It’s on! ALA Promotions and ABS-CBN Sports’ Pinoy Pride X Tonight at the Hoops Dome, Lapu-Lapu City
Everything is set for the much-awaited tenth edition of ALA Promotions and ABS-CBN Sports’ Pinoy Pride boxing mega-series, which will be set at the Hoops Dome, Lapu-Lapu City tonight.
The two entities behind the boxing show, ALA Promotions and ABS-CBN Sports, together with partner brands Cobra Tunay na Lakas Energy Drink, Summit Natural Drinking Water, SM Super Malls, KIA Motors Cebu, Radisson Blu Hotel, EGI Resort and Hotel, Harold’s Hotel as well as Pacific Mall Mandaue, MAYA Mexican Restaurant, MOOON Café ABACA Resort, and the numerous fight fans are excited to watch the potentially intense featured bouts.
Romeo “Jako” Jakosalem, the reigning Philippines GAB Light Welterweight Champion and Pan Soo Kim, the reigning Korean Light Welterweight Champion will be clashing in a twelve-round match for the vacant OPBF Light Welterweight Championship.
Rocky “The Road Warrior” Fuentes, the reigning OPBF Flyweight Champion and former Philippines GAB Flyweight king will be fighting former WBC International Silver Light Flyweight Champion Lookdiaw Tor Buamas of Thailand in an eight-round match that will determine their ranking in the four major boxing organizations.
Top Super Bantamweight prospect from the Philippines Genesis “Azukal” Servania and reputed Super Bantamweight prospect from Mexico Marcos “Geraldito” Cardenas will be staking their claim as undefeated boxers in a ten-round match on the same night.
Servania, who holds a record of 15 (5 KO) – 0 – 0, said of Cardenas’ record of 19 (12) – 0 – 1, “His record does not scare me. I will give him a good fight this Saturday.”
In the main event, the IBF International Featherweight Championship will be at stake when the champion Rey “Boom Boom” Bautista battles against undefeated prospect from Mexico Miguel Angel “El Terry” Mendoza.
Both Mendoza and Bautista promise an explosive bout, as both boxers claim that they will not be running around the ring. “Naa siya’y 17 KO, pasabot ana ka’y maayo jud na siya nga boksingero pero tan-awon nato kon mahimo niya to sa akoa” (He has knocked 17 opponents out, which means he is a good fighter, but let’s just see if he can do the same to me). Bautista challenged Mendoza.
“As far as I’m concerned I will not run. I hope Boom-Boom will not run,” Mendoza replied.
Boxing fans from Lapu-Lapu City may avail of a free ride to and from Hoops Dome on fight night. This is care of the 21 participating barangays who helped out in selling tickets to this much-awaited event.
First row VIP ticket holders already have reserved parking space just for them. Other VIPs have a parking space available on a first-come-first-served basis.
Those who did not buy VIP passes need not worry about their vehicles, since the Lapu-Lapu City Government, through the City Traffic Management System will be providing secure parking spaces within the vicinity of the Hoops Dome.
This ring clash will be televised on Sunday over ABS-CBN at 10:15 AM and on Studio 23 at 6 PM.