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Gary Russell Jr. defends against Oscar Escandon on Feb.18

By Jeff Aranow: WBC World featherweight champion Gary Russell Jr. (27-1, 16 KOs) will be back inside the ring next month in defending his WBC title against 32-year-old Oscar Escandon (25-2, 17 KOs) at the U.S Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio. This will be Russell Jr’s second defense of his title that he won two […]

Jeff Horn: I can beat Pacquiao

By Chris Williams: Unbeaten #2 WBO, #2 IBF Jeff Horn (16-0-1, 11 KOs) could be the next opponent for WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao (59-6-2, 38 KOs) to make his first defense of his title against in April. Pacquiao’s promoter Bob Arum is looking to finalize a fight for the 38-year-old Pacquiao, and it could […]

Pacquiao’s fight against Horn possible for Australia

By Chris Williams: Manny Pacquiao could be back inside the ring against Top Rank fighter Jeff Horn (16-0-1, 11 KOs) in April in Brisbane, Australia. The talk is the fight would take place at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane. This is part of Pacquiao’s 85-year-old promoter Bob Arum’s idea to make Pacquiao a worldwide star […]

Arum wants Pacquiao’s fight in April on free television

By Chris Williams: Manny Pacquiao’s promoter Bob Arum of Top Rank is reportedly interested in having his next fight televised on free television on April 22 rather than on PPV. It’s unclear if this is Arum’s own idea or if this is something Pacquiao is on board with. The last we heard, Pacquiao wants a […]

Can Terence Crawford fill the void left by Floyd Mayweather Jr?

By Gerardo Granados: Yesterday an acquaintance asked me why I think America has no heroes left; somehow he still thinks that we live in an era of boxing bonanza. So, I replied to him the same thing that I had previously said to a friend, “can you name three American top boxers per weight division? […]

Arum says Pacquiao vs. Horn could be next, not Crawford

By Chris Williams: Top Rank promoter Bob Arum says he wants his fighter WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao (59-6-2, 38 KOs) to fight #2 IBF, #2 WBO contender Jeff Horn (16-0-1, 11 KOs) in his next fight in the first half of 2017 and NOT Terence Crawford. Arum doesn’t want Pacquiao to fight the 29-year-old […]

Pacquiao asks $20M for Crawford fight

By Chris Williams: After ignoring Terence Crawford for well over a year despite their Top Rank promoter Bob Arum badly wanting the fight, 38-year-old Manny Pacquiao is finally willing to face the Omaha, Nebraska native, but for a high a price of $20 million guaranteed. That’s the amount that Pacquiao reportedly wants, and he wants […]

MMA showed it has a lot to learn from boxing, with Ronda Rousey come-back fight

By Matthias Predonzan: When I first heard about Ronda Rousey, it was when she was calling out Floyd Mayweather Jr. for a fight. I genuinely believed she was a male fighter. Then I discovered she is an MMA female star and gradually, I became a bit familiar with the sport. I do not know much […]

Marquez says KO win over Pacquiao was “divine justice”

By Chris Williams: Mexican warrior Juan Manuel Marquez closed the chapter in his series of fights against Manny Pacquiao by knocking him clean out in the 6th round in their fourth fight in 2012, and he’s still reveling in how sweet the victory was for him. Marquez felt that he’d been given a bad deal […]

Roach: Crawford could be next for Pacquiao

By Eric Baldwin: Freddie Roach, the trainer for Manny Pacquiao, thinks that WBC/WBO light welterweight champion Terence Crawford (29-0, 20 KOs) could be the next opponent for his fighter WBO 147lb champion Manny Pacquiao. While WBO super featherweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko has been mentioned recently by his promoter Bob Arum as a possibility for Pacquiao […]

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