WORLD Boxing Council (WBC) No. 9 rated mild flyweight Mark Vicelles will face a special opponent in Omega Professional Sports activities Worldwide’s (OPSI) “Kumbati 6” bubble boxing present on Dec. 18 on the IPI Complicated in Mandaue Metropolis after Arnold Garde backed out.
“Garde wasn’t in a position to come attributable to well being causes,” OPSI vp Jerome Calatrava instructed SunStar Cebu. “We’re nonetheless searching for an opponent. We have now a attainable alternative, however we will’t disclose it but as a result of it’s nonetheless for approval. It’s not a lot of an opponent, however we’ll see if this boxer will get permitted.”
The 24-year-old Vicelles is recent from preventing in OPSI’s first bubble boxing occasion final Oct. 7. He demolished Junuel Lacar in 4 rounds in what was an exercise combat.
Vicelles, 12-0-1 with six knockouts, was speculated to be preventing a keep-busy combat with Garde, who’s thought-about a membership fighter. He should combat and hold himself busy to stay world ranked. Except for his lofty rankings within the WBC, Vicelles is ranked No. 11 within the Worldwide Boxing Federation (IBF) and No. 12 within the World Boxing Group (WBO).
“These are issues that you just actually can’t foresee,” stated Calatrava of the sudden resolution of Garde. “There are not any adjustments in the remainder of the cardboard.”
Tomjune Mangubat (11-2-1, 9 KOs) faces Reymond Empic (7-5, 3 KOs) within the co-main function. Within the undercard of “Kumbati 6,” Regie Suganob (4-0, 1KO) locks horns with Robert Ates (4-7, 2 KOs), Carlo Bacaro (6-0, 5 KOs) trades leathers with Ryan Maano (5-9-2, 1 KO) and Benny Cañete makes his professional debut in opposition to fellow newcomer Roque Villagonzalo.
Following “Kumbati 6,” which kicks off at 1 p.m., shall be “Kumbati 7” at 7 p.m. on the identical day.
The cardboard is headlined by IBF No. 7 mild flyweight Christian Araneta (18-1, 14 KOs) vs. Roland Jay Biendema (15-6-1, 8 KOs).
Pete Apolinar (12-1, 8 KOs) squares off with Danny Tampipi (September 11-2, 5 KOs) within the co-main function.
Within the undercard, Ifugao sensation Carl James Martin (15-0, 14 KOs) slugs it out with Richard Rosales (14-13-2, 8 KOs), Albert Pagara (32-1, 23 KOs) is up in opposition to Virgil Putol (18-14-2, 9 KOs), and Franco Serafica (3-1, 1 KO) takes on Matthew Fondales (1-2). (EKA)