Hong Kong is gears up for an exciting evening of international boxing headed by a young Filipino champ: WBO Oriental bantamweight king Dayer Gabutan Singwancha will defend his crown against Thailand’s Petch TwinsGym at the Kowloon Bay International Trade and Exhibition Centre in Hong Kong on September 22.
The news was confirmed today to Philboxing by the card’s co-promoter international matchmaker Brico Santig of Highland Boxing Promotions.
For the Filipino Dayer Gabutan Singwancha, the current WBO world’s # 6 bantamweight, this will be the third title defense of the Oriental belt he claimed by outpointing fellow filipino Jilo Merlin in Angeles City, Pampanga in July of last year.
In his last combat, the Ilocos Sur Dayer Gabutan Singwancha (14-1-2, 6KO’s) scored a unanimous decision victory over Dino Lelis last May in Caloocan City, Metro Manila.
Gabutan’s dangerous opponent will be Thailand’s Petch TwinGym who comes from a KO victory in round 3 over fellow Thai Stamp Sor Saknarin last month at the legendary Lumpini Stadium in Bangkok.
“Gabutan Singwancha is excited to defend his WBO Oriental title in Hong Kong and move upwards in the WBO rankings. This title defense is the perfect chance to showcase his boxing talents in a prestigious international arena. Gabutan must be careful as Thailand boxers are always very dangerous. Most of them have combat training and experience as muay thai combatants,” commented the card’s co-promoter Brico Santig.
The september 22 fight will be Gabutan’s first combat outside of his native Philippines.
Also schedule is Pinoy welterweight Dennis Padua Singwancha (9-2, 4KOs) of Guimbal, Nueva Ecija, who will have the very tough assignment to battle Thailand’s knockout seeker Ekapol Yothinpanawet (11-1, 8KO’s).
In another high octane clash, super featherweight Randy Megrino (10-8-2, 6KOs) of Kidapawan City, Cobabato del Norte will be in a collision course against dangerous Thailander Lertsila PakdeeGym.
There will be female boxing as well.
An 8-rounder action match that will delight boxing fans: beautiful 24-year-old pinay fighter Jujeath Nagaowa of Baguio will go to into war against Thai fight girl Jujeath Nagaowa (5-1, 2KO’s).
The evening will also mark the pro debut of the popular 3-Time Hong Kong amateur champion Rex Tso who will battle China’s Wei Xing Qing.
In addition, Samoa’s cruiserweight Lawrence Tawasa will see action against undefeated Korean Kyoung-Hak Lee.
The exciting Hong Kong boxing event will feature total seven bouts from fighters from Philippines, Thailand, Korea, China, Africa, Hong Kong, and Samoa.
The card is promoted and organized by Hong Kong promoter Jay Lau of DEF Boxing and co-promoted by Brico Santig / Naris Singwancha and Takaharu Hayashi of GEN International Ltd. T
he matchmaker is Raymond Chang.
Supervisor for the World Boxing Organization will be Mr. Leon Panoncillo of Hawaii.
For more information on tickets please contact the Kowloon International Trade and Exhibition Centerwww.kitec.com.hk or call Hong Kong Tel: 2620-2222.
By Carlos Costa