Johnriel Casimero to face Jonas Sultan in all Filipino title eliminator Fight.
|Johnriel Casimero stoppage win over Amnat Ruenreong
Former 2-division IBF world champion Johnriel “Quadro Alas” Casimero (24-3,15KOs) will meet ALA Boxer and the current IBF Inter Continental Super Flyweight champion Jonas “Zorro” Sultan (13-3,9) in an IBF title eliminator fight in the undercard of IBF light flyweight world champion Milan Melindo title unification fight with IBO light flyweight world champion Hekkie Budler of South Africa on September 16 at Water Front Hotel and Casino in Cebu City. The fight was announced by ALA Promotions president Michael Aldeguer at a press conference.
27, Casimero of Ormoc City, Leyte is a 2-weight class world champion. He won his first title by stopping Luis Alberto Lazarte in Buenos Aires Argtina in 2012. The fight went disastrous when Lazarte’s countrymen started riot after Casimero stopped Lazarte in 11th round. Originally the fight was for the interim title, Casimero was elevated to full champion position after previous champion Ulises Solis suffered jaw injury. Casimero defended the title four times but then he was stripped due to failure to make the contract weight for light flyweight division (108 pounds). Casimero move up in Flyweight division and get another world title shot against Thai boxer Amnat Ruenroeng. He lost in his first fight with Ruenroeng in June 2016 but IBF had ordered rematch because of Ruenroeng’s dirty tactics. Casimero stopped Ruenroeng in the fourth round of their rematch to claim the IBF flyweight world title in May 2015. Casimero defended the title once after he decided to move up in Super flyweight division (115 pounds). He is now current IBF number 3 in the division.
25, Jonas Sultan of Cebu City is the current IBF Inter-Continental Super flyweight champion. He acquired the title after scoring an upset win over home town boxer Makazolele Tete in South Africa. After that he made bigger statement in the the division after stopping former WBC world champion fellow Filipino Sonny Boy Jaro in the eight round on May 2017 in Anggono Rizal.
The winner will become the mandatory challenger for the IBF Super flyweight world title currently held by another Filipino Jerwin Ancajas who will come back possibly in October.
(Jack Tepora – Jeo Santisima)
Jack Tepora – Jeo Santisima fight looms after Jack Tepora posted some clue on his social media account (facebook) that they are in negotiation with ALA Promotion’s Jeo Santisima.
“Jack “El Kapitan” Tepora vs Jeo “Santino” Santisima sana matuloy po”. He also posted “OMEGA BOXING GYM vs ALA BOXING GYM, WHO’S NEXT VS PINOY PRIDE”
Obviously there is a negotiation happening between two of the biggest boxing promotions in Philippines. This match up is not a big deal in international boxing scene but this is a big and exciting match up for Filipino boxing community. Both boxers are on their prime and can give an excellent and exciting fight for the fans. It is a better match up compared to matching them with foreign boxers but can’t last a round against them.
24 year-old Jack Tepora (20-0,15 knockouts) of Omega Boxing gym is the reigning WBO Oriental Superbantam weight champion. He won the title with first round KO of Indonesian Yon Armed. Tepora is originally slated to defend his title against Mexico’s Emmanuel Dominguez (21-5-2,13) last July 7 in Tagbilaran Bohol but the whole fight card was cancelled due to Christian Araneta’s severe injury that he suffered from training. Omega Pro Sports International (OPSI) was forced to cancel the fight card (WHO’S NEXT? 5) because they promised their sponsors two regional bouts as Araneta is scheduled to defend his WBO Oriental 105 lbs. title against Jesse Espinas in a rematch.
Meanwhile 21 year-old Jeo Santisma (14-2,12) is fresh from his first round knockout win over former unbeaten Tanzanian Goodluck Mrema (16-1) last Saturday (July 8) in Cebu City. Before the fight with Mrema he told the Philboxing.com that he wants to fight OPBF champion Hidenori Otake (28-2-2,12) during the presscon of Pinoy Pride 41. “I want to fight the Japanese OPBF champion,” said Satisima obviously he wants the OPBF title to gain world rank but a big win over Tepora will boost his career and he can gain higher world ratings but it is not an easy fight. He might be the B-side if the fight with Tepora takes place.
Donnie “Ahas” Nietes made another history after he defeated Komgrich Nantapech of Thailand to bag IBF World Flyweight Title to became three divsion world champion at Cebu Water Front Hotel and Casino on the main event of “Pinoy Pride 40: Domination”
Nietes (40-1-4,22) who previously held the WBO 105 and 108 pounds world titles showcased his boxing skills Saturday night when he fought Komgrich Nantapech (22-3,15). Donnie Nietes connected on Nantapech with good uppercuts and over hand punches in the first half of the fight but the Thai boxer who is much younger was determined and didn’t mind Nietes power punches as he continued to chase Nietes with his aggressive style. Both boxers exchanged combinations in the following rounds but Nietes seems had the edge. Nietes gave it all in the championship rounds by throwing flurry of punches but the solid built Thai was not hurt at all. After the fight three judges saw it 117-111, 117-111 and 115-113 all in favor for Filipino longest reigning world champion Donnie Nietes.
In the co main event ALA top prospect Mark “Magnifico” Magsayo (16-0,12) easily dispatched Tanzanian visitor Issa Nempepeche (24-8-4,11) by stopping the Tanzanian at 2:05 of the very first round.
Another ALA boxer Jeo Santisima (13-2-0, 11KOs) dropped Indonesian Master Suro (11-9-1, 2KOs) in the sixth round to earned a shutout 10 rounds unanimous decision with all three judges gave all the rounds to Santisima, 100-89.
Donnie “Ahas” Nietes is about to make his second appearance as a flyweight when he faces IBF # 4 rated flyweight Komgrich Nantapech (22-3-0 15 KOs) of Thailand on April 29. Though already beaten by stablemate Albert Pagara and former title contender Froilan Saludar respectively, Namtapech is still a dangerous customer to brush off.
Coming from a 10 fight winning streak, the Thai is quite confident that an upset is not farfetched bearing in mind that a compatriot has recently pulled a monumental upset against the then number 1 pound for pound fighter in the world, Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzales.
But Nietes (39-1-4 22 KOs) is the type who leaves no stones unturned in preparing for his fights, Ahas does his homework meticulously and applies them with precision as shown in most of his performances. If he gets past through Nantapech, he will clinch the IBF Flyweight Championship belt, his third championship in as many divisions.
The win will further seal his legacy as one of the greatest fighters the Philippines has ever produced and will make him the 4th boxer to win championships in at least 3 different weight divisions. The other three are Nonito Donaire, Gerry Peñalosa and Manny Pacquiao, not a bad company to keep at all.
The fight will be the main event for ALA Promotions’ “Pinoy Pride 40: Domination” card which will also feature featherweight prospect Mark ‘Magnifico’ Magsayo ( 15-0-0, 11 KOs ) and hard-hitting super bantamweight Jeo Santisima (12- 2-0 11KOs).
World boxing contender Arthur Villanueva with ALA gym coaches Edito Villamor and Robert Eturma arrive at Hardcore Hotel in Leicester ahead of WBO Bantamweight world title eliminator against Zolani Tete of South Africa April 22 at Leicester Arena in Leicestershire UK.
“King” Arthur Villanueva (30-1,16) is coming off an impressive second round knockout win against Mexican Juan Jimenez on their rematch in September 2016. Villanueva’s first attempt to become a world champion was when he fought for the vacant IBF World Super flyweight title against Puerto Rican Mcjoe Arroyo on July 2015 in El Paso Texas where the fight was stopped in 10th round due to Villanueva’s cut in his right eye caused by a headbutt. All three judges gave the win to Arroyo by the score of 91-98 twice and 97-92. Many boxing experts saw the fight as controversial one.
Meanwhile Zolani “Last Born” Tete (24-3,20) is a former IBF World Super flyweight champion. He won the title by defeating former undefeated Japanese Teiru Kinoshita (19-0-1) by 12 rounds unanimous decision in Hyogo Japan in 2014. He defended the belt once against Paul Butler by KO but was forced to vacate the belt because he believes that the price is not right to defend the title in opponents territory
The winner of this fight will face the reigning WBO World Bantamweight champ another Filipino Marlon Tapales considering Tapales’ win against Shohei Omori on their rematch on April 23 in Japan.
ALA Promotions has been released the full fight card of Pinoy Pride 40: “Domination” headlined by two times two division and the longest Filipino world champ Donnie “Ahas” Nietes (39-1-4,22 KOs) who will try to become a three division world champion when he faces Thai fighter Komgrich Nantapech (22-3,15KOs) for the vacant IBF Flyweight world title on April 29 at Cebu Waterfront Hotel and Casino in Cebu City.
In the co-main event Mark “Magnifico” Magsayo (15-0,11) will square off against Tanzanian Issa Nempepeche (24-7-4,11) in a 10 round Super featherweight non-title bout.
FULL FIGHT CARD:
Jeo Santisima (12-2,11) vs Indon boxer Master Suro (11-8-1,2)- 10 Rounds X Superbantamweight
Virgel Vitor (9-1,6) vs Michael Escobia (11-14-1,3) – 8 Rounds X Super bantamweight
Junrel Jimenez (6-1,3) vs Romel Antaran (2-4,1)- 8 Rounds X Flyweight
Kenneth Gentallan (5-0,3) vs Kennan Salvador (6-2-2,2) – 8 Rounds X Superflyweight
Esneth Domingo (5-0,4) vs Romulo Ramayan (7-10-3,3)- 8 Rounds X Flyweight
Christian Bacolod (6-0,4) vs Mike Kinaadman (5-1-2,4) – 6 Rounds X Flyweight
ALA Promotion’s Pinoy Pride 39 : IBF World Championship that will be held at Cebu Coliseum in Cebu City on November 26 will headline interim IBF World championship fight between Milan Melindo (34-2) and Teerapong Uthaida (31-4-1) of Thailand. The interim title bout between #3 Uthaida and #6 Melindo was ordered by the IBF after titleholder Akira Yaegashi was sidelined due to injury, rendering him unable to defend his belt against Melindo.
In the undercard WBO #1 Superlightweight contender Jason Pagara (39-2) will face former world title challenger Jose Alfaro (28-10-1) of Argentina scheduled for 10 round Welterweight non-title bout.
Jason’s younger brother “Prince” Albert Pagara (26-1) who recently lost to Mexican Cesar Juarez by the way of 8th round shocking stoppage for the WBO Inter-continental super bantamweight title in San Mateo, California, USA last July will also join the fight card facing Ghana’s Raymond Commey (16-3)
Other fights in stacked Pinoy Pride 39 undercards are the following:
Jeo Santisima (11-2) vs Rex Wao (11-3)
Jimmy Paypa (18-3-1) vs Jerry Nardo (21-9)
Jonas Sultan (11-3) vs Jonathan Francisco (8-6-1)
Melvin Jerusalem (10-0) vs Bonjun Loperez (10-5-1)
KJ Cataraja (4-0) vs John Kenan Villafor (6-1-2)
(photo by ALA Promotions)
The WBO has ordered an WBO World title eliminator bout between No. 1 ranked Arthur Villanueva of the Philippines and Zolani Tete of South Africa. WBO president Francisco ‘Paco’ Valcarcel immediately ordered Tete’s promoter Frank Warren , to immediately begin negotiations with Villanueva’s promoter ALA Promotions.
“King” Arthur Villanueva (30-1-0, 16KOs) is the current WBO Asia Pacific Bantamweight title and came from sensational second round knockout win over rival Mexican Juan Jimenez. Villanueva’s only setback was came from controversial 10th round technical decision lost to Mcjoe Arroyo where they fought for the vacant IBF World Superflyweight title.
Zolani “Last Born” Tete (24-3-0, 20KOs), a former IBF super flyweight world champion and the current IBF International bantamweight champion. He won the IBF world title with unanimous decision win over Teiru Konoshita in 2014 and defended it once against Paul Butler after he decided to vacate the title.
Zolani Tete was willing to fight in England or Philippines and the fight is possibly in December if both parties agreed to terms. Whoever wins the fight will fight the winner of WBO World Championship fight between the champion Filipino Marlon Tapales and Japanese Takuma Inoue on December 30 in Yokohama Japan.
ALA Promotions will present another Pinoy Pride series Philippines vs Mexico on Sep. 24 at the StubHub Center in Carson, California Pinoy Pride 38 show will feature the Longest-reigning Filipino World Champion the former WBO Jr. Flyweight Super champion Donnie “Ahas” Nietes as he makes his flyweight debut against Former WBC World Flyweight champion and WBC #4 Edgar Sosa of Mexico.
The co-main event is the undefeated WBO International Featherweight Cham Mark “Magnifico” Magsayo. Filipino WBO No. 8 ranked featherweight Mark ‘Magnifico’ Magsayo will face Ramiro Robles of Guanajuato, Mexico his original opponent Ruben Garcia backed out due to injury.
This card will also feature the rematch of “King” Arthur Villanueva and Juan “El Piñeta” Jimenez for the WBO Asia Pacific Bantamweight title.
Filipino boxing prospect Elmo Traya with his coach former boxer Michael Domingo arrived tonight in Berlin, Germany still 171.56 km far from the fight venue Amfiteatr Miedzyzdroje, Poland. Traya will face unbeaten boxer Przemyslaw Runowski of Poland on August 20th.
20-year old Elmo “Bisdak” Traya who has record of 11 wins 8 coming from KO with only a defeat is a native of Tabuelan, Cebu. He is riding on his 10 fight winning streak. His only defeat was a split decision loss on his 2nd pro fight against Diover Mangayaay.
Przemyslaw Runowski is a undefeated fighter, his record is 11 wins with 2 KOs. His last fight was a unanimous decision win over Carel Sandon on March 2016. He is the number 2 welterweight boxer in his country Poland.
ALA President Michael Aldeguer will fly to Los Angeles Monday, from San Mateo Event Center where Pinoy Pride 37 was held, to meet with Zanfer Promotions Tuesday to try to seal the deal for Donnie Nietes- Juan Francisco Estrada WBO-WBA world flyweight title fight on September 24 at the StubHub Center in Carson, California on Pinoy Pride 38, If the negotiation came to a good talk this would be one of the biggest fights in lower division. The two fighter is unbeatean for a long time they are both elite world champions from their divisions.
The undercard of Pinoy Pride 38 on September 24 at the StubHub Center in Carson, California will feature the reigning WBO Asia Pacific bantamweight champion “King” Arthur Villaueva and the fast rising prospect Mark “Magnifico” Magsayo.
King Arthur will fight Mexican Juan Jimenez on a rematch, Villanueva and Jiimenez first squared off the ring last May 28 and the fight was ended in a controversial decision, Both fighters were both suffered knockdown on their first fight however it ended when they banged their head and Villanueva was hurt and Jimenez was outcold. The referee ruled it as Knock out win but obviously it was a hard clash of heads.
Magsayo (14-0-0, 11KO) will defend his WBO International featherweight title against a yet to be determined opponent.
Previously unbeaten Albert Pagara (26-1,18) suffered his first defeat at the hand of Mexican warrior Cesar Juarez (18-5,14) who also gave Nonito Donaire a war before his fight with Pagara. The young Filipino Albert Pagara landed a left hook that dropped Juarez in dying seconds of first round but the determined Juarez recovered from knockdown and pressured Pagara for most of the rounds. Pagara was exhausted in the middle rounds, In the opening of 8th round Juarez launched four punches combination that sent Pagara to the canvass. Pagara was rushed to the Stanford Medical Center after the shocking 8th round defeat. The CT-Scan came out negative and the the doctor gave the permission for Albert to go home back to the Philippines but advised Aldeguer to closely observe Pagara in the next two weeks and have him rest the next six months.
In the co main event Albert’s older brother Jason Pagara scored a round KO over Mexican Abraham Alvarez to retained his WBO #1 ranking.
Pinoy Pride Results:
Ricardo Pinell KO2 Roberto Yong
Mauricio Zavaleta UD6 Darren Mallard Jr
Pete Duran SD8 Edgar Gabejan
Israel Hernandez UD4 Michael Flores
Lennard Davis IV UD4 David Figueroa
Photo credit Jhay Oh Otamias of Philboxing
Undefeated “Prince” Albert Pagara will defend his WBO Inter-Continental super bantamweight title against Cesar Juarez of Mexico will fight for the tomorrow night (Sunday morning in Manila) at the San Mateo Event Center as both made their respective weights during the official weigh in Friday afternoon held at the Food Court of the Serramonte Mall.
Pagara, the defending champion weigh well under superbantamweight limit, weighing at around 121.2 lbs. In the other hand Juarez failed to make weight on his first try but he was able to burn the excess weight by running for 30 minutes before stepping the scales for the second try. Juarez tipped the scales at 121.2 lbs.
Pinoy Pride 37: Fists of the Future Complete Weigh-in Results
Super Bantamweight – 12 rounds: Albert Pagara (121.2 lbs) vs. Cesar Juarez (121.2 lbs)
Welterweight – 10 rounds: Jason Pagara (146 lbs) vs. Abraham Alvarez (147 lbs)
Middleweight – 6 rounds: Ricardo Pinell (163 lbs) vs. Roberto Yong (157.4 lbs)
Junior Middleweight – 6 rounds: Mauricio Zalaveta (160.4 lbs) vs. Darren Mallard Jr. (155.4 lbs)
Super Featherweight – 8 rounds: Pete Duran (131.6 lbs) vs. Edgar Gabejan (132 lbs)
Flyweight – 4 rounds: Israel Hernandez (114 lbs) vs. Michael Flores (110 lbs)
Junior Welterweight – 4 rounds: Lennard Davis IV (139.2 lbs) vs. David Figueroa (139.4)
According to some Mexico based websites a mega fight between Ring Magazine lineal and WBO light flyweight world champion Filipino Donnie “Ahas” Nietes and reigning WBO-WBA “Super” world flyweight champion Mexican Juan Francisco “Gallo” Estrada is done deal on September 24th.
Earlier Donnie Nietes was scheduled to face Mexican Moises Fuentes for the third time for his mandatory title defense on September 24th in StubHub Center Carson California. The fight date was also taken down by boxrec.com so there is a big possibility that this mega fight rumor is real.
The 33 year-old Nietes also said to an interview his eagerness to fight Estrada this coming September 24th.
“I don’t know who my next opponent is. But it would be better if it would either be Gonzalez or Estrada. The fans won’t be excited if I would fight Fuentes again. But it depends on them (ALA Promotions), whoever they put in front of me I’ll fight him,” said Nietes, the longest reigning Filipino world champion.
On July 9, 2016 in San Francisco, California ALA Promotions announces the full lineup for Pinoy Pride 37: Fist of the Future
Current WBO Intercontinental Jr. Featherweight Albert Pagara “Prince” against Cesar Juarez the world title challenger. ABS-CBN International and ABS-CBN Sports will be the partner network for the match. The Fight will be held in San Mateo Event Center in California.
ALA Boxing Promotions relaunches the idol series and will feature Jeo Santisima and Melvin Jerusalem this coming July 16th at Mandaue City Sports and Cultural Complex, Mandaue in Cebu Philippines.
Heavy handed Jeo “Santino” Santisima (10-2,9KOs) is scheduled to face Indonesian Junior Bajawa (14-8,7KOs). The Indoesian fighter is coming off a 7 streak losing streak including defeats against Filipino boxers Warlito Parrenas, AJ Banal and Richard Pumicpic.
Santisima’s last defeat was against Marlon Arcilla and riding on his 9 fight winning streak. He is coming off an impressive 1st round TKO win over Thailander Terdchai Duwangmontree last April 23.
Idol 2 will also feature unbeaten Melvin “Gringo” Jerusalem (9-0,7KOs) facing compatriot and the reigning WBC lightflyweight International champion Jonathan Refugio (15-4-4,3KOs)
Jason Pagara faces Mexican Abraham Alvarez in a 10 round non-title bout at the San Mateo Events Center in California on July 9 on a fight card headlined by his younger brother Albert Pagara and rugged Mexican Cesar Juarez.
WBO ranked number 1 contender Jason Pagara (38-2,23KOs) unbeaten since 2012 and currently riding on his 10 fight winning streak. His last fight was a unanimous decision win against Mexican Miguel Zamudio last April 23.
Arizona USA-born but now a residence of Sinaloa Mexico Abraham Alvarez whose record is 21W-10KOs-1Draw and 9 defeats. Alvarez had up and down boxing career where his win and defeats were not consistent, He also fought some prospects like Regis Prograis, Jose Benavidez, Jose Zepeda but unfortunately he was no match against hot prospects.
Two world rated Filipino boxers were slated to fight in Albert Pagara- Cesar Juarez undercard at the San Mateo Events Center in San Mateo California,
The first is his older brother, the WBO Jr. Welterweight no.1 contender Jason “El Niño” Pagara. Pagara whose record is 38 wins with 22 KOs and 2 defeats. had been unbeaten since year 2012 and his last setback was a Decision lost against Mexican Rosbel Montaya. He is looking for a big fight since he is the number 1 contender for Terrence Crawford’s WBO title. He is 5 years older than Albert.
The other Filipino that will fight in undercard is the newly crowned WBO NABO and WBC Fecarbox flyweight Champion Jobert “Liitle Pacman” Alvarez (15W-1D-1L,7KOs). He is coming off an impressive 6th round KO against Puerto Rican Jonathan “Bomba” Gonzalez at the Coliseo Mario ‘Quijote’ Morales in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico on March 20 2016. He trains under Nonito “Dodong” Donaire Sr. father of 5 division World champion Nonito Donaire Jr at Donaire’s Boxing and Fitness Gym in Oakland, California.Alvarez lone defeat was a highly controversial ten round decision against Unified WBO-WBA Juan Francisco Estrada in Sonora, Mexico on December 6, 2014.
We can’t confirm yet both of their opponents.
ALA Promotions released Pinoy Pride 36: Legend In the Making that will be held at the Saint La Salle Coliseum in Bacolod City on May 28.
In the the fight card that will be headed by a WBO light flyweight world title fight between WBO light flyweight world titlist Donnie “Ahas” Nietes (37-1-4,21) and former WBO world champion Mexican Raul “Rayito” Garcia (38-3,23)
In the co main event Milan “El Methodico” Melindo (33-2,12) is set to face Mexico’s Maximo “Max” Oliveros (19-2,13). Melindo’s original foe was Javier Mendoza and supposedly their rematch and IBF title eliminator but Mendoza pulled out due to his back injury.
Another Filipino-Mexican rivalry was set between “King” Arthur Villanueva (28-1,14) and Juan “El Peñita” Jimenez (22-9,15). Villanueva will try to taste the water in Bantamweight sa he fights for the vacant WBO-Asia Pacific bantamweight title against Jimenez.
Fast rising flyweight boxer Kevin Jake “KJ” Cataraja (3-0,2) is set to face much experienced Wanchai Nianghansa (5-7,4) of Thailand.
Other fights for Pinoy Pride 36:
Jonas Sultan (10-3, 6KOs) vs Rommel Oliveros (6-2-1,1KO)
Raul Yu (7-1-2, 6KOs) vs Robert Ates (3-2, 2KOs)
Kenneth Gentallan (3-0, 2KOs ) vs Jeffrey Stella (3-1-1, 3KOs)
Nonito Donaire-Zsolt Bedak WBO World jr featherweight title fight dubbed as “The Time Has Come” that will be held at the Cebu City Sports Complex in Cebu Philippines on April 23 promoted by Top Rank in partnership with ALA Promotions and ABS-CBN channel.2 undercards has revealed by ALA Promotions.
The co main event is Toprank’s Paul “2 Gunz” Fleming of Ausralia with a perfect record of 21 wins with 14 KO’s no defeat is set to face Mexican Miguel Angel “Ranita” Gonzalez (27-7-1,12KO’s) for WBC Continental America Super feathweight title,
Unbeaten Filipino Mark “Magnifico” Magsayo (13-0,10KO’s) will fight the toughest fight of his career against former World title challenger American Cris “Hitman” Avalos (26-4,19) for the WBO International Featherweight title.
WBO #1 Jr Welterweight Jason ‘El Niño’ Pagara (37-2-0, 23KO) will go up against Miguel ‘Mikol’ Zamudio (35-8-1, 21KO) of Mexico in a 10 round non-title bout.
ALA Promotions will also feature some of their boxers including the battle of hard hitters Jeo Santisima (9-2,8) facing Thailand’s Thabthong Tor Buamas (14-3,12), Two-time world title challenger Rocky Fuentes who will go up against Romnick Magos and Virgel Vitor vs Paulo Perono.
by Ian Melodillar
WBC medals were awarded to Philippines’ top boxers led by Albert Pagara by WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman Jr.
Awardees at the 16th Gabriel Flash Elorde Boxing Awards (Current boxers w/ retired boxing legends)
Awards of Distinction Awardee Leon Panoncillo.
LOPE “PAPA” SARREAL ACHIEMENT AWARDS “Distinction Awards” awardee WBO Vice President Leon Panoncillo and WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman Jr. w/ Elorde family.
Fight of the Year 2015 between Jonathan Taconing and Jomar Fajardo
OPBF Light flyweight Championship
September 12, 2015 Elorde Sports Center
Promoted by: Jhonny Elorde
Fighters of the year
IBO World Light flyweight Champion Rey Loreto
WBA “interim” Light flyweight Champion Randy Petalcorin
Fist Casting of Boxing legend Rolando Navarette
Fist Casting of Elorde Boxing hall of famer/WBO and the Ring Magazine light flyweight champion Donnie “Ahas” Nietes
16th Gabriel Flash Elorde awardees ALA Boxers
- Jonas Sultan-Philippine Champion in Super flyweight Division
- Milan Melindo-Major Awardee/ International Champion in flyweight division
- Albert Pagara-Major Awardee/International Champion in Super bantamweight division (IBF Intercontinental)
- Donnie Nietes- Fist Casting Hours participant/ Awardee
- Mark Magsayo-Major Awardee/International Champion in Featherweight (IBF Youth)/ Most Promising Fighter of the Year
- Jason Pagara-Major Awardee/International Champion in Jr Welterweight Division (WBO Intercontinental)
- Arthur Villanueva- Major Awardee/International Champion in Super flyweight Division(WBO International)
Earlier we reported that Milan Melindo-Javier Mendoza rematch/title eliminator is still under negotiation but ALA President Michael Aldeguer confirms that Milan Melindo will get a rematch against Mexican Javier Mendoza will be featured on the under card of Pinoy Pride 35: Donnie “Ahas” Nietes’ title defense against Mexican Raul “Rayito” Garcia in Bacolod City on May 28.
Last May 30.2015 in Baja California Mexico. Melindo and Mendoza fought for the IBF World light flyweight title but the fight ended up in a highly controversial 6th round Technical Decision which was Mendoza had retained his IBF strap. Melindo claimed that the cut on Mendoza’s left eye was caused by a legitimate punch and not by head clash.
by Ian Melodillar
Two times world title challenger Milan “El Metodico” Melindo of ALA Promotions who will fight for another title eliminator in May under Donnie Nietes-Raul Garcia WBO World Light flyweight title fight in Bacolod City told us that rematch with Mexican Javier “Cobra” Mendoza is not done yet.
Yesterday at the 16th Gabriel Flash Elorde Awards, Melindo said “The fight is still under negotiation and not done yet” When we asked him if he is ready to face Mendoza again in Mexico, Melindo told us “Boxing is politics. Sa Mexico kelangan talaga ng Knock out para manalo, yung laban namin controversial kase galing sa suntok yung sugat nya at naka-Knockdown ako pero di binilangan,gusto ko talaga sa Pinas sa undercard kay Donnie sa Bacolod”
Melindo added that he already seen the fight of Akira Yaegashi and he is ready to face the IBF Japanese champion.
Melindo receives the major awards as the International Champion in flyweight division and WBC medal yesterday in 16th Gabriel “Flash” Elorde Boxing Awards.
by Ian Melodillar
Philippine Games and Amusement Board (GAB) Super flyweight champion Jonas “Zorro” Sultan (10-3,6KOs) of ALA Promotions scored 2nd round Knockout over Japanese Tatsuya Ikemizu (13-2,6KOs) at Towa Pharmaceutical Rectab Dome Kadoma in Osaka Japan.
Ikemizu supposedly one of Japan’s young prospect but it seems that he didn’t recover from his first defeat that blemished his perfect record against another Filipino slugger Mark John Yap. Ikemizu and Yap traded Knockdowns but Yap was ahead on the scorecards and announced as the winner. Ikemizu continued to slide down as he was Knock out by Jonas Sultan in 2nd round.
by Ian Melodillar
ALA Promotions is working on rematch between Milan Melindo-Javier Mendoza to be held in Bacolod on May 28 under Donnie Nietes title defense against Raul Garcia.
Melindo and Mendoza first squared off last May 30th in Baja California Mexico, that fight was Javier Mendoza’s title defense against Melindo (Mendoza lost the IBF strap to Akira Yaegashi)
. Melindo lost to Mendoza by the way of controversial 6th round Technical Decision due to huge cut above Mendoza’s eye that was came from a punch follow by a head clash and later discovered the issue on the ring size of the fight which is smaller compare to a regular ring size obviously to lessen the foot work of the very technical fighter Melindo.
The rematch will also going to be an IBF light flyweight title eliminator with the winner will earn a mandatory title shot against the current IBF champ Akira Yaegashi of Japan.
by Ian Melodillar