Metro Manila, Philippines
The only show on Wednesday, despite a series of great Japanese shows these past few Wednesdays, is in the Philippines at the Hyatt Hotel in Metro Manila.
Although the show is a low profile one the main event is an interesting one as Filipino Light Flyweight champion Jerson Mancio (18-4-3, 9) defends his title against Benezer Alolod (13-5-5, 3). Mancio, best known for losing in an OPBF title fight with Naoya Inoue, will be favoured over Alolod despite the fact Alolod holds the better win, a decision over Rey Loreto. Both men have been in with good opponents though both have lost to the the best opponents they have faced and the winner her probably notches their most notable result, as well as the GAB title.
In the chief support contest the world ranked Rey Megrino (20-20-3, 17) takes on the unbeaten Ernesto Saulong (14-0-1, 5). The men have massively different records but Megrino must go in to this bout as the favourite despite winning less than 50% of his contests. Megrino is ranked #10 by the WBC at 112lbs and comes in to this bout in the form of his life with 5 straight victories including notable wins over Pongsaklek Wonjongkam, Kenji Kubo and Myung Ho Lee. Saulong may be undefeated but this is clearly a major step up for him against a dangerous, dangerous puncher.
As for the other bouts on this show the most interesting is the one that features the promising Rolando Servania (6-0, 2) taking on Marlon Arcilla (3-2, 1). Servania, the younger brother of the excellent Genesis Servania, is talented though will have to be a sensational talent to ever be really compared to his brother. Despite the fact Rolando isn't the fighter Genesis is this should still be a straight forward victory for Rolando.
(Picture, of Rey Megrino, is courtesy of boxrec.com)