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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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Ruiz downs Ortiz in heavyweight title eliminator

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Ruiz downs Ortiz in heavyweight title eliminator

Andy Ruiz Jr. is slowly getting back as a heavyweight title contender after dominating Luis Ortiz.

The former unified heavyweight world champion knocked down “King Kong” Ortiz thrice to win via unanimous decision.

Next in line for the boxer who had one of the greatest upsets in boxing history is to face the former WBC king Deontay Wilder.

Wilder, who has been out of the picture since being destroyed by Tyson Fury in their rematch, will make a return to face Robert Helenius before eventually fighting the Mexican Ortiz.

The Ruiz-Wilder bout is a big chance to happen as both heavyweights are under the boxing promoter Al Haymon.

“We’re always looking for great exciting fights we love to give the fans,” said Wilder, who was on ringside during the Ruiz-Ortiz clash.

“So if that’s what is lined up next, I’ve got to handle business and after that, we can get it on.”

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KSI returns and wins two fights in one night

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KSI returns and wins two fights in one night

Famous YouTuber KSI returned to the boxing ring after some time and he announced it by dominating two fights in one night.

Olajide Olatunji, his real name, first defeated Swarmz, a Briton rapper who happened to be his friend as well. The match ended in the second round and then after several other matches, KSI stepped up once more to TKO Luis Alcaraz Pineda, a true professional boxer.

But despite these wins KSI’s pro record remains at 1-0 as both fights were not given a green light as officially-sanctioned bouts.

One of the undercards in the event was Salt Papi, a Tiktok star that is a Filipino. He won easily in his first fight with an impressive knock out.

Salt Papi became famous for his fake run videos and since then went on a fitness journey that led to his boxing debut

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Philippines left with no boxing world champion

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Philippines left with no boxing world champion

2022 is not yet over but we’ve already seen the fall of our boxing world champions one
by one.
And with Mark Magsayo failing to defend his WBC featherweight belt in his first title
defense, it left the Philippines with no more current world champion in the sport.
Magsayo went through a heartbreaker with a split decision loss against Rey Vargas of
Mexico.
Rene Mark Cuarto also lost the IBF minimumweight title to another Mexican boxer
named Daniel Valladares.
Just last month, it was Nonito “The Filipio Flash” Donaire who surrendered his WBC
Bantamweight belt to the Japanese Monster Noaya Inoue, his second defeat to the now
unified bantamweight champion.
Jerwin Ancajas likewise suffered the same fate while Johnriel Casimero got his WBO
bantamweightbelt stripped from him due to violation in the weight cut guidelines.
Now, the questions afloat are who will be the next Pinoy champion? Will there be
another Pinoy champ?
With Manny Pacquiao retired from professional boxer after losing his belt as well to
Yordenis Ugas, who will be the next boxer that will give the Philippines back its pride?
Up and coming star Eumir Marcial is on the list after capturing the bronze medal in the
Tokyo Olympics. Magsayo is not off the chart as well as he is still young, it’s just a
matter of bouncing back.

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