May 28, 2020

Kennan Villaflor Battles Crison Omayao in Bohol’s “Engkwentro Sa Cogtong II”

Bohol's Boxing Enkwentro Sa Coctong II May 27. Fights begin at 7 PM

Bohol's Boxing Enkwentro Sa Coctong II May 27. Fights begin at 7 PM

By Carlos Costa

After an exciting card in Bohol just a few days ago, boxing continues in rock n’ roll mode in the popular Visayas sun-bathed paradise island.  

For the next fight show, veteran Bohol promoters Edgar Lacierda Ricafort of Jimdomar Boxing and Naris Singwancha of Thailand proudly present to fans “Engkwentro Sa Cogtong II,” an exciting five-bout pro boxing event set for Monday, May 27, at the Covered Court of Bohol’s most welcoming town, Candijay, 90 Km east of Bohol’s capital, Tagbilaran.

In the main feature, coming-forward, big-heart brawler John Kenan Villaflor (8-5-3, 2 KO’s) of Cebu City by way of Valle Hermoso, Negros Oriental, rumbles experienced veteran Crison “Cowboy” Omayao (24-19-4, 8 KO’s), of Bukidnon in a hot ten-chapter battle in the super flyweight division.


Roldan Sasan (7-1, 3 KO’s) of Carmen, Bohol, sees action May 27 in Engkwentro Sa Cogtong II

In the co-feature, promising minimumweight Roldan Sasan (7-1, 3 KO’s) of Carmen, central Bohol, climbs the ring to trade heavy bombardment for a second time against tough Davaeño man of steel Dave Maningkil (5-9-2, 1 KO) in a scheduled 8-rounder melee.  

The two men already battled it out hot in an exciting non-stop 2017 war in Talibon, northern Bohol.  

In the climax of that first war, Roldan stopped Dave in the eighth and final round, and now the way to do it again.   Yes, on May 27, Dave Maningkil will be having his much-requested re-match.

Will the younger Roldan Sasan stop Dave Manigkil again in for another thrilling knock out win?  

Or will a better prepared Dave Manigkil made good use of his physical and mental strength to shock and defeat Ronald Sasan for a rewarding victory?


Well-trained Boholano Super Flyweight Anthony Galigao Ready to Rumble

In super flyweights, Boholano super flyweight Anthony Galigao (8-13- 3 KO’s) of Batuan exchanges fire against fearless Belmar Plaza (4-10-3, 2 KO’s) of Cebu City by way of Lanao del Norte.    The two warriors will collide in a scheduled non-title fight the 105-pound weight class, and may the Best Man Win.

Bukidnon featherweight Angelito Merin

Moreover, Bukidnon featherweight Angelito Merin (10-10-3, 4 KO’s) trades leather against dangerous Reymond Empic (6-3 2 KO’s) of the beautiful coastal town of Dalaguete in southern Cebu.   Merin, 29, and Empic, 26, will box in a scheduled eight-stanza war in the 126-pound division.   

What’s more, unbeaten Boholano Jimmybie Cais (2-0, 1 KO) squares off Mindanao warrior Jerry Tabago of Koronadal City, Cobatato del Sur in a 6-chapter saga in the minimumweight weight-class.

The entertaining “Engkwentro Sa Cogtong II” on May 27 in Candijay, eastern Bohol, is an effort of Edgar Lacierda Ricafort of Jimdomar Boxing and veteran man of boxing Naris Singwancha of Thailand in coordination with Candijay’s Barangay Captain Hon. Tata Olandria.

The first fight for “Engkwentro Sa Cogtong II” in Candijay starts at 7 PM.

The author Carlos Costa is a Panama boxing reporter living in the Philippines.   Carlos can be reached at and whatsapp/Viber/wechat:  +639184538152.