Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Felipe Salguero and Genaro Garcia Ready To Impress

By Dennis 'dSource' Guillermo

Mexican challengers Felipe Salguero (16-2-1, 11 KOs) and the real Genaro "Poblanito" Garcia (38-8-0, 22 KOs), respective opponents of WBO light flyweight champion Donnie "Ahas" Nietes (29-1-3, 16 KOs) and Genesis Servania (17-0-0, 5 KOs) were present at Tuesday's Philippine Sportswriters Association conference in Manila for Pinoy Pride XIV this Saturday at the Resorts World Hotel and Casino in Pasay City.

"It's a great honor to fight a real champion like Donnie Nietes. I am very happy. About strategy or game plan, we have one, which I intend to put into practice above the ring. You will see it with your own eyes. Above the ring you will see it," Salguero told me when I asked him about his plans to thwart Nietes during the Philippine Sportswriters Association conference in Manila, Tuesday afternoon.

Salguero insisted that he is familiar with Nietes, which is something he thinks his opponent can't say about him. "In fact, I attended Nietes' fight against Mario 'Dragoncito' Rodriguez. Because I fought in the co-main event of Nietes' card in Sinaloa. Yes, I saw him in action in his twelve rounds against Dragoncito. I know how he fights. I've analyzed his style. I think I know him. Maybe he doesn't know me or what kind of danger I bring for him, he might realize when it's too late," said Salguero.

Originally slated as Rey "Boom-Boom" Bautista's opponent last March for Pinoy Pride XIII, the 34-year-old Garcia said his experience will serve him right against 20-year-old Servania come fight night. Garcia dropped KO losses to WBC super bantam champ Toshiaki Nishioka and former WBO super bantam champ Wilfredo Vazquez, Jr. in 2009. "I'm prepared to beat Genesis. I've fought young fighters and beat them," Garcia told member of the press.

After an inquiry about the names of the judges on fight night, which includes Cebu-based judge Salven Lagumbay by Philboxing's Carlos Costa, the Mexican contigent pleaded for fair judging. "We are warriors. We come from a long way, from the other side of the world. We'd like to get a fair shake in the decision. If we're going to lose, we're going to lose fairly with dignity. If we're going to win, it's only fair to get that triumph," said Garcia.

Judges and referees for the fight were appointed by the sanctioning body, which is the WBO for Nietes' title defense.

Tags: Donnie Nietes image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Post a Comment - View More User Comments (0)
Top Headlines De La Hoya: Canelo-Golovkin Winner is No. 1 Pound-for-Pound Hopkins: Kovalev Stoppage Was Legit, Ward Wore Him Down George Groves Daring Zeuge To Enter World Boxing Super Series Fenech Backs Horn To Shock Pacquiao in History Making Fight Skoglund, Nielsen Brothers Could Be in Line For WBSS Tourney Wilder's Manager: We Want To Have All The Titles in 12 Months Gomera, Lee Make Weight For WBA Asia Title Bout in South Korea Video: Bernard Hopkins Talks Ward-Kovalev, Canelo-GGG Tony Weeks Owes Apologies to Sergey Kovalev and Andre Ward Photos: Canelo, Golovkin - Go Face To Face in Los Angeles! Davis vs. Salido Being Eyed For Mayweather-McGregor PPV? Canelo: The Mayweather-McGregor Fight Will Hurt Boxing A lot Alimento Makes 30-day Mandatory Weight for WBC Regional Mayweather-McGregor: A Look Back at The Verbal Sparring Jennings: Joshua Should Jump Right on Klitschko in Rematch Canelo Admits He is "Obsessed" With Giving GGG His First Loss Oscar Valdez: I'm Not Afraid To Risk Record, I Want Gary Russell Jr. DiBella on Mayweather-McGregor: De La Hoya - Shut The F*** Up! Wilder's Manager Likes Idea of Return on Mayweather-McGregor Roach: Pacquiao Lost A lot of His Crowd Due To Lack of Knockouts Dmitry Bivol To Take Some Time Off, Return Planned For The Fall Canelo Paying No Mind to Being Underdog Against Golovkin Photos: Sammy Valentin Putting in Work For Giovani Santillan Boxer Killed By Masked Gunmen After Leaving Gym in Mexico City Ellerbe: Fight is 50-50, But Broner Needs A-Game To Beat Garcia Deontay Wilder Erupts, Tears Apart Hearn and Whyte Over Offer Hughie Fury To Stay Busy With July 8 Return at Copper Box Abel Sanchez Says Kovalev is Stubborn, Was Difficult To Train Golovkin: If I Finished Jacobs, Probably Don't Have Canelo Fight Now That Mayweather is Active Again, Canelo Wants a Rematch Flanagan vs. Verdejo With Tentative Date of September 16 Kautondokwa Is Eager to Face Billy Joe Saunders in September Inquest Finds That Davey Browne's Death Was Preventable Eubank Sr: I Know How To Beat Mayweather, I May Tell McGregor! Canelo Aims To Do a Real Number on GGG: No Rematch Needed Boxing: Not Dying. Again. Mikkel Kessler To Pass on WBSS Wild Card, Eyes Fall Ring Return De La Hoya Not Happy With "Disrespectful" Dana White Over Date Taking a Look at Some of Boxing's Greatest Upsets Milan Melindo To Make First Defense of IBF Belt on September 16
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement