By Chito Yu Katangkatang
WBC flyweight champion Sonny Boy Jaro-Singwangcha left for Japan at 2:30PM today via Philippine Airlines. Jaro is set to make the first defense of his title against Toshiyuki Igarashi on Monday, July 16, 2012 at Saitama, Japan. Jaro left the Philippines with his team composed of Manager/Promoter/ Trainer Aljoe Jaro, Coaches George Sol and Carlito Vasquez, and Therapist Frankie Jaro. Co-Manager Naris Sinwangcha will meet the team in Japan and will leave from Bangkok.
“I am very ready to defend my title and show the world that my victory against Pongsaklek was no fluke. I am a real champion and I promise everybody that I am in better shape now more than during my fight against Wonjongkam,” Jaro told Fightnews.
Aljoe Jaro also expressed confidence on his protege. “Sonny Boy has been killing himself during training camp. He underwent a unique circuit of training. He looks very ripped and ready for war. He knows that the only way to win is via knockout. That is how he trained, to use his power and resiliency against his challenger.”
Sonny Boy further added, “I became a champion in times where becoming one seemed impossible. I was on the verge of giving up on boxing. But God is so good. He changed my life through my victory in Thailand. His will be done. I know he has blessed me and that he will continue to bless me with more victories. I am not doing this for myself. I want to give a good future for my family and Honor to my Country. This is also my way of saying thank you to my managers Aljoe Jaro and Naris Singwangcha. I am asking your support and prayers.”
Also featured under the Jaro-Igarashi card is the thrilling match between Takashi Uchiyama who will defend his WBA Superfeatherweight Belt against another Filipino pug Michael Farenas. Farenas together with his team headed by advisor Gerry Peñalosa left for Japan yesterday July 9.
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