Kenneth Llover outpoints Benny Canete in Blow-by-Blow main event


Kenneth Llover, right, hit a boxer against Benny Canete in their bantamweight bout, leading Manny Pacquiao’s Blow by Blow’s second performance in Mandaluyong City. Photo from MP Promotions

MANILA, Philippines—Bantamweight prospects Kenneth LLover and Benny Canete led another hit Blow by Blow event this past weekend in Mandaluyong City.

Llover (8-0, 5KOs) beat Canete (7-1, 6KOs) by points to win the Philippine Boxing Federation championship in front of a sizable crowd at Barangay Mauway Executive Sports Complex.

The 14-match one-card banner match marks Blow-by-Blow’s second event since Manny Pacquiao revived the show last November.

Blow-by-Blow was originally launched in the 1990s when young Pacquiao fought several times.

“It was great to see boxers from different cages compete against each other. It’s a sign of healthy competition,” said Pacquiao, who makes sure to watch matches from his home in the city of General Santos.

Pacquiao plans to hold an event once a month, in hopes of finding the next Filipino world champion.

“Boxing will always be close to my heart. I know the feeling when you’re just trying to move on,” said Pacquiao, boxing’s only eight-division world champion.

“It brings back memories when I was still fighting mainly in Mandaluyong when I first started.”

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