Philippines, 05 Oct 2022
  Home >> News

 


BOXERS

CURRENT CHAMPIONS 

FORMER CHAMPIONS   

RATINGS                       

NEWS           

FORUM        

FIGHT GALLERIES        

RING CARD GIRLS        




 
 
News  


PACQUIAO SUPPORTS PE?ALOSA-DE LEON REMATCH


PhilBoxing.com




Filipino ring superstar Manny Pacquiao has expressed full support to Gerry Pe?alosa's plans to push for a rematch with WBO super bantamweight champion Daniel Ponce de Leon, who recently kept his title with a devastating first round knockout of Rey "Boom Boom" Bautista that somehow overshadowed the Filipinos' joy in winning the World Cup over Mexico.

"Kung gusto ni Gerry ng rematch kay De Leon pabor ako diyan. Sa tingin ko, kaya niyang talunin si De Leon (I'm in favor of Gerry if he wants to have a rematch with De Leon. I think he has what it takes fo beat De Leon)," said Pacquiao, who co-manages Pe?alosa with celebrated American trainer Freddie Roach.

During their first encounter last march 17 at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Pe?alosa displayed great tactical fighting skills and counter-punching ability, but lost by a highly questionable decision over 12 rounds to De Leon.

If the return bout pushes through, Pe?alosa will get a chance to avenge the stinging defeat of Bautista, who was mercilessly flattened by De Leon in the very first round to gatecrash the World Cup victory party of the Philippine fighters last Sunday at the Arco Arena in Sacramento, California.

In that same card, a vintage Pe?alosa rocked the boxing world when he sank a picture-perfect liver punch to send Gonzalez crashing into the canvass looking for oxygen tank. Referee Pat Russell waved off the bout in 2:45 of round seven as Gonzalez failed to beat the count.

Thus, Pe?alosa became the oldest Filiipino world boxing champion at 35 years old. Gerry and his older brother Dodie Boy also made history as the first siblings in Asia to win two world titles in different weight divisions. Gerry was formerly the WBC super flyweight champion, while Dodie Boy once reigned as the IBF light flyweight and flyweight titlist.

Despire his age, Pacquiao believes that Pe?alosa is still capable of fighting three to four times before hanging up his gloves.

Pacquiao also confirmed he gave Pe?alosa a US$10,000 (P450,000) bonus for snatching Gonzalez's belt.

"Tulong ko na rin yan sa kanya. Masaya din ako eh dahil naipanalo niya ang laban," said Pacquiao, who revealed that he took the amount from his winnings on the Pe?alosa fight. When asked how much was did he bet for his ward, Pacquiao qucikly answered: "It's a secret."

Meanwhile, Pacquiao was business as usual with Roach on the third day of his training yesterday at the world-class Rex "Wakee" Salud Gym in Brgy. Punta Princesa, this city. This time, without the fiesta-like athmosphere as Roach enforced a
"closed-door" policy on Pacquiao's training.

"He (Pacquiao) still looked very sharp and impressive," remarked Cebuano topnotch promoter Rex "Wakee" Salud, Pacman's confidant and business partner.

Pacquiao is gearing up his keenly-awaited rematch with Mexican legend Marco Antonio Barrera on October 6 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.


Click here to view a list of other articles written by Emmanuel B. Villaruel.


Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:

  • LARA MEETS SANMARTIN IN MEXICO CITY ON OCT 22
    , Wed, 05 Oct 2022
  • NBA Daily: 2022-2023 Season Preview #20 – Toronto Raptors
    By Reylan Loberternos, , Wed, 05 Oct 2022
  • Estela seeks milestone victory October 15
    , Wed, 05 Oct 2022
  • DMMA is ready to play in ALDU Cup
    By Lito delos Reyes, , Wed, 05 Oct 2022
  • UNDEFEATED HEAVYWEIGHT SENSATION SONNY CONTO HEADLINES ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29TH AT THE 2300 ARENA IN SOUTH PHILADELPHIA
    , Wed, 05 Oct 2022
  • CAN “Monster” XU BATTLES BRANDON “Leoncito” BENITEZ; CESAR “Rainman” FRANCIS FIGHTS FRANCISCO “Roca” ARMENTA FOR THE WBO NABO JUNIOR WELTERWEIGHT TITLE; THIS FRIDAY! ON PROBOX TV!
    , Wed, 05 Oct 2022
  • CARLOS ADAMES TRAINING CAMP QUOTES
    , Wed, 05 Oct 2022
  • Ernesto “Tito” Mercado has Big Plans to Wreck Everyone in the Lightweight Division
    , Wed, 05 Oct 2022
  • GH3 Promotions Signs Undefeated Cruiserweight Adrian Pinheiro
    , Wed, 05 Oct 2022
  • PECA national rapid chess swings to Sta. Rosa City
    , Wed, 05 Oct 2022
  • Rising Chilean Junior 'La Joya' Cruzat talks sparring Moloney brothers, Chile national title
    , Tue, 04 Oct 2022
  • November 12: Janibek Alimkhanuly & Seniesa Estrada Headline World Championship Doubleheader at Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas LIVE on ESPN+
    , Tue, 04 Oct 2022
  • ARCHIE SHARP TARGETS OSCAR VALDEZ WBO TITLE CLASH
    , Tue, 04 Oct 2022
  • NBA Daily: 2022-2023 Season Preview #19 – Minnesota Timberwolves
    By Reylan Loberternos, , Tue, 04 Oct 2022
  • ESTRADA-CHOCOLATITO TRILOGY HEADS TO GLENDALE, AZ – MARTINEZ AND ARROYO SET AS CO-MAIN
    , Tue, 04 Oct 2022
  • BLUE-CHIP LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT PROSPECT ALI IZMAILOV BATTLES FORMER WORLD TITLE CHALLENGER RADIVOJE KALAJDZIC ON SHOBOX: THE NEW GENERATION® FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21 LIVE ON SHOWTIME®
    , Tue, 04 Oct 2022
  • Carto Decisions Sosa in Philadelphia
    , Tue, 04 Oct 2022
  • Split-T Management Signs Puerto Rican Amateur Star Willito Ortiz
    , Tue, 04 Oct 2022
  • Racasa to compete in Antipolo Youth Chess Club Rapid Tourney
    By Marlon Bernardino, , Tue, 04 Oct 2022
  • Boxlab Promotions Presents: Championship Boxing October 15 in Orlando
    , Tue, 04 Oct 2022
  • VACANT IBO TITLE UP FOR GRABS IN DICKENS VS DLAMINI
    , Mon, 03 Oct 2022
  • NBA Daily: 2022-2023 Season Preview #18 – Chicago Bulls
    By Reylan Loberternos, , Mon, 03 Oct 2022
  • AMIR KHAN ADMITS: TRUSTING THE WRONG PEOPLE LED TO PAIN, HE CHEATED ON HIS WIFE, BEING FINANCIALLY SECURE DROVE HIM ON
    , Mon, 03 Oct 2022
  • Andrew Moloney looks to shine in Melbourne
    , Mon, 03 Oct 2022
  • Eder Jofre: Farewell to Brazil’s First Boxing World Champion
    By Emmanuel Rivera, RRT, , Mon, 03 Oct 2022




  •  



     
    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
    © 2022 philboxing.com.