San Carlos City pug claims WBC Asia belt

first_imgCarlo Caesar Peñalosa (left) of San Carlos City, Negros Occidental shows his WBC Asia Boxing Council Silver flyweight belt after a split-decision win over Salatiel Amit in Puerto Princesa, Palawan. FACEBOOK [av_one_full first min_height=” vertical_alignment=” space=” custom_margin=” margin=’0px’ padding=’0px’ border=” border_color=” radius=’0px’ background_color=” src=” background_position=’top left’ background_repeat=’no-repeat’ animation=”][av_heading heading=’San Carlos City pug claims WBC Asia belt  ‘ tag=’h3′ style=’blockquote modern-quote’ size=’30’ subheading_active=’subheading_below’ subheading_size=’15’ padding=’10’ color=” custom_font=” av-medium-font-size-title=” av-small-font-size-title=” av-mini-font-size-title=” av-medium-font-size=” av-small-font-size=” av-mini-font-size=” admin_preview_bg=”]BY ADRIAN STEWART CO[/av_heading][av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=” av-medium-font-size=” av-small-font-size=” av-mini-font-size=” admin_preview_bg=”]Tuesday, November 14, 2017[/av_textblock][av_textblock size=’18’ font_color=” color=” av-medium-font-size=” av-small-font-size=” av-mini-font-size=” admin_preview_bg=”]MANILA – Carlo Caesar Peñalosa captured the WBC Asia Boxing Council Silver flyweight belt with a split-decision win over Salatiel Amit at the Puerto Princesa Coliseum in Palawan. It was the second professional belt of the San Carlos City, Negros Occidental native, who took home the PBF light flyweight belt after defeating Vincent Bautista in August.Peñalosa landed multiple combinations on Amit but the latter responded with hits that stunned his fellow Filipino several times on Saturday.The Negrense managed to regain his strength in the latter rounds as he went at it with left and right combinations to escape with a split-decision verdict from three judges.Peñalosa improved 10-1-0 with three knockout wins while Amit fell to 10-4-2 with seven stoppage victories.Meanwhile Jelbirt Gomera bagged the OPBF interim featherweight title after knocking out Venezuelan Omrri Bolivar in the co-main event of the bout.Gomera, a native of Tacurong, Sultan Kudarat, improved to 13-4-0 with seven stoppage wins while Bolivar suffered his first loss and slid to 5-1-0./PN[/av_textblock][/av_one_full]last_img read more

Tyson not sorry for ‘savage’ life

first_imgFormer world heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson says he has no regrets about his “savage” career.Tyson, who once bit a chunk out of Evander Holyfield’s ear during a fight, says his tough mentality helped him become a legendary boxer.The American told BBC Radio 5 live: “Everything I have done, the good and the bad, catapulted me to become one of the greatest fighters that ever lived.”Tyson, 43, has been jailed for rape and was declared bankrupt in 2003.“I was happy to be the person who was savage because all my life I used to hear about these fighters who were savages, monsters and animals,” said Tyson, who ruled out making a comeback.“It made them almost inhuman and I loved the stigma behind those guys. “That’s why they continued to live in my head. They motivated me to be the guy that I became.”Tyson, who will be in Britain in November to talk about his turbulent life, became the youngest-ever world heavyweight champion when 20 but squandered earnings estimated at £200m.He bit off part of Holyfield’s ear during a WBA bout in Las Vegas in 1997 and was disqualified from the fight.Source: BBClast_img read more