On February 20th fight fans in Binan City, Laguna, in the Philippines will get the next show from Elorde International Productions. The show is a title double header and features two very interesting all-Filipino bouts, with Vic Saludar clashing with Robert Paradero in the main event event and a chief support that'll see Alphoe Dagayloan take on Bienvenido Ligas.
The poster is a pretty standard one, but does when, where and who will be involved. Though we are curious as to whether the show will really take place from 8am to 11PM....
The Covid19 epidemic has hit boxing hard worldwide, though it's arguably been Filipino boxing that it's hit the hardest, forcing the closure of ALA Boxing and the shows that have ran so far have all been very small shows, focused on keeping prospects ticking over rather than progressing anyone's career. On February 20th it seems that is likely to change as Elorde host their next show under the "Night of Champions" banner. The headline bout here will be Vic Saludar battling against Robert Paradero.
Although not a full poster image, the headline bout does have a poster design already set, and although it's a big fight we're somewhat underwhelmed by this promotional image if we're being totally honest. Just a bit unexciting for what is set to be a rather big show for Filipino boxing. It feels like they could, and should, have done more.
On February 1st in the Philippines Elorde International Production will put on their next show, and it's one littered with interesting fighters. The main event will see Roldan Aldea defending the PBF Lightweight title against veteran Monico Laurente whilst the co-feature is a brilliant match up between Carlo Penalosa and Alphoe Dagayloan for the vacant PBF Flyweight title. The bout tries to sell both of those bouts but due to the large text in the middle it looks a bit of a mess, sadly. Given the match ups we would have hoped for a much more polished effort here.
Elorde International Productions put on their next Night of Champions show on October 12th and it's an interesting one, with a main event that pits Denver Cuello against Jessie Espinas in what is being advertised as IBO Flyweight eliminator. The poster is far from a good one, and even seems to suggest a Flyweight eliminator will be fought at 118lbs, and we really don't think much of the poster. The main event is, genuinely a good bout, but it's a shame the poster is awful.
In early August Elorde put on a notable card in Paranque City, featuring a mix of Filipino, Japanese and Indonesian fighters. The bouts aren't the best, but they do feature some fun fighters, including Daisuke Sugita, Alvin Medura and Jun Blazo. The poster, sadly, looks more like a glorified bout list than a real poster, but still it's good to see what matches are on the card!
ESPN5 have been a real god send to fight fans wanting to watch Filipino action and in early May they deliver again with Night of Champions XVII, an Elorde promoted card featuring 5 title bouts, including the excellent match up between Al Toyogon and Ryo Sagawa. Unfortunately whilst the card is solid the poster is really poor. A genuine shame given the quality of the action available.
On January 26th Filipino fight fans will get the next Elorde card. The show doesn't have any details on boxrec.com but the main event will be a WBC Asian Boxing Council Super Featherweight title bout between Al Toyogon and Ryusei Ishii. The poster is basic, but it does it's job and makes it clear that this is an Elorde branded show. It's solid without being spectacular.
On September 20th fight fans in the Philippines will get the next Elorde promoted card, which will feature a couple of title bouts. The more exciting of those two bouts will see Joe Noynay defending his WBO Asia Pacific Youth Super Featherweight title against Zhang Qixiu of China and it's that bout the poster is selling hard on. It's a good design that sells the main event hard. It's not special, but it does do a good job in doing what it's supposed to do.
On July 7th fight fans in the Philippines will be able to see the next Elorde card, headlined by a regional Flyweight title fight between Cris Alfante and Arden Diale. The poster features the two men as well as details of who is promoting the card and where, but it does look a bit souless, and it's a shame given that the actual match up is a really solid on.
On May 19th fight fans in the Philippines will get a triple title show courtest of Elorde International Productions. The show, despite being a triple-title show, isn't a huge one, but we do like the poster with the three bouts being made clear and pushed as really important. A good poster for a pretty easy to over-look card.
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