Battle followers will lastly get to see an Omega Boxing Gymnasium versus ALA Boxing Gymnasium showdown when the “Who’s Subsequent? 5: Civil Warfare” battle card will get underway tonight on the Mandaue Metropolis Cultural and Sports activities Complicated.
Jared Jahleel “Iron Chin” Payao of the Omega Boxing Gymnasium shall be defending his PBF bantamweight title in opposition to ALA Boxing Gymnasium homeboy Raul “Vulcan” Yu in the primary occasion scheduled for 10 rounds.
Omega Professional Sports activities Worldwide (OPSI), the promoter of the battle card tonight, as soon as initiated a chat to pit the newly topped WBO intercontinental featherweight champion Jhack Tepora in opposition to ALA Boxing Gymnasium’s knockout artist Jeo Santisima, however that battle by no means materialized.
However tonight, Cebuano battle followers who need to witness the brewing rivalry between the 2 famed boxing gyms will lastly get a glimpse of an ALA versus OPSI bout that includes Yu and Payao.
Payao, who holds a file of 15 wins with 9 knockouts and one defeat and is at present among the best boxers Omega Boxing Gymnasium can supply. A victory is essential since OPSI is planning to pit him in greater fights involving regional titles in opposition to international opponents.
With this, Payao is aware of he has to step up and present he’s prepared.
“I’ll do my finest on this battle,” mentioned Payao. “I’m assured that I can win this battle. It’s a positive win.”
OPSI vice chairman Jerome Calatrava revealed that there’s extra in retailer if the 24-year-old Payao will prevail over Yu.
“I’m greater than one hundred percent positive that Jahleel (Payao) will win in opposition to Yu. If he wins, then we may give him regional titles and larger fights,” mentioned Calatrava.
The 23-year-old Yu (9-2-2,8KOs) is aiming to bounce again from a tricky loss to SanMan Boxing Gymnasium’s Jade Bornea final February for the vacant IBF youth tremendous flyweight title.
“I badly need to win this battle as a result of that is my final likelihood,” he mentioned. “I already failed twice so I’ve to do my finest. I educated exhausting for this battle and sparred with high quality boxers like Donnie Nietes, so I’m assured that I’ll do higher on this battle.”
Each Payao and Yu made weight at 118 kilos throughout yesterday’s official weigh-in occasion at Parkmall in Mandaue Metropolis.
Yu is definitely a alternative of Payao’s preliminary opponent Renerio Arizala, who will now battle Jason Canoy Manigos within the co-main occasion.
Manigos faces Arizala in a 10-round non-title showdown within the bantamweight division. Manigos (26-7-2,19KOs) and Arizala (13-7-2,5KOs) each weighed in at 119 kilos yesterday.
Tickets are offered at P50 for normal admission, P150 for ringside and P200 for VIP.
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