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Danny Garcia set aside distraction ahead of Ivan Redkach fight

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posted January 23, 2020 at 05:37 pm

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By Ponciano \”John\” Melo Jr.

Danny Garcia is all but locked-in in facing Ivan Redkach at the Barclay’s Center in New York City.
With the next possible opponent making bigger noise in the headlines than the upcoming bout, Garcia made sure to set aside all the distractions come Saturday night.
“No. Not at all. I\’m locked in. I\’ve been here before. I\’m ready for Saturday night. I know what I\’m up against and I never overlook somebody,” he said.
“I know promotions throwing other names to other promotions just to tie it in and make the fight bigger but I\’m locked in,” he continued.
He also vowed to acquire more knowledge in the sport as he steps closer to the biggest spotlight.
“I learn something new every time I\’m out there. I don\’t know yet but I\’ll definitely learn something new and adjust from it and learn from it. We\’ll see what happens.”
Garcia and Redkach are set to clash in a WBC welterweight eliminator to cash in for the next title match.
One of which is a possible bout with the fighting senator of the Philippines and the only eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao.
The camp of Pacquiao will also be in attendance on fight night.
And with the probability of inking a deal with Pacquiao if he comes victorious, the soft-spoken Garcia has nothing but good to say on what could be the biggest fight of his boxing career.
“I used to fight in the undercards as a prospect. Definitely a blessing,” he said.
The American was also in awe during the last two fights of Pacquiao.
“He was good against [Adrien] Broner but he was like the old Manny against [Keith] Thurman.”
Pacquiao dealt Thurman his first professional defeat to win the WBA Super Welterweight belt last July at the age of 40.

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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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