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Canelo reveals plan to fight up close against Kovalev

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posted October 28, 2019 at 02:18 am

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Saul “Canelo” Alvarez disclosed to media that their camp is focused on a close distance fight ahead of its anticipated match against the light heavyweight champion, Sergey Kovalev.

“Right now we are fighting in a short distance,” he said in an interview before their final press conference at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas.

Although the challenger insisted that the game plan can change on Saturday night (US time) as the fight progresses.

“You don’t know until you’re on the ring. I’m able to do and I know I can do many other things than that. I might apply other things I know aside from that. I still don’t know, it is not until you are there to figure it out,” he added.

Fighting up close is an ideal strategy for Canelo if he plans to destroy Kovalev through body shots as well as to eliminate the height and reach advantages of the Russian.

But trainer Eddy Reynoso firmly believes that Saul Alvarez is a multi-dimensional boxer and it will not be a hindrance if they have to adjust in the fight itself.

The weight has been the talk about their upcoming fight. Canelo will be fighting at the light heavyweight division for the first time in his career and during the press con, he stressed out that he’s comfortable at 175 pounds.

Canelo also confirmed the rumors about him knocking out a heavyweight sparring partner on their training.

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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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