World Title Shot in the Horizon for Cuello?
By Rene Bonsubre, Jr.
Fri, 04 Mar 2011
Promoter Aljoe Jaro has been working long and hard to position his boxer, Denver “The Excitement” Cuello for a world title shot. His efforts almost came into fruition last year if not for the ill-fated WBC minimumweight title eliminator in Mexico against Juan Hernandez wherein Cuello suffered a DQ loss when he already had Hernandez down.
Jaro informed this writer that he wrote World Boxing Council secretary general Mauricio Sulaiman regarding a possible interim title fight involving Cuello here in the Philippines. Sulaiman replied that the WBC has discontinued the practice of having interim titles, and suggested staging a silver title bout against current WBC 105 lb silver titlist Ganigan Lopez of Mexico.
Sulaiman also stated in his letter that newly crowned WBC world champion Kazuto Ioka will defend against Juan Hernandez and if Hernandez wins, a rematch would be great and if Ioka wins and goes ahead with his plan to move up in weight then Cuello could fight for the vacant title.
Jaro feels that his fighter should have fought Oleydong Sithsamerchai for the world title as Denver was in a position to be a mandatory challenger. But fate had different plans as Oleydong was knocked out by Ioka last February.
Cuello (25W-4L-6D, 15 KO’s) is scheduled to fight Samat Chaiyong of Thailand this March 26 Saturday at the Ynares Gym in Angono, Rizal.
Denver in his recent bouts entered the ring bearing the name Cuello Singwangcha to honor Thai Promoter Naris Singwangcha who sponsors and co-promotes his fights. He won the WBC international title last April 2009 with a 4th round TKO win over Hiroshi Matsumoto of Japan. Cuello has stopped all four of his opponents since the disqualification setback.
Cuello vs Chaiyong will be shown on GMA TV March 27 10 AM.
Click here to view a list of other articles written by Rene Bonsubre, Jr..
Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:
|‘BOOM BOOM’ BAUTISTA FACES TOUGHEST OPPONENT IN ‘DUEL IN DUBAI’|
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Thu, 21 Aug 2014PHILIPPINE SUPREME COURT ISSUES TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER IN PACQUIAO TAX CASE
By , Thu, 21 Aug 2014FULL CARD ANNOUNCED FOR GOLDEN BOY LIVE! CARD IN FAIRFIELD, CALIF. ON FRIDAY, AUGUST 22
By , Thu, 21 Aug 2014PACQUIAO GRATEFUL TO SUPREME COURT WHOSE ACTION ALLOWS HIM TO CONCENTRATE ON TRAINING FOR ALGIERI FIGHT
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Thu, 21 Aug 2014CUADRAS VOWS TO RETAIN TITLE AGAINST SONNY BOY JARO
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Thu, 21 Aug 2014HEAVYWEIGHTS LUIS ORTIZ AND LATEEF KAYODE MEET AT THE JOINT AT HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO ON THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11
By , Thu, 21 Aug 2014GOLDEN BOY PROMOTIONS, FOX SPORTS 1 AND FOX DEPORTES CELEBRATE THE ONE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE GOLDEN BOY LIVE! SERIES
By , Thu, 21 Aug 2014CASTRO WILL PLAY THROUGH PAIN, LEE PRACTICES
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Thu, 21 Aug 2014WBO Jr. Welterweight champion Chris Algieri challenges Manny Pacquiao... to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
By , Thu, 21 Aug 2014Can Gilas Pilipinas really go to war?
By Recah Trinidad, Thu, 21 Aug 2014PACQUIAO & ALGIERI 27,000-MILE MEDIA TOUR STARTS MONDAY!
By , Thu, 21 Aug 2014REYES SPENDS SLEEPLESS NIGHTS AS INJURIES TO CASTRO, PAUL LEE CAUSE CONCERN
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Thu, 21 Aug 2014GILAS UNDER 18 TEAM ROUTS JORDAN BY 25 POINTS, GIVES FILIPINOS SOMETHING TO CHEER ABOUT
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Thu, 21 Aug 2014NBA -- Bulls hope veteran Aaron Brooks can make a difference
By Kevin Gonzalez, Thu, 21 Aug 2014Donaire takes the #IceBucketChallenge plunge
By Rich Mazon , Wed, 20 Aug 2014Tello Arrives in Shanghai For Petalcorin WBA Battle
By Carlos Costa, Wed, 20 Aug 2014NBA -- Brandon Knight runs free camp in Milwaukee
By Nick Osen, Wed, 20 Aug 2014PETALCORIN READY FOR HIS WBA LIGHT FLYWEIGHT INTERIM TITLE
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Wed, 20 Aug 2014Gingras-McCreedy main event, plus young stars, headline upcoming boxing event Sept. 12
By , Wed, 20 Aug 2014New wave of Canadian prospects Showcased last weekend by Eye of the Tiger Management
By , Wed, 20 Aug 2014PHILIPPINE BANTAMWEIGHT CHAMPION MONICO LAURENTE LOSES IN TOKYO
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Wed, 20 Aug 2014Tibay ng Pinoy 4 at Almendras gym
By Lito delos Reyes, Tue, 19 Aug 2014Algieri issues #IceBucketChallenge to Pacquiao
By Rich Mazon , Tue, 19 Aug 2014ALGIERI IS ALWAYS THE UNDERDOG IN HIS THREE MAJOR FIGHTS
By Maloney L. Samaco, Tue, 19 Aug 2014