Thursday, May 31, 2007

Pinoy Boxing Updates

On June 8, Ranee Ganoy is scheduled to defend his IBF Pan Pacific lightweight title against Indonesia’s Joey de Ricardo in Brisbane, Australia. The hard hitting 27 year old Ganoy is based in Sydney is managed by Dido Bohol who migrated to Australia several years ago. Ganoy is being trained by Dido's sons, Jeffrey and Hermie Bohol. He now has a record of 22-10-2 with 19 knockouts.

Ganoy knocked out
former WBC super featherweight title challenger Robbie Peden in eight rounds to win the IBF regional title. The bout happened at Peden’s hometown of Brisbane last March 9. Peden lost a twelve round decision in a title fight against Marco Antonio Barrera on September 17, 2005 and was favored to beat Ganoy.

However, the rugged Filipino had Peden in trouble with some big shots several times in the fight. When
Ganoy nailed the Australian with a series of vicious blows in the eighth round, Peden’s corner threw in the towel.

His opponent, Joey de Ricardo, has a record of 11 wins and 2 draws with only one defeat and 7 knockouts. He is coming off a 5th round TKO over Richard Sandikal last October 12.
On March 22, 2005, he fought Filipino, Philippines Czar Amonsot to a controversial draw in a ten round bout in Jakarta.

The GAB selected WBO Asia-Pacific minimumweight champion Donnie Nietes of the ALA Boxing Gym as the Boxer of the Month. This was announced in the GAB's latest rankings released yesterday by the government agency.

Nietes' impressive titular defense over Thailand's Thongthailek Por Vorasing last April 21 in Victorias City, earned him he award. It also allowed him the to gain the top-ranking in the WBO latest ratings.

Nietes, who hails from
Murcia, Bacolod City, holds a fearsome record of 20 wins, 1 loss, 3 draws with 12 KO's. He is awaiting for his crack at the WBO title vacated by Puerto Rican Ivan Calderon.

Finally, here is an interesting list of the worst boxing judges that are still active today.

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