Friday, February 12, 2010

Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire, Bernabe Concepcion, Ciso Morales, and Gerry Peñalosa are heading to an all-out war on Valentine’s Day as they aim to sweep their fights with Puerto Rican fighters on “Pinoy Power 3.”

The jam-packed card will be broadcast live from Las Vegas, USA this Sunday (Feb 14), 10:30am on ABS-CBN, through a partnership between boxing promotion company Top Rank and ABS-CBN Sports.

Donaire will defend his WBA superflyweight interim champion title against knockout artist Gerson “El Nene” Guerrero in his third “Pinoy Power” fight. “I’m really committed in just going for it and not thinking about all the other stuff," Donaire said in an interview with Steve Kim of

The Ring Magazine’s top six pound-for-pound boxer previously dominated Mexican Raul Martinez in April 2009 and dismantled Rafael “El Torito” Concepcion” of Panama three months after.

Former WBO featherweight contender Bernabe Concepcion, meanwhile, is ready to get back on track after a heartbreaking disqualification in the previous “Pinoy Power” last August due to a late blow he threw against Steven Luevano.

Concepcion, who is training hard in the Wild Card Gym for his fight against Mario Santiago, aims to follow the footsteps of his manager Manny Pacquiao. “It’s great to be training with him. When we get to share the ring, he teaches me footwork and gives me tips in fighting,” Concepcion shared during an interview by ABS-CBN sports correspondent Dyan Castillejo for “TV Patrol World.”

Ring veteran Gerry Peñalosa also takes inspiration from Pacquiao, his friend and idol. The 37-year-old pugilist is confident he can still win his third belt by first defeating Eric Morel in an eliminator. Undefeated Ciso “Kid Terrible” Morales, on the other hand, is fighting for his first title as he challenges Fernando “Cochulito” Montiel for the WBO bantamweight championship on Sunday (Feb 14).

Also fighting in the undercard is Filipino Mark Melligen who will battle undefeated Texan Raymond Gatica.

Watch the Filipino boxers’ quest for glory on ABS-CBN Sports’ “Pinoy Power 3” on Sunday (Feb 14), 10:30am on ABS-CBN with a delayed telecast on Studio 23 at 11:30am. Also catch “Pinoy Power 3” on Balls Skycable ch. 34 on February 16 at 4pm and February 18 at 9pm. And for updates and clips from the main event and possible live streaming visit

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