Philippines, 17 Jun 2024










Patient Gervonta Davis catches a ghost
By Bill Tibbs,, Sun, 16 Jun 2024
WBA lightweight champion Gervonta “Tank” Davis (30-0, 28 KOs) scored a “play of the week” KO 8 against challenger Frank “The Ghost” Martin (18-1, 12 KOs). Martin outboxed Davis for the first half of the fight. Tank started to step on the gas in the middle rounds and then flattened Martin  Read Full Story >>>

RP Blu Boys Show Grit as they End their World Cup Run
By Marlon Bernardino,, Sun, 16 Jun 2024
Manila---In a hard-fought battle against the Czech Republic, the RP Blu Boys exited the 18th WBSC Men’s Softball World Cup 2024 in Hermosillo, Mexico with a final score of 2-4. Despite the setback, the Cebuana Lhuillier-backed team displayed unwavering determination throughout the game, showcasing  Read Full Story >>>

By Maloney L. Samaco,, Sun, 16 Jun 2024

Mark Magsayo knocked Mexican Eduardo Ramirez down in the third round at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The bout was featured on the preliminary card of the Gervonta Davis vs Frank Martin main event. The fi  
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‘Boom!’: ‘Tank’ Davis retains belt in vicious fashion at MGM Grand
By Adam Hill, Las Vegas Review Journal, Sun, 16 Jun 2024
It seemed only a matter of time until the patented Gervonta “Tank” Davis knockout punch was coming as he continued to back Frank Martin into the corner Saturday night at MGM Grand Garden. That didn’t make the decisive blow any less dramatic on the historic arena’s 100th night of champions  Read Full Story >>>

Ghost busted: Gervonta Davis defeats Frank Martin via wild eighth-round KO
Yahoo! Sports, Sun, 16 Jun 2024
Gervonta Davis is still undefeated, still WBA lightweight world champion and still one of the sport's premier knockout artists. "Tank" defeated title challenger Frank "Ghost" Martin with a vicious knockout in the eighth round to improve his record to 30-0. It was Davis' first fight in 14 months a  Read Full Story >>>

Benavidez unanimously outpoints Gvozdyk for interim WBC light heavyweight belt
By Associated Press, MSN Sports, Sun, 16 Jun 2024
LAS VEGAS — David Benavidez unanimously outpointed Oleksandr Gvozdyk on Saturday night to win the interim WBC light heavyweight belt. Don Trella scored the fight 119-109, Dave Moretti had it 117-111, and Zachary Young scored it 116-112. Benavidez (29-0, 24 KOs), who said afterward he suffere  Read Full Story >>>

Pagara is new IBF Asia lightweight champ
By Lito delos Reyes,, Sun, 16 Jun 2024

COMEBACKING “Prince” Albert Pagara scored a majority decision against Chinese Aketelieti Yelejian to win as the new International Boxing Federation Asia lightweight champion last June 15, Saturday at the C  
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Asia's First GM Torre to grace opening of chess tournament in Lipa City, Batangas
By Marlon Bernardino,, Sun, 16 Jun 2024
Lipa City, Batangas - Asia's first chess grandmaster and hall-of-famer Eugene Torre has been invited as guest of honor during the opening ceremony of the JCI Senate Lipa Open rapid chess tournament on Monday, June 17, here at Lipa Convention Center. Organized by the JCI Senate Lipa in close coope  Read Full Story >>>

By Carlos Costa,, Sun, 16 Jun 2024

In a tough, close fight, popular “Prince” Albert Pagara (35-1, 24 KO’s) from Maasin, Southern Leyte, edged strong 25-year-old Chinese fighter Aketelieti Yelejian (8-4-1, 2 KO’s) via 10-round majority decisio  
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Mirano rules Sta. Maria chessfest
By Lito delos Reyes,, Sun, 16 Jun 2024
DAVAO CITY – Allen Mirano of North Cotabato scored 5.5 points to rule the Open Division of the 56th Araw ng Sta. Maria 2024 of the covered court in Sta. Maria, Davao Occidental. Four others were tied with 5 points each but Mhyl Crese Wayne Patrimonio of Digos City had a better quotient over Dil  Read Full Story >>>

Bob Arum Targeting Shock Opponent For Manny Pacquiao’s Comeback Fight
By Kerr Ferguson,, Sat, 15 Jun 2024
Since his last outing in 2021, boxing great Manny Pacquiao has been teasing a return to the ring. That was a bruising loss to Yordenis Ugas and many would like to see eight-division world champion stay retired, but the call of the sport seems too much for the fighter-turned-politician. He has   Read Full Story >>>

WBSC Men's Softball World Cup 2024 Group A: Philippines beat hosts Mexico, still with chance to reach Sunday's playoffs, Sat, 15 Jun 2024

The Philippines beat Mexico, 3-1, behind a great pitching performance by 18-year-old Jehanz Coro at Fernando Ortiz Stadium and earned their first win of the tournament. The Player of the Day Coro went the distance gi  
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Hoka Trilogy Run race kit collection ends today, Sat, 15 Jun 2024
DAVAO CITY – The three-day race kit collection for the Hoka Trilogy Run Davao Leg 1 ends today, June 15 at 5:30 p.m. at the Podium MultiSport, Wheels N More Drive Compound along J.P. Laurel Avenue, Davao City. Kenneth Sai, founder of KinetixSports, said that the race kicks off on Sunday, June 1  Read Full Story >>>

Davis vs. Martin: Tank Versus Frank
By Chris Carlson,, Sat, 15 Jun 2024

This Saturday night live from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, Gervonta Davis makes his long awaited return to the ring. His opponent is undefeated lightweight contender Frank Martin. With Davis’s legal is  
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Matias defends his IBF World Junior-Welterweight title against Paro in Puerto Rico Live on DAZN from 7.30pm ET 6 x 3 mins Super-Lightweight contest WILLIAM ORTIZ (140.1lbs) vs. CARLOS MITZAEL (13  
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Weights from Portland, Maine, Sat, 15 Jun 2024

Portland, Maine (June 14, 2024 )--After main event fighter Dylan Price failed to make weight for the main event fight at the Cross Insurance Arena, The fight between Kendrick Ball and Britton Norwood has been elevated to   
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Mexican talent features on stacked Phoenix card after penning pact Leonardo Rubalcava has signed a multi-fight promotional deal with Eddie Hearn and Matchroom and will open the show at Footprint Center i  
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Hall of Fame broadcaster names top 5 fights at MGM Grand Garden
By Adam Hill, Las Vegas Review Journal, Fri, 14 Jun 2024
Legendary broadcaster Jim Lampley has delivered many of the world’s biggest sporting events to the masses throughout his 50 years in the business. Boxing, however, is the sport with which the North Carolina native has become synonymous. He was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao’s two loves
By Nick Giongco, Daily Tribune, Fri, 14 Jun 2024
There were a lot of things on Manny Pacquiao’s mind when I came to visit him a few days ago. Just hours after arriving from Tokyo where he formally announced his 28 July exhibition at the Saitama Super Arena, Pacquiao spoke mainly about two things that he loves the most: Boxing and basketball.   Read Full Story >>>

Davis Will Need To ‘Dog It Out’ To Beat Martin, Says Former Welterweight Champ
By Tris Dixon ,, Fri, 14 Jun 2024
LAS VEGAS – Former welterweight champion Shawn Porter believes Frank Martin could provide Gervonta Davis with an acid test. “The Ghost” is a hefty underdog in Las Vegas, but he is talking a good fight and Porter believes that Martin, 18-0 (12 KOs), could present Davis with some problems in   Read Full Story >>>

RP Blu Boys Suffer Heartbreaking Loss
By Marlon Bernardino,, Fri, 14 Jun 2024
Manila---It was a close game between the Philippines' RP Blu Boys and reigning world champion Australia on the 2nd day of the 18th WBSC Men's Softball World Cup, held at Estadio Mundialistas Hermosillenses in Mexico Friday. Fortune favored the Australians, ultimately ending with a narrow 5-4 victory  Read Full Story >>>

By Nick Giongco, Daily Tribune, Fri, 14 Jun 2024
Manny Pacquiao actually has got two options as he gears up for an intriguing comeback. Aside from Mario Barrios, also on the radar screen of promoters is Brian Norman. Barrios is the interim World Boxing Council welterweight champion while Norman also holds the interim title in the World Boxin  Read Full Story >>>

“I Think It Will Happen.” David Benavidez Feels He’ll Eventually Face Canelo Alvarez
By Sean Crose, Boxing Insider, Fri, 14 Jun 2024
Everyone has wanted to see David Benavidez fight Canelo Alvarez. Everyone, that is, except for Canelo. At least for the time being. While it’s a tall order to accuse Canelo of ducking an impressive opponent, there’s little doubt that the future hall of famer has proven himself to be less than ea  Read Full Story >>>

IM Quizon finishes ninth in World Junior chess meet
By Marlon Bernardino,, Fri, 14 Jun 2024
Final Rankings: 8.5 points---IM Kazybek Nogerbek (Kazakhstan), GM Emin Ohanyan (Kazakhstan) 8.0 points---GM Luka Budisavljevic (Serbia), GM Mamikon Gharibyan (Armenia), IM Tobias Koelle (Germany) 7.5 points---GM Aleksey Grebnev (Russia), GM Jose Gabriel Cardoso (Colombia), IM Rudik Makarian (R  Read Full Story >>>


Eddie Hearn “I cannot tell you how excited we are to be here. We’ve been in many places around the globe to host fight nights, and this is our first ever show in Puerto Rico and what a night we have got ah  
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Tank Davis makes long-awaited return to the ring to defend WBA lightweight title vs. Martin
By Associated Press, The Hamilton Spectator, Fri, 14 Jun 2024
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Even when others had the microphone at their news conference, Gervonta “Tank” Davis and Frank Martin couldn’t help themselves. They carried on a seemingly endless conversation Wednesday that ended only when Davis pretended to take a swing at Martin as they posed side by s  Read Full Story >>>

Andrew Elpedes sweeps IIEE Pampanga Independence Day chess games
By Marlon Bernardino,, Fri, 14 Jun 2024
Angeles City, Pampanga---Seasoned woodpusher Andrew Elpedes swept his assignments and scored 5.0 points to rule the just concluded Institute of Integrated Electrical Engineers of the Philippines (IIEE) Pampanga Independence Day chess games held at the Best Western Plus Metro Clark Hotel in Angeles C  Read Full Story >>>

Manny Pacquiao Has No Doubt Which Opponent Hit The Hardest: “I Was Lucky To Survive”
By Toby Morgan,, Fri, 14 Jun 2024
Legendary multi-weight king Manny Pacquiao fought just about everyone he could during his long and storied career. Pacquiao’s life will surely be one day made into a movie: he famously walked off the streets of the Philippines as an under-nourished child, into a gym and to his first world title  Read Full Story >>>

Boston Pushes Dallas on the Brink, Defuses Mavs Rally for a 106-99 Win
By Teodoro Medina Reynoso,, Thu, 13 Jun 2024

It was a test of nerves. Actually a series of nerve testing. In the end, Boston Celtics held on, defusing a Dallas Mavericks last ditch rally to win 106-99 and coming within a victory to claim their first NBA champi  
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RP Blu Boys Hope to Recover After Stumbling in World Cup Opener
By Marlon Bernardino,, Thu, 13 Jun 2024
The RP Blu Boys succumbed to the Dominican Republic, allowing them two home runs, resulting in a 2-5 loss for the Filipinos in their first game of the 18th WBSC Men’s Softball World Cup group stage on Thursday morning (Manila time) at Estadio Mundialistas Hermosillenses in Mexico. Juan Arias in  Read Full Story >>>


Aussie challenger knows landing IBF crown in Puerto Rico sets up blockbuster battles Liam Paro insists he is not looking beyond Subriel Matias as he prepares to challenge the hometown hero for his IBF World Junior-Welter  
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Chocolatito Gonzalez Full Card details July 12 on ESPN+, Thu, 13 Jun 2024

Managua, Nicaragua; Longtime International Promoter Felix "Tuto" Zabala held a press conference this afternoon in Managua, Nicaragua to announce the remaining details of the historic card taking place on Frid  
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World Junior Chess Championship: Quizon shares 2nd place with one round to go
By Marlon Bernardino,, Thu, 13 Jun 2024
Individual Standing After Round 10: 8.0 points---GM Mamikon Gharibyan (Armenia) 7.5 points---IM Kazybek Nogerbek (Kazakhstan), GM Emin Ohanyan (Kazakhstan), IM Daniel Maravilla Quizon (Philippines), GM Luka Budisavljevic (Serbia) Manila---Grandmaster (GM) elect and International Master (IM) D  Read Full Story >>>

By Nick Giongco, Daily Tribune, Thu, 13 Jun 2024
Manny Pacquiao came out of his swanky Forbes Park residence clad in a black track suit late Tuesday afternoon looking like a kid about to raid a candy store. As the sun was setting on the horizon, the atmosphere remained muggy and the glow on Pacquiao’s face vanished after just a minute of shad  Read Full Story >>>


On Saturday, July 27, Shields will rise two weight divisions to challenge WBC Women’s Heavyweight World Champion Vanessa Lepage-Joanisse of Quebec, Canada, in a special edition of Salita Promotion’s “Big Time Boxi  
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Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk

  • Undisputed: Oleksandr Usyk Drops, Edges Fury to Claim Heavyweight Glory
    By Dong Secuya,, Sun, 19 May 2024
  • Tyson Fury should have been STOPPED in the ninth round against Oleksandr Usyk, insists David Haye as he says the referee gave the Brit 20 seconds to recover and 'it looked really bad from ringside'
    By Will Griffee, Mail Online (UK), Sun, 19 May 2024
  • Oleksandr Usyk defeats Tyson Fury by split decision to become first undisputed heavyweight champion in 24 years
    By Jack Baer, Yahoo! Sports, Sun, 19 May 2024
  • Oleksandr Usyk and the crucial moment that sparked stunning Tyson Fury comeback to seal destiny
    By Alex Pattle, Independent Online, Sun, 19 May 2024
  • AND NEW! Fury rocked as Usyk hands superstar first-ever loss in all-time boxing epic
    Fox Sports, Sun, 19 May 2024
  • Oleksandr Usyk edges Tyson Fury by split decision, now undisputed, Sun, 19 May 2024
  • Oleksandr Usyk defeats Tyson Fury to become heavyweight champion of the world
    Sky News, Sun, 19 May 2024
  • The stars are out in Riyadh! Cristiano Ronaldo, Anthony Joshua and Steven Gerrard arrive for Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk's undisputed heavyweight title clash in Saudi Arabia
    By James Cooney, Mail Online (UK), Sun, 19 May 2024
  • Fury vs Usyk: 'The glory of all boxing.' Tyson Fury, Oleksandr Usyk and the winding road to undisputed
    By John Dennen,, Sat, 18 May 2024
  • Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk prize money and purse: How much will fighters earn?
    By Martin Domin, Irish Mirror, Sat, 18 May 2024
  • Fury vs. Usyk: The Big One Has Finally Arrived
    By Chris Carlson,, Sat, 18 May 2024
  • Tyson Fury vs. Oleksandr Usyk prediction roundtable: Who is the true king of the heavyweights?
    MMA Fighting, Sat, 18 May 2024
    By Declan Warrington,, Sat, 18 May 2024
  • Steve Cunningham: Former Foe Tyson Fury Could Be Up To Old Tricks Against Oleksandr Usyk
    By Tom Ivers,, Fri, 17 May 2024
  • Tyson Fury had to 'quieten down' after being hit with £3,000 fine for controversial comments
    By Chris Burns,, Fri, 17 May 2024
  • Tyson Fury vs. Oleksandr Usyk: Fury's trainer predicts early drama
    By Alexander Netherton, DAZN News, Fri, 17 May 2024
  • Oleksandr Usyk mocks ‘skinny’ Tyson Fury ahead of heavyweight blockbuster
    By Gareth A Davies, Stuff NZ, Fri, 17 May 2024
  • All neon, no buzz? How Riyadh is reacting to Fury vs Usyk fight week
    By Alex Pattle, Independent Online, Fri, 17 May 2024
  • Press Conference: Fury & Usyk Set Serious Tone Two Days From Undisputed Showdown, Fri, 17 May 2024
  • Tyson Fury refuses to face-off with Oleksandr Usyk as row breaks out over ring
    By Simon Hamalienko, Daily Star (UK), Fri, 17 May 2024
  • JEFF POWELL: As Tyson Fury banks an 'obscene' £100m for this fight, pity greats such as the Brown Bomber who died penniless
    By Jeff Powell, Mail Online (UK), Fri, 17 May 2024
  • Fury v Usyk clash a reminder of the epic days in heavyweight boxing
    By Donald McRae, The Guardian, Thu, 16 May 2024
  • 'Tyson Fury might be over the edge – Deontay Wilder trilogy took its toll on him'
    By Mark Workman, Daily Record (UK), Thu, 16 May 2024
  • Media Workout: Fury & Usyk T-3 Days From Making Heavyweight History, Thu, 16 May 2024
  • Tyson Fury v Oleksandr Usyk: Gypsy King confident he's still the man for the big occasion
    By Andy Lewis, The National, Thu, 16 May 2024
  • Strategies Unveiled: Three Ways Oleksandr Usyk Could Outmaneuver Tyson Fury and Become Undisputed King
    By Ricky Carroll, Big Fight Weekend, Thu, 16 May 2024
  • ESPN and Top Rank Present DAZN on ESPN+ PPV Event: Undisputed Heavyweight Title Showdown Tyson Fury vs. Oleksandr Usyk, Thu, 16 May 2024
  • Ricky Hatton predicts strategy for Tyson Fury against Oleksandr Usyk
    By Alexander Netherton, DAZN News, Wed, 15 May 2024
  • Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk Make Grand Arrivals ahead of Saturday's UNDISPUTED SHOWDOWN, Wed, 15 May 2024
  • Oleksandr Usyk sends chilling warning to Tyson Fury after dad John's headbutt
    By Martin Domin,, Tue, 14 May 2024
  • Tyson Fury told he is facing a fighter who is 'better than him' against Oleksandr Usyk
    By Tom Beattie,, Tue, 14 May 2024
  • PPV.COM's Chris Algieri's Fury vs Usyk Preview Analysis, Mon, 13 May 2024
  • May 18: Tyson Fury-Oleksandr Usyk UNDISPUTED Heavyweight Title Showdown to Stream LIVE on Top Rank on ESPN+ PPV, Fri, 03 May 2024
  • Tyson Fury Maps Out Five-Fight Plan and Insists He Has No Plans to Call Time On His Epic Boxing Career, Fri, 08 Mar 2024
  • Oleksandr Usyk Misses Birth of Daughter Due to Training Camp for Postponed Tyson Fury Clash, Fri, 08 Mar 2024
  • Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk: WBC wants to increase the number of ringside judges for undisputed fight
    By John Dennen,, Mon, 19 Feb 2024
  • It's been nearly a quarter century, but eventually we will get an undisputed heavyweight champion ... I hope
    By Kevin Iole,, Sat, 17 Feb 2024
  • Oleksandr Usyk won't judge Tyson Fury for postponing fight
    By Associated Press,, Wed, 07 Feb 2024
  • Tyson Fury vs. Oleksandr Usyk rearranged with surprise contract clause
    By Matt Astbury, DAZN News, Mon, 05 Feb 2024


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