Thursday, July 5, 2007

Pinoy Boxers Fighting in Mismatches Overseas Continue

I want to post this today because I am disgusted with the ongoing practice of sending Pinoy boxers in mismatches against Thai boxers. In this article, veteran boxing writer, Ronnie Nathanielsz, writes about the mismatches in Thailand that are still happening after the ban against importing Pinoy boxers to Thailand was lifted.

It seems that we have not learned from the tragic death of Lito Sisnorio who died after fighting an obvious against former world flyweight champion, Chatchai Sasakul. I thought that the GAB will keep a tighter control in importing our fighters in Thailand but it seems that we are still sending our fighters to deadly mismatches.

I can understand that Thai matchmakers want to impress Thai boxing fans by letting their boxing superstars win against International fighters but they should understand that obvious mismatches are very dangerous. In addition, what good is a fight if one of the fighters has no chance of winning. Imagine pitting a fighter with a record of 6-7-3 with 5 knockouts against an experienced boxing star with a record of of 38-1 with 16 knockouts. They should at least let their fighter fight an opponent who has a chance of beating their fighter.

I hope The GAB can put a stop to this mismatches. The death of Lito Sisnorio is enough to wake us up. We don't need another tragedy to remind us that boxing is a dangerous sport and fighters can die due to the injuries they incur in the ring.

1 comment:

Robert Villarna said...

are you trying to make a backlink with me??