Pacquiao ready to revive career

By Nick Giongco, Tempo.com.ph GENERAL SANTOS CITY – On the occasion of his 39th birthday last Dec. 17, before a sizeable crowd that included President Rodrigo Duterte, Manny Pacquiao made an official announcement. Despite being endorsed by Duterte, Pacquiao sounded more at ease providing details about boxing than his political…

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Shocker: Zou Shiming loses sight in one eye, career likely over

By Worldboxingnews.net Zou Shiming is facing up to the possibility his career may be over after the flyweight world champion lost sight in one eye during a recent flight. The 36 year-old was on board a plane travelling from Shanghai from Beijing when Shiming suffered a suspected detached retina, according to…

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WBC Youth Champ Romero Duno resumes training in LA

By Sam Smith WBC Youth Intercontinental Lightweight champ Romero “Ruthless” Duno will fly to the United States on Wednesday to resume his preparation for his scheduled fight. From General Santos City in the Philippines, Duno have a lay over in Manila on his flight to Los Angeles, California. Duno will fight…

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2017: The best of Philippine boxing

ByRyan Songalia, Rappler.com MANILA, Philippines – In years past it may have been said that, as Manny Pacquiao goes, so goes Philippine boxing. Yet, just as has been the case for the past century, wherever there were opportunities for young men to literally fight their way up the ladder in…

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Plania wins international boxing debut

By Edri Aznar, Sunstar.com.ph FORMER amateur standout “Magic” Mike Plania had a successful international debut with a split decision over unheralded Mexican Roel Lazaro Perez in Cancun, Mexico yesterday. The 20-year-old Plania got the nod of two of the three judges with a very odd scoreline. He won one-sided scores…

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Naoya Inoue’s New Year’s Epilogue

By Cliff Rold, Boxingscene.com 2017 was a fantastic year for boxing. Part of the fantastic was the continued explosion of activity and recognition for the deeply talented pool at 115 lbs. Outside welterweight, where it’s hard to find an extended dry spell over the last hundred years where it didn’t…

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Jerwin Ancajas vs. Israel Gonzalez Set Down For ESPN Card, 2/3

By Francisco Salazar, Boxingscene.com It was announced weeks ago IBF junior bantamweight titleholder Jerwin Ancajas will make his U.S. debut on Feb. 3. Now he has an opponent. Ancajas will face Israel Gonzalez of Mexico, manager Sean Gibbons told BoxingScene.com. The 12 round bout will take place at the Bank…

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Chinese boxing champion rumored to have gone blind

By Wu Jin, China.org.cn China’s two-time Olympic boxing champion Zou Shiming is suspected to have lost his sight one day after he attended the Laureus China Top 10 Athletes awards ceremony on Dec. 20 in Beijing. According to his wife Ran Yingying, Zou is being treated at Shanghai Changzheng Hospital,…

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Jack Ma martials his forces to break a record

By Xu Fan, Telegraph.co.uk Jack Ma, one of the richest men in China and founder of the e-commerce giant Alibaba, and who is a martial arts fan, made his debut in Gong Shou Dao (the art of attack and defence), a 20-minute movie. An eight-minute clip from the film screened…

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Warren eyes Frampton v Donaire for April 7 in Belfast

By WBN During a homecoming press conference for middleweight hero Billy Joe Saunders, Frank Warren confirmed Carl Frampton’s return to action was almost set. Warren outlined the fact that former world multi-weight world champion Nonito Donaire was on board for an April 7 showdown in Belfast. Tongues have been wagging…

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‘Korean boxers juggling 2-3 jobs to finance dreams’

By Kim Jae-heun Won Woo-min, a Korean super lightweight boxing champion, has trained himself to be an early morning person. Here in Korea, diligence is a must for all aspiring world champions before they can make their dreams come true because they need jobs so they can finance their dreams.…

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Duno gears up for January 27 fight in U.S.

By JC Ansis, Sports.tv5.com.ph Romero “Ruthless” Duno is scheduled to fight in the U.S. again on January 27 at the Forum in Inglewood, California. The Filipino boxer will figure in a 10-round bout, part of the undercard of the Jorge Linares-Mercito Gesta WBA world lightweight title fight. “I am very…

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