Welterweight Philippine title fight set in Zambo-A A +A
By Bong Garcia
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
DONDON Sultan, a native of Zamboanga del Norte, who trains under the Ala stable will try his luck to snatch the Philippine crown of Welterweight Division in a 12-round encounter against Arnel Tinampay, a Boholono boxer, in Zamboanga City.
The Tinampay-Sultan encounter in the 147-pound category will be the main event in the May 28 five boxing matches of the “Golpe-Golpe na Zamboanga” (Boxing in Zamboanga) of the Blue Stallion and Ala Promotions at the Mayor Vitaliano Agan Coliseum in this city.
Second district Congressman Erico Basilio Fabian, who owns the Blue Stallion Promotions, said that four other boxing fights, which serve as the curtain raisers to the Tinampay-Sultan encounter, will see action Cebuano James Bacon against Daniel Mansing of Ozamis City.
Bacon, who belongs to Ala Stable, and Mansing will slug it out in the 10-round Superfeatherweight (130 pounds) non-title bout.
Another boxer from Ozamis City, Jhony Gemino from the Bong Yap Stable will fight in the eight-round Super Flyweight (115 pounds) match against Rogen Flores of Dipolog City, who is from the Zamboanga del Norte Stable.
Kid Ventual of the Blue Stallion Promotions will see action against John Rey Lansa of Aurora, Zamboanga del Sur in the six-round Light Flyweight (l08 pounds) match.
Zamboangueño boxer Joner Ollano will slug it out against Romy Manding of Ozamis City in the four-round Minimumweight (105 pounds) match.
Fabian said the staging of the boxing fights is part of his sports tourism program aimed to make Zamboanga City as the sports capital in the region as well as in Mindanao.