Manila, Philippines – Reigning World Boxing Council international bantamweight champion Dennis Tubieron faces Japanese challenger Hiroki Shiino in defense of his 118-pound title, while two other compatriots who own WBC youth intercontinental crowns try to keep their plums headlining the “Bakbakan Sa Elorde“ boxing card scheduled September 8 at the Elorde Sports Complex in Parañaque City.
Also staking their crowns in the slam-bang affair promoted by the Elorde Internatiotional Productions are WBC youth intercontinental belt-owner Jaderes Padua, who takes on Indonesian James Mokoginta, and WBC youth intercontinental super-flyweight titlist Gabriel Altarejos, up against Filipino title contender Weljan Ugbaniel.
The Tubieron-Shiino showdown is for 12 rounds, while the Padua-Mokoginta and the AltarejosUgbaniel encounters are or 10 rounders.
Also seeing action for 12 rounds is Renan Trongco, who will swap punches with Japanese Ryu Onigashima for the vacant WBC international light-flyweight championship.
All four Filipino simonspures, should they win, will be given a crack at the lineal championships in their respective divisions, according to coach Archer Villamor during Friday’s SCOOP Sa Kamayan session on Padre Faura.
Two other youth intercontinental championsip hopefuls Vergel Nebran and Joe Maxian, according to Villamor during the session, sponsored by Powerade, AKTV and FILA will be fighting a pair of still to be named opponents to spice up the card.
Trongco and Tubieron, who both hail from Puerto Princesa, PaDUA, A Bicolano from Guinobatan, Albay, and Altarejos of Parañaque City, declared themselves ready this early, a month before the showdown to do battle and take a step closer to realizing their dreams of following in the footstep of their more illustrious countryman, eight-division champion Manny Pacquiao.
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