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By Joaquin Henson | Updated June 28, 2017 - 12:13am

It won’t be long before IBF superflyweight champion Jerwin Ancajas makes his US ring debut but even as he has set his sights on the breakthrough, the immediate priority is to repulse Japanese-Korean challenger Teiru Kinoshita in the undercard of the “Battle of Brisbane” at the Suncorp Stadium this Sunday.

By Joaquin Henson | Updated June 23, 2017 - 12:23am

Not meaning to belittle Jeff Horn but Australian strength and conditioning coach Justin Fortune said in his honest assessment, WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao’s sparmate George Kambosos would be a tougher opponent than the fighting Senator’s challenger in the “Battle of Brisbane” on July 2.

By Joaquin Henson | Updated June 22, 2017 - 12:31am

 IBF superflyweight champion Jerwin Ancajas said yesterday he assured Manny Pacquiao of an impressive performance against challenger Teiru Kinoshita in the second defense of his crown and promised not to let the fighting Senator down in the undercard of the “Battle of Brisbane” at the SunCorp Stadium on July 2.

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By Joaquin M. Henson | Updated June 28, 2017 - 12:13am

TNT import Joshua Smith is confirmed to play for the KaTropa in Game 4 of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals against San Miguel Beer at the Smart Araneta Coliseum tonight and neither his girlfriend Kristy’s birth to their first child tomorrow nor a torn ligament in his right foot will keep the man called “Jumbotron” away from the court.

By Joaquin M. Henson | Updated June 25, 2017 - 12:13am

The quotient system doesn’t apply in a best-of-seven series so whether San Miguel Beer or TNT takes a game by two or 14, it counts as just a win. In the ongoing PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals, TNT drew first blood by bagging Game 1, 104-102, last Wednesday.

By Joaquin M. Henson | Updated June 23, 2017 - 12:24am

TNT is one up on San Miguel Beer in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals but while a 1-0 lead in a best-of-seven series is hardly significant, what makes coach Nash Racela upbeat is the KaTropa’s 104-102 win in last Wednesday’s opener came even with two mainstays Ryan Reyes and Ranidel de Ocampo sitting out the action.

By Joaquin M. Henson | Updated June 22, 2017 - 12:31am

Last October, it was announced that TV5 had been awarded the telecast rights of the coming Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in Kuala Lumpur by the POC. The choice wasn’t only logical but also the moral thing to do since TV5 had gone more than the extra mile in covering the previous SEA Games in Singapore, the Sochi Winter Olympics and the last two Summer Olympics. TV5’s partnership with the POC has been more than business-like. It’s been a close, personal relationship.

By Joaquin M. Henson | Updated June 21, 2017 - 12:07am

The noon deadline to replace TNT import Joshua Smith with standby Mike Myers passed without incident so the KaTropa will play the hulking 6-9 1/2 giant at least for Game 1 of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals against San Miguel Beer at the Smart Araneta Coliseum tonight.