Boxing

New York—Filipino veteran Manny Pacquiao revealed Monday he has spoken with Floyd Mayweather about a possible sequel to their 2015 superfight, but said no decision would be taken on a rematch until the New Year.

Speaking in New York to confirm details of his January 19 fight against Adrien Broner, Pacquiao said he had discussed a rematch with Mayweather during a recent trip to Japan.

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Broner on how motivated he is now that he’s headlining the first PPV of his career:

“Ummm, I’m enthusias-as-enthusiastic about it. You know, um, I’m just ready to take what’s mine. You know, uh, I got a chance of a lifetime and I’m ready.”

[My thoughts: Maybe he’s ready to get ready, but he’s not ready. He’s ‘a little fat’]

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20 NOVEMBER 2018 - SINGAPORE: When Ringstar Founder and CEO Scott Patrick Farrell received the ‘Orient Promoter of the Year’ award on November 17th, at the WBC Asian Summit in Manila, Philippines, the friendly Englishman felt a sense of satisfaction that comes from not only the fruits of hard work, but the recognition of his vision for Asian boxing that few if anyone has ever been able to fulfill.

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(Nov. 20, 2018) — Top Rank has signed WBA middleweight world champion Rob “Bravo” Brant to a multi-year co-promotional agreement with Greg Cohen Promotions and Rapacz Boxing, Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum announced today.

Brant, from St. Paul, Minn., defeated then-champion Ryota Murata via unanimous decision on Oct. 20 in Las Vegas, throwing a mind-boggling 1,262 punches. Brant (24-1, 16 KOs) is unbeaten as a middleweight and looking to unify the division.

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(Nov. 19, 2018) — Vijender Singh, a three-time Indian Olympian, 2008 Olympic bronze medalist, and current unbeaten super middleweight contender has signed a multi-year agreement with Top Rank, Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum announced today.

Singh (10-0, 7 KOs), who has fought all but one of his professional bouts in India and England, will make his debut under the Top Rank banner in early 2019.

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