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Melindo’s team upbeat for Sunday’s fight
By Edri Aznar, Sun.Star Cebu, 29 May 2015
MILAN Melindo and his team is upbeat despite all the odds stacked against them coming into this Sunday morning's world title tiff against International Boxing Federation (IBF) light flyweight titleholder Javier Mendoza in Tijuana, Mexico.
Melindo's corner, brothers Edito and Edmund Villamor, have Read Full Story >>>
Pinoy Milan Melindo doubly motivated for world title bid
By JM Siasat, GMANews.tv, 29 May 2015
Misamis Oriental native Milan Melindo is primed for his second world title attempt when he battles Javier Mendoza for the IBF world light flyweight title this Saturday (Sunday PHL time) at Camp Nuevo Ensenada in Baja California, Mexico.
The 27-year-old Melindo (32-1, 12KOs) who had his training c Read Full Story >>>
Amir Khan ready for Chris Algieri, eyes Floyd Mayweather Jr.
By Lance Pugmire, Los Angeles Times, 29 May 2015
If Amir Khan completes the task before him Friday, he wants to go after the ultimate test of his life’s work.
Khan will fight New York’s Chris Algieri on Friday night at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, the main event of a Spike TV Premier Boxing Champions card that begins at 6 p.m. Pacific.
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Chris Algieri: 'I'm willing to fight anybody'
By Brian Campbell, ESPN.com, 29 May 2015
The second chapter of Chris Algieri's career begins on Friday when he faces former junior welterweight titlist Amir Khan.
The 12-round welterweight bout serves as the main event of a Premier Boxing Champions series card at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York (9 p.m. ET, Spike TV). But for A Read Full Story >>>
Amir Khan puts Floyd Mayweather to back of mind ahead of Chris Algieri showdown
By Steve Brenner, Express.co.uk, 29 May 2015
The boy from Bolton takes on American Chris Algieri here tonight eager to show everyone - including a certain Floyd Mayweather - that he is worthy of the kind of mega-fight which captivated the world in Las Vegas on May 2.
Khan and trainer Virgil Hunter have bristled every time a potential clash Read Full Story >>>
Never Again Should Fans Be Made To Pay 100.00 USD PPV For Boxing
By Brad Cooney, Examiner.com, 29 May 2015
The much anticipated so called mega fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr and Manny Pacquiao exceeded the projected PPV buys, and grossed a ridiculous unheard of amount of money. It's a shame that so many fans couldn't afford the ticket prices or the PPV price that were being asked. The wealthy and corp Read Full Story >>>
Fortune: Mayweather Can Talk Sh*t, Beat One Arm Foe
BoxingScene.com, 29 May 2015
Justin Fortune, strength and conditioning coach for eight division world champion Manny Pacquiao, was not overly impressed with the way Floyd Mayweather Jr. won a twelve round unanimous decision over Manny Pacquiao on May 2nd at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Pacquiao, who came in with a right shoul Read Full Story >>>
Rances Barthelemy, Antonio DeMarco to fight June 21 in Las Vegas
By Dan Rafael, ESPN.com, 29 May 2015
Former junior lightweight titlist Rances Barthelemy and former lightweight titleholder Antonio DeMarco, both eyeing title shots in the junior welterweight division, will meet on June 21 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
The fight, announced on Thursday, will headline a Sunday afternoon (CBS, 4 ET) P Read Full Story >>>
FIGHT PREVIEW: MIGUEL COTTO vs DANIEL GEALE
By Gary Todd, PhilBoxing.com, 29 May 2015
Barclays Centre, Brooklyn, June 6th.
New York City.
The sport of boxing is a tough hard sport where only the strong survive. It’s also a sport where dreams can be realized and dreams ca Read Full Story >>>
MORALDE MOVES ON
By Rene Bonsubre, Jr., PhilBoxing.com, 29 May 2015
Featherweight prospect John Vincent Moralde (12-0,6KO's) is scheduled to fight in Spain on June 19 against Evgeny Smirnov (7-0,2KO's) of Russia for the latter's WBC Youth title. This will be Moralde's first fight sinc Read Full Story >>>
Frank De Alba headlines against Bernardo Gomez Uribe this Friday at Stadium Holiday Inn Philadelphia
PhilBoxing.com, 29 May 2015
WEIGH IN AT 5:30 TONIGHT!! AT STADIUM HOLIDAY INN
Plus Steve Upsher Chambers, Farah Ennis, Raynell Williams, Miguel Cruz, Samuel Figueroa, Christopher Brooker and Leo Hall
Philadelphia (May 28,2015)--This Friday night at the Stadium Holiday
Inn in Philadelphia, King's Promotions presents a Read Full Story >>>
M-1 Medieval knight fighting returns June 6 at M-1 Challenge 58: Battle in the Mountains 4
PhilBoxing.com, 29 May 2015
Fernandes vs. Abdulaev headlines in Ingushetia, Russia
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (May 28, 2015) - Popular M-1 Medieval full-contact knight fighting returns June 6 in Ingushetia, Russia at M-1 Challenge 58: Battle in the Mountains 4.
Six-time world champion Evgeny Gladkov (2-0-0) and two-time CIS Read Full Story >>>
Amir Khan & Kell Brook in action this weekend; Fight previews & looking to a future showdown
By Blair Newman, ProBoxing-fans.com, 29 May 2015
Two of the top three welterweights in the world are in action this weekend. Amir Khan (#1 contender) squares off against Chris Algieri, and Kell Brook (#2 contender) meets domestic foe Frankie Gavin. Here’s a fight preview for both matches, and a look ahead to a potential match with the favored winn Read Full Story >>>
Will Amir Khan Trip, Crack His Head on the Pavement?
By Dr. Johnny Lops, The Sweet Science, 29 May 2015
The healthiest of us wake up and visualize the day’s events. We remind ourselves to be on time for that important meeting or that we need to get to the flower shop to pick up roses for our loved one, as it’s our anniversary.
This is a skill called anticipation.
Folks tend to get in trouble whe Read Full Story >>>
Soccer Scandal Makes Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao Debacle Look Almost Pure
By Ivan G. Goldman, Boxing Insider, 29 May 2015
Ah, good old international soccer. You can always count on its scandals to make the ones in boxing look not so bad by comparison.
These days prizefighting has its May 2 “fight of the century” to live down – a lackluster affair in which Floyd Mayweather got one of his typical disenchanting victori Read Full Story >>>
Tale of Two Buffers
By Robert Ecksel, Boxing.com, 29 May 2015
I wanted an excuse to put Bruce Buffer in a headlock and run him head-first into the nearest Cadillac Escalade…
Are two Buffers better than one?
One Buffer made his bones in boxing. The other Buffer made his bones in UFC. Each Buffer has a distinctive appearance. Each Buffer has Read Full Story >>>
Bruce Buffer -- Crappy Mayweather Fight ... Was Great for UFC!!!
TMZ.com, 29 May 2015
The Mayweather vs. Pacquiao fight was so bad, it actively HURT the sport of boxing ... but it was GREAT for the UFC ... so says UFC octagon announcer Bruce Buffer.
Buffer -- the voice of the UFC -- was brutally honest about the fallout from the bout that was supposed to be the fight of the centu Read Full Story >>>
PREVIEW OF MELINDO-MENDOZA TITLE FIGHT ON PBO OVER SKY CABLE, SATURDAY 8:30 P.M.
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, PhilBoxing.com, 28 May 2015
Milan Melindo will step into the ring on Sunday, Manila Time, in his second attempt to win a world title when he takes on tough Mexican Javier Mendoza before a hometown crowd in Tijuana.
Fight fans will get a chance to s Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao to headline 'spectacular' boxing show in Dubai
By Allaam Ousman, Emirates 24/7, 28 May 2015
Dubai is being viewed as the latest destination for championship boxing by Top Rank promoter Bob Arum who encouraged integration in South Africa long before apartheid ended and took the sport to China where it was banned.
Arum confirmed that Akbar Productions, LLC, has been tasked with bringing Read Full Story >>>
Dubai or Bust
By Robert Ecksel, Boxing.com, 28 May 2015
“The revenue from that fight was well over half a billion US dollars. It just shows the popularity of boxing is still there…”
If they can play soccer in Qatar, who’s to say they shouldn’t box in Dubai?
Broken wing or not, Manny Pacquiao embarrassed himself, and boxing, in losing to Floyd Maywe Read Full Story >>>