Philippines, 24 Jun 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  


Areti Mastrodouka Aims High - Gets Her First Title Shot This Sunday

PhilBoxing.com


Former World Kickboxing Champion and World Number 2 Amateur Boxer, Areti Mastrodouka is used to sporting success, but even she couldn’t have imagined that she would be challenging for her first title, on just her fourth outing, and just eight months since her transition to the pro boxing ranks.

But she is and this coming Sunday Greek born Areti will face tough Welsh lass Lana Cooper, for the vacant International Masters Super Featherweight title, on the Miranda Carter’s Left Jab Boxing promoted ‘Matinee Idols’ event at York Hall in Bethnal Green.


With just three, albeit excellent, wins - two by early stoppage finish - under her belt Areti’s manager, TRAD TKO supremo Johnny Eames, explained why he had decided to move forward her first title challenge, planned for April 2013 when she is due to face Kristine Shergold at the WBF Women’s World Boxing Championships, to this coming week.

“Areti’s fighting Sunday for her first ladies title, TRAD TKO Gym’s first ladies title, which I’m pretty certain that she’s going to win.

People may ask why we’re putting her in for a title on just her fourth fight, the bottom line is she had a fantastic pedigree, both as an amateur boxer and as a kickboxer.

It’s an amazing feat to be number two in the World as a boxer and number one in the World as a kickboxer at the same time, I think that must be some kind of record, I’m not too certain but either way it’s still some achievement.

It’s a tough eight rounder on Sunday, but I’m pretty certain she’ll win the title and as well I’m pretty certain in two or three fights time she’ll be ready to go for a World title.

Most people know my feelings on Women’s Boxing and she’s certainly changed my feelings a little bit.

Normally I have no interest in watching Women fight, but I helped Alec (coach Alec Wilkey) in her corner, and quite enjoyed being there, because the girl can fight, there’s no two ways about it.

So we’re looking forward to her having her arm raised on Sunday and Areti becoming the TRAD TKO’s first lady Champion.”

Anyone that has seen Areti in action will surely agree with Johnny’s comment ‘the girl can fight’, the 36 year old from Athens made an instant impact on her first outing, where she battled, and beat, former World title challenger Kristine Shergold in the ‘Fight of the Night’ at Miranda Carter’s March show.

Areti simply said of the fight, ”It was good fight, it was good start.”

Her second outing, again at York Hall in May see Areti stop Latvian Julija Cvetkova after just one minute and twenty five seconds of the second round.

Areti’s comments on this fight were even briefer, “It was OK, I stopped her early.”

Areti went one better in her most recent fight, stopping Hungarian number 2 Gabriella Vicze after just one minute and thirty one seconds of the first round.

Areti’s disappointment at this fight ending so soon was clear as she said, “It was first round, not even two rounds.”

Whilst Areti may be short on word’s she sure isn’t on talent, so just what can we expect to see from her on Sunday.

Well, first off all Lana Cooper is one tough cookie, she’s fought the best on the domestic circuit, Kristine Shergold, Suzanne Hemsley, Lyndsey Scragg, Angel McKenzie, Laura Saperstein etc, she’s gone the distance with them all, except her last fight against Laura, where she dislocated her shoulder in the second round.

Lana likes to come forward, when she gets inside she likes to let rip with hard rights to the body or big looping rights, nice simple game plan, although one containing one major flaw, she likes to keep a high guard as she marches forward, which is going to suit the slick southpaw style of Areti.

As such Areti is likely to dance around the Welsh lass, picking her off with long right handed jabs and sharp lefts to the body.

Saying that Lana is highly resilient and a heavy handed puncher, and even though Areti is a highly experienced, albeit as an amateur, and stylish boxer, don’t necessarily expect an early finish, this could easily go the distance and once again could prove to be another ‘Fight of the Night’ for the girls, due to the radically different styles.

Final word has to go to Areti’s coach Alec Wilkey. “Johnny’s already said that we have big plans for her, he’s trying to sort out further title fights in the near future.

She’s training really well, trains hard, she’s so dedicated and she listens to everything you say.

Without doubt we’re going to get big things out of her, she’s a good little fighter, she works to the body well and she’s a stiff, stiff puncher, yeah we’re hoping for big things for her.

We’re looking forward to her getting her arm raised on Sunday as this girl’s going to the top.”

Areti Mastrodouka versus Lana Cooper, for the vacant International Masters Super Featherweight Championship takes place on the Miranda Carter Left Jab Boxing promoted ‘Matinee Idols’ at York Hall, Bethnal Green in London this coming Sunday 18th November, doors open at 2pm and boxing starts at 3pm.

Tickets, priced £35 (Unreserved floor) or £45 (Balcony) will be available on the door from 2pm on Sunday.


www.tkoboxinggym.com


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


Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:

  • PACQUIAO READY TO FIGHT
    By Eddie Alinea of Spin.ph, Sat, 24 Jun 2017
  • Ancajas won’t let Manny down
    By Joaquin Henson, Sat, 24 Jun 2017
  • PHOTO: PINOY PRIDE 41 HEADLINERS LAST PUBLIC WORKOUT
    By , Sat, 24 Jun 2017
  • Weights from 'Night of the Rising Stars 2' at Deauville Beach Resort in Miami
    By , Sat, 24 Jun 2017
  • Weights from Philadelphia
    By , Sat, 24 Jun 2017
  • Manny’s sparmate tougher than Horn
    By Joaquin Henson, Sat, 24 Jun 2017
  • GGG Says He Might Quit Boxing Because Of His Wife
    By , Sat, 24 Jun 2017
  • PHOTOS: PACQUIAO DEPARTS FOR BRISBANE
    By , Sat, 24 Jun 2017
  • End of Pacquiao reign is here, Horn claims
    By Recah Trinidad, Sat, 24 Jun 2017
  • FENECH TELLS HORN: BASH, BANG AND BULLY PACQUIAO
    By Maloney L. Samaco, Sat, 24 Jun 2017
  • Results from Laguna: Onggocan Stops Pantilgan in 9 to Retain IBF Youth Belt
    By Carlos Costa, Sat, 24 Jun 2017
  • Michael Dutchover 130.4 lbs - Miguel Carizoza 130.7
    By , Sat, 24 Jun 2017
  • Bernard Hopkins Blasts Conor McGregor, 'It's a Fake News Fight'
    By , Sat, 24 Jun 2017
  • Unbeaten Taras Shelestyuk Tests Unblemished Mark Saturday, July 1 in Sacramento, CA.
    By , Sat, 24 Jun 2017
  • Baltimore Pro Boxing Returns July 13 with Tribute Card
    By , Sat, 24 Jun 2017
  • UFC's Kevin Lee Gives Khabib Nurmagomedov Deadline for Ass Kicking
    By , Sat, 24 Jun 2017
  • BRYANT JENNINGS SIGNS WITH TOP RANK
    By , Sat, 24 Jun 2017
  • CANELO ALVAREZ AND GENNADY GOLOVKIN CONCLUDE INTERNATIONAL PRESS TOUR WITH HOLLYWOOD RED CARPET AFFAIR
    By , Fri, 23 Jun 2017
  • Gomera and Nam-Joon Lee Make Weight For WBA Asia 126-Lbs Title Saturday in Korea
    By Carlos Costa, Fri, 23 Jun 2017
  • Pinoy Pride 41: New Generation Warriors gets two TV telecast schedules
    By , Fri, 23 Jun 2017
  • Onggocan 111 Lbs, Pantilgan 110 Lbs for IBF Youth Title in Calamba, Laguna, Today
    By Carlos Costa, Fri, 23 Jun 2017
  • HORN IS UP AGAINST A FREAK
    By Aquiles Z. Zonio, Fri, 23 Jun 2017
  • Dexter Alimento Successful in 30-day Mandatory Weigh-in for WBC Int'l Title Againts Deejay Kriel in South Africa
    By Carlos Costa, Fri, 23 Jun 2017
  • "Hurricane" Sammy Valentin held a media day in Tampa today
    By , Fri, 23 Jun 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.