Boxing

After the megabout between Manny Pacquiao and Keith Thurman was announced last week, views that our fighting senator could beat the American seems to be gaining popularity.

The main reason for perceptions or predictions that Pacquiao could beat Thurman’s is the American’s so-so performance against Josesito Lopez in January. In that fight, Thurman was on the verge of getting dropped in the seventh round. Also, Thurman may have been expected to stop the game Lopez.

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KISSIMMEE, Fla. (May 24, 2019) — Robeisy Ramirez, the former Cuban amateur prodigy who captured Olympic gold in 2012 and 2016, has signed a multi-year contract with Top Rank and will make his long-awaited professional debut later this year.

The 25-year-old Ramirez left the Cuban national team last year while attending a training camp in Mexico, ultimately defecting from his homeland.

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KISSIMMEE, Fla. (May 25, 2019) — U.S. Marine Corps veteran Jamel "Semper Fi" Herring completed his Hollywood story, upsetting WBO junior lightweight world champion Masayuki "The Judge" Ito via unanimous decision Saturday evening in front of a sold-out crowd of 2,912 at Osceola Heritage Park.

Herring (20-2, 10 KOs), who prevailed by scores of 116-112 and 118-110 2x, accomplished the dream on Memorial Day weekend in front of a host of active and reserve U.S. Marines.

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Manny Pacquiao is going to turn Keith Thurman into a runner once he feels his punching power on July 20th in their fight on Fox Sports pay-per-view, according to trainer Freddie Roach. Although Roach isn’t giving examples of Thurman having run in the past during his career, he’s likely thinking of his fights against Shawn Porter, Danny Garcia and to some extent Josesito Lopez. Thurman used a lot of movement in those fights when he was trying to elude the pressure that was put on him.

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Beverly Hills—Keith Thurman vowed to retire Philippine boxing legend Manny Pacquiao on Wednesday as the two fighters traded verbal jabs ahead of the World Boxing Association battle for welterweight supremacy.

The undefeated Thurman, 30, takes on Pacquiao in Las Vegas on July 20 in a contest that pits the WBA’s “super world champion” against the body’s secondary “world” champion. 

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Filipino ring hero Manny Pacquiao, already 40 years old and in his 24th year of a legendary prizefighting career, is still the same Manny Pacquiao of old, gearing to fight and fight the best.

At his age, the only human being to have won boxing championships after boxing championships in eight weight divisions, is considered at the twilight of his career and would’ve been enjoying the luxury picking opponents of lesser-caliber.
 But that’s not our Manny.

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LAUSANNE: Amateur boxing’s governing body the AIBA emerged from talks with the IOC on Monday “optimistic” of retaining the right to organise the event at next year’s Tokyo Olympics.

The International Olympic Committee has frozen boxing’s preparations for next year’s Games as it seeks proof that the AIBA has cleaned up its act after concern over its governance and finances.

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WBA welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao and unbeaten WBA welterweight super champion Keith Thurman went face-to-face Tuesday in New York at a press conference to preview their PPV showdown on July 20 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Unbeaten IBF super middleweight champion Caleb Plant and unbeaten Mike Lee, who meet in the main event on FOX and FOX Deportes preceding the PPV were also on hand.

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Nonito Donaire scouted out Naoya Inoue’s fight against IBF bantamweight champion Emmanuel Rodriguez last Saturday night in the semi-final of the World Boxing Super Series 118-pound tournament at The SSE Hydro in Glasgow, Scotland. Donaire (40-5, 26 KOs) says he saw some flaws in Inoue’s game that he thinks he can take exploit when the two of them face each other in the final of the WBSS tourney later this year.

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Deontay Wilder (41-0-1, 40 KOs) put on an impressive performance in knocking out Dominic ‘Trouble’ Breazeale (20-2, 18 KOs) in the first round on Saturday night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

Wilder landed a right hand that knocked Breazeale cold. The sound of Wilder’s right hand landing to the head of Breazeale was devastating. It was like a rocket crash landing on the chin of Breazeale.

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Deontay Wilder has transformed his physique by adding a lot of muscle, and is looking really bulked up for his fight against Dominic Breazeale on Saturday night. Wilder (40-0-1, 39 KOs) isn’t giving any hints about how much he’s weighing right now, bit he looks as big as he was for his fight with Eric Molina in 2015.

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GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico (May 16, 2019)— It is personal for former two-division world champion and current lightweight contender Jose "Sniper" Pedraza. His opponent May 25 at Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Florida, is Antonio Lozada Jr., who in March of last year knocked out then-undefeated Felix Verdejo in the 10th round. Verdejo and Pedraza both hail from Puerto Rico, and Pedraza, who is coming off a unanimous decision loss to Vasiliy Lomachenko, hopes to avenge his countryman's defeat.

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