Earlier today saw the official weight in for Tuesday's interesting Asian Boxing Federation Lightweight title fight between the criminally under-rated Filipino tough guy Adones Aguelo (22-10-2, 14), now fighting under the name Adones Aguelo Singwancha, and limited Indonesian Elly Ray (17-11-1, 7).
Aguelo made the weight at the first attempt coming in at 134.75lbs whilst Ray originally came in at 136lbs before making the weight dead-on on his second attempt.
Sadly details of the card are scarce though we are aware that this bout is the main event and is genuinely a mismatch for those who have seen the men in action.
Ray first came to the attention of some fans back in June 2012 when he was battered by China's very interesting, though at the time unknown, IK Yang. Yang scored and 8th round TKO over Ray in what was one of the first shows in Macau, and actually pre-dates the current Bob Arum shows done in the area. Since then he has struggled even on the Indonesian domestic scene with losses to Jason Butar Butar and Eddy Comaro as well as an opening round blow out in Thailand to Padjai Yongyuthgym.
On paper Aguelo doesn't look much of fighter though his performances show that he is much better than his record suggests and we were very impressed with him last year when he ran Nery Saguilan surprisingly close in a 10 rounder before giving the very highly regarded Sergio Thompson a tough time earlier this year. On the back of those performances he really shouldn't have any problems with Ray, who has promised a great fight and is aiming to stop the Filipino in the 4th round, something that is highly unlikely given that Thompson and Saguilan couldn't stop him.
(Image courtesy of philboxing.com)
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