In a fight that promises explosive action from start to finish, Michael Dasmariñas and Kenny Demecillo’s coming out slugfest will cap a night of great fights as “Rising Stars” gets underway on Saturday at the Resorts World Manila.
Both camps have expressed their readiness and capability to knock each other out in one of two title eliminator bouts that will put the winner as likely challenger to the International Boxing Federation belts.
Dasmarinas, 28-2-1 (19 KOs), is on a hot 10-win streak and on paper is the more experienced fighter opposite Demecillo, 14-4-2 (8 KOs).
Experts call it a dream fight in the 118-pound division and the protagonists promise to give it all.
“Dasmariñas now has the chance to firmly make his mark as the No. 1
man to beat at 118 lbs. I have taken Michael from the small events to an IBO world title in three fights under the Ringstar banner,” said promoter Scott Patrick Farrell, confident that his ward will bulldoze his way to victory.
The 26-year-old Dasmariñas has shown his power in a fourth round stoppage of Karim Guerfi in Singapore for the International Boxing Organization diadem. “He possesses the hardest punch with snap at that weight and is a feared body snatcher with fast, accurate hands,” added Farrell.
While Bicolandia’s Dasmariñas may have the arsenal, international ring judge Arnie Najera believes Demecillo is ready for a world title shot should he get past his opponent.