Philippines, 01 Nov 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  


American Heavyweight Skipp Scott Ready for Big Test

PhilBoxing.com




One of the "hidden giants" on the American heavyweight scene, Houston, Texas big man Skipp "Strictly Business" Scott (15-1, 10 KOs) will begin to come out of the shadows on Thursday, January 10, as he takes a big step up in competition.

Fighting in one of the 10-round featured bouts at promoter Lou Savarese's "Rumble on the Bayou" event at the Bayou City Event Center in Houston, the 6' 8" 255-lb Scott will face Trinidad And Tobago veteran Kertson "Warrior" Manswell (23-6, 17 KOs) for the vacant World Boxing Foundation International Heavyweight title.

Blessed with God-given athleticism and power, the 34-year-old Scott has been a work in progress in boxing. After losing his pro debut, he's won 15 straight against opponents chosen to help him hone his craft.

Manswell represents Scott's toughest foe to date, as he's been in the ring with several notable heavyweights and gone the distance with former World Heavyweight Champion Ruslan Chagaev and top contender Cedric Boswell. Although he has come up short against some of the best in the division, 36-year-old Manswell has mowed down all other competition. He was undefeated for the first six years of his career and even competed in the world-famous Prize Fighter heavyweight tournament.

"If Skipp is ready to start climbing the ladder, he needs to get past an opponent like this in impressive fashion," said Scott's promoter, Kerry Daigle of Keeppunching Entertainment. "Manswell has a lot more experience than Skipp and will be coming into Houston to win. We're looking at this fight as a very important test of where Skipp stands in his career."

This fight represents several firsts for Scott. It is his first 10-round bout and his first for a professional title. It is also his first against an opponent not from the USA.

"Skipp didn't have much of an amateur career, only three fights, so this will be his first real taste of international competition as a boxer," continued Daigle. "We're going to find out quickly how he reacts to real pressure and what he can do against a big, strong opponent looking to knock him out. We're confident but by no means looking past this fight."

Scott had an 80-fight kickboxing career prior to switching over to boxing and was ranked #3 in the nation and #2 in Texas at one point, so he's been in important fights before, but none using only his fists.

"The American heavyweight division is really looking for someone to stand up and take over and Skipp is a giant, powerful and extremely athletic big man with the heart of a true warrior. We've been watching him develop for years and hopefully this fight will be his announcement to the world that America has a new heavyweight to watch."

The Bayou City Event Center is located at 9401 Knight Road in Houston. On fight night, doors open at 6:00 pm and the first fight is at 7:30 pm. There is LIMITED SEATING, so be sure to reserve your seats early. Tickets are priced at Gold Seats: $100.00, Silver Seats $75.00, General Admission Category A: $50.00, General Admission Category B: $35.00 and General Admission: $25.00. For more information, visit savaresepromotions.com.


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


Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:

  • WHY PACQUIAO VS. ALGIERI? PEOPLE POWER IN BOXING CONTINUES
    By Reni M. Valenzuela, Sat, 01 Nov 2014
  • Complete Weights from 'The Homecoming' SHOWTIME BOXING: SPECIAL EDITION at UIC Pavilion in Chicago
    By , Sat, 01 Nov 2014
  • Stacked card shaping up for New Legend Boxing on Friday, November 21 at Resorts World Casino New York City
    By , Sat, 01 Nov 2014
  • PhilBoxing's NBA Travels : Pit Stop New York
    By Homer D. Sayson, Sat, 01 Nov 2014
  • Gritty Trivilino confident heading into title bout
    By , Sat, 01 Nov 2014
  • Fight Network Signs Broadcast Deal to Air Takedown Wrestling, USA Wrestling Weekly Programs
    By , Sat, 01 Nov 2014
  • Sergey Kovalev Deerfield Beach Media Workout Quotes
    By , Sat, 01 Nov 2014
  • NBA -- Knicks rain on LeBron's homecoming party
    By Homer D. Sayson, Sat, 01 Nov 2014
  • NBA -- Westbrook could miss up to six weeks with fractured hand
    By Vito Tito Jr, Sat, 01 Nov 2014
  • IN THE GRIP OF GREEN-EYED MONSTER
    By Aquiles Z. Zonio, Fri, 31 Oct 2014
  • SABILLO AND BANAL: THE COMEBACK
    By , Fri, 31 Oct 2014
  • IF YOU WISH TO WRECK A PROJECT DO IT BY COMMITTEE
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Fri, 31 Oct 2014
  • Dwayne McRae hopes to stamp ticket to the next level!
    By , Fri, 31 Oct 2014
  • WBO PAYS TRIBUTE TO CALZAGHE AND DE LA HOYA
    By Dong Secuya, Fri, 31 Oct 2014
  • PH LOSES HOSTING OF WBO CONVENTION NEXT YEAR; ORLANDO, FL WILL HOST 28TH WBO CONVENTION
    By Dong Secuya, Fri, 31 Oct 2014
  • Sonny Boy Jaro leaves for DC to challenge for WBC Super Flyweight crown
    By Rich Mazon , Fri, 31 Oct 2014
  • 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


  •  



    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.