Sunday 28th May 2017,
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“Filicutioner” Archie Solis…

Marco Antonio Barrera, Juan Manuel Marquez, Erik Morales, David Diaz, Jorge Solis, Oscar De La Hoya and a number of Mexican warriors has fallen into his prey. Manny Pacquiao has continued his dominance over Mexico’s finest fighters that he was the designated Mexicutioner in boxing. But Mexico has also found an ace on their sleeves in a form of a 108 pound slugger; Ulises “Archie” Solis.
Bert Batawang, Rodel Mayol and Glenn Donaire all suffered defeats on the hands of Solis although those fighters are not worldly known but all are rated. Batawang is rated no.10 and Mayol and Donaire in the top 20s. Solis is the kingpin in the light flyweight division and his most notable win would be a decision against equally talented Edgar Sosa. This April 19 Archie will once again battle out with another Filipino Brian Viloria and this time it’s on Viloria’s turf. Archie will once again dig deep on his arsenal to come up with a monumental upset against one of Philippines best. Brian who grew up in Hawaii and was part of the Sydney Olympics outpointing the Donaire brothers, Glenn and Nonito to get the coveted spot in USA boxing team has fallen into strings of bad lucks after losing his WBC belt to Omar Romero. A win with Solis will put him back on his glory days and bigger fights coming and a lost will catapult him further on the bottom standing. This would be Brian’s make or break career move and for Solis this would solidify his fitting name as The Filipino executioner or the Filicutioner and avenge the losses of his county men who suffered defeats by Manny Pacquiao.

Manny Pacquiao after De La Hoya has changed its course and will be fighting Ricky Hatton while Archie will have his hands full against sturdy Brian Viloria. Will Solis live up to his name? Mayol, Batawang and Donaire were close to grabbing Solis belt and there were instances that he looks very troubled but still found a way to escape with a big W at the end. Archie will be up against a hungry fighter and a former champion and this time there won’t be any crowd to cheer him up when he is in trouble. Viloria should take advantage of this but of course we cannot discredit the heart of a champion the big heart of Solis who is bigger than his 108lb. frame. There’s a big big mountain to climb and if I we’re Solis I won’t be happy being called a Filicutioner especially if I am fighting in Philippine soil with 300 millions of Filipinos watching.

Jess Matthew Beltran

Jess has contributed a thousand plus articles to various international and local sports sites. He is still finishing up an e-book which talks about basketball and life. Message him at [email protected]

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Jess has contributed a thousand plus articles to various international and local sports sites. He is still finishing up an e-book which talks about basketball and life. Message him at [email protected]