By Rene Bonsubre,Jr
CHONGQING,CHINA- Wengfeng Ge (11W-1,6KO’s) of China and Suriyan Satorn (60-7,41KO’s) of Thailand will battle for the vacant WBO Global Flyweight title this Saturday October 26 at the Yubei Stadium in Chongqing. Both easily made weight, Ge weighed in at 111.3lbs while Satorn was at 111.5 lbs during the official weigh-in held at the fight venue.
Ge will be looking to bounce back from his first pro loss against Filipino Giemel Magramo last January in Suzhou. Ge suffered an eye injury and the swelling around his eye - which also had a cut - got worse leading to the tenth round stoppage.
Ge has scored wins against former IBF world champ Amnat Ruenroeng and Filipino prospects Melmark Dignos and Ivan Soriano.
Satorn, also known as Kompayak Porpramook, won the WBC light flyweight world title in 2011 against Mexican Adrian Hernandez. After one defense against Filipino Jonathan Taconing, he lost to Hernandez in their rematch. In his previous appearance in China last January, Satorn lost to Jing Xiang by unanimous decision for the WBC Silver light flyweight title.
Chunlei Lin (9-3,2KO’s) of China and Galih Susanto (17-9-1,4KO’s) of Indonesia will dispute the WBC ABCO Silver super bantamweight title. Lin stepped on the scales at 121.4lbs while Susanto weighed 119.7lbs.
Susanto has shared the ring and lost to quality Filipino boxers like former title-holders Marlon Tapales and Jhack Tepora. Lin has beaten Indonesian Rocky Manufoe and lost to Japanese Shun Wakabayashi.
The undercards will feature a female fight between Jianping Ouyang (China) vs Charimae Salvador (Philippines). Both Ouyang (3-1-1,1KO) and Salvador (4-3,1KO) weighed 104.9lbs. For the rest of the undercards - Ruidong Zhou (3-1) vs Xiong Xiao (Pro debut), DianXing Zhu (3-0,2KO’s) vs Detao Wu (pro debut) and Wen Song Liu (2-1,2KO’s) vs Peng Huang (1-3-1,1KO).
This weigh-in and fights are supervised and sanctioned by the Professional Boxing Commission of China.
Photo – Ge Wenfeng (Left) and Suriyan Satorn pose during the weigh-in ceremony
By Rene Bonsubre,Jr
DUBAI,UAE- Muhammad Waseem of Pakistan did not have any trouble disposing of his Filipino opponent, Conrado Tañamor in the main event of the Rotunda Rumble fight card held Friday at the Caesar’s Palace Bluewater Rotunda in Dubai.
The fight only lasted a minute and two seconds with Tañamor on the canvas after receiving a series of hooks to the liver.
This was Waseem’s first fight since he suffered his first pro loss in an IBF world flyweight title fight against South African Moruti Mthalane by unanimous decision in Malaysia last July 15,2018.
Wasseem is now 9-1,7KO’s while Tañamor drops to 11-4,4KO’s; His four losses all happened outside the Philippines.
There was a lot of pressure on Majid Al-Naqbi to win in front of the home fans. He is currently the only active professional boxer from the United Arab Emirates. He delivered a hard fought unanimous decision victory after four rounds against a feisty opponent, China’s Chuansheng Zhang.
This is Al-Naqbi’s third straight win since turning pro last April. If his streak continues he will be the driving force for a boxing boom in the Emirates.
The supporting main bout saw Irish Rohan Date disposing of India’s Pradeep Kharera in the opening round. Date is now 10-0-1,8KO’s, Kharera drops to 5-5,4KO’s.
Andrew Selby easily returned to the win column by stopping Thailand’s Worawatchai Boonjan also in round one. Boonjan was dropped twice and the referee decided that he had seen enough. Selby (12-1,7KO’s) had a KO loss to Julio Cesar Martinez Aguilar last March in Mexico.
For the rest of the card – Abass Barou, who resides in Germany, remained unbeaten after stopping Egyptian Abdelgani Saber in two rounds, Afghan Hasibullah Ahmadi got a hard fought split decision victory against China’s Cai Shidong, Kazakh Abay Tolesh beat Mfaume Mfaume of Tanzania by TKO in the fourth after the fight was stopped due to Mfaume’s eye getting closed due to a legal punch, in the female fight Armenian Anahit Aroyan lost to Serbian Jasmina Nad by split verdict, Karthik Sathish Kumar of India won by unanimous decision against Tanzania’s Mohamed Pesa, Dutch Felix Anthony John de Brujin won by TKO in the first round against Thailand’s Thanawat Yancharoen, who injured his shoulder and Asad Asif Khan of India prevailed by unanimous decision Nasoro Nasoro of Tanzania after eight rounds.
The fights were supervised by Patrick Johnson of the Ghana Boxing Commission. The event was promoted by MTK Global and Round 10 Boxing Promotions.
Photo - Muhummad Waseem's arm raised victorious by Referee Michael Neequaye
By Rene Bonsubre,Jr
DUBAI,UAE – Muhammad Waseem (8-1,6KO’s) of Pakistan vs. Conrado Tañamor (11-3,4KO’s) of the Philippines will be the main attraction for the Friday the 13th fight card at the Caesar’s Palace Bluewater in Dubai.
This card will also feature up and coming local attraction Majid Al-Naqbi (2-0,1KO), a native of Dubai who will have a lot of pressure performing to the home fans’ expectations. He will be fighting Chinese boxer Zhang Chuansheng (2-3-1,0KO).
Wassem weighed 52.5kgs (115.7lbs) while Tañamor stepped on the scales at 53 kgs or 116.8lbs. They will fight for eight rounds. Waseem has not fought since losing to IBF world flyweight champion Moruti Mthalane in July of last year in Malaysia. This was on the undercard of the Pacquiao-Matthysse megafight. The unanimous decision loss was the lone pro setback for Waseem. Tañamor has not had much luck on the road where he suffered all of his losses in China and Japan twice.
Al-Naqbi weighed 135 while Zhang was at 132lbs. They are penned for four rounds. The official weigh-in was held at the fight venue.
Andrew Selby (11-1,6KO’s) of the UK will be looking to bounce back from his KO loss to Julio Cesar Martinez Aguilar last March when he squares off against Thai Woorawatchai Boonjan (14-22-2,13KO’s).Both were identical at 53.8 or 118.6lbs. They are scheduled for eight rounds.
Other rising prospects featured in six rounders for this card are Irish Rohan Date who will face India’s Pradeep Kharera, unbeaten Abass Barou, who resides in Germany, will fight Egyptian Abdelgani Saber, Afghan Hasibullah Ahmadi will be pitted against China’s Cai Shidong, Kazakh Abay Tolesh is paired against Mfaume Mfaume of Tanzania, an all-female fight between Armenian Anahit Aroyan and Serbian Jasmina Nad and Karthik Sathish Kumar of India vs Tanzania’s Mohamed Pesa. There will be swing bouts between Dutch Felix Anthony John de Brujin vs Thailand’s Thanawat Yancharoen and Nasoro Nasoro of Tanzania vs Asad Asif Khan of India.
This fight card billed as Rotunda Rumble is presented by MTK Global Promotions.
Photo – Muhammad Waseem (left) and Conrado Tanamor face off during the weigh-in.
By Rene Bonsubre,Jr
QINGDAO,CHINA- The second day of a back to back fight card at the TSSG Center featured six bouts, two of which had titles at stake. Qiang Ma and Yu Che Li disputed the vacant WBO Greater China featherweight title. Well paced punches were exchanged in the first two rounds but it seemed Li had a slight edge. But in the third round, a short right caught Li in the jaw and he crashed face first to the canvas.
Referee Surat Soikrachang initiated a count but seeing Li was in no condition to continue, signaled the end at the 0:35 mark.
Ma is now 5-1-2,3KO’s while Li is 6-2-2,4KO’s.
The main bout saw Yilixiati Ainiwaer of China hand Ryosuke Maruki of Japan a brutal beating for ten rounds. They traded hard hooks in the first two rounds but Yilixiati had the edge in the power department.
Blood started to seep from Maruki’s left eyebrow in the third. As the rounds progressed, the Japanese developed swelling on his cheekbones. Maruki continued to go forward and had success in landing a few head punches but Yilixiati took them well.
The Chinese boxer landed with increasing frequency past the halfway mark. Going into the ninth, Maruki’s trunks was a crimson mess but he stayed on his feet till the final bell. The scorecards read – Edward Ligas (Philippines)– 98-92, Mekin Sumon (Thailand) – 100-89,Pongphan Rathanasungporn(Thailand)-98-92.
Yilixiati was awarded the IBO Asia Pacific and the WBC ABCO middleweight belts. He goes up to 16-1,11KO’s while Maruki drops to 16-7-1, 11KO’s.
In what would be the most dramatic ending of the night, China’s Tonghui Li and Maono Ally of Tanzania battled toe to toe for four rounds until Ally staggered Li in the fifth and after several attempts at finishing him off, which saw a lot of slips and holding, Ally finally scored a knockdown.
But the Tanzanian punched himself out in the process and right near the end of the round, Li knocked Ally down twice, the second knockout was more of due to exhaustion, which prompted Referee Han Hongxiang to signal the end at 2:58.
For the other undercards – Wuzhati Nuerlang won by TKO start of round three against Liu Yang whose corner decided not to let their boxer go on. Diao Jianhao won by TKO round four against Indonesian Rivo Rengkung and Gu Jingyuan and Yesihati Yeerken fought to a majority draw.
The two day card billed as FIST OF POWER was promoted by Seca and Top Rank.
Photo – Qiang Ma (left) and Yilixiati Ainiwaer during the weigh-in
By Rene Bonsubre,Jr
QINGDAO,CHINA- Tanzanian Abdallah Paziwapazi upset the hometown favorite Zulipikaer Maimaitiali of China in their battle for the vacant WBO Asia Pacific super middleweight title.
Both boxers threw bombs after the opening bell but both also showed tough chins in the early going. Close quarter exchanges continued in the second round much to the delight of the fans who gathered at the TSSG Center.
In the third round, Zulipikaer had Paziwapazi hurt but as he moved in, the Tanzanian landed a crisp left to the jaw that sent the Chinese boxer crashing to the canvas. Zulipikaer got up on shaky legs and had saliva pouring out of his mouth. Referee Sawaeng Thaweekoon of Thailand allowed the fight to continue and Paziwapazi poured it on prompting the stoppage. The time - 1:23.
The Tanzanian corner celebrated. This was reminiscent of Paziwapazi’s win in Shanghai in 2016, a third round stoppage of Russian Andrey Kalyuzhny. Paziwapazi is now 26-6-1,23KO’s while Zulipikaer drops to his second loss at 11-2-1,7KO’s.
The WBO fight was supervised by WBO VP for Asia Pacific Leon Panoncillo. This regional bout served as the main event of the first of a two-day fight card promoted by SECA and Top Rank.
For the undercards:
Filipino Jesson Inso (10-8-1,3KO’s) lost to China’s Mielifeier Dalielibieke (7-1,6KO’s) in round five of a six rounder. Mielifeier dropped Inso with a hard uppercut to the midsection and Referee Han Honxiang reached the ten count with Inso on all fours.
Zhang Xianhai beat Lu He by unanimous decision, Li Jiaming won by fourth round TKO against Gao Yiping, Xia Huadong lost in pro debut by unanimous verdict to Dilixiati Simayi and Morocco’s Ayoub Grine stopped Jia Xibei in the opening round.
PHOTO – Abdallah Paziwapazi celebrates his win in Qingdao
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