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Arum expects fireworks between Elorde, Navarrete

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Top Rank promoter presents artwork of grandfather to younger Elorde

LAS VEGAS, Nevada — Juan Miguel Elorde, grandson of late Filipino boxing legend Gabriel \”Flash\” Elorde, will try to shine under the bright lights of Sin City. 

Scheduled as an undercard of the anticipated Tyson Fury-Otto Wallin heavyweight showdown, the 32-year-old kin of The Flash is set for his biggest task against Mexican Emanuel Navarrete at the T-Mobile Arena  here. 

And Top Rank promoter is expecting fireworks when the two promising boxers, both with 28-1 cards, collide.

“I thinks it\’s gonna be a great fight. It’s a fight to remember,” said Arum during the press conference for the fight on Sunday, September 15, Philippine time. 

“(Elorde’s) a really good fighter, and I think the fight\’s gonna be a really sensational one because the way they both fight, the styles of both fighters. It’s a really great fight,” he added. 

Asked whether the 32-year-old Elorde will outgrow his grandfather’s shadow, or event be the next Manny Pacquiao, the veteran promoter is positive that is possible. 

“Well, it could be yeah. Juan Miguel Elorde hopes to follow in the footstep of his grandfather and Manny Pacquiao,” he said. 

According to Arum, Gabriel Elorde is the one who started it all for Philippine boxing, saying he was the first great Filipino fighter in the United States and the first world champion.

“And his grandson is a chip off the old block, so i\’m delighted to have it here in this event, I mean it\’s a great honor for me to promote somebody from the Elorde Family,” said Arum.

Meanwhile, Bob Arum presented Juan Miguel an original painting of his late great grandfather by renowned artist LeRoy Neiman. 

“This really moves me,” said Arum. 

“I realized the great contributions the Filipinos have made to boxing. Especially Manny pacquiao, but long before him, the first Filipino to win a world championship was Gabriel Elorde,” he continued. 

“In honor of that, we made a picture, of a famous painting by LeRoy Neiman, and we’re gonaa present this to his grandson,” he said while handing over the painting to Juan Mguel during a pre-fight press conference

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Francis Ngannou cries ‘deception’ vs Anthony Joshua camp

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Francis Ngannou cries ‘deception’ vs Anthony Joshua camp

Former UFC fighter Francis Ngannou accused AJ camp of ‘trickery’ when he suffered devastating knockdowns in the first and second round last March 8, 2024 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

The MMA fighter and former UFC heavyweight champion said that AJ camp sabotaged him by letting him go early in the arena.

“We both fought at 3am. What I think, something that’s happened is that they get me to the arena very early. Like my pickup time was 10.30pm to go to the arena. And then when we get to the arena, they tell us that we are scheduled around 1.45am. right?” Ngannou blurted.

He believed that he came exhausted, which resulted in his humiliating defeat.

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Texas Department urges Mike Tyson to pass EEG, EKG tests

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Texas Department urges Mike Tyson to pass EEG, EKG tests

The 57-year old legend Mike Tyson (50 wins – 6 loss) vs 27-year old YouTuber Jake Paul (9 wins – 1 loss) must undergo major tests before the fight to materialize at AT&T Stadium in Texas Arlington on July 20, 2024.

The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulations (TDLR) urged Tyson to undergo or pass a brain test Electroencephalography (EEG) and Electrocardiogram (EKG) for the heart.

“A person aged 36 or older applying for a contestant’s license must submit a report of favourable physical testing conducted within the previous 12 months, including but not limited to an EEG and an EKG.” TDLR elaborated.

Meanwhile, the American youtuber explained that he picked Tyson because he wants to change the history of boxing. He already fought Floyd Mayweather Jr but he lost.

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WBC, Dela Hoya warrant Ryan Garcia vs Athletic Commission

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WBC, Dela Hoya warrant Ryan Garcia vs Athletic Commission

After the controversial posts of Ryan Garcia and the alleged Mental Health evaluation request of the Athletic Commision, the World Boxing Commission (WBC) assured that they are in talks with New York State Commission (NYSC) for the April 20, 2024 bout.

Ryan Garcia (24 wins 1 loss) will clash with undefeated Devin Haney (31 wins – 0 loss) in April however, Ryan faces a number of issues. Though it may be part of marketing their fight, the fans are alarmed how Garcia is behaving in social media.

Boxing Hall of Famer, Golden Boy Promotions founder Oscar Dela Hoya said that Garcia is in great spirits in the gym.

“Don’t mind the posts, that takes like five, 10 seconds of his time. He’s working hard every single minute of the day.” he exclaimed.

WBC president Mauricio Sulaimán said that the fight is not cancelled.

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