|Don’t rule out Conor McGregor against Floyd Mayweather says Sheffield’s Johnny Nelson|
By Bob Westerdale, The Star (UK), Thu, 20 Jul 2017
Former Sheffield world champion boxer Johnny Nelson is swimming against the tide of popular opinion over next month’s Floyd Mayweather v Conor McGregor fight - saying the MMA challenger has a chance of winning.
Many boxing folk scorn the prospect off an upset, but on Sky TV, Nelson said: “One th Read Full Story >>>
‘Conor McGregor is way more skilled than people think’
BoxingNews, Thu, 20 Jul 2017
LAST week saw the four-day Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor world tour.
Social media went mental; I can’t remember boxing fans ever hating a fight or an event this much since I started boxing in 1996.
It baffles me, I’ve been involved with boxing as much if not more than anyone in the last Read Full Story >>>
EX-CHAMP MAYOL FINDS NEW CALLING AS A TRAINER
By Rene Bonsubre, Jr., PhilBoxing.com, Thu, 20 Jul 2017
Former WBC light flyweight champion Rodel Mayol’s career as a boxer ended in 2012 when he was knocked out by then IBF junior bantamweight champ Juan Carlos Sanchez of Mexico in nine rounds.
Mayol’s 12 year boxing career Read Full Story >>>
Golovkin vs Canelo predictions: Are we grossly underestimating Daniel Jacobs?
By Lee Cleveland , Fight Saga, Thu, 20 Jul 2017
Et tu, Harold?
Earlier this week, iFL TV caught up with legendary boxing judge and personality Harold Lederman who offered his insight into September's Canelo Alvarez vs Gennady Golovkin superfight.
When asked why fans and media are giving Canelo a much better chance to win than they did a yea Read Full Story >>>
Alright, I confess…I’m getting curious about Mayweather vs. McGregor
By Gordon Marino, Boxing.com, Thu, 20 Jul 2017
For the sake of boxing, I can only hope that the Irishman does not land that one in a million Sunday punch…
Though it used to be one of the most popular spectator sports in America, boxing has dropped off the back of the sports page. Nevertheless, there is a deafening buzz surrounding one boxing Read Full Story >>>
Examining The List Of Conditions For Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor
Fightful.com, Thu, 20 Jul 2017
Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor will do battle on August 26. In last Thursday's Fightful Boxing Newsletter, Carlos Toro dissected the conditions that McGregor mentioned were put on the fight that seem to favor Mayweather. You can see more great stories like this in the Fightful Boxing Newsletter Read Full Story >>>
Career Definers: These Boxers Will Always Be Identified With These Bouts
By Ted Sares, The Sweet Science, Thu, 20 Jul 2017
Most boxers have that one (or two) fights that define their careers. Of course none can top Buster Douglas when it comes to that one fight that was the diamond sparkling in the sand. But others stand out as well. Here is a sampling:
Frenchman Rene Jacquot (that’s him on the right) Read Full Story >>>
CANELO OPENS TRAINING CAMP IN SAN DIEGO
PhilBoxing.com, Thu, 20 Jul 2017
'SUPREMACY: CANELO VS. GOLOVKIN' TO TAKE PLACE SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 AT T-MOBILE ARENA IN LAS VEGAS PRESENTED LIVE BY HBO PAY-PER-VIEW®
SAN DIEGO (July 19, 2017) Mexican superstar Canelo Alvarez (49-1-1, 34 KOs) returned to S Read Full Story >>>
EYUBOV-FREDRICKSON: SOMEONE'S O HAS TO GO
PhilBoxing.com, Thu, 20 Jul 2017
UNDEFEATED 140-POUNDERS BAKHTIYAR EYUBOV & SONNY FREDRICKSON TO MEET IN CO-FEATURE TO NIKKI ADLER vs. CLARESSA SHIELDS FRIDAY, AUG. 4 ON SHOBOX: THE NEW GENERATION
Unbeaten Super Bantamweight Vladimir Tikhonov to Face Jesse Angel Hernandez in Opening Bout Live on SHOWTIME® (10:30 p.m. ET/PT) From Read Full Story >>>
Newly crowned champ Jeff Horn hoping for Manny Pacquiao rematch in Australia
By Brian Campbell, CBS Sports, Thu, 20 Jul 2017
Just a few weeks removed from his upset victory over Manny Pacquiao in his native Australia, unbeaten welterweight titleholder Jeff Horn doesn't have much time for those who believe his unanimous decision win was controversial.
"Everyone keeps coming up with excuses for Manny but the truth is I Read Full Story >>>
Introducing undefeated welterweight prospect Boubacar Sylla
PhilBoxing.com, Thu, 20 Jul 2017
New York (July 19, 2017) -Boubacar Sylla is attempting to be the next in a long line of fighters from Cincinnati, Ohio to become world champion.
The 22 year-old Sylla, who is managed by Split-T Management, and has established himself Read Full Story >>>
Oscar De La Hoya says Floyd Mayweather 'has not been good for boxing'
By Martin Rogers, USA Today, Thu, 20 Jul 2017
LOS ANGELES – Oscar De La Hoya has doubled down on his fierce opposition to the spectacle of Floyd Mayweather’s boxing match against Ultimate Fighting Championship star Conor McGregor.
De La Hoya accepts that the cross-sport show will sell a huge number of pay per views but issued a fresh warning Read Full Story >>>
As Mayweather, McGregor holler, Oscar De La Hoya content to let Alvarez-Golovkin speak for itself
By Lance Pugmire, Los Angeles Times, Thu, 20 Jul 2017
A friend of Oscar De La Hoya said he recently urged the legend to set aside his long-running rivalry with Floyd Mayweather Jr. to express some support for Mayweather’s Aug. 26 novelty bout against UFC champion Conor McGregor.
The thinking, said the friend, was that with the massive audience attra Read Full Story >>>
Floyd Mayweather Sr on McGregor fighting his son & Manny Pacquiao needing to retire. Steve Farhood on Garcia vs. Broner. Also Carl Moretti discusses Pacquiao’s future. OTR #261
By Jenna Jay, OTR Boxing Radio, Thu, 20 Jul 2017
“On the Ropes” Boxing Radio is back this week in the midst of a world wide fight promotion, action packed fights, and exciting fight announcements. I will cover all the latest news and recap the recent Premier Boxing Champions card that saw Omar Figueroa score a stunning knockout win over the tough Read Full Story >>>
ABS-CBN says no to Jack vs. Jeo fight
By Edri Aznar, Sun.Star Cebu, Thu, 20 Jul 2017
AFTER making some noise in the past few weeks, the proposed all-Filipino fight between Jeo Santisima and Jhack Tepora that had hardcore boxing fans salivating is officially dead.
“We tried to propose it with our sponsors and TV but no one is interested as both are not known yet. Santisima just cr Read Full Story >>>
Crawford-Indongo Rapidly Approaching Sold-Out Ticket Status
By Jake Donovan, FightNights, Thu, 20 Jul 2017
Terence Crawford has proven time and time again to be a box-office hit in his hometown. Taking the act an hour down the road hasn't affected that status in the least bit.
The two-division World champion and reigning super lightweight king will likely play to yet another sold-out crowd in his Read Full Story >>>
Result from Japan: Dacquel Retains OPBF Belt
By Carlos Costa, PhilBoxing.com, Wed, 19 Jul 2017
Filipino OPBF Super Flyweight Champion Rene Dacquel successfully defended his OPBF belt by scoring a clear 12-round unanimous decision win over tough Japanese challenger Hayato Kimura today (July 19) at the Korakuen Hall i Read Full Story >>>
BEN MANANQUIL FIGHTER TO WATCH ON 'BRAWL AT THE MALL' ON JULY 23
PhilBoxing.com, Wed, 19 Jul 2017
Rising boxer Ben Mananquil of the Sanman Boxing Gym will be one of the fighters to watch out for in the upcoming "Brawl at the Mall: Collision Course" slated July 23 at Robinsons Place Atrium in General Santos City.
Mananqu Read Full Story >>>
Teddy Atlas: WBO’s handling of Manny Pacquiao-Jeff Horn decision is cause for concern
By Teddy Atlas, New York Daily News, Wed, 19 Jul 2017
I get the idea that everyone is entitled to their own opinion. What I have a problem with is when that opinion is supposed to be controlled and bordered by hard criteria -- in other words, when you have a job to do and that job dictates adherence to rules. And it especially concerns me when that job Read Full Story >>>
EXCLUSIVE Ray Beltran: ‘If judges can’t do their job, get them out’
By John Dennen, BoxingNews, Wed, 19 Jul 2017
MEXICAN lightweight Ray Beltran is working to force his way to a world title fight. His next bout will be on August 5, on Vasyl Lomachenko’s undercard at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles, against Bryan Vasquez.
“He’s tough, a tough opponent, he comes to fight and he can take a punch. I expec Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao picks Mayweather over McGregor
By Mark Giongco, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Wed, 19 Jul 2017
This time, Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. will be on the same side.
Pacquiao will be rooting for Mayweather in an eccentric super fight against Conor McGregor on August 26 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
“It’s a boxing fight so I’m going with the boxer,” Pacquiao said in Filipino on W Read Full Story >>>
Five Reasons Why Fans Are Backing Conor McGregor To Stun Floyd Mayweather
By Gary Brennan , Pundit Arena, Wed, 19 Jul 2017
In a little over five weeks from now, Conor McGregor will step into the boxing ring for his very first professional boxing fight. For his opponent Floyd Mayweather, it will be his 50th. The result is, therefore, a foregone conclusion, right? Wrong.
The media circus surrounding what will likely be Read Full Story >>>
Conor McGregor begins Las Vegas training camp for Floyd Mayweather fight in -170C cyrotherapy chamber
By Martin Domin, mirror.co.uk, Wed, 19 Jul 2017
Conor McGregor has arrived in Las Vegas for the final part of his training camp ahead of his mega-fight with Floyd Mayweather .
The Irishman spent the first half of his training camp at home in Dublin but will now remain in Sin City until fight night on August 26.
And he dropped in on the U Read Full Story >>>
ALA FIGHTERS TO JOIN THE ST. IGNATIUS RUN
PhilBoxing.com, Wed, 19 Jul 2017
ALA fighters led by world champions Donnie “Ahas” Nietes and Milan “El Metodico” Melindo are supporting this year’s St. Ignatius Run organized by SHS–AdC Class of 1992.
The event, which will be held on July 23 at SM City Read Full Story >>>
Steve Lillis: “Manny Pacquiao became an old man when he couldn’t finish Jeff Horn off in the 9th”
By Robert Brown, OTR Boxing Radio, Wed, 19 Jul 2017
Steve Lillis is a longtime boxing commentator who has been with BoxNation since the channel’s inception in 2011. Steve has been ringside for some of the biggest events internationally and is one of the most respected members of the press in the United Kingdom. I recently spoke to Steve and talked to Read Full Story >>>
Exclusive: Barry McGuigan on Frampton v Santa Cruz III collapse, homecoming and future Selby clash
By Joe Hewlett, World Boxing News, Wed, 19 Jul 2017
Carl Frampton is currently back in gym with trainer Shane McGuigan ahead of his homecoming fight in Belfast.
The ex-two-weight world champion will take on Andres Gutierrez at the SSE Arena after negotiations broke down with Leo Santa Cruz’s team over a potential trilogy in Northern Ireland.
Hi Read Full Story >>>
Ronnie Shields: Mayweather-McGregor Will Be Rough Early On
BoxingScene.com, Wed, 19 Jul 2017
Veteran trainer Ronnie Shields, who works with a variety of fighters like top fighters Jermall Charlo and Erislandy Lara, does not expect a wipeout when Floyd Mayweather Jr. faces UFC superstar Conor McGregor.
On August 26th, the 40 year old Mayweather will break a two year retirement to fight Mc Read Full Story >>>
Chris Avalos Bounces Back from the Magsayo Debacle
By Ed de la Vega, DDS, PhilBoxing.com, Wed, 19 Jul 2017
Chris “The Hitman“ Avalos (27-5-0, 20 KO) of Lancaster, California bounces back from his terrible loss to Mark “Magnifico” Magsayo of the famed ALA Gym of Cebu with a 5th round TKO win against Miguel Flores (21-2-0, 9KO Read Full Story >>>
ALA wants only toughest tests
By Recah Trinidad, PhilBoxing.com, Wed, 19 Jul 2017
THIS serves as an apology to the highly respected sportsman Antonio L. Aldeguer of Cebu City.
Sorry, Sir, there was no intention whatsoever to insinuate any foulness or wrongdoing behind the last victory of Mark Magsayo Read Full Story >>>
ROLANDO CHINEA SHINES ON SHOWTIME WITH WIN OVER KENNETH SIMS JR.
PhilBoxing.com, Wed, 19 Jul 2017
MIAMI, OKLAHOMA - July 18, 2017 - Nobody told Rolando Chinea he was supposed to the "B-side," when he upset Ladarius Miller, O'Shanique Foster, Mel Crossty, or on Saturday, when he handed Kenneth Sims Jr. (12-1, 4KO) his Read Full Story >>>
Pinoy Calvelo places 3rd in Canada Open chess
By Marlon Bernardino, PhilBoxing.com, Wed, 19 Jul 2017
Filipino Jelvis Arandela Calvelo settled for 3rd overall in the 2017 Canadian Open Chess Championship (Under 2200 section) at the Sault College in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada.
The Dasmarinas, Cavite native Calvelo tallied 7.0 points on six wins, 2 draws and a loss in 9 outings. The said eve Read Full Story >>>
Canelo vs GGG prediction: Former Golovkin foe shows little respect
By Lee Cleveland , Fight Saga, Wed, 19 Jul 2017
A fighter who has been KO'd by former foe usually gives his conqueror the edge in upcoming superfights. After all, having been in the ring with him, the losing fighter has usually developed a certain level of respect for the fella who knocked him out.
... Not the case with Willie Monroe and Genna Read Full Story >>>
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