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Stacked Undercard Comes to Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Saturday, June 25
PhilBoxing.com, 20 May 2016
Exciting Matchups Feature Unbeaten Fighters as Jarrett Hurd Faces Oscar Molina & David Benavidez Takes On Francy Ntetu & Brooklyn Fan Favorites Heather Hardy & Adam Kownacki Return
Plus! Undefeated Prospect Regis Prograis, 2012 Spanish Olympian Jonathan Alonso & Unbeaten Josue Vargas As Part of E Read Full Story >>>
VETERAN SHOOTING GUARD NICOLAS BATUM NAMED TO FRANCE’S 17 MAN PRELIMINARY ROSTER FOR THE FIBA OLYMPIC QUALIFYING TOURNAMENT IN MANILA
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, PhilBoxing.com, 20 May 2016
France have not given up hope that veteran shooting guard Nicolas Batum will be able to feature at the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Manila after the 27 year old was included in the 17-man preliminary squad for the Read Full Story >>>
NBA PLAYOFFS -- Curry's explosion knots West Finals series at 1-1
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 20 May 2016
CHICAGO -- After a ho-hum Game 1 where he missed 13 of 22 shots and flubbed 8 of 14 triples, Steph Curry bounced back big and looked a lot like the NBA's back-to-back MVP with a spectacular effort that tied the Western Conf Read Full Story >>>
Casimero gets his second chance against Ruenroeng
By Ryan Songalia, RingTV.com, 20 May 2016
MANILA, Philippines – Former titleholder Johnriel Casimero is confident that a different set of officials will lead to a different outcome in his rematch against IBF flyweight titleholder Amnat Ruenroeng, which takes place Wednesday, May 25 at the Diamond Court in Beijing, China.
Their first figh Read Full Story >>>
Manny Pacquiao proclaimed winner of Philippine Senate seat
By Lance Pugmire, Los Angeles Times, 20 May 2016
Manny Pacquiao’s public-service calling has taken him one more significant step toward a possible run at the Philippines presidency with his Thursday proclamation as a senator.
Pacquiao won the seat by virtue of more than 16 million votes and a seventh-place finish in a Senate run for 12 open spo Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao noncommittal on senate attendance
By Leo Reyes, Digital Journal, 20 May 2016
Right after his proclamation on Thursday as a duly elected senator of the Philippines, retired boxing star Manny Pacquiao said he could not promise perfect attendance as a newly elected senator.
Pacquiao has retired from boxing following his trilogy fight against Timothy Bradley last April 9 at Read Full Story >>>
The Superfight: Gennady 'GGG' Golovkin vs. Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez
By John Gatling, Examiner.com, 20 May 2016
(LOS ANGELES) – Ring Magazine and Lineal Middleweight World Champion Canelo Alvarez yesterday issued the following statement:
"After much consideration, today, I instructed my team at Golden Boy Promotions to continue negotiating a fight with Gennady 'GGG' Golovkin and to finalize a deal as quick Read Full Story >>>
Abel Sanchez: “Watching this Canelo, it gives me the sense that we may have a trilogy because Alvarez is getting to be that good”
By Jenna Jay, OTR Boxing Radio, 20 May 2016
champion, Gennady Golovkin. Sanchez has seen Golovkin rise from promising contender, to one of the most feared fighters in the sport. Golovkin has won his last twenty fights by knockout and has managed to become a unified champion, winning the IBO, WBC, WBA and IBF belts. With this success, the trai Read Full Story >>>
Canelo-GGG: Give the people what they want
By Dan Rafael, ESPN.com, 20 May 2016
Once again, boxing fans are being played for fools. It happens all the time, and we're suckers for putting up with it.
But we also know what we want and too often we are forced to put up with a bunch of junk before we get the fight we want. Rarely do we get the fight we want when we want it.
S Read Full Story >>>
NESTHY PETECIO DRAWS A BYE, FACES JAPANESE CHAMPION MADO KAWADA IN NEXT ROUND
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, PhilBoxing.com, 19 May 2016
The Philippines best prospect for a chance at qualifying for a slot in the Rio Olympic female boxing competition Nesthy Petecio drew a bye in the opening round of the World Women’s Championship in Astana, Kazakh Read Full Story >>>
Finally, a test for Pagara
By Ed C. Tolentino, The Manila Times, 19 May 2016
ALA Boxing Promotions started something that Filipino boxing fans hope will become a permanent fixture.
In April, the head honchos at ALA paired unbeaten prospect Mark Magsayo with former world title contender Chris “Hitman” Avalos. While Avalos had failed in a previous attempt at the super banta Read Full Story >>>
Canelo Alvarez vacates WBC title, putting Triple-G fight in jeopardy
By Kevin Iole, Yahoo! Sports, 19 May 2016
One of the most infamous scenes in boxing history played out in London on Dec. 14, 1992. Riddick Bowe, who on Nov. 13 of that year won the undisputed title by defeating Evander Holyfield in one of the great heavyweight bouts ever held, had been ordered by the WBC to make his first defense against Le Read Full Story >>>
Senator-elect Pacquiao uncertain about Olympics: 'Ask the Filipino people'
By Ignacio Dee, Rappler, 19 May 2016
MANILA, Philippines - Newly-elected Philippine senator Manny Pacquiao said he will "consult with people" about whether he will pursue a spot in the 2016 Olympic boxing tournament in Rio de Janiero later this year.
Pacquiao, answering brief questions from reporters after being proclaimed as a sena Read Full Story >>>
Comelec proclaims Manny Pacquiao as elected senator
By Leo Reyes, Digital Journal, 19 May 2016
Incumbent congressman and retired boxer Manny Pacquiao was proclaimed by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Thursday, May 19, 2016 as one of the 12 new senators of the Philippines who will serve for the next six years.
The 12 newly elected senators were proclaimed by Comelec commissioners l Read Full Story >>>
WBO APPOINTS CELESTINO RUIZ AS REFEREE FOR THE NIETES TITLE DEFENSE AGAINST RAUL “RAYITO’ GARCIA ON MAY 28
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, PhilBoxing.com, 19 May 2016
The World Boxing Organization has appointed Celestino Ruiz of Chicago as the referee for WBO light flyweight champion Donnie Nietes’ title defense against Mexico’s Raul “Rayito” Garcia in Bacolod City on May 28.
WBO Asia Paci Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao's Senate victory brings him closer to presidency
By Associated Press, The Philippine Star, 19 May 2016
MANILA, Philippines — Boxing great Manny Pacquiao has won a seat in the Philippine Senate based on an unofficial count and was set to be proclaimed Thursday with other senatorial winners, bringing him closer to a possible crack at the presidency.
The 37-year-old Pacquiao has garnered more than 15 Read Full Story >>>
Canelo May Have Just Pulled the Rug
By Marc Livitz, Boxing.com, 19 May 2016
Is this another five- to six-year saga in the making or simply just a case of a fighter exercising his rights?
This isn’t the end, or is it? Less than two weeks ago, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez stood in the middle of the ring inside the shiny, new T-Mobile Arena on the glittery Las Vegas Strip. Much to Read Full Story >>>
'We look forward to GGG v Canelo being made in the future' - WBC
By Phil D. Jay, World Boxing News, 19 May 2016
The World Boxing Council have released a statement of their own in the wake of Canelo Alvarez and Golden Boy's decision to drop the WBC middleweight belt.
Alvarez, 25, had claimed that he was all for making a massive unification with Gennady Golovkin after knocking out Amir Khan in stunning fashi Read Full Story >>>
CHINESE CHALLENGE FOR HERMINATOR
PhilBoxing.com, 19 May 2016
HERMINATOR RETURNS TO CHINA JUNE 24
THE BLOSSOMING RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN CHINA'S NUMBER ONE PROMOTER LIU GANG AND BRENDON SMITH from Smithy's TGW Promotions will continue on June 24 with Herman Ene-Purcell to headline Li Read Full Story >>>
Undefeated featherweight prospect Toka Kahn-Clary continues to develop
PhilBoxing.com, 19 May 2016
PROVIDENCE (May 18, 2016)) - Undefeated blue-chip featherweight prospect Toka "T-Nice" Kahn-Clary (17-0, 11 KOs) continues to show improvement in each and every fight. Last weekend, the 23-year-old Liberia-native knocked out seaso Read Full Story >>>