Ocon to face Romasasa in San Fernando boxing
FERNANDO “Batang Bato” Ocon of the RWS Gym of Cebu will face Aroel Romasasa of Gen. Santos City in a 10 round non-title showdown on May 10, Thursday in San Fernando, Cebu.
The 21-year-old Ocon (9W-1L, 1 KO), from Bato, Leyte, won by unanimous decision against JR Estremos last April 22 at the Mactan Shrine in Lapu-lapu City. That victory was Ocon’s second since losing to Jether Oliva on points in their fight for the WBO Oriental minimumweight title.
The 20-year-old Romasasa (9W-0L, 5 KOs) on the other hand, is hard-pressed to keep his unblemished record intact. He has scored abbreviated wins in his last three bouts.
Penned to fight in the undercards are Jayson Redondo vs. Rey Vincent Liparanan (8 rounds), Gelbert Magos vs. Lester Jun Pronco (6 rounds), Jonathan Francisco vs. Dodong Tubo (4 rounds), Kenny Demecillo vs. Jun Ryan Quimbo (4 rounds), Joel Soterol vs. Jeson Inso (4 rounds) and Ryan Maano vs. Sonny Katiangdagho (6 rounds).
Maano and Katiandagho were supposed to fight in Medellin, Cebu last April 23 but Katiandagho suffered severe motion sickness on the way to the venue and had several bouts of vomiting and was eventually declared unfit to fight.
The card which will start at 6 p.m. is promoted by RWS Promotions. /Correspondent Rene Bonsubre Jr