ICYMI: Watch the Replay of Palawan Boxing Fight Festival Featuring Carlo Penalos

Five title fights in one night in Palawan.

Watch the Replay of Palawan Boxing Fight Festival Featuring Carlo Penalos

The OPBF Convention would not be complete without a boxing match and on the second day of the convention, Palawan turned into a battleground for these boxers.

Here are the results:
1. Erika Hanawa Defeats Sornsawan Khunmarh via 2nd round stoppage  to win the Interim OPBF Female Minimumweight title
2. Yuko Henzan and Phannaluk Kongsang Split Draw
3. Jilberth Gomera of the Philippines Defeats Omri Bolivar of Venazuela via 5 round TKO to win the Interim OPBF Featherweight Title
4. Jeronil Borres Wins against Robert Onggocan via Majority Decision to take the ABF Flyweight Champion
5. Carlo Penalosa Wins a close on against Salatiel Amit with a Split Decision to become the WBC Asian Boxing Council Silver Flyweight Title.
Watch the replay below.
Part 1

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Part2

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Exclusive Video: Aggressiveness and Free Throw: Nash Racela’s Last Fiery Words to Tim Cone After Game Loss

Nash Racela looks okay, didn’t sound like he is. 

After a heartbreaking loss to the crowd favorite Ginebra in Game 4, Coach Nas Racela allowed some of the media ask him questions about the game and while he did congratulate Ginebra with the win, he sounded sarcastic.
Coach Nash Racela had a debacle with Coach Tim Cone and Ginebra Governor Al Francis Chua during the series and  Nash Racela had to fire one last shot as he may still be upset about a few things.

Aggressiveness and free throw

At 1:50 mark, Nash Racela said.

Mali ang punto ni  Tim cone, Anong sinabi nya?  the more aggressive,   today they took 50 less two points shots, so we were more aggressive but why did they get more free throw still. So it’s not the issue. Tell that to Tim Cone. 

Photo and Video Replay: Elorde Boxing a Unanimous Success: Vallespin, Alfante, Emillano and De Paz All Victors

Photo and Video Replay: Elorde Boxing a Unanimous Success: Vallespin,Alfante, Emillano and De Paz All Victor

September 30, 2007, at the Grand Flash Ballroom, Elorde International held the quadruple championship boxing event which featured the current local boxing heroes of the Philippines.
Local boxing events usually don’t get much media attention but tonight was different as a number of media outlets including Rappler, Sports Radio, and other media companies were present to support and live broadcast the event.
There were a lot of great fights including impressive knockout wins from Ronel Sumalpog and Wowie Campos who both floored their opponent in the first round proving that they have the punching power. 


There are, however, four fights I personally liked. Let me itemize them below.

Abaniel Shows wares against Thai in preparation for a title fight. 

The fight between Gretchen “Chen Chen” Abaniel and Chamaport Chairin, was actually considered a tune-up fight for a bigger fight that may be held in Macau in the next coming month for Abaniel. Gretchen now at 31 years old has compiled a record of 18 wins and 8 losses and have now won 3 wins in a row after dropping 3 losses. Chen-Chen who originally hails from Puerto Princessa easily defeats the Thai fighter with the score of 60 – 54 by all of the judges.
After the fight, Abaniel noted that she was trying her best to drop her opponent but she was tough. She also mentioned that they were preparing for a fight against an orthodox fighter but it turned out that Chairin was a southpaw.

Too Close, Eranio Semillano sought a Majority Decision

Macrea Gadionco and Eranio Semillano put on a show Saturday night at the Grand Falsh ballroom but while he scored said Semillano is the winner,  Gadionco made it hard for Semillano as he can also claim an emotional win after a losing a close decision that could demand a rematch between two outstanding boxers. The score was 114-114 and two 115-113 as Semillano wins the Philippine Super Flyweight Title.

Taday Stepped Up big time but Alfante is still the Champ. 

Reymark Taday of Olivetti Boxing gym was a late replacement of Ardin Diale who failed to secure permission from GAB due to medical reasons. Taday who came in with a four-fight winning streak suffered a loss against Chris Alfante who shake off ring rust after being inactive for awhile. Taday who now holds a boxing record of 8 wins and 3 losses was aggressive and was engaging Chris Alfante into a boxing brawl but Alfante was slicker and more precise as he wins 6 of the scheduled 10 rounds of the fight.

El Matador Defeats Durable Lastikman to retain belt

Lastikman did his best but lack of training and preparation may have cost his demise as he personally tell us after the fight. Allan Vallespin, however, should still get all the credit as he masterfully boxes Lastikman in the much awaited main event last Saturday. Vallespin was throwing bombs and hitting Abila to the face and the body and while in some moments Abila appeared to be hurt, he continues to strive and was able to survive the whole fight.
Vallespin spoke to us after the fight. Watch our interview here. 

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Other results:

– Allan Vallespin Defeated. Cristian Abila via Unanimous Decision (116-112, 116-112, 118-110) retains Philippine super featherweight title.

– Cris Alfante def Reymark Taday via Unanimous Decision ( 96-93, 96-93, 97-92) Retain WBC Asia Continental flyweight title.

– Eranio Semillano Defeated Macrea Gadiongco Majority via Decision (115-113, 114-114, 115-113) wins Philippine Super flyweight title.

– Gretel De Paz Defeated Christine Latube via Unanimous Decision (58-56, 60-54, 60-54) Wins Philippine Women Bantamweight title

– Gretchen Abaniel defeated Chamaporn Chairin via Unanimous Decision (All 60-54)

– Roldan Aldea Defeated Warren Mambuanag via knockout in round 4

– Wowie Campos defeated Roy Lagrada via knockout in round 1

– Ricardo Sueno Defeated. Manny Mamaquiao via Unanimous Decision (58-55, 59-56,60-53)

– Ronel Sumalpong Defeated Maurito Palacios via knockout in round 1



Full replay here:

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Elorde Boxing: Glenn Suminguit Retained PH Bantamweight Belt Via Technical Decision

Jhonny Elorde Boxing Event: Suminguit and Pael Ended Abruptly

Glenn Summingit Retained PH Bantamweight Belt Via Technical Decision

September 23 at the Elorde Sports Complex, boxing enthusiast converged at the event as the grandsons of legendary boxer Flash Elorde takes the center of the ring to showcase their boxing skills against Indonesian foes. On paper, the Indonesian rivals don’t stand a chance and it was validated last night as the Elorde brothers took home the victories by knocking out each of their opponents.
The real story tonight, however, was the main event as two equally brave and talented fighters clash inside the ring for the Philippine Bantamweight Championship. On the onset of the fight, I know that we will be seeing a special fight as both fighters equally exchanged blows and neither of the fighters is backing out.
We have a fight! 
Glenn Sumingit, a fighter that was born in Zamboanga and Renoel Pael from Leyte both showed grit as they went back and forth each trying to outdo and outwork each other. Suminguit had a slight edge on my scorecard as he threw more effective punches and combination but Pael, also had a moment of his own as he tagged and even pushed back Suminguit at the ropes occasionally.

Anti-Climactic ending: Suminguit Wins via Technical Decision

It was the fifth round when the fight was suddenly put to a halt. Suminguit and Pael were in the heat of the battle and they got tangled up in the corner of the ring as they exchange heavy blows when referee Danrex Tapdasan stepped in and separated the two boxers. It was the loudest the crowd has been that night as two boxers unwilling to give in but as they got separated, it also revealed a badly cut left eye of Suminguit which is trickling with blood.
The referee was forced to call the medical team and upon check-up, Suminguit suffered two cuts from above and below the left eye. With the advice of the ring physician, referee put a stop in the contest and the fight will go to the scorecard.
Atty. Aquil Tamano scores it 48-47, Danilo Lopez 49-56 and Judge Oliver Garcia scores all the round in favor of Suminguit who retains his Philippine Bantamweight championship belt.
We talked to Glenn Suminguit after the fight.
Glen mentioned that he is still willing to continue but the ring physician saw a lot of blood and they stopped the fight, If it is me, I will still continue. He follows up by saying that, he is open to fighting him again if there is an opportunity.
Here is the rest of the Boxing kontra Droga results, September 23, 2017. 
Date: September 23, 2017
1) Glenn Suminguit vs. Renoel Pael
Result: Suminguit by Technical Decision
2) Juan Martin Elorde vs. Arief Blader
Result: Elorde by KO in 6
3) Juan Miguel Elorde vs. Afrizal Tamboresi
Result: Elorde by KO in 1
4) Claudevan Sese vs. Robin Dingcong
Result: Sese via Split Decision
5) Wilbert Berondo vs. Jay-Ar Diama
Result: Berondo via Unanimous Decision
6) Arvin Magramo vs. Alvin Defeo
Result: Majority Draw
7) Monico Laurente vs. Menard Zaragoza
Result: Laurente via Unanimous Decision
Watch the last two fights featuring Bai Elorde and Glenn Suminguit below.

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Videos: Elorde Brothers Dispose Their Respective Indonesian Foes via Knockout

Elordes protect home turf via impressive knockouts 

 Migs Elorde Easily Defeats his Indonesian Foe via 1st Round KO

September 23 at The Flash Grand Ballroom of the Elorde Sports Complex in Paranaque City, Metro Manila, Philippines, the Elorde brothers came out banging as they respectively discard their opponents with impressive knockouts.

Mig Elorde Easily Defeated his Indonesian Foe via 1st Round K.O.

At 30 years old, Mig ” The Boss”  Elorde has now compiled a record of 24 wins and 1 loss after easily defeating his Indonesian foe Afrizal Tamboresi (11W- 6L) in round one with a well-timed left hook to the body that crumbled the Indonesian down on the canvas for good. Tamboresi tried to beat the count but the referee knew better and called the fight over in just the very first round to declare Mig Elorde winner by K.O. in the first round.
I luckily timed the punch well –  Juan Miguel Elorde
Mig Elorde looks happy with the win and he may be ready for a tougher challenge ahead. Meanwhile, let’s check out the fight replay of Mig Elorde and Afrizal Tamboresi.

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With an injured right eye, Bai Elorde knocks Indonesian fighter down twice to win via 6 rounds K.O. 

Like his brother, Bai Elorde also had an impressive showing as he floored Arief Blader twice in the fight, but unlike his brother, Bai did not get the win easily as he was finding handicap due to an injury that he sustained in his right eye on the early rounds of the fight.
In the first round, while at the corner I sneezed hard then I just suddenly feel the swelling in my righteye. I was having double vision and it was hard. This is the first time that it happened to me. – Bai Elorde
Bai Elorde continued to press the fight and after a number of body punches, the investment suddenly paid off as the Indonesian fighter was knocked out via body shots six rounds. He was able to beat the count the first time but could not get the will to beat the second KO as he was counted out by the referee to officially rule the fight as a KO.
Meanwhile, in the main event, Glenn Sumingit escaped with a technical decision win after an injury that he sustained in the fifth that prompted the referee to put a halt on the fight with doctors advice.
This event is promoted by Johnny Elorde Promotion, matchmaker Art Monis (Hardstone Monis Boxing Gym).

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Kia Picanto Coach Chris Gavina’s Positive Outlook Makes him a Winner Even With Current Challenges

Kia Head Coach Chris Gavina is always a winner even when losing

On the same day I covered for an MMA press conference, I bumped into the head coach of the struggling Kia Picanto of the PBA.
Kia Picanto has been troubled for a while now and is currently the only team in the PBA that has not won any games. We took the opportunity and approached the coach to ask for a brief interview to talk to him about MMA and of course basketball, and to our surprise he acknowledged with a smile.

We knew it maybe a little awkward to ask him about his team but we did anyway and we were impressed on how positive this guy is and how he was able to answer everything with confidence as if he wasn’t feeling the pressure.

I am always positive as long as I put them in a position to be successful, that’s my job – Chris Gavina
Chris Gavina shared his connections with MMA, Bruce Lee, well wishes to MMA fighters, creating a winning culture and imparted some of his positive wisdom to us.
Watch the full interview with Coach  Chris Gavina of Kia Picanto

Exclusive Interview: UFC Pinoy Fighter Jenel Lausa Talks About his Journey as a Fighter

Jenel Lausa’s Journey as a UFC Fighter

Jenel Lausa is one of the UFC fighters who is on the position to making it big in the world stage. Currently holding a 1 win and 1 loss record in the UFC, the 29-year old Jenel is now patiently waiting for the next man up because his opponent reportedly got injured and his supposedly scheduled match this month was cancelled.
Lausa who is a native of Iloilo was supposed to face the opponent who conquered CJ De Tomas in his first and only loss in the UFC. Unfortunately, he will not be able to get his vengeance for the Philippines and his countrymen due of this unforeseen circumstance.
Lasua also shared how he uses his time when there are no scheduled fights, but it looks like he is accustomed to the same thing and trains religiously, regardless. Jenel keeps his mind and body ready for any fight while also making sure that he spends quality time with his family.
Check out our exclusive interview with the former PXC Flyweight champion and current UFC Fighter Jenel Lausa.
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Pinoy UFC Fighter CJ De Tomas Shares His Inspirations, Preparations and Revelations, His Message to Local MMA Promoters

CJ De Tomas shares his experience in the UFC, preparations and his no holds barred comments to the MMA promotions in the Philippines. 

The Golden Boy maybe considered as local MMA superstar in the Philippines but he had a rude awakening when he first stepped in the UFC cage. Recently getting an opportunity to fight for the top MMA promotion in the world, CJ De Tomas fell short as he battled not just his opponent but forces outside of the cage as he admits issues with his camp, family and financial burden. 
Being a fighter is not easy – CJ De Tomas
CJ De Tomas opened up with Pow Salud as he gave us a quick glimpse of the challenges he had as well as the reasons why he fights. At a young age of 21, De Tomas already considered himself as a family man and will do everything for his wife and daughter.
The Golden Boy understands that the UFC is different and also calls out local MMA as he frankly shares his views on local MMA and how it should work together as a unit and not be divided.  An obviously disheartened CJ also could not hold his dismay against local MMA promoters who does not treat the fighters well and even offered a piece of advice:
“Sa mga promoters, pinaka priority nyo yung fighters, hindi mabubuhay yung promotions nyo kung wala yung mga fighters, kung hindi kayo marunong mag alaga matatalo kayo, kelangan marunong kayo mag alaga,  buti pa yung manok may premyo, sa fighter thank you lang” 


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Exclusive Interview with Pinoy UFC Fighter Rolando Gabriel Dy About His Fight and Legacy

A few weeks before his second fight as a UFC combatant, we caught up with Rolando Gabriel Dy during a press conference at the HID Burgers in Ortigas.
Rolando Dy is the son of former boxing legend Rolando Navarette but he opted not to use his fathers last name as he wanted to make his own mark in combat sports, and while he can choose not to be under the shadows of his father, he has him to thank for his strength and athleticism, not to mention that the young Dy also looks very much alike a prime Rolando Navarette.
The outspoken Gabriel Dy shares his insights on his upcoming fight against a Japanese UFC veteran fighter. He talked about how he would approach the fight and was very confident that he will emerge victorious. Dy, who lost in his last fight admitted that his training wasn’t completed and vows everybody will see a different and better warrior come fight night.
He also briefly talked about the legacy of his father and his own. 
Check out the complete one on one interview of Powcast.net’s Pow Salud with Pinoy UFC Fighter Rolando Gabriel Dy.

Rolando Gabriel Dy will be fighting on September 22 in Japan against Teruto Ishira

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Post PBA Career: Ranidel De Ocampo the Comedian?

Ranidel De Ocampo, a talented big man inside and outside the court

RDO is one of the mainstays of the Gilas Pilipinas and he has certainly showed his talent and worth as a player. I can still remember some of his critical buckets, the three points and some of the big plays he had as a basketball player but this baller may just have more talent than what we usually see as time and again he shows some wit and reveals his funny side that cameras doesn’t normally show.
Recently, his twitter greeting “Ingat Brad” (take care brother)  was an instant hit to the fans and became viral.
Is RDO a potential Benjie Paras-ish-kind-of-actor in the future?

Matthew Wright Can’t Dunk?

Matthew Wright on dunking against LeBron James

We asked the sharp shooting guard of the Phoenix Fuelmasters and Gilas Pilipinas right after playing along side on of the best NBA players in the world today, LeBron James.
We asked him if he wants to dunk on LeBron James and he answered humbly by saying he would rather stick with his shooting and doesn’t think he can dunk right now. 

Watch LeBron James’ Slam Dunks in Manila

LeBron James in Manila becomes a dunk fest!

Even before LeBron James decided to play in the last 2 minutes of the game, the Strive for Greatness exhibition game was already a dunk fest which featured the Gilas Pilipinas, young bloods and OG. Excited fans already had an early kick out of slam dunks from local players like Japeth Aguilar, Raymond Almazan, Gabe Norwood and etc.
When LeBron James got up from the bench and decided to play, the crowd went wild as The King did not disappoint the fans and demonstrated his shooting and dunking prowess. 

LA Tenorio Thinks LeBron is Getting Better But Hoped Cleveland will Lose to This Team

LA TENORIO LOOKS UP TO LEBRON JAMES BUT IS NOT A CLEVELAND FAN

The star point guard recently played alongside LeBron James in an exhibition game last weekend and while he thinks that Lebron James is getting better, he hopes that they wont beat the San Antonio Spurs. 
In an interview after the Strive for Greatness Manila Tour game when Lebron James visited the Philippines for the 3rd time, Tenorio was very thankful that he was invited to be part of the action again and still wishes to be a part of future events like this. He also noted how far reaching the influence of LeBron James has gone especially among young players and fans. 

Watch the Replay Blaze Fighting Championship 2- Powcast Coverage

Blaze Fighting Championship, octagon cage, Resorts world

August 31, 2017 at Resorts World Manila, Powcast was witness to another exciting local MMA action as Underground Battle MMA and Blaze Fighting Championship successfully held the second installment of the Blaze Fighting Championship that featured undefeated MMA rising Star Jomar Manlangit against former pro boxer Julbirth Tubiano.

If you missed the event, here are the last 5 bouts coverage of Powcast.net.

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