Boxing

The chorus from Manny Pacquiao’s victory over Keith Thurman since the other weekend at one time became so deafening.

While I agree that Pacquiao’s win over Thurman is not an ordinary feat, given that the Filipino is already 40 years old, the aftermath of the fight showed Pacquiao must have sustained a terrible beating.

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LOS ANGELES (July 25, 2019) — Former junior featherweight world champion Jessie Magdaleno will take on Rafael Rivera in a 10-round featherweight clash Saturday, Aug. 17 at Banc of California Stadium. The Magdaleno-Rivera fight will be the co-feature underneath Emanuel Navarrete’s WBO junior featherweight world title defense against Francisco “Panchito” De Vaca.

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Russian boxer Maxim Dadashev has been placed in a medically induced coma after undergoing brain surgery following his loss to Subriel Matias in an IBF junior welterweight title eliminator bout on Friday night.

After deciding that his fighter had taken too much punishment, Hall of Fame trainer Buddy McGirt decided to throw in the towel after the 11th round. It proved to be a wise decision as Dadashev vomited before he could even make it back to the locker room, and he left the arena on a stretcher.

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(July 23, 2019) — Top Rank is devastated to report that Maxim Dadashev passed away earlier this morning due to injuries sustained during last Friday's bout. Maxim was a talented fighter inside the ring and a loving husband and father outside the ropes. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.

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The victory of Manny Pacquiao over Keith Thurman on Sunday confirms the Filipino’s place among the sport’s greats. And with the win, the Filipino is now the “Super” world welterweight champion of the World Boxing Association.

And while it is a time to rejoice, let us also take this occasion to reflect on whether we should continue prodding Pacquiao to fight more, especially against other top-tier opposition in the welterweight division.

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We have a live blog for Saturday’s pay-per-view, featuring Manny Pacquiao and Keith Thurman

Luis Nery def. Juan Carlos Payano via KO (body shot) in Round 9
Round 1: Payano takes the center first, ad he’s pawing his lead hand out there, gauging the range. Payano takes some wild swings, a big left hand landing at the end, but Nery walks through it. Payano gets Nery up against the ropes, and there may have been a clash of heads. Outside right hook slips through Nery’s guard and lands on the chin. Nery avoids the follow-up one-two from Payano. The round comes to an end without much action, especially from Nery.

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