Zamboangueño pugilist makes first title defense-A A +A
By Bong Garcia
Saturday, March 31, 2012
ZAMBOANGUEñO and Philippine Super Flyweight champion Marvin Mabait departed for Cebu on Saturday to continue his extensive training in preparation for his first mandatory title defense.
Mabait, a pride of Zamboanga City, will fight against Marco Demicillo on April 22 to defend his title he wrested from Rey Perez last January 28 in Caloocan City.
Mabait left for Cebu together with trainer Jonathan Peñalosa and several other boxers from the Peñalosa stable where he is currently based and training.
Mabait, the mainstay of Blue Stallion stable of 2nd district Congressman Erico Basilio Fabian, will gun for his 17th win against one of only two boxers he drew in the past while both were upcoming pugs in a four-round bout.
Mabait, who hails from Barangay Talon-Talon, five kilometers east of Zamboanga City, puts on line a sterling fight record of 16 wins, 2 draws with no defeat.
He will square it out with Demicillo in a fight card being put up by Rex 'Wakee' Salud, the promoter of his opponent.
Meanwhile, Fabian is optimistic that Mabait will successfully defend his crown. (Bong Garcia)