By LITO DELOS REYES
FILE photo shows Joe Noynay when he won his title in China.
REIGNING WBO Asia Pacific Youth super featherweight champion Joe “Jaw Breaker” Noynay will be defending his title against Mexican challenger Hector “Guadana” Garcia at his own hometown in Bogo City on April 7.
Noynay (13W-2L-1D, 4 KOs) won the vacant title via an 8th round technical decision against Jin Xiang Pan last December 16 at the Zhongshan Sports Arena in Zhongshan.
It will be promoted by international boxing promoter Gabriel “Bebot” Elorde Jr.
“I’m truly excited to be defending my crown infront of my fellow Bogolenos,” said Noynay, who also captured the vacant WBC Asian Boxing Silver super featherweight title in the same fight.
The 22-year old southpaw is also a former WBC ABCO Silver featherweight and WBC Eurasia Pacific Boxing Council super bantamweight title holder.
The 5-foot-8 Noynay won the WBC ABCO Silver featherweight crown by knocking out Danilo Gabisay in the first round in 2016 at the Flash Grand Ballroom of the Elorde Sports Complex in Paranaque City.
Noynay also took the vacant WBC Eurasia Pacific Boxing Council super bantamweight title via a unanimous decision against Edison Berwela in 2015 at the SM Mall of Asia Music Hall in Pasay City.
Garcia, on the other hand, won his last fight by a unanimous decision over compatriot Carlos Octavio Guardado (3W-2L-1) last November 11 at the Auditorio Ernesto Rufo in Rosarito.
The 23-year old Garcia has 12 wins with seven knockouts against six losses and two draws.