FORMER International Boxing Organization (IBO) Youth lightweight champion Joebert delos Reyes of Davao City will be fighting for the vacant Australian lightweight title against undefeated Aussie Haithem Laamouz on July 8 at the Fraternity Club in Fairy Meadow in New South Wales, Australia.
“I’m ready to rumble again on the ring,” said the Australian-based Delos Reyes on his wall in Facebook.
Delos Reyes (15-7-1, 10 KOs) has not been on the ring for a year now. His last fight was July 2, 2016 when he bowed to Darragh Foley by a 6th round technical knockout for the vacant WBA Oceania super lightweight title at the Club Punchbowl in New South Wales, Australia.
Prior to that, Delos Reyes also fought but lost to PABA lightweight champion George Kambosos Jr. by a 4th round knockout in their title-fight held December 12, 2015 at the Alexandria Stadium in Perry Park, New South Wales.
Delos Reyes, who was born in Davao City, last won by a 6th round technical decision against Thai Aphichat Koedchatturat on July 25, 2015 at the Crossing Theatre in New South Wales.
Delos Reyes first saw action in Australia on Sept 30, 2011 when he lost to Greg Eadie by second round retirement at the Fortitude Stadium in Queensland, Australia.
Delos Reyes continued his boxing career in Australia until he captured the IBO Youth lightweight crown by knocking out Valentine Borg in the 5th round on March 28, 2014.
He then went to Ghana to fight Emmanuel Tagoe for the vacant WBA International lightweight title but got lost by a 4th round TKO on April 24, 2015.
But Delos Reyes bounced back with a split decision over Darragh Foley in their first encounter held July 4, 2015 at Club Punchbowl.
Laamouz, 27, is also the reigning Oriental and Pacific Boxing Federation (OPBF) super lightweight title holder with a record of nine straight wins with three knockouts.
He previously won the vacant OPBF super lightweight title via a unanimous decision against Roy Tua Manihuruk last March 26.
Laamouz also won the vacant Australia-New South Wales State super lightweight crown by knocking out Will Sands in the 7th round last year.
The Delos Reyes-Laamouz fight is in the undercard of the championship bout for the vacant WBC Asian Boxing Council Continental super middleweight crown between Sakio Bika (32-7-3) and Luke Sharp (14-5-3).
It is promoted by Hannah Nasari of Neutral Corner Promotions with Paul Nasari as the matchmaker.
The other bouts:
Mark Lucas (8-0-0) vs. Arnel Tinampay (24-20-1)
Michael Van Nimwegen (9-5-0) vs. Aswin Cabuy (19-61-4)
Jeff King (debut) vs. Danny Rio (1-1-1)

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