HCMC Vietnam March 23, 2020
Indonesia’s number one fighter, and current WBC Asia champion Defry Palulu, has thrown down the gauntlet to Charly Suarez ahead of their Manila bout on May 9th. The champion was highly respectful of his opponent, but didn't mince his words. "You want my Asian belt Suarez? No problem, just come and take it. Oh, but one big problem for you to deal with mister, you have to beat me first!"
Defry Palulu will defend his WBC Asian crown against the Philippines most touted up and comer Charly Suarez in Manila next month. Palulu is the winner of an amazing 22 of his 24 fights, and considers himself a lot smarter boxer now than when he first started out. "I have learnt a lot in my career, and have been the best fighter in Indonesia for many years now. That didn’t happen by accident! I have worked very hard to reach this level, and I plan to teach Charly Suarez that he should have stayed in the amateur boxing. It’s a lot safer for him!"
The Philippines' Charly Suarez has a long history as an amateur star, often headlining national teams at international events. He was a national and regional champion, most recently winning gold at the 2019 SEA Games. At the age of 31, he has finally decided to launch an assault on the world rankings as a pro, and is looking to fast track that long road with an ostentatious bid to dethrone Defry Palulu. The talented Charly Saurez currently sits at 4 and 0 as a pro, all by way of knockout, and is excited by his upcoming date with the rugged Palulu.
*story sourced from Victory 8 Boxing
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