PHILIPPINE Boxing Federation (PBF) bantamweight champion Jason Canoy of Cebu will fight for the World Boxing Federation (WBF) bantamweight championship against Mzuvukile “Old Bones” Magwaca of South Africa on March 31 at the Cape Town in Western Cape, South Africa.
Canoy (26-6-2, 19 knockouts) is the underdog against the still unbeaten Magwaca (17-0-2, 10 KOs).
The 26-year old Canoy previously won by retirement against Jetly Purisima to cop the PBF bantamweight title last September 30 at Balamban Sports Complex in Balamban, Cebu.
Canoy is also a former PBF flyweight and super flyweight title holder.
He fought but lost for vacant WBC International super flyweight crown by a 7th round technical decision against Kittipong Jaigrajang on October 28, 2011 in Thailand.
Canoy also lost by another 7th round technical decision in challenging WBA Inter-Continental flyweight champion Oleksandr Hryshchuk on August 24, 2013 at the Donbass Arena in Donetsk, Ukraine.
The 5-foot-4 Canoy bounced back by knocking out in the first round Aroel Romasasa to pocket the vacant PBF flyweight crown on January 10, 2014 at Borbon Sports Complex in Borbon, Cebu.
Magwaca, on the other hand, previously scored a TKO win against Raul Eliseo Medina last November 28, 2015 at the Selbourne Park in East London, Eastern Cape.
He earlier won the vacant WBA International bantamweight title via a unanimous decision against Argentina’s Jose Santos Gonzales on August 14, 2015 at the Orient Theatre in East London.
Magcawa also took the vacant International Boxing Organization (IBO) Inter-Continental flyweight crown by stopping Filipino Michael Enriquez of Sanman Stable in the 5th round last June 6, 2014 at Orient Theatre.