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Marc “Gwapo” Pagcaliwangan Makes Bantamweight Debut in this Fourth Fight in Montreal

By Rob Cruz
PhilBoxing.com
21 Mar 2013



Montreal, Canada – Filipino Canadian phemon who fights under the Hennessy Sports and GYM Promotions will drop two weight classes from the featherweight division for his fourth fight in Montreal this Friday, March 22. In his third appearance in the renowned “The Fast and the Furious” series, Marc “Gwapo" Pagcaliwangan (3W-0L-0D, 3KO) will fight Jose Adan Fernandez (2W-0L,0KO) from the Dominican Republic.

Since he turned pro, Pagcaliwangan has been naturally descending in weight and presently walks around at 120lbs on the night before weigh-ins. His descent in weight has been attributed to the fine tuning of his body with the world class strength and conditioning regimen that he gets from his Filipino Coach Socrates Celestial over the last 4 training camps. Coach Celestial has employed his cross fit trade secrets on Pagcaliwangan so that he brings his power with him from featherweight to bantamweight division.

Over the last month, Marc “Gwapo” Pagcaliwangan has been training in Montreal at the Hard Knox Gym under Coach Ian MacKillop for some extra seasoning with their game plan heading into this fight against Fernandez.

Coach Ian MacKillip is a former IBO/IBF Intercontinental titlist when he fought at light middleweight and a veteran of 41 professional fights who fought for a decade until 2010. During his fighting days, Ian MacKillop trained in the infamous Wild Card Gym with under Eric Brown who was an assistant Coach of Freddie Roach at the time.

Little is known about the opponent Jose Adan Fernandez, Coach MacKillop has prepared Pagcaliwangan for every scenario so that Pagcaliwangan can adjust to anything that comes at him. Coach MacKillop stated to this writer that he received Pagcaliwangan in tremendous shape. “He is an outstanding young boxer” when he came to Montreal from the first portion of training camp under Filipino Coach Socrates Celestial and Glen Erjas in Ontario.

Marc “Gwapo” Pagcaliwangan had impressed everyone and did very well at training camp with the 40 rounds of intense sparring against slugger Oliver Lonchi and pressure fighter Baha Laham. Over the last month with him, Coach MacKillop stated that Pagcaliwangan has learned to be more patient and comfortable in the ring and also increase his endurance.

Marc “Gwapo” Pagcaliwangan also had the opportunity to work with veteran Coach Howard Grant of Grants Brothers Boxing . Howard Grant is a former Canadian Lightweight titlelist who fought from 1988 to 1995. As an amatuer boxer Howard Grant competed in the 1988 Olympics and won a Gold Medal from the 1986 Commonwealth games.

UFC Fighters Georges St. Pierre who is the UFC Welterweight Champion, Rory MacDonald, Patrick Cote and David Loiseau hasve been trained by Coach Howard Grant along with Professional Boxers Joachim Alcine, Adonis Stevenson, Librado Andrade, Ahmad Cheikho, Sebastien Demers.

Coach Ian MacKillop gives credit to Coach Howard Grant for rejuvenating his fighting career when he thought that he thought he was finished in 2004. Both Montreal based Coaches Ian MacKillop and Howard Grant are well respected Coaches in a city that is a hotbed for Boxing and MMA.

In his fourth training camp, Pagcaliwangan received the best of both worlds training in Ontario with the Filipino contingency of Team Gwapo; Coaches Socrates Celestian and Glen Erjas and in Montreal with veteran Coaches Howard Grant and Ian MacKillop.

Since Pagcaliwangan had turned pro under the care and management of Mark Erwin of WINSports Management, Pagcaliwangan’s development has been nothing short of incredible. Mark Erwin’s relationship with Hennessy Sports Canada and promoter director Adam Harris has been instrumental with getting Pagcaliwangan in the biggest and baddest fight events at The Bell Centre which is the mecca for both Boxing and MMA.

With all the talent around the development of young Marc “Gwapo” Pagcaliwangan who is one of the newest names in boxing; the people and diverse support around him gives him the best chances to succeed in this rugged sport. Since Pagcaliwangan was born and currently fights in Canada, his goal is to be the first Filipino to hold a Canadian Title belt. “Gwapo” is on his way there, one fight at a time.


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