OMEGA Professional Sports activities Worldwide (OPSI) hosts a two-part “bubble” boxing present Friday, Dec. 18, 2020, that options a few of the brightest younger expertise within the nation.
Christian Araneta headlines the night present, “Kumbati 7,” towards Roland Jay Biendema in what ought to be an thrilling 10-round combat on the IPI Complicated in Mandaue Metropolis.
The 25-year-old Araneta seems to proceed his climb up the sunshine flyweight world rankings with an enormous win over Biendema, who’s a reliable opponent.
Araneta is at present rated No. 6 within the Worldwide Boxing Federation and simply wants just a few extra massive wins for a title shot. He sits behind Abraham Rodriguez at No. 5, Sive Nontshinga at No. 4 and Dee-Jay Kriel at No. 3. The present champion is Felix Alvarado.
The 24-year-old Biendema is a tricky opponent fighter that has solely been knocked out as soon as in his profession. He has fought the likes of Samuel Salva, Jayson Mama and unbeaten Japanese prospect Kento Hatanaka.
Araneta is 18-1 with 14 knockouts, whereas Biendema is 15-6-1 with eight knockouts.
Pete Apolinar (12-1, 8 KOs) is up towards Danny Tampipi (Sept. 11-2, 5 KOs) in a 10-round co-feature.
Within the “Kumbati 7” undercard, promising tremendous bantamweight Albert Pagara (32-1, 23 KOs) makes his debut below his new promoter MTK International towards journeyman Virgil Puton (18-14-2, 9 KOs), Ifugao sensation Carl Jammes Martin (15-0, 14 KOs) is combating battle-scarred veteran Richard Rosales (14-13-2, 8 KOs) and Franco Serafica (3-1, 1 KO) takes on Matthew Fondales (1-2).
Within the afternoon present, “Kumbati 6,” Tomjune Mangubat (11-2-1, 9 KOs) headlines the present in a 10-rounder towards Reymond Empic (7-5, 3 KOs).
The 23-year-old Mangubat seems to bounce again after shedding a cut up determination to Jong Seon Kang in Vietnam final 12 months. He misplaced two of his final three fights.
Empic, alternatively, additionally desires to return to the profitable column after shedding his final two contests towards Brian Lobetania and Rolando Servania.
Within the undercard, Regie Suganob (4-0, 1 KO) 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 faces off with fellow debutant Roque Villagonzalo. / EKA