Wednesday, June 6, 2007

The Philippines Greatest Boxers

I found another great boxing article. It gives a top ten list of the the Philippines' greatest boxers and was written by John Gregg.

The article also included a brief summary of the fighters' greatest achievements and other details such as the weight class they competed on and the length of their title reigns. Among the top ten are active fighter such as Manny Pacquiao and Gerry Penalosa. The list also included fighter who have long since hang up their gloves like, Gabriel "Flash" Elorde, Francisco "Pancho Villa" Guilledo, Ceferino Garcia and Ben Villaflor.

Randy Suico Update

Randy “Kumo’ng Bato” Suico is scheduled to defend his Oriental and Pacific Boxing Federation (OPBF) lightweight belt in Cebu on July 21. He is expected to have his hands full against Japanese challenger Koji Samejima. The venue of the fight has yet to be announced.

Suico holds a 26-3 (22KOs) while Samejima, who is on a four-fight winning streak, including three straight by knockouts, parades a 15-1-1, 6KOs record.

This will be Suico’s second reign defense after taking the title over Pongpetch Chuwatana of Thailand in October 2006. Last April 23, he had difficulty catching up with the quick-footed Tomonori Nakagawa. Fortunately, he held on to a unanimous win over the Japanese challenger in his first defense with the help of his great heart.

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