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Kamshybek Kunkabayev wins first professional title - MTK Fight Night Results and Reaction
PhilBoxing.com, Sun, 28 Feb 2021

Rising Kazakhstan star Kamshybek Kunkabayev won the first title of his professional career when he defeated Server Emurlaev to claim the vacant WBO Asia Pacific cruiserweight title. He was competing on a huge #MTKFigh
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Split-T Management Fighters Diego Pacheco and Money Powell IV in Action
PhilBoxing.com, Sun, 28 Feb 2021

Diego Pacheco on the scales. NEW YORK (February 27, 2021) -Two Members of the Split-T Management stable will be in action tonight as undefeated super middleweight prospect Diego Pacheco takes on Rodolfo Go
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Golden State Warriors Win 3rd Game in a Row Avenging Loss to Charlotte Hornets
By Tom Macasaet, PhilBoxing.com, Sun, 28 Feb 2021

February 26th, 2021 San Francisco, CA-- REVENGE was the theme for this Friday night’s home game against the Charlotte Hornets. The last time the two teams met, the Warrior’s star player stepped off the floor
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Joseph Parker defeats Junior Fa by unanimous decision
By John Raspanti, MaxBoxing.com, Sun, 28 Feb 2021
Former WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker remained on pace to achieve another chance at heavyweight honors by edging old friend and rival Junior Fa over 12 rounds at Spark Arena in Auckland, New Zealand last night. Parker (28-2, 21 KOs) was judged the winner by a realistic 115-113, and ridic  Read Full Story >>>

Eddie Hearn responds to John Fury’s warning amid Anthony Joshua fight talks
By Darragh Murphy, Pundit Arena, Sun, 28 Feb 2021
The build-up to Tyson Fury vs. Anthony Joshua promises to make for fascinating viewing. While the fighters themselves are more than capable of cutting a fight-hyping promo, the representatives of both Fury and Joshua are also no strangers to voicing their opinions. Fury’s father has warned Jos  Read Full Story >>>

Triller's winning bid for Teofimo Lopez's next fight leaves Top Rank shook
By Kevin Iole, Yahoo! Sports, Sun, 28 Feb 2021
LAS VEGAS — There were no fights of significance on Thursday, but the date will go down as one of the biggest days in recent boxing history in the aftermath of the stunning news that Triller Fight Club bought the rights to promote the Teofimo Lopez-George Kambosos lightweight title fight for the s  Read Full Story >>>

Rene Mark Cuarto dethrones Pedro Taduran as IBF strawweight champion
By Carlo Pamintuan, ESPN 5, Sat, 27 Feb 2021
A new International Boxing Federation (IBF) minimumweight champion was crowned Saturday afternoon at the Bula Gym in General Santos City after Rene Mark Cuarto dethroned Pedro Taduran via a razor-thin unanimous decision. It was a good technical match between the attacker in Taduran and the counte  Read Full Story >>>

John Fury tells Eddie Hearn sign the f***ing document'
By Sam Blitz, Mail Online (UK), Sat, 27 Feb 2021
John Fury has urged Eddie Hearn to agree a fight between his son Tyson and British heavyweight rival Anthony Joshua in an expletive-laden rant against the Matchroom promoter. Sportsmail reported earlier this month that the first draft of contracts for the highly-anticipated unification fight ha  Read Full Story >>>

Cuarto is New IBF World Minimumweight Champ
By Lito delos Reyes, PhilBoxing.com, Sat, 27 Feb 2021

DAVAO CITY – Rene Mark "Mighty Mouse" Cuarto used his left uppercut wisely to dethrone Pedro Taduran Jr. and become the new International Boxing Federation world minimumweight champion today, Feb. 27, at the Bu
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PARKER: I WANT TO MAKE A STATEMENT AT SPARK ARENA
PhilBoxing.com, Sat, 27 Feb 2021

Former WBO Champion returns against Junior Fa Joseph Parker says he wants to “make a statement” when locks horns with long-term rival Junior Fa for the vacant WBO Oriental Heavyweight Title at Spark Arena in Auckland
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Impact Boxing Kicks Off 2021 Schedule on March 6th
PhilBoxing.com, Sat, 27 Feb 2021
Steve Geffrard takes on Denis Grachev in the main event Impact Boxing will kick off it's 2021 schedule with a great night of boxing that will air on Saturday, March 6th, Impact Network, the basic cable channel, which reaches over 93 millions homes, hopped on the scene last year with champion  Read Full Story >>>

MOSCONI STARS SET FOR GROUP 1 OF PREDATOR CHAMPIONSHIP LEAGUE POOL
PhilBoxing.com, Sat, 27 Feb 2021
Members of Team Europe’s Mosconi Cup winning team, including MVP Jayson Shaw, will take part in Group One of Predator Championship League Pool, which launches on March 22 at Stadium MK, England, streamed around the world. Shaw will be joined in Group One by European teammates Albin Ouschan, Ekl  Read Full Story >>>

Cu wins online rapid chess tourney
By Dong Secuya, PhilBoxing.com, Sat, 27 Feb 2021
(Final Standings: 7 Round Swiss System, 5 minutes plus 5 seconds increment time control format, 21-player's field, ) 6 points---Ivan Cu 5 points---Oshrie Jhames Reyes, Keith Adriane Ilar 4.5 points---Al-Basher Buto, Christian Tolosa, Monica Lorraine Togonon, Karl Adrian Dalauta 3.5 points---Arne  Read Full Story >>>

Triller Boxing – Teofimo Lopez vs George Kambosos Jr and the sport’s new powerhouse
By Danny Flexen, SecondsOut.com, Sat, 27 Feb 2021
It’s just the latest illustration of the fast-moving nature of boxing that a year ago, the majority of the sport’s fans and pundits had never heard of Triller. The social media platform beating out established promotional entities in Matchroom and Top Rank to win the purse bids for Teofimo Lopez  Read Full Story >>>

Arum: Triller Can Buyout Teofimo Lopez's Contract If They Like Him So Much, We Made $800K In 5 Minutes
By Manouk Akopyan, BoxingScene.com, Sat, 27 Feb 2021
One of the most highly anticipated purse bids in recent memory culminated Thursday when the new kid on the block in Triller and its owner Ryan Kavanaugh put up $6,018,000 to stage a lightweight fight between Teofimo Lopez Jr. and George Kambosos Jr. Top Rank ended up bidding $2,315,000, while Mat  Read Full Story >>>

Taduran faces stiff odds in title defense
By Joaquin Henson, PhilBoxing.com, Sat, 27 Feb 2021

Pedro Taduran (left) and Rene Mark Cuarto. IBF minimumweight champion Pedro Taduran realizes the odds are stacked against him in his second title defense against countryman Rene Mark Cuarto at the Bula Gym in Gen
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LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT CONTENDER GILBERTO ‘ZURDO’ RAMIREZ SIGNS MULTI-FIGHT DEAL WITH GOLDEN BOY
PhilBoxing.com, Sat, 27 Feb 2021

Zurdo Ramirez. LOS ANGELES (Feb. 26, 2021): Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez, (41-0, 27 KOs), the Mexican light heavyweight contender and undefeated former world champion, has signed a multi-fight deal with Golden Boy. Details
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Canelo Alvarez vs Avni Yildirim preview - Canelo returns quickly with Saunders fight on horizon
By Lucas Bourdon , Bloody Elbow, Sat, 27 Feb 2021
Canelo Alvarez (54-1-2, 36 KOs) defends his super-middleweight titles against Avni Yildirim (21-2, 12 KOs) on Saturday at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami. Canelo is coming off of two fantastic performances against top fighters Sergey Kovalev and Callum Smith and is getting a bit of a breather in term  Read Full Story >>>

Billy Joe Saunders will be praying Canelo Alvarez beats Avni Yildirim to set up a super-middleweight unification fight
By Jeff Powell, Daily Mail (UK), Sat, 27 Feb 2021
Billy Joe Saunders will be watching and praying tonight that Canelo Alvarez does not fall victim to the upset curse which has marked big-time boxing's re-emergence from the coronavirus lockdown. Assuming Canelo successfully defends his world super-middleweight titles in front of 15,000 fans at th  Read Full Story >>>

A steep price to pay: Former champion Oscar 'Shotgun' Albarado
By John Raspanti, MaxBoxing.com, Sat, 27 Feb 2021
His manager nicknamed him “Shotgun.” The name fit. He’d throw punches in bunches, many with wicked intentions. His guns were rarely empty. He was durable, with unquestioned power. “He was strong,” Armando Muniz told me on the phone a few years ago. “Had a great chin. Our fi  Read Full Story >>>

Taduran tips at 104, Cuarto at 105
By Lito delos Reyes, PhilBoxing.com, Sat, 27 Feb 2021

DAVAO CITY – Pedro Taduran Jr. tipped at 104 lbs. while Rene Mark Cuarto scaled at 105 lbs. during Friday’s final weigh-in for today’s International Boxing Federation World minimimweight championship fight at
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SPORTS SHORTS 67: DONNIE NIETES FACES PANAMANIAN ORLANDO PENALBA ON APRIL 3
By Maloney L. Samaco, PhilBoxing.com, Sat, 27 Feb 2021

Four-division world boxing champion and longest-reigning Filipino titlist Donnie “Ahas” Nietes will face Orlando Penalba on April 3, 2021, as reported by Cebu Daily News, in his ring return in Dubai, United Arab Emi
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MTK Fight Night Kazakhstan: Weights and Running Order
PhilBoxing.com, Sat, 27 Feb 2021

Please find below the weights and running order ahead of Saturday's action-packed #MTKFightNight event at the Tynyshpayev Academy of Transport and Communications in Almaty, Kazakhstan, live in the US on ESPN+ in association
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Billy Joe Saunders vs. Willie Monroe Jr. WBO World Middleweight Title Bout Headlines Classic Fight Night on fubo Sports Network
PhilBoxing.com, Sat, 27 Feb 2021
February 26, 2021-The WBO World Middleweight title was on the line when Billy Joe Saunders took on Willie Monroe Jr. in a bout that will headline tonight's edition of Classic Fight Night on fubo Sports Network. The fight, which took place on September 16, 2017, at The Copper Box Arena in London,   Read Full Story >>>

Canelo Alvarez-Avni Yildirim Weigh-In Results From Miami
By Keith Idec, BoxingScene.com, Sat, 27 Feb 2021
MIAMI – Canelo Alvarez and Avni Yildirim came in at exactly the same weight Friday afternoon at the JW Marriott. Other than that, they are viewed entirely differently entering their 12-round, 168-pound title fight Saturday night at nearby Hard Rock Stadium. Alvarez, arguably the best boxer, pou  Read Full Story >>>

Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez wary of Avni Yildirim's aggressive intent after final face-off at weigh-in
By James Dielhenn, SkySports.com, Sat, 27 Feb 2021
"There's no debate that Canelo Alvarez is the pound-for-pound No 1 and he continues to fight the best," said promoter Eddie Hearn; Canelo defends his super-middleweight world titles against Avni Yildirim on Saturday night Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez says he is ready for Avni Yildirim to try "to rip my   Read Full Story >>>

The Six Million Dollar Man – Teofimo Lopez gamble pays off big time
By Phil D. Jay, World Boxing News, Fri, 26 Feb 2021
Teofimo Lopez took a gamble on himself for his latest fight, and boy did it pay off. ‘The Takeover’ is well and truly underway after Triller bid six million dollars for his services. After being offered a lower purse from Top Rank, Lopez decided to see out the purse bid. Lopez was more than h  Read Full Story >>>

ALI IN FEBRUARY: WHEN THE GREATEST SHOOK UP THE WORLD
PhilBoxing.com, Fri, 26 Feb 2021

6 February 1967 – Ernie Terrell, Astrodome, Houston Result: Ali UD In February 1967, in ‘The Battle of Champions’ between two champs in their prime, Ali and Terrell met to end the confusion about who was t
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SCARDINA: MY DREAM IS TO BECOME A WORLD CHAMPION
PhilBoxing.com, Fri, 26 Feb 2021

'King Toretto' returns against Cesar Nunez tonight! talian star Daniele Scardina makes his long-awaited return to the ring this evening as he takes on Cesar Nunez for the vacant European Union Super-Middleweight Title at the Alli
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Tyson Fury Still Isn’t Convinced Anthony Joshua Fight Will Happen This Spring
By Michael Henken , Round by Round Boxing, Fri, 26 Feb 2021
While the boxing world awaits a blockbuster fight between Tyson Fury (30-0-1, 21 KOs) and Anthony Joshua (24-1, 22 KOs), “The Gypsy King” still isn’t convinced the fight will take place in the coming months. A fight between the two British boxers is arguably the biggest fight that can be m  Read Full Story >>>

Omega stages third ‘bubble’ boxing show in March
By Edri Aznar, Sun.Star Cebu, Fri, 26 Feb 2021
OMEGA Sports Promotions will kick off 2021 with its third “bubble” boxing event on March 27, 2021 at the IPI Compound in Mandaue City. It will be yet again a two-part boxing show that features nine fights. Kumbati 9 will be at 1 p.m. followed by Kumbati 10 at 7 p.m. World-rated light flywe  Read Full Story >>>

Ancajas steps up training at Wild Card
By Joaquin Henson, PhilBoxing.com, Fri, 26 Feb 2021

IBF superflyweight champion Jerwin Ancajas is set to make the ninth defense of his crown against dangerous Mexican mandatory challenger Jonathan Javier Rodriguez at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on April 17
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Big fights added to March 19th MTK Fight Night
PhilBoxing.com, Fri, 26 Feb 2021

The upcoming #MTKFightNight event on March 19 has added even more firepower - after a number of mouth-watering bouts were added to the card. The event takes place at the University of Bolton Stadium, and will be broadcas
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Ryan Garcia on Failed Manny Pacquiao Fight Talks: 'That's on Him'
By Mike Chiari, BleacherReport.com, Fri, 26 Feb 2021
Up-and-coming boxing star Ryan Garcia blamed Manny Pacquiao on Wednesday for the fact that they have yet to come to official terms on a fight. In an interview with TMZ Sports, Garcia suggested the only reason why the fight isn't happening is because there's a holdup on Pacman's side: "Manny ca  Read Full Story >>>

SPORTS SHORTS 66: DONNIE NIETES AND ALBERT PAGARA WILL FIGHT IN THE UNDERCARD OF JAMEL HERRING VS. CARL FRAMPTON WBO JR. LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP IN DUBAI
By Maloney L. Samaco, PhilBoxing.com, Fri, 26 Feb 2021

Two of the Philippines’ finest boxers, former four-division world champion Donnie Nietes (42-1-5, 23 KOs) and former IBF intercontinental super bantamweight titlist Albert Pagara (33-1, 23 KOs), will fight
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Saturday: Kazakh Star Kamshybek Kunkabayev Returns Against Server Emurlaiev LIVE on ESPN+
PhilBoxing.com, Fri, 26 Feb 2021

(February 25, 2021) — Two-time World Championships silver medalist Kamshybek Kunkabayev, from Kazakhstan, will continue his fast track to a world title shot Saturday. Kunkabayev (2-0, 2 KOs) will take on Server E
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Talgat Shayken tells Evgeny Pavko: Let the best man win!
PhilBoxing.com, Fri, 26 Feb 2021

Highly-rated Talgat Shayken has a huge step up in competition against Evgeny Pavko on Saturday's #MTKFightNight - and the Kazakh wonderkid is thrilled to be involved in a 50-50 showdown so early in his career. Unbeaten Shayke
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Undefeated RayJay Bermudez super lightweight prospect flying under the radar
PhilBoxing.com, Fri, 26 Feb 2021

BOSTON (February 25, 2020) - Undefeated RayJay "The Destroyer" Bermudez (12-0, 9 KOs) has tried to stay busy and progress, developmental-wise, fighting three times during the pandemic, including a recent title-winning performance
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USA Boxing Alumni's 1988 USA Trials Virtual Reunion Review
PhilBoxing.com, Fri, 26 Feb 2021
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (February 25, 2021) - USA Boxing and the USA Boxing Alumni Association recently held a virtual reunion via Zoom for competitors at the 1988 USA Boxing Trials. Among the 25 boxers who participated were 1988 Olympic gold and silver medalist, respectively, light heavyweight   Read Full Story >>>

Cavite Woodpushers outsmart Cordova
By Marlon Bernardino, PhilBoxing.com, Fri, 26 Feb 2021
THE Cavite Spartans scored another 16.5-4.5 sterling victory over Cordova Dutchess Dagami Warriors to strengthening their bid in the on-going All Filipino Conference Professional Chess Association of the Philippines (PCAP) Wednesday, (February 24, 2021) held online via the lichess platform. Afte  Read Full Story >>>

Mission Impossible: Avni Yildirim fights Canelo Alvarez
By John Raspanti, MaxBoxing.com, Fri, 26 Feb 2021
He’s a 29-year-old boxer from Turkey. His amateur record shows 120 wins and 12 losses. He won the national championship five times. He captured a bronze medal at the Mediterranean Championships. He’s been a professional for seven years compiling a record of 21 wins in 23   Read Full Story >>>

Mike Tyson platform Triller shocks by claiming Teofimo Lopez fight rightshocks by claiming Teofimo Lopez fight rights
World Boxing News, Fri, 26 Feb 2021
The platform which brought Mike Tyson out of retirement has enhanced their stake in boxing with the acquisition of rights to broadcast Teofimo Lopez. Firstly, undisputed lightweight champion Lopez – who recently defeated Vasyl Lomachenko, will now appear on Triller Fight Club. TFC took anoth  Read Full Story >>>

'Tyson Fury is just one on a long list': Anthony Joshua insists he can't wait to 'get in the ring with and dance with and beat up' the world's best heavyweights...
By Danny Gallagher, Daily Mail (UK), Fri, 26 Feb 2021
Anthony Joshua insists Tyson Fury is merely one of many heavyweight boxers he is hoping to knock out in the coming years. Joshua is on the brink of sealing an all-British showdown with his rival Fury and giving boxing fans the show they have most craved. But the ever-cool Joshua has this week   Read Full Story >>>

Opponents confirmed for March 12th MTK Fight Night
PhilBoxing.com, Thu, 25 Feb 2021

It's set to be another evening of 50-50 fights when an action-packed #MTKFightNight returns to the University of Bolton Stadium on March 12. The event will be broadcast in the US on ESPN+ in association with Top Rank and
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Tyson Fury’s boxing record is ‘laughable’ compared to Anthony Joshua’s, slams Eddie Hearn ahead of proposed title fight
By Marc Mayo, The Sun, Thu, 25 Feb 2021
TYSON FURY possesses a 'laughable' boxing record in comparison to Anthony Joshua, Eddie Hearn once claimed. The Matchroom boss has been AJ's promoter since he turned professional in 2013, overseeing fights against the likes of Wladimir Klitschko and Dillian Whyte. Victory over Kubrat Pulev las  Read Full Story >>>

Adrien Broner comeback bombs on Showtime, PPV return under threat
By Phil D. Jay, World Boxing News, Thu, 25 Feb 2021
Four-weight world champion Adrien Broner has seen his star fall considerably after his comeback on Showtime bombed last weekend. Broner labored to an undeserved victory over Jovanie Santiago, potentially losing nine rounds but still gaining a unanimous decision. Santiago out landed Broner in t  Read Full Story >>>

SPORTS SHORTS 65: JUSTIN FORTUNE THINKS MANNY PACQUIAO CAN BEAT ERROL SPENCE, GEORGE FOREMAN SAYS IF CONOR MCGREGOR CONCENTRATES ON BOXING HE CAN WIN OVER PACMAN
By Maloney L. Samaco, PhilBoxing.com, Thu, 25 Feb 2021

Justin Fortune, the strength and conditioning coach of former eight division champion Manny Pacquiao, thinks the former world's top pound-for-pound fighter have a good chance of defeating WBC and IBF welterweigh
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Full Card Set for RDR Promotions Fight Card on Saturday, March 6th at The Sportsplex in Feasterville, PA
PhilBoxing.com, Thu, 25 Feb 2021

Philadelphia, PA (February 24, 2021) - Rising junior welterweight prospect Shinard Bunch will take on tough veteran Cameron Krael in the eight-round main event of a RDR Promotions card on Saturday, March 6th at The Sportsple
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Nurtas Azhbenov ready for toughest test yet
PhilBoxing.com, Thu, 25 Feb 2021

Nurtas Azhbenov is excited to test his skills against a serious operator when he meets Evgeny Smirnov on Saturday's #MTKFightNight event in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Unbeaten Azhbenov (10-0, 4 KOs) faces Smirnov (13-1-3, 3 KOs) at t
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WNM Enriquez stars as Laguna beat Toledo in PCAP chess league
By Marlon Bernardino, PhilBoxing.com, Thu, 25 Feb 2021
WOMAN National Master Jean Karen Enriquez came up with a huge win with black, checkmated Jinky Catulay in 73 moves of Scandinavian Defense on board 3 to lead the Laguna Heroes to a 18-3 victory over the Toledo City Trojans in the All Filipino Conference Professional Chess Association of the Philippi  Read Full Story >>>

Chris Algieri warns Ryan Garcia, if Manny Pacquiao puts you down you’re not getting up
By JJ Wrighter , NowBoxing.com, Thu, 25 Feb 2021
One of the most talked about match-ups in boxing is the rumored Manny “Pac-Man” Pacquiao vs. Ryan “KingRy” Garcia fight. The 22-year-old Garcia who sports an undefeated record of 22 wins and 18 by way of knockout at lightweight, told all of his social media followers that he is going to f  Read Full Story >>>

Undefeated Sensation Michel Rivera Takes On Anthony Raíces in FOX PBC Fight Night Prelims on FS1 & on FOX Deportes Saturday, February 27 from Los Angeles
PhilBoxing.com, Thu, 25 Feb 2021

Telecast Begins at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT FOX PBC Fight Night Prelims Precedes FOX PBC Fight Night Headlined by Two-Time Super Middleweight Champion Anthony Dirrell Against Kyrone Davis at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT LOS
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HERRING VS FRAMPTON MOVED TO APRIL 3 IN DUBAI
PhilBoxing.com, Thu, 25 Feb 2021

The highly-anticipated WBO super-featherweight title fight between Jamel Herring and Carl Frampton will now take place at The Rotunda at Caesars, Bluewaters, Dubai on Saturday 3 April. Dubbed as 'Legacy', the D4G Pro
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Kamshybek Kunkabayev: This win can lead to big things!
PhilBoxing.com, Thu, 25 Feb 2021

Kamshybek Kunkabayev believes his return to the ring on Saturday's #MTKFightNight can be the starting point for huge fights with some of the best cruiserweights in the world. Undefeated Kunkabayev (2-0, 2 KOs) takes on another to
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Arum: We’ll know this week whether Pacquiao-Crawford can happen
By Mark Giongco, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Thu, 25 Feb 2021
MANILA, Philippines — The next several days will be crucial whether a showdown between Manny Pacquiao and Terence Crawford will materialize, as per Top Rank chief Bob Arum. Arum said Pacquiao is on top of Crawford’s wish list for his next fight while former welterweight champion Shawn Porter   Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao would ‘obliterate’ Spence, says trainer
By Carlo Anolin, The Manila Bulletin, Thu, 25 Feb 2021
Justin Fortune, the strength and conditioning coach of Manny Pacquiao, believes that the Filipino boxing legend would “obliterate” unified welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr. Nothing has been cast in stone yet with regards to the next opponent of Pacquiao but Spence is among the long list   Read Full Story >>>

So far, so good
By Nick Giongco, Daily Tribune, Thu, 25 Feb 2021
Tokyo-bound Marcial progressing in LA training It doesn’t look as if Tokyo Olympic qualifier Eumir Marcial is joining the Philippine boxing team in its training camp in Thailand anytime soon. Although Marcial’s camp is not totally ruling out the possibility of going, American boxing man Se  Read Full Story >>>

Canelo Alvarez plans to get out of boxing quicker than Floyd Mayweather
By Phil D. Jay, World Boxing News, Thu, 25 Feb 2021
Mexican superstar and World Boxing News Pound for Pound king Canelo Alvarez wants to retire earlier than former opponent Floyd Mayweather. The four-weight world champion has revealed when he will retire from boxing ahead of his latest fight. Canelo battles underdog Avni Yildirim on Saturday ni  Read Full Story >>>

Tyson Fury to fight twice in '21, still eyeing Joshua
By Brett Okamoto, ESPN.com, Thu, 25 Feb 2021
WBC heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury says he will absolutely fight twice in 2021, regardless of whether a megafight against Anthony Joshua comes together. Fury (30-0-1, 21 KOs) has not stepped into the ring for over a year now, as the anniversary of his sensational knockout of Deontay Wilde  Read Full Story >>>

Boxing moves on
By Joaquin Henson, PhilBoxing.com, Wed, 24 Feb 2021

Taduran (L) and Cuarto face off this Saturday in Gensan with Taduran's IBF belt at stake. Since the pandemic struck last year, seven pro boxing shows have been staged and there’s another coming off the wraps in
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CANELO: I’M HONORED TO BE FIGHTING IN MIAMI
PhilBoxing.com, Wed, 24 Feb 2021

Canelo Alvarez hopes to turn Miami into another home for his blockbuster fight nights as he prepares to defend his WBC, WBA Super and Ring Magazine World Super-Middleweight titles against mandatory challenger Avni
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Pacquiao’s bravest opponent
By Nick Giongco, Daily Tribune, Wed, 24 Feb 2021
It took him about two seconds to rattle off the name of his most courageous opponent, making sure he didn’t miss out on somebody more deserving than the name he just mentioned. “Was it ____?” I said to him during a recent conversation. Again, Manny Pacquiao paused and there was silence on   Read Full Story >>>

AGM Arca wins Battle of Sharp Kids Diamonds Arena Under-18 online chess tournament
By Marlon Bernardino, PhilBoxing.com, Wed, 24 Feb 2021
The PH youngest Arena Grandmaster Christian Gian Karlo Arca of Panabo City, Davao del Norte ruled the Battle of Sharp Kids Diamonds Arena Under-18 online chess tournament last Monday, February 22, 2021 at lichess.org. Arca, a grade six pupil (Neptune) of Panabo Central Elementary School, tallied   Read Full Story >>>

George Foreman believes Conor McGregor can beat Manny Pacquiao in boxing
By Mookie Alexander, Bloody Elbow, Wed, 24 Feb 2021
Conor McGregor getting knocked out by Dustin Poirier has seemingly put any potential boxing match with Manny Pacquiao on ice, but that hasn’t stopped boxing legend George Foreman from having a surprise opinion on the matchup. The former heavyweight champion and ex-HBO commentator is of the beli  Read Full Story >>>

Andy Ruiz: Not Impressed By Joshua's Last Fight, Fury Will Beat Him
By Miguel Rivera, BoxingScene.com, Wed, 24 Feb 2021
As BoxingScene.com previously reported, former world heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz is training hard for a planned return on a date in April, with Chris Arreola as the likely opponent. In June 2019, Ruiz shocked the sport when he stopped Anthony Joshua in seven rounds to capture the WBO, IBF, WBA  Read Full Story >>>

Andy Ruiz Jr gives his prediction for Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury
By Tony Mogan, METRO.co.uk, Wed, 24 Feb 2021
Andy Ruiz Jr is backing Tyson Fury to beat Anthony Joshua when the two meet in their unification showdown later this year. A deal for IBF, WBO and WBA (Super) champion Joshua to take on WBC king Fury in what will surely be the biggest fight in British boxing history is edging closer with June touted  Read Full Story >>>

SPORTS SHORTS 64: ABAP PREZ RICKY VARGAS OPTIMISTIC OF WINNING A MEDAL IN THE TOKYO OLYMPICS
By Maloney L. Samaco, PhilBoxing.com, Wed, 24 Feb 2021

Eumir Marcial (L) and Irish Magno (R). Association of Boxing Alliances in the Philippines (ABAP) president Ricky Vargas is very optimistic that the Philippines can win a medal in the coming Tokyo Olympics scheduled J
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Rising Heavyweight Otto Wallin Makes Case for World Championship Challenge with Dominant Win over Dominic Breazeale
PhilBoxing.com, Wed, 24 Feb 2021

Wallin (R) catches Breazeale with a right. Swedish heavyweight contender Otto Wallin (22-1, 14 KO) continued to build his reputation as one of boxing’s best big men this past Saturday (February 20) by defeating
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RICKY "EL CASTIGO" MEDINA Makes 2021 Debut March 6 in Mexico
PhilBoxing.com, Wed, 24 Feb 2021

SAN ANTONIO, TX (February 23, 2021) – Prince Ranch Boxing’s unbeaten featherweight prospect, Ricky "El Castigo" Medina (8-0, 6 KOs), will be making his 2021 debut on Saturday, March 6th, in Matamoros, Mexico. Medin
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Boxing writer Jim Amato passes away at 66
By Gabriel F. Cordero, PhilBoxing.com, Wed, 24 Feb 2021

One of the greatest writers and most famous boxing historians of all time, James Michael Anthony Amato, 66, passed away on February 22, 2021. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio, graduated from Warrensville High School, moved to Ashland,
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Martillo Contreras vs Hairon Socarras Headline March 12 on Telemundo
PhilBoxing.com, Wed, 24 Feb 2021

Miami, FL; The March 12 Boxeo Telemundo edition has its main event all set as promoter Felix "Tutico" Zabala has announced early Tuesday morning an intriguing battle of featherweights. WBA Fedecentro champion Dennis "
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Canelo-Yildrim is designated ¨Combat for Peace¨ by the WBC and Scholas Ocurrentes
By Gabriel F. Cordero, PhilBoxing.com, Wed, 24 Feb 2021

Scholas Occurentes, a non-religious foundation of Pope Francis in association with the WBC, has designated the Canelo-Yildirim world championship match as a “Bout for Peace” in homage to inclusion and continued ef
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MTK Global and Rick Mirigian signs Kazakh sensation Batyrzhan Jukembayev
PhilBoxing.com, Wed, 24 Feb 2021

MTK Global and Rick Mirigian are delighted to announce the signing of world-ranked Kazakhstan superstar Batyrzhan Jukembayev. The highly-rated super-lightweight fighter will be advised by MTK Global and managed by
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20-1 California super flyweight Rocco Santomauro signs with Ryan Roach's Fighter Locker
PhilBoxing.com, Wed, 24 Feb 2021

BOSTON (February 23, 2021) - Ryan Roach's Fighter Locker has announced it has signed California super flyweight Rocco "So Cal Kid" Santomauro (20-1, 6 KOs) to an exclusive managerial contract. The 33-year-old Sa
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Pacquiao-Crawford showdown in May?
By Jeremiah Sevilla, The Manila Bulletin, Wed, 24 Feb 2021
The wait for the return of Manny Pacquiao to the ring might come to an end soon. A long-time friend of Pacquiao who refused to be identified told Bulletin-Tempo on Tuesday, Feb. 23 that the lone eight-division world champion wants a fight in May. Other details such as who will be the opponen  Read Full Story >>>


   

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