Kenneth Lauer edged out Benny Kennett in the blow-by-blow main event.

Blow by blow

Kenneth Lauer, right, in his bantamweight bout against Benny Kennett, headlining the second show of Manny Pacquiao’s Blow By Blow in Mandaluyong City. Image courtesy of MP Promotions

MANILA, Philippines — Bantamweight prospects Kenneth Elover and Benny Canetti headlined another slim-bang blow-by-blow event over the weekend in Mandaluyong City.

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

The bout headlined a 14-fight card that marked the second blow-by-blow event Manny Pacquiao revived the show last November.

Blow by blow was originally started in the 1990s when a young Pacquiao fought several times.

“It’s great to see fighters from different stables competing against each other. It’s a sign of a healthy competition,” said Pacquiao, who made sure to catch the fights from his residence in General Santos City.

Pacquiao plans to hold an event once a month, hoping to find the next Filipino world champion.

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

“It brings back memories of when I was still fighting mostly in Mandaluyong when I was just starting out.”

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