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Thurman: “I favour Spence” over Pacquiao

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By Ponciano Melo – With months away from the much-awaited return of the 42-year old Manny Pacquiao, Keith Thurman picked his side on who he thought is winning in his fight against the unbeaten Errol Spence Jr.

Former world welterweight champion Keith Thurman is picking WBC and IBF world welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr. to crush Manny Pacquiao when the two contenders meet inside the ring on August 21.

\”I do respect Pacquiao but I favor Spence,\” Thurman said in an interview with Fighthype.com.

\”Just because of size, youth, and then ultimately when was the last time we saw Pacquiao against a world-class southpaw? Styles make fights especially against Manny Pacquiao we\’ve seen throughout in his career many different times,\” he added.

Thurman understands what it resembles to get in the ring with the Filipino boxing symbol, having lost to him in his last battle in July 2019 through split choice. Therefore, Thurman says it is inappropriate to forget about Pacquiao.

His number one attribute is that speed, and power coming in awkward little angles with that burst of energy. I do believe that is something Errol has not seen in his career,\” he said.

\”Punches the way that Pacquiao punches, but I was able to walk Pac down by keeping my guard up. Spence is really good in his guard. I think he\’ll be able to do what he needs to do in the fight, but I\’m not saying Pacquiao is out of it.\”

The 42-year-old Pacquiao has recently started his preparations for Errol Spence. The official venue of the mega showdown is yet to be announced.

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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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