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Jeff Horn still in mix to face Manny Pacquiao as promoter shoots down proposed fight with Amir Khan
By Grantlee Kieza,, Tue, 28 Feb 2017
A PHONE CALL on Thursday is likely to decide whether Manny Pacquiao will defend his world welterweight title against Brisbane’s Jeff Horn at Suncorp Stadium this winter. While Pacquiao and Britain’s former world champ Amir Khan have taken to Twitter to announce they are fighting in the United Ara  Read Full Story >>>

Banking Upsets: Khan, Klitschko, Chavez to Yield financial Windfall
By Lyle Fitzsimmons,, Tue, 28 Feb 2017
This small-budget guy is dreaming big. Make no mistake, I’m quite content with my humble life – first-grade teacher by weekday, sports writer by weeknight/weekend, modest four-bedroom house with a cluttered garage – but every now and then the idea of making an ostentatious display of wealth seems  Read Full Story >>>


"I'VE HEARD IT ALL BEFORE MATE." That was Michael Katsidis' response to Josh King's statement about stopping the former two time World Champion in Toowoomba on March 11. King made the statement last week - "I think I’ve g  
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Duva and Roc Nation start talks for rematch of Ward-Kovalev June 17
By Mitch Abramson,, Tue, 28 Feb 2017
Roc Nation Sports and Main Events have started discussions on a rematch between light heavyweight champion Andre Ward and Sergey Kovalev, has learned. T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas has been reserved for June 17 on HBO PPV for their second fight, according to the Nevada State Athletic Com  Read Full Story >>>

Sen. Pacquiao kayos four LP stalwarts
By Aquiles Z. Zonio,, Tue, 28 Feb 2017

SENATE -- Neophyte Senator Emmanuel D. Pacquiao unleashed on Monday afternoon a knockout punch combo against four Liberal Party stalwarts thereby delineating the once blurry demarcation line between the administration and oppositi  
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UFC's Stephen Thompson Sick of Mayweather/McGregor Talk ... 'Boxing Is Going Nowhere' (VIDEO), Tue, 28 Feb 2017

TMZ SPORTS -- UFC star Stephen "Wonderboy" Thompson says he's sick of hearing about a possible Conor vs. Floyd fight ... telling TMZ Sports it seems like a desperate move from Floyd to save the sport of boxing. Thompso  
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Undefeated Prospect Mario Barrios Battles Mexico’s Yardley Suarez, Tue, 28 Feb 2017
Super Lightweight Contender Sergey Lipinets Faces Clarence Booth in Undercard Action Saturday, March 4 From Barclays Center in Brooklyn Plus! Undefeated Heather Hardy Faces Hungary’s Edina Kiss While Unbeaten Prospect Thomas Velasquez, Featherweight Rickey Lopez & 2016 Haitian Olympian Richardson  Read Full Story >>>

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$70 million on the table for Manny Pacquiao to fight Juan Manuel Marquez in China
By John Dennen, BoxingNews, Tue, 28 Feb 2017
MANNY PACQUIAO and Amir Khan made headlines over the weekend as they announced that they had agreed terms for a mega-fight in April. Neither man remains at his peak but Pacquiao’s many accomplishments speak for themselves and Khan, though he has been the recipient of some high profile losses, is sti  Read Full Story >>>

Manny Pacquiao vs. Amir Khan is NOT Official, Says Bob Arum
By Steve Kim,, Tue, 28 Feb 2017
Over the weekend, WBO welterweight world champion Manny Pacquiao announced over social media that he had come to terms with Amir Khan for an April 23rd fight in the UAE. So does that make the fight official to Pacquiao's promoter, Bob Arum of Top Rank? "No," Arum answered flatly on Monday morn  Read Full Story >>>

Three UAE venues in the frame for Pacquiao-Khan, decision imminent
By Nick Parkinson,, Tue, 28 Feb 2017
Three venues in Abu Dhabi and Dubai are being considered for the April 23 bout between Manny Pacquiao and Amir Khan, with an announcement expected this week. Khan and Pacquiao have agreed terms on a bout, and a source in the Briton's camp told ESPN that the United Arab Emirates was the strongest   Read Full Story >>>

Pages: Pacquiao-Khan? Yes, Pacquiao can
By John Pages, Sun.Star Cebu, Tue, 28 Feb 2017
AMIR Khan is not American. He’s British. Haha. I know that’s corny but here’s a serious note: Amir Iqbal Khan is dangerous. At the age of 17, he grabbed a silver medal at the Athens Olympics. Five years later, he became one of Great Britain’s youngest ever world champions. Now 30, he sports a 31-4 r  Read Full Story >>>

Jeff Horn's team remain hopeful of Manny Pacquiao bout and cast doubt on claims he will fight Amir Khan
NZHerald, Tue, 28 Feb 2017
Although Manny Pacquiao landed a devastating blow on Jeff Horn, Brisbane's "Fighting Schoolteacher" still remains hopeful he will still face the world welterweight champion at Suncorp Stadium in the next few months. Pacquiao and his prospective next opponent, former British world champ Amir Khan,  Read Full Story >>>

Chavez Jr. This is the Most Important Fight of My Career
By Miguel Maravilla,, Tue, 28 Feb 2017
Former world champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (50-2-1, 32 KOs) of Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico looks to redeem his career as he will take on fellow countryman Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (48-1-1, 34 KOs) of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. Chavez faces Canelo on Saturday May 6 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas   Read Full Story >>>

A Left Hook As Deadly As a Rattlesnake’s Bite – McGregor Could Well KO Floyd
By Oz Ozkaya, Boxing Insider, Tue, 28 Feb 2017
Now, of course, as you may have gathered from the title, this piece delves into the more hypothetical territories. But allow me to get stuck into to the point, why would Conor McGregor knocking out Floyd Mayweather in this hugely anticipated, yet a still to be an unannounced fight, be such an unreal  Read Full Story >>>

K.O artist Santisima: “I want a title fight”, Mon, 27 Feb 2017

Santisima. RP #2 Jeo “Santino” Santisima has set his sights on winning his first championship this year. Coming off from a busy and successful 2016, the young prospect wants nothing less than a title fight as his first, a  
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Filipinos Marlon Tapales and Mark Anthony Geraldo get Rex Tso in shape for ‘Clash of Champions 2’
By Unus Alladin, South China Morning Post, Mon, 27 Feb 2017
World champion Marlon Tapales and fellow Pinoy Mark Anthony Geraldo provide world-class sparring for ‘Wonder Kid’ ahead of his March 11 bout at sold out Convention and Exhibition Centre World bantamweight champion Marlon Tapales says Hong Kong’s Rex Tso Sing-yu is giving him solid workouts ahead   Read Full Story >>>

Manny Pacquiao-Amir Khan WBO title fight heading for UAE, says top Pacman adviser
By Gerry Ramos,, Mon, 27 Feb 2017
A TOP member of Manny Pacquiao’s camp disclosed United Arab Emirates will be the site of his April 23 title fight with Amir Khan. Business manager Eric Pineda confirmed the Arabian Peninsula plays host to the Filipino boxing legend’s defense of his World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight cro  Read Full Story >>>

Oscar De La Hoya backs Amir Khan against Manny Pacquiao
By Tom Webber,, Mon, 27 Feb 2017
Amir Khan has "a great chance" of dethroning Manny Pacquiao to become the WBO welterweight champion when the pair meet in April, says Oscar De La Hoya. Khan's (31-4) long-desired bout came to fruition after he topped a Twitter poll Pacquiao (59-6-2) ran to see who fans wanted his next opponent to  Read Full Story >>>

By Rene Bonsubre, Jr.,, Mon, 27 Feb 2017

GEN. SANTOS CITY - Former WBA interim light flyweight world titlist Randy Petalcorin emerged victorious on the undercard of “Laban Pinoy 3: Rise of the Champions” held Sunday at the Lagao Gym of General Santos City Peta  
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Deontay Wilder Squares Off with Contender in Hotel Lobby Scrap (VIDEO), Mon, 27 Feb 2017

TMZ SPORTS -- Deontay Wilder was still ready to swing hours after defending his belt -- getting in the middle of a hotel brawl involving heavyweight contender Dominic Breazeale ... and TMZ Sports got video of the melee. Th  
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Roy Jones Jr: “People have gotten over wanting Mayweather vs Pacquiao II and that’s why they’re talking so much about the McGregor fight”
By Jenna Jay, OTR Boxing Radio, Mon, 27 Feb 2017
Roy Jones Jr recently returned to the ring at age 48 against former cruiserweight title challenger and bare-knuckle fighter Bobby Gunn. After a slow start, Jones showed flashes of his former self and stopped Gunn in 8 rounds. With Jones boxing career heading towards a close, his career as a ringside  Read Full Story >>>

Boycott Mayweather vs. McGregor, Mon, 27 Feb 2017
For those who fear they might not get their money’s worth if and when Mayweather and McGregor fight, not to worry… When Floyd Mayweather retired after giving Andre Berto a one-sided drubbing in September 2015, some hoped, without a shred of evidence, he might go quietly into that good night. That  Read Full Story >>>

Jarrett Hurd gets it done in the end: Weekend Review
By Michael Rosenthal,, Mon, 27 Feb 2017
BIGGEST WINNER Jarrett Hurd: Hurd seemed to be in trouble. For six frustrating rounds, he was outclassed by Tony Harrison and appeared to be falling flat on the Deontay Wilder-Gerald Washington card Saturday night in Birmingham, Alabama. Then Hurd demonstrated how far a little determination ca  Read Full Story >>>

'RISE OF CHAMPIONS' FULFILLED IN GENSAN: Bornea topples 'Vulcan' to claim IBF Youth title
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel,, Mon, 27 Feb 2017

Bornea. GENERAL SANTOS CITY - With a championship belt strapped around his waist, Jade Bornea of Gensan's Sanman-Amoy Boxing Club relished every bit of his glorious moment. And why not? He's alre  
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By Rene Bonsubre, Jr.,, Mon, 27 Feb 2017

Ben Mananquil's arm raised victorious over Glenn Porras. GEN. SANTOS CITY – Jade Bornea’s IBF Youth title win against Raul Yu was not the only bout that had the crowd on their feet. “Iron” Ben Mananquil vs. Glenn “The R  
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Pacquiao-Khan venue in UAE set to be announced, Mon, 27 Feb 2017
A venue in the United Arab Emirates for Amir Khan's April 23 fight with Manny Pacquiao is expected to be confirmed by the end of the week. The one-time stablemates revealed they have agreed terms for a matchup, with only the location to be determined. The Press Association claimed on Sunday th  Read Full Story >>>

By Rene Bonsubre, Jr.,, Mon, 27 Feb 2017

GEN. SANTOS CITY – It was a battle that made the boxers dig in deep and the crowd stand and roar in excitement. Young prospects Jade Bornea and Raul Yu had a tentative start but Yu’s length gave Bornea a little bit of troubl  
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Pacquiao to fight tough ex-spar mate Khan next
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Mon, 27 Feb 2017
Manny Pacquiao and Amir Khan, whose behind-closed-doors sparring sessions have reached urban legend status among fight fans, have agreed to face each other. Both camps confirmed the fight on their respective social media accounts with Pacquiao, 38, making the announcement first. “Negotiations   Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao V Khan: A Mere Con
By John Gatling,, Mon, 27 Feb 2017
Like an apex sultan arisen out of the UAE to restore order in the fight galaxy, Amir Khan took to Twitter with glee to announce his April 23 “Superfight” with Filipino icon Manny Pacquiao. Who is Amir conning? The story lines with this one is obvious considering the TMZ worthy history between   Read Full Story >>>

Amir Khan and Manny Pacquiao could share £30m purse to take super fight to the UAE
By David Anderson,, Mon, 27 Feb 2017
Amir Khan and Manny Pacquiao could share a £30million purse to fight in the UAE. Pacquaio and Khan announced over the weekend that they have agreed terms to meet in what they are billing a "super fight" on April 23. Pacquaio's team are working on securing a backer to host the clash between the  Read Full Story >>>

Blockbuster superfight as Pacquiao v Khan is confirmed
By Agence France Press, The Straits Times, Mon, 27 Feb 2017
MANILA • Filipino boxing hero Manny Pacquiao and British fighter Amir Khan confirmed separately yesterday that they would face each other on April 23 after weeks of conflicting reports. Pacquiao tweeted: "Negotiations between team Pacquiao and team Khan have come to terms for the April 23 bout as  Read Full Story >>>

Amir Khan vs Manny Pacquiao: Despite the endless speculation, this is a fight that was always going to happen
By Steve Bunce, The Independent, Mon, 27 Feb 2017
The fight between Amir Khan and Manny Pacquiao was guaranteed to take place at some point from the first time the pair sparred together in October 2008 at Freddie Roach’s Wild Card gym, a hard retreat in the seedy streets of West Hollywood. Roach is a harsh man to hire as a new trainer and he thr  Read Full Story >>>

Amir Khan Vows To Beat Manny Pacquiao, Rips 'Hater' Eddie Hearn
By Edward Chaykovsky,, Sun, 26 Feb 2017
British star Amir Khan (31-4, 19 KOs) is very confident that he can beat former sparring partner, WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao. On Saturday night, the two boxers confirmed on their personal Twitter accounts that a deal was reached for a showdown on April 23rd. No venue or fight locati  Read Full Story >>>

Harassing Ali’s Son
By Robert Ecksel,, Sun, 26 Feb 2017
Customs officials reportedly asked Ali Jr., repeatedly, “Where did you get your name from?” and “Are you Muslim?” The son of Muhammad Ali, 44-year-old Muhammad Ali Jr., was reportedly detained at Florida’s Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport earlier this month for several hours and, a  Read Full Story >>>


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