Earlier today in the Philippines fans had the chance to see 2016 Filipino Olympian Charly Suarez (1-0, 1) make his professional debut.
The 30 year old from Davao del Norte, took on the previously unbeaten Ernesto Cagampang (2-1, 2) in a scheduled 6 round bout, but needed only 2 rounds to see off Cagampang, who was taking a huge step up in class despite facing a debutant.
Originally plans had been for Suarez to make his debut earlier, with a December date being speculated on originally, but despite needing to wait until today he managed to show what he can do and kick off with a much needed, and highly expected, win.
It's unclear when Suarez will return to the ring, though it's likely he will be featured in some tough bouts before the end of the year. He was a stellar amateur and given that he's now 30 he and his team can't really waste time. The fact he took on an unbeaten fighter on debut is a good sign, in some ways, but he certainly can't be handled with a softly softly approach through the rest of the year, and we wouldn't be that shocked to see him in with an OPBF ranked fighter before we start 2020.
At the moment full details haven't yet been revealed, though things like opponent and dates are expected to be announced in the coming days with the hope clearly being, for Joven to create another world class fighter.
At 30 Suarez will need to be fast tracked, but the reality is that we're seeing more and more fighters being fast tracked anyway so this shouldn't be a problem for someone with Suarez's deep amateur background
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