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By Maloney L. Samaco,, Wed, 24 Jan 2018

Jerwin Ancajas is going stateside for the first time in his next title defense. The 25-year-old Panabo City native will stake his IBF junior bantamweight title for the fourth time when he faces Israel Gonzalez on February 3,   
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TOMORROW! Tix for Beltran-Moses World Title Fight in Reno Go On Sale, Wed, 24 Jan 2018

RAY BELTRAN FIGHTS FOR A WORLD TITLE AND A NEW LIFE! Friday, February 16, Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, Nevada Live on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and the ESPN App Reno, NV (January 23, 2018) -- World championship boxi  
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PSC-Pacquiao Amateur Boxing Cup Luzon Preliminary in Sorsogon Jan. 27-28
By Lito delos Reyes,, Wed, 24 Jan 2018

THE Luzon Preliminary of the 2018 PSC-Pacquiao Amateur Boxing Cup will be held on January 27 and 28 at the Sorsogon National High School in Sorsogon City. Supervising tournament director Rogelio Fortaleza said the winn  
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Andrew and Jason Moloney will return to action on February 24. The two will Co Main Event the Hosking Promotions “Punches in the Park 7” Blockbuster event in Melbourne Victoria at the famed St Kilda City Stadium. Team   
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2016 Olympic bronze medalist Nico Hernandez Fully recovered and raring to go in 1st title fight, Wed, 24 Jan 2018
PARK CITY, Kansas (January 22, 2018) - 2016 Olympic bronze medalist and hometown hero Nico Hernandez has fully recovered from an injury that postponed his December 2nd fight to Saturdeay, February 10, versus Hungarian champion Jozsef "Little Red" Ajtai in the the eight-round main event for the vacan  Read Full Story >>>

By Marlon Bernardino,, Wed, 24 Jan 2018
MANILA, Philippines---Filipino cue master Roberto "Pinoy Superman" Gomez ruled the Derby City Classic 10-Ball Pool Championship held at the Horseshoe Southern Indiana in Elizabeth, Indiana in US on Tuesday. The Zamboanga City native Gomez defeated Feder Gorst of Venezuela, 11-10, in the finals.   Read Full Story >>>

Executive champs to compete in Alphaland chess tilt
By Marlon Bernardino,, Wed, 24 Jan 2018
TOP executive and professional chess players led by Dr. Jenny Mayor have already confirmed their participation in the 2018 Alphaland National Executive Chess Championships on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at the Activity Hall of Alphaland Makati Place, Ayala Avenue in Makati City. Mayor, who has bee  Read Full Story >>>

Mercito Gesta: Now I Can Handle This Stage
By Miguel Maravilla,, Tue, 23 Jan 2018
Lightweight contender Mercito “No Mercy” Gesta (31-1-2, 17 KOs) of San Diego by way of Cebu, Philippines is set for his next world title shot as he will square off against WBA lightweight world champion Jorge “El Nino De Oro” Linares (43-3, 27 KOs) of Venezuela this Saturday at the Forum in Inglewoo  Read Full Story >>>

Roach Sees Winnable Fight: Pacquiao Can Beat Lomachenko!
By Steve Kim,, Tue, 23 Jan 2018
There has been talk of a showdown between Top Rank stablemates Vasyl Lomachenko (10-1, 8 KOs) and Manny Pacquiao (59-7-2, 38 KOs). For the time being, this fight will not be happening as Lomachenko's father/trainer, Anatoly, is against his son moving up directly from super lightweight (130-pounds  Read Full Story >>>

Errol Spence Jr.: “The Truth” Or Dare
By John Gatling,, Tue, 23 Jan 2018
Thomas Hauser, one of boxing’s literary legends, doesn’t take long to consider a question left hanging in the air like a would be white towel thrown by a paternal corner; had a merciless assault from IBF welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr. continued into the 8th round, Lamont Peterson may have ex  Read Full Story >>>

Malignaggi advises McGregor to retire: Every way he goes - Pacquiao, Oscar, Me, Khabib and Ferguson - he gets his a** whooped!
World Boxing News, Tue, 23 Jan 2018
Paulie Malignaggi says Conor McGregor has nowhere to go with his career following a one-sided defeat to Floyd Mayweather last August. McGregor crossed over from MMA to boxing. in what looks to be a one-off showpiece against the former pound for pound king, and is yet to formally announce his next  Read Full Story >>>

Nietes, Viloria to spar at Wild Card
By Joaquin Henson,, Tue, 23 Jan 2018

IBF flyweight champion Donnie Nietes will likely spar with former IBF/WBC lightflyweight and WBA/WBO flyweight titlist Brian Viloria at the Wild Card Gym in Los Angeles as they prepare to face tough opponents on the sa  
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The Past Week in Action 22 January 2017
By Eric Armit,, Tue, 23 Jan 2018

Highlights -Errol Spence outclasses Lamont Peterson and seems to improve with ever fight -Robert Easter keeps his IBF light title with controversial split decision over Javier Fortuna. The challenger   
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Arum says Pacquiao wants to fight in the Big Apple
By Bev Llorente, ABS-CBN News, Tue, 23 Jan 2018
Six months after the controversial fight between Manny Pacquiao and Jeff Horn in Brisbane, Australia, Top Rank Inc. CEO Bob Arum hints about Pacquiao's comeback in April of this year. Arum said he does not want to complicate the fighting senator's schedule in the Philippine Senate, so he is work  Read Full Story >>>

World Boxing Super Series Semifinals, Tue, 23 Jan 2018

LIVE IN CANADA STARTING THIS SATURDAY EXCLUSIVELY ON SUPER CHANNEL EDMONTON, Canada (January 22, 2018) - Super Channel, the No. 1 destination network for Canadian boxing fans, will air the upcoming semifinals of the popular World  
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Undefeated Bantamweight sensation Christian Carto takes on James Smith in headlining bout on Friday, March 2nd at The SugarHouse Casino in Philadelphia, Tue, 23 Jan 2018
Philadelphia, Penn. (January 22, 2018)--Popular and undefeated bantamweight Christian Carto will headline a packed night of boxing when he takes on James Smith in an eight-round bout on Friday, March 2nd at The SugarHouse Casino in Philadelphia. The card is promoted by King's Promotions. Carto  Read Full Story >>>

Floyd Mayweather Gets His Own Day In City He Has Nothing To Do With, Tue, 23 Jan 2018

TMZ SPORTS -- Floyd Mayweather keeps racking up the accolades, this time getting his very own day in a major American city ... that doesn't seem to have anything to do with Floyd. It went down back on January 17 when Floyd   
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By G. Leon,, Tue, 23 Jan 2018
Per usual, Arum gives Boxingtalkers another must read interview It's a very busy time for Top Rank, you guys have a ton of shows coming up. And it's to stay busy for many, many years because now we don't have to sit around and waiting for dates and so forth. They [ESPN] give us the dates and we   Read Full Story >>>

Hey Harold!: Matthysse-Kiram, Linares-Gesta
By Wil Esco, Bad Left Hook, Tue, 23 Jan 2018
HBO's Harold Lederman lends his quick insight to this weekend's HBO card, headlined by Lucas Matthysse vs. Tewa Kiram. Jorge Linares will also be serving as prime support to the main event, taking on Mercito Gesta. Here's what Harold had to say... "January the 27th, very interesting doublehead  Read Full Story >>>

Weekend Review: Spence Impressive, Easter Struggles, More
By Michael Rosenthal,, Tue, 23 Jan 2018
BIGGEST WINNER Errol Spence: Who’s the No. 1 fighter pound for pound? Depends when you ask. After Vasyl Lomachenko fights, everyone seems to agree “it doesn’t get better than that.” After Terence Crawford fights, you shake your head and say “Damn. Maybe this guy is the best.” And after Mike  Read Full Story >>>

ALA open to hosting Donaire training camp
By Edri Aznar, Sun.Star Cebu, Tue, 23 Jan 2018
ALA Boxing Gym’s doors are open to Filipino star Nonito Donaire Jr. if he decides to set up camp here in Cebu. “I talked to his wife Rachel. (I) Told them Nonito is always welcome whenever he wants to train in Cebu. However, they have not finalized the plans yet,” said ALA Promotions president Mi  Read Full Story >>>

By Maloney L. Samaco,, Mon, 22 Jan 2018

There is another flyweight world title fight on the card "Superfly 2" on February 24 at The Forum in Inglewood, California. But it won't be part of HBO's coverage in the United States. Former two-division world title  
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Gesta says he has learned a lot since 2012 loss
By Dale Rosal, Cebu Daily News, Mon, 22 Jan 2018
HIS FIRST shot at a world title was unsuccessful, but Cebuano boxer Mercito “No Mercy” Gesta vowed to learn from that loss and use that setback as motivation for his upcoming fight against World Boxing Association (WBA) world lightweight champion Jorge “El Niño de Oro” Linares. The 30-year-old Ge  Read Full Story >>>

Nietes eager to stamp mark in US
By Edri Aznar, Sun.Star Cebu, Mon, 22 Jan 2018
THE fighters in boxing’s smallest weight division rarely get any attention outside of Asia, especially in the lucrative US market, which is centered mostly on the bigger weight divisions. But with the rise, and eventual fall, of former-pound-for pound king Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez, and HBO Bo  Read Full Story >>>

A victory against Deontay Wilder could setup Luis Ortiz vs Anthony Joshua
By Jon Bruce, RingNews24, Mon, 22 Jan 2018
The Barclays Centre in Brooklyn on 3rd March will take us another step closer to having an undisputed, unified Heavyweight World Champion as Deontay Wilder defends his WBC Title against Luis Ortiz. The winner will hopefully go up against IBF & WBC Champion Anthony Joshua should he be successful in t  Read Full Story >>>

Mares on Santa Cruz Rematch, Valdez-Quigg, Frampton-Donaire
By Francisco Pimentel,, Mon, 22 Jan 2018
Abner Mares, the WBA "regular" featherweight champion, revealed his plans for 2018, including the possibility of a rematch against the WBA 'super' champ Leo Santa Cruz, as well as the chance of enrolling in a tournament with the best featherweights of the world and other great rivals. The native   Read Full Story >>>

Can Nonito Donaire upset Carl Frampton in Belfast?
By Jon Bruce, RingNews24, Mon, 22 Jan 2018
Nonito Donaire will fight in the UK for the first time later this year; he makes the trip over to Belfast to challenge Carl Frampton on 21st April at the SSE Arena with another World Title shot being the likely prize for the victor. The Filipino Flash has had a tremendous career and the 4 weight   Read Full Story >>>

By Dong Secuya,, Mon, 22 Jan 2018

Toto Landero Pontevedra, Negros Occidental native Toto Landero has earned a world title shot against WBA world minimumweight champion Thammanoon Niyomtrong popularly known as Knockout CP Freshmart scheduled on March  
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DiBella Doubts Arum Wants to Put Crawford in With Spence Now
By Keith Idec,, Mon, 22 Jan 2018
NEW YORK – Lou DiBella doesn’t dispute Terence Crawford’s greatness. Crawford’s last two wins were a knockout of Julius Indongo, who’s now promoted by DiBella, and a technical knockout of Felix Diaz, who’s also promoted by DiBella. If Crawford fights Errol Spence Jr. at some point, DiBella envisi  Read Full Story >>>

ERROL SPENCE JR Against Two of the Elites
By Sergio Martinez,, Mon, 22 Jan 2018
147-pound IBF champion Errol Spence added to his growing legend and made his case to be included on the mythical possible pound-for-pound list. Spence’s beatdown of former two-time welterweight champion Lamont Peterson was as poetic as it was brutal. The champion from Texas coarsened Peterson with h  Read Full Story >>>

WBA #3 Navarrete demolishes Porras in two, Mon, 22 Jan 2018
WBA #3, WBO #9 super bantamweight Emmanuel “El Vaquero” Navarrete (23-1, 20 KOs) showed why he is a serious contender with a spectacular second round knockout Glenn “The Rock” Porras (32-7, 19 KOs) on Saturday night at the Deportivo de los Trabajadores del Metro in Mexico City. Navarrette dropped Po  Read Full Story >>>


Jayson Mama hurt Michael Camelion with a right hook to the body before decking him with head shots in the ninth round. Camelion got up but signaled to Referee Atty Danrex Tapdasan that he had enough. Time 1:43. Mama won th  
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The Fight of the Century?
By Johnathan Lee Iverson ,, Mon, 22 Jan 2018
As it stands, Lomenchenko, Crawford and Spence are among the very best in the practice of cerebral brutality… “Errol Spence and Terence Crawford are on a collision course” was the thought that rang out in my consciousness upon the conclusion of Spence’s violent clinic versus the formidable yet ov  Read Full Story >>>

Why Pacquiao vs Lomachenko is more smoke than actual fire
By Ed C. Tolentino,, Mon, 22 Jan 2018
YOU can understand the trepidation boxing fans felt when Manny Pacquiao announced that his team was negotiating for a possible showdown with Vasyl Lomachenko, the reigning World Boxing Organization (WBO) junior lightweight (130 lbs.) champion and consensus pound-for-pound king in boxing today. Th  Read Full Story >>>

Daniel Biaz Scores Unanimous Decision at Fight Nite at the Scottish Rite Presented by TMB & PRB Entertainment, Sun, 21 Jan 2018

SAN ANTONIO, TX (January 20, 2018) - Tonight TMB & PRB Entertainment presented "Fight Nite at the Scottish Rite", an eight-bout event that took place at the Scottish Rite Theatre in San Antonio, TX. In the four-round main eve  
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