Philippines, 23 Apr 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

Salven Lagumbay

Eddie Alinea

Epifanio M. Almeda

Anthony Andales

Jason Aniel

Hesiquio Balderas

Sid Bañez

Brett Bonetti

Marlon Bernardino

Winchell Campos

Socrates Celestial

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

Edward Ligas

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  


LEWKOWICZ ANNOUNCES THE CASIMERO-RIOS IBF TITLE CARD DURING A PLUSH PRESSCON TODAY IN PANAMA (FULL REPORT & PHOTOS)


PhilBoxing.com




PANAMA CITY, Panama - International boxing promoter Sampson Lewkowicz announced his double world title mega promotion in which #1 mandatory challenger Luis Alberto "Pan Blanco" Rios of Panama will battle Filipino IBF Jr. Flyweight World champion Johnriel Casimero and former 2-division champ Roberto "La Araña" Vasquez will fight again Pinoy John Mark Apolinario for the vacant WBA interim bantamweight title on 16 March at the Megapolis Convention Center, Hard Rock Hotel here in Panama.

"Saturday, March 16 will be a memorable day of boxing in Panama and the reason double: two Panamanian boxers will fight world titles against two tough Filipino warriors in a setting of unparalleled Vegas-style comfort at the Megapolis Convention Center of the 5-star Hard Rock Hotel, one of the most spectacular convention centers in Latin America," commented Lewkowicz.

"I am delighted to have this boxing card in Panama that one month before the fight I have already sent full payment of his purse to the Filipino world champion Johnriel Casimero," revealed the successful Las Vegas-based promoter.

"Yes, I already paid his purse to the Filipino team and you can ask them. How many promoters do that? Why I did it? Because I trust. They (the Filipinos) already got their money. I believe that they will come to Panama to fight."

Some fans may think that it was not necessary. But Lewkowicz is no ordinary promoter. He is not as well known as Bob Arum or Don King but he feels as much passion for the sport of boxing as anyone and every person do business their own way.

In addition, Lewkowicz said "The Casimero-Rios will be a great title fight. May the best man win. To assure that, officials will be neutral, all from the United States and Puerto Rico, appointed by the IBF," shared Lewkowicz today.

The officials for the Casimero-Rios IBF title fight are:

Referee: Benjy Esteves Jr. of New York City. The three judge Levi Martinez of New Mexico, Nelson Vazquez of Puerto Rico and Joe Garcia of Tucson, Arizona. The supervisor will be the IBF President himself, Mr. Darryl Peoples of New Jersey, USA.


"PAN BLANCO" RIOS: AFTER TRAINING MY WEIGHT FLUCTUATES AROUND 117 LBS

"I have been training hard under the guidance of my handlers, doing things right and that after each workout I keep on weighing 117 lbs, and we are still about a month before the title fight," said the Panamanian challenger Luis "Pan Blanco" Rios during the plush presser.

The coaches of "Pan Blanco" are experienced trainer Orlando Soto and Jacinto "Chinto" Palacios and fitness and conditioning coach is Professor Arauz. In addition, the Panamanian is being cared for in every detail of his preparation by his managers Gerardo Herrera (manager of the year in Panama) and his distinguished father don Melchor Herrera, a financially well off veteran man of boxing man who looked at the audience and said:

"With a team of professionals like the one we have, plus the talent and determination of "Pan Blanco" Rios, we have faith that our home country of Panama will get its boxing world champion # 30."

Thus far, Panama has had 29 world champions since the first one, hall of famer Alfonso Panama Al Brown in the 1920's, up until Anselmo Moreno and Guillermo Jones today.

In addition, the promoter disclosed that Casimero will be traveling from the Philippines to Panama via Los Angeles. "In Los Angeles he'll stay for awhile so the Filipino fighter will get acquainted with the time zone here in the western hemisphere. Then Casimero and team will travel to Panama, the land of boxing legend Roberto Duran, aboard the Panama flag carrier airline, COPA, on Tuesday 12 March. COPA is a major sponsor of the March 16 and its CEO was present during the luxurious conference.

Furthermore, the card will be aired throughout the whole Latin American continent and LIVE in every city and town in the land of the Philippines. The telecast will start on March 16 at 9pm (Panama Time).

At the main table during the important announcement, the successful Lewkowicz was accompanied by Panamanian real estate mogul Jacobo Torres, owner of Megapolis Convention Center and other hotels in Panama, the director of the Panamanian Airline COPA, the director of the Panama Tourism authority, as well as Panama Boxing commissioner Mr. Jose Oliver Gomez.

"There will be available parking space for 3,000 cars and logistics to accommodate all with comfort" stated the owner of the huge newly built Megapolis Convention Center, Jacobo Torres.

Present was former 2-division world champion Roberto "La Araña" Vasquez who said that he "knows well his Filipino opponent Apolinario. Before, I had no idea about him. Today I have no doubt that on March 16 I will defeat Apolinario to capture my third world crown."

COMFORT BUT ALSO TICKET PRICE ARE LIKE IN LAS VEGAS

"Equal to or better than in Las Vegas. There will be big screens in the convention center, as well as orchestras, food, drinks... It will be a unique and exciting boxing show," added Sampson Lewkowicz, also the promoter of the best middleweight fighter in the world, Sergio "Maravilla" Martinez.


Casimero-Rios / Vazquez-Apolinario poster.


Luis Pan Blanco Rios looked confident during presscon.


Lewokowicz talks to Luis Alberto Pan Blanco Rios.


The main table during the Casimero-Rios presscon today in Panama.


Lewkowickz shares about his promotions to Panamanian friends, L to R, Carlos Costa of Philboxing, Panama Boxing Commissioner Jose Oliver Gomez and Notifight Director Ludo Saenz.


Lewkowicz (C) poses with Panama ring girls.


The Casimero-Rios fight will be held at the Megapolis Convention Center in Panama.

Below are the ticket prices for this event:

GENERAL ADMISSION $ 100 UNITED STATES Dollars (about PHP 4,200 Filipino Pesos)
DELUXE SEATS $ 150 dollars
PREMIUM SEATS $ 200 dollars
RINGSIDE SEATS $ 250 dollars (about PHP 10,500 Filipino Pesos)

Tickets for this mega show can be purchased at Ticket Plus, Farmacias Metro, E Charges, and at the Megapolis Convention Center at the following prices

BOTH ARE 23 YEAR OLDS, WHO WILL WIN, CASIMERO OR RÍOS?

Will Panama get its world boxing champion #30 on March 16? Meaning that Luis Alberto "Pan Blanco" Rios subdue the more experienced Filipino world champion and give the greatest satisfaction and joy to the people of Panama?

"If the great Manny Pacquiao got knocked out cold leaving his die hard fans dumbfounded, why is it that Casimero can not be knocked out cold too. The way I see things, Casimero will taste sour defeat again same as he did in South Africa," reasons coach Orlando Soto, the head trainer of Luis "Pan Blanco" Rios.

Soto can think the way he thinks, but, he is not the one who will climb the ring and there could be another point:

Will the Filipino Johnriel Casimero outbox "Pan Blanco" Ríos in his own country of Panama, as he did to Pedro "Dragoncito" Rodriguez eight months ago in Mexico?

Fans in the Philippines and Panama will find out on March 16 at the Megapolis Convention Center of the plush Hard Rock Hotel in Panama.


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


Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:

  • VAZQUEZ JR WON’T TAKE SONSONA LIGHTLY IN REMATCH
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Wed, 23 Apr 2014
  • NBA Playoffs -- Pacers cage Hawks to even series at 1-1
    By Joan Secuya-Medida, Wed, 23 Apr 2014
  • NBA Playoffs - Clippers bounce back big in Game 2, 138-98
    By Mohan Labra Ramchandani, Wed, 23 Apr 2014
  • FROILAN SALUDAR vs. MCWILLIAMS ARROYO FOR THE IBF WORLD #1 FLYWEIGHT ELIMINATION
    By , Wed, 23 Apr 2014
  • LUIS COLLAZO BIRTHDAY ROUNDTABLE QUOTES
    By , Wed, 23 Apr 2014
  • Gov. Solon updates DOH Secretary on provincial hospital
    By , Wed, 23 Apr 2014
  • FIVE BOUTS ADDED TO ONEFC: HONOR AND GLORY
    By , Wed, 23 Apr 2014
  • TOP PROMOTER LOU DIBELLA "DIBELLA ENTERTAINMENT" CONFIRMED FOR INAUGURAL BOX FAN EXPO TO TAKE PLACE THIS SEPTEMBER IN LAS VEGAS
    By , Wed, 23 Apr 2014
  • NIETES STEPS UP IN SPARRING SESSIONS
    By Rene Bonsubre, Jr., Wed, 23 Apr 2014
  • Donaire - Vetyeka Title Fight on HBO, May 31, at Venetian Macao
    By , Wed, 23 Apr 2014
  • Iron Mike Productions returns Thursday to Sands Resort Bethlehem in PA
    By , Wed, 23 Apr 2014
  • DONAIRE TRAINING HARD FOR VETYEKA TITLE FIGHT
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Tue, 22 Apr 2014
  • PRO BOXING IN PINAMUNGAHAN APR.23
    By , Tue, 22 Apr 2014
  • PHOTOS: HERO'S WELCOME FOR CONG. PACQUIAO IN SARANGANI
    By , Tue, 22 Apr 2014
  • NBA Playoffs -- Blazers shock Houston in overtime thriller
    By Rochelle Tubis, Tue, 22 Apr 2014
  • NBA - Noah named Defensive Player of the Year
    By Homer D. Sayson, Tue, 22 Apr 2014
  • DID NOYNOY AQUINO BEAT MANNY PACQUIAO TO THE 3-POINTER?
    By Recah Trinidad, Tue, 22 Apr 2014
  • MARCOS MAIDANA AND ROBERT GARCIA MEDIA CONFERENCE CALL
    By , Tue, 22 Apr 2014
  • PINOY PRIDE 25 NIETES VS FUENTES II COMPLETE UNDERCARD LINE-UP
    By Rene Bonsubre, Jr., Tue, 22 Apr 2014
  • WBA Fedelatin Champion Michael Angelo 'The Artist' Perez is ready for war against Romero
    By , Tue, 22 Apr 2014
  • NBA Playoffs - Spurs handle Mavs to grab 1-0 series lead
    By Homer D. Sayson, Tue, 22 Apr 2014
  • NBA Playoffs -- Foul troubled Bulls fall to Wizards in Game 1
    By Kristy Gonowon, Tue, 22 Apr 2014
  • NBA Playoffs - Heat tame Bobcats, take Game 1
    By Howell Labrador, Tue, 22 Apr 2014
  • THE FILIPINO FLASH HEATS UP THE ALA GYM (PHOTOS)
    By Rene Bonsubre, Jr., Mon, 21 Apr 2014


  •  




     
    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.