‘End of a legend?’ Manny stunned by ‘puzzle’ he ‘couldn’t answer’ in boxing boilover

Pacquiao had admitted in the lead-up to the fight that he was unsure if it would be the last of his career.

The 42-year-old looked a very different version of himself to the own that fought Keith Thurman, struggling to deal with Ugas’ counter game.

It was not just Ugas’ jabs that gave him the advantage though with his right hand too troubling Pacquiao all night.

“It was a hard time, making an adjustment about his style and I think that was the problem for me because I didn’t make an adjustment,” Pacquiao said post-fight.

Parker hungry for world titles

Parker continued his revival by stopping Shawndell Winters in February to extend his winning streak to three fights.

The New Zealander has no idea when his next bout will be due to the coronavirus pandemic, but the former WBO champion revealed quarantine life has further fuelled his determination to rise to the top.

He told Stats Perform: "Time off like this is really important. It's not something that we choose to happen, but I guess everyone can use this time to reflect on our lives and think about what makes us happy and what we want to do.

Sporting equipment for Manus youths

Although operating predominantly in Port Moresby and Lae, the PNG-APP this month extended its assistance to the Buyang village.

On 2 December 2019, PNG-APP Logistics Team Leader, Nigel Page, and Inspector David Thatcher, Public Safety, travelled to Manus Island. They were accompanied by NCD Metropolitan Commander Chief Superintendent, Perou N’Dranou, who is from Buyang village.

Fury plans to quit boxing in 2020

The former unified heavyweight champion of the world makes his WWE debut on October 31, facing Braun Strowman at Crown Jewel in Saudi Arabia.

Following his move into sports entertainment, Fury expects to return to the ring against Deontay Wilder in February.

However, the 31-year-old has suggested he will have wrapped up his boxing career by the end of 2020.

"Hopefully I have three fights next year, Wilder in February, Wilder in June and then maybe a farewell fight in December," Fury told BBC Sport.

Boxing a learning experience for Pacific Games athletes

The four-day event has been staged at Don Bosco Hall, Salelologa, with finals happening on Friday.

For 19-year-old Solomon Islands’ Pemberton Lele, his progress to the finals has been about building skills. He is the only member from his team to make it to the finals, following a toe-to-toe fight against Elia Rokobuli from Fiji in the 60kg lightweight event.

“I have learnt to fight strong and new skills from other boxers I have fought and seen in the last few days,” he said ahead of his final.

Uncertainty remains for boxers ahead of Olympics

The International Olympic Committee has launched an inquiry into the finances and governance of AIBA, which has been in turmoil for years, and warned that it could miss out on Tokyo next year.

The IOC said that it was aiming to present the report to its executive board in May but AIBA said it had expected the investigation to be completed by now and that it was time to wrap up the inquiry and move forward.

VIDEO: CG 2018 Boxing

Despite Thadius Katua being the only boxer to win his opening bout, the hard hitting fighters from Papua New Guinea have shown that they mean business.

Katua came out firing from the start and held off his Nigerian opponent with classy footwork and super-fast punching to win by a unanimous point's decision.

Fury still looks far from fitness with hearing set for December

The former world heavyweight champion has not fought since defeating Wladimir Klitschko for three of the four major belts in November 2015.

Fury is without a licence and is still awaiting the resumption of a UKAD hearing after allegations of anti-doping violations were made against him.

Asked by Sky Sports if the process will recommence next month, British Boxing Board of Control general secretary Robert Smith said: "December, that's true.

PNG boxers have great potential: Referee

These were the opening remarks from internationally qualified master referee/judge from Australia, Brad Vocale.

This November, the pro boxing event had the addition of Brad Vocale, who hosted four days of training for local judges and referees.

This was to certify them as internationally recognised professional boxing officials before last weekend’s Sunday’s (Nov 19) event.

The referees and judges were acknowledged before the first fight at Port Moresby’s Sports Inn.

Final fight set for Nov 19

The event will showcase some of the best boxing talents PNG has to offer at Sports Inn and will feature a host of new and familiar boxers taking to the ring to fight for glory.

The Flame Flour 2017 Final Fight is the 4th event hosted this year by the PNG Professional Boxing Gymnasium.

Speaking on the sponsorship, Goodman Fielder’s marketing manager, Jeremy Fry, said Flame Flour is a brand that many people associate with fight sports and the strength and energy proposition still stands true today.