Sanabria vs. Bangoyan, WBC Silver Belt on March 31st

by Ronnie Nathanielsz

Balweg “The Davao Hitman” Bangoyan will face reigning WBC silver lightweight champion Alejandro Sanabria on March 31 in Los Cabos, Baja California, Mexico.

A report by the WBC said Sanabria “is training hard in the gym for what is going to be his second title defense” even as it confirmed that Bangoyan who lost by a 5th round TKO to WBC super bantamweight champion Toshiaki Nishioka on April 30, 2010, is confirmed as Sanabria’s opponent.

The 25 year old Bangoyan has a record of 17-5 with 7 knockouts and is coming of a loss in a Philippine Boxing Federation lightweight title fight to veteran Edgar Gabejan when Bangoyan retired in the 9th round.

The 5’9 ½” tall Sanabria has a record of 31-1-1 with 24 knockouts and is coming off a 4th round knockout of Filipino Jhunriel Ramonal last January 28 in his first silver lightweight title defense.

Sanabria won the vacant title with a 5th round knockout over former OPBF champion, veteran Filipino Vinvin  Rufino on December 3, 2011.

The lanky Mexican predicted “it would be a very tough fight, that’s how it always has been with Philippine fighters.”

The WBC quoted Sanabria as predicting “I will retain my title, I need to, the chance of fighting for the absolute belt is near.”

He said he’s been training for almost a month now and he expects that in three more weeks he’ll be done.

The silver lightweight chamoion added “I definitely will get in a mentally and physically great shape for the bout, with nothing on my mind but to win an retain my title”.

Sanabria said he knows Bangoyan’s style and said  “He’s a very strong and a fast boxer. He’s got a tough  chin which is why my team and I chose sparring partners with a similar style”.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Post a Comment - View More User Comments (0)
Top Headlines Vernon Forrest Murder: Third Man Gets Life, Avoids Death Penalty Photos: Juan Manuel Lopez, Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. Ready For War Callum Smith: DeGale vs. Jack Winner Will Have To Face Me Next Willie Monroe: Golovkin NOT Taking Risks, He Should Face Ward! Photos: Michael Conlan, Top Rank Hold Court in Belfast Felix Diaz: Crawford, Garcia, Broner Have All Ducked Me Ben Hall Faces Carson Jones For WBC Regional at SSE Arena Kai Robin Havnaa vs. Ihar Karavaeu on November 5th Ryan Martin Working With Abel Sanchez, Eyes December Return Why Arum Turned Down HBO PPV To Handle Pacquiao-Vargas Himself Vargas, in Victory, is Open To Face Anyone Next - Mayweather Too Schaefer: Canelo Beats Golovkin, I Would Have Already Made It! DiBella Forced To Withdraw Remaining 2016 NY Fight Dates Roach: Canelo-Cotto Rematch Will Happen Before Canelo-Golovkin Orlando Cruz Promises Historical Title Win Over Terry Flanagan Koncz: Manny Pacquiao is 100% Ready For Jessie Vargas Nicola Adams in Talks To Join Eddie Hearn's Matchroom Frank Warren Not Pleased With How Jamie Cox's Win Played Out Leo Santa Cruz Says Father's Illness Was a Factor in Frampton Loss Roach: Mayweather Will Fight Again, He's Looking For Pacquiao Pacquiao Credits His Discipline in Juggling Tough Schedule Orlando Cruz Vows To Beat Flanagan: I Will Be First Gay Champ! Video: Jesus Cuellar Very Eager To Finally Face Mares Roach Doubts Canelo is Serious About Cotto: He Won't Fight Us! Video: Abner Mares Discusses New Trainer, Cuellar Title Shot Crawford's Opponent in Place, Going To Contracts, Says Arum Video: Robert Garcia on Brandon Rios, Mares-Cuellar, More Pacquiao vs. Vargas: No Delay Broadcast of PPV, Says Arum Video: Richard Schaefer Talks Return, Mayweather, Canelo-GGG Roach: Golovkin May Need To Jump To 175 For More Recognition Photos: Cuellar, Mares Go Face To Face at Los Angeles Presser Parker's Promoter Withdraws Funding Bid For Andy Ruiz Bout DeGale Confident That He'll Beat, Expose Weaknesses in Golovkin Roach Admits: Crawford is NOT My Favorite Fight For Pacquiao Schaefer: I Couldn't Be Coming Back With a Better Fight Card Crawford To Face PBC Fighter Next? Then Pacquiao in 2017? Roach: Pacquiao is Too Big, Lomachenko is Not That Good Javier Fortuna vs. Omar Douglas Camp Notes Pacquiao vs. Lomachenko is The Fight Arum Wants To Make Most Terry Flanagan vs. Orlando Cruz on November 26, Motorpoint

Latest Active Forum Threads