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Canelo's Trainer Expects The "Best Version" of Chavez Jr. on May 6
By Miguel Rivera, BoxingScene.com, 16 Jan 2017
Eddie Reynoso, trainer of Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez (48-1-1, 34 KOs), is expecting the best version of Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (49-2-1, 32 KOs) when the two Mexican superstar collide on May 6th.
Both sides were negotiating for several weeks and finally reached a deal last Friday. The fight will be car Read Full Story >>>
Son of the Legend to be Cinnamoned: Alvarez-Chavez is on
By Bart Barry, 15rounds.com, 16 Jan 2017
Friday brought what announcement boxing craves – a superfight! And here it is: May 6 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas Mexican cinnamonweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez will trade hands with Mexican chavezweight champion Julio “Son of the Legend” Chavez Jr. at the celebrityweight limit of 164 1/2 p Read Full Story >>>
Ringling Bros. Throws in the Towel: Should Boxing’s Ringmasters be Concerned?
By Bernard Fernandez, The Sweet Science, 16 Jan 2017
THE CIRCUS IS SHUTTING DOWN — Two definitions of “tradition,” as listed in the Merriam-Webster dictionary, describe it as “cultural continuity in social attitudes, customs and institutions,” as well “an inherited, established or customary pattern of thought, action or behavior.”
At 69 years of ag Read Full Story >>>
Canelo-Chavez: A Fun Fight Unlikely to Alter Boxing’s Landscape
By Frank Lotierzo, The Sweet Science, 16 Jan 2017
CANELO vs. CHAVEZ JR —- It was recently announced by Golden Boy Promotions that Canelo Alvarez 48-1-1 (34) will fight Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. 50-2-1 (32) in a catch weight 12-round bout with a maximum weight of 164.5 pounds. It will take place on May 6, Cinco de Mayo weekend, on HBO PPV, with Las Veg Read Full Story >>>
Trip to jerusalem’s greatness
By Edri Aznar, Sun.Star Cebu, 16 Jan 2017
WORLD championship opportunities don't come by too often for a young hungry pug like Melvin Jerusalem. But after being handpicked by unbeaten World Boxing Council (WBC) minimumweight champion Wanheng Menayothin to be his opponent for his voluntary title defense on Jan. 25 in Phitsanulok, Thailand, t Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao foe now in training mode
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, 16 Jan 2017
While his promoters are scampering to look for the money needed to finance his April 23 fight with Manny Pacquiao, unbeaten Australian Jeff Horn is already in training mode for what could be his career-changing fight.
Horn told the Sydney Morning Herald over the weekend that Pacquiao will be in f Read Full Story >>>
Chasing Pac-Man: Can Jeff Horn beat Manny Pacquiao?
By Justin Faux, The Roar, 16 Jan 2017
In April, Filipino boxing legend Manny Pacquiao is expected to fight Jeff Horn, a former Brisbane-based PE teacher, in sunny Queensland.
During Pacquiao’s unofficial retirement tour over the past year, promoter Bob Arum has been attempting to rebuild the 38-year-old for a lucrative rematch agains Read Full Story >>>
By Bill Velasco, The Philippine Star, 16 Jan 2017
Once again, Top Rank founder Bob Arum has managed to turn the sporting world on its head, announcing a demanding four-fight “farewell tour” for WBO welterweight champion Sen. Manny Pacquiao. In a surprising statement, Arum said the plans are to have Pacquiao fight at four different sites in four dif Read Full Story >>>
Broner: Pacquiao Needs Me More Now; Would Do Crazy PPV Numbers
By Keith Idec, BoxingScene.com, 15 Jan 2017
NEW YORK – Adrien Broner believes the biggest fight for him remains a pay-per-view showdown with Manny Pacquiao.
The difference is, Broner thinks Pacquiao and his promoter, Bob Arum, must pay him more than Broner previously requested because Pacquiao needs the polarizing Broner’s star power to bo Read Full Story >>>
Was Jack vs. DeGale Bad for Boxing?
By Robert Ecksel, Boxing.com, 15 Jan 2017
An evenly matched fight, rare even in the best of times, between two champions no less, is in fact exactly what boxing needs…
Saturday night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, in a fight televised live on Showtime, IBF World super middleweight champion Badou Jack (20-1-3, 12 KOs), Read Full Story >>>
Jack, DeGale fight to draw in unified super-middleweight clash
By Agence France Press, Yahoo! Sports, 15 Jan 2017
New York (AFP) - Badou Jack knocked out a tooth and almost knocked out the referee but he couldn't convince the judges on Saturday that he did enough against James DeGale to become the unified super-middleweight champ.
Both boxing champions suffered knockdowns in the action-packed title fight whi Read Full Story >>>
Floyd Mayweather to Ronda Rousey ... Let Me Coach You (VIDEO)
PhilBoxing.com, 15 Jan 2017
TMZ SPORTS -- Ronda Rousey could have a golden opportunity to improve her stand-up fighting game -- because Floyd Mayweather says he's willing to work with her ... if she'll give him a chance.
We got Floyd leaving Pristine Read Full Story >>>
LARSSON LEAVES LITTLE DOUBT
By Ted Lerner, WPS Media Officer, PhilBoxing.com, 15 Jan 2017
Photo by JP Parmentier.
Wheelchair world champ shines along with Brits, Filipinos and Finns on a tough Day 1 at the World Pool Series in New York.
(New York City)–England’s Darren Appleton promise Read Full Story >>>
First bet placed on Conor McGregor vs Floyd Mayweather
news.com.au, 15 Jan 2017
HE prospect of a Conor McGregor-Floyd Mayweather Jr. fight has created a mega-buzz about megabucks.
UFC boss Dana White was on The Herd on Friday, countering the boxer’s $15 million offer to the UFC superstar with one of $25 million to each combatant in a proposed boxing bout.
The superfight l Read Full Story >>>
Mayweather: Facing McGregor Makes Sense, But No One Else Does
By David P. Greisman, BoxingScene.com, 15 Jan 2017
Floyd Mayweather Jr. continues to be asked about a potential fight with mixed martial arts superstar Conor McGregor. Of course, Mayweather helps fan the flames by expressing interest in that bout happening.
“I’m a businessman, when it’s all said and done,” Mayweather said in a televised interview Read Full Story >>>
Jack, DeGale fight out entertaining draw, Mayweather says no rematch
World Boxing News, 15 Jan 2017
Badou Jack and James DeGale each scored a knockdown apiece as the two super-middleweight champions fought out a majority draw in New York.
In an early contender for Fight of the Year, Jack and DeGale produced a spectacular contest to begin 2017 with a bang.
DeGale dropped Jack in the first rou Read Full Story >>>
A star is born as Gervonta Davis wins first world title with TKO
By Phil D. Jay, World Boxing News, 15 Jan 2017
Floyd Mayweather's newest star Gervonta Davis gave a performance beyond his years as the young Baltimore fighter won the IBF super-featherweight title in style.
The 22 year-old, who went into the fight with a big-punching reputation, proved his strength was no joke as he pummelled the Puerto Rica Read Full Story >>>
LEAGUE OF FISTS SEMIS SIZZLE AT ONE SHOW SPACE
By Rene Bonsubre, Jr., PhilBoxing.com, 15 Jan 2017
SHANGHAI, CHINA- The League of Fists professional boxing tournament had their second of a back to back weekend fight card at One Show Space featuring three semi-final bouts.
Fu Kaisheng survived a knockdown in the second round courtesy Read Full Story >>>
Ancajas aims to impress
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, 15 Jan 2017
Filipino fighter Jerwin Ancajas has found a major backer in his bid to retain the World Boxing Organization (WBO) super-flyweight title versus Mexican Jose Alfredo Rodriguez on Jan. 29 at the Studio City Hotel in Macau.
Ancajas, who fights out of the Manny Pacquiao’s MP Promotions, was given the Read Full Story >>>
Lara KOs Foreman
By Robert Ecksel, Boxing.com, 15 Jan 2017
There’s some doubt, and not for the first time, about what Foreman has to offer, and what he has to gain, by continuing to fight…
Friday night at Hialeah Park Racing and Casino in Miami, Florida, WBA Super World super welterweight champion Erislandy Lara (24-2-2, 14 KOs), the clever southpaw Read Full Story >>>