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VSP Promotions

We are the fastest growing sports entertainment company in Asia, with a particular focus in Vietnam. VSP identify local talent, train them at our VSP Boxing gym, and are renowned for conducting the biggest and best fight promotions. We aim to make professional boxing mainstream in Vietnam, a sport that people LOVE to do, and LOVE to watch!  And we would love to work with partners that will make that happen even faster!

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VSP Boxing

The first and the only 5 Star rated boxing gym in Vietnam. We are located in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City, and work in collaboration with the government of Vietnam. We train national boxing team members, and also for the selected few, transition them into professional boxing. Our boxers have won numerous international competitions, and also have qualified for the Olympics as well.

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Victory8

Victory8 is VSP's very own “premiere” boxing event brand that is unique in so many ways!  The elite boxers from Vietnam are matched up with fighters from around the world, making it both a sporting and cultural spectacle followed by many countries. The events are conducted in iconic locations, and are seamlessly integrated with live music and entertainment, creating a very inclusive and festival style atmosphere. Our most recent Victory8 event in Hanoi attracted a live audience of over 25,000 people, with millions of local television views, and an international reach of 100mil+ views on internet. Contact us now to find out how VSP and Victory8 can build your brand!

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Monthly Professional Boxing

On the last Saturday of each month, VSP Boxing gym will be hosting professional boxing events which will be recognized internationally. There will be 6~8 fights per month and it will be televised on major TV Network.

If you want to start pro boxing career, here is the procedure:

1. Register HERE . Registration will be on a rolling basis.

2. You will be contacted for Fitness & Rules testing at VSP Boxing Gym. For fitness, you need to show that you can complete 4 rounds of sparring under professional rules.

3. Please contact us for fight purse information.

4. You do not require testing if you are a member of National Boxing Team, Army Team, have finished in top 5 position in the latest national boxing championship, or a registered VSP Boxer.

See our VSP PRO page for more detailed information

DREAM BIG, TRAIN HARD, NEVER GIVE UP

"I WILL KNOCK OUT MOABI NGAKA "

South Korean 🇰🇷 hot prospect Lee Juyeong says he is destroying sparring partners ahead of his August 3rd clash in Vietnam with Moabi Ngaka. 
The bout will occur at a huge international event to be held at the Hoiana Resort and Casino in Danang. 

Lee Juyeong won two of his last three bouts, but was bitterly disappointed by his performance in a controversial points loss in January. But he is adament he will make amends against Botswana’s #1 boxer Moabi Ngaka. 

"I made a lot of mistakes in that fight, a bad game plan, and I lost to a very skilled boxer from Taiwan. But I was the more powerful fighter, and i believe I gave him too much respect. The match at Hoiana will be my chance to shine again."

"My opponent Moabi Ngaka is a great fighter, but I'm not afraid. I'm stronger and braver. I'll fight whoever comes. I want to tell Ngaka, let's make a great fight !"

The South Korean has been in devastating form in sparring, dropping two opponents and sending another to the hospital with a broken nose. And Lee Juyeong is determined to redeem his last start points defeat :

"I learn from my mistakes. 
I will knock out Moabi Ngaka - he is great, but he will learn also, that this fight is very different to what he gets at home."

"LEGENDARY" INTERNATIONAL BOXING EVENT 
Vietnam will play host to the "Legendary" international championship boxing event to be held at the Hoiana Resort and Casino on Saturday August 3rd. 
The card will showcase boxers from 7 countries - China, USA, Philippines, Indonesia, South Korea, Botswana 

Boxing event and booking information:
https://heyzine.com/flip-book/448d129cf8.html

Asia Boxing Conference info and booking:
https://heyzine.com/flip-book/4f07988e56.html

#vietnamboxingorganization #VSPPromotions #boxingvietnam #vspboxing #cockybuffalo

THE HANOI HITMAN - NEXT STOP RUSSIA

🇻🇳 Vietnam legend Nguyễn Văn Hải is officially headed to Russia after receiving his air tickets and visa today. The Hanoi Hitman will be accompanied by Coach Alejandro Belonguel to Saint Petersburg, where Hai will take on unbeaten Uzbekistan champion Khurshidbek Rasuljonov. 
Big thanks to the Vietnam Boxing Organization for creating a pathway for Vietnamese boxers to compete in prestigious international events such as this.

#vietnamboxingorganization #boxingvietnam #VSPPromotions #webthethao #Quickom #vbo #vspboxing

VIETNAM VERSUS SOUTH KOREA

Let's GOOOOOOOO !!!!!

NGUYỄN PHI KHOA PUMPED FOR HOIANA DEBUT
HCMC boxer Nguyễn Phi Khoa is one of three Vietnamese boxers that will head to Danang for the "Legendary" International boxing event early next month.
Khoa will face off with South Korea's 🇰🇷 Jung Jaewook - and the two combatants have been given the honor of kicking off the show as the first fight.
Nguyễn Phi Khoa may possibly be the least experienced fighter on the card, but he lacks nothing in confidence or grunt. He is also trained by the best :

"Nguyen Phi Khoa – this is the battle hungry debutant fighter out of HCMC Vietnam – and there is plenty of talk to say this boy will be very good. And you should believe the whispers, because Khoa is mentored by none other than Vietnam’s most recognized pro boxer – the world rated Tran Van Thao. 
Despite his inexperience, this strong bodied student has been described as a KILLER, so expect him to produce a very physical performance against his more vaunted opponent in this Hoiana bout. They say where there is a will, there is a way, and Team Khoa will do everything in their powers to gain a Vietnam victory in this exciting opening bout."

Enough said !! Vietnam 🇻🇳 is here to do the business !!!

"Legendary" International boxing event will be held at the iconic Hoiana Resort and Casino on Saturday night August 3rd. 

More information about the fights, and also special booking deals, can be found in the e-brochure :

https://heyzine.com/flip-book/448d129cf8.html

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DAVAO "MACHINE GUN" SET FOR VIETNAM

Top Davao prospect Dennis Endar is one of two pinoy selected for a huge international event to be held in Vietnam next month. Endar will join another Mindanao boxer Jerry Francisco, who will appear in the main event and contest the WBO Global title.
Dennis "Machine Gun" Endar will face China’s 🇨🇳 top rated Flyweight Hu Longyi over 6 rounds, in a bout that many consider maybe the fight of the night. And with good reason !

"Dennis Endar exciting Southpaw prospect hailing from Davao – a hotbed of boxing talent in Southern Philippines. 
23 year old Dennis Endar was responsible for one of the biggest wins of 2023 when he stopped the previously unbeaten Antonio Uy. This was simply an amazing performance where he dropped Uy no less than 3 times – a feat that had previously seemed impossible against his much hyped opponent. 
Endar has been rewarded for that big victory with inclusion at Hoiana, and this will be the Philippines’ boxer’s much anticipated first test on foreign soil. But be careful of what you wish for ! His opponent Hu Longyi of China represents another step up, and will surely provide a stern test of where this talented striker sits in the world scene right now."

Dennis Endar will fight at the Hoiana Resort and Casino on Saturday night August 3rd. 

You can read all the Vietnam fight and booking information here :

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EVERYTHING HAS A BEGINNING. TONIGHT IT'S MSC.

🎊✨️Congratulations to Max Sport Centre (MSC)🥊 on your grand opening! This is a significant milestone, especially for a center specializing in combat sports. Wishing you continuous growth, many new members, and becoming a trusted destination for boxing enthusiasts. May MSC achieve great success and bring immense value to the community.🎉👍🇻🇳

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3 VIETNAM BOXERS TO BECOME "LEGENDARY"

Vietnam Boxing Organization will preside over an historic international boxing event to be held in Danang on August 3rd. 
The Hoiana Resort will play host to the "LEGENDARY" show, which will be headlined by WBO and IBF title fights, and attract boxers from China, South Korea,Philippines, Africa, USA and Indonesia. 
Did we mention Vietnam ?

The great news is that 3 Vietnam 🇻🇳 boxers have been selected to compete - debutant Nguyễn Phi Khoa, and experienced pros Tran Tan Quang Dao and Dinh Hong Quân (a former IBF champion)
VBO would like to thank our hosts Hoiana Resort and Casino for making Vietnam boxers part of this great event, as it will provide a real incentive for other professionals who get way too few opportunities. 

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YOU ARE INVITED!

KNOCKOUT SUMMER HEAT WITH TWO WBO TITLE CHAMPIONSHIP FIGHTS 

We are thrilled to introduce the first professional boxing event in Quangnam.  
The event will include 8 international bouts - featuring WBO GLOBAL & IBF ASIA title fights.  

The event will take place at the Hoiana Resort & Golf on August 3rd.

Details of the match ups coming soon.  

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PROFESSIONAL BOXING IN VIETNAM 🇻🇳

Looking forward to many great events this year in Vietnam. Thank you to The Grand Ho Tram Resort and Casino and Cocky Buffalo Promotions for another excellent show on Saturday night. 
Vietnam Boxing Organization will continue to strive for excellence and make this country a leader in this great sport.
More events coming this year !!

POSTCARDS FROM SUNNY MASBATE

Face off today for tomorrow's event starting at 1pm .

Bakbakan sa Masbate II - Main Card Weigh-in
June 22 | 4 PM | Masbate Lagoon
ATK Promotions 

📌WBC Asia Continental Super Featherweight Championship
🇵🇭 Jeo Santisma - 129.8 lbs
🇹🇭 Arnon Yupang - 129.8 lbs

📌Philippine Featherweight Championship
🇵🇭 Michael Dasmariñas - 124.6 lbs 
🇵🇭 Jon Jon Estrada - 124.6 lbs

📌WBC ASIA Flyweight Championship
🇵🇭 Esneth Doningo - 112 lbs
🇵🇭 Enrique Magsalin - 112 lbs

📌WBF International Super Flyweight Championship
🇵🇭 Bienvenido Ligas - 115 lbs
🇵🇭 Alvin Camique - 115 lbs

📌WBF Australasian Super Bantamweight Championship
🇵🇭 Alex Santisima - 122 lbs
🇵🇭 Justine Darap - 120.6 lbs

*Fight will be televised live on Tap Sports via Cignal and Sky Cable
*For mobile and tablet users, download BlastTV on playstore/app store to access Tap Sports

HANEY’S WOES GO FROM BAD TO WORSE

In the old days, boxers copped their licks, picked themselves up, and moved on.
Fast forward to 2024 .......

For a guy that they mockingly referred to as an instagrammer with nothing but a left hook - Team Haney are certainly taking their beat down at the hands of Ryan Garcia quite badly !

"The Dream" salesmen have now announced plans to sue Ryan Garcia - a man who did nothing more than expose Haney as a useful but lower tier performer. 
The loss was so lopsided that many doubt Haney will be the same ever again. 
In fact, the light punching prospect has even admitted that he is mentally damaged by the beating he suffered at the hands of his "social media" opponent :

" So, it [the loss] affected me. 
My lawyers and my team will do that in court against Ryan Garcia, and we will take legal action because it has affected me. 
Not only financially but mentally. ”

But the legal representation for Ryan Garcia have had enough of the excuse making and babbling from the over rated Haney, and have returned serve with an emphatic statement of their own :

Ryan Garcia’s team have just issued a fresh statement where they mentioned that “one thing remains clear - Ryan Garcia beat Devin Haney, and this result will never be erased from the public.”

Statement: 
“There is a lot of misinformation being disseminated about Ryan Garcia.
However, the undisputed facts are as follows: his positive test was the result of contaminated supplements, of which he was unaware; the subsequent lab testing of the supplements proved to be in the billions of a gram; and, the two positive tests were in the billions and trillions, that every expert will attest to had absolutely no performance benefit. (Emphasis added)

“Regarding the weight issue, the Haney's could have chose to stop the fight, due to the weight clause, but instead, negotiated heavily and agreed to the "cash grab" and the fight.

“There was never an intent by Ryan, and the facts reiterate this, to gain an advantage over Haney. To be clear, Ryan Garcia's sole advantage over Devin Haney was that he is simply a superior fighter.

“Rest assured, there are multiple agendas that have been at play since Ryan's clear and convincing win against Haney, and all those agendas have been aimed against King Ryan.
No matter what those agendas are, one thing remains clear - Ryan Garcia beat Devin Haney, and this result will never be erased from the public and media.”

- Guadalupe Valencia, Darin Chavez Attorneys for RG.

TOUCHE !!!

BEACH PARTY IN MASBATE

 Some great fights are coming this Saturday from the idyllic Matayum lagoon in Cataingan, Masbate. 
Local boy Jeo Santisima stars in the main event against Thailand's Arnon Yupang for the WBC Asia Continental belt.
Esneth Domingo 19-2 takes on Enrique Magsalin for the WBC Asia Flyweight belt, while Ben Ligas and Alvin Camique are going to war in search of their first WBF Title. 
But the fight of the day is surely the showdown between Michael Dasmarinas and the Wolverine JonJon Estrada for the vacant RP National title. Hot'n Spicy Dasmarinas has been one of the Philippines' blue riband performers in recent years, and Estrada has notoriously been one of it's most violently effective !

The action for what promises to be a great card begins at 1pm, and is brought to you by ATK Promotions.

"I'M PRETTY BOY FLOYD REINCARNATED !"

"Do the research look at similarities in style and career." - Devin Haney 

Devin and Bill Haney were only recently beating their drum to claim boxing's pound for pound status, yet shares in the "Chasing Greatness" team have dropped dramatically in recent times.

The marketing pitch of Team Haney started to look a little dubious after he was manhandled by a much smaller Vasyl Lomachenko, yet many were willing to give him a "pass" due to his credible performance against a technically superior and more experienced opponent. 
To be fair, it was a very good fight, and one that his supporters were hoping would leverage to greater performances.
But there were obvious cracks, and they were beginning to show. 

At times, Devin Haney appeared completely out of ideas - almost forlorn, against Loma. 
Father Bill was disturbingly quiet, and offered precious little in terms of technical solution when Haney was being run ragged by Lomachenko. It was this lack of corner direction that would haunt Haney once more when he later faced Ryan Garcia. 

Cynicism was enveloping Team Haney - "weight bully" "pillow fists" "glass jaw" - coined generic terms for sure, but certainly not ones to be associated with a P4P self proclaimed ! 
And the derision was becoming his constant traveling companion.

But Haney had a golden opportunity to put all that negative propaganda to bed. 
The plan was simple. 
Fight and defeat a very talented yet flawed boxer named Ryan Garcia - the guy is a flat footed instagrammer, with nothing but a left hook after all. 
Easy work surely !
WRONG !!

Team Haney’s "Dream" turned into their worst nightmare fully realised. 
Weight bully, glass jaw and pillow fists were there for all to see - it was like that harrowing moment that you experienced as a kid when you found out that Santa wasn't real !

Okay - so the Team Haney hoax is now over. 
I think everyone fully accepts that.
The guy has no chin, no weapons, but hey - he is still a helluva talent, and even if just a measuring stick, he's still a guy worth watching isn't he ?

After Tank's epic win on Saturday night, Devin Haney was quick to tweet "Ready to get back n the mix". 

There is no doubt he has lots of options. 
Eddie Hearn said he fears for Haney against a puncher like Subriel Matias, but after his loss on the weekend, maybe he is now in calculations.
If not, who then ?

Who from this list does the P4P candidate beat ? :
Ryan Garcia, Teofimo Lopez, Pitbull Cruz, Liam Paro, Richardson Hitchins and just for the heck of it - Gervonta Davis and Shakur.
Word is, the Aussie Paro maybe his next big assignment. 

Perhaps none - but now that "the Dream" has now been debunked, there are many that will be cheering for this talented kid to get back off the canvas and regain lost credibility.

#vsppromotions #vspboxing #vietnamboxingorganization

TANK SHOULD BRING AN ASS WHOOPIN' BUT

this one might just go down very different to the script ?

On paper - Frank Martin has the requisite unblemished record, and he shapes as a worthy opponent for arguably the most "watchable" boxer on the world scene right now - Gervonta "Tank" Davis. 
Tank - the Mayweather prodigy, as technical as he is lethal, equal parts endearing yet formidable, his impish form even had the hairs on the back of Bernard Hopkins' neck stand at full attention.
 
So theoretically, this is a nice fight in the offing. 

Yet a closer look at Martin's resume yields  
"Hang on a minute ! 
Look at some of the wooden indians and crash test dummies this guy has beat." 
Upon detailed inspection, it seems obvious that Martin has been defeating guys not out of place at a Lord of the Rings casting call.
And now he gets to fight Gervonta Davis for a world title ????? 
How the hell does that work ?

THIS IS PRO BOXING AT IT'S WORST !!!
Or is it ???

Why do we get that nagging feeling that this is indeed a fight, and more, that Tank might even be in deep here ? 
Is this the fight where Davis gets a litte over confident, a little sloppy, or is it more ?
Despite the weak opponents on his resume, Frank "the Ghost" Martin really does look the part !
He looks to be incredible shape this week in Vegas, and it hasn't gone unnoticed.

When asked why he’s so confident that he’ll be able to beat Davis this weekend, Martin gave this response.
“‘Cause I’m different. I got some things: I got speed, I got power, I got IQ. I feel like I got it all. Ya’ll gonna see. When it’s time to bite down, the world gonna see.
“We got this fight Saturday and I’m going to whoop his ass...we got Saturday to show who’s who.”

Ladies and gentlemen, I believe we "do got a fight" this Saturday night !"

#vietnamboxingorganization #VSPPromotions #vspboxing

WHAT IS A STANDARD PROFESSIONAL BOXING RING?

Professional boxing must be done in an approved sized boxing ring. It can be between 4.9m (16ft) to 7.3m(24ft) from one corner to adjacent corner. The ring must be 1m (3.2ft) in height. This is importan as it provides standard viewing angle of the judges. Tension of the ropes must be equal and aligned vertically. 4 ropes separated by 30cm in vertical distance. It is the role of the inspector to ensure that the competition arena meets both the technical and safety requirements before the contest. At VBO we look for 3 main areas.  
1. Ring surface must be even, not slippery, and without debris.
2. Ropes must not pose any cut risk to boxers.
3. Dimension of the ring, and the tension of the ropes must be within specifications.

#professionalboxing #boxing #vietnamboxingorganization #vbo #boxingring

TO RUSSIA WITH LOVE

Vietnam going global.
Nguyễn Văn Hải heads to Saint Petersburg Russia next month to take on Uzbekistan national champ and unbeaten monster Khurshidbek Rasuljonov. 

Hai's morning greetings to his opponent :
"Enjoy your cornflakes. 
We will meet soon my friend ! "

BRONER LOOKS TO RESURRECT AGAINST COBBS

The Adrien Broner vs Blair Cobbs final press conference was even more wild than expected: "My n***as got guns with them. All I've gotta do is point and they're gonna blow."
It was hard to interpret Broner's rant.
Many saw that as a thinly veiled sexual reference from the gum chewing former prodigy, who has battled with compulsive disorder issues - even to the point of dry humping opponents during championship bouts
That aside, he tore off his shirt to show that Homer Simpson also comes in chocolate. 
All that aside, the salient question remains "do I still got it ?"
Blair "the Flair" Cobbs shapes as a credible enough opponent, with only one loss on his resume. 
The tall southpaw steps out for the first time since beating Maurice Hooker by UD back in 2022, but he has enough gravitas to help us guage whther there is a path ahead for the enigmatic Adrien Broner.
The two entertaining boxers will battle for their future at the Hard Rock Casino in Hollywood Florida this Friday night.
Friendly advice to Blair the Flair : Do not turn your back on Broner, he'd hump a table leg given half a chance.

HÀ THỊ LINH GIÀNH VÉ DỰ OLYMPIC 2024 TIẾP THEO CHO VIỆT NAM

Đứng trước cơ hội cuối cùng để giành thêm vé cho Boxing Việt Nam dự Olympic Paris 2024, nữ võ sĩ Hà Thị Linh đã không bỏ lỡ cơ hội khi góp mặt trong trận play-off hạng cân 60kg.

Đối đầu Vilma Viitanen (Phần Lan), Hà Thị Linh có hiệp 1 thi đấu tốt với những pha chủ động vào đòn tầm gần, giúp cô giành chiến thắng 10-9 trên 4 bảng điểm của các giám định.

Sang hiệp 2, Viitanen tăng áp lực khi biết bị dẫn điểm. Hà Thị Linh đáp trả bằng các tổ hợp đòn đánh nặng khi di chuyển lùi. Điểm số 20-18, 20-18, 19-19, 19-19, 19-19 trong hiệp 2 khiến cả hai ứng viên đều phải nỗ lực trong hiệp đấu cuối.

Sang hiệp 3, Viitanen tiếp tục gây sức ép với hàng loạt pha rượt đuổi và ra đòn tầm gần uy lực. Cú móc trái mạnh khiến trọng tài phải đếm với Linh. Thể lực cả hai đã giảm xuống sau nhiều pha đổi đòn. Các pha trả đòn sau đó của Linh khiến Viitanen không thể đạt được hiệu quả trong những pha tấn công. Chung cuộc, Hà Thị Linh giành chiến thắng tính điểm 4-1, mang về tấm vé Olympic Paris 2024 thứ hai cho Boxing Việt Nam cùng người đồng đội Võ Thị Kim Ánh (54kg nữ).

#webthethao #boxing #olympics #olympicparis2024 #hathilinh

NGUYỄN VĂN HẢI JULY 23 SAINT PETERSBURG

The Hanoi Hitman is looking to make up for lost time, and will be back in the ring in Russia this coming July.
The beautiful Baltic city of Saint Petersburg will provide the backdrop to a compelling match up with outstanding Uzbekistan boxer Khurshidbek Rasuljonov (7-0 3KO)
23 year old Rasuljonov is a 3x national champ, a 2x Asian champ, and maintains a flawless professional record.
The bout will be a contested over 8 rounds, and represents another great opportunity for Nguyễn Văn Hải to make his mark abroad. 
The Hanoi boxer has no opportunity to shine in his home country of Vietnam unfortunately, where professional boxing appears to be in freefall right now.

HOW MANY CHAMPIONS TITLES AVAILABLE IN ASIA?

HOW MANY CHAMPIONS TITLES AVAILABLE IN ASIA? 

Did you know that there are over 50 global sanctioning organizations that offer various champion titles in the world? They are mostly private organizations that market their brand(s). However the four most recognized ones are : WBO, WBC, WBA, IBF.

Each of the above four organizations offer different regional championship titles and there are a lot of them! Here are some regional titles that may be available for qualified boxers in the Asia Pacific region.  

Note that considering that there are at least 17 weight divisions, there will be a minimum of 17 champions for each regional belt. If you add them all up, there are over 391 championship titles just for men alone. If you include all possible female champions, at least 690 championship titles are available.  

IBF (International Boxing Federations) 
1. IBF ASIA (male)
2. IBF ASIA OCEANIA (male)
3. IBF ASIA AUSTRALASIAN (male)
4. IBF INTERNATIONAL (male/female)
5. IBF INTERCONTINENTAL (male/female)
6. IBF YOUTH (male)

WBA (World Boxing Association)
1. WBA ASIA EAST (male)
2. WBA ASIA SOUTH (male)
3. WBA ASIA (male/female)
4. WBA OCEANIA (male)
5. WBA INTERNATIONAL (male/female)
6. WBA INTERCONTINENTAL (male/female)

WBC (World Boxing Council)
1. WBC FAR EAST (male)
2. WBC ASIAN SILVER (male) 
3. WBC ASIAN (male/female)
4. WBC ASIAN CONTINENTAL (male)
5. WBC YOUTH INTERCONTINENTAL (male)

WBO (World Boxing Organization)
1. WBO ORIENTAL (male)
2. WBO ASIA PACIFIC (male/female)
3. WBO GLOBAL (male)
4. WBO INTERNATIONAL (male) 
5. WBO ASIA PACIFIC YOUTH (male)
6. WBO INTERCONTINENTAL (male)

So which should you go for? What is available for the boxer is almost entirely dependent on the promoter and their preference in working with the sanctioning organizations. Do you have a preference?

#vietnamboxingorganization #VBO #championsleague #championship #regionaltitles #professionalboxing

"Bà mẹ 2 con" Hà Thị Linh

💥Cách đây ít phút boxer Hà Thị Linh đã có chiến thắng ấn tượng trước đối thủ khó nhằn Ana Starovoitova ở trận ra quân hạng 60 kg nữ môn boxing vòng loại cuối cùng tìm vé đến Olympic Paris 2024.👊

"Bà mẹ 2 con" Hà Thị Linh thắng thuyết phục 4-1 sau 3 hiệp đấu trước tay đấm người Litva từng 2 lần giành HCĐ châu Âu. Sau đây 2 ngày Hà Thị Linh sẽ bước vào màn so găng kế tiếp. Boxer từng 2 lần vô địch SEA Games này là một trong những niềm hy vọng sẽ kiếm tìm thêm suất dự Olympic Paris cho boxing Việt Nam.

Hiện boxing Việt Nam mới có 1 suất chính thức dự Olympic Paris và nó thuộc về Võ Thị Kim Ánh, người xuất sắc giành vé ở vòng đấu loại hồi tháng 3 năm nay...🇻🇳
#Webthethao #Boxing #HàThịLinh

COMING NEXT MONTH !!

Saturday June 22nd Cataingan, Masbate
This has to be one of the best fight cards of the year !

DEVIN HANEY- WAS IT ALL JUST A DREAM ?

A hotly disputed "win" against Lomachenko showed the cracks. 
But his first foray against a similar sized, yet supposedly way lesser boxer, ended in total disaster - and confirmed what many had suspected. 
Haney : No weapons - No chin. 
The cloak of invincibility has well and truly been lifted on Devin Haney - who has campaigned with the appropriate ring monicker - The Dream.

Devin Haney - the over rated champ nobody wants to see again ?
*story courtesy of Boxing News 24

Devin Haney has captured world titles in two weight classes by age 25, but few fans are impressed with what he’s accomplished during his nine-year career.
Haney stepped up for the first time last month against Ryan Garcia on April 20th, and he was out of his league. He was dropped six times and lost a 12-round decision. Fans were left wondering what they had ever seen in Haney. His reputation has nosedived since, and it’s difficult for fans to view him still as a world champion. The WBC allowed Haney to keep his light welterweight title despite losing.
That performance had a devasting effect on Haney’s career, resulting in fans no longer viewing him as the #1 fighter in the 140-lb division and feeling that they’d been wrong about their previously high appraisal of him after his win against Regis Prograis last December. Before Haney’s loss to Ryan, some fans thought he’d beaten the best fighter in the weight class when he defeated the 35-year-old Prograis. I didn’t feel that way.

Watching Prograis lose to Josh Taylor in 2019 showed that he was flawed from the start. That fight showed all I needed to know about Prograis because Tyalor was always an average fighter. That’s Why Nobody Wants The Rematch Fans should want to see a rematch, but they don’t have faith in Haney that he can raise his game enough to avenge his loss to Ryan (25-1, 20 KOs).
The fans saw all they needed to, watching Ryan put Haney in trouble in the opening seconds of round one and continuing to batter him for the remainder of the fight. In the seventh, Haney was knocked down four times and seemingly saved by the referee, Harvey Dock, who inexplicably penalized Ryan for hitting on the break after he grew frustrated at the nonstop holding that was being done.
Devin was trying to stall out the round after the first knockdown, and Ryan got fed up with being held excessively and instinctively hit Haney when the referee peeled him off. No warning had been given to Ryan before the penalization.

Many fans consider Haney the weakest of the four champions at 140 because of his questionable chin and his fighting style, which involves a lot of clinching, jabbing, and moving around the ring. The other champions at 140 :
- Teofimo Lopez 
– Subriel Matias 
– Isaac Cruz 
Haney would lose to all those champions and likely get knocked out if he couldn’t clinch excessively once he was hurt, as we saw in his fight with Ryan.

GOOSEN SUPPORTS RYAN GARCIA BEING CLEAN

Acclaimed boxing trainer Joe Goosen shares his thoughts on the recent Ryan Garcia controversy. 
He also makes the interesting assertion that the talented fighter is one of the best he has ever trained ! 
*story courtesy Boxing Scene :

There is no bad blood between former fighter-trainer tandem Ryan Garcia and Hall of Fame coach Joe Goossen. 

Garcia split from Goossen after three fights last year following his knockout loss to Gervonta Davis and has since linked up with Derrick James. 

On April 20, the heavy underdog Garcia knocked down Devin Haney three times to win a majority decision. But the victory has been surrounded by controversy. 

Garcia blew weight for the 140-pound fight by 3.2 pounds, and on May 1, tests revealed that Garcia tested positive for the banned performance-enhancing substance Ostarine on the day of and the day before the fight.

Haney has since requested that the New York State Athletic Commission disqualify Garcia. 

Garcia has maintained his innocence as he awaits the results of his B-sample, and his former coach, Goossen, is backing him, too. 

“I’ve known Ryan ever since he was a teenager, and I have nothing but great things to say about him because he has a great heart,” Goossen told BoxingScene. “He’s one of the best fighters I’ve ever trained. He’s got so much talent that it’s not even funny. He’s got everything.

“I trained Ryan for two years straight and never saw anything remotely close to the same galaxy of what is being talked about now. It wasn't even talked about. Ryan would never knowingly do something like that. When he trained with me, he was dedicated. He always worked hard. Nothing about Ryan would lead me even to speculate anything in that direction. No way. Something isn't right. I can not point the finger at Ryan. None of it makes sense to me. In my wildest dreams, I cannot conceive of Ryan Garcia purposely doing anything that would endanger his career in such a way.” 

Goossen guided Garcia to wins against Emmanuel Tagoe and Javier Fortuna, but Garcia couldn’t overcome the southpaw Davis. 

Goossen envisions a promising future for Garcia once he gets back into fight mode. 

“Ryan will never lose to a right-hander,” said Goossen. “He's going to be great at 147 pounds because he won't have to kill himself to make weight. He's tall and has a big frame. It's amazing and almost frightening to see him hit bags and hit people. He's one of the fastest, smartest, hardest hitters per square inch I have ever dealt with, and that's saying something.”

"HANEY WAS THE NEXT MAYWEATHER ? I DEBUNKED THAT !!"

"I FEEL HURT AND DAMAGED BY THE ACCUSATIONS THAT ARE PUT ON ME. I KNOW FOR A FACT THAT I AM NOT A CHEATER, I'VE NEVER BEEN A CHEATER. I'VE PUT IN SO MUCH WORK MY WHOLE LIFE, AND ONE OF MY GREATEST VICTORIES HAS A LITTLE BIT OF AN ASTERISK BECAUSE OF A LIE. 
I'M GENUINELY HURT. I CRY AT NIGHT SOMETIMES JUST KNOWING THAT THEY ARE TRYING TO TAINT MY VICTORY ...
WE'RE LETTING LITERAL CHEATERS LIKE STEROIDS POSTER BOY VICTOR CONTE CONVICT ME OF CHEATING. AND HE'S THE ONE WHO SHAPED VADA. 
WHY ARE WE LISTENING TO THIS GUY? THAT SMELLS LIKE FUNNY BUSINESS TO ME ... 

I KNOW DEVIN HANEY WAS THE POSTER CHILD FOR BEING THE NEXT FLOYD MAYWEATHER BUT I DEBUNKED THAT. 
HOW ABOUT YOU JUST GIVE ME MY CREDIT?"

BOXING VIỆT NAM KHỞI ĐẦU TỐT

Trong ngày ra quân, võ sĩ Nguyễn Văn Đương phải chạm trán một đối thủ tương đối mạnh. Đó là Jean Carlos Caicedo Pachito (Ecuador), người từng tham dự Olympic Paris.

Trước một đối thủ có trình độ và kinh nghiệm thi đấu tương đương, đại diện Việt Nam đã thi đấu chủ động. Anh tấn công từ khá sớm, đồng thời giữ cự ly mỗi khi cảm thấy đối thủ muốn chờ cơ hội phản đòn.

Trận đấu khép lại trong 3 hiệp, với chiến thắng bằng tính điểm dành cho Nguyễn Văn Đương. Anh sẽ thi đấu trận tiếp theo trong ngày 28/4 tới.

Sau khởi đầu tốt của Nguyễn Văn Đương, Boxing Việt Nam còn một VĐV khác thi đấu trong ngày đầu tiên. Đó là Hoàng Ngọc Mai, võ sĩ thi đấu hạng cân 66kg nữ.

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GOOD LUCK VIETNAM BOXING TEAM !

All set and ready to go.
Wishing the team a successful and lucky tournament for the Olympics qualifiers. 
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WBO ORIENTAL CHAMPIONSHIP THIS WEEK

Let's find out who is Asia's best Lightweight fighter this Saturday night.

The Hanoi Hitman Nguyễn Văn Hải (6wins 1 loss) 🇻🇳 takes on the best fighter in China right now 🇨🇳 - Yongquiang Yang (15 wins 0 loss)
The China boy can bang too - he has 12 knockouts on his resume.

Nguyễn Văn Hải v Yongquiang Yang 10 rounds
WBO Oriental Lightweight championship 61kg
Jiagen Sport Centre Xiamen China 
Saturday May 18th

WHEN THE WAR IS OVER

Mexican 🇲🇽 Kenbun Torres departs the Philippines today, and bumps into last night's opponent at Ninoy Aquino - champion Reymart Gaballo. 

"I spotted my opponent walking alone through the airport
It's Reymart Gaballo !
I was full of nerves and aggression when we are together at the weigh-in - that is a fighter.
But I couldn't help but shout out to the brave man who gave me an opportunity, and swapped punches in the same ring. 
I don't know the words to express my appreciation but I shook hands and hugged.
Maybe someday we can fight again, I know Reymart is a great fighter for the Philippines. 
I want to pay respect from the bottom of my heart to Reymart Gaballo and the people that were so kind to me when I visited this special place.
Thank you. "

Vasiliy Lomachenko và Georges Kambosos Jr

Cái tên Vasyl Lomachenko không phải là cái tên xa lạ gì đối với những người yêu thích quyền anh "đẹp".

Dù ở thời kỳ đỉnh cao hay hiện tại, trước khi chuyển sang chuyên nghiệp, anh đã có 2 lần giành HCV Olympic, 1 thành tích đáng tự hào mà nhiều tay đấm trẻ hướng tới. Và chẳng cần đến trận đấu thứ ba trong sự nghiệp chuyên nghiệp của mình, Lomachenko đã trở thành kẻ thách thức các đai vô địch quyền anh thế giới, một con quái vật mà bất kỳ vị vua nào cũng dè chừng.

Trận đấu với Georges Kambosos Jr vào ngày 12/5 tới là lần thượng đài đầu tiên của Vasiliy Lomachenko (17-3 Boxing, 11 KO) kể từ thất bại trước Devin Haney hồi tháng 5/2023, cuộc đối đầu xác định chủ nhân chức vô địch tuyệt đối với 4 danh hiệu WBC, WBA, IBF và WBO đã để lại nhiều tranh cãi bởi kết quả trên bảng điểm.

Ở tuổi 36, tất cả đều hiểu rằng thời gian để Lomachenko cạnh tranh ở cấp độ đỉnh cao không còn nhiều, dù anh vẫn được biết tới như một trong các võ sĩ có kĩ thuật và bộ pháp đứng đầu làng Quyền Anh đương đai. Dù vậy, bản thân Lomachenko vẫn muốn dành sự ưu tiên trong việc giúp đỡ những người dân quê nhà Ukraine trong cuộc chiến đang diễn ra, lý do khiến anh vắng bóng suốt một năm qua.

Những chấn thương vai kể từ cuộc đối đầu với Teofimo Lopez năm 2020 cũng là nỗi lo của những người hâm mộ "Hi-Tech", bởi khả năng tấn công của tay đấm từng giành 2 HCV Olympic (2008 & 2012) đến từ việc kiểm soát trận đấu bằng số lượng đòn đấm vượt trội. Và hơn thế, đối thủ Georges Kambosos Jr của anh cũng là một cái tên có phong cách thi đấu tương tự.

Cuộc đối đầu giữa Vasiliy Lomachenko và Georges Kambosos Jr sẽ diễn ra vào sáng Chủ Nhật ngày 12/5 theo giờ Việt Nam. Webthethao.vn sẽ tiếp sóng sự kiện Boxing đáng chú ý của làng Boxing thế giới tới quý vị khán giả.

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PREPARING FOR THE WBO TITLE MATCH

Nguyễn Văn Hải getting ready for the biggest stage of his career - the WBO Oriental Lightweight championship to be held in Xiamen China next week. 
Vietnam 🇻🇳 legend Nguyễn Văn Hải 6-1 3KO will challenge China 🇨🇳 top rated fighter Yongquiang Yang 15-0 12KO for the prestigious belt. 
The championship match will take place at the Jiagen Sport Center in Xiamen on Saturday May 18th. 

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DOES MEXICAN TORRES HAVE THE "MIDAS" TOUCH ?

Without doubt the smaller man, but Mexican Kenbun Torres hits Manila in a rich vein of form, and promises nightmares for local champ Reymart Gaballo tomorrow night at the Midas Hotel and Casino. 
Torres was beaten by Viet star and WBO belt holder Tran Van Thao, before making amends with a dominant win over China's tough Chengcheng Yang. 
The China boxer subsequently knocked out one of Australia's most hyped fighters - the previously unbeaten Rocky Ogden, to cement the serious claims of Kenbun Torres in tomorrow's big showdown.
The great card brought to you by SanMan Promotions will take place at the Midas Hotel and Casino in Manila. 

Weigh-in results from Pasay City, Philippines:
🇵🇭 Marlon Tapales 119.6 lbs.
🇹🇭 Nattapong Jankaew 121.4 lbs.
*vacant WBC Asian Continental Super Bantamweight Title

🇵🇭 Reymart Gaballo 119.8 lbs.
🇲🇽 Kenbun Torres 117.8 lbs.
*8 rounds / non-title

9 DAYS OUT !!

Nguyễn Văn Hải v Yongquiang Yang 
WBO Global Lightweight Title
Xiamen China Saturday May 18th
Vietnam 🇻🇳 champ v China 🇨🇳 champ !!!!
True romance !!!

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DOHENY STOPS BRYL BAYOGOS IN 4TH

In the curtain raiser of the Inoue-Nery gigantic promotion at Tokyo Dome, former IBF junior feather champ TJ Doheny (26-4, 20 KOs), 121.75, decked an easy TKO victory over previously unbeaten Filipino Bryl Bayogos (7-1-1, 2 KOs), 121.5, at 2:51 of the fourth round in a scheduled eight on Monday. 
Doheny quickly caught the still nervous and stiff Filipino and dropped him with solid body shots twice in the third, and followed up so furiously that the referee called a well-timed halt in round four, when Bayogos fell down again. 
Doheny scored his fourth triumph in as many bouts in Japan since he dethroned then IBF ruler Ryosuke Iwasa on points in 2018. 
The Irishman TJ, now residing in Australia for years, is gunning for a shot at “Monster” Naoya Inoue. Doheny had been supposed to fight Inoue should Luis Nery become unavailable by any inconvenience, but it eventually didn’t materialize with Nery successfully having made weight.

TRAN VAN THAO WIN WBO GLOBAL

Congratulations to Vietnam hero Van Thao Tran for a unanimous decision win over Jakrawut Majungoen for the NEW WBO GLOBAL Bantamweight champion.
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WBO TRIPLE TITLE

All boxers passed the weight in today for tomorrow's Triple WBO title event,
For the Vacant WBO Global Bantamweight title, and the vacant WBO Global Featherweight title and the vacant WBO International Flyweight title!
Here in Goheung, Korea.

WEIGH-IN RESULTS FROM LAS VEGAS

Saul "Canelo" Alvarez - 166.8 lbs
Jaime Munguia - 167.4 lbs 
Undisputed Super Welterweight Championship

MEXICAN FIESTA THIS SUNDAY IN LAS VEGAS

Canelo Alvarez 60-2 meets the unbeaten Jaime Munguia 43-0 for the IBF, WBO, WBC and WBA World Super Middleweight title belts this Saturday night (Sunday midday in Asia)
The fight of two great Mexicans will take place at T-mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Why Olympic Boxers Aren’t Wearing Headgear Anymore

SOMETHING IS MISSING from Olympics boxing this year. Did you notice? It’s lot easier to see the faces of male boxers---taunting, grimacing, or smiling in all their Olympian glory. This year, the Olympics ditched boxing headgear for the first time since 1984, making it look a lot more like professional boxing.

The decision, according to statements from amateur boxing’s governing organization---the International Boxing Association, or AIBA---came down to safety. Counterintuitively, referees had to stop matches for head injuries (aka likely concussions) more often when boxers were wearing headgear, according to an AIBA study. But whether ditching headgear actually makes boxers safer---especially from non-concussion injuries---is, well, more complicated.

“This rule change was rather surprising for lot of people. There’s still lot of research that needs to be done,” says Cynthia Bir, a University of Southern California biomechanics researcher who has evaluated boxing equipment for USA Boxing. In fact, female Olympians will still be wearing headgear in boxing, due to lack of safety data. (AIBA did not respond to requests for comment.)

What almost everyone can agree on is that foam padding does little to protect against concussions and knockout blows. Punch hard enough, and you overwhelm the foam’s ability to absorb energy. “The headgear becomes less useful and then not useful,” says Blaine Hoshizaki, a head injury researcher at the University of Ottawa.

Plus, the headgear still leaves boxers vulnerable to punches to the jaw, which are most likely to cause concussions because they whip the head around. “Boxers know that to get the knockout, you need to make the head spin,” says Bir. “Jabs aren’t going to do much.” Your brain normally sits suspended in fluid; when your head whips around, the brain whips around too, the tissue stretching and compressing. This causes concussions.

But why would wearing headgear increase the rate of likely concussions? The AIBA’s study has a few theories: Headgear makes it tougher to see, so boxers can’t dodge as well. Or perhaps headgear creates a false sense of safety and boxers take more risks. It also makes the boxer’s head a bigger target.

Another matter to consider though: Concussions aren’t the only head injuries boxers get. “A lot of the long-term consequences of repetitive head trauma may be from many, many subconcussive blows over time,” says Charles Bernick, a neurologist at the Cleveland Clinic. Bernick has been following a group of professional boxers and MMA fighters since 2011, and he’s found that even the brains of fighters who have not reported concussions exhibit damage visible in MRI scans.

These subconcussive blows, which don’t have any immediately obvious symptoms, could also lead to chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, over time. “With concussions, you can see it and you can diagnose it,” says Hoshizaki. “The challenge is the ones you don’t see, don’t feel. This is I think the scary part.” Headgear could mitigate some of these blows. But it’s hard to study because it’s hard to measure how much brain damage these subconcussive blows actually cause; the same punch might cause damage in one person but not another because of the structure of their head or neck musculature.

The AIBA has tried to get more professional in recent years---the extra “A” in the acronym is a remnant from when it had “amateur” in its name. And the group made other changes for the Olympics this year: It changed the scoring system to bring it in line with the pro boxing and allowed professionals to qualify for the games. (Though only three are competing in Rio.) Pros have a good reason to not use headgear

TOP 5 COUNTRIES WITH THE MOST PRO BOXING EVENTS.

According to Boxrec, there were 7,191 boxing events (63,573 bouts) in the past 12 months worldwide. USA 1,598 boxing events accounting for 27% of the total. That is more than the sum of the next 4 countries combined.

Boxing events are not necessarily connected to the wealth of a nation. Argentina, Mexico, and Russia are not known for their economic strength yet hosted 676, 488, and 294 events respectively in the last 12 months.  

In comparison, Vietnam hosted 12 events in the same period. With over 100 million in population and one of the largest amateur boxer population, VBO estimates that Vietnam should be hosting approximately 100~200 events per year. That is roughly 15 events per month. 

The question should be focused around how to make it easier for people to host boxing events, starting with 4 rounds of boxing focused on debuting boxers who are beginners in professional boxing. Safety of boxers are very important but often that concept is misused to scare noninformed public.  

Most injuries that boxers sustain are from three main areas:
1. Not enough rest between fights.
2. Excessive weight reduction before the fight.
3. Previous injuries that are left unattended.  

While mismatch can be a big problem, this is the fault of the referee/supervisor for not stopping the fight when needed. Unfortunately, this is one skill that can not be learned in a classroom but through experience. This is why developing high quality boxing ring officials is so important and difficult to do. No amount of training or certificates can replace actual experience in the ring. Just like boxers, officials also need consistent events to practice and sharpen their skills.

What are your thoughts to make 15 events/month a reality in Vietnam?

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MATEO TAPIA READY FOR WORLD'S BEST

Mexican born Aussie Mateo Tapia came to Vietnam as a 20 year old and took on that country's fight legend Truong Dinh Hoang - a 10 times national champion and unbeaten pro. It was a hugely exciting, if not unnerving, experience for the young fighter.
Fast forward 5 years, and 16-0 Tapia is world ranked in a very hot middleweight division. 
Mateo Tapia makes his return in Sydney tonight, and will meet Keiber Gonzalez 20-0 in what will surely be a launch towards a world title run.
Good luck Mateo.

WBO ORIENTAL LIGHTWEIGHT TITLE

Xiamen China Saturday 18th May
The Hanoi Hitman Nguyễn Văn Hải ready to rock China's best Yongquiang Yang over 10 rounds at Jiagen Sports Arena in Xiamen.

THE NEXT MAYWEATHER ??

Maybe it requires a re-think !
King Ryan too big, too fast, too powerful !

VIETNAM GUEST WINS IN AMERICAN RETURN

Charly Suarez has been a regular visitor to Vietnam. He fought an exhibition bout with Nguyễn Văn Hải at Victory8 in Hanoi, and he won the WBC belt at Ho Tram against Indonesia’s champion Defry Palulu. 
Today he was Stateside, winning his return bout in Corpus Christi Texas on a Top Rank event. Suarez broke his hand in August of last year, but resumed in style today in a near shutout win over America's Luis Coria. 
It was an emphatic performance, and likely to earn Suarez a world title eliminator shot at his next outing.

SUAREZ WINS IN RETURN ON AMERICAN SOIL

JUST IN: Charly Suarez Official scores a unanimous decision victory over Luis Coria (77-74, 76-75 & 77-74).
Congratulations King's Warrior 
World title awaits !

SUAREZ SCARES OFF HENRY LEBRON TEAM

The Philippines' Charly Suarez always looks great in sparring, but apparently a session where the King's Warrior was "on fire" was witnessed by the coach of Henry Lebron - and was enough for them to immediately pull out of their world title eliminator next Saturday night.
Lebron has now been consigned to the "Top Rank Scaredy Cat" bench warmers list, and will be replaced by Luis Coria 15-6 in what is Suarez return from a broken hand last August. 
A win for Suarez will guarantee him a world title eliminator at his next outing - and you can bet your bottom dollar it won't be Henry Lebron in the other corner !
Charly Suarez fights on a Top Rank show in Corpus Christi Texas next Saturday night April 13th.

SUAREZ BACK BETTER THAN EVER

The Philippines' best boxer Charly Suarez resumes next Saturday on a big Top Rank show in Corpus Christi Texas - 8 long months after sustaining a broken hand in August of last year. 
Despite looking comfortable in a lopsided decision win, Suarez actually did the damage in round one against tough Yohan Vasquez, and was forced to fight the remainder of their bout in southpaw. 
An incredible effort !
The King's Warrior Charly Suarez last fought in Vietnam in December 2022 (hence the Christmas tree !) and followed up his win at Ho Tram with a 4 title win in Australia over unbeaten star Paul Fleming. 
Suarez has been promised a world title eliminator bout if successful in next week's American bout, and all his friends at VSP wish him a career defining performance on that big stage.
Good luck Charly boy !

BRAVO CORIA - LEBRON SENT PACKING !

Puerto Rican 🇵🇷Henry Lebron (19-0)'s clean card was ready to get shredded.

So, the Lebron team have opted out of world title contention, and Charly Suarez will have a new dance partner in Luis Coria.

🇵🇭 Charly Suarez (16-0) with 9 KO’s
🇺🇸 Luis Coria (15 Wins with 6 losses) 7 KO’s
 Super featherweight bout

🗓️April 13, 2024 Saturday 
🏟️American Bank Canter, Texas USA

*credit to KOboxing

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TAGPUNO MAKES WEIGHT IN AUSTRALIA

Fernando Tagpuno jr and Dana Coolwell both made the 126lb cut and looked in outstanding shape for tomorrow night's big clash on the Sunshine Coast.
Dana Coolwell is one of the brightest young talents on the Aussie boxing scene, and his clash with Tagpuno will be for the IBO InterContinental Featherweight title.

YAP AND NGAKA BOTH WANTING WBF PRIZE

The countdown is on !
The Philippines' Mark John Yap and Botswana's Moabi Ngaka will be banging it out in 10 days time to decide the World Boxing Foundation International title.
And both countries are supremely confident of capturing the prestigious prize !

Those in the Yap camp say that this is the lightest they have seen the Journey Man prior to a big fight, and that his training has seen the experienced warrior ascend to new levels.
Moabi Ngaka is famed for his cardio, and has been reeling off 20km runs in amongst a torrid twice daily training schedule of sparring multiple partners at each session. 
This will very definitely be a battle of Mark John Yap's experience and power versus the speed, movement and endurance of the younger and taller Moabi Ngaka. 
But as they say, two dogs - one bone !!
So who you got ????

RUMBLE IN THE OKAVANGO 
Maun National Stadium Botswana 
Saturday March 30th 

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VENGEANCE HAS A NEW NAME

Arnel Baconaje "The Silencer" has been one of the Philippines' outstanding boxers of recent years, and will get the opportunity to take his talents to an international stage later this month.
The Silencer will meet the man that many regard as the best prospect in Botswana - Steven Bagwasi. 
This boxing prodigy has a 9-1 record, and is touted as a future world star by those in the know.
But Arnel Baconaje is not one for reputations, and whilst respectful of his quality opponent, is certainly not daunted. The RP National champ sees a spot for himself on the world stage, and knows that an emphatic win over a star like Bagwasi will cement his position. 
Baconaje has been the victim of some horrible decisions in the last couple of years, so on the road against Steven Bagwasi, he will leave nothing to chance.
"I know I have to hurt him to get his respect. 
This is my first time to fight an African, so I'm very excited. Tell him the Silencer is coming!"
Vengeance has a new name.

RUMBLE IN THE OKAVANGO 
Maun National Stadium Botswana 
Saturday March 30th 
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CHARLY SUAREZ THE UNDERDOG ???

Unless they plan on using the same three judges as the Tim Bradley-Manny Pacquiao fight - they got this one very wrong !!
Charly lights this guy up.

⚡⚡𝐒𝐔𝐀𝐑𝐄𝐙 𝐔𝐍𝐃𝐄𝐑𝐃𝐎𝐆 🥊𝐑𝐎𝐀𝐃 𝐓𝐎 𝐖𝐎𝐑𝐋𝐃 𝐓𝐈𝐓𝐋𝐄💪 🇵🇭Charly "King's Warrior" Suarez 16-0 is set to face Puerto Rican 🇵🇷Henry "Moncho" Lebron 19-0 on April 13, 2024 in Corpus Christi, Texas, United States🇺🇲. 

With aspirations of securing a world title this year, Suarez must emerge victorious against Lebron to enhance his standing in the super featherweight world rankings.

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THAI HOANG HUY A VSP PRO ALUMNI

Former Muay Thai student Thai Hoang Huy ranks as one of the most active boxers in Vietnam, despite only embarking upon the sport a mere 18 months ago.
After an exhibition bout at Ho Tram, Huy decided to enter the professional ranks in 2O23, and despite his inexperience, won 4 of 6 bouts.

They say that boxing is a sport that affords you the opportunity to learn a lot about yourself whilst forging enduring friendships, and Huy has been fortunate to already share the ring with boxers from the Philippines and Africa. 
It's in that regard that he enjoyed a lucky break.

 Whilst competing in an event at Ho Tram, Huy was matched with Botswana's gun Moabi Ngaka.
Despite losing that bout, Thai Hoang Huy did enough to impress his African opponent, and he invited the Vietnam boxer to his country to compete on an international stage.
The RUMBLE IN THE OKAVANGO sees African nations take on an Asian Team comprising Vietnam, Philippines, China and India - and Thai Hoang Huy has earnt himself a "wildcard" spot at the event !

Huy will meet Zambia 🇿🇲 prospect David Kapusu, a man touted as a future African champion, in the opening bout of the show. Kapusu was a quality amateur before turning pro, and won his debut in promising fashion. 
This is a significant test for Thai Hoang Huy, but a great honour to be opening an iconic International event, and as a former alumni, VSP wishes him lots of luck in Botswana on March 30th. 

RUMBLE IN THE OKAVANGO 
Maun National Stadium Botswana 
Saturday March 30th 
WATCH IT HERE LIVE !

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SUAREZ RETURNS 13TH APRIL

Henry Lebron is touted as Top Rank's next world champion at 130lb. 
Bad news Henry ! King's Warrior is coming for that very same work on April 13th in Corpus Christi Texas. 
Great fight boys !

RACE IN BOTSWANA

🇵🇭Mark John "The journey man" Yap 34-18 (Elorde ) vs 🇧🇼Moabi Ngaka 3-1-1 of Botswana
🏆 Super featherweight 10 rounds
📅March 30, 2024

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TWO WEEKS TO GO - TAGPUNO IN AUSTRALIA 

Ferocious Fernando Tagpuno heads south to the sunny shores of Queensland with a singular intent - to dismantle one of the hottest prospects in Aussie boxing - Mr. Dana Coolwell.

The story goes like this :

TAGPUNO JR TAKES FEROCIOUS DOWN UNDER
It's the ignominious start to a pro boxing career that many must dread. 
Abd it's the reason why all managers and promoters give their fighters easybeats when they first debut as professionals.
 
But there was no such soft path for "Ferocious" Fernando Tagpuno, who was to suffer defeats at his first two bouts when he met top flight Jonniel Laurente (8-1) and Daniel Nicolas (7-2).
The losses would make many question their career choice, but for Tagpuno Jr, he was simply emboldened.
VSP commented at the time that the performances were great, and despite the losses, this young fighter has a big future. 
But Fernando Tagpuno needed to respond, and he did so, with FEROCIOUS intent.
Tagpuno siezed those early lessons, and then used them to batter 7 subsequent opponents !!
THAT'S SEVEN KNOCKOUTS IN A ROW ! 
And there are some pretty decent names in that hit list !

"Ferocious" Fernando has been rewarded for his escalating displays of violence with a title shot on March 23rd in Australia. 
He is slated to take on outstanding indigenous prodigy Dana Coolwell for the IBO InterContinental Featherweight title in a bout that should blow the rafters off the Caloundra RSL Club.
"Deadly" Dana Coolwell rates as one of the most precocious talents in Aussie boxing, and was controversially defeated for a World Youth title while amasssing a 12-2 record. He is skilled, slick, and reminiscent of a young Paul Fleming.
The contrasting style of Tagpuno Jr will make it interesting - he brings pressure, and when he comes to your front door, he doesn't forget to knock. And he KNOCKS LOUD !!!
Great match up - Ferocious Fernando Tagpuno Jr v Deadly Dana Coolwell. Saturday March 23rd.

PHILIPPINES SET FOR AN AFRICAN SAFARI

Three weeks out and no signs of nerves, the Elorde team of Mark John Yap, Arnel Baconaje, JonJon Estrada and Jetro Pabustan (trainer) discuss articles of war for the RUMBLE IN THE OKAVANGO on March 30th. 
The event will match many of Africa and Asia's best boxers against one another in Maun, Botswana - a location that is the gateway to the iconic Okavango Delta. 
All three pinoy have significant tasks ahead.
JonJon Estrada takes on South African champion Jeff Magagane in the featherweight class.
Arnel Baconaje meets Steven Bagwasi, arguably the best boxer P4P in Botswana. 
Mark John Yap appears in the main event - a WBF International title match against local star Moabi Ngaka. 
The three Philippines 🇵🇭 boxers will be part of an Asian Team that includes China 🇨🇳, India 🇮🇳 and Vietnam 🇻🇳. 

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"BACONAJE WILL THINK HE'S IN WITH A LION"

Take that sucker !
Steven Bagwasi confirms his status as one of, if not the, hottest properties in Botswana boxing, handing out another one sided beating.
Bagwasi will face Philippines super featherweight champion Arnel Baconaje at Maun Stadium on March 30th, and he is looking forward to the task with laser focus. 
The boxer from Mahalapye was on the sidelines in 2023, but prior, had built an imposing 9-1 record. His lone loss was way back in 2018 by way of points to South Africa's champion Ayanda Nkosi (who was also WBF World Champion) 
Many in Africa have a huge opinion of Steven Bagwasi, and likewise, he is a boxer with self belief. 
"I will take Arnel Baconaje on a wild safari. When we are done, he will be thinking he is surrounded by lions. I am really looking forward to this one."

RUMBLE IN THE OKAVANGO 
Maun National Stadium Botswana, Africa 
Saturday March 30th 

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NGAKA TAUNTS MARK YAP TO GO TO WAR

Botswana’s Moabi "The Eagle" Ngaka " is a man well versed with the habitat of lions, and he will need to draw on all that hometown knowledge on March 30th when he steps into the ring with the Philippines' Mark John Yap. 
The two boxers will contest the World Boxing Foundation International title - a main event contest over 10 rounds to decide the Super Featherweight champion.
And the task for Ngaka is daunting to say the least !

Despite being a talented member of the national team in Botswana, he has literally had to jump at the very limited pro opportunities that have come his way, amassing a 3-1 record. And if you include his bouts not listed in BoxRec, he is already 7-1. 
There is no doubt that Moabi Ngaka has the makings of quality international boxer. 
But against Mark John Yap - REALLY ? 

It's just impossible to see that he has the experience to go with a man that has 17 years in the pro ranks, had an unbeaten run of 10 wins in Japan over 3 years where he tore some of their very best to shreds. Yap picked up three OPBF titles in a winning run that was finally ended in a points loss to world rated #2 Takuma Inoue.

But here's the interesting footnote - Moabi Ngaka specifically asked for the task ! There were a number of easier opponents that the African boxer could have taken, but he chose the Philippines Journey Man instead. 

"I want Mark John Yap !! He is a warrior, so am I - so lets GO TO WAR ! 
I'm not here to play around, I train hard, and I fight harder. I want to test myself with real fighters, and they don't come any more real than Yap."

Those close to the Botswana boxer share his belief, and say he is ripe to pull off a big upset against his Philippines rival. Ngaka is renowned for his cardio and loose movement in the ring, and they are of the opinion that Yap will be air swinging on old legs in later rounds.

"I want everyone to tune in on March 30th - I will say that this will be a war, and I will drop Mark Yap. Maybe more than once. They will all be saying that the EAGLE HAS LANDED."

RUMBLE IN THE OKAVANGO 
Maun National Stadium Botswana, Africa 
Saturday March 30th 

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BACONAJE TO TAKE ON AFRICAN STAR

Classy Elorde boxer Arnel Baconaje will head to Botswana next month as part of a formidable Asian Team that will do battle with African nations. 
"The Silencer" will take on Steven Bagwasi - a boxer that many rate as one of the most outstanding talents in Botswana. 
Bagwasi has 8 wins on his resume, with only one loss, which was back in 2018 to South Africa's national champion Ayanda Nkosi.
But to tame a lion like Bagwasi, plenty of hard work and lots of skill will be required, and Arnel Baconaje "The Silencer" was working on both today. Mixing it up with Arnel in sparring at Elorde was Japanese visitor Reito Takahashi, a highly promising 135lb fighter.

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WOLVERINE HEADS TO THE AFRICAN DELTA

Crowd pleasing brawler JonJon "the Wolverine" Estrada heads for the depths of Africa next month, when he stars at the RUMBLE IN THE OKAVANGO show on March 30th. 
Estrada will take on the sharp shooting Jeff Magagane, a man who has long been touted as one of South Africa's major talents. 
The boxer was rated as high as #1 at various stages of his career, but lack of consistency of regular bouts have conspired against him winning a major title.
Jeff Magagane goes by the ring name of "911" - which gives some obvious insights into his style, but this boxer is much much more. 
He is tall, rangy, has great hands, and is really adept out of both stances. He mixes his speed and delivery so well that when he is "on", he is equal parts deceptive as he is elusive. And with only one fight in 2023, Magagane is determined to post an emphasis performance against Estrada and get back into the world rankings. 
As for JonJon Estrada - well,it's business as usual ! 
He is well versed with taller and faster opponents - he will be a dangerous snake in the grass waiting to strike. This is a significantly important match for Estrada, and he is expected to be a heavy underdog in this bout.
But as you know with the heavy handed Wolverine - simply learn to expect the unexpected !!

RUMBLE IN THE OKAVANGO 
Maun National Stadium Botswana, Africa 
Saturday March 30th 

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MARK VS MOABI

MARK JOHN YAP 🇵🇭 PHILIPPINES versus 
MOABI NGAKA 🇧🇼 BOTSWANA 

World Boxing Foundation International title 130lb 
Maun National Stadium, Maun Botswana 
Saturday March 30th 

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VSP PRO "CLASSROOM" TO THE BIGTIME

Thai Hoang Huy gets rewarded for his improving performances in 2O23 with his first bout outside of the country. 
Huy only began boxing 18 months ago, and was inspired to try the professional game after contesting an exhibition bout with Philippines' JonJon Estrada. The Wolverine gave him encouragement to keep training and stay busy, and he took the advice from the experienced Estrada. 
Thai Hoang Huy has since won 4 from 6 in 2O23, yet it was in his most recent bout, that he got a lucky break.
Despite losing to Botswana champion Moabi Ngaka, the African liked what he saw, and requested for Huy to have an opportunity to fight abroad in Botswana. 
RUMBLE IN THE OKAVANGO affords that opportunity, and on March 30th, Huy will join 3 other Vietnam 🇻🇳 boxers in an Asian team that will tackle the African nations. 
Thai Hoang Huy meets Zambia 🇿🇲 hotshot David Kapusu, a quality prospect that won impressively at his debut.
VSP wish Thai Hoang Huy lots of luck with his fight in Botswana - draw your inspiration from the LIONS !

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THE RUMBLE JUST KEEPS ON GETTING BETTER

Team Africa just received a huge boost with breaking news that Kagiso Bagwasi will be joining the fray at RUMBLE IN THE OKAVANGO. 
Bagwasi is a 5-0 pro and a former amateur standout. 
The Botswana boxer started his professional career in blazing fashion, winning three bouts in quick succession before calamity struck.
Bagwasi was the victim of a vicious knife attack, leaving him unconscious and in need of multiple surgeries.
It was doubtful whether the talented welterweight would be able to resume his career after bicep damage incurred in the incident, but Bagwasi shed the drama like it was a second skin. It's perhaps why he has earned the ring name "Reptile" !!
Kagiso resumed in 2O22,  and has been in stunning form - a shutout victory followed up by a stunning knockout win ( both on the road in Johannesburg) endorsed that the Reptile was better than ever !
This signing is a huge coup for Team Africa, and it will take a supernatural performance from any opponent to beat Kagiso Bagwasi on his home turf !

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"MARK YAP WILL DROP. THIS IS WAR !"

The main event boxer that will face the Philippines' Mark John Yap has made the bold prediction that he will drop his counterpart at least once in next month's headliner.
This is a view that's endorsed by many in Africa that think Yap will age overnight, and that he doesn't have the speed or legs to go with his younger opponent. 

"Africa is different man. It's really hot here, we are used to it. And we have lots to deal with every day, fighting is what we love, and to have old men come to our backyard and beat us ? C'mon man, that just not gonna happen. 
Yah eish we are lions and we hungry !
Yap is a good fighter, but he won't be good against me. But respect - I know he will try hard, he will do his best to make it good for the people watching"

Moabi Ngaka heads a team of 11 boxers from the African nations of Botswana, Zambia, Namibia and Zimbabwe to fight in Maun on March 30th. 
Mark John Yap and Moabi Ngaka will compete for the World Boxing Foundation title at 130lb. 

RUMBLE IN THE OKAVANGO 
Maun Stadium Botswana Africa 
Saturday March 30th 

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HAFENI NGESHEYA: "OKAY - LET'S RUMBLE !"

The African nations are renowned for their athletic talent, and RUMBLE IN THE OKAVANGO will showcase many of the continent's best emerging stars.
Namibia 🇳🇦 Lightweight prospect Hafeni Ngesheya is known in his country as "The Mexican" - courtesy of his dogged and relentless style, and his penchant for body assaults.
The 25 year old was one of the first boxers selected for Team Africa, a squad that comprises countries South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia and Zambia.
Ngesheya is unbeaten in his professional career, boasting 6-0 with 3 knockouts on his resume, and he is just getting started ! 
RUMBLE IN THE OKAVANGO presents another exciting challenge and opportunity for the Namibian prospect, who was impressive in his two wins in the back end of 2023.
And the challenge and opportunity are extremely real (and formidable) - Ngesheya will take on the "Hanoi Hitman" Nguyen Van Hai - a real cornerstone for Team Asia.
But Namibia 🇳🇦 are known for great fighters, and you have to suspect that when Hafeni Ngesheya steps into that ring on March 30th, we will be left in no doubt as to why this hot prospect is called THE MEXICAN !!

RUMBLE IN THE OKAVANGO 
Maun Stadium Botswana 🇧🇼 
Saturday March 30th 

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TEAM ASIA MEETS TEAM AFRICA

 Former opponents - Vietnam's Thai Hoang Huy and Botswana's Moabi Ngaka, will meet again next month at a huge celebration of boxing in Africa.
RUMBLE IN THE OKAVANGO showcases many of the most promising boxers from the African nations, and pairs them with champions from the Philippines 🇵🇭, China 🇨🇳, India 🇮🇳 and Vietnam 🇻🇳. 
Moabi "The Eagle" Ngaka is scheduled to fight the main event, a WBF International title match with one of the Philippines best performed international stars - Mark John Yap. 
Thai Hoang Huy will be the least experienced of four Vietnam boxers who have been included in the TEAM ASIA squad. 
Despite taking up boxing only 18 months ago, Huy has wasted no time, racking up 4 wins in 6 bouts in the space of a year. Not one to avoid a challenge, Huy will appear in the opening match against Namibia's highly promising David Kapusu, who scored impressively at his much awaited debut.

RUMBLE IN THE OKAVANGO 
Live from Maun Stadium Botswana, Africa 
Saturday night March 30

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PHILIPPINES BOXING'S "NEW BREED"

Take a good look at this picture.
Can you pick the FUTURE STARS ??

Welcome in the next crop of young talent !

This is the ULTIMATE KNOCKOUT CHALLENGE 
The Flash Grand Ballroom Elorde Sports Centre 
Parañaque City Manila 
Friday March 1st

ESTRADA PICTURE PERFECT AT WEIGH-IN

VSP regular JonJon "the Wolverine" Estrada returns to the ring in Pasay City Manila tomorrow night. 
The cult status boxer has fought on many VSP shows in Manila, and also performed in an exhibition bout at Ho Tram Vietnam in late 2022 against local hopeful Thai Hoang Huy. 
Estrada was controversially beaten by split decision against top level Jhon Gemino at his most recent outing, after having a point deducted for landing a "low blow".
The Wolverine is desperate to make amends for that "loss", so expect carnage in tomorrow's bout with Alvin Medura.

Weights from Midas Hotel and Casino, Pasay City, Philippines –

 Undercard Bouts(Gaballo-Pharob):

Featherweight Bout (6 rounds):
David Santisima: 124.8 lbs
Sandy Volante: 127.1 lbs

Super Flyweight Bout (4 rounds):
Abubakar Yanon: 112.8 lbs
Marsolo Pandian: 114.5 lbs

Lightweight Bout (6 rounds):
Yesimuhan Yeerkan: 142.4 lbs
Bryan Macamay: 141.6 lbs

Super Lightweight Bout (6 rounds):
Jino Rodrigo: 138.8 lbs
Monico Laurente: 133.5 lbs

Super Flyweight Bout (6 rounds):
Judy Flores: 118.6 lbs
Dennis Gaviola: 114.2 lbs

Lightweight Bout (6 rounds):
Jon Jon Estrada: 126.2 lbs
Alvin Medura: 126.2 lbs

Lightweight Bout (4 rounds):
Randy Tanondra: 135.5 lbs
Marven Malunes: 134.5 lbs

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THERE'S NO SUCH WORD AS CAN'T !!

Filipino pride Manny"pac man" Pacquiao responds to those who say he is too old to return to the ring

🗣️"Thank you to every person who has told me I can't. 
You are just another reason I will!"

WOLVERINE BACK AT THE "OFFICE"

JonJon Estrada in inimitable form at the weigh-in just moments ago, ahead of tomorrow night's great card in Pasay City. 

Estrada takes on the heavy handed Alvin Medura in a 6 round featherweight bout.
This is expected to be a smorgasbord of unbridled violence, as the Wolverine looks to redress a contentious last start defeat at the hands of Jhon Gemino. 
A knockout result by either fighter would be no surprise, with the Wolverine being favoured to be last man standing !

Estrada will stay busy in 2024 - next month he heads to Botswana to be part of an All Stars Asian team that will fight African nations in the RUMBLE IN THE OKAVANGO on March 30th.

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AFRICA'S BIGGEST EVER BOXING EVENT !!

The Philippines Mark John Yap, Arnel Baconaje, JonJon Estrada and Vietnam legend Nguyễn Văn Hải are already on board for what will be the biggest show ever held in Africa. 
Many of Africa's best boxers are ready to welcome a hot Team Asia which will include the Philippines 🇵🇭, China 🇨🇳, India 🇮🇳 and Vietnam 🇻🇳. 

RUMBLE IN THE OKAVANGO 
Maun Stadium Botswana 
Saturday March 30th 
Fight card announcements coming soon !

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MIDAS HOTEL CASINO PASAY CITY MANILA

Weigh in and face off today  !
VSP wishes lots of luck to THE WOLVERINE JonJon Estrada and Jino Rodrigo  - and all the other great boxers that are weighing in today. 

Fight card:
▪️Reymart Gaballo vs. Phai Pharob, 10 rounds, bantamweight
▪️KJ Cataraja vs. Jun Blazo, 8 rounds, junior bantamweight
▪️Jino Rodrigo vs. Monico Laurente, 8 rounds, junior welterweight
▪️Judy Flores vs. Dennis Gaviola, 6 rounds, junior bantamweight
▪️Yesimuhan Yeerken vs. Bryan Macamay, 6 rounds, junior welterweight
▪️Jon Jon Estrada vs. Alvin Medura, 6 rounds, featherweight
▪️David Santisima vs. Sandy Volante, 6 rounds, featherweight
▪️Abubakar Yanon vs. Marsolo Pandian, 4 rounds, junior bantamweight
▪️Randy Tanodra vs. Marven Malunes, 4 rounds, junior welterweight

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TEOFIMO LOPEZ SUCCESSFUL DEFENSE

Teofimo Lopez's junior welterweight title defense against Jamaine Ortiz ended in a unanimous-decision victory for Lopez which elicited constant boos from the Mandalay Bay crowd. Lopez (20-1, 13 KOs) prevailed via scores of 117-111, 115-113 and 115-113.

BOTSWANA SET TO WELCOME THE WOLVERINE

 JonJon Estrada has some of the heaviest hands in the Philippines - and has the knockout stats to cure anyone's insomnia !
The predatory featherweight isn't known for his subtlety ot silky skills, but moreso for his ability to club opponents into submission. 
And he's good at it too - 82% of the Wolverine's 17 victims have ended in a slumber. 
Estrada fights heavy handed Alvin Medura next week in a prelude to a big international bout in the African jewel of Botswana on March 30th. And whilst it never pays to overlook an opponent, the Wolverine is planning to make Medura feel the wrath of a man who was controversially "beaten" at his most recent bout.
Estrada took on the high ranking Jhon Gemino in a rugged bout where he appeared to significantly outwork and outland Gemino, only to have a point deducted controversially for a low blow. The penalty made the difference, and the Wolverine was edged by split decision. 
The Wolverine has vowed to make a statement in Pasay City next week, and then turn his attention to the Okavango delta.
JonJon Estrada will be part of a team out of Asia that will go head to head with some of Africa's most exciting fighters. 
As for excitement, fans of the Wolverine know, he never fails to bring the BIG DRAMA SHOW !
Big news on the RUMBLE IN THE OKAVANGO event on Saturday March 30th coming soon !

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YAP PUTTING MILES IN THE LEGS FOR AFRICA

African boxers are famed for their athleticism, their cat like reflexes, but even moreso, their crazy endurance.
Their boxers have great lungs, which makes them ever so hard to beat in longer fights.
And Mark John Yap heads to Botswana on March 30th for a leg sapping 10 round classic with local star Moabi Ngaka. 
Ngaka is fabled for his cardio, and rises at 4am to knock off 20km road runs before the sun beats hard. 
Well two can play at that game !
The "Journey Man" Mark John Yap competed in the Cagayan de Oro "marathon" earlier today, landing a top five finish in the 10km road race. And the good news is, he was doing his best work at the finish. 
Yap will spearhead a top international team in Botswana Africa next month, and is adament that he will have the legs to go with a younger and hungry Moabi Ngaka. 
Ngaka has already raised eyebrows stating he will drop Yap, and make a statement win that will shock Asia.
But dropping Yap will be no easy feat !
Mark John Yap has 34 wins on his resume, with his only losses in recent years being against unbeaten and world rated opponents. Often these were bouts taken at extremely short notice, or out of his weight class. He also has plenty of firepower of his own, sending 17 opponents to the canvas.
The war of words has only just begun !

RUMBLE IN THE OKAVANGO  
Saturday March 30th Maun Stadium 

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WE MOURN TOGETHER AS A BOXING COMMUNITY.

Japanese boxer Kazuki Anaguchi has died as a result of injuries suffered in his bout against Seiya Tsutsumi on the undercard of Naoya Inoue on December 26th. Japanese Boxing Commission announced on Friday of his death. Anaguchi was 23 years old. There will be a time when we discuss how we can avoid such tragedy from happening again but for now, we mourn his passing together as a boxing community.

AFRICA TO HEAR THE ROAR OF THE SILENCER

Hot on the heels of news of Mark John Yap headlining a card in Botswana on March 30th, comes word that Arnel "the Silencer" Baconaje will also be joining the party.
In what is expected to be an iconic celebration of multi national boxing, the "RUMBLE IN THE OKAVANGO" will showcase many of Africa's rising talents from countries such as Botswana, South Africa, Zambia, Namibia and Zimbabwe. 
Baconaje is one of the Philippines elite, and as a former RP national champion, he is expected to fly the flag high come March 30th.
News on The Silencer's opponent and the full fightcard will be breaking soon.

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NGUYEN VAN HAI - DANANG

The "Hanoi Hitman" Nguyen Van Hai will return to the ring in Hoi An this March.
Hai, who has scored two sensational KNOCKOUT victories in recent fights, will be shooting for the WBO Oriental title against a top level international opponent.
Breaking news on this exciting fight coming soon.

VSP PROMOTIONS GOES ON SAFARI

The river town of Maun in the African country of Botswana is the gateway to the Okavango delta.
This is a lush wildlife habitat steeped in rich history, and known as possessing some of the most beautiful wetlands in the world. 
It is also home to some of the most deadly and dangerous animals on the planet !

And they don't get more gnarly and fierce than Cagayan de Oro son MARK JOHN YAP !!

Yap has earned the monicker of the "Journey Man" and he truly lives up to that reputation this coming March.
Mark John Yap heads to the backyard of Botswana champion Moabi Ngaka on a seek and destroy mission, and will headline a huge international event.
The "Rumble in the Okavango" show will be the biggest boxing in African history, and will include stars from the Philippines, China, Vietnam and India - pitted against Botswana’s hungry lions.

There is already massive interest out of Botswana to bet any amount of money to say that their boy will drop Mark John Yap to the canvas. 
Is it possible ???

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VBO RULES MEETING IS IN PROGRESS !!

The Grand Ho Tram showcases another big international event tomorrow night in Vung Tau.
The rules for all fighters, coaches and assistants were explained at this morning's meeting by Dr. Lim Song of the Vietnam Boxing Organisation - which is the accredited regulator of professional boxing in Vietnam.
Tomorrow night's show is brought to you by Cocky Buffalo Promotions.

MARK JOHN YAP CONTINUES THE "JOURNEY"

Big news breaking soon on the next fight for Mark John Yap THE JOURNEY MAN !!

It's BIG, and you will be surprised where he is headed !

NEXT FIGHT IS IN HO TRAM ON 27/1

2024 has just begun and already 2 major international fights organized by Cocky Buffalo for January. Vietnam Boxing Organization looks forward to the day when more Vietnamese boxers will fight for regional titles.

Japan, Korea, China, Thailand, and Taiwan.  

VBO welcomes first boxers from Taiwan to Vietnam as a part of the ongoing cooperation with #PBC and #firstdrop promotion. We look forward to more opportunities between the two countries.

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TAGPUNO JR TAKES FEROCIOUS DOWN UNDER

It's the ignominious start to a pro boxing career that many dread. 
It's the reason why all managers and promoters give their fighters easybeats when they first debut as professionals.
 
But there was no such soft path for "Ferocious" Fernando Tagpuno, who was to suffer defeats at his first two bouts when he met top flight Jonniel Laurente (8-1) and Daniel Nicolas (7-2).
The losses would make many question their career choice, but for Tagpuno Jr, he was simply emboldened.
VSP commented at the time that the performances were great, and despite the losses, this young fighter has a big future. 
But Fernando Tagpuno needed to respond, and he did so, with FEROCIOUS intent.
Tagpuno siezed those early lessons, and then used them to batter 7 subsequent opponents !!
THAT'S SEVEN KNOCKOUTS IN A ROW ! 
And there are some pretty decent names in that hit list !

"Ferocious" Fernando has been rewarded for his escalating displays of violence with a title shot on March 23rd in Australia. 
He is slated to take on outstanding indigenous prodigy Dana Coolwell for the IBO InterContinental Featherweight title in a bout that should blow the rafters off the Caloundra RSL Club.
"Deadly" Dana Coolwell rates as one of the most precocious talents in Aussie boxing, and was controversially defeated for a World Youth title while amasssing a 12-2 record. He is skilled, slick, and reminiscent of a young Paul Fleming.
The contrasting style of Tagpuno Jr will make it interesting - he brings pressure, and when he comes to your front door, he doesn't forget to knock. And he KNOCKS LOUD !!!
Great match up - Ferocious Fernando Tagpuno Jr v Deadly Dana Coolwell. Saturday March 23rd.

CHIẾN THẮNG NGHẸT THỞ CỦA TRẦN VĂN THẢO TRƯỚC VÕ SĨ TRUNG QUỐC

🇻🇳🇻🇳🇻🇳

Đối mặt võ sĩ trẻ Li Gui Ming, Trần Văn Thảo có được lợi thế nhờ các tình huống tấn công tốc độ ở những hiệp đầu tiên. Dù vậy, sức chịu đòn bất ngờ giúp Li Gui Ming vùng lên ở nữa cuối trận, buộc Thảo phải dùng chiến thuật di chuyển lùi chủ động ra đòn trước. Càng về những hiệp cuối, Trần Văn Thảo càng phải sử dụng các pha cắt góc, né tránh tối đa sức ép từ võ sĩ Trung Quốc.

Sau 8 hiệp đấu, Trần Văn Thảo giành chiến thắng đồng thuận trên cả ba bảng điểm của các giám định với tỷ số 78-74 78-72 77-75.

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#Webthethao #WBO #WarinParadise #VoThuat #TV360 #TranVanThao

VBO TAKES THE FIGHT TO FOREIGN SOIL !

Mr. Danrex Tapdasan of WBO and Dr. Lim Song of #VBO leads officials training for KBC, KBA, and KBC officials in Korea. This 2-days training saw veteran referee & judges from Korea as well as promoters and managers come together to learn about the latest unified boxing rules.  

As to why VBO is supervising an event in Korea with PBC, Dr. Lim Song said: "I am humbled that VBO is recognized by established international commissions such as PBC, KBC and KBF. It is important that VBO continue to actively engage international professional boxing community to develop more opportunities for our boxers, and that they are treated fairly when they fight overseas."  

#vietnamboxingorganization #VBO

DINH QUAN vs YOJI SAITO

Kể từ "biến cố" với chiếc cân dẫn tới việc phải từ bỏ chiếc đai vô địch IBF Châu Á hạng nhẹ (lightweight, 61kg) hồi cuối năm 2022, Đinh Hồng Quân đã không có thêm một lần thượng đài nào trong hơn một năm vừa qua.

Thế nhưng, có một điều chắc chắn anh đã khẳng định trong lần thượng đài tiếp theo: lên hạng super-lightweight (63,5kg).

Ở trận đấu trở lại tại WBO Title Match: War in Paradise ngày 13 tháng 1 tới đây, Quân sẽ chạm trán đối thủ Yoji Saito - võ sĩ 28 tuổi người Nhật Bản đang được xếp hạng 2,5 sao trên BoxRec. 

Nhìn qua bảng thành tích, Yoji Saito đang sở hữu 5 trận thắng - 4 trận thua cùng 2 kết quả hòa. Điểm đáng chú ý ở tiểu sử của võ sĩ người Nhật Bản chính là việc anh đều kết thúc các đối thủ trong những trận thắng của mình, và mới chỉ bị knockout một lần hồi tháng 3 năm ngoái.

Vậy, Đinh Hồng Quân có lợi thế nào trước tay đấm người Nhật.

Đầu tiên, Yoji Saito là võ sĩ thường xuyên thi đấu ở hạng super-featherweight, 59kg). Tức ở màn so tài sắp tới, anh sẽ phải tăng hai hạng cân, trong khi Quân chỉ phải lên một hạng cân.

Thứ hai, Đinh Hồng Quân đã trải qua các trận đấu kéo dài từ 10 tới 12 hiệp trong ba lần thượng đài gần nhất. Do đó, thể lực ở cuộc đối đầu kéo dài 8 hiệp sắp tới cùng Yoji Saito sẽ không phải vấn đề quá lớn.

Đó là thông tin trên bảng thành tích. Về thực tế, Yoji Saito là võ sĩ có lối đánh tấn công vũ bão ngay từ những hiệp đầu trận. Bằng chứng là 5 trận thắng knockout của võ sĩ này đều chủ yếu diễn ra trong các hiệp 1 và 2, trận thắng gần nhất cũng chỉ kéo dài tới hiệp 5.

Trái lại, hai trận thua gần đây của võ sĩ người Nhật Bản đều đến từ việc anh bị suy giảm thể lực trong các hiệp đấu cuối, dẫn tới việc mất thế trận hoặc bị knockout. 

Không quá khó để nhận ra, với một đối thủ ở hạng cân trên và thường xuyên đấu nhiều hiệp như Đinh Hồng Quân, Yoji Saito sẽ cố gắng tạo áp lực ngay từ đầu hòng chiếm lĩnh điểm số. Đây sẽ là thử thách cho võ sĩ của Việt Nam khi phải thích nghi lại với việc thi đấu 8 hiệp, nơi Quân không có nhiều thời gian để thăm do hay thích nghi chiến thuật như các trận tranh đai. 

WBO Title Match: War in Paradise sẽ bắt đầu lúc 16h00 ngày 13 tháng 1 theo giờ Việt Nam. Sự kiện sẽ được phát sóng trực tiếp trên các nền tảng của Fanpage - Youtube của Webthethao.vn

#vietnamboxingorganization #cockybuffalo #VSPPromotions 

#Webthethao #WBO #WarinParadise #VoThuat

Đinh Hồng Quân

Đinh Hồng Quân là một trong những võ sĩ chuyên nghiệp nổi bật của Boxing Việt Nam. Tay đấm sinh năm 1998 từng giành chức vô địch IBF Châu Á năm 2022 với một trận bảo vệ đai thành công.

Đối thủ của Hồng Quân sẽ là võ sĩ người Nhật Bản Yoji Saito. Đây là tay đấm đã có 5 chiến thắng sau 10 lần thượng đài. Đặc biệt, tất cả các trận thắng của Yoji Saito đều bằng knock-out.

Trận đấu này sẽ đánh dấu sự trở lại của Đinh Hồng Quân ở hạng cân mới là hạng Super Lightweight (63,5kg) sau khi mất đai vô địch IBF vào cuối năm 2022. Chắc chắn võ sĩ của Việt Nam sẽ rất khao khát được thể hiện mình sẽ lấy lại niềm tin từ người hâm mộ.

#webthethao #WBOTitleMatch #DinhHongQuan

Trần Văn Thảo in Korea

Trần Văn Thảo - Đại diện đầu tiên của Việt Nam góp mặt tại giải đấu WBO Title Match: War in Paradise sẽ có màn so găng hứa hẹn vô cùng hấp dẫn với tay đấm người Trung Quốc Li Gui Ming diễn ra vào ngày 13/1 tới đây!

Hãy cùng điểm qua một chút thông số của cả 2 võ sĩ trước trận ở graphic dưới đây nhé!

#vietnamboxingorganization #cockybuffalo #WARINPARADISE #vsppromotions 

#Webthethao #WBO #WarinParadise #VoThuat

Trần Văn Thảo - Đinh Hồng Quân cập bến Hàn Quốc

Trần Văn Thảo - Đinh Hồng Quân cập bến Hàn Quốc, chuẩn bị cho buổi cân kí WBO Title Match: War in Paradise

Sáng ngày 11/1, hai võ sĩ Trần Văn Thảo và Đinh Hồng Quân đã cùng ban huấn luyện và các đồng đội team Cocky Buffalo cập bến thành phố Incheon, Hàn Quốc vào lúc 9h địa phương (tức 7h sáng Việt Nam) dưới cái lạnh -1 độ thấu xương, sau chuyến bay kéo dài 5 tiếng để chuẩn bị cho sự kiện WBO Title Match: War in Paradise. Cả hai sẽ có một ngày chuẩn bị trước buổi cân kí chính thức vào sáng ngày 12/1.

Ở ngày thi đấu 13/1, Trần Văn Thảo sẽ gặp đối thủ người Trung Quốc Li Gui Ming ở hạng bantamweight (53,5kg). Trong khi đó, Đinh Hồng Quân sẽ có trận đấu đầu tiên ở hạng super-lightweight (63,5kg) trước đối thủ Yoji Sato (Nhật Bản)

#Webthethao #WarinParadise #TranVanThao #DinhHongQuan #Vietnam

IMPORTANT NOTICE

Your professional boxing career is important.  This means making sure your fight record is accepted by international commissions.  BoxRec is becoming the official record keeper for professional boxing for many international organizations.  BoxRec is also the official record keeper for VBO.  This means if you work with VBO, your record will be recognized by BoxRec.

Nhà vô địch IBA thế giới Trần Văn Thảo

Nhà vô địch IBA thế giới Trần Văn Thảo (16 thắng, 1 thua, 10 thắng bằng knock-out) sẽ đối đầu võ sĩ người Trung Quốc Li Gui Ming (5 thắng, 4 thua, 1 bằng knock-out) ở hạng cân 53,5kg.

Trước đó hồi tháng 11 năm 2023, Văn Thảo đã có chiến thắng mãn nhãn bằng tính điểm trước võ sĩ dày dặn người Mexico Kenbun Torres tại sự kiện WBO Global Title Match diễn ra tại The Grand Ho Tram Strip (Bà Rịa - Vũng Tàu) sau 12 hiệp đấu căng thẳng. Đối thủ Gui Ming Li của Trần Văn Thảo năm nay mới 23 tuổi, đã thượng đài 10 trận và được trang BoxRec đánh giá 1,5 sao cùng vị trí Top 4 trong số 24 võ sĩ chuyên nghiệp tại Trung Quốc.

Trần Văn Thảo là võ sĩ Boxing chuyên nghiệp đầu tiên tại Việt Nam. Thi đấu từ năm 2015, Văn Thảo đã đánh bại nhiều đối thủ tới từ Thái Lan, Philippines, Indonesia. Anh cũng là võ sĩ đầu tiên giành được một danh hiệu chuyên nghiệp với đai WBC Asia Interim năm 2017. 

Hiện tại, Trần Văn Thảo đang được xếp hạng 2 sao trên BoxRec cùng vị trí Top 1 hạng cân 53,5kg tại Việt Nam; hạng 103 trên 1053 võ sĩ cùng hạng cân trên toàn thế giới.

#webthethao #WBOTitleMatch #TranVanThao #cockybuffalo

TRAN VAN THAO - KOREA JANUARY 13TH

Trào đón năm 2024 với trận đấu tại Hàn Quốc 🇰🇷
Việt Nam 🇻🇳 vs 🇨🇳 Trung Quốc

Inspector: Mr.Lim Song VBO Samson Iu PBC
Promoter: Cocky Buffalo Promotions

VIET "DOUBLE TROUBLE" KOREA JANUARY 13TH

Two of Vietnam's best performed professional boxers Tran Van Thao and Dinh Hong Quân will star at a big event in Korea next week. 
"War in Paradise" will take place at the Paradise City Casino in Incheon, courtesy of the efforts of prolific promoter Cocky Buffalo. 
The event will be supervised by Mr. Lim Song of Vietnam Boxing Organization and Mr. Samson Iu of PBC Macau. 

#cockybuffalo #vietnamboxingorganization #vbo #vspboxing #vsppro

VBO Report for 2023

Vietnam Boxing Organization publishes its performance for 2023.

GARDE FOR WBO GLOBAL TILT JAN 13

Richard Garde to challenge WBO Global in Korea
*story courtesy Lito delos Reyes

ORTHODOX Richard Garde from Cotabato Province will be fighting DianXing Zhu of China for the World Boxing Organization Global minimumweight title on January 13 at the Paradise City in Incheon, South Korea.

It will be the first time for Garde to fight outside the country.

The 29-year-old Garde (8-1-0, 7KOs) has won five of his last fights since November 2022.

Garde previously won the vacant Philippine Boxing Federation minimumweight title by knocking out Roslan Eco of Misamis Oriental in the 5th round last October 22, 2023 at the President Roxas Gym in President Roxas, Cotabato Province.

Zhu (11-1-0, 10KOs), on the other hand, has won his last six bouts since September 2020.

Zhu will be defending his WBO Global minimumweight title for the first time against Garde since he wrested it via a TKO against Sanchai Yotboon in the 3rd round last November 18, 2023 at The Grand Ho Tram Strip in Vung Tau, China.

Zhu earlier took the vacant WBC Asia Silver light flyweight title by a technical knockout over Narathin Sungut of Thailand in the 1st round at Sasakul Gym in Lam Luk Ka, Thailand in March 27, 2023.

He defended it by stopping Shane “Sugar Shane” Gentallan of Bohol in the 10th round last May 6, 2023 at Guindulman Civic Center in Guindulaman.

The fight of Garde-Zhu in South Korea will be promoted by Sang Bum Kim of the Cocky Buffalo Promotion.

The inspectors are Samson Iu and Lim Song.

WHAT'S COMING IN 2024 ????

While everyone is sleeping off the effects of too much food and beer - some of us are still working !!
Mr. Sang Bum Kim of Cocky Buffalo has been a great supporter to the fight industry and Vietnam boxers this year, and the big news is, he will be doing an iconic International show at Paradise City Korea on January 13th 2024.

This event will highlight three of Vietnam's best professionals - Nguyễn Văn Hải, Tran Van Thao and Dinh Hong Quân. 
These boxers are all booked in for huge bouts with foreign opponents, most notably Nguyễn Văn Hải. The "Hanoi Hitman" will take on Philippines 🇵🇭 star Genesis Servania, a winner of 33 of 36 fights.
Also appearing on the card is a very popular recent visitor to both Vietnam and VSP Gym - 🇧🇼 Botswana’s Moabi Ngaka.  
"The Eagle" will fight in Korea as a prelude to a big event planned for Maun Botswana on March 30th. Vietnam boxers will be represented at this show also.
More exciting developments coming soon.

#CockyBuffalo #vspgym #vietnamboxingorganization #vspboxing #vsppro #boxingvietnam #VSPPromotions #Webthethao #quickom

"MONSTER" INOUE REIGNS SUPREME

Result from Tokyo, Japan:
🇯🇵 Naoya Inoue becomes undisputed super bantamweight champion with 10th-round KO of 🇵🇭 Marlon Tapales.

NGUYỄN VĂN TÌNH EM WINS ON DEBUT !

It wasn't pretty - but it was a lot of fun !
The loudest cheers of the night were for 18 year old Nguyễn Văn Tinh Em, who produced a high octane performance to outwork his opponent and win his first professional bout.
The win was even more amazing considering Nguyễn Văn Tinh Em has only been boxing for less than one year.
More wins to come.

GREAT JOB BOYS !

Big thanks to the gentleman from the Vietnam Boxing Organization for their services at last night's VSP PRO 11 event.
Regulating professional boxing from within Vietnam is relatively new, and shows like last night are a great chance for both the boxers and the officials to build skills.
Thank you very much to Lim Song and the team at VBO for guiding us this year.
Hoping for big things in Vietnam 🇻🇳 boxing in 2024.

#vspboxing #vietnamboxingorganization #vspgym #vsppro #VSPPromotions #boxingvietnam

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