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Concepcion, Melo And Shaylor: Public Workout

Instead of one, two male conquerors and a lady warrior is slated to show their wares at the ALA Gym in Banilad Town Center (BTC) today. WBA No. 6 super flyweight contender Rafael Concepcion, WBA Intercontinental challenger Carlos Melo, and lady boxer Brenda Shaylor of Las Vegas, Nevada will hold a public workout and together open a chance for Cebuano boxing enthusiasts to meet them in person before their fight this week at the New Cebu Coliseum..

Concepcion arrived safely yesterday morning after missing his flight from Los Angeles, and proceeded to sweat out his jet lag at ALA Gym in BTC. He flew in accompanied by renowed trainers Pedro Roca and Hector Romero. Manager Damon de Berry of Optimum Sports Agency came ahead of the team on July 18 to ensure that facilities for the contender’s training were in order.

Shanghai Melo arrived as scheduled on Sunday (July 20) accompanied by trainer Francisco Berrio Arroyo. Melo will challenge reinging WBA Intercontinenal champion Milan “Milenyo” Melindo for the regional title.

American lady boxer Brenda Shaylor, the crowd-drawing amazon who will exchange mitts with Filipina pugilist Reynalyn Consejo Jacob of Bacolod City, joins the public show with manager Tony Martin. Both also arrived yesterday from Nevada via Manila. Martin is also the favorite would cutter for ALA Gym team in its past fights here and abroad.

“Laban Na Banal: Panahon Na!” the promotional vehicle of Concepcion, Melo, and Shaylor, will rock Cebu boxing fans on July 26. Concepcion will contend against WBA No. 3-ranked super flyweight pugilist AJ “Bazooka” Banal for the world title.

The public workout starts at 5:00 in the afternoon.

The contest is produced by ALA Promotions in association with ABS-CBN Sports, Golden Boy Promotions, and the Cebu City Government. Major sponsors include the Visayas Electric Company (VECO), Kia Motors, University of the Visayas, SM City Cebu, Sun Star Cebu, Super Balita, Chika-an sa Cebu-Lahug, the Freeman, Media Images & Production Concepts, Gaisano Grand, Cebu Daily News, La Tegola Cucina Italiana, Y101 Always First, Holo Español, and One Way Garments Manufacturing Corporation.

Article posted on 20.07.2008



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