Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Merlito Sabillo's Performance Impresses ABAP President

by Ronnie Nathanielsz

The president of the Amateur Boxing Association of the Philippines or ABAP, Ricky Vargas, was impressed with the performance of WBO minimum weight champion Merlito "Tiger" Sabillo in his successful first  title defense against Colombia's No. 6  world ranked contender Jorlie Estrada in "Pinoy Pride XXI" at the plush Solaire Resort and Casino last Saturday.

Vargas who watched the ABS-CBN telecast of the fights on Sunday told the Manila Standard he liked the aggressive stance of Sabillo "who kept chasing his opponent who was scared and kept running."

Vargas said the crunching left hook to the ribs that dropped Estrada who went down grimacing in pain and was counted out by referee Raul Caiz Jr in the 9th round  was "a perfect punch. It was devastating."

Vargas believes Sabillo has a good future in the pro ranks.

The WBO champion is likely to defend his title in Dubai this October if ALA Promotions is unable to schedule a title defense for WBO light flyweight champion Donnie Nietes in Dubai in September.

ALA Promotions president Michael Aldeguer told us "the priority is Donnie. He needs to fight. We are trying to move heaven and earth to get a fight in Dubai but if it can't be done in Septemberi we'll have to do it here, possibly in Davao City where the last "Pinoy Pride XX" was very well received.

Aldeguer also said he too was impressed with the showing of Sabillo who "made a fight out of it" against a back-pedaling Estrada. Sabillo cut the ring off well and scored with vicious body shots before eventually knocking out Estrada.

Tags: Merlito Sabillo image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Post a Comment - View More User Comments (0)
Top Headlines Amir Khan Will Scout Jeff Horn: I'd Go To Australia To Fight Him Photos: Katie Taylor vs. Jessica McCaskill, Undercard - Weigh-In ESPN’s Loma-Rigo Watched By 1.73M; Basic Cable’s No. 2 Since 2012 Tyson Fury Free To Box After UKAD Ruling Lomachenko Isn't Impressed With What He Has Done This Year Saunders: I'll Give Lemieux My Purse if My Chin Doesn't Hold Up! Ward Does Not Think Kovalev is Back, Just Had Perfect Opponent Horn Trainer: No Judges From Australia, No Advantage for Us Lee Selby Ready To Fight Josh Warrington at Elland Road Katie Taylor Aims For 'Big 2018' - To Unify Lightweight Division NSAC Head: No Reason Not To Give Boxing License To Nate Diaz Groves-Eubank Undercard: Ryan Walsh vs. Isaac Lowe is Set Manny Pacquiao Could Return in Mexico City, Says Beltran Jeff Horn "Very Relieved" To Make Weight For Gary Corcoran Mikael Zewski Stops Martin Escobar at the Montreal Casino Lomachenko Would Be Wise To Consider Pacquiao Possibilities Arum: Who Gives a Sh*t About White, He's a Piece of Crap! Fenech: Nothing Illegal in Jeff Horn Tactics, He is Not Dirty Fighter! Truax: DeGale Looked Past Me, You Can't Do That in Boxing Joshua Promoter: Wilder on Cloud Nine With His 50-50 Demand CompuBox Statistical Update: Lomachenko Now #1 Defender Ravshan Hudaynazarov Return Scratched, Justin Thomas Wins Lomachenko Manager: No Surprise Rigondeaux Quit, It's a Shame Canelo vs. Golovkin Rematch Deal is "Getting Very Close" Photos: Francesco Patera, Edis Tatli Ready For Rematch Battle Former Manager: Rigondeaux Will Be Remembered For Quit Job Cletus Seldin Vows To Put Real Hurt on Ulysse in HBO Clash Lomachenko vs. Linares a Possibility, Says Golden Boy President Saunders: When I Beat Lemieux, Would Love to Fight Canelo Next Photos: Katie Taylor, Jessica McCaskill - Face To Face at Presser Hearn: Joshua vs. Parker Deal is Close, We're Ready To Overpay BJ Flores Expects Boost, Big Fights From Salita Promotions Deal Tyson Fury No-Shows UKAD Hearing, Creating Further Delay Kell Brook vs. Sergey Rabchenko on March 3 in Sheffield Weekend Review: Lomachenko Rises, Rigondeaux Sinks Frank Warren: DeGale Used Wrong Tactics, He is Not Washed Up Arum Not Least Bit Surprised Lomachenko Made Rigondeaux Quit Andre Ward: Lomachenko vs. Mikey Garcia is 50-50 Super Fight! Vasyl Lomachenko-Guillermo Rigondeaux: Post-Fight Report Card Corcoran: I'll Bring Horn Right Back To 9th of Pacquiao Fight
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement