Boxing

Don’t look now, but International Boxing Federation (IBF) super flyweight champion Jerwin Ancajas, who retained his title for the fourth time Sunday morning Manila time by stopping Mexico’s Israel Gonzalez in the 10th round of a one-sided fight in Corpus Christi, could very well face a fellow Filipino in his next defense. Ancajas (29-1-1, 20
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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The U.S. debut of Jerwin Ancajas ended in the fashion his American journey began: with a Filipino immersion. He trained at the famous Wild Card Gym in L.A. and met Freddie Roach, the trainer of his fellow countryman and inspiration Manny Pacquiao, at the trip’s start. At the meet-and-greet event in
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Many have called junior bantamweight world titleholder Jerwin Ancajas the next Manny Pacquiao because he is also a southpaw from the Philippines with an exciting style, who also happens to be co-promoted by the eight-division world champion. But while Ancajas may never reach the incredible level of fame and fortune as his all-time great countryman,
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Junior lightweight world titleholder Miguel Berchelt is on his third opponent in less than a month for his upcoming defense. Berchelt will now face late replacement Maxwell Awuku on Feb. 10, Zanfer Promotions announced on Friday. The fight will take place at the Oasis Arena in Berchelt’s hometown of Cancun, Mexico, and will be televised
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Feb 2, 2018 Nick Parkinson Close •Reports on boxing for ESPN.co.uk, as well as several national newspapers•Has been reporting on British boxing for over 15 years•Appears on BoxNation’s Boxing Matters show Lawrence Okolie insists being vegan has not affected his punching power ahead of Saturday’s cruiserweight clash with Isaac Chamberlain at London’s O2 Arena. There
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Heavyweights Alexander Povetkin and David Price, both seeking a measure of redemption after major disappointments, will square off in a 12-round bout on March 31, Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Heard announced Friday. It was added to the undercard of the Anthony Joshua-Joseph Parker heavyweight world title unification fight, which will take place at Principality Stadium
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Clarity in the talent-rich cruiserweight division is nearly at hand. Two of the 200-pound division’s major titles were unified on Saturday in Riga, Latvia, where Ukraine’s Oleksandr Usyk won a fiercely contested majority decision against hometown hero Mairis Briedis in an outstanding fight in the semifinals of the eight-man World Boxing Super Series tournament. Next
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Lou DiBella, who has promoted several of Deontay Wilder’s heavyweight world title fights, has added a pair of big men, Stephan Shaw and Oleksandr “Sasha” Teslenko, to his lineup. DiBella announced the signings Tuesday. Shaw and Teslenko will have the first fights of their promotional deals on Feb. 7 on DiBella’s “Broadway Boxing” card at
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Now that the deal is finally signed for the much-anticipated rematch between unified middleweight world champion Gennady Golovkin and former champion Canelo Alvarez on May 5, promoters Oscar De La Hoya and Tom Loeffler will get cracking on finalizing a site for the big fight. According to both promoters, who announced the fight was finalized
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The welterweight world title elimination fight between Ray Robinson and Yordenis Ugas has a new date and location than originally scheduled — but the fight will still air live on Showtime, the network announced on Tuesday. The fight, which will move the winner a step closer to an eventual mandatory shot to challenge for the
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