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By Gerry Peñalosa


LABANANG VASQUEZ-FRANCISCO, NAKAKASA NA!

PhilBoxing.com
Tue, 29 Sep 2009



Another Pinoy boxer will attempt to be lined up with WBA world champions and this will happen on October 3 as Drian Francisco “ Gintong Kamao” battles two-time world champion Roberto “La Arana” Vasquez of Panama for the WBA Superflyweight title in a spectacular boxing match dubbed “ Duelo del Guapos: Bakbakan sa Perlas ng Silanganan ” : which will be held at Cuneta Astrodome Pasay City. This boxing event is presented to us by Saved by the Bell Promotions of Elmer Anuran and of Solar Sports. My company, Gerry Pens Promotions, was lucky enough to co-promote the event as my fighter Michael Farenas will also seek a title belt against Korean Jae Bon Jang for the World Professional Boxing Federation Featherweight Championship.

Expect exchange of hard punches as two gloved fighters are risking their unblemished record and their pride for the match which will be aired live through television in US, Canada and Panama . Vasquez is not taking the fight easy too because he has lots of respect for Filipino fighters since we Pinoys are known to be aggressive and hard fighters. Drian Francisco, an undefeated fighter with boxing record of 17-0-1 (win, loss, draw) 13 wins by way of KO, has been training rigidly to tone his body and skills to give his Panamanian opponent a good fight and most probably an upset. His trainer and corner men are also working so hard to give him the much needed firepower for the war inside the ring.. It is always a pleasure to see a boxer attain world recognition and I seriously hope that Drian Francisco will attain the world champ status. I am also wishing Michael Farenas to get the much needed victory. I expect him to fight hard and win honorably for himself and for our country, Philippines.

Ako at ang aking pamilya ay labis na nalulungkot sa pinsalang dinulot ng Bagyong Ondoy sa buong kamaynilaan lalong lalo sa mga lugar na lubhang sinalanta ng bagyo. Maraming mga ari arian ang nasira at marami rin ang nagbuwis ng buhay. Ang nangyari ay isang napakalaking trahedya at nangangailangan ng agarang atensyon hindi lamang ng mga ahensya ng gobyerno ng Pilipinas kundi ng lahat ng tao sa buong mundo na may malasakit sa kapwa. Ang isang magandang naipakita ng trahedyang ito ay ang pagbuhos ng tulong hindi lamang ng kapwa Pilipino kundi ng maging mga foreigners na lubos ring naaawa sa mga biktima ng kalamidad. Sa mga biktima, nasa inyo ang lubos na pakikisimpatiya ng aking pamilya. Ang mga trahedyang ganito ay isang pagsubok lamang at ang mga Pilipino ay lalong tumitibay at lumalakas sa bawat pagsubok na dumadating. May naalala akong mga salita na angkop sa panahong ito mula kay Chuck Gallozi na nagsasabing “"We don't grow courageous by leading a life of ease. Rather, we become warriors by overcoming adversity, licking our wounds, and moving forward." Bangon Pilipinas… kaya natin ito!”

Ito po ulit si Gerry Pe?alosa na patuloy na lumalaban sa mga suntok ng buhay. Hanggang sa muli mga kaibigan.



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