DENIEGA VOWS IMPRESSIVE WIN AGAINST MORE EXPERIENCED HENO
By: Sanman Boxing
Sanman undefeated rookie prodigy RV Deniega (6-0) vows to school the more experienced Edward Heno (14-1) come fight night of the ninth episode of the Sanman Bubble Series on April 26 in General Santos City. Deniega who hails from Gensan himself is confident that his hard work at the gym coupled with a very competent coaching team will be enough for an impressive win against veteran Heno.
“I respect the experience of my opponent. It is just my seventh professional bout. But the quality of my training makes me very confident of securing a convincing win. He has the experience but youth and strength is on my side. I have been working very hard and am 100% prepared for this. I am very focused on piling up wins and hopefully landing on bigger fights”, Deniega stated.
Former WBO Asia Pacific Youth Light Flyweight champion and world title contender Vince Paras (16-2) will hedline the ninth episode of Sanman’s Bubble Series. Paras will face WBO Asia Pacific Minimum weight Champion and world title contender Robert Paradero (18-2) in a ten round bout. Such a competitive match-up guarantees a fan friendly action packed fight on April 26 at the Sanman Gym in Gensan.
The supporting main event is just as thrilling as unbeaten RV Deniega (6-0) battling former OPBF champion and world title contender Edward Heno (14-1) who will fight in a eight ounder.
Also in the featured card will be former world champion Jhack Tepora makes a comeback in an eight rounder bout against a yet to be announced opponent.
Other cards will feature Kenny Demecillo versus Macrea Gadionco and Jayson Mama versus Ramel Antaran.
Sanman CEO Jim Claude Manangquil continuously works hard to put together this latest episode of its pandemic bubble series. “It is a challenge to keep on promoting amidst the crisis. But it is our duty to take care of the careers of our boxers and to keep our fans entertained. Our card line up speaks for itself. It’s cherrypicking-free and only matches marquee fighters against fellow elite fighters. We always guarantee action packed entertainment. It will also be live at Sanman Boxing facebook page. See you all on April 26”, Managquil stated.
Later today WBO Light Flyweight champion Elwin Soto (15-1, 11) will make his first defense, as he takes on unbeaten Filipino challenger Edward Heno (14-0-5, 5) in California.
Yesterday the two fighters took part in their weigh in and both men made the 108lbs limit.
On the scales Soto was a little under the limit, at around 107.8lbs whilst Heno was bang in the 108lbs divisional limit.
As mentioned this will be Soto's first defense, since he stopped Angel Acosta in controversial fashion, whilst Heno will be getting his first world title bout after having a reign as the OPBF champion prior to this fight.
Having mentioned just mentioned the former WBO Light Flyweight champion Angel Acosta (20-2, 20) it's worth noting he will be on the same card in a Flyweight bout against Raymond Tabugon (20-10-1, 11). On the scales Tabugon was 111.4lbs whilst Acosta was 1112lbs.
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In a bout that appears to have been confirmed on short notice we'll see Filipino fighter Raymond Tabugon (20-10-1, 11) take on former WBO Light Flyweight champion Angel Acosta (20-2, 20) this coming Thursday.
The 28 year old Filipino doesn't have the greatest of records but has typically been fighting at Super Flyweight and Bantamweight, often at a high level. Just in the last few years he has faced the likes of Andrew Moloney, Luis Nery, Juan Francisco Estrada and Juan Hernandez Navarrete. Although not the most talented of fighters he's much better than his record suggests, and and is an upset mined fighter, as we've seen in wins against the likes of Jake Bornea and Luzuko Siyo.
Acosta, of course, is a former world champion at 108lbs, who only lost the belt earlier this year, in a thriller with Elwin Soto. He's a massive boxer, who applies his heavy hands behind good technical boxing skills and a smart boxing brain. He was unlucky in the loss to Soto and will certainly be pursuing a rematch with the heavy handed Mexican youngster.
Notably this bout is part of a card which will see Filipino Edward Heno (14-0-5, 5) challenge Elwin Soto (15-1, 11), in what will be Soto's first defense since his controversial win over Acosta.
Related - Heno takes on Soto for WBO crown!
Filipino fighter Edward Heno (14-0-5, 5) has been one of the best hidden secrets in Asia over the last few years and today it was announced he will get the chance to become a world champion October 24th.
Golden Boy Promotions announced that Heno, the OPBF Light Flyweight champion, will going up against the WBO world champion Elwin Soto (15-1, 11) on October 24th in Indio California,
For Soto this will be his first defense of the title he won earlier this year, when he stopped Puerto Rican Angel Acosta in the 12th round. As for Heno this will be his first world title fight, following 3 defenses of the OPBF title.
Coming in to this the champion has stopped his last 4 foes, and holds notable wins not just against Acosta but also Mario Rodriguez. Heno on the other hand has beaten the likes of Merlito Sabillo and Jesse Espinas, and has shown no fear of going on the road to fight, going 2-0-1 in bouts outside of the Philippines.
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