Earlier today at The Flash Grand Ballroom of the Elorde Sports Complex, Paranaque City fight fans had an interesting double header.
The first of the two notable shows turned out to be the better of the fights, and was a very hotly contested and interesting one at Flyweight, as Alphoe Dagayloan (14-3-6, 5) and Carlo Caesar Penalosa (14-2-1, 7) battled for 12 rounds. The fight was hotly contested early on as Dagayloan looked to dictate the tempo whilst Penalosa looked to land the cleaner, more accurate and eye catching shots.
As we entered the middle rounds it seemed like Dagayloan's pace was getting to Penalosa, who seemed to be slowing down, but he bounced back well, getting his second wind as the pace from both dropped. Despite Penalosa getting some success, and keeping himself in the bout, he seemed to be very much on the wrong end in the final rounds as Dagayloan started to take control again, racking up the later rounds with his work rate and physicality. Penalosa dug in deep in the final round, but it felt like too little too late.
After 12 rounds we felt Dagayloan had done enough, but the judges struggled to split the two men, with two judges having the bout even 114-114, and the third judge having a clear win for Penalosa, 116-1112. Resulting in a majority draw.
The other bout on the show was much less interesting, with Roldan Aldea (15-8-1, 9) scoring an early win over Monico Laurente (30-17, 7). Laurente was dropped in the first round then pulled out after round 2 in what was a bit of a farce. Although Laurente was once a solid regional level fighter at Super Bantamweight, but this is his 4th loss in 12 months and he's fighting at Lightweight now a days. The reality is that it's probably time he thinks about hanging them up. As for Aldea there's little he can take from such a hollow win.
Earlier today at Korakuen Hall fight fans saw local hopeful Ryota Yamauchi (5-1, 4) [山内涼太] score his best win so far, as he narrowly out pointed the world ranked Filipino Alphoe Dagayloan (13-3-5, 5) in an excellent 8 round contest.
On paper this had the making of an excellent bout and it quickly lived up to expectations with Dagayloan getting up close and working his straight left hand on Yamauchi who fired back with combinations, despite being backed up.
Whilst Dagayloan's physical strength pushed Yamauchi back the Japanese fighter began to land the more eye catching blows, especially in the later stages, as he managed to work with distance whilst Dagayloan's accuracy began to falter, just a touch. It was those accurate punches that seemed to impress the judges who managed to have the local favourite taking the bout, albeit narrowly.
After 8 rounds the score cards were 76-76, level, and 78-74, 77-75, giving Yamauchi the majority decision win.
Following the bout Dagayloan seemed to accept defeat, though seemed to hint that it was close, whilst Yamauchi hinted that he felt more relaxed here than he had in his loss in China to Wulan Tuolehazi earlier in the year.
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Tomorrow Japanese prospect Ryota Yamauchi (4-1, 4) [山内涼太] will attempt to bounce back from his first defeat, a decision loss to Wulan Tuolehazi, as he takes on world ranked Filipino Alphoe Dagayloan (13-2-5, 5) at Korakuen Hall.
Whilst this is Yamauchi's first bout since his loss the Filipino will be looking to extend his current unbeaten run, which includes 9 wins in his last 10 bouts.
Today the two men took part in their weigh in and both looked in great shape.
On the scales Yamauchi was bang on the 112lb limit for the bout, and seemed full of confidence, he explained "Last time, it was a good experience for 12 rounds in the first foreign match," and seemed like a man who was confident of winning against Dagayloan, despite admitting that Dagayloan had a tight guard and a good body attack.
Dagayloan on the other hand was well under the limit, hitting the scales at just under 109.8lbs. Despite being much lighter than Yamauchi he looked confident and seemed in great shape himself. He's obviously travelled to win and is in some great forum coming into this bout.
For fans wanting to watch this the bout will be made available over Boxing Raise in the coming days and is expected to be uploaded by the promoter to Youtube in September.
Related - Yamauchi and Dagayloan set to battle in intriguing 8 rounder!
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Earlier this week Kadoebi revealed that the main event of their upcoming "Slugfest 10" card would be Jayr Raquinel (10-1-1, 7) defending the OPBF Flyweight title against Takuya Kogawa (30-5-1, 13) [粉川拓也] at Korakuen Hall. Now the promoter has gone on to reveal details from the under-card of that show, and it's become a really good card, as we expect from Kadoebi.
The chief support bout will see highly regarded Japanese prospect Ryota Yamauchi (4-1, 4) [山内涼太] look to bounce back from a controversial loss in China to Wulan Tuolehazi, as he takes on world ranked Filipino Alphoe Dagayloan (13-2-5, 5). The Filipino visitor has won his last 7 in a row, including notable wins over Madiyar Zhanuzak, Ronguo Wu and Esneth Domingo and is on a good run, whilst Yamauchi will be looking to get back on the fast track to the top with a win. This is, our eyes, a better match up than the main event.
Another leading support bout will see Yuichiro Kasuya (12-2-1, 3) [粕谷雄一郎] and Takayuki Sakai (9-1-2, 6) [酒井孝之] clash in a bout between two JBC ranked Lightweights. Interestingly both men enter with JBC rankings, but each also has a regional ranking, with Kasuya having a WBO Asia Pacific rankings and Sakai having an OPBF ranking.
In a notable contest Mikio Sakai (0-0), will make his professional debut after going 44-22 (19) in the amateurs. The debutant will be matched hard with Japanese based Colombian puncher Elfelos Vega (7-6, 5). Vega has lost 4 of his last 5, but has shared the ring with the likes of Takeshi Inoue and Charles Bellamy during that stretch.
One other fighter of note in action on this show will be Yoji Saito (1-1-1, 1) [齊藤陽ニ], though his opponent hasn't been named. This will be his first bout since fighting to a draw with Aso Ishiwaki earlier in the year.
Earlier today Filipino fight fans at the Strike Gym in Bacoor had an excellent main event bout between the in form Alphoe Dagayloan (12-2-5-1, 5) and the heavy handed Danrick Sumabong (7-2, 6), with the two men battling for the WBA Asia Flyweight title.
On paper this looked like the sleeper bout of the weekend. Were hungry, talented fighters, with different styles but styles that were expect to gel well, and make for compelling action. And that's exactly what we got.
Coming in to the bout Dagayloan, who had started his career 1-1-2, was riding a 5 fight winning run including notable wins over Madiyar Zhanuzak and Mateo Handig. The 20 year old Sumabong on the other hand was was riding back to back wins following a close loss last April to Jade Bornea.
Dagayloan was often the one bringing the pressure, using his southpaw stance to get close, but Sumabong was countering well, fighting in nice bursts and looking to make his edge in power count. Given the contrasting styles, and gameplans it was always hard to split the two men, who fought a very evenly contested back and forth bout. Neither man really ever looking in charge. It was clear the WBA Asia title was something both men was actively wanting.
Having reached the final bell it was anyone's bout and the judges genuinely struggled to split the two men, scoring it 116-112 Dagayloan, 116-112 Sumabong and, 115-113 Dagayloan to give Dagayloan the split decision win.
For Dagayloan this is a big win, and continues his great form, however Sumabong impressed in defeat and we'd seriously suggest keeping an eye on the youngster who looks like a really good prospect, even with 2 losses on his record.
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