Florante Condes Minimum Weight World Champion vs. Raul "Rayito" Garcia in La Paz, B.C.S
Condes lost his International Boxing Federation minimum flyweight title. New champion Raul "Rayito" Garcia from La Paz BCS. read complete story
Popular Filipino folk musician Florante's song "Ako'y Isang Pinoy" will be Florante Condes' marching song when he enters the ring about an hour from now at the Gimnacio Arturo in La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico to defend his IBF minimumweight title against local boy Raul 'Rayito' Garcia.
After realizing we were both latin and we both had lived in N.Y city we just started talking spanish!
Mr.Dante Ortiz says The Champion Florante Condes feels very happy in La Paz, very welcome, it's nice to see the people, he's very humble.Florante has said to Mr. Ortiz that La Paz reminds him of Philippines. Florante Condes is in optimum condition and feels much better as a champion than as a contender.As his manager I feel I have made a great achievement, when I saw him fight in september 2006. I* realized about his potential to become a world champion. When I asked Mr. Ortiz how he felt as a Puerto Rican and a Latino to have reached such prominent position in sports he said "It is an achievement a satisfaction" There's a lot of activity around the city, hotels at maximum capacity. Excitement and expectation are on the air.Some of my students have bought the very best seats they could buy to see this boxing match.
IBF minimumweight champion Florante Condes of the Philippines and his local challenger Raul Garcia Hirales both came in at 104 lbs, 1 lb below the minimumweight limit of 105 lbs, at the weigh-in held moments ago at the Araiza Palmira Hotel in Las Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico.
The excitement is growing as the date is getting closer.There has never been a boxing match of this magnitude in the city of La Paz. The champion's contender is our local fighter Raul Garcia Hirales which makes this event something even more special for the "paceños". My son who works at the hotel where champion Florante Condes from Philippines is staying said "he is quite a nice guy" I've heard lots of nice comments about the champion around the city.
As I was driving my son to work today I saw one of the boxers warming up at the malecon ( by the seashore) at 7 am. and wondered which one it was, you see, this is quite a small city. Unfortunately I didn't have my camera or my cell phone! I hope I see him tomorrow. I will be ready just in case. June 12 am. As promised, I have a picture and an interview with his manager I'm posting the picture now.The interview will be posted later on today. June 12 pm I'm posting a video of the champion, I will post an interview with his manager Mr. Dante Ortiz, next.
Los Angeles, CA: -All the “i”s are dotted and the “t”s crossed is the best way todescribe the training regimen of IBF minimum weight world champFlorante Condes and his manager Dante Ortiz this morning June 12th in La Paz, B.C.Sicture ionFlorante Condes as he prepares to defend his title for the first timeagainst Raul “Rayito” Garcia Hirales at La Paz, Mexico on Saturday,June 14, 2008.[q url="http://philboxing.com/news/story-16854.html"]Los Angeles, CA: -All the “i”s are dotted and the “t”s crossed is the best way todescribe the training regimen of IBF minimum weight world championFlorante Condes as he prepares to defend his title for the first timeagainst Raul “Rayito” Garcia Hirales at La Paz, Mexico on Saturday,June 14, 2008.
IBF mini flyweight champion Florante Condes is winning thehearts of Mexican boxing fans through his modesty and fighting style ashis fight date with Mexico’s own Raul Garcia nears.
According to a report by Philboxing.com Condes wowed theMexicans during Tuesday’s training at a local gym in La Paz, BajaCalifornia Sur, Mexico, where he displayed awesome hand speed andlateral skills.
"The fans were impressed with his power punch when thetrainer Danny Bactol worked with the punch mitts for 4 rounds, 10minutes jump rope and 3 shadow boxing," Condes' manager Dante Ortiz wasquoted as saying.
A Mexican report also said that the Filipino looked confident in going to this Saturday's fight with Garcia.
"The gymnasium was full of fans waiting for him and alongthe way they received him with applause. Dozens of fans took photoswith Florante for over 10 minutes, and he signed authograph[s] ongloves and fight posters," said the source.
La Paz, Baja California Sur.- Se eleva la temperatura entre el filipino Florante Condes campeón del mundo paja de la FIB y el retador paceño Raúl "Rayito" García Hirales al sostener en la rueda de prensa de este martes una continuación de la guerra verbal que apenas empieza manteniendo cada uno por su cuenta seguridad en que saldrán con el brazo en alto este sábado 14 de junio en la velada boxística "La Revancha Azteca" que espera atraer a miles de fanáticos en esta histórica presentación deportiva.