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Wilder set aside talks on Fury rematch, wants to focus first on Ortiz

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By Bombo Ponciano \’John\’ Melo Jr -November 12, 2019 | 4:02 PM

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Deontay Wilder is all business for his upcoming rematch with Luis Ortiz on November 23rd at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas.
The WBC heavyweight champion has yet to entertain his already possible upcoming fight after the Wilder-Ortiz II with another rematch with Tyson Fury in the first stage of 2020.
The rematch is the possible decider for both fighters after a controversial finish last March.
41-0 (40 KOs) Wilder is eager to prove his supremacy after Ortiz gave the champ his toughest moment in boxing, in the seventh round to be exact.
Motivated than ever, Wilder is eyeing for a knockout in protecting his clean record but he knows it is not going to be a walk in the park.
\”If you’re a boxing fan or even if you’re not a boxing fan, and you just want to come in/tune in and see what Wilder is all about, this is a fight where you can come in and say ‘you don’t know what the outcome is going to be,\’” Wilder said in an interview with bigfightweekend.com.
“That’s what I like about this fight. To give the fans something to look forward to…. To say, ‘Man, I don’t know what’s going to happen in this fight.’ It could go both ways.\” he added.
While, this rematch is coming to a close, noise has been murmuring around for a second bout between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder. Fury was once the undisputed heavyweight champion and the lone boxer to put Wilder in a draw decision. February was the initial date of the possible rematch.

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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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