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Promoter Eric Gomez, still worried for Canelo fighting Kovalev

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The Golden Boy Promotions President Eric Gomez revealed he is still worried about the upcoming fight of Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev for the WBO light heavyweight title in November 2nd at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas.

“You know, I’m still worried. Look at him, he’s a big guy,” Gomez said referring to Kovalev on a short interview during the Grand Arrivals of the boxers.

The 36-years old light heavyweight champ stands at six feet tall while Alvarez is at 5’8”.

“I’m worried about him [Canelo] jumping two divisions. [Kovalev] He’s a big guy, has a powerful jab and one punch can end it,” he added.

Alvarez is a natural middleweight wherein he is hailed as the best pound-for-pound boxer.

He then skipped the super middleweight and went right at the light heavyweight division to challenge the Kovalev.

In numbers, the 29-year old Canelo will be adding 15 pounds to his weight to achieve the 175 pounds requirement.

Alvarez is a three-division world champion and is vying to make a history of becoming the first Mexican boxer to win belts in four different divisions.

He is currently holding a record of 52 wins with 35 knockouts, one defeat, and two draws.

On the other hand, Kovalev is known as the best active light heavyweight fighter.

The Russian has a record of 34 wins including 29 knockouts, three losses, and one draw.

Despite the speculations on whether Canelo can keep his power, skill, and speed on a much heavier weight, analysts concluded that body shots will be the key to his success while Kovalev has to look for the knockout with his reach advantage.

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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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