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(July 26, 2019) — In honor of Maxim Dadashev, an official GoFundMe account has been set up in his memory. All proceeds from the page will be donated to Maxim's widow, Elizaveta Apushkina, and their two-year-old son.
BY EDDIE G. ALINEA
SAN FRANCISCO: Upon Manny Pacquiao’s victory over erstwhile unbeaten Keith Thurman where the Filipino ring icon proved that at age 40, he is still capable of holding his own against younger opponent, a lot of talk about a potential rematch between him and Floyd Mayweather Jr. immediately followed.
The chorus from Manny Pacquiao’s victory over Keith Thurman since the other weekend at one time became so deafening.
While I agree that Pacquiao’s win over Thurman is not an ordinary feat, given that the Filipino is already 40 years old, the aftermath of the fight showed Pacquiao must have sustained a terrible beating.
LOS ANGELES (July 25, 2019) — Former junior featherweight world champion Jessie Magdaleno will take on Rafael Rivera in a 10-round featherweight clash Saturday, Aug. 17 at Banc of California Stadium. The Magdaleno-Rivera fight will be the co-feature underneath Emanuel Navarrete’s WBO junior featherweight world title defense against Francisco “Panchito” De Vaca.
SAN DIEGO -- The California State Athletic Commission, which met Monday in San Diego, lifted a suspension on a boxer who had been barred from fights in California since forcing a kiss on a television reporter during an interview earlier this year.
Kubrat Pulev was suspended in March after kissing reporter Jenny Ravalo on live television following a fight in Costa Mesa.
Russian boxer Maxim Dadashev has been placed in a medically induced coma after undergoing brain surgery following his loss to Subriel Matias in an IBF junior welterweight title eliminator bout on Friday night.
After deciding that his fighter had taken too much punishment, Hall of Fame trainer Buddy McGirt decided to throw in the towel after the 11th round. It proved to be a wise decision as Dadashev vomited before he could even make it back to the locker room, and he left the arena on a stretcher.
(July 23, 2019) — Top Rank is devastated to report that Maxim Dadashev passed away earlier this morning due to injuries sustained during last Friday's bout. Maxim was a talented fighter inside the ring and a loving husband and father outside the ropes. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.
The victory of Manny Pacquiao over Keith Thurman on Sunday confirms the Filipino’s place among the sport’s greats. And with the win, the Filipino is now the “Super” world welterweight champion of the World Boxing Association.
And while it is a time to rejoice, let us also take this occasion to reflect on whether we should continue prodding Pacquiao to fight more, especially against other top-tier opposition in the welterweight division.
LAS VEGAS: Father Time may be undefeated, as the old boxing saying goes, but Manny Pacquiao is not going down without a fight.
The 40-year-old Filipino legend wrote another improbable chapter in his glittering career on Saturday, with an age-defying split decision victory over the hitherto unbeaten Keith Thurman.
We have a live blog for Saturday’s pay-per-view, featuring Manny Pacquiao and Keith Thurman
Luis Nery def. Juan Carlos Payano via KO (body shot) in Round 9
Round 1: Payano takes the center first, ad he’s pawing his lead hand out there, gauging the range. Payano takes some wild swings, a big left hand landing at the end, but Nery walks through it. Payano gets Nery up against the ropes, and there may have been a clash of heads. Outside right hook slips through Nery’s guard and lands on the chin. Nery avoids the follow-up one-two from Payano. The round comes to an end without much action, especially from Nery.
LONDON (July 20, 2019) — London called. Loma answered.
WBA/WBO lightweight world champion Vasiliy Lomachenko, the pound-for-pound Picasso and two-time Olympic gold medalist, will defend his belts Saturday, Aug. 31, against fellow Olympic gold medalist “Cool Hand” Luke Campbell, the pride of Hull, England, at The O2 in London.
"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 ...