Terence Crawford wins ESPN’s 2017 fighter of the year honors

By Dan Rafael, Espn.com A few weeks ago in New York, following the weigh-in for the Vasiliy Lomachenko-Guillermo Rigondeaux junior lightweight world title fight, Terence Crawford engaged two boxing writers in a debate about who should be the fighter of the year. It seemed clear that Crawford and Lomachenko, should…

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BWAA names nominees for Fighter of the Year award

By Scott Christ, Badlefthook.com The five nominees for the Boxing Writers Association of America Fighter of the Year have been named. Here’s the list. Terence Crawford Crawford, 30, went 2-0 on the year, beating Felix Diaz and Julius Indongo. With the win over Diaz in May, he retained the WBC…

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5 up for prestigious Sugar Ray Robinson Fighter of the Year award

By Dan Rafael, Espn.com The Boxing Writers Association of America has finalized the ballot for its 2017 awards in eight categories, the organization announced on Tuesday. The nominees for the organization’s most prestigious award, the Sugar Ray Robinson Fighter of the Year award, are: Terence Crawford (32-0, 23 KOs), the…

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Naoya Inoue moving up to 118 after Boyeaux fight

By Jim Dower, Boxingnews24.com WBO super flyweight champion Naoya ‘Monster’ Inoue’s title defense this Saturday night against Yoan Boyeaux (41-4, 26 KOs) will be his last in this weight class, as he reportedly will be moving up to bantamweight to campaign in that weight class in his next fight. What…

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Filipino Boxing Champion Named Seoul Global Ambassador

By Kbs.co.kr Filipino boxing legend Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao has been named as a “Seoul Global Ambassador.” Pacquiao, now a senator in his country, visited Seoul City Hall Tuesday morning for an appointment ceremony. Seoul global ambassadors are a network of prominent global figures with expertise and influence who share pro-Seoul…

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Melindo eager to win his biggest fight

By Edri Aznar, Sunstar.com.ph INTERNATIONAL Boxing Federation (IBF) light flyweight champion Milan Melindo and his team arrived in Japan yesterday, ahead of his New Year’s Eve unification bout with World Boxing Association (WBA) light flyweight king Ryoichi Taguchi. Melindo is eager to prove that he’s one of the division’s finest…

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Like Pacquiao, Melindo seeks greatness

By Nick Giongco, Tempo.com.ph Milan Melindo wants to keep out of the shadow of the country’s premier punchers as he revs up for his world light-flyweight title clash in Tokyo on New Year’s Eve. “My goal is to unify all world title belts at 108 lbs,” said Melindo in Tagalog…

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Brawl at the Mall: The 10TH Edition slated Jan. 21

By Lito Delos Reyes, Pna.gov.ph DAVAO CITY — The Sanman Promotions is staging its inaugural boxing presentation for 2018 on January 21 dubbed “Brawl at the Mall: The 10th Edition” at the newly-renovated Gaisano Mall Atrium in General Santos City. This was announced on Monday by Jim Claude “JC” Manangquil,…

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Taguchi vows to ruin plans of Melindo

By Nick Giongco, Mb.com.ph Japanese champion Ryoichi Taguchi believes movement will play a crucial role when he faces fellow titleholder Milan Melindo in their world light-flyweight unification fight on Dec. 31 in Tokyo. “The midrange is dangerous,” Taguchi (26-2-2 with 12 KOs)  told the Japan Times a few days ago…

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2017: Prosperity in Pugilism

By Pat Quinn, Boxingnews24.com 2017, a year for the true boxing heads. In the same breath, it was an opportunity for casual fans to recognize what this scene has to offer. HBO and Showtime will review the past 365 days, and hit us with the same elite level analysis they…

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Khan plans on fighting in March, July & Dec.

By Jim Dower, Boxingnews24.com Former light welterweight champion Amir Khan plans on making up for lost time in 2018 by fighting 3 times during the year. Khan’s planned dates are March, July and December. Khan (31-4, 19 KOs) last fought in May 2016 in his knockout loss to Saul Canelo…

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Naoya Inoue vs. Yoan Boyeaux this Sat.

By Jim Dower, Boxingnews24.com WBO super flyweight champion Naoya Inoue (14-0, 12 KOs) will be making a voluntary defense this Saturday against #7 WBO Yoan Boyeaux (41-4, 26 KOs) on December 30 at the Bunka Gym, in Yokohama, Japan. This will be the 7th title defense for the 24-year-old Inoue…

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Ancajas makes Arum drool

By Nick Giongco, Mb.com.ph Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum, who’s been in boxing for over half a century, knows genuine talent when he sees one. One quick look at reigning International Boxing Federation (IBF) super-flyweight king Jerwin Ancajas got Arum into thinking and believing that the Filipino southpaw could…

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