Philippines, 25 May 2017
  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  


CUELLO AT LAST TO BATTLE ZHONG FOR WBC MINIMUM WEIGHT TITLE


PhilBoxing.com



Cuello and Zhong.
WBC minimum weight mandatory challenger Denver Cuello (33-4-6, 21 KO’s) the hard-hitting Filipino southpaw will at last battle champion Xiong Zhao Zhong (20-4-1, 11 KO’s) of China for the title in Dubai on June 28.

WBC official Patrick Cusik has informed president Don Jose Sulaiman that “both boxers, champion Zhong and challenger Cuello have signed fighters contracts with the promoter in Dubai, KO Promotions.”

KO Promotions is headed by Dameza Taumafal who previously promoted a fight card featuring ALA Promotions boxers headed by Rey “Boom Boom” Bautista and Milan Melindo at The Lodge, Chi Garden in Dubai on April 23, 2010 where the local television coverage for ALA Promotions and partners ABS-CBN proved to be a disaster although all other arrangements including hotel accommodation, transportation and food were excellent.

Bautista who was very popular with Filipinos in the U.A.E scored a 6th round knockout over Thailand’s Saichon Sotompitak while Melindo won by a 4th round TKO over Komrit Lukkuomgmuekol.

Cusik reported that “both fighters were happy to sign the fighter contract” and added that a press conference will be held in Kunming (China) on June 6.

It was the city where Zhong won the vacant world title with a twelve round unanimous decision over Javier Martinez Resendiz of Mexico after Cuello’s manager agreed to step-aside to give the WBC an opportunity to break into the potentially vast Chinese market.

There was an attempt to give Zhong a voluntary title defense when the WBC board of governors disregarded the commitment made to Cuello as the mandatory challenger but that fight fizzled out and after a long wait Cuello will get his eagerly awaited title shot.

Cusik said he has been invited by the promoter to Dubai to speak to the event management group on 26 May and go through all the WBC requirements.


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


Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:

  • ROACH SAYS HORN IS DANGEROUS AND PACQUIAO IS WAY BEHIND IN TRAINING
    By Maloney L. Samaco, Thu, 25 May 2017
  • The Past Week in Action 24 May 2017 - Part II
    By Eric Armit, Thu, 25 May 2017
  • The Past Week in Action 24 May 2017 - Part I
    By Eric Armit, Thu, 25 May 2017
  • IBF WELTERWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION KELL BROOK AND MANDATORY CHALLENGER ERROL SPENCE JR. MEDIA WORKOUT QUOTES
    By , Thu, 25 May 2017
  • Gennady Golovkin Receives the IBF's Highest Honor
    By , Thu, 25 May 2017
  • Lewkowicz Congratulates 'Pilon' Lara for Smashing KO of Briones
    By , Thu, 25 May 2017
  • 2017 NBA Playoffs -- Cavs seize Game 4, take commanding 3-1 lead over reeling Celtics (PHOTOS)
    By Andrew Schroeder, Thu, 25 May 2017
  • FOUR-DIVISION WORLD CHAMPION MIGUEL COTTO TO BATTLE FOR VACANT WBO WORLD JUNIOR MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP AGAINST YOSHIHIRO KAMEGAI
    By , Thu, 25 May 2017
  • MELINDO-PETALCORIN BOUT COULD TAKE PLACE IN MELBOURNE
    By Peter Maniatis, Thu, 25 May 2017
  • HEAVYWEIGHT SHOWDOWN ENE-PURCELL VS RAYMENT LOCKED IN FOR JULY 22
    By , Thu, 25 May 2017
  • Conor McGregor Ditches MMA Training To Focus On Boxing Floyd Mayweather
    By , Thu, 25 May 2017
  • Budding star Irvin Gonzalez Starting to make waves in Super featherweight division
    By , Thu, 25 May 2017
  • MAGSAYO BANNERS 'PINOY PRIDE 41' AGAINST NICARAGUA'S 'EL GENERAL' DIAZ
    By Dong Secuya, Wed, 24 May 2017
  • Now shines Milan Melindo, the late-maturing star
    By Recah Trinidad, Wed, 24 May 2017
  • CURRENT & FORMER WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPIONS WEIGH-IN ON KELL BROOK vs. ERROL SPENCE IBF 147-POUND WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP THIS SATURDAY LIVE ON SHOWTIME®
    By , Wed, 24 May 2017
  • "Brave Warriors In Action" PPV to air Saturday live from Mexico
    By , Wed, 24 May 2017
  • SHOBOX: THE NEW GENERATION CELEBRATES 2017 HALL OF FAME WEEKEND WITH SPECIAL DOUBLEHEADER FROM TURNING STONE RESORT CASINO IN VERONA, N.Y.
    By , Wed, 24 May 2017
  • MELINDO: “IT'S GOD'S WILL THAT I WON THE TITLE” (PHOTOS)
    By Dong Secuya, Wed, 24 May 2017
  • NBA PLAYOFFS -- Warriors sweep Spurs, enter NBA Finals for third straight year
    By , Tue, 23 May 2017
  • ROACH NOT SUPRISED BY PACQUIAO'S TIP-TOP CONDITION
    By Eddie Alinea of Spin.ph, Tue, 23 May 2017
  • NBA PLAOYFFS -- Celtics stun Cavs with Game 3 steal, 111-108
    By Andrew Schroeder, Tue, 23 May 2017
  • Ruben Villa remains undefeated with 5th round stoppage in Ontario, California
    By , Tue, 23 May 2017
  • Sampson Lewkowicz Congratulates David Benavidez for Sensational KO of Porky Medina
    By , Tue, 23 May 2017
  • Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor Finally Face Off ... As Wood Statues (PHOTO GALLERY)
    By , Tue, 23 May 2017


  •  




     
    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
    © 2017 philboxing.com.