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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 4:16 pm 
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SABILLO TITLE DEFENSE AT SOLAIRE ON JULY 13
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ALA Promotions president Michael Aldeguer informed the Manila Standard that an agreement had been reached with the giant broadcast network ABS-CBN and top officials of Solaire Resort Hotel and Casino to stage the first title defense of WBO minimum weight champion Merlito "Tiger" Sabillo on July 13 at the plush venue of the growing Entertainment City along Manila Bay.

ALA Promotions vice president Dennis Canete and ABS-CBN vice president for Sports Peter Musngi finalized the agreement which would mark the first world title fight at Solaire.

Sabillo is undefeated and has a record of 21-0 with 11 knockouts and will face No. 6 ranked Jorlie Estrada of Colombia in a voluntary title defense.

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MANILA, Philippines – WBO strawweight titleholder Merlito Sabillo will make his first title defense on July 6 against Jorle Estrada of Colombia, with the newly-constructed Solaire Resort and Casino in Manila as the frontrunner to host the event, said ALA Promotions president Michael Aldegeur. Aldegeur says that negotiations are still underway with the venue, but that Jorle's camp has "agreed in principle" to the fight.

Sabillo (21-0, 11 knockouts) won the title in March when he upset Luis De la Rosa in Colombia on short notice to win the interim title before being bumped up to full champion when Moises Fuentes vacated to move up to 108 pounds. The Bacolod City, Philippines native is 29 and turned pro in 2008. Jorle (16-6, 5 KOs) of San Pelayo, Colombia, has fought and lost to title challengers Pedro Guevara and Carlos Velarde, but has only beaten two opponents with winning records.

Unbeaten junior bantamweight contender Arthur Villanueva (21-0, 11 KOs) will fight in the co-featured bout, said Aldegeur. Villanueva, 24, of Bacolod City, is rated no. 9 by The Ring at 115 pounds. Fan favorite AJ Banal (28-2-1, 20 KOs) will also be in action, returning to the ring for the first time since his devastating title loss to Pungluang Sor Singyu in October.

If the deal pushes through, it would mark the first boxing event to take place at Solaire, which is one of four casino projects currently underway in what is being dubbed "Entertainment City" along Manila Bay. Pointing to the casino deals already in place in Macau and Singapore, Aldegeur believes that boxing is on a boom in Asia and that the Philippines is in a position to benefit from it.

"People are used to seeing Las Vegas as the place to look at for boxing, but Asia is the place people are looking at," said Aldegeur. "With Top Rank looking at Asia, they've seen the potential here. Cebu is the capital of boxing in the Philippines, but Manila is the capital of the Philippines. The major sponsors are here, and so are the networks."

Aldegeur says that Top Rank, which is promoting an event in Macau on July 27 featuring ALA fighters Milan Melindo and Genesis Servania, reached out to them regarding junior welterweight Jason Pagara (31-2, 19 KOs) for an upcoming show in Singapore. Bob Arum of Top Rank has also told RingTV.com that he is looking at hosting events in Entertainment City in the future. (http://ringtv.craveonline.com/blog/1782 ... uanma-next)

Solaire, which opened in March, can currently seat only seat a few thousand in its ballroom. Aldegeur says that the Solaire group has told him they will begin construction on an arena next year, which will have the potential to seat 6000-7000.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 4:33 pm 
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MANILA, Philippines – WBO strawweight titleholder Merlito Sabillo will make his first title defense on July 6 against Jorle Estrada of Colombia, with the newly-constructed Solaire Resort and Casino in Manila as the frontrunner to host the event, said ALA Promotions president Michael Aldegeur. Aldegeur says that negotiations are still underway with the venue, but that Jorle's camp has "agreed in principle" to the fight.

Sabillo (21-0, 11 knockouts) won the title in March when he upset Luis De la Rosa in Colombia on short notice to win the interim title before being bumped up to full champion when Moises Fuentes vacated to move up to 108 pounds. The Bacolod City, Philippines native is 29 and turned pro in 2008. Jorle (16-6, 5 KOs) of San Pelayo, Colombia, has fought and lost to title challengers Pedro Guevara and Carlos Velarde, but has only beaten two opponents with winning records.

Unbeaten junior bantamweight contender Arthur Villanueva (21-0, 11 KOs) will fight in the co-featured bout, said Aldegeur. Villanueva, 24, of Bacolod City, is rated no. 9 by The Ring at 115 pounds. Fan favorite AJ Banal (28-2-1, 20 KOs) will also be in action, returning to the ring for the first time since his devastating title loss to Pungluang Sor Singyu in October.

If the deal pushes through, it would mark the first boxing event to take place at Solaire, which is one of four casino projects currently underway in what is being dubbed "Entertainment City" along Manila Bay. Pointing to the casino deals already in place in Macau and Singapore, Aldegeur believes that boxing is on a boom in Asia and that the Philippines is in a position to benefit from it.

"People are used to seeing Las Vegas as the place to look at for boxing, but Asia is the place people are looking at," said Aldegeur. "With Top Rank looking at Asia, they've seen the potential here. Cebu is the capital of boxing in the Philippines, but Manila is the capital of the Philippines. The major sponsors are here, and so are the networks."

Aldegeur says that Top Rank, which is promoting an event in Macau on July 27 featuring ALA fighters Milan Melindo and Genesis Servania, reached out to them regarding junior welterweight Jason Pagara (31-2, 19 KOs) for an upcoming show in Singapore. Bob Arum of Top Rank has also told RingTV.com that he is looking at hosting events in Entertainment City in the future. (http://ringtv.craveonline.com/blog/1782 ... uanma-next)

Solaire, which opened in March, can currently seat only seat a few thousand in its ballroom. Aldegeur says that the Solaire group has told him they will begin construction on an arena next year, which will have the potential to seat 6000-7000.


balik ba ng july 6 yung date ng laban? :shock:

parang sinadya nga ng Channel 2 na gawing July 13 yung date to shoo away sponsors dun sa next world title fight ni Casimero sa July 21. 1 week lang pagitan. Mahirap i promote yun pag nagkataon...tsk tsk :?

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