11 June 2011 Fight Card Sees Joint Australian and Filipino Boxing Promotion
By Srithar Visuasam: On Saturday 11 June 2011, the fight card in Lagao Gym, General Santos City, Philippines sees Australian promoter Peter Maniatis link up with Filipino promoters Zander Khan and Jim Claude Manangquil, with three WBC Asian Boxing Council Titles at stake.
Article posted on 12.04.2011
The night will feature former world title challenger, Balweg Bangoyan (16-2, 7 KOs) headline the night, taking on Elmer Legaria (12-3, 3 KOs) for the Vacant WBC Asian Boxing Council super featherweight title.
The joint promotion is a positive demonstration of two neighbouring countries working together to showcase boxing, with Maniatis keen to acquire some Filipino talent in a bid to find a potential world title contender who can fight out of Australia. Maniatis, four time Victorian promoter of the year, intends on joint promoting three cards a year in the Philippines with Khan.
In relation to acquiring new talent, Maniatis states "l have already got big plans for 19 year old Alfred Deano a 5ft 8 inc 4 times national Philippines super bantamweight amateur champion, based in Davoa who good judges have already labelled the next Nonito Donaire... and Alfred Deano will turning professional sometime soon”.
June 11 should prove an entertaining night of boxing in the Philippines and hopefully for Australian fight fans, a number of these fighters will appear in the ring down under sometime in the near future.
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