Gasca (courtesy of Philboxing.com)
Aioi Hall, Kariya, Aichi, Japan- ALA boy Roli Gasca was crowned as the new OPBF Super Bantamweight Champion when he won via majority decision over Japanese champion Hiromasa Ohashi. It was a close and thrilling 12-round affair and it went to the scorecards. Korean referee/judge Kwang Ki Kim scored it an even 115-115, while Judges Judges Masakazu Murase of Japan and Noel Flores of the Philippines scored in 116-112 in favor of Roli Gasca, the pride of Japitan, Barili, Cebu.
The win improved the record of Gasca, one of the rising stars of the famed ALA boxing stable to 17 wins with only 1 loss. Ohashi fell to 24-10-3 with 15 knockouts. Team Gasca was composed of coach Joseph Baldago, ALA Chief Trainer Edito Villamor and ALA Promotions director for marketing and media relations Chad Canares.
caloycomment: Many is in store for this up and coming boxer. Hopefully, he will train harder and win some more to earn a shot to a world title.
Lapu-Lapu City successful held its first major boxing card. The Pinoy Pride 7: Battle in Mactan was the first major boxing event held in the city’s newly built and fully air conditioned Hoops Dome. The Pinoy Pride VII was packed with a very engaging crowd. And boy did our boxers showed that they are indeed the country’s pride. The 4 visiting boxers were given a rude welcome by the country’s up and coming boxing stars. Here are the complete results:
Super bantamweight Jun Intor (16-10-6 7KO) wins by majority decision
over Cris Leon (0-1-1). Scores were Edwin Barrientos 38-38 | Edgar Olalo 39-37 | Ben Necesario 39-37
Jonathan Refugio (4-0-2) decisions Jomar Cordinillo (8-3-0). Judges Teddy Alivio (78-73) Edwin Barrientos (76-75), and Edward Ligas (77-74) scored the bout all in favor of Refugio.
Up and coming super flyweight
prospect Albert Pagara (6-0-0 5KO) knocks out Jaime Alin,Jr. (1-3-0).
Featherweight Oriental titlist Lorenzo “Thunderbolt” Villanueva (21-0-0 20KO) knocks out Eddy Camaro (24-11-4) of Indonesia
. The fight ended at 1:02 of the opening round.
(41-15-2 19KO) won his match against Richard Samosir (18-4-3) after Samosir quit before the 7th round started.
AJ “Bazooka” Banal (25-1-1 19KO) retains his WBO Asia Pacific bantamweight title
after beating challenger Tyson Cave (15-2-1) of Canada
. Fight was stopped due to cuts. Scorecards read: |Edgar Olalo 79-73 | Danrex Tapdasan 78-74 |Edward Ligas 78-74 all in favor of Banal of the famed ALA
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Lapu Lapu City – AJ “Bazooka” Banal won the battle of the southpaws in last nights Pinoy Pride 7: Battle in Mactan held at the newly built and fully air-conditioned Hoops Dome in Lapu Lapu City. Banal won a match were he spent most of the time chasing the Canadian boxer or hitting the canvass caused by being wrestled by his opponent. Tyson Cave was more bark than bite as his fight plan seem to be just run and make Banal miss with no minimal offense. He was supposed to give a good show but last nights performance was not spectacular.
In the 5th round, there was an accidental clash of head causing a gash in Banal’s right eyebrow. Blood came out from it in the next couple of rounds and eventually ring physician Dr. Jose Unabia decided to end the match in the 8th round. Sine it ended in the latter rounds, the match went to the scorecards that read 79-73, 78-74 and 78-74 all for AJ Banal of the ALA Boxing Stable. He retains his WBO Asia-Pacific bantamweight belt.
The crowd did not enjoy much the main event since they were expecting more out of the flamboyant Tyson Cave. The visitor was quiet boastful in his media interviews hyping the fight. He was a disappointment but it did not that the night lacked action. Well, the undercards were slam-bang affairs.
Taken from Exmainer.com
ALA boy Mark Jason Melligen lost his bout to Sebastian Lujan of Argentina. The Argentinean who extended his winning streak to 12 fights took the ESPN2: Friday Night Fights bout on a 2-week notice after Melligen’s original opponent Freddy Hernandez suffered an injury.
Melligen fighting out of Cebu‘s famed ALA stable dominated the first part of the U.S.-Televised fight. When Lujan found his range starting at the 4th round, Melligen had a hard time dealing with the Argentinean’s offensive. He eventually fell down 4 times fround Round 6 and the match eventually ended in the 9th round.
It was Melligen’s first loss in 6 bouts and his 2nd defeat in the U.S. His record fell to 21 wins with losses. It was a disappointing loss for his because he was touted to be one of the future Filipino boxing champions.
A lot of forumers and bloggers are again noticing the failure of ALA Gym in winning the big matches. For years the cebu-based gym has been honing the best boxing prospects in the country only to fail in the big fights. It is tough but hopefully ALA will produce a World Champion before 2012.