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
Indonesian boxer Tibo Monabesa beat Filipino Toto Landero Wednesday night in Jakarta to claim the vacant WBC International Light Flyweight title.
After 12 rounds of intense fighting all three judges scored the fight for Monabesa. The scores were 117-111, 115-113 and 116-112.
Landero started the bout by attacking at a fast pace but the taller Monabesa was able to effectively counter from his southpaw stance. Monabesa's right hook shook Landero repeatedly.
Landero had some success with his powerful hooks in the middle rounds but started to fade as the bout progressed.
The Flipino never gave up, however, and managed to make a fierce final stand in the championship rounds.
With the win Monabesa improves his record to 21 wins, 1 loss and 2 draws. Landero is now 10-5-2.
Prior to the bout Monabesa was ranked 6th by the WBC and Landero 23rd. The win moves Monabesa closer to a world championship bout.
In the chief supporting bout veteran light welterweight Hero Tito (28-15-2) snapped the unbeaten streak of Hebi Marapu (15-1) by majority decision over 10 rounds.
The event was promoted by Armin Tan.
Indonesia's number one boxer Tibo Monabesa (20-1-2) is back in the ring on Wednesday April 14th in Jakarta.
Monabesa will take on Toto Landero (11-4-2) of the Philippines. They will vie for the vacant WBC International Light Flyweight title.
Monabesa is currently ranked 6th by the WBC. The southpaw stylist hopes that a win over the capable Landero (ranked 23rd) will take him closer to a shot at the WBC World Championship currently held by Japanese Kenshiro Teraji.
Monabesa last fought in July 2019 taking a unanimous decision over Omari Kimweri in the biggest win of his career. Just as he was to return to the ring the Covid-19 pandemic hit and has kept him on the sidelines ever since.
Landero is also coming off a long break. His last fight was a win over Joel Lino in September 2019.
The highlight of the undercard is a bout between the undefeated power puncher Hebi Marapu (15-0) and the experienced Hero Tito (27-15).
The event is promoted by Armin Tan.
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