Aranas outboxes Sumalinog in ‘Battle of Gold Medalists’

JEMUEL Aranas proved that he’s the better boxer after a unanimous decision victory over fellow Palarong Pambansa VisMin gold medalist Khyl Sumalinog in the main event of Villamor Boxing Gym and Moneypunch Promotions’ “Battle of Gold Medalists” amateur boxing event at the Villamor Boxing Gym in Mandaue City on Saturday, March 11, 2023.

Aranas of Carcar City totally outclassed Sumalinog, who fights out of the Noy Pacing Flores Boxing Academy, after winning all three rounds.

Both Aranas and Sumalinog were gold medalists in last year’s Palarong Pambansa VisMin Cup.

In the undercard, Regino Esparcia defeated Aaron Karl Jimenez by unanimous decision, Christian Monilar won against Noeh Dahili by split decision, Carl Jan Simbajon dominated Gerald Villarube by unanimous decision, Carl Penedo defeated Rodolfo Medalla by unanimous decision, Joven Jay Bengil had his hand raised over Renzel Cordova by unanimous decision, Gian Casto walked away with a split-decision win over Shallom Dela Cruz, Jhamel Aras outclassed Dave Camillo by unanimous decision, Rodel Tillor outlasted Vince Emman Suson by unanimous decision, Deor Devila squeaked past Cyril Jade Limotan by split decision, John Mierk Camillo outboxed Niño Taragosa by unanimous decision and Justin Inocian won by split decision over Lester Tagalog.

Former world title challenger and famed boxing trainer Edito Villamor and Moneypunch Promotions’ Christian Faust will hold monthly boxing events like this as part of their amateur boxing program to build and develop future stars of the sport.

“This is good for the kids. To inspire them to train because they have an event to look forward to every month. Our goal is to look for talent that will represent in international events and especially in the Olympics in the future or maybe discover the next Manny Pacquiao 10 years from now,” Villamor told SunStar Cebu. (EKA)