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December 08, 2019

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Pacquiao battling age, hungry Thurman in title showdown

Pacquiao battling age, hungry Thurman in title showdown

Twenty-four years after first climbing into a professional boxing ring, Manny Pacquiao will attempt to defy the march of time here Saturday when he battles undefeated American Keith Thurman for the WBA welterweight crown.The 40-year-old Filipino icon clashes w

Unbeaten Vargas to defend crown against Japan's Kameda

Unbeaten Vargas to defend crown against Japan's Kameda

Undefeated super bantamweight champion Rey Vargas of Mexico defends his World Boxing Council crown on Saturday in suburban Los Angeles against Japanese top-ranked challenger Tomoki Kameda.The showdown at the home stadium of Major League Soccer's Los Angeles G

Thurman has appetite for destruction of 'legend' Pacquiao

Thurman has appetite for destruction of 'legend' Pacquiao

Keith Thurman warned Tuesday he is targeting the destruction of Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao when the two welterweights face off in Las Vegas later this month.The undefeated Thurman puts his World Boxing Association welterweight crown on the line agains

Sambo: Russia's Olympic dreams for homegrown martial art

Sambo: Russia's Olympic dreams for homegrown martial art

With elements of judo, karate, boxing, Greco-Roman wrestling and more, sambo was created to train the forces of the Soviet Union and is still taught in the Russian army.As a sport, dating back to 1930, it has caught attention this month at the European Games i

People power fuels Pacquiao for Thurman battle

People power fuels Pacquiao for Thurman battle

After a boxing career that has spanned nearly a quarter of a century and 70 professional contests, it is little surprise that Manny Pacquiao has his training regime honed to perfection.On July 20, the 40-year-old Filipino icon will climb into the ring for the