Father Time may be undefeated, as the old boxing saying goes, but Manny Pacquiao is not going down without a fight. The 40-year-old Filipino legend wrote another improbable chapter in his glittering career on Saturday, with an age-defying split decision victory over the hitherto unbeaten Keith Thurman
Author: AFP
Posted: July 22, 2019, 12:00 am
Fans in the Philippines on Sunday roared their approval and rose to their feet imitating the punches of Manny Pacquiao as they declared that their idol was still a boxing force at the age of 40 with his stunning victory over American Keith Thurman. Filipinos from street vendors to lawmakers went wild
Author: AFP
Posted: July 21, 2019, 8:00 am
Manny Pacquiao has built a legendary career that spans over 24 years. Saturday vs. Keith Thurman he made it look like he can still go many more.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: July 21, 2019, 7:42 am
Filipino legend Manny Pacquiao rolled back the years to become the oldest welterweight champion in boxing history with a thrilling split decision victory over WBA champion Keith Thurman on Saturday. The 40-year-old Pacquiao, 10 years older than the previously undefeated Thurman, delivered a vintage
Author: AFP
Posted: July 21, 2019, 6:32 am
From his first-round knockdown punches to his tenacious 12th-round finish, Manny Pacquiao gave yet another one-sided thrashing to Father Time. Keith Thurman was a whole lot tougher to beat, but the 40-year-old Filipino senator managed to win that vote as well. Pacquiao floored Thurman early and persevered
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: July 21, 2019, 5:51 am
Manny Pacquiao beat defending champion Keith Thurman on a split points decision on Saturday to take the WBA Welterweight Super Championship at the end of an electrifying fight in Las Vegas. Two judges scored it 115-112 to Pacquiao and another gave it 114-113 to Thurman, who suffered his first defeat
Author: Reuters
Posted: July 21, 2019, 5:35 am
Two judges scored it 115-112 to Pacquiao and another gave it 114-113 to Thurman, who suffered his first defeat in 30 fights. "The knock down was a big factor," said Pacquiao, who became the oldest welterweight champion in boxing history. Thurman had vowed to beat the 40-year old Filipino
Author: Reuters
Posted: July 21, 2019, 5:19 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Welterweight champions Errol Spence Jr. and Shawn Porter will meet in a unification bout Sept. 28 in Los Angeles.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: July 21, 2019, 1:16 am
Caleb Plant of the United States made a successful first defence of his IBF super-middleweight crown on Saturday, scoring a third round knockout over previously undefeated challenger Mike Lee. Plant, 27, dominated Lee from the opening bell at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, wrapping up victory after sending
Author: AFP
Posted: July 21, 2019, 12:45 am
Dillian Whyte survived a ninth round knockdown to beat Oscar Rivas in a unanimous points decision and claim the WBC interim heavyweight title on Saturday. It was Whyte's tenth successive victory, following his only loss to Anthony Joshua in 2016, and the Briton now becomes the mandatory challenger
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: July 20, 2019, 11:56 pm
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) -- Doctors say boxer Maxim Dadashev had surgery at a Maryland hospital for swelling on his brain after collapsing outside the ring after losing a match.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: July 20, 2019, 8:37 pm
Keith Thurman certainly seems like more than the modern Manny Pacquiao should be able to handle. Thurman is a tough, voluble welterweight champion in his prime competitive years, and Pacquiao represents the biggest fight of his career - a once-in-a-lifetime chance to pound a boxing great into retirement
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: July 19, 2019, 10:52 pm
"I want to teach him, like a professor," the 40-year-old Pacquiao, who is 10 years Thurman's senior, told Fox Business on Friday. Pacquiao said he was in better shape now than when he faced Adrien Broner in January in a fight the Filipino won by unanimous decision.
Author: Reuters
Posted: July 19, 2019, 10:44 pm
Manny Pacquiao plans to teach WBA welterweight champion Keith Thurman a painful lesson when the two face off in Las Vegas on Saturday. "I want to teach him, like a professor," the 40-year-old Pacquiao, who is 10 years Thurman's senior, told Fox Business on Friday. Pacquiao said he was in
Author: Reuters
Posted: July 19, 2019, 10:39 pm
Manny Pacquiao and Keith Thurman both tipped the scales at 146.5 pounds ahead of their much-anticipated WBA world welterweight title clash on Friday. Filipino icon Pacquiao smiled and waved to several thousand fans inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena as he faced off with undefeated champion Thurman for
Author: AFP
Posted: July 19, 2019, 9:56 pm
Thurman will fight Pacquiao for the WBA welterweight title in the main event at the MGM Grand Garden (10 p.m. ET, PPV).
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: July 19, 2019, 1:21 pm
Manny Pacquiao has had a whole lot more to say about boxing ever since he became a politician. Before a recent workout at the Wild Card Gym, Pacquiao boldly predicted a knockout victory when he gets in the ring with unbeaten welterweight champion Keith Thurman on Saturday night in Las Vegas. '&
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: July 19, 2019, 7:40 am
Twenty-four years after first climbing into a professional boxing ring, Manny Pacquiao will attempt to defy the march of time here Saturday when he battles undefeated American Keith Thurman for the WBA welterweight crown. The 40-year-old Filipino icon clashes with Thurman at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas
Author: AFP
Posted: July 19, 2019, 1:29 am
Pacquiao faces unbeaten Thurman on Saturday for the WBA belt, and it’s no stretch to say that Thurman has a shot to be elected to the Hall of Fame when his career ends.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: July 18, 2019, 8:20 pm
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia's Artur Beterbiev is to fight Ukraine's Oleksandr Gvozdyk in a unification title bout at light heavyweight.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: July 18, 2019, 8:00 am
Ajagba will fight Ali Eren Demirezen on the Manny Pacquiao-Keith Thurman undercard on Saturday (10 p.m. ET, PPV) at the MGM Grand.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: July 18, 2019, 2:51 am
Manny Pacquiao’s so-called “revival” could be nothing more than facing the right opponents at the right time.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: July 18, 2019, 12:28 am
Floyd Mayweather has "zero interest" in coming out of retirement for a rematch with Manny Pacquiao after their money-spinning 2015 superfight, close confidante Leonard Ellerbe said Wednesday. Ellerbe, the chief executive of Mayweather Promotions, told the boxingscene.com website that not even
Author: AFP
Posted: July 17, 2019, 11:21 pm
Lopez meets Masayoshi Nakatani on Friday (10 p.m. ET, ESPN) at the MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland, in a bout that will say much about his immediate future.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: July 17, 2019, 9:26 pm
Canelo Alvarez has scrapped plans to fight in September after failing to line up a suitable opponent, the world middleweight champion announced on Wednesday. Alvarez, the WBA, WBC and IBF champion, had been provisionally due to fight on September 14, maintaining a tradition of fighting on or around
Author: AFP
Posted: July 17, 2019, 7:18 pm
Manny Pacquiao has not signed a contract to take on Amir Khan in Saudi Arabia later this year despite claims that a deal has been agreed for the bout, the Filipino's publicist has said. Khan, who beat Australia's Billy Dib in Jeddah on July 13 to win the WBC international welterweight title,
Author: Reuters
Posted: July 17, 2019, 4:49 am
Dan Birmingham, now pushing 70, suddenly seems a lot like one of those sage curmudgeonly trainers you heard about from the ’30s and ’40s, when boxing was one of the three biggest sports in the country, along with baseball and horse racing.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: July 16, 2019, 8:40 pm
Fight trainer Freddie Roach and the Rev. Jesse Jackson - a recent convert to boxing training - talk about how their sessions together have helped both men offset some of the devastating effects of Parkinson's disease.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: July 16, 2019, 7:11 pm
Amir Khan said on Tuesday he had agreed a deal to fight Manny Pacquiao in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia later this year. Britain's Khan stopped Australia's Billy Dib in the fourth round in Jeddah on July 13 to win the WBC international welterweight title. Filipino Pacquiao, 40, is scheduled to fight
Author: Reuters
Posted: July 16, 2019, 5:12 pm
Two Russian boxers serving doping suspensions have competed while banned, Reuters has found, highlighting inconsistencies in Russia's efforts to reform its anti-doping practices. Competition records show that Russian amateur boxers Islam Dashaev and Alena Tokarchuk fought in official tournaments
Author: Reuters
Posted: July 16, 2019, 5:04 pm
British boxer Amir Khan claims he has agreed a deal to fight Manny Pacquiao in Saudi Arabia in November. Now the 32-year-old plans to return to Saudi Arabia on November 8 to face former sparring partner Pacquiao, if the Filipino comes through unscathed against Keith Thurman in their WBA welterweight
Author: AFP
Posted: July 16, 2019, 3:41 pm
Pernell Whitaker, an Olympic gold medalist and four-division champion who was regarded as one of the greatest defensive fighters ever, has died after being hit by a car in Virginia. Police in Virginia Beach said the former fighter was hit by a car Sunday night. Sweet Pea was Whitaker's nickname
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: July 15, 2019, 7:36 pm
Pernell Whitaker, who forged a reputation as arguably the greatest defensive boxer who ever lived, died late Sunday in Virginia Beach, Virginia, when he was struck by a car while crossing a bridge. He was pronounced dead on the scene.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: July 15, 2019, 2:51 pm
Former U.S. world champion Pernell "Sweet Pea" Whitaker has died after being hit by a vehicle in Virginia Beach, Virginia, according to police. Whitaker was a world champion in four divisions - WBC lightweight, IBF light welterweight, WBC welterweight and WBA light middleweight. A member
Author: Reuters
Posted: July 15, 2019, 2:47 pm
Gafur Rakhimov, a businessman with alleged links to organized crime, resigned Monday as president of the International Boxing Association after his tenure played a role in the body being stripped of the right to organize the Olympic boxing events. The Uzbekistani became interim president of AIBA in
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: July 15, 2019, 1:22 pm
Ten years after the most dominant stretch of his career, a 40-year-old Manny Pacquiao will face yet another champion in Keith Thurman.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: July 15, 2019, 5:53 am
Shakur Stevenson keeps his Olympic silver medal in his room, not so much as a reminder of the experience, but as motivation that second place is never good enough. Stevenson had second thoughts about trashing his sterling souvenir from the 2016 Rio Games, the 22-year-old Newark, New Jersey native deciding
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: July 14, 2019, 3:15 pm
Shakur Stevenson came ready to put on a show in his hometown. Stevenson stamped his homecoming fight with a third-round knockout of Alberto Guevara, keeping the New Jersey fighter and 2016 Olympic silver medalist undefeated and in line for a featherweight title fight. From Newark, Stevenson was never
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: July 14, 2019, 4:46 am
Rey Vargas grinded out a unanimous-decision victory over Tomoki Kameda on Saturday night to defend his WBC super bantamweight title. Vargas (34-0, 22 KOs) made his fifth defense of his 122-pound belt in his usual workmanlike style, with the Mexican champion outboxing his Japanese opponent for long stretches
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: July 14, 2019, 4:29 am
Undefeated super bantamweight champion Rey Vargas of Mexico defends his World Boxing Council crown on Saturday in suburban Los Angeles against Japanese top-ranked challenger Tomoki Kameda. The showdown at the home stadium of Major League Soccer's Los Angeles Galaxy will be the fifth time Vargas,
Author: AFP
Posted: July 11, 2019, 9:10 pm
Even though he dropped out of high school when he was 15 years old to pursue a career as a boxer, Thurman has long been one of the sport's most thoughtful and compelling interview subjects.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: July 11, 2019, 7:17 pm
MOSCOW (AP) -- Former world cruiserweight boxing champion Denis Lebedev retired on Thursday aged 39 after a lengthy and colorful career.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: July 11, 2019, 1:03 pm
Trainer Freddie Roach said Wednesday he hopes Manny Pacquiao can set up a rematch with Floyd Mayweather after the Filipino legend takes care of business against Keith Thurman in Las Vegas this month. Roach told reporters he was still bothered by Pacquiao's defeat to Mayweather in their 2015 clash
Author: AFP
Posted: July 10, 2019, 11:20 pm
Keith Thurman warned Tuesday he is targeting the destruction of Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao when the two welterweights face off in Las Vegas later this month. The undefeated Thurman puts his World Boxing Association welterweight crown on the line against the 40-year-old Pacquiao on July 20 at
Author: AFP
Posted: July 10, 2019, 12:05 am
Only in boxing could a division loaded with as much high-end talent as the middleweights have could it be in such a shambles.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: July 9, 2019, 9:55 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Mixed martial arts great Ken Shamrock is jumping into bare-knuckle boxing promotion.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: July 9, 2019, 7:50 pm
Ukraine's eighth seed Elina Svitolina reached the Wimbledon quarter-finals for the first time on Monday and hopes her boxing workouts can help her go the distance. The 24-year-old was quicker to the punch against Croatia's Petra Martic, winning 6-4 6-2 to continue her impressive progress in
Author: Reuters
Posted: July 8, 2019, 4:38 pm