May 31, 2020

World Ranked Filipino Joe “The Jaw Breaker” Noynay Lands in Japan for WBO Asia Pacific Rumble

Noynay and coach Artcher Villamor Arrive in Osaka

Noynay and coach Artcher Villamor Arrive in Osaka

By Carlos Costa

World ranked Filipino southpaw Joe “The Jaw Breaker” Noynay (16-2-1, 5 KO’s) from Bogo, northern Cebu, has arrived in the Land of the Rising Sun to engage in combat dangerous local warrior Kosuke Saka (18-4, 15 KO’s) for the vacant WBO Asia Pacific Super Featherweight Strap this coming Saturday, April 20, at Osaka’s Edion Arena, a tough mission for both gladiators.

Noynay, 23, of the popular Gabriel “Bebot” Elorde Boxing Gym lands in Osaka in a reportedly excellent physical conditioning, guided by the experienced head coach Artcher Villamor, 41, a serious and committed man of boxing no stranger to leading Bebot Elorde boxers into wins abroad.

According to coach Artcher Villamor, the scouting report about Noynay’s opponent, Kosuke Saka, 27, is that the Nippon fighter is a man with dynamite in his fists. 

The scouting report on Saka is as follows:

Hard-hitting Japanese Featherweight Kosuke Saka (18-4, 15 KO’s) battles Filipino Joy Noynay

“Kosuke Saka is a huge puncher who has serious power.    Kosuke is offensively crude, but heavy-handed and very dangerous.  

“In contrast, Noynay has better fighting movements, better boxing skills and has a smarter boxing brain than Saka.

Noynay is, smart, quick and sharp.   Plus, Nonoy has an educated jab and has a very long and effective straight left punch (Noynay is a southpaw).
“Also, Joe has quick body shots in his fighting arsenal.”

That was very detailed.

So at the end of actions, who will claim victory and the WBO Asia Pacific belt?   

Will the winner be Joe Noynay the visiting Filipino world-ranked fighter who is rising so much by going to Japan again?  

Or will it be the strong local samurai Kosuke Saka, a man wanting so much to break into the world rankings?

Fans will find out soon enough.


Interestingly enough, the hot Joe Noynay vs Kosuke Saka title clash is the second boxing incursion of “The Jaw Breaker” Noynay in the land of Japan.  

Two years ago, Noynay lost by points a hardly-contested rumble against talented Japanese featherweight Reiya Abe (19-2, 9 KO’s) in Tokyo.     It was a good fight against tough foe Reiya Abe who is currently WBC # 9 and IBF # 4.

However, Noynay’s hard-work and dedication to training have transformed his Japan defeat to a resourceful boxer as Reiya Able into a valuable learning experienced that has forged him into a more complete and confident fighter today.   

Indeed, it makes Joe Noynay better prepared for his Saturday’s war against Kosuke Saka, the fan favorite. 

This important mission in Osaka will grant the winner the WBO Asia Pacific title and will elevate his standing in the highly competitive super featherweight division.

May the Best Man Win.


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