For many the most exciting man on the card is former world title challenger Denver Cuello (33-5-6, 21) who will be returning to the ring after suffering a recurring injury which has kept him on the side line for more than a year. Cuello, given his long absence, wasn't expected to be matched hard and so it's no surprise that he's facing a very limited foe though we had hoped someone a little bit better than Jaipetch Chaiyonggym (3-1, 2). Jaipetch may be a familiar name to hardcore Filipino fans for his previous bout, which saw him dispatched in 3 rounds by Jonathan Taconing, and we'd not be too surprised to see the Thai stopped early on here. We understand that for Cuello it's a return to the ring after his injury and we have no real complaints about such a limited opponent given what "The Excitement" has been through recently.
Former IBO Super Flyweight champion Edrin Dapudong (29-6, 17) has had his opponent named as Wisanlek Sithsaithong (11-5, 6) with this bout being viewed as a warm up before Dapudong gets a rematch with recent foe Lwandile Sityatha, who took Dapudong's title from him with a split decision in July. As with Jaipetch it's hard to see Wisanlek really having a chance. The Thai is, according to boxrec, on an 11 fight winning streak though has been inactive for over 2 years and faced novices in all 11 of those wins. Interestingly Wisanlek has shared a ring with Fahlan Sakkreerin Jr and Ratchasak KKP, fighting both men in their debuts back in 2010. Notably he was stopped by both.
The third bout will see IBO Light Flyweight champion Rey Loreto (18-13, 10) fighting against Indonesian journeyman Heri Amol (34-19-4, 14). On paper this looks a very even match up though in reality it's being served up to Loreto as a tune up before he defends his IBO title. Loreto, as you'll likely remember, won his title earlier this year when he scored a KO of the year contender against South Africa's Nkosinathi Joyi, the two are expected to meet again in December if Loreto gets through this bout with no issues. As for Amol this will be his second contest since being defeated by the debuting Ken Shiro just a few weeks back. Given that Loreto has been out of the ring for a while he maybe rusty though Amol is unlikely to make him pay.
The show, dubbed "Clash of the Little Titans" will be aired on Sonshine Media Network International (SMNI) as part of their Sports coverage and whilst it's not a card of 50-50 bouts it's hard not to enjoy the hard hitting Filipino trio who all have big bouts to look forward to in their future.
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