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FIL-AM TRAINER SET TO TRAIN HIS SECOND WORLD CHAMP


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Alberto "BOBBY" Villaver, a Fil/Am trainer based in Honolulu, Hawaii who traces his roots in Carcar, Cebu, Philippines and better known as the trainer of recently crowned WBA Jr. featherweight world champion Somsak Sitchatchawal of Thailand has been contracted by Kokiet Panichayarom to train another of his hot Thai prospect at Oscar Dela Hoya's boxing gym in Los Angeles.

Bobby Villaver was highly credited for Somsak's masterful and workman-like destruction of French superstar Mahyar Monshipour for the world WBA Jr. featherweight title a couple months ago.


Kokiet Panachiyarom, manager of WBO Asia Pacific featherweight champ Terdsak Jandaeng (23win-1-15ko's) contacted Mr. Leon Panoncillo today to get a hold of Bobby Villaver to take charge of the training camp for Jandaeng who is scheduled for a WBA / WBO eliminator against Eric "Mighty Mouse" Aiken of USA on June 10th.

'Mighty Mouse' Aiken is credited for beating Tim Austin on April 01, 2006 via a 6-round TKO, an impressive win by conquering a man who was calling out Manny Pacqauio recently.

Oscar Dela Hoya, Golden Boy Promotion's top man, who formed an alliance with Mr. Kokiet Panichayarom of Thailand through the guidance of international matchmaker Sampson Lewkewicz, latter promised to deliver another big opportunity for the only Thai winner of the World Cup, Terdsak Jandaeng. This led Terdsak to participate in his biggest showdown of his career on a supporting bout of Hopkins versus Tarver live televised via HBO PPV on June 10th.

Bobby Villaver informed this writer on a conference call, "Without the help of my best friend from Hawaii Mr. Leon Panoncillo I could never display my ability to be a great trainer, I know I have the goods to prepare prized fighters. I am very excited to be part of a leading promoter in Thailand who is linked with the most renowned promoter in the world (Oscar Dela Hoya) Golden Boy Promotion. I will do my best to maintain Somsak Sitchatchawal as a WBA world champion and give the same efforts to Terdsak Jandaeng as well to become the next world champion for Mr. Kokiet Panichayarom. Kokiet is a good man, good things happen to good people. It makes me proud to be a respected Asian trainer."

Villaver was also credited in the past for having trained ex-WBO bantam champ Ratanachai Vorapin.



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