Articles by author: Gilbert Manzano(48 results)

Thurman: I Want Spence Late 2020, He Needs To Get More Popular

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.— Keith Thurman doesn’t believe Manny Pacquiao belongs in the conversation for best welterweight, but the former unified champion didn’t accept the bout with Pacquiao to prove he’...Read More

Roach: I'm Still The Boss, Pacquiao Will Destroy Thurman!

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.— Freddie Roach has no issue with being called Manny Pacquiao’s co-trainer. The renowned trainer splits duties with Buboy Fernandez, Pacquiao’s longtime friend. After a brief brea...Read More

Thurman: If Pacquiao Wins, I'd Probably Retire - Bow Down

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Keith Thurman vowed to send Manny Pacquiao into retirement after the two welterweights clash July 20 for a Fox pay-per-view event at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. ...Read More

Jarrett Hurd: I Want To Be Undisputed, The WBC Belt is Next

Jarrett Hurd’s goal of unifying the junior middleweight division was put on hold after undergoing arthroscopic surgery in June to repair a torn rotator cuff. Now that Hurd’s left shoulder is 100 perce...Read More

Ruben Villa Boxes Past Ruben Alberto Lopez Over Ten

CORONA, Calif. — Ruben Villa IV told the Showtime cameras during a recent “Day in Camp” interview that he prefers boring fights that keep his face clean, but that doesn’t mean he’s afraid to mix it up...Read More

Michael Dutchover Easily Demolishes Rosekie Cristobal

CORONA, Calif. — Michael Dutchover had an easy day at the office Friday — or in the case — at the warehouse. Dutchover landed a punishing left hook to put last-minute replacement Rosekie Cristobal in ...Read More

Saul Sanchez Breaks Down, Stops Benitez on ShoBox

CORONA, Calif. — Saul Sanchez’s all-out approach gave him a bloody nose and a gash on the skull, but it also kept him undefeated on Friday. Sanchez was the last man standing after a back-and-forth ban...Read More

Canelo: If People Want Another Golovkin Fight, I'll Beat Him Again

LAS VEGAS — Minutes after picking up his third middleweight belt in a unanimous decision over Daniel Jacobs, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez was asked who he wanted to fight next, and the obvious name might not...Read More

Vergil Ortiz Makes Statement, Drills Mauricio Herrera in Third

T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada - Hot welterweight prospect Vergil Ortiz (13-0, 13 KOs) knocked out Mauricio Herrera (24-9, 7 KOs) in the third round Herrera, who was coming off a decision loss to S...Read More

Lamont Roach Tested in Decision Over Jonathan Oquendo

T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas - In a super featherweight contest, Lamont Roach (19-0-1, 7 KOs) won a ten round unanimous decision over Jonathan Oquendo (30-6, 19 KOs). The scores were 97-92, 97-92 and 96-...Read More

John Ryder Crushes Bilal Akkawy in Three Rounds

T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas - In a super middleweight contest, for the interim-WBA world title, John Ryder (28-4, 16 KOs) stopped previosuly undefeated Bilal Akkawy (20-1-1, 16 KOs) in the third round....Read More

Canelo vs. Jacobs - LIVE Results From Las Vegas

T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada - Super middleweight prospect Alexis Espino (2-0, 1 KO), who is trained by veteran coach Robert Garcia, won a four round unanimous decision over previously undefeated...Read More

Vergil Ortiz Aims To Be The 'Little Kid' Who KOs Mauricio Herrera

Vergil Ortiz Jr. and Mauricio Herrera have a 17-year age difference, but they also have a few things in common. The co-main event fighters for the Saul “Canelo” Alvarez-Daniel Jacobs May 4 undercard b...Read More

Callum Smith: Canelo Better at 160-Pounds Than He is at 168

Mexican superstar Saul “Canelo” Alvarez only has two-plus rounds of experience at super middleweight, but Callum Smith saw enough to produce a scouting report. Alvarez destroyed Rocky Fielding inside ...Read More

Oscar De La Hoya: PPV is No Longer Alive Because of DAZN

The highly anticipated streaming bout between Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Daniel Jacobs takes place Saturday at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Hold up. Streaming bout? That doesn’t sound right. How about ...Read More

Hopkins: Canelo vs. Jacobs Will Be Talked About For Long Time

No one knows the middleweight division better than boxing legend Bernard Hopkins, the former ruler at 160 pounds. Hopkins won his first middleweight title in 1995 and went on to dominate the division ...Read More

De La Hoya: People Will Know Who Vergil Ortiz is After May 4

It’s been a good 2019 so far for boxing’s 21-and-under stars of tomorrow. Teofimo Lopez went from popular Fortnite in-ring dancer to now viewed as a formidable opponent for Vasiliy Lomachenko, arguabl...Read More

De La Hoya: Golovkin Using Sanchez as Excuse for Loss To Canelo!

Gennady Golovkin dropped a bombshell Wednesday when he announced that he was parting from longtime trainer Abel Sanchez. Oscar De La Hoya believes Golovkin is using Sanchez as the scapegoat for his fi...Read More

Vergil Ortiz: Huge Honor To Co-Main Event For Canelo Alvarez

Fighting on Saul “Canelo” Alvarez’s undercards and at notable venues in Las Vegas have become the norm for rising junior welterweight prospect Vergil Ortiz Jr. Some fighters never get to experience wh...Read More

Reality check: Crawford-Spence not happening soon, says Ellerbe

Terence Crawford and his promoter Bob Arum made the first move by calling out Errol Spence Jr. inside the Madison Square Garden ring last week after Crawford stopped Amir Khan in six rounds. Arum took...Read More