The main event will feature the extremely popular and fun to watch Rey "Boom Boom" Bautista (35-3, 25) who we expect to see fighting in a 12 round contest. Alongside Bautista will be the unbeaten pairing of Genesis Servania (24-0, 10) and Arthur Villanueva (25-0, 14), who will both be expected to fight in either 10 or 12 round contests.
Although none of the three men have yet had their opponents named it would seem likely they will all be trying to impress in what will be the first ALA show to be fought outside of the Philippines. This could mean that all three face hand picked opponents to make them look good, or they could be matched with skilled opponents to try and move them all towards world title fights. Our guess is only of the 3 will be in a competitive match up though hopefully they will all be moved on next year.
This show, which will be at the Dubai World Trade Center, is the first of two international shows that ALA have planned for this year with the company putting together a November card for the US at the Stub Hub Centre in California. Hopefully shows like these coming ones will help give Filipino boxers some major international exposure and prove there is more to Filipino boxing than just Manny Pacquiao and Nonito Donaire.
(Image courtesy of ALA Gym)