Philippines, 20 Jul 2019
  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


 

PhilBoxing Writer Bags First Boxing Victory in the Philippines

By Ed de la Vega, DDS
PhilBoxing.com
12 Feb 2008



Cebu City -- Early last summer, a friend of mine from New Jersey, Dr. JV Tuazon, a fellow writer on this website asked me how difficult is it to arrange a fight in the Philippines.

For whom I asked.

“Me, he replied!”

I initially thought that JV was pulling my leg. But several minutes later in the conversation, I finally realized that the guy is serious.

JV is not new in the art of fighting, both as a competitor and as a doctor. He has been involved in Muay Thai and kickboxing in his younger days. In fact he won some fights in Thailand where he stayed for a few years pursuing the art. As a doctor, he has treated and still is actively treating many athletes who suffered sports injuries in his offices in New Jersey and New York

With his experiences, albeit very minimum, I thought it would not hurt if I can arrange a four round fight for him. In fact, I thought it would be fun.

I made a few calls to friends in Cebu and I was advised the best way to land a fight is to hook up with the Aldeguers of Cebu. The rest of course is history.

Last February 2nd, at the Waterfront Hotel in this City, JV fought a four rounder as an under card of the battle between Z Gorres of Mandaue and Vic Darchinyan of Australia. The card is a promotion of the Aldeguers of the fane ALA Gym in Mandaue, Cebu.

Of course, as his friend, I flew in from Los Angeles to lend him a hand and support. Just to spice up the scene, I requested Salven Lagumbay of PhilBoxing to order a custom made a fighting outfit for JV from the fight pants to the colorful robe. JV looked so good in them.

The outfit almost gave Lagumbay a heart attack. The tailor he commissioned to do them kept on procrastinating and almost did not finish the job. In fact, JV did not get his outfit until 5 minutes before he walk up to the ring. Talk about pressure. He almost climbed up the ring in his old shorts.

When JV was given a go signal by the man himself, Mr Tony Aldeguer, the CEO of the ALA Gym, he made arrangements to come to Cebu a three weeks before the fight to get used to the hot Cebu weather and most importantly, to get trained by the gurus at the ALA Gym. Previous to that, he had been training in New York.

But, all the hard work and the expenses did not quite turn out a positive result. JV lost via UD to a youngster from Sultan Kudarat named Rey Villar.

The loss however did not deter Tuazon.

During dinner after the fight in the company of Dong Secuya of PhilBoxing, this writer and the respected match-maker/promoter Sam Gello-ani, Tuazon expressed his desire to fight again soon.

Sensing his serious desire to have at least another fight before he returns to New Jersey, Gello-ani promised to give him a fight sooner or later.

JV also approached Mr Aldeguer and asked for another fight. As luck have it, Aldeguer had a card scheduled in Tagbilaran, Bohol under a joint promotion with Mayor Dan Neri Lim. on February 10th.

In his second fight, Tuazon hit pay dirt. He won his fight against another upstart named of Powell Balaban.

JV won via a very convincing 2nd round TKO.

Talk about perseverance.

Now that he has finally notched a win in the Philippines, JV will hopefully return to New Jersey.

JV is a fairly good fighter. He is courageous and has a big heart. But, being a late starter in boxing, and knowing that he has a good job waiting for him in New Jersey, not to mention a gorgeous girl friend, my advice to him is to go home, ponder the future and see if he really likes to continue boxing.

Personally, I would rather see him keep his day job. That is not to mean that I can not see him going further up the ladder. On the contrary, he has a fairly good chance due to his dedication to the sport and work ethics. However, personally, I feel one or two ventures to the big time is enough. It least it satisfied his desire to get a win in the Philippines. And, he is going home to New Jersey with a big “W” in the bag.

But, if he desires to continue, I see no reason why I would not support his dreams. All the way!

Top photo: JV Tuazon (L) takes the offensive against Powell Balaba en route to a second round KO win.


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



Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:

  • WEIGHTS FROM LAS VEGAS: PACQUIAO - 146.5 LBS., THURMAN - 146.5 LBS. (PHOTOS)
    By Ed de la Vega, DDS, 20 Jul 2019
  • Pressure’s on Thurman, not Manny
    By Joaquin Henson, 20 Jul 2019
  • Pacquiao vs Thurman: Supervisor Jose Oliver Gomez, Referee Kenny Bayless; Will the Fight Go the Distance?
    By Carlos Costa, 20 Jul 2019
  • Julian Santos Chua: Filipino-American trainer weighs in on Pacquiao vs. Thurman, Caleb Plant vs. Mike Lee
    By Emmanuel Rivera, RRT, 20 Jul 2019
  • Cleveland welterweight Delante "Tiger" Johnson Uncaged going into Pan-Am Games
    By , 20 Jul 2019
  • TUREANO JOHNSON STOPS JASON QUIGLEY TO CAPTURE THE NABF MIDDLEWEIGHT TITLE
    By , 19 Jul 2019
  • Manny, Thurman ready for weigh-in
    By Joaquin Henson, 19 Jul 2019
  • CALEB PLANT VS. MIKE LEE FINAL PRESS CONFERENCE QUOTES
    By , 19 Jul 2019
  • Weigh-In Results: Lopez vs. Nakatani & Dadashev vs. Matias
    By , 19 Jul 2019
  • SPLIT-T MANAGEMENT UNDEFEATED FIGHTERS TYLER HOWARD AND ROLANDO VARGAS IN ACTION ON FRIDAY NIGHT IN OXON HILL, MARYLAND
    By , 19 Jul 2019
  • HOLLYWOOD FIGHT NIGHTS RETURNS SUNDAY JULY 28TH
    By , 19 Jul 2019
  • "Keith Thurman Has Two Choices: He Can Run Away from an Old Man, Like Broner, or Get Pushed Around the Ring by an Old Man, Like Matthysse.” - World-Famous Freddie Roach
    By , 19 Jul 2019
  • THE #TAKEOVER COMES TO MARYLAND AS TEOFIMO LOPEZ TAKES ON MASAYOSHI NAKATANI
    By , 19 Jul 2019
  • LUIS FELICIANO TO FACE GENARO 'EL CONDE' GAMEZ IN THE MAIN EVENT OF GOLDEN BOY DAZN THURSDAY NIGHT FIGHTS
    By , 19 Jul 2019
  • The Past Week in Action 17 July 2019
    By Eric Armit, 18 Jul 2019
  • A public service message (video) from Senator Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao
    By Emmanuel Rivera, RRT, 18 Jul 2019
  • Friday: Teofimo Lopez Set to Begin Lightweight Takeover Against Masayoshi Nakatani LIVE on ESPN+
    By , 18 Jul 2019
  • JASON QUIGLEY VS. TUREANO JOHNSON OFFICIAL WEIGHTS
    By , 18 Jul 2019
  • Greg "Ribz" Rebello looking forward to making 1st CES MMA Heavyweight World Title defense July 26 in CES MMA 57 headliner
    By , 18 Jul 2019
  • Al Bernstein and Cynthia Conte to Host 2019 Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame Ceremony
    By , 18 Jul 2019





  •  




     
    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
    © 2019 philboxing.com.