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.
Bodybuilding is considered the sports for everybody with much positive impact on a person. For males it is "self-esteem", said Boyet Andaca, a college professor and martial arts experts who said bodybuilding is his favorite sports. It is self-esteem, because you have confidence when in the midst of huge crowd and many female beauties surround you. It also develops discipline within oneself. A former police officer, who turns to bodybuilding, even recommends to his peers to undergo the sports to be healthy and loss some poundage and bulging stomach. He is now 65 years old but looks young of his age.
The view we got from these people who acted as judges in the 13th National Physique Championship, Mr. & Ms. Philippines, the first to hit Bacolod City really interesting. The sports, while many could be elite sports because you involve too much of your spare time and vitamins got negative answer from them especially Dennis Delgado, Fitness Director and International Event Organizer of Workout Fitness Center in Cebu. He narrated that the perception is not true. Instead when one got involve in bodybuilding, he spend lesser cost of all- and still healthy. The bottom line is your health. When some would like to spend million of pesos to stay healthy, this sport caters the same but less expenditures. It is only the presumption that it is costly when you buy vitamins during competitions, but to sum up this cost lesser that expected. Delgado explained that when into bodybuilding, you avoid smoking and other vices in order to stay healthy and you also observe proper diet and nutrition and need not spend money for expensive foods, etc. One that involve in bodybuilding in the absence of a gym, could replaced a makeshift equipments to continue practicing the sports. To sum it all it is less expensive because you are away from any hospitalization because you are healthy and which is more expensive when it happen to you. Their recommendation; when you are involve in many other vices, make it a habit to be in a gym as your vices.
Five of the seven taekwondo players of Taekwondo Academy of Bacolod (TAB) won medals in the 2013 Milo Little Olympics Visayas held at Cebu City Sports Center Saturday and Sunday.
The Bravehearts that went home Sunday from Cebu City won a gold,silver and three bronze medals.
Mentored by Joem "Bong" Mercurio and Earl Enerlan, the Bravehearts medalists were Francisco Entierro of Asuncion Lizares Elementary School in Talisay City in Group 3 Elementary Boys’ over 136 to 144 centimeters for the gold and Michael Luigi Sanicas of University of St. La Salle-Integrated School in Bantamweight (over 48 to 51 kilograms) High School Boys for silver medal.
Women’s B defending champion Sabado Club and University of St. La Salle-Integrated School in Men’s B Division 2 posted unbeaten records in the ongoing 5th Bro. Ceci Memorial Volleyball Tournament at University of St. La Salle College Covered Court.
Sabado Club and USLS-IS had three straight wins each.
Sabado Club defeated La Carlota City (0-3) yesterday, 25-7, 25-9 and 25-4. Silay City (2-1) that absorbed its only loss to Sabado Club clobbered USLS-B, 25-2, 25-12 and 25-17.
Las Saturday, Sabado Club beats USLS-B (1-2), 25-15, 25-13 and 25-21, while Silay City did the same to La Carlota City, 25-4, 25-6 and 25-3 as both teams are cinch to battle the crown.
Willtrade Mktg. and Sharp/Ming’s Pei Pa Kua disposed to the elimination round and bag automatic semifinal slots for the Bacolod Tay Tung High School Alumni Basketball Cup at the Po Hang Gym.
Both will get a bye in the step ladder quarterfinals this weekend. Other teams will fight for a step ladder quarterfinals Saturday and the winners will be the opponent of Willtrade Mktg and Sharp/Ming’s Pei Pa Kua.
Games Saturday will pit Team Five against Team Nine. The winner will face Royal Sun travels for a semis slot on Sunday. The other game will be between Chowking/Munsterrific against Team Ten with the winner also advancing to the knockout game against Mang Inasal/Jomabo for a semi slot also on Sunday.