Jhonny Elorde Boxing Event: Suminguit and Pael Ended Abruptly
September 23 at the Elorde Sports Complex, boxing enthusiast converged at the event as the grandsons of legendary boxer Flash Elorde takes the center of the ring to showcase their boxing skills against Indonesian foes. On paper, the Indonesian rivals don't stand a chance and it was validated last night as the Elorde brothers took home the victories by knocking out each of their opponents.
The real story tonight, however, was the main event as two equally brave and talented fighters clash inside the ring for the Philippine Bantamweight Championship. On the onset of the fight, I know that we will be seeing a special fight as both fighters equally exchanged blows and neither of the fighters is backing out.
We have a fight!
Glenn Sumingit, a fighter that was born in Zamboanga and Renoel Pael from Leyte both showed grit as they went back and forth each trying to outdo and outwork each other. Suminguit had a slight edge on my scorecard as he threw more effective punches and combination but Pael, also had a moment of his own as he tagged and even pushed back Suminguit at the ropes occasionally.
Anti-Climactic ending: Suminguit Wins via Technical Decision
It was the fifth round when the fight was suddenly put to a halt. Suminguit and Pael were in the heat of the battle and they got tangled up in the corner of the ring as they exchange heavy blows when referee Danrex Tapdasan stepped in and separated the two boxers. It was the loudest the crowd has been that night as two boxers unwilling to give in but as they got separated, it also revealed a badly cut left eye of Suminguit which is trickling with blood.
The referee was forced to call the medical team and upon check-up, Suminguit suffered two cuts from above and below the left eye. With the advice of the ring physician, referee put a stop in the contest and the fight will go to the scorecard.
Atty. Aquil Tamano scores it 48-47, Danilo Lopez 49-56 and Judge Oliver Garcia scores all the round in favor of Suminguit who retains his Philippine Bantamweight championship belt.
We talked to Glenn Suminguit after the fight.
Glen mentioned that he is still willing to continue but the ring physician saw a lot of blood and they stopped the fight, If it is me, I will still continue. He follows up by saying that, he is open to fighting him again if there is an opportunity.
Here is the rest of the Boxing kontra Droga results, September 23, 2017.
Date: September 23, 2017
1) Glenn Suminguit vs. Renoel Pael
Result: Suminguit by Technical Decision
2) Juan Martin Elorde vs. Arief Blader
Result: Elorde by KO in 6
3) Juan Miguel Elorde vs. Afrizal Tamboresi
Result: Elorde by KO in 1
4) Claudevan Sese vs. Robin Dingcong
Result: Sese via Split Decision
5) Wilbert Berondo vs. Jay-Ar Diama
Result: Berondo via Unanimous Decision
6) Arvin Magramo vs. Alvin Defeo
Result: Majority Draw
7) Monico Laurente vs. Menard Zaragoza
Result: Laurente via Unanimous Decision
Watch the last two fights featuring Bai Elorde and Glenn Suminguit below.