Romero "Ruthless" Duno in the Undercard of Linares-Gesta Title Fight on January 27

ROMERO “Ruthless” Duno of the Philippines will again be seeing action in the United States on January 27 at the Forum in Inglewood, California.

This time, Duno is fighting in the undercard of the WBA world lightweight title fight between Jorge Linares and Mercito Gesta.

The fight will be scheduled for 10 rounds. The boxing card will also feature the championship fight for the vacant WBA world welterweight title between Lucas Martin Matthysse and Tewa Kiram.

“I am very happy to be back in a huge card. I want to thank Sanman and Golden Boy Promotions,” said Duno, current WBC Youth Intercontinental lightweight title holder.

Duno’s opponent, however, will still be announced soon by promoter Oscar De La Hoya of the Golden Boy Promotions.

“We still don’t have a final opponent yet. (But) hopefully we will have it soon. Romero Duno, however, is staying ready and sparring right and left handed fighters,” said Sanman Promotions CEO Jim Claude  Manangquil.

“We want to thank Golden Boy promotions and Robert Diaz for the massive opportunity,” said Manangquil.

Duno (15W-1L-0D, 13 KOs) is currently training at the Sanman Boxing Gym in General Santos City but will fly to Los Angeles on Dec. 27 for the final touches of his training under coach Rodel Mayol at the Freddie Roach’s Wild Card Gym.

He has been training for three weeks in Gensan and has been doing some sparring.

“Duno has ben working hard here in Sanman Gym sparring with southpaw Rimar Metuda and orthodox Ernie Sanchez. He is ready for anyone,” said manager Dexter “Wang Yu” Tan of Sanman.

Duno took a break from his training to watch the exciting fights in the birthday boxing presentation of Sen. Manny Pacquiao last Dec. 17 at the Robinson’s Place in Gensan together with Tan, Manangquil and stablemate Reymart “Gensan Assassin” Gaballo.

The 22 year old Duno previously won a convincing unanimous decision against Mexican Juan Pablo Sanchez last Sept. 23 also at the Forum.

Duno landed a solid punch to cut Sanchez’ left eye in the 5th round.

He made his presence felt by making an impressive US debut via a 2nd round stoppage against then unbeaten Christian Gonzales last March 10 at the Belasco Theater in LA to capture the vacant WBC Youth Intercontinental lightweight crown.

Duno then went home to Gensan to stop compatriot Jason Tinampay via a 2nd round technical knockout last June 10.

He went back to the US to score a convincing UD win against Sanchez last September.

“I will do my best to give a good show for Gensan and the Philippines,” said Duno.

Duno Scores Convincing Win in Second US Fight

ROMERO “Ruthless” Duno didn’t disappoint in his second US fight, scoring a unanimous decision win over Mexican Juan Pablo Sanchez at the Forum in Inglewood Sunday (Manila time).
Duno, who recorded his 15th win in 16 matches with 13 knockout victories, inflicted Sanchez a huge cut above the left eye in the fifth round en route to tallying the convincing victory
The three judges, Rudy Barragan, Pat Russell and Fernando Villareal, all scored the bout at 78-74 for Duno, whose first stint in the US was a resounding second-round knockout win over erstwhile unbeaten Chimpa Gonzalez last March 10 at the Belasco Theatre in Los Angeles.
Sanchez fell to 30W-14L-0D, 8KOs. 
“I’m happy with the victory. He is very tough. But I gave my best,” said the 21-year-old Duno.
Duno said beating a tough fighter like Sanchez will serve him well in the future as he gears up for more tougher fights in his quest to become a world champion.
“I’m sure I will bring this experience to my next fight,” he said.
Duno’s big bosses were satisfied with Duno’s performance.
“The opponent was a very tough one and also good. We are happy with the victory,” said Duno’s manager Dexter Tan, chief finance officer of the General Santos City-based Sanman Promotions.
“A great win for Duno and a good learning experience.,” said Jim Claude Manangquil, chief executive officer of Sanman Promotions.

Manangquil said Duno will be taking a short break before mapping out their next plan.
“We will celebrate this win first then we will discuss with Golden Boy Promotions what would be our future plans for Duno,” Manangquil said.

SanMan Boxing: Duno to Battle Mexican Fighter in Sept 23 US Card

A Mexican boxer will be testing the mettle of Romero “Ruthless” Duno, who will be seeing action   in the United States anew on September 23 at the “Faboulous” Forum in Los Angeles, California.
The hard-hitting Duno will be fighting Juan Pablo Sanchez, a former WBC International Silver super featherweight champion who sports a 13W-13L-0D, 14KOs record.
“I am 100 percent ready. I will not take Sanchez lightly. He is a former champion and I saw his fights and he is a good boxer,” said Duno (14W-1L-0D-13KOs).
The 29-year-old Sanchez is coming off a unanimous decision (UD) loss to Antonio Moran. Before that, Sanchez scored a technical knockout win over Ever Ceballos last June 19, 2015 in Ciudad del Carmen.
At one point in his career, Sanchez racked up seven straight wins highlighted by a UD win over Luis Sanchez last August 17, 2013 that netted him the WBC Mundo Hispano lightweight title.
Also in that stretch, Sanchez snatched the WBC International Silver super featherweight via a knockout win over Onaivi Sierra last June 21, 2014 at the Oasis Hotel Complex, Cancun.
Sanchez failed to defend the title when he bowed to Rene Alvarado last October 11, 2014 at the same hotel in Cancun.
The Duno-Sanchez duel is part of a fight card put up by the Golden Boy Promotions of boxing great Oscar dela Hoya. The card will be headlined by Jorge Linares, who will defend his WBA/WBC/RING World lightweight titles against Luke Campbell.
Duno signed up with the Golden Boy Promotions after his impressive second-round knockout win over Christian Gonzalez last March 10 at the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles.
Duno’s last fight took place last June 10 in the main event of Brawl at the Mall: The Homecoming where he knocked out Jason Tinampay in the second round at the Robinsons Mall Atrium in General Santos City.
Duno flew to the US last June to train for the September 23 card.
Jim Claude “JC” Manangquil, chief executive officer of Sanman Promotions, and Dexter Tan, chief finance officer of Sanman Promotions, will fly to the US a week before the fight to support Duno.

Romero Duno now in US, ready to buckle down to work

Romero Duno and his team is preparing for the big stage

Left to right, Assistant trainer Stanley Godinez, Recky Dulay, Romero Duno, Rodel Mayol.

After taking some time off, it’s back to serious business for the hard-punching Romeo “Ruthless” Duno, who arrived in Los Angeles, California, USA yesterday.

“Duno will start training at Wildcard Gym next week with Rodel Mayol,” said Sanman Promotions chief finance officer Dexter Tan.

Romero (14W-1L-0D-13KOs) was signed up by Golden Promotions of boxing great Oscar dela Hoya after his sensational second-round knockout win over Christian Gonzalez last March 10 at the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles.

“Back to work for Duno and we will be in touch with Golden Boy Promotions. We will announce his next fight very soon,” said Jim Claude “JC” Manangquil, chief executive officer of Sanman Promotions.

After his impressive win over Gonzalez, Duno saw action in a homecoming fight last June 10 that saw him knocking out Jason Tinampay in the second round in the main event of Brawl at the Mall: The Homecoming at the Robinsons Mall Atrium in General Santos City.

“I am happy to be back in the US. I will continue to work hard and will not waste the opportunity that was given to me,” said Duno.

Mindanao Boxing Never Stops: Brawl at the Mall Featuring Romero Duno and Aston Palicite

On June 10, 2017 Sanman Promotion headed by JM Manangquil will once again banner another exciting boxing match in the city of General Santos in the Philippines, the hometown of Manny Pacquiao.
No Martial Law is stopping this event which will be held at the Robinsons Mall.
While our brave soldiers fight against insurgency, our boxers will do the same but they won’t need firearms. Led by Romero Duno, the boxer who made a name for himself after knocking out then undefeated Christian Gonzalez  at the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles and winning the WBC Youth Intercontinental lightweight title.
At 21, Romero Duno has a  a record of 13 wins with 1 loss coming from his fight in Russia. Duno however is still undefeated in the Philippines and is looking to maintain the streak against countryman Jason Tinampay, 22 years old, with  8 wins, 4 loss and 1 draw.  Tinampay has struggled recently and has lost three of his last five fights. Based on records Duno has an edge but Tinampay has the better incentive especially if he could win convincingly against a rising star like Duno.
Aston Palicite is also seeing action as he take on Iceman,  John Mark Apolinario. Aston is a decent fighter with a record 22 wins and 2 losses, he is on a two fight winning streak, the last one against Oscar Cantu in Las Vegas were he eeked out a split decision win to capture the vacant WBO Inter-Continental super flyweight title and NABF super flyweight title. Meanwhile Apolinario is trying to turn his career around after only wining 2 of his last 10 fights. He has never won outside the Philippines.
Full event details here:

Young Romero Duno an Instant Boxing Sensation, Pacquiao Like Moment

Young Romero Duno an Instant Boxing Sensation, Pacquiao Like Moment

To be honest, I have never heard of Romero Duno until that faithful night when he knockout the undefeated Christian Gonzalez and became the WBC Youth Intercontinental lightweight title last March 10 in Los Angeles, CA. My Facebook timeline was filled with highlights and praises from other boxers and fans and he became an instant boxing superstar in the Philippines.

I Duno about Duno?

Yes, I am a boxing fan and it is a shame that I have not seen a single fight of his. I had to look up to learn more about this young boxer who undoubtedly will be in demand after giving his highly touted opponent his first defeat and a reminder that Pinoy boxers are one of the bests in the world.
Duno at 21 years old was born in Cotabato City and is currently residing in Tagum City in Davao. Ah, maybe that is why I do not know about him. ( trying to find an excuse). He has been fighting for awhile and most of his fights are held down south of the Philippines and unfortunately, not a lot of networks care about local boxing until they become a world champion.
Impressive record, not really
On paper 12W – 1L looks impressive coming into the fight with Gonzales but if you look closer into his record, he has been fighting journeymen and fighters with losing record obviously building him up to a bigger and better fights. We have no reason to doubt that he is good but certainly he has not fought a worthy opponent until May 2016 when he was brought to Russia to face undefeated Mikhail Alexeev  and  suffered his first defeat. He might not be ready for an international fight.
Up for the challenge
Duno and his team went back to the Philippines and started building him up again. After 3 successful fights in the Philippines they were convinced that Duno is ready for an international fight and should face no less than another undefeated fighter with 16 wins and 14 knockouts. They must be crazy, right?
WBC Youth Intercontinental lightweight Champ, a new star is born
There is a thin line between being crazy and being genious and Duno’s team (SanMan) and his manager Jim Claude Manangquil had a perfect plan and was confident that their man will be able to pull it off, and they were right. Romero Duno is now the WBC Youth Intercontinental Lightweight Champion and an internet sensation.  That knockout was neat!
Romero Duno an opportunity of a lifetime
Duno now is in the position to become an international star after defeating Gonzales. It is rare for a Filipino boxer to get exposure like what he is getting right now. Starting now his fights will be more important than ever, this could be the turning point of his career, every move from now on should be carefully thought of. A young boxer like Duno might just be the future of Philippine boxing.
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