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The Past Week in Action 20 May 2024: Big Day for Ukraine: Usyk Defeats Fury for Undisputed Heavyweight Title; Berinchyk Wins WBO Lightweight Title Over Navarrete; Papin, Chukhadzhian Victorious
By Eric Armit, PhilBoxing.com, Tue, 21 May 2024

Highlights: -Oleksandr Usyk floors and wins a split decision over Tyson Fury to unify the IBF, IBO, WBA, WBC and WBO titles to become undisputed heavyweight champion -Australian Jai Opetaia scores a unanimous poi  
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Espere Defends PBF Title Against Bravo on June 23 in Cagwait
By Lito delos Reyes, PhilBoxing.com, Tue, 21 May 2024

Kier Espere. DAVAO CITY -- Kier Clenton Espere of Surigao City will defend his Interim PBF bantamweight title against dangerous Michael “The Chieftain” Bravo of Kidapawan City on June 23 at the Cagwait White Beach Reso  
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ALI AKHMEDOV TO FACE ENCARNACION DIAZ IN WORLD-CLASS SUPER MIDDLEWEIGHT DUAL ON THIS THURSDAY’S “BIG TIME BOXING USA,” EVENT, PRESENTED BY SALITA PROMOTIONS
PhilBoxing.com, Tue, 21 May 2024

Detroit’s Bad Boys in Action Thursday, May 23 LIVE ON DAZN * WAYNE STATE FIELDHOUSE * DETROIT Jermaine Franklin Returns Against Devin Vargas in Main Event; Battle of Undefeated Super Lightweights Joshua  
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Marc Kevin Labog emerges as champion in the 9th leg of the PCAP Champions League Open chess tilt
By Marlon Bernardino, PhilBoxing.com, Tue, 21 May 2024
Manila---Seasoned woodpusher Marc Kevin Labog of Solano, Nueva Vizcaya emerged as the champion in the 9th leg of the Professional Chess Association of the Philippines (PCAP) Champions League Open Chess Tournament (face to face, over the board) last Sunday, May 19, 2024, at the SM City, Tuguegarao Ci  Read Full Story >>>

Biofile Fred Sternburg Interview
By Scoop Malinowski, Ring Observer, Tue, 21 May 2024
Status: Long time boxing publicist will be inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in June. First memory of boxing: Watching the Floyd Patterson vs. Jimmy Ellis fight on TV with my dad in 1968. Ellis got the decision and it was a robbery. Patterson beat the hell out of Ellis, even b  Read Full Story >>>

Boxers await qualifying draw
By Joaquin Henson, PhilBoxing.com, Tue, 21 May 2024

L-R: Ladon, Paalam, Laurente and Bacyadan. Four intrepid boxers hoping to represent the Philippines in the coming Paris Olympics are awaiting the draw for the final world qualifiers set in Bangkok on May  
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Boston Holds Edge in East Finals, NBA Championship Series
By Teodoro Medina Reynoso, PhilBoxing.com, Tue, 21 May 2024

As the remaining familiar ballclub, in fact the lone constant fixture at this stage of the competition over the last three seasons now, the Boston Celtics should hold the advantage in the forthcoming Eastern Conference Finals a  
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TWO TITLE SHOWDOWNS ROUND OUT STACKED DAVIS VS. MARTIN & BENAVIDEZ VS. GVOZDYK TOPPED PBC PAY-PER-VIEW EVENT ON PRIME VIDEO SATURDAY, JUNE 15
PhilBoxing.com, Tue, 21 May 2024

MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA IN LAS VEGAS SATURDAY, JUNE 15 FROM THE DAVIS VS. MARTIN & BENAVIDEZ VS. GVOZDYK TOPPED PBC PAY-PER-VIEW EVENT ON PRIME VIDEO TWO TITLE SHOWDOWNS ROUND OUT STACKED Rising Star Gary Antuanne Rus  
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The Heat Is On: Miami Fight Night Headlined by Teofimo Lopez-Steve Claggett Junior Welterweight World Title Showdown June 29 at James L. Knight Center LIVE on ESPN
PhilBoxing.com, Tue, 21 May 2024

Robeisy Ramirez-Brandon Leon Benitez & Nico Ali Walsh-Sona Akale II round out the televised tripleheader Sky Sports will broadcast the event in the UK & Ireland Tickets on sale Wednesday, May 22 at 2 p.m. ET via Ti  
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Undefeated Faizan Anwar fighting for his future this Saturday in Abu Dhabi on a loaded “Rising Stars Arabia 4” pro boxing card
PhilBoxing.com, Tue, 21 May 2024

ABU DHABI (May 20, 2024) – One of pro boxing’s most promising prospects, Indian welterweight Faizan Anwar (17-0, 9 KOs), will be showcased once again this Saturday in the fourth edition of the popular “Rising S  
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‘Proud and happy’: Ukrainians embrace Oleksandr Usyk’s boxing victory
guardian.co.uk, Mon, 20 May 2024
From the capital, Kyiv, to the heavily attacked region of Kharkiv, news of Oleksandr Usyk’s win over Tyson Fury brought war-weary Ukrainians a rare and very welcome moment of victory and celebration. Usyk, who became the first undisputed world heavyweight champion this century after his victory  Read Full Story >>>

It's Boston Versus Indiana in the East; Minnesota Against Dallas in the West
By Teodoro Medina Reynoso, PhilBoxing.com, Mon, 20 May 2024

For the first time in years at least, three of last season's also-rans have made it to the NBA Final Four as Minnesota and Indiana advanced to the East and West Conference finals respectively today joining Dallas which w  
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SPORTS FACTS AND FIGURES 69: OLEKSANDR USYK BECOMES THIRD MALE TWO-DIVISION UNDISPUTED CHAMPION
By Maloney L. Samaco, PhilBoxing.com, Mon, 20 May 2024

Oleksandr Usyk is only the third male boxer in history to become the undisputed champion in two weight classes in the four-belt era. The other two were Terence Crawford and Naoya Inoue. Usyk is the only boxer to accompl  
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Wunderkid Arca Earns 2nd International Master Norm In Vietnam Tourney; pockets chess title
By Marlon Bernardino, PhilBoxing.com, Mon, 20 May 2024
Final Standings: 6.0 points---FM Christian Gian Karlo Arca ( Philippines) 5.5 points---CM Dinh Nho Kiet (Vietnam) 5.0 points---IM Michael Concio Jr. (Philippines), GM Nguyen Anh Dung (Vietnam) 4.5 points---GM John Paul Gomez (Philippines), IM Liu Xiangyi (Singapore) 4.0 points---IM Lou Yiping (  Read Full Story >>>

UFC commentator Joe Rogan calls for Tyson Fury to immediately rematch Oleksandr Usyk… ‘The heart of a champion’
By Donagh Corby, Bloody Elbow, Mon, 20 May 2024
Veteran UFC commentator Joe Rogan wants to see a rematch after last night’s historic world heavyweight championship boxing match. Oleksandr Usyk became the first ever undisputed heavyweight champion in the four-belt era when he defeated Tyson Fury by split decision in their highly-anticipated S  Read Full Story >>>

The 30 seconds that shook Fury and took Usyk to the summit of boxing
By Barney Ronay, guardian.co.uk, Mon, 20 May 2024
In the final shake-up it was those 30 seconds at the end of the ninth round that determined Oleksandr Usyk would finish the night holding all four heavyweight belts, the first man to do so this century; and in the process complete an ascent to the most rarefied all-time champion air. This was a w  Read Full Story >>>

Revealed: What Oleksandr Usyk did in his corner after the seventh round before going on to defeat Tyson Fury and claim the undisputed heavyweight crown
By Tum Balogun, Daily Mail (UK), Mon, 20 May 2024
Oleksandr Usyk was reduced to tears after winning his titanic fight against Tyson Fury, while his blood and sweat were on full display from the early exchanges. And as for guts required to topple the much taller and heavier Fury on Saturday night, they were best showcased by his interaction with  Read Full Story >>>

Oleksandr Usyk’s legacy-defining win over Tyson Fury cements him as an all-time great
By Jacob Tanswell, The New York Times, Sun, 19 May 2024
Oleksandr Usyk’s greatness extended into new territory after he became a two-weight undisputed world champion on Saturday night. Usyk inflicted the first defeat of Tyson Fury’s professional career with a split-decision victory in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. It was an exhibition of intelligent, in-f  Read Full Story >>>

U2: Denys Berichyk Gives Ukraine Another World Champion​
PhilBoxing.com, Sun, 19 May 2024

Brian Norman Jr. Stuns Hometown Favorite Giovani Santillan to win WBO Interim Welterweight Crown SAN DIEGO, Calif. (May. 18, 2024) — Well, that was quite the encore. On the day Ukraine's Oleksandr Usrk capture  
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Dallas Mavs Nip OKC Thunder 117-116 Advance to Western Conference Finals
By Teodoro Medina Reynoso, PhilBoxing.com, Sun, 19 May 2024

Dallas is back in the Finals of the Western Conference. PJ Washington scored all his nine points in the last quarter, including two free hrows with two seconds left to propel the fifth seed Mavericks to 117-116 win o  
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The future is bright for Dasma Cavite Spartans
By Marlon Bernardino, PhilBoxing.com, Sun, 19 May 2024
Manila---A bunch of untitled players from Dasma Cavite Spartans could be the future of PCAP. Dasma Cavite Spartans' grassroots development have discovered a new breed of potential talents in Glenn Aracena, Joel Delfin, Patrick Bonifacio, Philip Simon Din, Andrew Elpedes, Israel Landicho, Julie An  Read Full Story >>>

Emanuel Navarrete vs. Denys Berinchyk result: Ukraine's historic day capped off with WBO lightweight title
By Tom Naghten, SportingNews.com, Sun, 19 May 2024
Denys Berinchyk has stopped Emanuel Navarrete's bid to become a four-weight world champion with a split-decision victory (116-112, 115-113, 113-115) in San Diego. The result capped off an unforgettable day for Ukrainian boxing after Oleksandr Usyk had earlier captured the undisputed heavyweight t  Read Full Story >>>

Lone Survivor: Usyk Topples Fury to Win Undisputed Heavyweight Crown
PhilBoxing.com, Sun, 19 May 2024

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (May 18, 2024)— There can only be one heavyweight champion, and he is from Ukraine. Oleksandr Usyk (22-0, 14 KOs) defeated Tyson Fury (34-1-1, 24 KOs) by split decision in a dramatic, seesaw battle t  
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Undisputed: Oleksandr Usyk Drops, Edges Fury to Claim Heavyweight Glory
By Dong Secuya, PhilBoxing.com, Sun, 19 May 2024

Oleksandr Usyk of Ukraine dropped and narrowly edged Tyson Fury of the UK, winning by split decision to become the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world at the Kingdom Arena in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Saturday night   
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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 was robbed of an emphatic knockout of Tyson Fury in the ninth round of their epic heavyweight title fight, claims David Haye. The moment of the fight came after Usyk had shifted the momentum, landing a stunning left hand to scatter Fury's senses and send him bouncing from rope to r  Read Full Story >>>

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
The judges were split, but the title is undisputed. Boxing has its first true heavyweight king in 24 years, and his name is Oleksandr Usyk. The WBA, WBO and IBF champion defeated WBC champion Tyson Fury on Saturday by split decision (115-112, 113-114, 114-113) to become the first undisputed heavy  Read Full Story >>>

Oleksandr Usyk and the crucial moment that sparked stunning Tyson Fury comeback to seal destiny
By Alex Pattle, Independent Online, Sun, 19 May 2024
For the boxing monarchists craving one clear ruler in the sport’s glamour division, the last 24 years crept by with a languid cruelty. And a long quarter-century, an epoch of waiting, led to a long night in Riyadh – a city in the sand, on a small stretch of society in the desert. At least this n  Read Full Story >>>

AND NEW! Fury rocked as Usyk hands superstar first-ever loss in all-time boxing epic
Fox Sports, Sun, 19 May 2024
And new! Oleksandr Usyk has defeated Tyson Fury by split decision (115-112, 113-114, 114-113) to hand the Brit his first loss and become the new undisputed heavyweight champion of the world. A ninth round knockdown ended up proving crucial for Usyk, although Fury protested the decision afterwa  Read Full Story >>>

Oleksandr Usyk edges Tyson Fury by split decision, now undisputed
ESPN.com, Sun, 19 May 2024
Oleksandr Usyk defeated Tyson Fury by split decision to become the first undisputed heavyweight champion in the four-belt era Saturday night in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Usyk (22-0, 14 KOs), who entered with the WBA, IBF and WBO belts, captured Fury's (34-1-1, 24 KOs) WBC and lineal titles to become   Read Full Story >>>

Oleksandr Usyk defeats Tyson Fury to become heavyweight champion of the world
Sky News, Sun, 19 May 2024
Oleksandr Usyk has become the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world after defeating Tyson Fury in boxing's biggest fight of the century. The Ukrainian won on a split decision following the match in Saudi Arabia. Usyk had 115-112 and 114-113 on two cards, while Fury took the other 114-11  Read Full Story >>>

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
A number of sport's biggest stars were seen arriving to watch Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk's undisputed heavyweight title clash in Riyadh. After months of build-up, Fury and Usyk will finally settle their differences in Riyadh on Saturday night to determine the best heavyweight on the planet.   Read Full Story >>>

Elorde named to WBC body
By Joaquin Henson, PhilBoxing.com, Sun, 19 May 2024

Juan Miguel Elorde has been appointed to the 20-strong WBC Ratings Committee by WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman to join Patrick Cusick of Thailand as the only Asians in the powerful body headed by Dean Lohuis. El  
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Fury vs Usyk: 'The glory of all boxing.' Tyson Fury, Oleksandr Usyk and the winding road to undisputed
By John Dennen, SkySports.com, Sat, 18 May 2024
Tyson Fury is wrong. He might say this is just another fight - he might need to treat it as such to make sure he wins it – but this is not just another fight. It’s the fight. The one that boxing, the one that sport has been waiting for. That wait, finally, is over. It's the contest to deli  Read Full Story >>>

Indiana Bests New York, Forces Game 7 in East Semis
By Teodoro Medina Reynoso, PhilBoxing.com, Sat, 18 May 2024

The Boston Celtics will have to wait a while longer for their East Conference Finals opponent. This is because the Indiana Pacers, as expected, exploited their homecourt advantage to beat the New York Knicks, 116  
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Surigao Fianchetto Checkmates in Semi Finals at PCAP
By Marlon Bernardino, PhilBoxing.com, Sat, 18 May 2024
Manila---Surigao Fianchetto Checkmates defeated Iloilo Kisela Knights in the Quarterfinals of Professional Chess Association of the Philippines-PCAP to face Camarines Soaring Eagles backed up by Engr. Jojo Buenaventura, the top seed in the Southern Division for the Semi Finals Saturday night. The  Read Full Story >>>


Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk

  • Undisputed: Oleksandr Usyk Drops, Edges Fury to Claim Heavyweight Glory
    By Dong Secuya, PhilBoxing.com, 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
    ESPN.com, 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, SkySports.com, 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, PhilBoxing.com, 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
  • TYSON FURY EXPLODES AT WEIGH-IN, BUT CONFIDENT OLEKSANDR USYK REMAINS UNFAZED
    By Declan Warrington, RingTV.com, Sat, 18 May 2024
  • WEIGHTS FROM RIYADH: TYSON FURY - 262 LBS, OLEKSANDR USYK - 233.5 LBS
    PhilBoxing.com, Sat, 18 May 2024
  • Steve Cunningham: Former Foe Tyson Fury Could Be Up To Old Tricks Against Oleksandr Usyk
    By Tom Ivers, BoxingScene.com, Fri, 17 May 2024
  • Tyson Fury had to 'quieten down' after being hit with £3,000 fine for controversial comments
    By Chris Burns, mirror.co.uk, 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
    PhilBoxing.com, 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
    PhilBoxing.com, 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
    PhilBoxing.com, 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
    PhilBoxing.com, Wed, 15 May 2024
  • Oleksandr Usyk sends chilling warning to Tyson Fury after dad John's headbutt
    By Martin Domin, mirror.co.uk, Tue, 14 May 2024
  • Tyson Fury told he is facing a fighter who is 'better than him' against Oleksandr Usyk
    By Tom Beattie, Express.co.uk, Tue, 14 May 2024
  • PPV.COM's Chris Algieri's Fury vs Usyk Preview Analysis
    PhilBoxing.com, Mon, 13 May 2024
  • May 18: Tyson Fury-Oleksandr Usyk UNDISPUTED Heavyweight Title Showdown to Stream LIVE on Top Rank on ESPN+ PPV
    PhilBoxing.com, 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
    PhilBoxing.com, Fri, 08 Mar 2024
  • Oleksandr Usyk Misses Birth of Daughter Due to Training Camp for Postponed Tyson Fury Clash
    PhilBoxing.com, Fri, 08 Mar 2024
  • Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk: WBC wants to increase the number of ringside judges for undisputed fight
    By John Dennen, SkySports.com, 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, KevinIole.com, Sat, 17 Feb 2024
  • Oleksandr Usyk won't judge Tyson Fury for postponing fight
    By Associated Press, ESPN.com, 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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