Ancajas the underdog looking for convincing win over Inoue

Former IBF junior-bantam- weight champion Jerwin Ancajas. —DENISON REY A. DALUPANG There will be plenty of reasons for Jerwin Ancajas to win his latest match, but nothing compares to the one he has been holding on to since he began his professional career nearly 15 years ago. “If you are truly a fighter, a boxer,…

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Inoue hunger not yet sated even after unifying second weight division with KO of Tapales

Marlon Tapales (front) is waved off by the referee after getting struck down by Naoya Inoue (back turned). —CONTRIBUTED PHOTOS/WENDELL ALINEA TOKYO—Japan’s Naoya Inoue said he was still as hungry as ever after becoming an undisputed world champion in a second weight class on Tuesday, knocking out Marlon Tapales to claim all four super bantamweight…

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Inoue puts super bantam division under one rule, stops Tapales in 10th

Japan’s WBC and WBO super bantamweight champion Naoya Inoue (L) fights with Philippines’ WBA and IBF super bantamweight champion Marlon Tapales (R) during their four-belt world super bantamweight title unification match at Tokyo’s Ariake Arena on December 26, 2023. (Photo by Kazuhiro NOGI / AFP) Naoya Inoue is an undisputed champion for the second time…

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Inoue knocks out Tapales, becomes undisputed champion anew

Japan’s WBC and WBO super bantamweight champion Naoya Inoue celebrates his victory over Philippines’ WBA and IBF super bantamweight champion Marlon Tapales after their four-belt world super bantamweight title unification match at Tokyo’s Ariake Arena on December 26, 2023. (Photo by Kazuhiro NOGI / AFP) Japan’s Naoya Inoue became an undisputed world champion at a…

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Despite bravado, Tapales faces ‘monster’ odds vs Inoue

Naoya Inoue (left) is a massive favorite against Filipino Marlon Tapales in their title bout on Tuesday in Tokyo. —CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/WENDELL ALINEA All the prefight statements crafted to create a semblance of dauntlessness have had little effect on the odds Marlon Tapales has to overcome on Tuesday. “You should be worried about the one that…

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Marlon Tapales, Naoya Inoue all set as history beckons

Japan’s WBC and WBO super bantamweight champion Naoya Inoue (front L) and Philippines’ WBA and IBF super bantamweight champion Marlon Tapales (front R) pose as they pass the official weigh-in at a hotel in Yokohama, Kanagawa prefecture on December 25, 2023, ahead of their four-belt world super bantamweight title unification match at Tokyo’s Ariake Arena…

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Naoya Inoue: Could ‘The Monster’ become world’s best fighter against Marlon Tapales on Boxing Day? | Boxing News

Naoya Inoue could be the best fighter in the world. On Boxing Day appropriately, December 26, live on Sky Sports, ‘The Monster’ Inoue fights Marlon Tapales at the Ariake Arena in Japan. Inoue brilliantly won the WBC and WBO super-bantamweight titles in his last fight, his first at 122lbs, when he knocked out excellent American…

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Tapales feels he has chance to give Inoue really bad dreams

Marlon Tapales has a chance to do what no Filipino boxer has ever done. —DENISON REY A. DALUPANG Filipino champion Marlon Tapales ended his workout on Monday afternoon cracking a couple of jokes. “I think he’s just a bit more handsome than me,” he said of Naoya Inoue’s edge in a chat with reporters at…

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Marlon Tapales feels ‘no fear’ against Naoya Inoue

FILE – Marlon Tapales hits the heavy bag at Shape-Up Boxing Gym in Baguio City.–MARK GIONGCO/INQUIRER.net MANILA, Philippines–“The Monster” doesn’t scare Marlon Tapales. Not one bit. Eight days before Tapales’ undisputed super bantamweight showdown against Naoya Inoue at Ariake Arena in Tokyo, Japan, the Filipino two-belt champion believes there’s one big thing that separates him…

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Tapales ‘confident’ against best version of Inoue

Marlon Tapales after his workout at Shape-Up Boxing Gym in Baguio City. Tapales faces Naoya Inoue for the undisputed super bantamweight title on December 26 in Tokyo, Japan. MARK GIONGCO/INQUIRER.net BAGUIO CITY—Critics aren’t giving Marlon Tapales much chance let alone any advantages as a heavy underdog against Naoya Inoue in their undisputed title fight on…

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