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Whicker: It takes all 12 rounds, but Santa Cruz takes care of business again

Leo Santa Cruz, left, goes 12 rounds with Rafael Rivera Los Angeles Saturday Feb 16,2019. Leo Santa Cruz took the win by unanimous decision over Rafael Riverain for the WBA Featherweight championship at the Microsoft Theater L.A. Live in Los Angeles. Photo by Gene Blevins/Contributing Photographer Leo Santa Cruz, right, goes 12 rounds with Rafael Rivera Los Angeles Saturday Feb 16,2019. Leo Santa Cruz took the win by unanimous decision over Rafael Riverain for the WBA Featherweight champio...
Tags: Microsoft, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Fox, Soccer, Nba, Boxing, Ufc, Coachella, Warrington, Staples Center, Palm Springs, Santa Cruz, Marshall, WBC

From the dental chair to the ring: Meet the San Fernando Valley dentist who protects boxing star Manny Pacquiao’s pearly whites

At his unremarkable office on Roscoe Boulevard, Dr. Ed de la Vega spends most days filling cavities and performing root canals. By the looks of the slight, graying man in spectacles and a white lab coat, one mightn’t guess he’s something of a celebrity. That is, in the Filipino boxing world. At 77, de la Vega spent a recent Saturday night wiping sweat and applying Vaseline to the brow of young Filipino boxer Genisis Libranza at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson. He was performing his duties a...
Tags: Usa, News, La, Israel, Sports, America, Reagan, Sport, Ukraine, Soccer, Philippines, Kuala Lumpur, Boxing, Manny Pacquiao, Las Vegas, Ed

Rafael Rivera making the most of Leo Santa Cruz title fight

Rafael Rivera has never fought for a world title. He has recent losses to ranked fighters Joseph Diaz Jr. and Joet Gonzalez, so there was therefore no way Rivera was going to turn down an opportunity to challenge Leo Santa Cruz for his featherweight title. The two will square off Saturday at Microsoft Theater at L.A. Live (on Fox). Santa Cruz was supposed to be defending against Miguel Flores, but Flores sustained an ankle injury while training in late January and was forced to pull out. Rivera ...
Tags: Microsoft, Uncategorized, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Boxing, Manny Pacquiao, Leo, Tijuana, Flores, Santa Cruz, Omar, Ortiz, Rivera, Molina, Gonzalez

VIDEO: Floyd Mayweather Kicks Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov to the Curb

Shortly after Floyd Mayweather disposed of Conor McGregor in a 10-round boxing match, he teased the idea that he might jump into the Octagon to make a quick billion dollars by either rematching McGregor in a mixed martial arts bout. After all, McGregor came to his world for the a record-setting, money-maker of a bout, shouldn't he return the favor? Then, of course, McGregor retuned to the Octagon, where he was submitted by UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov.
Tags: News, Boxing, Ufc, Floyd Mayweather, Conor Mcgregor, McGregor, Khabib Nurmagomedov

Deontay Wilder questions Joshua vs Miller fight

Deontay Wilder has questioned Anthony Joshua's decision to take on Jarrell Miller in his first fight in the USA. The American has claimed that nobody in New York knows either Joshua or Miller, and questions will be raised as to why Joshua couldn't agree to fight Wilder.
Tags: Usa, New York, News, Boxing, Anthony Joshua, Miller, Joshua, Deontay Wilder, Jarrell Miller

Wilder questions Joshua's Miller choice

Deontay Wilder has questioned Anthony Joshua's decision to fight Jarrell Miller in New York City on June 1.
Tags: News, New York City, Boxing, Anthony Joshua, Miller, Wilder, Joshua, Deontay Wilder, Jarrell Miller

Talk in the Raturday Night Café and the Google search it inspired.

Click to enlarge and clarify...Here's a link to last night's café."Marriage is the death of hope" brings up webpages that purport to quote Woody Allen. I'm dubious. "Marriage is the death of romance" gets me to some boring relationship advice plus the assertion that it's the translation of a Chinese proverb:I'm dubious. It used to be very common to hear characters on TV (often in ads) say "Ancient Chinese wisdom" (in a fake Chinese accent) followed by something in the form of a proverb (almost a...
Tags: Google, Hope, Marriage, Law, China, Atlanta, George Carlin, Paris, Boxing, Theater, Jackson, Woody Allen, Muhammad Ali, Fake, Ali, Evey

Gervonta Davis KOs fill-in Hugo Ruiz, retains championship

CARSON >> Gervonta Davis brought his brand of boxing to Los Angeles for the first time on Saturday night, and the power-punching super featherweight champion put on a violent spectacle befitting of the moment. Davis retained his WBA super featherweight title with a right hook that put his short-notice challenger, Hugo Ruiz, on the canvas with a delayed knockdown late in the opening round. Ruiz stood before referee Jack Reiss could count to 10, but the Mexican fighter from Sinaloa failed to respo...
Tags: California, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Showtime, Davis, Boxing, Ufc, Las Vegas, Michael Jackson, Dominican Republic, Sinaloa, Antonio Brown, Carson, Fortuna

Boxing: Andrew Cancio dethrones Alberto Machado by knockout

Andrew Cancio is proud to be a construction technician for the Southern California Gas Company. He will no doubt take great pride in now being able to call himself a world champion. Cancio, of Oxnard via Blythe, entered his challenge to super featherweight champion Alberto Machado of Puerto Rico as a heavy underdog at Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio. Machado, 28, was unbeaten with a terrific knockout ratio, and Cancio had four losses and retired for 20 months before returning in April. Cancio, 3...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Boxing, Ufc, Puerto Rico, Southern California Gas Company, Blythe, Oxnard, Kelvin Gastelum, Machado, Hugo Ruiz, Gervonta Davis, Robert Whittaker, MMA/Boxing, Alberto Machado

Andrew Cancio not giving up full-time job or boxing title hopes

Andrew Cancio has a tough job as a construction technician for the Southern California Gas Company. He was among the first to respond to the Thomas fire in December 2017 and the Montecito mudslides the following month. “It was very crazy seeing all the houses and stuff,” said Cancio, who fights out of Oxnard via Blythe. What’s crazier is that Cancio is also a world-class boxer on the cusp of his first championship fight, as Saturday he will challenge Alberto Machado of Puerto Rico for his super ...
Tags: Mexico, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Showtime, Davis, Boxing, Manny Pacquiao, Baltimore, San Antonio, Puerto Rico, Southern California Gas Company, Thomas, ARLINGTON Texas, Pacquiao, Carson

The homeless boxer who once took on Muhammad Ali

Former Dutch boxing champion Rudi Lubbers, who lost to Muhammad Ali on points in a 12-round heavyweight fight in Jakarta four and a half decades ago, is back on his feet again after taking one of the heaviest punches of his life. Megan Revell reports.
Tags: News, Boxing, Muhammad Ali, Jakarta, Megan Revell, Rudi Lubbers

Sergey Kovalev evens score vs. Eleider Alvarez, regains WBO light heavyweight title

There were no excuses from Sergey Kovalev after this fight, because he did everything he needed to do to regain the WBO light heavyweight title from Eleider Alvarez on Saturday in Frisco, Texas. With his career potentially hanging in the balance, Kovalev fought a smart, professional bout and raced to an easy unanimous decision by scores of 116-112 twice and 120-108 to reclaim the belt Alvarez took from him with a seventh-round knockout in August. Under the tutelage of new trainer Buddy McGirt, K...
Tags: News, Boxing, WBO, Alvarez, Kovalev, Sergey Kovalev, Frisco Texas, Eleider Alvarez, Buddy McGirt Kovalev

Fury announcement in ten days and he will get knocked out - Wilder

Deontay Wilder believes his rematch with Tyson Fury could be made public in as little as ten days but this time feels 'calm' about the upcoming fight.
Tags: News, Boxing, Wilder, Deontay Wilder

Father-and-son boxing team help each other win in and out of the ring

POMONA — Ernesto “Neto” Mercado has a lot of terrific things to say about his son, Ernesto “Tito” Mercado, the No. 1-ranked boxer in the country by USA Boxing at 132 pounds in the 17-18-year-old division. The younger Mercado takes pride in his dad’s accomplishments as well, and together the two have formed a union that could eventually lead to a trip to the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. Tito, a senior at Pomona High, is trained by his father at his father’s gym, Gangs 2 Grace Youth Boxing, in Pom...
Tags: Mexico, Russia, Sports, Sport, Star, Colombia, Soccer, Showtime, Davis, Bulgaria, Tokyo, Boxing, Atlantic City, Salt Lake City, Baltimore, Pomona

Joshua likely to scrap April fight at Wembley

Heavyweight world champion Anthony Joshua is likely to scrap a scheduled title defense at Wembley Stadium on April 13 with a June fight in New York now on the cards, according to promoter Eddie Hearn. Hearn told IFL TV that the Wembley fixture, with no opponent confirmed but compatriot Dillian Whyte the obvious candidate, was not completely off but "very likely" to be cancelled. quot;It looks like April 13 is unlikely," said Hearn.
Tags: New York, News, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, Boxing, Anthony Joshua, Joshua, Dillian Whyte, IFL TV, Eddie Hearn Hearn

Keith Thurman eyes Manny Pacquiao super fight next after triumphant return from injury over Josesito Lopez

Keith Thurman's body held up well enough to triumph over a game Josesito Lopez to retain his WBA super welterweight world title on points following a two-year absence through injury. Thurman ultimately grabbed a majority decision: 115-111 and 117-109 in his favour with a 113-113 draw on the third card. Lopez was dropped in the second round, but rallied to dominate the seventh in a display of courage and perseverance, but Thurman maintained his composure to convince the judges and move to 29...
Tags: News, Boxing, Manny Pacquiao, Lopez, Keith Thurman, Thurman, Josesito Lopez

De La Hoya in 'no doubt whatsoever' over Canelo-GGG trilogy

Oscar De La Hoya has confirmed a third fight between Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin will happen – and predicts the judges will not be needed to settle the outcome next time. Canelo picked up the WBA and WBC middleweight titles when ending Golovkin's unbeaten record last September, winning their rematch by majority decision after the first meeting had finished as a split-decision draw. After a brief move up to super-middleweight, where he stopped Rocky Fielding to claim...
Tags: News, Boxing, Gennady Golovkin, Wba, WBC, Saul, Alvarez, Golovkin, Oscar De La Hoya, Daniel Jacobs, Canelo, De La Hoya, Canelo GGG

Thurman retains WBA title after long-awaited return, eyes Pacquiao

Keith Thurman successfully defended his WBA super welterweight belt with a majority decision over Josesito Lopez after almost two years on the sidelines. Thurman was back in the ring for the first time since beating Danny Garcia by split decision in March 2017 – an elbow and hand injury keeping the American out of action. And the 30-year-old reigned supreme after 12 rounds against Lopez (36-8, 19 KOs) at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
Tags: News, Boxing, Danny Garcia, Barclays Center, Pacquiao, Lopez, Keith Thurman, Thurman, Josesito Lopez

After near 2-year layoff, Thurman itching for ring return against Lopez

Unbeaten Keith Thurman returns to the ring after a 22-month absence Saturday aiming to defend his World Boxing Association welterweight world title against fellow American Josesito Lopez. It's been a tough time for "One Time" Thurman, who last fought in March of 2017 when he edged Danny Garcia by split decision to unify 147-pound titles. "The real morbid thinking and the real frustration didn't hit until the second injury, when I hurt my hand and postponed me even further," said Thurma...
Tags: News, Boxing, Danny Garcia, Lopez, Keith Thurman, World Boxing Association, Thurman, Josesito Lopez

Keith Thurman: 'Errol Spence Jr. Is On My Radar'

As he makes his return to the ring, undefeated boxing champion Keith Thurman wants the welterweight division to know that he isn't ducking anybody, including Errol Spence Jr.
Tags: News, Boxing, Keith Thurman, Errol Spence

Burglars hit Manny Pacquiao's LA home during his Vegas fight

Thieves targeted the Los Angeles home of boxer Manny Pacquiao while he was fighting in Las Vegas.
Tags: News, La, Los Angeles, Boxing, Manny Pacquiao

Wilder won't even pick up the phone - Hearn not hopeful of AJ bout

Anthony Joshua's prospects of landing an April date with Deontay Wilder are increasingly bleak after his promoter Eddie Hearn said the American "will not answer the phone". WBA 'super', IBF and WBO heavyweight champion Joshua was hotly tipped for a lucrative unification bout against WBC strap holder Wilder last year before negotiations fell through. Joshua instead stopped Alexander Povetkin in September, while Wilder held onto his belt after a contentious draw with Tyson Fury two ...
Tags: News, Boxing, Anthony Joshua, WBC, Wilder, Joshua, Eddie Hearn, Deontay Wilder, Hearn, Alexander Povetkin

Assessing Manny Pacquiao's Future After His Win Over Adrien Broner

year old Manny Pacquiao defeated Adrien Broner in a unanimous decision. Is Floyd Mayweather next for the boxing great?
Tags: News, Boxing, Manny Pacquiao, Floyd Mayweather, Adrien Broner

Boxer Manny Pacquiao’s LA home reportedly burglarized after fight

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles police Monday were investigating a burglary at a house reportedly belonging to boxer Manny Pacquiao. The burglary was reported about 4:15 p.m. Sunday on the 500 block of North Plymouth Boulevard, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. According to police, suspects entered the location, ransacked the residence and fled with undisclosed property. Police did not confirm that Pacquiao lived at the residence. It was unclear if anyone was home at the time of the burg...
Tags: News, La, Sports, Burglary, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Boxing, Manny Pacquiao, Las Vegas, Local News, Pacquiao, Los Angeles Police Department, Adrien Broner, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR

Manny Pacquiao vs Adrien Broner result: Pacquiao calls out Floyd Mayweather after unanimous decision

WBA welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao delivered a dominant performance to earn a unanimous decision victory over Adrien Broner on Saturday in Las Vegas. The 40-year-old Filipino multiple world champion was quicker and more accurate as he controlled each round and cruised to the triumph over Broner, 29, who fought gamely and stayed upright despite being hit with several heavy combinations. Retired great Floyd Mayweather attended the fight, fueling speculation of a rematch against Pacquiao.
Tags: News, Boxing, Manny Pacquiao, Las Vegas, Floyd Mayweather, Pacquiao, Adrien Broner, Broner

Floyd Mayweather ignores Manny Pacquiao's call for rematch after Filipino's win over Adrien Broner

I am willing to fight Floyd Mayweather again – if he is ready to come back to boxing. Showtime's Jim Gray asked Mayweather to simply “shake or nod” his head if the rematch was on, but the 41-year-old refused to commit, with Mayweather Promotions' Leonard Ellerbe also playing down talk of a rematch. He's (Mayweather) retired, he has no interest in doing that,” said Ellerbe.
Tags: News, Showtime, Boxing, Manny Pacquiao, Floyd Mayweather, Jim Gray, Mayweather, Adrien Broner, Mayweather Promotions, Leonard Ellerbe

Adrian Broner post-fight interview: Boxer says 'you know I beat that boy' in bizarre, expletive-ridden tirade after loss to Manny Pacquiao

Adrian Broner insisted he had been the deserved victor during a belligerent post-fight interview after losing to Manny Pacquiao. Broner, 29, fought gamely and stayed upright despite being hit with several heavy combinations but was ultimately outclassed in the welterweight clash. Gray suggested the fighter should moderate his language, saying: "We're gonna conduct this professionally or we're not gonna have an interview.
Tags: News, Boxing, Manny Pacquiao, Boxer, Gray, Adrian Broner, Manny Pacquiao Broner

Pacquiao batters Broner in lopsided welterweight bout

Manny Pacquiao put on a master class in elite boxing Saturday with a 12-round demolition of Adrien Broner, defending his welterweight title in his first fight on US soil in two years -- and his first as a 40-year-old. The Filipino star almost knocked Broner down twice in the seventh and ninth rounds and showed that he can still be a force in the highly-competitive division despite turning 40 last month. In his 70th fight as a professional, Pacquiao retains the lesser version of the WBA's tw...
Tags: News, US, Boxing, Manny Pacquiao, Floyd Mayweather, Pacquiao, Adrien Broner, Broner

Whicker: Pacquiao still good enough to win decisively over Broner

LAS VEGAS — Manny Pacquiao returned to the MGM Grand on Saturday, like all the box-office sensations do. He sold out the Grand Garden Arena, putting 13,029 into the joint. They were Filipinos and nostalgia buffs and just plain boxing fans, most of whom can tell a legend from an alphabet champion. All of them invested more in this WBA welterweight title fight than Adrien Broner did. For some reason people keep paying Broner big bucks to walk around a ring and preen and posture. They also watch hi...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Showtime, Boxing, Manny Pacquiao, Floyd Mayweather, Ricky Hatton, Shawn Porter, Pacquiao, MGM Grand, Freddie Roach, Top Rank, Roach, Whicker, Mayweather

Yahoo Sports' Kevin Iole picks the winner of Manny Pacquiao vs. Adrien Broner

Adrien Broner has won four world championships in four weight classes and has won 33 of 37 professional fights. To best understand where Broner is in his boxing career, it's wise to consider him like one would a wide receiver with 4.25 speed and soft hands who was picked in the first round of the NFL draft.
Tags: News, NFL, Boxing, Manny Pacquiao, Adrien Broner, Broner, Kevin Iole