MANDAUE CITY: OMEGA’s gentle flyweight contender Christian Araneta proved that he’s prepared for a much bigger combat when he knocked out Roland Jay Biendema in the principle occasion of the Kumbati 7 on Friday, Dec. 18, 2020, on the IPI Compound in Mandaue Metropolis, Cebu.
Araneta linked with a left uppercut to Biendema’s jaw, sending him to the canvas on the 2:15 mark of the primary spherical.
It was a redemption of types for the 25-year-old Araneta who misplaced to Daniel Valladares in 2019.
Araneta, now with an improved file of 19-1 with 15 knockouts, is aiming to problem Felix Alvarado (35-2-0,30 KOs), the Nicaraguan Worldwide Boxing Federation (IBF) gentle flyweight champion since Oct. 29, 2018.
“We are going to see what’s going to occur subsequent. Our cam is prepared for the world [title fight]. I’m calling out Felix Alvarado to provide us a shot,” Omega’s Boxing fitness center head coach Julius Erving Junco advised The Manila Occasions on Saturday morning.
Omega Professional Sports activities Worldwide Vice President Jerome Calatrava stated they are going to see how the sanctioning our bodies will fee Araneta.
Araneta is at present rated No. 6 within the (IBF) gentle flyweight division.
Within the co-main occasion, Omega’s rising star Pete Apolinar (13-1, 8 KOs) weathered a second-round storm to tug off a unanimous determination win over Danny Tampipi.
Apolinar was knocked down within the second canto however bounced again to notch his second win in as many fights within the “new regular” setup for the reason that pandemic struck early this yr.
“I’ll additional study and enhance. I’m simply grateful for the all-out assist from Omega Boxing — for giving us all that’s wanted within the coaching camp,” Apolinar, 25, advised the Manila Occasions.
Tampipi’s file dropped to 9-12-2, 5 KOs.
Within the Kumbati 7 undercard, Carl Jammes Martin (16-0, 14 KOs) beat Richard Rosales (14-14-2, 8 KOs) by unanimous determination, Albert Pagara (33-1, 23 KOs) defeated veteran Virgil Puton (18-15-2, 9 KOs) by unanimous determination and Franco Serafica (4-1, 2 KOs) scored a first-round stoppage over Matthew Fondales (1-3).
Earlier within the afternoon, Tomjune Mangubat (12-2-1, 10 KOs) compelled Reymond Empic (7-6, 3 KOs) to give up within the third spherical of the Kumbati 6 predominant occasion.
Carlo Bacaro (7-0, 6 KOs) beat Ryan Maano (5-10-2, 1 KO) within the third spherical, Regie Suganob (5-0, 1 KO) gained through unanimous determination over Robert Ates (4-8, 2 KOs), whereas Benny Cañete (1-0, 1 KO) had a profitable professional debut with a second-round knockout of fellow newcomer Roque Villagonzalo.
“I’m proud of the efficiency of my boxers. We all know that these fights are solely their coaching floor as the actual competitors could be within the US,” stated Junco.
“We anticipated a win since they acquired the benefit on coaching facility, gear and coaching progam plus the timeless assist from the mom firm, which is the IPI,” he stated.
The Kumbati 6 and seven was the third installment of Omega boxing sequence for the reason that onset of the Covid-19 pandemic. The Kumbati 5 held in October was the very first professional boxing occasion within the nation for the reason that lockdown.