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Thurman looks to end Pacquiao’s resurgent career in showdown

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Keith Thurman certainly seems like more than the modern Manny Pacquiao should be able to handle.Thurman (29-0, 22 KOs) is a decade younger, certainly more powerful and maybe even a bit faster than his...

‘Professor’ Pacquiao vows to teach Thurman a lesson

(Reuters) - 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...

Boxing-‘Professor’ Pacquiao vows to teach Thurman a lesson

July 19 (Reuters) - 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...

Pacquiao, Thurman face off at weigh-in

Las Vegas (AFP) - 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...

Manny Pacquiao vs. Keith Thurman preview, prediction

LAS VEGAS — On Keith Thurman’s first appearance on boxing’s biggest stage, he knocked out Orlando Lora on July 21, 2012, at 1:37 of the sixth round of a one-sided bout in his debut on HBO. He raised his...

Pacquiao battling age, hungry Thurman in title showdown

Las Vegas (AFP) - 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...

Why Thurman fight can help Pacquiao turn back the clock

LAS VEGAS — You name the great fighter who has been in or near Manny Pacquiao’s weight class since he turned professional nearly a quarter of a century ago and the Filipino senator has most likely fought him.In his...

Pacquiao paying close attention to his 40-year-old body

LAS VEGAS — Manny Pacquiao’s so-called “revival” could be nothing more than facing the right opponents at the right time.The Filipino senator knocked out Lucas Matthysse on July 15, 2018, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, ending a streak of eight years, eight...

Pacquiao talks Thurman fight

Manny Pacquaio sits down with Kevin Iole to breakdown the upcoming bout against Keith Thurman on Saturday, July 20 in Las Vegas. Source link

Mayweather ‘zero interest’ in Pacquiao rematch: report

Los Angeles (AFP) - 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...

Canelo Alvarez to skip September fight date

Los Angeles (AFP) - 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...

Thurman trainer isn’t playing games ahead of Pacquiao fight

LAS VEGAS — He’s had a lifetime of success as a boxing trainer. He’s guided the career, start to finish, of Hall of Famer Winky Wright. He’s built world champions and taught countless numbers of hopeless pugs how...

Khan claims Pacquiao has agreed Saudi Arabia bout

London (AFP) - British boxer Amir Khan claims he has agreed a deal to fight Manny Pacquiao in Saudi Arabia in November.Khan won the WBC international welterweight title with a fourth round stoppage of Australian Billy Dib in...

Boxing champ Pernell Whitaker dies; hit by car in Virginia

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. He was 55.Police in Virginia Beach said the...

Boxing Hall of Famer Pernell Whitaker dies in auto accident

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...

Rakhimov resigns from troubled boxing body AIBA

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) -- 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...

Manny Pacquiao has plenty left to give the fight game

LAS VEGAS — There was a five-bout stretch in his career, from Dec. 6, 2008 until Nov. 13, 2010, in which Manny Pacquiao had never been better: Never faster, never quicker, never more powerful, never more dominant.It was a span...

Unbeaten Vargas to defend crown against Japan’s Kameda

Los Angeles (AFP) - 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...

Keith Thurman’s unusual journey to top: ‘I was a dreamer’

There are few more insightful or intelligent boxers than Keith Thurman. The unbeaten WBA welterweight champion has varied interests and doesn't struggle to talk about more than the intricacies of the fight game.Even though he dropped out of...

Boxing champ Lebedev retires after fights fall through

MOSCOW (AP) -- Former world cruiserweight boxing champion Denis Lebedev retired on Thursday aged 39 after a lengthy and colorful career.Lebedev won the interim WBA cruiserweight title in 2011 against James Toney, and successfully defended it eight times...

Roach eager for Pacquiao-Mayweather rematch

Los Angeles (AFP) - 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...

Thurman has appetite for destruction of ‘legend’ Pacquiao

Los Angeles (AFP) - 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...

Canelo, Golovkin and boxing’s messy middleweight division

Only in boxing could a division loaded with as much high-end talent as the middleweights be in such a shambles.Canelo Alvarez, who won three of the four belts in the ring last year when he defeated Gennadiy Golovkin...

Boxing fan Svitolina hoping to go the distance

LONDON (Reuters) - 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...

Wilder rematch set for February, says Fury

(Reuters) - Briton Tyson Fury has said his rematch with WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder will take place on Feb. 22 next year.The 30-year-old is the only boxer that Wilder has faced and not defeated after the pair...

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