A triple boxing championships will be featured at the return of the Gabriel “Flash” Elorde Boxing Awards Banquet of Champions on Saturday in a special night of trilogy on its 23rd anniversary at the Okada Manila Grand Ballroom in Parañaque City.
Former world title challenger Giemel Magramo (26-3 win-loss record with 21 knockouts) and younger brother Arvin (16-1-1 with 11 knockouts) will clash against separate foes for the World Boxing Organization (WBO) regional titles starting 3 p.m. prior to the awards night.
The 28-year-old Giemel will be facing Thailand’s Sanchai Yotboon for the WBO global flyweight belt while the 26-year-old Arvin will meet fellow Joel Lino for WBO oriental lightweight title.
Upcoming 23-year-old Albert Francisco collides with Chinese Chengcheng Yang for the WBO oriental youth flyweight championship in the other triple championships treat to the fans.
“It’s going to be a memorable night, but first we have to treat all the awardees and guests with total actions,” event’s master organizer Liza Elorde, the wife of Elorde’s son Johnny, said. “Filipino boxers, fans and supporters deserve to be recognized.”
After three years of absence due to Covid-19 pandemic, the annual awards night will honor the country’s top performing boxers from the professional and amateur ranks from 2020, 2021 and 2022.
Guests from the private and government sectors are expected to cherish the return of the Elorde awards.
Eight-division world champion former Senator Manny Pacquiao and four-weight division world champion Nonito Donaire Jr. will be cited with the Special Award of Distinction for continuously reaping world championship crowns even after being elevated to the Elorde Hall of Fame several years back and winning the Boxer of the Year award for seven consecutive times.