Sanman Bubble VIII protagonists make weight

By: Glendale G. Rosal - CDN Digital Correspondent | February 25,2022 - 05:33 PM

Main event fighters Esneth Domingo (left) and Jesse Espinas.          | Sanman Boxing Facebook page

CEBU CITY, Philippines — It’s all systems go for tomorrow’s Sanman Bubble VIII boxing card in General Santos City after the featured boxers hurdled the official weigh-in on Friday, February 25.

Zip-Sanman Boxing Gym prospect Esneth “Hard Hitter” Domingo and his opponent Jesse Espinas passed their mandatory weigh-in for their 10-round flyweight division showdown in the main event.

The 23-year old Cebu-based Domingo weighed in at 112-pounds while Espinas tipped the scales at 110lbs. Domingo, a former prospect of the ALA Boxing Gym sports a record of 15 wins, eight knockouts with one defeat.

Espinas has a 20-4 (win-loss) record with 11 knockouts.

Meanwhile, world-rated and undefeated Cebuano prospect Kevin Jake “KJ” Cataraja weighed in at 115lbs while his opponent Romshane Sarguilla stepped on the weighing scales at 118lbs to make their eight-rounder super flyweight duel happen in the co-main event.

Co-main event protagonists Romshane Sarguilla (left) and Kevin Jake Cataraja | Sanman Boxing Facebook page

The 26-year old Cataraja of Tabuelan town, northwest Cebu is unbeaten in 13 fights with 11 knockouts while Sarguilla has a record of 7-6-2 (win-loss-draw) with four knockouts.

Cataraja, also a former ALA Boxing Gym stalwart is ranked No. 9 in WBO’s super flyweight division and a former WBO Youth superflyweight champion.

On the other hand, former world title challenger Melvin “El Gringo” Jerusalem easily made the contracted weight at 105lbs for his eight-rounder bout versus Ramel Amtaran who was a pound heavier at 106lbs during the weigh-in.

The 27-year old Jerusalem of Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon, is currently ranked No. 1 contender in the World Boxing Organization’s (WBO) minimumweight division. He is also No. 2 WBC, No. 3 in IBF, and No. 5 in the WBA.

The rest of the fight card pits; Jhunrick Carcedo vs. Ryan Sermona, Michael Casama vs. Jaime Barcelona, Kenny Demecillo vs. Eric Pulgo, Cristian Pitt Laurente vs. Vicente Casido, Alex Santisima vs. Nathaniel Juan, and Joshua Belicina vs. Jojo Lastimosa.    /rcg

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