Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Servania, Bautista, Villanueva Training Hard For Bouts

by Ronnie Nathanielsz
 
The three featured fighters from the famed ALA Gym who will clash with three tough Latino opponents are training harder than ever for “Pinoy Pride 27” at the International Trade Center in Dubai on September 5.
 
The fight card in the highly successful partnership between ALA Promotions and the giant broadcast network ABS-CBN will be staged in cooperation with The Filipino Channel TFC which has a huge following especially in the Middle East.
 
Undefeated WBO Intercontinental super bantamweight champion Genesis “Azukal” Servania, charismatic junior lightweight Rey “Boom Boom” Bautista who is on the comeback trail and unbeaten King Arthur Villanueva trained at the newly opened ALA Boxing and Fitness Gym on Balete Drive, Quezon City before returning to Cebu for their final month of preparation knowing that they will have a fight on their hands in Dubai.
 
Trainer Edito “Ala” Villamor told the Manila Standard/Viva Sports that with one month to go all three fighters “realize their opponents are good and they need to train hard to win.” Villamor added “their preparation has been good and we expect great fights.”
 
In the main even promising Genesis “Azukal” Servania who has a record of 24-0 with 10 knockouts will defend his title against tough 27 year old Jose “Matador” Cabrera of Mexico who has a record of 22-4-2 with 10 knockouts and has fought some of the big names including WBO super flyweight champion Omar Andres Narvaez and former WBC super flyweight champion Tomas Rojas.
 
Servania he did “everything we had to do and gave it all and improved my power, speed and conditioning. I am 80 percent ready with one month to go.” Just like Bautista and Villanueva, Servania said he had studied tapes of  Cabrera’s fights and he was a “defensive fighter with a good jab  who moves well.”
 
Bautista who was mobbed by Filipino fans the last time he fought in Dubai will clash with strong and resilient Mexican Juan Jose “Piquet” Martinez, the reigning WBC Mundo Hispano champion with an awesome record of 15 knockouts in 19 wins with only one defeat.
 
Martinez won the title by a unanimous twelve round decision in a thrilling ring battle with Carlos Jimenez last March 29. Mexican media reported that  Martínez conquered the Hispanic title with a thrilling win over Carlos “Torito” Jimenez.
 
The reports said Martinez was floored hard in the first round, but bravely recovered and achieved payback, sending his rival to the canvas in the seventh round.
After having survived the knockdown, Carlos Jimenez came from behind to have a great closing round  that brought the fans to their feet and it looked like  Martinez was going to lose by KO, but he thrillingly dug deep to exchange a hailstorm of punches and win the round. At the end with the fans in a state of high drama and great excitement, Martinez was announced as the winner by scorecards of 114-113, 115-111 and 115-111.
 
Bautista said he has trained very hard and is well prepared and “close to perfect.” He described Martinez as “a come forward fighter which is what I like. The fans will be satisfied as I will be im top shape on the day of the fight and will win..”
 
In another fight that promises to be a fierce battle, undefeated “King Arthur” Villanueva will take on Nicaragua’s Henry “El Crespo” Maldonado who is coming off an impressive  5th round knockout of Bayardo Ramos to win the vacant WBO Fedebol super flyweight title last February 28.
 
The 26 year old Maldonado has a record of 18-3 with 13 knockouts while the 25 year old Villanueva had a record of 25-0 with 14 knockouts and is coming off a ten round unanimous decision win over Fernando Aguilar last March 1, 2014 after scoring a spectacular 1st round knockout over Edgar Martinez  to win the vacant WBO International super flyweight title on October 26, 2013.
 
Villanueva said he had “studied Maldonado’s style and knows how to counter and beat him.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by dinero fan on 08-06-2014

like always Ronnie trying so hard to make these horrible mismatches sound good.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (1)
Top Headlines Anthony Joshua Demolishes Molina in Three, Klitschko Next Jesus Cuellar vs. Abner Mares - LIVE Results From LA Anthony Joshua vs. Eric Molina - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Dillian Whyte Gets Bruising Split Nod Over Dereck Chisora Ivan Baranchyk Will Look To Close Out The Year in Style Dereck Chisora vs. Dillian Whyte - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Katie Taylor Dominates Viviane Obenauf Over Six Rounds Scott Quigg Drills Jose Cayatano in Featherweight Debut Lipinets' Manager Moving Him Fast: "This is a Special Guy" Kal Yafai Drops, Dominates Luis Concepcion To Win WBA Title Jeff Horn's Coach Confident: We Can Beat Pacquiao, I Know How! Callum Smith With Brutal Knockout of Luke Blackledge Anthony Joshua vs. Eric Molina - CompuBox Historical Review Photo: Shannon Briggs, Tyson Fury - Face To Face in Manchester Joseph Parker Eyes Wilder, Joshua - Wants Unifications Luis Ortiz Stops David Allen: Benn, Morrison Win Jose Cayetano Plans To Target Quigg's Repaired Jaw For KO Win Charlo: I’m A Bigger, Better, Faster Fighter Than Julian Williams Tureano Johnson To Return on Vargas-Berchelt Card, Jan. 28 Williams Criticizes Charlo's Biggest Wins Versus Bundrage, Trout John Molina's Trainer Predicts 'A War' With Terence Crawford Jesus Cuellar vs. Abner Mares: Pre-Fight Report Card Artur Akavov May Move Down to 154 After Saunders Loss Jermall Charlo a Razor-Thin Favorite Against Julian Williams Joseph Parker Edges Andy Ruiz To Capture WBO Title Hughie Fury World Title Shot is Coming Soon, Says Frank Warren Joshua Vows: There Will Be a KO - Molina Will Tire and I'll Unload! Unbeaten Jeff Horn Overcomes Knockdown; Stops Ali Funeka in Sixth Froch Ridicules Golovkin: Your Best Wins Are Murray, Macklin! Making Cotto-Kirkland a PPV is Not a Healthy Start to New Year Video: Shawn Porter Discusses His Future, Predicts Fights Lenny Z Sees Freddie Roach as Difference Maker in Lipinets Bout Video: Demetrius Andrade on Culcay Fight, Wanting Erislandy Lara Schaefer: I Sort of Left on Top, Boxers Are Happy To Have Me Back! Video: Mikey Garcia, Schaefer on Getting McGregor in The Ring Joseph Parker vs. Andy Ruiz - CompuBox Historical Review Molina Weighs 143.2 On Second Try; Gives Money to Crawford Video: Errol Spence on Status of Kell Brook Shot, Garcia-Thurman Video: Naazim Richardson Reacts To Parting With Bernard Hopkins Photos: Krzysztof Wlodarczyk vs. Leon Harth - Official Weigh-In
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement