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Brian Viloria downplays Roman Gonzalez' unbeaten career record

Former WBO and WBA flyweight champion Brian "The Hawaiian Punch" Viloria is not convinced that WBC and The Ring Flyweight titlist Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez is worth the hype he is getting as they inch closer to their title fight on Oct. 17.

Gang kills five police in Nicaragua

Managua - A criminal gang attacked and killed five police officers on Nicaragua's southern Caribbean coast, one of the Central American country's most violent regions, authorities said.

Op-Ed: Why Brian Viloria needs to go for early KO win against Gonzalez

Former WBO and WBA flyweight champion Brian Viloria needs to give everything he has in his arsenal in the first six rounds of his upcoming title fight against unbeaten Roman Gonzalez in order to pull off an upset win.

GGG-Lemieux fight breaks Madison Square Garden's pre-sale record

WBA (Super) & IBO middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin has been attracting new boxing fans to his recent fights as he breaks pre-sale record at the Madison Square Garden (MSG) with his opponent David Lemieux in a title fight scheduled for Oct. 17.

Brian Viloria to face Roman Gonzalez Oct. 17 on HBO PPV

WBC flyweight champ Roman Gonzales of Nicaragua is set to defend his title against Filipino-American Brian Viloria on October 17 as the main supporting bout of the Golovkin-Lemieux fight at Madison Square Garden, New York, USA.

Op-Ed: Rematch with Juan Estrada is best option for Brian Viloria

After dispatching Omar Soto in two rounds via knockout last Saturday at the Florentine Garden in Hollywood, Brian Viloria has set his sight on a lucrative fight against unbeaten WBC flyweight champion Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzales.

Op-Ed: Viloria-Gonzalez fight could land in Golovkin-Lemieux bout

Brian Viloria's sterling performance against Omar Soto last Saturday could land him and potential foe Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez in the undercard of the Gennady Golovkin-David Lemieux title fight at the Madison Square Garden in New York on Oct. 17.

Op-Ed: Will the world have to kiss its favorite banana goodbye?

Guayaquil - For the last six decades, banana crops in Latin America have flourished after nearly being wiped out by a nasty disease. Now there are worries that a more virulent strain of the same disease may wipe out the world's favorite banana — the Cavendish.

In a pinch: Trap jaw ants use powerful jaws to escape death traps

The trap-jaw ant has earned the reputation of making short work of its prey. With herculean, spring-loaded mandibles, it crushes its prey with ease and defends its nests. Scientists have recently discovered it has another nifty use for those jaws.

Nicaragua rejects gay marriage, adoption

Managua - A new legal definition of what constitutes a family took effect in Nicaragua on Wednesday, drawing ire from gay groups who say it massively impacts their rights.

Nicaragua prostitutes study law to help others in trouble

Matagalpa - Cony's usual work clothes are tight-fitting outfits that show off her curves as she waits for clients at the bar.

Fidel Castro makes first public appearance in 14 months

Havana - Former president Fidel Castro appeared in public last week for the first time in 14 months at a school in Havana, media in Cuba reported Friday.

Police deny two killed in Nicaragua canal protests

Managua - Police denied Wednesday that two demonstrators were killed in a crackdown on hundreds of Nicaraguan farmers protesting the construction of a $50 billion canal across their land.

Thousands protest in Nicaragua capital over planned canal

Managua - Thousands of small-scale farmers, youths and activists protested Wednesday in Nicaragua against a planned canal they say threatens to take their land and pollute Central America's largest freshwater lake.

Op-Ed: One man makes a difference Special

In 1974, crop-duster Bob Howe flew his plane into a power line while flying low over fields. Miraculously, he and his plane came through unharmed.

Tropical Storm Hanna forms off Nicaragua, Honduras coasts

Managua - Nicaragua and Honduras were bracing for severe weather Monday after Tropical Storm Hanna formed off the Caribbean coast.

'Meteorite' smashes into Nicaraguan capital

Managua - A mysterious explosion that rocked Nicaragua's crowded capital Managua, creating a large crater, appears to have been caused by a small meteorite, officials said Sunday.Amazingly, in a sprawling city of 1.

Nicaragua abandons search for trapped miners

Managua - Rescue teams on Tuesday called off painstaking efforts to reach seven gold miners trapped underground in Nicaragua for nearly a week after new landslides made the work too dangerous.

Rescued Nicaragua miners join hunt for missing comrades

- Twenty workers dramatically rescued from a collapsed Nicaraguan gold mine joined frantic efforts to find five comrades still missing after the cave-in, officials said Saturday.

Frantic search as Nicaragua mine collapse traps 20

Managua - Rescue teams in Nicaragua were scrambling frantically Friday to reach at least 20 workers trapped deep underground for more than 24 hours after a cave-in at an unlicensed gold mine.
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