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Pacquiao training non-stop amid Independence Day, earthquake

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By Ponciano “John” Melo Jr.

posted July 05, 2019 at 05:59 pm

Manila Standard Digital

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Not even a strong earthquake that rocked Southern California could faze Manny Pacquiao in his training for his upcoming fight against loudmouthed Keith Thurman Jr. on July 20 (July 21 Manila time).
Preparing doubly hard for his bout with the undefeated fighter, the Pacman’s intense training was no match for the 6.4 Magnitude tremor that hit roughly 150 miles away from his LA traning camp.
“I’m not alarmed, normal, it’s only written in the bible,” said in an interview with Balitang America.
Putting on his own fiery display at the Wildcard Gym, Pacquiao opened American Independence Day in time for Fourth of July celebrations, with a media workout, as usual, open to the public.

A little while later, 6.4 magnitude tremblor, with an epicenter near the city of Ridgecrest at 10:33 local time (18:33GMT).
“It’s Jesus, told us that the beginning of birth pains when hear rumor of wars, earthquakes in birth places, you know the summer is near it’s the beginning of birth pains,” he added.
Pacquiao, who showcased tremendous work ethic as he did not took a day off even on a holiday, continuing his training camp with mitts workout even without sparring partners who took time off to celebrate the holiday.
In front of hudreds of fans, the fighting Senator worked on his strength and conditioning only three weeks before his fight with the younger American Thurman.
Billed as one of the most important fight nights this year, Pacquiao-Thurman promises to be an explosive affair at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

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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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