Saturday, February 24, 2007

The Battle of Cebu Boxing

Today, "The Battle of Cebu" is about to take place in the boxing arena of the Cebuanos the Cebu City Sports Complex. Featured by ABS-CBN, the fight will begin 9:30 PM PST. The fight will feature four of the greatest Filipino fighters that promises to add to the country's honor that was restored by the Philippine boxing hero Manny "pacman" Pacquiao who defeated two of the greatest legendary fighters in his division namely Eric "El Terrible" Morales and Marco Antonio Barrera.

The Battle of Cebu - "Moment of Truth" (see video in this link) is scheduled to bring championship calibre fights for the locals here in the Philippines brought by Dela Hoya Promotions. The first fight is between Jimrex Jaca and Simson "The Terminator" Butar Butar where Jaca won the WBO Asia Pacific Super Featherweight championship by TKO on the seventh round. The second fight is between Z Gorres and Fernando Montiel for the WBO Super Flyweight title where Z Gorres lost by a split decision and was not able to take the belt from the defending champion, Montiel. The third fight is between Bert Batawang, a 35 year old veteran Filipino and an Indonesian Sofyan Efendi who is just a 19 year old slugger with a champion's track record in terms of fights. The Filipino won by TKO also and i am convinced that he will go the distance with his next fights because of the southpaw stance that he was able to display and make use of effectively to win the fight.

The final fight took place between Rey "Boom Boom" Bautista and Montiel Gonzales where the Filipino fighter only took three rounds to finish the oponent to win the vacant WBO Youth Super Bantamweight crown along with his other title which is The WBO Intercontinental belt.

There was another fight included in The Battle of Cebu - "Moment of Truth" ( see 5-part video primer in this link ) series of fights but i was not able to see it aired and shown and i was not able to see the results also. The fight is between Alex John Banal and Komrit Lukkuongmuekol.

1 comment:

merjoem32 said...

Z Gorres would have won if he finished the bout impressively. he would have been knocked out if he did not held on to Montiel. I hope he gets another chance to bring honor to Pinoy boxing and his country. He is a very talented fighter and his experience against Montiel will make him a better fighter.