LOS ANGELES (AFP) - After a boxing career that has spanned nearly a quarter of a century and 70 professional contests, it is little surprise that Manny Pacquiao has his training regime honed to perfection.
“I’m destroying the legend of Manny Pacquiao. His legacy ends on July 20 and mine begins,” boasted Thurman on Thursday in Los Angeles during a presser that marked the end of a promotional tour of their title bout set two months from now in Las Vegas.
JERWIN Ancajas proved too strong as he crushed Japanese challenger Ryuichi Funai on the way to a 7th round stoppage to keep his International Boxing Federation super-flyweight title on Saturday (Sunday in Manila) in California.
PRAGUE, Czech Republic – ABAP national boxer Eumir Felix Marcial, 23, bucking below zero degrees weather here, scored a sensational 3rd round RSC (Referee Stopped Contest) victory over hometown boy Milos Bartl in the Europe vs. Asia Boxing Tournament at the Prague Hilton Saturday evening.
World Boxing Council (WBC) Asia super featherweight titlist Al Toyogon looks for an early finish when he meets Japanese challenger Ryusei Ishii in their 12-round title fight tonight at the Elorde Sports Center in Parañaque.
THE latest success of world champion Manny Pacquiao over Adrien Broner in their “Return to Vegas” title fight last Sunday provides the inspiration to Filipino boxers to train longer, work harder and fight better to achieve their dreams of bringing honors to the country.
The Games and Amusement Board (GAB), headed by Chairman Abraham “Baham” Mitra, will take this stance when asked about the plan of Sen. Manny Pacquiao to create a new boxing commission tasked to perform the same role as the government regulatory body in professional sports.
TWO Filipino boxing champions who want to follow the footsteps of boxing hero Manny Pacquiao will be the main guests in the 7th “Usapang Sports” by the Tabloid Organization in Philippine Sports (TOPS) on Thursday, Jan. 24 at the National Press Club World Boxing Association (WBA) Asia bantamweight champion Carl Jammes “Wonder Boy” Martin and World Boxing Council (WBC) Asia super featherweight titlist Al “The Rock” Toyogon will make their appearance in the weekly 10 a.m. sports forum supported by the National Press Club.
Pacquiao landed his best punch in the ninth with a blistering left on the chin that sent Broner back peddling towards the ropes. But Broner showed he can take a punch as he stayed on his feet and survived another punishing round.
WORLD Boxing Council (WBC) Asian Boxing Council silver super featherweight.champion Al Toyogon faces an acid test when he defends his title against challenger Ryusei Ishii of Japan at the D'Flash Ballroom of the Elorde Sports Center in Sucat, Parañaque on Jan. 26.