ALA Promotions is set to embark into a Philippine-wide tour starting this November.

People from the provinces all over the Philippines will finally get the opportunity to meet the ALA Stars Two-division World Champion Donnie “Ahas” Nietes, WBO World # 1 and world championship bound AJ “Bazooka” Banal, IBF World # 4 Rey “Boom Boom” Bautista, WBO World # 1 Milan “El Metodico” Melindo, WBO International Jr. Welterweight Champion Jason “El Nino” Pagara, WBO Asia Pacific Champion Genesis “Azukal” Servania and WBA #2, WBA and WBO # 3 Rocky Road Warrior” Fuentes will take part of this tour in selected provinces throughout Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.

ALA STARS PROVINCIAL TOUR is part of ALA Promotions way of giving back to the nationwide boxing fans that have supported the ALA Boxing Stars and have successfully made the Pinoy Pride boxing series featured on ABS-CBN Channel 2 the number 1 Sunday daytime television program for the 5th straight time.

The Pinoy Pride boxing mega series on television has beaten regular Sunday daytime ratings frontrunners, ASAP 2012, Kapuso Movie Festival, The Buzz and other celebrity driven television programs on television putting out double figure ratings way ahead of the aforementioned shows.

The ALA STARS PROVINCIAL TOUR likewise aims to give the loyal Filipino boxing fans the chance to see their favorite ALA boxing champions in the flesh.

This ALA Promotions roadshow will allow the people in the provinces to experience live quality action between the ALA Stars against international competition in action packed non-title match-ups.

These boxing bouts are to prepare the ALA Stars for the bigger Pinoy Pride world-class events in the future that will surely be a treat for boxing fans and would be fans alike in the selected provinces where the ALA STARS TOUR make stops.

“This is ALA Promotions and our fighters way of saying thank you to the loyal boxing fans from the far provinces that have supported us through the years and has contributed to the remarkable ratings of Pinoy Pride” Said ALA Promotions President and CEO Michael Aldeguer.

Buoyed by the resounding success of its recent “Pinoy Pride” fight cards and its having won the right to stage the first world title fight at the Mall of Asia Arena when AJ “Bazooka” Banal battles Thailand’s Pungluang Sor Singyu for the WBO bantamweight title, ALA Promotions moves forward with another exciting card at the Waterfront Hotel & Casino on September 22.

Oriental and Pacific Boxing Federation flyweight champion Rocky Fuentes takes on Japan-based North Korean Myung Ho Lee who has an impressive record of 15-1 with 5 knockouts while undefeated  WBO No.1 ranked flyweight Milan Melindo (27-0, 11 KO’s) clashes with former world champion Jean Piero Perez (19-4-1, 14 KO’s) of Venezuela for the WBO International flyweight title.

The 31 year old Perez won the WBA world interim title with a twelve round unanimous decision over Jesus Jimenez of Mexico on January 29, 2011 but lost the title when he was knocked out by Juan Carlos Reveco of Argentina with a crippling punch to the liver in the 2nd round on June 10 last year.

The  29 year old Lee who stands 5’7” is coming off an 8th round technical decision over Sho Nazakawa last March 20 which was his thirteenth successive victory since he suffered a 2nd round knockout at the hands of Filipino, Alfred Nagal in Osaka, Japan on September 10, 2006.

However, the top rated challenger had a big 6th round TKO win over Albert Alcoy on October 3, 2010.

Fuentes, nicknamed “The Road Warrior” is a hard-hitting, world rated 26 year old with a record of 33-6-2 with 20 knockouts. Fuentes is ranked No.3 by the WBO, No.2 by the WBA, No. 4 by the WBC  and No. 9 by the IBF.

He won the OPBF title with a hard-fought twelve round majority decision over Masafumi Okuba in Tokyo on March 9, 2010  and has successfully defended his title four times since then and also won non-title bouts against Jemmy Gobel of Indonesia and scored a 6th round knockout over Javier Franco in his last fight on March 24 this year.

Franco who came in 2 ½ pounds over the 114 pound contracted weight limit was forced to wear ten ounce gloves which is mandated by the rules.

By: Ronnie Nathanielsz–56572