PHOTO: Daryl Basadre (right) and Kenny Demecillo pose as WBA Oceania supervisor Ferlin Marsh holds the championship belt at stake. Behind them are (from right) promoters Dexter “Wang Yu” Tan and Jim Claude Manangquil of Sanman Promotions and Games and Amusements Board supervisor Kenneth Improso during the weigh-in held Saturday at Robinsons Place Gensan.
GENERAL SANTOS CITY — The official weigh-in and press conference of the “Gensan Fury 1” boxing presentation is set on Saturday, 1 p.m. at the Robinsons Place Gensan.
“We want to bring back the big time boxing promotions here in Gensan,” said promoter Jim Claude Manangquil of Sanman Promotions.
Gensan Fury 1 is slated on Sunday at 1 p.m. also the activity area of Robinsons Place Gensan featuring the championship fight for the vacant World Boxing Association (WBA) Oceania bantamweight title between reigning World Boxing Council (WBC) Youth world bantamweight champion Daryl “Flash” Basadre of Sanman and Kenny Demecillo of Omega Stable from Cebu in the 12-round main event.
“We will now call our boxing promotions with international titles or fighters as part of the Gensan Fury series,” bared Manangquil.
The Gensan Fury 1 is also Sanman Promotion’s first big boxing show for this year.
World Boxing Association Oceania’s photo.
GENERAL Santos City (June 6) — Reigning World Boxing Council (WBC) Youth world bantamweight champion Daryl “Flash” Basadre of Sanman and Kenny Demecillo of Omega Stable from Cebu are both eyeing for a knockout win against each other in their 12-round title-fight for the vacant World Boxing Association (WBA) Oceania bantamweight crown tomorrow (June 7) at 1 p.m. at the Robinsons Place Gensan.
Both fighters tipped the scales at identical 117 lbs. yesterday during the weigh-in held this afternoon at the Robinsons Place. Basadre and Demecillo are also both 22 years old.
Basadre, a native of Cagayan de Oro City has a ring record of 14 wins, 10 knockouts, 1 loss and 1 draw while Demecillo is toting 8 wins, 5 Kos, 3 loses and 1 draw.
“I had prepared long enough for this fight. I will knockout him out if ever I’ll get the chance,” said Basadre.
However, Demecillo plans to do that also against Basadre.
“If I can knock him out why not also,” Demecillo said.
The fight will be supervised by WBA Oceania supervisor Ferlin Marsh while the referee is Ramil Ovalo.
Promoter Jim Claude Managquil said that this boxing show dubbed as “Gensan Fury I” is just the start of a series of big-time boxing promotions of Sanman for this year.
“We want everyone in Gensan to be able to see boxing for free. That is why we are staging this boxing for the first time here at Robinsons,” said co-promoter Dexter “Wang Yu” Tan.
Pitted in the main supporting bout are World Boxing Federation (WBF) world super featherweight champion Harmonito “Lights Out” dela Torre (15 wins, 10 Kos) of Sanman and former Philippine super lightweight champion Eusebio “Raging Bull” Baluarte (19 wins, 12 Kos, 11 loses) of Valencia City.
Dela Torre and Baluarte also both make their weights at 132 and 133 lbs., respectively.
Two undefeated fighters Rimar Metuda (6 wins, 3 Kos) of Sanman and Jerry Castroverde (5 wins, 3 Kos) of Omega will also fight in the undercard at 8 rds. Both of them submitted 126 lbs.
The other bouts: Christian Araneta vs. Jonathan Ricablanca (8 rds.-112 lbs.), Mike Angelo Plana vs. Roger Echavez (8 rds.-122 lbs.), June Salogaol vs. Armando Yee (6 rds.-120 lbs.), Reymart Gaballo vs. Rocky Alvarez (6 rds.-120 lbs.), Joyjoy Formentera vs. Allan Doronilla (6 rds.-113 lbs.), Jonathan Francisco vs. Reymund Dayham (6 rds.-115 lbs.) and Gerald Barcenas vs. Joey Antonio (4 rds.-108 lbs.).
The explosive boxing card is sponsored by San Marino Tuna, Robinson’s Mall and sportsmen-businessmen Vic dela Cruz, John Ray Manangquil and Dexter Tan. – LITO DELOS REYES
Basadre came out strong and fast hitting Demecillo at will and easily winning for 1st round on all 3 judges scorecards. 2nd round started like the first until Basadre got caught with a clean shot that had him in trouble. He re-gathered his senses only to be caught once again in which the referee called it off at 2.54 secs.
Demecillo is now the new 118lb WBA Oceania Bantamweight champ.