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RingTv image Politics and perseverance lead Stuart Hall to dream title shot

Politics and perseverance lead Stuart Hall to dream title shot

Stuart Hall, a mature but still fresh 118-pound standout from Darlington, England, will face South African veteran Vusi Malinga for the vacant IBF bantamweight title on Saturday at the First Direct Arena in Leeds, England. The title shot is a dream come true for Hall who used boxing to get his life on track.

RingTv image Rigondeaux’s manager wants Donaire rematch, Lomanchenko

Rigondeaux’s manager wants Donaire rematch, Lomanchenko

The manager of RING junior featherweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux is looking for a big fight off the heels of his dominant victory over Joseph Agbeko last week. Gary Hyde says Rigondeaux will fight any top 122-126 pounder provided they don’t weigh too heavy on fight night.

RingTv image Bruno Escalante’s journey continues in Redwood City

Bruno Escalante’s journey continues in Redwood City

Bay Area prospect Bruno Escalante will face Michael Ruiz Jr. on Saturday in Redwood City, Calif. Escalante, who was born in the Philippines, won’t travel far to where the fight takes place but his family’s journey to America – and his way to his first 10-round bout – was long and arduous.

RingTv image Merlito Sabillo-Carlos Buitrago fight expected to steal the show

Merlito Sabillo-Carlos Buitrago fight expected to steal the show

WBO strawweight beltholder Merlito Sabillo faces fellow undefeated 105-pound standout Carlos Buitrago in the co-feature to Saturday’s double world title event at Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City, Philippines, which is headlined by the Donnie Nietes-Sammy Gutierrez WBO junior flyweight title bout.

RingTv image Manny Pacquiao eyes revenge return bouts with Marquez, Bradley

Manny Pacquiao eyes revenge return bouts with Marquez, Bradley

Immediately following his one-sided decision over Brandon Rios, talk turned to who Manny Pacquiao will face in his next fight, tentatively scheduled for April 12 in the U.S. The Filipino legend’s promoter and team brought up Juan Manuel Marquez and Tim Bradley. The media brought up Floyd Mayweather.  

RingTv image Nazareno KOs Vaughn on Pacquiao-Rios undercard

Nazareno KOs Vaughn on Pacquiao-Rios undercard

In a match between two of Manny Pacquiao’s main sparring partners for tonight’s main event, Dan Nazareno Jr. battered Liam Vaughan around the ring for four minutes, prompting Vaughan’s corner to call a halt in the second round.

RingTv image Reconstructing Manny Pacquiao

Reconstructing Manny Pacquiao

In tomorrow’s matchup with Brandon Rios, Manny Pacquiao and his team will also need to vanquish a second enemy: the image of the Filipino icon lying unconscious on the canvas in Las Vegas.

RingTv image Video: Alex Ariza on Freddie Roach incident, work with Brandon Rios

Video: Alex Ariza on Freddie Roach incident, work with Brandon Rios

Strength and conditioning coach Alex Ariza spoke with RingTV’s Ryan Songalia about the kicking incident that transpired Wednesday afternoon between himself and Freddie Roach at a public workout in Macau. Ariza, who previously worked with Roach as Manny Pacquiao’s strength coach, also discussed his work with Brandon Rios.

RingTv image One last go-around for David Tua

One last go-around for David Tua

Little is known about what former heavyweight contender David Tua has left as he approaches his clash with Alexander Ustinov on Saturday in New Zealand. The 40-year-old puncher, one of the most popular big men of the 1990s, says he’s ready but he also knows that he’s near the end of his career.

RingTv image Casimero retains title with 11th round TKO

Casimero retains title with 11th round TKO

Johnriel Casimero successfully defended his IBF junior flyweight title for the third time Saturday night with an 11th-round technical knockout of Felipe Salguero at the Makati Coliseum in Makati City, Philippines.