Today’s Big 3: 1/18

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2016 Olympic bronze medalist and KC fan favorite Nico Hernandez is set to make a homecoming fight at the Kansas Star Casino in Mulvane, Kansas. Hernandez is (6-0, 4 KOs) and will face Mexico’s Victor Trejo Garcia (16-9-1, 8 KOs) in an eight-round flyweight attraction in the featured bout of “ShoBox Live at the Kansas Star Casino.”Hernandez last fight was also at this venue and he received a huge reaction from his fans while fighting on the undercard of the Jarrell Miller/Bogdan Dinu fight. Hernandez is excited to be headlining the card saying “I’ll be in great shape and plan on putting on a great show. I want to be very active in 2019 and win a world title before the end of the year. It’s my time to shine.” The card will also include fellow unbeaten prospect Shohjahon Ergashev (15-0, 14 KOs) of Detroit via, Uzbekistan, who will take on the undefeated Mykal Fox (19-0, 5 KOs) in a 10 rounder.

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Once a star always a draw. This sentiment certainly rings true when it comes to Manny Pacquiao, who is set to make a guaranteed $20 million for tomorrow’s fight with Adrien Broner. The Filipino star can still draw! Manny Pacquiao’s complete compensation package for his fight against Adrien Broner will amount to at least twice what’s listed on his contract filed with the Nevada State Athletic Commission. According to NSAC paperwork, Pacquiao’s purse is $10 million, plus a percentage of the profits from their pay-per-view event. Broner’s purse, per his NSAC contract, is $2.5 million, plus upside of his own. Multiple sources have confirmed that Pacquiao’s total purse will be at least $20 million. He will be paid $10 million Saturday night, from which he will immediately pay federal income taxes, additional taxes to help settle his outstanding debt with the IRS.

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Despite Billy Joe Saunders having to give up his belt and canceling his defense against then WBO Demetrius Andrade due to failing a PED test. Andrade would still welcome having a fight against Billy Joe Saunders. Andrade, however, expressed concern that Saunders would even make it to the ring if Andrade did again agree to the fight. They were scheduled to fight in October but the fight was called off after the test results wherein and Andrade instead defeated Walter Kautondokwa by unanimous decision to win that vacant title October 20 at TD Garden in Boston. The skillful southpaw from Providence, Rhode Island, is Making his initial defense of his strap tonight at MSG against little known Russian challenger Artur Akavov who is best known for dropping very competitive decision to Saunders back in 2016.

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