Philippines, 23 Jan 2018
  Home >> News

 
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




 
News  


THE NEXT PACQUIAO


PhilBoxing.com




With Manny Pacquiao now in the twilight of a storybook boxing career, the search is underway for his successor or at least someone who can even come close to mesmerizing the world like the fighting Senator. There will never be anyone quite like Pacquiao to emerge not just from the Philippines but anywhere in the universe. No one will ever duplicate or surpass his feat of winning world titles in eight weight divisions.

Pancho Villa was the first Filipino world champion and he ruled the flyweight division from 1923 until his death in 1925 at the age of 23. Villa captivated the US audience with his devil-may-care style, punching power and charisma in and out of the ring. From when he knocked out Jimmy Wilde to win the flyweight crown in New York in 1923, Villa logged 26 fights up to his final outing, a non-title loss on points to Jimmy McLarnin in San Francisco. In 1924, Villa figured in 13 fights, averaging one a month. That’s unheard of in modern boxing. Villa died 10 days after bowing to McLarnin due to Ludwig’s Angina caused by a mouth infection that spread to the throat. His final record was 77-4-4, with 22 KOs.

The next great Filipino boxer was Flash Elorde who reigned as world junior lightweight king from 1960 to 1967. Elorde retired from the ring with an 89-27-2 record, including 33 KOs, in 1971 after a 20-year career. He died of lung cancer in 1985 at the age of 49. Villa and Elorde are the only Filipino fighters enshrined in the International Boxing Hall of Fame. Another Filipino, Lope (Papa) Sarreal, was inducted as a matchmaker and promoter.
****
It took 35 years for Elorde to emerge from when Villa died. And it took 27 years from when Elorde retired for Pacquiao to claim his first world title in 1998. Today, Pacquiao is still active as a fighter and there is talk of a bout in China in April. The ideal scenario is for Pacquiao to fight twice more then hang up his gloves before the year ends to concentrate on his political mission. It would be a dream if Pacquiao could regain the world title in his next outing and end his career with a championship defense at the Philippine Arena.

Even as Pacquiao is still unretired, fans are wondering who will step up to follow in his footsteps. At the moment, there are five candidates----IBF superflyweight champion Jerwin Ancajas, IBO No. 1 superbantamweight Marlon Tapales, WBO No. 2 featherweight Mark Magsayo, WBO No. 2 superflyweight Aston Palicte and WBO No. 1 minimumweight Robert Paradero.

Former two-time world champion Gerry Penalosa’s choice as the next Pacquiao is Magsayo. The slugger known as Magnifico has an 18-0 record, with 13 KOs, seven in the first round. He’s exciting, colorful and daring. The 22-year-old ALA contender is the kind of fighter fans pay good money to watch. “Magsayo has to be tested against tougher opponents,” said Penalosa. “He needs to work on his defense. What I like about him is his heart, he’s fearless and he doesn’t mind taking chances. He’s charismatic and that sets him apart from others who want to be like Manny.”
****

Ancajas, 21, has a 28-1-1 record, with 19 KOs. Since outpointing Puerto Rico’s McJoe Arroyo to claim the IBF crown in 2016, he has repulsed three straight challengers, all inside the distance. His next defense is against Mexico’s Israel Gonzalez in Corpus Christi, Texas, on Feb. 3. Ancajas is now aligned with Top Rank and Bob Arum has called him the next Pacquiao. “I’d like to see Jerwin develop more power,” said Penalosa. Ancajas will mark his US debut against Gonzalez and it’s an acid test. He still has to prove himself as a top superflyweight against the other champions like Srisaket Sor Rungvisai, Khalid Yafai and Naoya Inoue and big names like Chocolatito Gonzalez, Carlos Cuadras and Juan Francisco Estrada.

HBO is investing heavily in the superflyweight division where Ancajas could be a major player. He has a chance to become a marquee fighter with Top Rank’s backing and HBO’s coverage. Ancajas’ star could be on the rise.

Tapales, 25, is a former WBO bantamweight king who was stripped of the title for failing to make the 118-pound limit in a scheduled defense against Japan’s Shohei Omori in Osaka last April. The bout went on anyway and Tapales stopped Omori in the 11th round. Tapales is set to fight again in Australia on March 17. His record is 30-2, with 13 KOs. He has won his last four bouts by knockout. Palicte, 21, boasts a 24-2 record, with 20 KOs, and is coming off a fifth round stoppage of Mexico’s Jose Alfredo Rodriguez in Round Rock, Texas, last Dec. 8. Paradero, 21, has a 16-0 slate, with 11 KOs. He has never fought overseas or in Metro Manila. In 2016, Paradero won the WBO Asia Pacific Youth 105-pound title. “Paradero texted me once to ask if I could watch his fights on YouTube,” said Penalosa. “He’s undefeated and ranked No. 1. I want to study his style more closely.”


Click here to view a list of other articles written by Joaquin Henson.


Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:

  • Nietes, Viloria to spar at Wild Card
    By Joaquin Henson, Tue, 23 Jan 2018
  • The Past Week in Action 22 January 2017
    By Eric Armit, Tue, 23 Jan 2018
  • World Boxing Super Series Semifinals
    By , Tue, 23 Jan 2018
  • Undefeated Bantamweight sensation Christian Carto takes on James Smith in headlining bout on Friday, March 2nd at The SugarHouse Casino in Philadelphia
    By , Tue, 23 Jan 2018
  • Floyd Mayweather Gets His Own Day In City He Has Nothing To Do With
    By , Tue, 23 Jan 2018
  • VILORIA VS. DALAKIAN, THE OTHER FLYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP IN "SUPERFLY 2"
    By Maloney L. Samaco, Mon, 22 Jan 2018
  • LANDERO EARNS WORLD TITLE SHOT AGAINST THAI WBA CHAMP NIYOMTRONG
    By Dong Secuya, Mon, 22 Jan 2018
  • MAMA STOPS CAMELION IN GENSAN, WINS WBO REGIONAL BELT
    By , Mon, 22 Jan 2018
  • Daniel Biaz Scores Unanimous Decision at Fight Nite at the Scottish Rite Presented by TMB & PRB Entertainment
    By , Sun, 21 Jan 2018
  • ANTONIO BEATS ELORTA IN PHILIPPINE CHESS BLITZ FACE OFF SERIES
    By Marlon Bernardino, Sun, 21 Jan 2018
  • ANCAJAS REACHES TRAINING PEAK; LOMACHENKO IS BWAA FIGHTER OF THE YEAR
    By Maloney L. Samaco, Sun, 21 Jan 2018
  • Spence Jr. stops Peterson and calls out Thurman Jr.
    By Rich Mazon , Sun, 21 Jan 2018
  • ERROL SPENCE JR. RETAINS IBF WELTERWEIGHT TITLE WITH RESOUNDING TKO VICTORY OVER LAMONT PETERSON SATURDAY NIGHT ON SHOWTIME® FROM BARCLAYS CENTER
    By , Sun, 21 Jan 2018
  • BIG U.S. BREAK FOR NIETES WHEN HE FACES REVECO IN "SUPERFLY 2"
    By Maloney L. Samaco, Sat, 20 Jan 2018
  • MAMA, CAMELLION MAKE WEIGHT IN GENSAN
    By , Sat, 20 Jan 2018
  • "FIGHT NITE AT THE SCOTTISH RITE" WEIGHTS FROM SAN ANTONIO, TX
    By , Sat, 20 Jan 2018
  • Chael Sonnen Slams Rampage, Fedor ... with Poem!
    By , Sat, 20 Jan 2018
  • ERROL SPENCE JR. vs. LAMONT PETERSON FINAL WEIGHTS & QUOTES
    By , Sat, 20 Jan 2018
  • MIKEY GARCIA vs SERGEY LIPINETS RESCHEDULED ON MARCH 10
    By , Sat, 20 Jan 2018
  • Video Highlight: Showtime Sports Reporter Jim Gray Interviews Robert Easter Jr. Ahead of Jan. 20 Fighter Vs. Javier Fortuna
    By , Sat, 20 Jan 2018
  • UFC 5's Iconic 'Superfight' Belt Hits Auction Block, Could Fetch $100k!
    By , Sat, 20 Jan 2018
  • McGregor then Lomachenko, so who’s next?
    By Recah Trinidad, Fri, 19 Jan 2018
  • LOMACHENKO FIGHTING PACQUIAO IS INSANE SAYS UKRAINIAN'S MANAGER
    By Maloney L. Samaco, Fri, 19 Jan 2018
  • EARL’S BACK! STRICKLAND RETURNS FOR 25TH WORLD POOL MASTERS
    By , Fri, 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.