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Nicaragua says all drug-runner airfields destroyed

Managua - Nicaragua's military said Friday all clandestine airfields used by cartels to run drugs to the United States were destroyed and steps taken to make sure they would not reopen.

Nicaragua blames Costa Rica as Cubans storm border

Managua - Nicaragua said thousands of Cubans forced their way into its territory from Costa Rica on Sunday, accusing its southern neighbor of "deliberately and irresponsibly" flooding it with US-bound migrants.

Official details Obama's $1 bn aid plan for Central America

Managua - A US official detailed a $1 billion aid plan for Central America Wednesday focused mainly on Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala -- violence-wracked countries of origin for many unauthorized migrants trying to enter the United States.

Amnat Ruenroeng targets lucrative fight against Roman Gonzalez

IBF flyweight champion Amnat Ruenroeng of Thailand is likely to land a lucrative fight against pound-for-pound king and WBC flyweight champion Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez of Nicaragua in a unification bout early next year.

Op-Ed: Who should Roman 'Chocolatito' Gonzalez fight next

With his knockout win against Filipino-American challenger Brian Viloria Saturday night at Madison Square Gardner in New York, pound-for-pound king Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez seems to be running out of worthy opponents in the 112-pound limit.

Op-Ed: Donnie Nietes needs to move up in weight to face Roman Gonzalez

After defending his light flyweight title against Juan "Pinky" Alejo Saturday night at the StubHub Center in Carson, California, Donnie "Ahas" Nietes has started calling out Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez of Nicaragua for his next title fight.

Roman Gonzalez knocks out Brian Viloria in ninth round

Pound-for-pound king Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez has solidified his hold as pound-for-pound supremo by knocking out Brian Viloria in the ninth round of their title fight Saturday night at the Madison Square Garden in New York.

Donnie Nietes leads ALA fighters in 'Philippines vs The World'

Four of the finest boxers in ALA boxing stable are ready to face their individual opponents in a weekend boxing event in Carson, California dubbed "Philippines vs The World."

Op-Ed: Brian Viloria could spoil Gonzalez' reign as pound-for-pound king

Former WBO and WBA flyweight champion Brian Viloria has assured his fans they will witness the best Viloria in the ring when he squares off with unbeaten flyweight champion Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez Saturday at Madison Square Garden in New York.

Roman Gonzales banks on superior conditioning to beat Viloria

Pound-for-pound king Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez believes the more physically well-conditioned fighter will win when he faces Brian Viloria on Oct. 17 in a title fight at Madison Square Garden in New York City

Roman Gonzalez is The Ring's new pound-for-pound king

WBC and The Ring flyweight champion Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez has taken the place of Floyd Mayweather, Jr. as The Ring's No.1 fighter in the world, pound for pound.

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.
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