The bout will be Eto's first since the winning the title back in June with a FOTY contender against Ardin Diale. That bout showed up all of the limitations of Eto as a boxer, and in fact he was 68-63 down on all 3 cards going into the 8th round, but also showed off his mentality as a fighter with a never say die attitude that saw him stopping Diale in an amazing 8th round that deserves to be considered a round of the year contender.
As for Paulino this is his first OPBF title fight and sees him progressing from the Filipino domestic scene. His sole loss came came more than 18 months ago to Diale though since then he has strung together 4 straight wins and moved to the #1 ranking with the OPBF making this a mandatory title fight for Eto.
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The quality, at times, can be hit and miss however the streams have gotten progressively better as the promoter has gotten more experienced at using them and they have all, so far, been well worth watching with bouts like the Koki Eto Vs Ardin Diale OPBF title contest and the Naoka Fujioka Vs Naoko Yamaguchi female world title bout both being streamed exclusively over this channel. We hope that these are a success for the promoter because we'd love to see more promoters offering a similar free service, especially those promoters with out TV who want to help their fighters get more exposure.
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