Philippines, 28 Sep 2020
  Home >> News

 


BOXERS

CURRENT CHAMPIONS 

FORMER CHAMPIONS   

RATINGS                       

NEWS           

FORUM        

FIGHT GALLERIES        

RING CARD GIRLS        




 
 
News  


MATEO HANDIG SINGWANCHA BECOMES MANDATORY CHALLENGER TO MEXICAN IBF WORLD CHAMP MARIO "DRAGONCITO" RODR?GUEZ


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" Rodr?guez of Sinaloa, M?xico.

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" Rodr?guez (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 Rodr?guez 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 M?xico. 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" Rodr?guez 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:

  • SELBY VS. KAMBOSOS JR LANDS ON USYK-CHISORA UNDERCARD
    , Mon, 28 Sep 2020
  • COSTA: INOUE vs CASIMERO, A SECOND LOOK
    By Carlos Costa, , Mon, 28 Sep 2020
  • MAGSAYO Vs HERMOSILLO HEADLINES FS1 PBC FIGHT NIGHT OCT 3 IN L.A.
    , Mon, 28 Sep 2020
  • FIAZ: TALK IS CHEAP, I’LL MAKE HIM PAY
    , Mon, 28 Sep 2020
  • No problem for Casimero
    By Joaquin Henson, , Mon, 28 Sep 2020
  • BABIC: ‘THE SAVAGE’ WANTS TO SEE BLOOD
    , Mon, 28 Sep 2020
  • BRIEDIS WINS THE MUHAMMAD ALI TROPHY AFTER ENTHRALLING FINAL
    , Mon, 28 Sep 2020
  • PHOTOS/VIDEOS: TWINS JERMELL AND JERMALL CHARLO TURN IN IMPRESSIVE PERFORMANCES IN​ ​HISTORIC SHOWTIME PPV® DOUBLEHEADER VICTORIES
    , Sun, 27 Sep 2020
  • Josh Taylor Destroys Khongsong in 1; Wants Ramírez Next
    By Carlos Costa, , Sun, 27 Sep 2020
  • Jermell Charlo Brutalizes Jeison Rosario, Claims WBA/IBF/WBC Super Welter World Titles
    By Carlos Costa, , Sun, 27 Sep 2020
  • Nery Desicions Alameda, Conquers WBC Super Bantam World Title
    By Carlos Costa, , Sun, 27 Sep 2020
  • MEXICO HOSTS ESTRADA, CHOCOLATITO AND MARTINEZ TRIPLE WORLD TITLE BLOCKBUSTER
    , Sun, 27 Sep 2020
  • NERY BEATS ALAMEDA TO CAPTURE WBC SUPERBANTAM TITLE
    By Dong Secuya, , Sun, 27 Sep 2020
  • WBC SUPERBANTAM ELIMINATOR: ROMAN EDGES PAYANO
    By Dong Secuya, , Sun, 27 Sep 2020
  • Victorious Casimero Stops Micah in 3; Wants Inoue
    By Carlos Costa, , Sun, 27 Sep 2020
  • JERMALL CHARLO WARDS OFF DEREVYANCHENKO WITH UD VICTORY
    By Dong Secuya, , Sun, 27 Sep 2020
  • FIGUEROA STOPS VAZQUEZ IN 10
    By Dong Secuya, , Sun, 27 Sep 2020
  • CASIMERO FINISHES MICAH IN 3, RETAINS WBO BELT
    By Dong Secuya, , Sun, 27 Sep 2020
  • For the record
    By Joaquin Henson, , Sun, 27 Sep 2020
  • Casimero picked over Micah
    By Joaquin Henson, , Sun, 27 Sep 2020
  • Short Work: Josh Taylor Blows Out Apinun Khongsong in 1 Round
    , Sun, 27 Sep 2020
  • 🥊 TONIGHT: #CHARLODOUBLEHEADER on SHOWTIME PPV
    , Sun, 27 Sep 2020
  • Magsayo Headlines Oct 3 Card at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles
    By Carlos Costa, , Sat, 26 Sep 2020
  • “A SPECTACULAR FIGHT“ - BRIEDIS & DORTICOS MAKE WEIGHT IN MUNICH
    , Sat, 26 Sep 2020
  • Pinoy chess prodigy OJ Reyes wins Frontier Wheel Chess U-12 online international chess tournament
    By Marlon Bernardino, , Sat, 26 Sep 2020




  •  



     
    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
    © 2020 philboxing.com.