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Pantilgan faces seasoned Calamba in Bakbakan sa Catmon

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Pantilgan faces seasoned Calamba in Bakbakan sa Catmon

Friday, December 15, 2017

MARJUN Pantilgan takes on experienced Nicong Calamba in the main event of Big Yellow Boxing Promotions’ “Bakbakan sa Catmon” show tonight at the Catmon Sports Complex.

After losing in a International Boxing Federation (IBF) Youth flyweight title fight against Robert Onggocan in June, Pantilgan has bounced back and won back-to-back contests against Delfin de Asis and Noel Aldemita.

The 23-year-old Pantilgan has won five out of six fights this year and hopes to end his year with a win over Calamba.

Calamba has had a good year, winning two of his four fights this year. He is coming off a fifth round stoppage over Jestoni Makiputin.

The two other main bouts will be a brewing rivalry between Big Yellow Boxing Gym and Omega Boxing Gym.

Big Yellow’s Carlo Demecillo will lock horns with Omega’s Jay-Ar Aliasot; while Big Yellow’s Clyde Azarcon (10-1, 4 KOs) slugs it out with Omega’s RR Borbon (5-1-1, 5 KOs).

Following two straight losses in Japan last year, the 21-year-old Demecillo has bounced back with back-to-back wins over Jason Tinampay and Jomar Ministerio.

Aliasot, who hasn’t lost in two years after suffering his only defeat with a fifth round stoppage of Joe Tejones, is fresh from unanimous verdict over Ryan Bongcawil. (EKA)

Published in the SunStar Cebu newspaper on December 16, 2017.

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