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VEERAPOL ARRIVES IN MANILA – THE EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW


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Imus, Cavite -- Around 8:15 p.m. last night, Thai boxer Leimpetch Sor Veerapol and Manager / Trainer Michael Do entered their room at the Island Cove Hotel and Leisure Park in Binakayan, Kawit Cavite, a 10-minute drive from Imus.

Veerapol and Do arrived around 6:20 p.m. at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport on Flight PR 731 from Bangkok, Thailand. They were greeted at the airport by International Promoter Sammy Gello-ani of SGG Promotions & Samson Boxing LCC (SGG) and WBO Asia Pacific Vice President Leon Panoncillo, Jr.

Veerapol is set to slug it out with Imus’ own adopted son Froilan “The Sniper” Saludar this February 19th for the WBO World Youth Flyweight Championship which will be held at the Imus Covered Court. The biggest event to be held outside of Manila and Cebu is supported by the Imus, Cavite municipal government headed by Mayor Homer Saquilayan.

“I’m very happy to be here. Thank you for the hospitality and treating us very good” says Veerapol through his Trainer-interpreter. “The promoter and his assistants are very nice. I love the place (Island Cove), and it has a nice ambiance”, he adds.

The Thai fighter admits that he’s never seen a fight of Saludar but says he’s ready. “He’s had four titled-fights already so he’s ready. We hope to bring the title back home. He’s been preparing for almost a month for this fight”, quips trainer Michael Do who also mentioned that Veerapol had a boxing match two weeks ago in Thailand where he dispatched his opponent in just the very first round. Michael Do proudly said that his ward also fights Muay Thai matches so he’s always in condition for any fight.

Boxing fans may seem familiar with Veerapol because he fought former world flyweight champion Brian Villoria at the Ynares Sports Complex in Pasig where he lost by a TKO in the 7th round. This will be Veerapol’s 4th visit to the Philippines. He fought twice in Cebu before he fought Villoria.

Veerapol says that he’s so much comfortable now. Not just because he’s already a frequent visitor, but because of the ambiance of the said resort. “It’s much more relaxing. I really love the place. I feel more comfortable”. Veerapol and Do had dinner at the Fishing Village which had dining tables inside separate huts erected at the sea area allowing a good view of the lights of Manila from afar.

Saludar will be in the fight of his life this coming Saturday. Veerapol is the more experienced fighter with a professional record of 29 wins, 13 wins coming by way of knockout, and 8 defeats. The Thai is confident to win.

Asked about Veerapol’s weight, Do replies, “Right now he weighs around 116lbs…so the 112lbs limit for the fight is no problem”. Verapol and Do went to the Gym and checked Veerapol’s weight before having dinner. “Tomorrow he’ll wake up around 6 a.m. for his morning jog and then he’ll jog again in the afternoon. He’ll have to run again Friday morning before the weigh-in. It’s better to have 1lb or half a pound over the 112lb limit just to be sure”.

There will be a motorcade today (8:30 a.m. February 17th,) which will start at the front of the Imus Municipal Hall and will end at the Robinson’s Place, Imus where fight fans would be given time for picture taking and autograph signing with both fighters.

Afterwards, the WBO outreach called the World Boxing Organization Kids Drug Free Program (WBO KDFD) will be held. This is the third time WBO will be reaching out to young children which is to inspire kids and keep them in school and away from any drug-related activities. We have WBO President “Paco” Valcarcel and WBO Asia Pacific Vice President Leon Panoncillo, Jr to thank for.

Top photo: Thailand's Leimpetch Sor Veerapol (C) poses with trainer Michael Do (L) and the author during his arrival in Manila.


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