|11-29-2007, 07:41 AM||#1|
It's getting hot in here!
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Join Date: Jul 2007
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dec 1 and 2 mark your calendars my fellow pinoys
dec.1 nonito "the filipino flash" donaire, defends his IBO and IBF titles against luis maldonado: a mexican in Foxwoods Casino,Connecticut, U.S.A.
i believe this maldonado was already defeated by darchinyan, his only loss, on a record of 37w and 28 ko's. but after that loss, luis managed to string up 4 straight wins; those 4wins coming with 3 ko's.
gma: a local tv station here in phi; will be covering it on a delayed telecast and they are already hyping on the preview that this maldonado is the next coming of mab and em ? is this true? all i know from his record is that he is a worthy opponent for donaire, losing only to darch: a world class fighter, whom we all know was decked by nonito with a strong left hook to the face.
i never saw this maldonado fight, but it seems that this guy is pretty slow and not too mobile; which makes him an easy target for nonito based on the previews that gma showed.
on the other fights come dec.2; it will be aj banal and boom boom bautista fighting on the legendary araneta coliseum! it's been a while that a local boxing hero fought there, the last i guess was from manny pac vs the first mexican he fought on flyweight then, named gabriel mira.
seems that boom2x is following pac's steps:coming from a loss and then redeeming himself. same path as pac once was , and now look where pac is now: at the 2nd top. boom2x too will be fighting on araneta coliseum where pac was the last one who fought, and also against a mexican. his opponent's name is antonio meza; who has a record of 23w and 3l, with 16ko's. this meza is a bum and maybe i might start a thread on how bum this meza is. but i can understand why boom2x is yet to fight a world class caliber after his devastating loss to pdl.
aj banal the next best prospect with a clean record, will be fighting on boom2x's undercard, also against a mexican:jovany soto who had a record of 25w and 7l with 20ko's. btw, any relation to humberto soto??
it will be 3 differnt fights, 2 differnt places,a world title defense with nonito making it the most significant of the 3 fights, and it's all against mexicans.
it will be mexico vs philippines world cup again, part 2! but this time the players will be:
nonito donire (phi) vs. luis maldonado (mex) for the ibo and ibf titles that nonito holds.
rey bautista (phi) vs. antonio meza (mex) for the wbo intercontinetal title that boom boom holds.
aj banal(phi) vs. jovanny soto (mex) for the wbo youth superfly weight title. that aj holds.
anyways i wish all of our filipino boxers good luck on their coming fights! make phi proud again!!