Zamboagueño boxer vows to knock out opponent in the forthcoming Goldpe de Zamboagueño Print
Friday, 22 September 2017 15:33

By  JEMUEL MOJICA

Zamboagueño boxer Matthew Arcillas yesterday said that he is  confident he will knock out former WBA Asian Bantamweight  champion Jestoni Autida when they meet in the ring in the forthcoming Golpe de Zamboangueño at the City Coliseum on October 08.

Arcillas is known for his speed, agility and aggressiveness and  has just scored a knockout victory in Iligan last week.

“I believe I have the necessary speed and power to knock him out. Also, I have good training and good condition now, “ Arcillas told reporters in an interview.

The Zamboagueño boxer also has various experience as an amateur during the time of Golpe-Golpe Na Barangay of then Congressman Erbie Fabian.

He underwent rigid training and conditioning at the Manny Pacquiao  (MP) Gym in Davao City for two months.

His opponent, who is a former champion in the WBA Bantamweight Division is also noted as a brawlers and heavy puncher.

According to noted sportsman Rolando “Junnie” Navarro, both boxers are known for their aggressiveness as he assured the local boxing fans that the match will not go to the scorecards since both fighters want to knock out each other.

The Gople de Zamboagueño  slated on October 8 will feature other Zamboagueño professional and amateur boxers. Their opponents will come from Cebu and Manila.

Another highlight of the Golpe de Zamboagueno is the much-awaited match between Jonel Dapidran and Hagibis Quinones.  Dapidran is the first cousin of Senator Manny Pacquiao who is also from General Santos City.

Navarro said that Dapidran was the one who really requested from the Navarro Boxing Promotion that he wants to fight here in Zamboanga City.

He added that the Golpe De Zamboagueño is also being supported by Senator Pacquiao because the latter wants to help developed young and talented boxers not only in his hometown but as well as different parts of Mindanao.

Aside from the professional fight, there will also be five amateur boxers coming from the different barangays of the city who will fight other boxers from Iligan, Gensan and Cebu.

The Zamboagueno boxers are mostly veteran of Palarong  Pambansa.—Jemuel E. Mojica