Philippines, 30 Apr 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  


“FIRST BLOOD: Mexico vs. Philippines” Post Fight Quotes from Team Mexico


PhilBoxing.com




This past Friday the 13th was the inaugural fight card for M.A.G. Boxing International Promotions at the beautiful Solaire Resort and Casino in Pasay City, Philippines.

The hard working team of Promoters Anson Tui Co and two time world champion Gerry Penalosa who were working non-stop to make this a world class event and they succeeded with a fantastic inaugural event.

The three tough Mexicans came for a war and they delivered. The first bout that had the fans in attendance on their feet was the young and upcoming boxer Luis Lugo from the hotbed of Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico against the Filipino brawler Richard Pumicpic.


Lugo (R) in action against Pumicpic.

The fight started off with fireworks and ended after ten rounds with nonstop action in favor of Pumicpic who won with a unanimous decision with scores of 96-92, 98-90, and 98-90 though the fans saw it much closer. The fight was a good test for Pumicpic and Lugo and showed they are ready for the next level.

The 21 year old Lugo stated, “He was very pumped up for this fight and fighting for the first time out of Mexico he came for a war and it was a war. I thought I did enough to win the fight, but the judges saw it differently. I had Pumicpic hurt, but he was tough and he got the victory. The Filipino fans were nice to me and I would love to come back to the Philippines for a rematch."

The co main event saw Dodie Boy Penalosa Jr. the son of two time world champion Dodie Boy Sr. and nephew of two time world champion Gerry Penalosa pitted against a tough Alem Robles of Los Mochis, Mexico.


Dodie Boy Penalosa Jr (R) connects on Robles.

This fight was another nonstop action as both fighters came to do damage to one another. Penalosa threw all he had against the 21 year old kid from Mexico and Robles never backed down. Penalosa got rocked in the 4th and looked like he was ready to go down, and with the ropes holding him up but the tough Penalosa showed why he has the blood of world champions and weathered the storm.

In the 7th, the two got entangled in a headbutt that opened a big cut on the right eyelid of Penalosa and the doctor in attendance put a halt to the fight. The fight ended in a technical decision in favor of Penalosa with scores of 69-64, 69-64, 68-65.

The tough Robles stated, “It was a good fight, Penalosa is very fast and connected a lot of punches. I had him hurt but he never stopped fighting. I want a rematch, I don’t like the decision. This was my first fight out of Mexico and I showed the fans I came to fight. The promoters were very good to me and want to thank them for believing in me."

The main event was the hard hitting world ranked Michael Farenas vs the tough kid from Los Mochis Mexico, Jesus Rios. Pre-fight a knockout was predicted for either boxer because both had impressive knockout percentages. The first round started with Farenas coming out swinging and Rios not backing up and connecting with his own leather. In the second round, Farenas stepped it up and rocked Rios and sent him to the canvas. Rios popped up and continued to fight, but the tough Farenas came in for the kill and Rios went down for the second time and the referee halted the fight with a wobbly Rios.


Rios (L) connects with a right at Farenas.

After the fight, Rios stated, “Farenas hits very hard and was fast. I prepared for this fight because I knew Farenas is a world ranked fighter. I fought in United States many times and fought some tough fighters, but Farenas was my toughest challenge and I believe he will be a world champion soon. I want to thank the promoters for giving me a chance, and the Filipino fans were always nice to me.”

The two tough Mexicans from Los Mochis, Luis Lugo and Alem Robles of the famed LARAZA BOXING GYM headed by Luis Gonzalez is where the tough fighters come from. With a tough boxing stable of Robert Manzanarez, Miguel Gonzalez, Daniel Ruiz (who lost a split decision to Rey Boom Boom Bautista) who are all promoted by Golden Boy Promotions. Luis Lugo goes to (22-4-14KO) and Robles goes to (8-4-3KO) as Boxrec.com was not accurate in there earlier reports.

The team of Anson Tui Co and Gerry Penalosa wanted tough opponents for this event, and they got what they wanted. They stated, “We want to put our fighters in big fights and to be tested with good opposition.”

The next event is slated for February and it will be bigger and better. The Philippine fans will always get world class boxing as the Philippines has many big boxing promotions and the winners are the fans.


Click here to view a list of other articles written by Mike Angel Lopez.


Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:

  • NIETES DEFEATS NANTAPECH BY UD, CAPTURES IBF WORLD FLYWEIGHT TITLE
    By Dong Secuya, Sat, 29 Apr 2017
  • MAGSAYO STOPS ISSA IN 1ST; SANTISIMA DOMINATES SURO
    By Dong Secuya, Sat, 29 Apr 2017
  • Watch out for 2 good punchers in Cebu tonight
    By Recah Trinidad, Sat, 29 Apr 2017
  • ALL PINOY WBO REGIONAL BATTLE IN JAPAN
    By Rene Bonsubre, Jr., Sat, 29 Apr 2017
  • ANTHONY JOSHUA vs. WLADIMIR KLITSCHKO FINAL WEIGHTS & QUOTES FOR SATURDAY'S HEAVYWEIGHT BLOCKBUSTER
    By , Sat, 29 Apr 2017
  • PACQUIAO LIKES THE IDEA THAT HORN COMES TO FIGHT
    By Eddie Alinea of Spin.ph, Fri, 28 Apr 2017
  • IS NIETES HEAVY AT FLYWEIGHT?
    By Maloney L. Samaco, Fri, 28 Apr 2017
  • NBA PLAYOFFS -- Raptors advance after thrilling 92-89 Game 6 win
    By Maria Macatangay, Fri, 28 Apr 2017
  • NBA PLAYOFFS -- Spurs dispose Grizzlies, face Rockets in Round 2
    By , Fri, 28 Apr 2017
  • NIETES AND NANTAPECH MAKE WEIGHT IN CEBU
    By Dong Secuya, Fri, 28 Apr 2017
  • Nietes not taking any chances
    By Joaquin Henson, Fri, 28 Apr 2017
  • Snips and Snipes 27 April 2017
    By Eric Armit, Fri, 28 Apr 2017
  • HEAVYWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BLOCKBUSTER EVENT: ANTHONY JOSHUA vs. WLADIMIR KLITSCHKO FINAL PRESS CONFERENCE QUOTES
    By , Fri, 28 Apr 2017
  • BALDONADO BLASTS MA, WINS WBO ORIENTAL TITLE
    By Rene Bonsubre, Jr., Fri, 28 Apr 2017
  • DAVID LEMIEUX MEDIA DAY QUOTES
    By , Fri, 28 Apr 2017
  • Luis Arias vs. Arif Magomedov Added to Ward-Kovalev 2: "The Rematch" PPV Undercard
    By , Fri, 28 Apr 2017
  • FITE TV streaming Kubrat Pulev vs. Kevin Johnson Tomorrow on PPV live from Bulgaria
    By , Fri, 28 Apr 2017
  • SLEW OF RED-HOT GOLDEN BOY PROMOTIONS PROSPECTS TO APPEAR ON CANELO-CHAVEZ, JR. NON-TELEVISED UNDERCARD
    By , Fri, 28 Apr 2017
  • NOT THE END OF THE WORLD FOR TAPALES AFTER LOSING THEN WINNING
    By Maloney L. Samaco, Thu, 27 Apr 2017
  • NBA PLAYOFFS -- Celtics take Game 5 for 3-2 series lead
    By Homer D. Sayson, Thu, 27 Apr 2017
  • NBA PLAYOFFS -- Beal, Wall carry Wiz past Hawks in Game 5
    By Danilo Occidental Jr, Thu, 27 Apr 2017
  • NIETES: “NANTAPECH WILL PAY FOR CALLING ME AN OLD MAN” (PHOTOS)
    By Dong Secuya, Thu, 27 Apr 2017
  • WBO SHOWDOWN AT BEIJING
    By Rene Bonsubre, Jr., Thu, 27 Apr 2017
  • The Past Week in Action 26 April 2017 -- Part II
    By Eric Armit, Thu, 27 Apr 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.