FOUR of 10 Filipino fighters, including Sherwin Paro and Rocky Fuentes, that are scheduled to fight in Thailand, South Korea and Australia are aiming to win titles.
Paro and Philippine Boxing Federation mini-fly champ Fuentes, both young guns from Cebu City, takes on separate World Boxing Organization (WBO) highly rated Thai fighters for the WBO Asia-Pacific titles at Tapla District in Uttaradith Province, Thailand tonight.
The 21-year old Paro challenges unbeaten WBO No. 2 super-flyweight Pramuansak Phosuwan while the dynamite-fisted Fuentes faces WBO No. 3 light-flyweight Kaichon Sor Vorapin, the younger brother of WBO bantam king Ratanachai Sor Vorapin, for the vacant title.
On Friday in Seoul, two-time Philippine super-featherweight title challenger Renato Inal faces veteran Won-bo Chun for the Pan Asian Boxing Association (PABA) lightweight title.
At Central Stadium of Pisanulok Province, Thailand, RP No. 7 Nonong Devilleres, one-time WBC Asian Boxing Council super flyweight challenger, faces WBC No. 30 and reigning WBC Youth flyweight champ Fahpetchnoi Sor Chitpattana in a six-round non-title bout.
Also on Oct. 29, Rolando Gerongco and Ranee Ganoy are set in separate 6-round non-title bouts at State Sports Center in Homebush Bay, New South Wales, Australia.
Gerongco takes on unbeaten Aussie Billy Dibb (3-0, 3 KOs) in lightweight fight while Ganoy battles Jungstar Min in lightweight bout.
As of press time last night, RP No. 5 Dondon Lapuz was fighting WBC No. 10 and ABCO super-bantamweight champion Saenghiran Lookbanyai at Srisaket Province, Thailand.
At the same card, all RP rated, lightweight contender Rey Almonicar, super-lightweight Nonoy Gonzales and light-flyweight Edwin Ubatay are set against local foes in non-title bouts.
Coming off in 8th round knockout win last Sept. 17 over veteran Jaime Acerda, Paro, who is co-managed by Marty Elorde and Antonio L. Aldeguer, sports a menacing 14-3 win-loss record with 9 coming by stoppages in his two and a half year campaign as a pro.
Pramuansak, who will turn 36 on Nov. 12, reportedly risks his title for 14th time after winning the crown by beating another Filipino, Julius Agcopra in Jan. 2002. He was a former gold medallist in 1998 Asian Games and fought in 1996 and 2000 Olympics.
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