Undefeated Indonesian light flyweight contender Tibo Monabesa is back in the ring on May 20th. Monabesa will defend his WBC International Silver title in Jakarta against Arnold Garde of The Philippines.
Monabesa is making the first defense of the title he won last January against another Filipino, Rene Patilano.
- This is a third fight in a row against a Filipino opponent for Tibo. The Philippines have a lot of very strong fighters in the lower weight divisions and they always come to win. That is why they provide a great test for a fighter who is closing in on a world title fight, matchmaker Mikko Marttinen says.
Monabesa, 26, has won 15 of his 16 professional fights. The only blemish on his record is a technical draw.
Garde, 26, has a record of 8 wins, 4 losses and 2 draws. He has won 5 of his last 6 fights with the only defeat coming on points against world ranked Randy Petalcorin.
On the undercard Indonesian prospect Defry Palulu will face Nathan Bolcio of the Philippines for the vacant WBC Asia super featherweight title.
The show will take place in Cendrawasih Sports Hall in Northern Jakarta and is promoted by Armin Tan.
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