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12BET Announced as World Cup of Pool Title Sponsor
PhilBoxing.com, 26 May 2017
12BET are the title sponsors of the 2017 World Cup of Pool which takes place from Tuesday, June 13 to Sunday, June 18 at the York Hall, London. Featuring 32 two-man teams from around the globe, the 12BET World Cup of Pool is into its 11th year as reigning champions Chinese Taipei attempt to become t Read Full Story >>>
Brook weighs inside the limit, Spence Jr. comfortably under 147
World Boxing News, 26 May 2017
Kell Brook weighed inside the limit at 146.7 pounds for his imminent world welterweight title defense against Errol Spence Jr. on Saturday night.
'The Special One' is set to headline his beloved Brammall Lane for the first time, but there had been worries about how Brook would boil back down to 1 Read Full Story >>>
Kell Brook challenger Errol Spence has it all to prove, says Steve Bunce
By Steve Bunce, ESPN.com, 26 May 2017
Kell Brook is still slightly amused that he is expected to lose his latest world title defence on Saturday night against Errol Spence in Sheffield, outdoors under the stars at Bramall Lane.
Brook will be making the fourth defence of his IBF welterweight title, a title he went to America and won a Read Full Story >>>
Showtime World Championship Boxing Preview: Errol Spence Jr. vs. Kell Brook
By William Holmes, Boxing Insider, 26 May 2017
On Saturday afternoon at the Bramall Lane Football Ground in Sheffield, England one of the best fights that could be made in the welterweight division will occur.
Uber prospect Errol Spence Jr. will take on IBF Welterweight Champion Kell Brook in Kell Brook’s home town and this bout will be tel Read Full Story >>>
Abel Sanchez: Golovkin-Canelo Should 'Revive Our Industry'
By Keith Idec, BoxingScene.com, 26 May 2017
NEW YORK – Like virtually everyone invested in boxing, Abel Sanchez spent many days wondering whether Canelo-Golovkin would go the way of Mayweather-Pacquiao.
Gennady Golovkin’s trainer was worried that the public would become so sick of talking about why the fight hadn’t been made, that when a d Read Full Story >>>
Roach remarks on Mayweather rematch, McGregor
By Josef T. Ramos, The Manila Times, 26 May 2017
If Manny Pacquiao wants to have a rematch with Floyd Mayweather, Jr. in the future, he must come up with an impressive win against Australian challenger Jeff Horn in their July 2 world title fight in Brisbane.
Though he does not see it to happen soon, Pacquiao’s long-time trainer Freddie Roach sa Read Full Story >>>
'I think it’ll be over by the first or second round'
The 42, 26 May 2017
MICHAEL CONLAN CLAIMS that he expects a battling fight from Mexican journeyman Alfredo Chanez ahead of his second professional encounter tonight — but the Belfast native has predicted an early finish in Chicago.
The pair meet in a six-round featherweight bout that will top the bill at the 9,500-c Read Full Story >>>
New champ Melindo meets eight-division champ Pacquiao
ABS-CBN News, 26 May 2017
Filipino boxing's greatest world champion meets the newest.
Before heading back home to Cebu, newly-crowned IBF Light Flyweight world champion Milan "El Metodico" Melindo had one more stop left in Manila, as he took time out watch eight-division world champion and reigning WBO Welterweight world Read Full Story >>>
Roach returns Down Under after 25 years
By Joaquin Henson, PhilBoxing.com, 26 May 2017
When trainer Freddie Roach lands in Brisbane to work WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao’s corner for his title defense against Jeff Horn on July 2, it will be his second trip to Australia. His first visit was in 1992 or 25 Read Full Story >>>
Manny Pacquiao in worst form of his career?
By Eddie Alinea of Spin.ph, PhilBoxing.com, 26 May 2017
The World Boxing Organization welterweight champion on Thursday dismissed all doubts expressed by several quarters about his preparation for his coming fight against Australian Jeff Horn set July 2 in Brisbane.
The 38 Read Full Story >>>
Brook vs Spence Jr: Remembering five American talents who didn't fulfil their potential
By James Dielhenn, SkySports.com, 26 May 2017
Errol Spence Jr arrives to fight Kell Brook as one of America's most feted boxing prospects. But he isn't the first - Sky Sports remember five fighters who couldn't carry the burden of expectation...
Ricardo Williams Jr
Incredible optimism turned to desperate regret for the many who tipped 'Sl Read Full Story >>>
Kell Brook out to prove he's a man of steel against Errol Spence in IBF welterweight title clash
By Jeff Powell, Daily Mail (UK), 26 May 2017
Kell Brook not only wants to rebuff a brilliant American’s challenge for his world title but help add Sheffield to the cities uniting in the aftermath of the Manchester massacre.
Brook’s IBF welterweight championship defence against Errol Spence Jr goes ahead on Saturday in front of a 27,000 crow Read Full Story >>>
Eight questions for the Brook/Spence fight card
By Cain Bradley, Boxing.com, 26 May 2017
Brook may have a good chin but can the body stand up to a vicious attack? That is the wildcard and I think it is a definite possibility here…
1. How will Anthony Fowler look when adapting to the professional game?
Anthony Fowler (0-0) will make his debut against Arturs Geikins (3-7-1) of Latvi Read Full Story >>>
De La Hoya expects ‘close to 3 million’ buys for Canelo vs. Golovkin
By Tim Burke, Bloody Elbow, 26 May 2017
Oscar De La Hoya really brought the promotional heat today. The Golden Boy CEO is set to promote one of the biggest bouts in a while when his charge Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez meets the king of boxing’s middleweight division, Gennady Golovkin, in September, and he has some lofty expectations for it.
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Promoter thinks young Conlan is next big thing
By Matthew Aguilar, El Paso Times, 26 May 2017
Bob Arum hasn’t been around since Cain squared off with Abel. It just seems like it.
He actually started in the 1960s when he decided, almost by chance, to promote a Muhammad Ali fight. More than 50 years later, he’s a Hall-of-Famer whose company, Top Rank, is the most consistently powerful and s Read Full Story >>>
Irish rising star Michael Conlan is primed for second fight in Second City
By Bob Velin, USA Today, 26 May 2017
Michael Conlan’s second professional fight will not live up to his amazing debut on St. Patrick’s Day.
You can take that to the bank. It won't come close to what happened on March 17 at the raucous, sold-out Theater at Madison Square Garden, where Conlan was walked to the ring by his friend and U Read Full Story >>>
Mike Alvarado, once world champ, continues a boxing comeback attempt in Chicago on Unimas
By Nick Groke, DenverPost.com, 26 May 2017
Denver’s Mike Alvarado, 36 years old and nearly a year removed from his last fight and more than four years removed from his tag as world champion, still clutches to the notion of a comeback. And on Friday, the welterweight will continue his longshot bid on a nationally-televised card in Chicago.
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Egis Kavaliauskas, Alex Saucedo - Both Eager For Bigger Things
By Steve Kim, BoxingScene.com, 26 May 2017
While it's Mike Alvarado who is the main event performer and Michael Conlan the real headliner for the card that's taking place in Chicago on Friday night at the UIC Pavilion, two other Top Rank prospects, Egis Kavaliauskas and Alex Saucedo, are also worth mentioning.
In due time, both could be f Read Full Story >>>
De la Hoya urges boxing fans to junk Mayweather-McGregor fight
By Leo Reyes, Digital Journal, 26 May 2017
Olympic gold medalist and founder of Golden Boy Promotions Oscar de la Hoya is urging boxing fans not to buy the potential boxing fight between unbeaten boxer Floyd Mayweather and MMA artist Conor McGregor of Ireland.
Mayweather has recently decided to come out of retirement to face MMA king C Read Full Story >>>
KELL BROOK vs. ERROL SPENCE JR. FINAL PRESS CONFERENCE QUOTES
PhilBoxing.com, 26 May 2017
Saturday, May 27 Live On SHOWTIME® At 5:15 p.m. ET / 2:15 p.m. PT From Bramall Lane in Sheffield, England
SHEFFIELD (May 25) – IBF Welterweight World Champion Kell Brook and No. 1-ranked contender, Errol Spence Jr. w Read Full Story >>>