Despite already fighting as a pro at the start of the year, Suarez still agreed to join the Philippine boxing team and has been part of the men’s side that will compete in the 30th Southeast Asian Games later this year.
Eumir Felix Marcial was leading in the scorecards after the first round when he got caught by a wayward left hook during a wild exchange halfway in the second. His final opponent, Gleb Bakshi of Russia, then coasted the rest of the fight in the AIBA World Boxing Championships in Ekaterinburg Saturday night.
Filipino national boxer Eumir Felix Marcial barged into the finals of the AIBA World Elite Men's Boxing Championships in Ekaterinburg, Russia Friday with a scintillating win over third-seeded Tursynbay Kulakhmet of Kazakhstan.
McGirt, who said after the fight he “couldn’t convince” his fighter to stop but opted to throw in the towel when he saw him “getting hit with more and more clean shots as the fight went on,” told ESPN on Tuesday he was wracking his brain wondering if he could have done things differently.
LAS VEGAS (AFP) - Filipino legend Manny Pacquiao rolled back the years to become the oldest welterweight champion in boxing history with a thrilling split decision victory over WBA champion Keith Thurman on Saturday.
MANILA (AFP) - Fans in the Philippines on Sunday roared their approval and rose to their feet imitating the punches of Manny Pacquiao as they declared that their idol was still a boxing force at the age of 40 with his stunning victory over American Keith Thurman.
Thurman trying to make this look like a career-defining bout for him. Manny is 40 and way past his prime, but for Keith to underestimate the man would be a mistake and a career-altering loss. Talk is cheap. Manny is a machine even at 40 and could wear Thurman down. Punches in bunches will win this fight.
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 (Sunday in Manila) when he battles undefeated American Keith Thurman for the WBA welterweight crown.
LOS ANGELES -- 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.
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.
The 40-year-old eight-division world champion has been riled by trash-talking from WBA champion Thurman ahead of the bout, with the undefeated American vowing to send Pacquiao into retirement at Las Vegas’s MGM Grand next month.