By: Sanman Boxing
Former WBO Asia Pacific Youth Light Flyweight champion and world title contender Vince Paras (16-2) vows to knockout opponent Robert Paradero (18-2) when they clash in the main event of the Sanman Bubble Series Episode IX on April 26 in Gensan. Paradero who has the experience advantage also held the WBO Asia Pacific minimum weight belt and has been a world title contender twice.
According to Paras, he has been torturing himself in the gym just to be in top shape and finish the fight early. “If you take a look at both our records, Robert is the more veteran fighter. This is a risky match for me but I have prepared myself enough to finish this fight inside the distance. I will knock him out. My losses with Taconing and world champion Kyugochi has made me a tougher fighter. My lessons learned from those fights will help me claim the victory. I am happy with my new team in Sanman.”, Paras confidently stated.
Sanman CEO Jim Claude Manangquil believes in Paras’ statement. “Paradero is an elite fighter but right now Paras is on another level. He has prepared so much for this and badly wants another chance at a world title. This will be a total war between two hungry fighters.”, Manangquil said.
Former WBO Asia Pacific Youth Light Flyweight champion and world title contender Vince Paras (16-2) will hedline the ninth episode of Sanman’s Bubble Series. Paras will face WBO Asia Pacific Minimum weight Champion and world title contender Robert Paradero (18-2) in a ten round bout. Such a competitive match-up guarantees a fan friendly action packed fight on April 26 at the Sanman Gym in Gensan.
The supporting main event is just as thrilling as unbeaten RV Deniega (6-0) battling former OPBF champion and world title contender Edward Heno (14-1) who will fight in a eight ounder.
Also in the featured card will be former world champion Jhack Tepora makes a comeback in an eight rounder bout against a yet to be announced opponent.
Other cards will feature Kenny Demecillo versus Macrea Gadionco and Jayson Mama versus Ramel Antaran.
Sanman CEO Jim Claude Manangquil continuously works hard to put together this latest episode of its pandemic bubble series. “It is a challenge to keep on promoting amidst the crisis. But it is our duty to take care of the careers of our boxers and to keep our fans entertained. Our card line up speaks for itself. It’s cherrypicking-free and only matches marquee fighters against fellow elite fighters. We always guarantee action packed entertainment. It will also be live at Sanman Boxing facebook page. See you all on April 26”, Managquil stated.
When we think about about surprises in the sport, we need to differentiate surprises from Upsets, these are two different thinks. An upset is a case of a big under-dog ripping up the form chart and beating someone no one gave them a chance against. As for a surprise, that is something that is shocking, regardless of the outcome and result. It might be someone getting a shot they didn't deserve or a fight that didn't go the way we, or anyone, had anticipated.
With that in mind we need to give the Surprise of the Year award to Knockout CP Freshmart and Robert Paradero for their bizarre, compelling, and wild brawl on December 14th. A bout that was just crazy from the off, and not the sort of bout we are accustomed to seeing from Knockout.
Knockout has long been one of the most boring fighters in the sport. He's undeniably talented, but his bouts have lacked drama and excitement over the last few years as he has become something of a awkward champion, too good to lose to almost anyone in the division, but also thoroughly unexciting, and often quite laborious to watch.
Paradero however came out swinging for the fences and for the first time in a very, very, very long time we got a Knockout CP Freshmart fight that wasn't just enjoyable, but was all action, a thrill a minute and one of the best Minimumweight bouts of the year. Paradero's all aggression in ring mentality made the bout great, and forced Knockout to fight back, something he did to great effect with one of the most eye catching finishes of the year.
For fans who have watched this one, they'll know this is not the usual style for a Knockout CP Freshmart fight, but this was something really fun and the sport of bout that would help to capture fans attention for the lower weights.
Tomorrow in Thailand we'll see WBA Minimumweight "Super" champion Knockout CP Freshmart (22-0, 8) [น็อคเอาท์ ซีพีเฟรชมาร์ท] defending his title against Filipino challenger Robert Paradero (18-1, 12). Today, ahead of their bout the two men took part in their weigh in for the contest, and both men made the 105lb weight limit, without any issues.
On the scales both men came in at 105lbs dead on for the bout, and both appeared to be in really good shape from the pictures of the weigh that were released. If anything Paradero actually looked like the man in better shape, and he seemed amazingly confident confident through out the weigh in.
Interestingly it was the champion that climbed on to the scales first, which is different to how we typically see things done in the west.
For fans wanting to watch this bout it will be streamed live, from 6PM Thai time on True4U.
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Earlier this week Ian Melodillar shared the news that Filipino world title contender Robert Paradero (18-1, 12) would be travelling to Port Elizabeth, South Africa, to face WBF Minimumweight champion Thembelani Okolo (9-5-1, 5), on June 27th.
Not it's been revealed Paradero is out of the bout, and will be replaced by fellow Filipino Clyde Azarcon (17-3-1, 6).
The reason given for the change was the fact Paradero wanted to be paid in advance for the fight, a rather uncommon request but one that perhaps should be a surprise given the history of Filipino boxers fighting in South Africa.
Ovwr the years promoters like Andile Sidinile and Siphatho Handi have been punished for not paying purses, and there are numerous examples of Filipino's not being given the money from South African promoters that they were expecting, including a long running battle for Jonas Sultan to recieve $1000 for a bout that was cancelled at late notice.
Interestingly Jaoquin M Henson, writing for MSN.com, explained that Paradero was set to get just $4,000 for the fight along with 3 plane tickets.
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