TACONING DEFENDS WBC INTERNATIONAL CROWN TONITE ( SUNDAY OCT. 15) AT ELORDES
Sun, 15 Oct 2017
Big time boxing returns tonight starting at 6:00 PM at the Grandballroom of the Elorde Sports Center in Sucat Road Paranaque City when international boxing promoter Johnny Elorde in cooperation with the Rotary Club of Manila Premier presents the World Boxing Council (WBC) Lightflyweight Championship bout between current champion Jonathan Taconing and challenger Arnold Garde.
Taconing, currently rated no. 3 in the WBC and no. 2 in the WBO will be making his first defence of the crown he won by TKO last November 19, 2016 over Salatiel Amit . He has to convincingly win this bout for him to be able to get another crack at the World Championship either in the WBC or the WBO where he is highly regarded as the next challenger. On the otherhand, Garde who was recently approved by the WBC International committee headed by Mauro Betti, is a last minute replacement for Armand dela Cruz as the latter was found unfit to box due to a tear in the retina . But Garde is no push over as he has fought twice in regional championship bouts and won and is a tough and known boxer.
At the weigh-in conducted by the Games & Amusements Board yesterday at the Elorde Sports Center, Taconing’s weight was exactly at 108 lbs. while Garde was 107.5 lbs.
In the supporting main event, former WBC International Champion Giemel Magramo will face battle tested John Mark Apolinario of JC Manangquil stable from Gensan City while comebacking former OPBF Champion Vinvin Rufino is pitted against Christian Saga.
Four rounders will have Aljum Pelisio versus Precious Ian Cantero, Christian Victoriano against John Jayvee Antonio , Delmar Pellio versus Jeffrey Labe and MJ Bo versus Robertson Abion.
For more details please call 09390617319 or 8250625 and 8264463 and look for Beth or May.
Photo: Jonathan Taconing (L) and Arnold Garde (R) pose with promoter Johnny Elorde during Saturday's weighin.
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