Fighters Lifting Spirits

After a week of putting smiles on the faces of our servicemen and woman, the president of Golden Boy,  boxing legend and 10-time world champ Oscar De La Hoya, is back home from the Middle East.  De La Hoya took part in his first USO -Armed Forces Entertainment tour to the Middle East.  Alongside De La Hoya were  fighters  Adrien Broner (20-0, 16KO’s) ,  Danny Jacobs (22-1, 19 KO’s) and Seth Mitchell (21-0-1, 14KO’s). This was the first USO tour for all four boxers.

The boxers extend their thanks to troops and visit eight military bases in Kuwait and Iraq.  They signed autographs, shared boxing techniques and thanked all of them for protecting America.

“I hope that we were able to make a difference in the lives of the troops we met.  I am dedicated to continuing to help the USO with their mission of uplifting the spirits of our nation’s troops, sharing my experiences and encouraging others to support our brave servicemen and servicewomen in any way they can,” said De La Hoya.

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Oscar de la Hoya (center) poses with troops during his USO tour to the Middle East. USO photo by Steve Manuel

De La Hoya, Broner, Jacobs and Mitchell pose in front of army tank during their trip to visit troops in the Middle East. USO photo by Steve Manuel.

Most Annoying Nba Coach

In this week’s Sports Illustrated Players Poll, 138 NBA players were asked, “Which coach is most annoying during games?”
Almost two-thirds of players selected the Orlando Magic’s coach Stan Van Gundy (65%). In second, the Los Angeles Lakers’ coach Phil Jackson (7%). The Milwaukee Bucks’ coach Scott Skiles (7%), the New Jersey Nets’ coach Avery Johnson (4%) and the San Antonio Spurs’ coach Greg Popovich.

Macklin vs Grevor Set To Fight Under Khan vs McCloskey Undercard

On Saturday, April 16, Amir “King” Khan will defend his WBA Super Lightweight World Title against European champ Paul McCloskey. The two will fight at the M.E.N Arena in the U.K.  The fight will air like on Sky Box Office in the U.K. and HBO in the America.

In the undercard, Hatton Promotions in association with Khan Promotions and Golden Boy Promotions will also feature some of British boxing’s hottest prospects including world title contender and European Middleweight Champion Matthew Macklin vs German Khoren Gevor, British Welterweight Champion Craig Watson who will defend his belt against Lee “Lights Out” Purdy and rising star Scott Quigg lined up to face tough Andrei Isaeu.

“I am proud to showcase some of the most exiting and talented young champions from the Hatton Promotions stable on what I believe is one of the best undercards that has been staged in the history of the M.E.N. Arena,” said Hatton Promotions president Ricky Hatton.  “The chief support for this card sees Matthew Macklin take on Khoren Gevor, with the winner looking for a world title shot.

EsNewsReporting 1st Giveaway!

EsNewReporting wants to know who you think is the best P4P KING?  We’ve included the official list of the 17 divisions as defined by the four major sanctioning bodies. Out of all of these divisions, who is the one fighter you think is the best? We’re looking for one name, the best P4p King.  Submit your answer below and you will be entered to win an autographed poster of a boxer and his trainer.


1)You must submit your answer on this website, not Facebook, Twitter or Youtube. Makes it easier.
2) All names will be put into a drawing. Yes, all names.
3) We will pick the winner on Monday, March 21st. Thursday, March 24th.
Check under the “Fan Corner” Catergory.
4) Good luck!

Weight Class   kg Pounds
Mini Flyweight (IBF/WBO)
Strawweight (WBC)
Minimumweight (WBA)
  47,627 kg 105 lbs
Junior Flyweight (WBO/IBF)
Light Flyweight (WBA/WBC)
  48,988 kg 108 lbs
Flyweight   50,802 kg 112 lbs
Super Flyweight (WBA/WBC)
Junior Bantamweight (WBO/IBF)
  52,163 kg 115 lbs
Bantamweight   53,525 kg 118 lbs
Super Bantamweight (WBA/WBC)
Junior Featherweight (WBO/IBF)
  55,225 kg 122 lbs
Featherweight   57,153 kg 126 lbs
Super Featherweight (WBA/WBC)
Junior Lightweight (WBO/IBF)
  58,967 kg 130 lbs
Lightweight   61,235 kg 135 lbs
Super Lightweight (WBA/WBC)
Junior Welterweight (WBO/IBF)
  63,503 kg 140 lbs
Welterweight   66,678 kg 147 lbs
Super Welterweight (WBA/WBC)
Junior Middleweight (WBO/IBF)
  69,85 kg 154 lbs
Middleweight   72,574 kg 160 lbs
Super Middleweight   76,203 kg 168 lbs
Light Heavyweight   79,378 kg 175 lbs
Cruiserweight (WBA/WBC/IBF)
Junior Heavyweight (WBO)
  90,892 kg 200 lbs
Heavyweight   > 90,892 kg > 200 lbs


Trainer Robert Garcia: Dishes On Max Kellerman For His Comment

In this EsNewsReporting video we talk with trainer Robert Garcia and boxer Brandon Rios. Garcia talks about a comment boxing commentator, Max Kellerman, made after Garcia’s boxer, Nonito Donair, won his fight over.Fernando Montiel.


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