Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Noel Tunacao Returning to the Ring?

Noel Tunacao, the one-time WBA light flyweight title challenger, one-time WBO minimumweight title challenger and former IBO minimumweight world champ is gearing up for a ring return on July 10. His 8-round comeback bout will be against Jagna terror Carlo Magale in Tagbilaran City, Bohol.

Tunacao's bout will on the undercard of the titular defense of RP junior welter king Mark Jason Melligen. Melligen will face challenger Jury Noda in a 12-round war. A few years ago, Tunacao was considered as one of the finest boxers in the country. He is nicknamed 'The Eel' for his exemplary ability to elude opponent's punches. Pinoy boxing fans will see if he still has the goods to even give him a chance to get noticed once again on July 10.

Condes Rarin' to Go

Dynamite-fisted Florante Condes weight just 107 lbs after doing his usual morning roadwork. As he still has almost two weeks before flying to Jakarta, Indonesia he should not find shedding the extra two pounds too difficult.

Condes is expected to reach 150 rounds of sparring this week, and said that he hasn't lost focus despite the fight getting postponed again. Condes is expected to do his final sparring on June 29, which will be a four-round session. He will have done a total of 164 rounds under him for the Rachman fight if plans don't miscarry, .

The promotional obligations for this fight have been taken over by Ndondo Sugiarto in partnership with Tourino Tidar. This is a result of original promoter Albert 'Mr Tom' Papilaya reported disappearance following a string of unfulfilled promises. The new promoters then petitioned the IBF to move the fight from its original schedule of June 16 to a new date on July 7.

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