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For Roach, Spence or Garcia as next Pacquiao foe

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CALIFORNIA, USA — After murmurs of a Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao 2 became deafening in recent days, legendary coach Freddie Roach might have doused cold water on the embers of that thought as he bared the names of the fighters Manny could go up against.

It could be Errol Spence Jr. or Danny Garcia opposite the fighting Senator from the Philippines inside the squared circle when he gets inside the ring for the 72nd time February of next year. 

That is if the widely-regarded best trainer of all time would have his way in his ward’s next opponent. 

“Regardless of who they pick, he’s going to be ready,” said Roach.

“I just hope they pick Errol Spence or someone good. He’ll be back I believe in February. They’re talking about that, but I’m not sure how close they are at getting it. Danny Garcia looks like a good fight,” he added as he’s still in the dark as to who exactly Pacquiao will fight early next year.

  Pacquiao, who blemished the undefeated record of trash-talking Keith “One Time” Thurman back in July after a unanimous decision victory over the younger American.

Talks have been growing among the boxing world that Pacquiao could fight Spence, but after topping Shawn Porter recently, the undefeated champion was involved in a car accident.

Fortunately, Spence escaped without any serious injury after the crash, though his camp will most likely not take any chances with his health and force a match with the only 8-division world champion in a few month\’s time.

Meanwhile, Roach also says that Mikey Garcia could be a possible candidate for Pacquiao’s next fight, but the young boxer needs to earn his spot if he wants a shot at the 40-year-old boxing icon.

“He’s a solid fighter. Mikey Garcia, but he lost so badly in his last fight,” said Roach.

“People aren’t interested in that so much. For him [Mikey] to get that fight, he has to get a credible win. There’s a lot of good guys for him to fight. I like challenges,” Roach added.

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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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