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Mandaue hosts twin WBO Oriental title fights

Vic Saludar headlines a big card scheduled 1 May in Mandaue, Cebu. | JIJI PRESS/agence france-presse

Two-time world champion Vic Saludar battles Sanchai Yotboon of Thailand while Ramil Macado meets Lorenz Dumam-Ag as two World Boxing Organization (WBO) Oriental Championships take the spotlight on 1 May at the Mandaue Cultural and Sports Complex in Cebu.

Four other exciting matches are on tap in the slugfest being presented by city mayor Jonas Cortes, who is giving fight fans a treat by opening the show free of charge.

Macado, representing ARQ Stable of Cebu City, and Dumam-Ag of El Tigre Gym-Mandaluyong, dispute the WBO Oriental flyweight throne set for 12 rounds.

Saludar and Yotboon dispute the WBO Oriental fly crown in another 12-rounder.

In the undercard, Ian Abe of ARQ Stable faces Darwin Bayones of Laguna in a 10-round mini-fly duel while Raffie Jamero of Polomolok, South Cotabato squares off with Jhon Ver Esora of Prime Stag in a six-round war in the light-fly class.

In another six-rounder, Riel Gabunilas of ARQ Stable locks horns with Ronald Ewikan of Misamis Oriental in the light-fly bracket and John Magos of Prime Stag collides with Grant Elorza of Butuan City in another light-fly tussle.

Dubbed Engkwentro 13, a female bout featuring Casey Croft of the United States and Peeyalulax Sanpokang of Thailand spices up the slambang card.


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