Jayson Mama Wins WBO Oriental Youth Flyweight Title

Jayson Mama of Sanman Boxing
GEN. SANTOS CITY — Hometown favorite Jayson Mama pummeled to submission Michael Camelion of Bukidnon via a technical knockout in the 9th round to capture the vacant WBO Oriental Youth flyweight title on Sunday night at the Gaisano Mall Atrium.

International referee Atty. Danrex Tapdasan stopped the fight in 1:43 of Round 9 after Camelion already had suffered too much punishment from Mama, who was connecting left-right combinations since the start of the title fight.

Mama was simply quicker and clever than Camelion. The pride of General Santos City was landing his quick jabs and body shots then would immediately step back to elude a counter by Camelion.

“Finally my hardwork in boxing has paid off. This is just the start of my dream for my family” said the 20-year old Mama, a former amateur standout of General Santos City.

Mama won the light flyweight gold medal in the 2015 Palarong Pambansa in Tagum to earn the Best Boxer award. He also qualified in the Philippine National Games from the Mindanao Leg but turned pro on that same year by joining the Sanman Boxing Stable to help support his family.

“I’m very happy with Jason’s performance. He was patient and took his time. (With a) couple of more fights, I think he is ready for the top flyweights in the wold,” said Sanman Chief Executive Officer Jim Claude Manangquil.

His twin brother Jervin Mama also saw action in the undercard of the “Brawl at the Mall: 10th Edition”.

Jerwin beat the veteran Romulo Ramayan by a TKO during the rest period of the 6th round to remain unbeaten with four straight wins and three by knockouts.

In the main supporting bout, WBF Intercontinental super flyweight champion Jake Bornea landed solid body shots to stop Jestoni Makiputin in 2:43 of Round 2.

Bornea, also a former WBO Asia Pacific Youth flyweight champion from Sanman-Amoy gym improved his record to 13 wins with 7 knockouts and 2 losses and no draw.

Reigning interim OPBF bantamweight title holder Ben Manangquil also connected powerful body shots to stop Alvin Bais in the rest period of Round 2 for his 6th straight win to improve his record to 16W-1L-2D, 4 KOs.

New Sanman fighter Joey Canoy made his presence felt infront of his fellow Generals by knocking out Bukidnon’s Rodel Tejares in 2:27 of Round 3.

“Masaya po ako sa unang laban ko sa Sanman,” said Canoy, a former member of the Gensan amateur boxing team before he turned pro in Cebu under the Wakee Salud Stable.

Canoy, a 24-year old southpaw, now has 14 wins with 7 knockouts, 3 losses and 1 draw.  He is managed by Coco Tan, brother of Sanman Promotions chief finance officer Dexter “Wang Yu” Tan.

Three foreign fighters were also featured in the boxing card held in coordination with the ….
American-Mexican Daniel Placeres from Miami, Florida knocked out JP Macadumpis of Balot Island in 1:04 of Round 2 to remain unbeaten with six straight wins and five knockouts.

Malaysian Muhammad Shehran of Kuala Lumpur used his boxing skills en route to a convincing unanimous decision over Surigao’s Richard Betos in their 6-rounder bout.

The other results of the undercard:

Dave Apolinario won over Frankie Batuon by knockout in 2:59 of Round 2
Junrick Carcedo connected a left cross to knockout Holy Quinones in 1:03 of Round 1
Judy Flores won by a unanimous decision against Ramil Antaran.

Jayson "Smasher" Mama & Michael Camelion Make Weights in Gensan

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (Jan. 19) – Unbeaten Jayson “Smasher” Mama of Gen. Santos City and Michael Camelion of Bukidon both made their weights today for their championship fight tomorrow for the vacant WBO Asia Pacific Youth flyweight title at the Gaisano Mall Atrium here.
Mama of Sanman Boxing Gym tipped the scales at 111 lbs. while Camelion of Malaybalay City submitted 110 lbs. only.
They will be fighting for 10 rounds according to WBO supervisor Leon Panuncillo, who was assisted by new Games and Amusements Board (GAB) Davao Region officer-in-charge Datu Fahd Sinsuat.
“I’m now ready to rumble,” said the 20-year old Mama, a former amateur standout whois undefeated with eight straight wins with four knockouts.
 Mama previously scored a 6th round stoppage against veteran Rodel Tejares (21W-44L-7D) last November 5 at the Robinson’s Mall Atrium in Gensan.
The 23-year old Camelion, on the other hand, is toting 10 wins with 6 losses, one draw and 8 knockouts. He TKO’d Raymon Dayham in the 6th round last Nov. 28.
“I’m going to use my experience against Mama,” said Camelion.
The boxing card is promoted by the Jim Claude Manangquil and Dexter Tan of Sanman Promotions. 
The main supporting bout is a non-title bout between interim OPBF bantamweight champion Ben Manangquil (15W-1L-2D, 3 KOs) and Alvin Bais (15W-10L-1D, 4 KOs).
Also pitted in the undercard are:
Joey Canoy(106lbs) vs. Rodel Tejares(111lbs)
Jerven Mama(111lbs) vs. Romulo Ramayan(115lbs
Jake Bornea(119lb) vs Jestonie Makiputin(118lbs)
Dave Apolinario(109lbs) vs. Frankie Batuon(105lbs)
Jhunrick Carcedo(130lbs) vs. Holly Quinones(131lbs)
Judy Flores(115lbs) vs. Ramel Antaran(112lbs)
Daniel Placeres(135lbs) vs JP Macadumpis(133lbs)
Muhammad Shehran(132lbs) vs Richard Betos(134lbs)

10 Awesome Bouts in "Brawl in the Mall: 10th Edition"

There will be a total of 10 bouts in the “Brawl at the Mall: 10th Edition” slated on January 21 at the Gaisano Mall Atrium in General Santos City.
“Since it’s the 10th edition of our Brawl at the Mall, we will also be featuring 10 exciting bouts,” said promoter Jim Claude “JC” Manangquil, Chief Executive Officer of Sanman Promotions.
The main event is the championship fight for the vacant World Boxing Organization (WBO) Oriental Youth flyweight title between unbeaten Jayson Mama (8W-0L, 4 KOs) of Gen. Santos City and Michael Camelion (10W-6L-1D, 8 KOs).
Pitted in the main supporting bout is popular Japanese model-boxer Tomoki Takano against Filipina fighter Joan Ambalong of Zamboanga for the interim OPBF female bantamweight crown.
Mama’s twin brother Jerven (3W-0L, 2 KOs) is also seeing action in the undercard against veteran Romulo Ramayan of Valencia City for 8 rounds. Fights will be shown live with Sanman Live via Sanman Promotions facebook page.
The other bouts in the undercard:
Dave Apolonario vs. Frankie Batuon (6rds.-109 lbs)
Ben Mananquil vs. Alvin Bais ( 8rds.-118 lbs.)
Jake Bornea vs. Jestoni Makiputin (8 rds.-118 lbs.)
Daniel Placeres vs. Jp Macadumpis (6rds .-130 lbs.)
Joey Canoy vs. Rodel Tejares (8rds.-105 lbs.)
Jhun Rick Carcedo vs. Holly Quinones (6rds.-130 lbs.)
Judy Flores vs. Ramil Antaran (6rds.-114 lbs.)

Brawl at the Mall: 10th Edition on January 21

THE Sanman Promotions is staging its inaugural boxing presentation for 2018 on January 21 with the “Brawl at the Mall: The 10th Edition” at the newly-renovated Gaisano Mall Atrium in General Santos City.

This was announced yesterday by Jim Claude Manangquil, Chief Executive Officer of the Sanman Promotions.

The main event will feature the unbeaten Jayson Mama (8W-0L, 4KOs) of General Santos City against Michael Camelion (10W-6L-1D, 8 KOs) of Malaybalay, Bukidnon for the vacant WBO Asia Pacific Youth flyweight title.

“I think Jayson Mama will be the next big thing for the flyweight division in the Philippines,” said Manangquil, a recipient of 2017 Boxing Promoter of the Year award.

Mama is an amateur standout, who won gold medals in national competitions. His last gold medal harvest was in the Manny Pacquiao Mindanao Cup.

The 20-year old Mama said that he is now training hard at the Sanman Gym.

“I want to look impressive. My dream is to fight WBO flyweight champion Sho Kimura in the future,” said Mama, who thanked Sanman Promotions for the opportunity.

Mama won two of his three victories this year by knockouts. He first stopped Bimbo “Sniper” Nacionales (14W-15L-1D, 3 KOs) by a 2nd round technical knockout last Sept. 9 at the Polomolok Gym in Polomolok, South Cotabato.

Mama then pummeled to submission veteran Rodel “Hard Worker” Tejares in the 6th round last Nov. 5 at the Robinsons Mall Atrium in Gensan.

Camelion, on the other hand, has also won his last two fights this year.

The 23-year old southpaw previously TKO’d Raymon Dayham in the 6th round last Nov. 28 at the Barangay Kitabog, Titay in Iligan.

He earlier knocked out Jherom Tuyor in the 3rd round last Sept. 28 at the Esperanza Municipal Grounds in  Esperanza, Agusan del Sur.

Camelion fought but lost for the vacant WBA Pan African light flyweight title to Omari Kimweri by a unanimous decision last Feb. 26 at The Melbourne Pavilion in Flemington.

“I think this is a good fight for him (Mama). He is a great talent and very mature for his age,” said Manangquil.

The Brawl at the Mall: The 10th Edition will also feature Japanese female boxer-model and former Oriental and Pacific Boxing Federation (OPBF) bantamweight champion Tomoni Takano (10W-3L-0D, 7 KOs) and undefeated American-Cuban Daniel “Raspy” Placeres (5W-0L, 4 KOs) of Miami, Florida.

“We will announce their respective opponents soon,” said Manangquil.

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.

Undefeated Mike Plania to Fight in Mexico on December 22

Undefeated “Magic” Mike Plania (14W-0L, 7 KOs) will finally make his debut outside the Philippines on Dec. 22 in Cancun, Mexico.

Plania of Sanman from General Santos City is facing Mexican Miguel “Demoledor” Tique (12W-10L-2D, 2 KOs) for 8 rounds.

“I am very happy to be back again. I will do my best in my first fight abroad. I want to thank Sanman Promotions and the Heavyweight Factory,” said Plania in his message on Facebook.

Plania’s manager Jim Claude Manangquil, CEO of Sanman Promotions said that his ward is now ready for his first fight abroad.

“This will be a good learning fight for him. Thank you Heavyweight factory and our advisor Ricardo Rizzo for the opportunity,” said Mananguil.

Plania has been training in Miami with Cuban Coach Osmiri Fernandez.

The 20-year old Plania previously stopped veteran Jetly Purisima in Round 5 last February 26 at the Lagao Gym in Gensan.

He is the only one left among the five US-based Sanman boxers, who have not yet made a debut outside the Philippines.

Plania won the vacant World Boxing Federation (WBF) International bantamweight title via a majority decision against Lorence Rosas at the Makati Cinema Square Arena in 2016.

Plania will only be making his second fight for this year against Tique.

Tique of Ciudad Del Carmen, Campeche has won his last two fights all by unanimous decisions. He first beat Jose Hernandez then crushed Joel Ruiz.

Tique fought but lost for the WBC Youth world super bantamweight title to compatriot Jose Salgado by a 4th round knockout in 2010.

Tique also earlier bowed to Salgado in their championship fight for the WBC Youth world super flyweight crown via a 6th round TKO in 2008.

“Tique is a tough Mexican and veteran fighter,” said Manangquil.

Dela Torre Loses Bout Despite Knocking Down Opponent in Las Vegas

FILIPINO Harmonito “Hammer” Dela Torre scored a knockdown in Round 2 but still suffered his first defeat of his career against  Olympic silver medalist Tugstsogt Nyambayar on Nov. 18 (Sunday in Manila) at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Dela Torre landed a straight right hand to down Nyambayar in Round 2. 
Nyambayar was able to bounce back to win by a unanimous decision.
“I’m very proud of Harmonito. He put on a great fight and I’m confident he will be back better” said manager Jim Claude “JC” Manangquil, Sanman Promotions CEO.
“It was a very close fight. Fight was more competitive than the scorecards show but Nyambayar deserve the victory” said Mananquil.
Two judges both scored 78-73 while the other one had it 79-73.
Dela Torre, who has been training under Cuban trainer Moro Fernandez in Miami, Florida since last year has accepted his first setback.
“Nyambayar is a good fighter. I will train harder and I will be back stronger” said the 23-year old DelaTorre (19W-1L-0D, 12 KOs).

Sanman Boxing: Dela Torre to Face Ex-Olympian on November 18 in Las Vegas

FILIPINO boxer Harmonito “Hammer” dela Torre of Sanman Promotions will be facing 2012 London Olympics silver medalist Tugstsogt “King Tug” Nyambayar on November 18 at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
The fight is promoted by the Mayweather promotions.
It will be the third fight in the US for the unbeaten Dela Torre (19-0, 12 KOs).
Dela Torre previously won by a unanimous decision against Mexican Jose Luis Araiza (31-18-2) last November 11, 2016 at the Winna Vegas Casino and Resort.
“I have trained for this fight. I am in great shape. I know he is an Olympic silver medalist and a big puncher but I will come to Las Vegas for a victory,” said the 23-year old Dela Torre.
Dela Torre has trained for a couple of months in Miami, Florida under Cuban coach Moro Fernandez.
“This will be a great fight. Both undefeated boxers going head to head,” said Dela Torre’s manager Jim Claude “JC” Manangquil, chief executive officer of Sanman Promotions.
“We are for a big victory for him (Dela Torre),” said Manangquil.
Nyambayar, however, is also undefeated with eight straight wins all by knockouts.
Nyambayar, who was born in Mongolia, scored a 10th round TKO win against Jhon Gemino during his last fight held February 25 at the Legacy Arena in Birmingham.
As an amateur, he won a silver medal at the 2009 World Amateur Boxing Championships at the age of 17. He went on to win the silver medal at the 2012 London Olympics, losing to Cuban boxer Robeisy Ramirez by a score of 14:17 in the final..
In 2015 he signed with manager/adviser Al-Haymon and made his professional boxing debut on March 2015. He’s trained by Hall of Fame boxing coach Joe Goossen at Ten Goose Boxing Gym in Carson, California.

The "GenSan Assassin" is now in Hawaii for his Much-Awaited Boxing Debut

UNDEFEATED Reymart “GenSan Assassin” Gaballo and his team had arrived already in Honolulu, Hawaii last Nov. 11 for his long-awaited debut in the US slated on November 15.
Gaballo arrived together with his Cuban trainer Moro Fernandez from Miami, Florida while his manager John Ray “JR” Manangquil and Jim Claude Manangquil, CEO of Sanman Promotions, both left Manila and arrived also in Hawaii on the same day…
Gaballo is facing Mexican Ernesto “Monito” Guerrero (27W-21L-0D, 19 KOs) on Nov. 15 at the Hawaii Events Center in Honolulu, Hawaii in the main event of the “Fight Night at the Island” boxing promotion of Filipino international boxing promoter Gabriel “Bebot” Elorde.
 “Reymart is feeling good now and I’m sure boxing fans here are excited to watch the Pinoy boxer” said Jim Claude Manangquil.
They are expected to meet and greet boxing fans, attend a press conference or do a public workout before the official weigh-in on Nov. 14.
The 21-year old Gaballo has an unblemished record of 16 straight wins with 14 knockouts.

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Gaballo thanked Sanman Promotions and Elorde for giving him a chance to be showing his talent in front of the boxing fans including the thousands of Filipinos in Hawaii.
Gaballo has been training at the gym of Cuban Coach Moro Fernandez in Miami since December together with three other Sanman boxers – Harmonito “Hammer” dela Torre, and John Vincent “Mulawin” Moralde.
In his previous outing, Gaballo stopped Jerson Luzarito by a 2nd round technical knockout last Dec. 4 at the Robinson’s Mall in Gensan.

Gaballo now 100 Percent Ready for US Debut on November 15

Reymart “Gensan Assassin” Gaballo of General Santos City
PROMISING Filipino young fighter Reymart “Gensan Assassin” Gaballo of General Santos City will make his debut in the United States on Nov. 15 as he takes on Mexican Ernesto “Monito” Guerrero at the Hawaii Events Center in Hawaii.

“I’m now ready to fight. I’m 100 percent ready,” said Gaballo in a message from Miami, Florida..

Gaballo of the Gensan-based Sanman Promotions has been training under Cuban coach Moro Fernandez since June.

“My dream is to fight in the USA and now it’s here already. I will do my best for my fight on Nov. 15,” said Gaballo who is still undefeated with 16 straight wins and 14 knockouts.

The 21-year old Gaballo previously won by a 2nd round technical knockout against Jerson Luzarito last December 4 at the Robinson’s Mall in Gen. Santos City.

Gaballo will arrive in Hawaii on Nov. 11 together with his manager John Ray “JR” Manangquil and trainer Fernandez.

They will be joined by Sanman Promotions chief executive officer Jim Claude “JC” Manangquil and secretary Ramon Falgui.

“Gaballo is very talented and strong fighter. Now his opportunity is here and we knows he needs to win this one first before making any plans in the future,” said JC Manangquil, who is currently attending the on-going 55th Oriental and Pacific Boxing Federation (OPBF) Convention in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan.

“He should not take the Mexican lightly because Mexicans are warriors and they really come to fight,” said Manangquil.

The 28-year old Guerrero is already a veteran of 48 fights with 27 wins and 19 knockouts. Before he dropped his last fight, Guerrero scored five straight wins with four TKOs.

He previously lost by a unanimous decision to undefeated Ruben Villa last Sept. 22 in Ontario, Canada.

Gaballo, on the other hand, captured the vacant WBC Asian Boxing Council super bantamweight title by knocking out Manot Comput of Thailand only in the first round last Sept. 10, 2016 in Tupi, South Cotabato.

The Gaballo-Guerrero fight is promoted by top Filipino international boxing promoter Gabriel “Bebot” Elorde Jr. of the Elorde International Productions.

Petalcorin to Fight Ex-WBO Asia Pacific Champ in Melbourne on Nov 10

FORMER world champion Randy “Razor” Petalcorin of General Santos City will be facing former WBO Asia Pacific minimumweight and Indonesian light flyweight champion Oscar Raknafa of Indonesia on November 10 at the Malvern Town Hall in Melbourne, Australia. 
It will be a 10-round non-title fight according to Jim Claude Manangquil, CEO of Sanman Promotions. 
Petalcorin (27W-2L-1D, 20 KOs) is handled by Sanman Promotions and Peter Maniatis of Australia. “I’m happy to be fighting back in Melbourne. 
Last time was not great but I will make sure I will have a good performance on Nov. 10,” said the 25-year old Petalcorin Petalcorin, a former WBA world light flyweight champion, lost by a controversial split decision to Omari Kimweri of South Africa in their battle for the vacant WBC Silver flyweight title last April 15, 2016 at The Melbourne Pavilion in Flemington. 
Petalcorin, however, has managed to bounce back by winning all his last four fights since last year. He previously stopped slugger Jetly Purisima via a 6th round technical knockout last Sept. 9 at the Polomolok Gym in Polomolok, South Cotabato. 
“After Nov. 10, I want the world champions from 105 to 108 next,” said Petalcorin. 
Among the current minimumweight champions are WBA’s Knockout CP Freshmart WBC’s Wanheng Menayothin, IBF’s Hiroto Kyoguchi and WBO’s Ryuya Yamanaka. 
The present light flyweight world title-holders are WBC’s Ken Shiro, WBA’s Ryoichi Taguchi, WBO’s Kosei Tanaka and IBF’s Milan Melindo. 
“Randy has been training hard in Sanman Gym for a month. He will fly to Australia by end of October,” said the 24-year old Manangquil, who was awarded the Most Accomplished Boxing Manager of the Year in the 3rd GAB Boxing Convention last May. 
Raknafa (13W-15L-0D, 5 KOs) last won by a split decision to Muhammad Rachman for the vacant Indonesian light flyweight title.

Brawl at the Mall: Young Gunz Boxing on November 5 Featuring Bonea and Mama

Jayson Mama and Jade Bornea

The up and coming fighters of Sanman Promotions will be featured in the next Brawl at the Mall: “Young Gunz” on November 5 at the Robinson’s Place in General Santos City.

The undefeated Jayson Mama (7W-0L, 3 KOs) of Sanman is pitted against veteran Rodel Tejares of Bukidon for 10 rounds.

Mama, who only turned pro last year, will be making his first 10 round fight.

“I think Jason Mama will be a big deal in the flyweight division in the future,” said Sanman Promotions CEO Jim Claude Manangquil.

In his last fight, the 20-year old Mama stopped Bimbo Nacionales by a second round technical knockout last September 9 at the Polomolok Gym in Polomolok. He knocked down three time Nacionales in Round 2 to remain unbeaten.

Tejares, on the other hand, previously won by retiring Ian Ligutan in the 3rd round in Wao last February 19. Tejares, however, dropped his last three fights.

Mama’s twin brother Jerven (2W-0L, 2 KOs) is also seeing action against flyweight Joey Antonio (3W-5L-3D) of Davao City for 6 rounds in the undercard.

Reigning IBF Youth super flyweight champion Jade Bornea  (9W-0L, 6 KOs) will fight John Rey Lauza (13W-15L-4D, 6 KOs) in an 8-rounder non-title fight for the main supporting bout.

The other Sanman boxers seeing action in the undercard are talented light flyweight Dave Apolinario (3W-0L, 2 KOs), super flyweight Mark Antonio (3W-0L, 3 KOs), minimumweight Jayson Francisco (3W-0L), lightweight Rimar Metuda (11W-3L-0D, 6 KOs), flyweight Edemrel Dawa and flyweight Judy Flores.

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Apolinario collides with Rez Padroganie (2W-12L-0D, 1KOs). Antonio takes on Rocky Sardido (8W-19L-4D, 3KOs). Metuda fights Richard Betos (20W-18L-2D, 7 KOs).

Francisco will trade punches with Renante Suacasa (7W-19L-0D, 1 KO). Dawa and Flores will both make their debuts with Jerry Tabago and James Aquino.

Photo: Jayson Mama(L) and Jade Bornea(R)

Undefeated Boxer from General Santos City Reymary Gaballo Will Make US Debut on November 15

UNDEFEATED REYMART GABALLO MAKES US DEBUT ON NOV. 15

REYMART GABALLO MAKES US DEBUT




UNDEFEATED Reymart “Assassin” Gaballo from General Santos City but now based in Miami, Florida, will finally make his debut in the US on November 15.

This was announced by Gaballo’s manager John Ray Manangquil though his brother Jim Claude Manangquil, CEO of Sanman Promotions.

Gaballo is facing Mexican Ernesto “Monito” Guerrero (27W-21L-0D, 19 KOs) on Nov. 15 at the Hawaii Events Center in Honolulu, Hawaii in the main event of the “Island Fight Fest” card of Filipino international boxing promoter Gabriel “Bebot” Elorde Jr.


“This is a great opportunity for Gaballo to look good in his US debut,” said Mananquil.


The 21-year old Gaballo has an unblemished record of 16 straight wins with 14 knockouts.
Gaballo thanked Sanman Promotions and Bebot Elorde for giving him a chance to be showing his talent infront of the boxing fans including the thousands of Filipinos in Hawaii.

“I am very excited and I’m ready to introduce myself in the US” said Gaballo.


Gaballo has been training at the gym of Cuban Coach Moro Fernandez in Miami since June.
In his previous outing, Gaballo stopped Jerson Luzarito by a 2nd round technical knockout last Dec. 4 at the Robinson’s Mall in Gensan.

Gaballo captured the vacant WBC Asian Boxing Council super bantamweight title by stopping Manot Comput of Thailand in the first round only last Sept. 10, 2016 in Tupi, South Cotabato.

Gaballo will be the third boxer from Sanman Boxing Gym to be making his US debut. 

Harmonito Dela Torre (19W-0L, 12 KOs) and Romero “Ruthless” Duno (15W-1L-0D, 13KOs) both successfully made their US debuts. And both of them have won already their two separate fights in the US.

Manangquil is confident that Gaballlo can follow the footsteps of Duno and Dela Torre.


 “Gaballo is a great talent and he will be the next star from the Philippines,” said Manangquil, who visited Gaballo recently in Miami.


The Manangquil brothers will be in Hawaii to give their support to Gaballo.

Meanwhile, the 28-year old Guerrero scored five straight wins before he dropped his previous assignment by a unanimous decision to Ruben Villa last Sept. 22 at the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario.

Guerrero started his 5-0 winning streak by stopping Alfredo Montano via a 3rd round TKO last December 2016 in Cananea. He followed it up with back-to-back victories against Jesus Talla by a 1st round TKO on March 17 and then a UD on April 1.


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Guerrero then knocked out Arcadio Salcido in the 1st round on May 13 in Agua Prieta. His last victory was a 3rd round TKO on Carlos Medina on May 27 in Cananea.

ABDULHAMID to Face EX-IBF Pan Pacific Champ IK YANG IN China

Adam Diu “Big Daddy” Abdulhamid
PROMISING Adam Diu “Big Daddy” Abdulhamid of General Santos City is facing another tough opponent as he fights former IBF Pan Pacific super lightweight and WBO Asia Pacific lightweight champion Ik “Wild Man” Yang of China on November 2 in Chongquing.
“The fight is scheduled for 8 rounds in the junior welterweight division,” said Sanman Promotions Chief Executive Officer Jim Claude “JC” Manangquil.
Adbulhamid (11W-4L-0D, 4 KOs), who fights for the Sanman Boxing Gym will be going to China together with chief trainer Romeo “Dodong” Desabille.
“Adam is ready and excited for the big opportunity ahead of him,” said Manangquil.
The 22-year old Abdulhamil is currently training very hard at the Sanman Boxing Gym for his only second fight for this year.
“He is now in great shape,” Manangquil said.
Abdulhamid is coming off from a unanimous decision loss to the undefeated Thai Apinan Kongsong (9-0) held August 23 in Bangkok.

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Ik Yang (19W-2L-0D, 14KOs), on the other hand, has been inactive since he suffered a 6th round TKO loss to Leonardo Zappavigna last July 23, 2106 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. 
It was Yang’s second straight loss after dropping a UD to Cesar Rene Cuenca in their battle for the vacant IBF World super lightweight title last July 18, 2015 in Macao.
Yang bounced back from a first-round knockdown to also send down Cuenca in the 5th round. But Yang was deducted in the 12th round. 
Yang won the vacant IBF Pan Pacific super lightweight title by stopping Surasak Makordae in the 5th round on Dec. 16, 2014 in Shanghai. He retained it via a 6th round TKO over Komsan Polsan on March 7, 2015 at the Cotai Arena in Venetian Resort, Macao.
Yang also earlier captured the vacant WBO Asia Pacific lightweight crown with an 8th round TKO win against Sukpraserd Ponpitak in 2014 in Shanghai.
“I think Adam has a big chance against Ik Yang who has not fought more than a year already,” said Manangquil.

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.

Locked and Loaded: Duno Ready for Mexico’s Sanchez in Second US Fight

A few months ago, Filipino boxer Romero “Ruthless” Duno debuted in the United States (US) in style when he scored a sensational second-round knockout win over a highly touted opponent.
On Sunday, September 24, the hard-hitting Duno will try to prove that the resounding win was no fluke as he battles Mexican fighter Juan Pablo Sanchez in an eight-round junior lightweight duel at The Forum in Inglewood California.
Duno (14W-1L-0D, 13KOs) is gunning for a win against Sanchez (30W-13L-0D, 14 KOs) that will bolster his bid of contending for a world title.
“Every fight is very important for me because every fight is a stepping stone for my dream to become a world champion,” said Duno, who knocked out erstwhile unbeaten Chimpa Gonzalez in his US debut last March 10 in Los Angeles.
That win over Gonzalez paved the way for Duno’s signing with Golden Boy Promotions of boxing great Oscar De La Hoya.
“I’m always  ready  to fight for a world title. If the Golden Boy give me that chance, there’s no reason to say no,” said Duno.
The Duno-Sanchez duel will be one of the undercards of the Jorge Linares-Luke Campbell showdown for the WBA lightweight title.
In the weigh-in, Romero Duno tipped the scales at 134 pounds, while Sanchez weighed 133.6 pounds.
“This fight is going to be different from my previous fight against Chimpa. They got different styles but we have a good game plan against Sanchez. I trained hard for this and we did well in the training camp,” said Duno, who is trained by former Filipino world champion Rodel Mayol.
Duno is expecting a “good fight” against Sanchez, saying he will go for a knockout when the opportunity presents itself.
As he inches closer to realizing his dream of becoming a world champion, Duno thanked the people who have been giving him the needed support.
“I want to thank boss Dexter Tan (chief finance officer of Sanman Promotions), boss JC Manangquil (Sanman’s chief executive officer) and to the only woman who believe I can do it madam Tata Ng Tan. They are the ones responsible for the things that I have achieved,” Duno 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.

Sanman Pug Mananquil Beats ALA’s Waminal to Wrest OPBF Belt

Ben Mananquil had been wanting to turn doubters into believers and did just that Saturday night when he gutted out a majority decision win over the hard-fighting Jess Rhey Waminal in the main event of the “Road Stardom” fight card at the overflowing Polomolok Gymnasium in Polomolok, South Cotabato.

Mananquil further boosted his stock as the hard-earned win netted him the vacant Oriental and Pacific Boxing Federation (OPBF) belt while improving his record to 15W-1L-2D, 3KOS.
“I still can’t believe that I was able to win the title. Waminal is a tough fighter. I just did my best and stayed focus,” said Mananquil.
Two judges had identical scores of 96-94 for Mananquil, while the third judge had it even, 95-95.
“I am happy for Ben. Before, no one believed him to reach this far but he is one, if not the most hardworking boxer in our gym and I am not surprised that he was able to beat a tough boxer like Waminal,” said Jim Claude Manangquill, chief executive officer of the Sanman Promotions.
“It was a great fight. The two boxers really wanted to win but Ben showed he was the better boxer,” added Manangquiil.
Waminal, who dropped to 11W-2L1D, 6KOs, was the aggressor for the large part of the fight but Mananquil was able to contain him with his timely counter attacks.
“I think I did a good job defending. I can see his punches because he is tall,” said Mananquil.
ALA Boxing Gym trainer Michael Domingo said Waminal put up a good showing but has to improve on his timing.
Waminal also sustained a cut above the right eyebrow late in the eighth round due to clash of heads.
“There were too many punches that didn’t connect. Timing is something that we have to work on,” said Domingo.
In the co-main event, Jade Bornea (9W-0L-6KOs) retained his IBF Youth super flyweight title with a fourth-round technical knockout (TKO) win over Thailander Samuthra Sitaran (4W-2L-0D, 2KOs).
Bornea floored Samuthra twice in the fourth round with solid body shots, forcing the referee to stop the fight.
Samuthra was a late replacement after Bornea’s original opponent Jakkrawut Majoogoen failed to make the trip after losing his passport a few days before the fight.
On the other hand, former interim world champion Randy Petalcorin (27W-2L-1D, 20KOs), posted a sixth-round TKO win over Jetly Purisima (21W-24L-4D, 6KOs).
In other undercard fights, Jason Mama (7W-0L-3KOs) pulled off a second-round TKO win over Bimbo Nacionales (14W-15L-1D, 3KOs); Jaime Barcelona (40W-61L-1D, 10KOs) defeated Eden Sonsona (36W-8L-2D, 13KOs); Gabby Simpo (7W-7L-1D, 2KOs) nipped Remar Metuda (11W-3L-6KOs); Jervin Mama (2W-0L-2KOs) posted a fourth-round TKO win over Jessie James Boiles (3W-14L-2D, 3KOs); Mark Antonio (3W-0L-0D, 3KOs) beat Michael Padayag (3W-9L-1D); Dave Apolinario (3W-0L-2KOs) tripped Rudy Salaton (0W-2L); Jagear Bereno (2W-0L) won over Jerry Tabamo (0W-1L); and Jun Rick Carcedo debuted with a first-round knockout win over fellow debuting fighter Jason Tresmonte.

Thai Fighter, ALA Gym Pug Due for GenSan for “Road to Stardom” Boxfest

THAILANDER Jakkrawut Majoogoen and Cebu City-based Rhey Waminal are set to arrive in General Santos City on Wednesday, September 6, for their respective assignments in the “Road to Stardom” fight card slated Saturday at the Polomolok Gym in Polomolok, South Cotabato.
Jim Claude Manangquil, chief executive officer of Sanman Promotions, said the weigh-in for the much-anticipated card will be held on Friday at the Polomolok City Hall.
Majoogoen (19W-1L-0D, 11KOs) will be seeing action in the main event against Sanman Boxing Gym’s prized ward Jade Bornea (8W-0L-0D, 5KOs).
Bornea will be putting on the line not only his unbeaten slate but also his IBF Youth super flyweight belt.
“I’m ready to shock Bornea,” said Majoogoen in a previous interview.
The ALA Boxing Gym stalwart Waminal (11W-1L-0D, 6KOs), on the other hand, will be taking on another Sanman fighter Ben Mananquil (14W-1L-2D, 3KOs) in the co-main event.
Waminal has vowed to pull off a knockout victory, a bold declaration that didn’t sit well with Mananquil.
“I will use as my motivation what Waminal and his coach told the media that he is going to knock me out,” said Mananquil.
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 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 Boxing: “Road to Stardom” Full Card Bared

TEN undercard fights will spice up the much-anticipated “Road to Stardom” fight card.

Jim Claude Manangquil, chief executive officer of Sanman Promotions, said the full card of the boxing extravaganza slated September 9 in Polomolok, South Cotabato has already been finalized.
The undercard fights will be led by Randy Petalcorin (26W-2L-1D, 19KOs), who will take on Jetly Purisima (21W-23L-4D, 7KOs) in an  eight-round duel under the 110-pound division.
Eden Sonsona (36W-7L-2D, 13KOs) will battle Jaime Barcelona (36W-61L-1D, 10KOs) in a fight scheduled for six rounds.
Jayson Mama will collide with Bimbo Nacionales, while Rimar Metuda will tangle with Gabby Simpo.
John Mark Apolinario will trade leathers with Jestoni Makiputin, while Mark Antonio will test Michael Padayag.
Dave Apolinario will clash with Rudy Salaton and Jerven Mama will square off with Jerry Tabamo.
The rest of the undercard will  have Michael Garcedo versus Jason Tresmonte and Jaeger Bereno against Jessie Boyles.
The upcoming fight will be headlined by the unbeaten Jade Bornea, who will try to defend his IBF Youth super flyweight belt against Thailand’s Jakkrawut Majoogoen.
The main even promises to be an explosive one as Bornea and Majoogoen both sport impressive records.
Bornea is yet to lose in eight fights with five knockout wins, while Majoogoen, a former WBC World youth champion, has 19 wins with just  one loss and 11 knockout wins.
The equally exciting main supporting bout will pit Ben Mananquil (14W-1L-2D, 3KOs) and Rhey Waminal (11W-1L-0D, 6KOS).
Mananquil and Waminal will fight for the Oriental Pacific Boxing Federation (OPBF) Silver bantamweight title.
The card will be streamed live via the Sanman Promotion’s Facebook page SANMAN Live.###

Sanman Boxing: Dela Torre – Rodriguez Fight Off

In a stunning development, the fight between unbeaten fighters Harmonito “Hammer” Dela Torre and Saul ‘Kid Dinamita” Rodriguez is off.

Jim Claude Manangquil, chief executive officer of Sanman Promotions, announced that Rodriqguez pulled out of the fight.
“We had our contract signed and just a couple of days before the fight, Saul pulled out. It’s frustrating but things like this do happen in boxing,” said Manangquil.
Dela Torre and Rodriguez were supposed to fight in August 22 at the Sams Town Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
It was supposed to be an eighth-round, non-title fight under the super featherweight division.
Dela Torre was saddened by the cancellation.
“It’s really frustrating to be in this situation. I have prepared well and just like that, the fight got canceled,” said deal Torre, who has been training in Miami, Florida for the past three months along with Sanman Boxing Gym stablemates Reymart Gaballo, John Vincent Moralde and Mike Plania.
The fight could have been a blockbuster with both fighters sporting impressive records.
Dela Torre is yet to lose in 19 fights and owns 12 knockout victories, while Rodriguez has 21 wins, 15 by knockouts and one draw.
Rodriguez has collected 15 straight wins since settling for a draw against Cesar Garcia last October 13, 2012 at the Home Depot Center in Carson.

Dela Torre faces fellow unbeaten American foe on Aug. 22

Harmonito “Hammer” Dela Torre and three fellow Sanman Boxing Gym fighters have been sharpening their arsenals in Miami, Florida in the past three months.
Whatever they have learned in the much-needed training will be put to test as the undefeated Dela Torre will be fighting a fellow unbeaten fighter Saul Rodriguez on August 22 at the Sams Town Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
“I’m prepared for this fight and I will try my best to win for the Philippines,” said Dela Torre, who will be fighting in the US for the third straight time.
Since June, Dela Torre and stablemates Reymart Gaballo, Mike Plania and John Vincent Moralde, have been training in Miami, Florida under former Cuban national team trainer Moro Fernandez.
Dela Torre is still unbeaten in 19 fights, spiked by 12 knockout victories. He has been on a dominant run as seven of his last nine victories came by way of knockouts.
Dela Torre and Rodriguez will face in an eight-round, non-title duel under the super featherweight division. The card is promoted by Mayweather Promotions.
“I think this is a good test for Harmonito. We are ready to shock  Rodriguez,” said Sanman Promotions chief executive officer Jim Claude Manangquil.
Nicknamed Kid Dinamita, the American Rodriguez has 21 wins, 15 by knockouts and one draw.
Rodriguez strung up 15 straight wins since settling for a draw against Cesar Garcia last October 13, 2012 at the Home Depot Center in Carson.

Sanman Boxing: Thai Fighter Determined to Steal Bornea’s Belt

Jade Bornea may yet to taste a single loss but as far as Jakkrawut Majoogoen is concerned, the Filipino boxer has not proven anything yet.
The Thailander Majoogoen expressed confidence of going home victorious in what he described as a make-or-break fight against Bornea in the main event of “Road to Stardom” fight card slated September 9 in Polomolok, South Cotabato.
The Thai fighter is a former WBC World youth champion who has 19 wins with only one loss. He has 11 knockout victories, an indication that he could not be taken lightly.
As a pro, Bornea has only fought eight times and won all of them.
Bornea said that against Majoogoe, he will be out to prove that he has what it takes to beat the best fighters in the division.
But Majoogoen has own mission to fulfill.
“I also need to prove myself. Prove that I am not only good only in Thailand but also in other places. I want to show my talent  all over the world,” he said.
At stake in the fight is Bornea’s IBF Youth title and Majoogoen is determined to steal the crown.
“I am training hard for this fight as this is for IBF title and I want to bring it to my country,” said Majoogoen.
Fighting in Bornea’s hometown doesn’t even bother Majoogoen a bit.
“There is no problem fighting first the time outside Thailand. I think it’s better as I am motivated and excited to win,” he said.
Majoogoen said fighting in the Philippine soil will help shape his career.
“It’s a make or break for me to fight Bornea. I would know my real ability especially that I will be fighting in his country,” the Thailander said.

Sanman Boxing: Tabugon, Sonsona Arrive in Australia for “Punches at the Park 5”

Lolito Sonsona (from left), Sanaman Promotions CEO Jim Claude Manangquil and Raymond Tabugon.
RAYMOND Tabugon and Lolito Sonsona arrived in Melbourne, Australia Tuesday morning for their respective assignments in the “Punches at the Park 5” on August 19 at the Melbourne Park Function Centre.
Accompanied by Sanman Promotions chief executive officer Jim Claude Manangquil, the two fighters arrived in the country known as “The Land Down Under” via Philippine Airlines.
Tabugon (20W-7L-1D, 10KOs) is gunning for a huge upset when he and Andrew Moloney battle for the WBA Oceania super flyweight and OPBF Silver super flyweight belts.
Moloney is yet to lose in 13 fights and has eight knockout victories.
Sonsona (21W-1L-4D, 9KOs) for his part will be fighting Andrew’s twin brother Jason for the WBA Oceania and OPBF Silver superbantamweight titles.
Just like his brother, Jason is also unscathed as he has piled up 13 successive victories.
Manangquil said arriving early in Australia will give  Tabugon and Sonsona enough time to acclimatize to the weather in the place.
“We have four days to relax in Melbourne. It is enough time because there is not much of a time difference between Melbourne and the Philippines. Both of them are ready and there weights are good,” said Mananquil.
Also with the team is trainer Boy Sonsona.