WBO junior flyweight titleholder Donnie Nietes and WBO 105-pound titleholder Merlito Sabillo will make their next title defenses at home on Nov. 30, when they face separate opponents at the Araneta Coliseum in Manila, Philippines.
After training Miguel Cotto for last Saturday’s Delvin Rodriguez fight, Freddie Roach arrived to Manny Pacquiao’s gym in General Santos City, Philippines, on Thursday. Roach, who brought two sparring partners with him, will take over the final six weeks of Pacquiao’s camp for the Nov. 24 bout with Brandon Rios.
Jundy Maraon will climb into the ring for only the second time in four years when he faces fellow unbeaten bantamweight Juan Carlos Payano in the main event of this week’s Friday Night Fights on ESPN2. The scheduled 12-round bout is billed as a WBA title eliminator.
The July 6 WBO strawweight title bout between Filipino beltholder Merlito Sabillo and Colombia’s Jorle Estrada on July 6 at the newly-constructed Solaire Resort and Casino in Manila may usher in a casino boxing era in the Philippines.
Undefeated flyweight contender Milan Melindo says he knows how to beat WBO/WBA titleholder Juan Francisco Estrada, who he will challenge on July 27 in Macau, China. Melindo is excited to continue the Philippines-Mexico boxing rivalry.
WBC strawweight titleholder Xiong Zhao Zhong will make his long-awaited mandatory title defense against No. 1 contender Denver Cuello on June 28 in the United Arab Emirates city of Dubai, said Cuello’s manager.
Watch three minutes of Manny Pacquiao and Freddie Roach working on various offense and defense maneuvers on the mitts during their training camp in Baguio, Philippines. Pacquiao is preparing for his June 9 showdown against Tim Bradley.