12/31/2016 Moises Fuentes vs. Kosei Tanaka

Date:   Saturday, December 31, 2016

WBO JUNIOR FLYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE BOUT

Location: Memorial Hall, Gifu, Japan

Promoter:  Hatanaka Promotions / Kiyoshi Hatanaka

Supervisor: Jack Daniel Leigh

Referee: Raul Caiz Jr.

Judges: Deon Dwarte, Daniel Vicente Sandoval and Dr. Louis Moret

Results:   The WBO Junior Flyweight Championship Title was won by Kosei Tanaka against Moises Fuentes by KO in the fifth round.

TV:  CBC Television

02/12/2016 Pungluang Sor Singyu vs. Jetro Pabustan

Date:   Friday, February 12, 2016

WBO BANTAMWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE BOUT

Location:   Loei, Thailand

Promoter:    Onesongchai Boxing / Pariyakorn Ratanasuban

Supervisor:  Leon Panoncillo

Referee:  Raul Caiz Jr.

Judges:  Katsuhiko Nakamura (70-63); Kermit Bayless (70-63); Takeo Harada (70-63)

Results:  The Champion Pungluang Sor Singyu retained the WBO Bantamweight Title against Jetro Pabustan by TD in the 7th. round.

TV:   Thailand 7

10/17/2015 Donnie Nietes vs. Juan Alejo

Date:  Saturday – October 17, 2015

WBO JR. FLYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE BOUT

Location: StubHub Center, Carson, California, USA

Promoter:  ALA Promotions / Michael D. Aldeguer

Supervisor:  Richard De Cuir

Referee:  Raul Caiz Jr.,

Judges:  Lou Moret (120-108); Pat Russell (119-109); Marshall Walker (119-109)

Results:  The Champion Donnie Nietes retained his WBO Junior Flyweight title against Juan Alejo by Unanimous Decision (120-108, 119-109, 119-109).

TV:

WBO OFFICIALS HAILED FOR TOPNOTCH PROFESSIONALISM

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Pinoy Pride XXI WBO Officials (L-R): Referee Raul Caiz Jr, Judges Salven Lagumbay, Ed Olalo, Joe Garcia and Bruce McTavish, WBO Vice-President Leon Panoncillo Jr, Referee Danrex Tapdasan and Judge Ulysses Glen. Photo by Dong Secuya.

No less than the biggest boxing promoters in the country are in agreement that when it comes to holding the biggest and the best events, officials of the World Boxing Organization (WBO) in the Philippines and elsewhere in Asia are at par with the best anywhere in the world.

This was nowhere more evident than during the “Pinoy Pride XXI” event at the plush Solaire Resort and Casino, where the WBO once again had a big night with two title belts being put at stake for the mega boxing promotion.

WBO Asia Pacific chairman Leon Panoncillo, who single-handedly brought the WBO in Asia into the world, takes much pride in his officials, indicating the high level of professionalism attained by the officials all through these years.

This is the same professionalism that has earned the respect of ALA Promotions, the country’s biggest promoter, as the WBO officials are noted for the amount of improvement they have racked up since the first edition of Pinoy Pride series.

“I commend you for arriving on time for the weigh-ins and rules meetings. I know you are busy in your respective fields, but you really take the time to join each rules meeting and you dress the part,” said Panoncillo, noting that WBO officials are always prim and proper during meetings leading up to fight night.

ALA Promotions patriarch, the beloved sportsman Antonio L. Aldeguer, is always first to commend the WBO officials based on how they conduct themselves during weigh-ins and fight night. WBO officials always attend weigh-ins in suits and formal attire, a big departure from the old school organizations whose officials wear jeans and shirts during weigh-ins and press conferences.

WBO Asia chairman Leon Panoncillo also makes sure everything is in order before each fight, making sure all purses, sanctioning fees and officials’ fees are turned in before the first bell. This is a far cry from stories we hear of fighters and officials not getting paid in other organizations.

Even ABS-CBN, which covers the ‘Pinoy Pride’ series and the biggest television network in the country, are apparently impressed with how the WBO runs shows in the country. Veteran sportswriter and commentator Ronnie Nathanielsz always notes how the officials score fairly and conduct themselves in the right manner.

As it is, all these is a result of long years of improving and having a keen understanding of the sport, said Panoncillo.

“We could not have done this without the support of credible promoters like ALA Promotions and leading network like ABS-CBN,” the WBO exec said.

In the Philippines, the WBO boasts of two officials who are licensed by the Association of Boxing Commissions (ABC), regarded as the universal organization for boxing. International boxing judge Salven Lagumbay was the first Filipino to earn an ABC certification, followed by international referee Danrex Tapdasan. International judge Edward Ligas is also a regular WBO Convention attendee, just like Lagumbay and Tapdasan.

http://philboxing.com/news/story-85251.html

Sabillo impresses boxing association chief

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By:  Ronnie Nathanielz –

Ricky Vargas, the president of the Amateur Boxing Association of the Philippines or ABAP, was impressed with the performance of World Boxing Organization minimum weight champion Merlito “Tiger” Sabillo in his successful first title defense against Colombia’s No. 6 world-ranked contender Jorlie Estrada during the Pinoy Pride XXI at the Solaire Resort and Casino last Saturday.

Vargas, who watched the ABS-CBN telecast of the fights on Sunday told the Manila Standard he liked the aggressive stance of Sabillo as he “kept chasing his opponent, who was scared and kept running.”

Vargas said the crunching left hook to the ribs that dropped Estrada, who went down grimacing in pain and was counted out by referee Raul Caiz Jr. in the 9th round was “a perfect punch. It was devastating.”

Vargas believes Sabillo has a good future in the pro ranks.

The WBO champion is likely to defend his title in Dubai this October if ALA Promotions is unable to schedule a title defense for WBO light flyweight champion Donnie Nietes in Dubai in September.

ALA Promotions president Michael Aldeguer told us the priority is Nietes.

“He needs to fight. We are trying to move heaven and earth to get a fight in Dubai, but if it can’t be done in September, we’ll have to do it here, possibly in Davao City where the last Pinoy Pride XX was very well received,” he said.

Aldeguer also said he, too, was impressed with the showing of Sabillo, who made a fight out of it against a back-pedaling Estrada. Sabillo cut the ring off well and scored with vicious body shots before eventually knocking out Estrada.

http://manilastandardtoday.com/2013/07/17/sabillo-impresses-boxing-association-chief/