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WATCH: Lomachenko destroys Crolla with 4th round KO

Apr 13, 2019 - 2:33 PM

Vasiliy Lomachenko unleashes a brutal right hook that sends Anthony Crolla crashing face first to the canvas

DEVASTATING. Vasiliy Lomachenko continues his meteoric rise to the top of the boxing world. Photo from Top Rank Boxing

Lomachenko beats Pedraza to unify lightweight belts

Dec 09, 2018 - 2:50 PM

Ukraine's Vasyl Lomachenko knocks down Puerto Rico's Jose Pedraza twice in an explosive 11th round

NEXT GOAL. After claiming the WBA and WBO titles, Vasyl Lomachenko looks to unify all major lightweight belts.

Lomachenko ready for unification bout, not interested in Pacquiao

Dec 08, 2018 - 9:16 AM

Lightweight world champion Vasyl Lomachenko says fighting Filipino great Manny Pacquiao at any weight is not in his plans

NOT IN THE CARDS. Vasyl Lomachenko says he’s not disrespecting Manny Pacquiao, but thinks the boxing icon’s ’career is done.’ File photo

Lomachenko returns from injury in lightweight unification bout

Dec 07, 2018 - 1:26 PM

Pound-for-pound star Vasyl Lomachenko returns to the ring against WBO champ Jose Pedraza

BACK IN FORM. WBA lightweight champion says he’s now ‘100 percent’ months after a right shoulder surgery. File photo

Brandon Vera to defend ONE heavyweight crown

Oct 26, 2018 - 10:39 AM

'The Truth' faces a tough challenger in Mauro 'The Hammer' Cerilli of Italy in the ONE: Conquest of Champions

TITLE DEFENSE. Mixed martial arts veteran Brandon Vera (right) holds a professional record of 15-7. Photo from ONE Championship

Nurmagomedov won't be stripped of MMA title

Oct 10, 2018 - 10:18 AM

UFC president Dana White says he's not sure what the future holds for Khabib Nurmagomedov after figuring in a post-match brawl with Conor McGregor

UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russia raises his champions belt upon the arrival in Makhachkala. Photo by Vasily Maximov/AFP

Eduard Folayang gets another crack at ONE lightweight world championship

Oct 02, 2018 - 9:25 AM

Coming off back-to-back wins over Russian grapplers Aziz Pahrudinov and Kharun Atlangeriev, the 33-year-old can wrest the title he lost to Martin Nguyen last year

REDEMPTION. Eduard Folayang has a shot at redemption with a shot to reclaim the ONE lightweight world championship. File photo courtesy of ONE Championship


Garcia overpowers Easter to unify lightweight titles

Jul 29, 2018 - 3:27 PM

American boxer Mikey Garcia keeps his WBC title and grabs Robert Easter's IBF belt via a unanimous decision victory

GUTSY. Mikey Garcia (right) dominates Robert Easter, in a battle of undefeated champions then boldly calls out Errol Spence. Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images/AFP

Ramirez title defense off as challenger O'Connor hospitalized

Jul 07, 2018 - 12:54 PM

WBC cancels the super lightweight world title bout as challenger Danny O'Connor suffers from severe dehydration

NO BOUT. American Jose Ramirez was supposed to defend his first world title. Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images/AFP

Ramirez defends WBC belt minus Roach

Jul 06, 2018 - 11:00 AM

The iconic boxing trainer won't be around when Jose Ramirez tries to retain his super lightweight world title

WORLD CHAMPION. Under Freddie Roach, Jose Ramirez (left) bagged a world title by beating fellow American Amir Imam in New York on March 17. Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: Eduard Folayang side kicks his way to rebound win in ONE battle

May 19, 2018 - 1:12 AM

The Team Lakay stalwart recovers in a big way by topping Russia’s Kharun Atlangeriev via a unanimous decision

RELENTLESS. Filipino MMA star Eduard Folayang unleashes a flurry of side kicks to down Russia’s Kharun Atlangeriev. Photo from ONE Championship

AJ Banal keeps 5-year undefeated streak alive with UD win

May 13, 2018 - 11:27 PM

The Filipino boxer wins his 8th consecutive professional fight vs Indonesian Master Suro

RACKING IT UP. AJ Banal improves his professional boxing record to 36 wins. Photo by Delfin Dioquino


Lomachenko stops Linares for historic 3rd world title

May 13, 2018 - 11:11 AM

(UPDATED) Ukraine's Vasyl Lomachenko survives a 6th-round knockdown against Venezuela's Jorge Linares to claim the WBA lightweight world title

SENSATIONAL. Vasyl Lomachenko improves his record to 11-1 with 9 knockouts. Photo from Bleacher Report MMA (@BR_MMA)

Vasyl Lomachenko takes on unbeaten Guillermo Rigondeaux

Dec 09, 2017 - 9:00 AM

The 29-year-old Lomachenko (9-1, 7 KOs) will defend his World Boxing Organization junior lightweight belt against the unbeaten Rigondeaux (17-0, 11 KOs) when they meet at Madison Square Garden Theater

PROMISING. File photo of Vasyl Lomachenko of Ukraine after beating Miguel Marriaga of Columbia by TKO in the seventh round during their WBO World Championship Junior Lightweight title fight at the Microsoft Theater on August 5, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images/AFP

Mayweather: If I fight again, big chance it'll be McGregor

May 21, 2017 - 11:12 AM

Floyd Mayweather Jr insists his possible bout against UFC champion Conor McGregor is the biggest fight to be made in boxing and mixed martial arts

IN PHOTOS: ONE world champ Folayang gets hero's welcome in Baguio City

Dec 13, 2016 - 3:55 PM

Baguio City holds a parade in honor of its own ONE Championship title holder Eduard Folayang

Eduard Folayang (R) and Divine Masadao Wally (C) take a photo with Baguio City Mayor Mauricio Domogan. Photo from ONE Championship

Eduard Folayang challenges Shinya Aoki for ONE FC lightweight title

Aug 30, 2016 - 5:30 PM

Despite the rollercoaster ride in his 9 year prizefighting career there is no denying Folayang of a date with Aoki

FINALLY. Eduard Folayang will get a crack at Shinya Aoki's ONE Championship lightweight title. File photo by Rappler

Folayang wants ONE FC title fight vs Shinya Aoki in Manila

Aug 15, 2016 - 12:46 PM

If given a crack at Aoki’s gold plated strap by ONE Championship later this year Folayang would like to fight in front of his countrymen

TITLE FIGHT IN MANILA. Eduard Folayang seeks a hometown advantage if he gets a title shot against Japanese champion Shinya Aoki. File photo by Rappler

How gratitude brought new life to Nonito Donaire’s career

Dec 21, 2015 - 3:23 PM

Now each day I say thank you each night I say thank you I’m thankful for each day that I’m alive that I get to see my kids that I get to hug my wife

FILIPINO FLASH. Nonito Donaire Jr scores two early knockdowns but had to survive the desperate rally of Cesar Juarez to hang on to victory. File photo by Ritchie B. Tongo/EPA

Aoki downs Boku to take lightweight crown

Apr 06, 2013 - 10:02 AM

Shinya Aoki downed Kotetsu Boku to take the ONE FC Lightweight Championship from his fellow Japanese

Neon brights

Apr 12, 2012 - 7:44 PM

Plains Prints veers away from the usual summer style staples

SUMMER SENSATION. Plains & Prints goes against the grain of summer staples in bold brights.