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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.

Dennis 'dSource' Guillermo is a prolific boxing writer. Follow him on Twitter , and for an archive of his work  click here . You e-mail him at  DennisGuillermo2@yahoo.com
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