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Duno thrilled for the bigger spotlight against Garcia

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By Ponciano \”John\” Melo Jr.

posted October 28, 2019 at 06:43 pm

Manila Standard Digital

https://manilastandard.net/sports/sports-headlines/308879/duno-thrilled-for-the-bigger-spotlight-against-garcia.html

Romero Duno was all but excited for Saturday night as he made his appearance in the boxers’ grand arrival at the MGM Grand, Tuesday afternoon.
“I feel excited for this fight because this is a big card,” the pride of Cotabato said.
Duno will fight the American Ryan Garcia for the vacant WBC Silver Lightweight title and will be the co-main event of the Canelo Alvarez-Sergey Kovalev fight.
The 24-year old, however, is a heavy underdog in the fight. Garcia has a clean slate of 18 wins with 15 knockouts while Duno has 21 wins including 16 KOs and one defeat.
“A lot of people said that King Ryan will beat you, King Ryan’s speed will beat your power. I said to myself maybe I can have a technique to counter that kind of speed,” he recalled.
Duno earned the alias “Ruthless” because of his power punches while Garcia is known as “the Flash” due to his speed.
Making things possible for Duno-Garcia fight was the Golden Boy Promotions led by its CEO Oscar Dela Hoya after it failed to push through on the first offer.
The fight itself will greatly boost Duno’s campaign to make his name known as Garcia is very popular in social media with his million followers. And a win from the fight could eventually draw interest for bigger names in the boxing world.

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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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