ED C. TOLENTINO

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The heavyweight division has been in a state of flux since the electrifying Mike Tyson faded from the scene. It did not get any better that the Klitschko brothers Vladimir and Vitaly, who dominated the division thereafter, turned out to be methodical and boring. Champions from the lower weight divisions…

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After scaling the 50-0 plateau in pro boxing and earnings millions of dollars in that charade of a fight against mixed martial arts star Conor McGregor in August, multi-division champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. appears to be dropping hints at another return to the squared circle. Just recently, Mayweather posted videos…

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Six months ago, Filipino prospect ‘King’ Arthur Villanueva took on speedster Zolani Tete of South Africa and dropped a lopsided 12-round decision. Officially, the fight was only for the interim World Boxing Organization (WBO) bantamweight (118 lbs.) championship, but Tete was eventually promoted to regular champion after Filipino Marlon Tapales…

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The boxing world had it coming. With news that the “fight” between boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. and mixed martial arts star Conor McGregor made truckloads of money, not a few expected a promoter-cum-charlatan to concoct yet another “fantasy” matchup to capitalize on pro boxing’s lucrative pay-per-view market. As if on…

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While the entire boxing world was debating on the real winner of the middleweight title showdown between Gennady Golovkin and Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez (the fight was ruled a draw but for the record I scored the fight for Golovkin), a little-known Filipino pug made the long trip from Japan to…

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Boxing fans are in for a fistic fiesta when two big fights unfold this weekend. Over in Las Vegas, Nevada, Gennady Golovkin and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez will finally slug it out Sunday (Manila time) for the middleweight (160 lbs.) marbles while closer to home, at the Waterfront Hotel and Casino…

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Golden Boy Promotions head honcho Oscar De La Hoya is trumpeting the upcoming Gennady Golovkin-Saul Alvarez middleweight world title showdown as a “throwback” contest; a fight that guarantees to remind fans of the golden days of professional boxing. This explains why even in the promo videos, Golovkin and Alvarez are…

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Rocky Marciano Jr., the son of former heavyweight champion Rocky Marciano, just took a swipe at Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s upcoming attempt to break his father’s immaculate 49-0 mark in boxing. The younger Marciano Jr. argued that Mayweather’s upcoming showdown with mixed martial arts star Conor McGregor should not be counted…

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The recent press conference promoting the August 26 boxing match between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and UFC star Conor McGregor featured so much profanity it made dirty rap songs sound like Gospel music. Then again, as expected, the fighters’ antics and utter lack of decorum raked in so much attention from…

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Additional discus-sions on the controversial decision Australian Jeff Horn received in his recent 12-round brawl with Manny Pac­quiao for the WBO welterweight title will only be a waste of saliva. Amid the vigorous (and even profanity-laced) howls and protests, the head honchos of the WBO, in the absence of compelling…

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