Bacon makes US debut

JAMES Bacon makes his US debut as he takes on journeyman Ramon dela Cruz Sena on March 13, 2020, at the Manual Artime Community Center Theater in Miami, Florida.

Bacon, a native of Mandaue City, looks to bounce back after losing his last fight, a unanimous decision defeat to Darragh Foley on Nov. 16, 2019 in Sydney, Australia.

After retiring from boxing in 2012, the 29-year-old Bacon, a former ALA Boy, made his ring comeback seven years later. He won a third round stoppage of Richard Betos on Feb. 13, 2019. He followed it up with two more wins—a first round knockout of Jovany Rota and a majority decision over Jose Ocampo.

The 33-year-old Sena is a very experienced fighter with over 50 pro fights. He is a former interim World Boxing Council (WBC) welterweight champion after winning the belt with a ninth round knockout of Elias Leandro Vallejos in 2013.

Sena, however, is on a recent slump with just one win in six fights in 2019—a decision victory over Gustavo Damian Reales. He is coming off a disqualification loss to Josec Ruiz in his latest contest.

Bacon, who now trains at the Sanman Gym in Gen. Santos City, is 23-4 with 15 knockouts, while Sena is 23-27-3 with 13 knockouts. (EKA)


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