Philippines, 01 Jul 2015
  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  


Bai Elorde: The Grandson rises to the occasion


PhilBoxing.com




It was not enough that his whole family was there to watch him fight, all of them from his grandmother to his youngest of cousins. It was not enough that it was his first shot at a title, a regional belt from the WBO. It was not enough that his fight preludes a grand celebration that night, one honoring a legend of the ring, a name that he bears himself.

Juan Martin “Bai” Elorde has pressure bearing down on him last Monday as he made his way to the ring of the Sofitel Hotel in Manila. It was pressure that he carried from his training camp to the end of the 10th round of his fight against Maxsaisai Sithsaithong of Thailand.

And when his hand was raised by the third man in the ring and his name was announced as the winner, Bai Elorde felt a huge roll of steam exiting his system.

“Sobrang saya atsaka medyo nakahinga, kasi iyon nga, iyong pressure sa akin. Parang iniisip ko na dapat maganda yung ipakita ko, dapat manalo (I’m overjoyed and I was able to breathe, because of the pressure that was on me. I have to do well and win)," said the 28 year old boxer and grandson of one of the country’s ring legend, the great Gabriel “Flash” Elorde.

“Tapos nung nanalo ako, sobrang saya. Inisip ko agad na itong pagkapanalong ito ay para sa lolo ko (I am extremely happy when I won. My immediate thoughts are that, this victory is for my grandfather)," added the young boxer.

Bai Elorde defeated Sithsaithong via Unanimous Decision to capture the vacant WBO Asia Pacific belt in the night when his family and the country’s sporting elite celebrated the birthday and legacy of his legendary grandfather.

The feat did not come as a gift nor was it easy for the young Elorde; Sithsaithong according to him was not an easy nut to crack.

“Nakita ko na naging groggy siya pero matibay din, natatamaan siya pero hindi bumabagsak (I see that he was groggy but he is tough, he gets hit but he did get knocked down)," narrated Elorde of the fight.

Bai’s achievement was a befitting curtain raiser to the night’s bigger event, the 13th Flash Elorde Memorial Awards, the biggest boxing commencement ceremony of the country .

His parents, Johnny and Liza, his siblings, cousins and his grandmother, Mrs. Laura Elorde shared the joy that the young boxer enjoyed during that festive night. But his proud parents also reminded him that if he indeed wanted to follow in the footsteps of his “lolo”, then he should continue to work and train harder as he pursue his boxing career.

“Masaya sila na nanalo ako at sinabi rin nila na kailangang pag-igihan pa next time at mag-training palagi ng maayos (They are very happy at they advised me to do better next time and to train really well)."

Bai Elorde was a happy man all night as he proudly carried his belt in his shoulder as ring legends of past and present lauded him for his victory.

“Para sa pamilya ko ito at para sa Pilipinas itong belt na ito. Idine-dedicate ko ito sa kanila (This is for my family and for the Philippines. I dedicate this belt to them)."

And he knew that the proudest one of all is his beloved “lolo”, the great Flash Elorde who is undoubtedly smiling as he watched the night’s proceedings from the heavens.

You can reach the author at rrmaze24@aol.com


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


Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:

  • Filipino super flyweight Bruno Escalante returns August 1st
    By , Wed, 01 Jul 2015
  • Six Boxers Risk Their Undefeated Records In ShoBox: The New Generation Quadrupleheader - Friday, July 17 at 10p ET/PT
    By , Wed, 01 Jul 2015
  • GILBERTO GONZALEZ TO TAKE ON NEW OPPONENT HEVINSON HERRERA IN THE MAIN EVENT FOR JULY 2 LA FIGHT CLUB LIVE ON FOX DEPORTES
    By , Wed, 01 Jul 2015
  • The boxing Americanization of 21-year-old Brit middleweight prospect Steed Woodall is off to promising start
    By , Wed, 01 Jul 2015
  • Nietes has advantage vs. Rodriquez - Villamor
    By Jerome S. Galunan Jr., Wed, 01 Jul 2015
  • BOXING PROMOTER WANTS MEETING WITH GAB CHAIRMAN TO DISCUSS BAD EXPERIENCES IN THAILAND
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Wed, 01 Jul 2015
  • ALBERT PAGARA IS 2015 OUTSTANDING SOUTHERN LEYTEÑO AWARDEE
    By Maloney L. Samaco, Wed, 01 Jul 2015
  • POPULAR, MULTI-TITLED INDIAN BOXER VIJENDER SINGH SIGNS LUCRATIVE PRO CONTRACT
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Wed, 01 Jul 2015
  • RODRIGUEZ ARRIVES TWO WEEKS BEFORE HIS TITLE FIGHT WITH NIETES; WANTS TO ACCLIMATIZE
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Tue, 30 Jun 2015
  • DOGGETT BLEW IT; IBF SHOULD ORDER AN IMMEDIATE RUENROENG-CASIMERO REMATCH
    By Ed de la Vega, DDS, Tue, 30 Jun 2015
  • TEAM CEBU CITY WINS 55TH SOUTHERN LEYTE ANNIVERSARY BOXING CHAMPIONSHIP
    By Maloney L. Samaco, Tue, 30 Jun 2015
  • AMIR KHAN CLAIMS MAYWEATHER IS MESSING UP WITHHIS OWN LEGACY
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Tue, 30 Jun 2015
  • How to degrade boxing by really trying
    By Recah Trinidad, Tue, 30 Jun 2015
  • Shumenov vs. Flores July 25 PBC on NBCSN at The Palms in Las Vegas
    By , Tue, 30 Jun 2015
  • Derrick Webster - Arif Magomedov for NABO Middleweight title on ShoBox , July 17 at Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem
    By , Tue, 30 Jun 2015
  • A BRADLEY–VARGAS REMATCH IS USELESS
    By Ed de la Vega, DDS, Mon, 29 Jun 2015
  • “PRINCE” ALBERT PAGARA BATTLES JESUS ‘CHITO’ RIOS IN DUBAI ON AUGUST 7
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Mon, 29 Jun 2015
  • VILORIA LICKING HIS CHOPS OVER POSSIBLE ROMAN GONZALEZ TITLE FIGHT
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Mon, 29 Jun 2015
  • BRUISED AND DISAPPOINTED CASIMERO RETURNS AFTER LOSING HIS IBF FLYWEIGHT TITLE BID IN AN UGLY, FOUL-MARRED FIGHT
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Mon, 29 Jun 2015
  • Team Fight to Walk’s Briefing with Congress a major knockout!
    By , Mon, 29 Jun 2015
  • Dapudong celebrates birthday with a 2nd round KO
    By Lito delos Reyes, Sun, 28 Jun 2015
  • BOXING REVOLUTION III: Villanueva scores 1st round KO; Magbanua suffers shocking defeat
    By Lito delos Reyes, Sun, 28 Jun 2015
  • SEA GAMES AN UNMIITIGATED DISASTER
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Sun, 28 Jun 2015
  • BRADLEY BEATS UNBEATEN VARGAS HANDILY BUT REFEREE PAT RUSSEL IN THE CENTER OF A STORM
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Sun, 28 Jun 2015


  •  




     
    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
    © 2015 philboxing.com.