MANILA, PHILIPPINES, 19 September 2017 – RingStar Boxing, a Singapore-based sports management and boxing promotions outfit, has just signed Filipino boxer Michael “Hot & Spicy” Dasmarinas. 

The 25-year old Dasmarinas is a native of Camarinas Sur, and has a current record of 25-2, with 16 of the 27 wins won via KO. 

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Despite David Haye saying earlier on Tuesday that the deal was done for him to face former cruiserweight world champion Tony Bellew in a rematch, promoter Eddie Hearn says the deal for the fight still isn’t done yet. Hearn hopes to have the fighters sign a contract by next week so he can make an announcement.

Bellew (29-2-1, 19 KOs) beat Haye by an 11th round knockout on March 4 in London, England. Haye suffered a bad Achilles tendon tear in round 6, and he was too injured to put up much of a fight. The match should have been stopped due to the injury. It’s hard not to imagine a ringside doctor not stopping the contest if it had taken place in the U.S.

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WBC heavyweight champion Deontay “Bronze Bomber” Wilder (38-0, 37 KOs) will be looking to make a statement against Cuban Luis “King Kong” Ortiz (27-0, 23 KOs) on November 4 to send a message to IBF/WBA heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua (19-0, 19 KOs0 that he’s for real, and that he’s coming for him in the near future.

Wilder and Ortiz will be battling on Showtime Championship Boxing on November 4 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. This is a make or break fight for Wilder. He’s seen as a paper champion by a large segment of the boxing community. This is Wilder’s chance to show that he’s a real champion.

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Negotiations have already begun for an immediate rematch between middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin and Saul “Canelo Alvarez for next May in 2018, according to ESPN. If an agreement can get made, then both fighters would stay out of the ring for the remainder of the year until they fight each other next May on HBO pay-per-view.

Canelo, 27, will be exercising the rematch clause in his contract with Golovkin. Canelo and Golden Boy Promotions have 3 weeks to exercise the rematch clause, but they’re already starting negotiations with Golovkin’s promoter Tom Loeffler, according to Dan Rafael.

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