Arnel Baconaje

Arnel Baconaje

The Silencer

Lightweight, 135 lbs (61 kg)

Age :

28


Height :

169

cm


Stance :

Orthodox


Region :

San Rafael , Iloilo


Country :

Philippines


Record : PRO DEBUT


Record :

14

Wins

(

11

KO)

/

5

Loss

/

0

Draws

The Philippines man known as “The Silencer” is without doubt one of the better technical stylists from that country. He has scored 15 wins against some top opposition, and he managed to put 11 of those victims to sleep. So you don’t need to ask why the ring name !

Arnel Baconaje is high caliber in the 126-130lb weight class, and it would be accurate to say, he would start a solid favourite to win this match at those weights.

But he moves to 135lb here – and he also moves to Dinh Hong Quan’s domain !

So he gives away size, height and reach here – and that is where this bout becomes a real 50/50 proposition.

The claims are that Dinh Hong Quan will be a vastly improved fighter for this, and he will need to be, as Baconaje represents a significant step up on the less experienced Jules Victoriano, and that was an extremely close contest.

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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.
AND YOU COULDN'T EVEN HEAR A PIN DROP
December 13, 2023

AND YOU COULDN'T EVEN HEAR A PIN DROP

That is the sound of silence !
Equal parts stealthy and lethal, one of the Philippines' best fight technicians Arnel "the Silencer" Baconaje returns to the ring this coming Monday. 
Baconaje is part of a top notch UNSTOPPABLE fight card to be held at the Elorde Sports Centre in Parañaque Manila. 
And expect the champ to be in sparkling and devastating form - he has just recently returned from fight camp in Baguio where he helped prepare Marlon Tapales for his impending clash with "the Monster" Naoya Inoue. 
Arnel Baconaje "The Silencer" will take on 18 fight winner JR Magboo, amongst a KILLER line up that includes "Wonder Boy" Carl Jammes Martin, "Magic Mike" Plania, "the Wolverine" JonJon Estrada, Jhon Gemino, Esneth Domingo, Michael Bravo, Presco Carcosia and "the Journey Man" Mark John SNAP SNAP Yap - just to name a few.
This is the biggest boxing show in Manila this year, and a great way for fight fans to celebrate 2023, so if you're local, make sure you come and see some of these stars perform live.
Everyone is welcome. 

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

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.

BACONAJE DOMINANT IN RP NATIONAL TITLE
May 13, 2023

BACONAJE DOMINANT IN RP NATIONAL TITLE

Iloilo native Arnel Baconaje put on an exemplary boxing display to secure the Philippines super featherweight belt just moments ago.

Baconaje dominated early, but was part on alert by a dangerous and resurgent Jhon Gemino in rounds 4-6. Gemino showed good head movement and landed some quality shots, but Baconaje remained composed.

Arnel Baconaje controlled the action well in the second half, relentlessly jabbing, shoulder rolling defense, and answering Gemino with straight rights and uppercut.

The fitness and resilience of both boxers was excellent, but in the end, it was the well executed game plan of perfect distance and timed counters that proved the deciding factor for the judges.

116-112  116-112  117-111

Video: https://www.facebook.com/VSPPromotions/videos/989702288871703/

GUARANTEED TO STEAL THE SHOW AT OKADA
May 6, 2023

GUARANTEED TO STEAL THE SHOW AT OKADA

Surely a match made in heaven - Arnel  Baconaje "The Silencer" has his eyes set on the RP National belt, but who better than "The Disaster" Jhon Gemino to thwart those ambitions ?

Baconaje v Gemino has been added to what is already a huge undercard to the Casimero bout at the Okada Casino on May 13th, and realistically, could really catch fire and become the fight of the night !

Arnel Baconaje has proved to be one of the Philippines classiest boxers in recent years, and is desperate to show that he is is the best super featherweight on the local scene.

The Disaster shapes as a bit of an unknown quantity, as despite three losses at his most recent, they were narrow points decisions against quality international opposition.

Jhon Gemino is world class when he is at best, having previously knocked out unbeaten Americans Toka Clary and Arnold Alejandro. The Parañaque based fighter also gave world champion Emanuel Navarrete a hell fight before being ultimately stopped in a great clash.

And be at his best he will need to be, as Arnel Baconaje is intent on wearing the Philippines national belt next Saturday  !

ALL ROADS LEAD TO PANGASINAN MARCH 30TH
February 24, 2023

ALL ROADS LEAD TO PANGASINAN MARCH 30TH

ALL ROADS LEAD TO PANGASINAN MARCH 30TH


BACONAJE v CARCOSIA THIS SUNDAY
February 23, 2023

BACONAJE v CARCOSIA THIS SUNDAY

Arnel "the Silencer" Baconaje goes to war with Presco "the Iceman" Carcosia in General Santos City for the RP National Super Featherweight title.

Lagao Gym, General Santos City

Sunday February 26th

THE BIG FIGHTS ARE COMING YOUR WAY
February 17, 2023

THE BIG FIGHTS ARE COMING YOUR WAY

Friday training at Elorde Southbox , and there were three really good ones in the ring today !

King's Warrior Charly Suarez, MMA prospect Ian Batoto, and the Silencer Arnel Baconaje engaged in light sparring for upcoming bouts.

Baconaje heads to GenSan this week for a crack at the Philippines national belt on Sunday February 26th.

Charly Suarez has a big assignment if his own. He heads to Sydney very soon, where he will challenge Aussie #1 Paul Fleming for four major belts. A win places Suarez in the world top 10 with three of those, and perhaps makes him mandatory for both IBF and IBO world titles.

Exciting fights coming up !

BACONAJE SET TO SILENCE GEN SAN
February 17, 2023

BACONAJE SET TO SILENCE GEN SAN

Arnel Baconaje takes the show on the road, when he heads to General Santos City for a national title bid on Sunday February 26th.

"The Silencer" faces top local prospect Presco Carcosia (10-2) for the Philippines national super featherweight title. Success guarantees the winner a top 10 ranking with the OPBF.

Arnel Baconaje has been in great form, having competed recently in Vietnam in December 2022.

Despite competing above his weight class, the pinoy turned in a fantastic performance in his bid for the IBF Asia Lightweight title.

In a match that could have gone either way, Baconaje lost narrowly on points on two cards, and was given a draw on another. It was an epic contest, and a valiant effort by Vietnam's Dinh Hong Quân, but there were many in attendance that thought the win should have gone to The Silencer.

You can watch the match here and judge for yourselves.  It is the brand of Arnel Baconaje action that will be heading to GenSan next week and winning a national title !

BACONAJE LOOKS TO BECOME TOP DOG
February 15, 2023

BACONAJE LOOKS TO BECOME TOP DOG

Arnel Baconaje was recently in Vietnam at VSP Gym prepping for a December match with Vietnam  champ Dinh Hong Quân.

That was a bout in Ho Tram for the IBF Asia Lightweight title, and despite the match being above his usual weight class, Baconaje and Quân fought an extremely close battle.

The Philippines man revered as "The Silencer" returns to the ring in General Santos City (the former home of Manny Pacquiao) on Sunday February 26th. And this time, it is another big fight.

Baconaje takes on the "the Iceman" Presco Carcosia (10-2 9KO) for the Philippines national championship at Super Featherweight.

The weight class will be more favorable this time, but he faces a seriously skilled and fast opponent in Carcosia, so it should be a great main event.

VSP are big admirers of Arnel Baconaje, who always prepares well and turns in excitement filled performances, so we wish him luck in pursuit of the Philippines title next Sunday.

ANOTHER YEAR  -  ANOTHER JOURNEY
January 15, 2023

ANOTHER YEAR - ANOTHER JOURNEY

Was it ever in doubt ?  

YAP IS BACK !

Mark John Yap makes his eagerly awaited ring return at UKC REVOLUTION 2023 against former Manny Pacquiao sparring partner Leonardo Doronio.

Yap has the reputation as one of the Philippines' best internationally performed boxers of recent years, thus earning him The Journey Man tag, and he will be looking to embark his 2023 trip with a great performance at home.

The former bantamweight star has only recently made the super featherweight division his new home, yet will challenge Doronio at Lightweight, such is the difficulty in getting the Mindanao product decent competition in a season opener.

Mark John Yap produced a classy performance against Charly Suarez for the WBA Asia title, and endorsed that effort with an impressive win over Papua New Guinea's best Junior Kauko Raka.

Yap then ventured to Vietnam to compete at Fortunes of War, and looked good in a fast paced short format exhibition event.

Leonardo Doronio is a very experienced boxer, who will hold the advantage of being the slightly larger man. He posted good wins over Bryan Macamay and Jimmy Borbon, before a points loss to outstanding pinoy Arnel Baconaje.  He will prove to be a great measure of where Mark John Yap is early in his 2023 adventure.

But the word is out - Yap is back !  

January 30th marks the start of a new journey.

UKC REVOLUTION 2023

Elorde Sports Centre Parañaque Manila

Monday January 30th

FULL FIGHT  - Dinh Hong Quân vs Arnel Baconaje
December 18, 2022

FULL FIGHT - Dinh Hong Quân vs Arnel Baconaje

Another torrid test for Vietnam Lightweight champion Quân, who had to dig deep after having issues making weight.

Arnel "the Silencer" Baconaje provided constant pressure with his accuracy and power shots, which were definitely not accurately reflected on the scorecards.

IT'S FIGHT DAY AT THE GRAND HO TRAM  !!
December 10, 2022

IT'S FIGHT DAY AT THE GRAND HO TRAM !!

Main event boys Dinh Hong Quân and Arnel Baconaje ready to tear up the Ho Tram Strip.

Philippines Baconaje has vowed to return home with the IBF Asia title.

We are sure Vietnam's champ has other ideas !

THE SILENCER MAKES WEIGHT FOR IBF CLASH
December 9, 2022

THE SILENCER MAKES WEIGHT FOR IBF CLASH

Arnel Baconaje   61.2kg  (Philippines)

Vietnam's Dinh Hong Quân weighed in heavy at 62.6kg, so is unable to defend the IBF Asia belt.

The match will still prove to be a significant task for Baconaje, who must defeat Quân if he wants to  be crowned champion.

THREE BELTS ON THE LINE AT FORTUNES OF WAR BOXING EVENT IN VUNG TAU
December 8, 2022

THREE BELTS ON THE LINE AT FORTUNES OF WAR BOXING EVENT IN VUNG TAU

*story courtesy Vietnam News

In his 12th pro match, IBF Asia lightweight champion Đinh Hồng Quân will face Arnel Baconaje of the Philippines over 12 rounds. It is his second time defending his belt. Last July, he defeated Jules Victoriano of the Philippines unanimously.

HÀ NỘI — A blockbuster "Fortunes of War" boxing event will bring together Asia's best fighters in 12 bouts, including three title matches, sanctioned by the IBF and WBO on December 10 at The Grand Hồ Tràm Strip, Bà Rịa Vũng Tàu Province.

In his 12th pro match, IBF Asia lightweight champion Đinh Hồng Quân will face Arnel Baconaje of the Philippines over 12 rounds. It is his second time defending his belt. Last July, he defeated Jules Victoriano of the Philippines unanimously.

The rising Vietnamese star does have a size advantage. Quân has recorded nine wins (4KOs), one draw and one loss (KO).

At 24, 'Black Eagle' Quân is younger than his rival and stands at No 189 in the world, 43 places higher than Baconaje.

However, 'The Silencer' Baconaje has bowled over some of the Philippines' biggest and best stars. Of his 15 wins, 11 came by knockout. The 29-year-old has suffered five losses, three by knockout.

Baconaje has thoroughly prepared by training with the famous fighter "Japanese monster" Naoya Inoue.

Quân completed a training camp in South Korea before having an intensive training camp with legendary Manny Pacquiao in the Philippines.

"I feel in way better shape, my camp has been good, and being able to train with a legend like Manny Pacquiao has helped me a lot," said Quân.

"He is a model of hard work to succeed in boxing, as well as an example of rising up in boxing. Professionally, I learn, practise and improve my abilities to prepare well for the upcoming matches. I won't let people down."

Quân said that Pacquiao advised him a lot. In particular, the most memorable is the practice motto "fight hard, complete the exercises and always have faith".

"Everybody will see a far better Đinh Hồng Quân this time, and I already know I will beat Arnel Baconaje. I am excited about it. I am very happy to have the challenge of stopping a top fighter like Baconaje in front of my home country," he said.

The second title match is between IBF Asia super-featherweight Charly Suarez of the Philippines and Indonesian Defry Palulu in a 12-round bout.

Their match was scheduled in March 2020 but was cancelled due to the pandemic.

Suarez is a three-time SEA Games champion who won the 2014 Asian Games silver. He turned pro in 2019 and impressed the community with 13 wins with seven KOs.

Suarez has stayed busy this year as he fought for the WBA Asia title in March and defended it twice in July and October. He also won the Philippines national title in the process.

Palulu is currently No 1 in his country. He places 162 in the world with a record of 25 wins, two draws and two losses. He took the IBO Asia Pacific and WBC Asian Boxing Council super-featherweight belts in 2019.

"The Unseen Hammer" is in career-best shape and has been working on angles and power shots to halt the meteoric rise of Suarez.

"That is our plan. Team Palulu have worked very hard for this, and we will not let this opportunity slip," he said on vsppromotions.com.

"Suarez does not have the power to hurt me, or even hold me off. But I know when I catch him, he will go down. Indonesia will have a new champion on December 10."

The third title match is between South Korean Song Chan Ho and Thai Anusong Thonglueang, who will defend his WBO Oriental Youth super-lightweight belt across 10 rounds.

Song, 19, unbeaten in eight fights, is certainly living up to his "Purge Boy" ring name.

He is fast and has a high work rate, nice footwork, and works some clever angles. He is durable and is developing some power to go with his accurate hands.

Tàu City.

Thonglueang, 18, has already created media attention in Thailand, where he has put together 12 wins (9KOs) with only one loss in extra quick time. He is a dynamic all-action fighter and knows how to be effective inside the ropes.

Other matches with Vietnamese fighters are between Nguyễn Văn Hải vs Paisal Panjaitan of Indonesia in the lightweight class in four rounds; Phạm Minh Quân vs Mark John Yap of the Philippines in the super-featherweight in four rounds; Lê Hoàng Hiệp vs Jetro Pabustan of the Philippines in the super-bantamweight in four rounds and Thái Hoàng Huy vs JonJon Estrada of the Philippines in the featherweight in four rounds.

Fortunes of War is organised by Việt Nam's top boxing units of VSP Promotions and Cocky Buffalo with support from Vietcontent, the leading sports content in Việt Nam. VNS

Why does Vietnamese Boxing really need international events at home like Fortunes of War?
December 7, 2022

Why does Vietnamese Boxing really need international events at home like Fortunes of War?

NEWS FROM WEBTHETHAO

Professional boxing events in Vietnam began to rekindle in the period of 2015, when management units such as Vietnam Boxing Federation (VBF) or Ho Chi Minh City Boxing Federation. Ho Chi Minh City (HBF) organizes this form of competition, with the participation of famous boxers in the domestic amateur boxing village. After that, promotion companies began to appear with names like VSP Promotions, Cocky Buffalo, Saigon Sports Club, VBC, Trigger Boxing... continued to appear to bring more national elements. economic: events, title matches, friendlies.

However, it was not until 2018, when the promoters really embarked on a comprehensive approach, at this time, the challenge for the development of professional boxing began to really appear.

To be recognized at the professional level, competitions must be under the supervision of organizations capable of recognizing professional achievements around the world. This supervision is based on the rules - the rules of the game (regulations) are specified in the operating regulations of professional organizations such as WBC, WBO, WBA, IBF...

In Vietnam, the presence of these organizations is not much. Therefore, boxers have only one option: to conduct tours in countries with developed boxing backgrounds such as Thailand, the Philippines, Japan, Korea, ... to be recognized for their achievements. However, the issue of funding, training procedures - competing with Vietnamese boxers is not a simple problem, despite the participation of experienced promotion companies in the region.

As a result, promoters have opted for a more pragmatic approach: organizing events right in Vietnam. To do this, they need to contact to get the approval of professional organizations in the world, through sending professional teams, supervising the organization and competition of martial arts.

Since 2019, units like VSP Promotions have made their mark with a series of events such as Victory 8, VSP Pro,... bringing Vietnamese boxers to participate in professional matches at home, recognizing their achievements. in the international system, gradually removing barriers for boxers who want to pursue this path.

From professional events, title fights began to appear. Victory 8: Legend of Hoan Kiem with the title of WBA East Asia; events of IBF, WBO at The Grand Ho Tram Strip with champions Dinh Hong Quan, Song Chan Ho... and here comes Fortunes of War with 3 matches for WBO - IBF title in weight classes on 10th December.

Not only for boxers, bringing international events to Vietnam also creates opportunities for domestic professionals, namely management units, referees, supervisors, etc. exposure to professional environment according to world standards. From there, events in Vietnam will gradually move to international level - something we all want in the development of all sports.

Following the success of two title events in April and July, Fortunes of War witnessed the title defense of the IBF Asian champion -  "Black Hawk" Dinh Hong Quan  in his 11th fight. The fighter born in 1998 will face the boxer from the Philippines -  "Silent Assassin" Arnel Baconaje.

In addition to the defense of the IBF Asian lightweight title between Dinh Hong Quan and Arnel Baconjae, Charly Suarez - a three-time SEA Games gold medalist and silver medalist at ASIAD 2014 will welcome an opponent from Indonesia - Defry Palulu for the IBF title. Asian super-featherweight.

Previously, WBO Oriental champion from Korea - Song Chan Ho will face Thai boxer Anusong Thonglueang in his title defense match. The competition took place over 10 rounds in the super-lightweight division.

In addition to the three matches/defending of the IBF and WBO belts,  Fortunes Of War  also witnessed the return of Vietnamese boxing monument Nguyen Van Hai, promising fighters Le Hoang Hiep, Thai Hoang Huy or Pham Minh Quan before the competition. boxers from Indonesia and the Philippines.

List of matches at Fortunes of War on December 10:

Dinh Hong Quan (c) vs. Arnel Baconaje - IBF Asian lightweight title defense (12 rounds)

Charly Suarez vs. Defry Paululu - IBF Asian Super-featherweight Championship (12 rounds)

Nguyen Van Hai vs. Paisal Panjaitan - Lightweight (4 rounds)

Phan Minh Quan vs. Mark John Yap - Super-featherweight (4 rounds)

Song Chan Ho vs. Anusong Thonglueang - Defending the WBO Oriental Youth super-lightweight title (10 rounds)

Le Hoang Hiep vs. Jetro Pabustan - Super-bantamweight (4 rounds)

Thai Hoang Huy vs. JonJon Estrada - Featherweight (4 rounds)

ARNEL BACONAJE FOR IBF ASIA GLORY
December 6, 2022

ARNEL BACONAJE FOR IBF ASIA GLORY

Philippines' Arnel  Baconaje "The Silencer" is flexing up at media day at VSP Boxing Gym.

Baconaje will fight Vietnam champion Dinh Hong Quân for the IBFbelt at The Grand Ho Tram Resort in Vietnam this Saturday.

FORTUNES OF WAR DREAM TEAM
December 4, 2022

FORTUNES OF WAR DREAM TEAM

Jetro Pabustan, Arnel Baconaje, Aljum Pelesio, Toto Laurente and JonJon Estrada are pictured at VSP Boxing Gym today with Mr. Sang Bum Kim.

Mr. Kim is the owner of Cocky Buffalo Gym  and is the head promoter for the Fortunes of War event to be held at The Grand Ho Tram Resort next Saturday.

PINOYS HIT HO CHI MINH CITY VIETNAM
December 3, 2022

PINOYS HIT HO CHI MINH CITY VIETNAM

The Philippines team for Fortunes of War arrived at 1am last night and are now sleeping it off !

It is expected that they will head to VSP Boxing Gym later today for a light workout.

Keep you posted with updates.

FORTUNES OF WAR  - PHILIPPINES TEAM
December 2, 2022

FORTUNES OF WAR - PHILIPPINES TEAM

The Philippines team head to Vietnam tonight in advance of the mammoth boxing event in Ho Tram next Saturday.

The pinoy squad is very likely the best to ever leave Philippines' shores, and where two of the team's fighters will challenge for IBF titles in the main events.

Assembled tonight at Ninoy Aquino Airport are :

Delfin Boholst (trainer), Thony Suarez (trainer), Charly Suarez, Arnel Baconaje, JonJon Estrada  Pederito Laurente (trainer), Jetro Pabustan and Mark John Yap.

FORTUNES OF WAR

The Grand Ho Tram Resort and Casino

Saturday December 10

SUAREZ GOES SOUTH FOR IBF ASIA SHOWDOWN
November 29, 2022

SUAREZ GOES SOUTH FOR IBF ASIA SHOWDOWN

Charly Suarez will be heading to Vietnam this Friday for his first international test since turning professional. The King's Warrior will be going up against Indonesia’s best fighter Defry Palulu  - a boxer with a 25-2 record and a former WBC regional belt holder.

Palulu has been in great form since boxing resumed, winning four bouts since a pandemic enforced break. His team is confident that this awkward southpaw has recaptured his best and will be the first fighter to drop the Philippines champion Suarez.

Did we say SOUTHPAW  ?   Ugggh !

Never ones to falter on the side of preparation, Team Suarez have been working in sparring with many of the Philippines best southpaws.

And on that subject, they don't come much better than RoyRoy D'HAMMER Sumugat, who did some excellent preparation work with Charly Suarez last week.

Good luck champs !

CHARLY SUAREZ v DEFRY PALULU

12 rounds  IBF Asia Super Featherweight title

FORTUNES OF WAR

The Grand Ho Tram Resort and Casino Vietnam

Saturday December 10

Dinh Hong Quan was given the secret by Manny Pacquiao
November 25, 2022

Dinh Hong Quan was given the secret by Manny Pacquiao

Dinh Hong Quan (left) trains with legendary boxer Manny Pacquiao (centre) – Photo: NVCC

Share with Youth Online About his experience in scrims with superstar Manny Pacquiao, boxer Dinh Hong Quan said: “I am lucky to have met Pacquiao. He is a model of hard work to succeed in boxing, as well as an example of rising up in boxing. life.

Professionally, being trained with an expert boxer helps me to learn, practice and improve my abilities to prepare well for the upcoming matches. I won’t let people down.”

When asked about the secret he learned from the Filipino boxing legend, Hong Quan said that Pacquiao advised him a lot. In particular, the most memorable is the practice motto “fight hard, complete the exercises and always have faith”.

On December 10, Dinh Hong Quan will defend the IBF Asian lightweight championship, within the framework of the IBF WBO Title Matches “Fortunes of War” event.

Quan’s opponent will be Arnel Baconaje, a Filipino, born in 1988 and has a record of 15 victories, including 11 knockouts after 20 fights. Currently, Arnel also has a thorough preparation when training with the famous fighter “Japanese monster” Naoya Inoue.

(from article: Vietnam Posts)

FORTUNES OF WAR FIGHT CARD
November 25, 2022

FORTUNES OF WAR FIGHT CARD

Some of Asia's best fighters come together for an end of year celebration like mo other.  

Watch the action live from Vietnam  !

THE GRAND HO TRAM RESORT AND CASINO

Saturday December 10

THE BIGGEST FIGHT IN VIETNAM THIS YEAR !
November 24, 2022

THE BIGGEST FIGHT IN VIETNAM THIS YEAR !

THE BIGGEST FIGHT IN VIETNAM THIS YEAR !

This is the main event !

Vietnam champion Dinh Hong Quân goes toe to toe with the very lethal puncher from the Philippines  - Arnel Baconaje.

THE GRAND HO TRAM CHASING GREATNESS
November 19, 2022

THE GRAND HO TRAM CHASING GREATNESS

Vietnam is a hotbed of boxing talent, and there are many picturesque locations in that special country  to show case the best action matches to fight fans.

The Grand Ho Tram situated  in the southern beach area of Vung Tau is simply iconic, and as the name suggests, they have some very GRAND plans.

This beautiful coastal resort plans to be "THE PLACE" for boxing in Asia  - think of Vegas by the beach !

And yes again, they actually have an incredible Casino  (and a Greg Norman designed golf course too !)

The Grand Ho Tram have already staged two events this year, and on December 10, are going all out with the biggest sports event in Vietnam this year.

The Fortunes of War event brings together many of Asia's best fighters for the very first time, and will host three title matches sanctioned by the IBF and WBO.

The event will also embrace the fun side of boxing, and will avail three novice Vietnam prospects the opportunity to share the ring with top foreign professionals. These exhibition bouts will be fast and furious and held over 4 rounds - if they go that long!

Congratulations

to our friends at The Grand Ho Tram for being such great supporters of boxing, and for hosting the most iconic sports event in Vietnam this year.

A perfect way to end 2022 !

FORTUNES OF WAR

The Grand Ho Tram Resort Vietnam

Saturday December 10

QUAN: "BACONAJE WON'T GO THE DISTANCE"
November 18, 2022

QUAN: "BACONAJE WON'T GO THE DISTANCE"

Vietnam's defending IBF Lightweight champion Dinh Hong Quân is already in great shape for his impending clash with Arnel Baconaje, and has plans to make it an early night.

"I had to lose a lot of weight way too fast for my last fight with Jules Victoriano, and I must admit he was a very tough opponent. I feel in way better shape this time, my camp has been good, and being able to train with a legend like Manny Pacquiao has helped me a lot.

A lot of people say it was a very close fight with Philippines last time, and it was, but most did not know that I had no sparring before that match. Everybody will see a far better Dinh Hong Quân this time, and I already know that I will hurt Arnel Baconaje.

It's a very good match, I am excited for it. I am very happy to have the challenge of stopping a top fighter like Baconaje in front of my home country. "

Dinh Hong Quân v Arnel Baconaje

12 rounds  IBF Asia Lightweight title

THE GRAND HO TRAM RESORT VIETNAM

Saturday December 10

FORTUNES OF WAR COMING TO VIETNAM
November 17, 2022

FORTUNES OF WAR COMING TO VIETNAM

Mark your calendars, this is rhe biggest sports event in Vietnam this year, and the perfect end to the year if you are a fight fan !

The Grand Ho Tram aims to become the boxing mecca, and have secured many of Asia's best boxers for the "Fortunes of War" event.

This iconic event, which is spearheaded by three titles fights, will be broadcast by Webthethao in Vietnam, and Elorde TV and Solar Sports in the Philippines.

THE GRAND HO TRAM RESORT VIETNAM

Saturday December 10

THE GRAND HO TRAM JUST GOT HOTTER !!!
November 14, 2022

THE GRAND HO TRAM JUST GOT HOTTER !!!

THE GRAND HO TRAM JUST GOT HOTTER !!!

Saturday December 10   Fortunes of War !

VIETNAM v PHILIPPINES FOR THE IBF CROWN
November 14, 2022

VIETNAM v PHILIPPINES FOR THE IBF CROWN

Dinh Hong Quan is gaining the reputation as one of Vietnam's most improved and fearless fighters.

On December 10, the man revered as the Black Hawk, will defend his IBF title on home soil against one of Asia's best at 126-130lb - Philippines' very own Arnel Baconaje.

This will the third defense for the Vietnam champion, and admirably, he has taken on quality opposition each time. The Black Hawk originally won the IBF belt on foreign soil against the very experienced Korean Dong Hee Kim, dispatching his opponent with a showreel left hook !

Since then he has defended against emerging pinoy boxers Delmar Pellio and Jules Victoriano, both of whom enjoyed physical batlles with the Vietnam boxer.

Arnel Baconaje represents another rise in class for Quân, and there is no doubt that at 130, the Philippines man known as "The Silencer" would start an overwhelming betting favourite. But this battle will be at 135lb,  and will be held in Dinh Hong Quân's backyard.

It's Vietnam v Philippines  its Black Hawk v The Silencer  and its the IBF Asia title on the line !

Dinh Hong Quân v Arnel Baconaje

12 rounds  IBF Asia Lightweight title

THE GRAND HO TRAM STRIP VIETNAM

Saturday December 10

THE SILENCER TO SHOOT BLACK HAWK DOWN !
November 10, 2022

THE SILENCER TO SHOOT BLACK HAWK DOWN !

Arnel "the Silencer" Baconaje is Vietnam bound, and he has only one objective on his mind.

To defeat the man known as the "Black Hawk", Vietnam's Lightweight champion Dinh Hong Quan, and return to his native Philippines wearing his IBF belt.

Cocky Buffalo prospect Quan has successfully defended the IBF belt twice already, and whilst they have been hard fought bouts against quality pinoys, it is also fair to say that the young Vietnam boxer is still making technical improvements with each challenge.

He is also getting bigger and stronger.

But the Silencer has no interest in any of that !

As its equally fair to say that he is far more experienced boxer than the two previous opponents of Dinh Hong Quan, and is more definitely more skilful at landing meaningful punches. The Philippines boxer from Iloilo has landed 11 knockouts in his 15 wins.

This is a classic main event, where based on experience, the Philippines Arnel Banconaje is the man to beat and would start a solid favorite.

But you can't rule out the Black Hawk, as he just keeps improving and rising to each new challenge.

If you're a Vietnam fan and haven't seen Baconaje before, check out some of his bag work from late last week. Crisp and precise.

He will be looking to clip the wings of the Black Hawk on December 10.

Arnel Baconaje v Dinh Hong Quan

MAIN EVENT

12 rounds  IBF Asia Lightweight Championship

The Grand Ho Tram Strip Vung Tau Vietnam

Saturday December 10

THE BEST OF THE PHILIPPINES !!!
November 6, 2022

THE BEST OF THE PHILIPPINES !!!

Who said blondes have more fun ?

Pinoy power is heading to Vietnam.

And it's SMILE POWER!

We got Mark John Yap, Jetro Pabustan, Charly Suarez, Arnel Baconaje and da baddest of da baddest "the Wolverine" JonJon Estrada!!!!

THE GRAND HO TRAM STRIP  VIETNAM

Saturday December 10th

"THE BOXING MECCA OF ASIA"
November 5, 2022

"THE BOXING MECCA OF ASIA"

The Grand Ho Tram in Vietnam has grand plans !

Saturday December 10  

Full fight card coming soon, but already signed :

Vietnam - Dinh Hong Quan

Philippines - Arnel Baconaje

Indonesia  - Defry Palulu

Philippines  - Charly Suarez

Uzbekistan  - Olimjon Nazarov

Vietnam  - Nguyễn Văn Hải

Indonesia  - Paisal Panjaitan

and will soon include top fighters from South Korea and Thailand.

This end of year festive event at The Grand Ho Tram wil also give young Vietnam hopefuls Phan Minh Quân, Le Hiep and Thai Hoang Huy the chance to share the ring with Philippines idols Mark John Yap, Jetro Pabustan and the Wolverine JonJon Estrada.

DINH HONG QUAN v ARNEL BACONAJE
November 1, 2022

DINH HONG QUAN v ARNEL BACONAJE

DINH HONG QUAN v ARNEL BACONAJE

IBF Asia Lightweight title

LIVE FROM THE GRAND HO TRAM VIETNAM

Saturday December 10


DINH HONG QUAN TO FACE BACONAJE DEC 10
October 28, 2022

DINH HONG QUAN TO FACE BACONAJE DEC 10

Vietnam's Lightweight champion Dinh Hong Quan will face Philippines Arnel Baconaje at the Grand Ho Tram Strip for the IBF title on December 10. This will be as significant a main event as the country has ever seen, where incumbent champion Dinh Hong Quan (9-1) faces his sternest test to date against the skilful pinoy boxer.

The Vietnam rising star has the size advantage, yet Baconaje has bowled over some of the Philippines' biggest and best scoring, 11 knockouts in his 15 wins to date.This is a massive main event with both fighters having the genuine attributes to claim the IBF prize.

Dinh Hong Quan will join the Manny Pacquiao training camp in preparation for his December assignment, whilst Baconaje is currently in Japan working with pound for pound star Naoya Inoue. The match between Dinh Hong Quan and Arnel Baconaje will take place at The Grand Ho Tram Strip in Vietnam on Saturday December 10th.

Fight card and ticket information coming soon!

PINOYS HEAD TO VIETNAM DECEMBER 10
October 28, 2022

PINOYS HEAD TO VIETNAM DECEMBER 10

Congratulations to the Philippines fighters that will be competing at the Grand Ho Tram in Vietnam on Saturday December 10. Arnel Baconaje and Charly will contest IBF titles in two of the main event matches.

Baconaje will take on incumbent lightweight champion Dinh Hong Quan, a Vietnam fighter that has recent history with pinoys Delmar Pellio and Jules Victoriano. Charly Suarez is expected to have a confirmed opponent soon.

BACONAJE TESTS ENGLAND IN AUSTRALIA
June 30, 2022

BACONAJE TESTS ENGLAND IN AUSTRALIA

*story courtesy of Yahoo! News

Arnel Baconaje will gun for his second straight win as he takes on Aussie prospect Jackson Jon England on Sept. 2, 2022 in Australia.

Baconaje beat journeyman Leonardo Doronio last March 12 in Parañaque City. He will be gunning for his first win overseas after losing to Yasutaka Ishimoto in Japan, Lingjie Xia in China and Ivan Kozlovsky in Russia.

The 24-year-old England is looking to bounce back after suffering a unanimous decision defeat at the hands of unbeaten Paul Fleming on March 23, 2022 in Sydney. The 28-year-old Baconaje is 15-5 with 11 knockouts, while England is 13-2 with eight knockouts.

Meanwhile, featherweight prospect Lorenz Ladrada locks horns with Aussie hard-hitter Dana Coolwell on July 2 in an eight-round contest at the Gold Coast Convention Centre in Broadbeach, Queensland, Australia.

Ladrada is looking for his second straight win after beating Jason Buenaobra by unanimous decision in his last fight on Dec. 4 in Parañaque City.

This will be Labrada’s biggest fight to date and his first international fight.

Coolwell, a former Australian champion, wants to return to his winning ways after losing to Ender Luces in an International Boxing Federation Youth super featherweight fight last April 13 in Queensland. The 23-year-old Coolwell’s other loss is also via a split decision Jake Wyllie last year. The 25-year-old Ladrada is 11-2-1 with three knockouts, while Coolwell is 7-2 with five knockouts.

THE SILENCER HEADING DOWN UNDER
June 28, 2022

THE SILENCER HEADING DOWN UNDER

Big news breaking is that outstanding Philippines boxer Arnel Baconaje has secured a big fight in Australia on September 2nd.

The man known as "the Silencer" will take on gifted local Jackson Jon England who boasts a 13 and 2 record. England was responsible for perhaps the best fight seen in Australia this year, when narrowly outpointed by Paul Fleming for four major titles, including WBC, WBA and IBF belts.

The match in Perth on September 2nd gives Jackson Jon England a chance to avenge that controversial loss, but his task against Baconaje, who is among Philippines elite, will be daunting.

BACONAJE AND ESTRADA SHARPEN TOOLS
May 26, 2022

BACONAJE AND ESTRADA SHARPEN TOOLS

Arnel Baconaje and JonJon Estrada will head to Japan to punch holes in former WBO world title holder Tomoki Kameda.

The Japanese fighter has been relatively quiet during the pandemic, but resumes on July 30 to take on quality Dominican William Encarcion.

Kameda boasts an impressive 38 and 3 record, and interestingly, his only loss in recent years was to the unbeaten Rey Vargas, the very same Mexican that is soon to face Mark Magsayo!

Opportunities to work with foreign fighters are always great ways to build skills, but one also has to spare a thought for the rugged Kameda. It surely will be no picnic trading leather with the Wolverine and the Silencer.

Double Trouble!

ARNEL BACONAJE WINS
March 12, 2022

ARNEL BACONAJE WINS

Great performance by Arnel Baconaje to win by shutout over an extremely resilient Leonardo Doronio.

Baconaje landed more frequently, and also had the power ascendancy, over a bigger opponent. He also controlled the ring with excellent movement.

It was definitely an improved version of Doronio today, he looked fit and imposing. He just struggled with Baconaje's movement,  and he will no doubt fare better with a less mobile opponent.

THREE KINGS !!!
March 11, 2022

THREE KINGS !!!


Three of the very best fighters in the Philippines right now, hungry but still smiling!
Richard "the Beast "Pumicpic, Arnel "the Silencer" Baconaje, and the wild dog himself - JonJon "the Wolverine " Estrada are seated in wait for their turn on the scales.
BIG FIGHTS COMING TOMORROW !

READY TO GET ON THE SCALES
March 11, 2022

READY TO GET ON THE SCALES


YES Linn Sandstrom and Arnel Baconaje LOOK LIKE MODELS, but they are actually FIGHTERS !
They will be competing tomorrow in Paranaque at TIGER 2O22 Ultimate Knockout Challenge.
Weigh in and press conference today.

THE JUICER2 SHOW COMING YOUR WAY !
March 4, 2022

THE JUICER2 SHOW COMING YOUR WAY !

Ben "the Juicer" Mcculloch was one of the best boxers Australia has ever produced, winning 14 straight and getting to world rank #3 as a super middleweight. His signature was his beautiful balance, distance and rotational power, often producing decapitation style knockouts. And it always looked so effortless!

Arnel Baconaje is as close as we've seen to the Aussie star, and he is a standout as one of the Philippines best and most technical operators. The Iloilo fighter shows really good patience in setting his shots, makes good angles, and dispenses the pain with plenty of high and low variety. His defensive base is solid, and he simply never gives cheap shots away to opponents.

Says McCulloch : "I love this guy, especially when I've seen him work with Suarez and Pumicpic. He has the really nice distance and jab, and has that nice Bernard Hopkins /James Toney roll that I used to love when I fought. But you know what, I can see a lot of Canelo in JUICER2, he really is QUALITY !"

Juicer2, also known as "the Silencer ",will be appearing next week at TIGER 2O22 in Manila. Tune in, and judge for yourself ! He is a special fighter.

ARNEL BACONAJE v LEONARDO DORONIO TIGER 2O22 Ultimate Knockout Challenge Paranaque, Manila

Saturday March 12th

WATCH IT LIVE AT:https://www.facebook.com/VSPPromotion

WHO WANTS TO BE A TIGER ?
February 17, 2022

WHO WANTS TO BE A TIGER ?

Arnel Baconaje and team working out this morning at Elorde Southbox, in preparation for TIGER 2O22 coming to Manila on Saturday March 12th.

Be ready!

LET'S MEET AT LIGHTWEIGHT !
February 6, 2022

LET'S MEET AT LIGHTWEIGHT !

Arnel Baconaje is without doubt one of the Philippines' best and most technical boxers.
He is also one of the most difficult to match!
"The Silencer" is a very skillful and solidly built 130, with a big KO ratio, and unfortunately, had three opponents drop out en route to TIGER 2O22.
Enter saviour Leonardo Doronio !
The internationally experienced, and former Manny Pacquiao sparring partner, resumed from a lay off in December, and produced a really solid win against Jimmy Borbon at 140 super lightweight. Doronio looked "heavy" in that match, and despite his strong showing against an improved Borbon, gave the appearance that a drop in weight class would really suit.
So when the call went out for a quality opponent for the much ducked Baconaje, Leonardo Doronio was quick to answer. But how to make a fight happen between fighters two divisions apart?
Simple - let's meet in the middle !

ARNEL BACONAJE v LEONARDO DORONIO

TIGER 2O22 Ultimate Knockout Challenge Paranaque, Manila
Saturday March 12th

GOOD LUCK COMES IN THREES !
February 6, 2022

GOOD LUCK COMES IN THREES !

OK fight fans, here are three of the very best athletes that will be appearing at the upcoming TIGER 2O22 next month.
Arnel Baconaje, Jonathan Almacen and Benny Ligas pictured after yesterday morning's workout, and already looking ready for battle!

Baconaje is one of Philippines elite, and returns to the ring to match up with last start winner, and former Pacquiao sparring partner, Leonardo Doronio.
Jonathan Almacen is a quicksilver light flyweight, and has a much anticipated (and dangerous ) clash looming with the unbeaten John Paul Bentoso, a young killer who has posted all his wins by way of knockout !
Ben Ligas is all set to defend his Philippines national title, and the word is, he is training the house down!
Good luck boys, we know you will put on a great show!

TIGER 2O22 Ultimate Knockout Challenge
Paranaque, Manila
Saturday March 12th

THEY SAY THAT SILENCE IS GOLDEN !
December 28, 2021

THEY SAY THAT SILENCE IS GOLDEN !

Arnel Baconaje "The Silencer" is set to return March 2022 in a more uncompromising, brutal form, than ever before !
Baconaje enjoyed a breakout year, with three impressive wins over Jay Quidlat, Ivor Lastrilla and Danny Tampipi. He then ventured to Russia, taking a loss to the unbeaten Ivan Kozlovsky, for the WBC Asia title. The match proved to be more of a "hands full" experience for Arnel, as it was contested at two full divisions above his normal weight class.
Arnel Baconaje ranks as one of the Philippines most classy boxers, but he also boasts plenty in the power department. The fighter from Iloilo has racked up 11 knockouts in his 14 wins, and he is looking to continue on that rampaging path!
A real exponent of working high and low, Baconaje knows full well how to break down an opponent.
And when he lands the telling shots, well, as this aptly monikered boxer demonstrates, the SILENCE IS DEAFENING!

Latest news

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
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.

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 !!
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!"
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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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
NGUYEN VAN HAI - DANANG
January 29, 2024

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
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
VBO RULES MEETING IS IN PROGRESS !!
January 26, 2024

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"
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 !
NEXT FIGHT IS IN HO TRAM ON 27/1
January 22, 2024

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.

#vietnamboxingorganization #vbo #cockybuffalo #vietnamboxing
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
IMPORTANT NOTICE
January 9, 2024

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
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
VIET "DOUBLE TROUBLE" KOREA JANUARY 13TH
January 3, 2024

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
January 3, 2024

VBO Report for 2023

Vietnam Boxing Organization publishes its performance for 2023.
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.
WHAT'S COMING IN 2024 ????
December 29, 2023

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
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.
NGUYỄN VĂN TÌNH EM WINS ON DEBUT !
December 25, 2023

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 !
December 24, 2023

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
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?
NGUYỄN TRUNG KHÁN RISES FROM THE DEAD
December 24, 2023

NGUYỄN TRUNG KHÁN RISES FROM THE DEAD

"It's not how we fall - it's how we get up again"
Crazy scenes in the undercard match last night when whiz kid Nguyễn Trung Khan got dropped hard in the final seconds of the opening round.
The knockdown meant Khan was behind 10-8 on the scorecards, and now needed to win all 3 remaining rounds to be victorious. 
Not an easy task when your opponent is NGUYỄN XUÂN HIẾU !!!
But junior champion Khan kept his cool, and went on to score a memorable debut win !
VSP PRO #11: Dương Đức Bảo vs. Phạm Bá Hợi - 53kg
December 22, 2023

VSP PRO #11: Dương Đức Bảo vs. Phạm Bá Hợi - 53kg

Trận đấu tâm điểm của sự kiện chứng kiến tay đấm Dương Đức Bảo - HCV Muay trẻ thế giới 2022, người từng thắng knockout thuyết phục trước võ sỹ nhiều kinh nghiệm Lương Nguyễn Công Khải, so găng với nhà vô địch kickboxing SEA Games 30 Phạm Bá Hợi.

Dù rất được trông đợi nhưng sự cẩn trọng của hai võ sỹ khiến tốc độ trận đấu tương đối chậm. Hai hiệp đầu tiên không võ sỹ nào vượt trội hay tung ra được đòn đấm thực sự nặng ký. Những tình huống jab hay đấm móc trúng đích hiếm hoi dường như chia đều cho cả hai võ sỹ.

Ở hai hiệp cuối cùng kịch bản không thay đổi. Bá Hợi có một vài tình huống móc trái chất lượng và 1 cú upper-cut nhưng tiếc là chỉ đi trúng phần trán của Đức Bảo. Phải đến khoảng 2 phút cuối Đức Bảo mới tăng tốc áp sát và liên tục ra đòn khiến Bá Hợi khá vất vả phòng thủ, nhưng đột biến cũng không đến ở thời khắc này.

Không võ sỹ nào thực sự vượt trội, không ngạc nhiên khi cả 3 giám định đều chấm điểm cân bằng 38-38, đồng nghĩa với kết quả hòa cho Bá Hợi - Đức Bảo.

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VSP PRO #11: Nguyễn Xuân Hiếu vs. Nguyễn Trung Khán - 49kg
December 22, 2023

VSP PRO #11: Nguyễn Xuân Hiếu vs. Nguyễn Trung Khán - 49kg

Trận áp chót của sự kiện thực sự gay cấn và suýt chút nữa có "địa chấn". Tay đấm trẻ tài năng Trung Khán nhanh chóng thể hiện kỹ thuật thi đấu cực tốt khi áp đảo Xuân Hiếu. Lối di chuyển thông minh cùng những combo đòn chất lượng, hiệu quả giúp Trung Khán tỏ ra vượt trội.

Nhưng bất ngờ đến ở cuối hiệp này khi Xuân Hiếu có cú móc trái nặng ký khiến Trung Khán ngã xuống sàn. Đòn knock-down của Xuân Hiếu khiến các khán giả thật sự phấn khích, dù nó chưa thể mang đến chiến thắng tức thì cho chủ nhân.

Bỏ lại phía sau "tai nạn" bất ngờ trên, nhìn chung cả 3 hiệp đấu còn lại Trung Khán đã thi đấu tốt hơn. Thể hình thấp không ngăn tay đấm trẻ này tung ra những cú đấm chất lượng giúp anh lội ngược dòng bằng chiến thắng bằng tính điểm không đồng thuận (2-1) trước Xuân Hiếu.

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VSP PRO #11: Huỳnh Đoàn Tuấn Thành vs. Nguyễn Văn Tình Em - 52kg
December 22, 2023

VSP PRO #11: Huỳnh Đoàn Tuấn Thành vs. Nguyễn Văn Tình Em - 52kg

Phong cách "ngổ ngáo", lối đánh xông xáo áp sát đầy năng lượng giúp Nguyễn Văn Tình Em gây ra nhiều áp lực cho đối thủ. Tuy vậy, nhìn về hiệu quả ra đòn thì Huỳnh Đoàn Tuấn Thành cũng không kém cạnh, dù liên tục phải di chuyển nhằm giữ cự ly hợp lý.

Kịch bản ở hiệp 2 tiếp tục chứng kiến Tình Em "tăng tốc" gây áp lực. Chi tiết đáng chú ý nhất ở hiệp này là khoảng thời gian 30 giây cuối khi Tình Em liên tục dồn ép Tuấn Thành vào 2 góc đài và tung ra các combo đòn.

Trận đấu thực sự "nóng" lên ở khoảng 1 phút rưỡi cuối hiệp 4 khi Tình Em áp ra ra đòn liên tục trong khi Tuấn Thành thể lực suy giảm chỉ có thể di chuyển liên tục né đòn hoặc phòng thủ chịu trận. Dù không tìm thấy đòn knock-out nhưng chung cuộc Tình Em vẫn có chiến thắng thuyết phục khi cả 3 giám định chấm thắng 39-37 cho tay đấm này.

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VSP PRO #11: Đỗ Văn Thiện Ngân vs. Nguyễn Việt Anh - 57kg
December 22, 2023

VSP PRO #11: Đỗ Văn Thiện Ngân vs. Nguyễn Việt Anh - 57kg

Đỗ Văn Thiện Ngân tiếp đón "tân binh" sàn VSP Pro Nguyễn Việt Anh bằng các tổ hợp đòn chất lượng, hiệu quả. Rõ ràng kinh nghiệm thi đấu ở VSP Pro cùng lối đánh linh hoạt giúp Thiện Ngân thi đấu hiệu quả hơn. Các tình huống ra đòn của Thiện Ngân chất lượng hơn hẳn tay đấm trẻ Việt Anh đến từ thành Nam. Đã không ít lần những đòn jab uy lực của Thiện Ngân không ít lần xuyên qua tay chắn đi trúng mặt Việt Anh.

Không bất ngờ khi Thiện Ngân giành chiến thắng tuyệt đối với điểm số 40-36 từ cả 3 giám định.

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VSP PRO #11: Đặng Đức Huyên vs. Hoàng Nguyễn Minh Quân - 67kg
December 22, 2023

VSP PRO #11: Đặng Đức Huyên vs. Hoàng Nguyễn Minh Quân - 67kg

Tay đấm Đặng Đức Huyên tỏ ra rất tự tin và "ngầu" với khả năng chịu đòn, nhưng thực tế anh cũng dính đòn nhiều hơn hẳn từ đối thủ Hoàng Nguyễn Minh Quân. Chủ động áp sát, kết hợp hiệu quả các combo đòn từ body-shot và đến các cú đấm móc vào vùng mặt, Minh Quân ghi điểm tốt hơn ở 2 hiệp đầu tiên.

Kịch bản không thay đổi ở 2 hiệp cuối khi Minh Quân vẫn giữ thế chủ động và cũng không cần quá vội vã để tìm đòn knock-out. Trong khi đó, cách trả đòn "lắt nhắt" không giúp Đức Huyên tạo ra bất ngờ. Kết quả chung cuộc Minh Quân thắng điểm tuyệt đối khi cả 3 giám định đều chấm 40-36 nghiêng về tay đấm này.

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VSP PRO #11: Nguyễn Ngọc Quyền vs. Nguyễn Triệu Vy - 79kg
December 22, 2023

VSP PRO #11: Nguyễn Ngọc Quyền vs. Nguyễn Triệu Vy - 79kg

Trận đấu "nặng ký" nhất ở VSP Pro chứng kiến một màn đôi công hấp dẫn khác. Ở hạng cân tới 79 kg, những đòn đánh của cả hai tay đấm Ngọc Quyền và Triệu Vy đều rất chất lượng. Trong 2 hiệp đầu tiên không có võ sỹ nào thực sự vượt trội, nhưng rõ ràng những đòn móc trái phải của Triệu Vy để lại ấn tượng tốt hơn.

Hiệp 3 chứng kiến Triệu Vy tích cực di chuyển áp sát và anh cũng có một cú tay sau và một đòn móc rất mạnh khiến gương mặt của Ngọc Quyền bật ra phía sau. Rõ ràng thể lực của Ngọc Quyền đã xuống nhanh và đòn đánh của anh cũng thiếu chuẩn xác trước khả năng áp sát của Triệu Vy. Kịch bản này kéo sang hiệp 4 và không ngạc nhiên khi Triệu Vy giành chiến thắng chung cuộc bằng tính điểm, dù Ngọc Quyền nỗ lực vùng lên ở khoảng 20 giây cuối.

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VSP PRO #11: Phạm Quốc Ngữ vs. Nguyễn Huỳnh Phúc Tiến - 55kg
December 22, 2023

VSP PRO #11: Phạm Quốc Ngữ vs. Nguyễn Huỳnh Phúc Tiến - 55kg

Hai tay đấm nhập cuộc rất tích cực và có hiệp 1 tưng bừng. Quốc Ngữ có cú over-hand khiến Phúc Tiến choáng váng, ngay sau đó không kém cạnh Phúc Tiến cũng ép đài và tung ra combo đòn chất lượng ghi điểm tốt.

Hiệp 2 chứng kiến 2 võ sỹ tiếp tục đổi đòn hấp dẫn. Quốc Ngữ tập trung vào đòn tay phải uy lực trong khi Phúc Tiến hiệu quả và tỏ ra nhỉnh hơn với combo đòn jab tay phải và tay sau cực tốt.

Trong 2 hiệp đấu cuối kịch bản không thay đổi khi cả hai không thể bứt hẳn lên và tìm thấy đòn knock-out quyết định. Chung cuộc, Phúc Tiến giành chiến thắng bằng tính điểm khi cả 3 giám định đều chấm 39-37 cho tay đấm này.

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VSP PRO #11: Trần Tấn Quang Đạo vs. Trương Hải Biền - 63.5kg
December 23, 2023

VSP PRO #11: Trần Tấn Quang Đạo vs. Trương Hải Biền - 63.5kg

Cuộc so găng thú vị giữa tay đấm được đánh giá "dày dạn kinh nghiệm sàn VSP Pro" Trần Tấn Quang Đạo với đối thủ mới 17 tuổi Trương Hải Biền. Sau hiệp đấu đầu tiên thăm dò, chủ động giữ cự ly, Quang Đạo bắt đầu điều chỉnh chiến thuật và ra đòn hiệu quả hơn hẳn ở hiệp 2. Những tình huống tung ra combo đòn ở cự ly trung bình và gần giúp Quang Đạo có thế trận lấn lướt hơn hẳn trước Hải Biền.

Bước vào hiệp 3, khá bất ngờ khi thế trận đảo chiều. Hải Biền áp sát, bắt nhịp tốt hơn và tung ra nhiều đòn đấm chất lượng, hiệu quả. Sự luống cuống từ phía Quang Đạo ở hiệp này khiến nhiều người phải bất ngờ.

Trong hiệp đấu cuối cùng, cả hai tích cực trao đổi đòn ở cự ly gần. Quang Đạo không để mất thế trận như ở hiệp 3 nhưng anh cũng không thể lấn lướt trước đàn em Hải Biền. Sự cân bằng kéo trận đấu tới bảng điểm phân định thắng bại và tại đây tay đấm 17 tuổi tiếp tục tạo ra bất ngờ với chiến thắng không đồng thuận (2-1). Phần thưởng xứng đáng cho Hải Biền.

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VSP PRO #11: Trần Xuân Hưng vs. Nguyễn Đức Hoàng Thông - 61kg
December 23, 2023

VSP PRO #11: Trần Xuân Hưng vs. Nguyễn Đức Hoàng Thông - 61kg

Trần Xuân Hưng nhỉnh hơn về chiều cao và dù mới 20 tuổi nhưng với kinh nghiệm tập các môn võ và 2 năm tập luyện thi đấm boxing giúp anh được đánh giá cao hơn đối thủ mới có gần 1 năm tập luyện Nguyễn Đức Hoàng Thông. Tuy vậy, rất ngạc nhiên khi Hoàng Thông thi đấu chững chạc và không ngại đôi công.

Sau hiệp 1 khá cân bằng, Hoàng Thông bất ngờ ép đài và tung ra loạt đòn cực nặng, đáng chú ý có cú upper-cut bằng tay phải nặng ký khiến Xuân Hưng choáng váng. Sau 1 phút 30 giây hiệp này, trọng tài buộc phải dừng trận đấu. Hoàng Thông giành chiến thắng knock-out kỹ thuật.

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VSP PRO #11: Lê Nguyễn Hoàng Long vs. Trần Tuấn Anh - 66kg
December 23, 2023

VSP PRO #11: Lê Nguyễn Hoàng Long vs. Trần Tuấn Anh - 66kg

Trần Tuấn Anh bù đắp sự non nớt kinh nghiệm bằng sự máu lửa, anh chủ động ép đài và có 1 cú móc phải chất lượng ở giữa hiệp 1. Tuy vậy, kinh nghiệm giúp Hoàng Long ghi điểm tốt hơn bằng những đòn phản công hiệu quả, từ đòn jab đến đòn tay sau.

Sự chênh lệch về kinh nghiệm càng thể hiện rõ hơn ở hiệp 2 khi Hoàng Long liên tiếp có những combo đòn ăn điểm cực tốt. Ngược lại, Tuấn Anh không thể tìm ra chiến thuật hợp lý để đối phó. Tình hình càng trở nên tồi tệ hơn cho "tân binh" Tuấn Anh khi anh liên tục dính những đòn móc trái phải cực nặng từ Hoàng Long. Thậm chí cuối hiệp 3 còn có cảm giác Tuấn Anh sắp sửa bị knock-out đến nơi.

Bước vào hiệp cuối, khi thể lực suy giảm Tuấn Anh gần như chịu trận. Anh liên tục dính đòn và chỉ có may mắn cùng ý chí mới giúp tay đấm này không "đo sàn" trước những combo đòn chất lượng của Hoàng Long. Chiến thắng bằng tính điểm đồng thuận tuyệt đối cho Hoàng Long không cần bàn cãi.

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