|TOLENTINO, DIÑO THROW FULL SUPPORT TO PHL CHESS WIZARD AL BASHER 'BASTY" BUTO|
By Marlon Bernardino, PhilBoxing.com, Thu, 18 Jan 2018
EIGHT year old Philippine chess wizard Al Basher "Basty" Jumangit-Buto from Maranaw tribe and native of Marawi City got the needed support from World Chess Federation (FIDE) secretary-general 7th district Cavite rep. Abraham "Bambol" Tolentino and newly-installed Department of the Interior and Loca Read Full Story >>>
Arum Reacts To The Chatter of a Pacquiao vs. Lomachenko Bout
By Steve Kim, BoxingScene.com, Thu, 18 Jan 2018
There have been reports from Filipino media outlets where Manny Pacquiao (59-7-2, 38 KOs) has stated that he was in discussions to face WBO junior lightweight titlist, Vasyl Lomachenko in the spring.
Pacquiao's statements caught many by surprise, because he's currently fighting at the welterweigh Read Full Story >>>
Mikey Garcia Exclusive: On Lipinets, Linares, & Lomachenko
By Caryn A. Tate, Boxing.com, Thu, 18 Jan 2018
Garcia spoke with me about a variety of topics, including his thoughts on his upcoming opponent and possible future foes…
Mikey Garcia (37-0, 30 KOs) will soon be facing IBF junior welterweight world champion Sergey Lipinets (13-0, 10 KOs)—the bout was previously scheduled for February 10, but it Read Full Story >>>
Quijano: Fight, event of the year
By Jingo Quijano, Sun.Star Cebu, Thu, 18 Jan 2018
FIGHT of the Year for 2017 came down to these two matchups: Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin and Wladimir Klitschko vs. Anthony Joshua.
And please don’t embarrass yourself by invoking Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor. There’s another category apropos to that exhibition bout.
But all thi Read Full Story >>>
Lomachenko manager: ‘No truth’ in Pacquiao superfight rumors
RT, Thu, 18 Jan 2018
Pound-for-pound boxing superstar Vasyl Lomachenko’s manager, Egis Klimas, has told RT Sport that there is no truth in the rumor his charge will fight Filipino five-weight champion Manny Pacquiao.
Rumors had circulated that ring legend Pacquiao was eyeing a showdown with current WBO super feather Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao Angling for a Chance to Fight Lomachenko in April
By Eric Lunger, Boxing Insider, Thu, 18 Jan 2018
Manny Pacquiao, the former eight-division world champion and current Filipino Senator, is looking for a comeback bout against current 130-pound kingpin Vasyl Lomachenko, according to reports by ABS-CBN news, a media outlet in Quezon City, Philippines.
Pacquiao, 39, dropped a 12-round decision to Read Full Story >>>
Carl Frampton promises to prove critics wrong when he faces Nonito Donaire
By Chris McKenna, Daily Star (UK), Thu, 18 Jan 2018
The former two-weight world champion takes on the ‘Filipino Flash’ in a cracking featherweight clash at Belfast’s SSE Arena.
Frampton, 30, was criticised for his performance in his win over Mexican Horacio Garcia in November.
But the Northern Irishman is not overly concerned about those “in th Read Full Story >>>
Carl Frampton admits threat of Nonito Donaire will keep him 'on edge' ahead of April 21 showdown
By Gareth Fullerton, BelfastLive, Thu, 18 Jan 2018
Carl Frampton believes the threat of hard-hitting Nonito Donaire will keep him "on edge" ahead of their April 21 showdown.
Frampton came face-to-face with the dangerous Filipino at Wednesday's opening press conference in Belfast.
A smiling Donaire was full of praise for the home favourite, Read Full Story >>>
Tapales ends long layoff
By Edri Aznar, Sun.Star Cebu, Thu, 18 Jan 2018
FORMER world champion Marlon Tapales ends his long layoff as he takes on sturdy veteran Rivo Rengkung on March 17 at the Bendigo Exhibition Center in Bendigo, Australia.
Th 25-year-old Tapales last saw action last April 23 in a rematch against Shohei Omori in Osaka, Japan. Tapales lost his World Read Full Story >>>
Spence: Crawford Needs To Worry About Beating Horn Before Me
By Keith Idec, BoxingScene.com, Thu, 18 Jan 2018
That was Errol Spence Jr.’s answer Tuesday when Max Kellerman asked him to identify his ideal opponent for an upcoming “super fight” during a segment for ESPN’s “First Take.” Dissatisfied with Spence’s response, Kellerman pressed Spence until they discussed a potential welterweight Read Full Story >>>
Garcia vs. Lipinets is Off, Pushing Back the Entire Show
By Arne K. Lang, The Sweet Science, Thu, 18 Jan 2018
According to multiple reports, IBF 140-pound champion Sergey Lipinets suffered a hand injury in training and his Feb. 10 bout with Mikey Garcia at the Alamodome in San Antonio is off. Moreover, the entire card – a deep card with an international flavor — has been postponed. At least that’s the word Read Full Story >>>
Boxing Fans Unite! Aristotle…Einstein…And You! (Part 1 of 5)
By Peter Wood, Boxing.com, Thu, 18 Jan 2018
Listed here—the first of a five-part series—are names of well-known luminaries from all walks of life who are boxing fans. Some names might surprise you…
Aristotle admired prizefighters.
Albert Einstein enjoyed prizefighting.
Olga Steck, the famous 1920’s opera singer, listened to prizefigh Read Full Story >>>
TODAY! Valdez vs. Quigg World Title Fight Tix Go On Sale
PhilBoxing.com, Wed, 17 Jan 2018
ÓSCAR VALDEZ AND SCOTT QUIGG COLLIDE IN WORLD FEATHERWEIGHT TITLE TILT!
Saturday, March 10 at StubHub Center Live on ESPN and ESPN Deportes
Tickets Go On Sale Today! Wednesday, Jan. 17, at 1 p.m. ET
CARSON, CALIF. (J Read Full Story >>>
Daniel Cormier: Losing at UFC 220 'Can Be Worse' Than Losing to Jon Jones
PhilBoxing.com, Wed, 17 Jan 2018
TMZ SPORTS -- What's worse than being brutally KO'd by a juiced-up Jon Jones??
For Daniel Cormier, you'd assume the answer would be "nothing" ... but the UFC light heavyweight champ told us dropping his fight at U Read Full Story >>>
Manny Pacquiao Could Return In April, But There Are A Few Potential Roadblocks
By Josh Katzowitz, Forbes.com, Wed, 17 Jan 2018
Nine months after losing a disputed decision against a massive underdog, it appears that Manny Pacquiao could return to the ring in April. And it could be on the same card as the man who vanquished the eight-division titlist.
Top Rank’s Bob Arum told the Las Vegas Review-Journal he’s trying to si Read Full Story >>>
Manny Pacquiao could return to ring in April at T-Mobile Arena
By Gilbert Manzano, Las Vegas Review Journal, Wed, 17 Jan 2018
Manny Pacquiao could soon make his T-Mobile Arena debut if the Golden Knights and NHL allow it.
Top Rank promoter Bob Arum said he’s working on an ESPN-televised April 21 card that will feature a WBO welterweight title fight between champion Jeff Horn and Terence Crawford and possibly Pacquiao’s Read Full Story >>>
Boxing can learn from the little guys, as another loaded 'SuperFly' card returns to Forum
By Lance Pugmire, Los Angeles Times, Wed, 17 Jan 2018
The smallest boxers were once seen as an afterthought to their bigger, stronger counterparts. But now, these fighters are being showered with riches and national heroes have emerged from the lightest of the weight classes.
Boxing promoter Tom Loeffler’s “SuperFly” boxing shows, which will return Read Full Story >>>
Pinoy title challenger gets master-class training at Ancajas’ backyard
By Dennis Gasgonia, ABS-CBN News, Wed, 17 Jan 2018
Besides Jerwin Ancajas, another Pinoy fighter is busy preparing for a world title bout in a secluded part of Magallanes, Cavite.
In the same backyard as the reigning junior bantamweight champion.
Ernesto Saulong is lined up to challenge for the world junior featherweight title currently held b Read Full Story >>>
Devon Alexander: “Victor Ortiz’s weakness is his chin and his heart. I have to push his heart to the edge!”
By Robert Brown, OTR Boxing Radio, Wed, 17 Jan 2018
Former two-time welterweight champion, Devon Alexander, is set to make his return to the ring February 17th when he faces off against former WBC welterweight belt holder, Victor Ortiz. The fight is a crossroads match for both as the loser of the bout will likely find themselves out of the welterweig Read Full Story >>>
Manny Pacquiao says in talks to fight world champion Vasyl Lomachenko
By Agence France Press, Arab News, Wed, 17 Jan 2018
MANILA: Philippine boxing legend Manny Pacquiao said on Wednesday he was in talks for a blockbuster bout with world champion Vasyl Lomachenko, widely considered the best “pound-for-pound” fighter on the planet.
Pacquiao, 39, who has won world titles in an unprecedented eight weight divisions, is e Read Full Story >>>
Manny Pacquiao Return Being Lined Up For Crawford-Horn Card
BoxingScene.com, Wed, 17 Jan 2018
The return of eight division world champion Manny Pacquiao (59-7-2, 38 KOs) is being lined to return to the ring as part of the April 21 card, which is going to feature Terence Crawford challenging Jeff Horn for the WBO welterweight title.
Top Rank's CEO Bob Arum is looking to have the card take Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao not retiring, eyes Lomachenko fight
ABS-CBN News, Wed, 17 Jan 2018
Senator and 8-division world champion Manny Pacquiao is not planning on retiring from boxing soon, saying he is eyeing a prize fight against pound-for-pound king Vasyl Lomachenko.
"I am not retired yet. Nami-miss ko ang boxing...I am still OK," he told ANC "Headstart" host Karen Davila.
Pacqui Read Full Story >>>
Showtime's Stephen Espinoza on Floyd Mayweather's future, ESPN competition and 2018 in boxing
By Steven Muehlhausen, SportingNews.com, Wed, 17 Jan 2018
In 2017, Showtime emerged as the go-to network to watch some of the biggest fights with the biggest names.
Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor drew the second biggest buy-rate with the second overall revenue in the history of boxing. In May, Errol Spence cemented star-in-the-making status, defeat Read Full Story >>>
“This Fat Girl is Fernando Vargas:” A Tribute to Ricardo Mayorga’s Best Trash Talk
By Paul Magno, Boxing.com, Wed, 17 Jan 2018
Nobody could talk trash like the former welterweight and junior middleweight champ and it’s pretty safe to say that there’ll never be anyone like him again…
Forty-four-year-old former two-division world champ Ricardo Mayorga has officially put an end to his topsy-turvy 24-year career.
“When I Read Full Story >>>
Errol Spence Jr: Keith Thurman and undisputed championship are ultimate goals
By Scott Christ, Bad Left Hook, Wed, 17 Jan 2018
Errol Spence Jr, who defends his IBF welterweight title against Lamont Peterson on Saturday, sat down with ESPN’s First Take and gave some thoughts on the current state of the welterweight division.
On Terence Crawford
“It starts out with Jeff Horn. He needs to worry about beating Jeff Horn an Read Full Story >>>
KHAN STILL HOPES TO FIGHT PACQUIAO, ALSO THINKS OF FACING THURMAN AND SPENCE
By Maloney L. Samaco, PhilBoxing.com, Wed, 17 Jan 2018
Amir Khan (31-4, 19 KOs) is still dreaming that he can fight eight division and eleven-time world champion Manny Pacquiao (59-7-2, 38 KOs) as he makes a comeback from almost two years of inactivity. The British form Read Full Story >>>
2017 M-1 Global Fighter of the Year: M-1 Challenge lightweight champion Damir Ismagulov
PhilBoxing.com, Wed, 17 Jan 2018
SAINT PETERSBURG, Russia (January 16, 2018) -- M-1 Challenge lightweight champion Damir Ismagulov has been selected by mixed-martial-arts fans around the world as the 2017 M-1 Global Fighter of the Year.
Fighting out of Or Read Full Story >>>
NBA -- Butler's 24 sinks Blazers, 120-103
By Daniel Quindao Guden, PhilBoxing.com, Wed, 17 Jan 2018
MINNEAPOLIS - The Minnesota Timberwolves are 5-of-5 in their last home stand and the Portland Trail Blazers were their latest victim, going down, 120-103, at the Target Center.
Among the oth Read Full Story >>>
NBA -- Warriors hold off Cavs to sweep season series
By Taha Qureshi, PhilBoxing.com, Wed, 17 Jan 2018
CLEVELAND -- The Golden State Warriors came back from a nine-point deficit to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers, 118-108, on Sunday night at the Quicken Loans Arena in downtown Cleveland Read Full Story >>>
NBA -- The Greek Freak leads charge in Bucks' win over Wiz
By Paolo Catapang, PhilBoxing.com, Wed, 17 Jan 2018
WASHINGTON -- Giannis Antetokounmpo was simply too much for the Wizards.
The phenom known as the Greek Freak scored 27 and cornered 20 rebounds to lead the Milwaukee Bucks to a convincing 104 Read Full Story >>>
GM SADORRA SUCCESSFULLY DEFENDS HIS CHESS TITLE; CALVELO SETTLES FOR 2ND OVERALL IN MARYLAND CHESS
By Marlon Bernardino, PhilBoxing.com, Wed, 17 Jan 2018
GRANDMASTER Master (GM) Julio Catalinno Sadorra reinforced his position as one of the Philippines’ top chess players when he ruled the 10th Annual Chesapeake Open Chess Championships on Tuesday held at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center in Rockville, Maryland.
Sadorra defeated Read Full Story >>>
Boxing mirror, who’s the dumbest of them all?
By Recah Trinidad, PhilBoxing.com, Tue, 16 Jan 2018
IT could be late autumn in Manny Pacquiao’s career calendar. But the question is who’ll end up as Pacquiao’s opponent in his targeted return to the ring next summer?
Odd, but it’s the least surprising that the search for Read Full Story >>>
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