By: Sanman Boxing
It was raining knockouts during Sanman’s closed door pandemic event debut “The Restart” held at the Sanman Gym yesterday in General Santos City.
The curtains opened with a sensational second round finish of Michael Espedes over Vergil Deguma. It was followed by a big bounce back of Joey Canoy who stopped Jovab Lucas in the fourth round.
World title contender Aston Palicte showed the boxingdom that he’s still on the game as he easily disposed Reymark Taday in the third round. Dave Apolinario also made an exciting show as the destroyed Bonjun Luperez in the fifth round.
Finally, former world champion Marlon Tapales proved that he can reclaim his glory by downing dangerous Eden Sonsona twice in the opening round via vicious body shots before finally ending the night in the second stanza courtesy of a perfect timed uppercut to the mid-section.
Sanman CEO Jim Claude Manangquil was more than satisfied with with the outcome of the closed door event which was broadcasted live via Facebook. “We delivered as promised. A night of 100% knockouts. Thanks to all fans who supported us all these years. We will never get tired of bringing you exciting events that will also launch our new breed of Filipino world champions”, Manangquil stated.
By: Sanman Boxing
Excitement is building up as Sanman's maiden closed door event "RESTART" is just a day away.
Below are the results from the weigh-in held earlier today:
Sanman CEO Jim Claude Manangquil assured boxing fans of another night of pure boxing action featuring the country's rising prospects and contenders. "Tune in to Sanman Promotion's facebook page and witness our pandemic treat for all boxing fans. We are back!", Manangquil exclaimed.
By: Sanman Boxing
Sanman Promotions is back to bringing the best boxing events in the country. After being given permit, the boxing promo outfit is back with a sure barnburner as they present “THE RESTART” a pandemic close-door boxing event headlined by Pinoy versus Pinoy match-up in Marlon “The Nightmare” Tapales (W33 KO16 L3 D0) versus Eden Sonsona (W36 KO13 L11 D2). The fight will be a ten rounder 132 pounds affair.
Also to see action is former world title contender Aston Palicte (W26 KO22 L4 D1) who will face Reymark Taday in an eight round 118 pounds action. The rest of the fight-card are Dave Apolinario versus Bonjun Loperez in an eight round 112 pounds match-up. Michael Casama will face Vergil Degoma in an eight round 130 pounds fight. Lastly, Joey Canoy with trade mitts with Jovab Lucas in a six rounder flyweight match.
The event will be broadcasted via livestream on facebook. Sanman CEO Jim Claude Manangquil once again promises non-stop action just like any other Sanman Boxing event in the past. “We are happy to be back on air to give you non-stop Pinoy Boxing action. Sanman has made name by pitting out the bravest Filipino warriors against each other and against foreign opponents. We always guarantee a night of knockouts. Please watch us live”, Manangquil said.
Unbeaten Filipino prospect Dave Apolinario (11-0, 6) had arguably his toughest test to date earlier today as he took on domestic foe Adrian Lerasan (7-4, 1), and was given a really good work out by the unheralded Lerasan.
On paper this looked like a mismatch, the fast rising and unbeaten prospects, who had been tipped for big things from his debut, against an opponent with 3 losses in his previous 4 bouts, , but instead Lerasan put in a fantastic effort, pressuring Apolinario through long stretches of the fight and not reacting to the heavy clean shots of the unbeaten man.
Lerasan's offensive work posed little danger to Apolinario, but that didn't stop him from letting his shots go and he had plenty of success with his shots, especially as the bout went on and he grew in confidence. That's not to say he didn't take a fair bit from Apolinario, including a huge right hand and a brutal looking jab in round 7, but he was putting up a real fight and getting in Apolinario's face.
Despite Lerasan's effort it did always seem like he was coming off second best. Apolinario might not have been able to discourage his foe, but he was out boxing, out landing and out classing him, winning the rounds, but having to work for every single one of them. The shots of Apolinario did eventually seem to slow Lerasan down late on, but even in round 10 he managed to back up Apolinario.
Impressively both men went 10 rounds for the first time in their career, something that will certainly help both fighters in the long run, but there was no doubting the winner. After the 10th round we went to the scorecards with Apolinario winning the bout 98-92 and 99-91, twice, for a well earned win in a very, very good test. Both men came out with enhanced reputations here, and Lerasan looks a lot better than a man who is now 1-4 in his last 5.
Yesterday Filipino promotional outfit Sanman Promotions announced their next card to feature on ESPN5 in the Philippines, set for June 8th, and it's a pretty interesting one with several notable names, mixing top Filipino prospects with a former world title challenger and a former world champion.
The most notable fight on the card will see unbeaten Filipino Jayson Mama (12-0, 6) take on former WBA Minimumweight champion Ekkawit Songnui (49-6-1, 26), aka Kwanthai Sithmorseng, in a 10 round bout. This looks interesting on paper, given the gulf in experience, but it's hard to see past the younger, bigger, fresher Mama.
Another world level name on this show is Randy Petalcorin (29-3-1, 22), who is taking on Thai journeyman Worawatchai Boonjan (14-21-1, 13), aka Phupha Por Nobnom.
For Petalcorin this will be his first bout since losing to Felix Alvarado in an IBF Light Flyweight world title fight last October, whilst the visitor will look to end a 2-fight losing streak.
Another of the top prospects on this card is the all action Carl Jammes Martin (12-0, 11), who returns to the ESPN5 screens as he takes on unbeaten Indian visitor Rakesh Lohchab (6-0, 2). Martin made his TV debut last time out, stopping Petchchorhae Kokietgym in thrilling fashion and looks like a true "made for TV" fighter, so fingers crossed he puts on another showcase here.
One other bout set for TV is an all-Filipino show down between the unbeaten Dave Apolinario (10-0 6) an the once promising, though now very much faltering, Dexter Alimento (13-6, 9). Apolinario has shone on ESPN5 shows in the past, and looked an elite level prospect earlier in the year when he defeated Romshane Sarguilla, and he appears to have all the tools to go a very, very long way. Alimention on the other hand has been stopped in his last 3, is win-less in in his last 4 and is 2-6 in his last 8.
As with the other ESPN5 cards this is expected to be streamed around the globe courtesy of ESPN5's youtube account.
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