If negotiations do not miscarry, the ALA Promotions handling the four Negros Occidental boxing champions is likely to put them together in one promotional fights in Dubai on October 12, 2013.
This was disclosed by Genesis "Azukal" Servania, 23, the WBO Asia Pacific Super Bantamweight champion in a press conference Monday at the house of Games and Amusement Board (GAB) Chairman Juan Ramon "Monju" Guanzon.
Servania, 22-0-8Kos of Brgy. Pta. Taytay here is facing 29-year-old Puerto Rican Wilfredo Vasquez, Jr., who holds a record of 22, 3, 19Kos. Vasquez defeated Filipino WBO super bantamweight champion Marvin Sonsona on February 27, 2010.
Toboso-born Merlito "Tiger" Sabillo, 29, (23-0, 12KOs) is set to fight Nicaragua’s undefeated Carlos Buitrago for his second title defense of the WBO minimumweight title.
The putting up of four Negrense boxing champions in one championship fight card is a good tactical- business plan. I learned this one from no other than WBO Asia Pacific super bantamweight champion Genesis "Azukal" Servania of Brgy. Pta. Taytay last Monday in a huddle with him at the house of Games and Amusement Board (GAB) Chairman Monju Guanzon.
Servania told Off Guard that they had a talk with ALA Promotion President Michael Aldeguer as he already assured of another date on October 12, 2013. But sad to say, it will be in Dubai. Servania (23-0-8KOs) is facing 29-year-old Puerto Rican Wilfredo Vasquez, Jr. (22-3-19KOs) who once beat Filipino WBO Super Bantamweight champion Marvin Sonsona on February 27, 2001.
Local cage fans will get a chance to see the PBA D-League Champion Blackwater Sports Elite in action as they play a series of tune up games against West Negros University Mustangs and the Colegio San Agustin-Bacolod Red Eagles.
The Blackwater Elite will face the Mustangs today and Friday at the WNU Gym, while facing the Eagles tomorrow at CSA-B Gym. All the three games start at 3:30pm.
Blackwater is owned by Ever Bilena Cosmetics Inc. and they are here to promote their products for men’s personal grooming - from roll-on deodorants, Deo-Soaps, body spray and eau de toilette.
Escalante City will host the third fight of its unbeaten son against an Indonesian in the super flyweight division on August 24, 2013 at the Big Dome Square in the said city.
Melvin Rosales Gumban, 23, of Barangay Jonob-Jonob, Escalante City carries the record of (14-0, 6 KOs) and is facing 22-year-old Indonesian John Bajawa (11-4 ,6KOs) in a 10-round bout super flyweight.
Gumban inspired his province mates on his first appearance at Pahanocoy Gym here against Joseph Deimos on September 25, 2010; against Joemer Lumacad at 888 Chinatown Square on April 8, 2011; against Richard Donaire at University of St. La Salle on October 8, 2011; against Nelson Llanos for the Philippine Boxing Federation super flyweight crown at L’Fisher’s La Proa Ballroom on May 5, 2012; against Philip Parcon at the Big Dome Square, Escalante City on September 9, 2012; against Lowie Bantigue at the same venue on December 16, 2012.
San Carlos City won its second match in Men’s class B, but University of St. La Salle-B in Men’s A tasted its first loss in the 5th Bro. Ceci Memorial Volleyball tournament at University of St. La Salle College Covered Court.
Last Saturday, San Carlos City posted its second win against Silay City, 26-28, 25-21, 23-25, 25-20 and 15-7 in Men’s B, while USLS-B lost to sister team USLS-A in Men’s Class A Open, 1-25, 25-20, 25-11 and 25-19.
University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos (UNO-R) also posted its second straight win in Men’s A defeating Central Philippine State University-San Carlos City branch, while it added another defeat to USLS-B on Sunday, 23-25, 25-22, 25-18 and 30-18.
The revival of the famous "Run-Negros- Run" almost 35 years ago is expected to be back late this year.
Angel "Nonong" Verdeflor, Negros Occidental Provincial Sports coordinators head disclosed this Thursday during the opening of sports training and management seminar at Mambukal Resort in Murcia town here.
Verdeflor said this project of the late Ambassador Roberto S. Benedicto will get its stride with its revival and expect 30 to 35 teams to join the famous Negros Occidental relay marathon.
Five Pahanocoy boxers won their respective bouts last night in the second staging of the Mayor Monico Developmental Boxing at the Bacolod Arts and Youth Sports (BAYS) Center.
Joseph Novero defeated Randy Tanodra of Brgy. 39 in 32kgs on points; Roden Peruelo against Jamar Pagunsan of Brgy. Villamonte in the 38kgs; Bryan Peruelo stopped Jeffrey Lara of Handumanan in the first round of the 48kgs; Archie Moyani also stopped Joric Requilme of Handumanan in the first round of the 46kgs; and Geornie Alito, a Panaad sa Negros gold medalist stopped Joery Amante, Jr., of Mandalagan in 51kgs. .
Sipalay City has asked for postponement to host the 6th district boxing elimination from August 15 and 17 to August 30 to 31, 2013.
Earlier, Candoni, a hinterland town also begged off the hosting the elimination supposed to be held on August 9 to 11, 2013.
On the other hand, Moises Padilla will be the new host for the 5th district elimination set on September 20 to 22 after Binalbagan also begged off.
Other schedules stay on with Escalante City to host District 1 on August 23 to 25, 2013.
The three-day sports management and training seminar was a success and participants really got interested on what they learned from three resource speakers who impart them the knowledge of managing sports and supervising athlete’s training.
The topics taken really addressed the needs of Sports Coordinators from different Local Government Units (LGUs) including Bacolod City headed by its president Benzon Fernandez of Sagay City. Majority of participants are keen on holding the same seminar on their LGU so it could enlighten athletes and coaches as well to the nature of sports management and training.
University of St. La Salle is seeking its fifth straight win against Trinity Christian School while defending champion Moises Padilla will face West Negros University in today’s matchup in the ongoing Negros First Under 13 Football Tournament at the Panaad Park and Sports Stadium football field in Brgy. Mansilingan. USLS is a cinch to claim its fifth win against Trinity Christian School in Field No. 2. Moises Padilla is set to sustain is standing joining the win column after two draws, beating Bata Elementary School last Saturday.
University of St. La Salle posted its fourth straight win over St. John’s Institute, 5-0; St. Scholastica’s Academy stunned West Negros University, 6-1; University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos defeated Montevista Elementary School, 9-0; Andres Bonifacio Elementary School (ABES) won over Apolinario Mabini Elementary School (AMES), 10-3; while Don Bosco Technical Institute and Trinity Christian School ended in an 1-all draw. This time, Bata Elementary School will be playing Apolinario Mabini Elementary School; St. Scholastica’s Academy vs. Don Bosco Technical Institute along with Moises Padilla vs. WNU at Field 1.
Set to play at Field 2 with USLS and Trinity is St. John’s Institute against University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos; and Montevista Elementary School vs. Andres Bonifacio Elementary School.