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Julaton to face Mazepa in MMA duel in Dubai

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Former WBO and IBA boxing world champion Ana Julaton will take on decorated wushu and kickboxing champion, Irina Mazepa in Dubai on Aug. 29.

Posted: July 16th, 2014 in Boxing / MMA,Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,Multimedia,Photos,Photos and Videos,Professional | Read More »

Maidana bets he’ll defeat unbeaten Mayweather

Floyd Mayweather Jr. throws a left at Marcos Maidana during their WBC/WBA welterweight unification fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 3, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. AFP FILE PHOTO

Marcos Maidana is so confident he will beat undefeated world champion Floyd Mayweather that he said Monday he would risk his prize money for their September 13 welterweight rematch.

Posted: July 15th, 2014 in Boxing / MMA,Latest Sports Stories,Professional | Read More »

Farenas KOs Davis, gains IBF title crack

MICHAEL Farenas finally gained  a world title shot after stopping American Mark Davis in the eighth round of their IBF junior lightweight bout eliminator Wednesday night (Thursday morning in Manila) in Mashantucket, Connecticut. The 30-year-old Farenas, who broke into prominence when he decked renowned Cuban fighter Yuriorkis Gamboa two years ago before losing via unanimous [...]

Posted: July 4th, 2014 in Boxing / MMA,Headlines,Professional | Read More »

Crawford stops Gamboa, keeps lightweight belt

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Terence “Bud” Crawford stopped Cuba’s Yuriorkis Gamboa in the ninth round Saturday night to successfully defend his WBO lightweight belt in a match of unbeaten fighters.

Posted: June 29th, 2014 in Boxing / MMA,Latest Sports Stories,Professional | Read More »

Fiery Pagara brothers live up to hype, stop Mexican foes

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Brothers Jason and Albert Pagara stopped their Mexican rivals Saturday night, providing a glimpse of Philippine boxing’s bright future in the twin mainers of “Pinoy Pride 26” at Waterfront Cebu Hotel and Casino here.

Posted: June 23rd, 2014 in Boxing / MMA,Editors' Picks,Headlines,Professional | Read More »

Cotto now top choice as next Pacquiao foe

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Miguel Cotto file photo

Consider Miguel Cotto the new leader in the race for Manny Pacquiao’s next opponent in November.

Posted: June 10th, 2014 in Boxing / MMA,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Pacquiao Files,Professional | Read More »

De la Hoya inducted into Boxing Hall of Fame

Oscar De La Hoya

Ten-time boxing world champion Oscar de la Hoya was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame on Sunday, using the occasion to call for unity in the sport.

Posted: June 9th, 2014 in Boxing / MMA,Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos,Professional | Read More »

Cotto stops Martinez for WBC middleweight title

Cotto Martinez Boxing

Miguel Cotto battered Sergio Martinez for nine rounds on Saturday, his technical knockout triumph giving him the World Boxing Council middleweight title to make him Puerto Rico’s first four-division champion.

Posted: June 8th, 2014 in Boxing / MMA,Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos,Professional | Read More »

Sonsona avenges lone loss, edges Vasquez

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Marvin Sonsona.  FILE PHOTO

Filipino bet Marvin Sonsona got back at Wilfredo Vasquez Jr. via split decision in the last undercard bout of the Cotto-Martinez headliner Sunday (Manila time) at the Madison Square Garden in New York.

Posted: June 8th, 2014 in Boxing / MMA,Latest Sports Stories,Professional | Read More »

Schaefer departs in shakeup at de la Hoya’s Golden Boy

Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer speaks during a groundbreaking for a USD 375 million, 20,000-seat sports and entertainment arena being built by MGM Resorts International and AEG on May 1, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The arena is scheduled to open in early 2016. AFP

Richard Schaefer stepped down as CEO of Oscar de la Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions on Monday in a move that quickly rippled through the boxing world.

Posted: June 3rd, 2014 in Boxing / MMA,Latest Sports Stories,Professional | Read More »

Donaire looking forward to rematch

Through much of his astonishing career, Nonito Donaire Jr., always felt the need to explain and prove himself.

Posted: June 3rd, 2014 in Boxing / MMA,Editors' Picks,Headlines,Professional | Read More »

Tough challengers waiting for Filipino Flash

In the tough featherweight neighborhood, all the badass guys are aching to get their hands on Nonito Donaire Jr.

Posted: June 3rd, 2014 in Boxing / MMA,Headlines,Professional | Read More »

Even Donaire not certain he made good show

Nonito "Filipino Flash" Donaire is covered with blood after his WBA World Featherweight Title boxing match against Simpiwe Vetyeka of South Africa in Macau, Saturday, May 31, 2014. Donaire defeated Vetyeka but even Donaire himself wasn’t convinced he made a good show.  AP PHOTO/KIN CHEUNG

So did Nonito Donaire Jr. reaffirm his elite status? The reaction was mixed. In fact, even Nonito Donaire Jr. himself wasn’t convinced he made a good show after capturing the WBA undisputed featherweight title from fallen champ Simpiwe Vetyeka.

Posted: June 2nd, 2014 in Boxing / MMA,Latest Sports Stories,Professional | Read More »

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