By: Sanman Boxing
Dave “The Doberman” Apolinario, now W17 KO12 L0 arrived in Manila on Wednesday and was greeted with a hero’s welcome. Apolinario went straight to Malacanang Palace where he was personally greeted by President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. He was joined by his team from Sanman Promotions headed by his manager Mike Pelayo and Sanman CEO Jim Claude Manangquil.
Apolinario won his belt to become the country’s lone current world champion by knocking out Gideon Buthelezi before his home crowd in South Africa. After the win, his ranking zoomed up among the different boxing bodies thus ensuring him of bigger fights in the near future.
“I cannot contain my happiness right now. I was ecstatic after winning the belt in South Africa but being greeted and congratulated by my president is another thing. This is the best thing that happened in my life. I promise to work harder and get the other belts.”, Apolinario stated.
By: Sanman Boxing
Dave “The Doberman” Apolinario, now W17 KO12 L0 becomes the country’s lone world champion after disposing South African legend and three division world champion Gideon Buthelezi in the opening round. At stake was the International Boxing Organization World Flyweight Belt. The win was badly needed after our last standing champion Mark Magsayo was outpointed by Mexican Rey Vargas recently.
Both fighters entered the opening bell with so much respect sizing up each other with jabs and single shots. The Filipino was obviously more aggressive but Buthelezi was moving around effective enjoying the cheers of the home crowd. It was on the last minute that Apolinario exploded with a wicked one-two that sent the South African crashing to the canvass. It was the right straight that caught Buthelezi on the button for good. The hometown boy failed to beat the count thus ending the night early.
It was a meaningful win for Dave Apolinario whose mother passed away three months ago. The sorry of bereavement didn’t stop the Sanman protégé from putting up a show and showing the boxing world what he was made of. The win was dedicated to his late mother. “How I wish my mother was here as I celebrate my first world title belt. This is for you mom. This is for the Philippines. This is for my team!”, Apolinario stated.
Sanman Promotions CEO Jim Claude Manangquil was all celebrations. “We were always confident that Dave will stop Buthelezi with an exclamation point. He is a showman. It was the performance of his life but this is just the beginning. Dave is here to get the other belts. Thank you Mike Pelayo”, Manangquil said.
By: Sanman Boxing
Sanman Promotions outdid all fan expectations as the seventh episode of their bubble series all ended in knockouts courtesy of featured Sanman Boxers.
In the main event, Dave Apolinario proved he is still in the roster of elites as he disposed Mike Kinaadman in the fifth round via stoppage. This was followed by Vince Paras stopping tough and game Reymark Taday.
In the fourth bout, Ben Manangquil dominated Crison Omayao finally knocking him out in the fifth round. The third fight showcased RV Daniega battering Jerry Pabila and ending the fight in the second round.
The most surprising result was the debut fight of Gabriel Tapales. Instead of sizing up his opponent, Tapales went all in and made a quick knockout of Elizer Ambon seconds after the opening bell.
Lastly in the curtain raiser, Carjun Carcosia showed he has a lot of potential as he halted Rodel Sungit in the fourth round.
Sanman CEO Jim Claude Manangquil made sure this event was made in order to keep all boxers in the stable busy while the elder boxers are fighting in the world stage. “I want to give the same opportunity to all our fighters whether new or old ones. We focus on building the career of everyone. Thank you to all boxing fans for patronizing all our events”, Manangquil said.
Photo: Dave Apolinario(left) and Vince Paras(Right)
By: Sanman Boxing
Rising minimumweight prospect Melvin Jerusalem (17-2) captures OPBF Minumumweight Belt by dominating Toto Landero via unanimous decision. Landero was tough and came in aggressive engaging Jerusalem in a rumble but Jerusalem was just to classy accurate. The fight went the full distance but showed Jerusalem the clear winner. In the supporting bout, Dave Apolinario (15-0) made a quick disposal of Charlie Malupangue by knocking him out in the third round earning him the WBA Asia S. Flyweight Champion.
In the undercard, KJ Cataraja scored a seventh round TKO win over Cris Alfante in their superfly match-up. Christian Araneta stopped Richard Claveras in the very first round. Criztian Pitt Laurente improved his undefeated record to 7-0 with a third round KO win over Kim Lindog. Jeo Santisima disposed Allan Alberca in the very first round. Esneth Domingo earns a ten round unanimous decision win over Rolan Jay Biendima. Judy Flores wins over Isagani Saludar via third round knockout. And in the opening bout, Alex Santisima halted Jay-Ar Arnates in the second round.
By Rene Bonsubre,Jr
CEBU,PHILIPPINES- Melvin Jerusalem captured the vacant OPBF minimumweight title by beating Toto Landero after twelve hard fought rounds at the Tabunok Sports Complex in Talisay City,Cebu.
Jerusalem (17-2,10KO’s), a former world title challenger, had to draw on his experience and polished skill level to turn back the tough Landero (11-6-2,2KO’s), who hung in there and made the bout interesting till the end. Landero also had failed bids to win a world title.
The scores were unanimous - 118-110 from judges Edgar Olalo and Noel Flores, 116-112 from Edwin Barrientos.
Dave Apolinario stopped Charlie Malupangue in four rounds for the vacant WBA Asia flyweight title. Apolinario was the heavier puncher. The action may have been interrupted by the clash of heads inflicting a small cut at the outer corner of Malupangue’s right eye. But hard shots from Apolinario made Malupangue bleed from the nose and decide not to continue fighting at the middle of the fourth.
Apolinario remains unbeaten at 15-0,10KO’s. Malupangue drops to 9-5-3,6KO’s.
For the supporting bouts- KJ Cataraja stopped Cris Alfante in seven rounds, Jeo Santisima dropped Alan Alberca twice with body shots in round one, Esneth Domingo beat Rolan Jay Biendima by unanimous decision, Christian Araneta scored a bone chilling KO over Richard Claveras in the opening round.
The Golden Boy, Criztian Pitt Laurente, knocked out Kim Lindog in round three, Judy Flores won by TKO third round over Isagani Saludar and Alex Santisima stopped Jay-Ar Arnates in round four.
The card was promoted by Zip Sanman Promotions and sanctioned by GAB-Cebu.
Photo-Melvin Jerusalem and Toto Landero embrace after the fight.
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