Sabillo won’t take Heno lightly despite hometown gain
By Jerome S. Galunan Jr.
Tue, 16 Jan 2018
BACOLOD CITY -- Toboso-hailed and reigning Asian Boxing Federation light flyweight champion Merlito ‘Tiger’ Sabillo (27-4-1 win-loss-draw, 13 KOs) is on tough training ahead of the Oriental and Pacific Boxing Federation (OPBF) light flyweight title fight on February 17 against defending champion Edward Heno (11-0-5, 5KOs).
Sabillo yesterday said that he won’t take Heno lightly. “I take my training seriously. I won’t rely on the hometown advantage because my opponent [Heno] is undefeated. But, I will do my very best to deliver a good fight,” said the former WBO world minimumweight champion.
This is the first OPBF fight of Sabillo after his unanimous decision loss in Japan against Ryuya Yamanaka 2 years ago.
This event is presented by Highland International Boxing Promotions and supported by the Singwancha Foundation and sanctioned by the Games and Amusement Board.
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