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Elorde-Navarrete on, both fighters at 121 pounds

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By Ponciano “John” Melo Jr.

Manila Standard Digital

posted September 14, 2019 at 03:52 pm https://manilastandard.net/sports/sports-headlines/305083/-elorde-navarrete-on-both-fighters-at-121-pounds-.html

LAS VEGAS, Nevada — Juan Miguel Elorde is one step closer to the promised land.
The grandson of Filipino boxing legend Gabriel “The Flash” Elorde, the 32-year-old Pinoy fighter will look to capture the title and gain national pride in another exciting Mexico-Philippines clash.
Juan Miguel is looking to capture the belt against dangerous Mexican and three-time defending WBO super-bantamweight champion Emanuel Navarrete at the T-Mobile Arena here.
This is arguably the biggest fight in the Filipino’s 11-year pro career.
A day before the fight, Elorde breezed through the scales tipping in at 121.2 pounds.
His opponent Navarrete, on the other hand, scaled at 121.8 pounds at the official weigh-in at the MGM Grand.
Elorde-Navarrete is a scheduled undercard and a precursor to the main event between Tyson Fury-Otto Wallin heavyweight collision.
Even if his Mexican foe is much favored heading into the fight and called in at short notice, Elorde is looking to gain inspiration from the legacy of his legendary grandfather.
“He was my idol. I want to be a world champion someday,” the younger Elorde said.

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Iron Mike signs to smash Jake Paul in a pro bout

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Jake Paul, Nate Diaz agree to a 10-round boxing match

Despite the 31 years old gap, heavyweight legend Mike Tyson (50 – 6) officially signed a contract for 8 rounds professional fight against the 27-year old youtuber Jake Paul (9 – 1).

Nakisa Bidarian, Most Valuable Promotions founder, announced last April 29, 2024 that the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation approved the fight with two minutes per round in 14-ounce gloves. This is not an exhibition fight

“I get up in the morning and do the real work. Then I go to the gym; I go to strength and conditioning. Then I start all over again,”Tyson said in his preparation for the upcoming fight vs Jake on July 20, 2024 in AT&T Stadium in Arlington Texas.

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Saudi Arabia brews Canelo vs Crawford to repair alleged ‘Broken Boxing’

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Boxing's pound-for-pound king Canelo Alvarez to make boxing return in September

The General Entertainment Authority (GEA) believes Canelo Alvarez (61-2-2) vs Terrence Crawford (40 – 0) will fix the alleged “broken boxing sport.”

The GEA is a department in the Saudi Arabia government that regulates and promotes their entertainment industry.

There are reports that the super mega-fight will happen in December 2024 or January 2025 in Saudi Arabia.

It can be recalled that Floyd Mayweather’s match with Manny Pacquiao remains the biggest-selling boxing pay-per-view in the history of the sport. However they are already retired. as of this writing

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Usyk relentlessly ravages Tyson Fury in round 9

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The Ukrainian heavyweight champ Oleksandr Usyk dethroned the “Gypsy King” as he ravaged Tyson Fury in round 9 at Kingdom Arena in  Riyadh, Saudi Arabia last May 18,2024.

The undisputed heavyweight Usyk maintained his undefeated record of 22-0. Fury on the other hand tasted his first defeat of 34-1-1.

The action-packed fight between Fury and Usyk resulted in a split decision. Judge Manuel Oliver Palermo gave 115–112 for Usyk, judge Craig Metcalfe tallied 114–113 for Fury, while judge Mike Fitzgerald scored it with 114–113 for Usyk.

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