Philippines, 24 Nov 2017
  Home >> News >> List of Articles >> Rene Bonsubre, Jr.

 
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 Rene Bonsubre, Jr.


 

NOTES FROM NEW DELHI: VIJENDER SINGH AND INDIAN BOXING

By Rene Bonsubre, Jr.
PhilBoxing.com
18 Dec 2016



DELHI, INDIA – In a country known more for cricket, the boxing fans inside India’s Thyagaraj Sports Complex were certainly full of life. And that is quite an understatement.

The country’s flag was enthusiastically waved as the almost packed arena cheered lustily for the hometown boy Vijender Singh.

The ending may have been anti-climactic but this did not dampen the enthusiasm of the crowd that screamed their lungs out from start to finish. Tanzanian challenger Francis Cheka tried to get inside Singh’s head during the weigh-in and in the first two rounds. Singh obliged with his own version of taunting.

But it was Singh who landed the more telling punches. After another hard shot from Singh, Chekas’ mouthpiece was out. Referee Danrex Tapdasan halted the action in the third round to return the mouthpiece back but Cheka, with his back turned to the referee, indicated he did not want to continue.

It was a madhouse at ringside. Singh retained his WBO Asia-Pacific super middleweight title and was awarded the title belt by WBO VP for Asia-Pacific Leon Panoncillo.

The 31 year old Singh is a bronze medalist in the 2008 Olympics and 2009 World Amateur Championships. He also has a gold medal during the 2010 Asian Games. He has the right resume to trigger a surge in the popularity of the ‘Sweet Science’ in his home country. He is now 8-0,7KO’s.

He also has the Bollywood look and made his debut as an actor two years ago.

Also seated at ringside was another boxing royalty in India – Mary Kom. “Magnificent Mary” as she is known won a bronze in the 2012 Olympiad and is a five time world amateur champion.

For the main supporting bout – Scott Edwards of Australia beat India’s Pardeep Kharera by unanimous decision. Scores – Edward Ligas and Mekin Sumon – 58-56, Rakesh Naudiyal – 59-55.

Four other Indian boxers won their respective contests:
Kuldeep Dhanda won by unanimous verdict against Egy Rozten of Indonesia, Dhairmender Grewal also got a unanimous decision against Abasi Kyobe of Uganda, Deepak Tanwar won by TKO in the second round against Suritonyo Bara Boys (67.2kgs) of Indonesia . Referee Surat Soikrachang stopped the fight when Suritonyo was taking punches and not fighting back.

In the opening bout, Rajesh Kumar got a split decision win over Mubaraka Sseguya of Uganda.

The Thyagaraj Stadium was also the venue for the 2010 Commonwealth Games. Whether Singh can duplicate in India what Zou Shiming did for professional boxing in China remains to be seen. He certainly has a developing fan base. But winning a world title in the professional ranks is a whole new different ball game. Zou did it on his second try. Two large Asian countries experiencing a pro boxing resurgence will certainly have a positive effect in the Asia-Pacific region.

Photo - Vijender Singh


Back to Rene Bonsubre, Jr.'s Articles Listing



Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:

  • Snips and Snipes 23 November 2017: Heavyweights in the news
    By Eric Armit, 24 Nov 2017
  • GIBBONS PREDICTS BIG THINGS FOR PETALCORIN IN 2018
    By , 23 Nov 2017
  • MAGSAYO IN LINE FOR WORLD TITLE ELIMINATOR
    By Dong Secuya, 23 Nov 2017
  • SENATOR PACQUIAO CANNOT SERVE TWO MASTERS AT THE SAME TIME - POLITICS AND BOXING
    By Maloney L. Samaco, 23 Nov 2017
  • GENNADY "GGG" GOLOVKIN RECEIVES HERO'S RECEPTION IN MEXICO
    By , 23 Nov 2017
  • Arizona Boxing News & Notes with Don Smith: Ramos Bout Aborted, Masters Tournament & More
    By Don Smith, 23 Nov 2017
  • LaManna wins LBF Intercontinental Welterweight title with decision over Amoako
    By , 23 Nov 2017
  • UFC's Frankie Edgar: I Broke My Face & It Frickin' Sucks
    By , 23 Nov 2017
  • WORLD SENIOR VICE CHAMPION GM ANTONIO VYING HONGKONG INTERNATIONAL OPEN
    By Marlon Bernardino, 23 Nov 2017
  • ANCAJAS' THREE POSSIBLE OPPONENTS FOR STARDOM - YAFAI, SOR RUNGVISAI OR GONZALEZ
    By Maloney L. Samaco, 22 Nov 2017
  • Weekly Results 21 November 2017 -- Part II
    By Eric Armit, 22 Nov 2017
  • Weekly Results 21 November 2017 -- Part I
    By Eric Armit, 22 Nov 2017
  • CAN DONAIRE, SR. GUIDE CASEY MORTON TO A WORLD TITLE?
    By Rene Bonsubre, Jr., 22 Nov 2017
  • WELTERWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION ERROL SPENCE JR. TO DEFEND AGAINST FORMER CHAMPION LAMONT PETERSON
    By , 22 Nov 2017
  • MORE MIDDLEWEIGHT MAYHEM ON DEC. 16: ANTOINE "ACTION" DOUGLAS AND GARY "SPIKE" O'SULLIVAN TO SQUARE OFF IN CO-MAIN EVENT
    By , 22 Nov 2017
  • NBA -- Butler's missed FT dooms Wolves against Piston​s
    By Daniel Quindao Guden, 22 Nov 2017
  • Weights from Bethlehem, PA
    By , 22 Nov 2017
  • Citlalli Ortiz Grabs First Win of Women's Youth World Championships
    By , 22 Nov 2017
  • New Pinoy boxing star Ancajas burns bright
    By Recah Trinidad, 22 Nov 2017
  • ANCAJAS MAKES COURTESY CALL ON SEN. PACQUIAO
    By , 21 Nov 2017





  •  




     
    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
    © 2017 philboxing.com.