June 14th 2018-Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Ryuichi Funai (29-7, 20) vs Warlito Parrenas (26-7-1, 23)
Back in June Japanese fight fans had the chance to see former Japanese Super Flyweight champion Ryuichi Funai [船井 龍一] battle against former world title challenger Warlito Parrenas in a contest for the vacant for the WBO Asia Pacific Super Flyweight title.
December 29th 2015-Ariake Colosseum Tokyo, Japan
Naoya Inoue (8-0, 7) Vs Warlito Parrenas (24-6-1, 21)
In December 2014 Naoya Inoue made a mark on the boxing world by destroying Omar Andres Narvaez. It took him almost a year to return to the ring, and when he did he faced mandatory challenger Warlito Parrenas, a heavy handed and confident Filipino fighter. The question going in, was how would Inoue look after almsot a year of inactivity.
July 5th 2015- Centro de Usos Multiples, Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico
Warlito Parrenas (24-6, 21) Vs David Carmona (19-2-4, 8)
This past Saturday saw Filipino slugger Warlito Parrenas fight against David Carmona in a bout for the WBO "interim" Super Flyweight title. The bout wasn't just for the title but also for the opportunity to fight Naoya Inoue later in the year.
June 1st 2007- Angono Sports Complex (Angono Municipal Gym), Barangay Mahabang , Angono, Rizal, Philippines
Warlito Parrenas (1-1, 1) Vs Eljun Leonardo (2-0)
In a few weeks time we will see Filipino fighter Warlito Parrenas fight for the WBO interim Super Flyweight title. For those wanting to see an early fight of Parrenas, this bout was his third and saw him take on Eljun Leonardo, who entered the bout as an unbeaten prospect.
*Note-Boxrec list Leonardo's first name as "Eljune"
March 25th 2012- Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Warlito Parrenas (16-5, 14) Vs Tomoya Kaneshiro (19-5-2, 8)
Everyone loves watching a slugger and there are few as exciting as Filipino Super Flyweight hopeful Warlito Parrenas who really made a name for himself when he was plying his trade in Japan with his all action style. One of his final bouts in Japan saw him take on Tomoya Kaneshiro, a former Japanese "interim" title challenger and a man who holds a very notable win over Suguru Muranaka.
(Huge thanks to Nick Santiago for this video)
September 18th 2011- Yano Fitness Center, Zama, Kanagawa, Japan
Warlito Parrenas (14-5, 12) Vs Koji Itagaki (12-5-1, 5)
In February fans in the UK and Ireland will have the chance to see Filipino slugger Warlito Parrenas live. For those wanting to know what he's about it's well worth watching some of his bouts that took place in Japan when he was fighting under various names including the brilliant "WARS Katsumata". One of those bouts from Japan saw him battling against Japan's very own Koji Itagaki.
(Video courtesy of Hiroshi Katsumata)
There are a lot of fun to watch Filipino's plying their trade in boxing. Some are superstars of the sport like Manny Pacquiao and Nonito Donaire whilst others are just trying to forge their name to help them get a big pay day.
One of the fighters hunting a big payday is the amazingly fun to watch Warlito Parrenas, otherwise known as WARS Katsumata. What makes Parrenas so much fun to watch is the fact you know the fight isn't going the distance and he will either stop his opponent, or be stopped trying. This has seen him go almost 7 years without hearing the final bell, in fact his last bout to go the schedule was his 7th!
One of the most impressive Parrenas wins came when he was fighting under the Katsumata banner in Japan and made light work of future world title challenger Atsushi Kakutani in a bout that was ridiculously fun to watch despite lasting less than a round. The bout lasted just 172 seconds but featured 4 knockdowns, yes one every 36 seconds! Just don't blink and don't expect anything too technical here because an in ring war isn't pretty, it's just beautiful violence!
(For those who want to skip the build up the opening bell is at 4:43)
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