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WBA’s Mendoza Sr. Meets Sulaiman, Peoples In 1st Female Boxing Convention

WBA President Gilberto Mendoza has confirmed his attendance at the second meeting of the only three major boxing organizations to be held in Playa del Carmen on September 24, 2014, joining IBF President Daryl Peoples and WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman. “I am very happy to see the commitment and goodwill shown by all,” Mendoza said. “It is important to understand that reciprocity, mutual agreements, and …


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Sabillo Excluded in Pinoy Pride 28

Former minimumweight champion Merlito “Tiger” Sabillo keeps on training hard in the Philippines, hoping to bounce back in his next ring appearance. Sabillo is preparing at the ALA Boxing Gym in Cebu City. There’s a slim possibility of his inclusion in the “Pinoy Pride 28” card on November 15 at the Pacific grand ballroom of the Waterfront-Cebu City Hotel and …


Height Doesn’t Matter In Boxing –Pacquiao

Boxing idol Manny Pacquiao is firm in his belief that height is not a factor in boxing. Pacquiao is referring to his challenger Chris Algieri, who is four-inch taller than his 5-foot-6 frame. In his arrival at the Manila Airport early Tuesday morning, Pacquiao confidently told the enterprising mediamen “I know how to beat taller opponent”. Like his double-fisted attack, …

Abaniel: I’m Not Pregrant, Boxing Is My Priority

Filipina boxer Gretchen Abaniel won’t let rumors affects her preparation for a title fight. In a medical certificate from Dr. Redentor Viernes of the Games and Amusements Board (GAB) dated Sept. 8, Abaniel showed she is not pregrant. The certificate contrasted the gossip that have been bothering the 28-year-old more than her opponent, Japanese Seeser Ikehara (5-1-1, 3 KOs) for …

Pacquiao Returns To Manila Tuesday Morning

Asian boxing star Manny Pacquiao departed Los Angeles, California and expected to reach Manila, Philippines early Tuesday Morning. Pacquiao boarded the flight 103 of the Philippine Airlines. It took off 10:32 pm of Sunday from Tom Bradley International Terminal (LAX) and estimated to touch down at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport past 4 am. Pacquiao have been in 27,273 miles …

Igarashi’s TD Win Over Tesorio, Embarassment To The Beautiful Sport Of Boxing, Says Ryan Gabriel

If there’s a Robbery of the Year Award, for Filipino boxing manager Ryan Gabriel, it would be the technical decision win handed to former WBC flyweight champion Toshiyuki Igarashi against little-known fighter Renren Tesorio over the weekend at Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan. Gabriel told Asianfightscene.com yesterday about the Japanese ring officials’ conspiracy to help Igarashi made look good in his …

Filipino Light Welter Champ Pagara, GF Get Married

Filipino boxing champion Jayson Pagara tied the knot to 21-year-old Mimi Dumpa in a ceremony on Sept. 6 at Gethsemane Parish Church in Mandaue City, Cebu, Philippines. Pagara, 26, has 34-2 with 21 knockouts. His last fight was in a light welterweight championship in June in Cebu City’s Waterfront Hotel and Casino. The 5-foot-8 Native of Cagayan de Oro City …

Pacquiao: I’ll fight Mayweather And Marquez On The Same Night

By JAMES ALLEN, Thaboxingvoice.com On what is sure to be an infinite procession of interviews and press conferences where old ground is repeatedly stomped beneath the feet of eager journalists looking for news of the slightest significance, Manny Pacquiao and his trainer Freddie Roach answered some questions for Tha Boxing Voice in the build up to their November 22nd clash with Chris …

Servania, 2 Other PH Pugs Prevail In Dubai

By FRANCIS T.J. OCHOA, Inquirer.net DUBAI—Genesis “Azukal” Servania scored a 10th-round technical knockout against an opponent who vowed to come out “like a warrior” but instead complainingly quit after sustaining a deep cut on his left cheek late Friday night in Pinoy Pride 27’s “Duel in Dubai” at World Trade Center here. “I had to come out tough because Mexican fighters …

PH Boxers Sweep Bouts

By NICK GIONGCO, Mb.com.ph Dubai — Before a sellout crowd that had the classy venue rocking and rolling, Filipino fighters Genesis Servania, Rey ‘Boom Boom’ Bautista and King Arthur Villanueva posted wins over their respective Hispanic foes late Friday night (early Saturday morning in Manila) at the World Trade Center. Servania was declared winner by stoppage over Jose Cabrera of Mexico, …

Dubai Demolition

By EDRI AZNAR, Sunstar.com.ph DUBAI—Young talents Genesis Servania and Arthur Villanueva showed the world they are ready to move on to the next level with crucial wins. Servania defended his World Boxing Organization (WBO) Inter-Continental super bantamweight belt with a 10th-round stoppage of former world title challenger Jose Cabrera in the main event of Pinoy Pride 27 – “Duel in Dubai” at …

Tesorio Gives Igarashi Big Scare In First Fight Abroad

Little-known boxer Renren Tesorio (13-5-3, 4 KOs) has exceeded the expectation when he gave former world champion Toshiyuki Igarashi (19-2-1, 11 KOs) a scare before losing the fight at Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan. Tesorio fought Igarashi like a veteran only to find himself in the losing end by technical decision at 1:03 mark of the penultimate 9th round. When …

Servania Thankful To God, Supporters

Unbeated prospect Genesis “Azukal” Servania (25-0, 11 KOs) never forgets to say his appreciation to his supporters following his successful outings on Friday in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The 23-year-old native of Bacolod City engaged in the toughest fight in his five-year pro-boxing career and was able to roll past Mexico’s Jose “Matador” Cabrera (22-5-2, 10 KOs). Cabrera’s cornerman stopped …

Lopez Loses To Kabore In WBC Int’l S. Bantam Title Fight

Asian fighter Silvester “Stallone” Lopez (22-8-2, 16 KOs) did his best but his best wasn’t good enough to impose his spirited challenge against Alexis Boureima Kabore (23-1, 6 KOs) on Friday night in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. The champion with nickname “Yoyo” retained the WBC International super bantamweight title for the first time. Judges agreed unanimously to give Kabore the victory. …

Ex-champ Yaegashi Keeps On Smiling Amid Pain Of Losing

Former WBC flyweight champion Akira Yaegashi has always find a reason to smile and laugh, even he’s nursing the pain of bruises and cuts from his latest defeat. With his manager Hideyuki Ohashi (picture) and stablemate, the reigning WBC light flyweight champin Naoya Inoue, Yaegashi was smiling all the time while talking different things following his loss to Roman Gonzalez …

Inoue Defends WBC Title, Yaegashi Dethroned

Asian light flyweight idol Naoya Inoue has kept his winning run while Akira Yaegashi wasn’t lucky in their separate WBC title bouts on Friday at Yoyogi #2 Gymnasium in Tokyo, Japan. Making his initial title defense, Inoue took time in exerting effort before he successfully defended his title in WBC with convincing TKO win in the 11th round against Thai …

Pacquiao’s Next Opponent Chris Algieri: Things You Have To Know

By RACHELLE CORPUZ, Au.ibtimes.com Chris Algieri will face Manny Pacquiao on Nov. 22 at the Cotai Arena at the Venetian Macao in Macau, China. When it was announced that Algieri will be Pacquiao’s next opponent, many people raised their eyebrows and were reportedly confused why the eight-division world champion chose to fight him. Here are a few things about Algieri …

Villanueva, Bautista, Servania Defeat Foes

Filipino contenders Arthur ‘King’ Villanueva, Rey ‘Boom Boom’ Bautista and Genesis ‘Azukal’ Servania (26-0, 14 KOs) defeated their opponents in different ways on Friday night at the Dubai World Trade Center in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Villanueva picked himself from a knockdown in the second round and made his way to become the new IBF International super flyweight champion. He …

Lopez, Kabore Ready To Rumble

Silverster Lopez (22-7-2, 16 KOs) is ready and raring to unleash his powerful punches against defending champion Alexis Boureima “Yoyo” Kabore (22-1, 6 KOs) this Friday night at the Le palais des Sports de Ouaga 2000 in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Kabore’s WBC International super bantamweight title is at stake in the historic first clash in the ring between Filipino and …

PACQUIAO Says Fans Want To See Him Fight MAYWEATHER

By MCT, Manilatimes.net LOS ANGELES: While unbeaten Floyd Mayweather Jr. continues to pound the idea that he’s this generation’s best fighter, the nemesis he’s never fought, Manny Pacquiao, is happily proceeding with his life and career. Yes, he’s still without the super-fight, but on his current worldwide tour to promote his November 22 welterweight title defense against unbeaten Chris Algieri in …