Manny Pacquiao Announces on Instagram His Independence From Top Rank

Following his decisive win over Lucas Matthysse in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, newly minted WBA welterweight champion took to social media to clarify who will guide his boxing career from this point forward. In a short, but direct, post on Instagram, Pacquiao says he will be making the decisions. Not long time promoter Bob Arum of Top Rank Boxing. I, through MP Promotions, will be handling any and all negotiations for my next fight. Nobody is authorized to speak on my behalf. You know my number, call me. Speaking to Lance Pugmire of the Los Angeles Times, Arum will be flying to the Phillippines for a last-ditch effort to salvage the relationship with Pacquiao. Arum said…

Anthony Joshua vs Alexander Povetkin Confirmed For September

Anthony Joshua has a return to the ring date, but not against Deontay Wilder. Joshua’s promoter Matchroom Boxing announced on Monday that the WBA/IBF/WBO heavyweight champion will defend his titles against Alexander Povetkin of Russia. The bout marks a quick turnaround for Joshua who defeated former WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker of New Zealand in March. For Povetkin, this marks his second major title opportunity since being defeated by Wladimir Klitscko in 2013 and testing positive in December 2016 for the banned substance ostarine ahead of a title fight against WBC champion Deontay Wilder. Joshua said this about his opponent. “I can’t wait to get back in the ring – the end of March feels a…

Watch Manny Pacquiao KO Lucas Matthysse in the 7th To Win Title (Video)

Manny Pacquiao dusted off his former dominance to defeat Lucas Matthysse Saturday night in Malaysia. Scoring a knockdown in round 5 before delivering the finishing blow in round 7, Pacquiao not only notches his first knockout win since 2009 against Miguel Cotto, but he also picks up the WBA “regular” welterweight title. What’s next for Pacquiao? Pacquiao failed to name any potential opponents during his post-fight interview and will instead return to his senatorial responsibilities in the Phillippines. Names looming atop the 147 division include Terence Crawford, Errol Spence Jr., and the winner of the upcoming Danny Garcia vs Shawn Porter bout. To see Pacquiao’s knockout win against Lucas Matthysse, click below. .@MannyPacquiao drops Lucas…

Manny Pacquiao & Lucas Matthysse Land in Malaysia to Hero’s Welcome

After speculation and rumors of the bout not coming to fruition reached a fevered pitch in the months leading up to the fight, Manny Pacquiao and Lucas Matthysse are ready to face each other a mere seven days from now. On Tuesday, future Hall-of-Famer Manny Pacquiao and WBA welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse arrived in Kuala Lampur, Malaysia ahead of their July 15 showdown at the Axiata Arena. Manny Pacquiao: “We are locked and loaded. I am more than ready and excited to show Malaysian fight fans the fruits of hard training and preparation. We had a very great training camp and I cannot wait to fight on Sunday, July 15 (July 14 in the US).” Lucas…

Canelo & GGG Hold Joint Press Conference From Separate Locations (Video)

In what will be their only sorta joint appearance until fight week in September, Canelo Alvarez and Gennady “GGG” Golovkin participated a satellite press conference. With no love lost between the combatants, the two took questions from the press from separate locations (Canelo in Mexico and Golovkin in Big Bear, CA) while flanked by their respective teams. To watch the full press conference, courtesy of Golden Boy Boxing, click below.

Golden Boy Partners With Facebook To Bring Free Live Boxing To Fans

Golden Boy Promotions is excited to launch an innovative partnership with Facebook to bring live boxing and original programming to a global community of fans on the platform. The first of five live fight nights on Facebook will debut on August 11 and will feature Jesus Rojas (26-1-2, 19 KOs) defending his WBA World Featherweight Title against Joseph “JoJo” Diaz Jr. (26-1, 14 KOs) at the world-famous Avalon Theater in Hollywood. The second live fight will feature light heavyweight contender Sullivan Barrera (21-2, 14 KOs) against a soon-to-be-announced opponent on August 18 from the Sands Casino Resort in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Golden Boy Promotions is also proud to announce that Kathy Duva’s Main Events will participate…

Usyk v Gassiev confirmed for Moscow; Ali Trophy To Be Awarded

One of the most anticipated boxing match-ups of the year, the World Boxing Super Series final and unification bout between Aleksandr Usyk and Murat Gassiev, will take place on Saturday 21st July at the Olimpiysky Sports Complex, Moscow, Russia. This fight sees The Best vs The Best stepping into the ring with each fighter bringing a pair of World titles, as well as unbeaten records, with them to the final. The winner will be the first to lift the Muhammad Ali Trophy, becoming the undisputed unified lineal cruiserweight champion of the world, the first time in history the feat will have been achieved.  London 2012 Olympic gold medalist Aleksandr Usyk (14-0, 11 KOs) brings the…

Anthony Joshua Says No To Deontay Wilder Fight; Povetkin Up Next (Video)

A heavyweight unification bout between Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder in 2018 looks to now be off the table with Joshua moving on to his WBA mandatory Alexander Povetkin. Speaking to Sky Sports, WBA president Gilbert Mendoza is ordering that Joshua fight come to terms with Povetkin, or face being stripped, after giving him a month to make a decision on fighting Wilder. “The WBA have allowed over a month extension to negotiations with Povetkin and also ongoing discussions with Deontay Wilder. ”It appears the Wilder team have not returned the contract for the fight and therefore we are requesting a date for the Joshua versus Povetkin fight with immediate effect.” Joshua now has 24…

GGG Promoter On Wanting To Spend His Own Money To Secure Canelo Rematch

Canelo Alvarez vs Gennady Golovkin, the rematch, is booked for September 15 and Golovkin’s promoter Tom Loeffler is not only relieved a deal was made but was willing to put up his own money in his fighter’s purse just to make certain he got the percentage he wanted. Catching up with Loeffler in Los Angeles, he says when the time was winding down, he was willing to put up his own money to make certain the fight would happen. Canelo and GGG ultimately agreed to a 55-45 split but when negotiations nearly derailed, he offered up his own money. “I was offering to bridge the gap from my side. GGG said no, it has to…

Canelo vs GGG Rematch CONFIRMED; Both Sides Agree To Terms (Video)

The fight is on!!! Golden Boy Chief Oscar De La Hoya Tweeted on Wednesday that the rematch between Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin is ON for September 15. I’m happy to inform that we have a fight September 15!!!! #CaneloGGG2 Feliz De informar que si tenemos pelea Septiembre 15!!! #CaneloGGG2 pic.twitter.com/gI3QmR0eXe — Oscar De La Hoya (@OscarDeLaHoya) June 13, 2018 Details on the location of the bout have yet to be announced with Las Vegas being the overwhelming favorite to host the bout. De La Hoya gave Golovkin and his promoter Tom Loeffler a 12:00 PM PST deadline on Wednesday to respond to the deal after Dan Raphael reported last-minute negotiations on Tuesday. Who wins…

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