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Boom-Boom wants to teach Barrera a neat boxing lesson

First Posted 07:58:00 01/28/2011

Rey ?Boom Boom? Bautista yesterday was visibly upset at his Mexican opponent Alejandro Barrera, following pronouncements made by the Mexican fighter that the Bohol-raised fighter has a ?glass chin.?
Bautista and Barrera met for the first time yesterday after their controversial first encounter in August last year won by the Filipino via a controversial fourth-round technical knockout.
?This guy has been telling media people that I have a glass chin. He did not even mention that he too was stopped in the first round by somebody who had 25 losses. At least I was stopped by a world champion,? Bautista told the media at the press conference held at the Waterfront Hotel.
Bautista had been bristling about Barrera telling people that he is coming here to knock out Bautista within five rounds, as he has been getting pointers from Daniel Ponce de Leon, who stopped the Bautista in the first round at the World Cup of boxing.
In fact, when Team Barrera faced the media at the Mooon Cafe and Restaurant the other day, his trainer was wearing a shirt with a sign that says ?The Return of Daniel Ponce de Leon,? to get under Bautista' skin.
The card?s official weigh-in is slated today 11 a.m. at the SM City Cebu atrium.
?Changing the ring doctor will not be a problem, We?ll knock out BoomBoom,? was one of the more attention grabbing statements from Team Barrera.
With regards to Barrera training with Daniel Ponce de Leon, who knocked out Bautista during the Boxing World Cup 2007, BoomBoom said, ?That?s good, my anger with DeLeon has been awakened.?


KO PREDICTED

ALA Gym trainers Edito and Edmund Villamor do not expect this fight to go the distance as both boxers came prepared. They plan to go to Barrera?s body more this time.
ALA Promotions Pres. Michael Aldeguer said that a De Leon ? Bautista rematch would be a dream fight but cautioned that the Filipino still needs more time to hone his skills.
Jayson Pagara (24W-1L, 13 KO?s) will face Billy Sumba (18W-2L-1D, 4 KO?s) of Indonesia in a 10 round jr.welterweight fight. The 19 year old Pagara is on a hot streak, having stopped his last three foes.


THE STING VS THE COBRA

Edrin ?The Sting? Dapudong (20W-3L, 11 KO?s) squares off against Sofyan?The Cobra? Effendi (10W-10L-2D, 8 KO?s) of Indonesia in a 10 round jr.flyweight contest
Last year, Dapudong won the WBC Silver flyweight title in Mexico by knocking out hometown boy Jesus Jimenez in a single round. Dapudong lost his title in his return trip to Mexico on points to Wilbert Uicab.
Effendi is no stranger to Filipino fight fans, having gone the distance against Florante Condes, Bert Batawang and Milan Melindo. It was only Batawang who managed to stop him.
Dapudong stopped Batawang two years ago in seven rounds at the Cebu Coliseum in one of the best local fights of 2009.
PABA bantamweight champion Roli Gasca (15W-1L, 2 KO?s) of Barili, Cebu will fight Joash Apericio (7W-3L, 4 KO?s ) of the Sajulga stable of Cagayan de Oro in an eight round non-title bout.
In a four round special attraction, fans look forward to the side-splitting antics of Jun ?Flash? Intor in his fight against Albert Villacampa. Rey Melligen vs Robert Alcala (lightweights 4 rounds) and Zaldy Aroa vs Robert Awetin (4 rounds superflyweights) complete the undercards.
Pinoy Pride 3: The Rematch will be held this Saturday at 6 p.m. at the Pacific Ballroom of the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel. The fights will be broadcast by ABS-CBN Sunday morning, Jan. 30, starting at 10:30 a.m. /Editorial Asst. Calvin Cordova with Correspondents Rene Bonssubre and Salven Lagumbay


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