world boxing association - updates

Rappler's latest stories on world boxing association

ARTICLE FINDER

Thurman looks past Pacquiao, says he wants to fight Spence

Jun 24, 2019 - 12:55 PM

Keith Thurman claims he will 'crucify' Manny Pacquiao in their welterweight unification bout

WORD WAR. Keith Thurman proclaims he will make 'easy work' of Manny Pacquiao. Photo by Darnell Ellerbe/Mayweather Promotions


Davis destroys Ruiz to retain WBA super featherweight title

Feb 10, 2019 - 3:38 PM

Gervonta Davis knocks out former world champion Hugo Ruiz in the 1st round

BIG BLOW. Gervonta Davis (left) sends Hugo Ruiz dropping to his knee to score his 12th straight knockout. Photo from Showtime Boxing

Refreshed Pacquiao impresses in sparring session

Dec 30, 2018 - 9:09 PM

Less than a month before his title defense versus Adrian Broner, the Filipino boxing icon puts on a clinic against 3 sparring partners

TOP FORM. Manny Pacquiao does a short mitts session with trainer Freddie Roach at the Wild Card Gym in Los Angeles. Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

Manny Pacquiao still pushing at 40 ahead of title defense

Dec 17, 2018 - 5:05 PM

The Filipino boxing legend celebrates his 40th birthday on Monday, December 17, with a grand party where he is raffling away cars and motorcycles

PACMAN. Manny Pacquiao will make his first title defense for his WBA welterweight belt against American Adrien Broner. Photos by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions


Canelo knocks out Rocky for super middlweight title

Dec 16, 2018 - 2:42 PM

Mexican boxing superstar Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez overwhelms British Rocky Fielding in the 3rd round

OVERPOWERED. Canelo Alvarez (left) lands a punch against Rocky Fielding during their WBA super middleweight title bout. Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

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

Donaire says world title triumph 'not the way I want to win'

Nov 04, 2018 - 1:57 PM

The Filipino Flash snatches the WBA bantamweight belt from Ireland's Ryan Burnett, who suffers a back injury

STILL NOT DONE. Nonito Donaire bags his 7th world title. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler


Donaire underdog vs Burnett in WBA bantam title collision

Nov 03, 2018 - 2:26 PM

In the twilight of an illustrious career, five-division world champion Nonito Donaire seeks to relive his glory days

CHALLENGER. Filipino fighter Nonito Donaire drops 8 pounds to challenge Irish champion Ryan Burnett. File photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

Pacquiao seeks KO victory over Broner

Oct 18, 2018 - 3:12 PM

The Filipino boxing icon says he'll focus on American challenger Adrien Broner first before planning a rematch with Floyd Mayweather Jr

BACK TO WORK. Manny Pacquiao says he’ll start training for his 70th fight next week. Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

Smith knocks out Groves to reign as WBA super champion

Sep 29, 2018 - 10:12 AM

Britain's Callum Smith wrests the WBA super middleweight crown from his compatriot George Groves

FLURRY. Callum Smith (left) corners George Groves during the World Boxing Super Series super middleweight Ali Trophy Final. Photo by Amer Hilabi/AFP

Heavyweight champion Joshua stops Povetkin

Sep 23, 2018 - 9:58 AM

Britain's Anthony Joshua knocks out Alexander Povetkin to retain his world heavyweight titles

KNOCKOUT. Russia's Alexander Povetkin falls backwards as Britain's Anthony Joshua throws a punch to knock him to the canvas in the 7th round during their boxing world heavyweight title fight. Photo by Adrian Dennis/AFP

Ancajas’ potential unification fight foe Yafai wants to be division ‘top man’

May 27, 2018 - 5:09 PM

WBA king Khalid Yafai may be in line for Jerwin Ancajas as the Filipino champion successfully defends his IBF super flyweight belt against compatriot Jonas Sultan

IBF super flyweight king Jerwin Ancajas extends his winning streak to 17 fights with his unanimous decision win over Jonas Sultan. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler


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)

Lomachenko targets 3rd weight division title vs Linares

May 11, 2018 - 12:47 PM

The Ukrainian sensation's recent victims quit mid-bout, including previously unbeaten Guillermo Rigondeaux

CHALLENGER. Vasyl Lomachenko vies to wrest the WBA lightweight title from Venezuelan Jorge Linares. Photo bySteven Ryan/Getty Images/AFP

Manny Pacquiao says age no barrier in bout vs Lucas Matthysse

Apr 20, 2018 - 2:42 PM

‘It's not about a number, it depends on discipline,’ says the Filipino boxing superstar

READY FOR MORE. Manny Pacquiao says there’s more fight in him even after his July 15 bout versus Luca Matthyse.Photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP

Deontay Wilder 'will come to UK' to fight Anthony Joshua, insists manager

Apr 04, 2018 - 2:57 PM

Wilder's co-manager says: 'We are really glad that Anthony Joshua said for the first time 'I will fight Deontay next...' and we believe he is a man of his word. Deontay accepts the challenge.'

HUNGRY. In this file photo taken on March 03, 2018, heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder of the US fights contender Luis Ortiz of Cuba (out of frame) during their WBC heavyweight title fight in New York.  Photo by Timothy A. Clary/AFP

Eager Pacquiao 'can't wait' to take Matthysse world title

Apr 03, 2018 - 4:36 PM

'I'm the underdog in this fight but I'm used to it. It serves as a big motivation for me to train and fight hard to win the crown,' says Pacquaio

#PACMANISBACK. Manny Pacquiao responds to De La Hoya that he 'can't wait' to be back in the ring to challenge Lucas Matthyse. File photo by Wendell Alinea

De La Hoya confirms Pacquiao-Matthysse for Malaysia in July

Apr 03, 2018 - 10:16 AM

In a statement on Twitter, boxing promoter Oscar De La Hoya says the fight is now confirmed

PACQUIAO VS MATTHYSSE. Argentina's World Boxing Association welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse will defend his title against Manny Pacquiao in Malaysia this July. Pacquiao photo from official Twitter account; Matthysse photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images North America/AFP

Heavyweight Anthony Joshua has eyes only for opponent Joseph Parker

Mar 28, 2018 - 12:12 PM

Joshua says, 'it's 1,000 percent one fight at a time... My future stops on Saturday. One fight at a time. All this talk about Wilder. I'm looking at Parker, he's a champion for a reason'

STARE DOWN. Britain's Anthony Joshua (left) and New Zealand's Joseph Parker face off posing during a press conference in London on March 27, 2018 ahead of their world heavyweight title unification boxing bout. Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

Brit boxer Joshua tells heavyweight American rival Wilder to 'stop the fantasy'

Mar 22, 2018 - 6:46 PM

Should such a bout between British boxer Joshua, the IBF and WBA title-holder, and American rival Wilder, the WBC champion, take place it could be one of the richest in history

CHAMP. In this file photo Britain's Anthony Joshua, WBA, IBF and IBO world heavyweight boxing champion, attends a press conference in central London to promote his March 31 world heavyweight unification bout against New Zealand's Joseph Parker, WBO world heavyweight champion, to be fought in Cardiff. Photo by Adrian Dennis/AFP

Canelo Alvarez is a dope cheat, says middleweight king Gennady Golovkin

Mar 21, 2018 - 10:52 AM

In explosive comments at his secluded mountain training camp in Big Bear, Golovkin says Alvarez enjoys preferential treatment throughout his career by authorities in Nevada

ACCUSER. In this file photo, Gennady Golovkin of Kazakhstan shows his title belts following his WBC, WBA and IBF middleweight championship fight with Canelo Alvarez at the T-Mobile Arena on September 16, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by John Gurzinski/AFP

Charr ends Germany's 85-year wait for a boxing world heavyweight champion

Nov 27, 2017 - 12:53 PM

The Beirut-born Manuel Charr is Germany's first world heavyweight champion since Max Schmeling reigned from 1930-1932

CHAMP. Germany's Manuel Charr (center) raises his fist as Russia's Alexander Ustinov is on his knees during the eighth round of their WBA world heavyweight boxing title bout on November 25, 2017 in Oberhausen, western Germany. Photo by Guido Kirchner/dpa/AFP

WBA suspends judges after disputed N'Dam win

May 26, 2017 - 7:05 PM

Judges Gustavo Padilla and Hubert Earle have to pass tests before they can judge WBA sanctioned fights again

Ring rust no worry for featherweight title rivals Cuellar, Mares

Nov 22, 2016 - 10:38 AM

But both Jesus Cuellar and Abner Mares vow ring rust will not be an issue in their December 10 matchup at Los Angeles

NO RUST. Jesus Cuellar (L) of Argentina, seen here in a December 2015 fight against Jonathan Oquendo of Puerto Rico, says ring rust won't be an issue when he faces Abner Mares on December 10. Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

Former Donaire foes may face each other

Jan 10, 2015 - 11:16 AM

Simpiwe Vetyeka and Nicholas Walters who both faced the Filipino Flash may find themselves in 12 round bout

FACE-OFF. Former "Filipino Flash" foes Simpiwe Vetyeka (L) and Nicholas Walters (R) could find themselves clashing in the ring. Photos by Chris Farina/Top Rank

Hopkins shows age in lopsided loss to Kovalev

Nov 09, 2014 - 5:07 PM

Bernard Hopkins loses with a lopsided unanimous decision against Sergey Kovalev

OLD MAN DOWN. 50-year-old Bernard Hopkins (R) loses to 31-year-old Sergey Kovalev.Photo by Don Emmert/AFP

Unbeaten Nicholas Walters knocks out Nonito Donaire in sixth round

Oct 19, 2014 - 11:30 AM

Walters landed a powerful overhand right to the left temple that sent the champion crumpling to the canvas and referee Raul Caiz counted out Donaire at 2:59 of the sixth round

Nonito Donaire Jr takes the count from referee Raul Caiz Jr.