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Manny Pacquiao: Mysteriously missing from RING's pound-for-pound list
By Lee Cleveland , Fight Saga, 24 Apr 2017
One name is missing from The RING's fabled pound-for-pound list.
Was the loss to Floyd Mayweather THAT bad. Many thought he fought well, especially considering his injured shoulder.
Why is PacMan off the list?
Has The RING forgetten Manny's convincing win over Tim Bradley a year ago? Keep i Read Full Story >>>
RP with only 2 world champs after Tapales was stripped of title
By Leo Reyes, Digital Journal, 24 Apr 2017
The Philippines is left with just two world boxing titles after WBO Bantamweight Champion Marlon Tapales was stripped of his title for not making the bantamweight limit of 118 pounds during the weigh-in for Tapales-Omori fight Sunday in Osaka, Japan.
While Tapales won the rematch with Omori via T Read Full Story >>>
Porter Slaughters Berto
By Robert Ecksel, Boxing.com, 24 Apr 2017
Saturday night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, Shawn Porter stopped Andre Berto at 1:31 of the ninth round…
Porter used his fists. Porter used his elbows and head. (Amanda Wescott/Showtime)
“You see the way he fights. It could be a great fight again.” (Amanda Wescott/Showtime Read Full Story >>>
BONSUBRE: BAD WEEKEND FOR PHILIPPINE BOXING
By Rene Bonsubre, Jr., PhilBoxing.com, 24 Apr 2017
It was heartbreaking to look at photos of a distraught and dehydrated Marlon Tapales being told by the WBO fight supervisor that he was already an ex-champion without even taking a single punch from his Japanese opponent, Shohei Read Full Story >>>
End imperialism in Palaro. Now!
By Recah Trinidad, PhilBoxing.com, 24 Apr 2017
There’s this urgent call to correct “the greatest of all social inequity in sports.”
National sports development guru Dr. Aparicio Mequi said this form of imperialism is symbolized and practiced in the annual Palarong Pambansa.
The Palaro opens today in Antique. President Duterte has been invi Read Full Story >>>
Tapales redeems self, KOs rival
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, 24 Apr 2017
OSAKA, Japan — With nothing but pride and honor at stake, Marlon Tapales fought Sunday night as if there was more on the line before a crowd that turned eerily silent following his dramatic knockout win at the Edion Arena here.
Stripped off the World Boxing Organization (WBO) bantamweight title Read Full Story >>>
Dethroned Tapales KOs Omori
By Roy Luarca, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 24 Apr 2017
OSAKA, Japan—His crown is gone, but his pride remains.
Marlon Tapales stopped Japanese Shohei Omori early in the 11th round Sunday night to prove that he still has the heart of a champion despite being stripped of his World Boxing Organization bantamweight crown due to excess weight a day earlier Read Full Story >>>
Zolani Tete elevated to full WBO champion status
By Ben Blackwell, Hit Hard News, 24 Apr 2017
South African Zolani Tete has now been elevated to full champion status by the World Boxing Organisation. This follows from Zolani comfortably beating his opponent Arthur Villanueva on the 22nd of April via unanimous decision to claim the WBO interim bantamweight title. Previous full title holder Ma Read Full Story >>>
Manny Pacquiao has taken out a multimillion-dollar insurance policy against losing to Jeff Horn
By Grantlee Kieza, CourierMail.com.au, 24 Apr 2017
MANNY Pacquiao has taken out a multimillion-dollar insurance policy against losing to Jeff Horn at Suncorp Stadium on July 2 by insisting on a guaranteed Brisbane rematch in November.
Although he is one of the greatest boxers of all time, Pacquiao, who arrives in Brisbane this morning to promote Read Full Story >>>
Riches await Australia’s Jeff Horn if he can beat Manny Pacquiao
By Brent Read, The Australian, 24 Apr 2017
Untold riches await Jeff Horn.
“If he wins he is on the top of the world,” legendary promoter Bob Arum told The Australian. “In addition to fame and glory — we’re talking professional fighters — there is a potload of money. He will be able to command big figures going forward.
“For him, he has Read Full Story >>>
Ringside at the StubHub: Valdez, Ramirez, Magdaleno Triumphant
By David A. Avila, The Sweet Science, 24 Apr 2017
CARSON, CALIF.-WBO featherweight titlist Oscar Valdez wanted a thriller and Colombia’s Miguel Marriaga helped with 12 rounds of back and forth high level action that saw the champion retain the title by unanimous decision on Saturday.
And once again an arena seemed to bring out the best in a worl Read Full Story >>>
Ioka ties Gushiken’s record with 14th career title-fight win
By L.A. Paradiang, Japan Times, 24 Apr 2017
OSAKA – Kazuto Ioka defended his WBA bantamweight crown for the fifth time on Sunday, winning a unanimous decision over Noknoi Sitthiprasert of Thailand.
In the first title fight on the card at Edion Arena Osaka, Shohei Omori lost his first world title fight, suffering an 11th round technical kno Read Full Story >>>
TAPALES STOPS OMORI IN 11TH IN BACK AND FORTH FIGHT (PHOTOS)
By Dong Secuya, PhilBoxing.com, 23 Apr 2017
OSAKA, Japan – Unseated WBO bantamweight champion Marlon 'The Nightmare' Tapales, still showing the effects of his weight ordeal, dug deep inside to stop Japanese contender Shohei Omori in the 11th round in front of a rauco Read Full Story >>>
Overweight ex-WBO champ Tapaples stops Omori in eleven
By Joe Koizumi, FightNews.com, 23 Apr 2017
Overweight ex-WBO bantam champ Marlon Tapales (30-2, 13 KOs), 120, crashed the dream and ambition of Shohei Omori (18-2, 13 KOs), 117.5, to win the WBO belt when he finally caught up with the taller Japanese southpaw, dropped him in the closing second of the tenth and halted him at 0:16 of the eleve Read Full Story >>>
Tapales Repeats Win Over Omori in Slugfest
By Derek Bonnett, SecondsOut.com, 23 Apr 2017
Marlon Tapales may have lost his WBO bantamweight title to the scales after having to drop a reported ten pounds in the final days of preparation, but he and Shohei Omori put on a heated performance. Tapales, running on fumes from the start, fought with a look of desperation as if unaware how far hi Read Full Story >>>
Arthur Villanueva blows chance to seize Tapales' WBO title after lopsided loss to Tete
By Gerry Ramos, Spin.ph, 23 Apr 2017
ARTHUR Villanueva failed to seize what Filipino compatriot Marlon Tapales had just lost.
The 28-year-old Villanueva lost in his second bid to win a world title after being outclassed by Zolani Tete of South Africa in their 12-round World Boxing Organization (WBO) bantamweight fight at the Leicest Read Full Story >>>
Shawn Porter batters Andre Berto in New York and earns another shot at Keith Thurman
By Rich Mazon , PhilBoxing.com, 23 Apr 2017
Brooklyn, New York - Shawn Porter is always a strong, physical fighter and he brings that attribute every time he steps inside the ring.
Saturday night against fellow challenger Andre Berto at The Barclays Center was no Read Full Story >>>
VALDEZ BEATS MARRIAGA VIA UD
By Ed de la Vega, DDS, PhilBoxing.com, 23 Apr 2017
CARSON, CA -- Oscar Valdez Jr of Mexico retained his WBO featherweight belt with a unanimous decision victory of Miguel Marriaga of Columbia in the main event of the Top Rank triple world championship at the StubHub Cente Read Full Story >>>
Shawn Porter Stops Andre Berto in Nine To Earn Thurman Shot
By Keith Idec, BoxingScene.com, 23 Apr 2017
NEW YORK – Shawn Porter wore out Andre Berto on Saturday night.
The relentless Porter’s pressure led to two knockdowns, one apiece in the second and ninth rounds, and a ninth-round technical knockout win in the main event of Showtime’s doubleheader from Barclays Center. Referee Mark Nelson stoppe Read Full Story >>>
Porter roughs up Berto, stops him in nine to set up Thurman return
World Boxing News, 23 Apr 2017
Former world welterweight champion Shawn Porter used rough-house tactics to unsettle Andre Berto and get the win at the Barclays Center.
'Showtime' took a round to get into the fight, but once his rhythm was in full swing, there was only going to be one winner following a second session trip to t Read Full Story >>>