Philippines, 23 Nov 2014
  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  


SYLVESTER LOPEZ WATCHED SATO WIN WORLD TITLE IN JAPAN


PhilBoxing.com




World Boxing Council super flyweight silver champion Sylvester Lopez was at ringside together with his promoter Gabriel “Bebot” Elorde Jr to watch Japan’s Yota Sato win the world title by a unanimous twelve round decision of Thai champion Suriyan Sor Rungvisai in Tokyo.

Lopez earned a mandatory crack at the winner of the title fight when he grabbed the WBC silver title with a sensational 8th round TKO over heavily favored Oscar Ibarra in Mexico which also served as a title eliminator, thus earning the right to a title shot at the winner between Rungvisai and Sato, last September 24.

There were no details on how the three judges – Rey Danseco, Marty Sammon and Jae Bong Kim scored the fight in favor of the Japanese challenger who improved his record to 24-2-1 with 12 knockouts following the victory over Rungvisai who dropped to 20-5-1 with 7 knockouts.

The 27 year old Sato enjoyed a 4 1/2 inch height advantage over Rungvisai but will not have such an advantage over Lopez who stands around 5' 6 1/2".

The 23 year old Rungvisai won the title last August when he outpointed Mexico’s lanky Tomas Rojas and then successfully defended the green and gold belt against Japan’s Nobuo Nashiro.

The 27 year old Sato who won the Japanese super flyweight title in September 2010 with a victory over Daigo Nakahiro was figuring in his first world title fight.

Sato successfully defended his Japanese national title against Yuki Fukumoto over whom he scored a 7th round TKO as well as Kenji Oba who he knocked out in the 4th round and Yoshihito Ishizaki over whom he won a ten round decision.

Lopez also proved his punching power with a 4th round TKO over Yuki Fukumoto on March 10 this year, dropping the hapless Japanese once in round three and once more in round four before referee Silvestre Abainza called at halt at 0:19 seconds of the round.

Elorde who returns tomorrow (Wednesday) along with Lopez is expected to begin negotiations with the handlers of Sato as soon as possible.

Photo: Sylvester Lopez (back of camera) connects against Oscar Ibarra of Mexico.


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


Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:

  • LOMACHENKO DOMINATES PERIYAPINYO
    By Rich Mazon , Sun, 23 Nov 2014
  • Results from Macau : Vargas decisions De Marco
    By Rich Mazon , Sun, 23 Nov 2014
  • KK NG DEFEATS ATTARD
    By Rich Mazon , Sun, 23 Nov 2014
  • TSO WINS BY UD OVER SABU
    By Rich Mazon , Sun, 23 Nov 2014
  • PACQUIAO-ALGIERI UNDERCARD: ANCAJAS KNOCKS OUT MAJIHA IN THIRD
    By Rich Mazon , Sun, 23 Nov 2014
  • Las Vegas press row: Fight in Macao could be short and sweet
    By Emmanuel Rivera, RRT, Sun, 23 Nov 2014
  • Boxing Insight: Pacquiao versus Algieri
    By Mark F. Villanueva, Sun, 23 Nov 2014
  • ROCKY FUENTES NO MATCH FOR ‘CHOCOLATITO’ GONZALEZ
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Sun, 23 Nov 2014
  • NBA -- Raptors maul Bucks by 41 points
    By Karolyn Kuehner, Sun, 23 Nov 2014
  • NBA -- Teague's 28 lifts Hawks over Pistons
    By Ryan Medida, Sun, 23 Nov 2014
  • PACQUIAO 'POSSESSED' NOW AT HIS STRONGEST
    By Recah Trinidad, Sun, 23 Nov 2014
  • TEAM PACQUIAO RUNS OUT OF TICKET
    By Aquiles Z. Zonio, Sun, 23 Nov 2014
  • GONZALEZ STOPS FUENTES IN SIX
    By Dong Secuya, Sat, 22 Nov 2014
  • GONZALEZ STOPS FUENTES IN SIX
    By Dong Secuya, Sat, 22 Nov 2014
  • PACQUIAO-ALGIERI BETTING ODDS CHANGE AS FIGHT NEARS
    By Rich Mazon , Sat, 22 Nov 2014
  • Pacquiao's P295-million church to rise soon in Gensan
    By Aquiles Z. Zonio, Sat, 22 Nov 2014
  • MOMMY D SHOWS UP WITH BOYFRIEND AT PACQUIAO-ALGIERI WEIGHIN
    By Tonton Alcos-Antogop, Sat, 22 Nov 2014
  • BOXING FEVER OR BOXING PARADOX
    By Reni M. Valenzuela, Sat, 22 Nov 2014
  • WEIGHTS FROM MACAU: PACQUIAO - 143.8 LBS., ALGIERI - 143.6 LBS
    By Dong Secuya, Sat, 22 Nov 2014
  • MACAU COMPLETE WEIGHIN RESULTS AND PHOTOS
    By Rich Mazon , Sat, 22 Nov 2014
  • MACAU COMPLETE WEIGHIN RESULTS AND PHOTOS
    By Rich Mazon , Sat, 22 Nov 2014
  • ROACH: "YES, ALGIERI IS HOLLOW"
    By Recah Trinidad, Sat, 22 Nov 2014
  • ALGIERI'S TRAINER: CHRIS WILL WIN EVERY ROUND
    By Calvin Cordova, Sat, 22 Nov 2014
  • GENARO ‘GINO’ RODRIGUEZ TO REFEREE PACQUIAO-ALGIERI TITLE FIGHT WITH THREE AMERICAN JUDGES
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Sat, 22 Nov 2014


  •  




     
    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
    © 2014 philboxing.com.