Philippines, 29 Jun 2016
  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  


REEXAMINE LAURENTE'S BOXING CAREER, TOP RANK URGED


PhilBoxing.com




LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, MARCH 18, 2010 - I caught up with one of the most avoided boxers in the light welterweight division at the Los Angeles International Airport last night just before he boarded the Philippines Airlines bound to the Philippines.

Dennis Laurente does not look like the kind of boxer who could intimidate those in the ring of fists. A soft-spoken provincial warrior who looks out for his family, he is described by virtually everyone who knows him as a genuinely nice person. But, consider his record in the light welterweight ranking in the Philippines. He is the No. 1 boxer in that weight class who remains undefeated of his last eleven fights, marking a total humbling record of 34 wins inclusive of 17 knockouts, 5 draws and 3 losses. His losses are void of a knockout but technical decision, split decision and unanimous decision respectively.

Laurente fought last March 12 and won comfortably by unanimous decision over the tough fighter, Ben Tackie (29-11-1) from Accra, Ghana, a region where Joshua Clottey, who fought Pound-for-Pound King Manny Pacquiao, also was raised during his early childhood. The said fight was fought at the Gaylord Texan Hotel in Grapevine, Texas. The judges scored the bout: Brock Groom 78-74; Michael Mitchell 77-75; and Doug Lord 77-75.

Laurente is probably the most underrated boxer the Philippines has ever produced, as of this writing. He could have joined the ranks of the top ten of the pound-for-pound list, if only proper promotions and marketing, even attentions, were given to him and to his training by his handlers in the U.S., according to one of the boxing fans, Jerry Torres from San Diego, who happened to be one of the passengers of the same flight the boxer was boarding.

A native from Palompon, Leyte, Philippines, Laurente started as a professional boxer in 1994 at age 16.

Laurente should have a title shot before the close of this year, this writer exhorts.

A firm 5'8" of southpaw stance, Laurente thrives under the care of Johnny S. Elorde, President of the Johnny Elorde Management International, and his wife, Liza Elorde, a proactive care manager of the boxers in their camp.


The author (L) with Dennis Laurente.


Click here to view a list of other articles written by Granville Ampong.


Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:

  • FULL UNDERCARD ANNOUNCED FOR SATURDAY, JULY 9 AT THE BEAUTIFUL CACHE CREEK CASINO RESORT
    By , Wed, 29 Jun 2016
  • Pinoy Pride 37: Complete Pagara–Juarez Undercards
    By , Wed, 29 Jun 2016
  • WBC SAYS TACONING TO LAUNCH TERRIFIC CHALLENGE FOR LIGHT FLYWEIGHT TITLE
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Wed, 29 Jun 2016
  • The Past Week in Action 28 June 2016
    By Eric Armit, Wed, 29 Jun 2016
  • Unbeaten Featherweight Prospect Stephen Fulton Takes on Mexico's Christian Renteria on Premier Boxing Champions on ESPN & ESPN Deportes Saturday, July 2 From Santander Arena in Reading, PA.
    By , Wed, 29 Jun 2016
  • ANTONIO OROZCO AND JOSEPH DIAZ, JR. TO CO-HEADLINE HBO LATINO® BOXING EVENT ON SATURDAY, JULY 30
    By , Wed, 29 Jun 2016
  • MIKEY GARCIA RETURNS ON JULY 30 FOR STACKED NIGHT OF BOXING ON SHOWTIME AND SHOWTIME EXTREME FROM BARCLAYS CENTER PRESENTED BY PBC
    By , Wed, 29 Jun 2016
  • RAGING BABE BRUNCH NEW YORK, NEW YORK A SUCCESS, DUVA HONORED
    By , Wed, 29 Jun 2016
  • David Benavidez - I got my eye on all the champions at super middleweight
    By , Wed, 29 Jun 2016
  • DiBella Entertainment signs Conn. Teenage Prospect Mykey Williams
    By , Wed, 29 Jun 2016
  • TERENCE CRAWFORD / BRIAN McINTYRE TRAINING CAMP BLOG NO. 2
    By , Tue, 28 Jun 2016
  • CABALQUINTO TO FIGHT FOR WBC ASIA SILVER TITLE VS UNDEFEATED UZBEK
    By Lito delos Reyes, Tue, 28 Jun 2016
  • PH sports deserves a healing
    By Recah Trinidad, Tue, 28 Jun 2016
  • WSOF GLOBAL: WORLD SERIES OF FIGHTING - GLOBAL CHAMPIONSHIP ANNOUNCES EXCLUSIVE JAPANESE PARTNERSHIP WITH DEEP FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIPS
    By , Tue, 28 Jun 2016
  • Undefeated Super Lightweight, Milton Santiago Jr. chimes in on Tonight's bout against Osumanu Akaba
    By , Tue, 28 Jun 2016
  • Renewed focus and a new team in his corner leads Cobbs back to his roots at Twin River Casino
    By , Tue, 28 Jun 2016
  • Palicte captures IBF Pan Pacific super flyweight title
    By Lito delos Reyes, Tue, 28 Jun 2016
  • Daniel Jacobs infected with virulent "Canelo’s Syndrome”
    By , Tue, 28 Jun 2016
  • Fists of the Future fighters Albert and Jason Pagara hold successful weekend Meet and Greet
    By , Tue, 28 Jun 2016
  • PABLO CESAR CANO TO FACE FORMER WORLD TITLE CONTENDER ALFONSO GOMEZ ON JULY 15
    By , Tue, 28 Jun 2016
  • Unbeaten Contender Sergiy Derevyanchenko Meets Former World Champion Sam Soliman
    By , Tue, 28 Jun 2016
  • Rising Promotions, New Jersey's busiest promoter set for 4th event in just seven month on July 22
    By , Tue, 28 Jun 2016
  • PHOTOG PAULINO, SALITA PROMOTIONS WINS BWAA FIRST PLACE AWARD SHOOTING SALITA'S "BROOKLYN BRAWL"
    By , Tue, 28 Jun 2016
  • Viktor Postol / Freddie Roach Training Camp Blog No. 2
    By , Mon, 27 Jun 2016


  •  




     
    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
    © 2016 philboxing.com.