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Boxing Updates: ALA boxing closes due to coronavirus; Asian Boxing Championships Postpones

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Here are the hottest boxing updates from JMELO Sports: ALA BOXING closes down due to the loss in the pandemic, Asian Boxing Championships in India to be pushed back in 2021 and Canelo Alvarez to fight for the vacant WBC super-middleweight belt.

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(News #1)

Sad news for the boxing community in the Philippines. ALA Promotions and Gym permanently closes after 35 years of service. The announcement was made on Facebook. According to the post, the company’s future was greatly affected by the coronavirus pandemic and the shutdown of their long-time broadcast network partner, the ABS-CBN.

ALA Promotions was well known for their Pinoy Pride boxing series that ran for more than 40 events. ALA was also the home of Filipino champions Donnie “Ahas” Nietes and Milan Melindo. Other popular Filipino boxers also have their roots in ALA before spreading their wings in the international stage.

Despite the closure, ALA Promotions was thankful for the support of the people around the globe during their three decades of service.

(NEWS #2)

On the other news, Asian Boxing Championships, which was supposed to take place this year was postponed and will be moved in 2021.

While it was pushed back due to the pandemic, India will still has the right to host the said event.

Different countries from Asia are expected to participate next year including boxers from the Philippines.

(NEWS #3)

Meanwhile, Pound-for-pound King Canelo Alvarez is reportedly eyeing to take the vacant WBC super-middleweight belt on his next fight. Canelo was supposed to fight Billy Joe Saunders, however, conflicts arises as Saunders found guilty for misconduct on his viral video.

The WBC super-middleweight belt was vacated after its former owner David Benavidez failed to make the weight on his recent fight against Roamer Alexis Angulo.

While Benavidez won the fight, he won’t regain the belt, thus, it is now up for grabs.

However, promoter Oscar Dela Hoya of the Golden Boy don’t want Canelo to fight Benavidez for the vacant belt. Benavidez is unbeaten on 24 wins with 20 via knockouts. Nonetheless, he is still young compared to the veteran Alvarez.

Progress for the possible fight has yet to be released as of the posting of this video.

That is all for our boxing updates here at JMELO Sports, News and Entertainment.

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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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