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Casimero relinquishes title, moves up to 115

Casimero relinquishes title, moves up to 115

The trouble making the weight limit of 112 lbs and the desire to take on the marquee names have compelled Johnriel Casimero to relinquish the International Boxing Federation (IBF) flyweight crown.

Even on the local front, personages from professional boxing lashed out at the decision of the AIBA to allow pros to fight in the Olympics, starting with Rio this August, citing the difference in skills and experience and safety as primary reasons for their disapproval.

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Pacquiao pals not in favor of Rio stint

Manny Pacquiao’s colleagues in professional boxing are not sold on the idea of the eight-division champion competing in the upcoming Olympic Games.

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Marlon Tapales, a protégé of Cebu kingmaker Wakee Salud, shoots for the World Boxing Organization (WBO) bantamweight title on hostile ground on June 17.

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Elorde awards tonight

The boxing heroes of the past – from 2015 to the early years of the post-war era – will receive the highest distinction in pro boxing tonight in the 16th Gabriel “Flash” Elorde Memorial Awards and Banquet of Champions at the Sofitel Hotel Grand Ballroom.

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Peñalosa sees ref coming in

Two-time world champion Gerry Peñalosa has a vision of what’s going to happen to Floyd Mayweather on May 2 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

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