Marvin, a Londoner born to a British father and mom Teresita from Lubao, Pampanga, even sent videos in tournaments he had competed in after learning that the biennial meet organizers decided to bring the light heavyweight
back to the SEA Games.
The reigning UFC light heavyweight
champ compared Cormier to renowned former commentator Chael Sonnen who was versatile and was one of the best in the trash talking department.
It was the first of a planned six bouts trainer Ronnie Shields plans to have Rodriguez fight by the end of 2015 in order to be in position to fight for a light heavyweight
Wellington light heavyweight
Tom Blenkinsop lost in the Novice quarter-finals at Rainton Meadows, on unanimous points to Lyndon Arthur (Collyhurst and Moston).
Mike contended in the light heavyweight
division, Jerry in the heavyweight division.
Speaking ahead of big-hitter Cunningham's Western final clash with Barrhead's Brian Peacock coach McNair, who once took WBC lightweight champ Jim Watt the distance, said: "James is poised to become Scotland's best light heavyweight
since world-rated Chic Calderwood in the 1960s.
Braddock dealt with this loss stoically, confident that his status as top contender for the light heavyweight
crown ensured a lucrative future.
Antonio Tarver's shock victory over Roy Jones last month opened up the light heavyweight
division and Johnson is still keen to fight either.
He was a great light heavyweight
champion of the world but he fell short when he met Marciano for the big title.
Cardiff's Nicky Piper took a step nearer a third shot at the world light heavyweight
boxing title by stopping Hackney's Bruce Scott in the seventh round in Rhondda last night.
headed by former light heavyweight
champion Eddie Mustafa Muhammad, was formed for the physical and financial protection of boxers and is affiliated with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.
John Marvin of the Philippines competes against Adli Hafidz Bin Mohd Pauzi of Malaysia in the finals of the light heavyweight
division of the 29th Southeast Asian Games boxing competition.
NATHAN CLEVERLY will return to Y the light heavyweight
division in which he won his world title when he launches another comeback in April.
Robin Krasniqi defeated Dariusz Sek in a light heavyweight
match-up at the Ballhaus Forum in Munich, Bayern, Germany.
After winning a unanimous 10-round decision in his light heavyweight
debut, the Worcester boxer won't wait as long for his next bout.