Ganoza vs Zulueta Set to Rumble for Asian Boxing Federation 105 Lbs Belt in Bacolod, Philippines

By Carlos Costa

BACOLOD CITY,  Philippines   —   An intense action clash is expected when Cris Ganoza (15-1, 8 KO’s), a boxer of Cebu’s Big Yellow Boxing Stable exchanges high caliber fire against local Bacolod fighter John Michael Zulueta (7-0-2, 3 KO’s) for the vacant Asia Boxing Federation (AFB) 105 lbs., belt this Saturday (June 30) at Gaisano City Mall here in the City of Smiles, Bacolod City, Philippines.

The hot 12-rounder battle is a a good chance for Ganoza and Zulueta to elevate their game as both boxers come from victories in February.     Cris Ganoza decisioned Donny Mabao on February 25 in Iligan City, while Zuleta stopped Bonjun Loperez last February 17 here in his hometown of Bacolod. 

The visitor fighter Cris Ganoza is already on the way from Cebu to Bacolod, accompanied by his trainer Christopher “Pingping” Tepora, the elder brother of July 15world title challenger Jhack Tepora and also head-coach of Cebu’s Big Yellow Boxing Stable.

And the question in the minds of boxing fans is:  will the more-experienced, heavier-puncher Cris Ganoza land his damaging blows on the local Bacolod fighter Zulueta, the boxer with the adoring Bacolod crowd on his side?

Or will the unbeaten hometown hero John Michael Zulueta delight his fans again with another thrilling knockout win?    Fight fans will find out at Gaisano City Mall in Bacolod.


In the chief supporting bout, Super Lightweight Joepher Montano, 22, of Davao City will lock horns against 24 year-old Warai Warrior Jayson Nicart of Samar.   The two southpaws will trade artillery in a scheduled 8-rounder that might not last the distance.

Also, Jr. Flyweight Ernesto Alera, 23, will rumble Marlou Sandoval of Siaton, Negros Oriental.   Both warriors badly need a victory, and are ready to give it all to get it.

The Ganoza vs Zulueta 12-rounder for the ABF Minimumweight strap this Saturday (June 30) is a co-production of Highland Boxing and Guanzon Boxing in coordination with Bacolod City Mayor Hon. Evelio “Bing” Leonardia. 

The weigh-in ceremony will be tomorrow Friday (June 29) at Gaisano City Mall Bacolod at 11 am.

Fights Saturday (June 30) at Gaisano City Mall Bacolod begin at 4 PM.


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