Earlier today we were sent information regarding the up coming bouts of 3 popular and heavy handed Filipino fighters who will all be in action on October 11th in Davao del Sur.
For many the most exciting man on the card is former world title challenger Denver Cuello (33-5-6, 21) who will be returning to the ring after suffering a recurring injury which has kept him on the side line for more than a year. Cuello, given his long absence, wasn't expected to be matched hard and so it's no surprise that he's facing a very limited foe though we had hoped someone a little bit better than Jaipetch Chaiyonggym (3-1, 2). Jaipetch may be a familiar name to hardcore Filipino fans for his previous bout, which saw him dispatched in 3 rounds by Jonathan Taconing, and we'd not be too surprised to see the Thai stopped early on here. We understand that for Cuello it's a return to the ring after his injury and we have no real complaints about such a limited opponent given what "The Excitement" has been through recently.
Former IBO Super Flyweight champion Edrin Dapudong (29-6, 17) has had his opponent named as Wisanlek Sithsaithong (11-5, 6) with this bout being viewed as a warm up before Dapudong gets a rematch with recent foe Lwandile Sityatha, who took Dapudong's title from him with a split decision in July. As with Jaipetch it's hard to see Wisanlek really having a chance. The Thai is, according to boxrec, on an 11 fight winning streak though has been inactive for over 2 years and faced novices in all 11 of those wins. Interestingly Wisanlek has shared a ring with Fahlan Sakkreerin Jr and Ratchasak KKP, fighting both men in their debuts back in 2010. Notably he was stopped by both.
The third bout will see IBO Light Flyweight champion Rey Loreto (18-13, 10) fighting against Indonesian journeyman Heri Amol (34-19-4, 14). On paper this looks a very even match up though in reality it's being served up to Loreto as a tune up before he defends his IBO title. Loreto, as you'll likely remember, won his title earlier this year when he scored a KO of the year contender against South Africa's Nkosinathi Joyi, the two are expected to meet again in December if Loreto gets through this bout with no issues. As for Amol this will be his second contest since being defeated by the debuting Ken Shiro just a few weeks back. Given that Loreto has been out of the ring for a while he maybe rusty though Amol is unlikely to make him pay.
The show, dubbed "Clash of the Little Titans" will be aired on Sonshine Media Network International (SMNI) as part of their Sports coverage and whilst it's not a card of 50-50 bouts it's hard not to enjoy the hard hitting Filipino trio who all have big bouts to look forward to in their future.
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We have been informed in the last hour that there will be an interesting Filipino show on October 11th in Davao City.
The show, which as been dubbed "The Boxing Revolution II", hasn't been totally matched up as of yet though is set to feature a trio of notable Filipino fighters, all of which are heavy handed and exciting to watch.
The most notable bout on the show will see the return to the ring of the highly popular Denver Cuello (33-5-6, 21) who has been inactive since losing to Xiong Zhao Zhong in Dubia in June 2013. That bout saw Cuello re-injuring his shoulder and being forced to have serious work done to repair it. Sadly that work, and rehab, has taken more than a year though we're all looking forward to see "The Excitement" return to the ring.
As well as Cuello we've also been told that Rey Loreto (18-13, 10), the IBO Light Flyweight champion, and Edrin Dapudong (29-6, 17), the former IBO Super Flyweight champion, will be in action.
For Loreto this will be his first bout since his stunning upset of the year contender against Nkosinathi Joyi way back in February. The idea seems to be for Loreto to fight on this show to shake some rust before fighting a rematch with Joyi in December to prove that his win wasn't a fluke.
As for Dapudong he'll be fighting a stay busy fight before he gets a chance to fight in a rematch with Lwandile Sityatha, hopefully at the end of this year.
No opponents for the three Filipino's have been named though they have been linked to opponents from Thailand and Japan and expected to have the fights signed in the next week or so.
After yesterday's controversial IBO Super Flyweight title fight in South African between Filipino Edrin Dapudong (29-6, 16) and Lwandile Sityatha (17-3-1, 7) it appears we're going to get a rematch with the camps "agreeing in principle" to meet again before the end of the year.
The bout, on Friday, saw Dapudong losing his title to the South African via a split decision that many in attendance disagreed strongly with. We've yet to see the bout but from what we've heard it was one that Dapudong certainly deserved to win with many thinking it was a clear win by the Filipino who won the belt last year by icing Gideon Buthelezi inside a round.
As a sign of good sportsmanship the South African team were apparently very happy to agree to a rematch and better yet for Dapudong it's expected to come in Davoa in Dapudong's native Philippines.
At the moment there is no set date though it's said that the bout will be organised this year and that it's just a matter of formalities before the bout is signed. We're hoping it really is that easy though in boxing we all know things aren't as straight forward as they should be.
We have just been informed that Filipino puncher Edrin Dapudong (29-6, 17) unfortunately lost the IBO Super Flyweight title on Friday after he lost a controversial split decision to Lwandile Sityatha (17-3-1, 7).
Dapudong was fighting in South Africa for the third successive fight and will have felt a sense of de ja vu having lost his first bout in South Africa, also for the IBO Super Flyweight title, against Gideon Buthelezi by split decision. That bout was rectified when Dapudong managed to get a rematch, a rematch that he won inside a round with a stunning 1 punch KO.
Whilst Dapudong will be hoping to get a rematch with Sityatha there is every chance that the talented Filipino will wash his hands of the country, and possibly even the IBO. It may seem harsh but it may feel to him as if he needs a KO to get a win in the country and if a fighter has that mentality they can't be themselves and it's a shame when a fighter feels they are going to be robbed.
We're unsure if this was a robbery, as details on the bout are scarce, but it wouldn't shock us to hear that Sityatha won it because he was at home and had the bout been in the Philippines Dapudong would have taken the decision.
Filipino fighter Edrin Dapudong (29-5, 17) looks set to begin his 2014 with a very dangerous and highly interesting bout with Panamanian puncher Ricardo Nunez (26-4, 22).
Dapudong, the current IBO Super Flyweight champion is looking to re-establish himself on the world stage. The Filipino 27 year old, who is surprisingly not ranked by any of the big 4, has won 5 of his last 6 bouts since losing a world title bout to Hernan Marquez, the then WBA Flyweight champion. The one loss in recent fights for Dapudong has come against Gideon Buthelezi, a loss that has since been avenged courtesy of an opening round blow out.
Whilst Dapuong has had just 1 major world title Nunez has actually had two. The first came in 2012 to South African Moruti Mthalane in a bout that saw Nunez stopped in in 8 round, the second came just a few short months ago with Nunez dropping a technical decision to Juan Carlos Reveco in what a clear loss for Nunez.
Despite those losses, and a 5th round stoppage loss to Drian Francisco, Nunez is an incredibly dangerous fighter with a number of major wins. Amongst those that Nunez has beaten are Liborio Solis, Oscar Blanquet and Carlos Tamara.
The bout, Dapudong's first since he blew out Buthelezi last June, should be a an absolute thriller with neither man being safe from the other mans power. Great match up and one we can't wait to see. Best of all, this has been scheduled for February 15th and will take place in the Philippines, a country where Nunez is 0-1 whilst Dapudong is unbeaten since a split decision loss to Rommel Bongon back in November 2005.
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