Sunday, April 6, 2008

Philippines Invaded the World, Spectacular Wins by Bautista, Banal, Morales, & Peñalosa!

Big-time boxing fights were witnessed by Filipinos today, April 6, 2007, at the Araneta Coliseum, Quezon City. Dubbed "Invasion: Philippines versus The World", the bout showcased our most promising Filipino boxing fighters in the persons of Rey “Boom-Boom” Bautista (WBO Intercontinental Junior Featherweight Champion), AJ “Bazooka” Banal (Junior Bantamweight Champion), Ciso “Kid Terrible” Morales (WBO Oriental Junior Featherweight King), all three fought in the undercard (they all trace their roots from Bohol, Philippines).
The main event featured Gerry Peñalosa’s first title defense (WBO Bantamweight Champion) against Ratanachai Sor Vorapin of Thailand. Peñalosa retains his title via technical knockout. It wasn't easy to see from first round that our Filipino fighter got the upper hand. Vorapin's face was a bloody mess! This prevented referee Gino Rodriguez to continue the bout because the Thai boxer can no longer trade punches with still 29 seconds remaining in Round 8.
Our boxers have once again made all the Filipinos proud by their spectacular wins. We have seen for real world champions showing their tenacity and arsenal all throughout the fight.
Interestingly, the 15-year old international singing sensation Charice Pempengco sang the Lupang Hinirang with her powerful voice. I think she performed better than any other singers, wink!

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