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Tyson faces Wallin in bout that all but sets up stage for Fury-Wilder rematch

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CALIFORNIA, USA — Before his much-anticipated title rematch with Deontay Wilder, Tyson Fury will try and stave off the rust with a heavyweight prelude to his bout with the American in early 2020.

“I don’t know much about him. I know he’s from Sweden, I know he’s 28 years old, and he’s a 6’5” southpaw. 16 and a half to 17 stone, he’s got a good jab, was an International amateur boxer and turned pro in about 2013,” said Fury in BT Sport’s No Filter interviewer.

Currently on his training camp in Spain, the “Gypsy King” is not at all concerned with his next foe come September 14 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

The British Fury, in 2015, won the unified WBA, IBF, WBO, IBO, The Ring magazine, and lineal heavyweight titles by defeating long-reigning world champion Wladimir Klitschko in Germany. 

The victory earned him Fighter of the Year and Upset of the Year awards by The Ring.

He will face seemingly unheralded Einar Otto Wallin which presents his undefeated record of 20-0-0 with 12 KOs.

The 28-year-old Swede is a 6’5” southpaw with a reach of 78 inches. His last opponent being Nick Kisner back in April this year. That’s about it for Fury’s next matchup. A fact which Fury admits all that he can really say about the heavyweight from Sweden who made his debut back in 2013. 

Some pundits put it that this fight is an easy way up the ladder for Fury who will be expecting a sort of an exorbitant warmup when he faces the unblemished Swede. 

And is an ugly affirmation of the limited options in the heavyweight division. Let’s just see if Wallin’s weight is worth more than what is advertised.


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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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