Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Rodel Mayol in Good Shape For The Sanchez Title Shot

By Ronnie Nathanielsz

Former WBC light flyweight champion Rodel Mayol is "in good shape" or what may well be  his final shot at a world title when he faces IBF super flyweight champion Juan Carlos Sanchez in Sinaloa, Mexico on September 22 (23 in Manila).

MP Promotions Michael Koncz who handles Mayol told the Manila Standard that Mayol was "in good shape and in high spirits" and that his training under Nonoy Neri "went very well."

Mayol had a stint in Cuba before returning to Los Angeles to wind down his preparation at the Wild Card Gym of Freddie Roach.

Koncz who is "Fighter of the Decade" Manny Pacquiao is currently in New York on the second leg of the promotional tour for the fourth fight against Juan Manuel Marquez said he would return to Los Angeles with Pacquiao and then fly to Mexico on Saturday to be at ringside for Mayol's title fight.

Koncz said he had entrusted Ricardo Jimenez who handles WBA flyweight champion Hernan "Tyson" Marquez handle any situation involving in Mexico.

Pacquiao's adviser said Mayol who is 31 is getting on in years and this is possibly his last chance to win a world title but was confident that the former world champion is ready.

Mayol who has a record of 31-5-2 with 22 knockouts has had five successive wins since losing to Omar Nino Romero with his ten round smashing victory over former WBO flyweight champion Julio Cesar “Pingo” Miranda on May 23, 2012 being the most impressive.

Sanchez is ten years younger than Mayol at 21 and has a record of 14-1-1 with 7 knockouts. He won the IBF 115 pound title with a twelve round unanimous decision over Rodrigo Guerrero on February 11 this year and successfully defended the crown with another twelve round unanimous decision over Juan Alberto Rosas on May 19 after dropping Rosas in the opening round

A ten round bout between Mexican warrior Jorge Arce who has announced he plans to face the winner between WBO/IBF champion Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire and Japan’s WBC super champion Toshiaki Nishioka when they clash for the WBC Diamond Belt on October 13 will be the main event in the hometown of both Arce and Sanchez.

But to get that title shot Arce needs to overcome Panama’s Mauricio Martinez, the former WBO Latino bantamweight champion, in a ten round bout .

The 33 year old Arce who relinquished the WBO super bantamweight title enabling Donaire to win the 122 pound belt from Wilfredp Vazquez Jr. takes on the 37 year old southpaw  Martinez  who is coming off a 3rd round knockout of Erick Aguilera last December 2, 2011.

Arce’s last fight against Jesus Rojas ended in a no decision after Arce who had dropped Rojas in the first round during a furious exchange was felled by a low blow in the second round and was unable to continue.

Martinez won the WBO Latino bantamweight title with a twelve round unanimous decision over Franklin Varela on May 20, 2006 before losing by a 9th round TKO to former two division world champion Gerry Penalosa on October 21, 2006.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by fraubau on 09-19-2012

LOL. but seriously i just dont know what shape is considered as good shape for this chap. pretty much gasses after 4 or 5 rounds so maybe this translates to having an extra round or two of being good to…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (1)
Top Headlines WBA Prez: We've Asked "Twice" For Tyson Fury's Medical Report! Mikey Garcia Eyes Dejan Zlaticanin Bout in November, December Frank Warren Reacts To Eddie Hearn: Tyson Fury is NOT Done! Hanzel Martinez Vows To Stop Ruiz Inside The Distance Johnny Nelson: Parker is at The Same Level as Anthony Joshua Golovkin's Coach: Jacobs Beat Cancer, He's Not Scared of GGG Eddie Hearn: Joshua-Klitschko Not Done, Negotiations Ongoing UK News: Skeete vs. Singleton, Liam Williams, Osman, More Cotto Could Be in Line For WBO Shot - When Canelo Goes To 160 Cleverly: Braehmer Fight Has Been Five Years in The Making Wladimir Klitschko vs. Anthony Joshua? Yes, Please. Photo: Canelo Alvarez, With Splint, is Back To Putting in Work Victor Ortiz Arrested For Driving Under The Influence Joseph Parker Avoids Social Media as Fight Rumors Swirl Walters Warns Lomachenko: Remember Donaire? I Want a KO! Milan Melindo vs. Fahlan Sakkreerin, IBF Interim on November 26 Mayweather: If McGregor Stole My Blueprint, It's a Good Thing! Lomachenko vs. Walters Made Official For November 26, HBO Ganigan Lopez Injured: Pedro Guevara Will Now Face Tomogdan Robert Helenius To Return on December Date in Helsinki Randy Petalcorin Domintes Donnie Mabao Over Ten Rounds Joseph Parker vs. Andy Ruiz For Vacant WBO Title? Tyson Fury Will NOT Return in 2016, Says Peter Fury Sosa-Smith Winner is Contractually Bound To Face Fortuna Next Photos: Braehmer, Cleverly - Face To Face at Final Presser David Price Wants Parker or Top Name on Nov. 26, Not Allen Kell Brook Has Surgery - Wants Canelo, Cotto, Khan in 2017 Dennis Ceylan in Toughest Camp Ever For Ryan Walsh Clash Michael Conlan, Donnelly Named in Olympic Betting Judgement Diego Magdaleno vs. Art Hovhannisyan Set For October 7 Parker's Trainer: Dimitrenko is Bigger Challenge Than Haumono Tommy Langford-Sam Sheedy For Vacant British Belt, Oct. 22 Lou DiBella, Gary Shaw Fire Back at Jose Pedraza's Manager Duva: 'Modest Aspirations' For Kovalev-Ward PPV Performance Mayweather Sr: If Pacquiao Lost To Floyd Again, He'd Claim Injury Roach Will Have Pacquiao, Zou Shiming Spar as Bouts Near Parker's Title Prospects Increase as WBO Pressures Tyson Fury David Price vs. David Allen Clash in Play For October 15 Photos: Joseph Parker, Alexander Dimitrenko - Go Face To Face Miguel Cotto Return Targeted For February at Barclays Center
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement