PAULINO TO FIGHT HANDIG FOR VACANT PH SUPER FLYWEIGHT TITLE TONITE
By Lito delos Reyes
Sat, 14 Dec 2019
DAVAO CITY -- Southpaw Cris "The King" Paulino of Manila will face Mateo "Waray Warrior" Handig of Northern Samar for the vacant Philippine super flyweight title on Dec. 14 at the Elorde Sports Complex in Paranaque City.
The 26-year old Paulino (20W-4L-0D, 8KO) recently beat by a unanimous decision Junjie Lauza of Gen. Santos City last July 20 in Bacoor.
Paulino, however, earlier lost to Jason Moloney of Australia by a TKO in the 5th round last March 30 in New South Wales, Australia.
Handig, on the other hand, has won the vacant LuzProBA super bantamweight title over Albert Alcoy of Makati by a knockout in the 2nd round last 2018.
Handig, however lost to Sirichai Thaiyen of Thailand by a unanimous decision for the vacant OPBF Silver super flyweight title last July 19 in Bangkok.
Meanwhile, Dave "The Hunter" Penalosa (15W-1L-0D, 11KO) of Cebu will fight Virgil "Strong Man" Puton (18W-13L-2D, 9KO) of Polomolok in the main supporting event.
The other bouts: Reymart Gaballo of Gen. Santos City vs. Chaiwat Buatkrathok of Thailand; Bievenido Ligas of Caloocan vs. Christoval Furog of Sultan Kudarat; Dave Apolinario of Gen. Santos City vs. Jovab Lucas of Sarangani; Criztian Pitt Laurente of Gen. Santos City vs. Jasper Cayno of Manila.
The boxing promoter is Gabriel "Bebot" Elorde Jr. of the Elorde International Productions.
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