Antonio Guevarra is the current Philippine Featherweight Champion. He fought Ippo Makounochi and gave him his 3rd defeat.
|Birth date||(?), 1980|
|Height||168.1 cm (5'6")|
|Reach||173 cm (68")|
|Wins by KO||N/A|
|Championships||Filipino Featherweight Champion|
|Manga Debut||Round 1174|
|Manga Final||Currently recurring|
|Anime Debut||Does not appear|
Born in the poor slums of the Smokey Mountain, Antonio's life has ever been collecting junk and materials that can be sold on junk shops. He supports his parents and six siblings every day with this job but decided to try boxing.
He appears to be physically calm when he met Ippo for the first time. However Antonio is serious when he gets into the ring. Antonio believed that boxing is his sole "job" so he could give his family money or in better term financial support to their poor status.
Malcolm Gedo vs Antonio GuevarraEdit
Antonio defeated Malcolm Gedo by unanimous decision, becoming the new Featherweight Champion of the Philippines.
Makunouchi Ippo vs Antonio GuevarraEdit
A day before his match with the former JBC Champion Makunouchi Ippo, he offers a handshake to him during their stare down. Antonio uses his left hand to greet his opponent because of his instincts as a natural southpaw.
The day of the match arrives, Antonio enters the ring with confidence and not understanding what the audience is saying. The first round begins as the bell rings, Antonio uses his right jabs and speed to keep Ippo out of range and prevent him from infighting. However, Ippo realizes he needs to close in on Antonio. As Ippo dashes to him, Antonio throws a left straight, Ippo however ducks under his left straight and hits him with a solar plexus blow. Ippo then punches Antonio in the face, sending him into the ropes where he bounces off and falls on his face, with the referee stepping in to send Ippo to a neutral corner. Antonio gets up and the match continues, Ippo dashes out of the corner. Antonio's corner tells him to throw some jabs like before, but Ippo slips through. His corner then tells him to just buy some time. Expecting a body blow, Antonio lowers his guard, then guards his face with one arm. Despite the guard, Ippo's punch rocks Antonio's head back.
Antonio is totally on the defensive now and is once again forced to retreat right into the ropes. Antonio throws out a counter, but Ippo avoids it and sets up for the Diagonal Dempsey Roll. Ippo begins his Diagonal Dempsey Roll by stopping the momentum of ducking to the left, immediately delivering a punch going from vertical to horizontal, he then leans to the left and swings back to punch with a left. Ippo swings to the right, delivers a right uppercut while swinging his body to the left. As Ippo is about to land a hit again, Antonio falls and a slip is declared. Sendo , Mashiba, and Miyata are impressed on the unrolled dempsey by ippo, When Antonio is ready for battle. He did some clinching technique but ippo surpassed his plan and released a liver blow then the referee stops ippo when the bell rings. 2nd Round, Antonio guevara's corner had a conversation with Malcolm Gedo before the match, Malcolm Gave some hint on how to outstrike ippo but only for the exchange of money. So the corner can't help Antonio. but Antonio thinking out of the box, uses his range against ippo. Ippo's range is too short making it easier for Antonio to counter ippo's jab. As the time goes by, Sendo goes to get a drink since he noticed the fight was done, ippo's body release some steam that indicates ippo is desperate to defeat antonio guevara. Ippo tries to rush in using the new dempsey roll to catch up to his distance. Antonio use his feet to prevent the inside pace of ippo, as the battle goes by, ippo use his quickness and able to throw some punch even from his bad position, he is able to overthrow him and the distance becomes shorter. When ippo is in the position, Antonio freezes. Ippo using pace on the position and throws some bombs using his right hand. Ippo hits Guevara Sending him to the matt, the referee begins the count, While everyone in the audience thinks that Guevara is going straight to the hospital, he stands up. Ippo is getting ready but the gong sounds, the bell saving Guevara again.
Ippo realizes he was actually downed, but more than that he's still got tunnel vision about using the New Dempsey Roll. Kamogawa tells him to forget it. Kamogawa explains that he got downed because he ignored what he always practiced, and he doesn't have the luxury of showing off during this fight. It's more important to just beat Guevara than how he beats Guevara. Despite Ippo looking like he gets it, he still clearly wants to show the New Dempsey Roll deep down.
Meanwhile, in his corner, Guevara is on shaky legs. His corner tells him to just take another one, but Guevara worries that it'll mean crossing fists with Ippo's fucked-up strength.
Kamogawa gets out of the ring and yells at Ippo once last time to forget about the New Dempsey Roll. Yagi tells Kamogawa that if it's Ippo, he'll definitely do it, but Kamogawa says that he doesn't have the same feeling as the first time Ippo showed the original Dempsey Roll. He has a bad feeling about this time...
The gong sounds and Ippo goes into his figure-8 weaving. Sendo mocks Miyata, asking him if he's got anything nice to say about how well Guevara is doing. Miyata says that Guevara's counter from the corner really took "timing and heart." (Remember that one, folks?) Sendo brushes it off, sayin' counters ain't nothin' ta worry about.
Ippo and Guevara trade punches, with Guevara trying to get around the cross-arm block with hooks. He throws a big left hook that Ippo ducks easily, but their legs get tangled and as Ippo is going down, Guevara's hook makes contact. That makes it a down, not a slip, but Itagaki and Kimura are yelling at the ref that it was a slip while he starts the count. Aoki notes that Ippo might be more beat up than he's letting on. Kamogawa is shouting at Ippo, but it isn't reaching his ears. All Ippo can think about is the Coach saying, "Forget about the New Dempsey Roll!" He picks himself up; he's not ending this fight without showing the Coach everything he's been working on. However, his left shoulder is clearly hurt from his fall.
Miyata acknowledges that Guevara really knows what he's doing in terms of counterpunching, and wonders if Ippo might actually lose. Ippo's head is full of nothing but thoughts of the New Dempsey Roll, and he's determined to repay the Coach for all his time and effort and really deliver on his promise.
At the 4th round, Ippo exposes his chin and shows the sign of being a punch drunk. He use the Diagonal Dempsey Roll at the corner. While he start to weave and to attack. Antonio thinks about his family and throws a last desperate left straight to counter Ippo, leaving Ippo falling to the floor and the match decision to Antonio.
WIN AGAINST IPPO Editto be added....
|WIN||?-0-0||Makunouchi Ippo||KO||4(10)||1999-01||Tokyo, Japan||"10 Months In The Making"
|WIN||?-0-0||Malcolm Gedo||Decision||10(10) 3:00||1998||Philippines||Won Philippine Featherweight Title Match|
AppearanceEditAntonio has a tanned skin tone and a fit body. his hair is black, in a short hairstyle, he has thin eyebrows.
Antonio has an easy-going, confident attitude. He's willing to fight anyone in order to achieve his goal, to bring back money for his family.
Antonio is a skilled southpaw out boxer who commonly uses right jabs and straights and is good at dodging and blocking punches. Antonio has enough punching power to knock Ippo's head back with a jab. He is shown to have quick reflexes as he leans back to avoid a direct hit from Ippo. Antonio use his foot to block the infighting method of ippo.