IBF Pan Pacific super lightweight champion Downua Ruwaiking of Thailand and his Filipino challenger Adam Diu “Big Daddy” Abdulhamid of Sanman Boxing Gym both made their weights in today’s official weigh-in for their championship fight tomorrow in Bangkok, Thailand.
Ruwaiking tipped the scales at 140 lbs. while Abdulhamid submitted 139 lbs. only.
“I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me,” Abdulhamid posted on his wall on
“Ikaw na bahala Lord! Ikaw po ang may alam sa aking buhay,” said Abdulhamid, who is a son of a Muslim father and a Christian mother in General Santos City.
Abdulhamid, who is accompanied by his trainer Dodong Desabille earlier vowed to do his best in order to win.
He now has 11 wins with only three losses and has previously won by a split decision against Raymond Yanong last December 17 at Robinson’s Place in Gensan.
Abdulhamid is making his second fight on foreign soil. In his first outing, he 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.