Advertisement
Advertisement

King of the Ring III: Laurel, Wao, Estremos, Gelawa Win

By Carlos Costa

An evening of knockouts in Manila. Indeed, an entertaining festival of crushing knockouts took place during the successful King of the Ring III boxing card last night at Victory Mall Central in Caloocan, Manila, an intense event of professional and amateur boxing produced by promoters Brico Santig of Baguio, Philippines and Naris Singwancha of Thailand.

In the main event of the evening, 21-year-old Gensan’s fighter Alie Laurel (9-2, 5 KO’s) of the Manny Pacquiao Stable of boxers looked impressive scoring a round five technical knockout over 51-fights veteran Rodel "Kidlat" Quilotan, 29, during their all-out battle for the coveted Luzon Professional Boxing Association (LUZPROBA) bantamweight (118 lbs) belt. The third man in charge was the experienced Mr. Sammy Bernabe of Cavite.

The young protégé of the "Pacman" showed improved speed and willingness to engage during his victory over seasoned warrior Quilotan, a fighter of guts and spirit who for years has faced some of the meanest Asian fighters in the Philippines and Thailand.

In the co-main event, promising 23-year-old Rex Wao Singwancha (6-0,5 KO’s) of Mountain Province in northern Luzon, pressed forward his unblemished young career by capturing the LUZPROBA super bantamweight (122 lbs) title after a round four demolition of tough leyteño warrior Dino Lelis (9-10-2, 5 KO’s), a member of the Cavite Boxing Stable.

In a non-title rumble, reigning WBC ABCO Continental Jr. Flyweight (108 lbs) champion 20-year-old davaeño Jay-ar Estremos (9-5, 3 KO’s) pinned a fast and impressive knocked out win in the very first stanza over surprised veteran Ryan “Sniper” Maliteg.

As soon as the first bell sounded, the young Estremos aggressively went at Maliteg, making good use of his speed and increased power to quickly punish and break his more experienced foe, prompting Quezon City referee Mr. Nowel C. Haduca to correctly halt all actions, all compressed in less than 3 minutes.

In another knockout action, undefeated super featherweight (122 lbs) Stephen Gelawa (4-0-1, 2 KO) of the Highland Boxing Stable destroyed in four chapters 20-year-old Arnel “The Hitman” Taganas (2-6, 1 KO).

Taganas, wearing a black trouser with red stripes was forced down to the canvas. Visibly hurt, he appeared to be willing to get back into action, but the brave Butuan boxer was appropriately waved off by the third man Mr. Sammy Bernabe.

Prior to the pro fights, there were thrilling amateur contests that entertained the avid fans.

After the intense evening was over, the card's co-promoter and matchmaker Brico Santig of Baguio's Highland Boxing shared:

“Fights were all tough blow-by-blow encounters. We witnessed passion for the sport of boxing. Fans had a good time! The winning boxers used power and good timing to dominate their opponents.

"The amateur kids also showed fighting spirit and talent in during their performances earlier in the evening. Fans watched in action some up and coming amateur fighters from Mandaluyong, La Trinidad (Benguet) and Muntinlupa."

Fights had been approved by the Philippines Games and Amusement Board (GAB), presided by the honorable chairman don Juan Ramon Guanzon.

Promoters of King of the Ring III, Filipino Brico Santig and Naris Singwancha of Thailand, promise to join hands again to produce the next King of the Ring.

Tags:
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Post a Comment/View More User Comments (0)
Top Headlines Parker Eyes War With Joshua, Brushes Off Whyte's Trash Talk Video: Ruslan Provodnikov Shows His Power on The Heavy Bag Groves Feels Murray Never Recovered From Pounding By Golovkin Video: Ruslan Provodnikov Details Strategy, Camp For Molina Teddy Atlas: I Don't Think There is Any Interest in May-Pac Rematch Whyte Eyes Anthony Joshua Rematch: I Want To Whup His Ass! Video: Joel Diaz on Recent Defeats of Victor Ortiz, Tim Bradley Custio Clayton Continues His Streak With Knockout Win Video: Justin Fortune on Khan, Golovkin, McGregor, Canelo, More Miguel Vazquez: I Will Ask Al Haymon To Get Me Adrien Broner Jermell Charlo Tells WBC That He Wants Canelo Alvarez Clash Video: John Molina Talks, Ruslan Provodnikov Crashes Interview Golovkin's Promoter: Canelo Talks Not Dead, Still Our Priority! Video: Ruslan Provodnikov Cracks Away on The Mitts Video: Provodnikov on Golovkin vs. Canelo, Facing John Molina Video: Shane Mosley vs. David Avanesyan Final Press Conference Video: David Avanesyan Confident of Stunning Shane Mosley WBC Eyes Tourney, With WBA/IBF, To Set Golovkin's Opponent Lara: I Want Golovkin Next, He Would Solidify My Legacy! WBC Prez Wants Canelo Hate To Stop, Plans To Give High Ranking Video: Martin Murray Confident of Taking Down George Groves Video: George Groves on DeGale vs. Jack, Haye, Facing Murray Dorticos Already Back In Gym After FOTY Win Over Kalenga Lara-Martirosyan II Leads Second-Most Watched '16 SHO Telecast Video: George Groves, Martin Murray Go Face To Face Ricky Burns Focused on History, Becoming 3 Weight Champ Jorge Linares Inks New Pact With Golden Boy Video: Martin Murray Gives Take on Canelo-Golovkin Rift George Groves: I'm Looking To Take Martin Murray Out! Video: Dillian Whyte on PEDs in Boxing, Joshua-Breazeale, More Dillian Whyte Wants Two Tuneups, Then More Experienced Foes Rances Barthelemy, Mickey Bey Discuss Training Camp, More Eubank Offers To Give British Title To Blackwell, Hennessy Reacts Enzo Maccarinelli Vows To Beat Dmytro Kucher in Style Khurtsidze's Coach: We're Ready To Face Golovkin in September Ruenroeng, Casimero Make Weight Following Photo-Op Confusion Francisco Vargas Nears Testing Record For Combat Sports in Cali Lara To Golovkin: I've Called You Out a Few Times, Let's Fight! George Groves vs Martin Murray Now WBA Title Eliminator Well-preserved veteran Nick Casal eager to end five-year hiatus
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement