BOXING fans from all over the Philippines and internationally will witness a very explosive boxing showdown in Urdaneta, Pangasinan, this coming Saturday. The event entitled “RELENTLESS, Fists of Fury” is a professional boxing promotion sanctioned by the GAB Philippines.

Fighting in the event are ferocious warriors coming from the renowned Highland Boxing Stable. The “Magnificent Seven” from the boxing gym, managed and owned by Brico Santig,  international promoter and a fighter himself in his youth, will be led by Eduard Mancito, who will battle it out with Charlie Suarez in the lightweight division. 

The warriors who will fight in the main event have a combined 24 wins in which the veteran Mancito, has 12 wins more than the Davao del Norte native.  

Even in his 30’s, Suarez is still a force to be reckoned with as he possesses an 83 percent finishing rate, stopping five of his six opponents in his recent matches. In the co-main event of the day, Miel Fajardo will fight Bienvenido Ligas in the flyweight division. Fajardo, who boasts a record of 7-1-1 also from the Highland boxing stable will try to improve his record in his bid to defeat the Caloocan City-born Ligas.

The other fights which will be featured in the boxing event are Ladrada vs. Sese in the featherweight division; Gonzales vs. Rodrigo in the super-lightweight division; Baconaje vs. Lastrilla in the super-featherweight division; Lacar vs. Ganoza in the light flyweight division; Quizo vs. Bayubay in the super-flyweight;  Ramonal vs. Leon in the featherweight division; and finally Canawil and Laurente, who will make their own professional boxing day view,  will slug their fists out in the super-featherweight division.

Once a promising Igorot boxer, Rex Wa-o is back to revive his career after a five-year absence in the boxing ring. The 31-year-old highland fighter who hails from Tadian, Mountain Province is known for his relentless attacks with dynamite power as showcased in his career wins is making a comeback after his TKO loss to compatriot and former world title challenger Jeo Santisima in 2016.  

The Igorot fighter, who holds an 11-4 record, boasts of nine finishes in his 11 wins, all by KOs.  In this comeback fight, he will be tested by Jon Jon Estrada from Pasay City, Metro Manila. The 31-year-old Estrada, who is a journeyman fighter, holds a professional record of 11-8-1, is never to be underestimated as he finished off 10 of his opponents. – Tan Dulag (wartist)