YOUNG up-and-comer Jack Tepora gets another tough test when he faces gatekeeper Marvin Tampus in Dalaguete on Feb. 1.
This is Tepora’s most experienced opponent to date and he and his team won’t take any chances despite Tampus’ losing skid.
“We are not taking Marvin lightly. He is a veteran and has power,” Jack’s older brother and trainer Christopher Tepora told Sun.Star Cebu.
Tampus was once a promising young fighter and was even a Pan Asian Boxing Association (Paba) light flyweight champion. But somehow along the way, his losses started to pile up.
The 30-year-old battle-scarred veteran hasn’t won a fight since his 2011 win over Jestoni Pepito and has piled up seven losses and a draw since then.
He has fought the likes of former world champions Pungluang Sor Singyu and Chatchai Sasakul; former world title contenders Angky Angkotta and Panomroonlek Kaiyanghadaogym; and world-rated fighters Ryosuke Iwasawa and Albert Pagara.