Manny Pacquiao’s camp has confirmed a match between the Filipino boxing legend and Ultimate Fighting Championship superstar Conor McGregor is in the works with all proceeds going to those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in the Philippines.
The 32-year-old UFC star first mentioned the match on Sept. 25 on his Twitter account, saying he will be going up against “Manny Pacquiao next in the Middle East,” according to ESPN.
It appears there’s no stopping this “monster” from conquering the boxing world. No, not even Filipino fighter Nonito Donaire, who has been considered as one of boxing’s all-time greats.
Naoya Inoue, the 26-year-old Japanese boxer known as “the Monster,” was indeed an absolute beast when he outshone a world-class Donaire in what came down as a modern boxing classic at the Super Arena in Saitama, Japan, on Thursday.
Bulgarian boxer Kubrat Pulev has been suspended by the California State Athletic Commission for forcibly kissing sports reporter Jenny SuShe during a post-fight interview in Costa Mesa last Saturday.
The 37-year-old heavyweight fighter also reportedly grabbed SuShe, whose legal surname is Ravalo, on her buttocks and laughed about it.
Mongolian boxer Tugstsogt Nyambayar became the International Boxing Organization World Featherweight champion after defeating Claudio Marrero in a 12-round match for the vacant spot last month.
Nyambayar, a 2012 Olympic silver medalist, won the title by a 12-round unanimous decision at the Barclays Center in New York City on January 26, according to Montsame.
Known as “Mad Dog,” the outspoken 40-year-old fighter took on 56-year-old Tian Ye in a one-sided battle under kickboxing rules in China over the weekend.
The Tokyo Olympics may still be a year away, but it’s never a bad time to talk sports. Specifically, we’re talking the greatest of all time in sports, Asian edition.
Rankings are hard enough as it is, but comparing across disciplines is a different ball game altogether — which is why we totally had to give it a go. Here’s our list of the top 10 Asian athletes ever, be it on the court, pitch, pool and everything in between.
It took Floyd Mayweather less than one round to defeat his Japanese fighter Tenshin Nasukawa in their New Year’s Eve bout in Saitama, Japan.
The American boxing legend earned his $9 million dollars fight money without much fuzz on Monday, sending the local kickboxing star the canvas three times in the first two minutes of their one-sided match.
Standing at a staggering 6 foot 6 inches and weighing 260 pounds, there aren’t many people outside of a professional basketball court who can claim to be bigger than Zhang “Big Bang” Zhilei.
Though he is larger than life, the giant southpaw from Henan province, China has one very mortal goal: to become the country’s first heavyweight world champion.
Japanese Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Rizin Fighting Federation has announced that the long-running undefeated boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jr. is set to come out of retirement to fight undefeated Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa.
RIZIN FF just announced that Floyd Mayweather Jr. will fight undefeated sensation Tenshin Nasukawa on 12/31 at the Saitama Super Arena. The press conference is live right now: https://t.co/NgAahdtrwT
Boxing superstars Floyd Mayweather (50-0) and Manny Pacquiao (60-7) are apparently facing each other in the boxing ring once again.
Reportedly set in December of this year, the upcoming bout between the 41-year-old American and the 39-year-old Filipino will be a rematch of their 2015 fight in Las Vegas, Nevada, which Mayweather won via a 12-round unanimous decision.
Japanese model-turned-professional boxer Tomomi Takano is showing everyone that there’s more to her than meets the eye.
The 30-year-old resident of Sumida, Tokyo has an Instagram account filled with photos that highlights her toned physique, leading people to believe that she’s purely a model.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few weeks, you’re acutely aware of the fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor happening tonight. The two have exchanged heated words both on and off-screen via interviews, skits, and, naturally, social media.
Of course, this isn’t Mayweather’s first rodeo — spectators of the sport remember his last high-profile fight against Manny Pacquiao. Pacquiao lost to Mayweather in an underwhelming defeat; according to Compubox, Pacquiao barely managed to land 9% of his jabs and 19% of his total punches.