Renowned boxing trainer Freddie Roach has shed some light on what has been happening within the camp of eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao.
"Pacman" is headed for his 66th and final fight on April 9th, in a rubber match against WBO welterweight champion Timothy Bradley. The fight will be held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, the same venue where the first two fights in June 2012 and April 2014 were held.
After which, Pacquiao will be focusing on being a full-time public servant and politician in the Philippines. Currently a Congressman for the Sarangani Province of the Mindanao region, he is also aiming for a Senatorial seat through the 2016 Philippine Elections, which takes place in May. more >>
The rematch between former light heavyweight king Jon Jones and current champion Daniel Cormier has been set.
In a report by Brett Okamoto for ESPN, the said match-up will be scheduled to headline UFC 197 on April 23rd in Las Vegas. The report adds that the co-main event feature of the night would be a flyweight title showdown between champion Demetrious "Mighty Mouse" Johnson and Henry Cejudo.
The said match-up would also be the first time Jones would be fighting since he was slapped with an indefinite suspension last April due to a hit-and-run accident he was involved in, in his new hometown of Albuquerque, New Mexico. "Bones" was reinstated back to the UFC in October. more >>
Retired undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. has conceded to the fact that he is no longer the sport's top pound-for-pound fighter.
He does, however, remain adamant that he is still widely considered as "The Best Ever" (TBE).
In a report by Edward Chaykovsky for Boxingscene.com, the title for top pound-for-pound fighter is now given to current World Boxing Council (WBC) flyweight champion Roman Gonzalez. "Chocolatito" holds an unblemished win-loss slate of 44-0, with 38 victories by knockout. more >>
Former World Wrestling Entertainment superstar turned UFC fighter CM Punk finally gets an opponent for his UFC debut.
Punk (whose name is Phil Brooks in real life) was officially signed to the UFC roster in December 2014 during the pay-per-view broadcast of UFC 181. He was slated to make his Octagon debut in late 2015; however, a shoulder injury he sustained during training derailed all his plans.
While Punk was in the sidelines, the UFC finally decided to look for an opponent for the former WWE champion. Company president Dana White, along with former welterweight champion Matt Serra, and childhood friend Nick "The Tooth" Gullo travelled to New Jersey, where they saw young fighter Mickey Gall in action. Gall, who held a 1-0 record, did emerge victorious that night. more >>
The Youtube numbers for World Wrestling Entertainment's Monday Night RAW Episode for February 1st have been released.
The said episode's television ratings saw a dramatic drop one week after The Rock's appearance. With the January 25th episode raking in 4 million views, the February 1st episode only garnered 3.38 million views.
The Youtube numbers, on the other hand, showed a more decent statistic, particularly with the main event of the night. more >>
The Boston Celtics are thinking of beefing up their frontline by acquiring the services of Houston Rockets big man Dwight Howard.
In a report by Frank Isola for the New York Daily News, the Celtics have "engaged the Houston Rockets in talks" for a likely deal with Howard.
The report adds that Howard has the choice of opting out of his current contract with the Rockets. However, given some knee and back issues that Howard has been dealing with, Isola also noted that Celtics General Manager Danny Ainge might not likely go for a player "with declining skills and a battered body." more >>