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Pumped-up Ancajas ready to rumble now
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, 12 Jan 2018
The camp of Jerwin Ancajas feels the Filipino world champion is ready to rumble with Mexican challenger Israel Gonzalez now even though his fourth defense of the International Boxing Federation (IBF) super-flyweight crown is three weeks away.
“We are actually starting to wind down in our training Read Full Story >>>
Mikey Garcia Exclusive: Talks Family, Top Rank, & Current Career Status
By Caryn A. Tate, Boxing.com, 12 Jan 2018
“My dad always had a dream of being involved in boxing and having championship fighters. And he finally got there…”
One of the things boxing fans love most about the sport are the captivating and inspiring stories of the fighters. For the average person, the sport is a metaphor for life and its c Read Full Story >>>
Jayson Mama, Palaro star and unbeaten pro boxer, headlines in GenSan
By Ryan Songalia, Rappler, 12 Jan 2018
MANILA, Philippines – Unbeaten prospect Jayson Mama will headline a pro boxing card in his hometown on January 21 when he faces Michael Camelion at Gaisano Mall Atrium in General Santos City, Philippines for the vacant WBO Asia Pacific youth flyweight title.
The 20-year-old Mama (8-0, 4 knockouts Read Full Story >>>
Top 5 opponents for Amir Khan on April 21
By Phil D. Jay, World Boxing News, 12 Jan 2018
World Boxing News have been following the story involving Amir Khan's move to Matchroom Boxing as the Briton prepares to make his debut under Eddie Hearn on April 21.
Exclusively breaking the story before any other outlet on Tuesday, WBN have put together a shortlist of the most likely foes for K Read Full Story >>>
50 Greatest Boxers of the Last 50 Years
By Andrew Kang, Round by Round Boxing, 12 Jan 2018
2017 marked the 50th year anniversary of Muhammad Ali’s refusal of the draft. Looking back at this monumental time in history, we can only marvel at Ali–just 25 years and at the peak of his professional career–willing to sacrifice what would turn out to be more than three of his prime years to stand Read Full Story >>>
10 BOUTS IN “BRAWL AT THE MALL: 10TH EDITION”
PhilBoxing.com, 12 Jan 2018
There will be a total of 10 bouts in the “Brawl at the Mall: 10th Edition” slated on January 21 at the Gaisano Mall Atrium in General Santos City.
“Since it’s the 10th edition of our Brawl at the Mall, we will also be f Read Full Story >>>
CLARESSA SHIELDS FINAL WORKOUT QUOTES
PhilBoxing.com, 12 Jan 2018
Unified World Champion To Defend Titles Against Undefeated Challenger Tori Nelson Friday, Jan. 12, in Main Event On SHOWTIME
Flint, Mich. (January 11, 2018) - Unified Women’s Super Middleweight World Champion Claressa Shields Read Full Story >>>
EL MATADOR MANAGEMENT SIGNS SUPER FEATHERWEIGHT PROSPECT JOSHAFAT ORTIZ
PhilBoxing.com, 12 Jan 2018
Queens, New York (January 11th, 2018) - El Matador Management is proud to announce the signing of super featherweight prospect Joshafat Ortiz to a management contract.
Gonzalez, 22 years old of Reading, Pennsylvania is currently 2-0 with one knockout. He began boxing at the age of 7 years old i Read Full Story >>>
Can anyone survive 12 rounds with Anthony Joshua?
By Steve Wellings, RingNews24, 12 Jan 2018
Blowing away opponents has become somewhat of a forte for Anthony Joshua. 20 opponents have tried and 20 have failed to hear the final bell, although most recently Wladimir Klitschko lost after a humdinger of a battle and Carlos Takam was unlucky to be stopped under the circumstances. Fight fans are Read Full Story >>>
Shocker: Kell Brook warns Amir Khan - 'Fight me in 2018, I may not be boxing next year!'
World Boxing News, 12 Jan 2018
Former world welterweight champion Kell Brook has fired a stark warning at Amir Khan following his UK rival's move to the same promotional stable.
Khan joined up with Eddie Hearn on Wednesday despite previous beef between the pair and Brook has now set his sights on a huge British super-fight.
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Fans Rip McGregor After Telling Mayweather He Is The Cartel
By Niall Doran, Boxing News and Views, 12 Jan 2018
Conor McGregor came up with a pretty timely reply to Floyd Mayweather’s trolling of him, but it’s backfiring in a big way with boxing fans who are not letting him forget what happened in his sole venture into the squared circle last August against Mayweather.
Ultimately McGregor’s sole fight in p Read Full Story >>>
Can Manny Pacquiao get back into the title picture in 2018?
By Chris Robinson, RingNews24, 11 Jan 2018
There is an old saying that says “Out with the old and in with the new” but that phrase doesn’t always go over well in the boxing world.
For as unpredictable as the sport of boxing can be, there are still some things we can always count on. And for as long as the sport has been around, we have al Read Full Story >>>
ANCAJAS GEARS UP FOR U.S. DEBUT
By Rene Bonsubre, Jr., PhilBoxing.com, 11 Jan 2018
IBF super flyweight champion Jerwin Ancajas (28-1-1,19KO’s) will be making the fourth defense of his world title this February 3 against Mexican Israel Gonzalez (21-1,8KO’s) at the Bank of America Center in Corpus Christi, Te Read Full Story >>>
USCF CHESS MASTER CONRADO DIAZ RULES 18TH BOB BURGER OPEN CHESS
By Marlon Bernardino, PhilBoxing.com, 11 Jan 2018
FILIPINO Conrado Diaz, a certified United States Chess Federation (USCF) chess master, ruled the 18th Bob Burger Open Chess Championships on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at the Mechanics' Institute Chess Club in San Francisco, California, USA.
The General Trias, Cavite native Diaz tied for first pl Read Full Story >>>
Donaire says fighting in Ireland is like entering ‘lion’s den’
ABS-CBN News, 11 Jan 2018
Former 4-division champion Nonito Donaire Jr. acknowledged the challenge of fighting Irish boxer Carl Frampton at the latter’s turf in Belfast.
The “Filipino Flash” will square off with the former 2-division champion at SSE Arena on April 21.
“This is exactly the type of fight I live for — goi Read Full Story >>>
Jerwin Ancajas: I feel pressure following Pacquiao’s footsteps
By James Copley, Bad Left Hook, 11 Jan 2018
IBF world super-flyweight champion Jerwin Ancajas bears many resemblances to Filipino legend Manny Pacquiao, including devastating speed and power. But, let's face it — the kid has some gigantic boxing boots to fill.
"Pretty Boy" Ancajas faces Israel Gonzalez on February 3rd, an eye-catching perf Read Full Story >>>
“One-Time” Fa Ya Mind
By John Gatling, NYFights.com, 11 Jan 2018
If there’s no crying in baseball, then there’s no lying in boxing. WBC/WBA welterweight champion Keith “One-Time” Thurman is not the IBF welterweight champion– that would be “The Truth,” which just might set him free.
“Unification doesn’t happen except for right here,” said Thurman, pointing over Read Full Story >>>
Mike Gavronski: Making it on Your Own
By Wrigley Brogan, Boxing.com, 11 Jan 2018
Boxing is a precarious business. Everyone claims to be an expert and they often offer the moon to a young man eager for fame…
I once read that one million dollars will be spent for a boxer to earn a chance at a legitimate world boxing title. Of course, many boxers have spent less; have even earne Read Full Story >>>
Donaire vs Frampton
By Conrad Cariño, The Manila Times, 11 Jan 2018
It’s official—our very own Nonito Donaire Jr. will face Carl Frampton of Ireland in Belfast on April 21.
Donaire (38-4 with 24 knockouts) is coming off a 12-round decision win over Ruben Garcia Hernandez (22-3-1 with 9 KOs) in September while Frampton (24-1 with 14 KOs) also decisioned Horacio Ga Read Full Story >>>
Rances Barthelemy & Kyrl Relikh Look Forward to Big 2018
PhilBoxing.com, 11 Jan 2018
Beginning Saturday, February 10 When They Meet in 140-Pound World Championship Rematch Live on SHOWTIME From the Alamodome in San Antonio & Presented by Premier Boxing Champions
SAN ANTONIO (Jan. 10, 2018) - Unbeaten two-division world champion Rances Barthelemy and former title challenger Kiryl Read Full Story >>>