By Carlos Costa
GENERAL SANTOS CITY, Philippines — There were 12 fights and there were 12 explosive knockouts in Sanman’s Boxing Show Tuesday Evening at Robinsons Place here in Gensan. Several of the knockouts were fantastic body shots. Fans loving every minute. Sanman’s “Brawl at the Mall 12” was a thrilling success.
From the getgo, the Sanman unbeaten bantamweight made perfect use of his superior fighting skills, allowing a heavy rain of leather to pour over the brave Francisco, mercilessly ravaging his mid-section, dropping him to the blue canvas, castigating him till the uneven combat was thankfully halted.
Way too powerful was Jade Bornea over his opponent, his knock out win satisfying his growing number of fans, and the 23-year-old warrior is ready for more challenging missions.
In the co-feature,
Plania looked sharp and crushing, cruising with easy over his veteran opponent, and the fans want to see more “Magic.” The referee for the clash was veteran Alberto Heramil of Polomolok,
VINCE PARAS BACK TO THE WINNING CIRCLE
Former world-title challenger Vince Paras (14-2, 12 KO’s) of Gensan, weighing 112 pounds, stopped in seven chapters 24-year-old “Machine Gun” Reymark
The victory puts Paras back in the winning column after consecutive losses last year to world-class fighters Hiroto Kyoguchi (12-0, 9 KO’s) and Jonathan Taconing (28-3-1, 22 KO’s).
Paras’ knock out triumph is commendable and serves well the purpose of getting him away from defeats, but for some unknown reason, the highly-skilled Paras looked just three quarters the fighter he was in 2017 when he caught the eye of boxing fans in the Philippines.
Tonight, Paras, 20, looked without his usual good timing and distance, missing a lot of blows that went lost into the air. He also lacked the usual damaging power in his blows.
His known mobility was nowhere to be seen and he even took some hands from Taday, a man without a third Paras’ credentials. That is why fans hope that for his next fight, “El Latigo” Paras would regroup, make editions and get back in top form.
MORE EXCITING KNOCK OUTS AT BRAWL AT THE MALL 12
From the beginning of hostilities, the taller Frenchman proved to be the superior warrior, landing combinations on Petra till his demise in the second chapter.
In another collision, Sanman’s promising featherweight Presco Carcosia (5-0, 5 KO’s) let go damaging lethal hands on journeyman Celso “Rocky” Sardido (8-24-5, 3 KO’s of
The TKO win inches forward the promising fighting career of Presco Carcosia in the 126-pound weigh-class.
Moreover, 22-year-old minimumweight warrior Garen “Hellboy” Diagan (6-1, 3 KO’s) of Gensan overpowered his foe Ryan Makiputin (13-17-2, 4 KO’s) of Valencia City, Bukidnon, for a TKO win in round five.
“Hellboy” indeed raised hell on the tough Makiputin, who wore bright red trunks with RWS logo of the Rex Wakee Salud Gym.
Moreover, tall Cebuano former GAB champion James Bacon (22-3, 15 KO’s) rocked Jiovany Rota (9-16, 6 KO’s) of Butuan with an enormous, destructive left hook to the liver that completely gassed out Rota during the vicious action of round one.
It was a fast TKO victory for the experienced James Bacon who fought at 146. However, it seems that the man from the Queen City of the South is more suited for either the super lightweight or the lightweight divisions.
In another short-lived war, southpaw Rogelio Jun Doliguez (24-4-2, 17 KO’s) of Sarangani Province ravaged Alvin Bais (15-16-1, 4 KO’s of Cotabato del Sur with a violent attack to the body for a round one TKO win.
Doliguez — who was three pounds lighter than late-sub Bais — now feels ready for more challenging opponents.
Whats more, former Amateur World Youth Champion Criztian Pitt Laurente (1-0, 1 KO) was successful in his pro boxing debut dealing a severe stoppage to unheralded late-sub Renjie Diagan (0-5, 0 KO’s).
Criztian Pitt Laurente, fighting out of the JDM boxing stable, fought in the super featherweight division.
MORE KNOCK OUT RESULTS FROM GENSAN
Plus, unbeaten, promising bantamweight Johnriel Castino (5-0, 3 KO’s)
Castino of the Sanman Gym was far the higher-level boxer, controlling Perono in every aspect till the end of actions due to a crushing body shot.
Furthermore, with a one-punch knock out, debutant super flyweight Criz Russu Laurente (1-0, 1 KO), younger brother of Criztian Pitt Laurente, overpowered unheralded Ramie Gaabon (1-10-1, 0 KO’s) of Misamis Oriental for a quick ‘n exciting TKO win. It was his first victory and first knock out in pro boxing, his fans wishing that many more victories are just waiting for him.
Plus, Regie Mananquil (2-1, 1 KO), living and fighting out of Gensan smashed 23-year-old Junrex Saldivia (0-10, 0 KO’s) of Glan, Sarangani with a right hook to the mid-section for
Light flyweight Tonton Saludar — younger brother of WBO minimumweight world champion Vic Saludar — was originally scheduled to see action in Brawl at the Mall 12, and he even took part in the GAB official weigh-in ceremony.
However, it was not possible to find him a fighting partner. Best of luck to Tonton Saludar next time.
Brawl at the Mall 12 was organized and staged by award-winning promoter JC Manangquil of Sanman Boxing in association with Dexter Tan and Robinsons Place Gensan.
The author Carlos Costa is a veteran man of boxing living in the Philippines. Carlos can be reached at email@example.com