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BILLY JOE SAUNDERS VS. DAVID LEMIEUX OFFICIAL WEIGHTS
PhilBoxing.com, Sat, 16 Dec 2017

WBO world middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders of United Kingdom and former IBF world middleweight champion David Lemieux of Canada had strip naked to make weight Friday but each scaled at the division limit o
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Saturday’s Top Rank on ESPN Featuring Vasiliy Lomachenko vs. Guillermo Rigondeaux was the Most-Viewed Telecast of the Day on Cable Among Men 18 to 34 and Men 18 to 49
PhilBoxing.com, Sat, 16 Dec 2017

All Four of the Telecast’s Fights Averaged at Least 1.6 Million Viewers and Rank Among the Top Eight Fights on Cable Television in 2017 Telecast Ranks as the Second Most-Viewed Boxing Telecast on Cable Television in 2017
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GH3 Promotions CEO Vito Mielnicki excited for Antoine Douglas opportunity this Saturday against Gary O'Sullivan on HBO World Championship Boxing®
PhilBoxing.com, Sat, 16 Dec 2017
Nutley, NJ (December 15, 2017)--This Saturday night world-ranked middleweight Antoine Douglas (22-1-1, 16 KOs) will make his HBO debut when he takes on Gary O'Sullivan (26-2, 18 KOs) in the co-feature bout of an HBO World Championship Boxing® tripleheader from Laval, Quebec, Canada. The main of   Read Full Story >>>

Tempers flare at heated Billy Joe Saunders-David Lemieux weigh-in
By Paul Wheeler, BoxingNews, Sat, 16 Dec 2017
UNBEATEN WBO champion Billy Joe Saunders and heavy-handed challenger David Lemieux both made weight for their middleweight clash tomorrow night (December 16) at Place Bell in Laval, Canada, but only after Lemieux was forced to weigh in twice by Saunders’ trainer, Dominic Ingle. Following Lemieux  Read Full Story >>>

Pictured: Saunders, Lemieux strip naked to make 160 pounds
World Boxing News, Sat, 16 Dec 2017
Billy Joe Saunders and David Lemieux are ready to rock 'n' roll after taking all their clothes off to make the middleweight limit. Saunders puts his WBO title on the line in Canada this weekend against former IBF belt holder Lemieux at Place Bell in Quebec. Both boxers just made the 160 pound   Read Full Story >>>

David Lemieux’s power doesn’t impress Billy Joe Saunders
By Robert Morales, OCRegister.com, Sat, 16 Dec 2017
Some of the things fighters come up with while preparing for a bout are hilarious. Take David Lemieux and what he said this week about Billy Joe Saunders, who Saturday will defend his middleweight title against Lemieux in Lemieux’s native Canada (on HBO). Lemieux will tangle with the Englishma  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao adds punch to boxing program
By Ding T. Marcelo, The Manila Bulletin, Sat, 16 Dec 2017
Manny Pacquiao has taken a break from his busy schedule to promote a grassroots boxing program that aims to discover young boxers for future international competitions. If you know Pacquiao, this is a surprise. In the past, this Filipino sports treasure showed a preference for basketball over box  Read Full Story >>>

Al Bernstein: “If Mikey Garcia doesn’t score a knockout against Lomachenko and counterpunches him, he may not land enough to win the fight”
By Jenna Jay, OTR Boxing Radio, Sat, 16 Dec 2017
Hall of fame boxing commentator Al Bernstein is widely regarded as one of the best and most knowledgeable people in the sport. Bernstein has served as an analyst with Showtime since 2003 and has been ringside for some of the biggest events in the history of the sport. In part 1 of my “On The   Read Full Story >>>

Conor McGregor told to fight Holloway as Arum talks up Pacquiao fight
By Chisanga Malata , Express.co.uk, Sat, 16 Dec 2017
UFC Hall of Famer Bas Rutten wants to see Conor McGregor rematch Max Holloway after he defends his lightweight title against interim 155lbs champion Tony Ferguson. "First of all, (he needs to fight) the interim champion," the former UFC heavyweight champion told Express Sport. "He needs to de  Read Full Story >>>

Saunders: Lemieux Is Walking Punching Bag; Must KO Me to Win
By Keith Idec, BoxingScene.com, Sat, 16 Dec 2017
David Lemieux claims he is more than just a puncher. The former IBF middleweight champion feels his boxing ability is underrated not only by fans and media, but by Billy Joe Saunders. That’ll help, according to Lemieux, the French-Canadian contender become a two-time 160-pound champion when he ch  Read Full Story >>>

HBO World Championship Boxing Preview: Saunders vs. Lemieux, Seldin vs. Ulysses, Douglas vs. O’Sullivan
By William Holmes, Boxing Insider, Sat, 16 Dec 2017
On Saturday night the Place Bell in Laval, Quebec, Canada will be the host site for an HBO Triple Header to take place on HBO World Championship Boxing. The opening bout will be between Cletus “Hebrew Hammer” Seldin and Yves Ulysse, Jr. in the junior welterweight division. The second bout of the   Read Full Story >>>

Battle of Brisbane II: Fighting schoolteacher pockets cool $1m for defending welterweight title
By Grantlee Kieza, perth.now.com.au, Sat, 16 Dec 2017
JEFF Horn says the prospect of impending fatherhood is more terrifying than slugging it out with Gary Corcoran, the English fighter he beat on Wednesday night to retain his world welterweight title. He sensed his little unborn daughter was cheering for him as he turned up the heat on the “Hellrai  Read Full Story >>>

Dana White insists Conor McGregor will not be boxing again
ESPN.com, Sat, 16 Dec 2017
UFC President Dana White took to social media to insist that his prize fighter and current lightweight champion Conor McGregor won't be boxing anyone. Speculation has increased on whether McGregor would return to the ring to box since he was defeated by Floyd Mayweather in a megafight that pulled  Read Full Story >>>

Amir Khan set for ring return; A look at potential opponents
By Nick Jackson, RingNews24, Sat, 16 Dec 2017
han has caused quite the stir recently with boxing fans with his appearance on reality the British tv show ‘I’m a Celebrity get me out of here’ rather than training in the gym for his return to the ring after more than a year out. He last fought Saul Alvarez at Middleweight requiring Khan to move up  Read Full Story >>>

FLASHBACK: PACQUIAO RETIRES DE LA HOYA
By Eddie Alinea, PhilBoxing.com, Fri, 15 Dec 2017

It needed Manny Pacquiao barely 24 minutes to prove that Oscar de La Hoya could no longer give and take punches. Weeks before the Pacquiao-de La Hoya fight took place on December 6, 2008, the Pacman’s chief trai
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GOLDEN BOY BOXING ON ESPN: MORALES WINS OVER ZENUNAJ
PhilBoxing.com, Fri, 15 Dec 2017

CARLOS "THE SOLUTION" MORALES EARNS VACANT NABA SUPER FEATHERWEIGHT TITLE VIA TECHNICAL UNANIMOUS DECISION VICTORY AGAINST DARDAN ZENUNAJ IN MAIN EVENT OF GOLDEN BOY BOXING ON ESPN AT FANTASY SPRINGS RESORT CASINO RAU
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DAVAO CITY, GENSAN, DIGOS EARLY TOP PICKS IN PSC-PACQUIAO CUP
By Lito delos Reyes, PhilBoxing.com, Fri, 15 Dec 2017

EARLY birds Davao City and Digos as well as host General Santos City are among the early favorites to win in the two-day Mindanao Preliminary of the PSC-Pacquiao Amateur Boxing Cup set on Dec. 16-17 at the Robinson’s Place in
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Saunders: Lemieux's Death Talk Stupid, Disrespectful to Boxing
By Keith Idec, BoxingScene.com, Fri, 15 Dec 2017
Billy Joe Saunders has talked trash, traded insults and disrespected opponents as much as any boxer in the sport during the past couple years. The undefeated middleweight title-holder has called them every name imaginable, both to their faces and through social media, and has been utterly unapolo  Read Full Story >>>

On the Move: Crawford’s jump takes him up scale and to the top of the ballot
By Norm Frauenheim, 15rounds.com, Fri, 15 Dec 2017
It’s a move up, on the scale and to the top of the ballot. Terence Crawford’s bid to own next year opens with a jump to welterweight and a convincing campaign for Fighter of the Year. Call it a win-win, at least that’s what it looks like from this corner. After dominating the 140-pound divi  Read Full Story >>>

SAUNDERS-LEMIEUX FINAL PRESS CONFERENCE QUOTES
PhilBoxing.com, Fri, 15 Dec 2017

Golden Boy Promotions and Eye of the Tiger Management, in association with Frank Warren and Vidéotron, today hosted a media workout for the upcoming WBO Middleweight World Championship fight between Billy Joe Saund
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Chael Sonnen: Roy Moore Shouldn't Have to Concede Right Away ... Hillary Didn't!!
PhilBoxing.com, Fri, 15 Dec 2017

TMZ SPORTS -- Chael Sonnen is defending Roy Moore's refusal to throw the white flag in the Alabama Senate race ... saying there's no reason to concede if he still thinks there's a chance he can win. TMZ Sports spoke with
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Popular winter tradition continues 72nd annual Lowell Sun Charities Golden Gloves Championship
PhilBoxing.com, Fri, 15 Dec 2017
LOWELL, Mass. (December 14, 2017) -- The 72nd annual Lowell Sun Charities Golden Gloves Championship commences Friday night, January 5, with Central New England (Greater Lowell) preliminary-round action, at historic Lowell Memorial Auditorium. See the complete 2018 Central N.E. and All-New England C  Read Full Story >>>

Mikey Garcia looks to make history against Sergey Lipinets in February
By Lance Pugmire, Los Angeles Times, Fri, 15 Dec 2017
Mikey Garcia will attempt to join Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez as the only champions of the four divisions stretching from featherweight to junior-welterweight when he meets Sergey Lipinets in San Antonio on Feb. 10. The Riverside-trained Garcia (37-0, 30 knockouts) bypassed higher-prof  Read Full Story >>>

At Long Last, Showtime Announce Official May/Mac Pay-Per-View Numbers
By John Murphy , Pundit Arena, Fri, 15 Dec 2017
Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor will not go down as the biggest pay-per-view sporting event in US history. In the weeks that followed Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather’s super fight, a clip of Dana White speaking with Urijah Faber appeared to show the UFC President claiming that the fight ha  Read Full Story >>>

MIKEY GARCIA SEEKS TO BECOME FOUR-DIVISION CHAMPION AGAINST UNDEFEATED 140-POUND CHAMP SERGEY LIPINETS FEB. 10 LIVE ON SHOWTIME
PhilBoxing.com, Fri, 15 Dec 2017

Three-Division World Champion Mikey Garcia Seeks Title in a Fourth Weight Class When He Challenges Unbeaten 140-pound Champion Sergey Lipinets Saturday, Feb. 10 Live on SHOWTIME® at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas &
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