Tam to headline Panagbenga promotions-A A +A
Thursday, January 31, 2013
WBC Continental featherweight champion Alvin Tam is set to test the mettle of another tested boxer in an upcoming boxing event as part of the month long Panagbenga celebration.
Kapangan born Tam, who currently holds training at the La Trinidad Highland Boxing Gym, will be the main card of the evening of March 2 slated at the UB gymnasium and will be pitted against Richard Olisac of Elorde Boxing Gym.
“Although it is not a title fight, Tam’s fight will be more of a tune-up bout before his next title defense later this year,” said Highland Boxing manager Brico Santig.
Santig said Tam is being eyed to fight in the UK after his promotion was sought to provide boxers for an upcoming championship match.
“Of course we want Alvin to have a quality fight just in case magkaroon ng linaw yung promotion sa UK. Hindi na biro biro yun and it could be Alvin’s break,” added Santig.
Spicing up the main card is the stacked undercard featuring undefeated Stephen Gelawa who is perfect in his three fights will face journeyman Arnel Taganas of Manila in the undercards.
Larry Mede of Camp John Hay Stable will mark his return to the ring in the promotion supported by Jay Sobrepeña of Camp John Hay Manor as he squares off against Roy Jones Picardal of the Aljo Jaro stable also in eight rounds in a bid to revive his professional career.
At least four bouts are being eyed in the promotion of Santig which for the first time will be here in the Summer Capital.
“I think it’s about time we promote boxing here in Baguio City because I think some people are curious about Alvin, who is the son of a former champion, Rey,” added Santig.
Before the professional boxing matches, the country’s brightest hopes in amateur boxing test the mettle of the visiting Vietnamese squad as part of the undercards.
The inclusion of the boxing promotion in the schedule of Panagbenga events has been approved by Anthony de Leon, co-chair of the executive committee of the Baguio Flower Festival Foundation, Inc.
Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on February 01, 2013.