December 2nd 2017- Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Nihito Arakawa (31-6-1, 18) Vs Adones Aguelo (28-17-2, 19)
This past Saturday fight fans at the Korakuen Hall had the chance to see Nihito Arakawa [荒川 仁人] defending the WBO Asia Pacific Lightweight title Filipino challenger Adones Aguelo.
February 14th 2015-Centro de Usos Multiples, Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico
Adones Aguelo (23-10-2, 15) Vs Adrian Estrella (21-0, 19)
In February 2015 Mexican fight fans saw Filipino Adones Aguelo take on unbeaten local fighter Adrian Estrella.
December 17th 2016-Ekaterinburg Expo, Ekaterinburg, Russia
Adones Aguelo (27-14-2, 19) Vs Pavel Malikov (9-0, 3)
Over this past weekend fans in Russia saw Filipino veteran Adones Aguelo battle with rising Russian hopeful Pavel Malikov in a bout for the WBC Asian Boxing Council Lightweight title.
August 24th 2013-Bodymaker Colosseum, Osaka, Osaka, Japan
Ryuto Kyoguchi (10-0, 7) Vs Adones Aguelo (20-8-1, 12)
Japan's Ryuto Kyoguchi [京口竜人] was once touted as a potential champion under the Osaka Teiken banner, with his 2011 Rookie of the Year being a sign that the youngster was going to be one to watch. Today his career lies in tatters following an arrest in 2014 after an assault. One of his most notable in the ring bouts saw him face off against the criminally under-rated Adones Aguelo of the Philippines in a bout that perhaps revealed Kyoguchi wasn't going to be the star that some had suggested he could become.
August 14th 2015- The Melbourne Pavilion Flemington, Victoria, Australia
Adones Aguelo (24-11-2, 16) Vs Will Tomlinson (23-2-1, 13)
Filipino fighter Adones Aguelo has the record of a journeyman though his record is one of the sports more deceiving records, as seen recently when he entered as a 10-1 under-dog against touted Australian Will Tomlinson and more than held his own.
At the moment we tend to feel that the strongest division in Japan is possibly the Super Featherweight division. The country has two world champions in the form of Takashi Uchiayama, the WBA champion, and Takashi Miura, the WBC champion, as well as top contenders like Daiki Kaneko, Masayuki Ito, Masao Nakamura and Rikki Naito.
Amazingly however it's not just Japan pouring at some fantastic guys at 130lbs but also the Philippines.
At the moment the top Filipino at 130lbs is Michael Farenas though not too far behind him is the tough and criminally under-rated Adones Aguelo who appears to be one of the divisions dark horses due to a misleading number of losses. Sadly for Aguelo a number of his losses have been very close making his record even more misleading.
One of the most impressive performances from Aguelo saw him travel to Mexico and take on the colourful Nery Saguilan. Although the bout was widely viewed as a mismatch Aguelo gave as good as he got in a stirring performance that saw him invited back to Mexico a few months later to fight Sergio Thompson.
We're not going to pretend that Aguelo is a world beater but he is a fighter who's record doesn't come close to telling the whole story and if you've not seen much of him we would advise keeping a close eye on him over the next few years.
Last year we saw WBC Super Featherweight champion Takashi Miura go over to Mexican and partake in a career shortening war with the heavy handed and highly exciting Sergio Thompson. Although Miura won the bout it seemed almost certain that Thompson was going to be a top contender at Super Featherweight due to his insane toughness and power.
This year we saw Thompson fighting another Asian fighter, Filipino Adones Aguelo. Going into the bout we had expected a mismatch though we were very pleasantly surprised by Aguelo who showed his ability in keeping Thompson very honest.
The performance may not be a break out one for Aguelo though we give him the world of respect for this effort and we'd be shocked if he doesn't, at some point, fight for an OPBF title. His record is misleading and he could be a handful for those guys just a rung or two before world class.
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