The New Manny Pacquiao Defends His World Title in Digos City

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Balweg Bangoyan, the Filipino fighter that some people are calling the next Manny Pacquiao, will defend his WBC super bantam weight world title on March 2 at Don Mariano Track & Field Open Arena in Digos City in front of an anticipated crowd of around 50,000 people.

Balweg "The Davao Hitman" Bangoyan will face up to 23 year old Korean, Jong Wong Jong, to defend his Super Bantam Weight Title.

Balweg Bangoyan, the Filipino fighter that some people are calling the next Manny Pacquiao, will defend his WBC super bantam weight world title on March 2 at Don Mariano Track & Field Open Arena in Digos City in front of an anticipated crowd of around 50,000 people.

Bangoyen boasts a 15-0 record with a 47% KO percentage. After he turned pro in 2006 Bangoyan has enjoyed an impressive career with the only blemish coming when his title was stripped from him for failing to defend it in the prescribed time.

But Bangoyan made amends when he outpointed Raymond “Foreman” Sermosa in Manila last year to regain the crown that he believed was rightfully his. At just 23 years of age Bangoyan is a promising talent with boxing commentators and scribes from around the world touting him as the next Manny Pacquiao.

With a handsome clean cut profile and a cheeky grin, Bangoyan is a favourite with the female fans and has amassed a large supporter base in his short career. He is currently training at the Tiger City Gym in Manila under the watchful eye of his trainer Frederick Wangkay. Balweg “Davo Hitman” Bangoyan will have to face up to the tough 23 year old Korean fighter, Jong Wong Jong to retain his title belt, but is quietly confident of a strong performance.

Bangoyan's early fame and strong performances have attracted the eye of a new sponsor, with an Australian pharmaceutical company stepping in to sponsor the fight in Digos City. The Elmore Oil Company is a manufacturer of a pain relief lotion, called Elmore Oil, currently sold in the Philippines and used extensively at Balweg Bangoyan's home gym in Davao City. The company has a strong community spirit and currently runs a charity for street children in Ozamiz City with the support of the cities Mayor, Reynaldo Parojinog.

The company's managing director, Mark Linford, believes Balweg Banyogan is a perfect fit for his company. “This young boxer seems to be a fine ambassador for his country and a great role model for the young people of The Philippines. This is exactly the type of person we like to support and assist in any way we can to progress their career. We will help Balweg progress and support him whenever we can because he is a good role model for kids and a future champion of the Philippine people.”

The fight on March 2nd will coincide with the birthday of Davao del sur Vice Governor Simplico “Fely” Latasa who has declared that as a gift to her local people the entry to the fight shall be free. Latasa described Bangoyan as “one of the brightest Filipino prospects in years to hold a world championship” and a future champion of the people.

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