‘Hercules’ next RP boxing superstar?
By Dennis U. Eroa
Mon, 29 Apr 2013
TRUE to expectations, Jun ‘‘Hercules’’ Doliguez had no time to prolong the agony of his foe last Saturday at the Agoncillo Gym in Barangay Subic, Agoncillo, Batangas.
Touted as the boxer most likely to bring back the luster in Philippine boxing, Doliguez flattened Arlon Batingal in the first round of their bout.
The provincemate of Filipino ring idol Manny Pacquiao used his devastating left hand to take the lights out of Batingal, who laid flat on his back for several minutes.
Naturally, Saved by the Bell Promotion president and youthful sportsman Elmer Anuran was delighted with Doliguez’s devastating victory. The native of Malungon, Sarangani, improved his record to 16-0-1, including 12 knockouts.
‘‘Jun’s power is tremendous,’’ said Anuran, also owner of the Touch Gloves Boxing Gym in Agoncillo. ‘‘He’s being avoided by so many prizefighters because of his power.’’
Doliguez also decked the likes of battle-grizzled Eric Rapada, Ciso Morales and Ariel Delgado.
Atlanta Olympics silver medalist Onyok Velasco, who watched the action at ringside also noticed Doliguez’s power. ‘‘Doliguez list of knockout victims will grow,’’ said Velasco.
Anuran believed that his ward will get the world title someday. He was relentless in arranging a title bout with former IBO featherweight champion Daud Yordan of Indonesia. But the planned title clash did not materialize as Yordan suffered a stunning 12th round knockdown against South African Simpiwe Vetyeka (24-2-0) last April 14 at the Jakarta Indoor Tennis Stadium.
To hone his skills, Anuran, who inked a pact of cooperation with world-class Zanfer Promotions, said Doliguez will leave next month for the United States. He will also train under Nacho Beristain at Tijuana, Mexico.
‘‘I think Jun’s going to have one fight in the US before figuring in a very important bout. Zanfer is a tremendous help,’’ said Anuran.
Click here to view a list of other articles written by Dennis U. Eroa.
Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:
|ARUM PLANS DONAIRE TITLE FIGHT AGAINST WBA CHAMPION QUIGG IN DUBAI|
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Tue, 07 Jul 2015VILORIA IN REMATCH WITH WBO/WBA FLYWEIGHT CHAMPION JUAN FRANCISCO ESTRADA IN SEPTEMBER
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Tue, 07 Jul 2015Caruana wins Dortmund 2015; Wesley So @ 2nd place
By Jose "joeyj" Jereos Jr., Tue, 07 Jul 2015Orcullo Leads Trio of Pinoy Champions into the USA for 75th World Straight Pool Title
By , Tue, 07 Jul 2015RODRIGUEZ IS HUNGRY FOR VICTORY; NIETES DETERMINED TO RETAIN HIS TITLE
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Tue, 07 Jul 2015MAYWEATHER STRIPPED OF WBO WELTERWEIGHT TITLE HE WON AGAINST PACQUIAO
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Tue, 07 Jul 2015Karim Mayfield Responds To Potential Showdown With Floyd Mayweather Says He'll Give The Fans A Highly Explosive Fight
By , Tue, 07 Jul 2015READY TO WIN ONE FOR THE LITTLE GUYS: INTRODUCING MARCOS "DORADO" REYES
By , Tue, 07 Jul 2015Hagler Confirms Attendance at Nev. Boxing HOF Gala, Aug. 8 at Caesars Palace
By , Tue, 07 Jul 2015Melson Receives Humanitarian Award from WBC; Set to Assist Amateur Program!
By , Tue, 07 Jul 2015FULL NIGHT OF UNDERCARD ACTION FEATURES EDNER CHERRY BATTLING LUIS CRUZ & ANTHONY PETERSON TAKING ON RAMESIS GIL FROM THE USF SUN DOME IN TAMPA ON SATURDAY, JULY 11
By , Tue, 07 Jul 2015WBA CHAMPION QUIGG IS LOOKING AT DONAIRE FOR HIS NEXT TITLE DEFENSE
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Tue, 07 Jul 2015FIGHTER OF THE YEAR AND ESPY "BEST FIGHTER" NOMINEE TERENCE CRAWFORD FAN AND MEDIA VIDEO CHAT
By , Tue, 07 Jul 2015Garrett Wilson - Anthony Caputo Smith tonight on Comcast Networks on the East Coast
By , Tue, 07 Jul 2015NBA -- Spurs win Aldridge lottery, Jordan bolts Clippers
By Eugene Nepangue, Mon, 06 Jul 2015FILIPINO BOXERS TITLE WOES PARTLY DUE TO LACK OF LOCAL WELL-HEELED PROMOTERS
By Ed de la Vega, DDS, Sun, 05 Jul 2015PARRENAS FORCED TO SETTLE FOR A QUESTIONABLE DRAW IN WBO INTERIM TITLE FIGHT VS CARMONA
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Sun, 05 Jul 2015Roach could be of help in PH Olympic quest
By Recah Trinidad, Sun, 05 Jul 2015Kharitonov stops Garner - results and pictures from M-1 Challenge 59 in Kazakhstan
By , Sun, 05 Jul 2015PACQUIAO PRAISES PHIL’S SEA GAMES PERFORMANCE
By Eddie Alinea, Sat, 04 Jul 2015WATCH A RIVETING PRE-FIGHT PRIMER ON ‘PINOY PRIDE XXXI” ON PBO-SKY CABLE AT 8:30 TONIGHT
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Sat, 04 Jul 2015Arizona Boxing News & Notes With Don Smith: Trotter, Granados Score Upsets: Ryskeldiev Wins
By Don Smith, Sat, 04 Jul 2015PARRENAS TIPS THE SCALES WELL BELOW THE SUPER FLYWEIGHT LIMIT; CARMONA EXACTLY 115
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Sat, 04 Jul 2015ROBERTO RAMIREZ JR NAMED REFEREE FOR PARRENAS-CARMONA WBO SUPER FLYWEIGHT INTERIM TITLE FIGHT
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Sat, 04 Jul 2015