The next "IDOL 2" will be in Bacolod City during MassKara Festival on October, disclosed ALA Promotions President Michael Aldeguer.
Aldeguer was inspired by the turn out of spectators during the launching of "IDOL 1" Boxing Series at the Big Dome Square in Escalante city where about 6,000 spectators witnessed how native boy Melvin "Top Gun" Gumban (14, 6KOs-0) deposed his Indonesian opponent via stoppage in the seven round.
Aldeguer bared that Bacolod City sensation Juren Labordo (10, 6KOs-0) is one of the boxers being honed for stardom by ALA Promotions but Labordo’s opponent was not yet disclosed. Labordo, a former Palarong Pambansa medalist scored a 1st round knockout against Ricky Sabia of Elorde Stable, Metro Manila in "ALA-Cobra Tunay na Lakas Boxing" last July 21, 2013 at BAYS Center. Another boxer to watch is Roland Servania (4, 1KO-0), the kid brother of WBO Asia Pacific Super Bantamweight Champion Genesis "Azukal" Servania.
Sabado Club is eyeing the Women’s Class B title of the 5th Bro Ceci Memorial Volleyball Tournament at University of St. La Salle College Covered Court on September 1, 2013.
This after Sabado Club continued their supremacy over defending champion Silay City as Malot Lozada’s wards scored, 25-16, 25-21, 25-13, win as page system finals started at USLS Sunday afternoon.
Sabado Club’s opponent will be determined after USLS B arranged a showdown with Silay City at 1:30 pm on Saturday, August 31. The loser will take third place.
Earlier, USLS B of Carl Barredo shoved La Carlota City squad to 4th place finish with a 25-11, 25-13, 22-25, 25-20 win.
In the Men’s B division 2; No air Volley Life avenged their 5-set loss in the elimination by defeating St. Joseph School-La Salle, 25-20, 25-22, 25-19 victory, relegating Mike Larrosa’s wards to 4th place.
University of St. La Salle continue its winning streak with two more wins this week in the ongoing Negros First U13 Football League held at Panaad Park and Sports Stadium in Brgy. Mansilingan, Bacolod City.
USLS posted its six wins Wednesday against defending champion Moises Padilla Elementary School, 4-0, then capped its seven wins Saturday against Bata Elementary School, 7-0.
Last Wednesday, Andres Bonifacio Elementary School (ABES) defeated Trinity Christian School, 4-3; Apolinario Mabini Elementary School (AMES) won over West Negros University, 5-0; Don Bosco Technical Institute clobbered BES, 9-0; St. John’s Institute beat Montevista Elementary School, 15-0; and University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos won over St. Scholastica’s Academy, 4-0.
The Provincial Capitol has ordered the National Food Authority (NFA) to vacate the property that its provincial office is occupying, saying it is part of the property that will be sold by the provincial government.
Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. said they have sent a Notice to NFA informing its officials that the access road leading to the NFA office and its warehouse, situated on Gatuslao St. in Bacolod, is included in the more than three-hectare property the provincial government is selling to a private developer.
Melvin "Top Gun" Gumban did not fail and instead impressed his "kasimanwas" with a stunning and convincing victory in the 7th round of the 10-round schedule fight against Indonesian John "Geli" Bajawa in the launching event of "IDOL 1" boxing bouts at the Big Dome Square in Escalante City Saturday night.
The 21-year old native of Escalante, improve his unbeaten record to 15 wins, 7 via stoppage in the 115lbs super flyweight division. Gumban controlled the fight from round one until he caught Bajawa near the former corner with a left cross at 2 minutes and 21 seconds and was counted out by international referee Samson Libres.
Escalante City Mayor Melecio "Biboy" Yap, Jr., echoed that his city and the people here with are so fortunate and proud to be the launching venue of "IDOL" pitting its professional boxer son Melvin Rosales "Topgun" Gumban against an Indonesian, John "Geli" Bajawa come Saturday at the city’s Big Square Dome.
Yap admitted though that his office has nothing to do about the promotions but thankful that ALA has selected Escalante City as partner and official venue of the launching of "IDOL", which aims to inspire locals and in other parts of the country to search more potential and promising amateur and professional boxers to the follow the footstep of Manny Pacquiao. No other boxing outfit that did that but only ALA. He urged the boxers to play fair and expressed them good luck.
Yap said that Escalante City also plays an important part having the advantage to any other Local Government Unit as "boundary" of Ilonggo and Cebuano cultures. The residents can talk fluently and understand both languages. He said, the city holds two previous fights of Gumban with excitement but this one is different with full of thrill as this is considered as an international fight held in Escalante City.
ESCALANTE CITY - Local boxing aficionados and residents here will present upcoming professional boxer son, undefeated prospect Melvin "Topgun" Rosales Gumban (14-0, 6KOs) before sports writers at 11am today at the city hall.
This press presentation was initiated by City Mayor Melecio "Biboy"Yap and City Tourism Office to inspire Gumban whose family came from nearby Barangay Jonob-Jonob.
Gumbans rise to professional boxing is expected to boost the sports tourism of the city as it is keeping formidable sports program in athletics, boxing, chess and other sports.
The 23 years old Gumban, who just sign a contract with ALA promotions, is set to face 22-year-old Indonesian John "Geli" Bajawa (11-4, 6KOs) in a 10-round fight at 115 lbs. in the inaugural "IDOL 1" - Philippines vs. Indonesia on Saturday, August 24 at the Escalante City Big Square Coliseum.
Joel Alcorin of Silay City and Mareeis Ramirez dominate last Sunday’s Hua Ming Fun Run/ Walk that draw 1,300 participants.
Dubbed as "Run Ko Pag-asa Mo," it started at 5am North Point, Talisay City.
Alcorin clocked 39 minutes and 34 seconds to win the 10 KM Male Category; Dino Pison came second at 41:59; and Justin Jay Picao settled for 3rd place with a time of 43:06 seconds.
Two top caliber table tennis players from China, Kong Zi Jian and Chen Xiao Tao were here Sunday to conduct clinic at the Lopue’s Table Tennis Association of club president Dr. Leonito "Diotay" Lopue.
They came here together with San Beda College coaches Kurt de Guzman and Former RP member Japhet Adaza.
Crossfit (2005-07) defeated New Energy Mktg. / Shakey’s 2008/10/11, 87-84, to capture the St. John’s Institute Alumni 1st Msgr. John Liu & Msgr. John Su Memorial Basketball Cup Saturday at the Msgr. John Liu Activity Center.
Crossfit dedicated their victory against unbeaten New Energy to their former teacher, the late Mrs. Edeleine Morales, mother of their teammate Alan Pol Morales.
Crossfit led the first quarter, 25-22 and took the half, 50-47 after several changes occurred in the third quarter but their steady stand until the end was the key to victory.
Crossfit’s Bryan Coo was chosen as Most Valuable Player and top scored with 16 points; Morales added 12; Raymond Lacson and Renz Mendoza had 9 each; Martin Jalandoni 5; and Bryan Victor Javelosa 4.