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  • Pacquiao pleads for Indonesia to spare death row Filipina

    World boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao took time out Monday from final preparations for his $400 million megafight with Floyd Mayweather to plead for the life of a Filipina on death row in Indonesia. Pacquiao, a national hero in the Philippines, added his voice to a chorus of global opposition led…

    AFP
  • Pacquiao a national symbol of hope in Philippines

    Emmanuel "Manny" Pacquiao is idolised by tens of millions in the poverty-afflicted Philippines both for his punching power and as a national icon of hope after rising from the streets to the pinnacle of world boxing. Known to his countrymen in the Asian archipelago as "The National Fist", Pacman…

    AFP
  • It's here: Fight week begins with Pacquiao caravan to Vegas

    The last time Freddie Roach was on the interstate linking Los Angeles with this boxing capital, he was written up for going 140 mph. Roach will be driving a lot slower Monday as part of a colorful caravan of hundreds of cars heading down Interstate 15 with Manny Pacquiao for his showdown with Floyd…

    The Associated Press
  • Klitschko outpoints Jennings to defend heavyweight titles

    NEW YORK (AP) — The champ returned to the Garden, and it sounded and felt like Kiev.

    Associated Press
  • ONE Championship Sets Inaugural Men's Strawweight Title Fight

    Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke has won four out of four fights in ONE Championship’s 125-pound division. The Thai veteran will be rewarded with a shot at the inaugural strawweight title when he faces Filipino Roy Doliguez on May 22. Dejdamrong (4-0) is a former Lumpinee champion with a successful…

    MMA Weekly
  • UFC 186 Fighter Bonuses: Demetrious Johnson Banks an Extra $50,000 in Sixth Title Defense

    The Ultimate Fighting Championship announced the performance-based bonuses stemming from UFC 186: Johnson vs. Horiguchi following Saturday’s pay-per-view event at the Bell Centre in Montreal. Demetrious Johnson, Thomas Almeida, Chad Laprise and Bryan Barberena took home the extra $50,000 bonus…

    MMA Weekly
  • Boxing-Retailers make a killing ahead of Pacquiao-Mayweather megafight

    Sales of Manny Pacquiao boxing gear and effects have soared as much as 10 times ahead of his May 2 megafight with Floyd Mayweather, with Philippine retailers struggling to cope with demand from fans snapping up any paraphernalia they could find. Online and front-end retailers are seeing record…

    Reuters
  • Wilder: Wladimir Klitschko is 'losing his juice'

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder thinks Wladimir Klitschko is "losing the juice," but he's still awaiting a chance to prove it.

    Associated Press
  • Boxing - Klitschko outpoints Jennings to retain heavyweight crown

    - Ukrainian Wladimir Klitschko retained his heavyweight world titles Saturday with a lopsided 12-round unanimous decision over previously unbeaten American Bryant Jennings at Madison Square Garden, New York. But Klitschko did little to impress US fans as he improved to 65-3 with his 22nd straight…

    AFP
  • Heavyweight appetizer sets up Mayweather-Pacquiao

    By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wladimir Klitschko joined Joe Louis in the record books with his title bout on Saturday but the event took a decided back seat to boxing's latest 'Fight of the Century' - Mayweather v Pacquiao. Klitschko matched the legendary Louis by climbing into the ring for…

    Reuters
  • Boxing-Klitschko says Britain's Fury his next title opponent

    By Larry Fine NEW YORK, April 26 (Reuters) - World heavyweight boxing champion Wladimir Klitschko's next title defence is likely to be a mandatory WBA bout against Briton Tyson Fury, the Ukrainian said in the early hours of Sunday. "I just got the news that I am obligated to satisfy my mandatories…

    Reuters
  • Klitschko out-points Jennings to retain heavyweight world titles

    Ukrainian Wladimir Klitschko retained his heavyweight world titles with a lopsided 12-round unanimous decision over previously unbeaten American Bryant Jennings. In the bout at fabled Madison Square Garden, Klitschko on Saturday did little to impress US fans who have failed to jump on his bandwagon…

    AFP
  • Boxing-Klitschko outpoints Jennings to extend reign

    * Matches Joe Louis record for most heavyweight title bouts * Earns unanimous decision for 18th title defence in a row (Adds quotes, background) By Larry Fine NEW YORK, April 25 (Reuters) - Wladimir Klitschko used his big jab to extend a nine-year reign as world heavyweight champion with a…

    Reuters