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ALL-FILIPINO BOUT: DONAIRE VS CASIMERO FOR UNIFICATION BOUT

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Filipinos are known as great boxers with the likes of Manny Pacquiao of course and
Nonito Donaire Jr.
Donaire made himself known once again recently after capturing his old bantamweight
belt by defeating Nordine Oubaali.
Now then, the OG is about to make his defense on his belt but not just to anybody, he
will do it against his fellow kababayan John Riel Casimero.
Casimero and Donaire will clash in a unification bout in bid to fight Naoya Inoue next.
Both are eager to face Inoue as Donaire lost to him while Casimero wants to prove that
the Japanese superstar is not a “monster” as they used to call him.
But before they be able to do their things against Inoue, they will clash first inside the
boxing ring. This is a rare opportunity and many Filipinos are not happy with it because
they can’t pick who they will cheer on.
History is set to unfurl in Philippine boxing.
Out of the blue, two Filipinos are set for a bantamweight unification match as World
Boxing Council (WBC) champ Nonito Donaire crashes against World Boxing
Organization (WBO) titleist John Riel Casimero on August 14 at a site to be resolved.
Showtime will broadcast the match as the headliner of a triple header.
Donaire himself declared the news on his online media pages on Sunday, with
Casimero affirming the battle by posting two Philippine banner emoticons with an \’x\’ in
the middle on Twitter around the same time.
Casimero moreover retweeted a tweet declaring his battle against Donaire.
The 31-year-old Casimero should confront Guillermo Rigondeaux on August 14, yet the
Cuban fighter chose to give route for the all-Filipino conflict.
Apparently, Rigondeaux will confront a rival to be resolved on the Donaire-Casimero
undercard. On the off chance that Rigondeaux wins that battle, he could challenge the
champ among Donaire and Casimero.
\”The Filipino Flash\” Donaire recaptured the WBC belt subsequent to taking out French
Nordine Oubaali last month. The 38-year-old games a 41-6 success misfortune card
with 27 knockouts.
Then again, \”Quadro Alas\” Casimero last battled in September last year when he
scored a TKO prevail upon Ghanaian Duke Micah. Casimero conveys a 30-4 record
with 21 knockouts.

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Fil-Brit Tiktoker Salt Papi puts the world on notice in latest boxing win

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Fil-Brit Tiktoker Salt Papi puts the world on notice in latest boxing win

A new Pinoy boxer rising? This might be the case if we’re talking about the social media influencers-turned-boxers.

Tiktoker Salt Papi was the talk of the town after his vicious knockout against Youtube sensation Josh Brueckner, a taller, bigger guy.

The Filipino-British boxer landed a perfect right hand right to the face of Brueckner in just the first round.

They served as an undercard of KSI vs. Faze Temperr.

Pro boxer and rising star Ryan Garcia was impressed by Salt Papi’s victory convincing him that the latter should next face Jake Paul.

They are both undefeated in boxing and all of their wins are via knockout.

After the victory, Salt Papi posted a video clip on his Instagram showing a comparison of his knockout to Manny Pacquiao’s iconic KO hit to Ricky Hatton.

The post received lots of comments including boxing’s only eight-division world champion himself.

Pacquiao wrote on the comment “Pwede Na” in which Salt Papi replied with a “salamat po.”

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Jon Jones takes on Ciryl Gane in heavyweight championship

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Jon Jones takes on Ciryl Gane in heavyweight championship

In a shocking announcement, Jon Jones confirmed that he is upping his division and will fight Ciryl Gane for the UFC heavyweight world title.

The development was leaked after T-Mobile Arena displayed an ad about the fight that was later on confirmed by the former pound-for-pound UFC fighter.

“Day one of four, just a few weeks out from my first heavyweight championship against Ciryl Gane,” said Jones.

The mega-bout is expected to take place on UFC 285. Jones has been out of the Octagon for almost three years now.

“Absolutely, I’d love to have Henry [Cejudo] coaching me for this Ciryl Gane fight. Hopefully our schedules can align and we can get on the same page,”  said Jones.

“Bones” Jones at the age of 35 has a record of 26 wins, one loss, zero draw, and one no contest.

While Gane has 11 wins, one loss and zero draw.

The date of the collision has yet to be announced as of writing.

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Pacquiao signs with Rizin for more exhibition bout

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Pacquiao signs with Rizin for more exhibition bout

Boxing’s only eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao is set to continue putting on the gloves as he surprisingly signed under Japan’s Rizin Fighting Federation.

The MMA promotion made it known through their social media with details that the former Philippine senator will box this year against a Japanese fighter.

He recently came back to the sport with an exhibition bout against Korean YouTuber DK Yoo.

“I have agreed with Rizin to fight next year. That date will soon be announced, and also my opponent that Rizin will choose, and I’m open and excited to fight a Japanese fighter,” Pacquiao said during his signing with Rizin.

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