SanMan Boxing: Main Characters in “Road to Stardom” Ready to Rumble

MINDFUL of how high the stakes are, the main protagonists in the upcoming “Road to Stardom” fight card are leaving no stone unturned to ensure that their respective missions are accomplished.
Jade Bornea, Thai boxer Jakkrawut Majoogoen, Ben Mananquil and Rhey Waminal are all good to go for the September 9 fight card at the Polomolok Gym in Polomolok, South Cotabato.
“I am ready for war on September 9,” said Bornea (8W-0L-0D, 5KOs), who will be defending his IBF Youth super flyweight belt against Majoogoen (19W-1L-0D, 11KOs).
Majoogoen, a former WBC World youth champion, is likewise ready to pull off a major surprise.
“I am on my light training now and I’m ready to shock Bornea 10 days from now,” said Majoogoen.
Bornea said he has been working hard to overcome his highly touted opponent.
“I have been training hard for this bout. I ran in the mountains three times a week to prepare myself for a long haul,” he said.
Mananquil (14W-1L-2D, 3KOs) and Waminal (11W-1L-0D, 6KOS) will face each other in the main undercard, a duel that has created some fireworks just a few days after their showdown was finalized.
The camp of Waminal fired the first shots when ALA Boxing Gym trainer Michael Domingo described Mananquil an easy target and that his ward will definitely go for a knockout.
“I am 100 percent ready for Waminal. I used as my motivation what Waminal and his coach told the media that he is going to knock me out. But let’s see on September 9. I can’t wait,” said Mananquii.
Getting into best shape isn’t a problem for Waminal.
“Waminal is close to 100 percent being physically ready. We have slowed down in our training and we are confident he can meet the 118-pound weight limit,” said Domingo.
Waminal sparred with Virgil Vitor and Jonas Sultan as part of his preparations against Waminal, said Domingo.
“Our target is to really go for a knockout,” declared Domingo.
The undercard fights will be led by Randy Petalcorin (26W-2L-1D, 19KOs), who will battle Jetly Purisima (21W-23L-4D, 7KOs) in an eight-round duel under the 110-pound division.
Eden Sonsona (36W-7L-2D, 13KOs) will face  Jaime Barcelona (36W-61L-1D, 10KOs), Jayson Mama will clash with Bimbo Nacionales, Rimar Metuda will test Gabby Simpo.
The rest of he card will have John Mark Apolinario versus Jestoni Makiputin; Mark Antonio against Michael Padayag; Dave Apolinario versus Rudy Salaton; Jerven Mama against Jerry Tabamo; Michael Garcedo versus Jason Tresmonte and Jaeger Bereno against Jessie Boyles.
The card will be streamed live via the Sanman Promotion’s Facebook page SANMAN Live.###

Sanman: Tension Builds up as Mananquil, Waminal Guarantee wins in “Road to Stardom”

The fight is still several weeks away but things have started heating up between the protagonists in the main supporting bout of the September 9 “Road to Stardom” fight card at the Polomolok Gym in Polomolok, South Cotabato.
The camp of Rhey Waminal of the famed ALA Boxing Gym in Cebu City fired the first shots when his trainer Michael Domingo described Ben Mananquil of the General Santos City-based Sanman Boxing Gym as an “easy target.”
“We have seen his style. He’s an easy target. Waminal has power and I have seen a lot of improvement from him in training,” said Domingo in a report by a local daily in Cebu City.
Asked what Waminal intends to do against Mananquil in their duel for the Oriental Pacific Boxing Federation (OPBF) Silver bantamweight title, Domingo replied: “Win by KO.”
For his part, Mananquil shrugged off Domingo’s statements, expressing confidence of emerging victorious.
“I don’t care what he and his trainers say. He said he will knock me out but during fight night, I’ll make sure I am not going to lose the fight,” said Mananquil.
Currently enjoying a five-fight winning streak, Waminal has 11 wins with six knockouts and with only one defeat.
Mananquil said he knows Waminal is a talented fighter but there is no doubt in his mind who is the better boxer.
“I respect him. He is a great boxer but I will make him look ordinary in our fight,” Mananaquil said.
“Every fight is important for me. But this is more important since it is for an OPBF title. He is a good boxer but I’ll make sure I will go home victorious,” added the 25-year-old Mananquil, who sports a 14W-1L-2D, 3KOs record.
Waminal coming from a very respectable gym is something that doesn’t bother Mananquil a bit.
“Why would that intimidate me? I am from a top gym as well. I will not push for a knockout but if there’s an opportunity, I will definitely go for it” added Mananquil.
To ensure a victory, Mananquil has been putting the needed work in the gym. He sparred for eight rounds last Friday and has been doing rounds of jogging in the mountains with his stablemates.
The Mananquil-Waminal duel will be the co-feature in the main event showdown between Jade Bornea (8W-0L-5KOs) and Thailander Jakkrawut Majoogoen (19W-1L, 11 KOs).
At stake in the Bornea-Majoogoen fight is the International Boxing Federation (IBF) Youth super flyweight title.