Boxing

Top Rank promoter Bob Arum might want to think hard before he matches his No.1 money fighter Manny Pacquiao against the unbeaten Jeff Horn on April 23, because there’s a very good chance that he’ll lose that fight to the 28-year-old Australian. Horn (16-0-1, 11 KOs) is very confident that he’s got the power, skills and boxing ability to give the Filipino star loss No.7.

Pacquiao was matched well by Arum in his last two fights against Tim Bradley and Jessie Vargas. Neither of those two fighters had any punching power to speak of, so it was an easy win for Pacquiao.

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WBA Super World featherweight champion Carl Frampton (23-0, 14 KOs) was on target with his weight on Friday in coming in at 125 pounds for his rematch against #2 WBA Leo Santa Cruz (32-1-1, 18 KOs) this Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Santa Cruz also weighed in at 125lbs.

They looked on friendly terms during the face off with each other after weighing in. There were no attempts at intimidation by either guy.

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A new boxing sensation has arrived on the scene.

Gervonta Davis is ready to take the next step and become the future of the sport. It began with him capturing the IBF super-featherweight title with a dominant seventh round knockout of champion Juan Pedraza at the Barclay Center in Brooklyn.

The oddmakers made Davis a prohibitive underdog in the fight because of his inexperience inside the ring. The youngster showed the poise needed to become a champion, and convinced the skeptics that he’s here to stay. The reality of him winning a title in his 17th pro fight at the ripe old age of 22 years old is quite astounding.

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MEET the true Joys in women’s basketball—Love Joy, Lyla Joy and Leah Joy Sto. Domingo from Sto. Nino in Marikina.

The eldest, Love Joy, 19, plays for the University of the East women’s team.

In her four-year stint under Coach Ai Lebornio, she has already made a  name for herself, winning the Rookie of the Year award four years ago and late last year, got herself an early birthday and Christmas gift as she was selected in the UAAP’s Mythical Five, together with National University’s trio of MVP Afril Bernardino, finals’ MVP Gemma Miranda, and Jack Danielle Animam, together with De La Salle University’s Mary Snow Penaranda.

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Top Rank promoter Bob Arum might have a live one in unbeaten Jeff Born (16-0-1, 11 KOs) as the next opponent for his top money fighter Manny Pacquiao (59-6-2, 38 KOs) for their math-up on April 23. I’m sure Arum doesn’t want Pacquiao to lose so soon after him making his comeback against Jessie Vargas, but things happen.

Horn, 28, seems to think he’s got the ability to beat the 38-year-old Pacquiao. That would obviously be terrible news for Arum if Pacquiao loses to Horn in a small money fight before he can face unbeaten Terence Crawford or Vasyl Lomachenko, two fighters that he’s talked about wanting to match against him.

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