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Lucha Libre Fury makes weight against Wallin

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LAS VEGAS, Nevada — The “Gypsy King” turned to ‘El Rey de Los Gitanos’ at weigh-in as he carries on his Mexican-themed strategy to psyche out his opponents.

Tyson Fury renamed himself to the Spanish version of his self-proclaimed monicker and will continue his nod to the Mexican culture ahead of the Central American nation’s Independence day.

Wearing a Lucha libre wrestling mask, Fury weighed in at 254.4 pounds or a little over 18 stones- his lightest since 2015. 

On the other hand, unheralded Otto Wallin tipped the scales at 236 lbs or 16st for their official weigh-in at the MGM Grand before tomorrow’s fight. 

Both register weights inside the catchweight intended for the heavyweight matchup at the T-Mobile Arena here.

“In less than 24 hours from now Otto Wallin will feel the fury,” said Fury in his best American accent towards his Swedish foe.

The British boxing star is eyeing this as a glorified warmup before his rematch with Deontay Wilder early next year.

“Bob, get the steel cage out Bob so this bum doesn’t run away,” he added, talking to Top Rank veteran promoter Bob Arum still sticking to his whole wrestling approach to the match. 

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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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