Boxing

LOS ANGELES (March 8, 2018) — Oscar Valdez and Scott Quigg have sparred as pros, but come Saturday night, they will fight for the highest stakes in the sport.

Valdez (23-0, 19 KOs) will make the fourth defense of his World Boxing Organization (WBO) Featherweight title against Quigg (34-1-2, 25 KOs) at the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. The Valdez vs. Quigg world championship event will be televised live and exclusively at 10:30 p.m. EST on ESPN and ESPN Deportes and stream live on the ESPN App.

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*08 MARCH 2018 - MANILA, PHILIPPINES:* Ringstar’s Michael “Gloves on Fire” Dasmarinas, impressed the packed crowd at Kerry Sports at Shangri-La at the Fort, with his speed and strong punches, at an open media workout held recently.

He is set to take on French boxer Karim Guerfi on April 20, 2018, and both are eyeing the IBO world title in the main card of Ringstar’s ‘Roar of Singapore IV - Night of Champions’, to be held at the 10,000-seater Singapore Indoor Stadium.

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NEW YORK (March 6, 2018) — After more than 13 months away from the ring, FELIX ‘El Diamante’ VERDEJO makes his long-awaited return on March 17 at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden. Verdejo (23-0, 15 KOs), from San Juan, Puerto Rico, will face Antonio Lozada, Jr. in a 10-round lightweight special attraction on the undercard of the St. Patrick’s Day world title extravaganza featuring Irish sensation MICHAEL CONLAN and the World Boxing Council (WBC) Super Lightweight championship bout between JOSE RAMIREZ and AMIR ‘Young Master’ IMAM.

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PHILIPPINE boxing idol Manny Pacquiao said his next opponent would be either world champion Lucas Matthysse or Danny Garcia in Malaysia in May or June, after rejecting an undercard offer to face Mike Alvarado.

Pacquiao told ABS-CBN television in an interview aired Tuesday that his camp had narrowed the choices down to World Boxing Association welterweight champion Matthysse, of Argentina, or the American former WBA super-welterweight and World Boxing Council welterweight champ Garcia, who was unbeaten until last year.

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