It was announced over the past day or so that popular Filipino Denver Cuello (34-5-6, 22) would be back in the ring on November 30th. The heavy handed and exciting Filipino slugger, dubbed "The Excitement", will be fighting for the second time in less 2 months as he continues his get his career back on track after a horrible 15 month break from the ring due an injury to his arm.
The heavy hand Cuello isn't being matched hard and will be up against the durable but very limited Indonesian journeyman Samuel Tehuayo (18-28-2, 3)*, AKA Sammy Hagler. Tehuayo is well known on the Asian scene, particularly in Thailand, where he has began forging a career as the journeyman you bring in to get your fighter some rounds. In recent years this has effectively seen him doing very little to fight off opponents who generally take clear and wide decisions over him in what are often 1-sided and somewhat dull affairs.
Whilst we know what the fighters are about and the huge gulf in class between them we also understand the purpose of this contest which appears to be set up for Cuello to get rounds under his belt. In the last 17 months Cuello has fought just 7 rounds, and they were all against the very limited Jaipetch Chaiyonggym this past October. We know Cuello is talented but we also know he is rusty and is still not quite 100%. Bouts like this are glorified sparring sessions for a fighter like Cuello but it's a calculated move to get him back in action.
As well as the Cuello Vs Tehuayo bout there will also be two title bouts on this show, though neither will be at a particularly high level unfortunately.
(Image courtesy of philboxing)
*We believe boxrec.com are missing a recent bout, a loss, from Tehuayo's record.
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