Lightweight champion Mikey Garcia says former four division world champion Adrien ‘The Problem’ Broner shouldn’t have posted the financial offer by Matchroom Boxing USA promoter Eddie Hearn on social media.
Saul Canelo Alvarez’s promoter Eric Gomez says the deal for the rematch against Gennady Golovkin is dead after receiving a counteroffer from his promoter Tom Loeffler for an unstated split that he finds unacceptable. Gomez isn’t saying what kind of purse split that Golovkin is asking for to defend against Canelo Alvarez (49-1-2, 34 KOs) for September 15, but Loeffler has already spilled the beans to the media in saying that GGG wants a 50-50 equal split of the money for the second fight.
Ancajas vs. Sultan and Yafai vs. Carmona will be broadcast exclusively on ESPN+ beginning at 9:30 p.m. ET.
Undercard bouts will be shown on ESPN+ starting at 6:30 p.m. ET. The undercard includes undefeated welterweight prospect Alexander Besputin (9-0, 7 KOs) in a 10-rounder against Saul Corral (27-11, 18 KOs); unbeaten lightweight prospect Ismail Muwendo (19-0, 12 KOs) against John Moralde (19-1, 10 KOs) in an eight-rounder; and Central Valley 130-pound prospects Bryan Lua and Isidro Ochoa in separate six-round bouts.
WBC super featherweight champion Miguel Berchelt (33-1, 29 KOs) will be facing featherweight contender Jonathan Victor Barros (41-5-1, 22 KOs) next month on June 23 at the Poliforum Zamna in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico. Berchelt vs. Barros is expected to be televised on ESPN+. La Casa del Boxeo will televise the Berchelt vs. Barros fight in Mexico.
Jarrell Miller thinks IBF/WBA heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua is scared of fighting Deontay Wilder, and the proof of that is him turning down $50 million to fight him. Joshua (21-0, 20 KOs) hasn’t turned down the fight with Wilder. He merely said the fight can only happen in the UK.
Former middleweight champion David Lemieux (38-4, 33 KOs) came in overweight at 162 pounds at Friday’s weigh-in for his fight against Karim Achour (26-4-3, 4 KOs) this Saturday night at the Centre Videoton, in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. Coming in overweight has hurt Lemieux in the pocketbook with his purse for the fight slashed by 20%. Lemieux looked sickly at Friday’s weight. He had dark shadows under both eyes.
IBF World super flyweight champion Jerwin Ancajas (29-1-1, 20 KOs) will be defending his title this Saturday night against his mandatory challenger Jonas Sultan (14-3, 9 KOs) in a 50-50 fight at the Save Mart Arena in Fresno, California. This is the first title fight between Filipino fighters in 93 years.
FRESNO, Calif. (May 24, 2018) — History is only two days away, as Jerwin "Pretty Boy’" Ancajas will defend the International Boxing Federation (IBF) junior bantamweight world title in the main event Saturday evening against countryman Jonas Sultan at the Save Mart Center. It marks the first world title bout featuring two Filipino fighters in 93 years, when Pancho Villa defended the world flyweight title against Clever Sencio on May 2, 1925.
TOP streetball action takes front and center starting today as the FIBA 3×3 World Cup begins at the Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan.
Forty teams, 20 each for the men’s and women’s division, take part in the tournament happening until June 12 for the right to be called world champions.Read more ...
SEEMINGLY found their footing after a rough start to the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Commissioner’s Cup, the defending champions San Miguel Beermen look to extend the winning run they are currently having when they collide with the Columbian Dyip in the 7 p.m. main game today at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.Read more ...
By Michael Angelo S. Murillo
THE NLEX Road Warriors played their first game in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Commissioner’s Cup without prized rookie Kiefer Ravena on Wednesday night but still managed to book a win on a collective effort, defeating and keeping the Blackwater Elite winless, 93-89.Read more ...