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SUAREZ WINS IN RETURN ON AMERICAN SOIL
April 14, 2024

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
April 7, 2024

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
April 6, 2024

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 !
March 28, 2024

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
March 21, 2024

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
March 17, 2024

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
March 16, 2024

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 
WATCH IT HERE LIVE !!
CHARLY SUAREZ THE UNDERDOG ???
March 10, 2024

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
March 10, 2024

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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PHILIPPINES SET FOR AN AFRICAN SAFARI
March 10, 2024

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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RACE IN BOTSWANA
March 9, 2024

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 
March 8, 2024

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.
SUAREZ RETURNS 13TH APRIL
March 6, 2024

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 !
"BACONAJE WILL THINK HE'S IN WITH A LION"
March 2, 2024

"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
February 29, 2024

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
February 28, 2024

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
February 27, 2024

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
February 21, 2024

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
February 20, 2024

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
February 20, 2024

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 !"
February 19, 2024

"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 !"
February 17, 2024

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
February 16, 2024

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"
February 15, 2024

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
WOLVERINE BACK AT THE "OFFICE"
February 13, 2024

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 !!
February 13, 2024

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
February 13, 2024

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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ESTRADA PICTURE PERFECT AT WEIGH-IN
February 12, 2024

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.

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 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

#vspboxing #elordegym #vsppromotions #rumbleintheokavango
THERE'S NO SUCH WORD AS CAN'T !!
February 12, 2024

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!"
TEOFIMO LOPEZ SUCCESSFUL DEFENSE
February 9, 2024

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
February 6, 2024

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
February 4, 2024

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.
February 3, 2024

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
February 1, 2024

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.

#rumbleintheokavango #vietnamboxingorganization #vspboxing #Webthethao #VSPPromotions
VSP PROMOTIONS GOES ON SAFARI
January 30, 2024

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 ???

#vietnamboxingorganization #vspboxing #Webthethao #VSPPromotions #rumbleintheokavango
MARK JOHN YAP CONTINUES THE "JOURNEY"
January 25, 2024

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 !
TAGPUNO JR TAKES FEROCIOUS DOWN UNDER
January 17, 2024

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
January 13, 2024

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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VBO TAKES THE FIGHT TO FOREIGN SOIL !
January 13, 2024

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
January 11, 2024

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
January 11, 2024

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
January 11, 2024

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
January 11, 2024

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
Nhà vô địch IBA thế giới Trần Văn Thảo
January 9, 2024

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
January 6, 2024

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
GARDE FOR WBO GLOBAL TILT JAN 13
January 1, 2024

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.
"MONSTER" INOUE REIGNS SUPREME
December 26, 2023

"MONSTER" INOUE REIGNS SUPREME

Result from Tokyo, Japan:
🇯🇵 Naoya Inoue becomes undisputed super bantamweight champion with 10th-round KO of 🇵🇭 Marlon Tapales.
WHO NEEDS CHRISTMAS ???
December 25, 2023

WHO NEEDS CHRISTMAS ???

When you've got Inoue v Tapales ready to go !
Today's weigh in : Inoue 121.6 Tapales 121.2

On Tuesday, ​WBC/WBO junior featherweight titlist Naoya Inoue will face IBF/WBA counterpart Marlon Tapales in a 12-round contest at the Ariake Arena in Tokyo, Japan.

​The two will meet to decide who will claim the vacant Ring Magazine belt and become the undisputed champion at 122 pounds.

Inoue, The Ring’s No. 2 pound-for-pound fighter, has devoured all put before him en route to claiming world titles at 108, 115, 118 and 122 pounds. The big-punching Japanese “Monster” has confirmed his moniker in demolishing the likes of Omar Narvaez (KO 2), Jamie McDonnell (TKO 1), Juan Carlos Payano (KO 1) and Emmanuel Rodriguez (KO 2). However, it’s his pair of triumphs over four-weight world champion Nonito Donaire that provided Inoue with considerable acclaim. He edged Donaire (UD 12) in an instant classic that was later named 2019 Fight of the Year by The Ring, then stopped him in the second round of their rematch.

Inoue became the undisputed bantamweight champion when he dominated and stopped Paul Butler in 11 one-sided rounds. With nothing left to conquer at 118, Inoue moved up in weight and looked just as impressive as ever bludgeoning Stephen Fulton (TKO 8), the consensus No. 1-rated junior featherweight, to add the WBC and WBO belts to his growing list of accolades.

Tapales, The Ring’s No. 2-rated junior featherweight, worked his way up through the ranks in the Philippines before narrowly losing to David Sanchez (MD 12) in Mexico in 2013. In late 2015, he upset the previously unbeaten Shohei Omari (TKO 2) in a WBO bantamweight title eliminator in Japan. He then headed to Thailand and twice got off the canvas to stop Pungluang Sor Singyu (TKO 11) to pick up the belt. In his first defense, Tapales went back to Japan to face Omari in a rematch. Although he missed weight and was stripped of his title, he was able to stop Omari in the 11th round.

Over a year of inactivity followed, but Tapales returned with three wins before losing to Ryosuke Iwasa (TKO 11) in an IBF 122-pound title eliminator. He bounced back with three more wins, including an impressive stoppage over Hiroaki Teshigawara (TKO 2) in an IBF eliminator. He then met Murodjon Akhmadaliev in April 2023 for the IBF and WBA titles and surprised the defending champion by winning a 12-round split decision.

Inoue (25-0, 22 knockouts) is at the peak of his powers. He appears to be the more powerful man as well as the better boxer. Might this lead to overconfidence? It’s difficult to see what Tapales (37-3, 19 KOs) can do to beat Inoue. Perhaps he can show toughness, make it into a dogfight and hope to land something that can do some damage? While Inoue is expected to not just win but dominate, can he possibly be as awe-inspiring as he was against Fulton? Tapales has wanted this fight since he upset Akhmadaliev earlier this year. Do he and his team see a weakness in Inoue’s armor?
THERE AIN'T NO STOPPING NOW !!
December 18, 2023

THERE AIN'T NO STOPPING NOW !!

It's fight day !
UNSTOPPABLE Ultimate Knockout Challenge 
Live from the Elorde Sports Centre Parañaque 
Action starts at 1pm.
WBO IN KOREA
December 17, 2023

WBO IN KOREA

Nhà vô địch IBA thế giới Trần Văn Thảo và lão tướng Nguyễn Văn Hải du đấu tại Hàn Quốc

Ba võ sĩ Trần Văn Thảo, Nguyễn Văn Hải và Đinh Hồng Quân sẽ cùng nhau tranh tài trước các đối thủ nước ngoài tại sự kiện quyền anh chuyên nghiệp diễn ra ở Incheon, Hàn Quốc.
Cụ thể, sự kiện mà ba võ sĩ Việt Nam sẽ tham gia tranh tài là sự kiện do Cocky Buffalo tổ chức với tâm điểm là ba trận đấu tranh đai và bảo vệ đai vô địch.
Cuộc đối đầu chính của sự kiện là trận bảo vệ đai vô địch WBO Global hạng cân Minimumweight của nhà vô địch người Trung Quốc Dianxing Zhu (11-1, 10 KOs) trước đại diện đến từ Philippines Richard Garde (8-1, 7 KOs). Trước đó, tại sự kiện quyền Anh WBO Global Title Match diễn ra ở Bà Rịa Vũng Tàu tháng 11 vừa qua, nhà vô địch người Trung Quốc đã bảo vệ thành chiếc đai vô địch của mình khi đánh bại võ sĩ thách đấu từ Thái Lan Sanchai Yotboon.
Hai trận đấu tâm điểm khác của sự kiện là các cuộc so tài cho chiếc đai vô địch WBO Oriental giữa Olimjon Nazarov (28-5, 15 KOs) vs. Wulan Tuoleazi (15-5-2, 7 KOs) ở hạng cân Flyweight và Takahiro Tai (4-1, 4 KOs) vs. Lap Cheong Cheong (10-0, 4 KOs) ở hạng cân Super Flyweight.
Đặc biệt, sự kiện quyền anh chuyên nghiệp diễn ra tại Incheon, Hàn Quốc lần này thu hút được sự quan tâm lớn của người hâm mộ đến từ Việt Nam bởi sự tham gia của các võ sĩ Nguyễn Văn Hải, Trần Văn Thảo và Đinh Hồng Quân.

Lão tướng Nguyễn Văn Hải đang có một năm hoạt động tích cực khi liên tiếp tham gia các sự kiện quyền anh lớn nhỏ cả trong nước lẫn quốc tế. Lần gần nhất thượng đài tại sự kiện boxing quốc tế WBO Global Prelude, lão tướng của Việt Nam chỉ mất chưa tới 12 giây để hạ gục võ sĩ người Bangladesh Abdul Motalib.
Mặt khác, nhà vô địch IBA thế giới Trần Văn Thảo cũng không hề kém cạnh người đàn anh khi đã có một năm 2023 thành công. Trần Văn Thảo đã đánh bại võ sĩ người Mexico giàu kinh nghiệm Kenbun Torres trong lần tái xuất ở sự kiện quyền Anh WBO Global Title Match để nâng thành tích chuyên nghiệp của mình lên con số 16-1 ấn tượng. 

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THE WOLVERINE IS GUNNING FOR DISASTER
December 16, 2023

THE WOLVERINE IS GUNNING FOR DISASTER

 This is set to be THE fight of the day - JonJon "the Wolverine" Estrada going toe to toe with the man aptly named "Disaster" - Jhon Gemino.
Gemino certainly ranks as one of the most fearless and offensive pinoy fighters of recent years, and this rambunctious pugilist has enhanced a reputation of taking on all comers. 
But Estrada has enhanced a cult like status of his own - his stalking, predatory stance combined with almost neanderthal like brush strokes - but when he hits, they stay hit ! 
And it's because of this penchant for violence and emphatic finishes that the Wolverine will always be compelling viewing - 17 wins, and yet the judges were only required 3 times. 
Gemino certainly has the boxing pedigree in this contest, and has plenty of pop to keep Estrada on notice. 
And he only needs to hold the Wolverine on a tight leash for 6 rounds.

But those 6 rounds will seem like an ETERNITY!
Great fight !

UNSTOPPABLE Ultimate Knockout Challenge Flash Grand Ballroom Elorde Sports Centre Parañaque Manila 
Monday December 18th 
Everyone welcome. 

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ESTRADA AND YAP ARE UNSTOPPABLE
December 16, 2023

ESTRADA AND YAP ARE UNSTOPPABLE

UNSTOPPABLE Ultimate Knockout Challenge coming this Monday in Parañaque Manila, live from the Flash Grand Ballroom at the Elorde Sports Centre. 

The fight list could very well be the best this year, and certainly a great way to finish it :

Esneth Domingo VS 
Michael Bravo 

Carl Jammes Martin VS 
Chaiwat Buatkrathok 

Jon Jon Estrada VS 
Jhon Gemino 

Presco Carcosia VS 
Alvin Medura 

Mike Plania VS 
Daniel Nicolas 

Arnel Baconaje VS 
JR Magboo 

Mark John Yap VS 
Monico Laurente 

Enrique Magsalin VS 
Vergilio Silvano 

Gabriel Santisima VS 
Arjhay Recto 

Melvin Manangquil VS 
Royder Lloyd Borbon 

Christian Gagarin VS 
Zillo Duyogan 

David Santisima VS 
Gabriel Bajada 

Kiyoto Narukami VS 
Christian Tiburon 

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GENESIS SERVANIA HITS KOREA JAN 13TH
December 15, 2023

GENESIS SERVANIA HITS KOREA JAN 13TH

Paradise City Casino will stage it's first ever international boxing event this January - and they don't do things by half measures.
The new Casino hotel based in Incheon is working with Cocky Buffalo to bring the best in Asia to their inaugural event, and with a host of countries represented, the Philippines has two very interesting inclusions.
Richard Garde steps up in class to take on China's minimumweight star Dianxing Zhu, and despite his relative inexperience, he boasts an 8-1 7KO record that gives him a puncher's chance. This bout will be the main event, and his match against the rugged Zhu will be for the WBO Global belt.
But even more compelling is the return of Genesis Servania, who when at his best, is simply world class !
His war with unbeaten Mexican Oscar Valdez is testament to the fact, and his record of 34-4 echoes that he has layers of experience. 
Servania resumed recently in an exhibition bout in Vietnam, but aside from looking "heavy" at 65kg, he looked in beautiful touch. The Bacolod star dropped his Indonesian rival in the second round, doing so with a mixture of well placed body rips finishing with shots to the head.
Genesis Servania will drop to Lightweight 61kg for his Korean bout, and he is matched with Vietnam legend Nguyễn Văn Hải. This bout is expected to be a really true test of where the Philippines boxer sits in his comeback journey. 
More news in this fight and event coming soon.

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HANOI "HITMAN" IN KOREA "MEGA FIGHT"
December 9, 2023

HANOI "HITMAN" IN KOREA "MEGA FIGHT"

Vietnam's #1 boxer Nguyễn Văn Hải has shot up the rankings since going pro, so fast in fact, that he has been offered a fight in Korea next month against a world class opponent. 
A multiple national champion in the amateurs, Nguyễn Văn Hải has won 5 of 6 since going pro - and has been extremely impressive since doing so.
The lone blemish for the VSP boxer was a loss to star Philippines lightweight Jerald Into, an unbeaten 9-0 southpaw who Hải faced after more than two years out of the ring. 
Nguyễn Văn Hải caused a media sensation at his most recent performance, knocking out an unbeaten foreign boxer with his very first punch. Bangladesh boxer Abdul Mottalib was the victim of an overhand right, and suffered his first loss in 9 fights at the hands of the ruthless Vietnam champion. 
The "Hanoi Hitman" will star for Vietnam 🇻🇳 at a huge international event to be held at the Paradise City Casino on January 13th, with news on his opponent and fight card coming soon. 
Nguyễn Văn Hải will be in Ho Chi Minh City on December 23rd, where he will perform a 6 round exhibition at VSP PRO in preparation for the big match in Korea.
More updates coming soon.

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THIS IS A TICKING TIME BOMB !!
December 8, 2023

THIS IS A TICKING TIME BOMB !!

Two of the Philippines' most dynamic, dangerous and deadly !!
And both in the ring at the same time !!

JonJon "the Wolverine" Estrada with 14 knockouts meets "the Disaster"Jhon Gemino, who is no slouch when it comes to power either - he has bagged 13 bodies of his own !
BANG BANG - one of these guys will be going down - FOR SURE.

Elorde Sports Centre Parañaque Manila 
Sunday December 18
BOTSWANA BOXER TO RETURN TO HCMC
December 3, 2023

BOTSWANA BOXER TO RETURN TO HCMC

VSP PRO 11 is set to be the biggest and best of the year !
There are soooo many talented boxers that were itching to fight, so expect to see a huge card on December 23 (at this stage, we have at least 12 fights !)
And of special interest to boxing fans will be the return to Vietnam of Moabi Ngaka (pictured) - a recent winner at the Ho Tram RUMBLE in Vung Tau. 
Moabi is a former youth champ in his native Botswana, and it's likely that he will perform a 6 round spar with Vietnam legend Nguyễn Văn Hải (who is a heavier weight class boxer)
Both fighters will use the VSP PRO show as a much needed "hit out" before heading to Korea for big fights at Paradise City on January 13th.

More news on the VSP PRO 11 fight card coming soon. 

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ELORDE STAR IN THE LAND DOWN UNDER
November 28, 2023

ELORDE STAR IN THE LAND DOWN UNDER

Big things coming this Friday night in Perth Australia, when Cris Ganoza takes on hot Aussie prospect Alex Winwood.
Despite a career record of 20 wins, the southpaw Ganoza is ranked #74 in the world, whilst Winwood with only 3 wins, is ranked #11.
Be in no doubt, Alex Winwood has huge potential, and is being fast tracked towards a world title. 
But the Philippines' Cris Ganoza is definitely no speed hump, and he represents easily the toughest test in the Aussie boxer's short professional career.
LAURENTE FOR WBC TITLE IN CHINA
November 24, 2023

LAURENTE FOR WBC TITLE IN CHINA

Elorde boxer Jonniel Laurente looked in great shape for tomorrow's big WBC Asia Continental bout in Chongqing China.
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Laurente (pictured at the weigh in moments ago) takes on Wensong Liu 10-2 at Yubei Stadium for the vacant title.
But Jonniel Laurente, who recently returned from a sparring stint in Japan, is a real "live dog" in his title bid, possessing the great career stats of 8-0.
That said, tomorrow's title bout will defintely prove to be the Philippines' boxer's toughest test to date.
YAP TAKES A JOURNEY TO WBC GLORY
September 26, 2023

YAP TAKES A JOURNEY TO WBC GLORY

Mark John Yap has arrived in Manila, en route to Bangkok, where he fights for the WBC Asia title this Saturday night.

Yap will make an audacious bid at the belt, jumping a weight class to Lightweight to take on champion Apichet Petchmanee who boasts a 15 win 1 loss record.

ELORDE DUO SCORE WINS AT BLOW BY BLOW
September 24, 2023

ELORDE DUO SCORE WINS AT BLOW BY BLOW

Ali Cañega and Joseph Ambo scored wins in the two main bouts at Manny Pacquiao’s show in Mandaluyong last night.

Cañega took a well deserved majority decision over quality prospect Jhun Rick Carcedo, who made it an enthralling 10 rounds for the fans. The win earnt Cañega the PBF super lightweight belt, but a title that may have been void with a different result. Carcedo weighed in 5lb over the limit, and a good 6lb heavier than Ali Cañega, who always looks very long and lean.

Joseph Ambo got the victory against outstanding southpaw Gary Tamayo, but it presented in unfortunate circumstances.

The bout seemed to be trending in Tamayo's favour, but he struggled for breath at stages of the contest, and was forced to retire in the 4th round. "The Hawk" was taken to hospital shortly afterwards, and our thoughts are behind him in making a swift and full recovery.

Congratulations to all the fighters who put on a great show yesterday at BLOW BY BLOW.

MARK JOHN YAP v APICHET PETCHMANEE
September 15, 2023

MARK JOHN YAP v APICHET PETCHMANEE

WBC ASIA LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP

It's Philippines meets Thailand

Watch the Journey Man hits the road once more and will jump in weight in a bold plot to overthrow champion Apichet Petchmanee 15-1.

Saturday September 30th in  Bangkok Thailand.

Canelo vs Charlo
September 15, 2023

Canelo vs Charlo

This is gonna be a good fight

BEN LIGAS v ANDRES CAMPOS TONIGHT
September 9, 2023

BEN LIGAS v ANDRES CAMPOS TONIGHT

Watch Philippines national champion Ben Ligas assault on the IBO Intercontinental belt tonight when he takes on hot South American boxer Andres Campos.

Campos was unbeaten in 15 fights before dropping a points decision to world champion Sunny Edwards in June.

Ligas has plenty of local support, attracting the attention of Andrew and Jason Maloney. The Philippines champ is flanked by master trainer Jetro Pabustan.

The live stream of tonight's bout will be posted here later.

BEN LIGAS IN IBO TITLE BID DOWN UNDER
September 8, 2023

BEN LIGAS IN IBO TITLE BID DOWN UNDER

"The Sniper" Ben Ligas is in career best shape to shock them at the beautiful coastal  town of Burleigh Heads in Australia tomorrow night.

Ligas 15-3 takes on Chile's Andre Campos 15-1 for the IBO Intercontinental Fly title, and is expected to be easy pickings for the South American.

Campos had been destroying everything in his path in a 15 fight winning streak, before a points loss to world #1 Sunny Edwards in June of this year. The Chilean was only a fraction behind in that contest, and surely The Sniper represents a far easier task for him !!

But the Philippines national champion Ben Ligas will have other ideas, and as you can see from today's weigh in, he cuts an imposing figure and looks set to create a major upset in Australia tomorrow night.

MARK JOHN YAP IN WBC ASIA TITLE BID
September 6, 2023

MARK JOHN YAP IN WBC ASIA TITLE BID

Breaking news is the announcement that Philippines Mark John Yap will fight in Bangkok later this month for the WBC Lightweight crown.

Cagayan de Oro product Yap will challenge Thailand champion Apichet Petchmanee (15-1) for the belt that he secured back in late 2022. Petchmanee has been very dominant at home, and suffered his lone points loss abroad at Korakuen Hall against the outstanding Japanese boxer Katsuya Yasuda (10-0)

Mark John Yap has been a revelation since fighting Charly Suarez in Manila one year ago. He had previously done his best work at Bantamweight and was contemplating retirement, but rose to meet Suarez at 130lb.

Despite losing that contest, Yap looked in great touch, and is unbeaten in 4 subsequent fights.

He has defied the stigma of increasing weight, but Petchmanee looms as his first serious test at 135lb.

Mark John Yap v Apichet Petchmanee

WBC ASIA TITLE

September 30th  Bangkok, Thailand

SUAREZ IN HAND CAST FOR 6 WEEKS
August 30, 2023

SUAREZ IN HAND CAST FOR 6 WEEKS

The King's Warrior will have his broken right hand in a protective cast for the next 6 weeks, but the good news is, he is expected to make a full recovery.

Suarez staged an amazing effort to stay composed after injuring the hand early in round one, and being put under constant pressure by excellent Dominican Yohan Vasquez.

It was a bitter sweet US debut for the Philippines best boxer, who will be hoping for a ring return later this year.

SUAREZ WINS ON USA DEBUT
August 27, 2023

SUAREZ WINS ON USA DEBUT

Charly Suarez turned away a scrappy challenge from Yohan Vasquez to enjoy a successful U.S. debut. after a ten-round, unanimous decision victory over Dominican Republic’s Vazquez. Scores were 98-92, 98-92 and 97-93 for Suarez in the opening bout of the evening.

Action from bell to bell was entertaining and competitive, to the point where Vasquez (25-4, 20KOs) was disappointed when he heard the lopsided scores. Suarez landed the crisper combinations and cleaner punches but was forced to fend off Vasquez who effectively cut off the ring in the middleweights.

Suarez—a 35-year-old from General Santos City, Philippines—regained control late in the fight to advance to 16-0 (9KOs). The bout was his third straight on the road, having previously posted wins in Vietnam last December and a come-from-behind 12th round stoppage of unbeaten Paul Fleming on March 15 in Sydney, Australia.

CHARLY SUAREZ BREAKS HIS HAND
August 27, 2023

CHARLY SUAREZ BREAKS HIS HAND

Despite a dominant win at his USA debut, the King's Warrior Charly Suarez was the victim of misfortune.

Suarez broke his hand early in round one, forcing him to turn to his amateur skills and box his way to victory. The Philippines star turned southpaw frequently in the bout to ensure he survived  the ten rounds against his rugged opponent Yohan Vasquez.

SUAREZ - FIGHT CAMP DONE - "LET'S FIGHT !"
August 22, 2023

SUAREZ - FIGHT CAMP DONE - "LET'S FIGHT !"

The King's Warrior Charly Suarez has just completed his preparations in Las Vegas for this Sunday’s fight, and reports he is in killer shape and more than ready to fight.

Suarez will battle Dominican Yohan Vasquez 25-2, a hard hitter with 22 knockouts on his resume.

The Davao son was able to get some fast paced rounds in with both sons of fabled Ferocious Fernando Vargas, and also share the ring with Chris Eubank jr (pictured). Prior to that, the champ worked with Philippines national team members back home in Baguio.

Despite the calibre of his opponent, and the question marks surrounding his first bout in the US, Suarez will enter the ring a heavy favourite to put opponent Vasquez to the sword.

Suarez v Vasquez will take place at the Hard Rock Casino in Tulsa Oklahoma this Sunday.

SUAREZ STAKES UNBEATEN RECORD ON USA DEBUT AUGUST 26
August 16, 2023

SUAREZ STAKES UNBEATEN RECORD ON USA DEBUT AUGUST 26

CEBU CITY, Philippines– Charly Suarez, the unbeaten and world-rated super featherweight contender nicknamed “King’s Warrior” will debut in the United States on August 26, 2023.

The 34-year-old Olympian turned professional boxer will face Dominican Republic’s Yohan Vasquez in a non-title bout at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

This will be Suarez’s first fight in five months. His most recent bout was nothing short of impressive as he wrested three regional titles and earned a world title bout.

Last March 15, he went to Sydney Australia to challenge the erstwhile International Boxing Federation (IBF) Inter-Continental, International Boxing Organization (IBO) Inter-Continental, and World Boxing Council (WBC) Asia super featherweight king Paul Fleming.

The Filipino scored a technical knockout in the 12th round against Fleming for a resounding upset.

The victory catapulted Suarez to No. 7 in the IBF super featherweight division, No. 10 in the World Boxing Organization (WBO), and No. 15 in the WBC.

He remains unbeaten with 15 wins and nine knockouts. Besides the three regional titles, Suarez is also the IBF Asia super featherweight king.

Meanwhile, Vasquez, 29, has a more experienced record. The former Dominican Republic lightweight champion holds a record of 25 wins, 20 knockouts, and three defeats.

*story courtesy Cebu Daily News

NAVARRETE THROWS 1000+ PUNCHES
August 14, 2023

NAVARRETE THROWS 1000+ PUNCHES

Emanuel Navarrete simply overwhelmed Oscar Valdez with his work rate in today's world title showdown between Mexico's two best.

The scores were unanimous for Navarrete, but perhaps too wide, and 116-112 and even 115-113 may have been more accurate.

Definitely a fight of the year contender.

SUAREZ IN VEGAS PREP FOR AUGUST RETURN
August 7, 2023

SUAREZ IN VEGAS PREP FOR AUGUST RETURN

SUAREZ IN VEGAS PREP FOR AUGUST RETURN

The King's Warrior Charly Suarez is enjoying quality sparring in Las Vegas in preparation for a ring return later this month.

Davao boxer Suarez (15-0) will head to Oklahoma to take on Yohan Vasquez (25-3) in a ten round non title contest.

The match represents a "stay busy" bout for Suarez, who was last seen fighting in Australia in March.

He won in spectacular fashion on that occasion, defeating unbeaten champion Paul Fleming by last round knockout, and picking up 4 regional titles in the process.

WILL THIS MAN PUT AN END TO SLAIN PINOY ?
August 3, 2023

WILL THIS MAN PUT AN END TO SLAIN PINOY ?

This is the man that stands in the way of emerging Japanese star Mikito Nakano maintaining a perfect kill rate of pinoys on his unblemished fight record.

Arnel  Baconaje "The Silencer" meets Nakano next Tuesday night at the iconic Korakuen Hall, and flew out from Manila today with coach Toto Laurente.

Mikito Nakano boasts a record of 7-0 with 6 knockouts, and most tellingly, he has been as brutal as he has been flawless with his pinoy body count.

Arvin Yurong, KJ Natuplag, Juanito Paredes and Lorenz Ladrada  - all quality boxers in their own right, but were slain and dispatched in body bags at the hands of the ruthless Japanese technician.

But Arnel Baconaje is cut from different cloth, and having sparred numerous top opponents such as Naoya Inoue in Japan previously, he is better equipped than his predecessors for the impending battle.

The Silencer's most recent outing was a RP title win over Jhon Gemino in May, so he will be heading to Japan confident that Nakano's dominance over pinoy fighters will be tested to the limit next Saturday.

NAKANO AND BACONAJE PICTURE PERFECT
August 3, 2023

NAKANO AND BACONAJE PICTURE PERFECT

Unbeaten Japanese star Mikito Nakano and Philippines national champ were both within the 130lb limit at today's weigh in.

The two fighters will box 8 rounds tomorrow night in Korakuen Hall Tokyo.

Nakano has a formidable reputation, being unbeaten in 7 fights, resolving 6 of those with thudding stoppages.

Arnel  Baconaje "The Silencer" represents the Japanese power puncher's most significant test so far, and he will be stepping into the ring confident of handling anything that Nakano has to offer.

WE'VE GOT A FIGHT IN YOKOHAMA JAPAN
July 24, 2023

WE'VE GOT A FIGHT IN YOKOHAMA JAPAN

Philippines Ronnie Baldonado just made weight for his Inoue Fulton undercard bout in Japan.

Ronnie Baldonado 53.3kg    16-4

Yoshiki Takei 53.9kg               6-0

Best of luck to both fighters.

BALDONADO IN JAPAN ON INOUE UNDERCARD
July 23, 2023

BALDONADO IN JAPAN ON INOUE UNDERCARD

Ronnie Baldonado and trainer Jetro Pabustan have touched down in Tokyo in advance of Tuesday night's mega clash between Naoya Inoue and Stephen Fulton.

Baldonado, who many remember for giving Wonder Boy Carl Jammes Martin a torrid battle, takes on unbeaten Yoshiki Takei (6-0)

Takei is a bona fide killer - all 6 wins have come by knockout, but Baldonado is a mad dog with plenty of firepower of his own.

The match will take place at Ariake Arena in "the Monster" Inoue's hometown of Yokohama.

ARGIE TOQUERO FACES OFF
July 21, 2023

ARGIE TOQUERO FACES OFF

India's Faizan Anwar (15-0) weighed in over at 151lb just now.

The Philippines Argie Toquero (13 wins) jumps a weight class tomorrow and registered 148lb on the scales.

Anwar has a very impressive record, but is yet to fight someone the calibre of an "in form" Toquero, so there is the potential for an upset tomorrow night in Dubai.

The match wiill be held at Dubai Studio City.

LAMPTEY SHOULD BEWARE "THE BEAST"
July 21, 2023

LAMPTEY SHOULD BEWARE "THE BEAST"

Philippines veteran champion Richard Pumicpic was tagged with the moniker "The Beast" from earliest days :

"a kind of savage supernatural figure, but mostly he symbolizes the violence that potentially exists in the heart of every human."

And that is during the war. Afterwards, Pumicpic is all smiles.

The well traveled Richard Pumicpic will meet the outstanding and unbeaten Alfred Lamptey from Ghana this Saturday night in Dubai.

With 12 wins with 8 knockouts, Lamptey is regarded as a real prodigy in African boxing at only 21 years of age.

But does he have the necessary experience and ring guile to dominate a boxer like Pumicpic?

I seriously doubt it, and this hot prospect from Ghana will need to be on full bore once they let the Beast out of his cage this Saturday night.

PINOYS TURNED DESERT RAIDERS
July 20, 2023

PINOYS TURNED DESERT RAIDERS

If this isn't a quality team of killers, then I don't know what is !!

Hitting the hot sands of Dubai this Saturday are three of the Philippines most experienced and dangerous campaigners - Argie Toquero, Donnie Nietes and Richard Pumicpic  (flanked by team manager Raoul Navarrete)

Toquero and Pumicpic have been on the sidelines of late, but look in outstanding shape, and each take on unbeaten foreign fighters.

Donnie Nietes appears as the main undercard, and will battle Muhammad Waseem (12-2).

The big fights this Saturday night will take place at Dubai Studio City.

Big thanks go to our friend Mujtaba Kamal for setting this up - a big fan of pinoy boxing.

Best of luck champs !

ELORDE BOYS HEADING TO DUBAI
July 19, 2023

ELORDE BOYS HEADING TO DUBAI

Two of the Philippines best performed boxers prior to the pandemic were Argie Toquero and Richard Pumicpic.

But both of these former world ranked boxers have been devoid of opportunities in recent times, and finally,  THE BOYS ARE BACK !

Toquero and Pumicpic are on the way to Dubai, fighting on a huge international card that also features pinoy champ Donnie Nietes.

Richard Pumicpic appears as the main undercard,  taking on unbeaten African fighter Alfred Lamptey (12-0)

Argie Toquero jumps a weight class, and is pitched against unbeaten Indian Faizan Anwar (15-0)

VSP Promotions can report that despite the enormity of their tasks, Toquero and Pumicpic are in great shape, and are very good chance to cause big upsets in Dubai.

IT'S OFFICIAL !!
July 19, 2023

IT'S OFFICIAL !!

BOXREC AND VBO ARE NOW A TEAM !!

The boxing world's iconic BOXREC is now the official record keeper for all Vietnam Boxing Organization's (VBO) events.

This is a fantastic news for the growth of the professional sport in Vietnam, and it also creates wider opportunities for boxers from around the world.

Events that have VBO regulatory approval will now be fully documented on BoxRec.

Vietnam's promoters and boxers - you can now start your engines  !!

AFTER THE ECHOES OF BATTLE ARE SILENT
July 16, 2023

AFTER THE ECHOES OF BATTLE ARE SILENT

Boxers work very hard, but so too do the gentleman that preside over the regulatory frame that keeps our sport vibrant and our fighters as safe as possible.

A big shout out to these four - Vietnam's Lim Song, the Philippines' Richard Clarin, Japan's Tsuyoshi Yasukochi and South Korea's Aaron Jang  - strident men who all share a unified vision of creating more opportunities for athletes in their respective countries.

A notable omission is China's Samson Lu,  who flew back early, but has been an invaluable and encouraging mentor to Vietnam boxing.

Congratulations

to this group. Yes, put your feet up and have a cold beer. It's well deserved  !!

Vietnam will miss you, and look forward to seeing you again and again. !!

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MAGIC MIKE AUDITIONS ?
July 14, 2023

MAGIC MIKE AUDITIONS ?

Looks like it, but no !

It's the trio of Elorde boys Allie Cañega, Erson Trinidad, and Dann Dacles  - ready to rip and tear at the Blow by Blow show tomorrow in Manila.

If looks could kill, these boys will be in jail after tomorrow's event  !

Good luck to all the boxers competing tomorrow.

BREAKING!  PHILIPPINES AND VIETNAM  !
July 14, 2023

BREAKING!  PHILIPPINES AND VIETNAM  !

GAB boss Mr. Richard Clarin and VBO Mr. Lim Song sign an historic cooperation agreement to further professional boxing in Vietnam.

The signing aligns the common goals of both countries to make the sport even greater in the region.

Vietnam are in awe of the rich history of boxing in the Philippines, and their vast experience in administration.

The Vietnam fans love the exciting fight style of pinoys, and see them as an essential component of their international events.

#cockybuffalopromotions #TheGrandHoTramStrip #vspboxing #VSPPromotions #cockybuffalo #boxingvietnam

PAPUA NEW GUINEA BOYS HIT SAIGON
July 13, 2023

PAPUA NEW GUINEA BOYS HIT SAIGON

Team Raka have arrived in Vietnam, and first stop was VSP Gym in HCMC where they discussed all things boxing.

The team of (from left) Junior Raka, Ephraim Montoru, Martin Liri and Nelson John met with local boss Mr. Lim Song.

Raka will fight on Saturday night against China's Xiao Tao Su  - a former #1 and WBO Oriental champion.

GAB HEADING TO THE GRAND HO TRAM
July 13, 2023

GAB HEADING TO THE GRAND HO TRAM

There is a big international event in Vietnam this Saturday night, and the Philippines will be proudly represented by a killer by the name of Mark John Yap.

The Vietnam show will also be iconic in the regard of top boxing countries meeting there to discuss the sport and forge cooperation agreements.

GAB Chairman Richard Clarin is flying out this morning, flanked by entourage Jacky and Rex.

The photographer is well known Philippines film star and model Jetro Pabustan.

VSP wishes you all a safe flight and highly successful trip.

WE'RE HEADED TO THE GRAND HO TRAM
July 12, 2023

WE'RE HEADED TO THE GRAND HO TRAM

Former opponents Mark John Yap and Junior Raka   are now united with a common goal  - to seek and destroy foreign opponents this Saturday night in Vietnam.

The Philippines and Papua New Guinea guns will appear at a big international event to be held at The Grand Ho Tram Resort and Casino in Vũng Tàu.

Their matches will be watched by bosses of Asia's top boxing commissions, including Richard Clarin and some team members from the Games and Amusement Board in the Philippines.

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IT'S WHERE ALL THE BEST FIGHTERS GO
July 11, 2023

IT'S WHERE ALL THE BEST FIGHTERS GO

Junior Kauko Raka en route to Vietnam, couldn't resist the temptation to drop into one of the many famous fight gyms in the Philippines.

Pictured here with trainer Nelson John, Raka reportedly looked great on pads and is already on weight.

HE'S READY TO RUMBLE !

Raka takes on China's WBO Oriental champion Xiao Tao Su this Saturday night at The Grand Ho Tram Resort and Casino.

RAKA HITS THE STREETS OF MANILA
July 10, 2023

RAKA HITS THE STREETS OF MANILA

Papua New Guinea iron man Junior Kauko Raka pictured just moments ago.

Raka is in Manila getting some miles in the legs before flying out to Vietnam on Wednesday.

The "PNG Prodigy" will meet former China #1 and WBO Oriental title holder Xiao Tao Su on Saturday night at The Grand Ho Tram Resort and Casino in Vũng Tàu.

#vspboxing #cockybuffalo #boxingvietnam #VSPPromotions #cockybuffalopromotions #vbo #TheGrandHoTramStrip

JONJON ESTRADA FIGHTS GIANT IN TOKYO
July 8, 2023

JONJON ESTRADA FIGHTS GIANT IN TOKYO

The Wolverine heads to the Esforta Arena Hachioji in Tokyo today, pitted against hot young local prospect Kai Watanabe (9-1).

The Japanese bout will see Estrada jump up a weight class to Super Featherweight, so Watanabe will prove a "Tall" order.

JonJon Estrada is one of the toughest and hardest hitters in Philippines boxing, so he should have his share of fun in there despite the ominous task.

THE RAKA HIT SQUAD IS ON THE WAY
July 7, 2023

THE RAKA HIT SQUAD IS ON THE WAY

Papua New Guinea's granite fisted Junior Raka and his team are officially Vietnam bound !

The squad are en route via Manila, where they will stay till Wednesday before leaving for Ho Chi Minh City.

The PNG Prodigy Raka has the task of dismantling China's WBO Oriental champion Xiao Tao Su at a big international show at The Grand Ho Tram Resort and Casino next Saturday night.

PAPUA NEW GUINEA ARE DOING IT RIGHT !!
July 1, 2023

PAPUA NEW GUINEA ARE DOING IT RIGHT !!

They breed them with big hearts in PNG  !

Getting opportunities to fight in international events is never easy, and if you're based in PNG, even more so !

Friends and supporters of Junior Kauko Raka, and believers in the great sport of boxing, assembled last night to celebrate his impending task in Vietnam.

They also all contributed their valuable time, energy and money to make Raka the first professional boxer ever to step foot into the south east asian destination.

Big thanks go to promoter Mr. Sang Bum Kim and friends at Cocky Buffalo for showing the foresight and faith in the PNG Prodigy  !

Also, massive thanks to the friends in PNG who really stepped up last night :

The Minister of Internal Security, and Governor of Bougainville HON Peter Tsiamalili Jnr. who took the lead to put in support by paying for the venue, and to kindly host the dinner fundraising.

And the support from these generous companies:

1- JOMIK Group Company

2- PANG Family

3- NCDC Sport Desk

4- NCDC Governor

5- PNG Sport Foundation

6- NCD Provincial Health Authority

Also, Junior Kauko Raka has a special shout out to his manager Betrand Vagelo and his admin Ezra Bonny, for making last night's celebration happen, for both him and the whole Raka team.

I'm optimistic that the combined efforts of all will pave the way for international opportunities for young PNG stars of the future.

Big congratulations to the people of Papua New Guinea for supporting great role models. Bravo !!

SAY WELCOME TO THE NEW KIDS IN TOWN
June 28, 2023

SAY WELCOME TO THE NEW KIDS IN TOWN

SAY WELCOME TO THE NEW KIDS IN TOWN

The hard hitting Ronnie Baldonado ushers in some young blood fresh onto the Manila boxing scene !

Junny Bugas- 105lbs (wearing red), Michael Orano-122lbs (abs+tatts), and Noel Emata-135lbs

are all new to the Jetro Pabustan stable - and are ones to keep an eye out for in the future.

As for Ronnie, well he has plans of his own. This mad dog will be fighting in Japan this coming July against the unbeaten Yoshiki Takei.

DEADLY DUO TO TAKE VIETNAM BY STORM
June 24, 2023

DEADLY DUO TO TAKE VIETNAM BY STORM

Former combatants Mark John Yap and Junior Kauko Raka will meet again in July next month, but this time as friends - not foes !!

Yap and Raka shared the ring in Manila in late 2022, where the Papua New Guinea embraced the ominous task on just a few weeks notice. It was a great fight, and both boxers showed the sort of doggedness which will make them compulsory viewing in Vietnam.

July 15th sees the duo take on top rated foreigners in the super featherweight division.

These two stars will spearhead a big international show at the Grand Ho Tram in Vũng Tàu, and is made possible by Mr. Sang Bum Kim and our friends at Cocky Buffalo.

BANGLADESH BOXERS IN VIETNAM JULY 15TH
June 23, 2023

BANGLADESH BOXERS IN VIETNAM JULY 15TH

Four Bangladeshi professional boxers will compete in three different pro boxing tournaments respectively in Australia and Vietnam between June 30 to July 15.

Joynul Islam Joy will fight for the silver title in the WBC Australasia Welterweight in Sydney, Australia on June 30 while Mohon Ali will feature in the WBC Australasia Featherweight in Melbourne, Australia on July 7.

Meanwhile, both Abdul Mottalib and Hasan Sikder will compete in another pro boxing tournament in Vietnam on July 15. All four boxers are expected to fly to their tournament destinations next week.

The details were disclosed during a press meet held at the Bangladesh Olympic Association Auditorium in the capital on Thursday.

Md Asaduzzaman, founder and chairman of Bangladesh Professional Boxing Society was the main speaker during the programme and he was hopeful that his boxers would be able to win their respective matches in the upcoming tournaments.

“Since the inception of our pro boxing society three years ago, our boxers have performed exceptionally well in several international competitions both home and abroad. I hope that they will continue the same performance in the upcoming tournaments as well,” Asaduzzaman said.

BPBS Vice-chairman Md Anisuzzaman was also present during the programme.

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MARK JOHN YAP AT THE GRAND HO TRAM
June 23, 2023

MARK JOHN YAP AT THE GRAND HO TRAM

International fight action live from the coastal strip of Vũng Tàu Vietnam this July.

Boxers of special interest to VSP followers are Philippines' Mark John Yap, Vietnam's Nguyễn Văn Hải and PNG hands of stone Junior Kauko Raka.

The show is been promoted by our friend Mr. Sang Bum Kim and our friends at Cocky Buffalo.

#boxingvietnam #cockybuffalo #vsppromotions #vspboxing

YAP READY TO TAKE THE SHOW WORLDWIDE
June 20, 2023

YAP READY TO TAKE THE SHOW WORLDWIDE

Mark John Yap is heading from Cagayan de Oro bound for Manila tonight, ahead of a fight date listed in Vietnam on July 15th.

Yap will do some intense sparring in Manila in preparation for his appearance on an all-international boxer event, which will take place at the Grand Ho Tram Resort and Casino on the coastal strip of Vung Tau.

The Mindanao boxer commonly known as the Journey Man, the Yap Attack, and even the Fat Yap, will fight a subcontinent boxer optimistically dubbed The Killer !

Full fight card coming soon.

TROUBLE COMES IN TWOS THIS JUNE
June 3, 2023

TROUBLE COMES IN TWOS THIS JUNE

Great fight month ahead, and these two villains are ready to create havoc in coming weeks.

Clarence Breboneria takes on the unbeaten Bryl Bayogos on June 10, whilst Fernando Tagpuno Jr has the ominous task of the classy Bryan Tamayo on June 17th. Both of these shape as too close to call contests, but the Elorde boys are already showing killer confidence.

Don't forget VSP PRO will also be shown live from Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam again this month.

Saturday June 17th.

SAY HELLO TO MY LITTLE FRIEND
May 29, 2023

SAY HELLO TO MY LITTLE FRIEND

Pablito Canada and JonJon Estrada make great fights, and Saturday's was no different.

Minus the little kerfuffle near the end, where both boys were getting frustrated, and it was a really good contest with plenty of to and fro.

JonJon Estrada is known for his power, and although he showed more patience than usual in the longer duration 10 round bout, he still found time for some signature Wolverine moves.

Ladies and gentlemen  - I give you, the very deadly lead left hook !

RIZAL READY TO RUMBLE THIS SATURDAY
May 24, 2023

RIZAL READY TO RUMBLE THIS SATURDAY

JonJon Estrada, Jino Rodrigo, and Enrique Magsalin headline a great card at Angono Gym this weekend. That's some serious firepower right there !!

3 days to go

ENGKWENTRO ng mga

KAMAO sa ANGONO

Angono Gym, Angono, Rizal

Sabado, Mayo 27, 2023 3:00 pm

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