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By Rene Bonsubre, Jr.,, Tue, 19 Sep 2017

Three days after Milan Melindo retained his IBF world light flyweight title by fighting through blood in the closing rounds against South African Hekkie Buddler, Australian Promoter Peter Maniatis bared his intenti  
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Thrilla in Manila: The Belinda-Veronica Fiasco
By Eddie Alinea,, Tue, 19 Sep 2017

Muhammad Ali came to Manila in mid-September 1975 to defend his world heavyweight title against arch-rival Joe Frazier. He lost his wife Belinda instead. Before boarding he Philippine Airlines flight to the fight si  
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Canelo, Golovkin, and The Truth
By Paul Magno,, Tue, 19 Sep 2017
The entire system is flawed to the point of being inherently corrupt—and very few boxing businessmen would have it any other way… Last Saturday’s middleweight bout between Saul Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin was a proper draw. An argument could be made for a 115-113 score, but it was hardly the rob  Read Full Story >>>

Judge at center of Canelo-GGG draw controversy is under review
By Gilbert Manzano, Las Vegas Review Journal, Tue, 19 Sep 2017
Adalaide Byrd, the judge who produced a controversial scorecard following the megafight between Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin on Saturday, is under review, according to the head of the Nevada Athletic Commission. NAC executive director Bob Bennett on Monday disputed media reports tha  Read Full Story >>>

Adalaide Byrd may not judge at UFC 216 following Canelo vs. Golovkin scoring controversy
By Ryan Harkness , MMA Mania, Tue, 19 Sep 2017
The Saul "Canelo" Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin boxing event promised to bring fans back from the insane spectacle that was Mayweather vs. McGregor and give them a great fight between two of the best boxers in the world. And while Canelo and Golovkin both performed admirably in the ring, the same can  Read Full Story >>>

Adelaide Byrd must’ve judged a footrace
By Recah Trinidad,, Tue, 19 Sep 2017

ONE stirring line spoken about the middleweight boxing supremacy war in Las Vegas on Saturday said both warriors didn’t deserve to lose. To majority of aficionados though, that may be less than accurate. Gennady Golovkin  
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Bleacher Talk: Milan is It, Jonas Stuns, Jason Bombs Out
By Rico Navarro,, Tue, 19 Sep 2017

Like a box-office hit of a movie, Pinoy Pride 42 generated post-fight chatter and talk from social media to conversations among boxing aficionados who all went home fully satisfied and content with what they saw. And fo  
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Undefeated heavyweight champion Deontay "The Bronze Bomber" Wilder (38-0, 37 KOs) will face his toughest challenge yet in fellow unbeaten heavyweight contender Luis "King Kong" Ortiz (27-0, 23 KOs) on November 4, 2017, at B  
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Florida Resort Hires Ex-Boxing Champ to Fight Off Looters, Tue, 19 Sep 2017

TMZ SPORTS -- A high end 4-star resort in Florida has hired an armed security team to protect the building from looters in the wake of Hurricane Irma ... and one of the officers is ex-boxing champ Michael Moorer.   
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Gennady Golovkin, 38-0, Is A Winner
By John Gatling,, Tue, 19 Sep 2017
“I feel terrible… This is terrible.” –Triple G, on losing via draw with Canelo *** *** *** I started to call this, “The Heist: GGG Gets Robbed In Las Vegas.” But you should already know that. Saturday night in Sin City at T-Mobile Arena, nearly 23,000 predominately Mexican fans shower  Read Full Story >>>

This parody of Canelo vs. GGG is hilarious
By Mike Heck , Fansided, Tue, 19 Sep 2017
There was a lot of negativity in the air following the Canelo vs. GGG decision on Saturday night, but this parody video may ease some pain. Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin had the fight boxing and combat sports fans had hoped for. Unfortunately, the highly entertaining, competitive battle bet  Read Full Story >>>


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Mandatory title defense for Melindo in Feb. 2018
By Dale Rosal, Cebu Daily News, Tue, 19 Sep 2017
After Milan “El Metodico” Melindo put on a courageous showing to defend his IBF world junior flyweight title against South African two-division world champion Hekkie “Hexecutioner” Budler last Saturday night in the Pinoy Pride 42 fight card at the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino, the ALA Gym b  Read Full Story >>>

Howard’s End: All About Adalaide
By Danny Howard, The Boxing Tribune, Tue, 19 Sep 2017
48 hours after Saul Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin ended in a split (and deserved) draw, prolonging their battle to be the face of the sport for at least another night, we still aren’t talking about the ramifications of what happened or even about how good of a fight it was. We are still fuming over j  Read Full Story >>>

By Maloney L. Samaco,, Tue, 19 Sep 2017

Gennady Golovkin (37-0-1, 33 KOs) retains his WBC, WBA, IBF and IBO world middleweight titles thanks as fight with Alvarez (49-1-2, 34 KOs) ended a draw. “I want to thank my fans and of course I want the rematch,” Golov  
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Top Rank Donates 500 Tickets to The September 22 Championship Event at Tucson Arena to “Dreamers”, Tue, 19 Sep 2017

TUCSON (September 18, 2017) – In support of the thousands of young immigrants that could be affected by the termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, boxing promotional company, Top Rank®  
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Valdez gearing up for homecoming title defense
By Miguel Maravilla,, Tue, 19 Sep 2017
WBO featherweight champion Oscar Valdez (22-0, 19 KOs) of Tucson, Arizona by way of Nogales, Sonora, Mexico will make his homecoming as he takes on undefeated Filipino Genesis Servania (29-0, 12 KOs) this Friday at the Tucson Convention Center in Tucson, Arizona headlining the latest edition of Top   Read Full Story >>>

Boxing officials must be graded to end glut of shameful decisions
By Gareth A Davies,, Mon, 18 Sep 2017
OPINION: They say "never leave the fight in the hands of the judges", and with due reason. Some of the biggest fight nights have been dishonoured by incompetence, and Gennady Golovkin versus Saul "Canelo" Alvarez can now be added to that list. There has been outrage at the judges' scoring of the  Read Full Story >>>

Canelo vs. GGG: Regardless of result, Canelo Alvarez quieted his critics
By Steven Muehlhausen,, Mon, 18 Sep 2017
Heading into their middleweight title fight on Saturday night, Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin were expected to provide fireworks. Moreover, the fight was expected to be the anti-Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor bout from last month. The public had been told by Alvarez, Golovkin and their   Read Full Story >>>

Controversial GGG-Canelo decision prompts Las Vegas refunds
By David Purdum,, Mon, 18 Sep 2017
Large bets for as much as $500,000 showed up on Gennady Golovkin at Las Vegas sportsbooks in the final hours before Saturday's title fight against Canelo Alvarez. They would all have to be refunded, after a controversial decision left both bettors and bookmakers disappointed and confused. Heading  Read Full Story >>>

Abel Sanchez: I Expected Canelo to Tire Out & Run Like He Did
By Keith Idec,, Mon, 18 Sep 2017
LAS VEGAS – Abel Sanchez wasn’t surprised when Canelo Alvarez moved away from Gennady Golovkin more than he had in previous fights. Golovkin’s trainer thought before their battle that Alvarez would get tired and inevitably “run” from Golovkin in their 12-round middleweight title fight Saturday ni  Read Full Story >>>

Cowboy Henry: One Little Act
By Clarence George,, Mon, 18 Sep 2017
A frequenter of the brothel where she worked, Cowboy fell in love with the midnight-haired beauty and they were married… “I always knew there was a God running the show. But I thought I could steal just one little act.”—Toni Jo Henry Born in Pleasanton, Texas, on July 14, 1913, heavyweight Cow  Read Full Story >>>

Thrilla in Manila: The war of nerves starts upon Ali’s arrival
By Eddie Alinea,, Mon, 18 Sep 2017

Right upon landing at the Manila International Airport on September 15, 1971, Angelo Dundee, defending world heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali’s chief trainer, declared that challenger Joe Frazier “had already lost the f  
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Judge Adalaide Byrd to face questioning over Gennady Golovkin vs Canelo Alvarez scoring
By Martin Domin,, Mon, 18 Sep 2017
The judge who inexplicably scored Gennady Golovkin 's fight with Canelo Alvarez to the Mexican by a wide margin will be asked to explain her decision. Adalaide Byrd awarded Golovkin just two rounds as she scored the fight 118-110 in his opponent's favour. The other two officials judged the   Read Full Story >>>

Humble Sultan admits he must improve before facing champion Ancajas
By Ryan Songalia, Rappler, Mon, 18 Sep 2017
CEBU CITY, Philippines - There were more than a few boxing fans who had no idea who Jonas Sultan was when he stepped into the ring with Johnriel Casimero on Saturday, September 16, in a meeting of Filipino road warriors with a number one ranking at stake. Most probably assumed Sultan was more fod  Read Full Story >>>

Hekkie done in by Melindo - and the referee
By Bongani Magasela, Sowetan Live, Mon, 18 Sep 2017
So close yet so far for Hekkie "Hexecutioner" Budler, who fell short in his gallant attempt to win the IBF junior flyweight title from Milan Melindo in the Philippines on Saturday. Budler lost by a dubious split-points decision. Poor judgment by American referee Wes Melton, a radiator shop owner,  Read Full Story >>>

Barriga to headline China card
By Joaquin Henson,, Mon, 18 Sep 2017

Mark Anthony Barriga. It will be a leap of faith for London Olympian Mark Anthony Barriga as he engages battle-scarred Thai veteran Wittawas Basapean of Thailand in only his seventh pro fight for the chance to crash   
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Callum Smith beats Erik Skoglund by unanimous decision, Mon, 18 Sep 2017

Smith: "I’m in this tournament to win it” Callum Smith beat Erik Skoglund by a unanimous decision to win a tough Ali Trophy quarter-final in front of his home crowd in Liverpool. The officials scored the ent  
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Canelo vs Golovkin scoring controversy: Why even round scoring would solve a lot
By Lee Cleveland , Fight Saga, Mon, 18 Sep 2017
It happened again. Another scoring controversy in boxing. Last night, the world's best middleweights battled to a 12 round draw in an exciting, action-packed affair. And while most, including yours truly, had Golovkin wining decisively, the judges weren't on-board. Judge Adalaide Byrd sc  Read Full Story >>>

Report: Gennady Golovkin Wants Next Fight In December, Canelo Fight In May
By Khadrice Rollins, Sports Illustrated, Mon, 18 Sep 2017
Gennady Golovkin wants his next fight to come in December and plans on having a rematch with Canelo Alvarez in May, according to Lyle Fitzsimmons of CBS Sports. After Saturday's fight, Oscar De La Hoya said Alvarez will enact his rematch clause against Golovkin. Fitzsimmons says GGG's promoter  Read Full Story >>>

Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez gave fans the fight they wanted
By Dan Rafael,, Mon, 18 Sep 2017
LAS VEGAS -- In 1981, all-time greats Sugar Ray Leonard and Thomas Hearns, two of the most accomplished, popular and exciting fighters of their time, battled for welterweight supremacy in a classic fight that is still talked about to this day. The highly anticipated confrontation at Caesars Palac  Read Full Story >>>

One day we will tire of this circus... the draw between Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez is at best a farce and at worst a travesty
By Martin Samuel, Mail Online (UK), Mon, 18 Sep 2017
The public might buy it but they no longer believe it. That is the problem for boxing. The result is just one more strand of the hype, to be consumed, or rejected as part of the show. Will we get a winner, or another phoney rematch to fix the travesty? Will boxing deliver what is right, or what s  Read Full Story >>>

Canelo vs GGG: Classic fight to be remembered for one of boxing's worst scorecards ever
By Chris McKenna, Daily Star (UK), Mon, 18 Sep 2017
But one judge ensured that it will also be remembered for one of the worst scorecards the sport has seen. This fight was about Golovkin and Alvarez writing their names into the history books with the tussle for the WBA, WBC and IBF middleweight titles. They did so with an epic encounter that t  Read Full Story >>>

Judge in Gennady Golovkin vs Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez fight punished, both camps react, rematch news
Fox Sports, Mon, 18 Sep 2017
THE judge who produced a wildly lopsided score in Gennady ‘GGG’ Golovkin’s draw with Canelo Alvarez has been disciplined. In the aftermath of the bout, both fighters, as well as the majority of the boxing community, came out against judge Adelaide Byrd’s 118-110 (for Canelo) score in a bout that   Read Full Story >>>

Canelo Alvarez doesn't seem too interested in a Gennady Golovkin rematch
By Andreas Hale, Yahoo! Sports, Mon, 18 Sep 2017
Twelve hellacious rounds wasn’t enough to provide a clear winner between Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Gennady “GGG” Golovkin. 36 minutes of action only left us wanting more and the fact that one scorecard was absolutely atrocious — Adelaide Byrd’s 118-110 score for Canelo — it was obvious that everyone  Read Full Story >>>


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