Knockouts seen in Tibay ng Pinoy VI

EXPECT for knockouts in the inaugural boxing promotion of MP Promotion USA LLC’s  “Tibay ng Pinoy VI” set to start at 5 p.m. at the Almendras gym.

Main-headers Adones “The Undertaker” Cabalquinto and Aston “Diego Corrales” Palicte re-iterated their early statement of knocking out their respective opponents during yesterday’s presscon held at The Royal Mandaya Hotel.

The undefeated Cabalquinto, reigning WBC ABCO and Philippine junior welterweight champion said he will go for a knockout in the 5th or 6th round against Denkamon Pakdee Gym of Thailand in their 12-round championship for the vacant International Boxing Federation Asia Junior welterweight title.

“Paningkamutan nako sa akong makaya na mudaug,” said the 26-year old Cabalquinto (18 wins, 11 knockouts), who tipped the scales at 140 lbs.

Pakdee Gym was two pounds more in his first try but he later was able to make the 140 lbs. weight limit.

Palicte, who made it 115 lbs. said: “Target nako sa 5th round siguro”.

Palicte (14 wins, 10 KOs 1 loss) will face the 114-pound Jomyuthlek Sor Narongchai (12 wins, 5 KOs 2 loses, 1 draw) also of Thailand for the vacant IBF World super flyweight title.

According to Thai judge Tawat Rungsiyarom, his fellow countrymen are all ready to fight against Cabalquinto and Palicte.

“Yes they all said that they are ready,” said the Thai judge, who will be one of the three judges in the two title-fights.

Veteran judge Bruce MacTavish of New Zealand will be the third man on the ring in the Cabalquinto-Pakdee fight while Filipino referee Ramuel Ovalo will handle the Palicte-Narongchai 10-rounder match.

MacTavish will also judge the Palicte-Narongchai bout together with Filipino judge Romeo Fordaliza.

Games and Amusements Board (GAB) Commissioner and IBF bout supervisor Fritz Gaston led the supervision yesterday.

“We will have another weigh-in for the IBF fights tomorrow morning” said Gaston.

Also present were GAB Davao OIC Arlene Olondriz, sports and games officers Kenneth Improso Datu Fahd Yasser Sinsuat and Cecilia Bravo and ring physician Dr. Edgar Tan.

“We have set the Tibay ng Pinoy 7 already on April 4. We might have already Mexicans,” said Raides “Nonoy” Neri of MP Promotion USA LLC.

“Pinaguusapan pa namin ni coach Nonoy,” said co-promoter Joven Jimenez.

Featured in the undercard are former world-rated will feature former world-ranked Drian Francisco of MP Stable vs. Jason Egera of Guanzon Stable-Iloilo (10 rds.-119 lbs.), WBO Asia Pacific bantamweight champion Marlon Tapales of MP Stable vs. Jecker Buhawe of Kambal Kamao Stable, Lipa City (10 rds.-12 lbs.), Marvelou Aballe of MP Stable vs. Ronerex Dalut of Quinones Stable-Gen. Santos (8 rds.-116 lbs.), Jay-ar “Hitman” Inson of MP Stable vs. Gabie Siempo of Leonil Stable-Valencia City (8 rds.-135 lbs.), Philip Parcon of Davao City vs. Rinmar Metuda of Sanman Stable-Gen. Santos City (8 rds.-123 lbs.), Orly Silvestre of MP Stable vs. Ryan Raloso of Camiguin (8 rds.-105 lbs.), Rene Mark Cuarto of MP Stable vs. Gerald Paclar of Zamboanga (6 rds.-105 lbs.), Aries Benavidez of MP Stable vs. Jayson Sanchez of Angeles Stable-Malaybalay City (4 rds.-109 lbs.), Jose Ravelo Avalle of MP Stable vs. Sammy Caballero of Angeles Stable (4 rds.-112 lbs.), Ronie Baldonaldo of MP Stable vs. Baltazar Susas of Angeles Stable (4 rds.-106 lbs.).

Admission is free to the public in this year’s inaugural boxing card sponsored by Victorywille Mitsubishi, South Coast Mitsubishi, Huntington Beach Mitsubishi, Cerritos Mitsubishi, Pepsi, Gatorade, The Royal Mandaya Hotel and city government of Davao.

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