SANMAN Promotions officially welcomes former ALA Boys Melvin Jerusalem, Jeo Santisima and Esneth Domingo to its roster of fighters.
“I’m very honored that they trusted us,” Sanman Promotions chief executive officer JC Manangquil told SunStar Cebu. “Thank you also to ZIP for the partnership and trust they gave Sanman. We’ll just continue to work hard to reach everybody’s ultimate goal, to win a world title.”
Sanman Promotions will be the trio’s promoter while ZIP, headed by Mhavic Kamiyama, will be their manager.
Sanman Promotions hopes to do a show before the end of the year and feature their newest acquisitions.
“First, they will return to training and we are planning to do a show before the year ends,” said Manangquil.
Jerusalem is currently in his hometown of Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon. Santisima is also back in his hometown of Aroroy, Masbate. Esneth is in Lebak, Sultan Kudarat. The three will return to Cebu soon and will start their formal training under former ALA Boy Michael Domingo.
Sanman Promotions is planning to build a gym here in Cebu, which will most likely be manned by Domingo. For now, Domingo and his boxers will be training at the Phil-Aust Boxing Gym.
Jerusalem, 26, is currently one of the top minimumweights in the world. He’s rated No. 1 in the World Boxing Council (WBC), No. 4 in the International Boxing Federation (IBF) and No. 6 in the World Boxing Organization (WBO). He has a record of 15-2 with nine knockouts.
The 24-year-old Santisima, in the meantime, is currently ranked No. 8 in the WBO super bantamweight division. He is 19-3 with 16 knockouts.
Meanwhile, Esneth, 21, is a raw up-and-coming talent with a record of 13-1 with seven knockouts. (EKA)