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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 9:07 am 
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Sabillo vows to stay as world champion
http://www.philstar.com/sports/2013/05/01/936965/sabillo-vows-stay-world-champion

MANILA, Philippines - Merlito Sabillo, who turned pro when he was 24, is now a world boxing champion at 29.

“I’m a late bloomer in boxing,” said the newly crowned WBO mini-flyweight champion as he graced yesterday’s PSA Forum at Shakey’s Malate.

But he said it doesn’t mean he can’t stay on top of his division.

Sabillo arrived at the forum with his trainer Michael Domingo, an ex-pro, ALA Promotions vice president Dennis Cañete and his colorful WBO belt kept in an aluminum case.

Last March 9, he knocked out Colombian Luis dela Rosa in the eighth round at the Coliseo Mario de León in Cerete, Colombia. It was a very successful debut on foreign soil.

Then Moises Fuentes of Mexico moved up in weight and vacated the crown. For winning his interim bout with Dela Rosa, the Filipino was recently installed as new champion by the WBO.

Sabillo thus joined WBO minimum-weight champion Donnie Nietes and IBF light-fly king Johnriel Casimero in the depleted list of Filipino world champions.

Sabillo, undefeated as a pro, is aware of the fact that over the past few months the Philippines lost world titles once held by Manny Pacquiao, Brian Viloria and Nonito Donaire.

The southpaw with an impressive record of 21 wins with 11 knockouts, two of them coming in the first round, said he will use it as his motivation.

“I will focus harder in training so I can keep my title,” said the pride of Negros Occidental.

“It’s a little sad to see them lose. But that’s sports. You win some and you lose some,” added Sabillo, who’s now being lined up for a voluntary defense of his title.

Cañete said it’s being scheduled for June 29 in Bacolod City.

“We are just waiting for the WBO approval for his voluntary defense before we choose an opponent. But it will be among the top 10 in the mini-flyweight class,” said Cañete.

Sabillo sent Dela Rosa down in the seventh round of the brutal and exciting contest then finished him off in the 2:52 mark of the next round.

“It was an exciting bout and even WBO president Paco Valcarcel was impressed and said Sabillo can become a great champion,” said the ALA Promotions official.

Sabillo is not wasting any time. He’s now into light training and next week things will turn more serious.

“I will devote all my time in training,” said the new world champion.

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Good to know that he will not be like our current IBF Light Flyweight Champ Casimero who defends his belt on the challengers hometown. ALA is giving him the support that he needs. Good luck on your next fight!

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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 9:24 am 
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Goodluck!

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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 9:28 am 
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i'm sure there are a lot of boxers too making vows to dethrone him.


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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 9:45 am 
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easier said than done, i'm sure he will end up doing odd jobs in the near future, just like most retired flipino fighters :biglaugh:


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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 10:26 am 
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el critico wrote:
easier said than done, i'm sure he will end up doing odd jobs in the near future, just like most retired flipino fighters :biglaugh:


Praising a guy by making threads about him, the more he post thinking we're happy he exist! :biglaugh:

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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 10:44 am 
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tiyanak2 wrote:
el critico wrote:
easier said than done, i'm sure he will end up doing odd jobs in the near future, just like most retired flipino fighters :biglaugh:


Praising a guy by making threads about him, the more he post thinking we're happy he exist! :biglaugh:


that's how you feed the troll. make it feel happy and avoid direct confrontation. Then, everyone's happy :D

And EC does feel happy, he just broke his all time record of replies today. :biglaugh:

Now, time to accept the plaque and make a one liner speech EC

http://forum.philboxing.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=234832&start=75

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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 9:13 pm 
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el critico wrote:
easier said than done, i'm sure he will end up doing odd jobs in the near future, just like most retired flipino fighters :biglaugh:


Classic El Clits :D

Good to know that you also care about our unknown champions. I have a feeling that deep down you also support them like we do :lol:

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