April 23rd-Magboo looks to score win #19 whilst Macalos Jr hopes to remain perfect
Filipino fans in Tarlac are set to get a somewhat interesting but not mouth watering show this coming Thursday. The most notable thing about the card is very even 8 round match up and the second professional bout in the career of a second generation fighter hoping to replicate his father's success.
That second generation fighter is Tacy Macalos Jr (1-0, 1) who will be hoping to one day claim a world title like his father. At the moment Jr is a long, long way from his father's success though he's only beginning his journey and it's hard to complain about him facing the win-less Joshro Lindon (0-4) on this card. Macalos debuted back in March with a 109 second blow out win against Nestor Junio and we expect to see something similar here.
On paper the most even match up on the card will see Vincent Bautista (2-2-2) battle against JR Florendo (3-2-1). Whilst we don't imagine either man will become a star or anything like that it's hard not to like this match up between men with very similar records.
Sadly we're not fans of the main event which will see the talented and genuinely promising Nino Magboo (18-2-1, 9) battle against journeyman Cristian Abila (12-16-3, 4). The talented 28 year old Magboo has won his last 6, with 4 KO's, and should be focussing on title bouts not bouts against Abila who has lost 4 of his last 5 and brings very little to the table. If we're being honest this is a very disappointing match up.