Advertisement
Advertisement

Rey Bautista Matched Tough With Genaro Garcia on 3/3

by Ronnie Nathanielsz

Rey “Boom Boom” Bautista, the exciting featherweight prospect from the famed ALA Gym faces the fight of his life against Mexico’s Genaro Garcia who has battled some of the best fighters in his division and is ready to wage war when he battles Bautista at the Carlos P. Garcia Sports Complex on March 3.

Respected boxing patron Tony Aldeguer told BoxingScene.com/Manila Standard that Bautista “is in much better condition” than when he defended his IBF International title against Miguel Angel Mendoza when he knocked out the Mexican challenger in the 6th round last December 10, 2011.

He said Bautista had a foot injury and could hardly jog because of the pain and was bulky and comparatively slow. But all that has changed.

An operation on his right foot has enabled Bautista to do his roadwork and he is in good condition even as Aldeguer predicted  “a good fight.”

He said Bautista “likes fighters who come in” and Garcia, based on the fight videos we obtained  for the ALA trainers, Garcia is an aggressive fighter who constantly moves forward throwing punches with both hands and works  to the body.

Trainer Edito “Ala” Villamor told the Manila Standard that Bautista was “moving well” after the operation on his foot and is in fine condition because he’s been able to do his regular roadwork.

Villamor who noted the power in Bautista’s left jab which dropped Mendoza twice in the first round said they had “taight him how to set up the jab and use it effectively and impressed on him that balance is really important.”

He said Bautista (32-2, 24 KO’s) has been sparring with veteran Michael Domingo and world-rated southpaw AJ “Bazooka” Banal and will be ready for anything Garcia brings into the ring in their “Pinoy Pride XII” fight card which will be telecast by the giant broadcast network ABS-CBN on March 4 at 10:15 a.m. on Channel 2.    

The 34 year old Garcia is a veteran of big fights against WBC bantamweight champion Hozumi Hasegawa and WBC super bantamweight champion Toshiaki Nishioka who is expected to face Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire in an unification title fight later this year. Garcia went the distance with both world champions and gave them a rough time with his whirlwind style.

Garcia also battled former WBO super bantamweight champion Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. but was stopped in the 7th round of a WBO Latino interim title fight on November 20, 2009.

Garcia is coming off back to back knockouts this year. He scored a 2nd round TKO over Jesus Santillan on January 7 and followed this up with a 6th round TKO of Genaro Camargo on February 11.

Tags: Rey Bautista image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by giacomino on 02-22-2012

Typical Ronnie hype. Garcia hasn't won a meaningful fight in more than four years. Bautista takes this with limited problems

Comment by AdamantiumPI on 02-22-2012

Good matchup for Bautista who is more of a journeyman/fringe contender level fighter. A poor chin isn't something you can really fix and he doesn't have the skills of physical tools to overcome that weakness. He hasn't made the necessary…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (2)
Top Headlines Kovalev vs. Ward T-Mobile Arena Ticket Information Liam Smith: I Can Take Canelo's Shots, I Want To Test His Chin! Tommy Morrison's Son Aims To Impress on ShoBox Kovalev-Ward Deal Finalized For Vegas; Announcement Soon Anthony Joshua's Ring Return: Manchester is The Frontrunner Whyte vs. Sexton Plans Canned, Could Be Dereck Chisora Next Robert Frankel Ready: Jose Felix is a Very Winnable Fight Casimero Training Very Hard For Edwards, Says Promoter Hearn Hopeful For Callum Johnson Commonwealth Challenge Golovkin's Coach: Eubank Sr. Telling Lies, Must Come To His Senses Vargas Confident: I Really Think I'm Knocking Manny Pacquiao Out! Golovkin: This is Different, I'm Not Doing What Canelo Did! Frank Warren on Eubank vs. Langford, Flanagan's Options Edwards Confident of Shocking Casimero on Golovkin vs. Brook Con Sheehan Signs With MGM, Will Fight Twice In A Week LaRon Mitchell Goes The Distance, Danny Roman Wins Mikaela Lauren Promises To Drill Klara Svensson For The Count Macklin Warns Brook: Golovkin is Smart, Don't Let Him Read You Jacobs: I'll Fight Golovkin Before Canelo Does - For Right Money Muhammad Ali Center Looks To The Future Without The Champ Frank Warren Throws Water on Joshua's Claim of Joyce Robbery Canelo Pleased To Reclaim Mexican Dates From Mayweather Deontay Wilder, Jarrell Miller Explodes - Heated Confrontation! Photos: Marriaga vs. Robb, Felix vs. Frankel - UniMas Weights Photos: Lucian Bute Putting in Work, Eager To Resume Career Brandon Rios' Manager: Top Rank Contract Ends in December Smith: Canelo Had To Go To 154 To Save Face Over Golovkin! Photos: Robert Guerrero, Alfredo Angulo, Terrell Gausha Ready Hands of Stone - Ramirez Credits Roberto Duran as Mentor Gilberto Ramirez Starts Next Stage, Aims To Return By Year's End Murat Gassiev: Lebedev Improved A lot Since Hiring Roach Abel Ramos faces veteran Juan Jesus Rivera in Phoenix, Arizona Chisora's Coach: Joshua is Better Than Fury, But Haye Beats Him Ishe Smith Discusses Training Camp, Fighting Frank Galarza Shakur Stevenson, Nico Hernandez To Get Honored at Home Smith: Canelo Ducked Golovkin, Talk of Pacquiao is Embarrassing! Mayweather Promotions' Titans of the Trade on September 17 Eubank Jr: Saunders is Extremely Boring, I Want 50-50 For Rematch Karim Mayfield Vents Over Bakhtiyar Eyubov Loss, Wants Rematch Marrero Reflects on Latest Win, Remains in Pursuit of Zambrano
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement