Tuesday, 31 January 2012 10:47
The pride of Zamboanga City grabbed the Philipppine GAB Superflyweight Championship Belt from defending champion Rey Perez of Metro Manila during last Saturday’s International Boxing Match in Caloocan City.
Mabait came prepared and in good shape being trained by Blue Stallion Promotions and the Penalosa brothers in facing the title holder Perez in that match.
Mabait used his ring intelligence in outpointing the equally experienced Perez. The fighters had an accidental clash of heads in the mid rounds thus opening a not so serious cut on the head of Perez while another non-intentional head-butt in the later rounds opened a cut on the left eyebrow of Mabait.
The pug from Barangay Talon-Talon dominated almost in the majority of the rounds of the fight gaining the nod of all judges and gave him a unanimous decision victory.
Blue Stallion Promotions Manager Cong. Erbie Fabian and Gerry Pens Promotions Manager Gerry Penalosa were in the ringside personally supervising the fight preparations for Mabait.
After beating Perez in the Philippine Superflyweight Division, Marvin Mabait now set his professional boxing record of (W16 L0 KO10).
The fight was a battle of two ring tacticians with Mabait being the favorite because of his greater knock out ratio.
The Recom Dome in Amparo Subdivision, Brgy. 179, Caloocan City was jampacked and not a single seat was vacant watching the local Zamboangeno pug on how he snatched victory against the formidable champion of the superflyweight division.
In the other match-ups, Ren-Ren Tesorio versus Roy Albaera ended in a technical draw after Albaera suffered a deep cut caused by an accidental headbutt in the third round. Derek Rabang of Planet Jupiter Stable versus Gerald Cortez ended in a Majority Draw. Sonny Katiangdagho of Wakee Salud Stable knocked out Albert Gonzales of the Tiger City Gym in the third round.
Cebu City’s Raymond Empic won via unanimous decision against Jonathan Caguiran. Rex Tso of Hong Kong dominated Mabert Paulino and took home a unanimous decision victory. Larry Abarra of Shape Up Boxing knocked out Llaminado Bismanos in the very first round. Jason Barleo won via unanimous decision against Gerry Pateno.
With the title in his hands, Mabait is now being groomed by Blue Stallion Promotions to prepare for his next series of fights outside the country.
Australian Boxing Promoters from the International Boxing Association and World Boxing Association who watched the fight of Mabait last Saturday already talked to his manager Cong. Erbie Fabian about their plans to feature the new Philippine Champ in boxing matches against international contenders of such weight division in Australia and other countries soon.
With this development, Cong. Erbie Fabian expressed his utmost congratulations to his local boy who was a product of his regular boxing matches in Zamboanga City, the “Golpe-Golpe na Barangay”, wherein is has produced professional boxers and title holders in this field of sports.
“I am very happy for Mabait, his victory is not only the victory of Blue Stallion Promitions but a victory of Zamboanga City which he represents, and I will continue on molding local boxers in my regular boxing program to produce more champions in the near future,”Fabian said.
By Bhong Simbajon
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