Philippines, 25 May 2017
  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:

  • ROACH SAYS HORN IS DANGEROUS AND PACQUIAO IS WAY BEHIND IN TRAINING
    By Maloney L. Samaco, Thu, 25 May 2017
  • The Past Week in Action 24 May 2017 - Part II
    By Eric Armit, Thu, 25 May 2017
  • The Past Week in Action 24 May 2017 - Part I
    By Eric Armit, Thu, 25 May 2017
  • IBF WELTERWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION KELL BROOK AND MANDATORY CHALLENGER ERROL SPENCE JR. MEDIA WORKOUT QUOTES
    By , Thu, 25 May 2017
  • Gennady Golovkin Receives the IBF's Highest Honor
    By , Thu, 25 May 2017
  • Lewkowicz Congratulates 'Pilon' Lara for Smashing KO of Briones
    By , Thu, 25 May 2017
  • 2017 NBA Playoffs -- Cavs seize Game 4, take commanding 3-1 lead over reeling Celtics (PHOTOS)
    By Andrew Schroeder, Thu, 25 May 2017
  • FOUR-DIVISION WORLD CHAMPION MIGUEL COTTO TO BATTLE FOR VACANT WBO WORLD JUNIOR MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP AGAINST YOSHIHIRO KAMEGAI
    By , Thu, 25 May 2017
  • MELINDO-PETALCORIN BOUT COULD TAKE PLACE IN MELBOURNE
    By Peter Maniatis, Thu, 25 May 2017
  • HEAVYWEIGHT SHOWDOWN ENE-PURCELL VS RAYMENT LOCKED IN FOR JULY 22
    By , Thu, 25 May 2017
  • Conor McGregor Ditches MMA Training To Focus On Boxing Floyd Mayweather
    By , Thu, 25 May 2017
  • Budding star Irvin Gonzalez Starting to make waves in Super featherweight division
    By , Thu, 25 May 2017
  • MAGSAYO BANNERS 'PINOY PRIDE 41' AGAINST NICARAGUA'S 'EL GENERAL' DIAZ
    By Dong Secuya, Wed, 24 May 2017
  • Now shines Milan Melindo, the late-maturing star
    By Recah Trinidad, Wed, 24 May 2017
  • CURRENT & FORMER WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPIONS WEIGH-IN ON KELL BROOK vs. ERROL SPENCE IBF 147-POUND WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP THIS SATURDAY LIVE ON SHOWTIME®
    By , Wed, 24 May 2017
  • "Brave Warriors In Action" PPV to air Saturday live from Mexico
    By , Wed, 24 May 2017
  • SHOBOX: THE NEW GENERATION CELEBRATES 2017 HALL OF FAME WEEKEND WITH SPECIAL DOUBLEHEADER FROM TURNING STONE RESORT CASINO IN VERONA, N.Y.
    By , Wed, 24 May 2017
  • MELINDO: “IT'S GOD'S WILL THAT I WON THE TITLE” (PHOTOS)
    By Dong Secuya, Wed, 24 May 2017
  • NBA PLAYOFFS -- Warriors sweep Spurs, enter NBA Finals for third straight year
    By , Tue, 23 May 2017
  • ROACH NOT SUPRISED BY PACQUIAO'S TIP-TOP CONDITION
    By Eddie Alinea of Spin.ph, Tue, 23 May 2017
  • NBA PLAOYFFS -- Celtics stun Cavs with Game 3 steal, 111-108
    By Andrew Schroeder, Tue, 23 May 2017
  • Ruben Villa remains undefeated with 5th round stoppage in Ontario, California
    By , Tue, 23 May 2017
  • Sampson Lewkowicz Congratulates David Benavidez for Sensational KO of Porky Medina
    By , Tue, 23 May 2017
  • Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor Finally Face Off ... As Wood Statues (PHOTO GALLERY)
    By , Tue, 23 May 2017


  •  




     
    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
    © 2017 philboxing.com.