Philippines, 07 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  


PENALOSA HAS SPARRED BEFORE WITH MARAON'S OPPONENT, PAYANO


PhilBoxing.com




Former two division world champion Gerry Penalosa has sparred with undefeated Jundy “Pretty Boy” Maraon’s opponent who is also unbeaten, North American Boxing Association and WBA Fedelatin bantamweight champion Juan Carlos Payano of the Dominican Republic.

The world title eliminator will be held at the Richard J. Codey Arena in New Jersey on June 14.

Maraon who is managed by former North Cotabato governor Manny Pinol and Vincent Scolpino, has a record of 15-0-1 with 12 knockouts while Payano’s record is 13-0 with 7 knockouts.

The fight is expected to be a war between two undefeated southpaws who have amazing punching power.

Pinol told the Manila Standard that Maraon was a “strong puncher and has a good chance of winning” although he conceded that Payano is also a tough opponent.

However, Penalosa said that Payano whom he sparred with some three years ago at the Wild Card Gym of celebrated trainer Freddie Roach in a conversation with the Manila Standard, underplayed the supposed power of Payano and noted that his defense was suspect although he credited him with being “courageous, works hard and throws lots of punches.”

Payano is ranked No. 5 in the world by the WBA, No. 10 by the WBC and No. 14 by the IBF but apparently and rather inexplicably Maraon is not rated in the top ten of the leading world organizations.

The Dominican Republic fighter has been sparring with talented southpaws to get ready for Maraon who he believes is a strong puncher and someone who represents a great challenge.

Among Payano’s sparring partners have been 30 year old Cuban Jessy Cruz who has a record of 9-5-1 with 3 records and Idiel Torriente.

Payano reportedly held an intense sparring session this past Tuesday, going four, five-minute rounds each against Jessy Cruz (9-5-1, 3 KO’s, a 30 year old Cuban southpaw and Idiel Torriente, totaling eight rounds and 40 minutes of intense work at German Caicedo's Gym.

Acquinity Sports promoter Henry Rivalta realizes that "This fight is a big challenge for Payano."He will be facing Jundy Maraon at 118 pounds, which is a great risk due to the power Maraon has shown in his fights. However, we know about the Payano's courage and determination, and that's why we call him 'Baby Pacquiao.' We're confident of getting a great victory for Payano."

The 28 year old Maraon won his last fight by a 3rd round TKO over Ernie Marquez at the Chumash Casino in California on September 21 last year. He dropped Marquez with vicious body shots in rounds 2 and 3 before referee Lou Moret called a halt at 1:05 of the third round.

The 29 year old Payano won the vacant NABA title with a 9th round TKO over Jhon Alberto Molina of Colombia on July 21, 2012 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida and battered Molina to win by a 2nd round TKO in a rematch last May 10.

A two-time Olympian who won the gold medal at the 2006 Central American and Caribbean Games, Payano lost to eventual silver medalist Jerome Thomas of France in the 2004 Athens Olympic Games where Thomas was beaten in the finals to Cuba’s current WBA/IBF featherweight champion Yuriorkis Gamboa.

The 28 year old Maraon won his last fight by a 3rd round TKO over Ernie Marquez at the Chumash Casino in California on September 21 last year. He dropped Marquez with vicious body shots in rounds 2 and 3 before referee Lou Moret called a halt at 1:05 of the third round.

The 29 year old Payano won the vacant NABA title with a 9th round TKO over Jhon Alberto Molina of Colombia on July 21, 2012 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida and battered Molina to win by a 2nd round TKO in a rematch last May 10.


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


Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:

  • RODRIGUEZ IS HUNGRY FOR VICTORY; NIETES DETERMINED TO RETAIN HIS TITLE
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Tue, 07 Jul 2015
  • MAYWEATHER STRIPPED OF WBO WELTERWEIGHT TITLE HE WON AGAINST PACQUIAO
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Tue, 07 Jul 2015
  • Karim Mayfield Responds To Potential Showdown With Floyd Mayweather Says He'll Give The Fans A Highly Explosive Fight
    By , Tue, 07 Jul 2015
  • READY TO WIN ONE FOR THE LITTLE GUYS: INTRODUCING MARCOS "DORADO" REYES
    By , Tue, 07 Jul 2015
  • Hagler Confirms Attendance at Nev. Boxing HOF Gala, Aug. 8 at Caesars Palace
    By , Tue, 07 Jul 2015
  • Melson Receives Humanitarian Award from WBC; Set to Assist Amateur Program!
    By , Tue, 07 Jul 2015
  • FULL 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 2015
  • WBA CHAMPION QUIGG IS LOOKING AT DONAIRE FOR HIS NEXT TITLE DEFENSE
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Tue, 07 Jul 2015
  • FIGHTER OF THE YEAR AND ESPY "BEST FIGHTER" NOMINEE TERENCE CRAWFORD FAN AND MEDIA VIDEO CHAT
    By , Tue, 07 Jul 2015
  • Garrett Wilson - Anthony Caputo Smith tonight on Comcast Networks on the East Coast
    By , Tue, 07 Jul 2015
  • NBA -- Spurs win Aldridge lottery, Jordan bolts Clippers
    By Eugene Nepangue, Mon, 06 Jul 2015
  • FILIPINO BOXERS TITLE WOES PARTLY DUE TO LACK OF LOCAL WELL-HEELED PROMOTERS
    By Ed de la Vega, DDS, Sun, 05 Jul 2015
  • PARRENAS FORCED TO SETTLE FOR A QUESTIONABLE DRAW IN WBO INTERIM TITLE FIGHT VS CARMONA
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Sun, 05 Jul 2015
  • Roach could be of help in PH Olympic quest
    By Recah Trinidad, Sun, 05 Jul 2015
  • Kharitonov stops Garner - results and pictures from M-1 Challenge 59 in Kazakhstan
    By , Sun, 05 Jul 2015
  • PACQUIAO PRAISES PHIL’S SEA GAMES PERFORMANCE
    By Eddie Alinea, Sat, 04 Jul 2015
  • WATCH A RIVETING PRE-FIGHT PRIMER ON ‘PINOY PRIDE XXXI” ON PBO-SKY CABLE AT 8:30 TONIGHT
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Sat, 04 Jul 2015
  • Arizona Boxing News & Notes With Don Smith: Trotter, Granados Score Upsets: Ryskeldiev Wins
    By Don Smith, Sat, 04 Jul 2015
  • PARRENAS TIPS THE SCALES WELL BELOW THE SUPER FLYWEIGHT LIMIT; CARMONA EXACTLY 115
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Sat, 04 Jul 2015
  • ROBERTO RAMIREZ JR NAMED REFEREE FOR PARRENAS-CARMONA WBO SUPER FLYWEIGHT INTERIM TITLE FIGHT
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Sat, 04 Jul 2015
  • Bornea fights Rosales for WBO Asia Pacific Youth title
    By Lito delos Reyes, Sat, 04 Jul 2015
  • GAB CHAIRMAN GUANZON NEEDS TO PROTECT OUR BOXERS' INTERESTS
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Sat, 04 Jul 2015
  • Heavyweight Contender Bronco Billy Wright Records 29th First Round KO sends message to all Heavyweights
    By , Sat, 04 Jul 2015
  • UNDEFEATED BOXING LEGACY JULIAN RAMIREZ HEADLINES LA FIGHT CLUB ON AUGUST 6 LIVE FROM THE BELASCO THEATER AND ON FOX DEPORTES
    By , Sat, 04 Jul 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.