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.
By: Sanman Boxing
Rising minimumweight prospect Melvin Jerusalem (16-2) and his adversary Toto Landero (11-5) both made weight ahead of their battle tomorrow. Both fighters tipped in the scales at 104.8 pounds just within the minimumweight limit. The slambang will be held behind closed doors on July 16 in Talisay, Cebu. Winner will be crowned OPBF Minimumweight Champion. Sanman and ZIP Boxing Promotions worked together in putting up this event. Below are the complete weigh-in results:
Dave Apolinario 110.8 lbs WBA Asia Flyweight Title
Charlie Malupangue 111.8 lbs
KJ Cataraja 116 lbs
Cris Alfante 113.8 lbs 8 Rds Super Flyweight
Jeo Santisima 127.8 lbs
Allan Alberca 125.6 lbs 8 Rds Featherweight
Esneth Domingo 111.8 lbs
Rolan Jau Biendima 112.8 lbs 8 Rds Flyweight
Criztian Pitt Laurente 130.2 lbs
Kim Lindog 130.2 lbs 8 Rds Super Featherweight
Judy Flores 117.8 lbs
Isagani Saludar 117.8 6 Rds Bantamweight
Alex Santisima 122.4 lbs
Jay-An Arnates 123.4 4 Rds Super Bantamweight
Christian Araneta 109.8 lbs
Richard Claveras 109.8 lbs 10 Rds Junior Flyweight
Sanman CEO Jim Claude Manangquil guarantees an all-out action event as consistent as past SanMan events. “Our fighters are ready to bang. We invite everyone to tune in to our livestream via our ZIP and Sanman FB page. Please support our rising Pinoy Boxers.”, Manangquil stated.
1st photo: Jerusalem and Landero
2nd photo: Apolinario and Malupangue
By: Sanman Boxing
Rising minimumweight prospect Melvin Jerusalem (16-2) will have a chance at bagging a regional title as he faces Toto Landero (11-5) on July 16 in Talisay, Cebu. Winner will be crowned OPBF Minimumweight Champion. Sanman and ZIP Boxing Promotions has organized the event as a closed door match considering the rising COVID cases in the region. Below is the full fight card:
Dave Apolinario vs. Charlie Malupangue WBA Asia Flyweight Title
KJ Cataraja vs. Cris Alfante 8 rds Super Flyweight
Jeo Santisima vs. Allan Alberca 8 rds Featherweight
Esneth Domingo vs. Rolan Jau Biendima 8 rds Flyweight
Criztian Pitt Laurente vs. Kim Lindog 8 rds Super Featherweight
Judy Flores vs. Isagani Saludar 6 rds Bantamweight
Alex Santisima vs. Jay-An Arnates 4 rds Super Bantamweight
It was another Knockout Bonanza of an event as SanMan main protagonists ended their fights via sensational stoppages. In the main event, WBO world ranked super flyweight KJ Cataraja (12-0) stayed unbeaten as he stopped John Mark Apolinario in the opening round.
In the co-featured bout, former world title contender Jeo Santisima floored Marjun Piencenaves twice in the second round before finally ending the fight in the same round.
In another featured bout, WBC number one ranked Melvin Jerusalem dominated Jason Francisco from the opening bell before stopping him in the second round courtesy of a vicious body shot.
In the undercard, Esneth Domingo improved his record to (14-1) as he stopped Gerald Alvarez also in the second round. Meanwhile Regie Manangquil ran short of scoring a KO win but managed to escape a Unanimous Decision victory in the sixth round against Rio Golipatan.
The event was held at the SanMan Gym in General Santos City and was broadcasted live via FaceBook. Social Media sensation and sports analyst Pao Salud served as commentator for the event. SanMan CEO Jim Claude Manangquil shared his joy and gratitude for the successful bubble event. “Thank you all for your support. My special thanks to the ZIP, Nobuyuki Matsuura and Mhavic for partnering with us”, Manangquil said in closing.
By: Sanman Boxing
SanMan Promotions with ZIP Boxing is back with the second episode of its Boxing Bubble Event. First was "Restart" which resulted to a night of all knockouts. Now, it's time for "Vengeance". The event will be showcased tomorrow December 17 at the SanMan Boxing Gym in General Santos City. Below are the complete weigh-in results:
Kevin Cataraja 116 lbs
John Mark Apolinario 117 lbs
Jeo Santisima 128 lbs
Marjon Piencenaves 128 lbs
Melvin Jerusalem 106 lbs
Jayson Francisco 105 lbs
Esneth Domingo 111 lbs
Gerald Alvarez 111 lbs
Regie Mananquil 108lbs
Rio Gulipatan 108lbs
SanMan CEO Jim Claude Manangquil calls on its loyal circle of fans and supporters to witness the event via livestream. "Please join us tomorrow for another night of quality Pinoy Boxing action. It will be shown live on Sanman Promotions Facebook page at 2pm", Manangquil stated.
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