Just over a week ago we reported that WBO Oriental Flyweight champion Olimjon Nazarov (25-5, 14) would be in action on February 27th in Vietnam. Over the last day or so his opponent for that bout has now been announced.
The world ranked ranked Uzbek Flyweight contender will be up against 26 year old Filipino Ricardo Sueno (10-4-4, 3), who was last seen in the ring in December 2019. The most recent bout for Sueno saw him lose a decision to rising Japanese star Taku Kuwahara, in what was his second loss of 2019 following an opening round TKO to Thanongsak Simsri.
Although he has lost 2 of his last 4 Sueno isn't a push over and has scored decent wins himself against the likes of Diomel Diocos and Ryosuke Nasu.
Aged 35 Nazarov is an old man for the Flyweight division, but he is banging on the door for a potential WBO world title fight following 12 successive wins. Those wins have seen him turn his career around and he'll be desperate to keep the wins coming here.
Whilst it's not the most exciting of bouts it's certainly not an awful one and should see Nazarov being asked questions by Sueno.
In Parananaque City earlier today Filipino fight fans saw a WBC Asia Boxing Council Flyweight title bout, as Ricardo Sueno (9-2-4, 3) and Diomel Diocos (13-3-3, 4) battled for the vacant title in an all Filipino bout.
On paper this looked a pretty competitive match up but in the ring it turned out to be a rather one sided showcase for the very talented, though light hitting, Ricardo Sueno.
Sueno wasn't always on the offensive, but showed great composure to take advantage of Diocos' flaws when Diocos came forward, often timing counters brilliantly. There was a gulf in skill between the two men was a Sueno took smart half steps backwards, controlled the tempo off the back foot and landed almost all the clean, hurtful shots.
The one thing Sueno wasn't able to do was really hurt his man. Diocos , who was stopped in 4 rounds by Daigo Higa back in 2017, never showed any quit and was often the man pressing the action but that was ineffective pressure through out.
When we got to the final bell the winner was never in doubt, and the scorecards were read out as 119-109, 116-112 and 118-110, to give Sueno the unanimous decision, and the WBA's regional title.
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