The 12th Round

By Mauricio Sulaiman WBC President – Jose Sulaiman’s son I started the year with a very fruitful trip to Los Angeles, where I was able to hold several important meetings to kick off 2018. I had the pleasure to meet Antonio Villaraigoza, pictured at left, who is a candidate to become Governor of the…

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Shocker: Amir Khan set to join forces with Eddie Hearn

By Phil Jay, www.worldboxingnews.net Amir Khan set-up a press conference in London this Wednesday in London where he plans to make a ‘major announcement’ brought instant speculation to the fore. Khan is all set to reignite his career on the back of a successful stint on ITV show ‘I’m A Celebrity…

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More Filipinos in world ratings

By Joaquin M. Henson, Philstar.com At the end of last year, there were 32 Filipino fighters in the top 10 ratings of the five top professional boxing bodies, namely the World Boxing Council (WBC), World Boxing Association (WBA), IBF (International Boxing Federation), WBO (World Boxing Organization) and IBO (International Boxing…

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Ancajas foe vows victory

By Nick Giongco, Mb.com.ph Top ten Mexican contender Israel Gonzalez has vowed to rain on International Boxing Federation (IBF) super-flyweight king Jerwin Ancajas’s parade on Feb. 3 in Corpus Christi, Texas. “Don’t miss my fight, (this) should be (an) epic (fight) and I’m gonna be the first world champion from…

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Randy Petalcorin focused on world title shot in 2018

By Anthony Cocks, Maxboxing.com Randy Petalcorin feels he is on the verge of something big. The 25-year-old junior flyweight contender has just been elevated to IBF #3 and WBO #4 to go along with his WBC number nine ranking, putting him as close as one fight away from another world…

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Gesta begins PH ring campaign in ’18

By Nick Giongco, Mb.com.ph It will be a hectic first two months for Filipino boxers in 2018. First to take the floor is US-based Mercito Gesta (31-1-2 with 17 KOs), who challenges Venezuelan Jorge Linares (43-3 with 27 KOs) for the World Boxing Association (WBA) lightweight title on Jan, 27…

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STATISTICS: WBC Light Flyweight World Championship

WBC STATISTICS WBC Light Flyweight World Championship December 30, 2017 / Bunka Gym / Yokohama, Japan TEIKEN PROMOTIONS PRESENTS: KEN SHIRO (Japan) WBC Light Flyweight World Champion / 2nd Title Defense Age: 25 / Date of birth: January 6, 1992 Residence: Uji, Kyoto, Japan / Birthplace: Joyo, Kyoto, Japan Record:…

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Daigo Higa vs. Moises Fuentes Officially Announced For Feb. 4

By Boxingscene.com WBC flyweight champion Daigo Higa will face Mexican challenger Moises Fuentes in his hometown of Naha, Okinawa, in February, officials of his Shirai Gushiken Sports gym officially announced on Tuesday. Higa will be looking to equal a Japanese record of 15 consecutive knockouts held by Tsuyoshi Hamada when…

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Vijender Singh Believes Amir Khan Clash Can Eventually Happen

By Boxingscene.com Indian boxing’s poster boy Vijender Singh now has his eyes trained on the Commonwealth and world championship titles, the hunger for success not quite satiated by his 10th straight win on the pro circuit. The 32-year-old Vijender had on Saturday night floored West African Boxing Union Middleweight champion…

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Srisaket lucky in the ring — and in love

By Bangkokpost.com The game pugilist, who won kudos for taming ‘Chocolatito’ twice, is the pick of Thai sports persons this year Boxer Srisaket Sor Rungvisai is widely regarded as Thailand’s most outstanding athlete of the year for his stunning wins over previously unbeaten Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez of Nicaragua. Considered the…

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No holiday break for Ancajas

By Nick Giongco, Tempo.com.ph Not even the Christmas revelry could force world super-flyweight king Jerwin Ancajas from showing up at the gym. Ancajas, who defends the International Boxing Federation 115-lb crown against Israel Gonzalez of Mexico on Feb. 3 in the US, trained intensely on a day people were in…

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Brian Viloria to get vacant flyweight title shot – manager

By Ryan Songalia, Rappler.com MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Brian Viloria will get an opportunity to become a 5-time world champion when he faces Artem Dalakian for the vacant WBA flyweight title in a fight that looks possible for February 24 at The Forum in Inglewood, California. The news was confirmed…

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Manny Pacquiao mulls next opponent for comeback

By Abac Cordero, Philstar.com MANILA, Philippines — Manny Pacquiao stating that he wants to fight in April has put Jeff Horn’s immediate plans, momentarily, on hold. Two days before Christmas, Top Rank chief Bob Arum announced that Pacquiao is back on line, and has indicated plans for a comeback fight.…

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