Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Dapudong-Joyi is Off, Both Will Go in Other Directions

By Ronnie Nathanielsz

Following serious questions asked of Golden Gloves promoter Rodney Berman’s announced plan to have newly crowned IBO junior bantamweight champion Edrin “The Sting” Dapudong defend his title against minimumweight Nkosinathi Joyi who lost a close fight on the same card where Dapudong destroyed  South African champion Gideon Buthelezi, Berman’s has decided to call off the planned title fight.

In a story on his Golden Gloves website, Berman said he had decided “to put the brakes on the title fight just days after saying it would go ahead.”

Explaining the turnaround, Berman, who has three options on Dapudong which was confirmed by the Filipino’s manager and longtime benefactor, former North Cotabato governor Manny Pilol, Berman said the weight disparity was “too significant even for a fighter of Joyi’s caliber” which is what we had pointed out.

Instead, the South African promoter revealed that Joyi will fight for the IBO vacant junior flyweight title against a top-rated boxer at Emperors Palace on August 31.
Berman said “we want to re-establish Nkosinathi especially as he remains an elite fighter.”

One of the conditions stipulated by the promoter is that should Joyi win he will not vacate the IBO title because of the organization’s loyalty to South African boxers.
Meantime, Vice President Jejomar Binay has praised Dapudong for his spectacular first round knockout victory pointing out that “it is not easy to win in a foreign land.”
Dapudong accompanied by his manager and ALA Promotions vice president Denis Canete since the outfit promotes Dapudong paid a courtesy call on the vice president at his office in the Coconut Palace at the CCP Complex this afternoon.

After viewing the first round demolition of Butheliz, the vice president expressed admiration for Dapudong’s courage and power.

When Pinol briefed the vice president that the newly crowned world champion was the product of a grassroots boxing program started by the local government of North Cotabato, Binay said other local government units should be encouraged to focus on grassroots sports development  to produce more world champions.

Others who joined in the call on Vice President Binay was sports columnist Quinito Henson, Ring Magazine correspondent Ryan Songalia, Chino Trinidad of GMA 7 sports and assistant trainers Rex Penalosa and Gilbert Angcog.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Post a Comment - View More User Comments (0)
Top Headlines Conlan Can Get Olympics Revenge as Nikitin Inks With Top Rank Jessie Magdaleno Vows To Put on a Show Against Isaac Dogboe Weekend Review: Charlo, Davis, Frampton Shine - Donaire Falls Nicola Adams Inks Managerial Deal With Goodwin Boxing Results - Cantu, Vargas, Giyasov, Kuzmin Win Bouts Jermall Charlo Expects to Return for August Fight in Houston Gervonta Davis: Lomachenko Would Have to Be Pay-Per-View Fight Broner: My Stock's Up After Vargas Fight; I Performed for Y'all! Amir Khan: The Kell Brook Fight Has to Happen at 147 Pounds Frampton Hopes To Get Valdez, Selby or Warrington Next Naoya Inoue - Boxing's Next Boogeyman Alexander Povetkin Expects To Fight Anthony Joshua Next Matthysse: Pacquiao's Moment is Over - Now It's My Turn! Hearn: Khan Has 'Half a Dozen' Massive Fight Options Right Now The Next Wave Of Lomachenkos Have Arrived in America Amir Khan: I Want Adrien Broner, That Would Be a Great Fight Arroyo Waits For Sor Rungvisai Shot, May Face Donnie Nietes Video: Paulie Malignaggi Discusses Broner vs. Vargas Clash, More Toka Kahn-Clary Hooks Up With Freddie Roach at Wild Card Khan: Fury is Best Heavyweight - Joshua, Wilder Still Untested Hearn: I'd Banish DiBella For Wearing Silly Ear Ring, Hat at His Age Vanes: I Believe We've Got The Blueprint To Beat Golovkin! Carl Frampton vs. Nonito Donaire - CompuBox Punch Stats Broner vs. Vargas - CompuBox Punch Stats Tekashi69 Crew Member Allegedly Fired Gun at Broner Card Hearn: Canelo's Six Month Ban is Not a Tough Enough Message Juergen Braehmer, Team Sauerland Decide To Part Ways Golovkin Willing to Drug Test from May to September for Canelo Arum: Valdez vs. Frampton Will Not Be Difficult To Make Daud Yordan Shocks, Crushes Pavel Malikov in Russia Oscar Rivas Stays Busy, Stops Sergio Ramirez in The Second Broner: Vargas Wants Rematch Because It's Most Money He'll Make Photos: Gervonta Davis Blasts Out Jesus Cuellar For WBA Belt Kell Brook Very Confident: I'll Destroy Amir Khan! Photos: Jermall Charlo Crushes Hugo Centeno in Easy Two Photos: Broner, Vargas Battle Hard To a Draw - HUGE Gallery Photos: Amir Khan Destroys Phil Lo Greco in 39 Seconds Eddie Hearn: Khan & Brook Want To Bash Each Other Up Trump is Considering a Posthumous Pardon For Jack Johnson Khan: I'm Back With a Big Bang, Lo Greco Was a Dangerous Foe
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement