Eddie Hearn says Anthony Joshua was left with no other choice but to defend his heavyweight titles against Jarrell ‘Big Baby’ Miller on June 1 after coming up empty in trying to get fights with Deontay Wilder, Tyon Fury and Dillian Whyte.
PHILADELPHIA (Feb. 13, 2019) — The Nail and the Mean Machine are ready for their South Philly close-up.
WBC and lineal light heavyweight champion Oleksandr “The Nail” Gvozdyk will make the first defense of his world title against Doudou Ngumbu on Saturday, March 30 at the 2300 Arena. In the 10-round co-feature, Gvozdyk’s stablemate, top welterweight contender Egidijus “Mean Machine” Kavaliauskas, will take on Philadelphia native Ray Robinson.
The current WBA “super” welterweight champion Keith Thurman is motivated to face off against the WBA’s “regular” champion, Manny Pacquiao, later this year in his third fight in two years.
Smoking hot Keith Thurman spent 22 months on the shelf due to an elbow injury and then a hand injury, both of which required surgery and rehab. In his first fight back in January, Thurman would shake off the ring-rust in a 12-round unanimous decision win over Josesito Lopez.
Former WBO light middleweight champion Liam ‘Beefy’ Smith (26-2-1, 14 KOs) is throwing his name into the hat to let the boxing fans know that he’s interested in facing Kell Brook (38-2, 26 KOs) in his next fight once he takes care of business against domestic level 154 lb fighter Sam Eggington (24-5, 15 KOs) next month on March 30.
WBA bantamweight champion Naoya Inoue (17-0, 15 KOs) will be meeting up with unbeaten IBF 118 lb champion Emmanuel Rodriguez (17-0, 12 KOs) on May 18 in the semifinal of the World Boxing Super Series [WBSS] tournament on the same card as the WBSS light welterweight semifinal fight between Josh Taylor and Ivan Baranchyk at the SSE Hydro Arena, Glasgow, Scotland.
Anthony Joshua and American Jarrell ‘Big Baby’ Miller are said to have agreed to terms for a fight on June 1 in New York, according to the Metrol. Joshua’s purse for the fight is expected to be £19.3million [$24.83 million dollars). That’s a lot of money for what amounts to be a glorified mismatch for Joshua. Miller, 30, is said to be getting a purse of £5.41m [$6.96 million]. That number is hard to believe.
The main event of the night Reymart Gaballo weighed in the scales at 118.5 lbs while Japanese foe Yuya Nakamura came in slightly heavier at 119 lbs.
In the co-main event for the coveted WBA Asia Lightweight Title, Romero Duno weighed 134 lbs while Indian opponent came at 135 lbs.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates— Up against “Barangay Ginebra” of Lebanon, Mighty Sports gave everything it can but its best was not enough, absorbing an 89-84 loss to Al Riyadi in their knockout semis duel Friday showdown in the 30th Dubai International Basketball Championship at the Shabab Al Ahli Club here.
Saul Canelo Alvarez says he’s “already training” for his May 4 unification fight against IBF middleweight champion Danny Jacobs (35-2, 29 KOs) on Cinco de Mayo on DAZN. There’s almost three months to before the Jacobs fight, and Canelo (51-1-2, 35 KOs) is getting a jump on his competition in preparing for their fight.
“The first panacea for a mismanaged nation is inflation of the currency; the second is war. Both bring a temporary prosperity; both bring a permanent ruin. But both are the refuge of political and economic opportunists.”
“It is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father.” – Pope John XXIII
NEW YORK CITY – Carmen’s search for her biological father began when she was eight years old.
“That was the age when my life started to become hell,” Carmen, who turned 65 last October 27, hissed.
Carmen was eight when her mother, Diosdada, married Arnulfo in Jamindan, Capiz.Read more ...
EVER heard of the apocryphal story of how a frog reacts when dumped into a pot of boiling water vs dumped in a pot of simmering water that is slowly brought to a boil?
This story is often told to demonstrate how change that slowly creeps around us (the simmering water brought to a boil) could catch us unawares and end up turning us into cooked frogs.Read more ...
Jakarta—For Ernest John Obiena, the seven-month rehabilitation period and the intense training that came after, all come down to this — the Asian Games.
Obiena, fully healed from a torn ACL injury he sustained prior to the 2017 Southeast Asian Games, will be hoping to duplicate or surpass his 5.6 meters in the pole vault competitions of the Asian Games here today (Wednesday).Read more ...
“Respond intelligently even to unintelligent treatment.”
NEW YORK CITY -- From the Iloilo Provincial Capitol where the trial courts were located before the construction of the Iloilo Hall of Justice on Bonifacio Drive, City Proper sometime in August 1990, a human rights lawyer from San Joaquin, Iloilo requested me to escort him to his office located in the YMCA building on Iznart St. which is five minutes away by walk.Read more ...
By Michael Angelo S. Murillo
ITS second game against Australia in the FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers does not come until after its match against Chinese Taipei on Friday but Gilas Pilipinas has its sights on the Boomers, vowing to give the latter a better showing when they next meet.Read more ...