GRACIEMAG.com put in an early phone call to Wallid Ismail to find out about the next Jungle Fight event, and the show’s top dog sounded even more worn out than usual.
– Taking a bit of rest before putting together the next Jungle Fight, Wallid?
– You nuts…? I’m already working hard on the next event.
And the director and founder of the Jungle Fight promotion broke some news: “There’ll be the continuation of the under-84kg GP, with the semifinal between Marcelo Guimarães and Ildemar Queixinho.
“The other semifinal will be Giba Galvão against Willian Santos, adds Wallid, saying the date and location will be confirmed after the contract has been signed.
Wallid was also keen to evaluate the last Jungle, held in Vila Velha, Brazil, on the 19th. “I feel it was the best of all times, because even the fights that went to the judges were evenly matched and exciting. Did you see Moicano?” he said with excitement regarding the fighter who took Rodrigo Damm’s place on the card.
“Damm got injured, but I don’t agree that João Paulo went in to face Massaranduba at the last minute. João Paulo had been training – and hard – to fight at under-66 kg. He just didn’t have to drop weight and could fight at 70 kg, that’s why the fight was so good,” he said in closing.
February 19, 2011
Sérgio Júnior defeated Edilberto Crocotá via split decision
Francisco Massaranduba defeated João Paulo via unanimous decision
Renato Moicano defeated Andrezinho Nogueira via unanimous decision
Marcelo Guimarães defeated Paulão Rodrigues via unanimous decision
Ednaldo Lula Molusco knocked out Antídio Neto in R1
Wilian Santos defeated Ascir Caetano via doctor’s intervention during 2nd-round break
Luis Guilherme knocked out Valdir Silva in R1
Latin American boxing belt
Elvin Perez knocked out Luciano “Olho de Tigre” in R2