Pinoy Pride XXI is another sellout card
By Lito delos Reyes
Sat, 06 Jul 2013
DAVAO CITY, PNA -- The coming Pinoy Pride XXI: When Worlds Collide slated on July 13 at 6 p.m. at the luxurious Solaire Resort and Casino in Manila is expected to be another sell-out card.
“This is expected to another sell-out as this will be the first time that will be held in the luxurious Solaire Resort and Casino, the first development to break ground in the state-owned Entertainment City,” said Claire Anne Lukban, events manager of the country’s premier boxing outfit ALA Promotions.
It will again be brought in cooperation with ABS-CBN Sports.
It is headlined by the undefeated World Boxing Organization (WBO) Minimuweight World Champion Merlito Sabillo (22-0, 11 KO’s), who is looking to win his first title-defense against WBO world number 6 contender Jorle Estrada (17-6, 6 KO’s) of Colombia.
The hard-hitting southpaw from Toboso, Negros Occidental will wage war against the Colombian who already vowed to avenge the defeat of his fellow countryman, fomer no. 1 ranked Luis De La Rosa who lost to Sabillo earlier this year.
The supporting main event will feature the reigning Orient Pacific Boxing Federation (OPBF) super flyweight champ, King Arthur Villanueva (22-0, 12 KO’s), who will go up against Mexico’s Arturo “Fuerte” Badillo.
The unbeaten Villanueva will battle the heavy puncher Badillo, who has 19 knockouts out of his 21 wins to capture the vacant WBO Asia-Pacific super flyweight belt.
The third main attraction will spotlight the comeback fight of AJ “Bazooka” Banal (28-2-1, 20 KO’s), who will try to regain his status against Mexican Abraham “Cholo” Gomez (18-7-1, 9 KO’s).
Other fighters that will highlight the slambang affair are young undefeated boxing prospect Albert “Prince’ Pagara, who is gunning for his 17th consecutive professional career win and promising rising star Jessel Magsayo, who is expected to once again showcase his boxing prowess. Joining them is former national team standout Vic “Vicious” Saludar who will be making his professional debut.
Exclusive VIP seats are priced at P6, 000 VIP 1st Row, P5,000 VIP 2nd Row, P4, 000 VIP 3rd Row, P3, 000 VIP 4th Row and P2, 000 for the VIP 5th Row. All VIP tickets are inclusive of cocktails and drinks.
Other tickets are priced at P1, 500 for Gold Section and P1,000 for Silver Section. Tickets are available at all SM Cinema nationwide and online via www.smtickets.com. For inquiries, contact ALA Promotions at (+6332) 505-9513 or visit www.alaboxing.com. LITO DELOS REYES
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