Pacquiao is generally considered to be one of the greatest boxers of all time as he is the first and only eight-division world champion, having won eleven major world titles, as well as being the first boxer to win the lineal championship in five different weight classes. Pacquiao is also the third boxer in history to win genuine world titles in three of the original eight weight divisions of boxing, also known as the “glamour divisions” (flyweight, featherweight, and welterweight).
Over a year has passed since we last saw Floyd Mayweather in the ring, yet he is still the centre of the boxing world. Mayweather is yet to categorically rule out a return to the ring, which raises questions almost daily about who he might fight next. While a fight with Conor McGregor would undoubtedly be a promoters dream, it’s unlikely that fight will ever eventuate while McGregor is under contract with the UFC. As far as boxing opponents go, there is probably no more exciting fighter in the world than Gennady Golovkin. The pair shared some banter earlier in the year, when Mayweather said he would be willing to fight Golovkin if he first beat Andre Ward.
“When you hear stuff about Triple G, like I said before, I told Triple G what he had to do if he wants a fight with me. He’s gotta call out Andre Ward, beat Andre Ward, and then I’ll fight him. I haven’t seen him call out Andre Ward yet.” Floyd said, but it now seems Mayweather has a new request for GGG.
The undefeated former world champion wants to see Golovkin move out of the middleweight division to prove he is as good as people believe. The man who has made a career out of knocking out opponents, Golovkin, (36-0-KO33) has made 16 defences of his WBA world title at 160lbs and his IBF strap twice, after he defeated Kell Brook. Mayweather believes GGG has only looked good while fighting “stationary” fighters, and wants him to step up to improve his legacy.
“What we want to see is this: we’ve seen Sugar Ray Leonard go up in weight, Roberto Duran go up in weight, we’ve had so many legendary fighters go up in weight but my nephew’s favourite fighter, Triple G, has yet to go up in weight,” he told reporters in Las Vegas, according to Boxing Scene.
“I see my nephew after the Kell Brook and he said [Golovkin] ‘wasn’t what I thought he was, he cool’. I told you he’s got punching power for a stationary target. Then he said ‘unc, you would have stopped him, you would’ve destroyed him’. I said ‘nephew you ain’t telling me nothing new’. He was just a fan of Triple G fighting those stationary targets.”
Golovkin will look to make his 17th successful WBA title defence when he fights mandatory challenger Daniel Jacobs next, before a potentially long-awaited showdown with Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez next year.
Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong was born as Anulak Jansuk (อนุรักษ์ จันทร์สุข, Thai pronunciation: [ʔànúrák ʨansùk]) in Buriram in Northeastern (Isan) region of Thailand on September 23, 1991. He had his first fight at the age of 11 in 2002.
His first fight outside of Thailand was in a 4-Man Tournament at 63.5 kg at the “Nuit des Titans” event in Tours, France on 30 Jan 2010. He beat Fabio Pinca by decision in the first fight and Anuwat Kaewsamrit by decision in the final to win the 4-Man Tournament.
His second fight outside of Thailand was at the “La Nuit des Champions” event in Marselle, France on 28 November 2010. He won against Damien Alamos by decision over 5 rounds.
He lost in the final of the “Fuktien Group 8-Man Tournament 8-Man @146 lbs against Ikuysang K.Rungtanakiat by TKO in the 5th round (broken collarbone) at Omnoi Stadium on 23 July 2011.
His first fight back after recovery from injury 5 months later was at the “A1 – WCC” event in Lyon, France on 08 Dec, 2011 where he beat Fares Bechar by TKO in the fourth round.
Sitthichai went on to win :
The “Toyota Vigo 8-Man Marathon” at 147 lbs in Chonburi, Thailand on 31 May 2012.
The Thailand (PAT) Welterweight Championship Title at 147 lbs against Petchmankong Gaiyang 5 Daow by 5 round decision at Lumpinee Stadium on 25 Sep, 2012
The “1 – King” 4-Man Tournament at 70 kg against Puengluang Sitpupantu by TKO in the first round in Koh Chang, Thailand on 05 Jan, 2013.
A rematch between Sitthichai and Fabio Pinca went down at Best of Siam 3 in Paris, France on February 14, 2013 and he came out on top again, winning a unanimous decision.
He won The “Toyota Vigo 8-Man Tournament” @70 kg against Dejlit Poptheeratham by Decision 3 rounds at Udon Thani on 29 March 2013.
In his first ever fight under kickboxing rules, he lost a highly disputed decision to Enriko Gogokhia on the Oktagon 2013 event that was Glory 7: Milan undercard in Milan, Italy on April 20, 2013. He had initially been set to face Davit Kiria on the main card but was demoted to the prelims when his opponent was changed.
It was reported that he would fight Kamel Jemel at the WBC World Muay Thai Millennium Championship in Saint-Pierre, Réunion on September 7, 2013. However, he denied ever being on the card.
He beat Juri Kehl on points at MAX Muay Thai 2 in Pattaya, Thailand on June 29, 2013. It was a fairly one-sided fight, although Kehl did land a high kick in round two which knocked Sitthichai down. However, the referee counted it as a slip.
Robin van Roosmalen was the oldest of three children of father William Roosmalen who was former world champion in Thai- and Kickboxing and also the only man to knock out William Beekwilder and Vitali Klitschko in a kickboxing bout. Growing up in a Kickboxing family, Van Roosmalen began training at just at the age of 3 under his father in his gym and later also began Boxing, wrestling, Mixed martial arts and Judo where he recently received a black belt. He is currently under contract with It’s Showtime. He is known for his aggressive high paced style.
Mike Tyson is a former undisputed heavyweight champion of the world and holds the record as the youngest boxer to win the WBC, WBA and IBF heavyweight titles at 20 years, 4 months, and 22 days old. Tyson won his first 19 professional bouts by knockout, 12 of them in the first round. He won the WBC title in 1986 after defeating Trevor Berbick by a TKO in the second round. In 1987, Tyson added the WBA and IBF titles after defeating James Smith and Tony Tucker. He was the first heavyweight boxer to simultaneously hold the WBA, WBC and IBF titles, and the only heavyweight to successively unify them.
Han Kuo Tsai and Ku Feng star in Crack Shadow Boxers as a pair of martial artists who protect a village from an attack by the dreaded Tiger Gang. The twosome employ a variety of techniques, including Shadow Boxing, Buffalo Strokes, and Interlink Flying Kicks.