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.
On Sunday at the Orient Theatre in East London, South Africa, fans had the chance to see two world class Minimumweights collide in an IBO title fight. The local attraction was IBO champion Simpiwe Konkco (19-5-0-1, 7) who was given a real scare from Filipino visitor Joey Canoy (14-3-1-1, 7)
Canoy came to win, and used his southpaw stance to trouble the South African straight away. Koncko, who's name has previously been spelled "Khonco", really had problems dealing with the stance and speed of Canoy who came out aggressive. In round 2 the aggressiveness and unorthodox style of Canoy saw him dropping Koncko with a right hook, and had the round been much longer there is a genuine chance that Koncko would have been stopped, with the champion still badly hurt as the bell sounded.
To his credit Koncko rebounded well in round 3, have success with his straight right hand and wobbling Canoy at one point. Sadly though a class of heads in round 4 saw Koncko suffering a nasty cut on the top of his forehead. The cut passed the first doctors inspection but on a second inspection, in the same round, the bout was stopped. As a result of the 4th round being incomplete we ended up with a no contest, a result that would have pleased neither fighter.
Although not a huge name it's worth noting that Canoy has notable wins over Toto Landero and Melvin Jerusalem, both of whom recently fought for world titles, and he can be a handful for anyone in the division. Koncko on the other hand entered this bout as the WBC #1 ranked contender as well as the IBO champion.
Earlier today Filipino fight fans got the chance to see a number of prospects in action as part of a PPV card put on by leading Filipino promotional outfit ALA Promotions. The show featured a number of top prospects and although the televised audience would have disappointing the fighters did, for the most part, deliver.
The main event saw the touted Mark Magsayo (17-0, 13) retain his WBO International Featherweight title, as he blitzed former world title challenger Daniel Diaz (23-8-2, 15) inside a round. Diaz was down 3 times in 105 seconds as Magsayo recorded his second straight opening round stoppage. Although Diaz had been proposed as a tough test having only been stopped twice in his career, in 11 rounds by Koki Kameda and 4 rounds by Andres Gutierrez, Magsayo made it look easy. The problem now for ALA is what they do with Magsayo, as they cannot keep him on a leash for much longer, and they will need to let him face fellow contenders in the near future.
Another opening round win was scored by Jeo Santisima (14-2, 12), who blew away the previously unbeaten Goodluck Mrema (16-1, 8). On paper this looked like a good test for Santisima but he was was too good, too heavy handed and too powerful for the visitor from Tanzania.
Another stoppage win on this card was scored by Albert Pagara (28-1, 19), who beat Patomsith Pathompothong (16-10, 6) [ปฐมสิทธิ์ เกษตรพัฒนา] in 4 rounds. The Thai put in a weird performance here where he seemed to spend more time show boating and playing to the crowd than actually fighting. The stoppage was an odd one too with the Thai being taged by two solid shots but he seemed to send himself to the canvas and take the count in what will go down as a very odd performance, and a third straight stoppage loss for the Thai, who is now 1-6 in his last 7. As for Pagara this was his second win since being stopped by Cesar Juarez a year ago.
The wins for Magsayo, Santisima and Pagara were all expected, though there was an upset as former world title challenger Melvin Jerusalem (11-2, 7) came up short against Joey Canoy (13-3-1, 6). Jerusalem gave Wanheng Menayothin a real run for his money in previous fight and was expected to bounce back with a win here but a knockdown against him in round 7 and point deduction in round 8 denied him a draw, with the judges scoring the contest 95-93, twice, and 96-92 to Canoy. The loss is a major set back for Jerusalem who looked like a world champion in the making and will now see Canoy's career take a huge boost.
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