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The Philippine Azkals are now ranked 116th in the world, based from the latest FIFA rankings released last Oct 16. This is the second highest FIFA ranking the Philippines has achieved.
The Azkals will travel to Nepal next month to face the Nepalese as the 2019 AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers continue. A win will secure a slot for our national team and will be the first appearance of the Philippines in the Asian Cup.
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A DAUNTING mission awaits Raymond Tabugon of the Sanman Boxing Gym as he is set to face unbeaten Australian fighter Andrew Moloney in “Punches at the Park 5” on August 19 at the Melbourne Park Function Centre in Victoria Australia.
Sporting a 20W-7L-1D, 10KOs record, Tabugon expressed confidence of hurdling the daunting task.
“I’m training really hard for this fight and I know I have a great chance of beating Andrew Moloney,” he said.
At stake in the fight are WBA Oceania super flyweight and OPBF Silver super flyweight belts.
“This is a must-win for Tabugon. He is very confident and we are hoping to bring home the belts home,” said Tabugon’s manager Jim Claude “JC” Manangquil, chief executive officer of Sanman Promotions.
Moloney is yet to lose in 13 fights with eight of the victories coming by way of knockouts.
Another Filipino fighter will see action in the undercard with Lolito Sonsona of Jason Soong Stable taking on Andrew’s twin brother Jason for the WBA Oceania and OPBF Silver superbantamweight titles.###
Former WBC Middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr (50-3-1,32) is looking is looking at the possibility of returning in October And now the targeting Super Middleweight showdown with former WBA interim champion Martin Murray of United Kingdom (35-4-1,16).
Chavez Jr wants to prove that it was the weight loss is the reason of his one sided defeat at the hand of Canelo Alvarez and affected his performance against Canelo.
Canelo domited him over 12 rounds at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on May 6 where Canelo scored shutout unanimous decision win.
Earlier this month Chavez Jr has also shown interest in facing former WBA champion Daniel Jacobs (32-2,29) when he posted photos of Jacobs on social media.
Engelbert Moralde (left) and Jestoni Makiputin duke it out in the main event of Brawl at the Mall: Collision Course Sunday night at Robinsons Place Atrium in General
ENGELBERT Moralde halted a two-fight losing streak with a majority decision win over Jestoni Makiputin in the main event of the “Brawl at the Mall” Sunday night at Robinsons Place Atrium in General Santos City.
Moralde improved to 9W-5L-0D 6KOs, while Makiputin fell to 5W-2L-2D. Putting on a show were Ben Mananquil and Kim Lindog as the two fighters went all-out right from the opening bell. In the end, Mananquil escaped with a unanimous decision win to improve to 14W-1L-2D, 3KOs). Lindog dropped to 5W-5L-1D, 4KOs. “It was the best fight of the night,” said Sanman Promotions chief executive officer Jim Claude“JC” Manangquil.
Keeping his unblemished record intact was Jade Bornea, who scored a second-round knockout win over Nicong Calamba. Bornea now has eight victories—five of them coming by way of knockouts.
In other fights Jerven Mama chalked up first-round KO win over Roger Salaton; Dave Apolinario posted a unanimous decision win over Rio Golipatan, and Mark Antonio posted a first-round KO win over Elizer Ambon.
The fight card was a blockbuster on social media as thousands watched the card via the newly formedSANMAN LIVE.
The live streaming recorded 31,000
reach and had 10,000 views.
Jhonny Gonzalez (64-10,54) dropped previously undefeated Jessie Cris Rosales (21-1,9) once in second round en route to second round body shot knockout win to retain his WBC Latino Super featherweight title in Chihuahua Mexico
WBC#5 Gonzalez scored his six consecutive win since his loss to Jonathan Oquendo in 2015. Gonzalez wants to face his fellow Mexican WBC Super featherweight world title holder Miguel Berchelt next.
|(L-Jestoni Makiputin , R-Engelbert Moralde)|
THE stage is set for tomorrow’s (Sunday, July 23) “Brawl at the Mall: Collision Course” at the Robinsons Place Atrium in General Santos City.
The boxing extravaganza put up by Sanman Promotions headed by chief executive officer Jim Claude “JC” Manangquil and chief finance officer Dexter Tan will be streamed live on Facebook via the SANMAN LIVE.
The live streaming will start with the amateur bouts at 3 p.m. The streaming can be viewed by visiting Sanman Promotions’ Facebook page.
In the weigh-in held earlier today, main event protagonists Engelbert Moralde and Jestoni Makiputin tipped the scales at 119 and 117 pounds, respectively. The two will fight for six rounds in the bantamweight division.
Also facing off in a bantamweight six-rounder division are Ben Mananquil (119 pounds) and Kim Lindog (117 pounds) as well as Jade Bornea (118 pounds) and Nicong Calamba (118 pounds).
Jerven Mama weighed 112 pounds for his fight against Roger Salaton (113 pounds) in the flyweight division showdown scheduled for four rounds.
Mark Antonio, on the other hand, weighed 113 pounds, while his opponent Jeffrey Diale tipped the scales at 112 pounds.
Robert “El Rapido” Onggocan is set to fight outside the Philippines for the second time as he takes on undefeated German National champion Mirco “The Comet” Martin on August 12 in Quierschied Germany.
21 year-old Onggocan (9-1,5KOs) of Zamboanga del Norte and now training under Dino Olivetti boxing gym in Biñan City Laguna is the current IBF Youth Flyweight title holder. He captured the title by shocking seventh round TKO upset win against former Indonesian prospect Iwan Zoda in Ngabang Indonesia in January 2017. He defended the title once with 9th round Technical decision win after his opponent Marjun Patilgan of Cebu quit before the start of 9th round.
25, Mirco Martin of Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg, Germany has an unblemished record of 9 wins with 5 knockouts. He is the current German International flyweight champion that he won with 8 round stoppage over Jozsef Ajtai. Martin is currently riding on a 4-fight knockout winning streak since he went to distance in early 2016.
Canelo marked his 27th Birthday yesterday at the gym where he continues to trains ahead of his fight against GGG.
“Celebrating my birthday by training. There will be time to celebrate,” posted Canelo Alvarez to his social media account to thank his fans for wishing him happy birthday as he continues to put in work for his highly-anticipated showdown with middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin.
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Last Saturday Meralco Manila tasted their first defeat in a brutal manner as Ceres Negros took a commanding 7-0 victory over the Sparks.
The visiting team took control of the match and scored their first goal on the 17th minute of the game. A hat trick from Philippine international Iain Ramsey was also one of the main factors of this wide margin Ceres built.
Despite the loss, Meralco Manila remains on top of the league table with 23 points and will face league no. 2 Global Cebu FC this Saturday, July 22. Ceres on the other hand seats at fourth place with 19 points, 1 point above the league’s 5th, JP Voltes and will be facing Davao Agilas on Saturday as well.
Cris Eubank Jr easily dominated former world champion Arthur Abraham to defend his IBO Super Middleweight world title in Wembley Arena in UK. Eubank secure a loopsided unanimous decision with the scores of 118-110, 118-110 ,120-108.
“He was the most durable guy I’ve face. He hasn’t been stopped for a reason. I hit him with very hard punch in the book. I know O hurt him I hurt him bad but i couldn’t get him out there. Still the statement was made, I shut this guy out. He’ a world level fighter and he didn’t win against me. I’m happy with the performance.” Said Eunbank
Cris Eubank qualify to World Boxing Super Series Super Middleweight Tournament facing Turkey’s Avni Yildrim in quarterfinals later this year.
Filipino Rey “Hitman” Loreto fell short on his world title quest against defending champ Thammanoon Niyomtrong aka Knockout CP Freshmart earlier in Chinburi Thailand.
Thammanoon Niyomtrong /Knockout CP Freshmart repulses a stiff challenge from Filipino Rey Loreto with 12 rounds unanimous decision . The scores were 117-110, 117-110 and 115-113. Loreto down in the 8th round. Not an easy fight for the champ who had to battle through a closed left eye and a determined opponent. The Thai’s bodypunching and jab proved the difference as he built up a lead and held off Loreto’s late surge. The knockdown was particularly unfortunate for Loreto who was winning the round but was caught off balance and felled by a right hook.
Niyomtrong goes 16 wins 7 via knockouts with no defeat while Loreto slipped to 23 wins with 13 defeats.
The Pacquiao-Dapidran Clan, hailing from Philippines’ southern island of Mindanao, has produced the nation’s most proverbial son in recent memory, Emmanuel Dapidran Pacquiao. Rising from the slums of the city to become one of the world’s most successful fighter is virtually unheard of and such a story has the makings of a classic rags to riches Hollywood movie. His path has drawn thousands of aspirants to take on the dangerous sport and arguably most of Filipino boxers today see him as their premier archetype.
Out of these young warriors, one name stands out as he carries a moniker same as that of the last name of the boxing legend. He is called ‘Kid Pacquiao’, now most people would assume that such an alias may be influenced by a fighter’s admiration of Pacman or his fighting style, with ‘Kid Pacquiao’, it’s more personal. The kid’s birth name is Jonel Velasquez Dapidran and he is directly related to Manny Pacquiao.
The 19-year-old fighter is Manny Pacquiao’s second cousin and is currently under the latter’s promotional banner, MP Promotions. Boasting a record of 8 wins and 1 loss with 4 knockouts, the young fighter is being groomed by Team Pacquiao as the next prospect coming out of the famed bloodline. Having a massive backing and the chance to train alongside the world’s lone 8 division champion, Dapidran who’s fighting at super lightweight (140 lbs.), sure has all the necessary means to a successful boxing career.
Though enjoying a status most of his colleagues could only dream of, the path to the summit is unchangingly stern. For some cases, such a stature proved to be their decadence when they succumb to the pressure of expectation while some just can’t sustain the discipline once fame and fortune start to draw away their focus. These are the intangible road blocks that ‘Kid Pacquiao’ must wrestle with aside from the rigorous physical challenges of training and opponents gung ho to take him out.
On Sunday, Jonel ‘Kid Pacquiao’ Dapidran will take on the challenge of local boy Brent Dames (5-3) in a 6-round super lightweight bout on the undercard of Pacquiao vs Horn at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Queensland, Austalia. An impressive showing in a colossal card may pave the way for lucrative fights in the future and captivate the attention of boxing fans around the world. Most would agree that beyond the danger presented by his opponent, the prospect of losing in such a big event could deal more damage on the young fighter’s career and mindset. On July 2, the latest warrior to come out of the Pacquiao-Dapidran bloodline will have his chance to show what he is made of, it’s a rare opportunity he shouldn’t waste.
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