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Roach not taking any chances
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, 24 May 2017
MANILA, Philippines - Boxing Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach said yesterday he’s not taking any chances in getting WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao ready for his title defense against challenger Jeff Horn in Brisbane on July 2, pointing out that the unbeaten Australian has stopped his las Read Full Story >>>
Terence Crawford's next fight: Julius Indongo on tap?
By Lee Cleveland , Fight Saga, 24 May 2017
After stopping Felix Diaz last weekend, surging WBO/WBC Super Lightweight Champion Terence Crawford might be on a collision course with fight legend and WBO Welterweight Champion Manny Pacquiao.
... But Pacquiao vs Crawford might not be next.
Enter Julius Indongo (22-0, 11 KOs).
“The guy I’ Read Full Story >>>
Don’t underestimate Canelo Alvarez against Gennady Golovkin
BoxingNews, 24 May 2017
IT’S a really good fight. They’ve sparred in the past. They key thing is they have sparred in the past and what’s gone on in that sparring. People say you can’t take a lot from sparring because Canelo Alvarez could have come in and helped GGG out but not be in shape. Canelo could have been in shape Read Full Story >>>
Briggs tests positive for testosterone, WBA title bout off
By Associated Press, Fox Sports, 24 May 2017
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) The WBA heavyweight title fight between Shannon Briggs and Fres Oquendo is off after former champion Briggs tested positive for high levels of testosterone.
The fight was set for June 3 in Hollywood.
A WBA statement said that Briggs ”tested positive for testosterone foll Read Full Story >>>
MELINDO: “IT'S GOD'S WILL THAT I WON THE TITLE” (PHOTOS)
By Dong Secuya, PhilBoxing.com, 24 May 2017
CEBU CITY – Newly minted IBF world light flyweight king Milan 'El Metodico' Melindo triumphantly arrived in this boxing city Tuesday evening from Japan and upon his arrival faced the same local sports journalists in the sam Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao vs Crawford: It's all about the Benjamins
By Lee Cleveland , Fight Saga, 24 May 2017
Will fight legend and WBO Welterweight Champion Manny Pacquiao face rising star and WBO Super Lightweight champion Terence Crawford this fall?
FightSaga recently published an article suggesting that fight won't be as easy to make as many think.
(Pacquiao vs Crawford: Will the money be there?)
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Freddie Roach laments Pacquiao 'way behind' in training after watching him spar for first time
By Gerry Ramos, Spin.ph, 23 May 2017
WHILE his first day of training with Manny Pacquiao went well, the first day of sparring was not.
Freddie Roach wasn't happy with the way the boxing champ sparred for five rounds on Tuesday, describing Pacquaio’s timing as ‘way off’ shortly after training at the Elorde gym at the Five E-Com Bldg Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao goes easy on sparmates; Roach unimpressed
By Dino Maragay, The Philippine Star, 23 May 2017
MANILA, Philippines – Manny Pacquiao on Tuesday laced up his gloves for his second day of sparring, but it was hardly a session to remember.
Pacquiao, who will defend his WBO welterweight title against Australian Jeff Horn on July 2, went a total of five rounds against a couple of local fighters Read Full Story >>>
NBA PLAYOFFS -- Warriors sweep Spurs, enter NBA Finals for third straight year
PhilBoxing.com, 23 May 2017
CHICAGO -- The Golden State Warriors' offensive machine continues to destroy everything in its path, this time eliminating the vaunted San Antonio Spurs following a 129-115 Game 4 win on Monday night at the AT&T Center.
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Arum: Pacquiao Wants Purse for Crawford to be Worth the Risk
By Keith Idec, BoxingScene.com, 23 May 2017
NEW YORK – As fans and media continue blaming Bob Arum for not making Manny Pacquiao versus Terence Crawford, Arum is confident he can finally make that fight for later this year.
Arum told BoxingScene.com that the fight will be worth more money for Pacquiao now that Crawford’s brand has been bui Read Full Story >>>
Shatel: Crawford-Pacquiao fight in works? Verdict unclear — for now
By Tom Shatel , Omaha World Herald, 23 May 2017
We know Warren Buffett is a heavyweight in his field. But could he be the next great boxing promoter?
A quote from Bob Arum late Saturday certainly raised these eyebrows.
Arum is the legendary fight promoter charting Bud Crawford’s path to greatness. The pride of Omaha more than does his part Read Full Story >>>
Milan Melindo robbed of his crowning moment by TV delay
By Ryan Songalia, Rappler, 23 May 2017
MANILA, Philippines - It was Milan Melindo’s crowning moment, the culmination of a 12-year journey in the professional ranks to him raising the world title as champion. Melindo lived up to his “El Metodico” nickname Sunday, May 21, patiently stalking Akira Yaegashi before seizing his moment, scoring Read Full Story >>>
RING Ratings Update: Junior fly shuffle
By Michael Rosenthal, RingTV.com, 23 May 2017
The past weekend featured a number of high-quality fighters who turned in outstanding performances but the best of them remained in place in the RING Ratings.
Junior welterweight champion Terence Crawford (No. 5 P4P last week) was the star of the worldwide show, easily dismantling Felix Diaz on S Read Full Story >>>
Op-Ed: Why Horn can't do what Marquez did to Pacquiao in 2012
By Leo Reyes, Digital Journal, 23 May 2017
Jeff Horn's trainer Glenn Rushton may have exposed his strategy to score a knockout win against Manny Pacquiao too soon when he bragged about Horn's ability to do better than what Juan Manuel Marquez did to Pacquiao in 2012.
In his fourth encounter with Pacquiao on December 8, 2012, at the MGM Gr Read Full Story >>>
ROACH NOT SUPRISED BY PACQUIAO'S TIP-TOP CONDITION
By Eddie Alinea of Spin.ph, PhilBoxing.com, 23 May 2017
World Boxing Organization welterweight crown-holder Manny Pacquiao would have wanted to surprise his Hall of Fame chief trainer Freddie Roach during their first workout Monday by asking for a 12-round session with the mi Read Full Story >>>
Full Report: Melindo stops Yaegashi in one to unify IBF 112lb belts
By Joe Koizumi, FightNews.com, 23 May 2017
Filipino warrior, IBF interim junior flyweight champ Milan Melindo (36-2, 13 KOs), 107.75, very impressively unified the IBF belts as he dropped IBF full titlist Akira Yaegashi (25-6, 13 KOs), 107.75, Japan, three times in succession and scored a stunning TKO victory at 2:45 of the opening session o Read Full Story >>>
Abel Sanchez: “Team Canelo thinking that Golovkin is deteriorating didn’t have much bearing on why they made the fight”
By Jenna Jay, OTR Boxing Radio, 23 May 2017
The fight the boxing world has waited for is now official, as Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez have agreed to fight each other on September 16th. The bout has been talked about for two years and while most did not expect the fight to happen this year, the two camps came to a deal and with Canelo Read Full Story >>>
Brook, Sheffield, Await “The Truth”
By Jimmy Tobin , 15rounds.com, 23 May 2017
Saturday night, undefeated American, Errol “The Truth’ Spence, meets the UK’s, Kell “Special K” Brook at the Bramall Lane Football Ground in Sheffield, England for Brook’s welterweight trinket. Should it meet expectations, the fight will be excellent, and should it reflect the stakes, will distingui Read Full Story >>>
Amir Khan targets Wembley bout with Kell Brook
Newstalk.com, 23 May 2017
Amir Khan is targeting a bout with domestic rival Kell Brook which he hopes will fill Wembley Stadium.
Brook is due to defend his IBF welterweight title at a sold-out Bramall Lane in Sheffield when he takes on Errol Spence Junior this Saturday.
The recent blockbuster heavyweight scrap between Read Full Story >>>
Saturday’s Fight Will Answer a Lot of Questions about Errol Spence
By Matt Andrzejewski , The Sweet Science, 23 May 2017
THREE PUNCH COMBO — This coming weekend, star prospect turned contender Errol Spence Jr. (he’s the one on the left) takes a massive step up in competition when he faces IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook. Spence has the looks of a potential superstar, but questions remain. We will find out a lot m Read Full Story >>>