Three very promising Filipino pugswill be sparringwith international opponents in the boxing event ofthe season dubbed as“The War” . Airing live worldwide onJanuary 31 viaTFC PPV Service,the main event top bills AustralianMichael “The Great” Katsidiswho will slug it out with Argentina’s Angel “El Tren” Ramirez.However,Global Pinoy spectators are also setting theireyesonthe nextPinoy Boxing Superstars.
Two of the hottest undefeated and talented prospects, Oriental super featherweight champion Anthony “Rocky” Marcial and WBO Asia Pacific Youth flyweight champion “Marvelous” Marvin Sonsona are making a breakthrough in Philippine boxing as the next to follow the footsteps of Manny Pacquiao.
Marvelous Marvin Sonsona,who is a product of GeneralSantosCity started boxing at the young age of 7 years old.He gathered a very impressive 150 plus amateur fights, attaining 5 Gold medals, 10 Silver and 9 Bronze in the nationals and Batang Pinoy Champion of 2002 Puerto Princessa City tournament. He also showed a lot of skills winning the WBO Asia Pacific Youth Flyweight Division .
“Marvelous Marvin is now 9win – 0 loss – 8ko in his professional career and currently the WBO Asia Pacific Youth flyweight champion. With his vast experience in amateur boxing and his aggressive fighting style he is surely bound for stardom.
Yet another hot youth Manila based prospect, a native of Zamboanga, Anthony “Rocky” Marcial is likewise showing his aggressiveness and power inside the ring. He made his first appearance in Talisay, Cebu last October 3rd with a third round Technical knockout over tough Thai Thongthai Rajanondh, to win the WBO Oriental Interim super featherweight title. Marcial was an amateur standout with countless national medals, and now has upped his professional record and knockout ratio to a fearsome 10wins-0 loss-9ko.
Concurrently,Ciso “Kid Terrible” Morales’ fifth-round stoppage of Korean Yoo Shin Kim during the “Invasion: Philippine vs the World” impressed executives of the Golden Boy Promotions (GBP) so much, they now want to showcase the Filipino in the US.”He has a killer instinct, he has what it takes to be a good prize fighter, we eventually want to showcase him in the States,” said GBP vice president Eric Gomez.
Morales is also sitting on a possible gold mine as he aims to become the next big thing coming out of Philippines along with Rey “Boom Boom” Bautista and AJ “Bazooka” Banal.
Morales’ manager, Kenneth Rontal, said training his ward abroad has paid dividends, strengthening their campaign to groom the boxer as the next “big thing”.
Catch the next Pinoy Boxing Superstars as they show their prowess on the “The War” airing liveinEurope and the Middle East straight from Cebu Philippines on January 31, 2009.