KATSIDIS, RAMIREZ SET TO WEIGH-IN TODAY
By Salven L. Lagumbay
Fri, 30 Jan 2009
Australia's Michael "The Great" Katsidis and Spain's Angel Hugo "El Tren" Ramirez meet for one last time before their showdown tomorrow for the official weigh-in set 1PM today at the Rosal/Adelfa Rooms of the Cebu City Marriott Hotel, the official hotel of the "War" boxing extravaganza to be aired 9PM tomorrow over Studio 23 and 9AM on Sunday over ABS-CBN.
WBO Asia Pacific chairman Leon Panoncillo will preside over the weigh-in, along with GAB Commissioner Angel Bautista and boxing chief Nasser Cruz, assisted by Rolando Mendoza.
Also set to weigh-in today are the fighters seeing action in three WBO championship battles in the undercard, said promoter Sammy Gello-ani, who is putting up with event along with ABS-CBN Sports, Sportsbet, Ringstar Promotions, and the City of Cebu.
For tomorrow's bouts, Cebu City Councilor Sylvan "Jack" Jakosalem hadindicated that the city will waive the city's amusement tax for this event in addition to the security and parking accomodations for the fans.
Jakosalem divulged that starting at 2PM tomorrow, fans will be allowed to park along Sanciangco street and the other areas near the coliseum.
Gates will open at 4PM, while the first bout takes place at 5PM featuring a six-rounder in Rolando Magallano versus Kevin De la Cruz followed by the Marvin Sonsona-Liempetch Sor Veerapol WBO Asia Pacific Youth championship.
The bout will be followed by the Rocky Marcial-Vacharakit Senayan showdown, and at exactly 7PM, Katsidis takes on Ramirez.
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