Philippines, 21 May 2018
  Home >> News >> List of Articles >> Ed de la Vega, DDS

 
Search Boxer:
First Name
Last Name


BOXERS                         

CURRENT CHAMPIONS 

FORMER CHAMPIONS   

RATINGS                       

FIGHT SCHEDULES        

FIGHT RESULTS            

NEWS                            

HOUSE NEWS                

FORUM                          

FIGHT GALLERIES        

TRAINERS                     

MANAGERS                    

PROMOTERS                  

BOXING GYMS               

RING CARD GIRLS        




 



Dong Secuya
Web Editor

Rene Bonsubre, Jr.
Contributing Editor

Homer D. Sayson
NBA Section Editor




Ronnie Nathanielsz

Rich Mazon

Eddie Alinea

Epifanio M. Almeda

Anthony Andales

Jason Aniel

Hesiquio Balderas

Sid Bañez

Brett Bonetti

Marlon Bernardino

Winchell Campos

Socrates Celestial

T. Chin-Te

Carlos Costa

Christopher Cruz

Rob Cruz

Jonathan Davis

Dr. Ed de la Vega

Lito delos Reyes

Gianluca (Rio) Di Caro

Edwin G. Espejo

Dennis U. Eroa

Ron Galarpe

Joaquin Henson

Oliver Iglesias

Dionis Jacobe

Ted Lerner

Salven Lagumbay

Reylan Loberternos

Mike Angel Lopez

Salvador Lopez

Joan Secuya-Medida

Ryan Medida

Rico Navarro

Rod Mijares

Manny Pacquiao

Gerry Peñalosa

Greg R. Penilla, M.D.

Gov. Manny Piñol

Dr. Allan Recto

Hermie Rivera

Emmanuel T. Rivera

Virgi T. Romano

Nicholai R. Roska

Maloney L. Samaco

Sev Sarmenta

Reynaldo Seno

Myron Sta. Ana

Atty. Danrex Joseph V. Tapdasan

Recah Trinidad

Reni M. Valenzuela

Mark F. Villanueva




 
List of Articles by Ed de la Vega, DDS


 

SUAREZ AND LADON FITTED WITH OLYMPIC-GRADE MOUTHGUARDS

By Ed de la Vega, DDS
PhilBoxing.com
22 Jun 2016



Canoga Park, CA:- Philippine Olympic boxing hopefuls, Charly Suarez (132 lbs) and Rogen Lagon (108.lbs) are two lucky young men. They have great support from PLDT head honcho, Mr. Manny Pangilinan and a whole bunch of Philippine boxing personalities, notably Mr. Ed Picson and Coach Pat Gaspi.

On top of that, they have an additional mentor who is not only good but smart as well, in Dodong Donaire of Las Vegas. I say, “smart” because Donaire recognizes the importance of custom mouthguards and their functions- unlike many big names coaches who flout the value of these protective units. This ignorance lead to some of them even selling boxers that train in their gym cheap ready-made mouthguards that go for a couple of dollars in the market.

Today, Donaire drove Suarez and Ladon from Las Vegas to our offices to be fitted with custom mouthguards that are Olympic-grade. Yes, there are requirements for Olympic mouthguards. Foremost of these requirements is the ban on the use of “red-color” mouthguards so that referees and judges will not confuse the color for blood.

Aware of the ban on the red color, we decided to make them blue mouthguards to go with their predominantly blue outfits instead of what they really deserved - the traditional four colors of the Philippine flag. But, we made sure that all the qualities of a great mouthguard went with what we made for them including the Olympic requirements.

The mouthguards will not guarantee a gold medal but it will guarantee that their dentition will be well protected for the lifetime of their new mouthguards.

One ironic thing about the weight class of Suarez is the fact that the 132 pound boxer who will represent the USA (Carlos Balderas of Sta. Maria, CA)) will also be using a custom mouthguard we fabricated. Balderas is a patient in our offices since he was 7 years old and we made every single mouthguard he had used since he started fighting at age 8 in amateurs all over California.

Suarez and Ladon were brought to our offices at 10 am for custom impressions. They then proceeded to the Wildcard Gym in Hollywood for a visit and a photo-op. At 4 pm they came back and their mouthguards were fitted.


Back to Ed de la Vega, DDS's Articles Listing



Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:

  • Fortune vows to make Pacquiao win his fight vs Matthysse
    By Eddie Alinea, 21 May 2018
  • SULTAN SPENDS LAST DAY BEFORE FIGHT WEEK JUST RELAXING
    By Ed de la Vega, DDS, 21 May 2018
  • LITERATUS BEATS GM JOEY ANTONIO IN CEBU PNG
    By Marlon Bernardino, 21 May 2018
  • NBA WEST FINALS: CURRY EXPLODES IN GAME 3; WARRIORS GROUND ROCKETS WITH 41 POINTS VICTORY, 126-85
    By Dong Secuya, 21 May 2018
  • SULTAN'S WINNING FORMULA: NO RESPECT TO HIS OPPONENTS
    By Virgi T. Romano, 21 May 2018
  • 2018 World Cup of Pool: China are World Cup of Pool champions!
    By , 21 May 2018
  • NBA Western Conference Finals: Curry blames himself, teammates for Game 2 loss
    By Eddie Alinea, 21 May 2018
  • Shaquille O'Neal Says He Held Back From Beating Oscar De La Hoya's Ass
    By , 21 May 2018
  • Fortune prefers intense training program for Pacquao
    By Eddie Alinea, 20 May 2018
  • ADONIS STEVENSON RETAINS WBC LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP AFTER BATTLING BADOU JACK TO MAJORITY DRAW
    By , 20 May 2018
  • JOSH WARRINGTON UPSETS LEE SELBY TO EARN THE IBF FEATHERWEIGHT TITLE IN FRONT OF HOMETOWN FANS (VIDEO)
    By , 20 May 2018
  • Japanese Nakagawa Captures WBA Asia East Belt at Elorde Sports Complex in Manila (FIGHT PHOTOS)
    By Carlos Costa, 20 May 2018
  • Vallespin, Semillano, Balaba, Pelesio, Navarro Score Wins @ Elorde Complex in Parañaque, Metro Manila
    By Carlos Costa, 20 May 2018
  • PLANIA AND PETALCORIN STOP FOES IN POLOMOLOK
    By , 20 May 2018
  • Subriel Matías shines; defeated Mexican Adrián Estrella
    By , 20 May 2018
  • TZOURAMANIS ON TRACK FOR PACQUIAO-MATTHYSSE UNDERCARD
    By , 20 May 2018
  • ANCAJAS-SULTAN FILIPINO COMMUNITY “MEET AND GREET” (PHOTOS)
    By Ed de la Vega, DDS, 20 May 2018
  • MP Promotions Signs Agreement with Havas Sports for Distribution Rights
    By , 20 May 2018
  • The Moloney Twin Brothers Score WBA Oceania Title Wins in Melbourne
    By Carlos Costa, 20 May 2018
  • 2018 World Cup of Pool: Austria, China A & B and Chinese Taipei are the final four in Shanghai
    By , 20 May 2018





  •  




     
    PhilBoxing.com has been created to support every aspiring
    Filipino boxer and the Philippine boxing scene in general.
    Please send comments to feedback@philboxing.com


    PRIVATE POLICY | LEGAL DISCLAIMER
    developed and maintained by dong secuya
    © 2018 philboxing.com.