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Havas Media Asia Pacific hits knockout punch for ‘Fight of Champions’ worldwide* media and commercial rights
PhilBoxing.com, Tue, 22 May 2018

21 May 2018 (Singapore) – Havas Sports & Entertainment, a division of Havas Media Asia Pacific, has been appointed as the International Media Rights and Commercial Partner by fight promoters MP Promotions and Event
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Sanman’s Metuda settles for draw in Japan
PhilBoxing.com, Tue, 22 May 2018

SANMAN Boxing Gym’s Rimar Metuda put up a tough stand in enemy’s territory before settling for a majority draw against Nihito Arakawa last Saturday at the Ota-City General Gymnasium in Japan. Scores were 114-114, 114-114
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Steele spoils Upsher's comeback bid
PhilBoxing.com, Tue, 22 May 2018

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.... "Right idea, wrong fight", those were the words of Dallas welterweight, Jonathan Steele who gained his 8th victory as a professional on WFC 87 at Meadows Racetrack and Casino. Steele, who entered t
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Results from Charlotte, North Carolina
PhilBoxing.com, Tue, 22 May 2018
Charlotte, NC (May 21, 2018) - Results from last Thursday night's card at The Grady Cole Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. Rosalinda Rodriguez (6-0, 2 KOs) captured the WIBA Bantamweight title with an 8th round stoppage over Ivana Coleman (1-10) Santario Martin (4-3) won a six-round unanimo  Read Full Story >>>

Antonio "The Magic Man" Tarver Credits USA Boxing for giving him Structure that carried him to top
PhilBoxing.com, Tue, 22 May 2018
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (May 21, 2018) - Future Hall of Famer Antonio "The Magic Man" Tarver (31-6-1, 1 NC, 22 KOs) has just about done it all as a boxer having been an Olympic medal winner and world champion as an amateur, along with capturing five major light heavyweight world titles as a professi  Read Full Story >>>

Not easy like Sunday morning, as Ancajas forgoes rest for hard workout
ABS-CBN News, Tue, 22 May 2018
REDONDO BEACH, Calif.—What was supposed to be a period of rest became a two-tier training session for Jerwin Ancajas on Sunday. With his fifth defense of the International Boxing Federation super flyweight crown against Jonas Sultan on the horizon, Ancajas, upon the concurrence of chief trainer J  Read Full Story >>>

Self-belief is strong with Jonas Sultan in face-off vs battle-tested champ
By Roy Luarca, ABS-CBN Sports, Tue, 22 May 2018
REDONDO BEACH, Calif.—Being just a step short of the summit, Jonas Sultan isn’t about to let a golden chance go to waste. He believes ring smarts, sustained hard training and superb conditioning will enable him to topple International Boxing Federation super flyweight champion Jerwin Ancajas when  Read Full Story >>>

Jerwin Ancajas does his best imitation of basketball idol Kyrie Irving in training camp
By Gerry Ramos, Spin.ph, Tue, 22 May 2018
REDONDON BEACH, CALIFORNIA – Jerwin Ancajas did light in training on Sunday and managed to incorporate a little bit of basketball twice in his hour-long workout at the Homewood Suites-Hilton here. The super-flyweight champion of the world engaged trainer Joven Jimenez in several one-on-one plays   Read Full Story >>>

Barriga camp eyeing purse bid in bid to bring IBF title fight vs Kyoguchi to Manila
By Gerry Ramos, Spin.ph, Tue, 22 May 2018
REDONDO BEACH, CALIFORNIA – The camp of Mark Barriga will aggressively try to bring his first-ever crack at a world championship in Manila. International matchmaker Sean Gibbons disclosed on Sunday his plan to engage the camp of reigning minimumweight champion Hiroto Kyoguchi of Japan in a purse   Read Full Story >>>

Jeff Horn to try emulate Kostya Tszyu’s emphatic Zab Judah KO on Terence Crawford in Vegas
By Grantlee Kieza, CourierMail.com.au, Mon, 21 May 2018
JEFF Horn will try to repeat Aussie great Kostya Tszyu’s emphatic knockout of brash American Zab Judah when he launches his booming right cross at the chin of Terence Crawford in their Las Vegas world title fight next month. Back in 2001 at the MGM Grand Casino, the same venue for Horn-Crawford,   Read Full Story >>>

Tyson Fury reveals bizarre method of choosing new trainer
By Anthony Cocks, RingNews24, Mon, 21 May 2018
Lineal heavyweight champion Tyson Fury 25-0 (18) has revealed the bizarre lengths his new trainer Ben Davison had to go to in order to get the job. The former WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO heavyweight champion, who hasn’t fought for two-and-a-half years, left his trainer and uncle Peter Fury late last ye  Read Full Story >>>

Fortune vows to make Pacquiao win his fight vs Matthysse
By Eddie Alinea, PhilBoxing.com, Mon, 21 May 2018

“A puncher, always a puncher.” With these words, Manny Pacquiao’s trainer Justin Fortune assured all and sundry he sees no problem preparing the Filipino eight-division world champion win his coming fight against World
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SULTAN SPENDS LAST DAY BEFORE FIGHT WEEK JUST RELAXING
By Ed de la Vega, DDS, PhilBoxing.com, Mon, 21 May 2018

The huge all Filipino IBF title fight involving Jerwin Ancajas and Jonas Sultan enters the so-called “fight week” starting tomorrow Monday, May 21st. Team Sultan will be driving to Fresno tomorrow after they do their fin
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Jerwin Ancajas and Jonas Sultan: Rivals in the ring, partners in boxing history
By Ryan Songalia, ESPN 5, Mon, 21 May 2018
FRESNO, California -- Jerwin Ancajas knows what to expect on Saturday night. He knows because he's been there before. In Jonas Sultan, the mandatory challenger he'll face in the fifth defense of his IBF junior bantamweight title, Ancajas sees a hungry Filipino who is often overlooked until a sanc  Read Full Story >>>

Sultan ready and excited for Ancajas fight
By Edri Aznar, Sun.Star Cebu, Mon, 21 May 2018
JONAS Sultan is brimming with excitement with just a few days left before the biggest fight of his young and promising career. “I’m very excited,” the 26-year-old Sultan told SunStar Cebu. “I’m ready to go. I’m very focused for this fight.” Sultan is challenging International Boxing Federation  Read Full Story >>>

LITERATUS BEATS GM JOEY ANTONIO IN CEBU PNG
By Marlon Bernardino, PhilBoxing.com, Mon, 21 May 2018
CEBU---Grandmaster Rogelio "Joey" Antonio Jr., the 13-time Philippine Open champion, suffered a stinging defeat in Monday's second round to drop out of the lead in the 2018 Philippine National Games (PNG) Chess Tournament being held at the Robinson Galleria Cebu here. The Calapan, Oriental Mindor  Read Full Story >>>

GRJ Vs. JoJo: Tank Rising?
By John Gatling, NYFights.com, Mon, 21 May 2018
Before “Superman” confronts “The Ripper,” fight night on SHOWTIME begins in Baltimore, as the MGM National Harbor hosts WBC featherweight champion Gary Russell Jr (29-1, 17KOs) in an intriguing match-up with Oscar De La Hoya’s jovial upstart Joseph “JoJo” Diaz (26-1, 14KOs). First, lead man Brian  Read Full Story >>>

Maurice Hooker: “This time next year I truly see myself taking over the 140lb division!”
By Robert Brown, OTR Boxing Radio, Mon, 21 May 2018
Maurice ‘Mighty Mo’ Hooker has an undefeated record of 23-0-3 and has a world title fight coming up against Terry Flanagan on June 9. In this interview, Hooker discusses his preparation for the fight and his thoughts on going over to the United Kingdom. Maurice also speaks on what he believes his ad  Read Full Story >>>

NBA WEST FINALS: CURRY EXPLODES IN GAME 3; WARRIORS GROUND ROCKETS WITH 41 POINTS VICTORY, 126-85
By Dong Secuya, PhilBoxing.com, Mon, 21 May 2018

OAKLAND, CA – Two-time MVP Stephen Curry found his touch and exploded with 35 points in 34 minutes of play that helped ground the Rockets 126-85 to take a 2-1 lead in their best of seven Western Conference Finals s
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For world champ Ancajas, duty to help struggling fighters beckons
By Roy Luarca, ABS-CBN News, Mon, 21 May 2018
REDONDO BEACH, Calif.—Fiery in the ring, Jerwin Ancajas is in reality a gentle, emotional soul. Surrounded by compatriots and flanked by a Filipino opponent in a meet and greet session Saturday morning, Ancajas remembered the old times when he wasn’t a world champion yet, just a struggling fighte  Read Full Story >>>

Sultan not spooked by Ancajas’ status
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Mon, 21 May 2018
LOS ANGELES — Mandatory challenger Jonas Sultan is not awed by the sterling credentials of reigning International Boxing Federation (IBF) super-flyweight champion Jerwin Ancajas. “No, not at all,” said Sultan’s trainer Edito ‘Ala’ Villamor on Saturday, when asked if Ancajas’ heavy favorite stat  Read Full Story >>>

SULTAN'S WINNING FORMULA: NO RESPECT TO HIS OPPONENTS
By Virgi T. Romano, PhilBoxing.com, Mon, 21 May 2018

LOS ANGELES, Ca. -- How can you describe a boxer like Jonas Sultan? For ALA Boxing Stable chief trainer Edito Villamor, two words will suffice to describe his ward -- no respect! But, don't misund
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2018 World Cup of Pool: China are World Cup of Pool champions!
PhilBoxing.com, Mon, 21 May 2018

The Final China 10-3 Austria Semi-Finals SF 1 – China A 9-7 Chinese Taipei SF 2 – Austria 9-8 China B China are the 2018 World Cup of Pool Champions after they defeated defending champions Austria by 10-3
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NBA Western Conference Finals: Curry blames himself, teammates for Game 2 loss
By Eddie Alinea, PhilBoxing.com, Mon, 21 May 2018

The lopsided 127-105 outcome of the Golden State Warriors Game 2 loss to the Houston Rockets in their NBA Western Conference Finals was a far indication of how Sephen Curry and company were dominated by James Harden
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Shaquille O'Neal Says He Held Back From Beating Oscar De La Hoya's Ass
PhilBoxing.com, Mon, 21 May 2018

TMZ SPORTS -- The Golden Boy ain't gonna like this ... Shaq says he gave Oscar De La Hoya a pass when the two men fought back in 2009 ... telling TMZ Sports he "held back" on ODLH because he didn't REALLY want to beat up his
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Ferocity, unpredictability winning formula for Jonas Sultan?
By Roy Luarca, ABS-CBN News, Mon, 21 May 2018
REDONDO BEACH, Calif.—Jonas Sultan is a fearless warrior. Toughened up by street fights, he shows no respect for anybody, not even world champions, inside the ring. That’s why, Edito Villamor, head trainer of ALA Boxing, has given Sultan the leeway to apply the pressure on Jerwin Ancajas when the  Read Full Story >>>

Hiroto Kyoguchi defends IBF minimumweight title with victory over Vince Paras
By Kyodo, Japan Times, Mon, 21 May 2018
IBF minimumweight champion Hiroto Kyoguchi successfully defended his title for a second time Sunday, when he beat Vince Paras of the Philippines in a wide-margin points victory. Kyoguchi overcame a third-round scare at Tokyo’s Ota Gymnasium, when a powerful left hook to the temple sent him down t  Read Full Story >>>

Hekkie Budler shocks Ryoichi Taguchi in Japan, wins RING junior flyweight title
By Ryan Songalia, RingTV.com, Mon, 21 May 2018
After years of being among the best little men in boxing, Hekkie Budler finally won the big one in Japan. The rugged South African defeated Ryoichi Taguchi Sunday by unanimous decision to lift THE RING, IBF and WBA junior flyweight titles at Ota-City Gymnasium in in Tokyo, Japan. The scores were   Read Full Story >>>

Young Paras falls to Japanese champ Kyoguchi in 1st world title fight
By Bong Lozada, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Mon, 21 May 2018
Vince Paras tasted early disappointment after falling to Japanese champion Hiroto Kyoguchi for the IBF world minimumweight ADVERTISEMENT title Sunday at Ota-City General Gymansium in Tokyo. The 19-year-old from General Santos City came into his first world title shot with a 13-fight winning st  Read Full Story >>>

Matthysse must do a Jeff Horn to beat Pacquiao
By Abac Cordero, The Philippine Star, Mon, 21 May 2018
MANILA, Philippines — Manny Pacquiao’s strength coach put himself in the shoes of Lucas Matthysse, and tried to figure out what the Argentine champion must do to stand a better chance inside the ring on July 15. He saw a dirty fight. “I think Matthysse will try to do what Jeff Horn did – rough  Read Full Story >>>