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Boxing mirror, who’s the dumbest of them all?
By Recah Trinidad,, 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  
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UFC's Francis Ngannou Blasts Stipe Miocic: Keep Whining ... You're Dead!, Tue, 16 Jan 2018

TMZ SPORTS -- UFC star Francis Ngannou says it's "bullsh*t" Stipe Miocic is complaining about not being promoted enough before UFC 220 ... and he's putting the heavyweight champ on notice. "The UFC not gonna fight for him  
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By Marlon Bernardino,, Tue, 16 Jan 2018
Filipino International Master (IM) Oliver Dimakiling pocketed the top honors in the 2nd KIMMA Open Chess Championship 2018 held at the Belakang Haniffa Departmental Store in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Sunday. The Davao City native Dimakiling collected seven points in seven outings. Dimakiling s  Read Full Story >>>

Sabillo won’t take Heno lightly despite hometown gain
By Jerome S. Galunan Jr.,, Tue, 16 Jan 2018

Sabillo. BACOLOD CITY -- Toboso-hailed and reigning Asian Boxing Federation light flyweight champion Merlito ‘Tiger’ Sabillo (27-4-1 win-loss-draw, 13 KOs) is on tough training ahead of the Oriental and Pacific Boxing Fede  
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Jorge Linares: I respect Mercito Gesta
By James Copley, Bad Left Hook, Tue, 16 Jan 2018
Jorge Linares must get past tricky challenger Mercito Gesta if he is to set up a unification scrap with Mikey Garcia. The Venezuelan defends his WBA and Ring Magazine belts at The Forum in California on January 27th. Gesta isn't as well known Linares, but the champ admitted that he has to guard a  Read Full Story >>>

Spence V Peterson: The MLK Edition
By John Gatling,, Tue, 16 Jan 2018
Donald Trump calls them “shitholes”. Bill Clinton might call them “places of interest to shift hopes”. Is this not what either man might use to describe the place from which a prizefighter hails? Is one being honest? And if so, is the other being disingenuous and “politically correct”? Regardl  Read Full Story >>>

Donaire to train in Cebu?
By Joaquin Henson,, Tue, 16 Jan 2018

Nonito Donaire, Jr. said yesterday he’s considering to set up training camp in Cebu to prepare for his April 21 must-win duel with former IBF superbantamweight and WBA featherweight champion Carl (The Jackal) Frampton a  
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This Week's - 'The Hollywood Beatdown with Tyron Woodley', Tue, 16 Jan 2018
TMZ SPORTS -- Tune-in to this week’s episode of 'The Hollywood Beatdown with Tyron Woodley' a weekly show, distributed on TMZ’s Facebook & YouTube, and promoted across TMZ’s social media platforms, including Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat. Straight from the TMZ Newsroom, UFC Welterweight Champion  Read Full Story >>>

Paranoia now grips Ancajas and handlers
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Tue, 16 Jan 2018
There is a prevailing sense of paranoia over at world champion Jerwin Ancajas’s training camp in Magallanes, Cavite. Ten days before Ancajas flies to the US where he will risk the International Boxing Federation (IBF) super-flyweight crown for the fourth time on Feb. 3, the fighter’s manager, tra  Read Full Story >>>

Mikey Garcia Exclusive: Technique & Knockouts
By Caryn A. Tate,, Tue, 16 Jan 2018
It’s not every day that one gets the chance to talk boxing technique with one of the best fighters in the world… It’s not every day that one gets the chance to talk boxing technique with one of the best fighters in the world. Recently, I had the chance to speak with Mikey Garcia (37-0, 30 KOs), w  Read Full Story >>>

Amir Khan - Back in Business: First title bout added to April 21 bill
World Boxing News, Tue, 16 Jan 2018
Tommy Coyle will challenge Sean 'Masher' Dodd for the Commonwealth lightweight title on April 21 as part of Amir Khan's comeback bill in Liverpool. Khan, 31, surprisingly signed with Eddie Hearn's Matchroom Boxing stable with a view to securing a future world title shot and will headline the famo  Read Full Story >>>

Frank Warren: Fans Lost Interest in Amir Khan, He'll Face a Stiff, Tue, 16 Jan 2018
Frank Warren believes the British fight fans have lost interest in the boxing career of Amir Khan (31-4, 19 KOs). Last week, Khan announced that he signed a three fight promotional deal with Eddie Hearn of Matchroom. Khan's first fight in two years has been scheduled to take place on April 21   Read Full Story >>>

Catmon hosts title bout
By Edri Aznar, Sun.Star Cebu, Tue, 16 Jan 2018
BOXING returns to Catmon with Big Yellow Boxing Promotions’ “Bakbakan sa Catmon” on Jan. 31 at the Catmon Sports Complex. The show is headlined by a Visproba bantamweight title fight between Carlo Demecillo and Margarito Moya. The 21-year-old Demecillo had an impressive 2017, winning all three  Read Full Story >>>

Nonito Donaire relishing Belfast trip, entering the lion's den versus Carl Frampton
By Joe Hewlett, World Boxing News, Mon, 15 Jan 2018
Carl Frampton will be returning to his native Belfast as he prepares to go toe-to-toe against future hall-of-famer Nonito Donaire in April. The bout will take place at the SSE Arena in Northern Ireland with both men anticipating another tilt at world glory. Donaire, who’s held seven world titl  Read Full Story >>>

Frank Warren reveals who he has offered Amir Khan to face in comeback fight
By Andrew Diefenderfer, GIVEMESPORT, Mon, 15 Jan 2018
English boxing manager and promoter, Frank Warren, has made the bold claim that the British public has no interest in the boxing career of Amir Khan. Warren believes that Khan's extended absence from the game has made the public lose interest in him. While away from the sport, Khan tried to bo  Read Full Story >>>

Boxing fights can end in one punch; a look at fighters who may have the power to KO Anthony Joshua
By Steve Wellings, RingNews24, Mon, 15 Jan 2018
Deontay Wilder There’s no doubting that Wilder has the punching power to stop Joshua. 38 out of Wilder’s 39 professional victims have fallen early although there has been a fair bit of padding included, especially in the early days. Former Olympian Wilder can certainly bang and it is fair to say   Read Full Story >>>

Joshua vs Parker Will Be A First In Heavyweight Boxing History
By Niall Doran, Boxing News and Views, Mon, 15 Jan 2018
Not many realise that Anthony Joshua vs Joseph Parker on March 31st in the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales will actually be a first in heavyweight boxing history. It is the first time in boxing history two reigning undefeated world heavyweight champions with a 100% winning record will have  Read Full Story >>>

McCrory: Ridhwan is Singapore’s Pacquiao
Fox Sports, Mon, 15 Jan 2018
Former IBF world boxing champion Glenn McCrory, who dominated British boxing in the late 80’s, and reinvented himself also as a boxing pundit, sees Muhamad “The Chosen Wan” Ridhwan, as Singapore’s own version of Manny Pacquiao. McCrory, who was present at Ridhwan’s very impressive showing at ‘Roa  Read Full Story >>>

Viloria vows to regain title
By Joaquin Henson,, Mon, 15 Jan 2018

Brian Viloria is out to prove he’s still on top of his game when the Hawaiian Punch battles unbeaten Artem Dalakian of Ukraine for the vacant WBA flyweight title at the Forum in Inglewood, California, on Feb. 24.   
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The Past Week in Action 14 January 2018
By Eric Armit,, Mon, 15 Jan 2018

Magali wins in Japan. January 12 Verona, NY, USA: Super Bantam: Jesses Angel Hernandez (11-1,1ND) W PTS 10 Ernesto Garza (9-3). Super Light: Shohjahon Ergashev W (11-0) W TKO 3 Sonny Frederickson (18-1). Cr  
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NBA - - - Timberwolves bit​e​ Knicks, 118-108
By Daniel Quindao Guden,, Mon, 15 Jan 2018

MINNEAPOLIS - The negative 14 ​weather temperature in ​the Land of 10,000 Lakes didn't ​dampen the warmth ​and excitement of ​the sold-out crowd ​18,978 ​who trooped to the ​  
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NBA -- Zach LaVine make bullish debut, Bulls beat Pistons
By Homer D. Sayson,, Mon, 15 Jan 2018

CHICAGO -- Zach LaVine returned from an 11-month absence to score 14 points and help the Chicago Bulls nipped the Detroit Pistons, 107-105, at the United Center. LaVine, who was recovering from a torn ACL, made 5-of-9 field   
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Khan Still Wants Pacquiao: I'd Love That, It Would Be Amazing, Mon, 15 Jan 2018
British superstar Amir Khan (31-4, 19 KOs) is still hoping to get in the ring with his former sparring partner, eight division world champion Manny Pacquiao (59-7-2, 38 KOs). The former champion will end a near two year hiatus from the sport with a bout in Liverpool on April 21 against an unnamed  Read Full Story >>>

Fightful's Boxing Preview For 2018
By Carlos Toro,, Mon, 15 Jan 2018
The following excerpt was first published on this week's edition of the Fightful Boxing Newsletter, which drops every Thursday at 6 AM EST. *** Previewing 2018 In Boxing: Top Matches, Storylines, One Prediction For 2018 As we’re entering the new year, boxing looks to follow up on what is la  Read Full Story >>>

Boxing news that may shape the whole year
By Dennis Dodge, RingNews24, Mon, 15 Jan 2018
As January moves on, the world of boxing moves on and we start to get the snippets of news that may shape the whole year. Khan’s back with Matchroom and is eyeing an Adrian Broner bout, although would any of us bet against Khan/Brook? A tasty prospect to be sure and with Matchroom behind the winner   Read Full Story >>>

Luis Ortiz comments on Deontay Wilder arrest, fires title warning
World Boxing News, Mon, 15 Jan 2018
It has just been announced that undefeated heavyweight world champion Deontay "The Bronze Bomber" Wilder will defend his title against undefeated contender Luis "The Real King Kong" Ortiz on Saturday, March 3 in Brooklyn, New York. Ortiz-Wilder is a long-awaited showdown of the heavyweight divisi  Read Full Story >>>

Errol Spence Reveals Who He Thinks Is The Best Out Of Thurman, Porter, Garcia – Eyes Crawford
By Niall Doran, Boxing News and Views, Sun, 14 Jan 2018
Errol Spence Jr could very well be the best welterweight in the world of boxing today but the jury is still out until all the top 147lbs champions and top-tier fighters (including him) fight one another. Most of whom all share the same manager – Al Haymon. We’ve spoken about on here before how ma  Read Full Story >>>

Things to consider in a possible Keith Thurman vs. Terence Crawford Fight
By C Johnson, RingNews24, Sun, 14 Jan 2018
As 2018 continues to move forward, several subplots are unraveling in the boxing world. As is often the case, the welterweight division is again one of the hottest in the sport and there are several potential matchups that fans are dying to see. With lineal junior welterweight champion Terence Cra  Read Full Story >>>

By Maloney L. Samaco,, Sun, 14 Jan 2018

Carl Frampton (24-1, 14 KO’s) fights Filipino four-division world champion Nonito Donaire (38-4, 24 KO’s) at SSE Arena in Belfast on April 21 and this magnificent showdown will be one of the greatest boxing bouts schedu  
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Arizona Boxing News & Notes with Don Smith: Jerwin Ancajas Defends Title, Valdivia Loss & More
By Don Smith,, Sun, 14 Jan 2018

Boxing Fans, It is difficult not to compare IBF world junior bantamweight champion Jerwin Ancajas ((26-1-1-18 knockouts) with his idol and co-promoter Manny Pacquiao. Both Filipino fighters are southpaws and b  
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Horn's Trainer: After We Stop Crawford, Experts Must Give Credit!, Sun, 14 Jan 2018
eff Horn (18-0-1, 12 KOs) may have never had the chance to “achieve greatness” against Terence Crawford had he not agreed to an April fight in Las Vegas, his trainer Glenn Rushton says. An official announcement is imminent after Horn’s camp agreed terms for an April 21 match-up against Crawford,   Read Full Story >>>

Jorge Linares Expects That 2018 Will Be a Big Year For His Career
By Miguel Rivera,, Sun, 14 Jan 2018
WBA lightweight champion Jorge Linares does not expect that his upcoming opponent, Mercito Gesta, will prevents him from achieving his dreams in 2018 - which is to land a high profile fight against either Mikey García or Vasyl Lomachenko. Linares returns on January 27 from the Forum in Inglewood   Read Full Story >>>

Mark Anthony Barriga vs ex-champ Jose Argumedo ordered for IBF title eliminator
By Ryan Songalia, Rappler, Sun, 14 Jan 2018
MANILA, Philippines - Mark Anthony Barriga, the Philippines' 2012 Olympic representative, will take his first step towards a pro title in his next fight. The International Boxing Federation (IBF) has ordered Barriga, ranked number 4, to meet the 7th-ranked Jose Argumedo to determine the mandatory  Read Full Story >>>

Frampton cautious: Donaire slip-up could mean I never fight for another world title
World Boxing News, Sun, 14 Jan 2018
Carl Frampton has revealed his admiration for Nonito Donaire's achievements and says he picked the Filipino legend specifically to ready him for another world title shot. The former two-weight world title holder battles Donaire, himself a four-division ruler, on April 21 at the SSE Arena knowing   Read Full Story >>>

Does Lamont Peterson have a chance against Errol Spence Jr?
By Steve Wellings, RingNews24, Sun, 14 Jan 2018
Errol Spence Jr will finally return to the ring on January 20 to make a belated first defence of his IBF welterweight belt against ex-world champion Lamont Peterson in Brooklyn. Peterson is a physically strong and athletically capable welterweight who made his debut in 2004 and seems like one of   Read Full Story >>>


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