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Romero Duno on his upcoming fight: “Not only Manny Pacquiao can do history”

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Filipinos have always been in the backside of the match, either in life or in the ring. And on Saturday night, an emerging young boxer is set to flip that again.

Just like the living legend Manny Pacquiao, a native of Cotabato City named Romero Duno started fighting in the backyards until he saw himself in probably the biggest break of his early boxing career, fighting as the co-main event of the anticipated fight between Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez and Sergey ‘Krusher’ Kovalev at the historic MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas.

The 24-year old Filipino will fight Ryan Garcia for the vacant WBC Silver lightweight title.

The fight was an answered prayer for Duno after failing to get the match with Garcia on the first attempt.

On the final press conference of the undercards, Duno was all but grateful for the opportunity that the Golden Boy Promotions handed him, but that does not mean he’s not all business, in fact, he is far more motivated.

“It is a very big opportunity for me to show the world that not only Manny Pacquiao can do history in boxing in the Philippines. There are a lot of Filipino fighters that can do that,” Duno said.

Indeed, there are still a lot of talents in the country

Going back to the fight, Duno was asked why he chose Garcia, in which he is an underdog.

“I want to give the fans what they want. They said they want me to fight King Ryan then [I’ll fight him]. I am always ready, born ready,” he added.

Duno currently has a record of 21 wins in 16 knockouts with one defeat.

On the other side, Garcia is 18-0 with 15 KOs.

Their bout is a 10-rounder scheduled on Saturday night.

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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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