Shakur Stevenson 126 lbs vs. Alberto Guevara 125.4 lbs
(Stevenson's NABO featherweight title - 10 Rounds)
Joshua Greer Jr. 117.4 lbs vs. Nikolai Potapov 117.4 lbs
(IBF bantamweight eliminator for No. 2 ranking - 12 Rounds)
Anthony Joshua and his promoter Eddie Hearn will need to get ready to pack their backs to travel to the U.S or Mexico for the rematch with newly crowned IBF/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz Jr. Those are the two areas Ruiz Jr. wants the rematch to take place. Andy makes it clear that the second fight WON’T take place in England. He say, “No UK!”
Saul Canelo Alvarez’s promoters at Golden Boy Promotions have let Sergey Kovalev’s management at Main Events now that if they don’t make a deal today that they plan on moving on, according to @SIChrisMannix. Golden Boy likely doesn’t want to make Kovalev’s promoters at Main Events feel rushed, but they need to wrap this deal up because they don’t have a lot of time to find an opponent for Canelo to fight on September 14.
IBF mandatory challenger Sergiy Derevyanchenko suspects that Saul Canelo Alvarez will avoid fighting him, and he hopes Gennady Golovkin won’t do the same thing. This past week, the International Boxing Federation ordered IBF middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez (52-1-2, 35 KOs) to start negotiations with #1 ranked Derevyanchenko (13-1, 10 KOs).
(July 10, 2019) — Before hometown hero and WBO No. 1 featherweight contender Shakur Stevenson headlines against Alberto Guevara at Newark’s Prudential Center on Saturday evening (ESPN and ESPN Deportes, 10:30 p.m. ET), boxing fans will be treated to a trio of world-class cards exclusively on ESPN+, the industry-leading sports streaming service.
OXON HILL, Md. (July 11, 2019) — The fighting pride of Brazil, middleweight contender Esquiva “La Pantera” Falcao, has a world title shot on his mind. The next step for the 2012 Olympic silver medalist is Jesus Antonio Gutierrez in a 10-round showdown Friday, July 19 at MGM National Harbor.
NEWARK, N.J. (July 10, 2019) — Featherweight contender Shakur Stevenson, born and raised in Newark and preparing for his professional homecoming, returned to where it all began. Stevenson, along with bantamweight contender Joshua Greer Jr. visited more than 100 local children at Boylan Street Recreation Center on Wednesday afternoon.
BY EDDIE G. ALINEA
LOS ANGELES: With his physical toughness believed to have have been re-acquired, WBA regular belt owner Manny Pacquiao on Monday enters the tapering off period of his build up for his coming fight two weeks from now.
“This is the time of maintaining what gains we have achieved in Manny’s one and a-half-month stay in the camp,” training consultant Freddie Roach told The Manila Times at the start the final week before the team proceeds to Las Vegas.
BY EDDIE G. ALINEA (Part 2 of a series)
LOS ANGELES: After his eighth round demolition of American legend Oscar DeLa Hoya in his first fight as a welterweight, the then Filipino soon-to-be eight-division champion Manny Pacquiao was paired against Miguel Cotto next, whom he technically knocked out in 12 rounds to wrest the WBO 147-pound crown.
BY EDDIE G. ALINEA - (Part 1)
LOS ANGELES: Since beating Oscar DeLa Hoya to pulps on December 6, 2008 in his first bout as a welterweight, Manny Pacquiao has fought in 147-pound division 16 times.
His coming unification encounter with American co-WBA welterweight champion Keith Thurman will be his 17th in his 70-fight 61-win, (39 KOs) 7-loss, 2-draw record.
NEWARK, N.J. (July 5, 2019) — Eight days before his homecoming at Prudential Center, top featherweight contender Shakur Stevenson has a new opponent. Former world title challenger Franklin Manzanilla dropped out of the bout, and two-time world title challenger Alberto “Metro” Guevara will face Stevenson in the 10-round main event.
STUTTGART – Continuing to improve by leaps and bounds, Carlos Edriel Yulo joined elite company in placing 10th overall in the men’s all-around finals of the 49th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships at the Hans Martin Schleyer Halle here on Friday.
"Boxing is a sport. We allow each other to hit each other, but I'm not treating my opponent like my enemy. We're doing a job to entertain people."
By Alex P. Vidal
WE have no idea if the wishes of Iloilo Governor Arthur "Toto" Defensor Jr. that the proposed Panay-Guimaras-Negros bridge project be specifically mentioned by President Duterte during his State of the Nation Address (SONA) on July 22 was fulfilled.
“In sport, you only see the fighter, but it’s teamwork. Without a good team, you will never be the best. In boxing, you have to work with the best coach, the best lawyer, the best manager, the best doctor. Exactly the same principle applies in politics.”
By Alex P. Vidal
SENATOR Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao’s (62-7-2, 39 KOs) 12-round split decision win over hitherto WBA welterweight champion Keith “One Time” Thurman (29-1, 22 KOs) on July 20 in Las Vegas was considered to be more glorious and exciting compared to his victories over Lucas Martin Matthysse (TKO7) and Adrien Broner (UD12) combined.Read more ...
By Alex Vidal , Sportsmanila
NEW YORK - 1 Power: Thurman is clearly the bigger man and a better pure power puncher, thus his "One Time" moniker. The problem, however, has been his inability to sit down on his punches and finish opponents the more he has evolved as a boxer. Not counting fights that were stopped due to cuts or injury, Thurman hasn't recorded a true knockout since 2013.Read more ...