Young Victor Boxing



Pinoy pugs mauled in Australia

By Ronnie Nathanielsz

FILIPINO boxers fighting out of Sydney, Australia continue to get massacred in horrendous mismatches, prompting Filipinos residing in Australia to appeal to to this writer to inform the Games and Amusements Board about what is going on and to ask chairman Eric Buhain to take action.

In the latest travesty, Jun Geraldino, fighting as a lightweight, was stopped at 1:42 of the third round by Australian Tyrone “The Cyclone” Tongia at Club Marconi in Bossley Park, Sydney.

It was Geraldino’s sixth straight loss this year, including three by knockout and one by TKO. The Filipino has a record of 2 wins against 9 defeats.

Tongia, whose win was described as impressive by boxing writer Rey Wheatley, has a record of seven wins compared to only a loss with three wins by knockout.

In another blatant mismatch, outstanding Australian prospect and lightweight champion Lenny Zappavigna, who is undefeated in 10 fights with 7 knockouts, scored a TKO at 1:54 of the second round against Filipino southpaw Junmar Dulog.

It was Dulog’s fifth straight defeat giving him a record of 4 wins, 9 losses and 1 draw.

Wheatley said Zappavigna “looked good in stopping the well-performed Dulog.”

Last Aug. 3, reported that Australian light middleweight champion Ryan Waters (7-2-1) “chopped down Ariel Omongos 3-10 of the Philippines in Sydney to capture the IBF Pan Pacific and IBO junior middleweight crowns” with Omongos referred to as a “Filipino ace” which promoted a Filipino resident in Sydney to ask, “can you really consider Omongos with a record of 10 losses in 13 fights a Filipino ace?”

The only Australia-based fighter who has made a name for himself with some fine performances is Initernational Boxing Federation Pan Pacific lightweight champion Ranee “KO Kid” Ganoy who counts an eighth-round KO over former World Boxing Council super featherweight title challenger Robbie Peden who went 12 rounds in a title fight with Marco Antonio Barrera and a seventh-round TKO over undefeated former Commonwealth champion Fatai Onikeke among his six straight wins. Ganoy has a record of 19 knockouts in 23 wins with 10 losses.








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