Philippines, 22 Oct 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.


 

COLUMN: JHACK TEPORA STEPS UP AND DELIVERS

By Rene Bonsubre, Jr.
PhilBoxing.com
23 Sep 2017



There were a lot of questions in the minds of boxing pundits here in Cebu when Omega Sports Promotions, Intl. (OPSI) announced that their franchise fighter, Jhack “El Capitan” Tepora, was going to fight in South Africa against Lusanda Komanisi.

They were the usual questions, of course, that hound a prospect that is unbeaten but widely regarded as untested. Like how will he react if he is on the road, on the B-side of the match-up? Can he adjust after a long travel, change in climate, weather or altitude? Aside from the unfamiliar food and surroundings, he will have to shut out the noise from the hostile fans on fight night.

Tepora was also moving up one division higher at featherweight.

He prepared by training in Baguio, returning to his roots in his short stint as an amateur boxer representing the Philippines. The city has a high altitude and cool air compared to the rest of the country.

Only the very die-hard boxing fans here in Cebu noticed him as an amateur, even when he started winning gold medals in national tournaments. He turned pro without any fanfare and very few of his bouts were seen on local television.

When his name started appearing in the local sports pages, there were comments about his low-level opposition. His fight set in July against Mexican Emmanuel Dominguez was cancelled. So he remained without a credible foe until the call for him to fight Komanisi was answered by the Omega management.

During a conversation with the OPSI Top brass last Friday, together with members of the Cebu sports media, it was unanimously agreed upon that the fight aganst Komanisi, a former IBO world champion, will reveal if Jack Tepora really has what it takes to be a world beater.

And he delivered in devastating fashion.

He battled Komanisi - who had 18KO’s in 21 wins – in a spine-tingling toe to toe battle. The southpaw Tepora’s left cross was on target. But it was his powerful right hook in the second round that decked the South African flat on his back.

The video replay revealed the look in Tepora’s eyes; he knew the moment Komanisi hit the canvas he was not getting up.

Tepora has the WBO Inter-continental featherweight title and goes up to 21-0, 16KO’s. This is the fourth career loss for Komanisi who owns two wins against the ALA gym’s Roli Gasca. Tepora previously held the WBO Asia-Pacific Youth and WBO Oriental super bantamweight titles.


Back to Rene Bonsubre, Jr.'s Articles Listing



Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:

  • Manny to speak at Oxford
    By Joaquin Henson, 22 Oct 2018
  • FM David Elorta wins 2nd Canon Carlsen Kasparov Chess Club's Open Rapid chessfest
    By Marlon Bernardino, 22 Oct 2018
  • NBA -- Brawl mars Lakers home opener
    By Celso Samson Jr., 22 Oct 2018
  • NBA -- Pistons prevail in cliffhanger, drop Bulls to 0-2
    By Taha Qureshi, 22 Oct 2018
  • Curry as NBA 2K19 MVP?
    By Eddie Alinea, 21 Oct 2018
  • Brant Stuns Murata, Wins WBA Middleweight Title
    By , 21 Oct 2018
  • SPORTS TRIVIA 10: ADRIEN BRONER, THE NEXT PACQUIAO FOE
    By Maloney L. Samaco, 21 Oct 2018
  • Felix Alvarado Departs Nicaragua; Arrives Manila Monday Evening
    By Carlos Costa, 21 Oct 2018
  • FFC 32 NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS OFFICIAL MMA RESULTS
    By , 21 Oct 2018
  • NBA -- Clips blow out OKC with 37-point fourth quarter
    By Robert Mellana, 21 Oct 2018
  • NBA -- Butler gets mix of boos and cheers from Wolves fans
    By Daniel Quindao Guden, 21 Oct 2018
  • OUTSIDE LOOKING IN: "Las Vegas, here I am, again -- Pacquiao"
    By Eddie Alinea, 20 Oct 2018
  • ALL SET FOR 31st WBO CONVENTION IN PANAMA OCT 29-NOV 2
    By Dong Secuya, 20 Oct 2018
  • Floyd Mayweather Doesn't 'Give a F***' About Pacquiao Anymore
    By , 20 Oct 2018
  • Anderson Silva 'Accepts' Conor McGregor Fight Challenge, 'It's Not About Money'
    By , 20 Oct 2018
  • PETALCORIN VS ALVARADO FIGHT VENUE CHANGED TO MIDAS HOTEL AND CASINO TENT
    By , 20 Oct 2018
  • Randy ready for KO artist
    By Joaquin Henson, 20 Oct 2018
  • Murata-Brant: Weigh-In Results
    By , 20 Oct 2018
  • Floyd Mayweather Says 70% Chance Khabib Fight Happens
    By , 20 Oct 2018
  • SPORTS ROUNDUP 21: CANELO WANTS TO REMATCH WITH MAYWEATHER
    By Maloney L. Samaco, 20 Oct 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.