It’s now confirmed that Artur Beterbiev (11-0, 11 KOs) and Enrico Koelling (23-1, 6 KOs) will be battling for the vacant IBF World light heavyweight title on November 11 at the Save Mart Arena in Fresno, California.
Promoter Eddie Hearn hopes to match his new Matchroom Sport fighter Daniel Jacobs (32-2, 29 KOs) against former IBF middleweight champion David Lemieux (38-3, 33 KOs) next March after Jacobs fights on November 11 against Luis Arias (19-0, 9 KOs) on HBO Boxing.
Lemieux has the kind of power to reduce Jacobs to rubble if he lands one of his left hooks on the button. Hearn might be mistaking Lemieux is being an easy mark for Jacobs based off of what Gennady Golovkin did to him. Jacobs isn’t Golovkin, and he might not have the chin to make it past Lemieux.
Guillermo Rigondeaux (17-0, 11 KOs) says he’s looking forward to meeting up with the trash talking WBO super featherweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko (9-1, 7 KOs) in their fight in 3 months from now on December 9 at Madison Square Garden in New York.
Rigondeaux has heard how Lomachenko says he’s going to destroy him in this fight, and he’s says he wants to see the Ukrainian back up his talk by proving it inside the ring.
An excellent back and forth battle for the WBA and Ring Lightweight titles took place Saturday night at the Forum in Inglewood California between defending champion Jorge Linares and gutsy challenger Luke Campbell.
Most predicted Campbell, the 2012 Olympic gold medalist for Britain, to be blown out early by the hard hitting and well experienced champion, and by the first two rounds it appeared to be going just that way.
Former 4 division world champion Nonito “Filipino Flash” Donaire (38-4, 24 KOs) got back to his winning ways on Saturday night with a one-sided 10 round unanimous decision win over Ruben Garcia Hernandez (22-3-1, 9 KOs) to win the vacant WBC Silver featherweight title at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.
The judges’ scores were 100-90, 99-91 and 99-91. Those were fair scores. Hernandez was durable if nothing else. He stayed in the fight long enough to bounce some big shots off Donaire’s chin, and make him look his age.
His death seems to have touched a different nerve.
When 17-year-old Kian Delos Santos was shot dead by Caloocan City policemen during an anti-drug war operation, not one among the cops
involved could have figured how different this one death would be.Read more ...
By Jose Bayani Baylon
August 04, 2017
I READ somewhere that the DPWH is allocating mega billions for infrastructure projects designed to ease the traffic problem besetting much of urban Philippines. I can imagine how a big chunk of that moolah will be devoted to infra projects within Metro Manila - more street widenings, more flyovers, maybe more pedestrian overpasses and underpasses as well as flood control.Read more ...
By: Jose Bayani Baylon
As I flew out of Manila yesterday morning I noticed that it happened to be a clear day over most of the NCR, and what big clouds there were weren’t big enough to cover everything. So our PAL Airbus A330 flew around the giant clouds and in between them you could catch a glimpse of considerable sections of Metro Manila. My younger brother seated behind me pointed out UP Diliman - and I marveled at the way the campus was green as seen from the air and at how it was laid out.Read more ...