Philippines, 22 May 2019
  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  


Heavyweights in the Philippines: "The American Dream" Ronald Johnson vs "The Assassin" Saul Farah Headline June 15 in "Thrilla in Davao"


PhilBoxing.com




MANILA, Philippines -- Since the iconic "Thrilla in Manila" featuring the legendary Muhammad Ali battling Joe Frazier for the undisputed heavyweight world title at Manila's Araneta Coliseum in 1975, when was the last time that boxing fans had an exciting heavyweight fight here in the Philippines?

Can't remember, but the next heavyweight battle on home soil will be on Saturday, June 15, at The Enderun Tent, Azuela Cove in Lanang, Dakbayan sa Dabaw!

The stars of the special presentation are American heavyweight former WBC United States (USNBC) champion Ronald "The American Dream" Johnson (15-1, 4 KO's) of Las Vegas, Nevada -- who has trained by none other than Floyd Mayweather Sr. -- locking horns in a scheduled 12-round battle against the experienced big Bolivian warrior former WBC interim South American Heavyweight titlist "The Phoenix Assassin" Saul Farah (69-23-3, 60 KO's), a clash for the vacant Global Boxing Organization (GBO) heavyweight belt that no boxing fan in Davao can afford to miss.

Leading up to the rumble, "The Assassin" Saul Farah has been much more active than the American. The Assassin has already won two heavyweight combats in this year 2019, and won two more last year, while the 33-year-old American has been in zero recent fights.

Clearly, on fighting activity, the Assassin has a solid advantage. Ring rust could be a negative factor for the Las Vegas fighter. However, nobody knows for sure till the two big men are already trading blows on top of the ring.

Will "The American Dream" Ronald Johnson be able to overcome ring rust to successfully deal with the much more experienced and much more active "Phoenix Assassin to claim the GBO heavyweight title in Thrilla in Davao?"

Or will the Assassin send Ronald Johnson back to Las Vegas bruised and beaten up?

MORE EXCITING GBO TITLE RUMBLES IN "THRILLA IN DAVAO"


Nagulman.

In the show's co-main event, unbeaten Ifugao bantamweight Roy Nagulman (8-0-1, 6 KO's) collides against tough 18-year-old Indonesian Jufri Kakahure (4-2, 4 KO's) for the vacant GBO Asia Pacific Bantamweight strap. It will be the first time that the hard-hitting 17-year-old Roy Nagulman battles a foreign fighter, fans eager to see how Roy performs.



In another title clash, another unbeaten Ifugao prospect Khurvin Jhon "KJ" Natuplag (8-0-2, 7 KO's) climbs the ring to battle Reynold "Rey" Kundimang (4-1-3, 1 KO) of Indonesia for the Global Boxing Organization (GBO) Bantamweight Strap. Let's find out if the young heavy-puncher KJ Natuplag is able to push forward his young boxing career. A defensive mistake against the Indonesian fighter could be disastrous.



Moreover, 23-year-old Sultan Kudarat warrior Cristoval Turog (6-1, 2 KO's) of the Kaamino Stable squares off the more-experienced Orlie Silvestre (13-5-1, 8 KO's ) of Isulan City, the capital of the Kapuoran sang Sultan Kudarat, in an eight-rounder war for the GBO Asia Pacific Flyweight Strap.

The promising Cristoval Turog is one of the competitor boxers in the new GerryPens Promotions UBS reality TV show series to be aired on June 2 on ESPN5.

MORE UNDERCARD FIGHTS IN DAVAO

In another exciting combat, undefeated 19-year-old southpaw Ronel Dela Cruz (6-0-1 4 KO), also from Sultan Kudarat, collides against dangerous Raymart Ebones in a non-stop action clash. The contracted weight for Dela Cruz and Ebones is 113 pounds. This melee is a scheduled 6-chapter saga that might not make the distance. Who will emerge victorious?

The first bout of the show features fast 'n furious Gabriel Dasan (4-2, 2 KO's) exchanging heavy bombardment against the equally dangerous Nilo Entero in a four-chapter duel. The contracted weight for the two warriors is 109 lbs, which is one pound above the light flyweight division.


Filipino promoter Reynaldo Rodis brings back Heavyweight Action to the Philippines.

The main event rumble of Ronald "The American Dream" Johnson vs Saul Farah for the vacant GBO heavyweight title on June 19 at The Enderun Tent, Azuela Cove in Lanang, Davao, is a production of boxing promoter Reynaldo Rodis in association with the City Government of Davao.

Gate opens at 5 PM and closes at 7 PM sharp.

Fans are advised to arrive at fight venue on time.

May the best Men Win..!!


The author Carlos Costa is a boxing reporter living in the Philippines. Carlos can be reached at carlos512@hotmail.com and whatsapp/viber/wechat: +639184538152.


Click here to view a list of other articles written by Carlos Costa.


Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:

  • MANNY PACQUIAO VS. KEITH THURMAN & CALEB PLANT VS. MIKE LEE NEW YORK PRESS CONFERENCE QUOTES
    By , Wed, 22 May 2019
  • BERNALDEZ TO FIGHT HUNGARIAN BOXER IN MIAMI
    By , Wed, 22 May 2019
  • D'MITRIUS 'BIG MEECH' BALLARD TO FIGHT ELIAS 'LATIN KID' ESPADAS IN THE MAIN EVENT OF GOLDEN BOY FIGHT NIGHT ON FACEBOOK WATCH
    By , Wed, 22 May 2019
  • Three-Time Olympian Anvar Yunusov takes on Angel Luna in Main Event on Saturday, June 22nd at The 2300 Arena in Philadelphia
    By , Wed, 22 May 2019
  • Jay-Z Sued By Roc Nation Boxer Over Severe Brain Injuries
    By , Wed, 22 May 2019
  • EIGHT-DIVISION CHAMPION MANNY PACQUIAO MEETS UNBEATEN CHAMPION KEITH THURMAN IN WELTERWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP CLASH LIVE ON PAY-PER-VIEW
    By , Wed, 22 May 2019
  • UNDEFEATED SUPER MIDDLEWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION CALEB PLANT MAKES FIRST TITLE DEFENSE IN PRIMETIME SHOWDOWN AGAINST UNBEATEN MIKE LEE
    By , Wed, 22 May 2019
  • WBC Asian Ruler Nawaphon Sor Rungvisai Crushes Former World Champ Sonny Boy Jaro in Thailand
    By Carlos Costa, Wed, 22 May 2019
  • Roy Jones, Jr. protégé Ikram Kerwat 1st female boxer to headline on UFC FIGHT PASS
    By , Wed, 22 May 2019
  • DEVIN HANEY "I'M READY TO RULE THE SPORT"
    By , Tue, 21 May 2019
  • GREG COHEN PROMOTIONS AND RAPACZ BOXING SIGN UNDEFEATED FEATHERWEIGHT RAMIRO HERNANDEZ
    By , Tue, 21 May 2019
  • PACQUIAO-THURMAN MEDIA TOUR TO HIT NEW YORK AND LOS ANGELES
    By , Tue, 21 May 2019
  • George Foreman Says Joshua vs. Wilder Could Be Bigger Than Ali vs. Frazier
    By , Tue, 21 May 2019
  • Bohol Boxing: Villaflor Set to Fight Omayao in the Main Event of "Engkwentro Sa Cogtong II"
    By Carlos Costa, Tue, 21 May 2019
  • TRAINING TEAM TO DISCUSS PACQUIAO'S CAMP IN PREPARATION FOR THURMAN'S UNIFICATION
    By Maloney L. Samaco, Tue, 21 May 2019
  • FOX STOPS BRINSON IN 6!
    By , Tue, 21 May 2019
  • Tyson Fury to Deontay Wilder, 'Suck My Nuts'
    By , Tue, 21 May 2019
  • NBA Playoffs -- Even with Game 3 hiccup, Bucks still in front seat of East Finals
    By Anthony Rozic, Tue, 21 May 2019
  • Loreto TKO’s Meechai in 1st round
    By Lito delos Reyes, Tue, 21 May 2019
  • Split-T Management's Holmes, Miller and Dixon Get Big Wins on Saturday Night
    By , Tue, 21 May 2019
  • FUTURE HALL OF FAMER MIGUEL COTTO TO BE SPECIAL VIP GUEST FOR ANDREW 'EL CHANGO' CANCIO VS. ALBERTO 'EXPLOSIVO' MACHADO II
    By , Tue, 21 May 2019
  • Lightweight Keyshawn Davis preparing to go gold digging next year in Japan at 2020 Olympics
    By , Tue, 21 May 2019
  • WORLD CUP OF POOL TICKET DETAILS ANNOUNCED
    By , Tue, 21 May 2019
  • Bernaldez fights Berna in Miami May 24
    By Lito delos Reyes, Mon, 20 May 2019


  •  




     
    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
    © 2019 philboxing.com.