Philippines, 20 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  


TUNACAO WINS ELIMINATOR IN JAPAN, EARNS WORLD TITLE SHOT


PhilBoxing.com




Former WBC flyweight champion Malcolm Tunacao has scored a smashing 7th round knockout over Mexico's Christian Esquivel in a title eliminator to earn a crack at World Boxing Council bantamweight champion Shinsuke Yamanaka.

The 30 year old Yamanaka won the vacant title when he stopped Esquivel in the 11th round and has successfuly defended the title against Vic Darchinyan of Australia and Tomas Rojas of Mexico.

The title eliminator was held in Kobe, Japan from where Tunacao has been fighting for the last several years.

The 35 year old Filipino southpaw dominated the fight against the 26 year old Esquivel and under the open scoring system of the WBC led 40-36 on the scorecards of all three judges after four rounds.

A vicious right hook going into the final minute of the seventh round dropped Esquivel with the referee not bothering to count as the Mexican remained motionless on the canvas for several minutes.

Esquivel was rushed to hospital for a mandatory post-fight checkup.

The official time was 2:10.

With the win Tunacao improved his record to 32-2-3 with 20 knockouts while Esquivel fell to 25-4 with 18 knockouts.

After avenging Manny Pacquiao's stunning loss to Medgoen Singsurat with a 1st round knockout in Thailand on May 19, 2000, Tunacao unexpectedly lost his title to Thailand's Pongsaklek Wonjongkam by a 1st round knockout in only his second title defense on March 2, 2001.

A former Oriental and Pacific Boxing Federation champion, Tunacao has waited patiently for more than a decade for another shot at a world title and a chance to become a two division world champion.


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


Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:

  • Saved By the Bell Promotions questions Drian Francisco’s next fight in Davao
    By Rich Mazon , Mon, 20 Oct 2014
  • Cebu mounts successful bid for Archery, Zumba world records
    By Mary Jane Catriz, Mon, 20 Oct 2014
  • NBA -- Denver's balanced attack downs Clippers
    By Nieva Tan, Mon, 20 Oct 2014
  • NBA -- Heat burn Spurs in OT, 111-108
    By Marvin Chan, Mon, 20 Oct 2014
  • THE FLASH IN AUTUMN
    By Rene Bonsubre, Jr., Mon, 20 Oct 2014
  • GUMBAN, LABORDO WIN IN ALA-COBRA BOXING IN BACOLOD
    By , Mon, 20 Oct 2014
  • 'Manny' Rodriguez grabs WBO Latino title, demolished Miguel 'No Fear' Cartagena
    By , Mon, 20 Oct 2014
  • Donaire’s loss to Walters eerily reflects Pacquiao’s defeat in 2012
    By Rich Mazon , Sun, 19 Oct 2014
  • WALTERS AXES DONAIRE IN 6TH
    By Dong Secuya, Sun, 19 Oct 2014
  • UNDERCARD RESULTS FROM CARSON
    By Dong Secuya, Sun, 19 Oct 2014
  • ALGIERI TALKS TO THE PRESS AT STUBHUB
    By , Sun, 19 Oct 2014
  • There’s promise of a great theater
    By Recah Trinidad, Sun, 19 Oct 2014
  • LIU MAKES IT TWO!
    By Ted Lerner, Sun, 19 Oct 2014
  • NBA -- Heat top Warriors to notch first preseason win
    By Simeon Alicante, Sun, 19 Oct 2014
  • NBA -- Raptors rout Thunder behind 37-point second quarter
    By Doreen Mendez, Sun, 19 Oct 2014
  • NIETES AND FUENTES BRACE FOR CRUCIAL TITLE BOUTS
    By Rene Bonsubre, Jr., Sun, 19 Oct 2014
  • Rock With Punch – Trapt ‘Bring It’ For Golden Girl’s Oct 25th Title Fight
    By , Sat, 18 Oct 2014
  • Underdog Donaire walks the Edge of the Axe versus Walters tonight
    By Rich Mazon , Sat, 18 Oct 2014
  • MARAT GAFUROV DEFEATS ROB LISITA BY REAR NAKED CHOKE IN THE MAIN EVENT
    By , Sat, 18 Oct 2014
  • RESULTS from M-1 Challenge 52 in Russia - Buchinger new featherweight champ
    By , Sat, 18 Oct 2014
  • Perez to Face Uchiyama for WBA Super Featherweight Belt on December 31
    By , Sat, 18 Oct 2014
  • RUBIO FAILS TO MAKE WEIGHT, LOSES WBC TITLE
    By , Sat, 18 Oct 2014
  • GUMBAN HEADLINES ALA-COBRA CARD IN BACOLOD TODAY
    By , Sat, 18 Oct 2014
  • WEIGHTS FROM CARSON, CA: DONAIRE - 125.6 LBS., WALTERS - 125.6 LBS.
    By , Sat, 18 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.