Advertisement
Advertisement

Sonny Boy Jaro Very Confident as First Defense Nears

By Ronnie Nathanielsz

World Boxing Council flyweight champion Sonny Boy Jaro (34-10-5, 24 KO’s) is ready to make his first defense of the title he won from Thai veteran Pongsaklek Wonjongkam in a sensational 6th round TKO last March 2 in Bangkok.

The WBC reported that the Filipino world champion was in fine condition and eager to defend his title against mandatory challenger Toshiyuki Igarashi (15-1-1, 10 KO’s) in Kasukabe, near Tokyo on July 16.

The WBC noted that Jaro “impressed the media with his athletic condition” during a recent public workout in which he shadow boxed and worked on the punch-mitts for almost one and a half hours.

Jaro has expressed confidence in retaining his title against the Japanese challenger.

The WBC flyweight champion worked out at the Teiken Gym owned by businessman-sportsman Akihiko Honda.

His manager/trainer and former boxer Aljoe Jaro told boxing writer Chito  Yu Katangkatang  that Sonny Boy was just having light training  and they were “just keeping him in top condition until fight night. He is definitely ready.”

According to Aljoe Jaro he saw Igarashi train and noted that the challenger was not much taller than Sonny Boy Jaro but that the Filipino champion has  more developed muscles.

Sonny Boy said “I am very confident in this fight. I was happy wit my training regimen and Kuya Aljoe (Jaro) has done everything to ensure our victory.”

On the same fight card southpaw Michael Farenas (34-3-3, 26 KO’s), a protégé of former two division world champion Gerry Penalosa is the heavy underdog in his title fight against Japan’s 32 year old undefeated world junior lightweight champion Takashi Uchiyama (18-0, 15 KO’s)..

However, Penalosa told Katangkatang that  the 28 year old southpaw Farenas “has trained like this is a matter of life and death. This might probably be his first and last chance at a world title. He is not getting any younger.  Uchiyama is the heavy favorite but we will do our best to bring the belt home to the Philippines.”

Tags: Sonny Boy Jaro image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Mastrangelo on 07-14-2012

I think that Igarashi sucks, but I still pick him over Jaro... This is not high-level championship fight.

Comment by Hougigo on 07-14-2012

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (2)
Top Headlines Mayweather Sr: I Believe My Son Will Fight Again, Break The Record Andreev, Chelokhsaev Win, Tedeev Upset in Vladikavkaz Lucas Matthysse To Return in Early 2017, Says Golden Boy Prez Photos: Perrella-Ugas, Karl-Quezada on Weight For PBC on FS1 Adam Balski Knocks Out Valery Brudov in The Fifth Chocolatito Not Pleased With Offer For Inoue, Prefers Cuadras Lewkowicz Sends Warning Message To Today's Boxers Ricardo Mayorga is Back, Plans Ring Return For December Luis Ortiz To Klitschko: I'll Replace Fury, Whoop Your Ass on 10/29 Ohara Davies is Off Burns-Relikh, Returns Saturday in Germany Hearn Keeps Everyone in Suspense on Joshua vs. Klitschko, Parker Mikey Garcia Still Waiting For a Date, Hopes For Zlaticanin Shot Video: Abregu Suffers KO Loss, Opponent Attacked Afterwards! Abregu Knocked Out By Journeyman, Post-Fight Brawl Erupts Javier Fortuna Will Go After Pedraza or Sosa vs. Smith Winner Cleverly Eager To Fight: I Want To Rip That Title Off Braehmer Pacquiao-Vargas Broadcast Team - Bradley, Smith, Kenny, More Billy Joe Saunders Return Moved To October 22 in Cardiff Juanma Vows: I'll Go For The Kill, Won't Stop Until I KO Vazquez! Golovkin-Saunders: Warren Will Try To Make The Fight Happen Ward: What Will Kovalev Do When Being the Krusher Doesn’t Work? Hopkins: Canelo-Golovkin WILL Happen, This Ain't May-Pac! Crolla: I'll Be Back Better To Beat Jorge Linares in Rematch Marlon Tapales vs. Arthur Villanueva is No Problem, Says Salud Video: Eddie Hearn on Joshua vs. Klitschko, Fury, DeGale vs. Jack Luis Concepcion-Kal Yafai Eyed For November 26 In Manchester Hearn: My Gut Says Joshua-Parker Next, Klitschko Next Year Frankie Gavin Gives High Praise To Nathan McIntosh Gonzalez: Canelo is NOT The Best - Until He Beats Golovkin! Freddie Roach, Cooper on Trump-Clinton as Championship Fight "Fighting Words” - Dead October: Hell Hath No (Tyson) Fury Malignaggi Pleads: Golovkin-Jacobs Has To Be Made Right Now! Flash Elorde's Grandsons Pick Up Decision Wins in Manila 'Don King Way' Not Moving To Street Where He Killed a Man Michael Conlan Already Eyes Future Carl Frampton Clash Joseph Parker Learning From David Tua's Mistakes as Shot Nears Mike Tyson Says His Ring Career is Unknown To Today's Youth Andre Ward: I've Always Felt Like The Underdog Hearn: I Think Tyson Fury Will NEVER Fight Again, He'll Be Stripped Orlando Salido-Takashi Miura Getting Closer For December 17
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement