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Spence clinches unified welterweight belts, beats Porter via split decision

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By Ponciano “John” Melo Jr.

LOS ANGELES — Errol Spence Jr. is now the Unified Welterweight Champion after edging out Shawn Porter through judges\’ split decision in the main event at the Staples Center.
Both fighters put a dazzling duel much to the delight of the fans in attendance.

Photo by Ponciano \”John\” Melo Jr.
Spence, the favored to win the match, had to go through all 12 rounds to retain his unbeaten boxing record (26-0) and now holds the IBF and WBF Welterweight weights.
A strong left hand sent Porter down in the 11th round, a big boost to Spence to score points as both boxers continued throwing punches in the last round.
They went head-to-head since the first bell as the underdog Porter delivered to Spence a close distance fight, the unorthodox style of Porter caused trouble for Spence but he managed to survive his foes trading blows by blows in a non-stop 12-round action.
The judges scored the match 116-111, 116-11, 115-112 in favor of Spence.
He dealt Porter his third defeat in 30 wins as the opponent proved to be his biggest test so far in his rising career.

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‘Underdog’ Marlon Tapales leaks aggressive plans vs Inoue

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Despite a 51% knockout ratio (KO) of Marlon Tapales, the underdog pinoy champion eyes an aggressive game plan vs Naoya Inoue on December 26, 2023 in Japan.

The Japanese monster has a 92% KO power but the sparring partner of Tapales revealed how the underdog pinoy became relentless.

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Anthony Joshua sees Usyk victory vs Fury next year

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Ukrainian Heavyweight champ Oleksandr Usyk is set to end Tyson Fury’s reign on February 14, 2024, in Saudi Arabia for an undisputed world title fight.

Fury and Usyk will unify World Boxing Council (WBC), World Boxing Association (WBA), World Boxing Organization (WBO) and International Boxing Federation (IBF) heavyweight world titles.

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Wilder, Anthony Joshua ‘Day of Reckoning’ for 2024 clash

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Tyson Fury sticks to decision on boxing retirement

Deontay Wilder and Anthony Joshua tune up fights vs Wallin and Parker in Kingdom Arena in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia prepare them for their super megafight next year.

This is part of the Day of reckoning fights on December 23, 2023 as follows: Anthony Joshua vs. Otto Wallin; Deontay Wilder vs. Joseph Parker ; Daniel Dubois vs. Jarrell Miller ; Dmitry Bivol vs. Lyndon Arthur ; Jai Opetaia vs. Ellis Zorro ; Frank Sanchez vs. Junior Fa ; Filip Hrgovic vs. Mark De Mori ; Arslanbek Makhmudov vs. Agit Kabayel

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