12:58 pm August 13, 2014 | No Comment
When German football player Miroslav Klose announced on Monday that he will retire from the national team, it was hardly a big surprise. After all, he is 36 years old — in the world of football, this is an almost biblical age. Klose recently won the World Cup title, the latest and most prestigious accomplishment […]
2:16 pm August 4, 2014 | No Comment
It was a fairly eventful fight, but not in the way that you would expect from a boxing match. Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios (32-2, 23 knockouts) of Oxnard, California went nine rough and tumble rounds against Argentina’s Diego “La Joya” Chaves (23-2, 19 knockouts) in a welterweight bout to the delight of a packed crowd […]
3:43 pm July 17, 2014 | No Comment
After two straight losses in his most recent outings, former lightweight world champion Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios (31-2-1, 23 KO’s) of Oxnard, California, will make his much awaited ring return against Diego Gabriel Chaves (23-1, 19 KO’s) of Argentina on August 2, 2014, at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Rios fought two major contests in […]
2:51 pm July 15, 2014 | No Comment
Former three division world champion Brian “Hawaiian Punch” Viloria (33-4, 19 KO’s) of Waipahu, Hawaii will return to the ring against Mexico’s Jose Alfredo “Diablito” Zuniga (11-5-1, 5 KO’s) in a 12-round flyweight contest at the Venetian Macau’s Cotai Arena on July 19, 2014 in an event called “Champions of Gold”. A former US Olympian […]
11:47 am July 4, 2014 | No Comment
Local television channel MyTV and parent company Cambodian Broadcasting Service (CBS), which also controls Cambodian Television Network (CTN), are bringing mixed martial arts to the forefront of Cambodian sports programming via a partnership with Asia’s largest MMA promotion, ONE Fighting Championship (ONE FC). For long, CTN regularly televised live kickboxing action, including “The Best of […]
11:00 am June 30, 2014 | No Comment
Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, Asia’s biggest and most exciting mixed martial arts show just got bigger. Come September 12, One Fighting Championship (ONE FC) will deliver its unique brand of fistic fury, live, to fight fans in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, and in pay-per-view around the world in an event called […]
10:49 am June 13, 2014 | No Comment
I like sports bars. Sipping a Guinness while watching world class athletes strive for perfection over their rivals seems to me the perfect way to spend a Friday evening. As a sports journalist in Asia, these bars also are a fantastic way to keep tabs on the pulse of sports world. It’s like a thermometer that says […]
10:00 am June 9, 2014 | No Comment
One of boxing’s most iconic figures, 4-Division World Champion Roberto Duran, has announced that he and his family will travel the long distance from Panama to Las Vegas for his induction into the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame. Duran will be among 18 inductees feted at the gala NVBHOF induction ceremony and dinner on August […]
4:58 pm June 6, 2014 | No Comment
Indonesian-based American mixed martial arts figher Casey Suire has recently won a fight against Singaporean Stephen Langdown via rear naked choke in ONE Fighting Championship: Honor and Glory in Singapore last Friday. Casey, 37, has been living in Indonesia as a manager in the oil and gas industry since seven years ago. Known in Indonesia […]
1:30 pm May 30, 2014 | No Comment
In the modern era athletes are using increasingly sophisticated methods to give themselves a competitive edge with scientific advances opening up a world of possibilities which wouldn’t have existed a century ago. Among the most pioneering techniques to be employed by elite level competitors is cryotherapy. It sounds like something from a science fiction movie […]
1:23 pm May 26, 2014 | 5 Comments
On Saturday, May 31 at the Cotai Arena, Venetian Macau, two former adversaries will headline in world title fights against separate opponents. Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire (32-2, 21 knockouts) of the Philippines takes top billing against defending WBA Featherweight titlist Simpiwe Vetyeka (26-2, 15 knockouts) of South Africa. Vetyeka is the man responsible for […]
11:19 am May 13, 2014 | No Comment
The Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame, which burst on to the scene last year with a critically acclaimed Inaugural Induction Dinner and Ceremony, will induct its second class of honorees on Saturday in the Cohiba Ballroom of The New Tropicana Las Vegas. A star-studded class of 18 inductees, headed by heavyweight legends George Foreman and […]
1:22 pm May 9, 2014 | 3 Comments
Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire (32-2-21) makes his highly anticipated return to the boxing ring against WBA Super World Featherweight Champion, South Africa’s Simpiwe Vetyeka (26-2-16) on May 31 at the Cotai Arena in Macau. The bout marks Donaire’s comeback of sorts, after a dismal 2013 which saw him lose his WBO and WBA Super […]
11:18 am April 4, 2014 | No Comment
The Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame will hold its first event of 2014, a fund-raising entitled “Party With Boxing’s Legends” on next Friday in the beautiful Havana Room at The New Tropicana Las Vegas. The event, designed to bring the boxing community together, starts at 8 p.m. local time with tickets priced at $35 pre-sale […]
1:01 pm March 25, 2014 | No Comment
Recently, the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame (NVBHOF) listed its 2014 class of inductees, the second iteration following last year’s inaugural induction which was deemed a huge success. Headlined by heavyweight greats “Big” George Foreman and Evander “The Real Deal” Holyfield, the star-studded list honors the careers of some of the greatest fighters to ever […]
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