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Matthysse is strong, dangerous, but … -- Fortune
By Eddie Alinea,, Mon, 18 Jun 2018

Starting this week, boxing great Manny Pacquiao’s build up program for his coming fight with World Boxing Association welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse gears towards tactics and strategies. The normal routine --  
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The Truth is . . .
By Bart Barry,, Mon, 18 Jun 2018
SAN ANTONIO – Almost exactly 300 miles north of here Saturday welterweight titlist Errol “The Truth” Spencer strolled through an overmatched Mexican named Carlos Ocampo at – let’s get this right – The Ford Center at The Star, in Frisco, Texas, home of the Dallas Cowboys’ practice field. No matter ho  Read Full Story >>>

Cataraja stops Indon foe in 3
By Edri Aznar, Sun.Star Cebu, Mon, 18 Jun 2018
DESPITE a ring absence for close to a year, former amateur standout KJ Cataraja displayed his quickness and power and defeated Indonesian Frengky Rohi in three rounds in front of a cheering hometown crowd last Saturday night in the main event of Idol 3 in the Tabuelan Astrodome. Right after picki  Read Full Story >>>

Ranking the Welterweights: Spence, Crawford challenging for top spot
By Scott Christ, Bad Left Hook, Mon, 18 Jun 2018
1) Keith Thurman (28-0, 22 KO) I know Thurman, 29, is technically inactive, but he’s tentatively slated to return on August 4 and I don’t see a great reason to ignore his existence for the purpose of one dude’s silly top 10 list. I have him No. 1 due to marquee wins over Shawn Porter and Danny Ga  Read Full Story >>>

Old School Fighters of the Modern Era: 33 Noted Boxing Buffs Weigh In
By Ted Sares, The Sweet Science, Mon, 18 Jun 2018
When applied to boxing, the term “Old School” has many meanings. That said, in this, our latest survey, we asked our respondents which boxer of the modern era — active or retired – struck them as most Old School, limiting the choice to just one. Here are their picks. As always, the respondents are l  Read Full Story >>>

Errol Spence Talks Terence Crawford After Latest Win
By Niall Doran, Boxing News and Views, Mon, 18 Jun 2018
Errol Spence and Terence Crawford appear to be on an inevitable collision course should they both keep winning and fans can’t stop talking about a potential fight. Anytime two of the current top five-pound for pound fighters in the world have an opportunity to meet in their primes, boxing fans al  Read Full Story >>>

“The Truth” Shines in Dallas
By Caryn A. Tate,, Mon, 18 Jun 2018
Spence’s length and his very sound fundamentals made it an impossibility for Ocampo to gain any footing… IBF welterweight world champion Errol “The Truth” Spence Jr. (24-0, 21 KOs) defended his title against his mandatory contender Carlos Ocampo (22-1, 13 KOs) on Saturday from The Ford Center at   Read Full Story >>>

Coach Steve Kerr wants NBA champion Warriors to reclaim No. 1 seed next season
By Eddie Alinea,, Mon, 18 Jun 2018

Barely a week after winning his third NBA championship as a coach, Golden State bench tactician Steve Kerr, this early, expressed his preference that his Warriors regain the top-seeding comes the 2018-2019 season.   
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Logan Paul Plans to Put KSI in Hospital, Then Party With Mayweather, Mon, 18 Jun 2018

TMZ SPORTS -- Logan Paul says his battle with KSI is gonna be a critical one ... because he plans to put his YouTube foe in the hospital. We got Logan just a few minutes before he and KSI nearly came to blows at an L.A  
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Boxing fans were all saying the same thing about Errol Spence Jr. after Ocampo victory
By Katherine Margaret Huber, GIVEMESPORT, Mon, 18 Jun 2018
Errol Spence Jr. has maintained his unbeaten record with a knockout victory over Carlos Ocampo. Not only did the 28-year-old prove he can attract a sellout crowd, he made exceptionally quick work of Ocampo, stopping him with a series of body shots in the first round. Despite keeping hold of hi  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao Must Adopt Challenger’s Mentality Once Again
By Niall Doran, Boxing News and Views, Mon, 18 Jun 2018
We’re just under a month out from the Lucas Matthysse vs Manny Pacquiao fight and the ‘Pacman’ appears to have (a little bit at least) the old eye of the tiger back once again. I can recall before his loss to Jeff Horn last year and the surrendering of his WBO title that Pacquiao in the run up to  Read Full Story >>>

By Maloney L. Samaco,, Sun, 17 Jun 2018

Manny Pacquiao’s Australian sparring partner George Kambosos, believes the fighting senator will knockout Argentinean WBA "regular" welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse on July 15, at the Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur,  
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Nietes in pound-for-pound breakthrough
By Joaquin Henson,, Sun, 17 Jun 2018

Former WBO minimumweight, WBO lightflyweight and IBF flyweight champion Donnie Nietes became only the third Filipino ever after Manny Pacquiao and Nonito Donaire, Jr. to make it to the top 10 Ring Magazine pound-for-pound h  
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By Dong Secuya,, Sun, 17 Jun 2018

TABUELAN, CEBU – That visiting Indonesian Frenky Rohi was ravaged by undefeated Kevin Jake Cataraja over three rounds was just part of the plot. The real story was how a local boy returned to his hometown and caused one of  
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Damir Ismagulov defeats Artem Damkovsky to retain M-1 Challenge lightweight title, Sun, 17 Jun 2018

M-1 CHALLENGE 94 RESULTS ORENBURG, Russia (June 15, 2018) - M-1 Challenge lightweight champion Damir Ismagulov defeated the original title-holder in their weight class, Artem Damkowsky, to retain his title in this e  
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Toot, Toot! Richard "Popeye" Rivera smokes Jaime Solorio in 8th round, Sun, 17 Jun 2018
"Fight Night in The Capital" OFFICIAL RESULTS HARTFORD, Conn. (June 17, 2018) - Rising Hartford folk hero Richard "Popeye The Sailor Man" Rivera kept his pro record perfect (8-0) intact, knocking out his tough opponent,Jaime "Zarco" Solorio (12-4-2, 9 KOs), in the eighth round to capture the vaca  Read Full Story >>>


Australian Terry Tzouramanis (20-3-3,3KO’s) has a new sparring partner, Harry Garside, a Commonwealth Gold Medalist 2018 Games on the Gold Coast winner, in his preparation for his fight against Filipino Jay-ar Inson (16-1,11KO’s)  
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Haridas Pascua retains National Chess Crown, earns ticket to Batumi Chess Olympiad
By Marlon Bernardino,, Sun, 17 Jun 2018
Final Ranking (Men's division, Single Round Robin Format, 12 player's field) 8.0 points---IM Haridas Pascua, IM Jan Emmanuel Garcia, FM Mari Joseph Logizesthai Turqueza 7.5 points---IM Paulo Bersamina 7.0 points---GM John Paul Gomez 6.5 points--- GM Rogelio "Joey" Antonio Jr. 6.0 points---IM R  Read Full Story >>>

Terence Crawford’s Reaction To Errol Spence KO Was Priceless
By Niall Doran, Boxing News and Views, Sun, 17 Jun 2018
Terence Crawford was pretty much the first notable name in the boxing world who reacted online to tonight’s devastating Errol Spence knockout victory. It just so happens he’s now one of Spence’s biggest rivals too. T hat will tell you how closely he was watching things tonight, judging by the   Read Full Story >>>

Errol Spence Jr. makes quick work of Carlos Ocampo with first-round KO
By Dan Rafael,, Sun, 17 Jun 2018
FRISCO, Texas -- Welterweight world titleholder Errol Spence Jr. wanted to dazzle in his first hometown title defense against mandatory challenger Carlos Ocampo. He also wanted to send a message to the rest to the top fighters in the deep 147-pound division that he is the man to beat. But the fig  Read Full Story >>>

Errol Spence Jr. retains title with quick knockout of Carlos Ocampo
By Associated Press, Los Angeles Times, Sun, 17 Jun 2018
Errol Spence Jr. stopped Carlos Ocampo in the first round Saturday night to retain the IBF welterweight crown. Fighting in front of a home crowd at the Dallas Cowboys' practice facility, Spence improved to 24-0 with his 11th straight knockout and 21st overall. Ocampo crumpled to the canvas aft  Read Full Story >>>

Another KO: Errol Spence Jr. makes quick work of Carlos Ocampo in hometown debut
By Drew Davison, Star Telegram, Sun, 17 Jun 2018
Frisco — The stars were out for fight night at the Ford Center on Saturday night. Household names attending included Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, Hall of Fame receiver Michael Irvin and quarterback Dak Prescott. But the name to remember from Saturday is Errol Spence Jr., the Cedar Hi  Read Full Story >>>

Danny Roman dominates Moises Flores, retains junior featherweight
By Dan Rafael,, Sun, 17 Jun 2018
FRISCO, Texas -- Win or lose, junior featherweight world titlist Danny Roman could not lose his belt because Moises "Chucky" Flores failed to make weight and was stripped of his interim title at Friday's weigh-in. But the fight went on anyway after the camps made a deal for Flores to pay Roman an  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao’s buildup for Matthysse escalates
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Sun, 17 Jun 2018
Four weeks before taking on a formidable foe, Manny Pacquiao saw his training take up a notch after going nine hard rounds in General Santos City. There is no sense of urgency over at Pacquiao’s camp with lead trainer Buboy Fernandez delighted with the outcome of his childhood friend’s training f  Read Full Story >>>

Win by KO Matthysse’s only hope
By Abac Cordero, The Philippine Star, Sun, 17 Jun 2018
MANILA, Philippines — Lucas Matthysse’s trainer had seen enough of Manny Pacquiao he knows what to expect in the upcoming WBA welterweight title bout in Kuala Lumpur. “I’ve seen Manny Pacquiao 10 years ago, five years ago and two months ago,” said Joel Diaz as the fight moved less than a month aw  Read Full Story >>>

Errol Spence: I've Had This Division on Notice Since My First Fight!, Sun, 17 Jun 2018
IBF welterweight world champion Errol Spence (23-0, 20 KOs) is planning to do a real job on his mandatory challenger, Carlos Ocampo (22-0, 13 KOs) - who some bookies have pegged as a 100-1 underdog. The Showtime televised contest takes place later tonight from The Ford Center at The Star in Dalla  Read Full Story >>>

Terence Crawford Laughs At Errol Spence’s Opponent
By Niall Doran, Boxing News and Views, Sun, 17 Jun 2018
Newly crowned WBO welterweight world champion Terence Crawford is not impressed with Errol Spence’s opponent tonight in Texas. Spence returns to action tonight live on Showtime as he bids to make a second defense of his IBF welterweight title against Ocampo. A lot of talk in recent times has s  Read Full Story >>>

Joe Fournier defends himself as Nathan Decastro issues callout, makes WBA ranking bribe accusation
World Boxing News, Sun, 17 Jun 2018
Joe Fournier has denied a shock accusation from undefeated super-middleweight Nathan Decastro of the entrepreneur bribing the WBA for a world ranking. Prior to WBN raising the question why Fournier was still ranked despite recently completing an 18-month suspension with NADO (a section of th  Read Full Story >>>

Dela Torre eyes big win in Pacquiao-Matthysse undercard, Sat, 16 Jun 2018

FOR the second time in his career, Harmonito dela Torre will be seeing action in a card that will be headlined by Filipino boxing legend Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao. And just like in his first outing, Dela Torre is   
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Errol Spence Jr Takes Centerstage Saturday Night
By Miguel Iturrate, GIVEMESPORT, Sat, 16 Jun 2018
Errol Spence Jr Takes Centerstage Saturday Night – Showtime boxing is in Texas this weekend for Errol Spence Jr’s IBF welterweight title defense against Carlos Ocampo. OCampo brings a solid 22-0 record tothe bout, but he is not expected to be much of a threat to Spence Jr, who is in many of the top   Read Full Story >>>

Spence: I'm The Best and Most Feared at 147 - I'm The Top Dog!, Sat, 16 Jun 2018
Errol Spence Jr. wanted to defend his IBF crown back home in Texas as soon as possible after taking the title from Kell Brook in the Englishman's hometown a year ago. The 2012 U.S. Olympian gets that chance Saturday night against Mexico's Carlos Ocampo in a mandatory defense between undefeated fi  Read Full Story >>>

"Fight Night in The Capital" Weights from Hartford, CT, Sat, 16 Jun 2018

HARTFORD, Conn. (June 15, 2018) - The official weigh in was held this evening for tomorrow night's "Fight Night at The Capital" pro boxing card, presented by Hartford Boxing Promotions, at Xfinity Centre in Hartford.   
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Rivalta Inks Puerto Rican Amateur Standout Luis Melendez to Managerial Contract, Sat, 16 Jun 2018
Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based boxing manager Henry Rivalta proudly announces the signing of 19-year-old featherweight prospect Luis “El Chucho” Melendez to a promotional contract. A stand-out amateur in Florida and his native Puerto Rico, Melendez will be making his professional debut under the   Read Full Story >>>

Rain or Shine Painters on a roll
By Eddie Alinea,, Sat, 16 Jun 2018
That might very well describe Rain or Shine’s campaign in the on-going Commissioner’s Cup in this, the PBA’S 43rd season. Only in the second year under comebacking head coach Caloy Garcia, the Elasto Painters tot a league-leading 7-1 win-loss card going into their last three elimination round g  Read Full Story >>>

Errol Spence Compares Himself To Pacquiao
By Niall Doran, Boxing News and Views, Sat, 16 Jun 2018
Errol Spence Jr returns to action this weekend in his latest IBF world title defense against Ocampos in his home State of Texas. A lot has been made about hometown fighters not being built up in their hometown anymore but this weekend Errol Spence Jr has bucked that trend with an expected capacit  Read Full Story >>>


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