Saturday, September 10, 2011

Reaksyon: Pinoy Pride 8 Results; Melindo still undefeated

The results of the Pinoy Pride 8 are out, the Philippines won 2 of the 3 featured bouts.

The ALA promotions put up a very exciting fight card last night.  Milan Melindo is proving to be one of the most exciting ALA fighters at the moment. With 25 wins and no defeats, "El Metodico" is one of the country's best hopes for a world title. As hick name suggests, he was methodical in breaking down the defenses put up by the overweight Francisco "Chiquita" Rosas. In my opinion, he is 2 to 3 fights away from a world title belt. 

Another potential world contender has arose from Bacolod in Genesis Servania who beat defeated  many-time World title contender Gerson Guerrero. If handled well, this boy can go far. 

The 2 great wins somehow softened the impact of the loss of 19 year old prospect Jason Pagara to Rosbel “Lobito” Montoya. It was the second loss of the busy fighter from the ALA stable.

It is very good of the ALA promotions to keep boxing alive and relevant in Cebu. Without promotions like this, we will not be able to discover the Elordes, Penalosas, and Pacquiaos in our midst. Boxing is a cruel but for many, it is the light at the end of the tunnel. It is their way out of poverty. It is their great equalizer. It is a saying that education is the great equalizer but for them they earn it not in the classroom but in the boxing ring. It is time to give credit to people who give these boys from the barrios a chance in life. Who knows one of the boys in the fight will be a future international boxing sensation just like Manny Pacquiao.

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