Bacolod fighters to see action in Cobra boxing

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Friday, July 25, 2014


BACOLOD’S pride Juren “Turbo” Labordo (12-1 win, 8 KOs) aims to further establish his name in Philippine boxing when he steps up the ring in the co-main event of the ALA Promotion’s Cobra Energy Drink Tunay na Lakas Boxing on July 26, Saturday at the Island City Mall in Tagbilaran City,

Bohol.

Labordo, who just came off a first-round KO victory last May will lead Bacolod-based fighters James Paul Talaman and Rafael Sueno, as he takes on Fernando Ocon of Cebu City in a 10-round clash in the 115 pounds.

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The Pahanocoy-native weighing 115 pounds will box in a 10-round fight hoping to avenge his lone defeat against Jaymart Toyco last December in Negros Oriental.

Talaman will face Jovane Abejero of Talibon, Bohol in a four-round battle at 130 pounds while Sueno goes up against Ryan Canillas of Toledo City in another four-round clash at 108 pounds in the scheduled undercard.

Main event will feature Jimmy “Popeye” Paypa (15-2 win-loss, 5 KOs) of Lanao del Sur against Gadwin Tubigon of Dipolog City in a 10-round fight in 124 pounds.

Other undercard bouts are Mark Magsayo of Tagbilaran City facing Tata Fontanilla of General Santos City in six-round battle at 128 pounds; Peter Apolinar of Manila taking on Jamjam Ungon of Bantayan, Cebu in another four-round clash at 122 pounds; and Vic Casido of Dumaguete City to exchange shots against Albert Muring of Bohol in a four-round match at 122 pounds.

Meanwhile, Bacolod City's undefeated champion Genesis “Azukal” Servania and Bago City-born “King” Arthur Villanueva are also set to take another chapter of their career as they see action for the “Pinoy Pride 27: Duel in Dubai” on August 29 at the Dubai International Convention Center.

Servania (24-0, 10 KOs), the reigning World Boxing Organization (WBO) Inter-continental super bantamweight champion and WBO Asia Pacific “Fighter of the Year” will be defending his belt against former two-time world title challenger Jose “Matador” Cabrera (22-4, 10 KOs) of Mexico in the main event.

WBO International super flyweight titlist Villanueva (25-0, 14KOs) will clash against Nicaraguan Henry “El Crespo” Maldonado (18-3, 13KOs) for the International Boxing Federation (IBF) International junior bantamweight title.

Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on July 25, 2014.

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