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Magsayo beats resilient Japanese foe in ‘The Battle in Bohol’
By Allen Doydora, The Bohol Chronicle, 26 Nov 2017
Mark Magsayo in front of a capacity crowd at Bohol Wisdom School gym in Tagbilaran City kept a pesky Shota Hayashi at bay to secure a victory through a unanimous decision against the Japanese to the delight of his hometown audience during the main event of “Pinoy Pride 43: The Battle in Bohol” on Sa Read Full Story >>>
Pinoy Pride 43: Mark Magsayo grinds out victory in hometown Bohol
ABS-CBN News, 26 Nov 2017
Mark "Magnifico" Magsayo displayed grit and dogged determination to survive a grueling 12-round war against durable Japanese fighter Shota Hayashi in the main event of Pinoy Pride 43 in Tagbilaran City on Saturday.
Hayashi proved to be a tough test, possibly the toughest in the Boholano fighter’s Read Full Story >>>
John Scully: “Golovkin is older but he’s still a young man in boxing terms. I don’t think age is going to be a factor in the Canelo rematch”
By Jenna Jay, OTR Boxing Radio, 26 Nov 2017
Former world title challenger and current trainer, John Scully, has had an up-close look at one of the best light heavyweights in the world, Artur Beterbiev. Earlier this month, Beterbiev returned to the ring against Enrico Koelling and won by a late round stoppage to take the WBA light heavyweight Read Full Story >>>
Wanheng Menayothin, 49-0, closes on Floyd Mayweather, Pink Tyson, John Joe Nevin win
By Phil D. Jay, World Boxing News, 26 Nov 2017
WBC minimumweight champion Wanheng Menayothin scored the 49th victory of his undefeated career to edge closer to Floyd Mayweather's magical 50-0 mark.
The 32 year-old, who has plenty of time on his side, saw off the challenge of unheralded contender Tatsuya Fukuhara in what was a hard-fought unan Read Full Story >>>
Mark Magsayo seeks to overcome more experienced opponent
By Dennis Gasgonia, ABS-CBN News, 25 Nov 2017
Following his smashing win over Nicaragua's Daniel Diaz, Bohol native Mark "Magnifico" Magsayo will be up against a more experienced opponent when he faces a veteran fighter Saturday.
Magsayo will defend his WBO international featherweight crown against Shota Hayashi, a veteran of 37 fights and a Read Full Story >>>
Attention Pacquiao – Conor McGregor Isn’t A Pinata Filled With Money
By Sean Crose, Boxing Insider, 25 Nov 2017
Manny Pacquiao – or someone working for Manny Pacquiao – called out Conor McGregor on Pac Man’s Twitter page Thursday. Why? The answer’s pretty simple. McGregor comes across to an accomplished boxer like a cross between a punching bag and an ATM machine. With millions upon millions of dollars to be Read Full Story >>>
How in The World Did McGregor Become Biggest Star In Boxing?
By Andreas Hale, BoxingScene.com, 25 Nov 2017
Once upon a time, in an era not too long ago, a fighter looking to secure a showdown with Floyd Mayweather was known as an individual entering “The Mayweather Sweepstakes.” A bout with Mayweather promised a lucrative payday while getting the opportunity to try their hand at unseating the unbeaten po Read Full Story >>>
MAGSAYO'S TWO DREAMS - FIGHTING IN BOHOL AND A WORLD TITLE SHOT
By Maloney L. Samaco, PhilBoxing.com, 25 Nov 2017
ALA Boxing Promotions' most promising fighter Mark "Magnifico" Magsayo will fight for the first time before his hometown crowd in Tagbilaran, Bohol tonight. He will headline Pinoy Pride 43 "The Battle in Bohol" to Read Full Story >>>
Kovalev vs. Shabranskyy Official Weights
PhilBoxing.com, 25 Nov 2017
Vacant WBO World Light Heavyweight Title /
Vacant International Boxing Association Light Heavyweight Title
30-2-1, 26 KOs
Weight: 174, Trunks: Red/WHT/BLK
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‘Battle in Bohol’ tonight
By Lemuel P. Maglinte , The Freeman, 25 Nov 2017
TAGBILARAN CITY, Philippines — ALA Boxing Gym stalwart Mark "Magnifico" Magsayo (16-0, 12KOs) will try to hurdle one major obstacle in his road towards a world title shot as he defends his WBO International featherweight belt against Japanese challenger Shota Hayashi (30-6, 18KOs) in the main even Read Full Story >>>
Kovalev looks to get back to winning ways vs. Shabranskyy
By Matthew Aguilar, El Paso Times, 25 Nov 2017
Sergey Kovalev said he’s a changed man.
The former light heavyweight champ said a near-death experience this summer and a retreat to a monastery in Greece changed his outlook, and convinced him he had to make changes if he ever wanted to regain his crown. And so he he has. He has a new trainer, Read Full Story >>>
Limpag: Leadership change
By Mike T. Limpag, Sun.Star Cebu, 25 Nov 2017
What a difference a change in the leadership of the Games and Amusement Board has been. Ever since Abraham Mitra was appointed chairman, the agency that used to be known for a lot of questionable actions by officials has taken the lead in changing the way it handles professional sports, especially b Read Full Story >>>
BONSUBRE: WHO’S NEXT FOR JERWIN ANCAJAS?
By Rene Bonsubre, Jr., PhilBoxing.com, 24 Nov 2017
Jerwin Ancajas got a lot of media attention after his dominant performance in Belfast against Jamie Conlan last November 18. The ease and brutality of the dismantling of his challenger surprised even his trainer and manager J Read Full Story >>>
Magsayo expected to put on a show
By Edri Aznar, Sun.Star Cebu, 24 Nov 2017
IT was Mark Magsayo’s dream 12 years ago, as a nine-year-old kid, that someday he’ll be fighting under the spotlight of a huge boxing show in his hometown of Tagbilaran City, Bohol.
Now that his dream is finally coming true, the 22-year-old fast-rising prospect vows to put on a show tonight in hi Read Full Story >>>
Outside The Ropes With WBB Junior Middleweight Champ Chris Cella
PhilBoxing.com, 24 Nov 2017
On July 22, Brockport, PA boxer Chris "The Brockport Beast" Cella defeated Shawn Hudson via 2nd round KO to claim the vacant WBB Junior Middleweight Title. The belt was last held by future Hall-of-Famer Miguel Cotto.
When asked how he got introduced into the game of boxing, Cella shared, "When Read Full Story >>>
First year of promoting a KO success for Rivera Promotions Entertainment
PhilBoxing.com, 24 Nov 2017
WORCESTER, Mass. (November 24, 2017) - The first year of Rivera Promotions Entertainment (RPE) as a promotional company was a resounding success, as well as an invaluable learning experience for its owners and operators, retired three-time, two division world champion Jose Antonio Rivera and his son Read Full Story >>>
Battle in Bohol tonight
By Dale Rosal, Cebu Daily News, 24 Nov 2017
Tagbilaran City, Bohol — Fighting in front of his home folks and becoming a world champion have always been Mark “Magnifico” Magsayo’s ultimate dreams as a boxer.
Tonight, the Boholano slugger fulfills one of his dreams as he defends his WBO International featherweight title against Japanese vete Read Full Story >>>
Arum targets future US fight for Ancajas
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, 24 Nov 2017
Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum sounded yesterday as though he was on the verge of unearthing a major archaeological find.
While the eighty-something Top Rank chief is notorious for hyperbole, he sounded genuinely thrilled over the prospects of staging a show early next starring the Philippines’ n Read Full Story >>>
Barrera: Shabranskyy Hits Hard, Definitely Can Beat Kovalev
By Keith Idec, BoxingScene.com, 24 Nov 2017
NEW YORK – Sullivan Barrera knows as well as anyone that Vyacheslav Shabranskyy can punch.
Barrera doesn’t think the Ukrainian light heavyweight contender is as big a puncher as Joe Smith Jr. – who, like Shabranskyy, dropped Barrera before Barrera came back to beat him. Still, Shabranskyy (19-1, Read Full Story >>>
Anthony Joshua relishes unification fight with Joseph Parker as deal edges closer, says Eddie Hearn
By Richard Damerell, SkySports.com, 24 Nov 2017
Anthony Joshua has issued a "let me at him" message as promoter Eddie Hearn closes to within "single digits" of agreeing a unification clash with Joseph Parker.
Following fresh talks this morning, Hearn is edging closer to a deal for Joshua to put his WBA 'super' and IBF belts at stake against WB Read Full Story >>>