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Duno, Garcia weighs 135 pounds for the WBC silver lightweight

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The official weigh-in between Romero Duno and Ryan Garcia came smoothly as both boxers weighed 135 pounds each.

Duno challenges Garcia for the vacant WBC silver lightweight belt while betting his WBO-NABO belt as well.

The two emerging stars are set as the co-main event of the Canelo-Kovalev light heavyweight title match at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, Saturday night.

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“I told Golden Boy [Promotions] when I re-signed with them the first opponent I want to fight was the man right there [Romero Duno],” said Garcia shortly after the weigh-in.

“It is a big moment for my life, a big test and I’m ready to make a huge statement, he added.

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Garcia is unbeaten after 18 fights with 15 knockouts in total.

Meanwhile, Duno also known for his moniker ‘ruthless’ has 16 KOs in 21 wins with one defeat.

Asked what Garcia expects for the fight, he told Duno will live up to his alias.

“I know he will be coming non-stop but I got something for him.”

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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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