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Purisima vs. Desabille in Digos on June 30

DAVAO City ? Two former top amateur boxers will both
be making their ring debut as a professional on June
30 at Capitol in Digos City of Davao del Sur.

Mini-fyweights Jet Lee Purisima of General Santos City
and Vinel Desabille of Panabo City will trade punches
in the main event of the ?Ring War in Davao del Sur?
boxing card.

Purisima is now under the stable of Rey Golingan, also
president of the Amateur Boxing Association of the
Philippines (Abap) General Santos City Chapter, while
Desabille, formerly a member of the Barangay Una
Panabo boxing team of Rep. Tonyboy Floirendo, is now
managed by Tony Dacer of Davao City.

?Parehong magaling ito si Jet Lee at Vinel, kaya
magandang laban ito,? said boxing promoter Zander
Khan, also known as Jose Abad Santos Municipal Mayor
Alexander Wangkay.

Khan, also a former popular singer-turned boxing
promoter is making his comeback in boxing.
The card, which will feature 10 pairs of
four-rounders, is held in celebration of the Araw ng
Davao del Sur with the support of Gov. Joseph Bautista
and Rep. Claude Bautista.

The fights will also be shown on cable TV boxing show,
Ring War under the production also of Khan.
The Mindanao Professional Boxing Assocation (Minproba)
headed by its president Victor A. Quiambao is also
supporting it.

80 AMATEUR BOXERS IN 'RING WAR' CARD

At least 80 amateur boxers from 10
municipalities of Davao del Sur will show their wares
in a 3-day amateur boxing tournament set on June 30 to
July 2 at the Capitol in Digos, Davao del Sur.

There will be eight different weight categories
according to comebacking boxing promoter Zander Khan,
a.k.a. Jose Abad Santos Mayor Alexander Wangkay.
The event, dubbed as the ?Ring War in Davao del Sur?,
is sponsored by Gov. Joseph Bautista and Rep. Claude
Bautista in celebration of the 39th Araw ng Davao del
Sur.

Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three winning
teams.

Aside from the amateur fights, the first day will also
feature professional boxers from the Mindanao
Professional Boxing Association (Minproba) headed by
its president Victor A. Quiambao. ? Lito delos Reyes


EX-RP CHAMP VILLACURA IN A REMATCH WITH MANGANIP

Former Philippine mini-flyweight champion
Flash Villacura wants to avenge his early loss to
Jerry Manganip in their rematch set on June 16 at the
Almendras gym here.

Villacura, who is now handled by radio
commentator-turned boxing manager Alejandro ?Boy
Bilaan? Acojedo, lost on points to Manganip in their
first fight held early this year in Tagum City.

?I want to get even with him to prove that his win was
a fluke,? said Villacura in vernacular.

Villacura, also a former Philippine Boxing Federation
(PBF) title-holder. After losing to Manganip, The
27-year old Villacura then bounced back by scoring a
knockout win in his next outing.

Manganip of the Bernard Yu Stable from Butuan City,
however, said that he can still beat Villacura.
?Ipakita ko na dili tsamba akong daug sa iyaha,? he
said.

MINPROBA TO ELECT BOARD DIRECTORS ON JUNE 30

The Mindanao Professional Boxing
Association (Minproba) will hold its new set of board
of directors on June 30 at 4 p.m. in Digos City, Davao
del Sur.

According to Minproba president Victor A. Quiambao,
the new board will elect among themselves the
positions of chairman, president, vice-president,
secretary and treasurer.

?We need to elect these positions for the
corporation,? Quiambao said.

Minproba, composed mostly of promoters and managers in
professional boxing, wants to form a corporation to
promote boxing and revive the sport in the region.
Among those expected to attend are Rey Golingan of
General Santos City, Antonio Dacer, Mayor Zander Khan
of Jose Abad Santos, Engr. Rey Buenaventura, Vic J.
Adriano, Angelo Acojedo, Eusebio Almario, Pete Obero,
Engr. Geronimo Palermo, Raides ?Nonoy? Neri, Michael
Ong, Atty. Bangoy and Gov. Manny Pi?ol.

The meeting will be held before the start of the ?Ring
War in Davao del Sur? boxing promotion of Zander Khan.


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