Philippines, 04 Sep 2015
  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  


BAD BLOOD PROMISES FIREWORKS IN PINOY PRIDE 4


PhilBoxing.com




CEBU CITY – If the official weigh-in for “Pinoy Pride 4” in which five Filipino fighters, three of whom are world rated, battle opponents from five different countries in another “Philippines vs The World” showdown is any indication, the bad blood between some of the fighters promises fireworks on fight night.

Good-looking, undefeated Canadian Steve Claggett and tough Romeo Jakosalem revved their initial confrontation at the pre-fight press conference up a notch as they went face-to-face, trash talked and nearly came to blows after shoving each other vigorously at the weigh in. Their handlers were forced to intervene as the huge crowd at the SM Events Center here applauded wildly.

The apparent bad blood was first fueled by Japan’s Kenichi Yamaguchi who tried to spark a fight with his Filipino opponent Marjohn Yap in a staredown and a shoving match as the two fighters almost went after each other. Yamaguchi who had a tattoo on his body saying “Japan, Never Give Up” in reference to the struggle of the Japanese people in the wake of the recent disaster caused by a massive earthquake, tsunami and trouble at a nuclear power plant said he would lift the spirits of the Japanese people with a big win.

In stark contrast the fighters on the main event were far more civil to each other. Milan Melindo who takes on tough-talking Rosendo Vega of Mexico who promised to “rough up Melindo and knock him out” tipped the scales at the flyweight limit of 112 pounds while Vega was two pounds over the limit for their ten round non title bout. But Melindo’s handlers let it go confident that the classy Melindo would be able to handle Vega.

Hard-hitting OPBF flyweight champion Rocky Fuentes made the 115 pound limit while his Indonesian opponent Jemmy Gobel checked in at 114. Both fighters exchanged smiles although Fuentes showed his intentions by planting his left hook on the jaw of Gobel.

In the co-main event of the blockbuster card which will be telecast by ABS-CBN on Sunday at 10:00 a.m on Channel 2, AJ “Bazooka” Banal will defend his WBO Asia-Pacific bantamweight title against Tanzania’s Francis Miyeyusho.Banal who has been on the fringes of a world title fight stepped onto the scales as his own theme song blared in the background. Banal weighed 118 while Miyeyusho was one pound under the limit although he is taller and strongly built forcing Banal to look up at him during their face-off.

Prior to the weigh-in, WBO Asia Pacific vice president Leon Panoncillo presented the flashy southoaw with the 2010 “Fight of the Year” Award in recognition for his sensational knockout win over Big Yoo of Korea in Tagbilaran City last July 17 year in front of 30,000 spectators. ALA Promotions president Michael Aldeguer was also presented with an award by WBO Asia-Pacific chief Leon Panoncillo for promoting the big fight card in Bohol.

Top photo: Canada's Steve Claggett confront's Romeo Jakosalem during Friday's weighin at SM City-Cebu.


Click here to view a list of other articles written by Ronnie Nathanielsz.


Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:

  • BOXING MANAGER CAMERON DUNKIN HAS BIG PLANS FOR THE PENALOSA BROTHERS
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Fri, 04 Sep 2015
  • LA FIGHT CLUB FULL OF EXCITING MATCHUPS ON LABOR DAY WEEKEND
    By , Fri, 04 Sep 2015
  • Boxcino 2014 Lightweight champion, Petr "Zar" Petrov to fight Liam Walsh in WBO Lightweight elimination bout on October 10 in Manchester, England
    By , Fri, 04 Sep 2015
  • Julian Williams to take on Luciano Cuello on Tuesday, September 22 at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center
    By , Fri, 04 Sep 2015
  • Strong turnout for Ring 8 Family Picnic
    By , Fri, 04 Sep 2015
  • DEFENDING CHAMPIONS SWU COBRAS WIN OVER UC WEBMASTERS TO TIE THE UV LANCERS IN SECOND PLACE
    By Michael Kenji Izumi, Fri, 04 Sep 2015
  • Full-time poilice officer Smith ends long layoff to resume boxing Sept. 18th at Twin River
    By , Thu, 03 Sep 2015
  • LADON, MARCIAL CONTINUE BOXERS GALLANT QUEST IN ASBC ASIAN BOXING CHAMPIONSHIPS
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Thu, 03 Sep 2015
  • Khan-Quaye Title Fight Support For Roy Jones Jr-Tony Moran September 12th in Liverpool
    By , Thu, 03 Sep 2015
  • CHINA CHALLENGE FOR HERMINATOR
    By , Thu, 03 Sep 2015
  • THE BIG ONE IS FINALLY HERE!
    By Ted Lerner, Thu, 03 Sep 2015
  • Lakers allow Clarkson to play for Gilas
    By Eddie Alinea, Thu, 03 Sep 2015
  • Super-featherweight Prodigy Mario Barrios Has New Opponent in Jose Cen Torres
    By , Thu, 03 Sep 2015
  • TOP CONTENDERS, PROSPECTS AND FAN FAVORITE FIGHTERS ADDED TO THE MATTHYSSE VS. POSTOL NON-TELEVISED UNDERCARD
    By , Thu, 03 Sep 2015
  • Mad Integrity Fight Sports Presents “Bombs Away 4” October 10 in Lakeland!
    By , Thu, 03 Sep 2015
  • Middleweight KO Artist Caleb Plant Returns To The Ring Tuesday Sept 22 on Fox Sports 1
    By , Thu, 03 Sep 2015
  • Undefeated Rising Star Ahmed Elbiali 11-0, 10 KOs To Face Fabiano Pena on Fox Sports 1
    By , Thu, 03 Sep 2015
  • King's Promotions to complete 4 shows in 7 days with card at Reading Fightin Phils First Energy Stadium on Thursday, September 24
    By , Thu, 03 Sep 2015
  • Ray Mancini/Jesse Vargas/Mike McCallum With Title Boxing confirmed for second annual Box Fan Expo, Sept. 12 in Las Vegas
    By , Thu, 03 Sep 2015
  • Manny Pacquiao -- Will Retire Next Year ... Says Promoter Bob Arum
    By , Thu, 03 Sep 2015
  • Historic Pinoy Pride event in US is now 'Philippines vs the World'
    By Emmanuel B. Villaruel, Wed, 02 Sep 2015
  • “Gintong Kamao” to fight in Bakbakan sa Labangal
    By Lito delos Reyes, Wed, 02 Sep 2015
  • FANS’ CHEERS, APPLAUSE WILL MOTIVATE NATIONAL FOOTBALL TEAM – AZKALS COACH, PLAYERS
    By , Wed, 02 Sep 2015
  • MIGUEL COTTO AND CANELO ALVAREZ CLOSE OUT EPIC FOUR-CITY INTERNATIONAL PRESS TOUR
    By , Wed, 02 Sep 2015


  •  




     
    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
    © 2015 philboxing.com.