FILIPINO fighter Adam Diu “Big Daddy” Abdulhamid of General Santos City is now in Bangkok, Thailand to challenge the unbeaten IBF Pan Pacific super lightweight champion Downua Ruwaiking on August 23 in Bangkok, Thailand.
Abdulhamid arrived Monday in Bangkok together with his trainer Romeo “Dodong” Desabille of Sanman Boxing Gym.
“Maningkamot ko ani para makuha nako ang tagumpay (I will try my best in order to get the victory),” said Abdulhamid.
Abdulhamid, who has 11 wins with only three losses previously won by a split decision against Raymond Yanong last December 17 at Robinson’s Place in Gensan. In his first outing in abroad, Abdulhamid lost by a first round TKO to Georgi Chelokhsaev in their battle for the WBO Youth super lightweight title last June 24 in Sport Service, Podolsk.
Ruawaiking, on the other hand, is still unbeaten with nine straight wins with seven knockouts.
He previously retained his IBF Pan Pacific super lightweight title by stopping another Filipino challenger Junar Adante by a 2nd round technical knockout last June 21 at the Ratirat Village in Sai Noi. Ruawaiking won the vacant IBF Pan Pacific super lightweight title by stopping Japanese Yuta Maruoka in the first round last February 22 in Nonthaburi.
The Abdulhamid-Ruawaiking fight is promoted by Ekkarat Chaichotchuang of Jimmy Boxing Promotions.