By Carlos Costa
MANILA, Philippines — Fighters successfully made weight for Bebot Elorde’s Night of Champions XVII set to thrill boxing fans Saturday, May 4, at the Elorde Sports Complex in Parañaque, Metro Manila, live on ESPN5 Philippines.
In the 12-rounder main event, action warrior WBC Asian Silver Super Featherweight Champion “The Rock” Al Toyogon (10-2-1, 6 KO’s) scaled-in at 128 pounds for the second defense of his WBC Asia Silver Super Featherweight Title against taller, strong-looking Japanese samurai Ryo Sagawa, 25, who came-in at 129 lbs., in a clash that might not make the distance.
The 21-year-old Filipino born in Gingoog City, Misamis Oriental, will not have walk in the park fighting this Nippon fighter
CO-MAIN EVENT: BLAZO BATTLES “THE BULLDOZER” ALOLOD FOR WBC ASIAN SILVER
In the co-main feature, rugged Elorde Gym fighter Jun Blazo (11-6-3, 8 KO’s) of the Bebot Elorde Stable a man who has engaged in violet combats four times in Japan, and the experienced former WBC International titlist Benezer “The Bulldozer” Alolod (19-11-5, 7 KO’s) of Sana Rosa, Laguna, both stepped-in at the limit of the bantamweight division, 118 pounds for their battle for the vacant WBC Asian Silver Bantamweight belt.
Will Alolod be able to get beautiful heavy green WBC Belt? Or will it
The WBC referees in charge of the show are experienced third men Virgilio Garcia and Ferdinand Estrella.
MORE TITLE COMBATS IN “NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS XVII“
In another entertaining rumble in “Night of Champions XVI,” tough veteran Nathan Bolcio (14-15-3, 4 KO’s) of Benguet
Bolcio and Aldea, both have battled in Japan, Thailand and
In another well-matched collision, Cebuano-native, reigning GAB Super Lightweight Champion Jheritz Chavez (8-3-2, 6 KO’s) and the experienced and strong Junar Adante (7-11-1, 4 KO’s) both tipped the scales at the limit of the division, 140 pounds
Adante, a dangerous warrior who hails from the flourishing Province of Surigao del Sur in the beautiful Caraga region of
In a non-title action rumble, unbeaten Filipino-American Kawelo Alcos (2-0, 1 KO) from the The Friendly Isle of Molokai in the Aloha State of Hawaii and the more experienced, well-trained Negros Occidental warrior Alvin Tayo (2-7-1, 2 KO’s) both successfully made the limit of the Light Flyweight weight class for their scheduled 6-round combat… or less.
Kawelo Alcos is managed by his father Alcos Senior and trained in Honolulu by popular Hawaiian boxing coach Bobby Villaver.
MORE WEIGHTS FOR NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS XVII ON ESPN5
Also, tough warriors Cris Alfante (15-7-1, 7 KO’s) of Zamboanga del Norte
Plus, in a battle of young minimumweight boxers
In another flyweight battle, unbeaten laser-focused Fernan Agencia (2-0, 2 KO’s) registered 110 pounds, while journeyman Ruben Traza (4-13-4, 1 KO) born in Bacolod, Negros Occidental, made 112 for their 6-rounder that might not make the distance.
Furthermore, 24-year-old undefeated southpaw Franklin Mendoza (3-0, 1 KO) of Kabasalan in Zamboanga Sibugay and Rodel
All fights are sanctioned by the Games and Amusement Board with the supervision of Rafael Diokno and Antonio Comia. GAB physician is Dr. Jose Rolando Rivera. Also on duty are GAB officials Oliver Evangelista, Juanito De Guzman, Romulo Santiago, Janela Deauna, Raul Galit, Antonio Manigan and Madame Consolacion Bardaje.
“Night of Champions XVII” featuring a WBC Asian Titles Double-Header on May 4 at the Elorde Sports Complex is a production
Fights begin at 12 noon.
May the best men win 👍 👍
The author of this story Carlos Costa is Panama boxing