Gumban to take on Indonesian, ‘Idol’ boxing series underway-A A +A
Monday, August 19, 2013
UNDEFEATED Melvin “Topgun” Gumban of Escalante City, Negros Occidental is set to fight Indonesian John Bajawa on August 24, 6 p.m. at the Escalante City Coliseum.
The fight will be discussed at a press conference at 11 a.m. Monday at the Casino-Filipino Hotel, Goldenfield Commercial Complex in Bacolod City, spearheaded by ALA Promotions, Inc.
At the press briefing, organizers will also present the “Idol 1 Philippines Boxing Series,” according to ALA Promotions vice president and general manager Dennis Canete.
Also featured in the Escalante fight card are Butuan City’s Mark Vincent Bernaldez taking on Indonesian Marangin Marbun in the scheduled 8-round undercard fight at 124 lbs. limit.
In the fight card, copy furnished from GAB-Bacolod Office, three fighters from Bacolod City are scheduled to see action. These Bacolodnon protagonists include John Rey Melligen, Alvin Sibugan and Roniel Parcon.
Melligen will go up against Mark “Magnifico” Magsayo of Tagbilaran City, Bohol in a 4-round fight at 126 lbs., as Sibugan takes Kim Galon of Davao City, also in a 4-round clash in the 105 lbs.
Parcon, on the other hand, will battle Geo Santisima of Masbate City in another 4-round battle at 130 lbs.
Other scheduled fights feature Richard Barrios of Bais City taking Ryan Canillas of Toledo City in a 6-rounder battle at 105 lbs. as Jerome Baja of Mandaue City battles Kazuma Ejiri of Osaka, Japan in a 4-round tussle at 118 lbs. while Raul Yu of Butuan City exchange gloves against Manadaue’s Diomedes Semella in the 4-round fight at 115 lbs. limit.
This boxing promotion, presented by ALA Promotions headed by Michael Aldeguer, is sanctioned by the Games and Amusement Board chaired by Juan Ramon “Monju” Guanzon and GAB-Bacolod headed by officer-in-charge Donna Mae Martir. (HGD)
Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on August 19, 2013.