Philippines, 20 Jan 2018
  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 AUCKLAND PART I

By Rene Bonsubre, Jr.
PhilBoxing.com
05 May 2017



AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND – Hometown hero Joseph Parker (22W-0L, 18KO’s) is set for the first defense of his WBO world heavyweight title Saturday May 6 at the Vodaphone Events Centre against late-sub Razvan Cojanu (16W-2L,9KO’s).

There will be a Filipino presence in this fight. Atty. Danrex Tapdasan will be one of the three judges, along with Gerardo Martinez of Puerto Rico and Deon Dwarte of South Africa. The third man in the ring will be Michael Ortega of the Unites States.

Parker weighed in at 245.75lbs while the taller, bigger Cojanu was at 274.75lbs.

There was an air of uncertainty more than a couple of weeks ago because Parker’s scheduled opponent, Hughie Fury, pulled out.

Cojanu, ranked number 14 by the World Boxing Organization (WBO), fits the qualifications for the bout to be sanctioned as a world title fight, with the challenger being ranked in the top 15.

Parker won the title last December in a nail-biting majority decision over Andy Ruiz at the Vector Arena here in Auckland. Cojanu, born in Romania and living in the U.S., won the WBO Oriental heavyweight belt by knocking out Wu Zhiyu of China in two rounds also last December in Hangzhou.

WBO VP for Asia-Pacific Leon Panoncillo will be supervising the championship bout.

The main supporting bout will be for the WBO International and IBF East/West Europe light heavyweight title belts between Umar Salamov from Russia and Emil Markic of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Atty. Tapdasan will be the third man in the ring with New Zealanders Ian Scott, Darcy Williams and Arnaru Harriman as the three judges.

Both boxers made weight, with Salamov at 174.75lbs and Markic a quarter of a pound lighter.

The bouts are supervised and sanctioned by the Professional Boxing Commission (PBC),International.

The supporting bouts will feature New Zealanders Jordan Tuigamala vs Nigel Elliot, John Parker vs Ratu Dawai, Aussies George Kambosos vs Qamil Balla and Ivana Siau of NZ vs Tim Tszyu of Australia.

The heavyweight division has become quite interesting with fans and sports writers buzzing about unifying the division after the scintillating bout between Anthony Joshua of the U.K. and Wladimir Klitschko of the Ukraine, trading knockdowns before Klitschko was stopped in the 11th round. Joshua (19-0,19KO’s) has the IBF and WBA super titles while Deontay Wilder (38-0,37KO’s) of the U.S has the WBC title.

If Parker hurdles Cojanu, that would lead to a scenario that every boxing fan has been dreaming about - three unbeaten
heavyweight titlists battling to be the unified champ.

Top photo: Challenger Razvan Cojanu and WBO heavyweight champ Joseph Parker (right) stare each other down during the weigh-in.


Bosnian Emil Markic and Russian Umar Salamov for the WBO Intl. and IBF Europe titles.


Back to Rene Bonsubre, Jr.'s Articles Listing



Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:

  • ERROL SPENCE JR. vs. LAMONT PETERSON FINAL WEIGHTS & QUOTES
    By , 20 Jan 2018
  • MIKEY GARCIA vs SERGEY LIPINETS RESCHEDULED ON MARCH 10
    By , 20 Jan 2018
  • Video Highlight: Showtime Sports Reporter Jim Gray Interviews Robert Easter Jr. Ahead of Jan. 20 Fighter Vs. Javier Fortuna
    By , 20 Jan 2018
  • UFC 5's Iconic 'Superfight' Belt Hits Auction Block, Could Fetch $100k!
    By , 20 Jan 2018
  • McGregor then Lomachenko, so who’s next?
    By Recah Trinidad, 19 Jan 2018
  • LOMACHENKO FIGHTING PACQUIAO IS INSANE SAYS UKRAINIAN'S MANAGER
    By Maloney L. Samaco, 19 Jan 2018
  • EARL’S BACK! STRICKLAND RETURNS FOR 25TH WORLD POOL MASTERS
    By , 19 Jan 2018
  • NBA -- Embiid leads Sixers' 89-80 romp over Irving-less Celtics​
    By Oliver Iglesias, 19 Jan 2018
  • NBA -- Cavaliers snap four-game losing streak
    By Joseph Beltran, 19 Jan 2018
  • NBA -- ​Magic ​grinds ​out ​win ​over Timberwolves, 108-102
    By Adeline Deladisma, 19 Jan 2018
  • UFC® AND MONSTER ENERGY® ANNOUNCE EXTENSION OF GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP
    By , 19 Jan 2018
  • Viloria not taking chances
    By Joaquin Henson, 19 Jan 2018
  • TEWA KIRAM AND MERCITO 'NO MERCY' GESTA LOS ANGELES MEDIA WORKOUT QUOTES
    By , 19 Jan 2018
  • NIETES OFF TO LOS ANGELES TOMORROW AHEAD OF HBO'S SUPERFLY EVENT
    By Dong Secuya, 19 Jan 2018
  • UFC 220: MIOCIC vs. NGANNOU PRELIMS TO BE STREAMED EXCLUSIVELY ON FACEBOOK LIVE IN THE PHILIPPINES
    By , 19 Jan 2018
  • Errol Spence Jr. vs. Lamont Peterson Final Press Conference Quotes
    By , 19 Jan 2018
  • "New England's Future 5" Press Conference Quotes
    By , 19 Jan 2018
  • UFC's Cody Garbrandt: 'I'd Rip Van Damme's F'ing Head Off' in a Real Fight
    By , 19 Jan 2018
  • DONNIE NIETES VS. JUAN CARLOS REVECO WORLD TITLE FIGHT ADDED TO SUPERFLY 2
    By , 19 Jan 2018
  • Arizona Boxing News & Notes With Don Smith: Fight Night in Calgary, Unification in March & More
    By Don Smith, 19 Jan 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.