Pinoy boxers and fans alike excited with ALA victories
ABS-CBN Sports on Sep 26, 2016 11:45 AM
(Photo courtesy of Coach_ALA on Instagram)
At Pinoy Pride 38, the ALA Boxing stable went three-for-three, with Donnie Nietes, Mark Magsayo, and Arthur Villanueva all walking out of the StubHub Center in Carson, California with wins, and with gold around their waists.
Villanueva stopped opponent Juan Jimenez in the second round with a fantastic knockout, while Magsayo and Nietes both scored masterful decision wins against Ramiro Robles and Edgar Sosa respectively.
Nietes, who put on a dominant performance in his debut at flyweight, couldn't be any happier for himself and of course his stablemates.
"Very happy ako kasi nanalo kami sa lahat ng laban," Nietes said. "Para sa bayan talaga 'to."
From fans to fellow boxers, Pinoys from all walks of life shared in the ALA Boxers' victories.
"I think it's great for Filipinos,we have our own card in be US. Of course it's great, everyone's come here to see the fighting pride of the Philippines." said Mark Alido, a Pinoy boxing fan.
Golden Boy Promotions boxer Mercito "No Mercy" Gesta, a Cebuano himself, who's now based in the United States, also came down to support his fellow Pinoy pugilists.
"I'm really happy that now they're here. They're stepping up to a new level of fighting in an outside country."
With the success of Pinoy Pride 38, as well as their previous installments in the United States and all over the globe, expect ALA Boxing to hit even bigger markets in farther places in the coming years.
With a report from Steve Angeles, ABS-CBN