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Bad blood stirs in Wilder-Fury heated face-off

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posted February 20, 2020 at 04:33 am Manila Standard Digital

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 The bad blood between the current top heavyweight boxers, Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury, exploded during the face-off and final press conference ahead of their blockbuster rematch on Saturday night at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas.Showing love and respect mostly during their previous press conferences, the tide was quick to change for the prideful gentlemen as the two engaged in a verbal altercation right after they stepped on the stage that later led to shoving.The looks on their eyes and the confidence they wear are telling their bad intentions inside the ring to finally settle their years\’ long rivalry.

Settled to begin the supposed press conference, Fury, who is 29-20-0-1, claimed that his fight with Wilder back in 2018 made the Olympic bronze medallist to go in fame.“I give him his biggest payday of his whole life, got him a big contract with Showtime, I brought him to the biggest stage in the world, Las Vegas… I put million on his account,” the Gypsy King Fury boasted.“You owe me everything. I brought you to this level. Welcome to big-time boxing,” he added. But Wilder, on the other hand, who is 42-41-0-1 can only laugh out loud on Fury’s claim.“When I knocked you out, go to stand-up comedy, bro. You got a career in there,” Wilder responded, who will be defending his WBC heavyweight title for the 11th time.“It\’s an unfinished business. We will just pick up where we left of.”Wilder was able to knock down Fury twice in 2018 but the British boxer survived the American’s superb right-hand power and eventually putting Wilder on the brink. The controversial split draw ignited the rematch despite having them in different boxing promotions.

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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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