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Donaire eyes date with destiny, Mexican star stands in way

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Donaire loses to unanimous decision for the vacant WBC Bantamweight belt

Filipino boxing legend Nonito Donaire is set to make history once again as he eyes the WBC bantamweight championship at the age of 40.

On July 30 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Donaire will face off against Alexandro Santiago in a bid to become a two-time WBC bantamweight champion.

The much-anticipated bout between Donaire and Santiago will be part of a stacked fight card headlined by the highly awaited showdown between Errol Spence and Terence Crawford for the undisputed welterweight championship.

Originally scheduled for a different event, the Donaire-Santiago matchup was moved to the Spence-Crawford card due to the postponement of the bout between Jesus Ramos and Sergio Garcia. Despite the change in venue, the significance of the clash remains undiminished.

Donaire is no stranger to breaking records. On May 29, 2021, at the age of 38, he stunned the world by knocking out Nordine Oubaali and claiming the WBC bantamweight title.

This victory made him the oldest living champion in the 118-pound division. However, he later relinquished the belt in a rematch against Naoya Inoue.

With Inoue moving to the super bantamweight division, the WBC bantamweight title is now vacant, providing Donaire with a chance to reclaim the crown and solidify his status as the oldest bantamweight champion.

However, standing in his way is the determined Alexandro Santiago.

Santiago came close to dethroning another Filipino boxer, Jerwin Ancajas, for the IBF junior bantamweight title in 2018, narrowly escaping with a controversial split draw.

As Donaire and Santiago prepare to collide in the ring, fans can expect an intense and memorable battle between two skilled warriors.

Donaire’s legacy as a boxing legend is on the line, while Santiago aims to make a name for himself on the biggest stage of his career.

The stage is set for an epic night of boxing, as two fighters from different generations vie for glory. Donaire’s quest to become a two-time WBC bantamweight champion and Santiago’s hunger to secure a career-defining victory promise to make this showdown a must-watch event for fight fans worldwide.

The T-Mobile Arena will bear witness to history as these warriors leave everything in the ring in pursuit of victory and legacy.

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Francis Ngannou cries ‘deception’ vs Anthony Joshua camp

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Francis Ngannou cries ‘deception’ vs Anthony Joshua camp

Former UFC fighter Francis Ngannou accused AJ camp of ‘trickery’ when he suffered devastating knockdowns in the first and second round last March 8, 2024 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

The MMA fighter and former UFC heavyweight champion said that AJ camp sabotaged him by letting him go early in the arena.

“We both fought at 3am. What I think, something that’s happened is that they get me to the arena very early. Like my pickup time was 10.30pm to go to the arena. And then when we get to the arena, they tell us that we are scheduled around 1.45am. right?” Ngannou blurted.

He believed that he came exhausted, which resulted in his humiliating defeat.

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Texas Department urges Mike Tyson to pass EEG, EKG tests

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Texas Department urges Mike Tyson to pass EEG, EKG tests

The 57-year old legend Mike Tyson (50 wins – 6 loss) vs 27-year old YouTuber Jake Paul (9 wins – 1 loss) must undergo major tests before the fight to materialize at AT&T Stadium in Texas Arlington on July 20, 2024.

The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulations (TDLR) urged Tyson to undergo or pass a brain test Electroencephalography (EEG) and Electrocardiogram (EKG) for the heart.

“A person aged 36 or older applying for a contestant’s license must submit a report of favourable physical testing conducted within the previous 12 months, including but not limited to an EEG and an EKG.” TDLR elaborated.

Meanwhile, the American youtuber explained that he picked Tyson because he wants to change the history of boxing. He already fought Floyd Mayweather Jr but he lost.

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WBC, Dela Hoya warrant Ryan Garcia vs Athletic Commission

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WBC, Dela Hoya warrant Ryan Garcia vs Athletic Commission

After the controversial posts of Ryan Garcia and the alleged Mental Health evaluation request of the Athletic Commision, the World Boxing Commission (WBC) assured that they are in talks with New York State Commission (NYSC) for the April 20, 2024 bout.

Ryan Garcia (24 wins 1 loss) will clash with undefeated Devin Haney (31 wins – 0 loss) in April however, Ryan faces a number of issues. Though it may be part of marketing their fight, the fans are alarmed how Garcia is behaving in social media.

Boxing Hall of Famer, Golden Boy Promotions founder Oscar Dela Hoya said that Garcia is in great spirits in the gym.

“Don’t mind the posts, that takes like five, 10 seconds of his time. He’s working hard every single minute of the day.” he exclaimed.

WBC president Mauricio Sulaimán said that the fight is not cancelled.

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