By LITO DELOS REYES
DAVAO CITY – Orthodox Orlie “D’ Kalibre” Silvestre of Isulan, Sultan Kudarat will fight again Bonjun Loperez of Davao City on Feb. 27 at the Bula Gym in Gen. Santos City.
It will be their second fight. Silvestre lost by a unanimous decision in their first fight held 2016 in Davao City.
“Oo pildi ko sa una fight (Yes I lost at first fight),” said Silvestre (15W-6L-2D, 8KOs).
“Nindot jud ni amo moa dula kay pareha me gusto mo daog. (“It’s a nice game for me because you both want to win),” said Silvestre.
Silvestre said: “Gusto jud ko mo daog kay para maka bawi ko (I want you to win so that I can recover).”
Silvestre is presently in a quarantine at the MP Boxing Gym.
“OK lang condition na gamay na lang over sa akoa timbang (It’s OK, condition is just a little over my weight),” he said.
He is three pounds over the limit and will leave for Gensan on Feb. 22.
Silvestre lost by a unanimous decision to Olimjon Nazarov for WBO Oriental flyweight title last Feb. 29, 2020, at Felix Hotel Casino in Bavet. He earlier won the vacant Philippine light flyweight title by a split decision over Jonathan Refugio last Dec. 15, 2019, in Gensan.
Loperez (12W-14L-1D, 6KOs), on the other hand, lost by retirement to undefeated Dave “Dobermann” Apolinario of Sarangani in the 4th round last Nov. 21, 2020 at Sanman Gym in Gensan.
The bubble boxing event is promoted by Sen. Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao.