Piala fights for WBO Aspac belt vs. Carcosia

BREAKING. Cebu’s Rodex Piala (10-0, 1 KO) dominated last-minute replacement Marjhun Tabamo (10-22-4, 2 KOs) by a one-sided unanimous decision in the undercard of PMI Bohol Boxing Promotions’ “Kumong Bol-anon XIII” at the Bohol Wisdom School Gymnasium in Tagbilaran City, Bohol on Thursday, Dec. 28, 2023. / PR
BREAKING. Cebu’s Rodex Piala (10-0, 1 KO) dominated last-minute replacement Marjhun Tabamo (10-22-4, 2 KOs) by a one-sided unanimous decision in the undercard of PMI Bohol Boxing Promotions’ “Kumong Bol-anon XIII” at the Bohol Wisdom School Gymnasium in Tagbilaran City, Bohol on Thursday, Dec. 28, 2023. / PR

UNBEATEN prospect Rodex Piala earned the biggest fight of his career thus far, as he takes on Presco Carcosia for the vacant World Boxing Organization (WBO) Asia-Asia-Pacific featherweight strap in the main event of ARQ Sports’ “Engkwentro 12 - Binumbahay sa Masbate” show on March 8, 2024 in Cawayan, Masbate.

The 28-year-old Piala is out to prove that he’s ready for the next level by winning a regional title. He had a great year in 2023, wherein he defeated veteran fighters Jason Canoy, Marjhun Tabamo and Alan Alberca. Piala also owns a win over promising prospect Rhonvex Capuloy, who he defeated by unanimous decision in 2022.

Piala is facing his toughest opponent to date in the hard-hitting Carcosia.

Carcosia, who fights out of the Sanman Gym in Gen. Santos City, won two of his three fights last year. He walked away with a split decision over Arnel Baconaje and beat Alvin Medura by unanimous decision, while he lost to world-rated Albert Bell by a fifth round stoppage.

The 27-year-old Carcosia’s other two losses are from Aussie Jai Alexander and Japanese Musashi Mori.

Piala is 10-0 with a knockout, whilr Carcosia is 12-3-1 with nine knockouts.

In the undercard, veteran Rodel Wenceslao (20-19-2, 9 KOs) trades leathers with heavy-handed Jhun Rick Carcedo (9-3, 9 KOs), Brix Piala (8-1, 3 KOs) faces off with Ken Jordan (9-5-2, 8 KOs), Berland Robles (10-0, 4 KOs) takes on his stiffest test to date in a 10-rounder against two-time world title challenger Robert Paradero (18-7-1, 12 KOs) and Yeroge Gura (7-0-z e21, 3 KOs) squares off with Noli James Maquilan (8-1, 5 KOs).

Trending

No stories found.

Just in

No stories found.

Branded Content

No stories found.
SunStar Publishing Inc.
www.sunstar.com.ph