PETALCORIN TO DEFEND PABA CROWN IN FEBRUARY
By Rene Bonsubre, Jr.
Thu, 03 Jan 2013
PABA light flyweight champion Randy “Razor” Petalcorin (19W-1L, 14KO's) will defend his title next month on home soil. Jim Claude Manangquil, who manages Petalcorin, informed philboxing that the WBA-PABA has given them a deadline and they will make a defense most probably in Manila.
Manangquil said that Petalcorin will face a Philippine contender. If successful, he hopes that his boxer will be ranked a little higher by the WBA and probably go to no.5 and a step closer for the ultimate goal of world championship. They intend to have the defense before the deadline set by the sanctioning body.
Petalcorin's last fight was a third round KO of Jovel Romasasa last December. Petalcorin has beaten Thai fighters Samartlek Chaiyonggym and Yodchingchai Sithkonapha. He appeared in a televised fight card in Mandaue City, Cebu last August and he won by 8th round disqualification against Michael Rodriguez. Petalcorin's only loss happened in his sixth pro outing three years ago at the hands of another top local prospect, Marlon Tapales. Petalcorin has won fourteen straight fights since then.
"I am looking forward to Randy facing the WBA interim lt.flyweight world champion from Peru, Alberto Rossel (29W-8L, 13 KO's)or probably the regular WBA world champion Kazuto Ioka (11W-0L, 7 KO's). Or even we can go down to 105 to challenge the champion of the 105 lb division. Randy has started training for the said February fight and is looking to make a statement." Manangquil added.
Click here to view a list of other articles written by Rene Bonsubre, Jr..
Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:
|MELINDO WON’T UNDERESTIMATE IBF CHAMPION MENDOZA, PROMISES A GOOD FIGHT|
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Wed, 27 May 2015SA PRESIDENT ZUMA ACTS ON UNPAID PINOY BOXERS
By , Wed, 27 May 2015Pacquiao nixes inclusion of Sarangani in proposed Bangsamoro territory
By Aquiles Z. Zonio, Wed, 27 May 2015PARRENAS TRAINS IN UNUSUAL GEAR TO IMPROVE HIGH ALTITUDE PERFORMANCE
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Wed, 27 May 2015Lightweight Prospect & Former Olympian Cesar Villarraga in Action this Friday
By , Wed, 27 May 2015NBA Playoffs -- Rockets fend off elimination, take Game 4, 128-115
By Franco Ching Alsay, Wed, 27 May 2015GERVONTA “TANK” DAVIS WINS BY FIRST ROUND KNOCKOUT, REMAINS UNDEFEATED
By , Wed, 27 May 2015Andrey Fedosov & John Thompson crowned Boxcino champions with stoppage wins
By , Wed, 27 May 2015THIS SATURDAY! Felix Verdejo Bronx Public Workout & Fan Session - 1 PM
By , Wed, 27 May 2015ROBERT "THE GHOST" GUERRERO TRAINING CAMP UPDATE
By , Wed, 27 May 2015Tureano Johnson providing great sparring for Daniel Geale
By , Wed, 27 May 2015RESULTS OF MAASIN CITY OPEN INVITATIONAL BOXING TOURNAMENT
By Maloney L. Samaco, Wed, 27 May 2015Lightweight Contender Tony Luis to Serve on Broadcast Commentary Team on CBS Sports Network, this Friday, May 29, in Memphis
By , Wed, 27 May 2015Seconds Out Promotions Signs Light Heavyweight Powerhouse Marcus Oliveira to a Promotional Agreement
By , Wed, 27 May 2015NBA Playoffs -- Cavs survive OT scare, up 3-0 in East Finals
By Rex Alba, Wed, 27 May 2015TRONGO OUT OF ELORDE FIGHT CARD AS MEXICAN OPPOINENT SUFFERS INJURY IN TRAINING
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Tue, 26 May 2015MELINDO SHARPLY FOCUSED FOR MENDOZA TITLE FIGHT
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Mon, 25 May 2015DONAIRE SHUNS TITLE ELIMINATOR VS HUGO RUIZ, LOOKS AT POSSIBLE WBA TITLE FIGHT VS QUIGG
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Mon, 25 May 2015WARRIORS ONE GAME AWAY FROM NBA FINALS
By , Mon, 25 May 2015BRITAIN’S OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST DEGALE BEATS DIRRELL FOR WORLD TITLE AND CREATES HISTORY
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Sun, 24 May 2015Pinoy Edward Mancito bows to unbeaten Rey Vargas in Mexico
By Rich Mazon , Sun, 24 May 2015MELINDO BETTER THAN HE’S EVER BEEN; READY FOR MAY 30 TITLE FIGHT VS MENDOZA
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Sun, 24 May 2015PARRENAS TRAINING HARD FOR WBO INTERIM TITLE FIGHT VS DAVID CARMONA
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Sun, 24 May 2015JAMES DEGALE EDGES ANDRE DIRRELL TO WIN SUPER MIDDLEWEIGHT WORLD TITLE
By , Sun, 24 May 2015