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GLOVE STORY I grew up in poverty and sold ice cream to survive but now I’m a world champ boxer earning a fortune managed by my wife
By Jack Figg, The Sun, Wed, 06 Jul 2022
MARK MAGSAYO beat poverty like his idol Manny Pacquiao and is now a world champion managed by his wife. The featherweight returns on Saturday in Texas, defending his WBC title against Rey Vargas. Magsayo's boxing journey began in 2003 when he was aged just eight. He was inspired to fight by  Read Full Story >>>

Mark Magsayo vs. Rey Vargas: Who is a better knockout artist?
By Genci Papraniku, sportskeeda, Wed, 06 Jul 2022
Mark Magsayo and Rey Vargas will battle for the WBC Featherweight Championship this Saturday night at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. This will be Magsayo's first title defense since dethroning longtime champion Gary Russell Jr. back in January. Vargas, meanwhile, is a former WBC Super Banta  Read Full Story >>>

Ganoza to fight Shigeoka for WBO Asia Pacific minimumweight title on July 6
By Lito delos Reyes,, Tue, 05 Jul 2022

SOUTHPAW Cris “Ai Ai” Ganoza of Matalam, Leyte will challenge Yudai Shigeoka of Japan for the World Boxing Organisation Asia Pacific minimumweight title on July 6 at the Prefectural Gynmasium in Kumamoto, Japan.   
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Mayweather vs Pacquiao 2: Retirement stance brings rematch closer
World Boxing News, Tue, 05 Jul 2022
Manny Pacquiao continuing to remain retired indicates that Floyd Mayweather is on his mind. Pacquiao moves closer to a second fight with Mayweather the longer he stays out of competitive action. Mayweather would not be willing to face Pacquiao if he actively fought professionally after being o  Read Full Story >>>

Mark Magsayo taking tips from Pacquiao in bid vs taller Rey Vargas
By Mark Giongco, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Tue, 05 Jul 2022
MANILA, Philippines—Just like his hero Manny Pacquiao, Mark Magsayo has his own rags-to-riches story to tell. At eight years old, he sold ice cream in Tagbilaran City to help his parents make ends meet. ADVERTISEMENT But the similarities between Pacquiao and Magsayo don’t end there.   Read Full Story >>>

Mark Magsayo capable of scoring KO against Vargas, says analyst
By JM Siasat, GMA News Online, Tue, 05 Jul 2022
Veteran boxing analyst Atty. Ed Tolentino is convinced that WBC world featherweight champion Mark Magsayo is capable of scoring a knockout when he defends his title against Rey Vargas this Sunday, July 10 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. advertisement “I think he (Magsayo) can score a  Read Full Story >>>

Mark Magsayo vs Rey Vargas fight preview, stats and predictions
By James Blears, British Boxing News, Tue, 05 Jul 2022
Someone's '0' will have to go when undefeated WBC featherweight champion Mark Magsayo (24-0, 16KOs) defends his title for the first time against unbeaten former WBC super- bantamweight champion Rey Vargas (35-0, 22KOs), on Saturday, July 9th at the Alamodome, in San Antonio, Texas. A lone victor   Read Full Story >>>

Fight Week: Mark Magsayo to make first title defense against Rey Vargas
By Michael Rosenthal, Yahoo! Sports, Tue, 05 Jul 2022
FIGHT WEEK Featherweight titleholder Mark Magsayo makes the first defense of his 126-pound title against Rey Vargas on Saturday in San Antonio. Also Saturday, in London, Derek Chisora will take on Kubrat Pulev. MARK MAGSAYO (24-0, 16 KOS) VS. REY VARGAS (35-0, 22 KOS) When: Saturday, July 9  Read Full Story >>>

ABAP reaches out to Cebu, Cagayan de Oro
By Nick Giongco, Daily Tribune, Tue, 05 Jul 2022
The Association of Boxing Alliances in the Philippines (ABAP) is set to ramp up its talent search nationwide after making the rounds of two chief cities in the Visayas and Mindanao recently. ABAP president Ed Picson toured Cagayan de Oro and met with boxing stakeholders there. From Cagayan de   Read Full Story >>>

Magsayo aims to cut down Vargas
By Joaquin Henson,, Tue, 05 Jul 2022

WBC featherweight champion Mark Magsayo is the only Filipino world titlist standing and he’s determined to turn back Mexican challenger Rey Vargas at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, on Saturday night (Sunday m  
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Magsayo stakes crown vs rangy Mexican
By Bong Pedralvez, Malaya, Tue, 05 Jul 2022
REIGNING World Boxing Council featherweight champion Mark “Magnifico” Magsayo stakes his crown for the first time against top-ranked and rangy Mexican challenger Rey Vargas on Saturday (Sunday in Manila) at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. In a battle of unbeaten fighters, it will the Tag  Read Full Story >>>

Canelo Alvarez doubles down on his hatred of Gennadiy Golovkin
By Anthony Cocks, RingNews24, Tue, 05 Jul 2022
It’s no secret that there is no love lost between Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez 57-2-2 (39) and Gennadiy Golovkin 42-1-1 (37) but in case there was any doubt, undisputed super middleweight champion Alvarez set the record straight. “He’s a fucking asshole,” Alvarez said to TMZ Sports. “He’  Read Full Story >>>

Gennady Golovkin Says He Doesn't Plan to Retire After Canelo Alvarez Trilogy Fight
By Tim Daniels,, Tue, 05 Jul 2022
Gennady Golovkin said he's not planning to retire from boxing after his trilogy fight against Canelo Alvarez in September. "GGG," who turned 40 in April, told TMZ Sports in an interview released Thursday he'd even consider a fourth matchup against Alvarez. "Not yet. I'm not ready yet," Golovki  Read Full Story >>>

By Maloney L. Samaco,, Tue, 05 Jul 2022

Filipino and Mexican boxing fans are again focusing their attention on Mark “Magnifico” Magsayo, the World Boxing Council (WBC) world featherweight champion in his first mandatory title defense against former worl  
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Robbery in Monterrey
By Joaquin Henson,, Tue, 05 Jul 2022

Zamboanga del Norte's Rene Mark Cuarto would’ve retained the IBF minimumweight title instead of losing it to hometowner Daniel Valladares on a disputed split 12-round decision in Monterrey, Mexico, last Friday night (  
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Eagle of the Mountain slated Aug. 20-21 in Davao
By Lito delos Reyes,, Tue, 05 Jul 2022

THE exciting Eagle of the Mountain Road Bike and Mountain Bike Challenge will be held on August 20 and 21 at the Eden in Toril this city. “We will again hold the Eagle of the Mountain challenge,” said or  
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The State of American Boxing
By Paul Magno, Overtime Heroics, Tue, 05 Jul 2022
What better time than the Fourth of July to take a look at the state of the American boxing game and the major US-born fighters on the scene? And, actually, unlike other years, there’s not a lot of negative to point a finger at. As a matter of fact, at least in terms of high-end, elite-leve  Read Full Story >>>

I’d have given Manny Pacquiao a boxing lesson, says Thomas Hearns
World Boxing News, Tue, 05 Jul 2022
Thomas Hearns believes he had far superior skills to eight-weight king Manny Pacquiao. ‘Hitman’ Hearns would look to halt Pacquiao in his tracks if the pair ever met inside the ropes during their careers in the sport. In what would be an amazing fantasy match-up, Hearns aired his strategy   Read Full Story >>>

Legendary boxing history: It happened here July 4, 1910 - Jack Johnson vs. James J. Jeffries
By John Raspanti,, Tue, 05 Jul 2022
Several years later I was back in Reno. I again visited the fight location but this time I had another place I was determined to find. Johnson had trained for the Jeffries bout at a place called Rick’s Resort, a few miles from downtown Reno. “So, this is where it happened,” I can remember   Read Full Story >>>

Freddie Roach compares Mark Magsayo to Manny Pacquiao: 'They have great hand speed'
By JM Siasat, GMA News Online, Mon, 04 Jul 2022
Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach is singing praises for WBC world featherweight champion Mark Magsayo ahead of his first title defense against Rey Vargas on Sunday at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. According to Roach, Magsayo is similar to his top pupil Manny Pacquiao, whom he helped prop  Read Full Story >>>

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