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Fury vs Wilder II undercard announced

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posted January 30, 2020 at 02:09 pm

Manila Standard Digital

https://manilastandard.net/sports/sports-headlines/316261/fury-vs-wilder-ii-undercard-announced.html

With the pitstops out of the way, the gargantuan clash between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder will see a reprise as they dance for a second time to settle qualms about their controversial split decision draw back in 2018.
The two undefeated heavyweights set to meet once again to settle their unfinished business come February 22nd at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Wilder will put his WBC title on the line for the 11th time while also trying to win the vacant The Ring as well the as lineal champion reputation of Fury which he mocked during the press conference.
“I don’t believe anybody can match my heart and determination,” said Fury during their press conference.
This is after voicing out the respect on Wilder’s impressive boxing record of 41 knockouts on his 42 wins and one draw.
Meanwhile, the undercard lineup has been announced that will usher in the most anticipated heavyweight matchup this early in 2020.
There will be two heavyweight collisions for February 22 (Feb. 23, Manila time) apart from Fury-Wiler II, Charles Martin (27-2-1, 24 KOs) will face off with Gerald Washington (20-3-1, 13 KOs), a co-promotional effort between PBC and Top Rank.
On the other hand, Emanuel Navarrete (30-1, 26 KOs) is defending his WBO super bantamweight title when he faces Jeo Tupas Santisima (19-2, 16 KOs) for Top Rank’s ”featured fight\” on the undercard.
Likewise, light middleweights Sebastian Fundora (13-0-1, 9 KOs) and Daniel Lewis (6-0, 4 KO) will be the two fighters dubbed as a PBC vs. Top Rank fight.

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Fil-Brit Tiktoker Salt Papi puts the world on notice in latest boxing win

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Fil-Brit Tiktoker Salt Papi puts the world on notice in latest boxing win

A new Pinoy boxer rising? This might be the case if we’re talking about the social media influencers-turned-boxers.

Tiktoker Salt Papi was the talk of the town after his vicious knockout against Youtube sensation Josh Brueckner, a taller, bigger guy.

The Filipino-British boxer landed a perfect right hand right to the face of Brueckner in just the first round.

They served as an undercard of KSI vs. Faze Temperr.

Pro boxer and rising star Ryan Garcia was impressed by Salt Papi’s victory convincing him that the latter should next face Jake Paul.

They are both undefeated in boxing and all of their wins are via knockout.

After the victory, Salt Papi posted a video clip on his Instagram showing a comparison of his knockout to Manny Pacquiao’s iconic KO hit to Ricky Hatton.

The post received lots of comments including boxing’s only eight-division world champion himself.

Pacquiao wrote on the comment “Pwede Na” in which Salt Papi replied with a “salamat po.”

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Jon Jones takes on Ciryl Gane in heavyweight championship

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Jon Jones takes on Ciryl Gane in heavyweight championship

In a shocking announcement, Jon Jones confirmed that he is upping his division and will fight Ciryl Gane for the UFC heavyweight world title.

The development was leaked after T-Mobile Arena displayed an ad about the fight that was later on confirmed by the former pound-for-pound UFC fighter.

“Day one of four, just a few weeks out from my first heavyweight championship against Ciryl Gane,” said Jones.

The mega-bout is expected to take place on UFC 285. Jones has been out of the Octagon for almost three years now.

“Absolutely, I’d love to have Henry [Cejudo] coaching me for this Ciryl Gane fight. Hopefully our schedules can align and we can get on the same page,”  said Jones.

“Bones” Jones at the age of 35 has a record of 26 wins, one loss, zero draw, and one no contest.

While Gane has 11 wins, one loss and zero draw.

The date of the collision has yet to be announced as of writing.

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Pacquiao signs with Rizin for more exhibition bout

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Pacquiao signs with Rizin for more exhibition bout

Boxing’s only eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao is set to continue putting on the gloves as he surprisingly signed under Japan’s Rizin Fighting Federation.

The MMA promotion made it known through their social media with details that the former Philippine senator will box this year against a Japanese fighter.

He recently came back to the sport with an exhibition bout against Korean YouTuber DK Yoo.

“I have agreed with Rizin to fight next year. That date will soon be announced, and also my opponent that Rizin will choose, and I’m open and excited to fight a Japanese fighter,” Pacquiao said during his signing with Rizin.

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