TEPORA EYES WORLD TITLE SHOT
By Rene Bonsubre, Jr.
Tue, 26 Sep 2017
CEBU CITY – Newly topped WBO Inter-continental featherweight champ Jhack ?El Capitan? Tepora and the Omega Professional Sports activities Worldwide (OPSI) high brass had been beaming with pleasure after they spoke to the Cebu sports activities media two days after his gorgeous victory in South Africa.
Tepora knocked out Lusanda Komanisi, a former IBO world titleholder, in his first abroad outing as knowledgeable. His victory was not only a assertion towards those that questioned whether or not he had what it takes to win on the highway towards a reside opponent however he additionally despatched a message to the 126 lb division that there’s a new heavy hitter ready within the wings.
?My coaching in Baguio ready me for this combat,? Tepora stated. ?I used to be in a position to alter to the local weather of South Africa. I want to thank the Omega health club administration for permitting me to coach there.?
?I used to be actually drained after the lengthy airplane journey,? He added, ?I arrived in South Africa Monday, however my physique was in a position to get better on Wednesday.?
?We really had bother searching for movies of Komanisi,? Omega health club coach Julius Erving Junco stated, ?We assumed he was a stylist, so we ready Jhack to combat towards somebody who would transfer loads. On combat night time, after we noticed that he was a slugger, we knew he was excellent for Jhack?s combating fashion and he would knockout the South African.?
?Jhack skilled with the members of the nationwide workforce as a result of these guys are superb at shifting round, the form of fashion we assumed we might face. ? Junco added. ?Jhack already is aware of how you can tempo himself, management his respiration and how you can calm down contained in the ring throughout his stint with our nationwide workforce.?
?I knew I might take his punches when he began buying and selling,? Tepora stated.He was additionally accompanied by coach and brother Jingjing Tepora in South Africa.
OPSI VP Jerome Calatrava declared that with this victory, Tepora is prepared for a world title shot. ?We’ve got an opportunity towards anybody who will stand toe to toe with Jhack.? He stated.
Tepora feels extra snug at 126 lbs. He’s the present WBO Oriental champ at 122lbs and is ranked quantity 9. His win will definitely catapult him into the featherweight rankings the place WBO world champion Oscar Valdez awaits.
Additionally over the weekend, Valdez efficiently defended his title by unanimous determination towards Filipino Genesis Servania in Arizona.
Tepora feels he can tackle Valdez and stated that his skill to regulate and adapt contained in the ring is his primary benefit.
Calatrava can also be open to the potential for Tepora defending his WBO Inter-continental belt right here within the Philippines however he revealed they’ve obtained provides even from the South African promoter and worldwide matchmakers, together with those that work with Prime rank, who are actually are eyeing Tepora.
However Tepora and the Omega Gymnasium trainers are usually not resting on their laurels. They know they should do extra work within the health club.
?He has to develop his physique punching.?Junco acknowledged, ?His offense can be more practical if he goes to the physique extra.?
Tepora stated he is identical particular person he was earlier than the large win, and he additionally feels he must get higher.
Apart from Valdez, the featherweight division is stacked with gifted champions ? Leo Santa Cruz (WBA tremendous), Gary Russell (WBC) and Lee Selby (IBF) and massive names like Abner Mares (WBA common), contenders Joseph Diaz, fellow Pinoy Mark Magsayo, Carl Frampton and Scott Quigg.
Tepora (21-0,16KO?s) was labeled by the South African tv commentator as ?the Philippines finest saved secret.?
Effectively, the key is out.
Photograph: Jhack Tepora (C) flanked by coach Julius Jungco (L) and OPSI vice-president Jerome Calatrava (R) throughout Monday’s presscon on the Abuhan Dos in Cebu Metropolis.