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Nonito Donaire misses date with destiny, falls to Mexican Sensation Alexandro Santiago

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LAS VEGAS – In a thrilling showdown, Mexican fighter Alexandro Santiago secured a unanimous 12-round decision to claim the vacant World Boxing Council bantamweight world title at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The 27-year-old Santiago achieved the first world title of his career by denying 40-year-old Nonito “Filipino Flash” Donaire a chance at becoming the oldest reigning champ in the division, leaving former four-division champion in his wake.

The fight began with a competitive edge, as Donaire rocked Santiago with a powerful left hook in the third round.

However, as the bout progressed, Santiago’s relentless pace proved too much for the Filipino-American veteran. Santiago landed a barrage of convincing blows in the ninth round, effectively halting Donaire’s momentum when he tried to deliver a decisive blow.

The judges’ scorecards unanimously favored Santiago, with one judge scoring the bout 115-113 and the other two at 116-112. With this victory, Santiago’s record improved to an impressive 28-3 with five draws and 14 knockouts.

After the bout, Santiago expressed his honor in facing a legend like Nonito Donaire, and the two shared a touching moment in the ring. Donaire, despite the disappointment, remained positive, stating his love for the sport and his desire to continue.

It was evident that time has caught up with Donaire, as the Mexican fighter outworked the former champion throughout the match.

Although Donaire had his moments, including a powerful left hook that rocked Santiago in the third round, Santiago proved resilient and dominated the fight with his consistent combinations.

The victory solidifies Alexandro Santiago’s status as a rising star in the bantamweight division, while Nonito Donaire’s remarkable career takes a new turn.

As the boxing world continues to buzz with excitement over the welterweight unification bout between Errol Spence and Terence Crawford, Santiago’s triumph adds to the night’s intrigue and showcases the sport’s constant evolution.

In a sport that embraces both legends and new talents, the rise of Alexandro Santiago shines a spotlight on the future of boxing, leaving fans eager for more electrifying matchups and unforgettable moments in the ring.

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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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