ALA to hold IBF eliminator-A A +A
Sunday, July 8, 2012
ALA Promotions will work on staging an IBF mini flyweight eliminator bout between Mateo Handig and former world title challeng
er Katsunari Takayama in Baguio City in two months.
“The contract has already been signed by Takayama and we are just awaiting word on the definite date from Highland group,” ALA Promotions’ Chad Canares told Sun.Star Cebu. The Cebu-based ALA Promotions promotes the 29-year-old Japanese.
Brico Santig’s Highland Boxing Promotions earned the right to promote the eliminator and is planning to hold it on Sept. 18 or 22 at the Baguio City Convention Center in Baguio City.
Takayama is rated by the IBF at No. 7, while Handig is No. 11. The winner of the fight will be the mandatory challenger of IBF mini-flyweight king Nkosinathi Joyi.
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on July 09, 2012.