OMEGA Professional Sports activities Worldwide (OPSI) hopes to finish the boxing lull within the nation because of the Covid-19 pandemic by internet hosting a closed-door boxing occasion within the subsequent few months.
“It’s all nonetheless tentative. We’re fixing every little thing in order that it will likely be prepared as quickly as GAB (Video games and Amusements Board) approves it,” Omega Boxing Health club head coach Jinggoy Junco advised SunStar Cebu.
OPSI is planning to host an eight-bout occasion inside its health club with out an viewers and with strict protocols on sporting masks, disinfection and social distancing.
Fighters will even be examined for the Covid-19 virus earlier than getting the go sign by GAB.
“The bills will likely be large for the promoter as a result of GAB is requiring PCR take a look at (swab take a look at) to have the ability to promote. It’s very costly as a result of the federal government gained’t shoulder it. We are attempting to determine the best way to reduce the bills. We’ll do our greatest to deliver again boxing in Cebu,” mentioned Junco.
OPSI is focusing on the final week of July to September.
“The goal is September, nevertheless it nonetheless is dependent upon the scenario. It might be earlier or later,” mentioned Junco.
The deliberate occasion will likely be headlined by unbeaten 24-yearold prospect Mark Vicelles (11-0, 15 KOs) towards a yet-to-be decided opponent.
The co-main occasion will likely be a fan-friendly struggle between Naoya Inoue sparring companion Pete Apolinar (11-1, 8 KOs) and veteran slugger Marco Demecillo (24-9-1, 19 KOs).
Additionally seeing motion within the undercard are Omega Boxing Health club pugs Tomjune Mangubat (11-21, 9 KOs), Worldwide Boxing Federation (IBF) No. 9 rated gentle flyweight Christian Araneta (17-1, 14 KOs), Ponciano Remandiman (10-5-1, 5 KOs), Carlo Bacaro (5
0, 4 KOs) and Mark Magsayo’s 18-year-old cousin Benny Magsayo Cañete.
In line with Junco, the occasion will almost certainly have TV protection or would possibly even be streamed reside on the web.
Cebu Metropolis final hosted a boxing occasion on Feb. 8, 2020 simply earlier than the Covid-19 pandemic. It was a six-fight boxing present headlined by Criztian Pitt Laurente vs. Boyce Sultan on the Brgy. Apas Sports activities Advanced. / EKA