FOLLOWING a couple of postponements, it looks as if Gemiel Magramo will get a crack at a world title before the end of 2020.
Magramo is set to face Japanese Junto Nakatani for the vacant World Boxing Organization (WBO) flyweight belt on Nov. 6, 2020 in Tokyo, Japan.
The Games and Amusements Board (GAB) has already given Magramo authority to fight in Japan and posted the letter of authority in its official Facebook account.
Magaramo was originally slated to fight Nakatani on April 6, 2020. The fight, however, was pushed back to Aug. 21, 2020 because of the Covid-19 pandemic. The fight was then postponed indefinitely.
Magramo is ranked No. 1, while Nakatani is rated No. 3 in the WBO flyweight division.
The 26-year-old Magramo is yet to fight in 2020. He fought twice in 2019 with stoppage wins over Wenfeng Ge and Richard Claveras.
Nakatani, 22, also hasn’t fought this year. He fought three times in 2019 with knockout victories over Naoki Mochizuki, Philip Luis Cuerdo and former world champion Milan Melindo.
Magramo is 24-1 with 20 knockouts, while Nakatani is 20-0 with 15 knockouts. (EKA)