Filipinos Kontra Latinos with 5 WBO titles in dispute.
Pinoy boxers in full force in Pinoy Pride XXIII
MANILA, Philippines — Five Filipino fighters will come together to represent the country against a pack of Latin fighters this Saturday in Pinoy Pride XXIII: Filipinos Kontra Latinos at the Araneta Coliseum.
After Manny Pacquiao’s victory last Sunday against American boxer Brandon Rios in Macau, Donnie “Ahas” Nietes, Merlito “Tiger” Sabillo, Milan “El Metodico” Melindo, AJ “Bazooka” Banal and Jason “El Nino” Pagara will try to continue the winning streak.
WBO world light-flyweight champion Nietes will defend his title against Sammy “Guty” Gutierrez of Mexico in a fight which he is dedicating his fight to his kids.
Same goes for WBO world minimum weight champion Sebillo, who will try to keep his undefeated record clean. He said he is offering his match against Carlos “Chocorroncito” Buitrago of Nicaragua to his late mother who passed away last year.
Melindo and Banal, on the other hand, are determined to bring back their weight divisions titles as they compete against Jose Alfredo “Torito” Rodriguez of Mexico and Lucian Gonzalez of Puerto Rico, respectively.
Meanwhile, Jason “El Nino” Pagara is seeking a world title shot against Vladimir Baez of Dominican Republic.
Watch the special telecast of “Pinoy Pride XXIII: Filipinos Kontra Latinos” on Sunday, December 1, at 10:15 a.m. on ABS-CBN and 8 p.m. on Studio 23.