ALIMENTO VS. XIANG FOR VACANT WBO INTER-CONTINENTAL TITLE IN CHINA

By LITO DELOS REYES

DEXTER “Kid Mama” Alimento of Iligan City is fighting Chinese Jing Xiang for the vacant WBO Inter-Continental Light Flyweight title on January 20 at the Shenzhen Bao’an District Sports Center in Shenzhen, China.
The 21-year old Alimento (13W-2L-0D,9KOs) previously stopped Rogen Flores in the 7th round last October 15 at the Robinson’s Place in Iligan City.
Alimento won the WBC Youth world minimumweight title in 2016 when he stopped Natthaphon Chaiudom inn Chiang Rai.
He fought but lost for the vacant WBC International minimumweight crown by a UD against DeeJay Kriel last year in Kempton Park.
Xiang (13W-4L-2D, 3 KOs), on the other hand, has won his last five fights and two by knockouts.
In his last outing, Xiang pummeled to submission Natthapol Wongzuy via a 2nd round technical knockout last September 29 in Thailand.
Also pitted in the same card is the title defense of WBC Asian Boxing Council Continental super lightweight king John “Fox” Ruba (15W-3L-1D, 8 KOs) of Indonesia against Baishanbo “Destroyer” Nasiyiwula (12W-1L-1D, 5 KOs) of China.
The 24-year old Ruba won his title by stopping Joffrey Garcia of the Philippines in Round 8 last September 30 in Indonesia.

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