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Joaquino faces Espinas tomorrow in CDO

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Joaquino faces Espinas tomorrow in CDO

Sunday, January 14, 2018

PROMISING light flyweight Elias Joaquino gets a huge break as he takes on world-ranked Jesse Espinas tomorrow night at the Tablon Mini-Gym in Cagayan de Oro.

Joaquino is coming off a split decision win over Jimboy Haya after suffering the his first career defeat, a seventh round knockout against former world champion Francisco Rodriguez Jr. also last year.

The 26-year-old Joaquino is one of the more promising fighters at the RWS Gym in Labangon. A win over Espinas could be his key to bigger fights.

The 25-year-old Espinas, who fights under the SGG banner, is currently ranked No. 8 by the World Boxing Association (WBA) as a light flyweight and No. 12 in the World Boxing Council (WBC) as a minimumweight.

Espinas had a very impressive 2016, beating the likes of Tommy Seran and Pai Pharob, also winning the WBO Oriental light flyweight belt in the process. (EKA)

Published in the SunStar Cebu newspaper on January 14, 2018.

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