Pinoy boxing in 2012

There are obvious Filipino boxers whose names will be talked about in 2012.  Manny Pacquiao by the looks of it will fight at least 2x in the year.  Nonito Donaire is starting early this year and if all is well should have at least 3 interesting match ups.  Brian Viloria is scheduled for another defense of his title in April and because he is now once again a hot commodity, and any of his fights this year will always be a potential fight of the year candidate.

However we must continue to introduce new names into the pipeline to ensure the presence of Pinoy fighters amongst boxing elites.

Of course Boom Boom Bautista and Abe Concepcion’s hopes continue to be kept alive as they are still able to get fights here and abroad.  Gerry Penalosa’s wards Mike Farenas and his nephew Dodie Boy Penalosa Jr.  may also come up in the rankings if given good opportunities.

Let us not forget Drian Francisco, Al Sabaupan and Roberto Gonzales all or whom are just in the wings waiting for that one big shot.

Michael Domingo, Donnie Nietes, Denver Cuello all too familiar boxers who we all are just waiting for as they prepare for the big time.

If all goes well and good match ups are arranged, Filipino boxers should continue to cement their presence in world boxing rankings.