantamweight title at the Bukom Boxing arena in accra.
Dogboe told the Graphic Sports in an interview that there wou Read Full Story >>>
“Am Not Intimidated By The Fans” – Luis Juarez…Dogboe Confident Of Victory For Ghana
By Sammy Heywood Okine, ModernGhana.com, 06 Jan 2018
Luis Juarez of Mexico who fights Ghana’s Isaac Dogboe says he is not intimidated by the fans of boxing in Accra as he would face one man in the ring.
Speaking to yours truly after the weigh-in and final press conference he said the fans are not going to be a factor because he is going to fight on Read Full Story >>>
The fight which almost made Manny Pacquiao quit boxing
By Nick Giongco, World Boxing News, 06 Jan 2018
Manny Pacquiao showed up just once in a pair of boxing boots and shorts in 2017 but his decision defeat to Australian Jeff Horn remained a hot topic in the weeks after their Brisbane brawl that was witnessed by more than 51,000 at the Suncorp Stadium.
And even when the year came to a close, fight Read Full Story >>>
Jorge Linares was just too good for his British opponents - but he might be outdone by powerhouse Mikey Garcia
By Barry McGuigan, mirror.co.uk, 06 Jan 2018
Well done to the WBC for mandating Mikey Garcia and Jorge Linares to fight early this year.
That would be in my list of fantasy fights. If only it were that simple.
Both have other engagements first, Linares defending his WBA lightweight title later this month against Mercito Gesta and WBC cha Read Full Story >>>
Is Garcia-Lomachenko the Next Barrera-Hamed?
By Paul Magno, Boxing.com, 06 Jan 2018
WBC lightweight champ Mikey Garcia may be the only soul in Lomachenko’s weight range capable of not only handling, but flat-out beating him…
Back in 2001, Marco Antonio Barrera went up against “Prince” Naseem Hamed in a highly-anticipated featherweight clash of opposites. The match-up pitted Barr Read Full Story >>>
Mikey Garcia says his fight with Jorge Linares will take place this summer at lightweight
By Tim Hobbs, SkySports.com, 06 Jan 2018
Mikey Garcia says his lightweight showdown with Jorge Linares will take place this summer.
The multiple world champions have been calling each other out for the last three months and even entered discussions for a unification fight at 135lb in January.
Garcia and promoters Golden Boy have deci Read Full Story >>>
Floyd Mayweather wants fighters to petition to have his face on all the world title belts
World Boxing News, 06 Jan 2018
Even in retirement, Floyd Mayweather continues to cause a stir with every interview and his latest offering with Fight Hype was no different.
Mayweather, out of action since an August win over Conor McGregor, is already planning how he wants to be honored for one of the greatest careers ever put Read Full Story >>>
'Pretty Boy' Ancajas poised to inherit mantle from Pacquiao as PH boxing's poster boy
By Ed C. Tolentino, Spin.ph, 05 Jan 2018
OUT with the old, in with the new.
The New Year credo perfectly captures the impending changing of the guard in Philippine pro boxing. The popular opinion is that the ‘passing of the baton’ will take place this year, with International Boxing Federation (IBF) junior bantamweight (115 lbs.) champi Read Full Story >>>