WORLD-ranked Mark Vicelles lastly will get his first style of motion in over a 12 months as he headlines the nation’s first professional boxing occasion because the outbreak of Covid-19.
Vicelles makes an attempt to shake off the ring rust towards Junuel Lacar in a 10-rounder in the primary Omega Professional Sports activities Worldwide’s Kumbati 5 on the IPI Complicated in Mandaue Metropolis, Cebu on Oct. 7.
“This will probably be a tune-up battle for Mark. As you may see, we had a tough time in search of a top quality opponent due to the pandemic. I believe he’s prepared in three to 5 fights. Mark remains to be younger. We don’t must rush him. We should achieve extra expertise. But when there may be a suggestion for a world championship, then we are going to gladly settle for it,” Omega Boxing Gymnasium head coach Jinggoy Junco informed SunStar Cebu.
The 24-year-old Vicelles is rated No. 10 within the World Boxing Council (WBC) gentle flyweight division, whereby Japanese star Kenshiro Teraji is primary. He’s additionally ranked No. 13 within the World Boxing Group (WBO), during which Elwin Soto holds the belt.
“Mark nonetheless wants extra expertise but when he’ll be provided a world championship then that might be good expertise for him. If we have now the correct preparation then we’ll give the world champions within the division some issues,” stated Junco.
Vicelles final noticed motion on July 6, 2019. He beat fellow world-ranked Jesse Espinas by way of majority resolution in Liloan, Cebu.
The 27-year-old Lacar, then again, bounced again from a four-fight dropping stoop with a fourth spherical technical knockout of Romeo Tenorio in Quezon to win the vacant Luzproba flyweight belt.
Vicelles is 11-0-1 with 5 knockouts, whereas Lacar is 8-5-3 with six knockouts.
In the meantime, hard-hitting Pete Apolinar (11-1, 8 KOs) trades leathers with former world title challenger Jetro Pabustan (30-7-6, 9 KOs).
Apolinar, who sparred with Japanese famous person Naoya Inoue early this 12 months, ought to face the stiffest take a look at of his profession towards Pabustan.
The 30-year-old Pabustan has wins over former Omega fighters Kenny Demecillo and Vergilio Silvano. He additionally challenged then WBO bantamweight champion Pungluang Sor Singyu and misplaced by way of a technical resolution.
Within the undercard, Worldwide Boxing Federation (IBF) No. 9 gentle flyweight Christian Araneta (17-1, 14 KOs) is up towards veteran Richard Rosales (14-12-2, 8 KOs) and unbeaten Carlo Bacaro (5-0, 4 KOs) squares off with Jeffrey Stella (4-10-3, 4 KOs).
The boxing occasion is below a managed setting, whereby there will probably be no viewers, and all officers and boxers underwent Covid-19 testing. The battle will probably be uploaded after just a few days by way of the Omega Boxing Fb web page.