By: Sanman Boxing
WBA/WBC World Bantamweight Champion Reymart Gaballo (W24 KO20 L1) will be back on the ring on October 29 at the Sanman Gym in General Santos City. He will face tough opposition in Ricardo Sueno (11-6-4) of the famed Elorde Stable. At stake will be the WBO Oriental title. It will be Gaballo’s comeback fight after his well fought loss against countryman Nonito Donaire Jr. In the co-featured bouts, unbeaten boxer Ian Sampan, Froilan Saludar and Jenel Lausa will each fight yet to be announced opponents.
Sanman CEO Jim Claude Manangquil once again guarantees action-filled entertainment in this segment. Events like this has slowly gone back to allowing live audience to attend such events. Thus, all boxing fans from the nearby area are invited to see the Sanman boys in action.
SUAREZ TO FACE CARLO MAGALI IN MANILA
Manila Philippines September 5th
FORMER Olympian Charly Suarez makes another title defense of his World Boxing Association (WBA) Asia super featherweight title when he meets national champion Carlo Magali (25 wins) in Parañaque City on October 23.
Suarez is looking to remain unbeaten and continue his ascent in the super featherweight division and maintain a world title run. He’s currently ranked No. 36 in the super featherweight division by the World Boxing Council (WBC), in which the current titleholder is American star Shakur Stevenson.
The 34-year-old Suarez’s year has been very impressive. He started 2022 with a 12th round technical knockout of Tomjune Mangubat to win the vacant WBA Asia belt. He followed up that win with a lopsided unanimous decision over Junny Salogaol in a tune-up last June. He then outclassed experienced Marjohn Yap by unanimous decision in his first WBA Asia title defense on Aug. 7.
Magali was supposed to fight in South Africa last Aug. 21 in an World Boxing Federation (WBF) lightweight title fight against Ayanda Nkosi but the fight was cancelled.
The rugged Magali has a reputation of scoring huge upsets. One of the biggest wins of his career was when he knocked out Davey Browne Jr. to win the International Boxing Federation (IBF) Pan Pacific super featherweight belt in Australia. Unfortunately, Browne Jr. didn’t wake up from the knockout and died a few days later. Magali is also a former Oriental and Pacific Boxing Federation (OPBF).
He has also beaten the likes of Mark JohnYap (twice), Rey Perez, and Mark Gil Melligen. Magali was also impressive in his most recent performance, a dominant win over local lightweight star Al Toyogon.
Magali holds a record of 25 wins (13KO) and holds the pro experience edge over Suarez, who is unbeaten in 12 wins (7KO).
"We know we have lots of work to do to achieve our goals, and we are very grateful to get opportunities to fight good opponents for belts as we look to improve." said the King's Warrior Charly Suarez.
"Carlo Magali has been a big name in Philippines boxing for a long time, and he has also beaten some top guys that he wasn't expected to beat. So, we don't underestimate this boxer!
We are preparing for a war, as we expect that Magali will be trying for a brawl. He will be looking for the knockout. We will be smart, but are ready to fight fire with fire!"
Charly Suarez and Carlo Magali will be fighting for both the RP national and WBA Asia Championship belts.
Suarez is leaving nothing to chance in his world rankings surge, yet Magali has a style that has previously thwarted the plans of many more heavily favoured opponents.
CHARLY SUAREZ v CARLO MAGALI
WBA Asia Super Featherweight title
RP National title
BATTLEFIELD UKC TIGER 2022
Sunday October 23rd
*story sourced from VSP Promotions ---
By: Sanman Boxing
Sanman’s French resident fighter Guillaume Lorenzo captured the WBF Intercontinental Lightweight belt with a fourth round stoppage of Joe Tejones. Meanwhile, unbeaten featherweight Michael Casama tasted his first loss as veteran Pablo Canada stops the younger fighter in the sixth round. Below are the complete fight results of the Sanman Bubble Series Episode 10 held at the Sanman Gym in General Santos City:
Zip Sanman fighters KJ Cataraja stops Ronel dela Cruz in 1st round of their eight rounds super flyweight face off. Melvin Jerusalem was victorious against Michael Camellion with a second round stoppage. Bantamweight Alex Santisima won via split decision against Jelso Bacalso.
Minimumweight Joey Canoy wins over Ryan Makiputin via TKO4. Vince Paras stopped Jovany Tagusi in the second round of their eight round super flyweight fight. Bantamweight Bryl Bayogos also won via split decision against Nicong Calamba. Superfeatherweight Jimler Cubai stopped Jessie James Boyles in the second round.
Jobert Buhat stops Yoben Limentillo in the third round in their featherweight bout. Bantamweight Gabriel Tapales knocksout Junroy Matias in the second round. Superfly Nelbert Gaballo decisioned Nathaniel Jian. Bantamweight Jeffrey Aguilar stopped Paolo Perono in the second round. Rowel Suganob decisioned Rocky Sardido in their four rounds featherweight bout. In the curtain raiser, Jaymar Gaballo stopped Elizer Ambon in the third round.
Photo: lorenzo, Cataraja, Canoy and Jerusalem
Press release - Big Fights Await Zhilei Zhang As Public Sees Right Through Saturday’s Horrendous Scoring In IBF Eliminator
Boxing fans around the world witnessed Zhilei Zhang punishing the supposed heavyweight boogeyman, Filip Hrgovic, in a Saudi Arabian boxing ring on Saturday night, only to see Hrgovic receive an undeserved unanimous decision. Despite Zhang’s first-round knockdown of Hrgovic and a ninth-round barrage that had the Croatian staggering around with a blank look on his face, the three official scorecards wrongly favored Hrgovic, 115-112, 115-112 and 114-113. The fans present at Jeddah Superdome were not fooled by the official scoring, and they immediately booed as Hrgovic’s hand was raised.
The reaction from the rest of the boxing world was just as decisive as the fans in attendance:
On the DAZN broadcast, commentator Chris Mannix called it a “truly fascinating fight” and “an impressive showing from Zhilei Zhang.” Mannix scored the fight in favor of Zhang.
A Twitter poll by MightyMaxBoxing drew 483 votes, with 71.4% voting that Zhang deserved the win, 10.4% scoring it a draw and only 18.6% believing that the judges got it right.
Rob Tebbutt, who covered the fight at ringside for ID BoxingNews had it 114-113 for Zhang, writing, “A chorus of boos around the arena at the decision. The Saudis want justice for Big Bang… Looking forward to seeing Zhang again after that performance, I must say.”
NYFights.com’s Mike Woods was even blunter in his assessment, tweeting, “NOPE… not the right call… Zhang should win by 4.”
Boxing insider Jim Karas tweeted: “8 [rounds to] 4 for Hrgovic is criminal. There were at least four rounds where Hrgovic stopped fighting to take a stroll. Zhang won.”
Adam Abramowitz, a member of Ring Magazine’s ratings panel and co-host of the Punch to the Face podcast tweeted, “I had Zhang winning 114-113 in a really entertaining fight... Zhang far exceeded my expectations on Saturday.”
Jake Donovan of Boxingscene.com also scored it for Zhang, 114-113.
Despite a bad decision, the Olympic silver medalist is seeing his stock immediately shoot up as a result of his breakthrough performance, and it looks like Zhang will remain on boxing’s world stage despite his first official loss. Perennial contender Derek Chisora has already issued a mocked-up fight poster indicating his willingness to face Zhang, even in Zhang’s native China. There is also early social media buzz about the possibility of Zhang facing former three-belt champion Anthony Joshua in December. And if WBC champion Tyson Fury can’t gain entrance into the United States, Zhang is willing to accommodate the Gypsy King in the UK or China if such a huge event could be arranged. Any of these options would be welcomed by the 39 year-old Zhang, who didn’t shy away from the hyped-up Hrgovic and doesn’t intend to turn down the biggest fight offered to him next.
After the fight, Hrgovic was seen leaving the venue in an ambulance, while Zhang, though unhappy with the verdict, was beaming about his strong performance. “As soon as I stepped out of the ring, the fight was history. I desperately want to fight for the world championship, but I especially love putting on exciting fights for boxing fans across the globe. I’d love for fans to see more of the Chinese power. I will be back and will work hard to deliver more exciting fights.”
Zhang’s trainer, Shaun George, was not as forgiving as the boxer. “This was an easy fight to score. I had it 115-112 for Zhilei, 7 rounds to 5, including the extra point for the knockdown. The judges should be investigated. Both Zhang and Hrgovic gave great performances, but fair is fair, and this decision was NOT. Zhilei deserved the win. He should be fighting for the world title next.”
Kurt Li, who is part of Zhang’s management team and has been with him since their days in China, said, “there is fast-growing interest for Zhilei in China. Media and public attention on him has exploded. The fight was shown on multiple leading platforms there, and the Mandarin version of the hashtag #ZhangZhilei accumulated more than 340 million views on Douyin - the country’s leading social media platform. On Zhang’s own social media account, his post-fight interview is currently approaching thirteen million views.”
Whatever the short-term future holds for Zhilei Zhang, he can take pride in knowing that his career took a big upturn this weekend as both the boxing media and the boxing public saw through the ridiculous scoring that provided Hrgovic with an undeserved win.
ABOUT ZHANG ZHILEI
Zhang Zhilei is a Chinese professional boxer who competes in the heavyweight division. As an amateur, he earned a silver medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympic games as a super heavyweight. He now competes at the highest levels of professional heavyweight prize fighting. He currently lives and trains in the New York City metropolitan area.
ABOUT LANE BROTHERS BOXING
New York City Based “Lane Brothers Boxing” was founded in 2019 by brothers Terry and Tommy Lane. The Lane brothers have worked in professional boxing for over sixteen years, and are now using their industry expertise to advise top international boxing talent.
ABOUT LI “KURT” MAOPEI
Li Maopei, aka Kurt Li, is an advisor to top boxing talent across the globe with an expertise and focus on professional boxers from his native China.
By: Sanman Boxing
IBF Top rated super flyweight Jade Bornea of Sanman boxing now (W18 KO12 L0) kept his immaculate record with a seventh round stoppage victory over veteran Ivan Meneses in Mexico. Meneses showed his ring experience and came in confident throwing haymakers at the Filipino. Bornea showed patience and threw accurate body shots and combinations. Meneses slowed down and Bornea smelled blood. The fight was over in the seventh round.
Bornea has been fighting on the road for a while and has been knocking out opponents in the process. He feels that he is ready for the bigger stage. “Meneses was very strong. He was bigger. I was hurting him with my sharp body shots. It eventually paid off and I got the stoppage win. This win gave me enough confidence to be ready for the big names in my division. Martinez, Ioka, Franco, whoever wants to dance with me in the ring, I’m ready to face them! Props to my team for the great support”, Bornea stated.
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