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ALA Champions Find Success in OPBF Title Bouts

By Ronnie Nathanielsz

In an unprecedented showing, champions from the famed ALA Gym have emerged as Oriental and Pacific Boxing Federation champions.

Some 24 hours after world rated flyweight champion Rocky Fuentes hammered Japan’s OPBF No. 9 ranked Yuki Nasu to retain his title another crack ALA fighter Arthur Villanueva who is managed by Rev. Pastor Guanzon of Bacolod won the vacant OPBF super flyweight title with a close but hard fought unanimous decision  over  Taiki Eto of Japan at the Korakuen Hall in Tokyo.

Nicknamed “King Arthur”,  Villanueva  who was ranked No. 2 was dropped twice according to a text message from trainer Edito “Ala” Villamor but recovered to punish No. 8 ranked Eto to win the nod of all three judges by margins of 113-112, 114-112 and 113-112 which appeared hard to achieve especially against a Japanese opponent fighting before a hometown crowd..

ALA Gym’s respected patron Tony Aldeguer told the Manila Standard “its tough to win a close fight in Japan and such a win is very seldom.”

He said it is evident that Villanueva fought through the two knockdowns to demonstrate his fighting heart to earn the decision.

Aldeguer said Fuentes who is ranked No. 2  by the WBA and No. 3 by the WBC mauled Nasu last night to make the 7th successful defense of his regional belt.

Fuentes is looking to face WBC  champion Toshiyuki Igarashi of Japan.

With the victory the undefeated Villanueva improved his recoed to 21-0 with 12 knockouts while Eto falls to 10-2 with 7 knockouts.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by SceneSpectator! on 12-22-2012

Fuentes resume with over all fights of 43 (35-6-2) is good enough for just 26 years old boxer. Just couldn’t figure out why he’s fighting just who’s who mostly in the backyards. He needs to fight the top 5 of…

Comment by Tha_Greatest on 12-22-2012

[quote=puga;12844304]who cares about opbf ...real world championship is where it is ala boys ....[/quote] [quote=puga;12843978]no , but you wanna kiss mine?..it tastes like burrito, you'd like it..:D[/quote]:boxing::boxing:

Comment by puga on 12-22-2012

who cares about opbf ...real world championship is where it is ala boys ....

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