MORALDE, BERNALDEZ, BACON MAKE WEIGHT FOR RESPECTIVE U.S. FIGHTS TOMORROW
By: Sanman Boxing
Filipino boxers of Sanman Stable all made weight for their respective fights tomorrow. Super Featherweight prospect Mark Bernaldez (W20 KO 14 L4 D0) tipped the scales at 128.6 pounds while opponent Julian Aristule came in at 130.4 pounds. They will engage in an eight rounder bout.
Meanwhile, Welterweight protégé Jameson Bacon(W23 KO15 L4 D0) weighed 145 pounds while opponent Gonzalo Carlos Dallera tipped in heavier at 147 pounds. The fighters will fight for eight rounds.
Lastly, John Vincent Moralde (W23 KO13 L3 D0) tipped the scales at 127 pounds while counterpart Jose Enrique Vivas weighed 128 pounds for their Superfeatherweight clash.
Bernaldez and Bacon will fight in Miami Florida while Moralde will face action at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. All three fighters trained in Miami under trainer Moro Fernandez
By: Sanman Boxing
Sanman Super Featherweight prospect John Vincent Moralde (W23 KO13 L3 D0) will be back in action after a ten month lay-off as he faces Mexican prospect Jose Enrique Vivas (W19 KO10 L1 D0) in the undercard of the Vasyl Lomachenko-Teofimo Lopez fight on October 17 at the MGM Grand in Vegas.
Vivas is a no pushover opponent having an impressive resume with a single decision defeat staining his record. However experience is on the side of the Filipino and Moralde will capitalize on that advantage. " I miss boxing and I can’t wait to fight again. I am happy to be given this privilege. I have never left the gym and training with coach Moro Fernandez since the start of this pandemic. Having a good challenge in the person of Vivas even motivates me more to win impressively and make my countrymen happy”, Moralde stated.
Earlier today Filipino fans at the Gaisano Mall Atrium of General Santos City had the chance to see some of the Philippines most under-rated prospects in action, including the talented John Vincent Moralde (15-0, 7), who claimed the WBF International Featherweight title in the main event of the card.
The 21 year old Moralde, who made tragic headlines last year following a fight with Brayd Smith, was facing countryman Anthony Sabalde (10-5, 5) in a bout that looked set to be much more competitive than the records of the two men suggested.
That competitive nature was shown at times with the men both starting the bout slowly, neutralising other out in the early stages which were nip and tuck. The first to really take an advantage during he bout was Sabalde, with the under-dog trapping Moralde on the ropes as he looked to spring the upset.
Sadly for Sabalde his momentum was short lived and in round 5 Moralde took control, relying on his ability to box and move to hit Sabalde and get out of range. The movement of Moralde worked in his favour and in round 6 landed one of his best shots, a clean right hand. From then on the unbeaten youngster took over completely, leaving Sabalde with a bad swelling under the right eye which became a target for Moralde's solid and clean shots.
Although Sabalde hung in tough the swelling seemed to kill his aggression and Moralde made the most of it, landing his 1-2's and racking up the final few rounds.
Despite the competitive start to the fight Moralde was a clear winner on the cards, with scores of 98-92 on all 3 cards.
Earlier today we were informed that Filipino youngster John Vincent Moralde (14-0, 7) would be back in action on February 13th in a bout against fellow Filipino fighter Anthony Sabalde (10-4-0-1, 5) in a bout for the World Boxing Federation International Featherweight title.
This will be the first bout for both fighters this year and will be Moralde's third bout since his tragic win over Australian Brayd Smith. Since that win the talented and unbeaten 21 year old has been matched relatively easily however this should be a solid step back up in class for the man known as "Mulawin".
For Sabalde the bout will see him dropping back down to Featherweight after fighting as high as 134lbs last year. The southpaw, dubbed "Zorro", has won his last 2 bouts but is 2-1-0-1 in his last 4, inclduing a loss to Jessie Cris Rosales in what was Sabalde's only previous title fight. That loss to Rosales is certainly not a bad one, though Sabalde did go 1-3 in 2011, and didn't fight at all in 2012.
The bout is one of two title fights announced for the show along with a PBF Super Featherweight title fight between the unbeaten Romero Duno (8-0, 7) and the highly experienced Jason Egera (21-16, 10). This one should see Duno being given a solid test, despite the fact that Egera has lost his last 8 bouts.
Unbeaten Filipino John Vincent Moralde (12-0, 6) will be looking to continue his perfect run on June 19 when he returns to the ring or the first time following the sad passing of Australian fighter Brayd Smith, who died following his decision loss to Moralde. The Filipino, who claimed the WBC Asian Boxing Council Continental Featherweight title in his previous contest, will be hoping to add the WBC Youth Featherweight title to his collection of belts as he takes on 21 year old Russian Evgeny Smirnov (7-0, 2) in Spain.
The unbeaten Russian, who has spent his ring time between Russia and Spain, will be defending the title for the first time since winning the belt in April against Neo Martinez Raygoza. The Russian hasn't really impressed, despite his unbeaten record and has twice escaped with split decision wins, despite only facing very limited opposition. He will however know that if he picks up a win here he'll move towards a bout of note.
For Moralde this bout will be a tough on. It's his first bout in Europe, it's his first bout since the tragic death of Smith and it's a tough test as a bout anyway. A win will however move him towards a much more notable bout and will prove his ability as a fantastic fighter, whether he's fighting at home or away. This will be his second bout on the road and a win here could see Moralde building a reputation as a road warrior, like compatriot Johnriel Casimero.
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