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Three vie for PSA Athlete of Year award
The Philippine Star, 22 Dec 2014
MANILA, Philippines - The best and the brightest in 2014 – led by the Athlete of the Year – will hog the limelight anew when the Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA) holds its Annual Awards Night on Feb. 16 next year.
Three athletes in different sports make up the short list of candidates f Read Full Story >>>
House bill seeks to make boxing prizes tax-free
By Marc Jayson Cayabyab, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 22 Dec 2014
MANILA, Philippines – Boxing champion Manny Pacquiao and other boxers may find relief from their tax woes once this bill making boxing prizes tax-free becomes a law.
Northern Samar Representative Emil Ong filed House Bill 5234 titled “Filipino Boxers’ Benefits and Protection Act,” which aims to m Read Full Story >>>
Sarangani Mayors' League Prexy pooh-poohs Saguisag's proposal
By Aquiles Z. Zonio, PhilBoxing.com, 22 Dec 2014
SARANGANI PROVINCE – The Municipal Mayors’ League of Sarangani pooh-poohed the proposition of former senator Rene Saguisag asking the House of Representatives to suspend Sarangani lone district Rep. Manny Pacquiao.
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PONTILLAS LOSES BY KO IN WBO INTERIM TITLE FIGHT
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, PhilBoxing.com, 22 Dec 2014
The Philippines Ronald Pontillas was kmocked out in the 5th round of a scheduled twelve round bout for the WBO Asia Pacific lightweight interim title at the Pangsuma Sports Hall in West Borner Province in Indonesia.
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2014 Fighter of the Year Chris Algieri honored at 28th Ring 8 Holiday Event and Awards Ceremony
PhilBoxing.com, 22 Dec 2014
NEW YORK, NY (Dec. 21, 2014) - A capacity crowd of 364 boxing fans attended last week's 28th annual RING 8 Holiday Event and Awards Ceremony at Russo's On The Bay in Howard Beach, New York.
Past world champions Aaron "Haw Read Full Story >>>
Sergey Kovalev wants to add Adonis Stevenson’s titles to his collection
By Lem Satterfield, RingTV.com, 22 Dec 2014
Sergey Kovalev said he would like to add Adonis Stevenson’s WBC light heavyweight title belt to his collection, even though he says he will be fighting the division’s next best 175-pounder when he meets Jean Pascal on March 14 in Montreal.
Stevenson is THE RING champion and WBC beltholder. Koval Read Full Story >>>
Buster Douglas: “I think Floyd Mayweather is a class act and he has great ability, so I’m gonna go with Mayweather to beat Manny Pacquiao”
By Robert Brown, OTR Boxing Radio, 22 Dec 2014
I recently had a chance to speak with former heavyweight champion, James ‘Buster’ Douglas. Douglas is widely known for his 1990 upset win over the then unbeaten champ, Mike Tyson in what was called the upset of the century. Topics discussed in this interview include, Douglas’ start in the sport, the Read Full Story >>>
Boxing News: Brandon Rios Opines Mayweather Is Just Mentioning Pacquiao To Revive His 'Dying Name,' Predicts 'Money' Will Win
By Mark Wayne Eubank , International Business Times, 22 Dec 2014
Brandon Rios believes that Floyd Mayweather has been deliberately mentioning Manny Pacquiao's name lately to revive his "dying name."
The much-awaited bout has been subject of discussions for about five years, and yet the world is still waiting for it to come to fruition.
"Man you know what? I Read Full Story >>>
J. Magdaleno to kick off Top Rank's 2015
By Dan Rafael, ESPN.com, 22 Dec 2014
Top Rank will kick off its 2015 with a UniMas-televised card from the Texas Station Gambling Hall and Casino in Las Vegas on Jan. 10.
Las Vegas junior featherweight prospect Jessie Magdaleno (19-0, 15 KOs), the 23-year-old younger brother of lightweight contender Diego Magdaleno, will headline th Read Full Story >>>
Robert Garcia high on Jesus Cuellar following Tamayo knockout; Abner Mares showdown brewing for 2015?
By Chris Robinson, Hustle Boss, 22 Dec 2014
Last night, from the Little Creek Casino Resort in Shelton, Wash., interim WBA featherweight champion Jesus “El Jinte” Cuellar (26-1, 20 KO’s) won his ninth in a row by stopping Mexico’s Ruben Tamayo (23-5-4, 17 KO’s) in the fifth round. The bout was part of a four-fight Showtime Extreme telecast.
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ANG DIWA NG PASKO AY PAG-IBIG AT PAGPAKUMBABA
By Manny Pacquiao, PhilBoxing.com, 22 Dec 2014
MAGANDANG araw po sa ating mga masugid na tagasubaybay. Sana’y nasa mabuti kayong kalagayan at ligtas sa anumang karamdaman.
Pasko na po at sana’y ating ibahagi sa kapwa ang totoong diwa nito.
Ang araw ng pasko ay nagpap Read Full Story >>>
Boxing’s Best Christmas Wish List!: The Sunday Brunch
By Jesse Ian Lardies, The Boxing Tribune, 22 Dec 2014
Hola amigos y familia, welcome to a balmy, 84 degree candy cane scented edition of Panama City’s highest grossing, most money spinning proper pugilistic paper, The Sunday Brunch – We are the boxing equivalent of Die Hard 1, Gremlins, Home Alone and National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation all rolled up Read Full Story >>>
Watermelon: Best food for hungover fighters?
By Lee Cleveland , Fight Saga, 22 Dec 2014
If you're a fighter who loves to party on occasion and 'get your drink on,' this story may be for you.
During the mid 1990s, a legendary boxing trainer noticed one of his fighters - an all-time great - would feast on watermelon following a rough night of partying.
Of course, the trainer and th Read Full Story >>>
Why Amir Khan rejects fight against Kell Brook
By Leo Reyes, Digital Journal, 22 Dec 2014
British boxing star Amir has rejected the proposed fight against fellow British boxer Kell Brook saying the unbeaten rising star from Sheffield, England, is disrespectful and not yet on his level.
"He's not on my level...To be honest with you, I won't even fight him because he's very disrespectfu Read Full Story >>>
NBA -- Paul ignites Clips past Bucks, 106-102
By Mohan Labra Ramchandani, PhilBoxing.com, 22 Dec 2014
LOS ANGELES - Chris Paul carried the Los Angeles Clippers on his back on Saturday night and helped his team avert a mild upset by scoring a 106-102 triumph over the visiting Milwaukee Bucks.
With the game hanging in t Read Full Story >>>
NBA -- Mavericks beat Spurs in Rondo's debut
By Doreen Mendez, PhilBoxing.com, 22 Dec 2014
SAN FRANCISCO -- Rajon Rondo had an uneventful debut as a Dallas Maverick, hitting only 3-of-11 field goals for 11 points, six rebounds and nine assists.
But Monta Ellis was a different story.
The Mavericks' other s Read Full Story >>>
WISH LIST: FIGHTS FOR 2015
By Rene Bonsubre, Jr., PhilBoxing.com, 22 Dec 2014
‘Tis the season to be jolly and for making wishes. For a lifelong fight fan, it is time to savor the memories of 2014 and to look forward to what could be an amazing year in boxing. There is no fantasy league in the fight game and we Read Full Story >>>
Muhammad Ali hospitalized
By Rich Mazon , PhilBoxing.com, 22 Dec 2014
Boxing great Muhammad Ali suffered a health scare and was admitted to an undisclosed hospital Saturday because of Pneumonia.
Ali,72, is being treated by his team of doctors according to his spokesman and that his prognosis is good.
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Boxing's 2014 Highs and Lows
By Charles Saunders, Boxscorenews.com, 22 Dec 2014
SONAHR: December 21, 2014 - In the realm of pugilism, 2014 was not a spectacular year. But it was a steady one, with luminaries such as Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao continuing to win, emerging stars like Gennady Golovkin and Sergey Kovalev rising higher, and the heavyweight division begin Read Full Story >>>
De La Hoya: Pacquiao Has More Respect Than Mayweather
By Rick Reeno, BoxingScene.com, 22 Dec 2014
Golden Boy Promotions President Oscar De La Hoya admits that a few years ago he would have quickly picked Manny Pacquiao to defeat Floyd Mayweather Jr.
That is no longer the case. In the opinion of De La Hoya, Pacquiao's physical abilities gave declined quicker than Mayweather's - which De La Ho Read Full Story >>>