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Gibbons pushing for Pacquiao fight in April

BY NICK GIONGCO     Efforts to get a deal in place for an April fight by Manny Pacquiao are being undertaken. American matchmaker Sean Gibbons, also head of Pacquiao’s MP Promotions, said that he is in talks with a group from the Middle East. “Working hard to get a fight in April,” reported Gibbons from […]

Casimero-Inoue in April?

April 25 is the working date for World Boxing Organization bantamweight champion John Riel Casimero’s proposed mouthwatering showdown with Naoya Inoue, the Japanese puncher regarded as the best in the 118-pound division. American Sean Gibbons, who heads MP Promotion, has been burning the midnight oil in an effort to get a deal in place for […]

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Ancajas likely to face Mexican rival on Feb. 22

BY NICK GIONGCO   A February 22 date is in the works for Jerwin Ancajas to make the ninth defense of his International Boxing Federation (IBF) super-flyweight crown, the Filipino champion’s official representative said on Thursday. “We were told to be on standby,” said Ancajas’ chief handler and head trainer Joven Jimenez, adding Sean Gibbons […]

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Casimero eyes duel vs Japanese ‘Monster’

BY NICK GIONGCO   NEWLY-CROWNED World Boxing Organization (WBO) bantamweight champion John Riel Casimero wants to become the undisputed world champion. “I want to win all the four major belts,” said Casimero during Tuesday’s Philippine Sportswriters Association Forum at the Amelie Hitel in Ermita, Manila. By four, Casimero is raring to add Naoya “Monster” Inoue’s World […]

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Porter aching to face ex-sparmate Pacquiao

SHAWN Porter himself volunteered to be Manny Pacquiao’s ‘dance partner’ should the Filipino legend finally returns to the ring sometime March or April of 2020. A one-time Pacquiao sparring partner, Porter was last seen pushing the undefeated Errol Spence to the limit last September in Los Angeles. Even though he lost on points, Porter managed to […]

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Ancajas keeps IBF title, but Tapales falls

BY NICK GIONGCO   JERWIN Ancajas bombarded Chilean challenger Miguel Gonzales with head and body shots for five rounds before stopping him in the sixth round to retain the International Boxing Federation (IBF) super-flyweight crown Saturday night (Sunday in Manila) at the Auditorio GNP Seguros in Puebla, Mexico. Making the eighth defense of the IBF […]

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