Gumban Wins Comfortable Decision Over Tabamo

by James Goyder

Melvin Gumban remains undefeated after a very comfortable decision win over former PBF Flyweight Champion Marjun Tabamo in Tagbilaran City, Bohol last night. He improves to 13-0 after winning this super flyweight fight while his opponent drops to 8-2-1-1.

Gumban, from Escalante City, showed off his fast hands in the opening rounds using his jab as a range finder and throwing relentless combinations which prevented Tabamo establishing any sort of rhythm.

The best moment of the fight for Tabamo, who hails from Misamis Oriental, came in the dying moments of the third round when he drove the ALA Gym boxer back with  a late flurry.

This seemed to set the tone for the rest of the fight for Tabamo who repeatedly waited until the ten second warning sounded to start launching his offence which entertained the crowd but saw him slip progressively further behind on the scorecards as the fight progressed.

It made for a relatively straightforward night's work for Gumban who controlled the fight from start to finish against the southpaw whose main claim to fame was winning the PBF Flyweight Title in 2007. The final scores were 99-91, 99-91 and 100-91 in favour of the 22 year old.

Afterwards he said he was content to win a decision against a potentially awkward opponent,

"In my mind I was looking to win by points but I think I could have knocked him out if I wanted to. He was a skillful fighter with a good defence and I am happy with my performance."

Two undefeated fighters faced off in the co main event as Roma Rate who had eight KOs in 11 fights took on Macrea Gandionco who had knocked out half of his previous six opponents. It made for a very entertaining contest with some back and forth action as both looked to land the sort of blows which would secure an early stoppage.

After eight rounds of action it went to the judges scorecards and all three voted in favour of Gandionco, from Misamis Oriental, who improves to 6-0-1 while Rate, from Mandaue City, drops to 10-1-1 after the first loss of his career. This ALA Promotions event took place in Tagbilaran City Mall Carpark and was free to the public.

Tunay Na Lakas Boxing, Tagbilaran City Mall Carpark, Bohol, Februaru 22nd, 2013

Melvin Gumban beats Marjun Tabamo by decision (unanimous)
Macrea Gandionco beats Roma Rate by decision (unanimous)
Arjan Canillas vs Godwin Tubigon is ruled a draw
Pedro Balaba beatsRoy Sumugat by decision (unanimous)
Michael Enriquez beats Lito Dante by decision (unanimous)
Bryan Lobitania beats Romano Gelig by round one TKO
Richard Barrios beats Manuel Dosol by round one TKO

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Post a Comment - View More User Comments (0)
Top Headlines Liam Smith: There is No Way Ali Beats Even a 75% Version of Cotto Willy Vlautin and His Love For The Sport of Boxing WBC Prez is Waiting For Mikey Garcia To Make His Decision Golden Boy Prez Reacts: It Sounds Like Golovkin Wants Out! Golovkin: Those Responsible For Draw Are Terrorists, Need Jail! Golovkin: Canelo is Cheating, Using Drugs - De La Hoya is Dirty Yuriorkis Gamboa, Golden Boy Promotions Part Ways Jorge Arce Comes Out Firing in Defense of Canelo, Luis Nery Hearn Reacts To Wilder Calling Him 'White Man Milking a Brother' Ryota Murata vs. Emanuele Blandamura Will Be Carried By ESPN Julian Williams vs. Nathaniel Gallimore Finalized For SHO Triple ESPN Names Mayweather 8th Most Dominant Athlete of Past 20 Years Kautondokwa: After Godoy, I am ready for Billy Joe Saunders! Jose Ramirez's First Defense Targeted For Ballpark in Fresno Tyson Fury's New Goal - Break Joe Louis' 25 Defense Record News: Payano vs. Plania, Braulio Rodriguez, Vicente Eyes Dogboe Photos: Dillian Whyte, Lucas Browne, Frank Buglioni - Workouts Ramirez-Imam Tripleheader Averaged Only 488K Viewers for ESPN Anthony Joshua Won’t Discuss What He'll Weigh for Parker Fight News: Klara Svennson Update, Rocco Wadell Back on April 21 Billy Joe Saunders vs. Martin Murray Moves To June 23rd Parker on Joshua: Somebody is Getting KO'd - It Won't Be Me! Prograis Sees 'Lots of Holes' in Jose Ramirez, Respects His Chin Mikey Garcia Explains Why He'd Want Spence Bout Over Crawford Jose Ramirez vs. Amir Imam: Afterthoughts Liam Smith: I Think Ali Might Be Tougher Fight Than Miguel Cotto Hughie Fury: I'll Be World Champion, I'm a World Level Fighter! Kudratillo Abdukakhorov Rising in Ranks After Malaysia Win Whyte Shakes Head: Joshua is Not Going To Fight Wilder Next Sanchez: If Canelo Dominates Golovkin, I'll Admit GGG Got Old Ismael Salas Denies Rumors of Split With Jorge Linares March Madness shocker yields memories of giant ring surprises Ellerbe Concerned, Would Advise Mayweather To Avoid MMA McGregor Opens as 10-1 Favorite in Mayweather MMA Fight Wilder: I'm Convinced Joshua, Hearn Are Definitely Scared of Me! Buitrago Pulled From Hard Rock Card Over Murder For Hire Beef Frampton Slams Quigg, Not Buying His Excuse For Missing Weight Golden Boy Matchmaker Reacts to 'Neno' Calling Out Ryan Garcia Kautondokwa is Ready For War on Namibian Independence Card Roach Impressed With Jose Ramirez, Wants to Improve Defense

Latest Active Forum Threads