Friday, April 4, 2008

“Invasion – Philippines vs The World”

This weekend, Pinoy boxing will once again showcase its pugilistic talent in a loaded promotion that features Philippine boxing prospects and champions. The promotion is headlined by WBO bantamweight champion Gerry Peñalosa who will face former world champion Ratanachai Sor Vorapin for the second time.

Peñalosa defeated Sor Vorapin by KO in their first meeting but will he able to to beat him again to defend his title? We'll find out this weekend. Sor Vorapin will not enter Philippine territory to lose. I expect him to be hungry and wary of committing the same mistakes against Gerry.

Filipino boxing prospect, AJ Banal will also face another test when he battles Caril “El Raton” Herrera. Herrera is an undefeated fighter out of Uruguay with an impressive record of 21-0, 13 KO’s. However, a quick look at the quality of his opponents show that Banal will probably be his toughest opponent yet. Nevertheless, on paper he seems like a fine opponent for AJ Banal.

Rey "BooM Boom" Bautista continues on his comeback journey when he faces Mexico’s Genaro Camargo. Bautista's opponent has a record of 13 wins, 3 losses with 10 KO's. It's not a very impressive record but it shows that Camargo can punch and hurt Bautista.

The other bouts included in this promotion include Ciso “Kid Terrible” Morales against South Korea’s Yoo Shin Kim, Bert Batawang against rugged Indonesian Heri Amol and Michael Domingo against Thepnimit Sor Chitpattana.

This looks like a very entertaining promotion. I hope our boxers can perform well and display courage on the ring. They will have the support of the local fans (and maybe the judges) so I think they will put on a good show.

1 comment:

American Boxing Academy, Digos City said...

Great Fights......2 Top Pinoy boxers will fight on Mindanoa,, Digos City...April 30th, #1 rated in Philippines Fermando Lumacad,,, and also former PI Champion Ramie Laput, continues his comback..Lumacad and Laput being managed by Ken Smith, of American Boxing Academy... Both fighters being prepared for 10 rounders in the Cayman Islands on the undercard of WBO #7 ranked Jr Middleweight Charles Whitaker...Whitaker came to the Philippines and trained at American Boxing Academy in Digos in preperation for his last fight...During his visit a deal was worked out between Whitakers Promotional company,,and American Boxing Academy to bring these 2 top Pinoy fighters to test their abilities outside the Philippines...American Boxing Academy is having its 3rd Promotion in Digos Cities Pearl Center...April 30th