IT will be an all-Filipino affair when the Boxing Revolution III: No Guts No Glory unfurls at the Almendras Gym Davao City Recreation Center on June 26.

Sonshine Boxing stable head coach Bruce Lerio, in Thursday's edition of the Davao Sportswriters Association (DSA) Forum at the NCCC Mall of Davao Foodcourt, said all of the 10 bouts in the boxing event will feature Filipino sluggers unlike the past two staging of the Boxing Revolution where most of his boxers' opponents were foreigners.

“Taga pa dula nato diri puros langyaw ug kung palabanon kay two rounds o three rounds lang. Bantog mutesting mi ug Pilipino kay nakita namo nga kung dili gayud maigo ug solid ang Pilipino, musukol gayud hangtodm ahumanang round. So makaexpect mi nga masatisfy gayud ang mga taong magtanaw (Whenever we organize boxing matches we have foreigners and when they fight, they only last two or three rounds. We have all Filipino fighters in this event since we have seen that if a Filipino does not get hit with a solid shot, they fight until the last round),” Lerio said.

The super flyweight bout between Edrin “The Sting” Dapudong and Richard Garcia will headline the Sonshine Sports Management, Inc.-organized event while the co-main events will feature the junior lightweight bout between Lorenzo “Thunderbolt” Villanueva and Rey Las Peñas; the junior featherweight bout between Rolando Magbanua and Jimmy Aducal and the junior flyweight collision between RomelAsenjo and Michael Rodriguez.

Included in the undercards are Jose Ocamp against Jaime Barcelona (junior lightweight), Roseskie Cristobal against JR Mendoza (lightweight), Virgil Deguma against Fredendela Cruz (bantamweight), Arnold Garde against Johnny Belo (mini-flyweight), Alvin Lagumbay against Joe Tejones (junior lightweight) and Gerald Alvares against Prince Canonero (mini-flyweight).

Dapudong, in the same forum, said he is not expecting a knockout as he sees a tough challenge in Garcia.

“Dili ko makaingon nga maknock-out nako siya kay nag-training man pud siya. Pero 10 rounds man ang laban so muabotra ang knockout ana.

Ang ako lang kay maningkamot lang ko nga makadaog sa iya (I can’t say that I will knock him out since he is also training. But the fight is 10 rounds so the knockout may just come. For me, I will just have to work hard to win.)”

Villanueva, meanwhile, said he will have a more technical approach as he will try to score clean shots rather than engaging in a brawl with Las Peñas. Magbanua, on the other hand, said he expects an all-out slugfest when he fights Rodriguez.

Jose Maria College (JMC) representative Aaron Vergara, for his part, said the proceeds of the event will go to the scholarship program of JMC. "JMC has between 800 to 1,000 student scholars. This boxing event will aid in their scholarships since our instructors are being paid. The event will also showcase talents of our Filipino boxers," Vergara said.

Seventy to 80 percent Ticket prices are pegged at P1,500 for the red carpet, P1,000 for the lower box, P300 for the lower general admission seats and P200 for the upper general admission seats.

Tickets are sold at Toby's Sports Arena at the second floor of the Abreeza Ayala Mall, Mariano’s Sports Market at the Victoria Plaza and at the Holiday Gym and Spa along Torres St.

For inquiries contact Jun or MCor at (082)234-3227 or (0926)217-0218.