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Pinoy undercard Jhon Gemino upset Mexican foe via fifth-round KO

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posted November 24, 2019 at 06:51 pm

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Filipino boxer Jhon Gemino stole the untelevised broadcast in the Wilder-Ortiz II after a massive upset over the unbeaten American boxer Arnold Alejandro via fifth-round knockout on their lightweight bout.

A left hook followed by a right hand sent Alejandro in the canvass for the second time in their fight before the referee waved it off for good.

\”Masaya kasi hindi inaasahan. Nagulat lang talaga ako na napatumba ko siya. Akala ko babangon pa,\” said the 5\’3\” Gemino on an exclusive interview with Ponciano Melo Jr.

The boxer residing in Lipa, Batangas and an Ozamis Occidental native addressed that the victory was also dedicated to the fellow Pinoy boxers who failed to get the win in their recent fights.

A left jab in the first round already sent his opponent down, in this moment Gemino knew he could go for the kill as he elaborated what happened. Remaining aggressive but with care, Gemino took the fight upon the American in the succeeding rounds until he finished him off in the fifth on their scheduled eight-rounder.

 Gemino, a natural 122 pounder flew with his camp was eyeing a fight at 126 pounds but the later decided their match to be at 130.

His camp noted that no one likes to fight him at bantamweight but they accepted the challenge of 130 which was originally at super bantam (126) because they were already in America.

Good for them, Gemino pulled a stunning upset.

He now has a professional record of 21 wins, 11 via knockout, 12 defeats and 1 draw while Alejandro suffered his first loss (11 wins, 1 loss).

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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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