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Challenger sneezes at Pacquiao firepower

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Tall Chris Algieri has an idea on how to deal with Manny Pacquiao. It must be a pretty sound theory that has convinced the unbeaten American he will surely beat the Filipino boxing superhero in Macau this November.

Posted: July 24th, 2014 in Bare Eye,Commentary | Read More »

Fil-Am nurse-turned-boxer ready for first pro fight

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Why in the world would Filipino-American Joel Siapno, a bright young 22-year-old who recently graduated with a nursing degree from Oakland’s Samuel Merritt University, want to put his career on pause all for a shot at boxing, perhaps the most violent and dead-end of all sports?



Posted: July 18th, 2014 in Boxing / MMA,Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Redecorating a budding mismatch

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Sorry, but this piece on Manny Pacquiao proceeding with what originally had been thought to be a budding punching picnic in his calendared fight in Macau on Nov. 23 comes in stale.

Posted: July 18th, 2014 in Bare Eye,Commentary | Read More »

Pacquiao stakes welterweight title vs Algieri

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Fighting Manny Pacquiao with a crown on the line and big money on the side are too hard to pass up for Chris Algieri.

Posted: July 17th, 2014 in Boxing / MMA,Headlines,Latest Sports Stories,Pacquiao Files | Read More »

Pacquiao ready to face taller Chris Algieri

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World eight-division boxing champ and Sarangani Representative Manny Pacquiao is ready to face Chris Algieri atop the ring on Nov. 23 if this is what his promoter Bob Arum wants.

Posted: July 16th, 2014 in Boxing / MMA,Latest Sports Stories,Pacquiao Files | Read More »

Manny Pacquiao to fight unbeaten Chris Algieri

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Manny Pacquiao will fight unbeaten American Chris Algieri next. According to a report posted on ESPN.com, the Filipino boxing legend Pacquiao and Algieri, who upped his stock by taking the WBO light welterweight title away from Ruslan Provodnikov last June, will meet in the ring on November 22 at the Cotai Arena at the Venetian in Macau, China.

Posted: July 16th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,Multimedia,Photos,Photos and Videos | 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 »

Rey Saludar, Charly Suarez settle for silvers

Rey Saludar and Charly Suarez of Team PLDT-Abap dropped their final bouts Sunday and settled for silver medals in the President’s Cup here.

Posted: July 15th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Saludar joins Suarez in President’s Cup finals

The Philippines now has two power-punching boxers fighting for the gold medal in the 4th President’s Cup here.

Posted: July 14th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Mayweather announces Sept. 13 rematch with Maidana

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

Floyd Mayweather Jr. will fight a rematch on Sept. 13 with Marcos Maidana, the Argentinian who gave him a tougher bout than expected when they met in May.

Posted: July 11th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,Multimedia,Photos,Photos and Videos | 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 »

What a difference big defense makes

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THANKS mainly to tall, crafty Chris Algieri, the proposed Manny Pacquiao-Ruslan Provodnikov bout is not likely to happen in the immediate future.

Posted: July 1st, 2014 in Bare Eye,Commentary | 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 »

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