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Canelo vs Khan Trashed by Critics: Is Size Everything?
By Lee Cleveland , Fight Saga, Sun, 07 Feb 2016
Many in the boxing community, including Julio Ceasr Chavez Jr and Paul Malignaggi, are voicing their displeasure over Canelo vs Khan. enthusiasts is Canelo is too big and too strong for the presumably smaller, weak-chinned challenger. In fact, one boxing writer suggested Gennady Golovkin vs Dom  Read Full Story >>>

Q&A: Amir Khan
By Dominic Verdin,, Sun, 07 Feb 2016
On May 7, welterweight contender Amir Khan will travel eight pounds north into a catchweight fight against THE RING magazine and WBC middleweight champ Canelo Alvarez. The HBO Pay Per View event, which may take place at the new T Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, was met by a passionate mix of surprise, in  Read Full Story >>>

Fury says offered $120m to fight Klitschko on Dubai yacht
Emirates 24/7, Sun, 07 Feb 2016
The world heavyweight boxing showdown between Briton Tyson Fury and Ukrainian giant Wladimir Klitschko could take place in the UAE. Fury expects to reach an agreement over the venue for his rematch with Klitschko in the next 10 days - with England or the UAE the most likely, according to reports   Read Full Story >>>

Floyd Mayweather honored as boxing's top fighter for third time
By Dan Rafael,, Sun, 07 Feb 2016
Floyd Mayweather, the longtime pound-for-pound king who announced his retirement last year, has received another honor in a career filled with them. Mayweather was voted the 2015 Sugar Ray Robinson Fighter of the Year after the Boxing Writers Association of America announced balloting results Fri  Read Full Story >>>

By Ronnie Nathanielsz,, Sun, 07 Feb 2016

WBO super bantamweight champion Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire has decided to set up his training camp in Las Vegas where his trainer/father “Dodong” Donaire “has a lot of fighters.” Donaire said they already hav  
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EXCLUSIVE Virgil Hunter outlines how Amir Khan can beat Canelo Alvarez
By George Gigney , BoxingNews, Sun, 07 Feb 2016
AMIR KHAN must dictate the distance and range against Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez in order to win the fight, according to his trainer Virgil Hunter. The pair will meet at a catchweight of 155lbs when they fight on May 7, though Khan will be giving away a lot in terms of size given that Canelo is natura  Read Full Story >>>

Carl Frampton v Scott Quigg: The breakdown
By George Gigney , BoxingNews, Sun, 07 Feb 2016
IN just three weeks, one of the most anticipated fights of the year takes place at the Manchester Arena when unbeaten super-bantamweight titlists Carl Frampton and Scott Quigg finally square off. Frampton’s IBF bauble and Quigg’s WBA strap will both be on the line – though those accolades will pa  Read Full Story >>>

NYSAC under fire: The Inspector General’s investigation – Part V
By Thomas Hauser,, Sun, 07 Feb 2016
Once David Berlin’s authority as executive director of the New York State Athletic Commission was clarified, a number of pressing issues were addressed and the process of professionalizing the NYSAC began. One of Berlin’s first acts was to appoint the much-respected George Ward and Tim Duffy as c  Read Full Story >>>

Gute Nacht, Gutknecht?
By Robert Ecksel,, Sun, 07 Feb 2016
Braehmer vs. Gutknecht II will take place on March 12 at the Jahnsportforum in Neubrandenburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany… Thomas “Tommy Gun” Oosthuizen (25-0-2, 14 KOs), the hard-drinking, street-fighting southpaw from Boksburg, Gautang, isn’t the first fighter to live life on the edge. It   Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao trainer: We’ll be ready for whatever Bradley brings
By Carlos Cinco, Fox Sports, Sun, 07 Feb 2016
“Pacquiao just needs to be prepared as best as he possibly can because Timothy will be exactly the same,” said Fortune in an interview with Youtube personality Radio Rahim. “These guys don't change after 30, 40 fights. You don't change them. They might change for 8 rounds but once they get hit th  Read Full Story >>>

Exclusive: Keith Thurman discusses facing ‘friend’ Shawn Porter, previous sparring sessions
By Phil D. Jay, World Boxing News, Sun, 07 Feb 2016
WBA champion Keith ‘One Time’ Thurman will have a familiar foe opposing him on March 12 when the American makes the latest defense of his welterweight title in Connecticut. The 27 year-old puts his belt on the line for the third time against former amateur team-mate and IBF title holder ‘Showtime  Read Full Story >>>

Quijano: MMA awards and Khan’s chances
By Jingo Quijano, Sun.Star Cebu, Sun, 07 Feb 2016
RECENTLY, the World MMA 2016 Awards came out and the results were hardly surprising. Current women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm won the Breakthrough Fighter of the Year as well as Knockout of the Year and Upset of the year honors for her scintillating performance at UFC 193, when she dethr  Read Full Story >>>


UNDEFEATED FIGHTERS FEATURED ON THE UNDERCARD MAINTAIN THEIR PERFECT RECORDS INDIO, CALIF. (Feb. 5, 2016) - A sold-out crowd of 1,814 at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino welcomed back hometown hero Randy "El Matador" C  
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By Hesiquio Balderas,, Sat, 06 Feb 2016
Canelo's sparring partner, former WBA international welterweight belt holder Francisco "Chia" Santana (23-4-1), has sign an exclusive managerial agreement with two time manager of the year Frank Espinoza. The highly regarded and respected manager has big plans for his new fighter who fights under t  Read Full Story >>>

By Eddie Alinea,, Sat, 06 Feb 2016

No, it's not a 'miracle", as others put it, that spelled San Miguel Beer's historic conquest of the PBA 2015-2016 Philippine Cup. It's 'pride' in the food and beverage firm's rich tradition as one of the pillars in the   
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Amir Khan: I will prove I'm one of the best British fighters ever
By Chris McKenna, Daily Star (UK), Sat, 06 Feb 2016
The former light-welterweight world champion is stepping up in weight to face WBC middleweight champion Alvarez in Las Vegas. Khan, 29, has never fought above the 10st 7lb welterweight limit but will go above 11st to face the Mexican - known as Canalo - who has only lost to Floyd Mayweather in hi  Read Full Story >>>

LUIS “SAPO” SANTOS BATTLES RAFAEL “THE MACHINE” SILVA IN THE MAIN EVENT CATCH ALL THE ACTION LIVE IN INDONESIA ON RCTI 06 February 2016 – Jakarta, Indonesia: The largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), has just announced its return to Jakarta with ONE: TRIBE OF  Read Full Story >>>

2012 U.S. Olympian Jamel Herring ready for first headlining appearance on TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAYS on FS1 and BOXEO DE CAMPEONES on FOX DEPORTES, Sat, 06 Feb 2016
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 9 FROM SANDS BETHLEHEM EVENTS CENTER IN BETHLEHEM, PA. Televised Coverage Begins At 11 P.M. ET/8 P.M. PT BETHLEHEM, PA. (February 5, 2016) - 2012 U.S Olympian and undefeated lightweight Jamel Herring is very much looking forward to his fight this Tuesday night against Luis Ed  Read Full Story >>>

NBA -- Kobe drops 27 as Lakers trip Pelicans, 99-96​
By Absalon Inocian, Jr.,, Sat, 06 Feb 2016

NEW ORLEANS -- Party night in New Orleans, Mardi Gras Carnival once again, the Krewe of Muses rolled with Solange Knowles as the honorary muse and visiting the Pelicans is the Lakers crew led by the future Hall of Fame g  
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Manny Pacquiao can inspire Amir Khan to career defining win against Canelo Alvarez - Oscar de la Hoya
By James Robson, Manchester Evening News, Sat, 06 Feb 2016
Amir Khan has been told to use Manny Pacquiao as inspiration as he bids to become a pound-for-pound great against Saul Canelo Alvarez. Promoter Oscar de la Hoya believes Khan can follow in the footsteps of the legendary Filipino when he steps into the ring with WBC middleweight champion Alvarez.   Read Full Story >>>

Pagara, Magsayo seek impressive wins
By Roy Luarca, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Sat, 06 Feb 2016
Unbeaten “Prince” Albert Pagara and Mark “Magnifico” Magsayo aim to boost their world status with big victories when they co-headline Pinoy Pride 35: Stars of the Future on Feb. 27 at Waterfront Cebu Hotel and Casino. Pagara (25-0, 18 knockouts) will battle Nicaraguan Yesner Talavera (15-3-1, 4 K  Read Full Story >>>

Man shot dead at weigh-in, MGM Dublin show cancelled
By Phil D. Jay, World Boxing News, Sat, 06 Feb 2016
Macklin’s Gym Marbella’s Dublin show scheduled for this Saturday night at the National Stadium has been postponed indefinitely following an incident at the weigh-in. Twenty professional boxers, many from the MGM stable and signed with UK promoter Frank Warren, were in attendance to hit the scales  Read Full Story >>>

The Floyd Mayweather Comeback Is Inevitable, We Know It and He Knows It
By Tony Deebs, The Boxing Tribune, Sat, 06 Feb 2016
Who runs a marathon and leaves the race fifty feet before the finish line? Who stops writing a novel before the concluding chapter? Most importantly, who leaves tens of millions of dollars (or hundreds of millions of dollars) on the table when it’s all just begging to be scooped into your pocket?   Read Full Story >>>

Deontay Wilder ‘demanding’ to face Alexander Povetkin in April
By Mitch Abramson,, Sat, 06 Feb 2016
Deontay Wilder was emphatic about what he wants to do next. The WBC heavyweight titleholder spoke of satisfying his mandatory and facing THE RING’s No. 2 heavyweight, Alexander Povetkin, in April, hopefully at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. “I got Alexander Povetkin lined up,” Wilder t  Read Full Story >>>

Deontay Wilder: I'll fight Tyson Fury in England, Sat, 06 Feb 2016
Deontay Wilder has told Tyson Fury he is prepared to fight him in England and unify their heavyweight belts if the Briton wins his rematch bout with Wladimir Klitschko. Undefeated WBC champion Wilder was confronted in the ring by Fury after taking his record to 36-0 with victory over Artur Szpilk  Read Full Story >>>

The top five next opponents for Sergey Kovalev
BoxingNews, Sat, 06 Feb 2016
AFTER steamrolling over Jean Pascal for the second time last weekend, Russian light-heavyweight kingpin Sergey Kovalev, 29-0-1 (26) is still standing tall at the top of the division. On course for an eventual meeting with fellow pound for pound star, Andre Ward, Olly Campbell considers five potentia  Read Full Story >>>

Bill Dwyre: "Freddie Roach and Teddy Atlas: Point Counterpoint", Sat, 06 Feb 2016

FREDDIE ROACH AND TEDDY ATLAS: POINT COUNTERPOINT By: Bill Dwyre The TV images from boxing last Saturday night were of a glassy-eyed Jean Pascal and a worried Freddie Roach. It was the end of the sixth round of   
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Chuck Liddell -- Don't Fret Mama Rousey ... I'LL TRAIN RONDA!!! (VIDEO), Sat, 06 Feb 2016

TMZ SPORTS -- Good news for Ronda Rousey's mom ... UFC legend Chuck Liddell is totally willing to take over for the trainer she hates ... saying he'd love to be in Rowdy Ronda's corner for her rematch with Holly Holm. We   
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Sammy Vasquez Jr. welcomes Billel Dib to ProBox Management stable, Sat, 06 Feb 2016
Miami, FL (February 5, 2016) - Pro Box Management is proud to announce the signing of junior lightweight contender Billel Dib to a management contract. Dib of Sydney, Australia has a record of 18-1 with nine knockouts and is a former two-time Australian Super Featherweight champion and the curre  Read Full Story >>>

Freddie Roach: “I think the layoff’s are gonna hurt Andre Ward and I think Kovalev might be too strong for him”
By Jenna Jay, OTR Boxing Radio, Sat, 06 Feb 2016
Trainer Freddie Roach had a tough task last Saturday night, as he was in the corner of former light heavyweight champion, Jean Pascal in a rematch against Sergey Kovalev, a fight that was extremely one sided. Roach was forced to stop the fight in the 7th round, as Pascal was taking too many shots an  Read Full Story >>>

Op-Ed: Hitting Pacquaio's injured shoulder won't be easy for Bradley
By Leo Reyes, Digital Journal, Sat, 06 Feb 2016
WBO welterweight champion Timothy Bradley has hinted he will hit Manny Pacquiao's injured shoulder in a bid to score a convincing victory when they clash for the third time on April 9 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Pacquiao had his shoulder surgery a few days after his histori  Read Full Story >>>

Floyd Mayweather will come out of retirement - it is just a matter of when
By Gareth A Davies,, Sat, 06 Feb 2016
Floyd Mayweather Junior, the king of bling and the king of the ring until September last year when he announced his retirement with a record of 49 fights unbeaten, told me categorically last night that he is not coming back. But members of his team believe otherwise. So do I. Expect Mayweather   Read Full Story >>>

Canelo vs Khan: Amir faster than Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao?
By Lee Cleveland , Fight Saga, Sat, 06 Feb 2016
When lineal middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez (46-1, 32 KO) faces elite welterweight Amir Khan (31-3, 19 KO) in May, the former's size and naturally larger frame may not work to his advantage. Mayweather vs Canelo (2013) Who remembers when Canelo fought a considerably smaller Floyd Mayweathe  Read Full Story >>>

Exclusive: GGG trainer says no divas! – Canelo or Khan, Golovkin only fights for WBC title at 160
By Phil D. Jay, World Boxing News, Sat, 06 Feb 2016
Gennady Golovkin’s trainer Abel Sanchez has confirmed to WBN that any fight with either Canelo Alvarez or Amir Khan will only happen at the 160 pound limit. WBC middleweight champion Canelo puts his title on the line against Khan on May 7 at a catchweight of 155 pounds ahead of a mandatory clash   Read Full Story >>>

Frank Warren Gives His Take on Canelo Alvarez vs. Amir Khan
By Frank Warren,, Sat, 06 Feb 2016
Presumably Amir Khan will be making enough from his out-of-the-blue fight with Canelo Alvarez to help towards buying Bolton Wanderers. One can only hope he fares better than his stricken home-town football club but like them, it’s a tough one for him. Bundles of money is the only reason I can thi  Read Full Story >>>


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