|Pacman says KL fight could be start of more in Malaysia|
By Chris Mohan, The Malay Mail Online, Fri, 20 Apr 2018
KUALA LUMPUR, April 20 — Philippine boxing legend Manny Pacquiao said his July 15 welterweight title fight against champion Lucas Matthysse here may just be his first of other bouts in Malaysia.
The 39-year-old, with a record of 39 KO’s from 59 wins, said he still has more fights in him before h Read Full Story >>>
What are the chances of Carl Frampton celebrating like Jimmy 'The Belfast Spider' McLarnin?
By Ronnie Haughey, BelfastLive, Fri, 20 Apr 2018
If, as expected, Carl Frampton sees off the challenge of Nonito Donaire on Saturday he will understandably be delighted – however, what are the chances of him celebrating in the style of Jimmy 'The Belfast Spider' McLarnin.
Pictured carrying out his trademark back flip after hearing the judges d Read Full Story >>>
EXCLUSIVE: Former opponent Matthew Hatton reacts to Canelo Alvarez suspension
By Chandler Waller, World Boxing News, Fri, 20 Apr 2018
Former foe Matthew Hatton has given WBN his take on the Canelo Alvarez drug suspension and meat contamination reasoning outlined to the Nevada State Athletic Commission.
Now training and managing fighters, Matthew Hatton looks back with pride at his 52-fight career having been professional every Read Full Story >>>
House of Dracula
By Dennis Taylor, Boxing.com, Fri, 20 Apr 2018
He’s polite, respectful, smart, relentlessly ambitious, and perpetually smiling, even when his stomach is growling as he’s trying to make weight…
You might already be learning about him as a fighter. Ruben Villa IV (11-0, with 4 KOs) won the WBO Youth Featherweight Championship belt Saturday nigh Read Full Story >>>
PACQUIAO, MATTHYSSE MEET AND FACE OFF IN MALAYSIA IN WHAT PROMISES TO BE A GREAT FIGHT IN JULY (PHOTOS)
By Carlos Costa, PhilBoxing.com, Fri, 20 Apr 2018
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Filipino Boxing Legend Manny Pacquiao and WBA Welterweight World Champion Lucas Matthysse of Argentina faced off during today's press conference here as both fighters promised to fight w Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao targets more bouts
By Reuters, SuperSport, Fri, 20 Apr 2018
Manny Pacquiao believes he has "a couple more fights" left in him before he retires, starting with his first contest for more than a year when he faces Argentine WBA welterweight world champion Lucas Matthysse in Kuala Lumpur this July.
"Definitely this is not my last fight," the 39-year-old Fi Read Full Story >>>
LAMONT ROACH, JR. AND ORLANDO 'EL FENOMENO' CRUZ BATTLE TO HARD-FOUGHT DRAW
PhilBoxing.com, Fri, 20 Apr 2018
IN MAIN EVENT OF APRIL 19 EDITION OF GOLDEN BOY BOXING ON ESPN AT THE COLISEO DE PUERTO RICO IN SAN JUAN
JOSE 'WONDER BOY' LOPEZ DEFEATS MIGUEL ANGEL 'MIGUELITO' GONZALEZ IN CO-MAIN EVENT
SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO (A Read Full Story >>>
Whicker: Canelo gets a break, Golovkin gets a new foe, and we get the rematch in September
By Mark Whicker, L.A. Daily News, Fri, 20 Apr 2018
Gennady Golovkin wanted a fight. Now he has two.
Golovkin wanted to squeeze the public vise on Canelo Alvarez. Done.
All parties involved wanted the money a Golovkin-Canelo rematch would shake from the sky. Check.
And boxing writers wanted at least five more months to pile up as many groan- Read Full Story >>>
NAC failed transparency test with ‘Canelo’ Alvarez suspension
By Ed Graney, Las Vegas Review Journal, Fri, 20 Apr 2018
It’s too bad because, for a while there, it seemed as if a corner had been turned.
A battle or two had been won.
A ray of light was peaking through those seemingly infinite storm clouds.
It’s too bad because just when you thought momentum had swung back to a healthier version of athletes ca Read Full Story >>>
PACQUIAO, MATTHYSSE ARRIVE IN KUALA LUMPUR (PHOTOS)
By Dong Secuya, PhilBoxing.com, Fri, 20 Apr 2018
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- Filipino boxing legend Manny Pacquiao and WBA world welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse of Argentina arrived in this capital city of Malaysia early Friday morning via a chartered Philippine Air Read Full Story >>>
PACQUIAO SAYS BUBOY NOW THEN FREDDIE NEXT
By Maloney L. Samaco, PhilBoxing.com, Fri, 20 Apr 2018
Manny Pacquiao is not closing his relationship with long-time trainer Freddie Roach, as he prepares for his match against Argentine World Boxing Association (WBA) "regular" welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse in J Read Full Story >>>
Quotes from Final Press Conference for Adrien Broner vs. Jessie Vargas, Jermall Charlo vs. Hugo Centeno Jr. & Gervonta Davis vs. Jesus Cuellar Tripleheader Saturday, April 21 Live on SHOWTIME
PhilBoxing.com, Fri, 20 Apr 2018
BROOKLYN (April 19, 2018) - Fighters competing on Saturday’s SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING tripleheader, headlined by four-division champion Adrien Broner battling two-division champion Jessie Vargas, went face-to-face Read Full Story >>>
Record Capacity Crowd Expected for GGG vs Martirosyan at StubHub Center
PhilBoxing.com, Fri, 20 Apr 2018
GENNADY GOLOVKIN vs. VANES MARTIROSYAN CINCO DE MAYO WORLD TITLE FIGHT EVENT IS A HOT TICKET FOR STUBHUB CENTER!
CARSON, CALIF. (April 19, 2018) -- The World Middleweight Championship battle between boxing's lo Read Full Story >>>
Back to the future with Hall of Famer Virgil Hill
PhilBoxing.com, Fri, 20 Apr 2018
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado (April 20, 2018) -- Virgil "Quicksilver" Hill has gone back to the future, parlaying what he learned as an amateur boxer into a Olympic silver medal, five world titles in two weight class, induction into the I Read Full Story >>>
Undisputed M-1 Challenge Flyweight Championship Aleksander Doskalchuk vs. Arman Ashimov
PhilBoxing.com, Fri, 20 Apr 2018
M-1 Challenge 91, May 12, in Shenzhen, China
SAINT PETERSBURG, Russia (April 19, 2018)) - M-1 Global, in association with WKG, has announced an "undisputed" title bout May 12 for the M-1 Challenge 91 main event, pitting M-1 Challenge flyweight champion Aleksander Doskalchuk and Interim titlist Ar Read Full Story >>>
NBA -- Jazz halts Thunder, knots series at 1-1
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, Fri, 20 Apr 2018
CHICAGO. The Utah Jazz survived a 19-0 third quarter run by the Oklahoma City Thunder to score a huge Game 2 victory on Wednesday night at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.
Donovan Mitchell continues to shine as Rookie of the Year candidate with 28 points, including 13 in the fourth quarter. Derrick F Read Full Story >>>
NBA -- LeBron fires 46 as Cavs bounce back in Game 2
By Rex Alba, PhilBoxing.com, Fri, 20 Apr 2018
CLEVELAND. LeBron James exploded for 46 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Indiana Pacers, 100-97, in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference quarter-finals on Wednesday night at the Quicken Loans Arena.
After a Read Full Story >>>
Carl Frampton vs Nonito Donaire Prediction
By Peter Wells, Boxing News and Views, Fri, 20 Apr 2018
For years, Northern Ireland has been endeared to their two weight world champion, Carl Frampton. But now the Belfast man sees his career hanging in the balance, 9 years after it all began.
For two straight nights, the SSE Arena will host a non-world title fight for Frampton, but it is more than j Read Full Story >>>
Donaire on Belfast fight: I’m stronger and faster than Carl Frampton
By Danny Buenafe, ABS-CBN News, Fri, 20 Apr 2018
BELFAST, Northern Ireland—It will be a make-or-break fight for the come-backing Nonito Donaire Jr. when the "Filipino Flash" faces hometown favorite Carl Frampton at SSE Arena in this city on Saturday (early Sunday morning, Manila time).
Donaire is excited despite being labeled an underdog, showi Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao, Matthysse offered rich purse?
By Abac Cordero, The Philippine Star, Fri, 20 Apr 2018
MANILA, Philippines — Manny Pacquiao’s longtime adviser, Mike Koncz, said Pacquiao is bound to earn more than what he did for his three previous fights against Tim Bradley, Jessie Vargas and Jeff Horn when he clashes with WBA titlist Lucas Matthysse on July 15 in Kuala Lumpur.
“Definitely in th Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao clarifies his split with trainer Roach is not final
By Associated Press, nj.com, Fri, 20 Apr 2018
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Manny Pacquiao hasn't entirely turned his back on a 16-year working relationship with trainer Freddie Roach.
The eight-division world champion said he will be trained by Restituto "Buboy" Fernandez and Raides "Nonoy" Neri for his fight against Lucas Matthysse (39-4, 36 Read Full Story >>>
Lomachenko in Pacman’s agenda
By Roy Luarca, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Fri, 20 Apr 2018
KUALA LUMPUR—Apart from proving that he’s still an elite fighter, Manny Pacquiao has an added motivation to dethrone Argentine Lucas Matthysse in impressive fashion on July 15 in Kuala Lumpur.
If he wins, especially by a much-awaited knockout, Pacquiao can bolster his case to tangle with Ukrainia Read Full Story >>>
EXCLUSIVE: Provodnikov praises Pacquiao, discusses Horn controversy and Matthysse fight
By Phil D. Jay, World Boxing News, Fri, 20 Apr 2018
Former world title challenger Ruslan Provodnikov holds split loyalties in the forthcoming welterweight championship bout between former stablemate Manny Pacquiao and ex-opponent Lucas Matthysse.
Pacquiao, who trained alongside his good friend Provodnikov under Freddie Roach at the Wild Card until Read Full Story >>>
Straightshooter Eddie Hearn tells Amir Khan the Phil Lo Greco fight is a must-win
By Anthony Cocks, RingNews24, Fri, 20 Apr 2018
“He must win,” Hearn was quoted as saying by The Mirror when asked about his newly-signed boxer Amir Khan’s upcoming fight with Phil Lo Greco of Canada. “The old Amir Khan would be a very, very strong favourite, but now he’s just favourite because we just don’t know how he is.
“The truth is he ma Read Full Story >>>
Arizona Boxing News & Notes with Don Smith: Leo Santa Cruz Rights Wrong, Canelo News
By Don Smith, PhilBoxing.com, Thu, 19 Apr 2018
Leo Santa Cruz.
Boxing Fans, in our last Arizona Boxing News & Notes column, ABNN reported that 14 fighters who fought on a 7 bout card presented in Ontario, California on April 6 were still waiting to be paid, almost Read Full Story >>>
How times have changed: Pacquiao must impress vs Matthysse to get shot at Lomachenko
By Gerry Ramos, Spin.ph, Thu, 19 Apr 2018
A BLINDING light awaits Manny Pacquiao at the end of the tunnel.
And all he has to do is win another world title and look good against Lucas Matthysse in their welterweight championship showdown in Malaysia three months from now.
Michael Koncz, the longtime Pacquiao adviser, bared plans of a f Read Full Story >>>
OPINION: Why is Manny Pacquiao still fighting
By Rick Olivares, ABS-CBN News, Thu, 19 Apr 2018
Yes, I am one of those who believes that Manny Pacquiao should have hung up his gloves a few years ago.
I am not going to tell a prize fighter when to call it quits. That is their lookout and they’ll be judged after all when all is said and done.
So why is Manny continuing to fight?
In my o Read Full Story >>>
Another BLACK EYE for the sport as WORLD CHAMPION is STRIPPED, SUSPENDED for DRUGS
World Boxing News, Thu, 19 Apr 2018
Kenichi Ogawa has been stripped of his IBF super-featherweight title and suspended for six months following a failed drug test stemming from his clash with Tevin Farmer late last year.
In what was seen as a highly-controversial victory, Ogawa out-pointed Farmer via split decision at the Mandalay Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao can unite the whole of Asia as well
By Eddie Alinea, PhilBoxing.com, Thu, 19 Apr 2018
From the time Pacquiao knocked out Lehlohonolo Ledwaba in the sixth round to bring the International Boxing Federation super-bantamweight crown to the Philippine shore in 2001, Filipino ring superstar Manny Pacquiao Read Full Story >>>
GREER & DEZURN FACE OFF ON SHOBOX: NEW GENERATION MAY 11
PhilBoxing.com, Thu, 19 Apr 2018
122-POUND PROSPECTS JOSH “DON’T BLINK” GREER & GLENN DEZURN TO FACE OFF IN CO-FEATURE OF SHOBOX: THE NEW GENERATION QUADRUPLEHEADER FRIDAY, MAY 11 LIVE ON SHOWTIME®
Six Fighters With Combined 82 Wins And Only Four Losses Added To May 11 ShoBox Headlined By Devin Haney-Mason Menard Showdown
NEW Read Full Story >>>
LAMONT ROACH, JR. VS. ORLANDO CRUZ OFFICIAL WEIGHTS
PhilBoxing.com, Thu, 19 Apr 2018
Roach, Jr. vs. Cruz is a ten-round fight for the vacant WBO International Junior Lightweight Title presented by Golden Boy Promotions and Miguel Cotto Promotions. The event is sponsored by Tecate, "THE OFFICIAL BEER OF BO Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao: Not closing door on Roach
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Thu, 19 Apr 2018
Manny Pacquiao is not ruling out the possibility that Freddie Roach will be back as chief trainer.
But in the meantime, it appears that preparations and cornerwork needed for the Lucas Matthysse fight on July 15 in Malaysia, will be handled by Buboy Fernandez, who was present during yesterday’s p Read Full Story >>>
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