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‘Battle in Bohol’ tonight
By Lemuel P. Maglinte , The Freeman, Sat, 25 Nov 2017
TAGBILARAN CITY, Philippines — ALA Boxing Gym stalwart Mark "Magnifico" Magsayo (16-0, 12KOs) will try to hurdle one major obstacle in his road towards a world title shot as he defends his WBO International featherweight belt against Japanese challenger Shota Hayashi (30-6, 18KOs) in the main even  Read Full Story >>>

Kovalev looks to get back to winning ways vs. Shabranskyy
By Matthew Aguilar, El Paso Times, Sat, 25 Nov 2017
Sergey Kovalev said he’s a changed man. The former light heavyweight champ said a near-death experience this summer and a retreat to a monastery in Greece changed his outlook, and convinced him he had to make changes if he ever wanted to regain his crown. And so he he has. He has a new trainer,   Read Full Story >>>

Limpag: Leadership change
By Mike T. Limpag, Sun.Star Cebu, Sat, 25 Nov 2017
What a difference a change in the leadership of the Games and Amusement Board has been. Ever since Abraham Mitra was appointed chairman, the agency that used to be known for a lot of questionable actions by officials has taken the lead in changing the way it handles professional sports, especially b  Read Full Story >>>

BONSUBRE: WHO’S NEXT FOR JERWIN ANCAJAS?
By Rene Bonsubre, Jr., PhilBoxing.com, Fri, 24 Nov 2017

Jerwin Ancajas got a lot of media attention after his dominant performance in Belfast against Jamie Conlan last November 18. The ease and brutality of the dismantling of his challenger surprised even his trainer and manager J
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Magsayo expected to put on a show
By Edri Aznar, Sun.Star Cebu, Fri, 24 Nov 2017
IT was Mark Magsayo’s dream 12 years ago, as a nine-year-old kid, that someday he’ll be fighting under the spotlight of a huge boxing show in his hometown of Tagbilaran City, Bohol. Now that his dream is finally coming true, the 22-year-old fast-rising prospect vows to put on a show tonight in hi  Read Full Story >>>

Outside The Ropes With WBB Junior Middleweight Champ Chris Cella
PhilBoxing.com, Fri, 24 Nov 2017
On July 22, Brockport, PA boxer Chris "The Brockport Beast" Cella defeated Shawn Hudson via 2nd round KO to claim the vacant WBB Junior Middleweight Title. The belt was last held by future Hall-of-Famer Miguel Cotto. When asked how he got introduced into the game of boxing, Cella shared, "When   Read Full Story >>>

First year of promoting a KO success for Rivera Promotions Entertainment
PhilBoxing.com, Fri, 24 Nov 2017
WORCESTER, Mass. (November 24, 2017) - The first year of Rivera Promotions Entertainment (RPE) as a promotional company was a resounding success, as well as an invaluable learning experience for its owners and operators, retired three-time, two division world champion Jose Antonio Rivera and his son  Read Full Story >>>

Battle in Bohol tonight
By Dale Rosal, Cebu Daily News, Fri, 24 Nov 2017
Tagbilaran City, Bohol — Fighting in front of his home folks and becoming a world champion have always been Mark “Magnifico” Magsayo’s ultimate dreams as a boxer. Tonight, the Boholano slugger fulfills one of his dreams as he defends his WBO International featherweight title against Japanese vete  Read Full Story >>>

Arum targets future US fight for Ancajas
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Fri, 24 Nov 2017
Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum sounded yesterday as though he was on the verge of unearthing a major archaeological find. While the eighty-something Top Rank chief is notorious for hyperbole, he sounded genuinely thrilled over the prospects of staging a show early next starring the Philippines’ n  Read Full Story >>>

Barrera: Shabranskyy Hits Hard, Definitely Can Beat Kovalev
By Keith Idec, BoxingScene.com, Fri, 24 Nov 2017
NEW YORK – Sullivan Barrera knows as well as anyone that Vyacheslav Shabranskyy can punch. Barrera doesn’t think the Ukrainian light heavyweight contender is as big a puncher as Joe Smith Jr. – who, like Shabranskyy, dropped Barrera before Barrera came back to beat him. Still, Shabranskyy (19-1,   Read Full Story >>>

Anthony Joshua relishes unification fight with Joseph Parker as deal edges closer, says Eddie Hearn
By Richard Damerell, SkySports.com, Fri, 24 Nov 2017
Anthony Joshua has issued a "let me at him" message as promoter Eddie Hearn closes to within "single digits" of agreeing a unification clash with Joseph Parker. Following fresh talks this morning, Hearn is edging closer to a deal for Joshua to put his WBA 'super' and IBF belts at stake against WB  Read Full Story >>>

How Magnifico is 17-0 Mark Magsayo?
By Recah Trinidad, PhilBoxing.com, Fri, 24 Nov 2017

MANNY Pacquiao has reportedly called out the doubted Irish UFC star Conor McGregor (“Stay fit, my friend”), but the unbeaten Mark Magsayo (17-0, 13 KOs) of the ALA Stable has remained top topic of the Pinoy boxing weeken
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JOHANN CHUA WINS BIG IN 2017 ALL JAPAN CHAMPIONSHIP
By Marlon Bernardino, PhilBoxing.com, Fri, 24 Nov 2017

Johann Chua. FILIPINO cue artist Johann Chua emerged champion in the 50th All Japan 10-Ball Championship Thursday night, November 23, 2017 at the Archaic Hall in Amagasaki, Japan. Chua defeated countryman Jundel
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NEGROS CHESS WONDER EYES BIG PUSH FOR COUNTRY'S GLORY 18TH ASEAN AGE GROUP CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS IN PAHANG, MALAYSIA
By Marlon Bernardino, PhilBoxing.com, Fri, 24 Nov 2017
A ten years-old whiz kid from Escalante City, Negros Occidental will be seeing in action in the upcoming 18th ASEAN Age Group Chess Championships slated on November 25 to December 4, 2017 at the Grand Darul Makmur Hotel, Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia. Dwyane Ermeo-Pahaganas, a grade 5 pupil of Escala  Read Full Story >>>

Shabranskyy: Why he's the right opponent for Kovalev, not Barrera
By Lee Cleveland , Fight Saga, Fri, 24 Nov 2017
Former light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev faces Vyacheslav Shabranskyy Saturday night on HBO. The vacant WBO light heavyweight title will be at-stake. Previously, there was talk of Kovalev facing red hot Cuban Sullivan Sullivan Barrera but the latter opted to pass on Sergey after being   Read Full Story >>>

Kovalev vs Shabranskyy: Sergey Kovalev can set up big fights with Adonis Stevenson or Badou Jack, says Jamie Moore
By Jamie Moore, SkySports.com, Fri, 24 Nov 2017
Sergey Kovalev is back in action for the first time since back-to-back defeats to Andre Ward, and Jamie Moore expects the Russian to not only "erase the memories" in style, but also set up more big unification fights... that he can win. We've all watched Kovalev at his best before Andre Ward move  Read Full Story >>>

WEIGHTS FROM BOHOL: MAGSAYO – 126 LBS, HAYASHI – 125 LBS
By Dong Secuya, PhilBoxing.com, Fri, 24 Nov 2017

TAGBILARAN CITY, Philippines – Local boy Mark 'Magnifico' Magsayo and Shota Hayashi of Japan easily made weight during their official weighin held at the Island City Mall here Friday during the official weighin for
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MANNY PACQUIAO VS. CONOR MCGREGOR?
By Maloney L. Samaco, PhilBoxing.com, Fri, 24 Nov 2017

Manny Pacquiao has expressed his interest in fighting UFC superstar Conor McGregor in the boxing ring. The reigning UFC lightweight champion, fought in the squared arena for the first time in August losing a tenth-round TK
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Snips and Snipes 23 November 2017: Heavyweights in the news
By Eric Armit, PhilBoxing.com, Fri, 24 Nov 2017

Between Tyson Fury, Tony Bellew, David Haye and all of the challenges thrown out by Joseph Parker and Deontay Wilder they have kept the heavyweights in the news. It seems certain that subject to a hearing next month and to
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Hayashi’s birthday wish: Magsayo’s belt
By Dale Rosal, Cebu Daily News, Fri, 24 Nov 2017
Tagbilaran City — Hard hitting Japanese slugger Shota Hayashi is looking for a grand birthday celebration today even if it means doing so in enemy territory. The Japanese slugger turns 30 today and he wants no less than Mark “Magnifico” Magsayo’s WBO international featherweight belt to go with hi  Read Full Story >>>

Hayashi: Win or bust in Bohol
By Edri Aznar, Sun.Star Cebu, Fri, 24 Nov 2017
IT’S win or bust this Saturday night for Japanese pug Shota Hayashi. A win against World Boxing Organization (WBO) No. 2 rated featherweight Mark Magsayo at the Bohol Wisdom Gymnasium in Tagbilaran City, Bohol, should move him closer to a world title shot. A loss, on the other hand, should be the en  Read Full Story >>>

Conor McGregor receives shock call out from Manny Pacquiao: Stay fit, my friend
By Chisanga Malata , Daily Star (UK), Thu, 23 Nov 2017
McGregor, the reigning UFC lightweight champion, entered the boxing world in August to take on Floyd Mayweather Jr in a multi-million-pound bout. Ireland’s first UFC belt holder entered the contest with no boxing experience to his name but more than held his own against the former five-weight wor  Read Full Story >>>

Manny Pacquiao Suggests He Is Negotiating A Fight With Conor McGregor
By John Murphy , Pundit Arena, Thu, 23 Nov 2017
Manny Pacquiao isn’t normally one to blow a lot of hot air and on Thursday afternoon, he dropped an incredible post suggesting a fight with Conor McGregor is in the offing… After Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather faced off in the ‘billion-dollar fight’ last August, the world of combat sports ha  Read Full Story >>>

GIBBONS PREDICTS BIG THINGS FOR PETALCORIN IN 2018
PhilBoxing.com, Thu, 23 Nov 2017

Former WBA interim light flyweight champion and current IBF #3 and WBC #6 and WBO #12 Randy Petalcorin of the Philippines has been praised on Facebook by international Matchmaker Sean Gibbons. “Randy had a devastating
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Boxing: Mark Magsayo’s next opponent poses risk, but offers high reward
By Dennis Gasgonia, ABS-CBN News, Thu, 23 Nov 2017
Japanese veteran fighter Shota Hayashi will serve as a good test for undefeated Filipino featherweight Mark "Magnifico" Magsayo, who seeks to climb up the featherweight ranks for a chance to secure the No. 1 ranking in the WBO. Boxing analyst Dennis Principe said Hayashi, a veteran of 37 fights a  Read Full Story >>>