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Patient Gervonta Davis catches a ghost
By Bill Tibbs, MaxBoxing.com, Sun, 16 Jun 2024
WBA lightweight champion Gervonta “Tank” Davis (30-0, 28 KOs) scored a “play of the week” KO 8 against challenger Frank “The Ghost” Martin (18-1, 12 KOs). Martin outboxed Davis for the first half of the fight. Tank started to step on the gas in the middle rounds and then flattened Martin  Read Full Story >>>

RP Blu Boys Show Grit as they End their World Cup Run
By Marlon Bernardino, PhilBoxing.com, Sun, 16 Jun 2024
Manila---In a hard-fought battle against the Czech Republic, the RP Blu Boys exited the 18th WBSC Men’s Softball World Cup 2024 in Hermosillo, Mexico with a final score of 2-4. Despite the setback, the Cebuana Lhuillier-backed team displayed unwavering determination throughout the game, showcasing  Read Full Story >>>

MARK MAGSAYO WINS WBA INTERCONTINENTAL SUPER FEATHERWEIGHT TITLE OVER EDUARDO RAMIREZ
By Maloney L. Samaco, PhilBoxing.com, Sun, 16 Jun 2024

Mark Magsayo knocked Mexican Eduardo Ramirez down in the third round at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The bout was featured on the preliminary card of the Gervonta Davis vs Frank Martin main event. The fi
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‘Boom!’: ‘Tank’ Davis retains belt in vicious fashion at MGM Grand
By Adam Hill, Las Vegas Review Journal, Sun, 16 Jun 2024
It seemed only a matter of time until the patented Gervonta “Tank” Davis knockout punch was coming as he continued to back Frank Martin into the corner Saturday night at MGM Grand Garden. That didn’t make the decisive blow any less dramatic on the historic arena’s 100th night of champions  Read Full Story >>>

Ghost busted: Gervonta Davis defeats Frank Martin via wild eighth-round KO
Yahoo! Sports, Sun, 16 Jun 2024
Gervonta Davis is still undefeated, still WBA lightweight world champion and still one of the sport's premier knockout artists. "Tank" defeated title challenger Frank "Ghost" Martin with a vicious knockout in the eighth round to improve his record to 30-0. It was Davis' first fight in 14 months a  Read Full Story >>>

Benavidez unanimously outpoints Gvozdyk for interim WBC light heavyweight belt
By Associated Press, MSN Sports, Sun, 16 Jun 2024
LAS VEGAS — David Benavidez unanimously outpointed Oleksandr Gvozdyk on Saturday night to win the interim WBC light heavyweight belt. Don Trella scored the fight 119-109, Dave Moretti had it 117-111, and Zachary Young scored it 116-112. Benavidez (29-0, 24 KOs), who said afterward he suffere  Read Full Story >>>

Pagara is new IBF Asia lightweight champ
By Lito delos Reyes, PhilBoxing.com, Sun, 16 Jun 2024

COMEBACKING “Prince” Albert Pagara scored a majority decision against Chinese Aketelieti Yelejian to win as the new International Boxing Federation Asia lightweight champion last June 15, Saturday at the C
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Asia's First GM Torre to grace opening of chess tournament in Lipa City, Batangas
By Marlon Bernardino, PhilBoxing.com, Sun, 16 Jun 2024
Lipa City, Batangas - Asia's first chess grandmaster and hall-of-famer Eugene Torre has been invited as guest of honor during the opening ceremony of the JCI Senate Lipa Open rapid chess tournament on Monday, June 17, here at Lipa Convention Center. Organized by the JCI Senate Lipa in close coope  Read Full Story >>>

“PRINCE” ALBERT PAGARA BECOMES THE NEW IBF ASIA 135-LBS CHAMPION
By Carlos Costa, PhilBoxing.com, Sun, 16 Jun 2024

In a tough, close fight, popular “Prince” Albert Pagara (35-1, 24 KO’s) from Maasin, Southern Leyte, edged strong 25-year-old Chinese fighter Aketelieti Yelejian (8-4-1, 2 KO’s) via 10-round majority decisio
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Mirano rules Sta. Maria chessfest
By Lito delos Reyes, PhilBoxing.com, Sun, 16 Jun 2024
DAVAO CITY – Allen Mirano of North Cotabato scored 5.5 points to rule the Open Division of the 56th Araw ng Sta. Maria 2024 of the covered court in Sta. Maria, Davao Occidental. Four others were tied with 5 points each but Mhyl Crese Wayne Patrimonio of Digos City had a better quotient over Dil  Read Full Story >>>

Bob Arum Targeting Shock Opponent For Manny Pacquiao’s Comeback Fight
By Kerr Ferguson, SecondsOut.com, Sat, 15 Jun 2024
Since his last outing in 2021, boxing great Manny Pacquiao has been teasing a return to the ring. That was a bruising loss to Yordenis Ugas and many would like to see eight-division world champion stay retired, but the call of the sport seems too much for the fighter-turned-politician. He has   Read Full Story >>>

WBSC Men's Softball World Cup 2024 Group A: Philippines beat hosts Mexico, still with chance to reach Sunday's playoffs
PhilBoxing.com, Sat, 15 Jun 2024

The Philippines beat Mexico, 3-1, behind a great pitching performance by 18-year-old Jehanz Coro at Fernando Ortiz Stadium and earned their first win of the tournament. The Player of the Day Coro went the distance gi
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Hoka Trilogy Run race kit collection ends today
PhilBoxing.com, Sat, 15 Jun 2024
DAVAO CITY – The three-day race kit collection for the Hoka Trilogy Run Davao Leg 1 ends today, June 15 at 5:30 p.m. at the Podium MultiSport, Wheels N More Drive Compound along J.P. Laurel Avenue, Davao City. Kenneth Sai, founder of KinetixSports, said that the race kicks off on Sunday, June 1  Read Full Story >>>

Davis vs. Martin: Tank Versus Frank
By Chris Carlson, PhilBoxing.com, Sat, 15 Jun 2024

This Saturday night live from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, Gervonta Davis makes his long awaited return to the ring. His opponent is undefeated lightweight contender Frank Martin. With Davis’s legal is
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WEIGHTS, AND RUNNING ORDER FROM THE WEIGH-IN FOR SUBRIEL MATIAS VS. LIAM PARO
PhilBoxing.com, Sat, 15 Jun 2024

Matias defends his IBF World Junior-Welterweight title against Paro in Puerto Rico Live on DAZN from 7.30pm ET 6 x 3 mins Super-Lightweight contest WILLIAM ORTIZ (140.1lbs) vs. CARLOS MITZAEL (13
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Weights from Portland, Maine
PhilBoxing.com, Sat, 15 Jun 2024

Portland, Maine (June 14, 2024 )--After main event fighter Dylan Price failed to make weight for the main event fight at the Cross Insurance Arena, The fight between Kendrick Ball and Britton Norwood has been elevated to
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RUBALCAVA PENS PROMOTIONAL DEAL WITH MATCHROOM AND COMPLETES ESTRADA VS. BAM CARD
PhilBoxing.com, Sat, 15 Jun 2024

Mexican talent features on stacked Phoenix card after penning pact Leonardo Rubalcava has signed a multi-fight promotional deal with Eddie Hearn and Matchroom and will open the show at Footprint Center i
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Hall of Fame broadcaster names top 5 fights at MGM Grand Garden
By Adam Hill, Las Vegas Review Journal, Fri, 14 Jun 2024
Legendary broadcaster Jim Lampley has delivered many of the world’s biggest sporting events to the masses throughout his 50 years in the business. Boxing, however, is the sport with which the North Carolina native has become synonymous. He was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao’s two loves
By Nick Giongco, Daily Tribune, Fri, 14 Jun 2024
There were a lot of things on Manny Pacquiao’s mind when I came to visit him a few days ago. Just hours after arriving from Tokyo where he formally announced his 28 July exhibition at the Saitama Super Arena, Pacquiao spoke mainly about two things that he loves the most: Boxing and basketball.   Read Full Story >>>

Davis Will Need To ‘Dog It Out’ To Beat Martin, Says Former Welterweight Champ
By Tris Dixon , BoxingScene.com, Fri, 14 Jun 2024
LAS VEGAS – Former welterweight champion Shawn Porter believes Frank Martin could provide Gervonta Davis with an acid test. “The Ghost” is a hefty underdog in Las Vegas, but he is talking a good fight and Porter believes that Martin, 18-0 (12 KOs), could present Davis with some problems in   Read Full Story >>>

RP Blu Boys Suffer Heartbreaking Loss
By Marlon Bernardino, PhilBoxing.com, Fri, 14 Jun 2024
Manila---It was a close game between the Philippines' RP Blu Boys and reigning world champion Australia on the 2nd day of the 18th WBSC Men's Softball World Cup, held at Estadio Mundialistas Hermosillenses in Mexico Friday. Fortune favored the Australians, ultimately ending with a narrow 5-4 victory  Read Full Story >>>

YOUNG GUNS
By Nick Giongco, Daily Tribune, Fri, 14 Jun 2024
Manny Pacquiao actually has got two options as he gears up for an intriguing comeback. Aside from Mario Barrios, also on the radar screen of promoters is Brian Norman. Barrios is the interim World Boxing Council welterweight champion while Norman also holds the interim title in the World Boxin  Read Full Story >>>

“I Think It Will Happen.” David Benavidez Feels He’ll Eventually Face Canelo Alvarez
By Sean Crose, Boxing Insider, Fri, 14 Jun 2024
Everyone has wanted to see David Benavidez fight Canelo Alvarez. Everyone, that is, except for Canelo. At least for the time being. While it’s a tall order to accuse Canelo of ducking an impressive opponent, there’s little doubt that the future hall of famer has proven himself to be less than ea  Read Full Story >>>

IM Quizon finishes ninth in World Junior chess meet
By Marlon Bernardino, PhilBoxing.com, Fri, 14 Jun 2024
Final Rankings: 8.5 points---IM Kazybek Nogerbek (Kazakhstan), GM Emin Ohanyan (Kazakhstan) 8.0 points---GM Luka Budisavljevic (Serbia), GM Mamikon Gharibyan (Armenia), IM Tobias Koelle (Germany) 7.5 points---GM Aleksey Grebnev (Russia), GM Jose Gabriel Cardoso (Colombia), IM Rudik Makarian (R  Read Full Story >>>

SUBRIEL MATIAS VS. LIAM PARO PRESS CONFERENCE QUOTES
PhilBoxing.com, Fri, 14 Jun 2024

Eddie Hearn “I cannot tell you how excited we are to be here. We’ve been in many places around the globe to host fight nights, and this is our first ever show in Puerto Rico and what a night we have got ah
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Tank Davis makes long-awaited return to the ring to defend WBA lightweight title vs. Martin
By Associated Press, The Hamilton Spectator, Fri, 14 Jun 2024
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Even when others had the microphone at their news conference, Gervonta “Tank” Davis and Frank Martin couldn’t help themselves. They carried on a seemingly endless conversation Wednesday that ended only when Davis pretended to take a swing at Martin as they posed side by s  Read Full Story >>>

Andrew Elpedes sweeps IIEE Pampanga Independence Day chess games
By Marlon Bernardino, PhilBoxing.com, Fri, 14 Jun 2024
Angeles City, Pampanga---Seasoned woodpusher Andrew Elpedes swept his assignments and scored 5.0 points to rule the just concluded Institute of Integrated Electrical Engineers of the Philippines (IIEE) Pampanga Independence Day chess games held at the Best Western Plus Metro Clark Hotel in Angeles C  Read Full Story >>>

Manny Pacquiao Has No Doubt Which Opponent Hit The Hardest: “I Was Lucky To Survive”
By Toby Morgan, SecondsOut.com, Fri, 14 Jun 2024
Legendary multi-weight king Manny Pacquiao fought just about everyone he could during his long and storied career. Pacquiao’s life will surely be one day made into a movie: he famously walked off the streets of the Philippines as an under-nourished child, into a gym and to his first world title  Read Full Story >>>

Boston Pushes Dallas on the Brink, Defuses Mavs Rally for a 106-99 Win
By Teodoro Medina Reynoso, PhilBoxing.com, Thu, 13 Jun 2024

It was a test of nerves. Actually a series of nerve testing. In the end, Boston Celtics held on, defusing a Dallas Mavericks last ditch rally to win 106-99 and coming within a victory to claim their first NBA champi
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RP Blu Boys Hope to Recover After Stumbling in World Cup Opener
By Marlon Bernardino, PhilBoxing.com, Thu, 13 Jun 2024
The RP Blu Boys succumbed to the Dominican Republic, allowing them two home runs, resulting in a 2-5 loss for the Filipinos in their first game of the 18th WBSC Men’s Softball World Cup group stage on Thursday morning (Manila time) at Estadio Mundialistas Hermosillenses in Mexico. Juan Arias in  Read Full Story >>>