Advertisement
Advertisement

Arum Expects Sonsona-Shimoda To Be a Good Scrap

by Ronnie Nathanielsz

Top Rank promoter Bob Arum is impressed not only with the boxing skills of former world super flyweight champion “Marvelous” Marvin Sonsona but also his good looks, describing him as “a really handsome kid.”

Arum who watched Sonsona in a public workout at the Venetian Resort Hotel & Casino on Wednesday in Macau said the Filipino’s fight against former WBA super bantamweight champion Akifumi Shimoda of Japan should be “a really good fight” for the WBO International featherweight title in a battle of southpaws.

Sonsona’s manager Dr. Rajan Yraola told the Manila Standard that both Arum and promoter and international matchmaker Sampson Lewkowicz who co-promotes  Sonsona with Sammy Gello-ani  watched the workout and said “he looks good.”

The manager emphasized “we need to win by a knockout. That’s my main goal because we need to impress promoter Bob Arum who is hoping they can put Sonsona on another Macau card in the future.

Shimoda is currently ranked No. 2 in the world and has a record of 28-3-2 with 12 knockouts  while Sonsona has a record of 17-1-1 with 14 knockouts and was the second youngest Filipino at the age of 19 to win a world title when he dropped Puerto Rico’s Jose “Carita” Lopez early in their WBO super flyweight championship bout in Canada.

Sonsona moved up in weight but lost to Wilfredo Vazquez Jr in a WBO super bantamweight title fight in Puerto Rico but has won three successive fights since then while Shimoda who lost his title in a stunning 7th round knockout to Rico Ramos when he was on control of the fight and was leading on the scorecards of all three judges has won six straight fights since then.

A group of Filipinos and Hong Kong and Macau residents met with Sonsona and gave him a warm reception. Arum himself told us the venue  was filled with Filipinos and indicated “it was very exciting with all the Olympic gold medalists who will see action on the card taking pictures together.”

Arum said “it’s a good card and there are going to be some good fights.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Post a Comment - View More User Comments (0)
Top Headlines Dimitrenko Confident of Beating Parker, Derailing Joshua Fight Marlon Tapales Shocks Pungluang Sor Singyu, Wins WBO Belt Paul Smith Set For September Return, Won't Be on Liverpool Bill Abel Sanchez: Manny Pacquiao Should Fight Keith Thurman Photos: Robert Guerrero, Alfredo Angulo, Gausha Presser Paulie Malignaggi’s Master Plan: This is Just Step One Loeffler: Golovkin Will Have 3 Fights Prior To Canelo Fight Alfredo Angulo Eyes Gold: I Want a World Title Shot in 2017! Video: Timothy Bradley Talks Pacquiao vs. Crawford, More Video: Loeffler Talks Golovkin vs. Brook HBO Tripleheader Robert Guerrero Aims For Rematch With Danny Garcia Leo Santa Cruz Says Having Dad in NYC Brought Him To Tears Photos: Joseph Diaz, Nick Arce, Roy Tapia Putting in Work Gamboa's Coach: One or Two More, Then Bring on Lomacheneko! Ruben Villa Inks Promotional With Banner and Thompson HBO Sports Head: Chocolatito Has Gotta Perform With Cuadras Tapales Struggles To Make Weight For Sor Singyu WBO Title Fight Photos: Carl Frampton, Leo Santa Cruz Face To Face in NYC WBC Prez on Crawford: One Voluntary, Then Mandatory Fight Jonathan Guzman Robbed of $70,000 Purse at The Airport Prince Naseem Backs Frampton To Get Job Done With Santa Cruz WBC Prez: Povetkin-Wilder Situation To Be Resolved Soon Noel Gevor vs. Mirko Larghetti on October 14 in Hamburg HBO Sports Hopeful of 3 Fights for Golovkin, Canelo in 2016 Andre Ward-Alexander Brand Full Undercard Announced Cuadras To Chocolatito: The Title is Coming Back To Mexico Jose Ramirez Targets World Title Shot, Returns on December 10 Parker To Have Two More Fights Before Anthony Joshua Clash Loeffler: As Soon as Golovkin Has a Fight, Everyone Wants Him! Roach Admits: I Don't Think I'll Accept Crawford For Pacquiao! Manager: Flores Has The Heart and Balls To Beat Rigondeaux Joseph Parker's Trainer Laughs at Haumono Protesting KO Loss Tapales Must Be in Top Form To Beat WBO Champ Sor Singyu Golovkin's Coach: We Wanted Ward, It Will Eventually Happen! Pacquiao's Ex-Trainer Warns Him To Stay Away From Crawford David Price vs. Eric Molina Showdown in Play For The Fall SHO’s Prospect Factory Churns Through Milestone Anniversary Roach Makes it Clear That Pacquiao Will Not Be 'One and Done' Eleider Alvarez Will Get Adonis Stevenson Next, Says Michel Chocolatito Admits Decision To Face Cuadras is a Big Career Risk
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement