This one is for my ill sis­ter – US boxer

The Star Early Edition - - CRICKET -

AMER­I­CAN Jesse Var­gas de­fends his World Box­ing As­so­ci­a­tion ju­nior wel­ter­weight ti­tle on the Manny Pac­quiao-Chris Al­gieri un­der­card in Ma­cau on Sun­day un­daunted by an op­po­nent who has a huge mo­ti­va­tion. Mex­ico’s An­to­nio DeMarco (31-3-1, 23 KOs) re­ceived the dev­as­tat­ing news that his 13-year-old sis­ter had been struck down with can­cer on his ar­rival at train­ing camp in the Philip­pines last month. “I fight for the life of my sis­ter –it’s for her that I’m go­ing in the ring,” DeMarco told re­porters yes­ter­day.

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