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Monday, November 29, 2021
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Landero ‘just another fight’ for Vicelles: Coach

IT’LL be just another day in the office for highly rated light flyweight Mark Vicelles when he faces former world title challenger Toto Landero in a 10-round fight in PMI Boxing Stable’s “Kumong Bol-anon II” on Dec. 10, 2021 in Dauis, Bohol.

“It’s just another fight. Nothing special,” Vicelles’ coach Jinggoy Junco told SunStar Cebu.

Vicelles is closing in on a future world title shot and will put his lofty world rankings on the line against a very credible opponent in Landero.

Even though Landero has fought against top caliber competition, Junco is confident of Vicelles’ skills and believes that this is a type of fight that will just keep him busy.

“This is an activity fight for him because he wasn’t able to fight in our last promotion because of an injury,” said Junco.

Vicelles is currently rated No. 5 by the World Boxing Council (WBC) and No. 8 by the World Boxing Organization (WBO) and No. 12 by the International Boxing Federation (IBF) in the 108-pound weight division.

The 26-year-old Landero lost back-to-back fights against one-time world title challenger Melvin Jerusalem and Tibo Monabesa. But despite that, he’s still a very dangerous fighter.

Landero fought for the World Boxing Association (WBA) minimumweight belt against Thammanoon Niyomtrong but lost via unanimous decision in Thailand in 2018.

Landero owns a win over current WBA minimumweight titleholder Vic Saludar, who he beat by unanimous decision in 2017 in Mandaue City.

Vicelles won both of his fights in 2021. He knocked out previously unbeaten Jerven Mama in the 10th round and veteran Richard Rosales in the fourth round.

Vicelles is 14-0-1 with eight knockouts, while Landero is 11-6-2 with two knockouts.

In the main event, Regie Suganob faces off with fellow unbeaten prospect Jerome Baloro for the vacant IBF Youth light flyweight belt.

Suganob hopes to break into the world rankings by winning the IBF Youth belt and cap off an impressive 2021 campaign.

Baloro, in the meantime, returns from a year layoff and hopes to derail the ascent of Suganob in the light flyweight division.

Suganob is 8-0 with three knockouts, while Baloro is 6-0 with four knockouts.


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