The “T’boli Thunder 2” boxing show is slated on March 12 at the T’boli Covered Court in T’boli, South Cotabato featuring a championship fight for the vacant World Boxing Federation (WBF) Asia Pacific light flyweight title in the main event.
This was announced by boxing promoter Jim Claude “JC” Manangquil of Sanman Promotions.
Sanman’s Ronie “Ulti-mate Warrior” Tanallon (10-3-1, 2 KOs) will fight current Mindanao Profes-sional Boxing Association (Minproba) champion Arnold Garde for the WBF Asia Pacific light flyweight crown.
The 10-round bout will be supervised by WBF Su-pervisor Lito delos Reyes.
The 23-year old Tanal-lon, a former Philippine Boxing Federation (PBF) minimumweight champion from General Santos City scored a unanimous deci-sion victory in his previous outing against Rez Padro-gane last December 17 at the Robinson’s Place in Gensan.
Last year, Tanallon also fought but lost by a UD to Robert Paradero in their battle for the vacant WBO Asia Pacific Youth mini-mumweight title last Octo-ber 28 in Cagayan de Oro City.
Garde (7-4-2, 3 KOs) captured the Minproba light flyweight crown via a unanimous decision win against Ian Ligutan last September 17 at the Presi-dent Roxas Gym in North Cotabato. Garde, however, bowed by a UD to former world champion Randy Petalcorin last December 4 at the Robinson’s Mall Atrilum in Gensan in their battle for the vacant IBF Pan Pacific light flyweight crown.
“I will win again. I know that I can do it against Tanallon,” said the 26-year old Garde, who has been sparring at the MP Davao Gym in Toril.
Garde also does his re-gular workout at the Em-pire Davao Gym in Ecoland.
Five other exciting pairs are also added in the annual boxing event supported by the T’boli municipal government and sanctioned by the Games and Amusements Board (GAB). Lito Delos Reyes