Ni Billy Zapa
Muling sasabak sa isang title fight ang binansagang ‘El Bambino’ ng pinoy boxing na si Jake Amparo, 25-anyos na tubong Guindulman at tubong Tagbilaran City, Bohol. Makakalaban niya ang defending WBA-Asia Minimumweight Champion at undefeated Vietnamese boxer Huu Toan Le, gaganapin ang bakbakan sa Spaceplus, RCA Plaza, Bangkok, Thailand – November 30, 2022.
Matatandaan na Oktubre 23 nitong taon lamang ay nakasilat ng isang malaking upset na panalo si Amparo doon sa Africa nang tinalo via unanimous decision ang undefeated high prospect na si Mthokozisi Ngxaka. Kaya ngayon muling susubok si Amparo na maagaw at mabitbit pauwi ng Pilipinas ang gintong korona. Maraming fans ang umaasa na isang impresibong performance ang ipapamalas niya sa darating na laban kagaya nang ipinakita niya sa Africa.
Eksklusibo namang nakapanayam ng Diyaryo Milenyo News ang General Secretary ng WBA ASIA, WBA Directory member at WBA world ranking member na si Won Kim, narito ang buong detalye;
(Q1:) About the Jake Amparo vs. Huu Toan Le WBA-Asia Minimumweight Championship this coming November 30, what can we expect for this matchup?
(Won Kim answer:) The fight would be pretty competitive. It is a good matchup, we all know that Jake Amparo is very popular right now in the Philippines because of his previous victory at South Africa against their high prospect. Amparo is a very talented boxer he will give so many problems to the defending champion, Huu Toan Le must be ready for him. it’s a 50/50 both fighters are very good.
Q2: This is the constant question of all Filipino boxing fans, What if there is no knockdown in the fight, WBA can assure that there will be a fair judging if the fight goes to the distance?
(Won Kim:) Right. Decision should be fair. That is our priority, Sometimes, judges did the wrong decision. Then, we gave them discipline that no appointment from 6 months to 1 year. Nowadays, our ring officials are better than before, remember Lienard Sarcon fought Jong Seon Kang last September in South Korea? Sarcon won via decision, and WBA can assure all fans that the judging is fair. You know, like past time boxing, Sarcon might lose so it is not right, Winner must win. That is our entire WBA philosophy. – Won Kim said ###