This coming Monday our attention turns to Bohol as fans get several interesting match ups.
The main event of the card will see the under-rated Ricky Sismundo (33-11-3, 15) battle against Romeo Jakosalem (18-17-1, 10) for the Philippines Boxing Federation Welterweight title. The talented Sismundo, who has given fits to world class fighters like Jose Felix Jr, Dierry Jean and Ghislain Maduma, should be heavily favoured here, though he isn't a Welterweight and could find the 147lb limit to be a problem here. As for Jakosalem, a former OPBF champion, his recent form has been awful with 5 straight losses and he's a long way removed from the fighter he once was. We expect Jakosalem to have some success early on but Sismundo will be too good and too experienced for the former Oriental champion.
In a supporting bout fans will see Nelson Tinampay (12-7-1, 5) take on Jayson Nicart (4-4, 2). Coming in to this it's worth noting that Tinampay's form has been dire, going 2-6 in his last 8 bouts with notable losses to Yong Soo Choi, Masaru Sueyoshi, Xiangxiang Sun and Baishanbo Nasiyiwula. Despite those losses Tinampay has to be favoured here against Nicart, who has been stopped in back to back bouts coming in to this contest.
One other supporting bout will see Roldan Sasan (5-1, 3) take on journeyman Ryan Makiputin (13-13-2, 4). Last time out Sasan was stopped in 3 rounds by Mark Vicelles and will be looking to bounce back from that loss. Whilst Sasan lost his unbeaten record last time out it's worth noting that Makiputin has gone 2-8 in his last 10, dating back almost 8 years! This should be a safe bounce back for Sasan.