Philippines, 31 Oct 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  


MATEO HANDIG SINGWANCHA BECOMES MANDATORY CHALLENGER TO MEXICAN IBF WORLD CHAMP MARIO "DRAGONCITO" RODRÍGUEZ


PhilBoxing.com




After his razor thin 12-round split decision win over experienced Japanese two-time world champion Katsunari Takayama to capture the IBF Pan Pacific Title last Saturday night in Benguet, Philippines, "The Warai Warror" Mateo Handig Singwancha of the Philippines (left in the photo), has been confirmed as the mandatory challenger to the newly crowned IBF Mini Flyweight World Champion Mario "Dragoncito" Rodríguez of Sinaloa, México.

However, the now world's #1 Mateo Handig Singwancha (13-5, 7KO's), who hails from the paradisaical Northern Samar, will not be required by the IBF to immediately defend his newly acquired Pan-Pacific (105 lbs/ 47.62 kgs) title.

Instead, Handig and his managers Filipino Brico Santig and Thai businessman Naris Singwancha are required to wait till early January when negotiations with the Mexican world champion team can begin, indicated from New Jersey American Lindsey E. Tucker, Jr., IBF/USBA Championship Chairman:

"Normally, you (Mateo Handig Singwancha) would be expected to defend the (Pan-Pacific) Title against a credible opponent within 6 months. However, since you are now the IBF #1 Mini Flyweight, you don’t have to defend the Title now. You will be notified on January 1, 2013 to start negotiations with IBF Mini Flyweight Champion Mario Rodriguez for his mandatory defense," informed Lindsey Tucker.

The IBF Mini Flyweight (108 lbs) World Champion Mario "Dragoncito" Rodríguez (15-6-4, 11KO's) claimed the prestigious Red/Golden world title belt by knocking out the previously unbeaten champ Nkosinathi Joyi (22-1, 15KO's) of Eastern Cape, South Africa.

The ever dangerous Joyi began dominating the rumble with Dragoncito by using his excellent boxing skills, but quickly ran out of gas. That was bad. The younger Rodríguez then took control pummeling his opponent's body, finally dropping the brave South African during the vicious action of round 7.

Joyi, who had taken some serious blows, could not get up from canvas of the municipal gym in Guasave, Sinaloa México. At the 2:07 mark American referee Pete Podgorski "The Polish Hammer" of Chicago declared the effective KO, and a jubilant "Dragoncito" became the new IBF world Minimumweight world champ.

The 23 year-old Filipino mandatory challenger Mateo Handig Singwancha fights under the Highland Boxing of Filipino Brico Santig (the current WBC Asian promoter of the year) and Thailand's boxing patron Naris Singwancha; while world champion Mario "Dragoncito" Rodríguez has been jointly promoted by Promociones del Pueblo, HG Boxing, Boxeo de Gala and BOX LATINO (the promotion company of Erik "El Terrible" Morales).


Click here to view a list of other articles written by Carlos Costa.


Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:

  • ALGIERI: “I PLAN TO BECOME CHAMPION FOR A LONG TIME”
    By Dong Secuya, Fri, 31 Oct 2014
  • PHOTO: TOP RANK "TRIPLE THREAT"
    By , Fri, 31 Oct 2014
  • NBA -- Bosh, Wade jump start season with 107-95 win over Wizards
    By Simeon Alicante, Fri, 31 Oct 2014
  • TWO MONTHS SHY OF HIS 50TH BIRTHDAY - BERNARD HOPKINS ATTEMPTS TO UNIFY AGAIN
    By , Fri, 31 Oct 2014
  • NEXT THURSDAY! Chris Algieri / Zou Shiming / Roy Jones Jr. LA News Conf
    By , Fri, 31 Oct 2014
  • Unbeaten Vincent chases championship dream
    By , Fri, 31 Oct 2014
  • PACQUIAO IN PERFECT FORM
    By Eddie Alinea, Thu, 30 Oct 2014
  • UNDEAFEATED “PRINCE” ALBERT PAGARA, PREPARED BUT NOT OVER-CONFIDENT
    By , Thu, 30 Oct 2014
  • Arizona Boxing News & Notes with Don Smith: Q & A Excerpts, Benavidez Jr. Re-signs, J Trotter
    By Don Smith, Thu, 30 Oct 2014
  • THREE-TIME CHAMP KOKI KAMEDA AND WORLD-RATED MIDDLEWEIGHT CALEB TRUAX SET TO APPEAR IN SEPARATE 10-ROUND BOUTS, SATURDAY NIGHT IN CHICAGO
    By , Thu, 30 Oct 2014
  • GREG COHEN PROMOTIONS JOINS FORCES WITH AUSTRALIAN PROMOTER ADAM WILCOCK
    By , Thu, 30 Oct 2014
  • Billy 'The Kid' Dib returns Halloween night in Australia
    By , Thu, 30 Oct 2014
  • 27TH WBO CONVENTION DAY 3 REPORT (PHOTOS)
    By Dong Secuya, Thu, 30 Oct 2014
  • DAVID LEMIEUX, GABRIEL ROSADO, EDDIE GOMEZ & ZACHARY OCHOA PRESS CONFERENCE QUOTES
    By , Thu, 30 Oct 2014
  • GOLDEN BOY PROMOTIONS AND OSCAR DE LA HOYA CONGRATULATE RANDY CABALLERO ON WINNING IBF BANTAMWEIGHT TITLE
    By , Thu, 30 Oct 2014
  • First Female World Title in San Diego Set for Nov 21!
    By , Thu, 30 Oct 2014
  • FOX SPORTS 1 AND FOX DEPORTES TO AIR FIGHT CARD FROM FANTASY SPRINGS ON NOVEMBER 13 FEATURING FOUR OF BOXING'S TOP PROSPECTS
    By , Thu, 30 Oct 2014
  • BARCLAYS CENTER IN BROOKLYN TO HOST HBO BOXING AFTER DARK® TRIPLEHEADER ON SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6 - TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW!
    By , Thu, 30 Oct 2014
  • Congratulations to Darleys Perez on Retaining his Interim WBA World Title
    By , Thu, 30 Oct 2014
  • WBC LAUNCHES ‘BOXING FOR A SAFER MEXICO’
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Wed, 29 Oct 2014
  • Mandaue City Team Overall Champion Batang PInoy 2014
    By , Wed, 29 Oct 2014
  • COMPLETE CARD ANNOUNCED FOR GOLDEN BOY LIVE! FIGHT CARD TOMORROW NIGHT FEATURING TOP EAST COAST PROSPECTS
    By , Wed, 29 Oct 2014
  • WBO CONVENTION 2ND DAY REPORT: NIETES, SERVANIA RECEIVE AWARDS
    By Dong Secuya, Wed, 29 Oct 2014
  • BERNARD HOPKINS PHILADELPHIA MEDIA WORKOUT QUOTES AND PHOTOS
    By , Wed, 29 Oct 2014


  •  



    WBO 27th Convention
    Ceasar's Palace, Las Vegas
    Oct. 27-31, 2014



    NBA 2014-2015 SEASON
    Special Coverage






     
    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.