Earlier this month saw the news break from Mexico that WBC Light Flyweight champion Ganigan Lopez (28-6, 17) would be defending his title against former champion Pedro Guevara (28-2-1, 17) in a really interesting rematch between two very highly regarded fighters on October 15th. Sadly however that bout has now been cancelled after the champion suffered an injury though Guevara will continue to fight on that date.
Over the past 24 hours it's been revealed that Guevara's new opponent for the bout will be Filipino former world title challenger Jerry Tomogdan (21-7-3, 9), who will be a major under-dog against Guevara but should see this as a huge and unexpected opportunity.
Guevara is of course well known to Asian boxing fans. He lost in a world title fight to Johnriel Casimero in 2010 but became a world champion at the second time of asking, beating Akira Yaegashi in late 2014 for the WBC title and then lost the title last year to Yu Kimura. Since losing to Kimura we've seen Guevara score two wins, including a victory over Filipino Jether Oliva.
Whilst Guevara has regularly competed at the top level the same cannot be said of Tomogdan, however he did challenge WBC Minimumweight champion Wanheng Menayothin in June 2015, losing in 9 rounds the Thai. We suspect a similar ending here to that one for the Filipino but the visitor will know there is nothing to lose and he will know that a win could lead to a shot at Lopez next year.
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