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Grammy® Nominated and Multi-Platinum Global Artist Demi Lovato To Sing The National Anthem NEW YORK – August 21, 2017 – Sean Combs and Mark Wahlberg are doubling down on the upcoming SHOWTIME PPV matchup between pound-for-p  
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Ragozin vs. Halsey to headline M-1 Challenge 83: Tatfight 5 Sept. 23 in Kazan, Russia, Wed, 23 Aug 2017

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (August 22, 2017) - M-1 Global will promote the first international mixed-martial-arts event in Republic of Tatarstan history, September 23, as Kazan, Russia hosts M-1 Challenge 83: Tatfight 5. The m  
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International Boxing Association (IBA) Relaunched worldwide by new sports group, Wed, 23 Aug 2017
VENTNOR CITY, N.J. (August 22, 2017) - The International Boxing Association (IBA) has been relaunched worldwide by a sports group headed by the new IBA president, J.C. Courreges. In 1991, two-time Major League Baseball all-star pitcher and Cy Young Award winner Dean Chance founded the IBA, guidi  Read Full Story >>>

Tug-of-war over venue looms
The Philippine Star, Wed, 23 Aug 2017
Manila, Brisbane eye Manny-Horn match MANILA, Philippines - A showdown for the right to stage Manny Pacquiao’s rematch with Jeff Horn on Nov. 12 is shaping up between Manila and Brisbane, Australia, as the two cities have expressed interest in hosting the bout. Days after Brisbane Lord Mayor  Read Full Story >>>

Gold Coast’s CBUS Stadium still a back-up for Manny Pacquiao vs. Jeff Horn rematch fight
By Ryan Keen, Gold Coast Bulletin, Wed, 23 Aug 2017
MANNY Pacquiao conqueror Jeff Horn loves the idea of the Battle of Brisbane becoming Golden Gloves on the Goldie. The Brisbane slugger said he had fought on the Gold Coast before and it would sell out if the boxing rematch was on the Glitter Strip. Uncertainty about the location of their secon  Read Full Story >>>

Las Vegas gets ready for Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor
By Arash Markazi,, Wed, 23 Aug 2017
LAS VEGAS -- One week before he will step into the ring for perhaps the final time in his career to face Conor McGregor, Floyd Mayweather is sitting in the corner of a strip club at 3:30 a.m. This is not just any strip club, mind you; it's his very own strip club. "He's here every night," said  Read Full Story >>>

Floyd Mayweather bets big, just not on himself
By David Purdum,, Wed, 23 Aug 2017
At this point, after months of over-the-top promotion, it's difficult to separate reality from hype for a fight that will almost certainly be the most-heavily bet boxing match ever. Floyd Mayweather stoked the fire last week, telling late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel that he plans to bet on   Read Full Story >>>

Floyd Mayweather doesn't think Conor McGregor will make weight: 'A true champion is disciplined'
By Andrew Joseph, USA Today, Wed, 23 Aug 2017
With four days to go until the much-anticipated fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor on Aug. 26, the trash talk hasn’t stopped. And for Mayweather, he’s now targeting McGregor’s weight. The two fighters are set to fight at the 154-pound limit of light middleweight on Saturday. Maywea  Read Full Story >>>

Las Vegas books staring down Mayweather-McGregor disaster
By Corey Masisak, New York Post, Wed, 23 Aug 2017
The oddsmakers in Las Vegas are going to have a clear rooting interest when Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor step into the ring Aug. 26 at T-Mobile Arena. Mayweather was once a massive favorite, but an avalanche of money wagered on McGregor to win has forced betting services to make dramatic c  Read Full Story >>>

McGregor Reveals Exactly How Mayweather Can Earn His Respect Saturday Night
By Cillian Cunningham , Pundit Arena, Wed, 23 Aug 2017
The notorious Irishman has explained exactly how Floyd Mayweather can leave the ring with his respect after they finally throw down on Saturday night. Combat sports can be a funny old business. For weeks, months and even years two select individuals can literally despise the very sight of each ot  Read Full Story >>>

The average Mayweather bet is 50 times as big as the average McGregor bet
By Alex Lemieux, SB NATION, Wed, 23 Aug 2017
Saturday’s Mayweather-McGregor fight is a big sports betting event, and the betting patterns ahead of the bout are pretty funny: That’s per the manager at the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook. What it means: Floyd Mayweather is a massive favorite. If you bet $100 on Conor McGregor, and the MMA f  Read Full Story >>>

PH boxers Marvin, Marcial, Fernandez advance to SEA Games finals
By Ryan Songalia, Rappler, Tue, 22 Aug 2017
MANILA, Philippines - Philippine boxers John Marvin, Eumir Marcial and Mario Fernandez won their semifinal matches on Tuesday, August 22 to earn a spot in the gold medal matches of the 2017 Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Not so fortunate were their teammates - light welterweight  Read Full Story >>>

Farce vs. Fight: Is Mayweather-McGregor Risking Boxing's Best Chance at Resurgence?
By Greg Bishop, Sports Illustrated, Tue, 22 Aug 2017
The Bombardier Global 6000 nears its cruising altitude, and Conor McGregor sinks into an oversized white leather chair between the cockpit and a stack of Dolce & Gabbana shopping bags. It's almost midnight when the UFC icon and his 12-person entourage begin assessing his performance at a promotional  Read Full Story >>>

De La Hoya: Canelo Took Mayweather Fight Too Soon, Better for It
By Keith Idec,, Tue, 22 Aug 2017
In hindsight, Oscar De La Hoya admits Canelo Alvarez took the Floyd Mayweather Jr. fight too soon. The money and exposure were unbeatable, though, and Alvarez’s promoter is certain that losing to the extraordinarily skilled, experienced Mayweather made the Mexican superstar a much better boxer. A  Read Full Story >>>

Could McGregor Lose His Mind And Kick The Ref? Bet On It
By Paul Magno,, Tue, 22 Aug 2017
Well, if McGregor goes bonkers and kicks referee Robert Byrd, you could make a small fortune at +20,000 odds… The Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor mega-spectacle has brought out the interesting and absurd in the fight world. From x-rated press conferences to dubious sparring feuds, this boxing vs.  Read Full Story >>>

COMMENTARY: Simulator predicts McGregor will beat Mayweather
By Rick Zamperin , GlobalNews (CA), Tue, 22 Aug 2017
We are less than a week away from the biggest boxing match in history. At least, it’s the biggest fight since Floyd Mayweather beat Manny Pacquiao in the so-called “Fight of the Century” in 2015. This Saturday night in Las Vegas, undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather will meet mixed martial arts s  Read Full Story >>>

‘I’ll flatten Floyd’ – Conor McGregor insists Floyd Mayweather won’t make it to the second round
By Conor Hogan, The Sun, Tue, 22 Aug 2017
CONOR MCGREGOR insists he will “flatten” Floyd Mayweather inside of two rounds. The pair go head-to-head in Las Vegas on Sunday morning and McGregor is confident he’ll defeat Mayweather with ease. In an interview with Sky Sports McGregor said he hopes the undefeated Mayweather proceeds with h  Read Full Story >>>

Mayweather vs McGregor: Our panel of experts choose the boxer they believe could best make the transition to MMA, Tue, 22 Aug 2017
Ahead of UFC star Conor McGregor entering a boxing ring to take on Floyd Mayweather, we asked our panel of experts which boxer would best make the switch in the opposite direction... I would pick Rocky Marciano because he was a real roughhouse and liked that style of fighting. He's the one holdin  Read Full Story >>>

Exclusive: 'Conor McGregor is sports' biggest star, I hope he beats Floyd Mayweather' - Mick Conlan
By Joe Hewlett, World Boxing News, Tue, 22 Aug 2017
The forthcoming clash between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor has been labelled as a ‘freak show’ by the majority of media outlets and some in boxing fraternity. McGregor will stroll into fight night knowing he will be the biggest earning boxing debutant in the sports history. One man who   Read Full Story >>>

Black Unicorn Presents: Peñalosa vs Bautista for PBF Belt Friday Aug 25 @ Makati Square Arena
By Carlos Costa,, Tue, 22 Aug 2017

Penalosa (L) and Bautista. This Friday evening will be an evening of exciting boxing in Makati as new outfit Black Unicorn International Promotions in association with Hardstone Boxing Promotions present to fight   
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Pacquiao-Horn rematch to be held in PH Arena, claims Tourism Sec
ABS-CBN News, Tue, 22 Aug 2017
MANILA -- Boxer-turned-senator Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao will be returning to the ring for a rematch against Australian boxer Jeff Horn, this time in the Philippines, Department of Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo said on Tuesday. Teo told reporters the anticipated rematch between Horn and Pacquaio will  Read Full Story >>>

DOT: Pacquiao vs. Horn rematch to be held in PHL
GMA News Online, Tue, 22 Aug 2017
Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo on Tuesday announced that the Philippines will host the rematch between Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao and Australian Jeff Horn. "Just this morning we had a talk with Congressman Eric Pineda and he was asking us if we could sponsor the Pacquiao fight this coming Decemb  Read Full Story >>>

Sold out or not, Vegas will party during Mayweather-McGregor
By Associated Press, The Philippine Star, Tue, 22 Aug 2017
LAS VEGAS — The fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor may not have sold out yet, but that won't stop Las Vegas from putting on its party hat. Sin City's nightclubs have booked a long list of celebrities — including one of the fighters — and high-rolling gamblers and VIPs have sn  Read Full Story >>>

Why Las Vegas is the perfect city to stage the Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor freak show
By Luke Brown, Independent Online, Tue, 22 Aug 2017
If the detractors are to be believed and this fight really is bad for boxing, then the message hasn’t yet filtered through to the neon streets of Las Vegas, where excitement is building for Floyd Mayweather’s fight with Conor McGregor this Saturday. Any fight involving Mayweather is guaranteed to  Read Full Story >>>

Conor McGregor floors John Kavanagh as he prepares for fight with Floyd Mayweather
By Robert Summerscales, Mail Online (UK), Tue, 22 Aug 2017
Another one of Conor McGregor's sparring partners has hit the canvas. But this knockdown is unlikely to cause as much trouble as the one which sent Paulie Malignaggi tumbling. McGregor's head coach John Kavanagh posted a photo to Instagram on Monday. It showed himself on the floor during a spa  Read Full Story >>>

Peter Fury: “I thought Jeff Horn won eight to ten rounds of that fight, he bullied Manny Pacquiao!”
By Robert Brown, OTR Boxing Radio, Tue, 22 Aug 2017
Highly regarded boxing trainer Peter Fury has already taken a fighter to a world title, when he guided his nephew Tyson Fury to a upset win over Wladimir Klitschko in November 2015. Now Peter has the unique opportunity to also take his own son to a world title, when Hughie Fury faces Joseph Parker o  Read Full Story >>>

Retirement Crosses Canelo's Mind, But Not Ready to Walk Away
By Keith Idec,, Tue, 22 Aug 2017
Canelo Alvarez has 51 fights on his professional record, an unusually high number for a boxer who only recently turned 27 years old. Alvarez made his pro debut when he was just 15 in his native Mexico, which makes him already a veteran of 11-plus years, typically the time when fighters at least b  Read Full Story >>>

By Gary Todd,, Tue, 22 Aug 2017

To be honest, I wasn’t going to write anything for this fight. When the hype started, I battled to watch it, but I did, and I thought the whole thing was a disgrace. I said I wouldn’t be watching anymore, but I did. I  
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Crawford wants Pacquiao-Horn 2 winner
By Recah Trinidad,, Tue, 22 Aug 2017

IT was not an ultimatum, but early on Monday, there was an urgent statement from Brisbane asking Manny Pacquiao to confirm whether or not he’s honoring a rematch with WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn of Australia. The Lor  
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Storylines abound as CES Boxing preps for live fight card Saturday just hours before Mayweather-McGregor, Tue, 22 Aug 2017
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Aug. 21st, 2017) -- With less than a week to go before the most talked-about boxing match in years takes center stage in Nevada, longtime promotion CES Boxing is set to deliver its own memorable night of boxing with some familiar faces and a few newcomers looking to build their leg  Read Full Story >>>

Mayweather-McGregor not worth your time or money
By Norman Chad,, Tue, 22 Aug 2017
I am writing this column under protest — yeah, I know, usually most of you read this column under protest, so now we're even — because today I am writing about the unfathomably unholier-than-thou Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fisticuffs this Saturday near Mayweather's tax shelter in Las Vegas.   Read Full Story >>>

Report: 95% of bets on McGregor vs. Mayweather are being placed on Conor
By Tim Burke, Bloody Elbow, Tue, 22 Aug 2017
While it is hard to collect hard, verifiable data on sports betting across the many vendors that accept wagers, all signs are pointing to Conor McGregor being the fighter that people are putting their money on right now. His boxing match with Floyd Mayweather Jr. is just a few days away, and the bet  Read Full Story >>>

Floyd Mayweather's biggest bet ever
By Kevin Iole, Yahoo! Sports, Tue, 22 Aug 2017
LAS VEGAS — Floyd Mayweather is about to close in on $1 billion in career fight earnings after his bout with Conor McGregor on Saturday at T-Mobile Arena. The vast majority of that haul has come since 2006, when Mayweather made a $750,000 bet on himself. Back in 2006, Mayweather declined an $8 mi  Read Full Story >>>

Floyd Mayweather v Conor McGregor: Monday diary from Las Vegas ahead of £1bn clash
By Chris McKenna, Daily Star (UK), Tue, 22 Aug 2017
MONDAY This would have been the calm before the storm but for the thunder and lightning that hit the Strip in the morning. It was unseasonal weather for the desert location ahead of what is going to be a strange week. For the first time boxing fans will mix with the MMA faithful as two of t  Read Full Story >>>

Rocky Marciano Jr. Explains Why Floyd Mayweather Doesn't Deserve to Break Record
By Timothy Rapp,, Tue, 22 Aug 2017
Rocky Marciano Jr. does not believe Floyd Mayweather should have the opportunity to break his father's unbeaten record of 49-0 in what he described as an "exhibition match" against Conor McGregor on Saturday night. "No matter what happens, I don’t think it should go towards Mayweather’s professio  Read Full Story >>>


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