2 PINOY PUGS IN TOKYO NEW YEAR SLUGFEST
TWO Filipino boxers are fighting on the eve of the New Year celebration on December 31 in Tokyo, Japan.
Light flyweight Vincent “Lizard” Bautista (5-5-3-1KO) is facing undefeated Japanese Masataka Tanuguchi (5-0-0-4KO) while minimumweight Junuel “Artroboy”Lacar (7-3-3-5 KO) takes on another undefeated Japanese Hiroto Kyoguchi (4-0-0-4 KO) both in 6-rounders.
They are accompanied by trainer Jury Noda and lady boxing promoter-manager Ace Mendoza of MP Highland Boxing Gym from Manila.
Bautista and Lacar are fighting in the undercard of the WBA super world super featherweight championship between Jezreel Corrales (20-1-0) and Takashi Uchiyama (24-1-1) at the Ota-City General Gymnasium in Tokyo.
It is promoted by Hitoshi Watanabe of Watanabe Promotions.
The main supporting bout pits Ryoichi Taguchi (25-2-1) and undefeated Carlos Canizales (16-0-0) for the WBA World light flyweight title.
Another exciting bout is the 12-round title-fight between Masayuki Ito (19-1-1) and Takuya Watanabe (30-6-1) for the OPBF super featherweight and WBO Asia Pacific super featherweight titles.
Matchmaker is Warren Elliot.