BARCELONA IS GAB'S JULY BOXER OF THE MONTH
By Salven L. Lagumbay
Fri, 12 Aug 2005
Philippine superfly champ Eric Barcelona has been voted as the Games and Amusements Board's Boxer of the Month for July following his scintillating win in Japan last month.
The Bukidnon-based Barcelona had knocked out Japanese Hiroshi Nakano in the fourth round last July 10 in Komaki, Japan.
The win improved Barcelona's record to 30 wins, 7 losses, 4 draws with 10 KO's. Up next for him is a showdown with L&M fighter Orland Enriquez on August 20.
Meanwhile, an all-Cebuano battle looms in the miniflyweight and super-featherweight category as the GAB put the top contenders in mandatory status.
RP minifly champ Elmer Gejon will have to face mandatory challenger Rocky Fuentes of the ALA Stable soon.
A more interesting battle-royale shapes up for the recently-vacated RP 130-lb throne as no. 1 Caesar Amonsot finds no. 2 Jimrex Jaca right below him.
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