Philippines, 18 Oct 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  


Edward Heno hits LA ahead of his WBO title fight versus Elwin Sotto


PhilBoxing.com



Heno (C) with Dr Ed de la Vega (L).

We have to hand it to Sean Gibbons, the new president of the Manny Pacquiao Promotions. Gibbons, to say the least knows how to handle the MP fighters.


Take for instance, Edward Heno (14-0-5,5KO) the light flyweight protégée of Martin Elorde of Paranaque City.

Heno is the current Orient Pacific Boxing Federation (OPBF) light flyweight champion. He has successive wins lately including an impressive win over former world champion, Merlito Sabillo the ex-ALA boxer formerly based in Cebu. Sabillo is not a fly-by-night champion. He was a skillful fighter albeit not like the ALA prized boxer, former world champion, Donnie Nietes. But, Sabillo is a warrior. I know as I worked his corner when he fought in Monterey, Mexico.

Sean Gibbons covers all the bases when he sends MP fighters to fight, locally or abroad. Before he flew to Manila last week, he asked for a special favor for Edward Heno.

Heno apparently is in need of a cutman when he fights Elwin Soto (15-1-0,11KO) for the WBO Light flyweight belt on October 24th at the Fantasy Springs Casino at Indio, California under the auspices of the Golden Boy Promotions.

Gibbons with the consent of Martin Elorde requested me to work as cutman for Heno. Of course I accepted. How can I reject an opportunity to help a fellow Filipino win a world title? These opportunities don’t come up too often and I know exactly the priceless feeling of seeing your fighter win, much like when I worked the corner of Senator Manny Pacquiao at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Donnie Nietes many times.

Besides, Heno’s need for a reliable cutman, he also needs a great mouthguard to replace the “boil and bite” mouthpiece he currently uses.

But there was one issue. Heno and his trainers need to be in Las Vegas by Monday afternoon after keeping a medical appointment at San Pedro, CA for the required medical checkup and paper work for the fight. They arrived in LA Sunday at noon thus leaving him only Sunday afternoon to get his mouthguard done. Thus Gibbons asked if I could accommodate Heno on a Sunday afternoon.

My reply to Gibbons was this- "send him over to my offices straight from the LAX and I will make him a custom mouthguard in three hours”.

True enough Coach Ting Arriosa of Team Pacquiao, picked up Heno and his coach, Roel Durano and drove them straight from LAX to my Canoga Park, CA offices, a 21.61-mile drive. They arrived a little after 1:00 PM and by 3:30 PM Heno had his custom designed, fabricated and fitted mouthguard done. The mouthguard has four colors, red, white, blue and yellow depicting the colors of the Philippine flag.

“I will wear this proudly and hopefully, like the ones you made for Donnie Nietes when he won the same belt I am going after, I will win and bring pride to myself, my family and the country,” Heno stated.


Click here to view a list of other articles written by Ed de la Vega, DDS.


Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:

  • Heavyweights Alex "The Great" Flores & Mario Heredia headline RJJ Boxing on UFC FIGHT PASS®
    By , Fri, 18 Oct 2019
  • FEIJEN TAKES FINAL SPOT ON TEAM EUROPE FOR PARTYPOKER MOSCONI CUP
    By , Fri, 18 Oct 2019
  • Duno to fight undefeated Garcia Nov. 2
    By Lito delos Reyes, Thu, 17 Oct 2019
  • T-2 Days: Artur Beterbiev and Oleksandr Gvozdyk Set for Light Heavyweight Title Unification LIVE on ESPN
    By , Thu, 17 Oct 2019
  • Sergey 'Krusher' Kovalev International Media Conference Call
    By , Thu, 17 Oct 2019
  • Despite Controversial Setback Against Greer, WBO #9 and IBF #11 Bantamweight Nikolai Potapov Returns to Action on October 30
    By , Thu, 17 Oct 2019
  • Undefeated Canadian Super Welterweight Cody "The Crippler" Crowley Headlines stacked "Homecoming V: Going Global" card
    By , Thu, 17 Oct 2019
  • SEN. PACQUIAO URGES ARMM POLICE TO STRONGLY SUPPORT PRES. DUTERTE’S WAR VS. ILLEGAL DRUGS
    By Aquiles Z. Zonio, Wed, 16 Oct 2019
  • SHAW IS FIRST TEAM EUROPE WILDCARD
    By , Wed, 16 Oct 2019
  • Sampson Boxing Signs WBC #5 Minimumweight Luis Angel Castillo to a Promotional Contract
    By , Wed, 16 Oct 2019
  • Pinoy Fighters Eke Out Wins in Japan
    By Teodoro Medina Reynoso, Wed, 16 Oct 2019
  • Preseason 2019: Golden State Warriors fall to short-handed Los Angeles Lakers
    By Tom Macasaet, Wed, 16 Oct 2019
  • MANO-A-MANO: CANELO VS. KOVALEV DOCUMENTARY TO DEBUT TONIGHT!
    By , Wed, 16 Oct 2019
  • Gvozdyk vs. Beterbiev: A Russia-Ukraine Story 10 Years in the Making
    By , Wed, 16 Oct 2019
  • SIX PROSPECTS WITH COMBINED RECORD OF 65-1 FACE TOUGHEST TESTS OF THEIR CAREERS ON SHOBOX: THE NEW GENERATION FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15 LIVE ON SHOWTIME®
    By , Wed, 16 Oct 2019
  • Jeter Promotions signs Featherweight Ebrima " E Boy" Jawara
    By , Wed, 16 Oct 2019
  • Light Heavyweight, a Bridge too far for Canelo? (of Pride and Boxing)
    By Teodoro Medina Reynoso, Tue, 15 Oct 2019
  • November 30: Oscar Valdez and Carl Frampton Headline Super Featherweight Doubleheader at The Chelsea Inside The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas LIVE on ESPN+
    By , Tue, 15 Oct 2019
  • This Friday-Seneca Fight Night: Boxeo Telemundo Edition, SOLD OUT
    By , Tue, 15 Oct 2019
  • KACI: I PROMISE EUROPE WILL WIN BACK PARTYPOKER MOSCONI CUP IN VEGAS
    By , Tue, 15 Oct 2019
  • NM Arellano wins GM Balinas executive chessfest
    By Marlon Bernardino, Tue, 15 Oct 2019
  • Steph Curry’s spicy performance help GSW devour Minnesota Timberwolves in second preseason home game
    By Tom Macasaet, Tue, 15 Oct 2019
  • December 14: Terence Crawford-Mean Machine Welterweight Championship
    By , Tue, 15 Oct 2019
  • Jeter Promotions signs Undefeated Lightweight Brandon Chambers
    By , Tue, 15 Oct 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.