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19-year old Antonio "Bang" Williams remains unbeaten with dominating unanimous decision
PhilBoxing.com, 09 Aug 2016
MIAMI, FL (August 8, 2016) - This past Saturday at the Miami Airport Convention Center, 19-year old Super-featherweight prospect, Antonio "Bang" Williams, remained undefeated with a dominating unanimous decision victory against tough opponent, Brian Santos, improving his record to (4-0, 3 KOs). Sc Read Full Story >>>
UFC Champ Eddie Alvarez -- Careful, McGregor ... WWE Stars Are 'Incredible Athletes' (VIDEO)
PhilBoxing.com, 09 Aug 2016
TMZ SPORTS -- UFC lightweight champ Eddie Alvarez seems to be issuing a warning to Conor McGregor -- careful with the WWE smack talk ... 'cause a lot of those dudes are the REAL DEAL.
Of course, McGregor said WWE s Read Full Story >>>
Ancajas aims to become next Pinoy boxing world champ
By Josef T. Ramos, The Manila Times, 09 Aug 2016
Jerwin “Pretty Boy” Ancajas aims to become the next Filipino world boxing champion when he challenges International Boxing Federation (IBF) super flyweight champion McJoe Arroyo on September 3 at the Strike Revilla Coliseum in Bacoor, Cavite.
Ancajas, 24, said he is very happy to find out that th Read Full Story >>>
Why Fans Should Be Pushing For Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao II
By Dennis Cruz, The Boxing Tribune, 09 Aug 2016
For how long do sharp boxing fans have to pretend to be above the whole Mayweather-Pacquiao “thing?” Back in May of 2015, when Mayweather decisioned Manny in the most financially lucrative bout of all-time, the “cool” response was to feign disinterest or flat-out disgust.
The fact of the matter, Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao: From pro-life to pro-death
By Paolo Romero, The Philippine Star, 09 Aug 2016
MANILA, Philippines - Saying he has personally witnessed the deadly impact of illegal drugs on people when he was still a struggling boxer, Sen. Manny Pacquiao pushed for the re-imposition of the death penalty on drug traffickers.
In his first privilege speech as a senator, Pacquiao pointed out t Read Full Story >>>
Bare-knuckled Kenyan scores shock Rio boxing win
By Agence France Press, Yahoo! Sports, 09 Aug 2016
Rio de Janeiro (AFP) - A Kenyan light flyweight who learnt how to box using just his bare fists because he could not afford gloves battled his way to his country's second surprise success at the Rio Olympics on Monday.
Journeyman Peter Mungai Warui's split-points victory left his Chinese opponent Read Full Story >>>
Berto Shakes Head: If Golovkin KO's Brook, What Does He Prove?
By Ryan Burton, BoxingScene.com, 09 Aug 2016
BoxingScene.com and other media outlets caught up with former welterweight champion Andre Berto shortly after his friend Andre Ward dominated Alexander Brand over 12 rounds in Oakland, California.
One of the subjects that was brought up was the recent announcement of WBC/WBA/IBF/IBO middleweight Read Full Story >>>
VARGAS WANTS PACQUIAO TO TAKE OVER ABAP PRESIDENCY AFTER LAST MAN STANDING IN OLYMPIC BOXING, ROGEN LADON IS ELIMINATED
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, PhilBoxing.com, 09 Aug 2016
The Philippines light flyweight hopeful Rogen Ladon has been eliminated in the Olympic boxing competition by Colombia’s Yuberjen Martinez who won a unanimous decision and advanced to the quarter finals at the Riocentro – Pavi Read Full Story >>>
Sluggish Rogen Ladon loses opening bout as PH boxers wiped out in Rio Olympics
By Jerome Ascano, Spin.ph, 09 Aug 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO – The country’s best hope for an Olympic gold was gone too soon.
Light-flyweight Rogen Ladon found himself outpunched and outworked by Yurbejen Herney Martinez of Colombia in an action-packed fight in the 48-kg class of the boxing competitions of the XXXI Olympiad here Sunday (Mond Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao defends pro-death penalty stand
By Jefferson Antiporda, The Manila Times, 09 Aug 2016
NEOPHYTE Senator Manny Pacquiao delivered his first privilege speech on Monday to defend his position backing the reimposition of the death penalty.
He said capital punishment is not only allowed by law but also by the Bible.
Pacquiao insisted that death penalty was never abolished in the coun Read Full Story >>>
Manny, Maybe You Should Just Pac It In Once and For All
By Oz Ozkaya, Boxing Insider, 09 Aug 2016
Having recently announced that he would be making a U-turn on his promised retirement for a fight against American WBO welterweight champion Jessie Vargas on the 5th November, Manny ‘Pac-Man’ Pacquiao (58–6–2) and his team have decided that the retirement route isn’t the most appropriate choice righ Read Full Story >>>
Kell Brook: If Gennady Golovkin gets hit, he’ll get beat
World Boxing News, 09 Aug 2016
Undefeated Briton Kell Brook says he can stop Gennady Golovkin on September 10 despite being a massive underdog to hand the middleweight king his first career defeat.
The 30 year-old moves up 13 pounds from his position as champion at 147 pounds but it confident he can make an impression in the f Read Full Story >>>
Who is the greatest fighter alive? No. 2 revealed
By Michael Rosenthal, RingTV.com, 09 Aug 2016
publicists and others who have been around the sport for many years – had dinner the night before a big fight in Las Vegas:
Who is the greatest living fighter, pound for pound?
The first name out of almost everyone’s mouth was Muhammad Ali, arguably the greatest heavyweight of all time and one Read Full Story >>>
Strange Nights, Strange Fights: Part Two
By Ted Sares, The Boxing Tribune, 09 Aug 2016
Just like clockwork, the ones who were supposed to lose lost and the ones who were supposed to win won.
Most notably, Czar “The Czar of Bhopal” Amonsot moved his record to 32-3-3 with an undefeated streak of 16 since his career altering fight (for both men) with Michael Katsidis in Las Vegas on J Read Full Story >>>
MIXED REACTIONS ON PACQUIAO'S SPEECH
PhilBoxing.com, 08 Aug 2016
Amidst the outcry from some sectors especially those that denounce death penalty, neophyte senator Manny Pacquiao drew praises from fellow solons and even political analysts for his ‘courage to accept interpellation’.
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FORMER IBF WORLD FLYWEIGHT CHAMPION RUENROENG OF THAILAND WINS IN RIO
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, PhilBoxing.com, 08 Aug 2016
The biggest storyline on Day 2 of the Olympic boxing tournament was former IBF flyweight champion Amnat Ruenroeng scoring a decision victory to avoid the embarrassment of an early exit similar to that suffered by rugged p Read Full Story >>>
NYSAC under fire: The federal government steps in, Part I
By Thomas Hauser, RingTV.com, 08 Aug 2016
The resignation of Tom Hoover as chairman of the New York State Athletic Commission, announced on July 25, 2016, is the tip of an iceberg. Multiple sources say that two separate federal investigations of events at the NYSAC are underway.
One of these investigations is being conducted by the Publi Read Full Story >>>
PH athletes in Rio hope to draw inspiration from Diaz
Philippine Daily Inquirer, 08 Aug 2016
After weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz ended the Philippines’ 20-year medal drought in the Olympics, boxer Rogen Ladon hopes to give Filipinos another reason to celebrate when he competes in the light flyweight or 49-kilogram class Monday night.
Ladon makes his Olympic debut against Yuberjen Martinez of Read Full Story >>>
PHOTO: PACQUIAO DELIVERS FIRST PRIVILEGE SPEECH AT PH SENATE
PhilBoxing.com, 08 Aug 2016
Neophyte Philippine senator and eight-division world boxing champion Emmanuel Dapidran Paquiao delivers his first privilege speech at the Philippine Senate on Monday, Aug. 8. Photo by Wendell Alinea.
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Diaz richer by $107,000 after Philippines wins first Olympic medal in 20 years
By Agence France Press, Emirates 24/7, 08 Aug 2016
Hidilyn Diaz sprung a major surprise in the Philippines by winning a weightlifting silver medal in Rio - the country's first Olympic medal for 20 years, officials said Monday.
Sports analysts in the Philippines had not expected the 1.54-metre (5ft 1/2in) tall Diaz to bag a medal at the 2016 Games Read Full Story >>>