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MASAM SPORTS 15: JEO SANTISIMA'S BOUT WITH JOET GONZALEZ IS MOVED TO MARCH 4
By Maloney L. Samaco, PhilBoxing.com, Mon, 17 Jan 2022

World rated featherweight contender Jeo “Santino” Santisima will have to wait a little longer for his fight in the United States after his scheduled match with Joet Gonzalez on February 5 in Fresno, Californi
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Gary Russell On Being Avoided by Top Fighters: Fans, Media Need To Just Hold These Guys Accountable
By Jake Donovan, BoxingScene.com, Mon, 17 Jan 2022
Gary Russell Jr. gave up long ago on rationalizing why the other top featherweights refuse to get in the ring with him. The long-reigning featherweight titlist would like to see someone else run with that baton. “Just hold these guys accountable,” Russell insisted during a recent Zoom me  Read Full Story >>>

Gary Russell Jr: “Two Fights I Would Want: Tank Davis And Lomachenko!”
By Bakari Simpson, 3KingsBoxing.com, Mon, 17 Jan 2022
On January 22, WBC featherweight champion “Mr.” Gary Russell (31-1, 18 KO’s) will setout to make the sixth defense of his title. His challenger, #1 (WBO), #2 (WBC) and #5 (IBF) ranked contender, Mark “Magnifico” Magsayo (23-0, 16 KO’s), is looking to dethrone Russell from his long standi  Read Full Story >>>

Jack Catterall signs new management deal with MTK Global
PhilBoxing.com, Mon, 17 Jan 2022

MTK Global is thrilled to announce a new management deal with undefeated super-lightweight star Jack Catterall. Catterall (26-0, 13 KOs) returns to action next month when he faces Josh Taylor (18-0, 13 KOs) for
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MASAM SPORTS 14: GEORGE KAMBOSOS VS. DEVIN HANEY FOR THE UNDISPUTED LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP IN THE WORKS
By Maloney L. Samaco, PhilBoxing.com, Sun, 16 Jan 2022

Eddie Hearn revealed he had started talks with fellow promoter Lou DiBella for a fight between undisputed lightweight champion George Kambosos Jr. and WBC champion Devin Haney possibly in the Middle East in May. Hearn dis
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MANANGQUIL WILL SEE AVAILABLE BIG FIGHT OPTIONS FOR BORNEA OTHER THAN ANCAJAS
PhilBoxing.com, Sun, 16 Jan 2022

Jade Bornea, now 17-0 KO11, made a loud statement by scoring a nasty third round TKO win over Mohammed Obaddi in Mexico. Obaddi gave Bornea a tough fight in the opening round but started feeling the Filipino’s power in
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Mark Magsayo was 'like a young Pacquiao' but fought cherry picked foes early in his career, says analyst
By JM Siasat, GMA News Online, Sun, 16 Jan 2022
Unbeaten Filipino contender Mark Magsayo had all the makings of a great fighter at a young age, according to veteran boxing analyst Atty. Ed Tolentino. Tolentino, who covered Magsayo from ringside during his time with ALA Promotions, remembered how the Filipino pug was being groomed as the next b  Read Full Story >>>

Gary Russell Jr: “I Want One Of Those Career Defining Fights!”
By Bakari Simpson, 3KingsBoxing.com, Sun, 16 Jan 2022
WBC Featherweight Champion Gary Russell Jr Still Craves a Career Defining Fight On January 22, WBC featherweight champion “Mr.” Gary Russell Jr (31-1, 18 KO’s) will face hungry challenger Mark “Magnifico” Magsayo (23-0, 16 KO’s). Their main event prizefight, Russell’s seventh title   Read Full Story >>>

Francis Ngannou blasts ex-trainer over heavyweight boxing run comments
World Boxing News, Sun, 16 Jan 2022
UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou panned comments made by his former trainer Fernand Lopez regarding a possible boxing run. As World Boxing News reported earlier this month, Lopez stated Ngannou needs “three years” of nothing but boxing training to be ready for Tyson Fury. Ngannou,   Read Full Story >>>

Iron Grip: Light Heavyweight Champion Joe Smith Jr. Knocks Out Steve Geffrard
PhilBoxing.com, Sun, 16 Jan 2022

Abraham Nova shines in featherweight co-feature VERONA, N.Y. (Jan. 15, 2022) — The Steve Geffrard story was something out of a Hollywood script. The South Florida native accepted a shot at the title on eight days
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Joe Smth Jr Dominant in TKO Title Defense
By T J Rives, Big Fight Weekend, Sun, 16 Jan 2022
WBO Light Heavyweight Joe Smith Jr. waited for several months to defend his belt for the first time, and he made the most of it with an impressive 9th round KO over late replacement Steve Geffrard on Saturday night in the ESPN/Top Rank Boxing main event. Smith, now 28-3, was repeatedly able to sc  Read Full Story >>>

Gary Russell Jr Talks About How Camp Has Been For Mark Magsayo Fight
Fight Sports, Sun, 16 Jan 2022
Gary Russell Jr.’s camp leading up to his upcoming fight has been different. On Tuesday during a virtual press conference, Russell admitted that he’s been without his coach – his father. His father, Gary Russell Sr., had his foot amputated last month due to complications from Type 2 diabete  Read Full Story >>>

Jade Bornea - A rising, sparkling star
By Nicholai R. Roska, Sports on Air, Sun, 16 Jan 2022
LOS ANGELES -- Most of the regulars at world renowned trainer Freddie Roach's sweatshop called the Wild Card gym along Vine street have a closely-guarded secret. A kid named Jade Bornea, who trains there while he chases his championships dreams. is really, really good. But now, though, the res  Read Full Story >>>

MASAM SPORTS 13: "HURRICANE" JADE BORNEA ON A POSSIBLE CLASH WITH "PRETTY BOY" JERWIN ANCAJAS FOR THE IBF SUPERFLYWEIGHT TITLE
By Maloney L. Samaco, PhilBoxing.com, Sun, 16 Jan 2022

Like Supertyphoon Odette which brought devastation to the country, true to his moniker the “Hurricane” Jade Bornea destroyed Italian-Moroccan Mohammed Obbadi and made a superb showing in the super flyweight division w
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Gary Russell Jr. vs Mark Magsayo world title fight preview and prediction
By Tim Rickson, British Boxing News, Sun, 16 Jan 2022
Gary Russell Jr. vs Mark Magsayo ‘Mr.’ vs ‘Magnifico’ It’s one of the first world title fights of 2022 and what a fantastic contest to kick the year off with! WBC World featherweight champion Gary Russell Jr. (31-1, 18 KOs) is all set make a sixth defence of his green and gold belt   Read Full Story >>>

Analyst says Magsayo has a 'puncher's chance' vs Russell
ABS-CBN News, Sun, 16 Jan 2022
Mark Magsayo has his work cut out for his WBC featherweight challenge against reigning bantamweight champion Gary Russell Jr. Boxing analyst Dennis Principe said Russell is the toughest of all the champions in the featherweight division in terms of skill and experience. "I still feel right now  Read Full Story >>>

Gary Russell Jr wants Tank Davis but insists he is not overlooking Mark Magsayo
By Anthony Cocks, RingNews24, Sun, 16 Jan 2022
WBC featherweight champion Gary Russell Jr 31-1 (18) says he is unfazed by the power of challenger Mark ‘Magnifico’ Magsayo 23-0 (16) ahead of their clash at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, New Jersey on January 22. “I’ve been willing to compete against whoever, whenever   Read Full Story >>>

Oi and Ouschan Survive Shootout at Arcadia Arizona Open
PhilBoxing.com, Sun, 16 Jan 2022

In recent months, Jonas Souto of Spain’s name has been popping up more and more on tournament flowcharts – especially in the later rounds. With his aggressive stroke, demonstrative gestures and mop of blonde hair, Souto
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Nadera, De Guzman, Ramayrat among the favorites in the Sen.Koko Pimentel Thanksgiving Online Chess Tournament
By Marlon Bernardino, PhilBoxing.com, Sun, 16 Jan 2022
MANILA, Philippines---International Master Barlo Nadera of Mandaue City, International Master Ricardo De Guzman of Cainta, Rizal and International Master Cris Ramayrat Jr. of Pasig City are among the favorites in the Sen. Koko Pimentel Thanksgiving Online Chess Tournament on January 20, 2022 at 7pm   Read Full Story >>>

Will Floyd Mayweather make Gervonta Davis vs Adrien Broner on PPV?
By Phil D. Jay, World Boxing News, Sun, 16 Jan 2022
Floyd Mayweather is currently overseeing the next move for Gervonta Davis, with many opponents said to be in the frame for the Pay Per View star. Davis dispatched Mario Barrios and Isaac Cruz in 2021 to take his impressive record to 26-0 with 24 stoppages. He’s now on the lookout for another bi  Read Full Story >>>

TERRENCE CRAWFORD CAN BE A PAY PER VIEW STAR!
By Ralph Rimpell, PhilBoxing.com, Sat, 15 Jan 2022

Yes, dear reader who just clicked onto the article. Pound 4 Pound (P4P) #1 fighter Terrence Crawford, former lightweight champion (135lbs), former undisputed junior welterweight (WBA/WBC/WBO/IBF) 4 belt champion at 140l
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Arboleda, Roldán, Fundora Victorious in Sampson Promotion in Panama live on TyC Sports
By Carlos Costa, PhilBoxing.com, Sat, 15 Jan 2022

The referee raises Arboleda's hand in victory. World-ranked, former world-title challenger Jaime Arboleda (18-2, 14 KO's) of Panama claimed the WBC Latino Silver 130-pound Belt with a hard-fought majority decision wi
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Split-T Management's Abraham Nova takes on William Encarnacion Tomorrow in Verona, New York
PhilBoxing.com, Sat, 15 Jan 2022

New York (January 14, 2022) -- Tomorrow Night at the Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York, Abraham Nova takes on William Encarnacion in a 10-round featherweight bout. Also, Split-T Management's undefeated
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Unbeaten Lightweight Giovanni Cabrera Signs Promotional Contract with Top Rank
PhilBoxing.com, Sat, 15 Jan 2022

The Freddie Roach-trained Cabrera will make Top Rank debut Saturday, Jan. 29 in Tulsa, Oklahoma LAS VEGAS (Jan. 14, 2022) — Undefeated lightweight contender Giovanni “El Cabron” Cabrera, a southpaw boxer-puncher
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Bornea KOs Obbadi, becomes mandatory challenger to Ancajas
By Roy Luarca, Rappler, Sat, 15 Jan 2022
Jade Bornea unleashes a a right hook then finishes off Mohammed Obbadi with a piercing left uppercut to the ribcage MANILA, Philippines – Prime prospect Jade Bornea took a step closer toward a world crown with an impressive third-round knockout of Mohammed Obbadi on Friday, January 14 (Saturday,   Read Full Story >>>

"The Hurricane" Jade Bornea Scores IBF-115 Eliminator Win in México; Becomes Jerwin's Mandatory Challenger
By Carlos Costa, PhilBoxing.com, Sat, 15 Jan 2022

Filipino Super Flyweight Jade Bornea (17-0, 11 KO's) of Gensan was a really strong Hurricane, scoring the most important win of his pro boxing career by devastatingly dropping and stopping with a fast 'n furious body atta
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Jade Bornea Knocks Out Mohammed Obbadi In Third Round of IBF Title Eliminator In Monterrey
By Jake Donovan, BoxingScene.com, Sat, 15 Jan 2022
Jade Bornea has punched his way into title contention. The unbeaten junior bantamweight is now in line for a shot at the IBF junior bantamweight title following a sensational third-round knockout of Mohammad Obbadi. A left uppercut to the midsection by Philippines’ Bornea forced Morocco’s Obb  Read Full Story >>>

Mass to remember Don Jose Sulaiman set on Sunday, January 16
By Gabriel F. Cordero, PhilBoxing.com, Sat, 15 Jan 2022

Next Sunday, January 16, family members, promoters, journalists, ring officials, boxers, world champions and fans will meet again virtually on the Facebook platform to attend a mass that will be held to honor the memory of the li
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UK OPEN POOL CHAMPIONSHIP ENTRIES SELL OUT IN UNDER AN HOUR
PhilBoxing.com, Sat, 15 Jan 2022
Player entries for the first-ever UK Open Pool Championship have sold out in under an hour with 256 spots quickly snapped up ahead of the inaugural tournament from May 17-22. Sign up for the Waiting List here A prize fund of $200,000 will  Read Full Story >>>

Weigh-In Results: Joe Smith Jr. vs. Steve Geffrard
PhilBoxing.com, Sat, 15 Jan 2022

TOMORROW at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT LIVE on ESPN & ESPN+ Turning Stone Resort Casino (Verona, N.Y.) (ESPN & ESPN+, 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT) • Joe Smith Jr. 174.25 lbs vs. Steve Geffrard 173.5 lbs (Smith's
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Two World Championship Fights Highlight Don King’s Ohio Spectacular; Makabu-Mchunu Clash For WBC World Cruiserweight Belt & Bryan-Guidry Tangle For WBA World Heavyweight Title
PhilBoxing.com, Sat, 15 Jan 2022

DEERFIELD BEACH, FL (January 14, 2022)—Don King has done it again! After working the phones and finalizing contracts, King proved once again he knows how to put together an action-packed championship night of boxing
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Pittsburgh’s Matt Conway Rebuilding Pittsburgh boxing tradition
PhilBoxing.com, Sat, 15 Jan 2022

“Winter Mayhem” streaming live on FacebookLive.com tomorrow night from Cheswick, PA PITTSBURGH (January 14, 2022) – The journey continues tomorrow night (Saturday) for Matt “Sweet Child” Conway
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CHEAVON CLARKE SIGNS PROMOTIONAL DEAL WITH MATCHROOM
PhilBoxing.com, Sat, 15 Jan 2022

Team GB Olympian set for pro debut in 2022 Cheavon Clarke has signed a long-term promotional deal with Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing and will make his eagerly anticipated professional debut at Cruiserweight
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Floyd Mayweather Named In Fraud Lawsuit
By Paul Magno, Overtime Heroics, Sat, 15 Jan 2022
5-division former world champ and all-time boxing cash cow, Floyd Mayweather has been named along with reality TV star Kim Kardashian and former NBA star Paul Pierce in a lawsuit that alleges fraud via a “pump and dump” cryptocurrency scheme that cost investors dearly. A class action suit fil  Read Full Story >>>

Jean Pascal, Jarrell Miller prepare for boxing return after drug controversy
By Phil D. Jay, World Boxing News, Sat, 15 Jan 2022
The two most significant drug failures in recent history, Jarrell Miller and Jean Pascal, are plotting a return to the ring. Pascal and Miller, who shocked the boxing community with numerous adverse findings in tests, announced their intentions to compete again. Despite fans calling for life b  Read Full Story >>>

MASAM SPORTS 12: JADE BORNEA VS. MOHAMMED OBBADI TALE OF THE TAPE
By Maloney L. Samaco, PhilBoxing.com, Fri, 14 Jan 2022

Jade Bornea will be fighting a high caliber boxer this Saturday, January 15 (Philippine time) against Mohammed Obbadi at the Auditorio Jacales in Monterrey, Mexico. The bout was declared as an elimination bout for the IBF ju
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MTK Global to host action-packed event in Bolton
PhilBoxing.com, Fri, 14 Jan 2022

MTK Global will head back to the University of Bolton Stadium with a stacked card next month - with some of the best British talent on display. The event takes place on Friday 18 February and is brought together by J
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The Month Of January & Boxing: A Recipe For Disaster
By Marquis Johns, NYFights.com, Fri, 14 Jan 2022
The new year is almost two weeks old, and the boxing world has just now decided to hit the alarm clock and begin entering the real world like the rest of us. No, seriously. Nothing across this planet has been going on at all whatsoever. Ask a casual boxing fan if they saw last week’s Shobox car  Read Full Story >>>

Canelo Alvarez is so good he has run out of worthwhile opponents – but he should steer clear of fighting Tyson Fury
By Colin Hart, The Sun, Fri, 14 Jan 2022
CANELO ALVAREZ has just been named 2021’s Fighter of the Year thanks to three spectacular KO victories in nine months. The Mexican marvel, a four-weight world champion, has now mopped up the super-middleweights to unify the 12st division. Alvarez found out he is much too good for his own goo  Read Full Story >>>

MUNGUIA VS. BALLARD MEDIA CONFERENCE CALL QUOTES
PhilBoxing.com, Fri, 14 Jan 2022

Tickets on Sale Friday, January 14!! LOS ANGELES (January 13, 2022) - Former world champion, and undefeated Mexican middleweight star, Jaime Munguia (38-0, 30 KOs), of Tijuana, Mexico, and Prince George County, M
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BORNEA IN HIS BIGGEST CAREER FIGHT TOMORROW
PhilBoxing.com, Fri, 14 Jan 2022

Junior bantamweight prospect Jade Bornea (16-0 KO10) has always been an underrated boxer ever since his amateur days. Not many boxing fans are aware that Bornea has beaten current IBF/WBA junior featherweight titlist Muro
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Press Conference Notes & Quotes: Joe Smith Jr. and Steve Geffrard Set for Saturday Night Light Heavyweight Title Showdown
PhilBoxing.com, Fri, 14 Jan 2022

Live on ESPN & ESPN Deportes (simulcast on ESPN+) Saturday at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT VERONA, N.Y. (Jan. 13, 2022)— Steve Geffrard wasn't supposed to be here. Last Friday, he was preparing to weigh in for a fight i
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Carlos Adames wishes Munguia the best, hopes he honors his word and fights him after Ballard
PhilBoxing.com, Fri, 14 Jan 2022

Adames. Carlos "El Caballo Bronco" Adames did his part and now he hopes Jaime Munguia does his. Back in November, WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman said that he would order the winner of the Sergiy Derevyenchenko-Carlos Ad
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Undefeated Dean Richardson joins MTK Global
PhilBoxing.com, Fri, 14 Jan 2022

MTK Global is delighted to announce the signing of unbeaten super-welterweight star Dean Richardson. Richardson (12-0, 9 KOs) has had a fantastic career so far, with the highlight coming when he won the Southern Ar
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MASAM SPORTS 11: CHARLY SUAREZ FACES TOMJUNE MANGUBAT FOR THE VACANT WBA ASIA SUPER FEATHERWEIGHT TITLE
By Maloney L. Samaco, PhilBoxing.com, Thu, 13 Jan 2022

Olympian Charly Suarez will face knockout artist Tomjune “Wardog” Mangubat to vie for the vacant World Boxing Association (WBA) Asia Super featherweight title on March 5, 2022 in Paranaque City, Metro Manila. VSP
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Cantonjos claims Co Chess Crown
By Marlon Bernardino, PhilBoxing.com, Thu, 13 Jan 2022
Final Standings: (7 rounds Swiss System, 15 minutes plus 2 seconds increment) 6.5 points---Allan Cantonjos, NM Dale Bernardo 6 points---Reynaldo Aba-a 5 points---Jones Maghuyop, Nepthali Tejada, Julius Dan Augustine Ablin, Perfecto Laput, NM Levi Martuna, Rocham Lauranilla, Alejo Bation MANILA  Read Full Story >>>

Terence Crawford vs Top Rank lawsuit echoes Floyd Mayweather claims
By Phil D. Jay, World Boxing News, Thu, 13 Jan 2022
This week, Terence Crawford launched a bitter lawsuit against Bob Arum and Top Rank that echoes similar gripes made by Floyd Mayweather. Despite having an ally in his quest, though, Crawford’s sensational allegations will take some proving in a court of law. ‘Bud’ set about tarnishing th  Read Full Story >>>

Terence Crawford files lawsuit against former promoter and accuses Bob Arum of 'racial bias'
BBC Sport, Thu, 13 Jan 2022
WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford has filed a lawsuit against his former promoter Top Rank, alleging that "revolting racial bias" on the part of chief executive Bob Arum damaged his career. Crawford, 34, left Top Rank in November 2021 after his contract expired, having first signed with   Read Full Story >>>

Tragedy of being Ugas
By Joaquin Henson, PhilBoxing.com, Thu, 13 Jan 2022

It’s not Yordenis Ugas’ fault that he’s Yordenis Ugas. The Cuban can’t seem to get respect even after beating Manny Pacquiao at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas last August. That’s the price he’s paying for first, stea
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JADE BORNEA CONFIRMED AS PROBELLUM’S LATEST SIGNING
PhilBoxing.com, Thu, 13 Jan 2022

Los Angeles, CA - January 13, 2022 - Probellum, in association with Sanman Boxing, is delighted to announce the signing of undefeated Filipino fighter Jade Bornea, who will be in action this coming Friday. The 26
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CryptoBoxers Enters the Ring with NFT Apparel Line
PhilBoxing.com, Thu, 13 Jan 2022

ATLANTA, GA (January 12, 2022) – It was late 2019 when CryptoBoxers, the very first boxing video game with an ecosystem in cryptocurrency, based on the blockchain, announced a projected entry date into the gaming market.
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Can Vincent Astrolabio Defeat “The Jackal” Guillermo Rigondeaux? His Coach Nonoy Neri Says Yes
By Carlos Costa, PhilBoxing.com, Thu, 13 Jan 2022

MP Boxing Promotions fighter “Asero” Vincent Astrolabio has a tough mission when he collides against complicated southpaw veteran "The Jackal" Guillermo Rigondeaux on Saturday, Feb 26, in Dubai. Can Astrolabio pu
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World-rated Light Heavyweight Ali Izmailov Plows Through Tough Veteran Israel Duffus; Trainer John David Jackson Says He’s Ready for Anyone
PhilBoxing.com, Thu, 13 Jan 2022

Power-punching WBC #13 and WBO #14 light heavyweight contender Ali Izmailov returned to action last Friday night (January 7, 2022) with an impressive four-round stoppage of capable Panamanian veteran Israel Duffus on the untele
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Meet Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez protégé Undefeated bantamweight prospect John “Scrappy” Ramirez
PhilBoxing.com, Thu, 13 Jan 2022

(L-R) – Arrion Jafari, Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez, David Suh, and John “Scrappy” Ramirez LOS ANGELES (January 12, 2022) – Undefeated bantamweight prospect John “Scrappy” Ramirez (8-0, 7 KOs), the second
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Gorst Back to Defend Title at Arcadia Arizona Open
PhilBoxing.com, Thu, 13 Jan 2022

Playing in last year’s inaugural Arcadia Arizona Open in July, no one probably got a more scenic route of event’s unique format than Fedor Gorst. In a tournament that foregoes longer races for two shorter sets and settles t
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MASAM SPORTS 10: I'M READY TO DO MY BEST AGAINST GARY RUSSELL JR. SAYS MARK MAGSAYO
By Maloney L. Samaco, PhilBoxing.com, Thu, 13 Jan 2022

WBC mandatory challenger and No. 1 contender Mark Magsayo together with WBC featherweight world champion Gary Russell Jr. featured their world championship through a virtual press conference. Their showdown will
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JAIME MUNGUIA TO FACE D’MITRIUS BALLARD IN HIS GRAND RETURN TO TIJUANA ON SATURDAY, FEB 19
PhilBoxing.com, Thu, 13 Jan 2022

THE FIGHT FOR THE WBO INTERCONTINENTAL MIDDLEWEIGHT TITLE TO TAKE PLACE AT PLAZA MONUMENTAL DE PLAYAS DE TIJUANA LIVE ON DAZN Tickets on Sale Friday!! LOS ANGELES, CA (January 12, 2022) – The pride of
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ELITE HEAVYWEIGHT PROSPECT FERNELY FELIZ JR. SCORES FIRST-ROUND KNOCKOUT OVER CLEVELAND BILLINGSLY III, SATURDAY NIGHT IN DELRAY BEACH, FL.
PhilBoxing.com, Thu, 13 Jan 2022

Last Saturday (Jan 8, 2022), elite heavyweight prospect Fernely Feliz Jr. of Danbury, Connecticut, moved his young pro career forward another notch by easily stopping Chattanooga, Tennessee’s Cleveland Billingsly III
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Mexican Quartet announced for World Cup Boxing Series “4-Man Lightweight Tournament”
PhilBoxing.com, Thu, 13 Jan 2022

February 24th in Mexico LAS VEGAS (January 12, 2022) -- World Cup Boxing Series (WCBS) has finalized plans for its inaugural “4-Man Lightweight Tournament,” presented by Roy Jones Jr. (RJJ) Boxing Promotion
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Marlon’s mission
By Nick Giongco, Daily Tribune, Thu, 13 Jan 2022
There’s one guy I am betting my bottom dollar would win a world boxing title. That fighter is no other than Marlon Tapales, who had actually reigned briefly as a world champion, but is on the cusp of securing another title crack. Last week, the International Boxing Federation (IBF) released   Read Full Story >>>

Gary Russell Jr – “Life Is Like Boxing”
By Marquis Johns, Big Fight Weekend, Thu, 13 Jan 2022
Long reigning WBC featherweight champion Gary Russell Jr. is back in action on January 22nd, taking on Mark Magsayo. The focus of yesterday’s media call was the universal question we ask every time we sporadically see him. Where has Gary Russell Jr. been? Speaking with the media via Zoom yeste  Read Full Story >>>

Memo: Pacquiao isn’t done
By Nick Giongco, Daily Tribune, Wed, 12 Jan 2022
Renowned conditioning coach Memo Heredia believes recently-retired eight-division champion Manny Pacquiao is far from finished. “Manny can (come back and win) if he does proper conditioning training. I trained (Yordenis) Ugas for Manny fight. Ugas was too strong and unfortunately, in my opinion  Read Full Story >>>

Gary Russell: "My dad's leg was amputated, and I train, in fact, by myself"
RingNews24, Wed, 12 Jan 2022
WBC Featherweight Champion Gary Russell Jr. admitted that his preparations for the upcoming title defense on January 22 against Mark Magsayo is not going as planned. His father and head coach Gary Russell Sr. had one leg amputated last month due to complications from type 2 diabetes. Russell Sr., 62  Read Full Story >>>

The smart money is on an Amir Khan knockout of Kell Brook – here’s why
By Phil D. Jay, World Boxing News, Wed, 12 Jan 2022
Rivals Amir Khan and Kell Brook finally trade blows in February, a full seven years from when the all-UK fight should have gotten made. Nonetheless, the event is on. And British fans showed their support by snapping up tickets for the grudge match in record time. Khan and Brook will settle a   Read Full Story >>>

Weight no issue for Magsayo
By Joaquin Henson, PhilBoxing.com, Wed, 12 Jan 2022

Mark Magsayo. The nutritionist who got Hidilyn Diaz ready for last year’s Tokyo Olympics will leave for the US today to join undefeated Mark Magsayo’s team for his title crack against WBC featherweight champion Gary Ru
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Mark Magsayo raring to prove he’s best 'featherweight' in the world
By Gerry Ramos, Spin.ph, Wed, 12 Jan 2022
MARK Magsayo is cautious but confident that he’ll be crowned world champion for the first time two weeks from now. The unbeaten Filipino guaranteed a victory against Gary Russell Jr. in their Jan. 22 fight, vowing to wrest his WBC featherweight championship. “I respect Gary Russell Jr., he  Read Full Story >>>

Keith Thurman reacts to Gervonta Davis ‘leftovers’, Manny Pacquiao loss
World Boxing News, Wed, 12 Jan 2022
Ex-world welterweight champion Keith Thurman has faced criticism for facing a former Gervonta Davis victim on his Pay Per View return. The one-time unified ruler at 147 is back in action for the first time since losing against Manny Pacquiao in July 2019. Thurman battles Mario Barrios on February  Read Full Story >>>

GARY RUSSELL JR. VS. MARK MAGSAYO VIRTUAL PRESS CONFERENCE QUOTES
PhilBoxing.com, Wed, 12 Jan 2022

“He has good punching power, but none of that matters if you can’t hit your target,” – Russell “I want to prove to the people everywhere that I’m the best featherweight in the world,” – Magsayo
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MASAM SPORTS 9: RENE MARK CUARTO VS. PEDRO TADURAN REMATCH FOR THE IBF MINIMUMWEIGHT TITLE ON JANUARY 29
By Maloney L. Samaco, PhilBoxing.com, Wed, 12 Jan 2022

The long awaited rematch for the International Boxing Federation (IBF) world minimumweight title between champion Rene Mark Cuarto and challenger Pedro Taduran, the former champion, will be on Saturday, January 29,
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Talented trio turn professional with MTK Global
PhilBoxing.com, Wed, 12 Jan 2022

MTK Global is delighted to announce the signings of Lee Milburn, Luke Caffrey and Taylor Finch ahead of their plans to turn professional. The exciting trio will see their careers guided under the tutelage of MTK
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Rising Lightweight Star Charlie Sheehy Signs Promotional Contract with Top Rank
PhilBoxing.com, Wed, 12 Jan 2022

Sheehy (1-0, 1 KO) will make Top Rank debut Friday, March 4 on the Jose Ramirez-Jose Pedraza card in Fresno, California (LIVE on ESPN+) LAS VEGAS (Jan. 11, 2022) — Lightweight prospect Charlie Sheehy (1-0, 1 KO), a 23
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World Boxing Association reduce titles by over half, down to 27 champions
By Phil D. Jay, World Boxing News, Wed, 12 Jan 2022
Through due process promised to the boxing fans and media in 2021, the World Boxing Association continues its plan to reduce its titles. WBA President Gilberto Mendoza pledged following heavy criticism in the wake of a controversial welterweight fight. After suspending a judge and being declas  Read Full Story >>>

Were Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Cherry-Pickers?
By Paul Magno, Overtime Heroics, Wed, 12 Jan 2022
Former welterweight champ Keith Thurman brought up the topic of elite fighters who cherry-pick opposition, referring specifically to Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, in a recent interview he gave to Fight Hub. “Yeah [he’s cherry-picking his opponents], but so what? He’s Canelo! The people love hi  Read Full Story >>>

Joe Smith Jr. finally set for maiden world title defense against Geffrard, eyes Bivol, Beterbiev and Canelo
By Dan Rafael, The Ring, Tue, 11 Jan 2022
At this point, WBO light heavyweight titleholder Joe Smith Jr. figures him and his opponent might as well be placed in bubble wrap to make sure nothing happens between now and fight night. COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on Smith’s first title defense, which is scheduled to be against late replaceme  Read Full Story >>>

Tyson Fury told USA PPV career is over after Deontay Wilder trilogy
By Phil D. Jay, World Boxing News, Tue, 11 Jan 2022
Tyson Fury is no longer a draw in the United States following a high-profile and money-spinning trilogy with heavyweight rival Deontay Wilder. That’s the view of Premier Boxing Champions Vice President and Al Haymon’s right-hand-man Timothy Smith. Discussing the possible options for Fury a  Read Full Story >>>


   

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