THE grandsons of the late world junior lightweight champion Gabriel “Flash” Elorde have been matched up against two unheralded Indonesians in the Rotary Club of Manila’s “Boxing Kontra Droga” at Cafe Lupe along the Sumulong Highway in Antipolo on Sept. 24.
World Boxing Organization Oriental lightweight champion Juan Martin “Bai” Elorde is featured in a 10-round bout at 136 pounds against Boido Simanjutak of Indonesia, a 32-year-old southpaw, with a record of 23 wins as against 40 losses and 2 draws, with 9 knockouts.
Boxrec.com records show that Boido lost 17 of his last 18 fights, dropping his last two bouts by TKO. He suffered a first-round TKO at the hands of James Mokogintain Jakarta and then against Agus Kustiawan.
“Bai” Elorde has a record of 20-1-1 with 8 knockouts and should make short work of his Indonesian opponent.
WBO Asia Pacific junior featherweight champion Juan Miguel “The Boss” Elorde faces Junior Bajawa, who has a record of 14-9 with 7 knockouts.
His Indonesian foe is expected to give Elorde a harder fight, although in the end, he should prove to be no match for the 29-year-old Elorde who has a record of 21-1 with 11 knockouts.
The best bout of the evening may well be the battle for the vacant Philippine bantamweight title between Glen “Lover Boy” Suminguit, who is 27 years old and has a record of 18-2 with 9 knockouts and Alvin Bais, who is one year older with a record of 15-6-1 with 4 knockouts.
Bais won by a first-round TKO in a scheduled eight-round bout over Jomar Ministerio on Nov. 14, 2015, following two successive setbacks to Ibrahim Balla to whom he lost by a second round TKO in a scheduled six-round bout on June 5, 2015 and a third-round TKO in a six-round bout against Jason
Moloney on March 6, 2015.