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Santisima falls to Navarrete

Santisima falls to Navarrete

By NICK GIONGCO Mexican champion Emanuel Navarrete battered Filipino challenger Jeo Santisima in the 11th round to retain the World Boxing Organization super-bantamweight crown for the fifth time yesterday at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Referee Russell Mora stepped in at the 2:20 mark as Navarrete rained heavy blows on the grossly overmatched […]

Fury batters Wilder in WBC title rematch

LAS VEGAS (AFP) – Tyson Fury reigns again as a heavyweight world champion after battering Deontay Wilder on the way to a stunning seventh-round stoppage in their World Boxing Council title rematch. Fourteen months after their dramatic split-decision draw, Britain’s Fury dominated the American champion – who had blood streaming from his left ear and […]

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Underdog PH pug out to overcome great odds vs Mexican champ

By Nick Giongco     To place a bet on Filipino challenger Jeo Santisima, who aims to dethrone World Boxing Organization (WBO) super-bantamweight titlist Emanuel Navarrete on Saturday night (late Sunday morning in Manila), one has to go on-line to do it. Oddsmakers have given Santisima virtually no chance to win that the sportsbook at […]

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Santisima, Navarrete rekindle Philippines-Mexico rivalry

Defending champion Emanuel Navarrete is drawing inspiration from the fabled rivalry between Mexicans and Filipinos in the run-up to his fifth defense of the World Boxing Organization (WBO) super-bantamweight crown against Jeo Santisima on Saturday night (Sunday in Manila) in Las Vegas. “I draw inspiration from the other iconic fights between Mexican and Filipino fighters […]

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Pinoy boxers marvel at ‘Monster’s’ power

BY NICK GIONGCO   Japanese champion Naoya ‘Monster’ Inoue have signed up two Filipino fighters to serve as his sparring partners as he gets ready to face Filipino pride John Riel Casimero in their unification bantamweight clash on April 25 in Las Vegas. Since Feb. 14, ALA Boxing Club-Cebu stablemates Kevin Jake Cataraja and Prince […]

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PH challenger Santisima is massive underdog vs Mexican champ

BY NICK GIONGCO   Jeo Santisima was as bubbly as a child who had just walked inside Disneyland on Monday night (Tuesday in Manila) when he checked in at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Even the 50-1 odds stacked against him in his shot at Emanuel Navarrete’s World Boxing Organization super-bantamweight crown didn’t dampen […]

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