Thursday, June 28, 2007

Pinoy Boxing Updates: Mayol to Challenge for World Title

Filipino minimum weight prospect Rodel Mayol 23-1-18 KO’s) has a chance to wrest the title from Edgar Sosa. Their bout is scheduled on August 4 as one of the undercard bouts of the Erik Morales-David Diaz WBC lightweight title fight.

Joy Ouano who handled Mayol’s career in the past along with American Terry Carter said in an overseas telephone conversation with Viva Sports/Manila Standard Today, that the fight was arranged by Michael Koncz and Top Rank promoter Bob Arum.

Mayol is currently living with Carter and Ouano at their home in Georgia. He has been jogging daily, working out at a nearby gym punching the bag, doing weights. However, he is only getting some light sparring since there were hardly any fighters in the gym. Fortunately, Mayol will fly to Las Vegas on Friday to step up training at the Top Rank Gym.

According to Mayol, he is comfortable at 108 pounds and won’t have any problems making the weight. He suffered his only defeat in a WBC minimum weight title fight against reigning champion Eagle Kyowa. This was due to the lack of proper training which caused him to fade in the second half of their fight on May 6, 2006.

I hope that Mayol will not commit the same mistakes in his upcoming bout. He is a very promising boxer who has great power and potential. He should train very well so that he won't run our of gas. I wish him Good Luck.

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