Boxing

24 MARCH 2019 - MANILA, PHILIPPINES: Camarines Sur-native Michael “Gloves on Fire” Dasmarinas stunned Kenny “Big Heart” Demecillo, and won by unanimous decision, in the IBF eliminator fight held at the Resorts World Saturday night in front of a packed crowd, which included 8-division world champion boxer and Senator Manny Pacquiao in the audience.

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COSTA MESA (March 23, 2019)— Kubrat Pulev wanted to send a resounding message to the big names of the heavyweight division, and he did so by scoring an emphatic knockout victory in front of a sold-out crowd at The Hangar.

After recovering from a flurry of punches that caused a dangerous cut on his left eyebrow in the fourth episode, the Bulgarian contender blasted Bogdan Dinu by technical knockout at 2:40 of the seventh round.

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After three years out of the ring, former WBO heavyweight champion Shannon ‘The Cannon’ Briggs says he’s going to be making a comeback on June 15. Briggs, 46, didn’t go into details, but he’s saying he’s going to be back on the 15th of June. Briggs claims that Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn has been trying to keep him out of the game, and he says he sees him as a “chump.”

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After 16 years as a pro, former IBF super middleweight champion Lucian Bute has officially retired from boxing. Bute, 39, made it official that he retiring from the sport in a news conference on Wednesday in Montreal, Canada at the Bell Centre, one of his favorite venues during his long career in boxing.

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LOS ANGELES (March 18, 2019) —Undefeated super lightweight Arnold Barboza Jr. is a young contender closing in on a world title shot. Mike Alvarado wants another taste of world championship glory. Barboza, from South El Monte, California, will take on former 140-pound world champion Alvarado in a 10-round super lightweight bout on Friday, April 12 at Staples Center as part of the Vasiliy Lomachenko-Anthony Crolla undercard.

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