Tough-talking Angkota vows war-A A +A
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
IT WILL be a war!
That is what tough Indonesian boxer Angky Angkota assured for his 12-round title fight against World Boxing Organization (WBO) Asia-Pacific super bantamweight titlist Genesis Servania this Saturday night in “Pinoy Pride XVIII – World Champion vs. World Champion” at the Waterfront Hotel and Casino.
“I won’t promise a knockout but I promise he won’t knock me out,” said the tattoo-covered two-time world title contender in a press conference at the Formo Restaurant and Lounge at the Banilad Town Center yesterday.
Angkota has proof to back up his words because there are only two boxers that have ever knocked him out – former world champions Muhammad Rachman and Fernando Montiel.
“Servania is a very good and strong boxer. Angky has seen his fights in YouTube. He will do his best against Servania and hopefully Angky wins,” Angkota’s manager Ana Kadarningsih said.
Boxrec.com says Angkota has a 26-8-1 record, but he says he has a 66-6 record with 40 Kos. Servania is 19-0 with six knockouts.
Despite losing four of his last seven fights since 2010 and even losing by unanimous decision to one-time world title challenger Yonfrez Parejo, he believes that he has still a lot left in the tank.
“My career isn’t on a downslide. I felt that there was cheating in my last fight. I was given bigger gloves, while my opponent (Parejo) had smaller gloves,” said the 31-year-old Angkota of his last fight with Parejo in November.
In the main supporting bout, former world title challenger Jimrex Jaca is taking on Thai Rachamongkol Sor Pleonchit in a 10-rounder.
Kazuto Harada, Sor Pleonchit’s manager, describes his boxer as a hard hitter with one-punch knockout power – which may probably end Jaca’s night at any moment if the right punch comes along.
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on February 28, 2013.