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BREAKING | Navarrete stops Elorde misery in 4th

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LAS VEGAS, Nevada — It was a masterclass from the defending Mexican champion.

Juan Miguel Elorde, the grandson of Filipino boxing legend Gabriel “The Flash” Elorde, hit a rough patch on his way towards boxing glory under the renowned Elorde name.

This after Emanuel Navarrete put on a show on Mexican Independence Weekend, breezing through the Filipino en route to a 4th round TKO at the T-Mobile Arena, Sunday Manila time. 

Navarrete retained his WBO super-bantamweight agains the Pinoy challenger after a sweeping right hand that finally put an end to the onslaught.

The Mexican champ moves up to 29-1 with 25 KOs after referee Russell Mora stopped the bout 26 seconds into the fourth round of a fight that acted as a swift precursor between the heavyweight clash between Tyson Fury and Otto Wallin.

It was never meant to last.

Elorde, who stood toe-to-toe with Navarrete in the first round, stalked his opponent and waited for his foe to commit a mistake, only before the Mexican hit his stride in the second round after a left uppercut and a series of combinations.

It only went to the deciding fourth, however, when Elorde was saved by the bell after a technical knockdown before the 3rd round, leaning on the ropes to keep him up.

“Im happy that I put on a great performance,” said Navarrete after the bout.

“Hopefully my opponent is okay. But I’m proud to win in my first Las Vegas show, and to do it during Mexican Independence. Viva Mexico!” he added.

 Asked about the referee stoppage, the Mexican says that it was the right thing to do, this amid the Elorde’s corner was reportedly heard saying to the referee that if the Filipino was hurt further, they’re stopping the fight. 

But even after a valiant stand from the younger Elorde, actually tagging Navarrete with a right in opening seconds of the fourth, the Mexican was too strong, too good and too much for the 32-year-old Pinoy. 

“Most importantly it was a good performance, the ref did a good choice. At the end of the day, I came away with the hardfought victory,” said Navarrete in Spanish. 

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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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